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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: Ask an Exercise Science major anything

Ask away. This thread will be nice for any basic or advanced questions as well as help me develop my knowledge and proficiency in my field. background in: biomechanics kinesiology exercise physiology athletic injuries all kinds of workout programming as well as advanced courses in...

y0lked‎, 07-12-2016 09:07 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...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 03:46 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: 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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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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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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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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add pushups to chest day

Chest is my hardest workout. It's my weakest bodypart and it's definitely when I do the biggest re-feeds. I only recently started benching 225. My primary lift is the incline dumbbell press, but I do plenty of hypertrophy work too. I want to add sets of pushups early in the routine, when I can go...

ironlionzion3‎, Yesterday 04:20 PM
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Is this ATG?

Just curious or does that require more depth. Trying to do atg 405 before 2017. mv0qbrGBam4

hailmary‎, Yesterday 02:40 AM
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Exercises you hate and why?

Please share. Thank you.

Gios‎, Yesterday 10:54 PM
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Archer pushups

Anybody do these in their routine? I am thinking of starting with knee archer pushups until I can handle regular ones because they look phenomenal for upper strength.

SilentDecay‎, 04-01-2016 01:21 PM
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Form Critique

What's up everyone? I just wanted to get some people's feedback on my squat and deadlift form. Since I don't have fifty posts, just look up 1021161549 in the search bar on youtube and one of the videos should show up along with the channel for the rest. For the squats, it's front squats and I'm...

solid345‎, Yesterday 06:07 PM
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Post Can't Bench Bar

Hi all im 18 5 foot 9 ish and 175 pounds of fat. I just recently decided to change my life around so I have started a new diet plan and I have been going to the gym 5 days a week where I work on strength training and cardio. Unfortunately, i did no strength training for the past 4 years and also...

Ready4Gainz‎, Yesterday 01:03 AM
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if you were only going to have 1 upper day per week...

which exercises would you? i want to spend a little bit more of my time running (i know it's a bodybuilding site so it will be frowned upon, but i miss running)... so i wanted to do lower body 2x per week and do upper 1x per week. just not sure how to get a well-rounded upper day if it's only...

fitfanatic123‎, 10-19-2016 12:46 PM
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Alternatives to bent-over row

I use StrongLifts and this includes bent-over rows. I injured my lower back at the start of the year and found bent-over rows too painful - it wasn't the rows themselves that were painful, but the bending over to get myself into position that hurt my lower back, once in starting position it no...

KashaUK‎, Yesterday 04:44 PM
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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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Got some tips?

Hi, I'm a 21 year old male, I am currently 71kg and I am 171cm tall (already lost 6kg), but I seem to be stuck and can't see and progression. I don't plan on getting big, I just want to be toned. If you have seen Ninja Assassin, I kinda want to look like the main character. I know that diet, has a...

MasterCrado‎, Yesterday 04:51 PM
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Unhappy upper mid back and pain and neck when look up after starting deadlift

as the title says i just started exercise and did deadlift but my upper mid back hurts when i squeeze my shoulders and my neck when i look to very up it , my back doesnt hurt when im sitting or standing only if im sitting a chair and turn left or right to grab something from the ground it hurts...

Khaledx‎, Yesterday 03:16 AM
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accessory weights going up and down.

hey guys i have a doubt. since i do mainly compounds first and accessory later. some days my accessory suffers (example: leg curls by 10) and next week im up again to where i was or better, but then it goes back down and up. (only accessory movements). is this because im constantly losing and...

relejia‎, Yesterday 02:44 PM
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Calisthenic Exercises for Shoulders??

Hey guys. I have been training doing calisthenics for about 8 weeks now after training strength and bulk with weights for about 3 years. I think doing calisthenics at the moment yields some great potential but I am still so unsure about something. For shoulders I am still training with weights....

swampert948‎, 10-20-2016 06:03 PM
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Exercise and diet to get slim waist?

Hey guys, Is there any exercise for get rid of belly fat and make waist slim? I think I look fine but there is just some fat around my stomach which is bothering me.

mantishugo‎, Yesterday 12:06 AM
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For The Love....What is a Triple Drop Set

Ok Guys. I've been to different sites and have seen 10 people give 10 different examples of triple drop sets. Is it either A: Tricep Pushdowns Set 1- 110 x 20 Set 2- 90 x 20 Set 3- 70 x 20 THEN IM DONE! OR

DonClark1‎, 01-26-2014 12:53 PM
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Deadlifting: Double Overhand Grip

I can only deadlift 225 lbs for 2 reps with double overhand grip and after that just seem to lose a mind/muscle connection with my grip. My lower back, quads, and hamstrings are still strong enough to go on, it's just my grip strength that stops me from doing more reps at 225 lbs. I can probably...

MuscleGainer‎, 10-19-2016 03:23 PM
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How to do weighted rope crunches without invoking hip flexors

Is there a proper form of doing weighted rope crunches that maximizes ab involvement and minimizes hip flexor involvement? Also does the weighted rope crunch only work out the upper abs or lower abs too? If it only works the former, what weighted ab exercises can I do for my lower abs? Are there...

TacSec‎, 10-20-2016 02:53 PM
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Frustrated: Bench Press "Done Everything"

Frustrated: Bench Press "Done Everything" I'm just so confused on why my chest is not cooperating when it comes to the incline bench. I have perfect form( arch back, shoulders back, my feet are planted to the ground) I tense my body on the way up. I ever do the "bend the bar' or " pull the...

PoetonthePiano‎, 10-20-2016 09:48 AM
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I only have a flat bench. How can I fully work my chest?

Hi. Currently training at home. I have a bench and only barbells . (NO DUMBBELLS, can't afford to buy any more at the moment unfortunately). The problem I am having is that my bench cannot be adjusted to incline/decline. Will sets of only flat be enough? What else can I add? Are there...

Lyle123123‎, 10-20-2016 05:02 AM
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need some tips: started working out last week

hello guys. as the title say. i just started last week age: 24 hieght: 5'8 weight: 168 i always been fat. i used to be 224 lbs. and i work really hard running and now im at 168. should i try to keep losing more weight or start lifting ? if so . whats a good full body workout for me ? ...

Jayseeen‎, Yesterday 01:04 AM
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Questions about Over-training

I have heard many things about "Over-training" and the terrible effects Over-training can have on your mind and body and overall progress etc. etc. But the thing is, I feel like I do a lot more exercise than most people. People often tell me that I'm insane for going to the gym 12 times a week or...

Enviola‎, 10-20-2016 09:08 AM
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Is this level of body lean acceptable for a high bar squat?

Due to poor ankle mobility I stopped doing high bar squats altogether and just stuck with low bar. Yesterday I did a test to see if things have improved, and even though the bar path seems straight, I think I'm still leaning forward too much. I'm also just using with the bar with two 10kg plates so...

Arkadij947‎, Yesterday 01:30 AM
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Glute Workout

Okay my girlfriend just got into weight-lifting and she's been trying to get a bigger butt, and especially trying tone upper part of her butt (to give it a rounder look). She does squats, lunges, leg press, glute bridges, stairs master & box squats. But she says she feels like her thighs are...

Elogsbobo‎, 10-20-2016 09:41 PM
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Military Press - Feeling Amazing

I just had to share this, feeling absolutely incredible at the moment. 3 years ago I tore the rotator cuff in my left shoulder after dislocating it 4 times in the space of 2 years playing Rugby, it still hasn't healed properly and hugs my neck, so I'm having surgery on it to release the tendons...

Langy91‎, Yesterday 12:38 AM
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Major Lift For Upper Body Pull

I like to split my workouts into two upper and two lower days with a major lift to start each workout Monday- Upper Body Push- Bench Press and OHP Tuesday- Lower Pody Pull- Deadlift Thursday-Upper Body Pull- ??? (Right now I do chin-ups and inverted rows but I feel that it is not so taxing...

konrad1198‎, 10-20-2016 06:00 AM
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