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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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Looking for bodyweight exercises for biceps

With little or no equipment

dragonslayer33‎, Today 09:09 AM
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Wink Planking

What exactly is it about planks that make them a more effective movement than crunches? Well, one reason is that situps and crunches can be hard on your back. Pushing your spine against the floor can cause lower back pain later on. Additionally, planks don’t just work your core: They work your...

Jenina08‎, Today 03:18 PM
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Would you consider knee wraps as cheating?

I personally don’t know how I feel about them. I like to do most of my base/buildup training without them then do a few months of adding lots of weight to the bar and getting used to the knee wraps again in prep for a 1rpm PR. One thing for sure is that whenever I’m in or finish a training block...

Lizzy3200‎, Today 01:43 AM
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I am so feed up of feeling so sore after workouts

alex89077‎, 01-13-2021 12:14 PM
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Lower Back Problem=No Workout- pls help

Hello, I have undergone spinal cord tumor surgery (lower back/waist) 1 year ago. After surgery I've tried working out at home with bands for about 2-3 months until the pain became unbearable. The workouts were very primitive and short, about 30-40 minutes max. As soon as I gave up working...

EleVaTeD11‎, 01-13-2021 10:38 PM
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I finally FIGURED IT OUT - please help me

I have finally figured out who i am. I AM A SKINNY FAT PERSON. all the pictures of skinny fat people i see im like omg thats me. omg that looks like me. friends and coworkers are also telling me i look small, scrawny. people have said i have no butt. and its all affecting me mentally. i...

Nate2021‎, Yesterday 10:18 AM
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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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DB Shoulder Press: Standing or Sitting

Wondered whether it made a difference and whether doing it sitting without a back rest coud result in bad form or injury?

matteo2021‎, Yesterday 12:00 PM
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Exclamation Elbow Pain

Hi guys and gals, Just wanted to see what you thought of this. Hurt my elbow somehow just before UK's 3rd lockdown around early Dec, the elbow or at least the area around it hurts, even if I am lifting a mug of coffee. Anyone had experience of this, how long to recover, did you exercise...

Fattofitukk‎, Today 07:56 AM
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Effectiveness of Push Ups

Are push ups a good excersize for putting on size and adding into my workout routine, if so, in what quantity or intensity and frequency should you do them?

matteo2021‎, Yesterday 11:26 AM
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Making no progress with bench. Looking for suggestions

I am making very little progress with my bench press. (Flat and incline) On flat press I am constantly between 185 and 205 for reps going to 225 x 1. Recently I have really struggled with flat bench and am having a hard time at 195 for reps. I am looking for some advice on how to progress my...

Temple90‎, 01-13-2021 07:59 PM
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Home made equipment

Given half the world are in and out of lockdowns and gyms are constantly opening and closing, does anyone create their own dumbbells and excersize equipment. I was looking online and apart from a lot of places (U.K.) being out of stock of weights, they’re mega expensive at the minute Curious...

Bridean38‎, 12-23-2020 05:00 PM
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How's my squat form?

I was just wondering if this squat form was correct and it was safe to squat this low with a barbell. Could someone review the below video and let me know if the lower back rounding at the bottom is going to cause issue? Also, how's my front squat form?

Johnsta04‎, Yesterday 01:58 PM
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Exclamation Proper Warm-up Routine

It is really important to start every work-up routine with a proper warm-up. These are the following reasons: 1. It increases your body temperature which helps in blood circulation. As a result, your muscles will receive more oxygen preventing cramps and other injuries. 2. As said earlier,...

fujisyusuke05‎, Yesterday 07:36 AM
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Advice for cardio

Im currently running an upper and lower split, 4 days a week. My rest days are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. My aim is to lose body fat (although add muscle where possible). I have an indoor fitness bike and wonder what would be the appropriate intensity to start with (and progress to) if i...

PixelFive‎, 01-13-2021 06:44 AM
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URGENTLY NEED HELP - from experts!

Currently I am sitting here hopeless and after going to gym for 7 months I am so close to falling off the wagon or just giving up. I am begging anyone reading this to take the time to answer and genuinely help me please? Please dont let me fall off the wagon. I have tried research and I have not...

Nate2021‎, 01-13-2021 11:16 PM
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Pullups and ceiling too low

I've got a half rack, but can't do a full rom pull up due to my ceiling being too low. Has anybody tried to do pullups using a barbell (maybe loaded) as a bar?

giangianni‎, 01-13-2021 11:36 AM
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Benchpress to Squat Ratio

Hey guys, I’ve noticed my bench press to squat ratio seems a bit weird. I feel like compared to my squat I should be benching more. Here are some bits of info I’m ~162lbs / ~73kg Bench: 235 (recently) Squat: 390 (probably around 365 rn tho) I can clean 280, if that means anything. What...

Mitchellvdn‎, 01-13-2021 04:45 PM
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Thumbs up Get a bigger chest in quarantine

Do you want a big chest but your stuck at home

userJG9ZSPFBLOW‎, 12-16-2020 06:26 PM
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Doing decline bench + chest supported rows on the Viking's Gladiator/Warrior routine?

Been on full body workouts for the longest time and I've had no issue progressing weekly- be it doing additional reps or adding plates to the bar. Been seeing growth to my chest, arms and upper back (not lats sadly). I do intend on changing up my workouts just for the sake of novelty, plus I...

metallick‎, 01-13-2021 01:53 PM
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Question Dumbbell Tricep Overhead Extension - Standing or Sitting

When i do dumbbell tricep overhead extension: Standing: my lower back/core is too weak for heavier weights, so I have to use low weights but it is not heavy enough to work my triceps Sitting: I can use heavier weights to work my triceps, but I also want to be strong enough to be able to do it...

hoboy‎, 01-12-2021 12:19 PM
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Aren't isolation triceps exercises just for shaping. Most mass comes from compounds?

One strange thing I noticed about this forum is that people say the bench press doesn't do much for triceps. I had a thread a while ago asking if the triceps are activated more in flat, decline, incline or overhead. People were just saying focus on your chest/shoulders and don't worry about the...

Liberal3lite‎, 01-12-2021 09:37 PM
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Should I invest in exercising band

I always wonder if to buy.

alex89077‎, 01-13-2021 12:16 PM
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Back Day... Controlled w/ Squeeze vs Bang-it-out

Hey guys, Just had a decent back day. Its my third gym sesh in three days, so I was feeling a little fatigued. Rest day tomorrow for sure. I noticed that many back workouts can either be done very controlled, with 1) minimum trunk movement and a squeeze at the end or 2) leaning back,...

804Prince‎, 01-13-2021 02:19 AM
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Question I got Popeye arms! help!

Hello, I plan to start working on my body, wich I never did before except for highschool P.E., and I would like to start with my skinny arms (pic attached) wich I think looks like Popeye´s, in the sense they are thin in the arm and much broader in the forearm... Any exercises recomended for...

availableuserna‎, 01-11-2021 10:08 AM
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