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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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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: 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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Trying to lift a PB deadlift

Hi guys, I know this is a stupid question. Just want to hear your thoughts. So I want to see what I can deadlift next week. At the moment I exercise with 90kg, 3x8. What do you guys think I should attempt. Ps. I do have a personal trainer, this is just for curiosity.

Deonvz‎, Today 01:39 PM
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Training every day

Hello there! I'm 24, 87kg/185cm training almost 2 years 4-5 times per week for 1-2h, but I've never really trained like every single day. Is it okay if I will start training every day? I'm aiming for GAINING muscle mass. Actually I am training for the 4 days already (no rest days) and I don't...

Chiyz‎, Today 10:18 AM
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Which is a better leg exercise

kJpXnh8fEvQ Love this video here, but I'm wondering which of these two will transfer over to the barbell back squat more, the zercher squat, or the Barbell Hack Squat? I suppose the benefit of the zercher would be that it'd act as active recovery for the back and biceps, but would definitely be...

SpeculatorSam‎, Yesterday 05:32 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, Yesterday 07:20 AM
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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, Today 12:21 AM
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Lower Back fatigue during deadlift exercises.

Hey guys, I've trying to get better at dead lifting and getting my form down. I have been practicing and also started to do stiff legged dead lifts for my hamstrings. I noticed in these movements my lower back fatigues fairly quick. Its not like lower back pain its just tired from all the stress on...

novak6991‎, Yesterday 07:56 PM
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Arrow 1 muscle group per day or multiple as a early intermediate

Just wanted to know if it's better to train 1 muscle group per day with 7-9 exercises with 3 sets of 10 -12 reps or 2-3 muscle groups per day with less than 5 exercises per muscle group? .... I'm a early intermediate or you can say just a late beginner ...

Nyseldias‎, Today 11:19 AM
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Advice for starting up again after long hiatus + unique health issues

First, the stats in my sig are grossly outdated (from 2-3 years ago) but my weight hasn’t really changed, so I guess I’ve spent the past three years mostly “de”-comping. For conservatism, I’d probably start with 60-70% of those numbers for my 1RM. That being said, should I start up again on a...

rdy1107‎, 01-14-2019 04:59 PM
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Legs problem.

Wish to skip to the short story? ^^" just scroll down bellow it's highlighted in blue. Basically the main problem the whole lower leg becomes really tight where it's insanely hard to run, usually i continue running with the normal pain of like the last 5 mins etc of a workout,/run to improve. but...

MrGrizzlyBear‎, Yesterday 08:46 AM
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Need some expert advice

Full body routine works best for me and my schedule. I have 2 days off in between workouts; work 24 then 2 days off, and repeat. An upper lower routine does not work for my schedule. I’m interested in a full body mass routine, if possible. Can I do a full body routine with heavy weights/low reps...

Medic303‎, Yesterday 10:50 PM
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Should I lift for 9 months (with w/l) or 5

Completely new to weightlifting, so I want to lose 40 pounds and gain as much muscle as possible in 9 months. Would you reccomend that I don't lift for the first 4 - 4.5 months or that I should the whole time at whatever intensity for however long. I ask this because I'm worried that I'll miss out...

Lukeract‎, Yesterday 09:06 PM
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Great Shape - Questions About Resting Heart Rate

Hope I put this in the correct forum section? I've been wondering why my resting heart rate is around 66-67? When it was in this range and higher, I realized I was over training. Cut back to 3 days, therefore I have a day to rest, and my heart rate went more like 62-63. However, the last couple of...

sledgurl07‎, Yesterday 07:56 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 11:38 AM
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Bench Press vs Chest Press

I am currently doing three full body workouts every week. For chest, I am sticking to weighted dips and Incline DB press on two days. I am wondering if it would be better to isolate the chest more with chest press machine or stick to regular BB bench press on the third day. Any suggestions?

prashanthdp‎, Yesterday 01:05 PM
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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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Still get sore after every workout

I've been seriously working out for about 2 years now, but I still get sore after every workout. I know this isn't normal. Can anyone offer any possible explanations as to why this is?

kevintran502‎, 01-11-2019 01:05 PM
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This is for everyone who loves going to the gym...

We all know that gym sessions can be exhausting yet fulfilling. This is the reason why we continue to do it on a regular basis. However, there are also some challanges outside the gym. How do you handle them? Here is Nimai Delgado's answer: youtube.com/watch?v=CDnL8deMT9Q

blaircooper‎, Yesterday 11:09 AM
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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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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, Yesterday 02:41 AM
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Pain in feet during calf raises?

During calf raises I don't tend to feel much till the 8th set and after (I do 12 reps in total) but on the third set after that 8th rep instead of feeling the awful pain in calves people say they feel I just feel painfully burning sensation in my foot, I don't know if it's from bone or muscle....

Stevo756‎, Yesterday 12:46 PM
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back strengthening exercises

Hi, I've been having mild back problems and have found that doing some back strengthening exercises have really helped. however, the exercises I've found on google only seem to work on my arms and I never feel it in my back. Do you guys have any exersices that i can do to help strengthen my back?...

emlou97‎, 01-15-2019 01:43 PM
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Myotatic Crunch by Tim Ferriss

Has anyone had any luck with this exercise? I've recently been reading through the 4 Hour Body (interesting book with it's fair share of pro's and con's) and in it Tim states that this exercise coupled with cat vomits will produce some serious abs. I realize that there are multiple paths to Rome...

ycpspartan‎, Yesterday 11:39 AM
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Rear delt pain

Hey, so in the last few weeks I started feeling pain in the back of the shoulder basically in every movement, either pushing or pulling and even sometimes when I do a heavy set of squats. I started noticing a weakness in my left side(for example when I curl I see the left shoulder moves and not as...

YossiZiv‎, Yesterday 07:32 AM
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My knees slip on the pad while using the assisted pull up machine, why is this?

Especially when wearing workout pants, my knees slip and slide on the pad when I am using the assisted pull up machine. I find that rolling up my pant legs above my knees helps a bit with traction, but is this a common issue when using this machine? On a side note, it feels like I am subconsciously...

redmchalo‎, 01-15-2019 12:42 AM
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Varicose veins help with exercises

So i am just going back to the gym after a long while and i have varicose veins I am trying to lean out and build a little muscle I just been reading a lot and they say obnline that you cant do weightlifting but i cant just abandon it i love it I wear compression socks all the time when working...

ahamze95‎, 01-15-2019 07:10 PM
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