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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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stairs at work

will walking up stairs at my work once an hour help me lose some more bodyfat i work 12hr night shift its 13 floors lift 6 days a week average doing push pull legs rest repeat

calumscotland‎, Yesterday 08:59 PM
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Worried about losing gains

So i've had to take the last week off due to back pain and I had to miss a couple of workouts two weeks ago due to work and life, etc. I'm still eating how I should and work is pretty active, just worried if i'm gonna lose muscle cause of this.

CaptKirk90‎, Yesterday 10:36 AM
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Question Deadlift problem

I have quite a big problem when deadlifting. I watched so many tutorials and read so many threads how to do a proper deadlift but i still cant do it properly. My butt always comes first and i cant stop my back rounding. It happens as soon as i go over 150 lbs on bar. I tried sumo deadlifting but...

Tonii47‎, 01-24-2020 09:11 AM
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Is my routine effective for getting bigger arms?

Been working out for a year and over that year I've learned the number one thing I want bigger are my arms as for some reason I just really like that over-developed look for them compared to the other muscle groups. I'm 5ft6-5ft7 (not entirely sure these days) and my goal is 17-18 inch arms, cold...

ArkI5‎, 01-24-2020 01:59 PM
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Unhappy Workout even though I still have DOMS?

I done my first workout in what feels like forever. Never really took to building muscle seriously until very recently and started targeting the arms. Completed the workout (Biceps and triceps) and immediately felt stiff afterwards. Felt nothing off it as I always let the feeling reassure me I done...

hyperzz97‎, Yesterday 06:43 PM
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Not sure what I'm doing but it makes my legs hurt

Experimenting after reading about belt squats. Pain to set up and first rep is a bit awkward but definitely felt the burn. c--UVeks14U

jademonkey‎, Yesterday 04:33 PM
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Barbell vs dumbbell

Working on general bench strength (3-5 reps ) and wondering if I should be using barbell or dumbell Which one will carry over the best?

bheast69‎, 01-22-2020 05:03 PM
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Forearms gains

Any tips on getting big forearms Of course I know genetics are a major factor

bheast69‎, Yesterday 03:08 PM
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Curls in the squat rack

Curls in the Squat Rack I just saw this Weird But What do I know Is there some reason? edit: curls in the Cage/Power Rack.

27MinuteMiracle‎, 01-23-2020 12:35 PM
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New here. Some questions

Hi I’m from Canada. 37 years old. Bought a bench in September and a set of power locks to start lifting at home. Had to avoid doing some leg stuff because of an injury but getting back into it after some physio. My weights go up to 100 pounds in total. My bench is just a flat bench that can...

sugar1982‎, Yesterday 09:30 AM
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Still use deloads when cutting?

Hey guys quick question. Have had a tough time finding info on this. I recently started a slow cut (250 Cal deficit) while doing 3x5 with some accessories. I'm going to keep pushing myself and lifting heavy but what I'm wondering is if deloads are to be used if I stall (fail to make 3x5 on an...

Chevyman13‎, Yesterday 12:12 PM
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Comparing..... Dumbell Presses to Weighted Push Up's

I've seen a lot of post on this online, but never a post that really broke down my curiosity and gave a clear answer. Many will say why not bench? Now that I have shoulder cuff issues I'm staying away from bench. And likely I'm going to have to pick from bench or dips in the future, my choice is...

WeightedDip‎, 01-21-2020 06:45 PM
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Form Check: Squat 150 lbs (beginner)

I've been having some knee pain so I wanted to get feedback on my squat. I'm new to filming these so I understand if the video isn't the best. I'm open to any advise about filming it better. Also, given I've been experiencing pain, I'm going to stop squatting, do some PT exercises to...

slimchopra‎, 01-19-2020 10:48 AM
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Deadlift/Romanian Deadlift form check

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AZdJ0M9DNh4&feature=youtu.be How does this look bois? Just trying to get back into deadlifts, been doing dumbbell romanians for a bit now thought Id try barbell again after some time

edinm17‎, 01-24-2020 07:58 PM
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Feel the Burn - Becomes too Stimulating?

Whenever I feel the burn on various high rep exercises e.g. working the delts, I end up stopping the set too early because the sensation of the burn on my delt becomes overwhelming, way too stimulating, and almost orgasmic (similar feeling). Is it normal to feel that sensation when working out? ...

William2018‎, 01-24-2020 04:57 PM
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Big Legs, Concerningly Weak Squat: Can Anyone Relate?

Before I say anything else, it is true that I do often put squat on the back burner. Yes, I can't expect to be strong with a lift I don't often do. That said, it is somewhat concerning how weak I am at it. My legs are often sore simply from daily life (walking up and down my stairs and simply...

EliKoehn‎, 01-24-2020 12:30 PM
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Unhappy lost my strenght, help i need advice!

Hello first of all sorry for my bad English, its not my native language. i have been training really intense for some pretty good period of time, but for some problems i skipped 2weeks of training and when i got back to training again, i noticed how much strenght i lost and thats really hurts my...

EnrokM‎, 01-23-2020 12:41 PM
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Wide grip lat pulldown partials

I mean pulling just to the forehead/until elbows are 90 deg. Has anyone done them with any success? I believe they should fry teres major pretty good. Curious about their effectiveness, thinking about adding them to my routine.

HeMB‎, 01-24-2020 11:50 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 11:38 AM
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Can someone critique my deadlifts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBrts1HT2ZY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwc5h1sKBbQ In my first set of deadlifts, I had enough energy to get in at least one more rep but I decided not to push it cause I was doubtful of my form. In the other set, I legitimately was burnt out after 3 reps. ...

Odifududix‎, 01-19-2020 03:10 PM
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First day = Lots of pain

Hello all, I've been searching for help online and I found this forum. So I'm a 32 years old, 6.5 feet tall, I weight 260 lbs and I started the gym for the first time ever this tuesday with a 3 days a week plan. I want to lose fat and gain a muscle. The issue is one day after the workout my...

Mauro021‎, 01-23-2020 02:43 PM
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What can I do to break this stall?

Have been stalled out on my progress for a month now. I take a deload every 8th week( a whole week off) just so I don’t over train but this past month just can’t gain strength and looking more flab then muscle lately. I’m 5’7 Eating about 2500 cals a day and around 160 g of protein at 155lbs. I’m...

bojanglez34‎, 01-22-2020 03:08 PM
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Weighted Chinup

Lately this has been in my general regime/program and it has been helping dramatically especially with general lats and bicep gains for strength and hypertrophy. If this isn't in your program, just check it out and see how you go. Most people cheat by kipping their legs up or not doing the full...

ChangeOfStyle‎, 01-22-2020 07:31 AM
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Row variations

https://youtu.be/bU_zHiV5R3M Tried a new exercise and was lookin for a form check first off, second, at the contraction, I could feel it in my left tricep/posterior delt, along w a solid contraction in my back. Went into the session w some pretty sore triceps/shoulders so could be my issue of...

Hannahp21‎, 01-23-2020 10:12 AM
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In your own expertise, what triceps exercise most helped you produce a huge longhead?

Lateral triceps head right now seems pretty decent, however the long head really gives that visualization of a huge arm. What exercise best builds it? Just to give a simple idea of my routine, it alternates every 2 weeks in my push regime with; Superset of Triceps pushdown with Bar +...

ChangeOfStyle‎, 01-23-2020 08:08 AM
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