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Deadlift Forum Check with Video

Hi everyone, could you please help critique my deadlift. I have long legs and the weight is 115 lbs. Watching the video myself, I believe my hips might be too high. Thanks for the help. Video:

DanJ64‎, 12-10-2019 02:03 PM
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Shaping pecs

Being going to the gym consistently for almost a year now and been seeing some good gains but my pecs seem to be taking a weird shape particularly my left one which is abit more slanted, can anyone suggest anything particular to work on or should I just keep lifting as normal, not sure if it’s...

ike9778‎, 12-04-2019 10:02 AM
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Elbow pain overhead extensions

Everytime i do an overhead extension i get elboe pain. Used to do a skull crusher version a year ago, obviously switched to dumbbells eventually that hurt too. Now after a break I started doing them with the rope on the cable machine. It still persists(When I do not do this exercises i have 0...

nikola1808‎, 12-10-2019 01:23 AM
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Question Anyone have a name for this workout?

I stand in a horse straddle stance. Attach 1 hand pulley handle to the cable machine. Lower the height to chest level when in stance. Step back grabbing handle, arm is now straight in front of me. I pull with arm straight out to my hip like a reverse karate punch twisting ny hand from backside...

Cybercraw‎, 12-10-2019 10:56 AM
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squat and deadlift form check (beginner) - try 2.

I previously recorded myself and got feedback here. My form was very bad (I'm just a beginner). I was told to watch these 2 videos and also not to wear running shoes: - For squat advice - Deadlift...

peterm28‎, 12-09-2019 03:42 PM
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Where to learn posture therapy to correct misalignment?

As per the pic below, my hips are not level. Is there any online course/video I can see to correct this?

musc1emadness‎, 12-09-2019 10:22 PM
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Push up

When I do push up. My chest got pump up only on the left side but I see no pump on the right. I'm worried that my chest will grow only on the left side. Can I grow my right chest? Push up is my only exercise because I don't feel my chest when I do bench press. I did one arm push up too but my...

kengthesexyboy‎, 12-09-2019 12:25 PM
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Talking Attacked online for dumbell rowing off the rack. Thoughts on doing it off the rack?

The rack I dumbell row at starts at 75lbs ( 75 the lowest weight in the rack of ofcourse and I was doing 136 ) so there is no one else Really there, empty gym, I'm not obstructing anyone and if you're rowing above 100lbs, most benches are not stable enough to support you and that weight so you...

PatBatemanINC‎, 11-23-2019 07:58 AM
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Anxiety with bench pressing?

Anyone else have a fear that their hand will slip when bench pressing? I’m just now trying to add 5lbs every week to my lifting, but the higher the weight it’s going, the more I’m worried that one day my hand will slip, or give up, and I’ll die. I feel like subconsciously this is the main...

hcuraB‎, 11-30-2019 05:26 AM
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Getting stuck 2"s off chest in bench press

on max effort bench press, i am getting stuck about the 2 to 3" off my chest. is that a CHEST muscle or Triceps muscle thats lacking? im looking for exercises to help get me over that hurtle. also, this is at 225, a PR weight attempt. so not super heavy for most of you guys.

MalachiB1‎, 11-22-2019 08:18 AM
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Benching 3x a week?

Up to now I've mostly done 1 to 2 times bench a week. It has always been the weakest lift for me. It's around 210lbs 1RM right now after almost 2 years of lifting.(not all of it proper). How would you incorporate 3 times benching? I am thinking of one normal heavy day, 1 for some pause bench(really...

nikola1808‎, 11-21-2019 04:47 AM
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Deadlifts—back or legs (hamstrings)?

When designing a muscle group/bodypart split, would deadlifts be considered a back exercise or a leg exercise? And if we’re doing legs, following an outline that specifies x number of exercises per muscle group, would we split up quads and hamstrings? For context, I want to put something...

Xpiro‎, 11-20-2019 01:35 AM
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Deadlift Form check

Been Deadlifting for about 2 years. I struggle to deadlift or at least compared to other lifts progression seems slow. I have been deadlifting mostly with the form in the first video but my friend who is pretty decent at deads gave me some tips to bring the bar up quicker so the second video is...

Marsh142‎, 12-08-2019 11:39 PM
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Weak lower back and core (help)

Every time I squat I get some pain in lower back even with no weight my form doesn't seem bad watched alot of technique videos and watch myself in the mirror but a few years ago I pinched a nerve in my back and have always had a weak lower back amd core from being 300 + pounds any tips on how to go...

Falcorn‎, 11-22-2019 05:59 PM
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Just starting and confused

14 years old and weigh about 180 lbs. Recently got into weightlifting and want to gain strength for football. Not really going for aesthetics, more just raw power. I have a bunch of questions and I get lots of conflicting answers. So my routine is 4 days, where day one is leg day, day two is...

prodii‎, 11-22-2019 01:41 PM
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Groin hurts while squatting

Just recently I got up to 125 squat for 5 reps and was ready to increase my weight to 135. The other day though i noticed my groin on my right side was hurting a lot. I decided to power through it and finish my set. Then again yesterday my groin was hurting again. So i decided to just skip the...

AL459‎, 11-18-2019 01:24 PM
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Cool Workout Plan for Bigger Round Booty

Hi all, Can anyone recommend iphone app for workout programs designed for doing big booty workouts, like a checklist to keep track of?

ertwifb‎, 11-23-2019 10:01 PM
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Question Pull up reps not increasing

I got a pull up bar about 4 months ago. I've defenitly made a lot of progress and my form has gotten alot better. Currently I can do 7 wide grip , 8 normal grip, and 8 chin ups. In the past month I haven't really increased. This doesnt bother me but If I'm still doing same amount of reps will I...

Leosandoval05‎, 11-30-2019 04:29 PM
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Abs won’t activate

Hello all, I took about a year break from working out. I was in pretty decent shape before, but now that I am back at it I can’t activate my abs anymore in my workouts. Whenever I do abs workouts, they sometimes feel very right and strained, but with no soreness, and sometimes I can’t feel anything...

henryalb‎, 12-03-2019 03:45 AM
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Bicep imbalances

My left bicep is noticeabley (maybe not to anyone else except upon close inspection) smaller than the right one, despite being right-dominant. Very odd, but anyway... how would I remedy this? BB curls are my only bicep isolator, and I don’t want to sacrifice strength/size on the left by switching...

Xpiro‎, 11-30-2019 03:02 PM
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Dumbbell front raises simultaneously or 1 arm at a time?

In Arnold's encyclopedia he recommends to do them together, with 1 arm up and the other arm down. And then have them pass each other in front of your face. Personally, i've always done 1 full rep with the left hand and then 1 full rep with the right hand until the set was finished. Is there any...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-19-2019 06:27 PM
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Exclamation 16-Years Old Looking To Gain Mass

Hey there! My name is Mason, I am 16 years old and I've started to work out every day for 45 days straight. The problem I am running into though is gaining mass. I have begun mass consumption of peanut butter and honey sandwiches and I drink C4 before almost every workout which has creatine in...

Masonacious‎, 12-03-2019 08:50 AM
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Will heavy incline support progress on Flat?

I am currently running PPLPPLR split. Benching 2x a week. I really want to focus on my bench numbers this bulk season. For the past few weeks I have been benching 5x5 Monday and Thursday, and then transitioning into a hypertrophy based incline with the intent to bring up my upper chest mass. ...

Fritchard‎, 12-06-2019 01:27 AM
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Best Workout for triceps with Reps and sets

Dear friends can you help me with the Best Workout for triceps with Reps and sets

hulk7029‎, 12-08-2019 12:16 AM
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HERNIA --Exercises to Avoid and which to do

dear all can you kindly advise if someone has hernia probs then which are the excercises that should be avoidded in the gym and which are the alternatives for them for eg some ppl say dnt do the leg press if u have hernia so which is a better excercise then for legs does squat cause...

hulk7029‎, 12-01-2019 12:36 AM
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