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SLASALLE's Photo SLASALLE Posts: 15,951
11/21/18 12:52 P

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It depends on where I'm working out, so I use all varieties. At work in our gym, I combine machines with dumbbells and body weight.

At home, I use dumbbells, body weight/dumbbell and Swiss ball/dumbbell combos.



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RUBYREDSTAR19's Photo RUBYREDSTAR19 Posts: 8,762
11/16/18 7:28 A

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I do a lot of circuits or HIIT training because I get so bored just lifting



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11/14/18 5:40 P

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I do a 5-day "split" routine with heavy (for me) weights with a 3-4 set, 6-10 rep max per exercise. Most of the individual exercises are free weights other than a few specifics that will use a machine of some variety.

I switch up to a different routine when I get tired/bored with what I'm doing or just feel the need to change things up.

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11/10/18 8:49 A

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I use my Soloflex machine~it help me lose 10 lbs. the first month on SP years ago when I was doing it 3 x/a wk.!

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11/10/18 6:09 A

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free weights for me

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11/2/18 1:07 P

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I used to be a personal trainer and I'm currently obtaining my graduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science...feel free to private message me with any questions, I'm more than happy to help.

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6/27/18 11:01 P

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I prefer free weights over machines, because it really allows a better range of motion, and more muscles activate. I have found that heavy resistance training TO FAILURE is the best course of action, where the failed rep is between 8 to 12 rep range.



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6/27/18 9:33 A

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i go to a super slow near home for personal sessions twice a week. it's a different approach and i really enjoy it as there's a much lower risk of injury (i have been injured in the past at the gym).

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6/27/18 9:29 A

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Depends on what you want out of the lifting session. I love drop sets-where you start with the heaviest weights-max out reps (usually 7-10), drop those grab lighter weights (repeat) and then lightest weights and just max that muscle out



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6/25/18 4:26 P

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Thank you for all your replies. I myself use free weights and do the pyramid system.



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6/22/18 7:49 P

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I usually do free weights, following one of the Fitness Blender workouts. Sometimes I follow the videos, sometimes I'll use the printable version to go at my own pace or if I'm going to be working out somewhere where I can't easily watch the videos.

I don't really love weight machines, but will use them if I have to (if I'm traveling, for example).



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6/22/18 6:02 P

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I take Body Pump classes, so I use free weights and follow along with the instructor.

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6/22/18 4:42 P

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I was wondering when it comes to lifting weights what some of you do. Machines; free weights and if so do you do a pyramid program or a 21 program or do you just lift



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