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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: 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 04:46 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 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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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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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: 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: 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 09:12 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 11:38 AM
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How long of a break can you take before you lose muscle?

Got really busy towards the end of the semester and somewhat lazy as well. I've been off for about a month now. I dont think I've noticed any size decreases but I do feel somewhat weaker. About how long can you take off without losing muscle, or does that really just depend on the person?

Dark.Rezzan‎, 12-12-2006 01:45 AM
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How long did it take you to bench 300?

Just wondering how long it took some of you to get there? I'm around 280 right now and really wanna get there it just sucks it takes forever

bake51‎, 07-06-2011 11:51 AM
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Share your personal favourite workout excercises

Curious to see what everyone prefers given the multitude of excercises out there Triceps - Tricep cable pull downs, one handed and two handed. Biceps - Favouring the hammer curl at the moment due to how it hits the anconious and forearm muscle although have been struggling to get a proper...

leroyS‎, 10-15-2019 05:30 PM
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600-pound deadlift in 2 months

Hi all. I started deadlifting 2 months ago and just pulled a 600-lb deadlift yesterday. I have never deadlifted before 2 months ago and am excited and also a bit scared about my rapid progress. I weight 210 pounds and am around 14% body fat. I am natural and have never used steroids or any...

f22fighterpilot‎, 11-12-2019 12:43 PM
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Big delts without side raises?

I'd like to read some testimonials/experiences on whether is it possible to have decent shoulders without side raises; especially in the long run. Solely from ohp and other exercises

HeMB‎, 10-30-2019 09:11 AM
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Hight and strength

I Know hight will affect long term strength but by how much? I'm 5'7" (kind of short, I know) and I'm very dedicated to my strength training. I hope to one day be able to bench 315 and maybe, but unlikely, 405. As well as a 500+ 1rpm squat and 600-700+ deadlift. Im very far from those goals but...

Lizzy3200‎, 10-23-2019 07:50 PM
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I can’t see my abs

Hi everyone, My bodyfat is around 7% I’m around 5’10” and I’m around 156 lbs. Why I don’t see abs?

JackDrago‎, 11-11-2019 07:59 AM
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What is a good number for overhead pressing?

I am doing 135lbs (61kg) overhead presses, but I have no way of knowing where that number stands. I know that OHP is supposed to be our weakest lifts comparatively, but in both gyms I go to, nobody is doing anything over like 90, so I have no way of knowing where my OHP stands. I'm not a...

BigPapi215‎, 11-05-2019 01:20 AM
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Very narrow stance bb squat

With feet together? Like in this video, skip to 1:20 What do you think of that? Effective? Why do I want to do them: 1. They burn vastus lateralis like crazy; for that quad side sweep. 2. Can use less weight than regular bb squat -> my lower...

HeMB‎, 11-08-2019 11:03 AM
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Mind muscle connection vs Weight lifted

Dunno if this is an odd question but I was questioning myself while lifting last night. Was on the lat pull down and the previous time for the set/rep count I was lifting 66kg so thought I would try next lift more and the next delectable weight is 72kg. Got through the set OK but I didn't...

STRYDG‎, 10-14-2019 01:35 PM
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Triceps/tennis elbow

Hey guys, so I’m pretty sure I have tennis elbow lmao. I’ve got soreness/fatigue in my outside upper forearm, and I’m pretty sure it’s from lifting combined w my job (stocking, lifting light crates/boxes for hours) I just wanna make sure it isn’t a form issue, because it only really acts up w...

Hannahp21‎, 10-22-2019 05:25 AM
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Dumb bell press reps

92kg cut to 80kg. Currently on journey down to 75kg. 5ft11. Throwing up 3 sets of 8 rep incline dumbbell presses using 32kgs, occasionally 34's. Is that average? It feels a bit pathetic given some bloke next to me was throwing up 50's unspotted. Felt like a girls blouse. What says the board?...

leroyS‎, 10-23-2019 03:36 AM
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Overhead dumbbell extension not increasing

I do triceps and chest on the same day. I’ve been bulking and all my lifts have been going up steadily, increasing in either reps or weight. However I have been stuck at The same weight for overhead dumbbell extension, at a 50 lb dumbbell for the longest time. How do I improve on this exercise?? I...

bronco3‎, 10-09-2019 01:31 PM
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Question Bent over row weight used

Hi guys, Today I managed to lift 80kg for 8 reps on the barbell bent over row. Correct form was used with little jerking and a good angle. I’d like to know whether this is considered fairy strong or not. It was also an improvement from last weeks attempt! Thanks!

ben1500‎, 10-15-2019 07:44 AM
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stamina getting worse

hello, i'm 15 years old and i started boxing when i was 14. it was hard in the beginning and i could only spar 3-4 rounds but after 5-6 months i could do more than 12. those were the golden days. my stamina was really good but then suddenly everything changed. i sparred 3 rounds maximum and i...

Kencho5‎, 11-12-2019 06:40 AM
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Do squats with a safety squat bar “count”?

It’s 1AM where I live and have nothing better to do, so for the sake of your total (in the gym, not competition) do SSB squats “count”? I only ask because of my left shoulder I cannot get that arm back under a barbell pain free yet so I bought a SSB to do squats in the time being and I like it...

BeginnerGainz‎, 10-26-2019 11:00 PM
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Smile Does anybody actually use the peck deck/machine fly/see any results from it?

Don't see many people use it. I don't really use it as well, as I stick mostly to bench, DB press, flyes etc Anybody else actually use it/see any results from this machine?

HannoCometh‎, 11-02-2019 08:48 AM
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Respectable Lifts at 10% Body Fat and 6'5

what are lifts at 10 percent body fat and 6'5 that are respectable. not incredible lifts like 700lb deadlifts, but ones that would make me "strong" for my size. numbers for deadlift,bench,squat and overhead press would help for goals to set for myself. any answers appreciated

felix432‎, 11-06-2019 06:58 AM
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need an excercise to wake up my triceps

I cant feel them anymore, i dont know why , no matter how many sets i do or how much i squeeze the feeling isnt there anymore I cant do dips anymore bcs my collar bone starts feeling uncomfortable pressure during/after workout and idk why i cant do anything overhead as it puts my shoulders in a...

J0hn90‎, 11-07-2019 09:06 AM
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Working out abs/core through big lifts?

Hi guys. Long story short, been bulking for about 21 months and currently on a cut for about 7 months now. My gains are honestly pretty crappy, and I know it could've went a whole lot better. I think I'm around 15% or so right now... seeing a bit of my abs, but not too much. Either way, I know I...

danklift420‎, 11-05-2019 05:54 AM
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Help on dumbell bench press

I am currently doing 75 lb dumbbells on flat bench press. I can get 6-8 reps on my final set. The problem is I want to go up, but i once really struggled on getting the 80s up to being the set. I try to knee them up, but still not very effective for me. Should i just stay at 75 and increase reps...

richv24‎, 10-22-2019 10:09 AM
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Bench Press Plateu

Anyone have any idea how to increase my bench press, my bench has plateu’d at 70kg for 2 months with no progression where as my other lifts such as deadlift (130kg) and squats (105kg) have just been going up nicely. My military press is 40kg for 3 reps. I am currently 68kg and 5’9 bench two times a...

Jack8482‎, 10-10-2019 04:12 PM
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Chores that count as workout

Are there any house chores that I can replace my daily workout with in worst cases where I really can't go to the gym

maryprz‎, 10-18-2019 09:50 AM
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Benchpressing bar form frusteration

Hey, It's my second day at the gym bench pressing. I can't figure out if I have proper form. I mostly feel it in my back, shoulders and abs. It's very difficult for me to keep abs flexed the whole time while keeping shoulder blades tight and pulled back. It seems like no matter how much I focus...

xXGreenXx90‎, 10-18-2019 08:06 PM
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