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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: 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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Should I lift if feeling DOMS?

As the title asks, should I attempt to lift even if feeling muscle aches in my shoulders, neck and back? I think that these may just be temporary from training hard everyday for the past week. Or should I just take a rest for a day or two and just do cardio and swimming? Appreciate the...

infinitefriend9‎, 04-23-2014 10:49 PM
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Smile What is the best method to gain muscle?

So I have trawled the internet many a time and ofcourse as always with fitness there are so many different answers... I am a 12st 4 25 year old who is wanting to gain some size. Not bulking with mass gainers or anything but just trying to get into shape. I have tried 4 sets 10 with a drop...

zacharygeczy‎, 06-11-2020 04:27 PM
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Strength loss on a cut

So at the start of corona I was at 98 kg with a 200kilo deadlift I am now 8 weeks into a cut and have dropped about 8kilo and had my deadlifts switched out for rdl’s I then tested my deadlift and just about got 180 This is after two months off the deadlift Will I quickly get that back once I...

bheast69‎, 06-13-2020 08:38 AM
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Smile from benching 225lb to 300lb how long could i take?

I started lifting in December only being able to do 205lb for 2 reps before the gym shutdowns, I did push-ups and weighted push-ups all types of pushups. now the gyms are open and I recently hit 225 for 2 reps like 4 days ago and today I went and hit 225 for 3 reps. I'm wondering how long could it...

ho3kage‎, 07-05-2020 05:35 PM
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Push up

Is it possible to do push up without using chest muscle. Im worried that my chest muscle is not working during push up because it does not get pump up after 20 reps of push up. I just wanna know that whether my chest is working or not during push up

kengthesexyboy‎, 06-22-2020 08:28 AM
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Shoulder and forearm strength & definition in 8 to 10 weeks

Hi I'm Seeking suggestions on improving workout plan for the following goal for the next 8 to 10 weeks. Goals: Build shoulder and forearm definition/strength ( currently very weak areas) while maintaining general health( thus the 2 HIIT sessions) I'm hoping /thinking that once I bring in some...

Graptor‎, 06-22-2020 11:49 AM
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How did you progress on rows? Heavy Rower, how did you get there?

My rows are lagging behind in strength so I would like some advice from experienced lifters. The row always seemed like a tricky excersize to progress on especially since it's so easy to cheat oneself. Which row variation do you guys prefer? Dumbbell? Barbell? T-Bar? 45°? parrallell? Strict...

I3igAl‎, 06-17-2020 06:39 AM
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Question Lower Front Leg Workout To Balance Large Quads

I do cycling, as hobby, and I developed quite good quadriceps (they look bigger compared to rest of my body). My hamstrings and calves don't look weird. I do RDL and Calf Raises for these. However, I have small ankles (for reference, I have proportionally small wrists and 42mm watches are large...

gezelligee‎, 06-16-2020 06:20 AM
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Anyone skip rope?

Been thinking about getting one as I've heard good things about it, anyone do it? Or recommend it?

Sliinkyy‎, 06-11-2020 01:36 AM
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Unhappy Super new, obese and wanting to improve.(serious replies only please)

Hi guys. I was looking through some of the workouts, trying to find some things I'd be able to do to lose some of this weight and It's really upsetting for me. I have a really bad back so push-ups, planks and doing anything on a hard surface that I have to lie on my back for really hurts. Walking...

Hakumei94‎, 06-28-2020 03:49 PM
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What I learned during Quarentine

So my gym closed for 3 months during the quarantine. I got real scared i was going to lose all my strength. I made it my goal to retain as much as possible with calisthenic workouts in my bedroom. SHOULDERS: For shoulders i tried doing handstand push ups. I couldn't even do 1 full range of...

DylanDude‎, 06-20-2020 08:38 PM
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Front delts

This is a weird one... Front delts are actually a weak point for me. Chest takes over all pressing movements. I stopped overhead pressing due to nagging injuries. Any good/unique exercises to isolate the front delt? Currently bench press, incline press, and do various front raises. Thanks

George2100‎, 06-04-2020 05:45 PM
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Need advice on what to do next..

Yo. Im a 16 year old boy 175cm/70kg/5'9/154lbs I've been doing bodyweight exercises for approx.2-3years. Im here for advice on whether i should bulk up/lean down and if i should start hittin the gym in addition to bodyweight exercises. Thanks. https :// imgur .com /a/ 5tQiSsM Pics ^

Adnan3102‎, 06-09-2020 02:53 AM
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My OHP is super weak compared to my bench.

I'll start with saying that I never really did standing OHP, and have been neglecting hitting shoulders directly for a couple years. But since covid I got a home gym and for the first time have been following more of a powerlifting program. For bench press I can do 5 sets of 3 reps with 275. But I...

Unstumpable‎, 06-27-2020 08:20 AM
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Replacement for Gironda dips?

So, for years and years and years I could not get my chest where I wanted it. I tried it all- every version of press, fly, push up, you name it. Wide, narrow, inclined, declined, light, heavy, incanting to all the gods old and the new. Crap. Several years ago I decided to give chest dips another...

BigBrother70‎, 06-15-2020 10:08 PM
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Question I haven't lost strength in my squat, or size in my legs, despite no longer squatting.

I haven't squatted, truly squatted, in at least a year. Not split squats, not anything. But I remember what my squat for reps was when I did do squats. And I recently had an opportunity to try it again. I can still do it. Despite basically giving up on squats, I've kept my progress, both in the...

WhatifI‎, 06-25-2020 02:58 PM
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What to do about my chest?

Hi Everyone, I just started lifting again about two weeks ago and I just want to make sure that I add exercises to my program that will help to define my chest more. Do you have any advice? I don't have access to a gym, but I do have some equipment at home. My equipment includes a bench that can...

jwar64‎, 06-18-2020 11:42 AM
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Having trouble keeping my squat form strength

I was watching this video by Mark Rippetoe on proper form on squatting. I've been noticing my back has been hurting lately and I wonder if this could be the cause. Can anyone give me some advice on how to keep my back straight during squats? nhoikoUEI8U Thanks

TheThunderCat‎, 07-02-2020 05:56 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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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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Adapting to Chest Dips (DOMS every time)

Been consistently lifting for about a year and I'm progressing with all lifts. Have always tweaked form here and there and trained around some injuries too. When it comes to chest dips, I avoided up until 6 months ago due to them hurting too much and frankly I was just not strong enough. Now...

DarthCholo‎, 06-24-2020 08:34 AM
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How to do a pull up?

I have lost so much Weight but can’t seem to go enough pull up. I can do 2 at a time but not in good form so what would help me? I do push ups and dips. I just started lifting weights again since I can go to the gym.

helpmeout1‎, 06-21-2020 07:25 AM
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