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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: 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: 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 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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Front Squat and RDL form check

Just started doing these, any replies are appreciated. RDL P3gshqWpKxg Front Squat HHixcZrEllE Any tips on how to get my back more vertical on front squat?

ItsDolph4‎, Today 10:12 AM
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Squat Form Check

Hi guys, I recently restarted on my squats due to my form being incorrect. I've watched StartingStrength and countless other videos, and I've been working on my form for the last week or so. Could you possibly give me pointers for my video below (if there are any?). I'm aware my lower back...

stanmoor‎, 06-10-2012 10:58 AM
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How heavy can i deadlift before having to worry about injury? (beginner)

I always skipped on deadlifts because i read a lot of stories of people permanently injuring their backs with them. Since i don't compete, i don't think the risk/reward is worth going heavy on deadlifts. However i do want to increase my lower back strength so i was thinking of...

backinthegymbro‎, Today 11:43 AM
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Mixed grip deadlift, dangerous?

Hey everyone, quick question. My grip strength is pretty lousy so ive always used mixed grip for Deadlifts but recently a mate of mine told me its dangerous and may cause shoulder injuries and even bicep tears. Is this true or is it only relevant if you're doing low rep deads (<5 reps) often, don't...

tommy4life‎, Today 07:11 AM
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Fix a deformed chest?

I have a chest deformity called pectus carinatum that causes the left of my chest to protrude out more than the other. I have built up some chest muscle but you can still see the asymetery when lookng head on. What exersises would you suggest to cover it up and/or oull it back into place. Ive...

Raytron‎, Today 01:04 PM
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Proper dumbbell fly form, closing at the top vs leaving a foot gap?

In Arnold Schwarzeneggers education of a bodybuilder book, he talks about his flyes form and how he perfected it. And his trick was to leave a foot of space when he comes up so to always keep tension on the chest muscles. You can see the way he does them here:...

backinthegymbro‎, Today 12:28 PM
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Deadlift form check

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machrx5‎, Today 09:49 AM
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How much should a 14 year old lift????

I’m 14 5’8 145 lbs My stats: Bench 150 (2 reps) Deadlift 235 (1-2 reps) Squat Bodyweight (50+ reps) Bar Curl 90 (1 rep) Legpress 400 (10-15 reps) I’m just wondering if I’m below average, average, or above average.

BradleyStoddard‎, Yesterday 06:54 PM
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Am I supposed to feel my chest when benching?

I've been benching for over a decade, and I really don't feel much in my chest during benching. I've watched tons of form videos. I try to keep my forearm right below the bar, wrists straight. I arch my back (nothing dramatic). I don't flare my elbows. I bring the bar down controlled to my...

dzd17‎, 08-13-2018 03:14 PM
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Dead hang imbalances

I've been doing lots of dead hangs recently and I keep noticing that my right arm gives out before my left, I'm right handed so this puzzles me. I'm wondering if maybe I should do 1 handed hangs on my right to bring it up to speed, or should i just leave it?

ADunn0MOTW‎, Yesterday 11:23 PM
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8 month dead lift progress good?

in 8 month my dead lift went from a struggling 405x1 to an easy 455x1 is this good progress?

KCMann‎, Yesterday 08:04 AM
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Do These Gains Seem Good

I like keeping track of my lifts in an excel sheet. I am an engineer, and I really enjoy data. Does the progression of my incline bench below seem like a good rate of progression? all my other lifts are climbing at about the same rate, so I am only posting incline This is just a snap shot of my...

Ab23567‎, Today 07:32 AM
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General Resources for Nutrition & Basics for Beginners

Hi everyone, I'm looking for some basic resources on where to study Nutrition and Lifting for beginners; books, pdfs, etc. I've had multiple failed attempts to get in shape simply because I don't know what I'm doing. Each attempt leads to a boring plateau. If I understood better what...

Nox22‎, Yesterday 10:54 PM
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New to lifting, looking to put on mass

Hi everyone, I am looking to put on mass from doing quite lot of running from being 2 stone overweight. Now that's lost i'd like to do weights and build myself up. Currently back down to 11st 3 (158lbs) and i'm 5'9 in height. I've read lots of nutrition and certain workout routines and came...

deansy2016‎, Today 03:24 AM
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Incline bench & Reardelt fly machine questions.

Why is it that I get a way better pump and have much better form on my incline bench compared to my flat bench? I feel like I just get more out of it. On the rear delt machine, I use it with my palms facing up, essentially putting emphasis on external roation. Am I wasting my time or will rear...

tdod101‎, 08-13-2018 05:18 PM
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Advice whether to pause or hold for brief seconds lifting weights

Hello everybody, I've been weight lifting for about 6 months now, and I've hit a point where its taking a lot of time and effort to really add extra weight or achieve more reps. I have recently acquired knowledge changing exercise approach once a month is a good path to follow after watching...

simplytryin‎, Yesterday 12:58 AM
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In Need Of New Excercises to Work Biceps/Triceps

Hey everyone, I'm really in need of some new exercises to incorporate into my arm workouts. Some feedback would be much appreciated!

JGOAT22‎, 07-28-2017 11:51 AM
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lower neck/upper spine pain when squatting

After squatting, my lower neck/upper spine ( that protruding bone at the top of the spine between the shoulders) is always sore from the weight. what am I doing wrong ? is it normal for it to be sore?

daisam97‎, Yesterday 07:55 AM
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Are Lat Machines Overrated?

I see people claim free weight excercises that use the same muscles as a lat machine are more effective. Any thoughts? I am thinking of bagging the lat machine

nickle‎, 09-18-2006 11:29 AM
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Question Is not fully extending my arm during bicep curls damaging the shape of my bicep?

I've been working out for about 2 years now, been using the same bicep machine all the time. I noticed that when i flex my biceps that there's a gap about an inch or more from my inner elbow to my bicep. Is it because of this really ****ty machine that Ive been using because when I use it I can't...

AB1337‎, 08-13-2018 05:25 PM
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Squat is lagging behind

My bench is 195 , my dL is 264, my ohp is 115, and my squat is 225. I noticed when squatting I lean forward and basically do a good morning it’s not a full on good morning but definitely have some leaning forwards when I’m coming out of the hole. What are some good cues to stay more up right and...

bojanglez34‎, 08-13-2018 08:57 PM
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Does Glute-Ham raise works much on lower back too?

I love doing this exercise but my lower back is tight enough,i am worrying about this while doing,if it does then I will sub to leg curl and miss the process to glutes,any ideas?

cents20‎, 08-13-2018 11:29 AM
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Training Twice a Day while Cutting?

Sorry about the simple question all. Right now I'm on my fourth week of P90X and seeing some results, so since I have some time in the mornings before work, I figured I'd throw in another cardio workout (I'll stick to the P90X cardio video for this I think). It's not terribly intense, but from...

Buddy-Joe‎, 04-30-2010 03:03 AM
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I've been doing Pronated and Supinated dumbbell curls but what will Neutral curls do?

As what the title says, I was wondering what a Neutral Curl will do for me and if there is a difference between Neutral Curls and Pronated/Supinated Curls when shaping a Bicep.

Radon1‎, 08-13-2018 04:58 PM
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Calories burned with squats?

Does anyone know how many calories a burned with squats if you know the weight and ROM?

ch2s‎, 12-14-2008 11:09 PM
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