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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules and FAQ

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...

400Lb Gorilla‎, 12-03-2012 06:46 PM
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What's my bodyfat

Judging by my profile pic what my bf level?

Rcross1989‎, Today 08:50 AM
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As an ectomorph, should I avoid aerobic activity while bodybuilding?

I was searching the threads for an answer and stumbled on this post: "If you are an ectomorph (normally high metabolism) generally NO aerobic exercise should be undertaken while bodybuilding. If no gains are being made in body weight when he desires to gain, the ectomorph should even AVOID...

FearIsGood‎, Today 10:02 AM
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Soreness after workouts?

I recently got back into working out and i always wanted to know if you are supposed to be sore after every workout. I am sore now because i havent worked out in a year but should i be sore if i keep working out? Is that how you know you are growing?

fanofthesport‎, Today 09:58 AM
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As a noobie im hopeing to build abit if muscle and lose some fat also i just woundered what what everybodys take on cardi first thing in a morning when i wake up at 6am as i start work at 7.30am ??? And dont get to the gym until 7.30pm so cardio after my workout is abit too much is there any...

Nathantrdc‎, 04-14-2014 11:00 AM
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Post RANT: "You are entering a judgment free zone." -TAAB

We use creatine-fueled synergy of algorithms and nano-matrices to bring big data to the forefront, where it really matters to you. 1) Your Saturday is wide open. You decide to take the time to: stock up on ammunition buy a shiny new dong take pictures of dags 2) Oh no! Your boss just put...

theshoupguy‎, 01-27-2014 08:23 PM
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I need answers.

Hey everyone iv been working out for a while and I'm just tired of getting **** results. I need to know where to get the best workouts? How long should I work out for? How many days should i workout for? What body parts should i workout together in a workout to get the best results? What should I...

Suede19‎, Today 10:23 AM
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EliteFTS - So You Think You Can Squat

What do you think about the technique that he is teaching? is it right ? that a Hb Squat right? this is part 1 of 5 Did anyone know a good book about the hb squat ? (Something like the lb squat chapter on SS book, But instead of Lb Squat, Hb Squat) ...

Ssharon95‎, Today 10:19 AM
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Quad VS Glute

HI, i'have problem with quads training; after every training i feel stiff in my glute and nothing in my quads ! here is my workout, i'have tried a lot of exercises to feel better the quads.... split squat 4 sets steps up 4 sets one leg hack squat 4 sets seated leg curl 4 sets

david_90‎, Yesterday 10:57 PM
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Most Badass Lift

I've saw a video over a year ago of a guy doing a hang clean, into a front squat then popping the bar up and catching it with one arm (in the center of the barbell) overhead. Anyone know the name of this lift? I can no longer find the video.

matt3122‎, Today 07:24 AM
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Shoulder problem with wide grip pull ups

Every time I perform wide grip pull ups (palms facing away), after the first 5-6 reps my left shoulder joint feels as if it's coming out of place. And when I go up, it feels like there's a slight pop half way through, although I get no pain. Is there a way to correct this? Or is it just the way...

StrangeReality‎, Today 09:13 AM
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Smile Breathing on Squats

Hi guys, my apologies if this has been asked before but I have an important question. I do smith machine squats atg and have a question on breathing technique. Usually, what I do is inhale on the way down, hold my breath on the first half of the way up and then exhale during the home stretch....

AquaForest‎, Today 09:07 AM
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Want to buy HandGripper for Forearm, brand, suggestion?

You have any suggestion of good quality product for me?

1mark‎, Today 09:41 AM
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lower back pain on back squats

To keep it short: Deadlift 1RM: 360lbs Squat 1RM: 265lbs (last summer) my back gets sore from 5x5 315 deadlifts. I bought some adipowers thinking they would help me (they help me go ATG ^^) I was supposed to do 5x5 at 240lbs on squat today but I have been studying for finals (college) so...

pistolpete1990‎, Today 09:15 AM
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Barbell Bench press really necessary, or are dumbbells just fine?

I tend to start off my workout with incline and flat dumbbell press, chest dips, and then cable flyes. Question is if I really need to do barbell bench press? I feel much more comfortable doing dumbbells at heavier weight, and I'm able to maintain my form but not for my barbell bench. ex) i try...

jgacilan‎, Yesterday 10:21 AM
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Question Help with abs exercises

From you expirience what ia the best exercaises for abs and how much sets and retruning for each exercise Thank you

nivg25‎, Yesterday 09:01 PM
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Lower back sore from Leg day?

hey all, I did a lot squatting yesterday. my lower back feels a bit tight in a bad way, but also a bit sore like I did lower back exercises... all I did was leg day so I'm guessing the lower back soreness has to do with squats. do squats work the lower back if done properly? or is my form...

chicagojosh‎, Today 08:32 AM
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Post Isolated Exercises for Biceps and Forearms?

Hi, I've been on a beginner bulking program for several months doing compound exercises (squats, pull ups, bench work, row, etc). I think I've plateaued in the last month cause I'm really struggling to get any established weight incrementation at this point. I want to mix in some isolated...

fightforlove‎, Yesterday 03:04 PM
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Squats ATG or nahh?

I have been lifting for a few months now and made good progress. Do you guys think it's more beneficial to drop the weight and go ATG on all sets or just go parallel and lift more weight? Currently if I got parallel I can squat about 200x5 and 135 ATG, just curious! Thanks!

baller4life0612‎, 04-21-2014 08:54 AM
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Low bar squat form check

bBuZk67vNZU Any tips appreciated.

Sharkanana‎, Yesterday 12:42 PM
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Exclamation How to lift with a torn labrum (shoulder joint)?

I've been experiencing severe pain in my shoulder for the past couple of months, saw an orthopedist specializing in shoulders, and he thinks I have a tear in the cartilage in my shoulder. I'm having an MRI done to confirm his suspicion, but it looks like surgery will be the solution assuming my...

Drukqs‎, Today 05:56 AM
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Deadlift form check 150kg for 5 @ 70kg

Please critique my form for further improvements I0b6L-mwbRI

phosureee‎, Today 07:45 AM
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Should I keep doing Fierce Five even if after the workouts I dont feel that tired?

I feel like I can keep going with more exercises or stuff like that

peacher87‎, Yesterday 10:32 PM
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Question Squats with a gym ball

Following a knee injury (dislocation) two years ago and a lot of rehab, I am learning how to do squats without hurting my knees. I love the hack-squat but the machine itself with no weight is about 25k and too heavy for me to start. I have had it suggested that I start by doing squats with just my...

vhenley164‎, Today 05:09 AM
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Breaking through a Plateau on a few lifts

Maybe I'm speaking prematurely, but I feel like I shouldn't be having this problem yet. Currently on a slow bulk at 3,500 calories. I haven't really seen much weight gain the past 2 weeks (in fact might have lost some/staying the same/recomping I have no idea what the F*ck is going on with my body...

startingtolearn‎, 04-21-2014 12:52 PM
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form check push press

Hey everybody, I was having some issues push pressing as my push press blows in comparison to my strict press. I have hit 175 strict press (last week) and in this video I am failing twice with 195 (getting it on the third) and finally getting 205. My back squat to just below parallel box squat is...

leafman23‎, Yesterday 03:44 PM
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