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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 08:09 PM
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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 04:46 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 02:43 AM
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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 08:02 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 09:10 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 07:23 PM
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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 07:41 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 11:16 AM
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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 10:59 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Random clueless heavy-bag users...

Every few weeks, I see a different guy decide to randomly put on some gloves and start to wail away at the heavy bag at the gym. Usually the attempt is a pretty pathetic one, and often involves some horrendous punching technique. What I am wondering is... a. Any of you fit that description? b....

TBU720‎, Today 08:45 AM
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Training after hyperthyoridism

Hello friends, I searched topics about my problem but found only problems and not answers, so I think may be here is someone to share his experience. My problem: I was diagnosed hyperthyroidism(not hypo but hyper) one years ago. My stats one years ego: height: 191 cm weight: 100 kg...

marco1908‎, 11-18-2014 11:42 PM
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Is this a good chest day?

Before I start I try and 'feel' my chest getting worked. I try and flex it without lifting and just stretch and work on mind to muscle contraction. Flat barbell bench - 4 sets 6-8 reps Incline barbell - 1 set 6-8 reps Decline barbell - 1 set 6-8 reps Flat dumbbell - 1 set 6-8 reps Incline...

welovethehammer‎, Today 09:44 AM
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The guy/girl you want to throttle in the gym

Just for something a bit light-hearted for the end of the week... Who is the guy/girl in your gym who just makes your blood boil? That ONE person who just does something that completely rubs you up the wrong way. I'll get the ball rolling.. There's one guy who only trains for TUT with every....

PerthShane‎, 11-20-2014 10:12 PM
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Squat form check

vL4gwK0o0v4 How is my squat form? I'm worried my ass sticks out too much as I descend. The motion is unnatural for me because I'm tall and inflexible. It takes a pretty wide stance to get decent ROM.

chronicinjury‎, Yesterday 10:47 PM
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Bent limbs and shoulder/elbow pains. Help?

Hi wondering if someone can help me. I always get injuries about a month after starting workouts and it's always in my shoulder or elbow. My arms are unnaturally bent the wrong way from the elbow down and my shoulders naturally round forwards. I don't know if this is the reason for the burning...

Mikeymariner‎, Today 05:51 AM
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lifting gloves...are they slowing gains?

I see alot of videos on youtube claming that lifting gloves prevent your grip strength gains.. is that true? and for the guys who dont use gloves did you lose all the feeling in your palm after all this time?

fabled009‎, Yesterday 03:02 PM
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Deadlift form check

/ watch?v=bL2Yo8S8Pmc& just put before the "/" and delete the spaces to watch the video. Me doing 112.5 kg (248 lbs), how is the form? Didn't get the last rep on camera, but I think my lower back rounded a little. I had to switch to a mixed grip on the 4th rep. I...

Ultra204‎, Today 06:58 AM
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Question Compound/Basic exercises

Hi, Why are compound/basic exercises better for building muscle mass? Are compound exercises and and basic exercises the same thing. Lionel6

Lionel6‎, 11-19-2014 12:34 PM
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Burpees and pull ups

If I do just burpees and pull ups am I going to work every muscle in my body? I know I won't be getting super ripped or anything I was just wondering. If you don't think so could you comment the fewest exercises to work all the muscles in your body.

mattbro7‎, Today 01:14 AM
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dazed after 1 rep (((Squats)))

Hey all, Just got done with my leg work outs at the gym. Question... When I got to squats ( saved the best for last ) Had 5 warm up sets to get my form down than put 260 on the bar went a$$ to grass and once I was up I immediately racked the bar because I was in a complete daze and my legs...

flybird‎, 10-22-2014 09:22 PM
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Squat Depth and OHP form check

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CharonRower‎, Yesterday 12:13 PM
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Horrible Deadlift form, help me

I started DL last week, done them 3 times. The guy at my gym who is responsible, you can call it a personal trainer, didnt correct me on anything, not even the first time. He watched me and said everything was good. I insisted a lot to make him point out my mistakes, but he is completely sure I am...

tropicalfire‎, Yesterday 01:39 PM
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I like only training one muscle

When I lift I only do shoulders. SRS.

teinn‎, Today 12:52 AM
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Is increased muscular performance the best way to measure muscle growth?

From my experience, it's the funnest and most encouraging way. If a skinny guy increases his bench press by 100lbs also increasing push ups by 100 reps, you'll know for sure that he will have larger and/or more defined chest and arms. I think that training without performance is an incorrect...

JustinOsbo‎, Yesterday 11:29 PM
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DIRECT quad stimulation

I find that front squats and leg ext are the only exercises that really hit my quads. all other exercises such as: hack squats, back squats with raised heel, lunges, leg press etc.. have no real direct stimulation to my quad muscle. i feel like it just hits my knee joint instead. tried not...

johnrealtor‎, 11-20-2014 11:32 AM
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need help with power

Hey guys, So I've been a strength training guy forever. I've hit my plateaus on most of my lifts (bench press mostly) and I've just been hanging around. Our local PT was chatting with me today and basically said, you need strength to have power and u need power to have strength. She said she...

kingofturtles‎, Yesterday 03:49 PM
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Need excercises for doing workouts at home

Hey guys i've been going gym for a while but haven't gained much mainly because i don't do the eating programs or eat that much protein. Anyways i plan to do home workouts instead. I have a lot of after school lessons i can't really go to the gym that much. I've just bought some dumbbells with...

Stevew87‎, Today 04:43 AM
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Smile Broken backs

Hi, I have heard trainers that say that squats and deadlifts lead to broken backs sooner or later to the one training them. Thanks ahead for answer. Lionel6.

Lionel6‎, 11-19-2014 11:06 AM
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Exclamation Symmetry?!

Didn't know where to post this really but I need help with symmetry in my triceps. I'm not looking to compete or anything and I don't think people can even tell but it bothers me a lot! My left tricep is bigger "more buff" than my right and would like to know how to fix this... more reps, heavier...

andykush‎, Yesterday 07:49 PM
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Replacing leg workouts with Hiking??

Me and my wife are starting to do alot of hiking. 2-3 times a week and an average of 3-5 miles for each hike. What do you think of replacing my leg workouts with hiking just for the summer months and then getting back to my leg workouts during the winter months. I worked my legs at the gym...

shsmcn78‎, 06-11-2011 09:19 PM
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Groin/Hip Flexor pain Squatting

Hey there, Ive been getting nagging pain in my groin area , I think its my hip flexors , When squatting. When I do a body squat I lose my balance its so bad when not warmed up. What are some good stretches / exercises I can do to open this area up. Ive been really trying working them with a...

Van4stan91‎, Yesterday 05:18 PM
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Question What does it mean?

Hi, I don't really know where to put this question. Here it is: next to my "broken backs" the symbol has turned to a red envelope with white on it. What does this mean? Lionel6.

Lionel6‎, Today 02:48 AM
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Question How do you get them?!

How do you get visibly toned abs without losing weight? I'm trying to add mass/muscle. Do I have to wait to bulk and then cut? I'm very (too) skinny and don't want to lose weight, so if it's not an option, so be it. Also not looking to get to 150 and then cut. Just want to not be so damn bony! ...

Drivenheights‎, 11-20-2014 02:14 PM
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