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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 09:07 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 10:41 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 08:10 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 03:46 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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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: 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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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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Lat pulldown stall/adding different variation?

So I have stalled on neutral grip lat pulldown. And I wonder if it is better just to deload it and continue the same variation or deload AND change the variation, for example do neutral grip chins or just underhand grip pulldowns? Which way is better? I found different opinions on this. ...

HeMB‎, Today 03:15 AM
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How much muscle do you gain per month?

For those trying to gain weight, how much weight do you gain per month on average? I'm trying to figure out what a realistic goal for myslef is. This past year I've gained around 1.3lbs/month on average, but that is averaging in set-backs where I lost weight(vacation, being sick, etc). I'm...

jond‎, 10-29-2006 09:08 AM
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Shrugging during lateral raises?

So I found that my left shoulder hurts if I don't shrug doing lateral raises. First I shrug all the way up, then I raise my arm. So this ensures the lateral delt still gets worked right?

ProgrammerHunch‎, 06-16-2018 03:38 PM
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OHP crooked barbell

At the top of every rep my left hand is higher than my right hand, so that the barbell locks out unevenly. Is this a problem I need to fix? My right arm is generally stronger than my left, so I don't think it's a strength imbalance. BTW, how to...

ECGordyn‎, Yesterday 06:14 AM
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Post Lagging body parts

I've been looking everywhere for a solution to my "middle obliques" And I cant find anything. I work them once a week, but they dont seem to get any more full. Another issue is, my upper back seems flat, I believe my teres major, posterior felt, and traps are the issue but im not sure. ...

NoCam4U‎, 06-17-2018 01:14 PM
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Squat Mobility Issues

I've always struggled with squat form due to mobility issues, and I'm looking to fix them. I believe my issues are the following: When I initiate the squat, if I don't lean forward I will experience a good level of tightness in the front of my ankles as well as my mid back and groin before I...

Abrew94‎, Yesterday 07:54 PM
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What muscles can you workout everyday to get better results?

hi, What muscles can you workout everyday to get better results? I hear that you can workout yours ABS and calves muscles everyday to get better results true or no?

dob7dob7‎, Yesterday 07:25 PM
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Question Weak Left Shoulder

Does anyone have any tips on how to improve the strength in my left shoulder? It's considerably weaker than my right. My program from the gym trainer has me doing 2 upper body workouts per week. For shoulders in the 1st workout I have standing dumbell military press 4 x 8 reps, cable face pulls...

PixieChick1‎, Yesterday 04:08 AM
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Exclamation Is stretching bad for you?

Is stretching in general a bad idea? Or should it be dome in between activities? I often stretch in the morning when I wake up and then in the evening a couple hours before I go to bed. I have been wanting to go working out(meantime I do boxing), however I have only read of the negative...

DerGiLLster‎, Today 01:09 AM
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Squat Form Help

Hey guys. Everyone has been extremely helpful in my other form posts that I've made in the past week or so, so I figured I would get help with the lift I've had the most problems with, squatting. My squat weight is simply awful compared to my other weights (below BW). I've struggled with this...

adc0406‎, Yesterday 02:33 PM
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stretching before working out?

Does stretching before each work out lead to better results? If so, how and why?

dob7dob7‎, Yesterday 07:27 PM
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Correct weights

Hi, Beginner in weightlifting. Had basic compound lifting trainin. I’m skinny 52kg trying to pack on muscle. I am using the freeletics app. For the back squat I chose 40kg which includes the bar. When I start fresh I can easily squat 40kg for at least ten reps. The workout is 5x6

surankularatna‎, Yesterday 08:03 AM
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Flex for mind muscle connection?

Do i need to flex/contract the muscle being worked throughout the whole rep or just at a particular moment in the rep. What will increase my mind muscle connection?

grvanm‎, Yesterday 03:59 PM
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I can't do a single pull up

I'm 18. My 1RM are 90kg Bench, 140kg Deadlift, 140kg Squat. I weight 82kg, am 6'1", and I've only been training properly (by properly, I mean correct nutrition and on a clear, structured program) for about 4-5 months. I've never, ever been able to do pull ups at all. From a neutral, straight...

ToneOverSize‎, 06-17-2018 11:04 AM
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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 10:38 AM
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Exclamation Hour Glass Shape - Men - A Little Different to Previous Threads About This

Hey everyone First, I should note, I did search the forums and read previous threads on this - but the bulk seemed to be about men who were already several months (or longer) into bodybuilding itself and the hourglass shape being a result of this. If there is an existing thread that addresses my...

rpm7‎, 03-18-2012 09:08 AM
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Gymnastic stretching and lifting

How bad (if atall) is stretching my legs to enable high kicks/splits progression on my off days? Or even on? I squat every day (Stronglifts 5x5).

DowMMA‎, Yesterday 04:03 PM
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Help with dumbell press

I recently started training again after a several year hiatus and am having trouble with dumbell form. My left shoulder was bothering me so I had my girlfriend film me so i could see what was happening. She said my body lays somewhat crooked on the bench, my left arm comes down quicker and also...

ajisgod321‎, 06-17-2018 04:00 PM
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How do you cram in your workouts in your busy days?

I do not have time in my workday to exercise, so I am getting up an hour earlier or so to do it then. However I need to eat at some point before leaving for work too. I hear some opinions saying you need to eat before you exercise for energy and a better workout. Is this true? How long after...

nbrown892‎, 06-17-2018 06:30 PM
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Post Trainers

I'm searching for some new trainers for the gym and just need some help on what to look for to avoid injury/damage. I'm by no means a power lifter, I just follow an upper/low split. I've looked at "Addidas Ultraboost" and "Nike Flyknit".. I know these are considered running shoes, but, would...

AdamCR‎, Yesterday 11:42 AM
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Sumo Deadlift Form Check 320lbs

Hi so here's the story back in january i hit my PR 1 Rep 400lbs Sumo DL so i started to ease back and stop sumo deadlifting heavy 350+.. fast forward a few months later around a month and a half ago i pulled my back while sumo deadlifting 300lbs x 9 so i stopped for about a week and then restarted...

Kingslaaay‎, Yesterday 06:57 AM
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What are the best core / lower back exercises

Can you guys recommend the best core and lower back exercises to be doing? I have a bad lower back that I’m trying to get back into shape. I’ve noticed pushups and planks have been helping tremendously. For example if my lower back flares up I can do push-ups and it feels instantly better. Is...

Rebuilt3‎, 06-16-2018 10:16 AM
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Is this a chin up or a pull up?

I have a choice between 2 handle bar type bars and then 2 bars where my palms face inwards. I use the latter. But is it a chin up or pull up, and which is better to building arm muscles?

FrozenBeak‎, 06-16-2018 10:54 AM
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leg day frustration

hey everyone, I've been having a problem with squats, and would like some advice. Can someone give me some exercises that absolutely destroy the lateral side of quads? I have tried box squats, lunges, leg extension, etc. but I'm having a serious issue where my leg days are really only feeling...

johnwall12‎, 06-17-2018 10:35 PM
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Hard gainer calves

Help I'm struggling gaining mass in my calves. I working on them at least 3x a week. Alternate my routine from single to double leg press, sitting calves donkeyraises and standing calves raises.

ABS4me2017‎, 06-16-2018 04:30 PM
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