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Question about lifting and spinal fracture

So I teach at a local college. I have a student that says he fractured his L4 and L5 vertebrae and had slippage of L2/L3 while dead lifting 135 pounds. He also says that he had 6 vertebrae fractures while squatting in high school. I saw the x-ray and it was legitimate. So what gives? What...

Sader762‎, Yesterday 12:43 PM
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Poll Poll: Smith Machine Shrug vs. Barbell Shrug

My current program calls for barbell shrugs. My gym has a squat rack which when empty and no one wants to use it (it's a small gym and not crowded when I go) I use it for barbell shrugs. But I was looking at the exercises here and noticed the smith machine shrug is rated higher than the normal...

HealthNut12‎, 10-18-2014 05:23 PM
Yesterday, 06:19 PM Go to last post
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Upper Back Rounds when picking up Deadlift?

Is this dangerous or not? Basically I am not flexible enough. I try to push my shoulder blades back and keep them tight....but then I can't reach the I keep my shoulders normal pick up the bar but it looks like rounding of the upper back in the mirror. Pinning the shoulder back to...

StillFat53‎, 10-21-2014 07:58 AM
Yesterday, 06:03 PM Go to last post
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smith machine squats. good or bad for athletes

the gym i have been going to has just replaced their power rack with a smith machine. i have never done smith machine squats. are they safe for some one who is very active like me. i workout out 5 days a week. i lift 3 days a week. and do plyos 2x a week. i do this because i want to get better at...

libanbolt‎, 10-21-2014 04:58 PM
Yesterday, 06:01 PM Go to last post
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my workout length

hi, its my first post so don't judge me if i did something a little bit wrong: thread or place where i posted. so i work out maybe 10-15 hours every week but problem is that i do not work out every day when i workout current muscles e.g. chest , i like to do full workout for it i guess i do...

chesternman‎, 10-14-2014 11:10 AM
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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, 10-22-2014 02:49 PM
Yesterday, 05:57 PM Go to last post
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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, 10-22-2014 04:43 PM
Yesterday, 05:52 PM Go to last post
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incline bench seat

Hi. I was just wondering if it makes any difference if seat on incline bench press is lower or higher on pins? I think its for people who are taller or shorter (my guess)?

Venomus250‎, Yesterday 09:30 AM
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Front squat vs Back squat, which works glutes more?

It's difficult getting a definitive answer from the research I'm doing. I've read that front squats are more quad dominant but can still grow the glutes like crazy with the right technique. I'm looking for the right squats for the most growth but, if I can get good growth from front squats...

BiggestDreamer‎, Yesterday 04:04 PM
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Developing Shoulder Press Strength

I'm trying to develop strength all around but in particular my dumbbell shoulder press strength because its my favorite exercise. I currently hit shoulders once a week and usually do about 4-5 sets of dumbbell presses with 60-70lb dumbbells. I can do 60s for around 12-15, 65s for 8-10 and 70s...

KDG730‎, 10-22-2014 04:39 PM
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i want to look like MR FKN INCREDIBLE

hey guys im curious whats the best exercises to appear wider? i know lateral raises is one but what else? i want my shoulders to be as wide as possible and also whats the best exercises for my lats be wider? not thicker my lats/back are naturally very thick but not that wide i want to aim more for...

zejj‎, Yesterday 05:02 PM
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Question can't do legs

I am going to start Kris Gethin 12-Week Daily Trainer in a week and half as my first plan. but he calls for a lot of leg workouts. I can not do legs do to a ruptured Hamstring caused during Training in the Army. I can run at my own pace and walk hat is about all I do on my legs because of the...

Knuckelheaded‎, Yesterday 05:10 PM
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Critique my squat?

I have had a number of injuries that have limited by ability to do lower body work, and have just recently got back into squatting. Haven't been able to look at myself until I got a friend to take this video of me the other night: Any tips? ...

Jcart159‎, Yesterday 12:40 PM
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Having trouble with deadlift

Ok, I've been struggling with the deadlift lately. I started madcows 5x5 six weeks ago and have been seeing great gains. For example, my squat has gone up from 240 to 270 and bench from 165 to 190 and I'm showing no signs of slowing down. My bent over row has been kinda sucky form wise and weight...

Taylor2052‎, 10-22-2014 04:16 PM
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Loose Skin (another thread)

I lost about 70lbs (was 220, went down to 150) real quick about a year ago when I went thru a time of stress and got sick. Now I'm stuck with a lot of loose skin. I mostly have loose skin on my butt (I had a big butt) and stomach. The stomach isn't half as bad as my butt and have more optimism...

thatguy219‎, Yesterday 02:06 PM
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Thumbs down I'm a mess

My stats: 5'11 186pounds 17 years old After losing a lot of fat, I decided to gain muscle. I worked my butt off this year. No results. I am starting to think I have gynacaemastia because my chest won't grow and quite frankly, instead of losing fat and building muscle I'm gaining fat. I...

ShahUsman‎, Yesterday 10:50 AM
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Could tight hamstrings be the cause of my back pain?

I have had a bad back now for 8 or 9 months. The pain changes all the time, sometimes right down by my tailbone, sometimes low back sometimes mid back and even up in the neck. When I stretch my hamstrings it doesn't feel the saem as any other stretch, it def 'hurts' more than it stretches. i...

WeedyBloke‎, 04-18-2006 07:40 AM
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Sumo DL starting weight? Recommended % of conventional pull/squat?

If I've never pulled sumo before, but have a conventional dead of 200 for reps, and a squat 1RM of around 200, what would an appropriate starting weight be for me to complete 2x5 sumo pulls relatively easily, not giving too much stress, and allowing me to learn the form well (obviously without...

CJ93UK‎, 10-20-2014 05:02 PM
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Squat weight distribution/feeling (long femurs)

Novice lifter, have worked a lot on squat form and flexibility to be able to break parallel (barely). I squat low bar, and I am tall with long femurs (195cm tall, femur 56cm from femoral head to lateral epicondyle). Question is, is it OK to feel like the weight is on my midfoot, somewhere...

drgreyfox‎, Yesterday 11:31 AM
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Different parts of tricep

What's up guys I been working triceps for a few months now and I got pretty good results in the lower part of my triceps especially thanks to rope extensions, but here's the thing, you know the part of the triceps the one in the top? The one that when you get it toned it makes your arms look...

Poptarthunter‎, Yesterday 08:47 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, 10-22-2014 11:09 PM
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what do you thin of this machine for cardio ?

It looks amazing

squall121‎, Yesterday 02:00 AM
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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, 10-22-2014 11:13 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...

flybird‎, 10-22-2014 08:22 PM
Yesterday, 08:39 AM Go to last post
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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, 10-22-2014 05:04 PM
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