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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 08:02 PM
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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 10:07 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 11:41 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 09:10 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 04:46 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 07:41 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 10:59 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 11:16 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 09:12 AM
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Conventional wisdom about squatting

I've been squatting for around 1.5 years now, and what happened to me today is something that I find hilarious. So I go to a squat rack, and next to me is a guy doing seated curls with lady weight. Normally, I squat with toes outside, because I have patellofemoral pain which is further...

ShellRox‎, Today 03:38 AM
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Could the Real Secret to Weight Loss Be Something as Simple as Tea?

Hi guys! I have a serious question for you. can drinking tea (of All Things) really help you lose weight? I found some tips of webpage and I wonder how this method would be possible?

dodong8192‎, Today 08:21 AM
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Deadlift form check please

I’ve attached 2 videos of me doing 2 reps of 245 which is pretty light for me. Could anyone give me pointers or tell me what I’m doing wrong. I’m 5’7 and around 187 https ://youtu. be/s3w5qHMqikI https: //youtu. be/T-KFZ5DBQ2Y

dom4438‎, Today 11:11 AM
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Sumo deadlifts

Been reading a bunch on sumo deadlifts and how they may be a better fit for some folks depending on body proportions and mobility etc. Typically I do conventional DL, but figured I'd just give it a try today at the end of my workout to see just how different it is. Wow, is all I can say....

gcoulson‎, Yesterday 09:13 AM
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Question about chest

Hi everyone, I’ve been building up for a while and noticed that the top, inner part of my right chest is bigger than the other, not sure what muscle it is, it’s a small part of the chest. I can’t figure out why I have been balanced, but I did have a recent knee injury a while back and been using my...

andyaces‎, Yesterday 06:52 PM
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Intensity of workout

If you have 3 full body workout per week. 1st workout you can give 100% 2nd workout you can only 70% of 1st workout 3rd workout maybe 50% Will you consider this as over training? Or it should be this way for intensity because you cannot perform at same level if you go for heavy workout?

stn0404‎, 01-16-2019 02:41 AM
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How much should a 13 year old lift? (For dumbbells)

Im 13 years old and 5’3” and I'm wondering if 12lbs with dumbbells is to much for me (I've been doing bicep curls). I just started lifting. It doesnt seem that hard to lift but from what I've been reading it could damage my bones? Is this true?

JackC124‎, 01-14-2019 07:18 PM
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Can't squat without feet outward almost horizontal

Hi I can't squat without having my feet in this position( htt p://imgur .com/Dr5t5YA ) no matter if it is narrow or wide stance is that ok ? I just started squatting 1 month ago 3 times per week I went from 20kg to 55kg I use high bar and can squat ATG but since I have to lean forward or lose my...

CrestfallenGuy‎, Yesterday 11:21 AM
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Am I squatting low enough?

hi all, pls take a vid of me squatting....when looking at the vid it looks like I can/should squat way lower....but during the squats it feels pretty low already....can it just be the angle it was being filmed at or do u think I should lower the weights and squat lower I2UVJAFAKJY

PSPING‎, 01-18-2019 07:55 PM
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Where to start for best results?

Hi im not sure if this is the right place to ask but i was wondering if anyone had any advice on the best exercises and frequency to start with for someone who is unfit but not overweight. Im 25 (wrong age shown to the side which ive changed) 5'5 female to male transgender and 154lbs. I have...

ftm2019‎, Today 03:58 AM
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Difficulty with calves

Hey, I'm a beginner and im currently following a routine from home. Today i did legs which went well - however when i got to the calf exercises (sitting calf raises/standing calf raises) i find that i cant get in that 10-12 rep range. I have to hit 30 reps before i start feeling the burn. I...

roasbis‎, Yesterday 09:24 PM
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Front Delt soreness problem Please help!

Hey guys, so I am very curious. My front delts never get sore after a shoulder workout, actually the next day it feels like I haven't worked them out at all!! BUT after bench press my chest always gets sore and the front delt gets sore Too. Is it normal that the front delt never feels activated on...

George129‎, Today 04:53 AM
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Is it true what they say that working out your legs will give you abs?

Ive heard that on numerous occasions, but besides squats and deadlifts (which are compounds) are there really any other leg exercises that will aid in getting decent abs? Is there any truth to this? Will doing leg presses and similar actually help in achieving great abs? Im a beginner so sorry...

mmaniii‎, Yesterday 08:54 AM
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Question My right shoulder is smaller / lower/than my left

I am facing this problem since 5 or 6 months & i know several other dudes are facing this problem . I have never had any shoulder injury . My right lat looks smaller too i thought this is bcoz of right shoulder being smaller . I am skinny(60kg) this thing is easily noticeable on me . I think my...

KhalNayak209‎, 01-17-2019 08:26 PM
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Bigger belly after working out

Wassup! I have a little bit of fat on my stomach (not too much) and I heard that if I’ll work out my abdominals, that it builds muscle under the fat and that my stomach will be bigger, instead of burning the fat and build muscle. I’ve got the same question about the butt. I’ve already got a...

unseasoning‎, 01-17-2019 12:21 AM
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Whats some good exercise to work all Tricep areas with dumbbells?

Whats some good exercise to work all long, short and lateral areas with dumbbells?

rigidcom‎, Yesterday 01:24 PM
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5’8 100lbs and 16

I’m a guy who’s 16, 5’8 and about 100lbs. My BMI is around 15.04. I eat about 2,500-3,000 calories everyday, which includes 1,600 calories of serious mass gain shakes, my school lunch and around 3 peanut butter sandwiches a day + other snacks. Maybe some chick fil a too. I do bicep curls of 20lbs...

2a10re‎, 01-18-2019 05:48 PM
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Smile Glutes Work out

Hello, I’m a female around 143lbs. I would like some input on my work out routine. I usually work out lower body 3 days per week and upper body + abs 2 times per week. My main focus on lower body is to grow glutes. My work out changes, but here is an example: Leg press: 4x12 @ 250 Hip...

denisemeu‎, 01-18-2019 07:09 PM
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Full Body Workout and Marco Advice

Hi guy and dolls! Ive recently got back into working out and just wanted some advice from some of you more intermediate and advanced builders. I'm wanting to lean up and loss my belly fat (cut) before ultimately bulking and toning up. I'm 5'11" , 36 years, 86kg, 24.4%body fat. This is...

19JML82‎, Yesterday 07:25 AM
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Question Workout plan evaluation

Hello, I am a beginner at weight lifting and wanted to consult with some about my workout routine because I managed to loose ~23 kg by simply doing cardio (running) and now started weights to get in not so flappy shape. So, my workout routine consists of mainly compound exercises (3 or 4 sets...

ThePringlas‎, Yesterday 01:52 AM
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Weak Bench Press / No Progression

For about a month now I’ve had a max barbell bench press of 75lbs for 3 reps. However, I’ve been able to progress on both the machine pec fly (from 40lbs for 5 reps to 60lbs for 5 reps) and dips (going from needing 61lbs of assistance to 40lbs of assistance). I can feel my chest working in both...

tiffany090‎, 01-16-2019 07:20 AM
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Questions regarding keto?

Hi, I have been on keto for 5 days now. I was forced to start due to IBS (Literally cant eat most carbs... not even rice as it leads to upset stomach from being very gassy). So far tummy has been great since moving to keto. My tummy can handle meat, fish, fat and veggies pretty well. However,...

FatBatman94‎, Yesterday 04:29 AM
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Sumo Deadlift Form Check

Hey guys, can I get a check on my sumo deadlift form. Obviously it's light for me, I've always pulled conventional but I've had issues with my lower back lately and no matter how good my conventional looks I always feel it mostly in my lower back. I'm trying sumo since it is easier on the lower...

adc0406‎, 12-31-2018 12:44 PM
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Is this a good Hypertrophy Rep range ?

I was recently told by a new friend who’s going for personal training in college that this set/rep range was good for hypertrophy ? 30 seconds to 1 minute break each set Set 1: 25 reps Set 2: 15 reps Set 3: 15 reps Set 4: 10 reps Set 5: 8 reps

WhenUrSalty‎, 01-15-2019 09:31 PM
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Deadlift form - help please - bad back pain

Hello, really need some help with my deadlift. I've been deadlifting for around 18 months, I got my form down to an OK level and then didn't check or concentrate for around 8 months. I deadlifted 170kg for 1 and have got really bad back pain, I decided to film myself and realised my back was...

cosm0‎, 01-07-2019 03:28 PM
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