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Squat mobility ?

Hey guys! Recently my lower back and my IT bands feel super thight after squatting and there is some dull pain. I tried doing some stretches 2-3 times per day but it doesn't go away. Could you give me some specific stretches that will improve my ankle and hip mobility? Thank you!

mitidimitara‎, 08-12-2018 01:42 AM
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Bench pressing with shorts arms

Hey guys, I’m hella short. I know that short armed dudes are supposed be o excel at benching due to a shorter ROM, but as I’m only 5’2”, it’s imossible for me to unrack the bar while keeping my shoulder blades retracted. I’m worried that this is going to keep me stuck at a stall point. A spotter...

coeur‎, 08-11-2018 05:17 PM
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STANDING external rotation with dumbbells?

Example: /watch?v=IbrEH9Dtlts (On YT) Is this useful, or an impingement waiting to happen?

maxbbb‎, 08-11-2018 01:03 PM
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Should bar touch chest on bench or just slightly above the chest?

The bench press style where I've used for years is I try to bring the bar down in a controlled manner, and I try to get close to my chest as possible without touching it. Am I supposed to have the bar touch my chest, and sort of let it rest on my chest before pushing it back up? I could probably...

blue4123‎, 08-10-2018 10:31 PM
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Do lat pulldowns have to touch your chest?

I am able to pull with 70 lbs atm but I can only pull a few inches below my chin. I heard that it is best to let the bar touch your chest, yet pulling below my chin is enough to feel a stretch in my lats. Is this sufficient enough?

Azkrak‎, 08-11-2018 07:48 AM
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Squat form check

This is 360 x 2 plus a failed third rep. Second time this week I've failed this weight, and I'm looking to know if form is a factor. Progression has been smooth up until now. Someone told me my grip is too wide. Could lack of upper back tightness be fatiguing my lower back too early, causing...

ECGordyn‎, 08-10-2018 10:26 PM
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Unhappy Double Jointed Strengthening Exercises???

I’m an 6”3 18 year old male with around 185-190lbs weight, I’ve been going to the gym for around a year and a half and have put on a stone of muscle so far , gym has been excellent and I have seen lots of progress , however a few months ago I dislocated my knee , from literally turning around, the...

JoshShuts80‎, 08-11-2018 03:33 AM
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Lightbulb Dumbbell tricep kickbacks - the forgotten GOATris exercise?!

When you think of triceps most people think about dips, cable pushdowns and a hundred skullcrusher-like variations. I saw an article regarding EMG studies for tris exercises and kickbacks came out on top, It's been ages since I did them, so I tried'em again with pretty low weight and felt a...

DASBUNKER‎, 08-10-2018 03:18 PM
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Cutting down on exercises

Hi, I'm sort of a newbie to weightlifting and have been actively training for a couple of months now. I hear a lot that I should cut down on how many exercises I do. So I'm here to ask for advice. I'm currently doing 5 exercises per session I have for chest, namely; dumbbell press, incline bench...

TushieeV‎, 08-10-2018 11:18 PM
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Running PHUL as a novice?

Hello all, I started barbell training around late March with a fullbody routine. Around last month, I made the switch to the Reddit Beginner PPL due to having the time (I am a student on vacation). I am scheduled to resume university around late August and classes will prevent me from lifting 6...

Azkrak‎, 08-10-2018 04:28 PM
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Sit Ups not possible?

Hey guys. So I posted some questions about very basic beginner routines earlier in the year (wanting to improve my overall fitness and strengthen my back / core, gain some endurance) and I've since quit smoking and have been doing 3 days of a basic body weight work out, 1 day cardio, 3 days...

Sashimi1989‎, 07-15-2018 11:03 AM
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Can you please critique my deadlift form? This was my first set of 3x10. I watched Alan Thrall's video on how to eccentrically lower the deadlift like the Romanian deadlift, which actually helped my lower back pain. I think my form is decent for the most part. I actually injured myself on...

Reznovan‎, 08-10-2018 11:19 AM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

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rowing machine - how good for u ??

hi, i'm thinking of purchasing a rowing machine... -how good are they for ur muscles - and how often should i use it (every 2 days, 1 days etc etc) cheers

Demolition‎, 04-02-2002 04:11 AM
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Question Pullups: is it beneficial to do a deadhang between reps?

I do pullups with a grip just outside of shoulder width, palms facing away. It feels more natural for me to come to a complete stop/deadhang between reps, but I know most people maintain tension throughout. The deadhang apparently increases difficulty, but does this translate to increased gains...

Josh1billion‎, 08-09-2018 04:04 PM
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What are some typical natural lifting maxes and progressions?

This thread pertains to natural lifters only. I am wondering what are some typical maxes for compound lifts for natural lifters. By compound lifts, I mostly mean just the big 3, bench, DL, and squat. I am also interested in knowing what a typical natural progression rate on these lifts is...

blue4123‎, 08-10-2018 10:28 AM
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Smile Are my workout exercises ok?

Hi. The instructor in my gym doesnt know much about anything and I came to know this after 4-5 months of working out. I tried to watch several videos from youtube and came up with a workout routine of my own. I need suggestions from you guys to help me out. I will be very thankfull. My weight is...

tj02904‎, 08-10-2018 12:04 PM
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Question Progression with Front Squats by doing more reps? Help!

Hi! Can you guys give me some tips how to front squat for more reps? I can't even do 8 reps with 70% of my max. Can you give me some ideas how to work on this? There are videos where guys squat even 20 reps, and I can't imagine how could they hold the bar for so long in the rack.

Akos89‎, 08-10-2018 06:36 AM
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Knee Sleeves for Squats 3 days/week

Hello. I like to squat 3 days per week and would like to invest in knee sleeves to help w recovery a little. Never used them but can you use knee sleeves for every squat session or just very heavy or days. Normall 5x5/5x3 back Squat 2 days and front squat 5x5 1 day and will they help with...

Novak435‎, 08-09-2018 08:53 AM
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How do I get a big neck?

What works to build muscle in your neck? I've seen some contraptions available for purchase and some pseudo science recommendations online, but wondering if anyone struggles with skinny neck syndrome and if anyone has managed to overcome it

Hoopsk28‎, 08-09-2018 11:04 AM
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exercise, set, repetition... ?

Let's say you do 5 exercises, and for each you do 4 sets of 20 repetition... Are you supposed to complete one exercise at a time (doing the 4 sets of first exercise before moving on to the next exercise) or do you cycle doing the 1st set of each exercise before moving to the 2nd set? If the...

Oldinnocence‎, 08-09-2018 12:12 PM
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Deadlift while cut

Im 18yrs old and i was 155kg or 355pounds now im cuting and going in gym ofc and i have question how to have much strengt while cut for deadlift and stuff on my current 109kg/240pound my deadlift 1RM is 140kg/308pounds and i feel week lol maybe is not that bad but still going in gym probably...

pseva22‎, 08-10-2018 04:10 AM
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Using my weight to gain muscle mass.

I'm 33 years old 5'9 380 lbs. I've been doing pushups and squat for about 3 months. I do about 140 pushups6 days a week there pretty hard but I manage to crank them out in sets of 20 (I keep pushing for higher reps) and just started squats last week 50 3 times a week. My question is will this...

nateawhite‎, 08-09-2018 08:35 PM
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Yates row better than lat pulldown??

I have recently incorporated yates row, about 45 degree angle with supinated grip, pulled into lower abs. I also have been doing close underhand grip lat pulldowns. The thing is, after yates rows, next day I felt soreness in the lower lats, just around the insertions As underhand pulldowns...

HeMB‎, 08-08-2018 08:02 AM
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