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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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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: 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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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html 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: 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: 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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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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Squat form HELP (vid).. On a road trip to snap city!

w8yYz3LbNc8&feature=youtu.be recently switched to low bar squat.. these squats felt good, then I look at them on video and it's like wow doesn't look so healthy. is all of the back rounding near the bottom just from poor flexibility? A weak core?? or am I supposed to be staying more upright?...

samsonsrad‎, Today 01:57 PM
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I never get DOMS anymore in my bicep area.

Gains have been steady since I started lifting 4 months ago. What is amazing to me is that I never have felt sore in my bicep area. I remember when I was very young in my teens and I did bicep curls one day. I couldn't move my arms for days. I couldn't even bend them. Now I push myself...

ChrisCollins91‎, Today 11:37 AM
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Wrist injury during lateral raises...

So I was doing leaning laterals as always with a weight I've done for over a month. Today on my second set last rep, my left wrist "crunched" and became sore. I left after that (always sucks), and now it is sore on the outside pinky side of the wrist (where it crunched). Supinating that...

Rayzor84‎, Today 10:50 AM
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Today's back/bi excercise

Okay so if I have learned a thing or two from joining this forum is that I have been doing to many excercises or too much volume and not enough concentration/focus. I took the advice given to me and made this back/bi routine for today. What do you guys think? Back: Face Pulls 3-4x8-12 Pull-ups...

Appleteam‎, Today 12:26 PM
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Question Why don't I feel like I'm targeting my quads when doing front squats?!?!

Lean bulking very gradually and here is my program Add 5lbs per workout for pull-ups and bench Add 10lbs per workout for squats and deads Weighted pull-ups/chin-ups-5x5 Front squats-5x5 OHP/CGB/Bench-2x5/2x5/1x5 Dead lifts-5x5

SuperManDan8‎, Today 10:29 AM
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Exclamation Video: Squat Form?

Hi, all. I was wondering if some experienced weight-lifters could critique my form. It has been a couple years since I've done them, and I never really perfected it, so I'm looking get the best form possible, because I'll be lifting heavy within a year/don't want to injure myself. Aside from...

AaronAziz‎, Today 10:08 AM
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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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"Lifting while cutting?.. are you INSANE???"

So I talked to our gym instructor(he's a bodybuilder) today... Basically I've lost alot of weight with only cardio and a caloric deficit but unfortunately i've lost alot of muscle with the fat... so this is how the conversation with the instructor went... -"Hi, I need to start lifting in...

jim2213‎, Today 11:13 AM
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Deadlift PR 440@185

Wasn't planning to even try a 1rm, but I got mad and did. 15lb added from mid July. Going to do an actual mock meet in a few weeks with a taper, so I'm hoping for another 15lb or so for that 1rm. 4tOyfaBT3IQ

lee__d‎, Today 04:26 AM
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Dumbbell curlls and other similar exercises!

I was wondering how to record my weight lifted. For example, I do a curl with a weight that is 10 lbs on my right side 15 times. I do the same with a weight that is 10 lbs. When I record this in my workout, do I record it as 15 reps of 30lbs? Or 15 reps of 15 pounds? Do I need to add the total...

FitBlackGal‎, Today 11:07 AM
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Chest/Tri routine?

So I recently posted about my back/bi routine which I thought was pretty good before I made a BB acount. After reading the responses I understood that I was doing too much and that a lot of the members on this forum are MUCH more knowledgable than me on lifting so I wanted to see what you guys...

Appleteam‎, 08-25-2014 07:14 PM
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What do you guys think of this back/bi routine?

So I started separating my muscle groups during workouts in December and I found a website that has good exercises for each muscle group and it has worked but now I've been stuck at a plateau for almost 2 months. Ive treid drop sets super sets and everything but I don't seem improvements in my...

Appleteam‎, 08-24-2014 12:12 PM
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Some shoulder injury IDK please take a look

Not exercise related really but........perhaps I injured it on some repetitive movement. At work we wrap pallets with boxes stacked on top of one another we use wrapping poles to guide the plastic wrap around and around the base, sometimes calling for awkward arm/hand positions......I try...

TrueThreat‎, Today 12:10 PM
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How to get V Shaped Lower Abs?

I've been trying so hard to get a v low shaped abs (v cut)? any advice? any workouts to follow? Cheers SkimZedge

skimzedge‎, Today 05:31 AM
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Does standard bench press also help get bigger arms?

Hello evr1! Is that true that heavy barbell bench press with barbell or dumbbell press will help me get bigger arms as well? I'm not talking about close grip bench press or any other triceps exercises. Thank you so much.

BodyTranfguy‎, 12-17-2010 11:25 AM
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Unhappy Squats absolutely DESTROYED me today!

So I am doing ICF 5x5 and like normal I took on my tri-weekly squats at the beginning of my workout like normal, only thing seemingly different was that I was using new weight plates that I had ordered the day prior. My progression of weight from my last workout was normal, but by the end of my...

WontDieMirin‎, Today 05:28 AM
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Back hurts after shoulder press

Guys i've been on a vacation for 3 weeks and done absolutely nothing about lifting. When i get back to training, i felt my core weakened. I'm on 531 BBB and yesterday was 5x10 shoulder press day. On fifth set, the last rep, i pushed myself forward and made an extreme arch to complete the set, it...

hakonek‎, Today 05:38 AM
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Routine change - injured shoulder?

Hi, Ive injured my shoulder blade and as a result its pretty darn painful to deadlift/carry dumbells. My leg routine normally calls for 3-4 sets of both deads and lunges and i'm pretty gutted that I can't do them (im feeling pumped today). I'm looking for good replacement excercises to...

smopheh‎, Today 11:35 AM
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Why is my bench press not going up? (beginner)

Sup guys, I started seriously lifting 6 months ago, I bulked from 58-69kg but I didnt gain alot of muscle because I didnt really have a plan. So when I started, I could barely get 5 reps on the bar, but then It shot up to 45kg in only 3 months (i train chest once a week).. My routine consisted of...

Essa9696‎, 08-26-2014 01:07 AM
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training with MD

Hi, I'm quite new here. I haven't been diagnosed with MD (muscular dystrophy) but my father has it and when he look at me he's quite sure I have it since I'm so small and I have trouble gaining muscle and my muscles don't grow(if they do) normally. I've tried to train a little bit (6-7 months,2-3...

skorix1‎, Today 11:12 AM
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Obliques related concern.

First thing i noticed about Lazar (besides his definition obviously) was his obliques. my question is, is it that he just have some damn good genetics or everyone's obliques looks something like that but his' are just well developed? if so, any recommended oblique exercises?

OmarElBanna‎, Today 09:45 AM
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Burnt out from push/pull/legs twice a week?

I'm on my 2nd week of push/pull/legs twice a week. I felt great the first week, but this week I just feel like I am completely drained. I was doing a 4 day split for the past 3-4 months. Is this expected for the first little bit? Or is this my body telling me I'm not ready for this? I should...

clouth‎, 05-14-2014 06:29 AM
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feel like elbow comes out?

Hi guys, I have noticed that sometimes if i do a tricep workout or diamond push ups before i do any other body part exercises, i kinda feel this weird discomfort in my elbow..Almost as if i the elbow itself went out of it's socket for a bit and then later returned. Much time after, if i target...

cloud90‎, Today 09:52 AM
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why long pants for squat?

i'm new to bodybuilding and I'm trying to learn as much as possible. I notice in pics and vids of people squatting, it seems 95% of them are wearing long pants. It even goes back to the Arnold/Tom Platz days... always long pants/sweats. and the current BB stars are wearing long pants for all...

bultaco‎, Today 07:59 AM
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Talking Finally hit 225 @145LB BW Front Squat (VID)

Guess who learned how to front squat brahs. G2qwAwrBpGA

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