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strength training

  1. C

    Old Guy Strength Training

    I’m a 71 year old male who still works out to maintain strength. My questions are ‘How many squat reps and sets and at what % of body weight are appropriate for someone my age’ and ‘At what squat weight (%BW) should I start using a belt’. Answers from someone of similar age welcome but all...
  2. N

    Thoughts on 5x5 training

    Hi, I'm 40 year old male recently getting into strength training, I don't want to get massive, I just want to get some more muscle mass, fix my poor posture and basically just get fitter and stronger so I can do sports for longer and better I generally don't like gyms or gym workouts but..... I...
  3. R

    Older lifters training thoughts

    G'day, It's been a while since I was on AUSBB. A bit of history: I'm 53, 84kg and been lifting for about 10 years or so consistently, but in the last few years (particularly afer my bike accident the frequency is now daily). I have only got back to doing squats in the last 9 months (re...
  4. Goosey


    S THIRTY LESSONS 1. I see so many people who lift weights that worry they will lose a half inch from their arm girth if they take a week or two off training, when if they are truthful with themselves, they would actually get bigger. 2. If you?re a true hard gainer, one of the best ways to...
  5. L

    eddie hall

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpeePuOXsOs&list=PLd-yEs2H7Y81xLAPhuMokPno28G7Qw1ZO incredibly strong presser,interesting his thoughts on strength training...never go above 80% for a set of 6.
  6. S

    Jack of all trades, master of none.

    I get an hour in the morning to workout and I'd love to get lean, get strong, get fit (as anyone would) but given time, age and recovery, is it actually possible to do all things? I love strength training, I love sprinting, I love long distance running, I love HIIT workouts. Is it possible to...
  7. spartacus

    sound strength training principles from a russian weighlifter on t-nation

    https://forums.t-nation.com/t/sergey-bondarenko-russia-450-510-lbs-235-useful-articles-q-a-form-check-etc/214212/7 I like this quote And never forget one of the most important rule that many trainees underestimate – it is better to “undertrain” than to overtrain. If you face overreaching, then...
  8. L

    Sydney meal prep company

    I thought I'd share this since I'm a busy (lazy) guy and can never meal prep myself successfully, and I tried so many meal prep companies, microwave meal options and other convenience options but couldn't find one I liked.. I tried my Fitness Kitchen and finally found something that tastes...
  9. spartacus

    NRL's strongest man 2018

    Foxsports.com.au has uncovered just how much iron the game’s sturdiest men are throwing around and will reveal, at the bottom of our story, who has the biggest lift of them all. BRONCOS You may not know the name Salesi Funaki but you soon will. The 23-year-old has been in the Brisbane system for...
  10. S

    Strength Runner

    Last year I trained for the Melbourne Marathon and have to say now that I did actually enjoy running, whilst I have never been good at it and being larger, I was slow but enjoyed getting out there hitting the pavement/grass. The issue I had was my weight being over 100kg's. Since that venture...
  11. G

    Need some program to get started

    Hello, Wanting to get into strength training and fitness and unfortunately I do not have the space for the power rack/barbell/bench etc that would be needed in such a program. I got an awning outside... but to fit a nice quality gym 'outdoor' where wind blows and sand/dust ends up... it is not...
  12. A

    ripped 50-year-old farmer

    A fit and fabulous farm-girl has released her daily workout routine flaunting her abs. Picture: Caters Sarah Francisnews.com.au Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Email a friend A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD fitness fanatic has revealed the secret to her youthful...
  13. Goosey

    Body of evidence; single or multiple sets

    I've whacked this in here not because it has anything to do with powerlifting more so with just strength training as in hard workouts to improve strength , flexibility and muscle size which is a byproduct of strength but that's another topic. over the past 40 years more than 50 studies have...
  14. A

    How one woman dropped 50kg for her wedding photos

    After seeing photos of herself just moments after getting engaged, Haley Smith decided she needed to make a very big change before her wedding day. Picture: Carters Alexandra KlausnerNew York Post Email a friend SHE SAID yes — both to marrying the love of her life and to forming a...
  15. Kyle Aaron

    easy doesn't work

    A study was done purporting to show that load doesn't matter for results.Since the study told the public what it wanted to hear - that easy works - it was widely and enthusiastically reported without any serious analysis or discussion. I corresponded with the authour, and he and his colleagues...
  16. spartacus

    Any tips for book on masters training

    Mate and I are writing a book on strength training, hopefully for publication in US via Internet or short book. Just interested in any thoughts from Ausbb forum members with regard to their philosophies, and lessons learned over years. It is a book that will be very easy to read based on...
  17. A

    Biggest Frustrations

    What are your 3 biggest frustrations when it comes to Power/weight lifting or Strength training? What strategies have you tried in the past that have and have not worked for you?
  18. G

    Suggestions/Info needed

    Hello, I rang up a few places regarding buying equipment to have my own home gym (saves me the membership of a Gym and travel time). After talking with a few places, one of them recommended instead of investing $2000-$3000 in a home Gym, since I am a beginner, I would be better off spending...
  19. Fadi

    Apply power to increase strength

    We're told that speed has more genetic limitations than strength, so in order to improve on power; one may be wise to focus on increasing maximum strength to the highest possible degree. Brute strength is what we want. But wait a minute, that's not what the title of this thread is saying! You...
  20. T

    Why medicine balls are known by this name?

    What is the history behind the name medicinal balls?