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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 09:07 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 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: 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: 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 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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Forearm workout question

Does anybody in here do specific forearm exercises or do most people hit them when doing lat pull downs, bicep hammer curls with the dumb bells or reverse bar bell curls? I usually work them with other muscles and have a decent set of forearms at the anconius area but they are quite skinny at the...

leroyS‎, Today 01:56 AM
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275 rows 3x6

I'm completing smolov Jr bench in three weeks. After completion I'll post a link to me rowing 275 for reps. This is in response to a thread I made last night asking for physique and programming advice. Probably wrong forum for that anyway. Will update third week of August

Mmjk1500‎, 07-28-2019 12:29 AM
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Squat Technique

So when performing a Squat with a barbell, I usually have a just wider than shoulder stance. The next day or so, Im sore on the glutes but only at the bottom of my glutes like where the crease between hamstring and glute is. Am I doing the squat right? Ive been told my form is perfect from others....

Cautious1‎, Today 07:05 AM
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Squats

So I am new to lifting and was wanting to try and do some squats. After looking at some videos online I noticed that it says to keep your foot flat except my ankle dorsiflexion sucks. I have a step that I am going to put the front of my foot on and push my heel downward to stretch it every single...

CoryJWil‎, Yesterday 04:44 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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deadlift form help

cant post links so just copy and paste this into youtube deadlift form help danial hashmi

dannyboy1st‎, Yesterday 05:25 PM
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Hiit/bb

I am 53. 175lbs, 5'10", 8% BF, been lifting for I'd say 10 years, 5 at a advanced level with proper nutrition. My recovery periods are amazing for my age. I feel sometimes I could work out twice in one day (and sometimes I do) I bench 315, squat 405, DL 495 curl with 70 lbs dumbbells I used...

RiccardoG‎, Yesterday 12:33 PM
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Single arm dumbell tricep extension question

If I pull my elbow all the way back while doing them I get a sharp pain in my elbow. Will leaning my elbow slightly forward just pass my head make the exercise less effective.

jeff6666p‎, Yesterday 02:14 PM
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build muscle while in a calorie deficit

i was wondering if it’s possible to build muscle while in a calorie deficit? i’m a beginner and currently going ham on glute isolations with dumbbells and eating 1500 calories

angelinacota‎, Yesterday 04:51 PM
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Posture Causing Muscle Imbalance??

Hope this is the right section for this, Iv been working out for over a year and a half and progress has been solid but over the last couple months i have noticed almost a indent in the inner chest on my right pec, the left side always gains a better pump and contracts better, i notice it alot...

Rmcd14‎, Yesterday 03:33 AM
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Post Is my left triceps doomed to grow? (Pics)

http s://imgur.com/a/4odPyLz So as you can see, I can't fully straighten my left arm. And in the 2nd pic you can clearly tell the difference in size between the long heads of the triceps. What would you guys do in this situation to induce growth in a muscle that you can really get a good...

xSKoRM‎, Yesterday 09:32 AM
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Best bench press for developing strength?

What would you say is the best way to bench press for developing strength? Pause, touch n go, small incline, etc? Background info: been lifting about 1.5 years so far. Currently, doing PPL 5 days/week. My calculated 1RM is about 195 (3 rep max is 180). My typical push workout Bench Press:...

asianboy23‎, 08-18-2019 06:19 PM
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Thumbs up If im working on powerlifting, should I worry about running ?

Hey, i am 25 years old, 5'9" and weigb about 245, the heaviest i have been in 3 years. I wanna start Powerlifting, but wanted to know if i should lose weight first? Maybe start running ? (on a different note if i start running again, i believe im gonna start trail running) Also, i should note i...

GingerNut93‎, Yesterday 07:40 AM
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Suggestions for improving my stats

My stats is as follows:- Height : 5' 5" Weight : 99 lbs Chest : 31.5" Biceps : 9.5" Waist : 27" Thighs : 16.5" Biceps : 9.5" Wrist : 5.5" Neck : 12.5"

SelfMotivated29‎, Yesterday 07:27 AM
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Too much too soon for a 56 year old female thats never done weights before ?

Hi can anyone give me any advice on here please ? I'm a 56 year old female - not done much weight training before - I've just done yoga and zumba, I've just started with a PT at a gym and planning on going 3 times a week for 6 weeks just to see how it goes. I've had my first two sessions and it's...

Sammi1212‎, 08-17-2019 04:38 AM
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Does the stair master qualify as high intensity or steady state cardio?

I can do the stair master at a pretty slow pace for 20 mins, however when I get off the thing I feel like I’m having a stroke and I’m about to die lol. It feels like I was sprinting for minutes straight. Jogging doesn’t even compare so its hard to call it steady state. So is it steady state?...

Merc009‎, 08-18-2019 11:44 PM
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Exclamation Extremely Uneven/Imbalanced Forearm Growth

Hey all, I'm in need of some urgent help/training advice, as my forearms have grown extremely unevenly and look INSANELY imbalanced. Essentially, my entire forearm is bone-skinny and the only muscle that has grown/pops out is the brachioradialis muscle (pics included). I'm unsure on how to train...

MT2019‎, 08-18-2019 07:09 PM
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Question Rotary Torso machines - any good?

Have always been a bit skeptical on these but is there any benefit to using them or stay away?

STRYDG‎, 08-15-2019 04:55 PM
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Talking 2 workouts in one day?

I prefer to train my abs at home rather than at the gym, don’t ask why... However I’m curious to whether I should be training them the same as doing let’s say legs earlier that day or chest etc. Is this ok to do? Or should I do abs on rest days or do I need to be doing them as part of my...

craig8912‎, 08-18-2019 07:51 AM
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Overhead press rotator cuff

Hey, i have been running fierce 5 and i cant improve on the overhead press due to my shoulder hurting a lot (around the rotator cuff) i used to be able to do 78lbs for 6 but now it hurts to much to do it once. What should i do? My other lifts are improving and i have been getting leaner (cutting)...

Hmann1‎, 08-14-2019 06:33 PM
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Barbell Push Press

The push press what would be your number 1 technical cue for this lift.

rawcuz‎, 08-16-2019 03:16 PM
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Question Lat Pulldown - Rear deltoid burn

Hello :) At the end of the sets, I feel burn in my rear deltoid. I am not sure about if I am working my back or not...I watched lots of lat pulldown videos, and I don't to those stupid mistakes, but I am still failing

Notitia‎, 08-17-2019 07:06 AM
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DB Standing Preacher Curl --- Wrong information?

Hello :) I saw this information on https://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Brachialis/DBStandingPreacherCurl Is it wrong?

Notitia‎, 08-17-2019 07:42 AM
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Back muscle recruitment HELP ME

Been lifting for a year, can’t seem to properly activate my back (specifically get a pump/burn or even DOMS the next day) and I don’t even have any muscle development in back. Yes I understand the concept of thumbless grip, initiating movement from pushing your shoulders back and then pulling with...

adv1sable‎, 08-16-2019 11:14 PM
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Dips hit upper chest??

Whenever people mention dips, they say it works the lower chest, and is a good substitute for decline bench. But when I do dips, I feel it much more in my upper chest than in my lower chest. Am I doing something wrong? I try to go as low as I can, and I also feel them really well in my...

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