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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Stupid Question Thread: PART 3

Welcome to the Official Stupid Questions thread. In this thread you can ask any question related to weight lifting, nutrition, injuries and any other issues or questions pertaining to Physical Conditioning. Talk about steroids due to forum policy is banned. THREAD RULES: This thread is...

CWGame‎, 01-21-2017 10:34 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Answers To Every Beginner Thread Ever

First off, you're starting to lift. You need a good program, a basic beginner program is easily the best choice and will yield the best results (Two highly acclaimed examples would be Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength or ICF 5x5 by Jason Blaha.) Post videos of your main lifts (squat, bench,...

Achieving‎, 06-14-2015 11:15 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The importance of Hydration - Heads up

What's up brothers I've always been the person who barely drinks enough during the day. Causes were exhaustion, bad breath as well as weakness and headaches. One week ago I started drinking ~4 liters of water a day and I feel so much better! I used to be sleepy and have the above symptoms all...

AlexTheNewbie‎, 06-26-2013 07:43 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Advice and Information for New Posters and Lifters

INTRODUCTION This thread will attempt to cover a broad spectrum of different, yet equally important, topics. Information ITT will be as succinct as possible to both minimize clutter and hit on what I personally consider to be some of the main points. The main target audience of this thread is...

N4J4R‎, 12-10-2012 06:42 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Stretching? You are doing it wrong...

I was speaking with a gymnast and I learned many things. If you are not stretching...you are doing it wrong : It is important to improve the flexibility of tight muscles for : -Injury prevention -More efficient position, especially for squat -Better posture If you dont stretch...

Saintsqc‎, 04-21-2013 01:33 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: If you are injuried, GTFIH --- Common weight room injuries and how to deal with it

If you are injuried, go see your doctor. It is impossible to get a diagnosis through a forum. The purpose of this post is to answer common question in regard to an injury (traumatic and overuse injuries) : -How it happen -What is the problem -What can I do to fix it -How can I avoid it ...

Saintsqc‎, 12-28-2012 12:48 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Why beginner routines are necessary

BEWARE, VERY LONG WRITE UP There has been a lot of debate and bashing in this section for awhile over the recommendation of beginner routines over other routines. So I wrote this up to give the main reasons of why its important to run a beginner routine. My take on it Beginner routines...

CWGame‎, 07-31-2015 10:50 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official: BASIC Knowledge on a variety of topics

Whether your goals are bodybuilding, powerlifting, losing weight, or just trying to get into shape, then this thread will help you get all the info you need to get started on the right path. Anything Regarding Workout Routines Starting strength-...

Whitekoala‎, 12-02-2012 10:42 AM
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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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My journey from 6’1 120 lbs to close to 180 lbs

When I started working out at 17 I was 6’1 120 lbs. most girls weighed more than me in high school and I got tired of feeling like I was a tall slim figure so I took matters into my own hands and went hard in the gym for 5 years, sometimes going 20 days without a rest day. I’d say on average I went...

bodysight‎, Today 06:23 AM
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Exclamation Having a lot of difficulties building chest

Hello! I've been loitering around the thread for awhile, and there are really a lot of good replies on the forum! I've been struggling to build chest for the past 1 year in which i've spent bodybuilding, and chest is easily my weakest muscle group. As such, i'd like to seek some suggestions and aid...

junlong321‎, Today 05:07 AM
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Problems Maintaining weight

So I’m 17 and have trained for 2 years. (I know about the whole “that’s too young” thing so leave that aside) In my first year I pushed from 67kg to 74kg and dropped down to 6.8 % bf. (according to skin folds from my nutritionist). I got sick over XMAS and have had to gain all my muscle back,...

PlanetGains‎, Yesterday 11:20 PM
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Gain muscle and strength.

Hello, I am 18 years old and 60 kg. I am looking to gain some muscle and strength. Nothing extreme(I m aiming to get to about 80 kg). I've done my research on the internet for some time now and started working out but I have some concerns about if I do everything right, and internet kinda confuses...

AlextzGr‎, Today 04:31 AM
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Layne Norton, Eric Helms, Greg Nuckols, more

For those of you interested in the programming / scientific side behind muscle growth, strength gains, etc I thought you might be interested in my new interview series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1WQINeRM1zeHRAAqMzsV67xRP9uiPzbM guys like Mike Israetel, Eric Helms, Greg Nuckols, Layne...

David1991‎, Today 03:23 AM
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Smile trouble sleeping after lifting (srs)

Hello everyone Been creeping the forums for a while, just found the need to make a thread some quick info that may help: - 18, M, 190, lifting for 3 yrs - currently bulking (3500 cals a day, approx. 180 gr. of protein) - I do a 3 day split (chest/back, legs, arms/shoudlers, rest,...

lghhx‎, Today 03:22 AM
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How bad are my genetics?

I'm 17 y/o, 6'2 and weigh 165lbs. I've always known my genetics are awful but I guess I need some confirmation. I'm talking about narrow shoulders/ wide hips of course .I'm thinking my hips aren't that wide but for some reason all my fat is put there. If I lower my bf% It'll probably look better,...

Kiricheanu‎, 11-08-2018 10:50 AM
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5x5 vs 3x12

So today I was discussing gym with my friend who has been training for a couple of years , he is 18. He told me he does 5 sets of 5 reps, I asked him why are you doing 5x5 , I thought that was for beginners, he said it stimulates muscle hypertrophy but it mainly concentrates on gaining strength....

klaudmjj‎, Yesterday 10:30 AM
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Best way to implement progressive overload?

I was just wondering what was the best way to use progressive overload. For example say someone is using 50 lb dumbells for an exercise and they can do 3x8 with that weight. Is it more beneficial to bump the weight up to 55lbs and sacrifice reps they (can get 8 first set but after they get...

bhonig7‎, Yesterday 04:48 PM
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Muscle imbalances in arms

I'm more worried about getting stronger than getting bigger, but these muscle imbalances have had an effect on my strength in a lot of my lifts. My right brachialis (not the bicep, muscle between tricep and bicep) is much bigger and stronger than my left, which I notice when doing curls and some...

Excll‎, Yesterday 11:30 AM
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Not gaining weight, but gaining strength?

I have been on a slow bulk all year, put on 20 lbs. Lots of muscle, strength gone up a lot. Past 3 months I haven't put on weight but maintained it, I find it very hard getting past 165 lbs. My lifts are still going up but weight is not, is it possible I am still gaining muscle even if I'm not...

leydotisting‎, 11-09-2018 11:24 AM
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DB Shoulder Press Issue

I can do 25x8 on inclines without any real issues or joint discomfort. However, I tried going for 22kg on shoulder presses and it hurts my shoulder/clavicle. It gets pushed down by the weight when I even try positioning it for the pressing. It doesn't make sense to me, because I could also do 17kg...

Gitsune‎, Yesterday 03:19 PM
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Chest isn't working 2 weeks after a workout

Hey, I used to workout quite regulary, but then I stoped for half a year. 2 weeks ago I did chest for the first time in a half a year. A couple of days after the workout, it felt sore, which is understandable. Now the pain is gone, but my chest still "doesn't work''. Its been 2 weeks and I can...

TheMatiass‎, Yesterday 02:35 PM
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Average Arm Size vs. Weight

Let's do this by every 20 lbs. So it would go like this (Say you are 5'8''.) 120 lbs - 11.5 inches 140 lbs - 12.5 inches 160 lbs - 14.5 inches 180 lbs - 16 inches 200 lbs - 17 inches

Nights‎, 10-04-2005 11:54 AM
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What is your 3 lift total (bench, deadlift,squat?)

What is your 3 lift total (bench, deadlift,squat?) Un assisted only so no bench suits or anything. please dont make this into a). an untruthful thread where you lie about your totals b). a joke thread where people make lame jokes, and yes guys, they are LAME.

HUGEtom‎, 06-10-2004 01:25 AM
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how to compete in benchpress?

Hi, i live in the UK and currently interested in competing in Bench only meets. I'm currently 15 and i believe i'm currently 70kg, unfortunately i don't have a weight scale which is an issue as i cannot tell how much i weigh. i can bench 102.5 kg with good form and technique. I can bench...

mrlucamk‎, Yesterday 05:51 AM
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Is 4x6-12 pyramid too much?

Currently doing SL5x5 for almost 5 months. Decided to make my routine 50/50 strength/hypertrophy to build a bit of size. What I did is 4 W/Os SL5x5 then 4 W/Os hypertrophy. Same W/Os as SL5x5, the only difference is the sets (4 sets), reps (6-12 reps) and the pyramid overload. I started with 2/3 of...

Gleendel‎, 11-11-2018 06:40 AM
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Exclamation Should I Bulk or Cut?

I’m 18 I’m 5’8 My weight is about 146. I have man boobs and kinda of a skinny fat body type (it’s probably bad genetics). I’ve been going to the gym for about 5 months now and the only thing noticeable are my arms are bigger. The reason why is because idk if I should bulk up or cut and go down to...

rickystripes‎, 11-12-2018 11:06 PM
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Squats

Is it easier to hit depth in a high bar or a low bar squat? I’ve always struggled with flexibility in my legs but my upper body is incredibly flexible which is weird

baseball007‎, 11-12-2018 05:30 PM
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Unhappy Help For a Lost 14 Year Old Looking to Gain Muscle

Not Sure where i should post this, sorry im new to bodybuilding.com. I turned 14 about three months ago, and for the past 6 months I've started an upper body workout routine. I'm not going to mention my routine as that would be very long, however, I will say that it worked as I used to be only able...

GonnaBeStrong1‎, 11-11-2018 09:04 PM
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How much weight should I gain?

So im 17 and I'm 6'1 and 140 lbs, yeah I know I'm skinny lol. Im trying to put on 25-30lbs in 4 to 5 months. Considering how skinny I am, it wouldn't be harmful to put on that much weight quickly right? I wouldn't look fat if I gained this much weight right? Also I'm stating to work out. Going to...

GoodGuyJay‎, 11-12-2018 06:00 PM
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do i look out of shape?

i'm thinking about going to the gym i'm 14

throwingaway‎, 11-12-2018 04:21 PM
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What body type am I?

I’m a 16 year old bball player that just recently started lifting and I was wondering what body type I am so I could plan my workouts accordingly. I’m 6’6 if it is any help.

maxfe2001‎, 11-12-2018 03:55 PM
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Coolcicada's Push/Pull/Legs Routine

PLEASE: No debates about what routine is best. No debates about the usefulness of the deadlift. No debates about exercise selection and or frequency. Thank you. ______________________________________

Coolcicada‎, 11-21-2012 03:32 PM
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Question Tips for teen increasing strength + building muscle

Hey guys, I am 17. I am 5”11, and weigh around 162 pounds. I currently eat around 2200 calories a day. I want to increase my strength and build some muscle. My current lifts are: bench 60kg (132lbs), squat 70kg (154lbs) and deadlift 80kg (176lbs). Any tips on the best way to increase these lifts...

barnold12‎, 11-05-2018 03:45 PM
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