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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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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I have TWO important questions!!

Hi All, Been lifting for a few years but only focused on it (100% Commitment) this year, love everything about it!! I have two questions that I'd appreciate if anyone can help me with 1 - I do heavy weight traps exercises, twice a week (I do it with shoulders), my problem is that they get...

KenyLifts‎, Today 12:06 AM
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Advice on my workout part 2

I posted a thread the other day with a workout routine which split individual body parts. I was advised to go push/pull or upper/lower so that I can train everything twice a week. I was also recommended the Fierce 5 program. I've read through that and it sounds good but I've suffered with some...

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Can bent over dumbell rows help with lat developement?

Can dumbell rows help with lat development in terms size and increasing lat strength if you dont have any lats to begin with? Ive just begun to work on my lats and I currently have none to begin with lol, was just wondering if I can use dumbell rows to build overall lat strength since I cant do...

sokyute‎, Yesterday 05:43 PM
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Question bench press grip

Hi guys , I'm tall nearly 188 cm , my friend told me that i should hit the bench press with the wide grip not the medium grip , but what should i do the wide or the medium and what's the different btw them ?

sadikafid1‎, Yesterday 02:49 PM
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Question Beginner doing Advanced regiment, is this bad?

I started going to the gym about 3 months ago and have been only hitting the weight machines. I have made some pretty good progress so I decided I should probably learn how to use free weights. I loaded up the Arnold Arnold Blueprint to the bodyspace app and have been following that. What I failed...

hollen949b‎, Today 01:17 AM
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Post FST-7 does NOT stretch the fascia

I'm sure by now, most of you know about the FST-7 training principles. And, many of you have probably put it into practice...and likely with good results. These results, however, are NOT due to expanded fascia. In order to find proof that increased blood flow does not cause fascia expansion, one...

J_Bo‎, 11-20-2009 12:06 PM
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Wink How to get my glutes on?

how do you add strength and mass to your ass? I have no idea.

KublaKhan111‎, Yesterday 05:04 PM
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hows my deadlift form

Hey guys so in new to doing deadlifts I have read up on them watched all kinds how to videos and I feel like I kinda have a grasp on what I should be doing but the only way to really figure it out is to just go do it. I been doing them for a couple weeks now with what I think is alright form but I...

PaulE904x‎, Yesterday 11:13 PM
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Having trouble with my Squat form

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. I've been an occasional visitor because this forum has alot of knowledge which is great! I need a bit of help with my squat form (I think). I think I'm a bit of a 'knee bends first' person rather than a 'hip-first' person, but I seem to find it natural to...

iDaedalus‎, Yesterday 02:32 AM
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Working out twice a day?

I'm considering working out once in the morning and again in the afternoon because my muscle recover really fast and I don't feel like I did anything when I only train once a day. Also I noticed jay cutler also trains twice a day I want to do the same thing. How should I set up my exercises If I...

ddspasoski‎, 04-21-2011 04:45 PM
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what do you thin of this machine for cardio ?

It looks amazing

squall121‎, Today 02:00 AM
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Chest supported row hurting rib area?

After a couple weeks of consistently doing chest supported rows, I get this somewhat painful/irritating feeling in the upper ab/rib general area. Dafuq is this? Now that I think about it, I vaguely remember getting it on the same exercise a few years ago.

Ion33‎, Yesterday 11:09 PM
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Pain at base of shoulder blade?

Over the last few hours I've noticed this sharp ache at the bottom of my right shoulder blade, it hurts to turn my body but not really to move my arm. Possibly related to lifting?

Trinidad1969‎, 10-21-2014 10:51 PM
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Best Back Width Exercises

Looking to bring up my back width a lot. Hitting the gym tomorrow with intentions of focusing on this. I know all the exercises obviously but would like opinions on the best exercises and rep ranges that have helped some of you out there to really get that width

KDG730‎, Yesterday 04:43 PM
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Squat problem

When I get done with heavy squat sets, my face is read af and my eyes are blood shot. Is this normal and how can I stop this?

Dafushnizz‎, Yesterday 11:20 AM
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Fat Gripz

Okay so i bought a pair of these off a mate for $20 who didnt want them anymore. With using these whats the best time to use them? mainly arm workouts? Can using these take away from the muscle your trying to target? (i.e, using them on a bench press for example) Could be useful to use on most...

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ceagceog2‎, Yesterday 11:23 PM
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dazed after 1 rep (((Squats)))

Hey all, Just got done with my leg work outs at the gym. Question... When I got to squats ( saved the best for last ) Had 5 warm up sets to get my form down than put 260 on the bar went a$$ to grass and once I was up I immediately racked the bar because I was in a complete daze and my legs...

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not getting squat depth effect overall development?

hey guys, when i squat i have a problem with that butt wink thing or whatever you call it (not sure if it can be fixed?) anyway i can almost get down to parallel before this starts happening, its pretty close to it. Maybe 2 inches shy of it (mainly my back squat as i tend to lean forward a...

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Ramped Intensity Progression and CNS Peaking

Central Nervous System Fatigue Before I get into why you need to follow planned progression I want to cover what happens to your Central Nervous System during weight training. When you begin weight training your CNS will slowly increase it’s efficiency to the added stimulus (weight/rep...

davisj3537‎, Yesterday 09:09 PM
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Does letting bar go past head in skull crushers work more tricep heads?

Hello, I was wondering if you lower the bar past your head in skull crushers if it will work more tricep heads than only lowering to your forehead. Does skull crushers work all 3 heads? Would lowering the bar past my head work the 3 heads more or help balance out the work they do?

AndroidFan82‎, 10-03-2014 03:46 PM
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Squat, upper quad problem?

Hello, Long story short, every time I squat or leg press (sometimes) I keep feeling sharp pain on my right upper quad. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I've been lifting for solid 5~6 months (I initially started about a year ago... I had initially felt the pain on right quad in general a...

honeyydew‎, 10-16-2014 07:17 PM
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Nervous about starting the gym

Sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forum. So I finally got my gym membership today and start on Monday after my induction. I have to admit though, I'm really anxious about starting it; if I'll see any improvement and will I do things correctly since I'm not the most knowledgeable about...

BiggestDreamer‎, Yesterday 05:53 AM
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