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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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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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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: 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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Falling back while squating

How do i learn to squat? I'm falling back when i try to back squat the right way. Are there any exercises that will help me learn it? Thank you in advance.

RF4E‎, 05-10-2018 03:25 AM
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Is 70 degree incline for bench press too much?

I have some issues with bench positioning inside a rack. If I set a bench at 45 degree, I can't properly unrack the bar, since my shoulders are in the same vertical as J-hooks. Only thing I can do is set a bench at 75 degree and put something under the front part of bench to make a degree slightly...

Didididi‎, Today 05:54 AM
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Arnold press vs overhead press

Hi Friends, It's said that regular overhead press (whether bb or db) hits front delts more than side delts, whereas arnold press hits both front and side delts. Is this really true? I have sensitive wrists and do not want to mess it up further by performing this movement unless the benefits...

bodyartt‎, Today 03:44 AM
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Farmers Walk

I’m thinking of adding farmers walk to my routine 3-4 days a week. Is there carryover to any of the major compound lifts? Specifically: Deadlift Squat Overhead Press Bench. Thanks!

reignman76‎, Yesterday 03:42 PM
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Are push ups overrated?

Of some reason push ups are one of the most common exercises. Is this just because of convenience or are they actually really good. The reason I am wondering is because I was wondering if I should start doing them in my strength training so I'll be better at them for kickboxing and school etc......

Puspernille‎, 05-25-2018 11:10 AM
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Could I add face pulls to starting strength?

The starting strength workout: Workout A Squats: 3 x 5 Bench Press: 3 x 5 Deadlift: 1 x 5 Dips (weighted): 2 x 5-8 Workout B Squats: 3 x 5

Reznovan‎, 05-25-2018 06:32 PM
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Squat knees caving in?


Ultradian‎, Yesterday 01:27 PM
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Pain on shoulder blade after workout

can someone help me in 20 years and started gym 2 months ago i have rounded shoulders and kyphosis so on gym i havent done chest exercises i fo 2 times on week back exercises to heal kyphosis and shoulders i say on youtube someone Athlan X i think was his name and he said when doing back exercises...

kamaelito‎, Today 01:25 AM
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Which Exercise For Athleticism or Explosiveness For Football

Hex Bar Deadlift - Convetional Barbell Deadlift - Power Clean So let me inform you that I never really deadlifted seriously or tried to progress in it but I know the form and how to progress it on a program now and want to get strong on one of these exercises mostly because I want to get more...

KanyeChest‎, Yesterday 11:16 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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Cardio Question for Backpackers

Going backpacking in Colorado in July, figured I should start doing some cardio conditioning now because currently I do diddly squat. My question to you is; would it be better to do just a solid 30 minutes of a steep incline or do a set amount of mileage per workout? Really not looking forward...

ThatOneStudent‎, Yesterday 09:13 PM
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The big grey areas talked about here.

Hey everyone. I'm Sean I'm 5 ft 7 165 lbs don't drink quit energy drinks and snacks and reducing smoking to nearly quit. I'm a US Army Spec ops veteran living in Australia. I train repectivelly for the last 4 weeks 4 days a week. My goal is an hour 6 days a week. I go modest to not hurt myself at...

usarmyvetaust‎, Yesterday 09:25 PM
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How many sets is too many?

So now that I'm on creatine, my muscles seem to not tire much at all. But I don't want to think that doesn't mean I couldn't be overdoing my muscles with too many sets. Like I have been doing 1 warmup set squats, plus 4 sets at 6-8 reps, 2 sets each leg 6-8 reps squat lunge, 2 sets each leg...

daveellington‎, Yesterday 06:05 PM
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Unique (Lack Of) Bicep Growth Issue

Hi, I'm new to the forum but figured there couldn't possibly be a better place to ask about this. I've been lifting for about 2.5 years (nearly age 40 now), and while I have seen good gains in every other area, my biceps simply WON'T GROW no matter what I do. Strict form, loose form/cheat reps,...

ChrisBK23‎, 05-19-2018 01:34 AM
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Historic shoulder injury and working out issue

Hello all, not sure if this is the right section but I have a question re an old injury and an issue I have which causes issues which I want to try to work on and hopefully some of you have had some experience or can point me in the right direction (or to just say I need to see a doctor) I...

itroo‎, Yesterday 03:33 PM
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How many sets per muscle do you do per session? And how many sessions per week?

If you do a different amount of sets between muscle groups, please specify. Thanks

R0nald0‎, Yesterday 01:18 PM
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Shoulders roll forward or too far back, shoulder pain pressing

5'10, 193 lbs, 14% I have my right shoulder that stays rolled forward. I've done an immense amount of lower trap/rhomboid work to try and pull it back to no avail. During bench press or any workout when I try to bring my shoulders down and back I find that I either have my shoulders forward...

kendallbea183‎, 05-25-2018 06:57 AM
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What am I doing wrong? Bench press pain...

I experience pain at only this specific area, when bench pressing (marked red on the picture, its located right under my collar bone), mostly just when putting the weights back on the rack after I finished my set and only on the left side This only started happening like 2 weeks ago maybe,, what...

mmaniii‎, Yesterday 09:53 AM
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What do you do when your bench press hits a plateau?

I've been training none stop for about a year now (I use to do karate). I remember when I could barely hit 10 and 15 on each side. Ever since I've hit 25, things have kind of slowed down. On good days I can do 30 or 28 but that's one rep. Am I being too hard on myself? Should I focus on volume...

papichulo9‎, Yesterday 04:58 AM
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Front Squat Form Check

Watched some videos on how to do front squats over the weekend and tried it out today. Not too bad I don't think considering it's my first time? Critique and suggestions are greatly appreciated so I can learn how to do this. L94mPudRNQU

geokilla‎, 05-15-2018 01:47 PM
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Please help 😭 - cant do pull ups or dips

I was with my personal trainer today and after the bench press he wanted me to try some dips and I couldnt do a single one wtf!!! Id lower myself down and my arms would be shaking and I couldnt lift myself at all. He said it was fine and to be expected, so we tried pull ups. And I couldnt do a...

FrozenBeak‎, 05-25-2018 04:51 PM
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Swimming goggles, Clear or smoked lens?

Eh I suppose I'm posting this in the right section.. Anyways, what's the difference between clear lens or smoked/colored lens swimming goggles?.. Will one fog more than the other one??? Do any of you even wear goggles when you swim? I'm thinking I'm going to need them since swimming in a...

OminousShadow‎, 11-04-2009 12:29 PM
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How to calculate weight for mass building, how to progress

Hi, can anyone advise me how to calculate a proper weight for mass building? For example I can benchpress 100kg 5 times 90kg 8 times. Should I try to bench my record every time to muscle failure? Or calculate eg. 10% less and add 2,5kg to every workout? For dropset should I start from 100kg...

Maartin77‎, 05-25-2018 12:10 PM
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Hack squat form check (and some questions)

Hi everyone, yesterday I did them for the first time (subbing leg press in F5 U/L). Question: 1) Is it ok the arch the back a bit? 2) Am I supposed to go back to the ground every rep or should I go only down to where I'm arching my back? ...

FallingBridge‎, 05-25-2018 10:10 AM
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Form Check (Romanian Deadlift)

jbAz8gTQXeA Hey. Any feedback will be great. Also. Is it normal that the core is a limiting factor on front squats

Ultradian‎, 05-18-2018 01:02 PM
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