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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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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: 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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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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Exclamation Sumo dead lift form 405 pounds @ 150 bodyweight

Looking to compete in a powerlifting competition so I've been focusing on my squats, deads, and bench press recently. Hit a milestone PR for me today of 405 pounds at 150 pound bodyweight. Had my buddy film it so I could post it and get some form critiques as well as maybe some good accessory lifts...

Justkasey135‎, Today 06:37 AM
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Question Back and biceps routine [help pls]

So, i work back and biceps every monday and thursday, right. What i want to know is does hammer curls count as a biceps exercise? I mean, im currently doing 4 exercises for back and then 2 for biceps: Barbell curls 4x10 and hammer cuurls also 4x10. Is it enough? I do it twice a week. Wouldnt it be...

BojackHorsemann‎, Yesterday 09:00 PM
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exercises for rehab

so its been 6 months since my injury. i've tried pt, aqua therapy and everything except epidural injection (which im trying to avoid) and chiro. i've tried 3 pt and all they do is give you random exercises (including twisting and bending the spine) without supervision, so this basically made...

letsallmakeit‎, Today 08:51 AM
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Tendinitis impairing my squat

I developed platelar tendinitis around October, not exactly sure how, but this was back in football season. It was effecting my stance off the line and all but lately it has been effecting my squat badly.. I can't go heavy anymore without extreme pain. I love squatting and I use to be able to...

Rhino1998‎, Yesterday 01:53 PM
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Critique my workout plan?

Monday - Shoulders and Biceps Lateral Raise Shoulder Press Shoulder Shrugs Barbell Shoulder Press Barbell Curls Hammer Curls Bicep Curls

EmmanuelY‎, Today 01:00 AM
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Is my goal unreasonable?

Is a 315lb bench by the end of the year an unreasonable goal? I've been lifting for around a year and I'm on a slight caloric deficit. Yes I know it will be hard to increase my bench on a deficit but I got a little too fat and I want to be around 175-180ish. Current Stats Height: 5'6 (65cm)...

WorldClassDBag‎, Yesterday 09:01 PM
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High bar squat instead of low bar for starting strength program?

Hey guys. I know in mark rippetoe's starting strength book he says to use a low bar squat instead of the high bar. The issue I'm having though is... when I use the low bar squat it kills my shoulders. It's not uncomfortable or a strain. It's bad pain that I'm feeling. Almost like a sharp pain in my...

merl227‎, Today 11:39 AM
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Time under tension vs lower reps high weight?

Just wondering what you guys think of the two training methods, which do you use have you seen better results from one? Personally i've seen substantial growth ever since I started using lower weights, pausing and contracting the muscle rather than just lifting heavy. Not only that but I feel like...

lsmaxt‎, Today 12:11 PM
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Leg Press

Why does everyone hate on leg press?

jbuckner7‎, Today 12:25 PM
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How much weight should I lift?

After several questions here being very hesitated (since I have social anxiety), I decided to man up and start going to the gym. I went there and asked for the necessary information's I should provide, I will go tomorrow to pay and get my membership card and everything. I will start by Friday...

CodingCore‎, Today 07:02 AM
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Shoulder fly/raises advice

I've always been a decently athletic person staying fairly active, but I've only been lifting in a serious manner for about 4 months now so I'm not that experienced. For some reason shoulder flys/raises have always been really awkward and uncomfortable for me to do. Even though I do a lot of...

AllenLogan‎, Today 02:50 PM
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Wide-grip Lat Pulldown

When I am doing Wide-grip Lat Pulldown, should I lower the weight until it touches my upper chest OR just to chin level? What is the correct level? Also do you have any tips for Lat Pulldown? Some people say that palms should face forward. Some people say that close-grip is the best. Thank...

Notitia‎, Today 01:26 PM
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Question about doing chin-ups

Hello folks, newbie here and i'd like to ask a question and maybe get feedback about the chin-ups i do in my routine. I just started working out last week after a 10 year hiatus and my plan for everyday that i workout is to do some chin-ups. I'm trying to keep track of the amount i do and...

Johnnny5alive‎, Today 11:59 AM
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Sissy squats

Anyone do these? I've been looking online for home gym machines for this exercise.

Iceman1800‎, Today 06:14 AM
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Hip pain on squat

How do you correct like a pinching feeling in the hip-joint on the descent assuming a correct shoulder width stance?

StillbornSoul‎, Today 12:40 PM
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OHP form check

Last week I strained my upper back while doing OHP. Nothing serious but it did hurt whenever I turned my head left or right. Yesterday, since the pain was almost gone, I tried to press again and right at the end of my first set I strained the same exact spot as last week. I should probably have...

Arkadij947‎, Today 12:25 PM
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Need help determining if I am overtraining

I got home from school early May and tried to jump straight back into my usual workout regime (lack of motivation from dead and finals week). I weighed myself before I started this process and noticed I had lost 10 pounds but have since gained that back in the first month. My goal was to gain 20...

JJET20‎, Today 12:09 PM
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Sumo Deadlift Form Check

Hey guys, I was just wondering if I could get some feedback. This was my first time doing a sumo deadlift, I've always strayed away from any type of deadlift due to a lower back problem. When performing I still felt my back doing a lot of the work, so I was wondering if I did anything wrong. ...

asianboywonder‎, 06-17-2017 10:54 AM
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How much can I bench?

I have never bench pressed using a barbell because I've always found I prefer using dumbbells for my chest exercises. I usually do 9 to 12 sets (mixture of flat, incline, and sometimes decline) of either 12 or 15 reps using 25 kg in each hand with about 2 minutes rest between each set. I am sure I...

homersimpson1‎, Today 03:45 AM
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morning exercises

I used to do sets of pullups every morning between brushing my teeth, making coffee, getting dressed, etc. Now I do not have a pullup bar right outside, but I do have a kettlebell and access to some dumbbells and a treadmill. I know incline-walking is the classic, but what other exercises might I...

ironlionzion3‎, 06-26-2017 06:24 PM
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Critique my deadlift form

Sup everyone! Been a while since I posted here... During my deadlifting session yesterday I asked my brother to film my form, because I haven't done a form check in quite a while. The result kinda startled me tbh. Would like to here what you guys think about it. If you have any tips on how to...

pussyslayer95‎, Today 05:25 AM
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Do your shoulders click during lateral raises?

Do any of you have strong shoulders and a shoulder which clicks during the side lateral raise? Im wondering if my shoulders are at a mechanical disadvantage. My shoulders have resisted strengthening and growing for a long time.

MattSLY‎, Today 05:53 AM
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Question Squat Form Check With & w/Out Weights

I'm going to be starting the starting strength program shortly but first I want to make sure that my form is perfect on all of the lifts. There are 3 videos-one with just the bar and the others with 35 lb plates added on each side and at a couple different angles. I've never squatted before in my...

merl227‎, Yesterday 08:20 AM
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Leg exercises to benefit running?

Hi all. I've done a few searches and can't seem to find anything with a clear cut answer. Basically, I'm leaving for the Army on the 16th October, so in the meantime I am just focusing on my fitness as much as I can in order to make sure I won't break when I'm at training. However one thing...

Lukeellul92‎, Yesterday 01:14 AM
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Getting fit with football and riding a bike.

Hi! Im new to this forum and I want to ask something: Can I lose 10kg by riding a bike and playing football for 2 months.Im planning to eat twice a day (breakfast and dinner) and the other time i will be riding a bike or playing football and after dinner im going to make 200-300 push-ups. Im...

Shantavelko1914‎, Yesterday 06:01 AM
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