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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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 08:12 AM
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Lower back and right leg pain

For a few weeks now I've been experiencing moderate pain in my lower back and right side of my back that goes down my right leg a little. It's not like an extremely sharp stabbing pain, but sometimes it is quite painful. I can feel it constantly while sitting and I also feel it squatting and...

ColorNotColour‎, Today 02:53 PM
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Upright Rows sending me to SNAP CITY

Hows it going? A few months ago I started doing upright rows and they worked perfectly. But now for some reason they hurt my shoulder joints. Has anyone had this problem and fixed it? What did you do?

TSBey‎, Today 07:46 PM
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Will these three chest exercises build my whole chest

Right now on my push day I do flat bench, incline db, cable flies and sometimes decline db to hit all parts of my chest. Are the decline dbs unnecessary? Cause I wanna make sure to hit the lower pecs as well. Also, for the cable flies I have them set high to the setting of about 5 on the crossover...

thejewking4‎, Today 10:10 AM
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Sumo vs. conventional deadlift??? [Question]

So I used to do conventional deads but as I got to heavier weight my back would start rounding and i'm scared to snap some chit up. I tried sumo deadlifts yesterday and they feel MUCH better/more natural. I am able to keep my chest up an back flat. I feel much more of a burn in my inner thighs...

djole08‎, Today 02:33 PM
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Red dots underneath eyes after doing handstand pushups?

So basically I've been doing handstand pushups for a few months, and well if i stop doing them for a while, a few weeks or so, and start again i usually end getting these red dots underneath my eyes on the skin bellow it not the eye itself. They don't hurt or anything there just strange and usually...

RafaelDelValle‎, Today 03:33 PM
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Getting Stronger/Bigger Biceps

Hello all, So, I think I need some help. My Biceps get burned out really quick and feel that my bicep workout is weak. I am going to list what I do on my Back/Bi days. Please criticize my workout and please enhance it if you can. I would like to feel like i actually worked out my biceps. ...

Kev9119‎, Today 08:07 AM
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Jump ruope to lose fat?

I have a little bit of fat on my chest area and my waist i want to get rid of that fat and i was thinking on using a skipping rope, but i wanted to know how many days a week and for how many minutes should i jump rope just to burn the fat and not lose the lean muscle, thanks!

RetroRetro‎, Today 05:12 PM
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RANT: Google Maps said turn left?

Is this Lencho's place? Rant History 2005 My name is Aqua-beowulf - aqua-beowulf, 11-30-2005 to 08-25-2006

medjen‎, 05-21-2014 07:59 AM
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How much would you expect a 130lb guy to lift?

I'm just curious, because a friend of mine (17 y/o) came to the gym with me the other day, and I was amazed at how much he was lifting for his size. Bench Press: 135lbs 8 reps Deadlift: 195lbs 5 reps SLDL: 175lbs 5 reps Parallel Squat: 210lbs 5 reps Power Clean: 110lbs 6 reps Perfect form...

Big Sylvia‎, 12-16-2005 03:06 AM
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Can anyone honestly say "I can do dips after going hard on chest"

I don't believe it, but i welcome someone to prove me wrong. I didnt do a single triceps exercise on chest day and my triceps are currently locking up from such heavy tasks as eating a burger and playing guitar.

000new000‎, Yesterday 03:54 PM
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tricep pain when doing flies

I have tried to do some research on this to see what I may be doing wrong. But it seems most people get pain in the shoulder/deltoid area. I don't believe thats where I am getting discomfort tho. Basically when I do a fly of any kind, reverse, incline, flat, I notice a great deal of discomfort...

xxwassyxx‎, Today 02:34 PM
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Knees still sore 6 days after leg day?

My knees are still aching abit when I get up off seats, or climb stairs or anything like that. My last leg day was 6 days ago, so it's abit concerning that they're still aching. I normally get abit of an ache the next day but not for 6. It's kind of in both knees but my right knee is slightly worse...

hanger1989‎, Today 02:15 PM
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Unhappy Since I can remember I have not been able to build my chest

I'm 5'11 200 pounds with pretty big arms, shoulders and traps but I've tried several different workouts and still have a flabby chest, note that I've been working out for years now off and on and lately 6 days a week. The only thing that works out my chest well is cables which I don't have...

bwilkes1992‎, 06-10-2014 11:41 AM
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Opinions on swapping out tri pushdowns for dips?

On my program I finish with 2 sets if triceps pushdowns for 8 to 10 reps. I'm thinking of switching to dips. When I did cgbp and pushdowns: minimal to no triceps growth. Overhead dB extension and tri pushdowns: some size gains again. Leads me to believe pushdowns have run their course. ...

Rayzor84‎, Today 02:42 PM
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Biceps way bigger than triceps

For the longest time now my biceps have been bigger than my triceps and when I workout I feel it a lot more in my biceps. For triceps I used to use all cables but from the lack of size I switch to free weights (skull crushers, weighted dips etc) and have noticed some more development but still does...

jmanziel2‎, Today 10:05 AM
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Deadlift form check

Before (3 months ago) iFYm99PPw28 Now SqOmlGWNkeU I think it looks like I should start my hips a little bit higher and my head should look more neutral. Thoughts?

52Lewis20Reed‎, Yesterday 06:16 PM
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T-bar row help

Hey, today i tried for the first time t-bar rows, but noticed that my gym doesn't have the handle (don't know he name) that most people use in t-bar rows in the ytube videos i checked, so to lift the bar i crossed both hand's fingers and pulled that way, i just want ro know if i'm going to snap...

zezi25‎, Today 03:11 PM
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man boob vs benchpress

Anyone have tips for shedding the fat in my pecs area? Also will doing the bench press make my man boobs worse since the muscle will just sit behind the fat?

thorne666‎, Yesterday 06:53 PM
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Legs are sore but don't seem to grow

I've been working out for years and was a simi-pro cyclist so my legs have been the most muscular part of my body for years but now, in my 40s and hitting legs hard in the gym they seem like they are getting smaller...! My leg workout is punishing and I can barely walk afterwords followed by 5 days...

Velos1‎, Today 08:35 AM
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Weighted dips hard on shoulders?

Been reading around about weighted dips because i've recently started doing them. I've read theres a huge problem with weighted dips being too hard on your shoulders ONLY IF YOU KEEP GOING PAST 90 degrees. I usually hit weighted dips after flat bench press with 3-4 sets of 10, but after...

YolkedPinoy‎, Yesterday 09:57 PM
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training legs

I have big enough quads so i dont want them bigger.So how can i train my legs without adding more size to my quads.

dynoblast‎, Today 01:20 PM
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Pull Ups weighted?

I can only do about 6-8 bodyweight pullups/chin ups. Should I bother with weighted pullups or wait until I get to like 8-10 bw? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance.

nucknfutz‎, Yesterday 05:46 PM
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seriously considering not doing squats or deadlifts until i'm at least 140 lbs

I don't know my exact weight right now but I've only been bulking for two weeks so if it went up it's probably only about 1lb heavier. I'm considering not doing squats or deadlifts because pretty much everything can hurt my back (if I don't lift anything heavy then it won't hurt almost at all)....

makingitbrah‎, Yesterday 01:22 AM
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Squats... Good form, but hip pain?

So last week I was in the gym, doing my typical squats. Specifically a 5x5 with 185, a new PR (PRs every workout because of noob gains). On my last set, my last rep, I felt a pain in the outside of my left hip. When ever I squat now I get a very bad pain in the outside of my left hip and it...

Achieving‎, Today 12:52 AM
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Squat Form Check - youtube

I starting lifting for the first time in March this year. My only experience since then with squats was first bodyweight squats and then goblet squats (which I still do on alternative weeks to back squats). I am trying to get below parallel on each rep. This is with my 'heaviest' weight so...

sblogz‎, Today 12:06 PM
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