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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: 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 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...

anonymous‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Wink did my trainer give me a good routine to build muscle?

did my trainer give me a good routine to build muscle?? I'm a male who's 5 foot 8 and around 148-150lbs. my goal is to build muscle and my current program looks like this: Monday chest and delts:

Tybittz3‎, 02-27-2024 10:39 PM
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having issues finding out the right weights for a lot of exercises

does anyone else have this issue? things often feel too easy or too hard for the rep ranges I'm trying to achieve and I end up using up all my energy experimenting with weights.

Tybittz3‎, Yesterday 04:53 PM
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Flexibility exercises for deadlift and squat.

Hi, I've been experiencing a lot of issues with pain in my SI joint and my sacrum area with squats and deadlifts. (I also have thoracic spine pain). I've also noticed that I have a "butt wink" issue in my squat and in my leg press. I've been working on fixing my form for multiple months...

william1a2b‎, 02-27-2024 10:56 AM
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How does exercise improve your memory? | Medzbox

The neuroplasticity changes that occur during exercise training are responsible for improving memory performance. A neuroprotective method that is more effective is aerobic activity that is moderate and lasts for a longer period of time. There is a possibility that neurotrophic factors and...

gaithiergeorge‎, Yesterday 12:22 AM
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Muscle cut during surgery

Am I wasting my time trying to build up my latissimus dorsi muscle that was cut during surgery years ago and has lagged behind in development? Is there anything one can do build up damaged muscle or is it fruitless to try?

rat1969‎, 02-27-2024 06:30 AM
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Question What exercises to do to develop the correct muscles for the Fireman's Carry?

*Before anyone thinks otherwise, no I'm not a fireman! Just an ordinary man* I want to be able to lift my woman in a fireman's carry but I fear I have not the strength yet (She is a bit on the heavy side but still good looking so shut up! :-D ;-) ) . What muscles do I need to develop and what...

legolasgleaf‎, 02-06-2024 10:18 PM
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Elevate Your Writing Game: Quality Ghostwriting Services for Wordsmith

Welcome to the "Exercises for Writers" Forum! ️‍♂️ Are you a wordsmith looking to pump up your writing skills? Join our community to discover a whole new workout routine tailored for writers! ️ Explore the synergy between exercise and creativity. Share your favorite writing...

carolineRchartr‎, 11-29-2023 10:01 AM
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adductor-abductor machines kind of good for nothing

been running and hiking quite a bit last few weeks. Didn’t train abductors or adductors for a while, couple months at least. To my surprise, when I tried them today, I could pin at least two more plate on both machines. Which makes me think. Those muscles easier to develop by hiking and running...

weiss1967‎, 02-23-2024 06:44 PM
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Post Small but Mighty: A Night of Thrills with Midget Wrestling Extravaganza!

Step into the thrilling world of midget wrestling, where pint-sized competitors deliver big-time excitement! Experience a unique blend of athleticism, agility, and charisma as these dynamic performers showcase their skills in a high-energy, action-packed spectacle. Midget wrestling combines the...

dwarfanatorsok‎, 02-24-2024 11:58 AM
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Pullovers for Shoulder Health

Hey gang, has anyone used pullovers as a warm-up for bench press? I prefer the cross-bench set up with an EZ curl bar. Most of the time, I enjoy the deep stretch in the lats and triceps while also getting into a deep arch. This usually makes me feel more stable during working sets. However,...

joseyknap‎, 01-29-2024 12:53 PM
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Why is my back so flat?

I'll get this out of the way and say the answer is probably "Eat more," but wondering if there's anything I should target to add more bubbliness, more 3D definition. For years I kinda sleepwalked through back day and didn't really hit it hard, but the last few months I've been more motivated and...

Dibidoolandas‎, 02-11-2024 07:25 AM
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why not do all chest groups at once

for example when you do a ppl and you train your chest. But most programs have bench and then 1 other chest exercise. But why wouldn't you just do bench decline bench incline bench en fly's all at once for multiple sets. That way you train all muscles of the chest for multiple sets wouldn't that...

Smaakmaker‎, 01-31-2024 12:19 PM
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Mid delt

I want bigger and stronger medial deltoids. Im sure regular lateral raises would work buy Ive heard that they arent the best. If I am hitting mid delt after shoulder press, should I throw in egyptian raise or something?

ARTVB‎, 02-01-2024 10:50 PM
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Fitness Goals

I'm interested in working out and transforming my life but I need some help. What would be a solid foundation to start things off?

LadiiFlashh‎, 02-09-2024 06:52 PM
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Unhappy Not feeling bicep curls with any kind of curl movement. Not understanding why

I've been working out for around 1 and a half years now properly and I think my biceps have been the hardest to truly activate. I'm going to try my best to explain what I feel and maybe someone can give me some cue that can help me, or maybe give me a new exercise altogether. Ok so first of all,...

Pocro‎, 02-11-2024 08:41 PM
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Need to build calves with plantar fasciitis.

I have plantar fasciitis. This means my feet kind of hurt all the time, but it's worse when I overstrain them, which doesn't take much. One of the things that majorly sets it off is going down stairs. I believe this is because my calf muscles are seriously underdeveloped. I can't bend my knees...

brunow2024‎, 02-14-2024 04:55 AM
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Is Dead Bench Press that much harder than regular bench?

I tried doing dead bench for the first time in awhile and I got wrecked. I'm Kind of surprised. What do you guys think about applying dead bench in your routine?

McRibb90‎, 12-21-2016 06:35 PM
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Calisthenics and Water Weight

Hello, I know gaining or losing weight can impact performance for bodyweight exercises. But I'm wondering if water weight/glycogen plays a role? Meaning, if one gains a few pounds of water weight and extra glycogen, would that make bodyweight exercises harder? Or would it not impact performance...

ForecasterJason‎, 01-16-2024 02:50 PM
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Fierce 5 - First time in a long time - lower back

Hi All, I'm returning to the gym after I started going for a few months about 5-6 years ago. I had my first session on Tuesday which involved: Workout A Squat 3x5 Bench 3x5

JOEL789‎, 02-08-2024 12:16 PM
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how do I know when it's time to switch things up?

Is it basically when you can't lift any heavier and get bored of your workouts? my goal is to gain muscle and I can't tell if I platued. if anything my chest doesn't seem to be growing and I've been working out for a year at least.

tybittz‎, 01-13-2024 01:52 PM
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Question Plank tutorial

The plank is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time How to perform planking successfully Start by sitting on your mat,then lean back, placing your hands and forearm on the ground on either side of your body and...

montujoshi171‎, 02-06-2024 11:06 PM
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Cool Plank tutorial

Link : *************.us/849707101474235

montujoshi171‎, 02-06-2024 10:58 PM
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Is walking worth it?

First post so please excuse and faux pas I might make. To give some context, I am out of shape, but not entirely. 49 years old, a smidge over 6 feet and weighing in around 215. I want to get back into shape but have a few hurdles. I am starting slow and starting by walking in the evening about 3...

InitialsBB‎, 01-02-2024 12:41 PM
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How to build a stronger core?

After spending hundreds on receiving treatment for back pain, I’ve been to an NHS physio that has told me I’m massively top heavy and have almost no strength in my core, I engage my back/top abs with almost anything I do due to the lack of core stability. I have been told to do Pilates through a...

muscletraining‎, 01-29-2024 11:07 AM
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how to do a perfect push-up?

Can someone tell me how to do a perfect push-up?

prolatina‎, 02-01-2024 02:18 PM
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