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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: 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 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: 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: 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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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: 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 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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Lack of pain/pump in shoulders

Hey, I've been going to the gym for about a year now and I think it's fair to say that I've never really felt much pain or had a great pump in my shoulders. My traps always hurt as I train these together. I usually do shoulder press on a machine 4sets, then 4 sets of dumbbell press. The same...

Symms‎, Yesterday 02:43 PM
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Question how much variation is not too much ??

shock muscles with new exercises to introduce growth ... so here i wanted to ask like how often should we do that .. what my mind says is .. if i change my workout every week then the muscles will get confused n wont grow much coz like if m doing same exercises from last 4 weeks then muscles will...

SimerGrewal‎, Today 12:08 AM
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is 16 inches arms big for 6'5 guy?

Title says it... :-)

BodyExplosion‎, Yesterday 07:14 AM
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Decline in deadlift weight today.

Hey guys, So I've been attempting to hit a 405 deadlift, but seem to be having some difficulty doing so. June 13th I hit 385, then 395lb on my deadlift, probably could have gone for a 405 but felt taxed. Since then I've been doing 405lb rack pulls, 195+ front squats, as well as t bar rows...

thadderbox‎, Today 12:03 AM
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Lift in the morning, Jogging at night?

So i started lifting a month or so ago, I was wondering as long as i kept my Macro's up would a 30 minute jog in the evening's effect my gains at all? nothing heavy just a light jog around the park. i assume this would help build up my endurance?

chrisyboy121‎, 06-29-2016 03:58 PM
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Fix my squat

Hey guys, I'm doing the fierce 5 program right now but squats are still difficult because I feel like I'm leaning forward to much. I'm doing hip, hamstring, calves stretches, leg swings before I squat. Can anyone help me? Tell me what I'm doing wrong and if it's a flexibility issue suggest some...

EtarLLife‎, 06-27-2016 08:05 AM
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Will 45 lb side bends build decent obliques?

(I don't care about V shape) I did side bends yesterday for the first time and my obliques are the most sore they have ever been. I did 45 lbs as the starting weight because I work out at home and that is the only weight with a grip that I have. Is this enough weight to build decent obliques?...

comp85t‎, Yesterday 07:57 PM
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Butt getting big....stop squatting?

Lately, I feel that my mid portion is getting a little wide like it used to be when i was chubby. It could be from diet but I try to eat as cleanly as possible. The one thing i rarely do is cardio. Did you guys have this problem while you were bulking? Could it be due to squats and working...

importrev‎, 03-21-2006 12:43 PM
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Injury work-arounds

Hello people. A week or so ago I took a nasty fall and landed on both elbows. Nothing is broken, but my arms are still very weak and rather painful a week later. I haven't been able to do anything involving weights or anything else that requires me to put weight on my forearms, such as push ups....

prawn11‎, Yesterday 09:12 PM
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Exercises or recommendations to decrease belly fat

Hi Friends, My name is Brad and I am 25 years old, 5'8" and about 150lbs. Like many other guys, I unfortunately store any weight that I take on in my stomach and am left with the dreaded "chicken legs". I do 3 intense lifting sessions a week as well as 3 cardio sessions but am scared of losing...

bradb2690‎, 06-29-2016 12:34 AM
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Skipping 2 Consecutive Days due to Fatigue

Usually I train from Mon-Sun with only having Friday off due to my work schedule. By training I only do full body workouts and cardio mixed in. Today I woke up so sore that when I started my workout t my body didn't want to cooperate. It has been a long time ( more than 6 months ) since I took more...

787fighterpilot‎, Yesterday 05:24 AM
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Deadlift Questions

2 questions 1. How many reps should I do per set for my deadlift? I dont know if 10 reps means that my weight is too little? like after the 7th or 8th rep it gets really hard so I push to 10. Would this mean I would have to up the weight so that I could do like 5 reps where as on the last rep...

JasonXenithX2‎, Yesterday 04:54 AM
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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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Can I do incline bench press instead of flat bp?

When you punch in a face, arm moves not like in flat bp, but rather higher than chest level, like in a slight incline bench press. And I don't like bench presses, don't know why, so can I do about 30 degrees incline bp only and still work sternal pectorals enough to not look like a freak with too...

Uber1name‎, Yesterday 02:58 PM
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I feel silly doing a body combat class?

First time doing it today and felt silly, anyone else felt like this when first doing it? Looks easier than what it is!! Any tips?? Thanks

Jess1ann‎, Yesterday 12:32 PM
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Trouble w/ Pendlay Rows

I'm having some trouble (or at least I think I am) with the Pendlay Row. I'm not lifting as much as I would expect to when comparing it to my other lifts. It might be a form issue (video to come) but I'm not sure. I'm currently doing full body 3x a week, Squats 4x5 @225, Bench 3x5 @185, Pendlay...

danfleysher‎, Yesterday 09:52 AM
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Working out with Schuerman's Kyphosis (hunchback)

I have Schuerman's Kyphosis (commonly referred to as a hunchback). It's pretty bad (77 degree curve) and I'm looking to get in shape and improve how I look around that. I've never really had strong abs or shoulders as a result of the kyphosis so I was beginning to work those with a routine from a...

illegalnumbers‎, Yesterday 06:14 PM
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Thumbs up Chest fly machine

Hi I'm having some shoulder discomfort (slight) when I press overhead or do chest presses. I was thinking of giving that a bit of a break but would still like to work my chest to compensate. So will I see any gains on my pecs if I just use the chest fly machine for a while and does this still work...

Craigy97‎, Yesterday 01:09 PM
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Average time at the gym.

Just wondering how long do you think your workout should take? How long do you like to spend at the gym?

SeanCombz‎, 06-29-2016 10:50 AM
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4 x 12 vs 12, 10, 8, 6 vs drop set vs 5 x 5?

whats the best for building muscle? ive always sworn by 12, 10, 8, 6 and sometimes 4 x 12, ill usually hit 12, 10, 8, 6 on two exercises, and then hit 4 x 12 to failure on the third it seems to work great whats your oppinions

Redwhitenblue‎, Yesterday 12:22 PM
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Unbalanced development in chest

Hello everyone. I've had a great year thus far physically from losing a lot of weight(45 lb) and now developing a muscular physique. But I have a couple imbalances. Namely my right chest is smaller then my left. Also my left tricep is more developed than my right and vise versa for my biceps. I...

Shaunzx14‎, 06-11-2016 01:42 PM
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Right shoulder lower than left: How to correct this

Hi, my right shoulder is lower than my left and its very noticeable. I read on this board that it could be a scoliosis, so I went to my doctor and she told me, after watching my posture and my back, that it look like I have one side bigger than the other and she told me to see an osteopath, but I...

JoeDemers‎, 12-03-2011 08:56 AM
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Smile Returning after a year break!

Hello everyone! I am returning to the gym after a year of no physical exercise. I have been given the green light to do hot yoga, isometric exercises, and anything that doesn't cause me pain. I'm a 26 year old female with a L4-L5 bulge. The disk was pushed to the left causing my hips to...

MzCecil‎, 06-29-2016 06:36 PM
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Question calves

hi! i've just started working out my calves and i'm wondering about ensuring i get full range of motion. i usually sit on a bench and get a plate weight to put my toes on so that i can get the dip when i lower my calves during seated barbell raises. one time when i was finished, i took my feet off...

heh1‎, Yesterday 06:13 AM
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Arnold's lat pulldown

watch the first half the of this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T7k-VsCYlR0 Now inform me, why he did it like that? Did he just suffer from lordosis? was there An added benefit? I need answers lol

GROSO‎, 06-28-2016 10:56 AM
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