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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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Dumbbell chest press for mass?

Will the dumbbell chest press, help you gain mass just as well as bench press?

oliver1king123‎, 12-02-2019 03:46 PM
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Bench press: alternating strength and hypertrophy

What’s up community? I’ve got a problem: my bench press has plateaued for 2 months. Taking a week off didn’t help, and traditional volume deloads never help me break through plateaus either. I’m on Viking’s Bare Bones upper/lower, so the volume is pretty high. I’ve been progressing relatively...

Xpiro‎, 11-16-2019 12:13 AM
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Just started deadlifting.Am i Weak?

Hi guys/gals,i have a decent body,with 176 pounds and my friend introduced me to deadlifts since i had back issues.I have great will power and used to do squats on an average weight but i just have been introduced to deadlifting and honestly i find it addictive.I used to go up on doing...

captainsbody‎, 12-04-2019 11:05 PM
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**Deadlift Form with Video**

Hello everyone, Ive been back to the gym for about a month after a 4 month break with a pulled muscle in my back. This video is from today and would like opinions on my form and if my back position is good or not. VIDEO- https://youtu.be/7Wokj01zeRU Thank You!

MikeRod‎, 12-07-2019 02:23 PM
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Angry Almost 8 years of lifting, need recommendations

Ive been lifting for both size and strength for just about 7 years at this point. All my muscles have pretty decent proportions. My chest, back, legs, and shoulders are all evened out to where ive always wanted them to be. The only issue I have is growing my arms. They are strong but for some...

jameelhaddad9‎, 12-07-2019 12:05 PM
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What exercises can get me arms like these?

^Title I've noticed how Giannis Antetokounmpo's arms, most particularly around the brachialis region is most defined, how can I attain arms like these, as per the photo?

1blehh‎, 12-07-2019 06:00 AM
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honestly how tf do you train your neck

ive looked. not doing bridges or neck-breaking stuff. looking to build a stronger, thicker neck to prevent injury, reduce pain, look better etc iron neck? wat do? thonks

sandaltan‎, 12-04-2019 12:06 PM
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squat and deadlift form check (beginner)

Could you check my Squat and Deadlift forms. You can find them in this GIF: https://imgur.com/a/52AVvry just a beginner.

peterm28‎, 12-07-2019 10:40 AM
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When will you start having a "nice body"?

So first of all I know this might not be the applicable subforum to post this, but I don't see any sub-forums made specifically for questions like these. I am wondering at what point will you be able to see abs, have a relatively large chest, and big biceps etc? Specifically how much do you...

Davidtrains‎, 12-06-2019 03:06 PM
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Question Is it ok to lower weight if you dont have spotter

My dad usually spots me when I squat and bench but he has a different work shift now. Will I still get good results if I lift less for more reps.

Leosandoval05‎, 12-05-2019 02:13 PM
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Struggling to gain muscle

I’m finding it difficult to gain muscle mass mainly in my arms (biceps, triceps, forearms) despite I’ve been going to gym for 5 and half years now. I go to the gym on weekdays (3 days lifting weights, 2 days working on my core. I feel like giving up sometimes because I’m not getting results I...

jamie1412‎, 12-03-2019 11:11 AM
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