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Dumbbell rear delt raise hand position?

How should i face my palms for better rear delts activation? Most of the people does them like in second image image (palms facing eachother), but there are some guys showing them with thumb pointing the floor. posted 2 images in attachments

Vendetta47‎, Yesterday 11:19 AM
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Getting fast and bodybuilding?

I am currently in high school and have been lifting for about 2 years in the goal of bodybuilding. I am currently 5'9", 160 lbs. However, recently I have taken a much larger interest in sprinting and need to alter my lifting to focus more on getting faster. Just wondering, would this lifting...

jaredmartinn‎, 02-09-2019 01:24 PM
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What are good numbers to hit based on weight/age?

Ive recently started lifting around 4 months ago, for the past 4 years I was a long distance runner at 6'1 and 140 pounds. I was fairly good at running as I qualified to state and ran a mile in under 4:20. After high school I decided to keep running as a side hobby to stay fit and focus more on...

MikeRuiz916‎, 02-18-2019 05:11 PM
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OHP form check Sorry u can’t see the bar at the end of the reps

Hannahp21‎, Yesterday 05:58 AM
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Smile Body Recomp

So I'm a newbie lifter. Female, 21 years. I lost crap tons of weight two years ago, paid no attention to macros just did loads and loads of spinning classes, ate little and did lifts when I could with no structure. I've gained some weight back over time but still no cause for particular alarm. I'm...

lilbiscoff‎, 02-18-2019 04:19 PM
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Tricep pushdowns

What’s your back angle like when you perform these? I lean about 30-45 degrees, upper back right , slight lower back arch, elbows pinned to sides, but I’ve seen people standing straight up

Hannahp21‎, Yesterday 07:30 AM
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Angry How to stop training shoulders during my chest routine!!errr

Ok guys. I found that when working my chest, my shoulders come into play a lil too much! Any advice on stopping this problem?? -jtr

Jacktheripper‎, 11-08-2001 08:39 PM
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What Percentage of Your 1RM is Ideal for Optimizing Hypertrophy?

Hypothetically speaking, if my 1RM for dumbbell curls was 44 lbs, what would be the ideal weight for me to train with to effectively grow my biceps? Also, what is the ideal balance between volume and intensity, and does this balance vary depending on the body part you are training? Is there such...

cire96‎, Yesterday 05:02 AM
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Injury from deadlift

Last week on my lifting day on my second of three sets of deadlifts I noticed the onset of pain in my left shoulder. I thought at first it was a muscle strain, but then a few days later I see that there is a red bump poking out of my shoulder right where the AC joint is. I just started lifting...

etd66ss‎, Yesterday 04:19 AM
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What can I replace the deadlift with?

I have injured my back too many times doing the conventional deadlift and have decided that I will not be doing it anymore. I am looking for possible substitute exercises that are going to fit in well with the other exercises I do. This is the program that I am following:...

mmaniii‎, 02-18-2019 07:58 AM
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Bench press bars

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but I travel a lot between 2 towns so I bought a membership for a second gym. In the "older" gym the bench press bar had 2 ring marks in each side (4 total) and I putted my pinkie in the "inside" ring marks. But now, in this new gym, the bar...

joaogil1999‎, 02-18-2019 09:24 AM
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Angry Increasing weight on overhead dumbbell press

I can do solid 10reps with 50s and only 2-3 with 55s,and ive been stuck at that for about 2-3months(also currently ended cut).Could the cut be the reason why Im stuck on overhead dumbbell press or is it really hard to progress on this exercise?Also I did 55s incline bench for 7 full ROM reps last...

Justregulardude‎, 02-13-2019 09:15 AM
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Feeling DB Bench press in delts more than chest?

I'm not sure what the issue is with my form but dumbbell bench press, I feel it more in my rear delts down towards triceps before I ever feel it in my chest, in fact I don't feel it in chest at all. Yesterday I used really light weights focusing on slow controlled reps to try and get my form...

irishninja81‎, 02-17-2019 01:07 AM
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Pull Ups cause shoulder pain

Ive been experiencing shoulder pain for about 2 weeks now especially on pull day. It stopped after 3-4 days of rest and then came back after my last pull day. My guess is that I hurt myself while I was swinging to cheat and get more rep since I stopped using the assisted pull up machine. Its...

TimokQC‎, 02-13-2019 10:14 AM
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Why do I always have leg DOMS?

I train my legs at least twice per week, with squats for 3 sets of 6-8 reps on the first day and Deadlifts 3x5 on the second day. I always follow up these main lifts with Romanian DLs (or leg curl if I just did Deadlifts), Leg Press, and some sort of calf exercise for 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps. I...

WapanCakes‎, 02-18-2019 06:12 PM
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I need to pick someone up for a dance routine and i dunno how to prep for it

i have a dance routine around 3 months from now, and in it i need to pick my partner up from a splits position. shes around 140 pounds and as is, i can pick her up, but its a bit of a struggle. what muscles are used in picking someone up (by the armpits) and how do i train those muscles?

bepiscat‎, 02-16-2019 09:16 PM
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Feeling sick during training.

Hello everyone, I'm not usually one to post but I've had a really annoying problem recently and can't seem to get a clear understanding of what to do. I've been going to the gym for almost 6 months now. I train 4 times a week for about an hour to an hour and a half. I'm in a caloric surplus since...

edtorres85‎, 02-18-2019 08:47 AM
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Question Sprained toe. Can I weightlift still?

I’m 20(the thing says 49 and idk why?)So I think I sprained my toe. I weight lifted yesterday for about 2 hours and I felt fine. No pain or anything. And this morning I woke up and my big toe really hurt like I can’t walk bc of it. I was looking into it. Seems like I probably sprained it- not sure...

justalittlelady‎, 02-18-2019 06:43 AM
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Shoulder Press Issues

Hey all, I am kind of new to all of this and have been going to the gym for a month or so. I have been attempting to do some standing overhead presses but I can't really seem to keep my arm straight when I go up to the top (it kind of deviates from being straight at about 5 degrees). I did some...

okfn‎, 02-18-2019 01:34 AM
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Abs and acid reflux

Anyone have issues with acid reflux only on ab day?

bnnmarsh‎, 02-17-2019 06:55 PM
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Russian fighter pull up program and back training

I am planning to start the Russian fighter pull up program, again, to get my pull up numbers up. That mean doing pull ups 6 days a week. However, will I still be able do do my twice weekly back day? Deadlift, rows, face pulls etc. just minus pull ups and lat pull downs. Any thoughts?

Peterpedalll‎, 02-16-2019 07:26 AM
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Poll Poll: Leg Press vs Smith Machine Squats

I'm going to start Jason Blaha's 5x5 routine and my gym doesn't have a squat rack but it has a smith machine and leg press machine. I cannot join another gym before anyone recommends that as an option. Which of the two exercises would you recommend?

15AM‎, 02-17-2019 12:55 PM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

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

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 11:38 AM
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Tight Lower Back During Conventional Deadlift

It seems no matter what weight I do I get a very tight lower back during and after performing a conventional dead lift. I was wondering if anyone had any advice. All other deadlifts feel very comfortable, especially sumo which feels most comfortable. My max I have pulled is 205kg with sumo,...

jabbber‎, 02-15-2019 06:44 AM
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Muscle inbalance, unstable at exercises

I feel like my whole stability comes from my right side (hip-core..). When i'm doing any exercise i feel like my left hip-core-back connection is very unstable. If i try to flex it, it doesn't help. I think i have weak left obliques, but when i try to do some exercise on them i can't hit them. I...

1MoreYear‎, 02-17-2019 02:32 AM
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