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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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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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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: 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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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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Are dumbbell curls and riding an elliptical to lose fat a good starter plan?

So i went from 260lb to 170-173lb (21 btw) in the last year and a half off just simple calorie counting i never worked out maybe a few walks here but very spread out Now as of recent i still have a gut going not much but still a gut im trying to lose so i started doing dumbbells curls only and...

Vnth0ny‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
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Squats aren't working

When I do squats I barely feel anything in my legs. I don't stop because my quads are fatigued I stop because I feel like I will pass out if I don't. It doesn't feel good. Also my whole body sweats. I have watched videos about how to do it properly and breathing etc and had an instructor check my...

nanachocascotch‎, 03-17-2017 11:50 PM
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Question Fasted workouts

Is it a bad idea to do a light cardio after lifting weights during ur fasted period? I like to lift weights fasted and eat right after but I was interested in doing maybe a light jog/ walk immediately after lifting and I tried googling some answers but it's all over the place so what are some...

Dgordon92‎, 02-28-2017 07:24 AM
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Can't do pull ups, chin ups and dips

Hi everyone, i am new to working out and i guess i started with the wrong foot... I've read too many articles before starting and tried to apply a 5 days split since day one. The thing is, i can't go too heavy on my weights so i don't see the point for my actual body to wait a whole week to...

GuiWald‎, Yesterday 07:27 PM
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Squat stuck on 205

So this is a second part to my previous thread on how I can't seem to surpass a 205 squat. Yet again I've been lifting for roughly a year but 6 months "serious" and I've been stuck for about 2 months. I'm 5'6 I weight 160lbs and I've running icf 5x5. I even made a form video to see if it's my form...

AlexLaid‎, Yesterday 04:27 PM
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RANT: The Neverending Basement-Dwelling Fantasy Brag-Fest.

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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Question Why can't I leg press my weight but I can squat with weight?

At my gym I have enough weight to squat with 36 lbs which is easy for me (it's a small gym with free weights, a few machines, and kettle bells) so I do a lot of squats to make up for not having a lot of weight (my last gym I could squat 120 but I wasn't seriously training) But then I get on the...

thunder2030‎, Yesterday 10:57 AM
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Post Help me develop a Workout Plan with my new Multi Gym

Hello Lets get straight to the question, I was recently bought a multi gym and I need help tailoring a good workout plan because I am completely new to working out. I have spent the past month dieting and I have gone from 18 Stone 7 Pounds (118Kg) and I have gotten down to 17 Stone 2 Pounds...

Sean9090‎, Yesterday 04:50 PM
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Squats. High rep/low rep?

My legs are the most lagging body part on me. I had been doing ****ty form for years and only recently have started with actual proper form. Lately alot of articles state for leg growth to do higher reps. Like 15-25. Just curius does that work for most of u guys? Or do u stick with heavy weight...

livindagym‎, 03-24-2017 09:07 AM
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Legs not growing . Please help.

How's it going guys. The last time i measure my thighs they were at 23inches which was on January 20 this year. Today i measured them again and they are stil 23 inches. I workout legs once a week. My routine looks like this currently Squat 175lbs 4x10 Leg press 220lbs 3x10 Stiffleg deadlift...

rhouston713‎, Yesterday 04:23 PM
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Question Pull Up/Back Form Advice!!

Hello everyone, I'm just wondering what you guys think about my form etc. My back is my weak point and I usually cant get a good mind-muscle contraction! Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

MikeRod‎, Yesterday 02:38 PM
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HELP!!! Bent Over Row Questions:

I been trying to do bent over barbell for a while, I been trying to use them to work my Mid and Lower Trapezius, but for some reason, I’m not feeling them in my traps for some reason .I been looking on websites and the only thing I see is “ Wide Grip” “ 90 degrees , 45 degrees, and parallel to the...

PoetonthePiano‎, 03-28-2017 07:21 AM
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Another Rate my Deadlift Video

hey guys I been looking at my deadlift form lately from side view and my back was really bending horizontally way to much. This could be why I sometimes injure or re-aggrevate my L5-S1 disc been trying to fix it and the following video I think seems better. But I need to also fix my neck...

PatGue1983‎, Yesterday 03:37 PM
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Getting HUGE Arms

Currently at 12% BF, I have 16.5" arms, which is not small by any means. However, they are nowhere close to where I want them. I feel like all though they are one of my stronger body parts, they have really stopped making progress lately. What would you suggest as ways to break through this and...

JackedMind‎, 03-14-2017 11:00 AM
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Building strength on a deficit

Hi I've been cutting for a while in a caloric deficit, I've recently still been putting on strength but my question is, will any of this be muscle?? Do any of you guys think there will be any muscle gains in my cut? Also if I can strength in a cut but no muscle, will I be then able to use the...

MrNoob‎, Yesterday 02:27 PM
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My squat is a mess

Not as a mess as the deadlift, but I need lots of help, folks. I am doing a 5x5 routine and I do not want to advance if my form is not perfected. Here's my form. Another thing that can't be seen in this video is that my knees cave inward as the...

jotenko‎, 03-17-2017 10:41 AM
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Smile elbow flare or keep tucked on incline bench?

Hi, last few sessions I've been trying to tuck my elbows in during incline bench press and im now questioning myself if this is the best thing to do. I get elbow pain/pain in the low part of my tricep a few hours after the session and clearly thats a indication that it's doing me no favours. ...

Daniiellclark‎, Yesterday 11:54 AM
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What's your thoughts on vacuuming? Is it actually affective?

Jfitzle‎, Yesterday 10:05 AM
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Super Squats

Hey there, I have a question about squats and why my glutes are deciding to grow now. I've been BB squatting for a long time, best was 230lbs for 2 reps, but as of recent I can do maybe 185lbs for 3 reps. With years of squatting, I've noticed little to no development in my glutes, but...

BeaBMX‎, Yesterday 09:28 AM
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Feel sick 10 minutes into cardio - normal?

So the past few months I've been pretty sedentary, and it's been a long time since I've done lots of cardio, maybe two years, simply because I'm quite skinny and my goal was to always put on weight. Now I've decided to join the air force and will be going into basic training in a few months. So I'm...

Redhotpengy‎, 03-28-2017 11:49 AM
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Why is my squat so garbage

I can't move my squat past 5x5 @ 250... 245 flew at 4x6 actually. 250 feels like 100 more lbs. I've pulled 405 in the last month and my best bench set/rep was 4x6 @ 195 just last Wednesday. I feel like my squat is waaaay off where it should be when my push/pull is where it is. I'm going to try...

CasnOwns‎, 03-28-2017 04:40 PM
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What exercises to do to change chest shape

HI, I'm looking for any chest exercises that I can do to hopefully change the shape of my chest. To me it just looks odd and not that asthetic as well as doesn't look that good when wearing slim shirts. So is it possible to change the shape through certain exercise's or is it stuck this way? ...

IWishICanLift‎, 03-25-2017 07:40 AM
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i can't do 20 sets more push up

i exercise about 2 month and still i can't do 20 sets more push up , i tried program but i can't do 25 push up, when im doing 20 sets push up, it is hard to me, then second rep i can't do same 20 sets without rest abut 5 minute; i dont know what is my problem, i dont have any idea; this is...

toqchistaa‎, 03-25-2017 09:00 AM
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Smile Hypotension and Valsalva Maneuver?

Hi Guys, I am naturelly Hypotension (with no disease or heart problems!), sometimes during squats (even with light weights) i feel dizziness and i almost going to pass out! and this freaks me out because if i am like that in light weights then what could happen when i reach heavy? is there a...

GoldenArslan‎, 03-25-2017 07:42 AM
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"skinny" biceps from the front

My biceps have been growing quite nicely as of late but one problem is they look "skinny" from the front. From the side they look fine but they're not nice and wide across the front like I want. Is this just a natural part of the building process or is there something I can do to improve this? ...

AmericanMETAL13‎, 12-27-2008 09:22 PM
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