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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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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: 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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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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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 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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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: 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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Squat and Deadlift form check

Hi guys, a newbie here! I've started Stronglifts 5x5 6 weeks ago and need some feedback on my squats and deadlift. Now that weights are starting to be challenging, i want to make sure that my form is spot on. I feel reasonably confident about my squats, less so on deadlifts, where i feel like my...

golfer85‎, Today 08:01 AM
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Some Lifts You Should Just Not Go Heavy On?

I wanted to train MMA right when I turned 18 a few months after HS but my parents said they wouldn't help me pay for college if I competed because it would be un-fair if they got stuck with my tuition and housing expenses in the event of an injury or devastating knockout of some sort that could...

tkelly260‎, Today 07:32 AM
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why are there so many people claiming their workout routine is the best

its ridiculous i look on youtube and do a google search and everyone claims their sht is the sht and other guys dont know what they are doing.. dont you think its pretty stupid to claim you are the best when about 1000 people a day also claim same thing long story short.. how the f do i...

raverx3m‎, Yesterday 11:13 PM
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RANT: The Neverending Basement-Dwelling Fantasy Brag-Fest.

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 11:38 AM
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Squat form check

vimeo com/205662617 (add a "." before "com") Here i am doing a set of 5 with 200 pounds. I notice i have a slight amount of posterior pelvic tilt , however i dont get any pain in my lower back (maybe because im still using relatively light weight). Is it something i should worry about or can i...

Owlik‎, Yesterday 05:06 AM
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Foam rollers

http://www.kmart.com.au/product/3-in-1-foam-roller---grey--orange/818311 I wanted to get into self myofascial release will these be sufficient or do I need to look into higher quality ones?

FluffyChapstick‎, Today 04:06 AM
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Question About My Leg Situation

Ok, so here is my situation. I am a college level football player and we are in the weight room 3 times a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On each of those days we d at LEAST one leg exercise (i.e Monday = Back squat.. Tuesday = Power Clean.. Thursday = Hang Cleans, Bulgarian Front Squats). We...

ZachShahin‎, Yesterday 12:34 PM
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Difficulty Losing Fat

Been on a deficit diet since feb. 1 But somehow, I am having trouble losing WEIGHT. I am 23 years old 5' 6 and a half 180 lbs. I am assuming that my bf is aroung 32% Workout is from 5-6 days using PPL (I SKIP the other leg day sometimes) I dont do CARDIO Been lifting for 9 months already, i...

ChaelYui028‎, Today 12:05 AM
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Tricep mass

Hey, My tricep is really lacking, you can even say my bicep is more dominating... So please take time to answer my questions :) 1.) Should i do 2 tricep excercises instead of one? (i m doing upper/lower split) 2.) Is it possible to hit all 3 tricep heads with 1 excercise?

Milos108‎, Yesterday 05:22 PM
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100 Pound Cut halfway done Need Lifting help for intermediate

I think I might have posted in the wrong area earlier Hey everyone Long story short in 2015 I was bed ridden from a health issue and because of that I gained over 60 pounds in a year. As soon as I got better and my doctor said I could workout.. I started Tracking my calories with a food scale...

BRIAN10197‎, Today 02:40 AM
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Question Quick question about bench/seat form

Should my lower back be pressed down (flatter) against the bench/backrest? Right now it kind of curves upward instead. I think I have some APT going on during my dumbbell bench presses especially, and I think this might be something I should aim for – to flatten down along with everything else...

WritingVincent‎, Yesterday 11:43 PM
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Movements for a smaller, tighter waist

As bodybuilders, we all strive to attain the classic v-shape physique. This can be achieved by making the upper body wider, and or making one's waist as small as possible. The latter is especially important to those of us not blessed with wide clavicles. Other than weight loss, what exercises...

BulkedSpotter‎, 02-24-2017 07:32 AM
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Why can't I Front squat or clean?

Okay so I need your guys help with these two... For whatever reason these two exercises feel So foreign and uncomfortable I cannot perform either, and unsure if i'm doing them wrong or if I need to just suck up the pain. My two issues with these are 1- my wrist mobility, holding weight in the...

Xtactical‎, Yesterday 01:12 PM
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Any point go counting steps? I get 20,000-30,000 steps a day. Any good come from that? I have had some family members say that is bad for my health. Is it? I get a lot of blisters.

BettaPonic‎, Yesterday 05:56 PM
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Daily activities outside the gym

Since I've started lifting again, I've also been paying attention to certain things like 1) how much I use my left hand and arm to do things because it is weaker and 2) my "form" when doing things like stooping or reaching and bending over. Does anyone else do this? Are there benefits to this. ...

amartin315‎, Yesterday 06:48 AM
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Work out back without working traps

I'm female and don't want my traps to getting bigger since I like my shoulders looking wide and straight (plus I've got naturally big traps already). When I use the machines like rows for example, I always feel it in my traps even when I try to maintain that mind-muscle connection. Some machines...

mayjunee‎, Yesterday 05:20 PM
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Leg Press Quad Isolation

I'd like to know how to best target the quads when using the leg press with regards to foot placement (height and width). I currently use medium width with the feet low on the platform with my toes pointed out. I always tend to feel them more in my glutes, not that this is bad i would just...

double__j‎, 12-21-2006 01:24 PM
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German volume training vs full body workout

I'm a beginner body builder and my current goal is to increase muscle mass and firm up my chest.Which type of routine should I go for..?

Kostavo‎, Yesterday 09:53 AM
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Splitting muscle groups into 2 dif gym visits

guys, im in between jobs. i got plenty of time on my hands to spend at the gym. Is it going to be a benefit to split my routines into two different visits to the gym? example: spend a complete 45 to 60 min routine on on chest in AM and spend another entire 45 to 60 min routine on triceratops in the...

MmmWatermelon‎, Yesterday 11:50 AM
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Building leg mass with bad knees

Hi, I want to add some mass to my legs but my knees are quite bad. I used to do a lot of running so my cartilage is pretty word down. I can't do a single squat at all with no weight as I can't get back up once I'm down. I don't want to try leg extensions because I imagine they put a lot of stress...

person31‎, Yesterday 10:41 AM
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What exercises will help me climb a rope????

I'm planning on joining the military and If I can't climb a rope, I'll be sent home.. I don't have a rope, nor do I know any gym that does.. I can do about 14 full extended arm pull-ups atm, but do they use the same muscles? I'd like to be able to climb it without the use of my legs btw.. Any...

Marauder09‎, 11-29-2009 02:10 PM
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Question Lat pulldown alternative

Hey guys, starting the fierce 5 beginners routine tomorrow but I need some help. One of the exercises in the workout is a lat pulldown, and if that's not possible then pullups are the alternative. My problem is I only have dumbbells/barbells and work at home so I have no way of doing the lat...

Jammydodger420‎, 02-24-2017 10:05 PM
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Trying to get back in shape and look good

I started insanity 2 weeks ago. Ive lost 10 pounds and i feel real good. I want to start lifting aswell. Was thinking of replacing the cario recovery with lifting and also lifting sundays on the off day i have. So my question is, would i gain muscle even tho im doing a workout like insanity?

Mjasso2012‎, 02-24-2017 01:48 PM
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tibialis anterior exercises?

how can you effectively work, and/or islotate the tibialis anterior? any exercises?

dribbler‎, 05-25-2008 11:22 AM
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what is your favorite shoulder exercise?

I am always looking for new exercises for shoulders please drop your favorite exercise below! thanks!

Dblock29‎, 02-23-2017 07:06 AM
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