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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: 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: 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: 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 04:46 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 07:41 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 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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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 09:12 AM
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If you could pick one tricep exercise

As an accessory, what would it be? Been doing cable pressdowns for a while and switched back to skullcrushers. Man, gotta decrease intensity a bit.l and work back up... crazy doms.

Hutrapper‎, Today 08:39 AM
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Room Temperature Make a Big Difference?

I workout in the backyard at night, but during the winter months the weight feels twice as heavy outdoors. Is there a scientific reason for this, and does the cold put more tension on the muscles being worked as it feels much harder to complete the same workout that I do at the gym? Is it...

William2018‎, Yesterday 03:30 PM
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Form Check Threads: DOs and DON'Ts

Form Check threads are great for getting feedback from others and finding ways to perfect your form, continue to progress on your lifts, and avoid injury. Here are some tips for making a good form check thread. DO Take video from far enough away to see your entire body. Take video from...

PeterGibbons316‎, 02-15-2012 07:23 PM
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Form Check: Squat 150 lbs (beginner)

I've been having some knee pain so I wanted to get feedback on my squat. I'm new to filming these so I understand if the video isn't the best. I'm open to any advise about filming it better. Also, given I've been experiencing pain, I'm going to stop squatting, do some PT exercises to...

slimchopra‎, 01-19-2020 10:48 AM
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Deadlift and bar path

When deadlifting, I know it's recommended to keep the bar path straight and to drag the bar up your legs. However, once I get to my knees, I find my legs are nowhere near straight enough to drag the bar up my thighs. If I were to do this, then the bar would be traveling back instead of straight. I...

DanJ64‎, Today 11:02 AM
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Tips for a wider back?

What are some tips or exercise suggestions for a wider back? I'm not sure if it's just the shape of my body or if I could be doing something else with my exercise selection, but I have a pretty thick back but it's not that wide. My back routine goes like this: 3 sets bent over row 3 sets pull...

Dylan13579‎, 01-18-2020 08:12 AM
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Bent over barbell row vs deadlift

I have pretty bad posture and a rather weak back have been focusing on it alot more past month or 2 But I have mostly been doing barbell rows working on form not so much deadlifts Opinions? Do feel my back getting alot stronger and posture slowly correcting but think I should focus more...

dylanstephens54‎, Yesterday 06:32 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 11:38 AM
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Leg Press question

Hey guys, I was looking at Kai Greene doing leg press and I realized he purposely lifts his butt off the bench for that extra bit of stretch before extending. I have been told to always make sure my back and butt stay on the seat and dont curl up, but this is the exact opposite of what i was told....

richv24‎, Today 11:41 AM
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Unhappy Wrist issues with Barbell Incline Press

Hey all, have been training seriously for about 4 months now and I recently decided that it was of utmost importance to begin perfecting my form on all my major lifts and while I've been able to keep my wrist straight during the regular barbell bench by doing the diagonal palm grip it doesn't work...

Ryan825‎, Yesterday 03:41 PM
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Pls review my FB workout programme

Hi, I was thinking of following the below Full body workout programme 3 days a week. I am kinda skinny fat @about 19-20% bf, 79kgs and 6"1. So here is the routine: 1) Squats - 3x5 2) RDL - 3x5 3) Barbell Row - 3x5 4) Pullups - 3x5 5) Incline Press - 3x5 6) Ovhd Shoulder Press - 3x5 7)...

ShubhamSaraf‎, Today 03:19 AM
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When Bodyweight Isn't Enough

When Bodyweight Isn't Enough - Three Easy Ways to Add Weight to Dips & Pullups Most people start out doing dips and pullups on a machine that takes weight away from their body and gives them assistance. Once they've built enough strength, they move away from the machine and hit the dip bars and...

2020Wellness‎, Today 07:00 AM
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Question Can trap bar deadlifts replace squats?

Hi, So I have been doing the a strength program (Texas Method) with deadlifts, shoulder presses and bench press as the main movements. I have a shoulder injury so I cannot do back squats - it hurts alot and it will only get worse. I've been trying to train myself for weeks to do front...

Nuthead007‎, 01-16-2020 03:24 PM
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Switching routine due to shoulder pain...... Still expect growth?

Well I hate to say this, but I've gotten to the day where I believe it's time where I feel like I'm going to have to make some big changes to my routine. The last 15 months I spent training mostly compound movements and improving my strength. I've trained mostly weighted dips, pull ups, bench,...

WeightedDip‎, 01-19-2020 07:24 AM
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Rotator Cuff (OHP Machine Press vs OHP Dumbells)

Quick and simple question. I simply can't do neither right now, as I'm out for a few weeks to let my shoulder recover after getting pain in my deltoid / rotator cuff area. I'm dropping delt raises and also trying to find the safest alternative for my shoulders. So I'm going to keep this...

WeightedDip‎, Yesterday 05:13 PM
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Squats always feel heavy

Im 14 and have recently started lifting as i am very skinny and am very weak. I am very quickly progressing in my squats as i am on a 5x5 sl but no matter what weight i use squats are always difficult. For example, I warm up with 20kg on the barbell then do 55kg sets and both feel identical. I have...

Taner0607‎, Yesterday 12:22 AM
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Cable fly advice

Hi, What position do you have the pulley in? High, medium or low? Do you cross your arms over or not? Do you lean forward or not? This is in front of the standing dual cable machine. Sorry for all the questions just not sure on this excersise and just started a new routine with it in. Thanks.

MSammon‎, 01-19-2020 04:27 AM
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Can someone critique my deadlifts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBrts1HT2ZY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwc5h1sKBbQ In my first set of deadlifts, I had enough energy to get in at least one more rep but I decided not to push it cause I was doubtful of my form. In the other set, I legitimately was burnt out after 3 reps. ...

Odifududix‎, 01-19-2020 03:10 PM
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Unhappy Should I use the smith machine because it's safer than bench pressing?

I did bench presses today and I couldn't finish my last rep. It was super embarrassing. The bar was pinning me down to the bench. I managed to sit up, but I didn't have the strength to lift it off me. I sat there for about 30 seconds helplessly, unable to move the bar. Eventually, I managed...

Skinnyguy4‎, 01-17-2020 06:58 AM
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Newbie trying to follow these excersises...

Hello! I'm 24 and after high school, I spent 5 years literally seated and eating unhealthy food (college). I used to be skinny but now I'm average (75 kg or 165 pounds ) and I gained some more belly and lap fat which I wish to flatten. But most importantly I feel weak and not energized every day...

nmpampal‎, Yesterday 04:30 AM
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Chest Sticking out of T-shirt. Pls help!

Hi, I have been noticing that my chest is sticking out of my tshirt a lot. In fact a few people have also commented on this. My other muscle groups are lagging behind and making only the chest stick out. What should I do? I am so lost. Please advise. Attaching my pictures here.

ShubhamSaraf‎, 01-17-2020 09:52 PM
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Loosing strength

Hey guys, I went on a two-week vacation and I didn't really lift much. I also took those weeks to cycle off of my creatine. When I got home and back into the gym, I went from benching 245 to 210. Is that just because I need to get back into the cycle or did I really loose all those gainz? I'm...

mitchdelic‎, Yesterday 04:51 AM
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Something i've never seen before

So I was looking around google for advice on how to improve on squat form, and found the strangest thing. It was a front loaded squat(he lists it as a front squat), but the guy was using an underhand grip, like you see at the top of a barbell curl. I thought hmm, that's unusual. Is there a formal...

TheShadowMan‎, 01-18-2020 11:18 PM
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Post Need Help Quick

Hey all, just now, I came to Bodybuilding.com in hopes to find maybe some advice or any tips I can get. Recently, I got cut from my schools JV team to play on the 9th grade team. The head coach pulled me over and told me that I’m good enough to make JV, but i’m just not big/strong enough. I’m...

3lmillsy3‎, 01-18-2020 10:46 PM
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Shoulder pops on one side during OHP, wut do?

Running Fierce 5, I've had a 45 lb OHP before with no issues. I'm at 25 right now and once I hit 25 my left shoulder has started popping. It is my weak side and only at 25 is when it pops, no pain at all just a light pop while I'm raising the barbell up. I finish my sets with no issue, can probably...

theparttimenerd‎, 01-19-2020 01:19 PM
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