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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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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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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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New to working out

Hey every one! I'm new to working out, I've been doing it for about 2 months now. I'm looking to get a six pack and look pretty lean. This is my current workout 6 days a week and I'm looking to see if anyone has any recommendations to it! 2 miles fast as possible 8 sets of 5 heaviest curl 8...

Mrjoconno‎, Today 12:19 PM
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Ideal weight for 5'7" male to look built?

I'm 5'7" at around 145lbs with small bone structure. BF% is around 13-15%. I want to get more cut to get 6 packs but people say I look skinny and need to bulk up. Any suggestions? Thanks!

greenleaf‎, 02-18-2008 11:10 PM
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Question Most Dangerous Exercise.

Greetings. Which exercise do you consider the most dangerous looking? For me: Chest. Why? I totally saw a guys elbow give out during a press, luckily they had a spotter. Shhh got me thinking...

Sigmaguy‎, Today 10:18 AM
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Wink Want to tone my inner thighs!

Hello Bodybuilding Community! My whole life, no matter what weight I have been, I have dealt with stubborn fat in my inner thighs. I really want to blast this fat away! Do any of you have any good recommendations for how to do this? I do have a leg day and am familiar with the inner thigh machine,...

beemontie‎, Yesterday 05:06 PM
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How to know If all 3 deltoid heads are balanced?

I feel like my rear delts are lagging and I'm trying to avoid any imbalances because I've already had a shoulder injury once before and I didn't like it. Is there a way to know if all the deltoid heads are properly developed? I can't tell the difference just by looking at my side-view in a mirror...

Tentionitis‎, Today 10:04 AM
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Question What is the highest number of reps you can front squat?

Hi everyone I just want to know how much can others rep out with front squat AND the percentage of the weight they use. Above 6 reps, my back starts to fail even around 70% of my max. Thank you for the input!

Akos89‎, 10-14-2018 10:51 AM
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Dumbell bench

I am currently doing stronglifts 5x5 after years of ****arounditis, is it ok to substitute the dumbell bench for the barbell bench or would i see greater results from the barbell? im currently on 55lbs in each hand.

schley1996‎, Today 09:33 AM
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Strength goals for the next year?

after years of ****arounditis i have decided to start stronglifts to get a decent strength base before going onto ks98’s ppl. What are respectable strentgh standards to aim towards? Stats: 5 foot 11 82kg ~20% BF Bench: 70kg x5 (155lbs) Squat : 110kgx5 (240lbs) Deadlift : 140kgx5 (310lbs)

schley1996‎, Today 10:09 AM
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squat check please

Been trying to go as low as I can, but this is most I can go, while staying stable

bk1991‎, 10-14-2018 01:31 PM
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Pullups form critique - not feeling it in the lats

It's been years since I've done pullups. I just started doing them again last weekend. Started with 3x8 last weekend (body weight) and here are a couple of videos. Anything significantly wrong with my...

dzd17‎, 10-14-2018 05:23 PM
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Lower back friendly overhead press

Trying to work around some lower back injury and wondering what could I do for overhead press which wouldn't stress lower back as much? Was doing dumbbell press but getting dumbbells into the position by kicking them up is out of question Been thinking about smith machine press, what do you...

HeMB‎, Yesterday 09:47 AM
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Question Big lifts numbers for 5'2 140 pound guy..

Hi guys.. I'm 30 years old man 5'2 feet, 140 pound.. I'm worried about my numbers on the big lifts as it seems not balanced.. Squat : 255x7 Deadlift : 265x10 Bench : 155x3 Press : 110x6 As you can see my bench is the weakest lift and I can tell you there is a room for improvement on...

dahmidrobi1‎, Today 07:49 AM
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What is the best cardio for skinny guys while bulking?

Hello there, I need to stay fit for my job however also need to gain strength and would like to gain some mass. I'm 6ft and 11 stone 3 I would like to get to 12 stone 5 I'm currently doing phul and eating above maintenance.

JazzyJon‎, Yesterday 03:52 PM
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Incorporating stretching and mobility work as a part of workouts

Hello all. Just heard from a dank m8 that daily stretching and mobility work can make it easier when and less painful when squatting. I already dread squatting enough but maybe a lot of it comes from just not having the mobility to do a full rom squat. Anyways, anyone else believe or incorporate...

danklift420‎, Today 07:05 AM
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Shoulder Pain During Squat

Hi fella's I have a question when it comes to squatting. I struggle to hold the bar in place on my shoulders, it feels as though there is a lack of flexibility in my shoulders joints. I usually just carry on anyway, as it only hurts during the squat and it leaves not residual pain...

fourx‎, Yesterday 10:30 AM
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Guy at gym says benching this way works muscles harder?

I was at the gym and this guy asked for a spot and wanted to keep pumping out reps even though he couldn't do i by himself i was pushing his elbows up slightly to aid. He did the same for me because he wanted me to try it. Would this cause more blood flow to the muscles and help with overall...

AlexMcG‎, Today 06:34 AM
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Gluteus Minimus and medius HELP!!

Hey everyone! So I'm lucky enough to have the genetics to be able to put on large muscle mass fast. However I'm pretty ignorant to how exactly to get the results I want. I've found the right exercises to build my gluteus Maximus, so I'm satisfied with the shape of my lower butt. However, the top...

Txmxc‎, Today 06:45 AM
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Squats when you are morbidly obese

Total beginner (been to the gym 10 or so times before), thinking about doing 5x5 With Squats being the core exercise of the program, are they okay to do when you are morbidly obese (circa 331lbs, at least 35% bf) or should i change program? Thanks. - 2heavy4you

2heavy4you‎, Today 05:56 AM
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New fullbody workout, advice needed!

Hi all. So I have just started training a month ago after 10 years out of the gym. I am training alone at the minute and am just wondering if what I am doing is correct or if I should follow a different routine. 5"11 and I weigh 85kgs. Currently I am doing 4x ass to grass squats. 75kgs...

Northernblues‎, Yesterday 07:20 AM
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Muscle Imbalance on Traps and Pecs

Hey y'all, So I've recently noticed that neither my traps or my pecs are the same size. I can't tell if my left pec is just more defined or if it's just bigger. So I know that unilateral training is supposed to help but I don't know what exercises or how much weight I should be doing when doing...

theonlyvef‎, Yesterday 09:20 PM
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Lightbulb Help me make a decision

My initial plan was to stop bulking and do an aggressive PSMF-style three week cut when I reach either: - Bench 1RM of 100 kg (220 lbs) or - Body-weight of 84 kg (185 lbs) The problem is, a few days ago I reached a bench 1RM of 98 kg (216 lbs), but my body-weight is already at 84 kg...

Dorich‎, Yesterday 02:59 PM
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Trying to bulk up my obliques with little success - Narrow waist (Progress Pics)

I'm pretty self conscious about how narrow my waist is. I have broad shoulders and wide hips/big legs, so it is pretty noticeable. When I started lifting ~4 months ago, I made it a focus of mine to add and increase heavy weight to my core/oblique exercises. Fortunately, I see growth in my arms and...

imnotchad‎, 10-14-2018 01:45 PM
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Smile Push ups: reached a plateau. How can I progress?

Good morning, my name is Matthew, I'm a 23 years old guy from Italy ( so I'm not very fluent in English )and this is my first thread in this forum. I introduce my problem: nearly 4 months ago, I decided to start doing Push ups on a regular basis, every 2 or 3 days. I know that doing only this...

Boyadeh‎, 10-14-2018 07:18 AM
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Question Advice for leg exercises with bulging disc and sciatica.

Hey! I have been lifting for a year now with 2 bulging discs in my lower back. One of the bulges is 6mm and the other one is 3mm. I have stopped doing squats and dead-lifts and leg-press and everything, which can help with serious gains(and aggravate sciatica). Although, I have made ok...

ValdisZatlers‎, Yesterday 09:43 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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