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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 09:07 PM
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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Lowerback compression from squats

Hello, I am new member to this forum and I have had this problem ever since I have been working out as of last August. Is my lowerback supposed to fell compressed from squats? So my form is feet forward and back straight as possible but even when I do this my lowerback always feels compressed. Let...

BDJestel‎, Today 04:03 PM
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Bench press question

So i am 67 kilos, I am benching 82.5 kilos for 5 reps is that a decent enough lift? Or should i be lifting heavier? I do full body workouts 4 days a week btw

GunplayRohaan‎, Today 01:10 PM
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Fierce 5 substitute exercises.

I intend on going back to Fierce 5 due to having less days to go to the gym now. I do have a few questions: Paused squats: I want to sub this instead of Front Squats. How long should I pause? Does high or low bar matter? Row: Would a hammer strength row machine like this...

Odifududix‎, 03-17-2019 12:50 PM
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The ideal sleep position?

I have been sleeping on my back for about 8 years now, though I recently heard that this can be bad for your back, and that the ideal sleeping position is fetal position, IE lying on your side with your knees curled towards your chest. Anybody got any advice? I assume some people on here are...

Prophet X‎, 07-04-2006 05:16 PM
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Trying to squat higher (pictures)

I’ve recently been practicing parallel squats after having only done ATG squats for years. This is a picture of me squatting how I’m used to squatting: Like I said, the past couple of weeks I’ve been practicing going only just low enough. The problem is thought that, since I’m used to going...

Virus4762‎, Today 03:25 AM
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Nailing heavy squats

Hey, so recently I’ve been trying to up the numbers on my squat, and Ive managed to gain some ground. Unbelievably, in the middle of a workout sesh last week, I got ballsy and decided to go for 315 which I got to depth no problem. It was the first time I did 315 to depth. Did a few 295s and went...

Cybermatrix0‎, Today 06:46 PM
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Angry weak bench press?

Hey, so basically my lifts are tracking well for how long i've been training, but the only lift that's greatly out of proportion is my bench press. No matter how much I train my chest with different programs (still eating a large caloric surplus), I seem to get to a sticking point. Any tips on...

domntc‎, Yesterday 09:33 PM
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I think my bench press is stuck.

I'm 16 years old and novice level powerlifter bodyweight 75 Kg(165 lb). I've stucked at 55 Kg (121 lb) Bench Press with 4 reps 2 weeks. My form is correct i using leg drive while benching. I can deadlift 100 Kg (225 lb) 8 reps easily. But my bench is so weak. I using Stronglifts 5x5 program i'm...

YULLBAREZ‎, 03-19-2019 12:15 PM
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Opinion on alternative exercises to build legs?

Ive been squatting with the barbell for a good while. Ive got some thick legs doing it, ive done it in almost every style from highbar - lowbar - front squat - ssb. Ive done every style using oly shoes,chuck taylors and bare feet....and now to be honest im just bored with squatting, ive gotten so...

nofacebook‎, 03-18-2019 05:23 PM
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Incline Bench vs, OHP = Both or only one?

Hey guys, So my question is actually pretty straightforward. Im doing a 2 split 4 time a week, and monday and thursday are chest days. At the moment i selection looks like this: Monday: - Flat bench - Incline Bench (45') - Dips - Pull ups - Seated rows

2Seconds‎, Yesterday 10:38 AM
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My lats wont respond to exercises

So I try to work out my lats often but the problem is every work out for lats I do I only feel it in my biceps and my lats dont get sore the next day and they also wont grow. Lat pull down, rows of all kinds, and assisted pullups are all using my biceps. The only exercise that I feel my lats in is...

iskippedlegday‎, 03-11-2019 09:52 PM
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Question What exercise to do?

Hey everyone. I need help. Currently i am 5.6 and 72 kilo. What should be my ideal and healthy weight? Migraine triggers when i perform heavy exercises. Even jogging and running seems to cause it. What should i do to lose weight? I walk fast 1 hour daily but weight loss is minimum. Also i eat...

dr4200‎, Yesterday 11:53 PM
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Lower Abdomen Pain Seated Leg Curl

I was doing the seater leg curl machine today and just 3 reps in I felt the most intense, burning sensation in my lower right abdomen (the lowest part of your abdomen pretty much). It happened last week as well but I just powered through it and it was okay. I half a**ed my first set and tried again...

idkwhyj‎, Today 05:52 PM
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Rows Carryover to Pullup Strength

Hey i am working out at home right now (Cant Pay gym at moment) and still after trying with resistance band pullups at the gym can't do one full pullup if i do dumbbell rows (i have heavy dumbbells) at home will i gain strength to do pullups

felix432‎, Today 02:12 PM
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Question Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) injury

I think from what I have read, I have a TFL injury. When I am at bottom of squat movement, I have serious pain on the side of my right leg (weird, it is just one side). The area is about 3/4 up the side of my quad, roughly near the area of your pants pocket. If you let your arm hang, it would be...

amrogers3‎, Today 10:12 AM
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Bench variation excercises

Hey Guys, Looking for some help selecting one or a few bench variations to add into my routine to build strength in my high sticking point. I'm considering exercises like a regular floor press, board press or rack lockouts. Also thought about throwing bands, chains or suspended kb's on. What do...

dtommys‎, 03-19-2019 09:07 PM
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No more DOMS, am i still getting bigger/stronger?

Ive started working out more in the last 8-12 weeks. Ive been using way more free weights and getting more physical activity all together. Recently ive noticed i dont get nearly as sore to no soreness at all in some muscle groups compared to my first 2 weeks. Is there something im doing wrong is...

raslicky‎, Today 11:28 AM
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Sled training

I want to start incorporating pulling a sled into my workouts but not sure when I should do it. Should I do it at the end of a leg day or should I save it for a day of “active rest” and combine it with other forums of cardio?

metalsoul86‎, Today 01:42 PM
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Walking vs running - off days

Hello ! Im trying to bulk without much fat (250 kcal surplus), and im searching for some activity on off days, because i have sedetary work, so i want to do something when im not training. I like running/walking so im deciding between these 2. What do you think is better overall if im trying to...

wariorpolni‎, Today 04:44 AM
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Can’t feel my pecks.

Okay guys so about a month ago I decided to change my lifestyle. I bought a bunch of new equipment and weights. I completely changed my diet to be able to build muscle. It’s been about a month now and I’ve definitely added more weight since I have started but I don’t see a difference in my pecks....

tipton1813‎, 03-19-2019 07:31 PM
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Question Does anyone bench press while having a nagging shoulder pain

I just want to know if it's possible to go heavy while having a slight shoulder pain? I've been putting off bench pressing for a while because of my nagging shoulder pain but realize that I still go heavy on the squats despite having minor pain in my knees throughout the day. Is it just a matter of...

lookupmkultra‎, 03-17-2019 01:35 PM
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39 years old and need to get back in shape

Hi Guys, I'm 39 years old now and have stopped lifting for the past 3 years. I was simply overworked and had some health issues as well that kept me away from the gym. I recently started going again as I have a bit more time and hate the way my body looks these days. I didn't really let myself...

Jimmynm28‎, Yesterday 03:02 PM
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Shoulder pain feels better after lifting

Hey everyone, so recently I think I injured my shoulder doing heavy incline dumbell press. The first few days I had a lot of pain and it was agonizing. I went to an ortho who made me do some rotations and checked my range of motion. I had complete range of motion but I was in pain while doing them....

idkyoutellme536‎, Today 11:48 AM
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Best way to build to doing pull-ups

Hey guys, I haven’t been able to do unassisted pull-ups since elementary school. Mainly because if my weight(not that I was ever extremely obese, but my upper body strength couldn’t compensate). As I’m making progress on my latest weight loss journey, I’ve identified an additional goal. Do...

bto131‎, Yesterday 06:58 PM
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reverse hyper pain

hey, went to an awesome gym today, and used a reverse hyper for the first time. however i quickly had to stop because i got pain in my lower back/glutes/upper hams - it felt nerve like. anyone got any comments? i think it's just an inflexiblity thing i'll have to work on reps for help except if...

entropy1‎, 12-26-2010 02:36 AM
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