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    Adding muscle without squats?

    Hey everyone,
    So to make a long story short I had a blood clot in my right thigh back in 2013. The aftermath of which has left my right leg with poor circulation and varicose veins. I am 6'3 and...
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    Vericose Vein issues

    Hello Everyone,
    I started weightlifting with compound only lifts about a year ago. Even though my gains have been good I also have made my vericose veins come back. In 2013 I had a surgery to...
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    The clot back in 2013 was so big that it didn't...

    The clot back in 2013 was so big that it didn't all go away. They call it chronic clot. Its nothing to be worried about but it does cause my leg to swell sometimes because the blood flow is...
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    Back exercises with bad legs?

    So I have been doing stronglifts on and off for the past few months and have seen decent results. The problem is that a few years ago I had a really big blood clot in my leg and it has left the...
  5. Thread: 5x5 Question

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    5x5 Question

    I just started Stronglifts 5x5 at home in my basement gym. The only issue is that my ceiling is too low to fully extend on the overhead press. Can i substitute any other exercise for the overhead...
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    Help with new program

    So I started lifting weights back in December at my local gym and I have become addicted. My gym is very small and only has one barbell station to do bench, squats and deads. With the lack of...
  7. Thread: New to this

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    2203622037 So here is my monthly update. This...

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    So here is my monthly update. This past month was a little challenging because the gym I go to has become very busy and I can not always use the machines I want to use. I also...
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    I really wasn't sure which way I wanted to go. I...

    I really wasn't sure which way I wanted to go. I Lost about 40 pounds last summer/fall and I was ready to stop "dieting" and add some muscle. I am sure I will be cutting this summer/fall so...
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    I joined a local gym back around thanksgiving and...

    I joined a local gym back around thanksgiving and have been pretty much " running the gym ". Meaning I am using most of the isolation machines three times a week. I end every workout with some...
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    So one more month of hitting the iron is in the...

    So one more month of hitting the iron is in the books. 9 weeks in now. I am pretty happy with the gains I have seen so far. I continue to add small amounts of weight to all my lifts every week and...
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    It does not come with the bench. It's certainly...

    It does not come with the bench. It's certainly very pricey and it may end up being out of my price range once you add in a bench, weight plates and a bar. Not to mention the little cost of...
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    Thanks for the advice. I was pretty much looking...

    Thanks for the advice. I was pretty much looking at those places. Does anyone have any opinions on Rogue brand equipment? Is it worth the money? I am thinking about the SML-1 Squat Rack with...
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    Where to buy barbells?

    Hey Everyone,
    I am really new to the weight lifting scene. I just started going to the gym back around the start of December, so yeah pretty new. Anyways, I just found out today that my wife is...
  14. Thread: New to this

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    I figured I would give a first update on how my...

    I figured I would give a first update on how my progress is going. As you all know the holidays are a hard time of year to stay on track but I did pretty well I believe. I have only been lifting...
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    Thanks for the advice! Time to add size to my...

    Thanks for the advice! Time to add size to my frame:lifter:
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    Thanks you both for your suggestions. I was...

    Thanks you both for your suggestions. I was planning on starting a muscle building routine anyways,I just wanted to make sure that bulking wasn't going to hurt my weight loss success so far. It...
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    So would it make sense to gain mass first to make...

    So would it make sense to gain mass first to make it easier to cut fat later?
  18. Thread: New to this

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    New to this

    I am a little confused if I should lose more weight or start bulking? I am 6'3" and 215 lbs. I just recently dropped 40lbs and I want to start adding muscle now. The idea of bulking scares me a...
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    Brand new to the board and lifting

    Hey everyone,
    As the title says I am brand new to the board and even more important I am new to lifting. I have always been the "big guy" but not in the good way. I am 6'3" and have been...
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