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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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: 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 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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Front Squats

Can anyone give me some tips on proper form for front squats? Where exactly do you rest the bar? Do you keep your arms crossed or your hands flipped back to stabilize the bar? Any tips or good tutorial videos much appreciated! - Tom Leventhall

TomLeventhall‎, Yesterday 04:56 AM
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Neck hurts when deadlifting?

Does anyone else have this?It's not pain,it's more like my lower neck stings really bad when I deadlift and I have no idea what the problem could be...I checked my form in the mirror and it looks good.Also what kind of injuries can you get from this exercise?

AbsolutelyDumb‎, Today 07:50 AM
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Can I add chest isolations to Fierce 5?

So, my progress has been pretty linear with all my lifts! EXCEPT MY ****ING BENCH Like, I started off at 135, then went to 140, and then 145... and then one day, randomly, seemingly for no reason, I could barely get through my warm-up. And had to drop to like 130 just to get through. Then, my...

Cani687‎, Yesterday 08:56 PM
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Smile Underdeveloped Upper Chest!! Remove Flat Bench?

Hi, I have been training for 10 years now. When i started i was 6f4" and 155lbs, but now i'm 215lbs. When i started, i Flat Benched 90lbs x 6 reps. Now, i am Flat Benching 255lbs x 6 reps and Incline Benching 190lbs x 6 reps. However my Lower chest is now somewhat overdeveloped and my...

mestizomad88‎, Today 03:11 AM
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I tried to do bench press to chest but...

I'm 6 feet tall with pretty long arms and when I do bench press I go until my elbows are 90 degrees but I'm starting to go a little lower than that now. I think the bar is about 2-3 inches off my chest. Today I tried to go to my chest, I think I only went half an inch away, and I didn't like how...

BlueBird55‎, Yesterday 05:07 PM
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Upper Body Excercises

So, I am not sure if this is the best place to put this, but I need some help. The other day playing basketball, I seemed to have strained my right groin. Now I know this means rest, ice, etc. and thats what I plan on doing, putting no strain on my legs. But does this mean I can't train upper body?...

DanRadley‎, Today 09:21 AM
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So I bought Lifters..

Do you guys think it helps me eliminate my butt wink? I think it's pretty much gone. Just want to be sure before I go heavy, since I used to be a half rep squatter. Iv done a ton of mobility and flexibility work also. I'm pausing the rep at the bottom to see if I have butt wink. It's kind of hard...

Ralph0905‎, Yesterday 05:42 PM
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Help me out with my form

Hopefully this is the last form check I have to post on this. I recently bought lifters to help with my form. Please let me know what you think. ydSoKxpeOfk

Ralph0905‎, Today 07:29 AM
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Exercise/s to give definition to your body?

Which exercise/s I should do to have cuts in my body? Want to look shredded.

jesunik‎, Today 12:19 AM
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Rate my deadlift form

hows my form HlaAqoWPerk

cvikl7‎, Yesterday 12:47 AM
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Lateral Pull Down

Howdy All, My problem is regarding the lateral pull down on a machine. Background: 1. Running Fierce 5 U/L for a while now, 2. Male 3. 21 4. In professional school --------------------------------------------

TxMRF‎, Yesterday 03:01 PM
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is butt wink ever okay? (video)

Is having a little butt wink okay in a high bar squat taken to parallel? Here's a video: c24ANcO6kLs I don't have a squat rack at home, just an old barbell lying around, and I don't do squats until Friday in the gym. Thanks.

Ralph0905‎, Yesterday 07:22 AM
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Are stationary exercises any good for Abs?

Every time I lie on my back to do any type of Ab exercise, I get lower back pain almost straight away. So the internet advises me to do exercises such as Planks, Side Planks, Bird Dog etc... where you don't move and yet these exercises strengthen your core. Do these exercises really build...

Jetheat‎, 11-18-2017 06:48 AM
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Question How can I increase my chin up reps?

I would appreciate some advice on increasing my chin up reps. I can do around 15 now but I seem to hit a wall. Soo any advice would be great 😃

Wendell100‎, Yesterday 01:19 PM
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Anyone willing to look at my Squat. Need guidance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vInzajcC7Bc I am using a broom because I don't have my bar yet. It will be in tomorrow. I am also using the broom because I have no desire to hurt myself or attempt a squat with a bar until my form is down. I have no trouble squatting with dumbbells, but this...

kim59‎, Yesterday 08:12 AM
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Weak wrist

Hi all, My wife has decided to start training to get ripped, currently a UK size 8 and low bf naturally. Anyhow in the gym she is doing great with everything apart from biceps. Her left wrist is very weak and if the weights heavy (dumbells) or on a barbell even without weight the left wrist...

Jmartin0201‎, 11-19-2017 05:21 AM
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Shoulder fatigue from front squat

Im on fierce 5 and last week after doing front squat my shoulder were fatigued and i failed OHP. Is this a form issue or it's ok to feel that And how long should I rest between exercises

Marwan4449‎, 11-19-2017 07:07 AM
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Do Zottman Curls work flexors and extensors?

Or do I need to do wrist curls palm up/down for results?

Cunseytupo‎, Yesterday 08:36 AM
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Pinched Back Muscles After Cable Rows

Does anyone else always have middle and upper back pinching in your lats 24 hours after your back training? I stretch and warm up all the time and I still end up with 48 hrs of pinched nerves/muscles. It drives me nuts. Hurts to breath too. I also use perfect form. I'm getting so annoyed. Now the...

seanct71‎, Yesterday 09:10 AM
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Trying to recover

Forgive me if something like this thread has been covered before I was just starting to get into lifting after making the move from competitive cycling,( sick and tired of twig arms). I’ve had on and off back pain that was dismissed as sciatica and put down to spending to much time in the...

bhenderson24‎, Yesterday 06:49 AM
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Deadlift form check

https://youtu.be/XFzN8bVhCHE Please critisize my form, is it good?

felpadubove‎, 11-16-2017 06:22 PM
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Practice day, my squat is garbage(video)

I tried multiple foot stances, many ways of pointing my toes, chest up, chest down, looking up, looking down, parallel, atg, high bar, low bar, leaning back, leaning forward, it's all garbage, I think I may have bigger problems like anterior pelvic tilt. https://youtu.be/1Sbc1diovcM ...

tdod101‎, 11-19-2017 01:19 PM
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Overhead Press Issues

When I overhead press, my 2nd to last set is worse than it should be. I was overhead pressing 145x3, 150x3 (wasn't an epic struggle or anything), but 155 not even once. Took a while off and just got 140x3, 145x3, 150x0 and then 135 for 5. I felt some burning in my left shoulder at the end of the...

randompersonz‎, 11-19-2017 06:13 PM
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Limp for no reason?

So for the past 3 months I've had a fear of als, I've been thinking that I've been limping and it hasn't gotten better really. I went to the doctor and got all the strength test and reflexes have been the same as they always had as well as symmetrical, and I have perfect balance on both legs. No...

gustavohhh‎, 11-19-2017 02:55 PM
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Is my deadlift form correct?

Hi everyone, I was wondering if my form was correct. :) 16 yo.

dennnks‎, 11-19-2017 02:10 PM
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