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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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Are my calves 13 inches or have I measured wrongly?

So I'm 15, 5 foot 7 and always been ecto. I measured my calves at 13 inches and I just find this too hard to be true since I've heard the average is 14 inches yet I'm age 15 and skinny. I have pictures of my calves on my gallery on my profile, could somebody please give your opinion on this. Do my...

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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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Do I have decently sized calves for my age and height?

I'm 15 and 5 foot 7, only started lifting a few months ago. I have 13 inch calves. Are these good for my age and height?

Stevo756‎, Today 01:20 PM
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Chest Exercise Question

I've been working out for awhile now. I've had surgery on one of my elbows several times and I can not straighten my arm all the way and am having a hard time with chest exercises and getting that side done is there a good chest exercise where you dont have to straighten your arm all the way out?

justin44763‎, Yesterday 08:09 AM
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Squat replacement

Guys I need your help. I'm a beginner at lifting, and I was doing a full body split 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks. Workout A: Squats, bench press, Barbell rows, bench dips Workout B: Deadlifts, Press, Lat-Pulldown, bicep curls I would alternate these workouts: Week 1: A,B,A Week...

joaogil1999‎, Today 04:06 AM
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Unhappy Shoulder Instability - Don't know what's wrong

Hi guys, I have instability in my right shoulder. I had it for a while, but it started being noticeable 3 months ago. I was researching other topics and could not find anything similar. I have problems with: bench press, especially incline press, overhead press, lat pulldown, lat rise, bent...

camilowsky7‎, Today 02:11 PM
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Low Bar squat depth

okay so a bit of background: i recently started getting serious about lifting, been pretty consistent and basically started late november. i would high bar squat and start from a plate and work my way up to 165 lbs. i managed to 'PR' 200 lbs for 2 reps (this was actually at the start of the...

9steeldark7‎, Today 12:31 PM
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Gain muscle on 2500 cal with high protein?

Hey everyone, I’m trying to bulk up and lose some fat at the same time. Or at least lean out. I’m 6’5 270lbs. I’m eating about 2500-2600 cal and about 310 grams of protein per day. Any advice? If I keep this up for 4-6 months what kind of results can I expect. I’m doing upper body hard 3 days a...

Dimka03‎, Yesterday 08:39 PM
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Growing Glutes, but NOT Legs

I train upper body as a split, chest and triceps and back, shoulders, reardelts and biceps together. My upper body is growing nicely, but I’m scared if I stop training legs as much it’s going to look odd. I want to grow my glutes, but my thighs and calves are already quite big. I’ve been reading...

traacy‎, Today 08:48 AM
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5’8 100lbs and 16

I’m a guy who’s 16, 5’8 and about 100lbs. My BMI is around 15.04. I eat about 2,500-3,000 calories everyday, which includes 1,600 calories of serious mass gain shakes, my school lunch and around 3 peanut butter sandwiches a day + other snacks. Maybe some chick fil a too. I do bicep curls of 20lbs...

2a10re‎, 01-18-2019 05:48 PM
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Form check - Low bar squat, bench press, pendlays

https://youtu.be/MOlOP-6xmFk Working the Fierce 5 novice program, I feel like my form here is ok (camera angle sucks and it makes the bench looks like it didn’t get down to my chest, but it did). Still, it’s worth having someone else provide a secondary opinion, because I’m probably biased and...

Corbets‎, Today 09:41 AM
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Exercise Suggestions? - Started Getting Unbalanced After Stopping Wrestling

Hey guys, I was just wondering if this every happened to anyone. I grew up wrestling from 5 years old to 20 years old. When I stopped, I started to get all sorts of shoulder problems, joint problems, etc. I'm wondering if this is common or if this even makes sense?? I feel like when I used to...

NOSCowboy‎, Today 10:52 AM
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Will doing Underhand Chin Ups only improve normal Pull Ups?

Lets say I can do 10 pull ups and then I'll do only Underhand Chin Ups for a couple of months. Will I be able to do more Pull Ups after those months?

skankhunt85‎, Today 09:29 AM
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Glutes

What workout exercises can I do to lose butt fat? Make it smaller. I was thinking squats, but doesn't squats make your butt bigger? Lol

AllofaSutton‎, Today 08:11 AM
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A newbie question regarding training with little or no equipment

Can these exercises successfully build a good amount of muscle? Or is this a complete waste of time? youtu.be/SOvS6skh6no youtu.be/3_GHdAs3DCY

oryo‎, Yesterday 10:07 AM
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Switching OHP with Standing Dumbell Shoulder Press

What do you think? It seems like this exercise hits the shoulders harder.

whitebeardos‎, 01-20-2019 02:56 PM
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Olympic Weightlifting Technique

Hello: I just came back from the NSCA coaches convention. It is very clear that OW has become main stream in many gyms and strength rooms. I wanted to share this video library with all. How to Snatch, How to Clean and Jerk, Power Snatch, etc. All very well demonstrated by top athletes with coach...

DrewSpitzer‎, Today 04:25 AM
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Question Work out at home or gym?

I started doing 100 push ups and 100 sits ups a day and I’m starting to add more pull ups and squats into it as well. I’m wondering if I should go to the gym or stay at home. I’m 17 by the way idk why it says 49 lol.

th3gunn3r22‎, Yesterday 12:15 PM
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Deadlift form tips

I’m having trouble with arching my back during the lifts, especially on my last set. I think my set up looks good, but something goes wrong. My back also gets pretty sore and achy afterwards. photos.app.goo.gl/FqRWvWmAFYnn4Xhg6

nimroo‎, Today 01:46 AM
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What effect do injections have on workouts?

So there's some injections coming up soon in school, not sure of the specifics but pretty sure there's some immunizations and a booster one. I have some questions. 1- Will it be safe to workout later that day? 2-Does it affect muscle growth of recovery in any way? 3-Basically will it affect me...

Stevo756‎, Yesterday 03:30 PM
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Genetics or Doable?

I've been lifting 5 days a week on the nSuns 531 program for a few months now (I'm a skinny fast bastard). Lifts are going up, seeing new muscle but I am curious if my chest is doomed forever or can I shape it? The first image is showing what I want my chest to look like (filled in towards the...

sactown024‎, Yesterday 07:25 PM
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Is 315 a respectable deadlift?

So I literally just started working out 2 months ago. Prior, I haven’t worked out a single day in my life, besides those fitness tests in high school. I’m 22 M, 6’ and weigh 155. Is 315 a respectable or at least average deadlift for someone my age, weight, & experience?

megumin‎, Yesterday 10:21 PM
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Squat - How good is my form ?

I'm the type of guy that rather have a good form over anything else, I was pretty satisfied with this set but was wondering if this depth/form is good according to your standards. What do you guys think ? Tell me the truth, good or bad ? Thanks. rXKuNfc3pvs

Zase‎, 01-20-2019 03:38 PM
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How much should a 13 year old lift? (For dumbbells)

Im 13 years old and 5’3” and I'm wondering if 12lbs with dumbbells is to much for me (I've been doing bicep curls). I just started lifting. It doesnt seem that hard to lift but from what I've been reading it could damage my bones? Is this true?

JackC124‎, 01-14-2019 07:18 PM
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Deadlift lat engagement cue?

What's a good cue for engaging the lats during the deadlift?

S4lm9vvMn‎, Yesterday 10:19 AM
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