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Question What muscles are used in upside down pull ups?

Since pull ups = handstand push ups Push ups = body rows Dips = upside down pull ups

thexmarcoxz‎, 03-27-2018 11:21 AM
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Wink Any exercises to strengthen weak arm

Ive noticed that my left arm is significantly weaker and less toned then my right. My right bicep is way larger and stronger than my left. I do the same weights on both and same amount of reps. Should I be trying to lift heavier with my left? Thanks,

marco01234‎, 03-25-2018 07:25 PM
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Bench press strength plateau

I’ve been stuck at 215 lbs on flat bench for a while now. On my other lifts, I can put 10 lbs on my 1RM pretty frequently, but my bench hasn’t improved for months, and I keep failing at 225. Any tips on how to bust out of this plateau?

TJD15‎, 03-25-2018 01:42 PM
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Will this exercise destroy the shoulder?

So the last few weeks I've experimented with performing the dumbell pullover and it puts some serious strain on my lateral delt and shoulders sometimes feeling like they could potentially dislocate. I've tried different weights, depths, elbow flare angles and it never works right. So I have come...

LDali‎, 03-27-2018 11:11 AM
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Valgus Knee

How do you guys fix this? I've been getting some sharp pain at the top of my kneecap when coming back up from the hole. I think it might be from my knees caving in. Here's a video of me squatting 275 lbs yesterday. It hurt every time I came up, even though it doesn't look like it. flLInxepCY4

jimmyw26‎, 03-27-2018 09:55 AM
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Straight bar to trap bar deadlift ratio

I hit 425 on trap bar deadlift today, much more than what I can do with a straight bar. What is the typical ratio between these two exercises regarding how much weight one can lift?

TJD15‎, 03-26-2018 04:53 PM
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Who Does Calf Raises W/ 500lbs or More?

Only those who do calf raises w/ 500lbs or more post here. I'm trying to prove a point to a gym buddy of mine.

FaceThePain‎, 11-13-2007 11:40 AM
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Squat form check

taranradig2017‎, 03-26-2018 05:33 PM
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Red face Please check my form [Squat+Bench]

Would really appreciate it if anyone could watch and provide tips :) It seems like my back is rounding slightly at the bottom of squats, is that correct? I realise that my walkouts are too messy. I'm trying to do the 3 step walkout but just can't seem to position them correctly without some extra...

Pomegranate23‎, 03-25-2018 08:39 AM
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Can This exercise increase strength and size?

I just did 226 push-ups (301 if you count the warmup) Warmup- 25 regular pushups 25 push-ups with my legs elevated on a chair 25 push-ups with my upper body elevated on a table Working sets (all done to failure)

ForeverFearless‎, 03-26-2018 03:14 PM
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Rack pulls

Are rack pulls a good substitute for deadlifts? I dont want to destroy my floors. I have those cheap puzzle mats but theyre not going to protect it from the weight im lifting. I was thinking if i put safeties on lowest setting it would be more of deadlift.

imnotflexin‎, 03-24-2018 03:47 PM
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Squat and RDL form

Just trying to make sure I have good form and I'm going low enough in workouts. Feeling a lot soreness in my lower back after the rdls for a few days is this normal

jnbrabec‎, 03-26-2018 08:56 AM
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Dips for chest?

Are chest dipsa good alternative for bench press? Thanks

Harrryyy‎, 03-24-2018 08:04 PM
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Deadlift Form Check Please

This was an amrap set 185x6. Sorry it's kind of long. Suggestions appreciated. TIA! H t t p s :// Password: oldlady

Glopop11‎, 03-25-2018 06:23 PM
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Poll Poll: Contracting hips on struggling pull-up?

I'm only fairly certain that I'm not generating momentum with my body to complete the movement, but with my last reps, trying to hit the same amount as the last set, it seems easier somehow with a simultaneous bent-knee leg-raise. Not entirely sure what's going on there, but should these be avoided...

GeneralSerpant‎, 03-25-2018 03:12 PM
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What are the average lifts of people who are 5'5 - 5'6 tall?

I was wondering what are the max numbers natural lifters of my height can achieve?

machrx5‎, 03-25-2018 06:13 AM
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Can bench pressing with bad form be ok?

I'm in the process of trying new things since I haven't made any gains in years. I've actually gone downhill since then. I've kept track of my progress and my records show that I do less now than years ago. Trying to find out why. One theory is that I was not using correct form in the past....

Playitsafe‎, 03-25-2018 12:13 PM
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Cable lateral raises, do them in front of body or behind the body?

I feel my side delts are a bit more isolated and work a little harder if I do cable laterals behind the body. But I was told by a gym trainer today who was watching me doing them to not do them that way because they could put pressure on the rotator cuffs? Cable laterals in front of the body, I...

redmchalo‎, 03-24-2018 04:53 PM
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Unhappy Building My calves

Hey guys! So I’ve recently started training again and I realized that during my powerlifting days I’ve only really worked on squat, bench and deadlifts. But now that I’ve gained some weight my calves just look really fat, should I just be focused on losing weight? Or Should I also do some...

TheMotivation1‎, 03-24-2018 05:33 PM
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Question Is the overhead press the most techical exercise?

I'm just curious what do you think about this. Of course every exercise is very technical if you compete. But I think since it's the exercise that has the longest kinetick chain, from hands to feet, I think every centimeters count how you hold the bar, how much do you lean back, how vertical...

Akos89‎, 03-22-2018 12:12 AM
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Unhappy bench plateau

My bench has been plateauting for 3 months now. ive been stuck at 70 kg 1rm 60x5. i weigh 78 kg around 17% bodyfat 17 years old. ive been going to the gym for 6 months. my other lifts deadlift is 150 kg and squat is 110 kg can anyone suggest a good workout for chest to increase my bench

joshpokes‎, 03-24-2018 03:50 PM
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Running before strength workouts or vice versa?

So I'm curious to know if fasted running before body weight training will burn muscle since the muscle might be exhausted from the cardio. I'm purposely eating at a calorie deficit to try and debulk my legs but I want to do more cardio to give it an extra push. If you know any ways to get thinner...

QueenofSpades28‎, 03-21-2018 06:06 PM
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Bicep curls

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austin4635‎, 03-24-2018 07:55 PM
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Progression question

I was unable to do one arm dumbell row 25 kg dumbell the first time for 10 reps. The next session i was sucessfull at doing so but the next time i did i was still stuck at 10. It didnt get any lighter. For it to get ligther do i need to up the weight to 30 kg now?

sidstar1991‎, 03-25-2018 12:46 AM
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Question How to get a round butt and flat tummy?

I hate the way I look so I wanted to start working out. I already lost 5 pounds down from 140. Im 135 now and my measurements are about 37-29-40 (inches). I feel like my tummy is too big and my butt is too flat. I just feel fat-borderline fat, even though I’m technically not overweight. I’m not...

kxnxa‎, 03-22-2018 07:00 PM
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