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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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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: 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: 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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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 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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Plank: a perfect exercise for a flat stomach

Do you know the plank? This is one of the new techniques that, with the passage of time, improve the training to obtain a greater performance. The fitness world is at its best and a new culture of body care and nutrition has been internalized by an important part of the population. In this...

Aleixa7842‎, 04-19-2022 01:19 PM
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Arrow Plank: a perfect exercise for a flat stomach

Do you know the plank? This is one of the new techniques that, with the passage of time, improve the training to obtain a greater performance. The fitness world is at its best and a new culture of body care and nutrition has been internalized by an important part of the population. In this...

Aleixa7842‎, 04-19-2022 01:24 PM
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the main benefits of leg press exercise

the main benefits of leg press exercise Benefits of the Leg Press • It Isolates the Legs • It Doesn’t Require Balance • It Strengthens Your Squat

Andre1772‎, 04-17-2022 05:11 PM
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15 benefits of cycling: why cycling is great for fitness, legs and mind

If you're considering joining the world of cycling, here are some good reasons to get on your bike this year To those already engrossed in the cycling world, the benefits of cycling will already be abundantly clear, but for anyone who needs a reason to get out on the bike here's a list of some...

angeluss2000‎, 04-17-2022 03:55 PM
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Smile 15-Minute Quick At Home Fat Burning Cardio Blast - No Equipment Needed

VIDEO 1 EXTRA: How to Cardio: No Stress Cardio Express VIDEO 2 Let’s have some fun moving with this quick but effective cardio session (no equipment required!) This 15-minute full length home workout routine burns calories, elevates the...

annedesousa‎, 04-21-2022 10:29 AM
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Best video excercises for push ups!!!

What are the benefits of doing pushups every day? Traditional pushups are beneficial for building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal...

Arturito24‎, 04-22-2022 09:18 AM
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Coach Kassem on why anterior loaded squats aren’t necessarily “more quads”

BeginnerGainz‎, 05-09-2022 04:45 PM
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Deadlifitng with a short legs and long torso

Hey guys As the title says my genetics are weird in that I'm not really short, I'm 5ft 11 but I have short legs and a long torso. I'm having issues with my conventional Deadlift with my back rounding, they onto way I can keep a straight back is if I do more of a squat movement during the...

BlueDay93‎, 04-21-2022 01:11 AM
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Question Getting into bodyweight fitness

So I canceled my gym membership as finances are a bit tight atm but I refuse to give up so looking into bodyweight fitness but it seems there's lots of exercises that are kinda for "show" and challenge which is great but my goals are to just kinda adapt from my gym goals to without equipment and...

Brotatoch1p‎, 05-14-2022 07:44 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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How to Get a Flat Stomach in a Month at Home - Abs Workout Planking

This is how to get a flat stomach in a month at home. If you want to get rid of your belly fat, these few belly fat burning exercise should help you do just that right from your home. Watch the video now to learn how simple it is to get a flat stomach in a month from home. Learn more about plank,...

ctbagaucho‎, 04-20-2022 10:21 AM
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Squat form check...

Hey guys, after struggling with lower back pain for a couple of years, I´ve decided to start going to the gym again. I just want to make sure that my squat and deadlift forms are good enough. Here´s a video: h ttps:// (sorry I cannot post videos Thanks, everyone!

curcs11‎, 04-29-2022 05:29 AM
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DL form check

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curcs11‎, 05-04-2022 04:33 AM
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What's the deal with planks?

Planking is one of the most basic yet effective activities available. Please find a way to make it as viable as possible while avoiding the usual pitfalls. You can do it whenever and wherever you want—board, sideboard, high board, etc. You don't require explicit exercise gear, and everything...

dagou80‎, 04-18-2022 04:40 PM
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Question New to deadlifts

I have only deadlifted twice in my entire life due to low back problems but recently I was reading about sumo (being easier on lower back) , I started with rack pulls bellow the knee just to get the form kinda and I do it with an empty bar.When should I switch to sumo,and any tips on how to...

Darkseidd21‎, 05-05-2022 05:52 AM
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Question Lower left abdominal pain while squatting

Been working out for about 7 months and squat has been in my program from the start - never had any issues. However during the second workout that I started wearing a belt I started experiencing lower left abdominal pain. Sort of like a hot tearing feeling. I lowered the weight and removed my belt...

daveommo‎, 05-02-2022 12:02 AM
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Exercise and physical activity to improve your health

Exercise or physical activity can improve your health and reduce your risk of developing various diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Exercise and physical activity can have both immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve...

Davidtom765‎, 04-19-2022 11:58 AM
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Arrow Why you should do push-up

Push-ups can be a good choice to do regularly every day to keep the body healthy. This can provide benefits to the body, especially the upper part and also the hand muscles The Benefits of Daily Push-Ups for the Body Push-ups are a popular exercise to build strength, especially to strengthen...

Deff20‎, 04-25-2022 11:20 PM
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Wink The Plank Exercise for Beginners

Have you consumed your whole time on earth doing crunches without any outcomes to show for it? Then perhaps now is the right time to stop. Crunches that require spinal flexion are inadequate as well as they are perilous to do. Another choice exists - another activity that kills the overabundance...

edy237784‎, 04-17-2022 07:21 PM
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Favorite bodyweight exercise?

For me it's definitely the front lever row/pullup (some call it a pullup some call it a row lol): OYWWmF0Skso Great for building the upper back and for overall athleticism, great carryover to other row variations (e.g. barbell rows), unlimited progression. The "final form" of these, the full...

EiFit91‎, 05-08-2022 04:19 AM
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Random segment for some inspiration

nT00qRk5LkQ Here's a segment from an old 60 Minutes episode featuring Arnold in the late 70s. Definitely the icon that got me into trying to build muscle seriously and it's fun from time to time to get some inspiration from classic footage.

EliKoehn‎, 04-04-2022 12:54 PM
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Critique my bench form

Have been benching 60kg for a while now, doing 8 reps with a 8-10 rpe & around 4 sets. Seemed to have stalled for a long time, I am currently cutting to get to around 10% bf before going on a lean bulk diet. I do intermittent fasting & I usually take a 200mg caffeine pill before going to the...

Excelarate‎, 04-25-2022 03:49 AM
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You who want to have a perfect abs

GET 6 PACK ABS WITH A 4 MINUTE PLANK CHALLENGE (4 WEEKS RESULTS) Click the link below and see how to do the exercises *************.us/75518583487263

FABIO318‎, 04-23-2022 09:45 AM
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Thumbs up push-up tutorial

When performing a pushup: Keep your back straight and your core engaged. Your butt should be down, not lifted. Your body should form a straight line. Don’t arch your back or let your body sag down. Ask a friend to make sure your form is correct. Also keep your hands firmly rooted on the...

fazalnaqvi9‎, 04-18-2022 01:19 AM
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Exclamation Isometric board: understand the benefits and mistakes you make when doing it

When performing the plank correctly, you recruit the core muscles (abdomen, lumbar and hip), the stabilizer muscles, the upper limbs, the quadriceps, pelvic floor and glutes. Of course, for this, it is necessary to focus on the execution of the movement, contraction of the whole body and breathing...

filomenoyoungnc‎, 04-30-2022 04:15 PM
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