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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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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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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 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: 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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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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Question RANT: Who is the biggest azzhole ITT?

You aren't. Now GTFO.

theshoupguy‎, 01-27-2015 04:28 PM
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Smile Curious

Hi all!! This is my first question here at Bodybuilding.com! :) I have some questions in mind. What will happen if: 1. I life heavy weights and increase the weight and rep with each set? 2. I lift the same weight and increase reps in each set? I just want to know which would build/burn...

AestheticsLover‎, Today 03:16 AM
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7 Slimming Workouts For Small Spaces

Jumping rope Body-weight workouts Kettlebells Suspension training Indoor cycling

zoltanszecsi‎, Today 05:43 AM
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Exercise advice you wish you had heard sooner.

What do you wish someone would have told you back when you started lifting? What advice would you offer to someone just starting out?

Canadiantuxedo‎, Yesterday 02:38 PM
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Angry Deadlift overrated? Can live without it?

Hi guys, My first post on forum, but I recently read an article online about "7 POPULAR LIFTS YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT" and on second place, is the "deadlift" and says: source: muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-tips/7-popular-lifts-you-can-live-without/slide/3 What do you guys think? I...

baidoc‎, Today 02:35 AM
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Best exercise for biceps

Currently all I do for biceps is pull ups and hammer curls. I was wondering which exercise is the best to gain overall mass on your bicep/arm: Hammer Curls or Barbell Curls. Which one has given you the most improvement on size of bicep.

BigZee60‎, Yesterday 09:04 PM
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Close Grip Bench Press issue

Hi, so I want to add some thickness to my arms (14 inches). Ive found the isolation exercises which suit me and give me a nice pump, close grip rope pulldown, reverse grip pulldown and lying dumbell extensions. Now for the CGBP....i just cant feel my triceps working, only shoulder discomfort! I...

RussianCali‎, Yesterday 12:21 PM
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Question MUSCLE SORENESS after working out?

Ok I lift weights and I get sore the next morning....well how long is the soreness supposed to last? and are some people faster recovering from a workout then others? It seems it takes me 5 days to lose the soreness completly. today My legs are so sore from doing squats yesterday and hamstrings...

DaHooligan‎, 03-31-2006 07:45 PM
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Flexibility - Growth link

What's everyone's view on how flexibility issues hinder growth? I tend to gain weight good through my chest / back but struggle with my calves, hams and quads. I have gained good strength in my legs, squatting 1.6x BW for 5x5 , and GVT at around 1.2x BW but as much as the strength has come my...

JRH31‎, Today 01:01 AM
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Best Exercise for each muscle group

Hi guys, do you think these are the best exercises for each muscle group?. Which are your best exercises for maximum gains? watch?v=rICEjUZ8rqw

Chisk1n‎, Today 12:36 AM
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Deadlift and Romanian form check

Through the winter, I managed to hurt my lower back at one point and my lcl at another. Both were ski injuries. So it's been about 7-8 months since I have done either of the exercises and I just want to make sure they are still looking ok. The weight is quite light for the deads. I think my...

nevergain‎, Yesterday 01:27 AM
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Tennis elbow, pain during dumbbell row

I got the case of tennis elbow, a minor burning pain in the tiny bone sticking out at the elbow. I don't play tennis nor do I do anything that typically causes tennis elbow. Pain is pretty mild but been there for about a week and not improving. Pain is pretty bad during dumbbell rows, where you...

McAngus‎, Yesterday 02:43 PM
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What part of your body do you need to work out the most?

My shoulders and neck aee probably my best feature. Very defined, toned, and muscular. Next would be my arms. My ceps are pretty big even when I'm not flexing. I've always had a strong back and nice chest but what I need to work on the most is definitely my abs. I got a little gut over the last few...

concept2complex‎, 05-18-2015 03:21 PM
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Barbell row form check

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51DCNnD0qh8&feature=youtu.be Doesn't feel it in my back as I would with dumbbell rows and lat pulldowns so I am kind of worried that my form may be wrong.

Empiral‎, Yesterday 05:59 PM
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Take exercise or have a diet

As i want to lose weight and i like eating also?So, i am confused now.Take exercise or have a diet is a question for me.Take exercise may make me strong but let me have muscles also.I can not resist the tasty food.How...

ellasmoth‎, Yesterday 07:00 PM
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How long did it take you from going to a skinny guy to a jacked/shredded guy?

There must be some really ripped guys on here who used to be skinny I mean how long or how many months or years did it take you to get like that from scratch. There must have been some guys who started from scratch like me. I mean I have been lifting for 2 month now I went from 152 to 165 got a lot...

stewiegriff‎, 05-19-2015 06:06 PM
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Getting into deadlifting, seeking tips on form

Hi folks I'm fairly new to deadlifting, so would appreciate any tips on improving form. Here is a vid of me today. youtube /watch?v=7Bmcz2c49YM Thanks in advance for any comments! Warren

rivercurrents‎, 05-07-2015 02:39 AM
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Lower back sore after deadlifts?

Is it normal for your lower back to be sore after lifting hard on deadlifts? I know deadlifts also work out your lower back, so is it normal if it is sore the next day?

ajymerced‎, 06-19-2011 11:07 PM
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Chest/Shoulder Mobility

Just a thread to see if anyone implements anything into their routine for Shoulder/Chest mobility which they find works well. I have a lack of mobility / tightness especially in my chest region which prevents me from doing over head squats, military press with great form, etc. So I have set aside...

JRH31‎, Yesterday 04:06 AM
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Shrugs/Dls on back day question

Hi guys i want to know if exercises like shrugs and kelso shrugs, do you count them as back exercises? My back day consists on - Conventional Deadlifts - Weighted Chin Ups - Barbell bent over underhand rows - Lat pull down underhand grip - Unilateral dumbbell bent over row underhand grip...

S0ulBerzerker‎, 05-19-2015 09:55 AM
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What else could i do on rest days

At present i am doing the Fierce 5 workout on Mon, Wed and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursdays i do a sprint run on a treadmill - by that i mean i set the speed to 10 (the highest on my machine) run for around 1 min 40 secs and then have a min rest and repeat 3/4 times. I'm not sure if thats the...

JamiePattison‎, 05-06-2015 02:13 AM
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Question Am i doing too many sets ? please help!

I am currently following a 4x per week bodybuilding work out program. Chest/back&biceps/delts&triceps/ legs&calves Repetition range is 6-10 reps Is the volume too high ? Should I lower it down Chest/back/legs - 21 sets Deltoid - 15 sets Bicep/triceps - 10/12 sets Traps- 4 sets

SMazumder275‎, 05-20-2015 08:44 AM
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Smile when should i workout my abdominals?

i currently workout 6 days a week. Monday legs, tuesday arms, wednesday shoulders, thursday chest, friday legs, and saturday back. i dont have a specific day for abs but i really want to put an emphasis on them since its almost bikini season, how often should i do them? also, what are some of...

mcqueenmg‎, 05-20-2015 04:41 PM
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Muscle fatigue?

Hey, So i m just wondering why do some days(lets say monday)i can do 100 push ups at max but then day after it or 2 days after i can do only 80. Is that fatigue?

Milos108‎, 05-20-2015 04:12 AM
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Stretch Reflex and Stretching

I've been wondering about the stretch reflex recently. If, for example, you were doing standing toe touches and the stretch reflex was turned off completely, would you fall forward (meaning you would lose balance because there wasn't any contraction to hold you up) or would the muscle simply relax...

RodriguesJosh‎, 05-20-2015 03:39 PM
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