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If your are in NJ/NYC and are having a hard time finding weights, (plates and dumbells) and other gym equipment, I am happy to help. Have brand new plates dumbells etc. Feel free to shoot me a PM.

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Trying to set up my home gym and can’t find a TSC to pick up stall mats. What are some alternatives? I plan to only putting the weights down hard while deadlifting

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Why do people lift right in front of the weight rack? Get out of the way!!!!!!

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Gym is open and all is right in the world. I can live without everything else.

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Weightlifting shoes for girls? Nothing too crazy- I’ll do 35 mins of weightlifting every other day and then a bit of running too

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Anyone know where I may be able to purchase a barbell and plates and at home squat rack without paying a crazy amount?

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$100 in wellness subsidy (spend $200, get $100 back) - any recommendations?

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Anyone bought a squat rack for home? Want to know whether you need to fix to the floor or it can be just free standing...

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Does anyone have a home gym on top of carpet? Had a garage gym built for powerlifting before moving and now contemplating building a gym in a spare carpeted room of a new house.

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What type of workout-at-home routines has everyone been doing with minimal equipment?

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The lengths I have gone to today to acquire 50 and 30 lb kettlebells...it’s harder than panning for gold!

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Can't find any weights that'll ship in the near future. How stupid would it be to make my own barbell with a pipe and cement?

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Anyone know if a good dumbbell program? All I have at my disposal right now is adjustable dumbbells up to 50lbs.

How long are we looking at not being able to go to gym? Is it time to invest in a home power rack, barbell and plates?

Y'all. I need some strength training programs to do at home, given that gyms are closed indefinitely in NYC. Any full body workout programs? Any reliable apps to use for routines?

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Anyone here ever have a severe muscle laceration or tear? Looking for recovery expectations and advice — fell while skiing and landed on the ski edge, cutting 75% through my outer quad

Is it normal to never feel sore after leg day? F here, been weightlifting for over 6 years and never feel sore after a leg day, no matter how hard I try.

Random question: on pulley row, i have begun relaxing my shoulders on the descent. this enables a fuller range of motion and more lat engagement. continued...

Any lady lifters out there dating someone who doesn't lift? I love my boyfriend dearly. I also look like I could take him down in a fight. He's a distance runner so he's pretty lean.

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When you guys travel do you workout in the hotel gym? If so is it enough equipment for you?

TFW it’s 1000 degrees in the gym and it’s 20 degrees outside

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Can anyone recommend a powerlifting program? Goal is to up leg strength and maintain/aesthetic upper (don’t care for benching for max). Thanks!

I know it varies by severity of injury, but does anyone have experience with inguinal hernia surgery recovery time? I lift decently heavy and was wondering if I could get back to 100% after 6 months.

What is everyone’s goal for 2020?

I want to do enough pull ups that I would reach the equivalent height of the stratosphere (60-70k reps)

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Best shoes for lifting and running? Was thinking about picking up the Nike Metcon 5

How long did it truly take you to fully recover from shoulder dislocation ? When did you completely starting lifting like you did prior to the injury? Just doing a lot of resistance and functional wrk

Lazy summer and lots of regression in strength. For lower body, noticeably more loss in my squat than deadlift. Is this indicative of deterioration in a specific muscle that I should focus on rebuild?

Who’s your front runners for the Mr Olympia this weekend??

Do you guys do two a days when traveling? I.e. AM cardio and PM lift?

Anyone have GI issues from coffee?

Not gonna lie, I’ll probably try this.

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What are your favorite blogs/podcasts/newsletters to learn about nutrition and fitness? I'd like to become more knowledgable on being healthy (i.e., eating right, exercise tips, etc.).

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Hello, has anyone tried the Under Armour box subscription? What are your thought on it? I’m thinking of signing up

What's a reasonable price for a bodybuilding prep coach (natty contest)? Mostly posing and peak week

In a bad place mentally going into heavy lifts. At my strongest, went into each lift with confidence and purpose. Lost some strength and now mindset is “hopeful” to hit the lift. Anyone else... (cont)

Anyone wear Gymshark gear? See them all over social media and wondering if their clothes are any good or if they just pay a lot for marketing

Why is it apparently acceptable for men to wear shirts that show their nips in the gym?

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Does anyone buy protein bars in bulk for the road? If so, which ones? Or any other easy-to-pack protein snacks?

Does anyone have recommendations for easy drop-in gyms in Vancouver, Canada?

Rando at a legit gym (non-PF) just asked me to spot him for 5 sets on bench.... on a smith machine. Am I right to be a bit annoyed at the request?

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