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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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Standing-Press vs. High Incline or Seated Overhead

I'm really beginning to question the value of a standing press. You can't lift as much weight vs. seated, and especially vs. a bit of a lean back on the bench. You can work your abs separately, you can do front-squats, and really lots of other full-body lifts to build full body strength. You can't...

360365LAWS‎, 09-20-2020 02:14 PM
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Where should you feel rack-pulls

I was doing rack-pulls from below the knee yesterday after my heavy squats. The goal was to develop the upper-back, but I felt it in my hamstrings and lower-back. Is that normal? I am thinking that I need to lower the weight, pull my shoulder-blades back at the top, and pause at the top more?

360365LAWS‎, 09-07-2020 09:45 AM
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Are shrugs supposed to be explosive, or controlled?

i think I yank on trap bar shrugs more than other lifts. Could be that the exercise leds itself to explosive movment, or it could be the weight is too high and i'm doing it wrong. What would you guys say?

AD1985‎, 09-11-2020 02:27 AM
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Skullcrushers + Overhead tricep ext = too much for the long head?

I do both of them, twice a week, in my push day. 3 sets of 8-10 reps each. Each set is very close to failure (max 1 rep left in the tank, if even that). I have 1 year lifting experience, natty of course.

AndyBendy‎, 09-08-2020 04:24 AM
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Main chest press exercise for hypertrophy?

I'm looking for some advice picking a chest press movement for my second push day. 1st push day I'm doing barbell bench press, focusing more on strength (3 sets, 5-6 reps), followed by incline dumbbell bench press (favorite incline bench variant, 3x8-10) and pec deck, 3x8-10 I wanna do the...

AndyBendy‎, 08-26-2020 02:58 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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Bleeding nose concern during and after deadlift

Attempted 1rm deadlift Two days ago half way up the lift o started bleeding from my nose and starts dripping out my nose After the lift on a lay pulldown I cough up blood like a lot I wake up two day’s after with a nose bleed it was literally the most random thing Is this concerning?

bheast69‎, 09-10-2020 06:08 AM
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Training legs with knee cartilage problems

RELEVANT PART DOWN BELOW I posted a thread a few months ago that my knee hurts when I squat Found out today from a proper physio that I f*cked up cartilage in my knee I haven’t really trained legs in months and they are really starting to get badly overlapped from upper body so I want to train...

bheast69‎, 08-27-2020 06:52 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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Walking 15k-20k steps everyday - will it kills gains?

Hello, I've heard that too much cardio can affect gains, but my job/lifestyle requires me to walk 15k-20k steps every day. I have been working out for about a year now, and only recently decided to start taking it seriously. Would walking 15 thousand to 20 thousand steps every day potentially...

bmaltep‎, 09-10-2020 06:41 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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Unhappy Hip Flexor Stresses

I have had issues with my hip flexors for over a year now. I should start by saying I've played soccer for my whole childhood and still try to, however, my hip flexors become very sore and an aching pain occurs almost anytime I play or do vigorous exercises such as running and kicking. I've seen...

BrokenA101‎, 08-25-2020 08:37 PM
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Smile Best way to keep in shape

hello guys i would like to lose weight having a model body to which is the solution for you the best ways to have a beautiful and healthy body

BRUN3‎, 09-02-2020 11:59 AM
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Angry Lower Back strain still not healed 3 months later

Pain on the left side in my lower back. Especially hurts when bending over. Not healing for some reason. I am not putting any pressure on it have not lifted weights for 3 months only weighted calisthenics which puts no pressure on my lower back (push ups, pull ups, lunges) Was feeling good...

brutus0‎, 09-17-2020 07:50 PM
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Updated deadlift form

Alright so I did a reset and I’m approaching the numbers I was doing before on my DL. Is my form better here now? I don’t see my back rounding but I can feel it working my back is that normal at heavier weight?

Calikid32190‎, 09-11-2020 03:10 PM
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Need help strengthening back / exercises

Hey, how's it going. I'm looking for light back exercises with low weights that I can implement in strengthening my back for corrected posture. I already do a list of heavy posture exercises (without weights) every single morning that I wake up as well as hips and glutes exercises as well. ...

caseyer18‎, 08-28-2020 10:45 AM
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Lacking Lower Back

hey bodybuilding crew need some advice, so i’ve always had a decent upper back but when it comes to lower it looks like nothing is there. the last couple of weeks i’ve incorporated back extensions & dumbell rows & really feeling my lower part of my lat squeeze. is this normal to not have really...

Cclin1‎, 09-07-2020 09:37 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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Pronator teris area tightening up

On days I do bicep curls I occasionally have my pronator teris (or around that area) tightening up later in the day. The area I'm referring to is found on this image I use a barbell and never had this problem before but I dont know if I'm holding the bar to...

DaDude2020‎, 09-10-2020 12:52 PM
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Lunge and knee pain

So I'm new with lunges and tried with minimum weight and u always seems to develop a pain in my right knee. Mainly in the centre towards the top of my knee. I don't have the means to film myself yet but reading some articles over the internet it claims it could be week glutes, improper form or...

DaDude2020‎, 09-01-2020 04:09 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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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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Trouble with the bench press thread (beginners) *Please no trolls

I had huge trouble for years. I also couldn't do one push up. This stopped me from bodybuilding period. I finally actually solved the problem. I thought this would be a good thread for discussion and for people to share what worked for them.

drkstar00‎, 09-06-2020 01:12 PM
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Close Grip Bench on Arm Day

I am currently working out on a Torso/limbs split every other day. I do 4 arm exercise on limb day, 2 for bicep 2 for tricep. But somehow there is no second tricep exercise, the first would be skullcrushers, that I really like. All those cable push downs and stuff don't really work for me. I...

drunkenmaster1‎, 08-28-2020 10:27 AM
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What are some good core exercises?

I do your standard sit ups/crunches, but I am wondering of other alternatives. I've watched some other videos of variation planks but I am looking for more exercises to do. I think part of what makes lifting enjoyable is the variety of lifts you can have, so I would like to expand on core to make...

DynamicDot‎, 08-31-2020 07:19 PM
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