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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 10:07 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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ Q: Should I use a full body...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 04:46 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 10:59 AM
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 09:12 AM
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Smile Critique Squat Form

Hey, here's a vid of me doin 180 x 10, how does my form look?.. Doesn't look right to me, but i am no expert.

Ditto2323‎, Today 09:28 PM
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common exercises: safest / most dangerous?

First, did own background research which I'll summarize. I also did Google search. Someone has asked this question Only problem? ... they asked in 2008. Lots of new info past ~10 years, lots more users here. Let's try again. My own research ------------------- - Firstly, all forms of...

peterm28‎, Today 04:35 PM
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New kind of Yoga for doing exercise

Vay vốn ngân hàng kinh doanh là hình thức cho vay áp dụng đối với Khách hàng có nhu cầu vay vốn cho mục đích kinh doanh. Hình thức vay có thể là vay món, vay hạn mức (cho nhu cầu vay vốn thường xuyên và kinh doanh ổn định), mua sắm máy móc, thiết bị và đầu tư mở rộng địa điểm kinh doanh. Một...

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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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Banded vs. Reverse banded? Which helps build strength and speed with bench press?

I feel like hanging bands from the top of the power rack and putting them on a bar can help me grind out better than putting them on the bottom. Any opinions from bench brahs in here? Trying to break out of a plateau

WutangFlex732‎, Today 04:16 PM
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Can sprinting alone increase my speed?

I'm a soccer player. I suck when it comes to speed. So if I sprint in morning just for half hour (just sprint, no other running exercise), will I be able to increase my speed? I like to play as center forward.

leo124‎, Today 07:24 AM
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I need all the advice I can get!

OK so it's a super long story. I'm currently battling an eating disorder, but it is my dream to serve in the U.S Army. My dream can still be achieved as I have not been admitted to a hospital and there are no medical records indicating I might have an eating disorder. I'm down nearly 30 pounds from...

GoingGood‎, Today 03:19 PM
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Gaining muscle and mass nicely everywhere except the chest

So ive gotten into weightlifting a little less than 2 months ago and already see nice results everywhere but on my chest and I believe that is because i cant do the bench press (I cant afford a gym membership and my apartment is too small for a bench and rack) so ive substituted it with the barbell...

mmaniii‎, 12-08-2017 06:28 AM
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Which is the best abs exercise?

There's hundreds of exercises and workouts on the internet for six packs. I know from my experience that pull-ups, planks and squats are effective. For you, which is the BEST exercise for six pack abs?

Epastora‎, Today 12:37 PM
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Direct arm work underrated?

I think direct arm (specially biceps, as tri's get more hit on the presses than biceps on the rows and pulls) is super underrated, everyone does like 3 or 5 sets for their biceps a week, I started lifting less than a year ago, all the beginners program have 0 or too little arm work, I did 18 bicep...

CHICOPECTORALES‎, Yesterday 09:36 PM
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Is Heavy Lifting Bad Long Term?

I just want to know if lifting heavy as much as I can with certain reps impact my body long term... l like to do deadlifts, squats, bench, rows, basically all compound movements and I go all out with proper form of course but I make sure I give it all I got. I just want to know if this will impact...

gonzoisle‎, Yesterday 08:14 PM
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Questions on squats

Hello, as you know there are different types of squats. A lot of people say that "ass to grass" squats are best for muscle gains, but the problem is that I have trouble with them. When I squat very low with heels on the ground I start to stagger backwards and I am about to fall. My question is how...

racingfan‎, Today 09:48 AM
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Question Defining / Maintenance

So I know that I'm very skinny, and that's okay I like the look. I'm not looking to bulk up much at all, in fact I want to stay the same weight @ 135 pounds. (I'm 5'9" btw , 20 yrs old.) My question is what kinds of excersises should I be doing to tone/tighten up my muscle and skin. I know my...

Kruegkyl‎, Today 09:42 AM
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Overhead press substitute

Im gonna start the 5x5 program but i ve got a rotator cuff injury by doing overhead presses with bad form , i recovered in a week but im really scared to do overhead presses again , even if now i learned how to do them properly to avoid these kind of injuries . Can i do another exercise to hit...

scutaru‎, Today 08:55 AM
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Question Arms measurements increasing or did I measure wrong

When I started to workout and lose weight in August my arms were 10". I measured 5x . When I measured them yesterday they were 12"...both arms. I've lost 12 pounds lately. I've done some body weight workouts but mostly really light weights (8 lbs at most). Other than carrying my 2 kids and pulling...

newfitmommy2‎, Today 05:52 AM
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Big bar squat

Is this low enough? I tend to be able to get lower in the last set once I really loosen up but this is the last rep of my first heavy set and not sure if it's low enough to count as a proper squat I do have long femurs which doesn't help I guess but does anyone have any suggestions on how I can...

danjamhow‎, 12-08-2017 11:27 PM
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rack pulls v.s. deadlifts

Which do you think maximizes overall back development, not necessarily lower body? Also, which of these options do you think would help maximize overall back gains the best: option 1: Deadlift once a week option 2: Rack pull once a week option 3: Alternate weekly b/t deadlifts and rack...

rgranger‎, 02-27-2008 08:10 PM
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Decline and flat bench imbalances

I've found a new routine that works great for me. I do 2 high volume bench press days a week: warm up 10x135 10x185 10x205 ?x225 ?x205 ?x185 ?x165

bvbellomo‎, Yesterday 09:14 AM
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Overhead press: machine or barbell?

Is there a difference between these 2? Is one less effective?

Michealx‎, 12-08-2017 04:44 PM
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push ups and weak shoulders/upperbody

Seeking general advice. For background: I'm 6'8 (or 205cm) tall and quite heavy, roughly weighting 300 lbs (137kg) and I am unable to do a single push up. I have been trying since roughly August, but although I have already lost a ton of weight and improved my general fitness levels and strength,...

gagomes‎, Yesterday 07:13 PM
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Diastasis Recti (Male) Questions

I always thought deads/squats/benching strengthened the core enough for me, but I decided to do some dedicated ab exercises for once. BIG MISTAKE. When I went to do leg lifts, I noticed the ridge I never had before in the middle of my stomach, just above my belly button. After some research, I...

DiscoingGD‎, Yesterday 06:53 PM
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Conscious Valsalva on deads?

Hi everyone, have been working on my squat and deadlift form (recently found I can front squat in spite of FAI - yay), and am struck by the difference when bracing. Namely, I find that I need to do a conscious Valsalva on squats (duh), but on deadlifts I don't really think about it, and bracing...

Luca2‎, 12-08-2017 06:02 AM
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Can't fix my Anterior pelvic tilt

So yeah, I've been sitting a lot during my whole life, which is probably the reason I have anterior pelvic tilt. My butt sticks more out than the majority of girls I've seen. My hamstrings feel tight as hell, but I don't find them weak. I managed to fix my bloated abs easily with the ab wheel,...

Kasra7‎, 11-25-2017 05:57 PM
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Deadlift Grip

I’m hitting a fairly low ceiling on my deadlift due to grip failure, I tried an alternating grip but it just doesn’t feel comfortable, is it just a case of getting used to it or would wrist straps be the solution?

BecomingSmaller‎, 12-05-2017 02:28 AM
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Require instructional videos for ab crunches exercises...

Hi All, I'm on the verge of getting my first 2 pack of abs (check my profile pic... ;)) and I would like to know various exercises for performing ab crunches... Videos are highly recommended...! TIA...!

AndyPL‎, Yesterday 03:21 AM
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