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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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Weak glutes and legpress

My physio advised me that my glutes are weak and hes doing ultrasound tens therapy upon me.He is making me leg press and hamstring curls and do some quad strengthening later.im doing 20kg plates on each sideand so its 40 kg leg press of 10 reps and i just wanted to know whether am i actually weak...

captainsbody‎, 11-16-2018 06:01 AM
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Tugging Sensation Lower Left Body

Hi, I have been noticing for the past couple weeks that when I do over head presses and lat pull downs I feel a tugging sensation inside the lower left abdomen. There is no pain or swelling in that region. Is this cause for concern or normal. Please let me know (btw I’m 23 I don’t know why my...

LiamKyler23‎, Yesterday 08:10 AM
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Can squat almost as much as I can deadlift

Hi guys I've been having some issues lately as my deadlift just doesn't seem to be improving while I seem to be making significant gains in my squat. I can squat 330 lbs and deadlift 350 or so. Ive been lifting for around 9 months and have been making significant gains in all lifts except my...

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Plagued with cramps once again  

Last year I did my first Horrible Hundred event. It’s a 100 Mile cycling ride that has some decent Hills that are plentiful. Anyway… Last year for the H.H Ride, I felt great up until about mile 70 something. Then bang… INTENSE leg cramps. Level 10 pain which left me stuck with a stiff leg not...

sen2two‎, Today 07:50 AM
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Squat form check

CgNmFy9aTTU I can't keep my back tight, as soon as I get up from the hole it just collapses.

Arkadij947‎, Today 07:50 AM
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Question I can bench more than I can squat? [form check]

Title says it all. I can bench far more than I can squat, so I'm looking for feedback on my Squat form. Here's a video of 85x5. It might look easy, but my knees were killing me afterward. I don't think I can add more weight without my form completely breaking down. I've already noticed that I'm...

Pleiades45‎, 11-17-2018 05:46 PM
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Bench Press

If you watch videos of Bodybuilders like Phil Heath or Jay Cutler when they are doing the bench press they never go all the way down to there chest they stop may 1" before hitting the chest and they don't full extend when lifting it up, they seem to stay in this "Pocket" when lifting the weight....

fairbjosh‎, 11-14-2018 01:42 PM
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Advice about Potential Plateauing on Bench Press

Hi all, read through some of the stickies and other people's post here. Very good information, but thought I would also ask. I'm 33 years old, 5'9 and ~180 pounds. As far as supplements go, I take pre-workout on Leg and Push days. Try to eat 1800-2000 calories a day, mostly proteins, since I'm...

david0925‎, Yesterday 08:59 AM
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VMO muscle imbalance - HELP!

Basically I’m coming of the back off two successive ACL reconstructions , as a result my VMO on my right(injured) leg is much smaller than my “good” leg I’ve been able to gym now for about 6 months but the VMO just doesn’t seem to be growing, the other muscles in my quad are all pretty much...

jack101213‎, Yesterday 04:25 PM
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Stiff legged deadlifts and bicep pain

Everytime I do stiff legged deadlifts I get pain in my right bicep. It's very worrisome. Is this normal when doing this exercise or is it something I am doing wrong and is there a way to fix this. No problem when doing a regular deadlift

rlefebvr‎, 11-17-2018 09:18 AM
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Arrow How to lose weight fast

To lose weight fast make sure you do exercises every morning

Agbo120‎, Yesterday 09:22 AM
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Deadlift SUPERSET with Pullups

3x5 Deadlifts with 3x6-8 Pullups supersetted Opinions??

ButterBoi‎, 07-10-2008 11:28 PM
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Unhappy Can't hit parallel on squats ever.

Been trying for years to get to parallel with squat, as I put more weight on the worse it gets, my body just locks up and can't go any further. youtube.com /watch?v= neC8sjay6yg&feature =youtu.be Sorry for the poor quality camera angles but I start with just the bar and then 60kg. As you can...

Exostrike‎, Yesterday 04:06 AM
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Question elliptical with max setting during cuts?

NOTE: I didn't put any links in this post, I see some are automatically generated by the forum, feel free to follow them if you're curious, but they weren't chosen by me and aren't part of my writeup. Here are my questions, I put it on top: -> Have any of you tried this? Burning off during...

stilearning‎, Yesterday 07:51 AM
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What would be the best exercises for my list?

What’s up everyone I have military like competitions (mainly body weight exercises) and I want to score good so I need good numbers on push ups, curl ups and pull ups basically. I am currently running Tactical Barbell Conditioning Base Building routine which has SE (strength endurance)...

kibebr‎, 11-13-2018 05:37 PM
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Triceps 3 heads

so I train tricpes twice a week , on monday ( upper strength ) - I do weighted dips , and on friday ( push hypertrophy) - I do db overhead extension and straight bar pushdowns .. and of course during the week I do a lot of presses like bench press \ incline press \ military press .. so my...

Orelabergel1‎, 11-15-2018 12:53 PM
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Why do people do barbell benches instead of dumbbell benches?

Hi, It seems that if you use a dumbbell you don't need a spotting partner, if you're pushing a lot of weight the worse thing that will happen is that you end up dropping the dumbbells with a loud thud next to your bench. But if you use a barbell, the worst thing that can happen is a farking bar...

stilearning‎, 11-12-2018 06:59 AM
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Poll Poll: Order of your legs, bench, back split

I switched mine recently and think it kinda blows in this order. Do you have a preference?

GeneralSerpant‎, 11-15-2018 10:43 PM
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Lost a lot of strength on squats suddenly

- Squatted 195 two weeks ago for 3x5 - Since then, I've tried squatting a few times and have lost a lot of strength. Today I tried squatting and could barely do 185 twice. I deloaded to 175 and that still felt challenging. - Weight has actually increased slightly. I've gained a pound in the past...

kezzz223‎, 11-16-2018 05:38 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 11:38 AM
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Just trying to gain muscle mass

Hey guys I’ve been working out for about 9 months now. I’ve been very consistent with work outs. I’m actually 17 not 48 Monday - chest/back Tuesday- bicep/tricep Wednesday- legs/shoulders Thursday- chest/back Friday- bicep/tricep Saturday- legs/shoulders Starting weight 158 Current weight...

saprigue‎, 11-14-2018 06:30 PM
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I am have serious trouble putting on muscle

Hi guys, my name is Bryan. I was trying to get some help how to put on muscle. I am really proud of myself because I recently cut out sugar out of my diet. The only sugar I get is 2 grams a day from a multivitamin. I have increased carbs to 400 grams a day Protein is about 250 grams a...

Bryan444‎, 11-17-2018 07:13 AM
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where am I standing on the bench press benchmark

IS it like average or advanced or .. I am basically capable now to execute 4(sets)x8(reps) of of 187 pounds / 85 kilograms .

Megaman204‎, 11-15-2018 02:20 PM
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Lower back injury - should I give up deadlifting?

Around 4-5 years ago I sprained my back picking up a heavy garden slab (of all things). I think I twisted as I picked it up. It was really sore for days afterwards, to the point where I struggled to get out of bed (once I was up and about it was OK, but it would kind of seize up if laying or...

MrCarrot‎, 11-15-2018 07:53 AM
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