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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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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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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Calling anyone interested in a friendly strength competition for this spring/summer

Last fall, a few of us took part in a competition/collaborative effort where we uploaded our lifts and challenged each other to greater progress. It was fun, and to the best of my knowledge all of us made improvements. My squat is finally out of pathetic territory but still needs a lot of work...

EliKoehn‎, 03-26-2021 06:50 AM
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Poll Poll: How impressive is it to BB Curl 135lbs x 8 with good form??

Just following on with a discussion I had in the gym last night, is this an impressive lift? Thanks for input! :)

debrovnik‎, 12-18-2008 08:41 AM
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Suggest me one ab exercise

So I don't spend much time on ab work as it bores me. Recommend me one ab exercise to do short and sweet that I can progress with. Just going to add a set or 2 after each workout. Something short and intense

safcpaul‎, 07-07-2021 02:56 AM
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Incline Supine Overhead Reverse-Grip Pulldowns

Here’s Kai Greene doing em @ 3:10 Can’t post link so just search KAI GREENE Feb 12 Pull Down Hell Prep for the Arnold on YouTube. 3:10 I have a shoulder impingement and going heavy on any OH pull down/pull up causes a strange klunk in my shoulder that I feel all the way along my clavicle. ...

fuckinright‎, 07-05-2021 01:07 PM
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Leg crippling pain after squats

Hello fellow bodybuilders. I have been struggling with this issue for some years now and I think it is time to ask for help. Stats: 33year old male, have been working out for about 5-6 years, 1.75m, 70kg. I started with back squats about 3-4 years back but started (as usual) with bad form,...

GunGrave87‎, 08-29-2020 12:35 PM
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Hammer curls question

Is there any advantage or disadvantage to doing dumbbell hammer curls with both arms at once compared to doing them one arm at a time?

RapidFail‎, 07-02-2021 05:18 AM
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Deadlift hip drop?

Why is it that I see guys drop their hips a moment before a heavy pull? For me that takes the load entirely off my hamstrings and makes me want to squat. I just try to hinge back as far as I can, slightly upward, and my hips still tend to shoot up by a couple of inches before the first pull of the...

Xpiro‎, 06-30-2021 05:34 PM
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Question Looking for proof that fixing a distended stomach is actually possible

I've read a lot of theory and seen a lot of advice on how one might fix a distended stomach, but I'm really hoping to hear from people who've personally struggled with it and successfully fixed it. Currently 45, been a slender guy all my life 6 foot 0 inches tall, 30 inch waist, 36 inch jacket,...

lllllll‎, 07-13-2021 06:25 AM
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Introducing front squats

After years of back squatting twice per week, with the exception of swapping in fronts to recover from low back injuries, I’ve decided to swap them in once per week for the following reasons: Low back has been giving me **** so I’ll be doing them on deadlift day Quad growth ain’t so hot ...

Xpiro‎, 07-12-2021 08:54 PM
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Can't progress on OHP

Hi guys I'm following Fierce 5 novice program... I seem to be progressing on most of my lifts apart from the overhead press? I seem to have hit a wall at 42.5kg. Everytime I get to this point I fail, I lower the weight 15% but once once I've worked back up to this weight again I still can't...

BlueDay93‎, 07-09-2021 12:14 AM
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Question Legs workout?

Hello there, so i'm 22 and i used to workout for 3-5 years straight but i haven't been working out for 1-2 years and im getting back into it though mostly treadmill/bike at home i'm working towards being able to last longer/running on the treadmill my stamina is quite bad atm i can hardly finish 1...

grizzlybear0‎, 07-12-2021 10:16 AM
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Failing to fail Relatively recently there was an interesting controversy going on between Lyle McDonald and other «evidence-based» guys where Lyle basically states that Mike Israetel...

EiFit91‎, 07-04-2021 01:38 AM
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Pushup struggles

Hi everyone. I can't seem to progress on pushups beyond a very basic level, it just doesn't seem to improve. I can work up to sets of about 10 but if there's a disruption; illness, overdoing it, vacation, etc, it's like I have to start over and I struggle to do 5 reps. Normally I do 3-5 sets...

Hansenator‎, 07-05-2021 08:19 AM
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Poll Poll: Which is your favorite Compound exercise?

Squat Deadlift Pull ups Parallel bar dips (chest) Bench press ?

Monty52269‎, 06-17-2021 02:24 AM
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OHP as Bench Replacement?

This is something I hear from time to time: that a wholistic triad of barbell lifts would be better served with OHP, squat and deadlift, rather than bench, squat and deadlift. In some sports programs, apparently this is actually what coaches prescribe for their athletes and use to count for a...

EliKoehn‎, 07-06-2021 10:45 AM
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Neck issue with rows

I have never done any form of back exercises before, I used to just focus on presses. I am now reaping the lovely rewards of that. Recently, I have been concentrating on the seated cable low row. I am delighted to say that I getting some thickness in the middle back which is great. My issue is...

totalwreck‎, 07-01-2021 05:09 AM
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Does it exist? Question about rack pulls and deadlifts

So I like to use a one compound one isolation per muscle group pattern in my routine, looking for a safe compound to specifically narrow in on traps. Cleans seem to be causing so much fatigue that it interferes with my recovery on following days, upright rows i've never been terribly fond of, and...

TheShadowMan‎, 07-27-2021 05:15 AM
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How hard/common is a 1.7xbw bench?

I’m weighing in at ~168lb and my PR is 280lb (from 2-3 months ago) and I’m on the Verge of hitting 290lb and should be able to within the next 4 weeks. So I’m around 1.7xbw on the bench. Honestly, how hard is that? I’ve never actually been to a gym or have ever competed so I don’t know. I’ve...

Lizzy3200‎, 07-19-2021 07:29 PM
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What do you think about decline bench ?

Been doing decline bench as a main movement for my chest the last couple of weeks and I really like it. The form feels easier I’d say and I can go significantly heavier. I hit 250x5 my last workout my best flat bench for reference was 270x1 or 250x2. The initial reason I started doing this was...

Ondle‎, 07-18-2021 11:10 PM
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Has my deadlift form improved or do I still need to improve it?

I've been practicing romanian deadlifts and it has taught me to move my hips back. So the question is do I still need to improve my conventional deadlift? The reason I'm posting this is because I haven't had any good luck finding any good coaches to coach me, either they were too costly or they...

diamantkung3n‎, 06-14-2021 01:00 PM
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How important is warmup for hypertrophy?

Do you always warm up? Sure it helps prevent injury, but they say we also lift heavier when warm, and lifting heavier is key to hypertrophy. I guess I'm not alone in rarely warming up. But I know it would be helpful. But not to what extent.

klbbr‎, 07-19-2021 08:42 PM
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Trouble Uploading Video

I'm trying to upload a video of me Deadlifting to get critiqued and I'm getting an error. It's a 9 minute video and it's an .MOV file. (recorded on iPhone) I get an error message about how it is an incorrect file. I tried changing it to a .JPEG file and got a different error message. Anyone...

userCA96KJBU4TD‎, 07-16-2021 10:39 AM
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Still can’t straighten lower back when deadlifting

Hi all I posted a video of my deadlift form a while back (can’t find the thread) because I could not for the life of me get my lower back straight when deadlifting. I was told it wasn’t too bad, it might be my natural curve and as long as I didn’t get any lower back pain it would be fine. Now...

andysafc97‎, 07-20-2021 12:10 PM
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Close grip bench stronger than regular grip?

I recently discovered that I can lift slightly more weight with my close grip bench press than with my regular grip bench press (when comparing my 5 rep performance and RPEs). For the close grip bench, my hands are shoulder width apart. For the regular grip, I have my pinkies on the markings...

RapidFail‎, 07-14-2021 02:08 AM
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