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Sticky Thread Sticky: Ask an Exercise Science major anything

Ask away. This thread will be nice for any basic or advanced questions as well as help me develop my knowledge and proficiency in my field. background in: biomechanics kinesiology exercise physiology athletic injuries all kinds of workout programming as well as advanced courses in...

y0lked‎, 07-12-2016 09:07 PM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: *** Deadlifting 101: Instructional videos ***

What's up deadlift people? This thread will attempt to cover deadlift basics, common mistakes, and also provide some useful information about other deadlift variations. Here is the basic overview of the classic barbell deadlift..... 8u899wRnwqs And here is Mark Rippetoe's "Lengthy Analysis...

Kiknskreem‎, 11-21-2008 07:02 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Bench Form Thread

We see a lot of threads asking for bench form critiques on this forum. I feel like most of these threads are made because people don’t know how to critique their own form. They just don’t know what to look for. I’m hoping to narrow that gap with this thread. I’m not going to touch on everything,...

davisj3537‎, 09-19-2013 10:41 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Fundamentals of the Back Squat

The Fundamentals of the Back Squat The Back Squat has often been referred to as "the King of Exercises" because it uses a great deal of the body's musculature and is therefore very efficient in making you bigger and stronger. Really, squats are a full body exercise, though most people will...

VoxExMachina‎, 03-24-2011 08:10 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Answers to Common Questions

Q: What exercise should I do for (insert body part here)? I don't know how to do (insert exercise here). A: Do a Search, please, before creating a thread. Also go here: Q: Should I use a full body...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 03:46 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The 80/20 Rule for Lifting

Think, But Don't Over-Analyze When you are enthusiastic about bodybuilding, or any sport or hobby for that matter, you want to know everything you can about it. You want to know what's the best exercise, what rep range will give you an edge, how to best structure your split so that you eek out...

VoxExMachina‎, 02-19-2010 06:41 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner's Guide: 6 Basic Compound Lifts, and How to do Them

The core of any good exercise program should be built around the 6 basic compound lifts. These are the basis of bobybuilding, the cornerstone of hypertrophy, the mecca of mass, the.... well, you get the idea. Must you do all of these? No. Nothing is a "must". But instead of wasting...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-07-2009 09:59 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: De-Load, the Overlooked Technique

Introduction: There are countless posts on the best way to train biceps, the optimum split for getting huge, how to bench press properly, or any of a million other questions on how to become bigger, leaner, or break through plateaus. But one technique that helps achieve all of these goals...

VoxExMachina‎, 01-03-2010 10:16 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Weights hit the top when i try to do cable crunches

I tried to do cable crunches for the first time today, however when i'm on the floor and do the crunch, the weights hit the top of the machine before i can make a full crunch. Did anyone else experience this? Does this mean the cable machine in my gym just isn't suitable for cable crunches or...

backinthegymbro‎, Today 01:31 PM
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Back exercises that don’t use biceps

It’s back day, and my biceps are still pretty damn sore from my last arm workout (3 days ago)

epicdman813‎, Today 12:51 PM
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Unhappy Have no lower chest.

Picture on the right is me a week ago. Only been lifting and eating properly for 2 months but was just wondering if looking at my chest you think I may be genetically predisposed to not have any lower chest definition, maybe my bf% is too high or if I'm not targeting it enough? I do flat barbell...

ArkI5‎, Today 01:18 PM
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How long will it take to do my first chin/pull up?

I am 5'5 and 152 lbs. I have lifted for about a year now and I typically done lat pulldowns with a supinated grip as my main vertical pull. I can do 120 lbs for 6-8 reps. I would have progressed more but I had some health issues that affected recovery. I managed to snag a used doorway mount off...

Odifududix‎, Yesterday 04:17 PM
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Looking to add some muscle to my shoulders--all three heads. This is a part of my body that's slow to grow. I've seen the most growth having 3 shoulder workouts/week (not in a row): 2 days heavy and focused on all three heads, and 1 of lighter weight, medial head. Looking for new...

klmno9‎, Today 08:18 AM
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Are good mornings a good accessory exercise?

I have recently spoke to a coach who recommended good mornings to me as an accessory exercise for stronglifts 5x5. I'd like to strengthen my lower back to help with squats and other main compounds, I do stronglifts 5x5. My journal is linked below this post where I document the weights I lift if...

conorellis‎, Today 03:18 AM
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Old school vs modern school

What are the differences between Arnold Schwarzenegger training style and the modern style of Phil Heath for example?

Alex96967‎, 04-18-2019 11:58 PM
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Tight/ pain in right shoulder

Shoulder pain when doing bicep curls or some triceps movements. I’m always keeping my shoulder blades back but could I have strained my shoulder? The fatigue/pain is wide chest area by armpit and right where the shoulder and chest connect. I have been foam rolling that area and getting some blood...

bojanglez34‎, Today 03:25 AM
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Arnold schwarzenegger full workout video

Ia there any full workout video for Arnold schwarzenegger? I've been lloking all around but i found nothing

Alex96967‎, Today 03:14 AM
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Question Too weak chest???

Some guy told me it is really really weird I can’t incline dumbbell press 70’s but I can shoulder press 60’s for 2-3 reps. My height is around 6ft weight is 147lbs.Is there something wrong with it or is it completely normal it’s just the guy is that is wrong?

Prime2323‎, Today 08:05 AM
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Fast reps vs slow reps

Are more explosive reps or slower tempo reps better for hypertrophy? Fast rep: 1-0/1-1 tempo Slow rep: anything above that tempo I usually use fast reps for rows/hip thrusts/ squat/ etc but should I be using a slower tempo?

Hannahp21‎, Yesterday 05:58 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.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 10:38 AM
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How do sprinters get muscular?

How do sprinters get muscular?

Alex96967‎, 04-18-2019 11:59 PM
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Arrow Building muscles

If I start to exercise regularly for muscles, may I gain weight as my build muscles?

1slife‎, Yesterday 04:54 AM
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Bad Chest Aesthetic- help

so it's been a recent problem but the muscle in my chest is coming in pretty badly imo. Its as if the middle of my chest is as skinny as can be, but the muscle is only coming in on the outsides of my pecs, making it look fatty and pushed to the side. It looks terrible in shirts, and I do not think...

jacobb69‎, Yesterday 05:07 PM
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Need Help

I am going to try to keep this short and simple. I am currently 19 years old, male, 5'7/5'8ish, and weigh around 130 pounds. I see my self having more of a "skinny fat" physique. My goals is to having a pretty nice and fit body. nice defined six pack, big arms, nice abs, good legs, triceps, back...

DandiestZer0‎, 04-18-2019 06:37 AM
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Question Glute activation / pelvis movement during squat question!

Hi! When I unrack the bar, should I squeez my glutes, and tuck my pelvis? Should my pelvis/glutes stay in this tucked in position during the whole time? I recently noticed, that I stick out my butt, so there's some extension in my lower back. I do high bar by the way. I train alone, so I...

Akos89‎, Yesterday 01:28 PM
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Just getting back to working out, need some advice

Sup guys, I stopped working out for a long ass time due to a shoulder injury in the beginning of the year. Funny thing is, when I had the injury, I was just getting back into working out. Ffs Onto the point, I'm getting back into it and I recently found out that I'm 130lbs, 5,6 and hardly any...

Takaroku‎, Yesterday 03:01 PM
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Grip training

What are some good grip training exercises that I can do on non-lifting days? I don’t want to interfere with my program and recovery, and I can’t really spend any extra time at the gym on days that I’m there on schedule. I’d rather just go another day or 2. Any suggestions?

coeur‎, 04-18-2019 07:10 PM
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Dead lift, do I have to?

I have a lower back injury that flares up hugely after dead lifts is there something else I can do. I lifted 300 about a year ago and instead of letting it down slowly dropped it using my back ( didn't know what I was I started trying to lift again and it just flares up bad. I am still...

randlee‎, Yesterday 05:15 AM
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What is happening with lower back/groin area?

Hello guys! I've been working out for like 6 years , the first couple years it was to find a new hobby, but i started training seriously about 3 years ago. Long story short, i had a couple injury, Tore my ACL in my left knee on a bad luck, and shattered knee cap on my right knee due to...

mickarch95‎, Yesterday 03:01 PM
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proper form for squats

hey guys, i have a genetic problem, my feet neutral position is facing outward(i can send a picture) ans i have flat feet. it looks weird when i do squats so i really dont know if my technique is good, my trainer always fix me but with my problem it always painful or feels not natural for me, can...

dan129834‎, 04-18-2019 06:49 AM
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Squat form check *potato camera angle?*

Hi all, Weak weights comparatively but just want to make sure I'm starting out right. 200lb x 5. Let me know if I should pick a different angle, thanks! Squats

Warrior Wes‎, 04-17-2019 06:57 PM
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531 Squat day conventional deadlift as second exercise?

Hey guys! So I'm doing my custom 531 upper-lower program, and on squat day I don't really know how many sets and reps should I do on my second exercise, which is conventional deadlift. I do conventional as a secondary exercise, because sumo feels better for me and I do that on my deadlift day....

AlcsiX‎, Yesterday 04:26 AM
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I can't do any pull ups please help.

Hi i'm 16 years old powerlifter bodyweight 75 kg (165) lbs. I can do 105 kg (230 lbs) squat 90 kg (200 lbs) Bench Press and 162,5 kg (359 lbs) deadlift. And i can do 80 push ups hit the chest floor easily. But at pull ups i can't even do 1 pull up. I was thing i'm strong enough for pull ups now i...

YULLBAREZ‎, 04-17-2019 05:49 AM
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