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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ 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 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 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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How many reps of 225 can you bench?

It looks like the last thread asking this is over ten years old. Since this is one classic measure of strength endurance (such as the NFL uses), it would be interesting to put down a time stamp for the forum as we begin the new decade. For me, it's 12. How many can you all do?

EliKoehn‎, 03-10-2020 12:38 PM
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What is your bench (1RM) to weight ratio?

For example mine is: 1.333... My bench/my weight = 220lbs/165lbs => 1.333 Please drop yours. I wanna know because a lot of people can bench 275, but you find out that they weigh 250. So I want to know where I actually stand.

SnipeItLikePro‎, 09-03-2020 06:31 AM
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Thick obliques/wide waist

I do alot of heavy squatting and deadlifting and I BELIEVE a result of this has given me a wide waist ruining my v taper. I have a 6pack so I don't believe losing bodyfat would impact it too much. Right not my waist measures 36 inches. Is there any way to remedy this with exercises?...

GetCrunK‎, 11-08-2009 11:12 PM
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Any issues with sticking to Hammer Strength Chest press for a while?

I run PPL and I decided to try out the HS for chit's and giggles. I felt my chest targeted very well from this exercise. Any issue in doing this in place of the bench press for a while if I'm a recreational lifter whose goals are purely hypertrophy? I like to start with the OHP on some push days...

Odifududix‎, 09-14-2020 11:07 AM
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Benching twice a week one heavy one light

So just wanted opinions on bench press I’m now doing two push sessions a week and Day one will be heavy and day two will be lighter and be the second exercise after my dumbbell incline press as I’m pushing for 50kg in each hand which In my mind will be impressive at 17 and I’m very close to it ...

bheast69‎, 09-11-2020 12:05 PM
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Smile I want a much bigger butt

I’m I skinny guy by default. I want to build my ass up multiple sizes. What are the best exercises to do so without overly building up my thighs?

ElBango‎, 08-25-2020 12:23 PM
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Question Is there something wrong with the straight arm dumbbell row? No one talks about it.

LaaVZ7u0x2Y As far as hypertrophy, I hear isolation exercises are better than compound exercises. So if I want to hit the lats, why do pull-ups when I can maybe do a dumbbell row? But surely I can isolate the lats even further by taking the elbow flexion out of the equation, like in this...

WhatifI‎, 08-31-2020 03:54 PM
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I do not understand running

I’m currently a soldier deployed overseas. I loved working out before I left and it’s fortunate I’m here because they have somewhat operational gyms. However, although the gyms are nice, it’s not what this is about. I just do not understand running. Our APFT requires a 2 mile run under 16 min. I...

jackabra1‎, 08-25-2020 09:40 PM
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Anyone here have any experience in doing full body workouts in consecutive days?

My gym reopened after a few months of being closed and I transitioned to doing full-body workouts to ease myself into weightlifting again. I do enjoy full-body routines compared to splits however I do miss being in the gym several times a week. Is there any issue in training on consecutive days if...

Odifududix‎, 09-06-2020 07:35 PM
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Will 10% bench press hit only upper pecks ?

Many told me to avoid focusing on the flat bench press because it kinda builds a chest that's not so favourable for a man. If I raise the bench to 10% will it focus both the upper and middle pecks or will it take the middle peck completely out of the equation ?

Kotsobali‎, 08-29-2020 04:04 AM
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Poll Poll: What was your 1 rep max on the bench press before training?

The question applies to untrained adult males who decided to calculate their 1 rep max on their first workout.

Sun tzu‎, 08-17-2020 01:29 AM
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Bench and OHP not progressing

Title says it. I am progressing on almost every single exercise except bench and OHP. Pull exercises and leg exercises are progressing really well. With bench and OHP, only exercises which are also not going up are skullcrushers and overhead extensions. I am eating in calorie surplus and I am doing...

Tonii47‎, 08-24-2020 09:44 AM
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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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Is 16.5 inch arms good?

Hi! Im 17/male and I started training 1 year and 3 months ago (I trained like for 2 month then take of 2-4weeks because of school,work and health issues so I was not a year and 3 months training more like 8-9months) I havent been training for 3-4 weeks now because of the virus and work so my arms a...

ProteinPapi420‎, 09-15-2020 07:33 AM
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Will doing bench press with dumbbells only reduce my chest gains?

Had to switch gyms cuz the one near my house went bankrupt. The new gym has a bench press with the worst position to rack the barbell back. Basically if i stretch my arms, it's exactly aligned with the part that you have to rack it on. So i can't put the barbell back, unless i move/sit...

backinthegymbro‎, 09-02-2020 01:00 PM
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[WTA] Dip chest variant - Pain in sternum

Hi guys, Recently i incorporate dip chest variation into my workout routine. Im a beginner and running Viking's Fullbody Program. I do dip on Monday & Friday. Im new to dip with the bar because i just bought a dip / pull up tower. (previously was doing bench dip, which is nothing compare to...

ZeekTrytoBuff‎, 08-27-2020 12:32 AM
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Can you build muscle with many reps ?

Hello, i have a question. Sometimes i cant go to the gym and im training at home. Problem is that i dont have that much weights at home to do like 6-12 reps for hypertrophy like i do in the gym. For days when i do compound movements like deadlifts,squats,bench etc. im trying o get to the gym at all...

Skukr‎, 09-18-2020 03:14 AM
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Incline Db 15 30 45 degree drop sets

How is this for a bit of a fun change-up Hitting Incline Dumbell Press with a drop set at 15, 30 then 45 degrees? NB I’m aware 45 is going to hit the delts. FWIW I will follow up with floor flyes, HS Decline Press and maybe Dumbell Pullover.

TheResistance‎, 09-04-2020 08:13 AM
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Justin Bieber workout

Was watching a special on the beebs and it showed his workout. Lots of curls, stretches, and leg workouts. Was on A&E the other night. Anybody else see it?

Bopshewonnie‎, 09-01-2020 04:22 AM
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Stiff legged deadlift help

Am I suppose to feel this exercise in my hamstrings? I only feel it in my back and glutes. It's a vital lift in a beginner routine im doing(All Pros) so I don't think I can substitute it. I had same issue when doing hamstring curls on the machines at the gym. I felt it in my quads on that. ...

WeightSwinger‎, 09-02-2020 08:14 AM
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Can't fix my Squat form no matter what

I've been squatting for 3 years now. And I've always had this issue, I'm currently 18, 185cm, 90kg Whenever I Squat, my right foot points outwards, and my left foot is how it should be. No matter what I do. When I start I. The correct position, my right foot shifts slithly outwards and turns...

Datboileg‎, 09-18-2020 08:19 AM
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Weighted Pull ups - when to start?

Hi, I have just started working out recently a few months ago. Initially I couldn't do any pull ups. Now I can do 8 clean pull ups in my first set, 6 pulls ups in the second set and around 5 in the 3rd set. I'm not sure when I'm supposed to add weight to the pull ups? Do I add weight once I...

zkm1223‎, 09-13-2020 11:27 PM
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Am I lifting weights correctly?

Today my friend was questioning the way I lift weights. Say chest press for example, I start off doing about 12 reps with a certain weight then the following set I’ll increase the weight by about 5-10 kilos but not as many Reps. Instead my friend reckons he was doing the same but maintaining the...

dog90‎, 08-31-2020 10:41 AM
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How far do you go on lat pulldowns?

I typically do lat pulldowns in the 6-8 rep range. For the first 4-6 reps, I make sure the handle touches my chest, but in the last couple reps the handle only goes 1-2 inches above it- likely due to muscle fatigue. Does it matter how far I go on this exercise? Regardless of the ROM, I am always...

Odifududix‎, 09-09-2020 09:38 AM
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