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What are some exercises which are effective yet won't damage your articulations

I have some back issues (mild s****osis and kyphosis) and a history of joint problems in all of my close relatives. Thus, I kinda want to take care of my back and of my articulations. At the same time, whenever I search for exercises that are "safe" I find the kind of stuff that you'd recommend...

george3d6‎, 01-31-2019 04:22 PM
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How much sleep needed for a 15yr old?

I'm 15 and pretty active during the day. I know that adults need about 7 to 8 hours sleep at least on average. Will I need the same amount or more since I'm younger?

BakedBrotato17‎, 01-29-2019 11:44 PM
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Question Best exercises for traps and rhomboids that avoid lat growth (width/thickness)

Hello, was wondering if anyone could recommend exercises that specifically target only the upper portion of my back. Have a small frame and would like to avoid too much width and thickness. Body is very responsive to lat stimulation and grew too wide for my body size. Thanks.

jh999‎, 01-30-2019 05:46 AM
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Unhappy Can't do hanging leg raises at all :(

So It isn't the problem with my core. I have OK core strength I guess...slightly weak but no so weak that I can't do leg raises. So when I start the hang and I bring my legs little up (around 85 degree from 90)...i can no longer feel my hip flexor. It's like there's nothing I can do to lift my...

jorellmartis‎, 01-31-2019 08:03 AM
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HIIT 3 Times a Week : Weight Loss

Hi everyone, I'm trying to lose the last 10 pounds, it's so difficult, i'm 22 years old Female, 5'5 and 125 pounds. I tried to do sprint HIIT 3 times a week but it's difficult afterward to maintain a consequent deficit (-600/-700 calories per day) so i though of doing 2 hiit sessions of running...

nihon96‎, 01-30-2019 10:43 AM
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Can Reverse Lunges with a Barbell Rival Barbell Squats for Muscle Gain?

Title asks it. I've debated this with a few friends and would love some additional opinions. I know squats the "King" of exercises according to some, but reverse lunges with a decently loaded barbell can present a similar challenge. Thoughts?

ycpspartan‎, 01-30-2019 08:58 AM
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Does direct ab work make your belly stick out more?

My abs haven't been as defined as I'd like when I lean out, so I've been hitting em hard this past 4-6 weeks with a lot of direct work, while eating at maintenance or slightly above. Mostly a ton of hanging leg raises, with a few other things thrown in. Core strength seems to be increasing quite...

Josh1billion‎, 01-30-2019 05:48 PM
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Exercises for flared ribs

Hello and thanks in advance! My ribs flare out at the bottom a lot (picture included). I have had this my whole life and recently discovered I think it is a result of pectus excavatum. I have tried focusing on pulling my ribs in but nothing seems to help. I believe that this really impacts my...

jav017‎, 01-30-2019 09:58 AM
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advice on my split?

Keep in mind i do change some of these movements up very often i just have a-lot of people telling me im overtraining each muscle group other than shoulders hit twice a week. Currently training 7 days a week and will take off a day if i feel lethargic which rarely happens. Monday- Chest-Tris...

nick220‎, 01-28-2019 05:45 PM
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Should the ratio of reps/sets for muscle groups be even?

I'm asking this questions because I can do a lot more sets for my back than I can do with legs, most likely because for my legs I do excersises like squats which really batter them. For my back excersises e.g. barbell rows however I don't feel the horrific burning feeling I get from squats. Does...

BakedBrotato17‎, 01-30-2019 03:05 PM
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Thumbs up Bulking and cutting question

So I was wondering after bulking do you cut back down to the same weight u started Example:I did a new bulk after my newbie gains I was 170 bulked up to 190 do I cut down to 175 because I'm guessing that's the point of a bulk Plz Reply Need answers

mo56‎, 01-29-2019 06:05 PM
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Question My glutes hurt after upper strength day... wtf?? (List of exercises I did inside)

So 2 days ago right after I finished my upper strength day I noticed pain in my left glute before I even left the gym. The day after, the pain in my left glute has almost completely disappeared but my right glute started hurting now. It still hurts today and it was kinda difficult for me to...

mmaniii‎, 01-30-2019 08:34 AM
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Sumo or conventional?

Ok, so I started doing deadlifts in August when I started fierce 5 intermediate. Started around 200lbs and worked up to 300lbs by December(while on a cut). I had a consistent problem of my upper back rounding( could not contract my lats to the extend i needed to, that is my guess) and it was really...

nikola1808‎, 01-27-2019 07:59 AM
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Tips for Progressing on Overhead Press

My overhead has been stuck at 60 kg/132 lbs (3x5) for several weeks now, even though I have progressed on other compounds including bench, row and squat. I have failed three times consecutively on my third set when I tried adding any kind of weight after 1 plate. For comparison, my working weight...

Curmudgeon7‎, 01-28-2019 04:40 PM
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Check Squat Execution

1,88 cm 88 kg 18 Y/o I'd like to get your opinions about my execution. 70kg total load WVZPnR7mbcM

vrases‎, 01-29-2019 12:28 PM
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Question about OHP and Barbell Row

Hey Guys OHP: I do the Ripptoe OHP with the hipdrive but what I don't get about this exercise in general is the breathing. Alright I have to breath in, squezze my glutes, quad and core and hold my breath and press the bar up. That makes sense to me. But when I press the bar up I realease the...

Artorias9‎, 01-30-2019 03:22 AM
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Question Something popped/burst in chest Seated Row

This is actually the same injury/thread that happened to another member ~7 years ago and just happened to me a few days ago. While performing seated rows the other day I heard and felt a slight pop to the right of my sternum right at the edge of the pad that you rest your chest against. It felt as...

bladerealm‎, 01-30-2019 12:22 AM
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Barbell curls hurt my wrists/forearms... what can I do?

I've thought about switchin to EZ bar but why are bicep curls with EZ bars so looked down on? I was advised multiple times to do them with a straight bar as EZ bar apparently only works the inner part of the biceps or something like that? is there any truth to that? is the straight bar really...

mmaniii‎, 01-29-2019 01:46 PM
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Question Pendlay row... Am I doing this right?

Looking for some opinions on pendlay row. - 225 x 3 I really load up my hamstrings and my glutes before I start pulling with my arms/back. It's at the point that I barely need to pull with my arms to get the weight moving. Is this wrong? I can't imagine moving any...

Millz12323‎, 01-27-2019 05:46 PM
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Unhappy Open Suggestions - Fix Bicep Shape

My biceps took a form similar to the picture shown. How can I "fix" the peak ? Suggestions please, and explanation what I'm doing so wrong ( form can't be this bad). I have tried Hammer Curls Spider Curls Preacher Curls Concentration Curls et cetera….without much success.

JasonEdwards00‎, 01-28-2019 08:41 PM
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Bench Press width

I'm a beginner, and I would like to know where should I put my hands on the barbell for the best possible activation of the chest. In most videos that I saw, people use a medium grip with their pinky finger on the barbell. However these guys have large shoulder width and also chest, and I'm...

joaogil1999‎, 01-29-2019 10:48 AM
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lower back confusion

Hey everybody Last time when I was working out, I tried to learn the form of deadlift and the barbell row. Both with empty barbells. Before that I did standing overhead press, the rippetoe style with hipdrive. The next day I got an ache in my lower back. Thing is, I never really worked on my...

Artorias9‎, 01-29-2019 08:01 AM
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Nerve pain in the tail bone

I do abs almost everyday and some days when I swap out 1 workout for another I get pain in my tail bone (not the type of pain caused by doing abs on the floor) it’s not all the time but when it hurts it’s a slightly sharp pain, I remember hearing that it’s probably because I have a weakness in...

BallinTill6feet‎, 01-29-2019 08:23 AM
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Smile Powerlifting and bodybuilding bench press

Can somebody explain the differences to me? Which style is used best for chest growth. And should you "lie down" on your traps like powerlifters while benching as a bodybuilder? tnx :)

LUKAFITNESS‎, 01-28-2019 02:04 PM
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Can you please check my squat and row form?

Squat: Row

tarheel1616‎, 01-27-2019 12:50 PM
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