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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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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 Bench Form Thread

We see a lot of threads asking for bench form critiques on this forum. I feel like most of these threads are made because people don’t know how to critique their own form. They just don’t know what to look for. I’m hoping to narrow that gap with this thread. I’m not going to touch on everything,...

davisj3537‎, 09-19-2013 10:41 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: 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: 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: 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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ Q: Should I use a full body...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 03:46 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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 08:12 AM
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RANT: Beat the heat and sip on a cold Lime-A-Rita

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 10:38 AM
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how to increase bench press? is 100 lbs

im 16 years old I can just bench press 100 lbs. 50 lbs each side of the barbell + 20 lbs of the own barbell = 120 lbs. i can just do 3 o 4 reps. I dont know how to increase that weight. I weight 120 lbs , i'm 5'6. at least i want to lift 70 lbs each side but its impossible. Currently i leave...

12inchesarms‎, Today 06:40 PM
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Anyone tried shoulder adduction isolations?

These are kind of like straight arm pulldowns for shoulder adduction instead of shoulder extension. One of our pulldown machines has twin cables, I attached a rope to each of them and pulled them down from overhead with straight arms - arms out to the sides going via the crucifix position. I...

SuffolkPunch‎, Today 04:02 AM
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why is my form still bad ?

i've been trying to fix my form for over a month and its still bad , these are the two videos i watched to help me out . cehjj6dmNIo 4AObAU-EcYE

GreatNes‎, 08-23-2016 05:45 PM
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When to introduce knee wraps with squats?

Currently I'm running through percentages to build up for a better, bigger squat. I've been squatting for about a year, but more so have taken a much more aggressive approach with it the past few months, my current PR is 275. I've cut my percentages back, and have been doing 3x3's to focus...

thadderbox‎, 08-22-2016 08:30 PM
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Overloading my central nervous system & anxiety?

After today's workout, I felt weird, not like a dying kind of weird, but just, weird... I had about 16oz of coffee before my workout, a few dark chocolate almonds and then squatted. I did 3x3 of 245 and then 250x2, then 255x1 -- I also deadlifted up to about 275 and I felt taxed. My heart rate...

thadderbox‎, Yesterday 08:42 PM
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Do I butt wink? (PICTURE)

As the title says, do I possibly butt wink, or is this still considered a neutral spine? See the picture in the attachments. Thank you!

FABUILD‎, Today 04:35 AM
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Squat update #3

I have a full view of my squat here. Please any advice to help my butt wink would be appreciated...plus my coward lean is very bad. I've been working crazy on stretching and mobility but I'm not sure if I'm doing the right stuff. If anybody has favorites or what they found most beneficial to help...

TL4897‎, Today 03:30 PM
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Push Ups - basic

I started doing push ups again after a years break in April. My first attempt was 12...over three sets. Super weak. Currently, my max over five sets (with 2 mins between sets) is 36. WTF? I can hardly improve by one push up anymore. Due to circumstance diet isn't something I can alter that...

Lionaround‎, 08-23-2016 11:01 AM
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Lower back soreness after barbell squats

Hey guys , I've been doing the stronglifts 5x5 programs for little over a month now but I always seem to have this lower back soreness/dull pain. At the start I was not using proper form but with the help of a trainer I corrected that and I don't feel any pain or soreness while doing the actual...

HasanPasha85‎, 08-13-2016 03:41 AM
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Unhappy Jump rope vs running sweat

Jump rope is easy work for me compared to running. I can jump rope at 160 jump/ min for 30 min straight but never went beyond cause I do cardio daily However I barely break a sweat for the duration for example sitting in sauna compared to running I'll run for a mile jog and I'll start to sweat...

PrettyboyJr‎, 08-13-2016 02:44 PM
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Help growing lower bicep

my upper part of bicep is alot bigger than my lower. me being skinny my bicep pretty much cuts in almost diagonal. what exercises can i do to help this or is there nothing i can do to bring out my lower bicep?

avp689‎, 11-06-2006 03:28 PM
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Best exercises for lower chest?

Hey guys, my upper chest is okay but Im not pleased with the lower part. Any exercises that could help me out?

DChasers‎, 08-19-2016 03:38 PM
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17 need help.

I'm 17 , I'm 150 lb I have a love handles, all my fat is my abs and obliques, I am extremely out of shape, my arms are really skinny and so are my legs , my spine is bad, and was informed that you can't lose weight and increase muscle mass, I live alone with my dad, so it's just mostly fast food...

rawul‎, 08-21-2016 11:27 PM
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Can my arms grow just from compound exercises?

So I think i'll ditch all the curls and tricep pushdowns and stick with pull-ups, chin-ups, dips and close grip bench. Is that enough for a significant bis and tris growth?

lks7‎, 08-22-2016 03:09 PM
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Struggling with grip on heavy DL sets (icecream 5x5)

So incorrectly I have been using a mixed grip with straps from deadlfting around 80kg to 100kg. And I also use straps for my shrugs with the barbell. Therefore my grip is quite poor, last few sessions I decided to stop using straps for my deadlift as I found out that I shouldn't use them with mixed...

cosm0‎, 08-22-2016 06:00 PM
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Wrist roller, extended arms or not?

I want to add strength and mass to my forearms and I wanted to know if I should keep my arms extended in front of me when rolling or should I just roll near my stomach area. thanks

koh19‎, 03-16-2010 10:04 AM
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Exercise using only body weight

Hi everyone, New to this working out and trying to develop good all over body tone. Just have a quick question in relation to building muscle not bulky muscle but lean muscle. Can you achieve this just by using your body weight when working out? Do I need to go out buy weights? Are there any...

TrotonKat‎, 08-23-2016 02:50 PM
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Deadlift/Squat issue

I'm doing 5/3/1 and I performed deadlifts a few days ago. I hit 240x8 (new pr). Needless to say my lower back was pretty sore and tight right after where I had to sit down for a bit between assistance sets. Flash forward today I completed squats and began to feel that same tightness during my...

JDMbarista‎, 08-23-2016 07:26 PM
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Realistic Natty Strength Numbers

Yo guys, I'm pretty much here to ask about personal experiences and/or your personal opinions. When we talk about Bench, Squat & Deadlift, clearly having more weight on you does make it easier to push more weight. I'm not saying that someone 250lbs is going to be stronger than someone 180lbs...

JackedMind‎, Today 11:44 AM
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Question about Arms.

What are some good exercises to make my arms bigger (what should I focus on)? When I used to flex there was nothing and now I have a nice bicep but I want them to be bigger overall. I have been working out for 7 months. I have lost a lot of weight and I'm trying to lose the rest of the fat I...

NickCTL‎, 07-26-2016 04:21 PM
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Best lower body exercises when you can't do squats?

Due to a lower back injury (SI Joint paint) I can't do squats, lunges, split squats, leg press, even lying leg curls bother my me. Tried goblet squats and that hurt too. For now I'm sticking to bodyweight lunges and squats. I can do Sumo Deadlifts, leg extensions and calf press. Any...

TexDad‎, 08-21-2016 10:26 AM
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Squat form...just starting squatting

Can some of you give me pointers/feedback on my form for squats. When I do squats I feel a massive pump(maybe fatigue) in my lower back...usually I need to stop before I feel my legs even got a workout. Ive always skipped leg day so I dont know how my form is at all. w w w . y o u t u b e . c...

anynamenottaken‎, Today 05:27 AM
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Overworking arms?

I go to the gym 3 times a week on Fierce 5. I throw in some forearm exercises and add a bit more bicep and tricep work than I should. The program calls for 2x10 tricep press downs for one day, and 2x10 bicep curls on the other. I do forearms 3 times a week, usually 2x20 finger curls with a barbell,...

kylescislow‎, 08-23-2016 05:12 PM
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Rest between sets for endurance?

Whats the ideal time for rest between sets to improve endurance for sports athletes?

DChasers‎, Today 08:38 AM
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