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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: 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: 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...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 04:46 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: 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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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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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 09:12 AM
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Ready Too Give Up On Dealifting And Lifting All Together..?!

Hey guys, I'm having some major problems with my deadlift form and I honestly have no clue what too do.. I'm not sure if i'm too tight and lack mobility/weak hip flexors or tight hamstrings. I struggle too touch my toes and do sit in bed alot some days. I believe i can eventually get this form but...

wadeos4‎, Today 02:06 AM
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Smile Does my workout plan works? [ Hardgainer ] Ectomorph

Hello, I hope I'm asking in the right thread. So basically I just started with bodybuilding, I know there's a lot to do for me in order to get muscular, but I just want to get my biceps, triceps, shoulder and chest bigger in the first 6 months Biceps: 10 x 6 sets of 10kg ( Bicep Curls )...

FathulAmin‎, Today 01:22 AM
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Dumbbell punches

I've heard of this exercise before but I've never really given it a go until today. While working out I grabbed a pair of dumbbells and began doing slow jabs whilst gripping the dumbbells and it felt like a killer exercise. I can imagine it being a great exercise to condition the arms and...

StylesOfBeyond‎, 08-13-2008 10:26 AM
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how long will it take me to gain 25 pounds of muscle back ?

i used to have a lbm of 175 but i stopped lifting for 2 years and did the psmf diet. now my lbm is about 150 im 20 yrs old lift hard 5 days a week eat healthy how long should it take with the help of muscle memory?

xbit7‎, Today 02:19 AM
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Red face How do I achieve this persons body?

Hey what’s up everyone. This is my first post here, I’ll get straight to the point. I want to get a body like Conor McGregor. I can’t seem to post a pic from my actual gallery on my phone so if anyone knows how to let me know so I can show you how I’m looking. I’m very small but I’ve gained a lot...

WarrenMacken‎, Yesterday 05:19 PM
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Uneven leg tone in glutes and hamstring?

Hello. So Back in the beginning of October 2017 I started skating on a mini cruiser and occasionally a longboard. Obviously, because of cold weather where I am I’ve had to stop skating, and I have only been out maybe 10 times since the end of November. During the time I Took up skating till the...

kaya57‎, Today 01:37 AM
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Quick form check on Barbell Rows What do you guys think?

merl227‎, 01-16-2018 04:38 PM
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Uneven Back. Need Help.

Just the other day I was doing deadlifts when I noticed that I felt the right side of my mid back contracting much harder. Afterwards, I looked my back in the mirror but I could only see a minor difference because of bad angles. Today, I was going through my regular back routine and I felt the same...

iberry2001‎, Yesterday 08:20 PM
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Stiff legged deadlift or Romanian deadlift - better carryover for conventional?

Which exercise has a better carryover for conventional deadlift in your experience?

PABLOLOLJUAN‎, 01-15-2018 03:27 PM
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Step up progression

I am wondering if anyone has ever used an increase in range of motion to build strength rather than adding more weight for step ups I am currently doing 3 x 5 with a 10 inch box using a 110 kg. I plan on increasing this slowly to about 15 inches and then starting with an extra 20-30 kg back at...

tree92‎, Yesterday 03:42 PM
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Fierce 5 incline bench

I'm doing the fierce 5 routine. On my chest days I do the usual flat bench press. When doing training B I do overhead press. I'm thinking that I don't do incline bench so should I rotate the flat bench for incline each week or just run the program as designed and do flat bench press? ...

WaughFitness‎, Yesterday 01:49 PM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

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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Max "fat burning" (Review)

"fat burning" is the non science way of saying fat oxidation What are the factors that leads to maximal fat oxidation? Here's an excellent review paper on that topic. Essential take home however is - and what lead to decades of bad fitness advice (e.g., "aerobics 'burns' more fat so that's what...

WillBrink‎, Yesterday 11:44 AM
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Bench press problems

First month at the gym, when I first started benching I could feel a second of soreness after getting up from a set, now that I increased my bench weight I no longer feel a second of chest sore sitting up, I'm I off form or is this normal?

Michealx‎, Yesterday 04:52 PM
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Elbow sleeves for pinching elbows support

So a few weeks back my elbow started pinching and its most likley a nerve entrapment, now I've also noticed the same thing in my other elbow, so now both my elbows have pinching nerves which makes my arms feel like theyre getting shocked by electricity on almost every excersise that makes me bend...

Lk999‎, Yesterday 03:15 PM
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Dumbell Hamstring Curls

What do you guys think of doing Hamstring Curls with a Dumbell? I tried it today just for the hell of it and I liked it, its much harder. And I definitely need something different to do in my routine, so I'm thinking about doing them from now on. I like the fact that its freeweights not a...

RippedGuitarist‎, 09-11-2003 03:56 PM
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Lightbulb Triceps pushdown different grips problem.

I started bodybuilding 3 month ago. I used to play triceps pushdown using a " reversed V grip" not sure what it is called without a problem. I changed to the rope but I get great pain in my shoulders when I use it. Even with half the weight I used to push using the grip I mentioned before. ...

medoampir‎, 01-15-2018 01:31 AM
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Accessory exercises for weighted pull-ups

what are some recommendations for accessory exercises for weighted pull-ups? cheers.

michaelblanchar‎, Yesterday 04:04 AM
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Arm/Elbow lifting up when squatting.

Hi everyone, first of all this is my first post, so I'm sorry if I post this in the Wrong place. Edit: Aperentley, my second post. My Problem is: whenever i Do squats(high-bar) my left arm/eblow does not want to stay in place (tight,) I really can not tell what i am doing wrong. How i can...

Roobix13‎, Yesterday 12:51 PM
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Shouldnt BodyWeight squats be able to increase squat max?

Push ups are the main thing that keep my bench max growing, so why shouldn’t body weight squats be able to do the same?

Sandman400‎, 01-16-2018 07:56 PM
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lifting heavier while cutting?

Hello, I've been cutting for the past 2 weeks now and I noticed that since i started cutting I've been actually able to lift heavier weights with about the same rep/set range. Most body parts i work out I'm able to lift heavier or about the same as when i was bulking. Is this normal? and has this...

juanluis305‎, 01-16-2018 08:46 PM
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Thumbs up In desperate need for professional help!

Hey, so I’m finally wanting to make a huge lifestyle change to meet my goals of becoming confident with my body. I’m currently 25 year 6ft male with a skinny fat body type. I spent the first 23 years of my life eating whatever I wanted and sat and played computer games all day. very lazy and...

CallumE‎, 01-16-2018 05:02 PM
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Targeting Lower Belly

Hey guys - so I've been going to the gym pretty consistently for a few years now but during that time my diet has gone through waves from extremely healthy to fast food four nights a week multiple times. The wife and I have both been very committed to our diets over the past month and I've almost...

RedskinMarcus‎, Yesterday 07:31 AM
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Newb agains, muscle specific?

So...I'm pretty sure this is a really dumb question, but here goes: Are newb gains muscle specific? To clarify, I just started getting in shape and starting with a cut. I've been doing full body lifts for 4 months now and about last month all my lifts stalled and I haven't been able to go...

Kalagaraz‎, 01-16-2018 08:04 AM
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Flat vs Incline vs Decline dumbbell skull crushers. Which is better for triceps?

I kinda like the incline version because I can watch my form in the mirror whereas with the flat/decline you can only go by feel. But does it matter which angle you use for dumbbell skull crushers? Are the triceps stimulated more or less depending on the angle of the bench. Is it a big deal/no big...

redmchalo‎, 01-16-2018 09:32 PM
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