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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: 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 11:41 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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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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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 04:46 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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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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''Deadstop Shrugs"

Anybody do these? Kind of like these, , only with the bar higher up the leg. I basically exploded the weight up as high as possible every rep with my traps, ''catched it", returned the bar on the rack and repeat. I explode up but my feet dont really...

RussianCali‎, 11-27-2015 06:59 AM
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Eric Helms upper/lower......

Quick question...... On the sample routine I have posted a link to below I see it say "Triceps" and then "Biceps" for 3 sets. Is this meaning just 1 lift for each muscle group for 3 sets? Or do a few different bicep lifts and a couple different tricep lifts for 3 sets each? ...

KGonzo23‎, Today 04:35 AM
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After stronglifts 5x5?

Hi everyone, This is a strange question. I am not looking to get really big. I think once I hit 275 squat and 315 deadlift, I will start to add weight very sparingly. Now, to the question. Is it a good idea to make the work out 5x10 with less weight to build muscle, not strength? I was...

Jolo911‎, Yesterday 07:19 PM
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Skinny with lack of progress, could use help!!

I feel as if my progress as of late has been stagnant/non-existent. I've been working out since about March (starting the gym) this year and typically try to go at least 3x a week. I'm 26, 5'11 and 165 pounds. But since then I've seen little change or progress outside of gaining noticeable...

zerorev9814‎, Yesterday 02:51 PM
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legs sore

Hi, I train each body on a weekly basis, after training leg every time, I will get a big soreness for my legs, feeling even hard to walk on staircase. I sometimes can get soreness for my upper body parts after workout but not always, for my leg training, I will always get sore after the day I...

wpok‎, Yesterday 06:54 PM
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How many pull ups and inverted rows can you do?

Inverted rows like this,excluding last second of the gif... holding the feet exactly like in the gif Pull ups

angryredlurker‎, Today 03:03 AM
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Hamstring DL Variation

Hello, Currently my lower days are: Lower 1: Conventional DL 2x3 (deadstop) Pause Squats 3x4 Hamstring Curls 3x15 Light Abs

RussianCali‎, Yesterday 09:21 AM
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How to get over fear of failing a rep on bench and squats...

Relatively new to weight lifting, but both of these make me slightly nervous and fearful of pushing myself too much. With squats I don't like the feeling of possibly failing a rep. Just seems very easy for my legs to give out. At the same time though I don't think I will progress if I don't push...

ohmybob‎, Yesterday 03:40 PM
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Should I incorporate pendlay or bent over rows on my pull day?

Pendlay row targets your upper back, and bent over rows get your lats more. I want to get both areas. Right now my ppl program says PULL: 5x5 barbell row 3x8-12 pullups 3x8-12 cable row 5x12-15 face-pull 4x8-12 dumbell curls 4x8-12 hammer curls

sali70‎, 11-27-2015 10:49 PM
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Question Bigger muscles = stronger muscles?

I know there is positive a correlation between the size of a muscle and the strength of it. But it's also true that you can train with a focus on strength or size (powerlifters / bodybuilders). I have only a slight idea about muscle fiber types, etc., but I'm still curious: Is it possible to...

Moxlz100‎, Yesterday 10:20 AM
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I'm 14 and i want tips on a six pack, no 4 week bull****.

Ok so im 14 and i have been working out at home for a year now. When i flex during the day you cant see my abs. When it comes around 9-12 pm you can see a clear 4-5 pack. I want tips on building a better body. I'v seen people saying lower bf% but i go to school and i eat what i'm given. Also, I...

TeenWhoWorksout‎, Yesterday 01:49 AM
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Red face Abs

How do I get even more definition in my abs? I lift, eat right, do cardio often and I just feel like I can't get them to fully pop. Any suggestions?

dlmazurowski‎, Yesterday 09:23 PM
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exercise bike

hi I would want to know how many calories I burn with exercise bike for example if I want to know how many calories i burn when I run I can use the approximation of margaria Does it exist any formula like approximation of margaria for the exercise bike? for example 30 mph for 1 hour = x...

K0K41N3‎, Today 01:50 AM
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help with my form plz

so on my flat bench i retract my scapula but whenever i unrack the weight i cant hold it , and its weird because people say that retracting scapula makes bench hit your chest more but i never feel my pecs move when i do it . on reverse flies does it matter if i bend my back or shake when doing...

GreatNes‎, Yesterday 04:41 PM
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would this be size + strength ?

Hello Guys, just finished 12 weeks muscle building trainer by Kris Gethin, and felt likes i lack strength, so i was thinking about this routine. all suggestions and opinions are welcomed :D all workouts are about 1 hour Sunday - Squats Monday - active rest, 30 min cardio, 3 min normal 1 hard...

godvshell‎, Yesterday 11:48 AM
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Sumo Deadlift Accessories

Looking for advice to help build my sumo deadlift. I actually pull semi-sumo so in between conventional and true sumo. Looking for accessories to implement during my training that address my weak point Id say my weak point is breaking the floor as it was slow on heaviest sets today. Ive read...

KDG730‎, 11-27-2015 03:59 PM
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Toning Chest/arms advice

Hey people im abit of a newbie when it comes to exercising.dieting etc, ive read around on the forums already but i just want some good advice from someone. So my main goal is getting toned and toned only i dont wan't to be anymore "bulk" than what i am at the moment and my pectorials are in need...

NathanR18‎, 11-27-2015 04:59 PM
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3 Day Split question

I've been doing strength training for a long time now, about 4 years on and off. I've started with 3x5 Rippetoes, then 5x5, then 5/3/1 and recently I wanted to change it up went with a bro split. I'm doing 3 day split. Been doing it for 2 weeks now. Feeling pretty good. 3-4 sets 8-10 reps. ...

micheru‎, Yesterday 07:20 PM
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When benching..

When the weight starts to feel heavy and I get to the grind out reps, to compensate for this, mid rep my hands automatically shift into a position where the bar is like on the edge of my hand(kinda like a false grip but the thumb still around the bar) It's like my brain is telling my hands this...

arslan3‎, 11-27-2015 08:54 PM
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Lower back pain after lifting, am i doing exercises wrong?

Hey, i've not lifted for a long while and may not do exercises right, because i have some brutal lower back pain atm and dont know how to deal with it. Stop lifting? Recently i've started doing squats 3 times a week, done it for a week now, only 40 kilos though. I've also done a lot of barbell...

GAAAINZZZ‎, 11-27-2015 02:46 PM
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When do you breathe in or out when doing bodybuilding exercises. How do you remember it. Thanks.

Lionel6‎, Yesterday 02:55 PM
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Okay so to cut a long story short, I've been overtraining for about 2 months, heavy overtraining, I know, rookie mistake. Anyway I havent been going to the gym for just over a week, and I plan to keep out for another two or until Christmas. However I have also just got back to doing boxing from a...

LEW120‎, Yesterday 02:57 AM
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Short vs tall in the gym any difference?

So there's a question that's been bugging me for some time, and it doesn't really have a specific answer but i'm looking for the opinions people have on the matter. Not looking specifically for anything in particular you are free to disagree its a free country. I feel it is an important question to...

gabrielperron71‎, 11-25-2015 11:34 PM
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feeling of biceps and triceps after training

Hi, I have a question about my arms. When I training my triceps and biceps, I do not have the same feeling of pump, for example, my biceps got more pump and feeling after training than my triceps, however, my triceps actually have better muscle definition and result, do you now why?

wpok‎, 11-27-2015 06:52 PM
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Exercises to do that do not stress the hip

I have been doing this 30-day abs challenge, doing sit-ups, crunches, leg raises, and planks, steadily increasing the number of each daily. I've also been alternating each of these with various hand weight exercises. I'm almost to the end of the 30 days and I am having a problem with my right...

fugtruck‎, Yesterday 02:15 PM
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