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    February 2, 2012

    Rusty, great post. The advice you give is always exceptional. The joint pain you mentioned happened to me a couple of years ago. I would try to work through the pain but utimatly the only thing that helped was rest and modifying my workout. Thanks!

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    Erin Young
    February 9, 2012

    Thanks for sharing! Being a girl I do not want to gain big muscles, but I do have bad joints. Thanks for the advice, I am going to take a different approach in my workouts.

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    Top Best Used Cars
    February 9, 2012

    I’m also going back through phase 1 and it is indeed an ego killer

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    February 15, 2012

    Hey Rusty!

    Thank you for the great article!! I just started increasing my dose of fish oil & decreased sugar intake for joint pain. I think next step is your recommended workout, as I was a marathon runner for several years & suffer from some joint pain. Thanks again for the helpful advice!

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    Chiropractor in Denver, CO
    February 27, 2012

    Hey Rusty thanks for the great info. I’m going to share with my practice members!

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    March 2, 2012

    Great article, really important to know how to do this, especially if you want to carry on playing sport etc.

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    Rick Upshaw
    March 3, 2012

    I hope to see Rusty come on here soon and reply to some of these comments with questions. These are good questions, and the answers to them would make for some great content.

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    March 6, 2012


    At our Eden Melbourne Personal Trainer studio we like to use body weight training to mix it up. You don’t really get the same effect with bands.

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    March 9, 2012

    This is great! the key i think is mixing it up between body weight, heavier weight, and light weight. by doing this you’ll get a better looking body and stay, for the most part, risk free.

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    Zach man
    March 26, 2012

    Having been a weightlifter for over 14 years I agree with your comment very much about making this a lifelong endeavor. Great strategy for allowing ones joints and ligaments to repair while still pushing the muscles. I plan to use this on my shoulder routines.

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    March 30, 2012

    Thanks for advise, I got a shoulder injury which bothers me when working out. I’ll use your information!

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    Reece – Training Products Reviewed
    April 2, 2012

    Don’t agree with high reps at all, doesnt work for me.

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    Kathy Stumm-Bogale Calgary Alberta
    April 12, 2012

    Joint pain can be very restrictive and uncomfortable. Plan to use your tips!

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    vans kopen
    April 13, 2012

    I do agree with the fact the hight reps and low weight. Personally do this myself and see really the progression. But sometimes just to “surprise” my muscles go for higher weight. Of course with the lower weight.

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    April 25, 2012

    Really liked your post. I am a personal trainer and have just messed my knee up lifting heavy weights. Always looking for new knowledge and am glad I came across your site. I know too many people who have injured joints due to heavy loading.

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    John Oxnard
    April 28, 2012

    Great article, I also thought that in order to get bigger muscles I would have to steadily increase the weight. Lifting lighter weights but with more reps can help really help prevent injury from occurring.

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    May 10, 2012

    Hi Rusty,

    Got a Q for you about this type of training, does it also work when you broke your upperarmbone ? Cause it keeps the most tension of your joints I think it is perfect to use it also as rehabilitation exercise.

    What do you think?

    Kind regards,


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    May 31, 2012

    If bigger weights make your joints hurt, injury isn’t going to be far away. Fatigue without pain is a sure sign that your exercise regime is doing what it is supposed to do.

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    August 23, 2012

    The perfect way to be healthy is “be happy”. I agreed with your points that Yoga and Exercise are the best way to get awesome muscle even if we are suffering from ills

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    Bill Brooks
    September 25, 2012

    Great stuff here. I have been trying to add major muscle mass for a while now and I’m about 15 pounds off my goal weight. Recently I have been doing sets of 12,10,8,6,4 or 10,8,8,6 until failure (or close to it) and have seen alright results, but I’m wondering if I’m stunting my growth potential by going from high to low reps in the same set. Would you recommend eliminating low reps?

    Also, check out my blog: Peakfitness.wordpress.com and let me know what you think. Its still very new, so let me know if you have any suggestions.

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    Bill Brooks
    September 26, 2012

    My blog is actually at a new site: http://peakkfitness.blogspot.com

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    The Convivial Coach
    November 21, 2012

    Yoga, I hadn’t thought about that, I’ve been avoiding the shoulders because of some soreness. I might have to try that out.

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    December 7, 2012

    This has worked wonders when ever i have joint pain, i use to always do 1-1-3 second timing but i never thought of trying the 3-3 second timing. Ill try it in the future, thanks.

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    December 27, 2012

    One of the things that I consider whenever I am going to do changes in my body is the food that I eat. I usually eat foods that are high in protein whenever I want to build my muscles. In addition to this, there are also health drinks, which are not steroids that could be taken in. One of the trainers in the gym also advised not to use heavy weights because it would just worsen my joint problem.

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    December 29, 2012

    Hi there plz help. I,ve just started lifting up waights. I bench press about 15kg daily doing different muscle building. But now i have a pain in my shoulder joint ,i don,t know if it bone pain or muscle pain.plz advice. Thnx.ziyaad.polokwane.

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    January 23, 2013

    Nice post. I’m almost right on point with this workout as opposed to the heavy lower rep to failure workout (in my younger days when I didn’t get sore just sitting on the couch). Oddly enough, as I grew older and my body began to be more easily prone to injury I naturally transitioned to higher reps and lighter weights. It works great for me. I workout less now than I did when I was 20 and I feel like I stay just as toned and in shape.

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    April 4, 2013

    Damn! Gave it a shot with bicep curls using 20’s & on the 5th set I couldn’t get past 5 reps…. Muscles feel sore as hell ever since (been 5 days).

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    The Convivial Coach
    April 9, 2013

    You know I tried this with the bench press and I’m not happy with the results…though it did work in the since of what was posted. I didn’t like my end result…4 in the last set, and barely made it through the 4th set. Thank god for the spot or that would of been a moment of the roll of shame in the gym. Great post by the way.

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    Power Pump XL Muscle
    May 9, 2013

    Vitamins A, B-complex, C, and D are found in Sarsaparilla.
    If you only lift ten pounds routinely, your muscles will grow to meet that
    need and no more. Figuring out how much protein you should be eating can be tricky.

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    June 12, 2013

    is there any need of suppliments with this??

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    June 25, 2013

    Great post Rusty. I find I get this issue in my knees as I continue to increase the weight on squats, but I find a strong warm up tends to help eliminate a lot of the joint issues.

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    Titanium Pro X
    August 12, 2013

    I was suggested this website by means of my cousin.

    I’m now not certain whether this post is written by way of him as no one else recognise such distinct about my problem. You are wonderful! Thank you!

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