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Sticky Thread Sticky: Are you "working out", or TRAINING?

we get so many threads on here where people list their various workout programs, or, where they complain that a certain bodypart is not growing and then list their current program and rep and set configurations...... fine.....but I love when people use expressions like: " I throw in a couple...

JOHN GARGANI‎, 06-01-2009 07:09 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Fundamentals of the Back Squat

The Fundamentals of the Back Squat The Back Squat has often been referred to as "the King of Exercises" because it uses a great deal of the body's musculature and is therefore very efficient in making you bigger and stronger. Really, squats are a full body exercise, though most people will...

VoxExMachina‎, 03-24-2011 08:10 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The 80/20 Rule for Lifting

Think, But Don't Over-Analyze When you are enthusiastic about bodybuilding, or any sport or hobby for that matter, you want to know everything you can about it. You want to know what's the best exercise, what rep range will give you an edge, how to best structure your split so that you eek out...

VoxExMachina‎, 02-19-2010 06:41 PM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: *** Deadlifting 101: Instructional videos ***

What's up deadlift people? This thread will attempt to cover deadlift basics, common mistakes, and also provide some useful information about other deadlift variations. Here is the basic overview of the classic barbell deadlift..... 8u899wRnwqs And here is Mark Rippetoe's "Lengthy Analysis...

Kiknskreem‎, 11-21-2008 07:02 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: CALVES- Lets grow them!

The majority of people i see on here and at my gym i train people, have trouble gaining size and shape to their calves must understand that there is more to training the lower leg than simply training the gastrocnemius and soleus muscle.. The Tibialis Anterior is comprised of more fast twitch...

Ironlife‎, 12-28-2009 01:43 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Answers to Common Questions

Q: What exercise should I do for (insert body part here)? I don't know how to do (insert exercise here). A: Do a Search, please, before creating a thread. Also go here: Q: Should I use a full body routine or a split routine? A: Generally...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 03:46 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner's Guide: 6 Basic Compound Lifts, and How to do Them

The core of any good exercise program should be built around the 6 basic compound lifts. These are the basis of bobybuilding, the cornerstone of hypertrophy, the mecca of mass, the.... well, you get the idea. Must you do all of these? No. Nothing is a "must". But instead of wasting...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-07-2009 09:59 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Form Check Threads: DOs and DON'Ts

Form Check threads are great for getting feedback from others and finding ways to perfect your form, continue to progress on your lifts, and avoid injury. Here are some tips for making a good form check thread. DO Take video from far enough away to see your entire body. Take video from...

PeterGibbons316‎, 02-15-2012 06:23 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: De-Load, the Overlooked Technique

Introduction: There are countless posts on the best way to train biceps, the optimum split for getting huge, how to bench press properly, or any of a million other questions on how to become bigger, leaner, or break through plateaus. But one technique that helps achieve all of these goals...

VoxExMachina‎, 01-03-2010 10:16 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules and FAQ

Welcome to the forums. :) It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

400Lb Gorilla‎, 12-03-2012 06:46 PM
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working out twice a day?

well i was planning to swim and jog in the morning and work out later that night i work out 5 days/week is it ok?

plainnsimple‎, Yesterday 04:57 PM
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Has anyone else on here had those crazy transformations where after a year they have heaps of muscle and are ripped? I've been going to the gym 3-5 times a week for 9 months now originally doing a 5-day 1 muscle a week split, then moved to a Push/Pull/Leg split and have now started doing All Pro...

Alexm01‎, Yesterday 03:55 PM
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Stretch Marks at 15???

Hi, I just turned 15 in February. I am a bit overweight, measuring 5"7 in height and weighing about 180 lbs. I can currently bench press 190 lbs as my max but lately I have been noticing red marks, which I'm guessing are stretch marks. The marks are around the skin under my arm and also on my back,...

BuilderDan‎, Yesterday 11:59 PM
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I'm a 25 year old beginner. How do I loose extra belly fat/moobs the quickest?

I live in a one bedrooom apartment. I'm 25, currently at 143-147 pounds (it goes up and down maybe the scale isn't accurate, though apparently the one I have is supposed to be the most accurate one out there), I have man boobs (moobs, etc whatevs) and a belly - it' a big one. I have some...

asadahmad1126‎, Yesterday 10:46 PM
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33 sets to much?

Hello Currently added an isolation exersice for my hams. When I'm doing shoulders/legs I do like 33 sets atm. 9 sets shoulders and 24 sets legs. I only do legs once a week thats why its kinda high. But I dunno if i aint going to bottleneck my gains with that kinda volume. Anyone that can give me...

timo39‎, Yesterday 10:44 AM
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Losing Motivation

I've been following the stronglifts program and I'm on week 11. When I started I was making some nice gains. 2 weeks ago I had to deload on squats at 180lbs since I failed my 3rd rep. I took a week off of squats to recover and to improve my form. I started again with a 10% deload and this time I...

tl3ny‎, 04-14-2014 07:38 PM
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325 Squat PR. How is my form/depth?

I think it's obvious that almost didn't make it up. Any opinions? Is it as bad as I think it is or is it passable? LZ1NfGpTff4 Inb4 get a squat rack.

BOOGADA‎, Yesterday 01:23 PM
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Deadlifting with shoulder pain?

I've always had a bit of a dodgey right shoulder. Was playing tennis and stretched my arm a bit too far when doing a serve and now there is slight pain in my right shoulder. It's not like a crippling pain, just a dull ache on the anterior side. Was meant to be working legs today and am wondering if...

turokturok5‎, Yesterday 08:22 PM
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Post RANT: "You are entering a judgment free zone." -TAAB

We use creatine-fueled synergy of algorithms and nano-matrices to bring big data to the forefront, where it really matters to you. 1) Your Saturday is wide open. You decide to take the time to: stock up on ammunition buy a shiny new dong take pictures of dags 2) Oh no! Your boss just put...

theshoupguy‎, 01-27-2014 08:23 PM
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Any standing Oblique workout that isn't squats?

I don't have the right equipment at home to do leg raises and I quit doing crunches. I don't squat due to my knee pains. Any oblique work I can do with just free weights standing upright or sitting?

Cvang‎, Yesterday 11:40 PM
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Issues with supinated grip

The tendons along the inside of my elbow have been extremely aggravated by many bicep exercises that involve a supinated grip. So lately I've just been doing a lot of hammer curls and overhead cable curls. I only experience sharp pains when my arms are at my side and I'm doing barbell/EZ bar...

chacar12‎, Yesterday 09:15 PM
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Question about Super/Compound sets

Good morning I use to of these supersets in my routine - I do the incline press and then the incline fly straight away. I also do the leg press and the leg extension straight away. I have experience increase in reps or weight most times for the first exercise, but it is more difficult with...

Lokinova‎, Yesterday 11:51 PM
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Cramps while doing LUnges

So Recently I've added walking Lunges to my leg routine and I've noticed that every time i go down to do a lunge i get a little cramp on my hamstrings and it worries me if im doing something wrong? How can i fix this issue its been happening for a week should i just completely take lunges out of ny...

HeavyLifts92‎, Yesterday 07:57 PM
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Ringing in my ear. Tinnitus?

I am hoping that anyone who has suffered from ringing in the ears while working out can comment on their experience and what, if anything, they did about it. I would really appreciate it. Sometimes (about 2 of 5 workout days a week for the past 3 months or so) when exercising I get a high...

mrpushup‎, Yesterday 11:28 AM
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Question on Back/Bicep day for example what is best way to train, all of one body part first?

on Back/Bicep day for example what is best way to train, all of one body part first? or do a couple Back excersizes then some Bicep, then go back to Back, etc. i normally do Back first but by the time i get to Biceps i am that stuffed i don't lift as much as i do on Bicep/Tricep day when i do...

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How often should i workout my calves.

I am tired of using the excuse that my calve genetics are poor and that I am destined to have thin calves. Right now I have 15 inch biceps, but 13.5 inch calves. Something needs to change, no more excuses. I already squat, and my upper legs and glute muscles are in a more "normal" range. Any...

mikerose1990‎, Yesterday 05:41 PM
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VJB combining the novice strength workout and novice plyo workout

Hey guys, not sure if I'm posting this in the right spot or not. Sorry if it's wrong. Anyways, I have the vertical jump bible and wanted to combine the novice strength and novice plyo workout. The author says that they work well together when the plyo is added to the strength workout on the last...

liridgjo‎, Yesterday 08:54 PM
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Lagging long head of triceps

I've been told I should focus on rear kicks for developing this lazy head of the triceps. Is this true? I usually follow a strength routine followed by a couple of accesories here and there, basically tricep pushdowns with a rope and neutral grip. Other exercises that I do and involve triceps...

VitaminD3‎, Yesterday 01:18 PM
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16 yo Beginner, can you help me?

Hey guys, take a look at my routine. I workout 5 days a week(wednesday~sunday) and on tuesdays I have PE at school. My current routine is an AB one and the exercises I do are: Workout A Pushups Dumbbell bench press (from the floor) Over head press

StartingToExerc‎, 04-14-2014 06:36 PM
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increase height

I am 5.5,,, and I want to grow more in height,,,I am seventeen,,,,I want to know about the stretching exercises that increase height,,,,,,,please if you know anything tell me,,,or post a link of the relevant content,,,,,,

shahyawer‎, 04-15-2014 10:58 PM
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Push ups for muscle size gains

So do push ups work for gaining muscle size at all? I notice im gaining strength as i can do more than i used to be able to... But is it also good for increase muscle size ? Certainly doesn't feel like it lol... I don't much gear except dumbbells, i have no bench, so i have to use essentially...

SirEctomorph‎, Yesterday 06:01 PM
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Head rushes while working out ?

Recently I've experienced head rushes (almost fainting) while working out does anyone know why this is and how I could prevent it ?

ruaribaker‎, Yesterday 04:36 PM
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How Often Should I Do Push-ups While Bulking

So I'v been bulking for about 1-2 months now and I was wondering if when i'm home and when I can should I be doing exercises like Push ups to get a bigger chest and if so how often is to much and how often should I be doing it.

Damacy‎, Yesterday 07:19 PM
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Best exercises for chest?

Hey guys new to the forum Wanted to know what's the best mass gaining exercise? Also should I be doing for gaining, 6 reps? Drop set? Super sets?

Phillypee‎, Yesterday 09:19 AM
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So confusing... what's the consensus on how many times work a muscle per week..

...for hypertrophy purposes... lots of people say once and lots say twice a week.. what do the studies say? I've tried binging (lol and googling) chit all day and have come to zero conclusions. Mostly viewed people's opinions rather than studies.. does anyone know of any studies regarding this kind...

DramaLLama090‎, Yesterday 02:22 PM
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