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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: 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 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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Best workout plan for pushups and pull-ups

Anyone know workout plan with reps and sets for building up my push-up reps and pull up reps I can only do 40 push-ups in a row my goal is about 80 strong push-up without stopping and for pull-ups I can only do 2 I want to be able to crank out More pull-ups like 20 Thanks, guys

kishennayee‎, Today 12:37 PM
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squatting causes pain in hip

when i squat i feel a pain in my hip flexors (i think hip flexors cause it hurts between my hips connecting to my quads on the front of my hips) it almost feels tight when i go below parallel and kind of like its grinding into other ligaments or something. I've always been able to DL way more than...

felix432‎, Today 01:02 PM
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Vertical press machine and incline press

Hi Wanted to know if the vertical chest press machine works out the chest similar to a flat bench or incline bench? If it acts as a flat bench would you recommend combining the machine press with the incline press during one gym session? Thanks a lot!

stephaniegalea‎, Yesterday 11:42 PM
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Squatting knee pain

I am learning to squat with proper form, so that means I am squatting way deeper then what I was used to. But in last 2 weeks I experience some mild knee pain at the outside of the right knee while squatting. It even hurts when I am sitting with bend knees for longer time. I would describe it as...

Pajchel‎, Today 04:07 AM
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Advice on dumbbell workout

Hi, With the gyms shut, I've been making do with a set of dumbbells to workout. I've been trying to stick to a day on and day off routine. Overhead Tricep Extensions - 3 sets x 15 reps x 30kg Chest press - 3 x 8 x 25kg Pressups - 3 x 12 Sevens - 3 x 21 x 17.5kg

Bobdabuilder1‎, 06-28-2020 12:45 PM
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Dumbell fly

I do dumbell fly but my arm is working instead of my chest. After i do it i feel sore at my arm what should i do to make my chest take the work when i do dumbell fly thanks

kengthesexyboy‎, 07-01-2020 06:39 AM
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Unhappy Super new, obese and wanting to improve.(serious replies only please)

Hi guys. I was looking through some of the workouts, trying to find some things I'd be able to do to lose some of this weight and It's really upsetting for me. I have a really bad back so push-ups, planks and doing anything on a hard surface that I have to lie on my back for really hurts. Walking...

Hakumei94‎, 06-28-2020 03:49 PM
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One tricep lateral head bigger than the other

I’ve got an imbalance in my triceps. I noticed for a while than one side is bigger than the other. I’m doing full bodies 3x a week. What is the best way to correct the imbalance? Less BB or more DB for pushing exercises? Good iso for the weaker arm?

ChunkBuster‎, Yesterday 08:34 PM
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Rear delt fly Vs Rear delt row

Which is the superior exercise and why? Only looking to incorporate one of them into my workout.

Hoxton12‎, Yesterday 03:11 PM
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How good is standing overhead press for abs?

I'm feeling very good ab contraction during this exercise and was wondering how beneficial it was for abs overall?

Hoxton12‎, Yesterday 03:18 PM
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What is this Chest Exercise Called?

With gyms across the UK still closed a few friends have tried some ideas of their own to stimulate their chest more. This is the setup they showed me and I get an incredible workout on my chest with it. The setup is really simple, but does this exercise have a name? Setup - Flat bench,...

William2018‎, 07-01-2020 05:00 PM
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Poll Poll: What is your best lat builder exercise?

For me, it is heavy dumbbell row. Pull up comes second

UnkleDolan‎, 07-02-2020 03:11 AM
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Double Underhanded Deadlifts

Has anyone ever done these or is there a different name for them? I have been finding myself having to use a double underhanded grip lately for jobs and wanted my workout to be more relevant to what lifts I would be doing in life. Such as lifting concrete slabs, taking down racks in warehouses and...

TheJoseph1987‎, 06-03-2020 08:00 AM
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Having trouble keeping my squat form strength

I was watching this video by Mark Rippetoe on proper form on squatting. I've been noticing my back has been hurting lately and I wonder if this could be the cause. Can anyone give me some advice on how to keep my back straight during squats? nhoikoUEI8U Thanks

TheThunderCat‎, 07-02-2020 05:56 AM
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Shoulder advice - experienced bodybuilders

Question for anymore more experienced or anyone who had lagging shoulders that are now up to par....what did you do? I’m looking for some new tactics to employ in order to bring my shoulders up. Thanks!

George2100‎, 07-01-2020 12:02 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 10:38 AM
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high pulley ab crunch

I'm doing these high pulley ab crunches where you have the bar over your head and you pull it down with your hands leveled beside your head and down over your head as you crunch. But I cant feel the crunch, mostly feel my hands pulling or holding on to the bar down as I crunch. If I use too much...

OttomanEmpire‎, 07-02-2020 06:27 AM
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My OHP is super weak compared to my bench.

I'll start with saying that I never really did standing OHP, and have been neglecting hitting shoulders directly for a couple years. But since covid I got a home gym and for the first time have been following more of a powerlifting program. For bench press I can do 5 sets of 3 reps with 275. But I...

Unstumpable‎, 06-27-2020 08:20 AM
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The Banded Good Morning

So I decided to write up on my favorite resistance band exercise for the posterior chain, the Banded Good Morning, why it's great for both execution at home as well as the gym, and how the motor patterns help carry over into other hip hinge movements. Check it out here! ...

mike584‎, 07-01-2020 03:13 PM
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Can I do lateral raise everyday?

My shoulders are small compared to my other muscles since I didnt train them before. Is it okay to do like 2-3 sets and 12 reps everyday or maybe like 5 times a week?

Simen2360‎, 06-30-2020 12:31 PM
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Running - hurt my feet, pacing myself

Hello everyone, I started running 6 days a week, I haven't ran in years. I have been doing this for the last 2 weeks, running 1 minute more every day, I lift 6 days a week too, so usually what I do is lift - run by the beach - go for a swim - run back, I do this every day except on Sunday. ...

VStratto‎, 07-01-2020 09:32 AM
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Close grip dumbell press

I do close grip dumbell press then i feel sore on my chest after i squeeze it but it feel sore only on the first set after i do the same on the 3rd set i feel nothing on my chest. Then i do the same on the next day in this day i feel nothing even on the first set. Anyone know why soreness come only...

kengthesexyboy‎, 07-01-2020 07:16 AM
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pull ups

Although I can do pull ups fairly easily I do start to struggle with the last 10% of so of the movement as fatigue sets in. The last portion of the movement, getting my head up past the bar. What muscles are the primary drivers of that last portion, and what additional exercises can be done to...

InPhase‎, 06-29-2020 08:32 PM
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straight dips - is it bad ?

Hello i have a question about dips. I know that people saying for dips you should lean forward. When i lean forward, its actually harder for me (i do less reps) and i feel a lot of shoulder involvement, not pain, but just i feel that shoulders are working out a lot. When i do them in more upright...

valinor333‎, 06-26-2020 11:39 AM
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Incorporating a neck harness

Hello guys and gals, So when gyms are open, I usually do the Bill Starr 5x5 Power Routine: Since that’s not the case now, I do about 100 each 3x a week of body weight squats, pull-ups and dips. Followed by 30 minutes of vertical climber for 30, 3x a week. I recently bought a neck harness,...

SDeWitt10‎, 06-29-2020 11:12 PM
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