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^ You could get someone to record your lifts with a phone and then have other people critique your form online or you could probably just hire a person but have him pretend he is just your friend or something.

If you do one session with a personal trainer at a different gym sometimes they cover your drop in fee or it is included in the training.
03-14-2017 11:07 PM
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(03-14-2017 10:57 PM)Pollito Wrote:  I like this recommendation, but I'm curious how to put it into practice. For example, I go to 24 Hr Fitness and would never consider using the trainers they have on staff. I'm only an intermediate lifter at best but hands down have a better physique and understanding of what I'm doing than any one of them do. They're literally all skinnyfat twinks or borderline obese, and if anything should pay me to work out with me. Plus, 24's corporate mindset doesn't allow outside trainers to come in and actually improve people's lives, since they wouldn't be generating sales of overpriced soy-laden "supplements" for their shareholders.

I've only ever belonged to 24 and go to one particular location (in the hood) 95% of the time, so don't have much perspective here. Do you find good trainers at independent gyms? Or do other chains have better trainers on staff?

In any major city there will be a few guys who train college and pro athletes. They will probably call themselves strength coaches instead of personal trainers. They will be expensive but probably worth the price. Some might have group classes or work with CrossFit gyms. You can also ask them for recommendations on books or programs to read about so that you can learn a lot on your own.

You can also get connected with quality coaches on the Internet. They can't really teach you everything about the correct form for an exercise but you can send them a video and they can diagnose some problems. Youtube and websites like stronglifts.com have plenty to get you started with learning the correct form.

Some coaches do consultations and write workout programming via the Internet. Justin Lascek from 70sbig.com is one example.
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03-15-2017 02:26 PM
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See if you can find a coach who has the starting strength certification.
03-15-2017 04:58 PM
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I remember long time ago someone shared a link to some website/application where you would input your lifting stats for key lifts among other data, and then it would output a model of the human body with estimated muscle growth in different areas or something like this.

Does anyone remember the URL of the site?
03-16-2017 04:05 AM
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(03-16-2017 04:05 AM)FretDancer Wrote:  I remember long time ago someone shared a link to some website/application where you would input your lifting stats for key lifts among other data, and then it would output a model of the human body with estimated muscle growth in different areas or something like this.

Does anyone remember the URL of the site?

I think this one is the one you mean.

http://symmetricstrength.com/
03-16-2017 05:19 AM
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Does anyone want some free fish oil?

I have 540 servings worth of unopened fish oil softgel containers that I'd be willing to send to a verified member who PM's me.

The only reason I don't want it is because I have so much salmon in my diet now to the point where I don't need fish oil supplements anymore. I'd rather give it to someone than throw it away.
03-19-2017 08:42 PM
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(03-16-2017 05:19 AM)tylerdurden1993 Wrote:  
(03-16-2017 04:05 AM)FretDancer Wrote:  I remember long time ago someone shared a link to some website/application where you would input your lifting stats for key lifts among other data, and then it would output a model of the human body with estimated muscle growth in different areas or something like this.

Does anyone remember the URL of the site?

I think this one is the one you mean.

http://symmetricstrength.com/

That's the one! Thanks a bunch man.
03-19-2017 08:55 PM
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I've been lifting for many years and for some reason I don't get even half as sore as I used to when I was a little younger.

I work out 4x a week and I'm always exhausted after every session.

Not sure if it is the new diet where I'm eating really clean or the supplements I'm taking, but when I'm not as sore, I feel like I didn't work out as hard as I could the day before.

I'm lifting heavy, and having massive gains every week.

Anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to why I'm not as sore...if it is normal?

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03-19-2017 09:11 PM
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(03-19-2017 09:11 PM)Remington Wrote:  I've been lifting for many years and for some reason I don't get even half as sore as I used to when I was a little younger.

I work out 4x a week and I'm always exhausted after every session.

Not sure if it is the new diet where I'm eating really clean or the supplements I'm taking, but when I'm not as sore, I feel like I didn't work out as hard as I could the day before.

I'm lifting heavy, and having massive gains every week.

Anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to why I'm not as sore...if it is normal?

Completely normal. If you are still making consistent gains then there is nothing to worry about.
03-19-2017 09:21 PM
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(03-20-2017 02:31 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  


I watch this guy's stuff all the time. Huge fan. He doesn't bullshit or jerk you around.

I've taken a few things from his videos and applied them to my workouts; mainly abs and shoulders.

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03-20-2017 07:17 PM
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(03-19-2017 09:11 PM)Remington Wrote:  I've been lifting for many years and for some reason I don't get even half as sore as I used to when I was a little younger.

I work out 4x a week and I'm always exhausted after every session.

Not sure if it is the new diet where I'm eating really clean or the supplements I'm taking, but when I'm not as sore, I feel like I didn't work out as hard as I could the day before.

I'm lifting heavy, and having massive gains every week.

Anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to why I'm not as sore...if it is normal?

I can't remember the exact explanation but soreness and gains are essentially not related. Sometimes they happen at the same time. Sometimes they don't. There is some real science behind this (not bro-science) but it has been a long time since I read about it so I don't remember the details.

Also, it is possible to get sore and not make gains. For example, chronic soreness will probably exist when a guy is over-training and making losses instead of gains.
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