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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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Bench isn’t improving

Before lockdown I could get 80kg x 10. But now after trying to get my lifts back up, my barbell bench is still lacking. My other lifts are going fine except chest exercises. Overhead press is good, rows good, etc. They’re all going up slightly. I’ve noticed my chest hasn’t been the same since the...

SnipeItLikePro‎, Today 01:21 AM
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Can't fix my Squat form no matter what

I've been squatting for 3 years now. And I've always had this issue, I'm currently 18, 185cm, 90kg Whenever I Squat, my right foot points outwards, and my left foot is how it should be. No matter what I do. When I start I. The correct position, my right foot shifts slithly outwards and turns...

Datboileg‎, Yesterday 08:19 AM
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Angry Lower Back strain still not healed 3 months later

Pain on the left side in my lower back. Especially hurts when bending over. Not healing for some reason. I am not putting any pressure on it have not lifted weights for 3 months only weighted calisthenics which puts no pressure on my lower back (push ups, pull ups, lunges) Was feeling good...

brutus0‎, 09-17-2020 07:50 PM
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Benching twice a week one heavy one light

So just wanted opinions on bench press I’m now doing two push sessions a week and Day one will be heavy and day two will be lighter and be the second exercise after my dumbbell incline press as I’m pushing for 50kg in each hand which In my mind will be impressive at 17 and I’m very close to it ...

bheast69‎, 09-11-2020 12:05 PM
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In your opinion is 260lb bench good?

Just hit 260lb bench press. I’m only 152lb so it’s a 1.7xBW bench. I’d personally call it ok/good but not good/great. I really can’t see myself saying my bench is good/great until I hit 300lb+ cause Then I know it’s good. Also I’m not saying I’m not happy with it just Wondering how the community...

Lizzy3200‎, Yesterday 01:08 PM
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Can you build muscle with many reps ?

Hello, i have a question. Sometimes i cant go to the gym and im training at home. Problem is that i dont have that much weights at home to do like 6-12 reps for hypertrophy like i do in the gym. For days when i do compound movements like deadlifts,squats,bench etc. im trying o get to the gym at all...

Skukr‎, Yesterday 03:14 AM
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When doing RDLs...

When doing RDLs, do you push into the ground with your legs and squeeze your glutes while pushing your hips forward to pull the weight back up? I only recently read to squeeze your glutes and it's helped me not to feel strained in the back so I'm going to keep doing that. But I'm not sure...

M1nd0verMatter‎, Yesterday 10:51 AM
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Exercises to fix muscle imbalance? (Back) with pics!

Hello, I read a lot of stuff in here and decided to post to see if i can get some help. I have scoliosis and if i remember correctly it is a 10 degree curve. Anyway yesterday i decided to take some pictures of by back to check on my muscle progress, and i found a not so nice surprise! There...

The-Legacy‎, 04-06-2010 06:52 PM
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What are some home workouts to get rid of chicken legs?

For years I only worked out upper body only. But for the last year I stopped working out completely so my upper body finally started matching the size of my legs. I don’t want to make the same mistake so what are some good home workouts to get rid of chicken legs? So far I’ve been doing -dumbbell...

infernofitness‎, 09-13-2020 07:02 AM
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How far do you go on lat pulldowns?

I typically do lat pulldowns in the 6-8 rep range. For the first 4-6 reps, I make sure the handle touches my chest, but in the last couple reps the handle only goes 1-2 inches above it- likely due to muscle fatigue. Does it matter how far I go on this exercise? Regardless of the ROM, I am always...

Odifududix‎, 09-09-2020 09:38 AM
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Unhappy [WTA] Shoulder pain after Squat?

Hi everyone. Last night, my left shoulder feel sore when squatting. Its not the upper shoulder, if i see the shoulder anatomy diagram its more like to the rear deltoid. The pain come when i letgo the bar. My right shoulder on the other hand doesn't feel a thing. Am i doing it wrong? Or it...

ZeekTrytoBuff‎, 09-16-2020 07:06 PM
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Weighted Pull ups - when to start?

Hi, I have just started working out recently a few months ago. Initially I couldn't do any pull ups. Now I can do 8 clean pull ups in my first set, 6 pulls ups in the second set and around 5 in the 3rd set. I'm not sure when I'm supposed to add weight to the pull ups? Do I add weight once I...

zkm1223‎, 09-13-2020 11:27 PM
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Rear delts genetics

Attached pic of my shoulder flexed Is having a small rear shoulder delts and way bigger in symmetry front delts purely genetics ? anything i can do about it ?

Herobody666‎, 09-12-2020 01:37 AM
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Puffing chest out during exercises?

On most upper body exercises, I've always been focused on puffing my chest out and keeping my shoulder blades retracted where possible. But lately I've been having some upper back pain around my rhomboid on the right - aswell as a winging scapular due to my weak lower traps and serratus...

ReboundReps‎, 09-17-2020 10:16 AM
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Bicep curl trouble

It seems that no matter how I position my arm... Whether the trip would is in line with my spine...or in the middle of my side...or on the front part of my side...I get a burn on the front part of my shoulders. Not a bad burn, but a burn as if I am working them. For some reason I’m unable to...

Tuney75‎, 09-10-2020 05:21 PM
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Hip cramp while bench pressing

Hello BB forum, I would like some advice from you. When I bench press and push my feet in the ground for more strength my hip always cramps up. The cramp is on the outside of my hip, it feels like my glute medius or tensor fascia latae. Anyone experience with this problem and know how to...

Rwina‎, 09-16-2020 02:49 PM
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Arnold Press/rotator cuff

The other week I re-injured a former rotator cuff injury (I suspect tendinitis but haven't been able to get an official diagnosis), so OHP has basically become impossible. I've been doing some home-rehab which includes a light-weight Arnold press, so I tried replacing my usual OHP (dumbbells) with...

Xpiro‎, 09-13-2020 05:04 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 10:38 AM
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Question regarding progressive overload

I've been wondering this for a while but never really know how to word it for a google search. Basically what I want to know is, if for example I squatted 80kg for 5 reps on my last leg session, would I try to then squat 82.5kg (just example weight) before I squat 80kg again? Or do I squat the...

scottie2shottie‎, 09-16-2020 06:09 AM
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Bleeding nose concern during and after deadlift

Attempted 1rm deadlift Two days ago half way up the lift o started bleeding from my nose and starts dripping out my nose After the lift on a lay pulldown I cough up blood like a lot I wake up two day’s after with a nose bleed it was literally the most random thing Is this concerning?

bheast69‎, 09-10-2020 06:08 AM
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Is 16.5 inch arms good?

Hi! Im 17/male and I started training 1 year and 3 months ago (I trained like for 2 month then take of 2-4weeks because of school,work and health issues so I was not a year and 3 months training more like 8-9months) I havent been training for 3-4 weeks now because of the virus and work so my arms a...

ProteinPapi420‎, 09-15-2020 07:33 AM
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Updated deadlift form

Alright so I did a reset and I’m approaching the numbers I was doing before on my DL. Is my form better here now? I don’t see my back rounding but I can feel it working my back is that normal at heavier weight? https://imgur.com/a/0hjFVgI

Calikid32190‎, 09-11-2020 03:10 PM
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Any issues with sticking to Hammer Strength Chest press for a while?

I run PPL and I decided to try out the HS for chit's and giggles. I felt my chest targeted very well from this exercise. Any issue in doing this in place of the bench press for a while if I'm a recreational lifter whose goals are purely hypertrophy? I like to start with the OHP on some push days...

Odifududix‎, 09-14-2020 11:07 AM
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Unhappy Left oblique exercises

Hi All, I have an issue with a rotated pelvis (points to the left), and consequently my right oblique does ALL the work, even when walking. I am currently seeing a physio (have seen 4 different ones in the past), an osteopath, and a chiropractor. I am also doing the exercises from...

Search_‎, 09-14-2020 08:51 PM
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Where should you feel rack-pulls

I was doing rack-pulls from below the knee yesterday after my heavy squats. The goal was to develop the upper-back, but I felt it in my hamstrings and lower-back. Is that normal? I am thinking that I need to lower the weight, pull my shoulder-blades back at the top, and pause at the top more?

360365LAWS‎, 09-07-2020 09:45 AM
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