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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: 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: 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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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: 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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Post 14 in arms on 5 foot 6 frame

Hey guys, been working out for 2 years, have reached a chest span of 42 in and 14 in arms, as I am. 5 foot 6, what do you guys think about 14 in arms? Edit- I added a photo but for some odd reason it doesn't reflect in the page, anyway, allow me to paint a picture for my frame. Chest 42 in...

DarkDuke91‎, 04-05-2020 08:08 AM
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Abs...what do you do?

Just curious what you all do for ab training. To be honest, I skip ab work 90% of the time. If I do it, it’s just 3-4 sets of ab wheel rollouts once per week. For those that didn’t train them at first and then decided to start...did you notice results? Deeper cuts etc. I lift 4 days per week and...

George2100‎, 03-08-2020 02:26 PM
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Alternative during the gym lockdown

Ok So I am not fully isolating just keeping a distance where possible. I work for the nhs so I cant. I want to keep as much of what i have built as possible and not loose too much strength. I know that will happen though. My current is 5x5 strong lifts. With lat pull downs on back days...

BlueLed‎, 03-20-2020 02:40 PM
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Am I better off increasing my push ups if I can’t do much, or stick to weighted?

I’m a 155 lb male and from what I know, push-ups are about 70% of my body weight. I can do about 15 BW pushups and I used to bench 135 lbs for 3 reps (until my gym closed). I’ve been doing calisthenics and perform diamond pushups, chins, inverted rows, pistol squats, and lateral raises with a...

Odifududix‎, 03-29-2020 09:42 AM
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Am I doing wrong? "COVID19"

Hi guys, I think everyone is at home wondering what alternative workout they can do from home, to gain muscle/maintaining. Well it's been a year and half i was going to the gym to gain some muscles and i've achieve a very good result from 54kg to 64/65/66. Now that we are all in quarantine I've...

ralphmel‎, 03-19-2020 03:26 PM
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Another question about squat technique- depth

I recently learned that proper squat technique is pushing my hips back like I’m sitting in a chair, rather than bending at the knees and lowering by butt down like what I’ve been doing for about a year. My question is, do my quads need to go down parallel or lower in order for the squat to be...

AMarieV‎, 04-01-2020 01:15 AM
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Any problems with how I perform squats for heavy doubles?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0AzdBATx1o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6KR8FKNcg0 I can only squat 275 lbs for sets of 2 currently. I normally take a stance slightly wider than my hips and bracing my core during reps. Any problems with how I perform these? About a month back, I...

Odifududix‎, 03-14-2020 05:46 PM
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Are 20+ rep deadlifts ok?

I only have 265lbs at my house cant go to the gym yet because its far away and dont have a car any benefits??? If I do 265lbsx20 its like doing 405lbs right?

brutus0‎, 03-01-2020 02:17 PM
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Are all barbells 20kg

My gym has two barbells. One with three grip things (sry idk what theyre called lol but looks like this __ _ __) and the other with 2. (___ ___). Are they different weights? I feel like i do worse on the one with 3 but idk if its just a placebo cos i think its heavier. Ill take a picture...

Yayayayayaya‎, 03-07-2020 12:05 AM
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Are bands useless?

Since gyms are closed because of virus, I've been sticking to calisthenics like everyone to continue making gains. And I'm enjoying it, I think it's great I get to works on my pulls ups, push ups, dips, statics etc ans I've always been interested in bodyweight training. For chest, front delts and...

alexallaire‎, 03-25-2020 03:12 PM
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Are leg raises enough for abs ?

Hello, i have a question. At the end of my training i always do hanging leg raises as exercise for abs and core. Many people told me, that leg raises alone are not enough for abs and i should add some "crunch" movement like sit-ups. Is this true, or leg raises alone (with good form) are enough ?...

Skukr‎, 03-24-2020 09:02 AM
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Band high pulls

I have been doing band high pulls like below recently, as I don’t have dbs at home. Is this exercise as bad for shoulders as upright row? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4MZGEKjnIiQ

ChunkBuster‎, Yesterday 03:03 PM
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Barbell Back Exercises

Hello, i am looking for Exercises, that focus on vertical pulling, like the pull up or pull down, i can do with only a barbell. Are there any?

Grobmotorika‎, 03-21-2020 11:00 AM
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Barbell only back exercises

So since gyms will close soon, I wanted to do some stuff at home. I was looking at a power tower to do calisthenics, but realised that some of the products are not very good and flimsy. I can do pretty much evrything without the tower except exercises for my back. Then I realised I could just...

davik‎, 03-16-2020 10:54 PM
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Beginner full body workout no equipment that I found online

I’m a beginner. I have some experience with lifting weights and basic form, but my lifts are not so heavy. I want to build a solid foundation now that I’m stuck home with no equipment. I found this online, and wanted to see if it looked ok. It doesn’t say how many times a week I should preform...

hcuraB‎, 04-02-2020 01:50 PM
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bench press cues

what are your best cues for the bench press?? I seem to be struggling with OVERtucking my elbows, making it more of a front delt and tricep exercise. when I try to tuck less and keep my arms 60-75 degrees I feel it a bit more in my shoulders. I keep my shoulder blades down and pinched, glutes...

Charlieburg21‎, 03-25-2020 11:30 AM
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Question Bench press: light weight, down slow, up fast

When doing bench press if you push bar up fast and let the bar fall slow down with a lighter weight How this differs for growth of muscle or type of muscle you work compared to lifting some between moderate to heavy weight where you lift bar up down same time I see athletes do this sometimes...

goorchcarbs‎, 03-24-2020 12:33 PM
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Best bodyweight alternatives for presses

I need to find the best substitutes for flat bench, overhead press, and incline bench. The other day I simply did supported (non targeted arm on a high platform) one-arm pushups for flat bench. Can’t do unsupported yet. What do you think?They’re harder than any other form of push-up (bonus...

Xpiro‎, 04-03-2020 02:17 PM
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Beta alanine no tingling

Everywhere i search i just see people saying taking even low doses of beta analine cam cause some uncomfortable tingling. Ive been taking 6g of beta analine (split into 1.5gx4 through the day) for about a week but never felt any tingling. Does this mean it’s not working idk

Yayayayayaya‎, 03-11-2020 02:47 PM
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Question Bicep curls and shoulder raises you do with only light weight?

Progressive overload with these exercises seems like every month or two add as much as the smallest your weight goes. You can lift more by just working stabiliser muscles I think like doing back and shoulder press core some sht like that legs... What do you guys do with exercises like this?

goorchcarbs‎, 03-18-2020 11:27 AM
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Smile Biggest forearm size in history

Not sure if this is where to post this im new to here but does anyone know what the world record forearm size is flexed my right forearm is 18.5 inches or 47cm my left is 18 both flexed like a gooses neck also not pumped im 19 6ft 1inch and 360lbs my forearms are probably the leanest body part i...

BigO135‎, 03-27-2020 05:39 PM
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Bruises on Low-Bar?

So, I've been thinking about transitioning over to low-bar for heavy squats for a while, and just today decided to give it a shot. It felt kind of fantastic, once I got used to the different setup, and I worked up to multiple singles at 385 (my current 1RM) and finished with a set of 315x10 (rep...

bLinkMoore‎, 03-15-2020 01:29 PM
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Cable chest press

Last form vid for a while I promise hahaha https://youtu.be/8RsRmrvPs5o Just adjusting to home workouts, so looking for a check on these cable incline presses! Video makes the rom look short but my hands are coming to chest level, also doing hella slow reps to hit TUT as resistance isn’t...

Hannahp21‎, 03-21-2020 05:38 PM
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Calf and Leg Curl Alternatives

The only gym open during this outbreak is very small. They have a rack, 3 cardio machines, a deadlift platform, benches, and dumbbells. What can I do for calfs and for hamstrings / leg curl alteratives?

schoolstrength‎, 03-17-2020 12:48 AM
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Talking Calistenichs VS weight lifting

Since the gym is closed I started to hit the bars instead, and I really like it, the pump makes you feel bulletproof, the day after my first day i was a different type of sore I have ever been. Can Calistenichs be just as good as weight lifting? Someone who has gains from Calistenichs who wants to...

HopeGainz‎, 03-26-2020 10:02 AM
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