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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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Hi guys, pls trade with care covid still around

Saiki2‎, Today 06:47 PM
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Which is better for forearms mass ?

Hello, i need advice. I was long,skinny guys, right now i have pretty decent arms (triceps,biceps) but very small forearms and it looks really bad in compare to mi bic+tric. I never did any exercises for forearms directly, but now i want to , to add some mass. As i said, i want to make my forearms...

valinor333‎, 06-18-2020 03:49 AM
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Rear delt fly Vs Rear delt row

Which is the superior exercise and why? Only looking to incorporate one of them into my workout.

Hoxton12‎, 07-03-2020 03:11 PM
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Can't Squat more than 315....

Hey guys! This is my first time on a forum asking for any kind of advice, so I'll try my best to explain my situation as best as I can... I am 22 years old and weigh 170 lbs. I've been working out since I was 13. Didn't actually do squats since I was 15 in athletics then I f'ed up my knee and...

AllStrength7‎, Yesterday 02:27 PM
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Talking Law enforcement PT exam and struggles

Hey bros and gals. Long story short I'm in the hiring process for CBP and I'm required to pass a pre employment fitness exam. The exam consists of 20 sit ups > minute 12 push ups > minute 5 minute 12' step test at a 120 steps per minute. I failed my pt the first time on the step test and...

Syrianreps‎, Today 09:47 AM
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How many calories am I burning rucking?

So I have decided to start speed/brisk walking while wearing a weighted pack. Last week I did 6 miles while wearing a 30lb pack. Today I did 3 miles wearing a 50lb pack. I did today's hike in less than an hour. Approximately how many calories did I burn? How do I determine this?

AdamFrostburg‎, Yesterday 06:34 PM
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Exercises to get rid of these bulges..

Hi, I'm an office employee so I get to sit most of the time, however I do simple work out at home and have a good upper shape. The lower part is what I'm trying to get in shape, I know about the oblique exercises, however the following bulges are in the middle between the side body and the...

tryllz‎, Today 01:13 AM
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Chest exercise question

Hey, I have a question about my chest exercises on my second push day, where I aim to do more volume. I start off with incline DB bench since my upper chest is lagging a bit, and then I usually go to flat DB bench. But the thing is I struggle To feel the stretch in my chest on flat DB bench so I am...

ETG2020‎, Yesterday 08:09 PM
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Unhappy Can someone help out a brah? (Both Shoulders Pain, burning/tingling)

Hey guys I need some help. Back in February I was playing golf and then the next day BOTH of my shoulders starting burning/tingling pain at the middle anterior portion of my shoulders. Again both of them the exact same. So i went to physio and they ruled out impingement and said it was a...

PhilKG‎, Today 07:32 AM
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Which Incline Press Degree?

When incline pressing, either with a barbell or dumbbells, what degree of incline do you use? 30? 45? 60? My personal favorites are 45 and 60.

2020Wellness‎, Today 06:02 AM
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Bench press

I do close grip dumbbell press but I feel sore on my chest on the first two sets but after the fourth to sixth set i feel nothing on my chest. Even I squeeze my chest the same way it not feel pain like the first set. Anyone know why the pain only come on the first set. Do anyone has the problem as...

kengthesexyboy‎, Today 12:26 PM
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Belt squat machine from atx good alternative for back squats?

hey my gym has a belt squat machine from atx and l like this equipment. l have lower back problems so can l use this as my main quad builder?what do you guys think? can l build big quads with this machine and bulgarian split squats or lunges after ? is this machine good for massive quads? l only...

loebakprob‎, Yesterday 06:09 PM
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Unhappy Desperately trying to rebuild atrophied calves.

Hi there! I just joined the Bodybuilding forum here in hopes to receive some/any form of help and/or feedback. I’m 16/M and suffer from Charcot Marie Tooth, a congenital genetic condition that’s left my outer muscles (my forearms and hand muscles / my calves and ankles) essentially atrophied and...

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Hi guys, I am excited to be here, it great forum.

Saiki2‎, Today 06:57 AM
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Question Too much volume?? 100-200 sets on push and pull days

So I’ve toyed around with plenty of different set and rep ranges for each workout over the years but one thing that has stayed consistent is my supposedly high overall volume. I currently do a push pull legs with the week split into strength and hypertrophy workouts. Keeping it simple at 5/5 days...

insanmiac‎, Yesterday 06:14 AM
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How to structure my two leg days

Hey guys I’m currently doing a PPL split 2x a week with Half of them being summits strength based and the other half hypertrophy. My main question is about the two leg days. would be better to do one lower strength day and one lower hypertrophy day, or make both workouts a mix of strength and...

ETG2020‎, Yesterday 03:47 PM
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l can't squat . should l first strenghten my glutes for 3 months?

l cant squat my lower back hurts and lm leaning too much forward. l have an idea. should l first strengten my glutes. hip thrusting 3-4 times a week and then after 3 or 4 months, l try squating? will this help to squat like a normal BB? what do you think? by the way when l squat my back is doing a...

loebakprob‎, 07-07-2020 08:50 AM
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Advice on dumbbell workout

Hi, With the gyms shut, I've been making do with a set of dumbbells to workout. I've been trying to stick to a day on and day off routine. Overhead Tricep Extensions - 3 sets x 15 reps x 30kg Chest press - 3 x 8 x 25kg Pressups - 3 x 12 Sevens - 3 x 21 x 17.5kg

Bobdabuilder1‎, 06-28-2020 12:45 PM
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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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Best exercises for serratus wings?

Although I'm fairly well developed in every other muscle area my wings are almost non existent. Looking for the best exercises or even tips on how to grow them.

Hoxton12‎, 07-07-2020 10:59 AM
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Tactics & techniques to improve bench weights ???

Hello again masters of the gym. Nowadays I train 3 times per week with compound exercises. Aaand I have some problems with increasing my bench lifts. Its not like others I mean I can increase squat and deadlift more linearly for now but its so hard for me to increase bench. I train...

dokumaci‎, 07-07-2020 08:21 AM
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Poll Poll: What is your best lat builder exercise?

For me, it is heavy dumbbell row. Pull up comes second

UnkleDolan‎, 07-02-2020 03:11 AM
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Impact of high-volume push ups on bench strength

Back in May I did a Push Up Challenge to raise money for mental health support. In total I did 3046 push ups in 21 days (actually 19 days because I took two rest days, so on the days I pushed I did an average of 160 per day). During this time I continued my weight training (4 days per week) as...

RapidFail‎, 07-07-2020 12:59 AM
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Unhappy Muscle Imbalances

I've noticed the difference when i try to flex i mostly feel my right arm and i can feel it more when flexing even tho im left handed,i can also feel it when im working on the lat pulldown machine,i think my right arm is doing more of the work,but i am not sure i cant notice a big difference in the...

danieol45‎, 06-27-2020 01:50 PM
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Squatting knee pain

I am learning to squat with proper form, so that means I am squatting way deeper then what I was used to. But in last 2 weeks I experience some mild knee pain at the outside of the right knee while squatting. It even hurts when I am sitting with bend knees for longer time. I would describe it as...

Pajchel‎, 07-04-2020 04:07 AM
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