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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: 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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Squat is lagging behind

My bench is 195 , my dL is 264, my ohp is 115, and my squat is 225. I noticed when squatting I lean forward and basically do a good morning it’s not a full on good morning but definitely have some leaning forwards when I’m coming out of the hole. What are some good cues to stay more up right and...

bojanglez34‎, Yesterday 08:57 PM
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Am I supposed to feel my chest when benching?

I've been benching for over a decade, and I really don't feel much in my chest during benching. I've watched tons of form videos. I try to keep my forearm right below the bar, wrists straight. I arch my back (nothing dramatic). I don't flare my elbows. I bring the bar down controlled to my...

dzd17‎, Yesterday 03:14 PM
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Incline bench & Reardelt fly machine questions.

Why is it that I get a way better pump and have much better form on my incline bench compared to my flat bench? I feel like I just get more out of it. On the rear delt machine, I use it with my palms facing up, essentially putting emphasis on external roation. Am I wasting my time or will rear...

tdod101‎, Yesterday 05:18 PM
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Does Glute-Ham raise works much on lower back too?

I love doing this exercise but my lower back is tight enough,i am worrying about this while doing,if it does then I will sub to leg curl and miss the process to glutes,any ideas?

cents20‎, Yesterday 11:29 AM
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Training Twice a Day while Cutting?

Sorry about the simple question all. Right now I'm on my fourth week of P90X and seeing some results, so since I have some time in the mornings before work, I figured I'd throw in another cardio workout (I'll stick to the P90X cardio video for this I think). It's not terribly intense, but from...

Buddy-Joe‎, 04-30-2010 03:03 AM
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8 month dead lift progress good?

in 8 month my dead lift went from a struggling 405x1 to an easy 455x1 is this good progress?

KCMann‎, Today 08:04 AM
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I've been doing Pronated and Supinated dumbbell curls but what will Neutral curls do?

As what the title says, I was wondering what a Neutral Curl will do for me and if there is a difference between Neutral Curls and Pronated/Supinated Curls when shaping a Bicep.

Radon1‎, Yesterday 04:58 PM
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lower neck/upper spine pain when squatting

After squatting, my lower neck/upper spine ( that protruding bone at the top of the spine between the shoulders) is always sore from the weight. what am I doing wrong ? is it normal for it to be sore?

daisam97‎, Today 07:55 AM
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In Need Of New Excercises to Work Biceps/Triceps

Hey everyone, I'm really in need of some new exercises to incorporate into my arm workouts. Some feedback would be much appreciated!

JGOAT22‎, 07-28-2017 11:51 AM
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Calories burned with squats?

Does anyone know how many calories a burned with squats if you know the weight and ROM?

ch2s‎, 12-14-2008 11:09 PM
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Advice whether to pause or hold for brief seconds lifting weights

Hello everybody, I've been weight lifting for about 6 months now, and I've hit a point where its taking a lot of time and effort to really add extra weight or achieve more reps. I have recently acquired knowledge changing exercise approach once a month is a good path to follow after watching...

simplytryin‎, Today 12:58 AM
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Absolute Beginner work out

hey i am a tiny 70kg 24 year old vegan who has very little core strength at all. at the moment all i am really capible of doing is sit ups/crunches and planks. i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to how to build up my core strength at home? i have access to a bench a few weights at...

grindking666‎, Yesterday 10:53 PM
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Exclamation dumbbell flyes

Guys Is dumbbell flyes good for cutting.? And fly is good for guys have big chests which not optimize by excising.. Looking for advice.... :D

warunausgoda‎, Yesterday 11:39 PM
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Question Is not fully extending my arm during bicep curls damaging the shape of my bicep?

I've been working out for about 2 years now, been using the same bicep machine all the time. I noticed that when i flex my biceps that there's a gap about an inch or more from my inner elbow to my bicep. Is it because of this really ****ty machine that Ive been using because when I use it I can't...

AB1337‎, Yesterday 05:25 PM
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Best 4 day workout split

Best 4 day workout split for strength and growing the muscles

dylanthomson66‎, Yesterday 04:35 PM
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Not feeling sore after workouts anymore

Hi, I recently got back into lifting full time. After training all my different muscles I would feel soreness the next day. However, recently after workouts I havent been feeling sore at all. Is this normal or are my workouts not as effective as they used to?

marco01234‎, 08-12-2018 06:38 PM
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Seated cable row wide grip or v-handle grip?

this is basically bent over row vs t-bar row for free weights right? does it really make a huge difference cause I know vhandle and tbar rows you can get stronger faster.. this would cause more overload on the back? does the wide grip make a huge difference in terms of muscle development?

feiajii‎, 08-05-2018 01:29 AM
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Lunge importance/alternative

How important are lunges? I absolutely hate doing them but they are currently part of lower body workouts. Is there a good alternative?

MattJ45‎, 08-11-2018 09:48 AM
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Shoulders three times per week?

Is this too much shoulder work? My shoulders are really lacking and I don’t have enough time in my Push days to add a lot of volume and sets so I added a few light-medium shoulder sets to my leg day. Good/bad? I usually recover pretty fast and it’s bulking season for me Current split: M - Push...

MattKelly007‎, Yesterday 07:58 AM
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Energy And fatigue

Hello guys, Las few years im feeling dead tired trough the day, Like im 90y old. Moving around house Like im half dead, constant fatigue. But when I hit the gym I train Like there is no Tomorrow, traing Like beast without problem. So i wanna say I feel very fatigued when doing no activity,...

VeyroneR‎, Yesterday 06:48 AM
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How can I add resistence to prone cobra movement?

I use prone cobra exercise for thoracic spine and lower traps. I want to apply progressive overload to this exercise. How can I add resistance properly to this exercise? Resistance bands, dumbbells any ideas are appreciated...

Valyria‎, Yesterday 01:26 AM
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Why is my lower back sore after Front squats

So today sometime strange happend. I did front squats and my lower back was extremely sore straight afterwards. It sounds like a form issue, here's a video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cia30RCTkxg&feature=youtu.be# Any critique/advice welcome

tommy4life‎, 08-09-2018 02:25 AM
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Personal Training

Not sure what forum this should go under - but here's my question for you guys: I'm just getting into lifting/nutrition and signing up for gym/personal training for the first time. I went to one and it seemed fine except the salesman. He started asking me questions about "why i'm joining" and...

HbvLrdz‎, 08-11-2018 10:44 AM
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full body calisthenics question(s)

Sorry if this is similar to any other post. SO I have been doing a couple of workouts and I have a few questions. A. do these workouts seem effective and balanced? a good intro into developing into weight lifting eventually? B. can i combine these workouts into one workout? C.Can I do...

coloman11‎, 08-12-2018 05:42 PM
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Soreness after weights

So I went weight lifting today and when I was using the bench press cause I’m mostly focusing on my chest because I want pecs. I was doing my sets and throughout I felt like I couldn’t lift it anymore as me getting tired which is good. After my workout my muscles felt tired but as the afternoon...

JustinSmith15‎, 07-21-2018 08:23 PM
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