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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Question Sprinting vs Jogging/Walking - Calories Burned

Hello, I primarily weight lift 4x/week and that is my main form of working out. I recently started jogging 3x/week for entertainment, exploration of different areas and as another way to challenge my body. From my research, it sounds like: Jogging slowly or walking 1 mile burns about 100...

nickail‎, Today 10:15 AM
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How many reps of 225 can you bench?

It looks like the last thread asking this is over ten years old. Since this is one classic measure of strength endurance (such as the NFL uses), it would be interesting to put down a time stamp for the forum as we begin the new decade. For me, it's 12. How many can you all do?

EliKoehn‎, 03-10-2020 12:38 PM
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Weighted Pull ups - when to start?

Hi, I have just started working out recently a few months ago. Initially I couldn't do any pull ups. Now I can do 8 clean pull ups in my first set, 6 pulls ups in the second set and around 5 in the 3rd set. I'm not sure when I'm supposed to add weight to the pull ups? Do I add weight once I...

zkm1223‎, 09-13-2020 11:27 PM
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Any issues with sticking to Hammer Strength Chest press for a while?

I run PPL and I decided to try out the HS for chit's and giggles. I felt my chest targeted very well from this exercise. Any issue in doing this in place of the bench press for a while if I'm a recreational lifter whose goals are purely hypertrophy? I like to start with the OHP on some push days...

Odifududix‎, 09-14-2020 11:07 AM
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Over 50 and out of shape..

3 years ago my thyroid went crazy. Before we knew what was happening, I lost 70 pounds in 9 months (Went from 200lb to 130lb). I wasn't a bodybuilder but I was healthy and could hold my own. I lost close to 70% of my muscle mass. During that time I had prostate surgery (roto-rooter), had torn...

SpuderMuffin‎, 08-23-2020 07:12 AM
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Main chest press exercise for hypertrophy?

I'm looking for some advice picking a chest press movement for my second push day. 1st push day I'm doing barbell bench press, focusing more on strength (3 sets, 5-6 reps), followed by incline dumbbell bench press (favorite incline bench variant, 3x8-10) and pec deck, 3x8-10 I wanna do the...

AndyBendy‎, 08-26-2020 02:58 AM
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What is your bench (1RM) to weight ratio?

For example mine is: 1.333... My bench/my weight = 220lbs/165lbs => 1.333 Please drop yours. I wanna know because a lot of people can bench 275, but you find out that they weigh 250. So I want to know where I actually stand.

SnipeItLikePro‎, 09-03-2020 06:31 AM
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Unhappy [WTA] Sharp pain in forearm bone after curling?

Hi Guys. Its me again. I don't know why i keep getting issues. I guess my body too week or inadequate nutrition when kids, dunno. Lol. My left forearm is in pain when i do heavy barbell or even ezbar curl. During the curling motion, it was ok and i did not feel really pain but when im done...

ZeekTrytoBuff‎, 09-01-2020 08:30 PM
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Stiff legged deadlift help

Am I suppose to feel this exercise in my hamstrings? I only feel it in my back and glutes. It's a vital lift in a beginner routine im doing(All Pros) so I don't think I can substitute it. I had same issue when doing hamstring curls on the machines at the gym. I felt it in my quads on that. ...

WeightSwinger‎, 09-02-2020 08:14 AM
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Lacking Lower Back

hey bodybuilding crew need some advice, so i’ve always had a decent upper back but when it comes to lower it looks like nothing is there. the last couple of weeks i’ve incorporated back extensions & dumbell rows & really feeling my lower part of my lat squeeze. is this normal to not have really...

Cclin1‎, 09-07-2020 09:37 AM
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What are some home workouts to get rid of chicken legs?

For years I only worked out upper body only. But for the last year I stopped working out completely so my upper body finally started matching the size of my legs. I don’t want to make the same mistake so what are some good home workouts to get rid of chicken legs? So far I’ve been doing -dumbbell...

infernofitness‎, 09-13-2020 07:02 AM
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Question regarding progressive overload

I've been wondering this for a while but never really know how to word it for a google search. Basically what I want to know is, if for example I squatted 80kg for 5 reps on my last leg session, would I try to then squat 82.5kg (just example weight) before I squat 80kg again? Or do I squat the...

scottie2shottie‎, 09-16-2020 06:09 AM
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Can you build muscle with many reps ?

Hello, i have a question. Sometimes i cant go to the gym and im training at home. Problem is that i dont have that much weights at home to do like 6-12 reps for hypertrophy like i do in the gym. For days when i do compound movements like deadlifts,squats,bench etc. im trying o get to the gym at all...

Skukr‎, Yesterday 03:14 AM
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Bleeding nose concern during and after deadlift

Attempted 1rm deadlift Two days ago half way up the lift o started bleeding from my nose and starts dripping out my nose After the lift on a lay pulldown I cough up blood like a lot I wake up two day’s after with a nose bleed it was literally the most random thing Is this concerning?

bheast69‎, 09-10-2020 06:08 AM
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Can't fix my Squat form no matter what

I've been squatting for 3 years now. And I've always had this issue, I'm currently 18, 185cm, 90kg Whenever I Squat, my right foot points outwards, and my left foot is how it should be. No matter what I do. When I start I. The correct position, my right foot shifts slithly outwards and turns...

Datboileg‎, Yesterday 08:19 AM
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Bench isn’t improving

Before lockdown I could get 80kg x 10. But now after trying to get my lifts back up, my barbell bench is still lacking. My other lifts are going fine except chest exercises. Overhead press is good, rows good, etc. They’re all going up slightly. I’ve noticed my chest hasn’t been the same since the...

SnipeItLikePro‎, Today 01:21 AM
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Rear delts genetics

Attached pic of my shoulder flexed Is having a small rear shoulder delts and way bigger in symmetry front delts purely genetics ? anything i can do about it ?

Herobody666‎, 09-12-2020 01:37 AM
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Unhappy Left oblique exercises

Hi All, I have an issue with a rotated pelvis (points to the left), and consequently my right oblique does ALL the work, even when walking. I am currently seeing a physio (have seen 4 different ones in the past), an osteopath, and a chiropractor. I am also doing the exercises from...

Search_‎, 09-14-2020 08:51 PM
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Updated deadlift form

Alright so I did a reset and I’m approaching the numbers I was doing before on my DL. Is my form better here now? I don’t see my back rounding but I can feel it working my back is that normal at heavier weight? https://imgur.com/a/0hjFVgI

Calikid32190‎, 09-11-2020 03:10 PM
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Puffing chest out during exercises?

On most upper body exercises, I've always been focused on puffing my chest out and keeping my shoulder blades retracted where possible. But lately I've been having some upper back pain around my rhomboid on the right - aswell as a winging scapular due to my weak lower traps and serratus...

ReboundReps‎, 09-17-2020 10:16 AM
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In your opinion is 260lb bench good?

Just hit 260lb bench press. I’m only 152lb so it’s a 1.7xBW bench. I’d personally call it ok/good but not good/great. I really can’t see myself saying my bench is good/great until I hit 300lb+ cause Then I know it’s good. Also I’m not saying I’m not happy with it just Wondering how the community...

Lizzy3200‎, Yesterday 01:08 PM
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Great Triceps Workout

what are some good triceps workouts?

Cassiv97‎, Today 11:40 AM
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Angry Lower Back strain still not healed 3 months later

Pain on the left side in my lower back. Especially hurts when bending over. Not healing for some reason. I am not putting any pressure on it have not lifted weights for 3 months only weighted calisthenics which puts no pressure on my lower back (push ups, pull ups, lunges) Was feeling good...

brutus0‎, 09-17-2020 07:50 PM
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Benching twice a week one heavy one light

So just wanted opinions on bench press I’m now doing two push sessions a week and Day one will be heavy and day two will be lighter and be the second exercise after my dumbbell incline press as I’m pushing for 50kg in each hand which In my mind will be impressive at 17 and I’m very close to it ...

bheast69‎, 09-11-2020 12:05 PM
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When doing RDLs...

When doing RDLs, do you push into the ground with your legs and squeeze your glutes while pushing your hips forward to pull the weight back up? I only recently read to squeeze your glutes and it's helped me not to feel strained in the back so I'm going to keep doing that. But I'm not sure...

M1nd0verMatter‎, Yesterday 10:51 AM
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