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Sticky Thread Sticky: Ask an Exercise Science major anything

Ask away. This thread will be nice for any basic or advanced questions as well as help me develop my knowledge and proficiency in my field. background in: biomechanics kinesiology exercise physiology athletic injuries all kinds of workout programming as well as advanced courses in...

y0lked‎, 07-12-2016 10:07 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 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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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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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: 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: 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 04:46 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 09:12 AM
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Advantages and disavantages of training to failure

Hey guys, I train hard, but not as hard as possible, even when people in my gym are usually surprised because I perform more exercises than average and my body has certainly improved faster than theirs. Even I lift more than them (but less than the guys in Youtube) and work harder, I still got a...

vicentequintero‎, 12-26-2016 06:05 PM
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Question Is Exercise Order Necessary while Working Out?

So, I have Signed up to a Super Set Plan by Late Greg Plitt on his site I've currently took up and working on his "Chest Explosion" Plan on his site, but the problem is the machines are limited at my gym and there are tons of people working out and since his exercises are superset, ill be...

rapturebliss‎, Today 10:20 AM
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Don't feel my back muscles when performing excercises

Whenever I try excercises for my back I never 'feel' them. I tried high volume, low volume, light weights, heavy weights, different kind of excercises,.. .Nothing seems to work. When having a break from the gym for a week and you start again, you feel every muscle is sore the next day, besides...

Eligible‎, Today 08:19 AM
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Side hurts when running.

So im getting these side stitches when running. I haven't run since my highschool mile which was over 2 years ago but since then I have lost about 70lbs. I am bulking right now so I know I won't be able to increase run time significantly but I'm really trying to want to have a decent liking for...

NickCTL‎, Today 11:09 AM
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ISO Exercises for leg development?

Morning all Short version of the story is. - Shattered left Kneecap in 2009, surgery to repair resulted in 4 screws and more. - Haven't played soccer since. - Knees always feel the best when I am doing some form of squatting an deadlifting regularly. - I include RDL's, Trap Bar deals,...

Deadliftin‎, Today 09:36 AM
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Over Active Psoas/Quads During Squats *NO PAIN*

Hey all, sorry if there's been a thread on this before, I've tried looking. Just some background info, I have a flat arch in my feet that went untreated and wasn't discovered till I was 19, by then I developed IT band syndrome and an anterior pelvic tilt because of weak glutes/core/lower back, all...

uncertainty95‎, 01-18-2017 04:42 PM
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does the middle head of the delt get hit during bench press/incline

Exactly what the title says. Im doing a upper/lower split and not sure what day to put laterial raises in Upper 1, were im doing starting off with Military press, or upper 2. Were im doing incline bench press? Obviously want to do them when they're as less fatigued as possible. No other movement in...

Daniiellclark‎, Today 10:14 AM
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Your Big Three Progression in the first year of lifting

Hey people. Just a thread here asking about what was your progression in your first year of lifting for Bench Press, Squat and Deadlift? Where did you start, where did your progression take you within your first year of lifting? And if possible, I'd like to know which program you were on at the...

calvilloIsGod‎, Today 08:32 AM
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Exclamation Switching up routines to prevent hitting plateaus

Hey, I was wondering how you guys switch up your training routines to prevent hitting plateaus??

Frankland‎, Today 04:44 AM
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Am I hitting all parts of my chest and shoulders?

The exercises I do for chest are: - Dumbbell Presses - Dumbbell Flys - Bench Press - High Cable fly - Mid Cable fly - Low Cable fly I do 30 min Monday and 30 min Friday which means 10 min each exercise. What I struggle with is which 3 exercises should i do in a day. I don't know what...

NathanXDC‎, Yesterday 12:51 PM
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optimal number of exercises per muscle group

Hi guys, I wander how many exercises per muscle group is enough. For example, if we train full body 3x week and perform 1 exercise per muscle group, that would sum up to 3 exercises per back, chest, legs etc. per week. But what about if we train a body part only once per week and we do more than...

KamilM‎, Today 06:20 AM
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Do I really have to touch bar to chest on the bench press?

I know range of motion is good for muscle development but I have a bit of a thin frame. For me to touch chest to bar my elbows will be literally under my back several imches which makes it hard to generate any strength. IVe seen some guys whos chests are so big they dont even reach a 90 degree...

MMAInfluenced‎, Yesterday 04:40 PM
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Smile Is it normal that I only feel deadlifts in my hamstrings when I go very heavy?

When I do deadlifts for 8 reps I usually only feel it in my lower back, but when I go heavier for 4 reps, I feel it mostly in my hamstrings. Is this a form issue? Or is this normal?

RoastedAlmonds‎, Today 01:29 AM
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Bench went down!!!

Before football was Bench 225 now even after I've been training for 2 months I'm at like 185.... help idk what I did to have it drop and idk how to get it back up

Ryangio72‎, 01-20-2017 04:39 AM
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Leg exercises with a slipped disc?

I injured myself lifting a heavy box in october, they gave me some meds and therapy exercises and a specialist appointment (which I never went to because the waiting time for consultation is like 3 hours long) I seem to be ok, It doesn't hurt anymore and it doesn't feel uncomfortable anymore I'm...

LordGrey‎, Yesterday 07:52 PM
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Max amount of push-ups with no rest or stopping whatsoever

Hey, I realize there are a lot of similar threads about this but none of them were detailed on the specifics of the push-ups. I'm talkin hands at shoulder width about, chest and thighs touching the ground and fully back up. No resting in the top position, and must keep moving up and down. With...

Uglykid781‎, Yesterday 10:10 AM
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Question Boxing workout

Anybody got a YouTube link to a good intense beginners boxing workout?? Or does anybody have a boxing workout that will get you cut and in shape??

Kfisch5‎, Yesterday 01:48 PM
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Insane Glute/Ham DOMS immediately after deadlifting.

So I get horrible DOMS almost immediately post deadlift when I do high volume sets. Today is my first day back from a 1.5 week deload. Admittedly I probably went overboard. I did a few warmup sets and then did 315x8 365x8 405x8

BrooklynBravest‎, Yesterday 04:09 PM
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Should I dedicate an exercise for forearms and traps?

I've been told they grow as part of other workouts so i shouldn't isolate them. Is this true or should I at least spend 20 min a week for each of them?

NathanXDC‎, 01-21-2017 11:36 AM
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Reverse grip lying tricep extension?

Hey everyone, I love doing lying tricep extension where the bar starts behind the head and is extended directly from this position (bar doesn't go over the face) simply due to the long head activation I get from it. However, recently I've experienced wrist pain while using the normal overhand grip....

dastardlyplan‎, Yesterday 06:12 AM
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Smolov results: 405 raw, below parallel...then 450 with wraps&belt at parallel

This week, I finally finished the Smolov squat routine. I hurt my shoulder a few months ago while training for an MMA fight, so I decided to do Smolov while my shoulder healed. Before the routine, I maxed 325 raw and 350 with belt and knee wraps. Now, I squatted 405 with NO belt and NO knee...

Paul_Rockey‎, 01-20-2017 05:25 PM
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Cool Chest fullness help me!

I have a thick outter chest but a nice amount of fat built up, what can i do to target the mid area and lose some fat in that area. Seems like i always feel the burn in my front shoulders

Johnmichael13‎, 01-20-2017 11:51 PM
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chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 11:38 AM
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help me ! Will this routine get me bigger arms ?

Biceps days only Monday Barbell curl Dumbell curl Hammer curl 4 sets for each exercise Wednesday rest Thursday

taynho‎, Yesterday 12:06 AM
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Thin guy here, I want to gain weight but also add an exercise to increase heart rate

I'm 5'10 and weight 175 lbs. I don't want to lose anymore pounds. But I really want to do an exercise where I can actually sweat and increase my heart rate. Maybe I should hop on the treadmill once a week for like 15 minutes? All I do is weight lifting exercises where I don't sweat nor do I build...

JeffNewYork‎, 01-21-2017 07:51 PM
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