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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ 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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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 08:12 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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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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11 months tingling arms and face when working out or running? Did all test???

July 2019 BOTH LEFT ARM AND LEG tingling numbness with NO PAIN then few days later my cheecks and jaw line are tingling even tounge and scalp it varys and lessens and worssens throughout the day… what could have happen I don’t lift heavy and have been working on stregething program. went to...

MrGeo120‎, 06-06-2020 08:11 PM
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5 Best Rear Delt Exercises (DUMBBELLS ONLY!)

Hi, I have found a good video of Rear Delt Exercises- on youtube / 5 Best Rear Delt Exercises (DUMBBELLS ONLY!) enjoy

SteveWeber‎, 06-11-2020 01:19 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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Adding Dumbbell Flys To Chest Routine

What was the effect to you chest development after adding flat and/or incline dumbbell flys to you routine. Was it: a) very little effect b) affected certain areas a little or slightly improved shape c) made a major difference in the size of your chest. Arnold said it is c. In Education...

oldguy1961‎, 06-14-2020 05:46 AM
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Advice for Weighted dips and isolation exercises

Guys this is the program I’ve been following for 2 months now and I’m getting Great results, however I would like to swap the hipthrusts or something else with weighted dips and add in a bicep curl and skullcrushers at the end of each workout to not miss out on arm development but I’m unsure if it...

skinnyfatguy2‎, 06-17-2020 07:23 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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After an intense workout session, how long does the pump last?

I know that after working on a specific muscle, it will change in appearance due to the increased blood flow. Is there any way to estimate how long this effect lasts on average?

AleksanderKr‎, 06-21-2020 10:15 AM
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Alternatives to cable machines?

Hi everyone, I wanted to know if anyone knows what kinda exercises I can do to substitute stuff like lat pull downs, and rear delt pulls. I have a resistance band (the one the looks like TRX) but It's not as intense as I'd like and I finish my reps way too easily. I also have a couple of weights...

zeiina‎, 06-15-2020 05:05 PM
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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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Are Isolation exercises really necessary ?

Guys I have a question regarding isolations like for example bicep curls and skullcrushers. Do you really need to isolate your arms in order to see gains Or can you just stick to bench press, ohp, rows and weighted chin ups progressively overload them and see the same results?

skinnyfatguy2‎, 06-16-2020 10:40 AM
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Back Surgery

Hello, I am kind of lost as to where I should start from here. I use to workout ALL the time, hence the reason I need back surgery. Bad form, too much weight. Thought I was badass, all that fancy stuff. Anyways, I ended up rupturing a disc, and had a discectomy and partial laminectomy on my lower...

MsBethH‎, 06-11-2020 09:25 PM
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Beginner Muscle Imbalances

If you are new to lifting weights (only able to chest press 30 pound dumbells) is it worth trying to fix a muscle imbalance with something like chest? My left side is weaker than my right side (tris, delts, chest) and I’m worried by doing compound exercises it’s going to exaggerate this imbalance....

DiorJalebi‎, 06-17-2020 11:27 AM
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Beginner torso, rear, thigh exercies

I am in the process of trying to lose some wheigt. It's going in the right direction so far but i am still not happy with the way i look. Especially with my rear, torso and thighs. I think it's beacuse i have never really trained those body parts at all. I am not looking to build any mass i just...

Flouriss‎, 06-19-2020 12:36 PM
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Lightbulb Best exercises for hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm

Hello, I'm looking for great hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm exercises. Right now I do wrist curls (and reverse wrist curls) but what else is there? I need more. Is there a way to target more muscle groups individually, or in groups? I want a more complete total hand/fingers/grip/wrist/forearm...

GeminiBusiness‎, 06-18-2020 08:14 PM
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Post Best Full Body Workout? Simple and for beginners to see good lean result

Simple and for beginners to see good lean results. Let me know your opinion and the exercises. New here so trying to pick everyone brains.

Growthlean‎, 06-16-2020 11:31 AM
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Best rep range for weighted chin ups?

What is the best rep range to get the most out of weighted chin ups? I do them 1-2 times per week and add 2.5 pounds every workout to load them. I use 3x6, is it optimal? Or should I do 3x10 or 3xfailure

skinnyfatguy2‎, 06-16-2020 12:07 PM
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Best workout plan for pushups and pull-ups

Anyone know workout plan with reps and sets for building up my push-up reps and pull up reps I can only do 40 push-ups in a row my goal is about 80 strong push-up without stopping and for pull-ups I can only do 2 I want to be able to crank out More pull-ups like 20 Thanks, guys

kishennayee‎, 07-04-2020 12:37 PM
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Bodyweight exercises

I just read that doing handstand pushups is very good for the shoulders and core and target a wide range of muscles, its quite an effective upper body exercise. I'd like to know if there's something similar that'd cover my lower body. Something which if I do regularly with handstand pushups will...

rcivm‎, 06-17-2020 01:47 AM
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Can I do lateral raise everyday?

My shoulders are small compared to my other muscles since I didnt train them before. Is it okay to do like 2-3 sets and 12 reps everyday or maybe like 5 times a week?

Simen2360‎, 06-30-2020 12:31 PM
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Can I go on the eliptical trainer for 45 min and 5 days a week with sprained knees

I sprained my knees accidentally and now I can no longer do squats and lunges so I was hoping if I could go on the eliptical for 45 minutes and 5 or 6 days a week. Please say yes because I have to workout because it is the only thing that is keeping me sane during quarantine.

Naomiella‎, 06-23-2020 01:09 PM
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Can you check my routine / progress please?

Lock down body weight compound plan. Strength. Day 1 - Workout 1 15 min walk Ex 1 - Table assisted Squats - 4x8 = 32 Ex 2 - Press ups - 3 x 5 = 15 Ex 3 - Tyre bend over row 4x10 = 40

Stormbitch‎, 06-09-2020 08:19 AM
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Close grip dumbell press

I do close grip dumbell press then i feel sore on my chest after i squeeze it but it feel sore only on the first set after i do the same on the 3rd set i feel nothing on my chest. Then i do the same on the next day in this day i feel nothing even on the first set. Anyone know why soreness come only...

kengthesexyboy‎, 07-01-2020 07:16 AM
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Correct way to fix chest imbalance??

So I’ve had this issue for months now. Started doing Dumbbell bench press and strength wise (right pec is weaker) it’s definitely getting better. It’s also harder to flex the weaker one. I’ve had issues with other injuries that prevented me from consistently lifting at times so the imbalance may...

michaelv92‎, 06-09-2020 11:57 AM
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Corrective Exercises for Posture

I'm looking for some corrective exercises for my posture. In order of severity, I have some level of each of the following: - Rounded shoulders (moderate-severe) - Anterior pelvic tilt (moderate) - Scapular winging (minor-moderate) I have looked up corrective exercises for these issues,...

Yefo‎, 06-07-2020 10:33 PM
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DB High Pull worth doing? Athlean x inspired

I've been doing DB high pulls for years as part of a shoulder routine. Probably a few years late posing this question. I found the exercise from Athlean X. My goals are mostly hypertrophy. I've always found it a very taxing exercise. Never thought much about them but was researching...

VTLifts‎, 06-07-2020 07:27 AM
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