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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 09:07 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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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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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: 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 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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how often should I do direct ab work?

Im currently on a Upper \ Lower \ Pull \ Push \ Legs split and Im wondering how much ab work should I do ? Im currently doing ab wheel rollouts twice a week ( 4 sets of them each time ) ..

Orelabergel1‎, Today 05:14 AM
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Pyramid question

Not able to make it to the gym so I have a makeshift home gym and I started doing pyramid sets and could use advice....right now I'm doing: Shoulders 2x10 warmups at 10lbs 2x10 at 15Lbs 3x10 at 20 Lbs (Flies,raises, and bent over flies) Then the same routine on shoulder presses but the...

LM8287‎, 10-15-2018 08:06 AM
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Should I squeeze my glutes?

When performing exercises like Romanian deadlift , rack pulls , squat . Should I squeeze the glutes at the top of of the movement? (I never did) .. or they will work no matter what I do.?

Orelabergel1‎, Today 01:42 AM
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Weight gain even with exercise & healthy eating

hi guys! There’s something I’ve been quite concerned about as of late. I don’t religiously weight myself daily but i do take my weight from time to time (maybe once a week to once in 2 weeks) and generally my weight is pretty constant. My workout routine hasnt’ changed much for the past 1-2...

cherylcxj‎, Yesterday 07:20 PM
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Front Squats vs Back Squats for Muscle Activation

Before I start this, I just want to make clear that I am far from an expert--I’m a first-year kinesiology student who’s had a passion for fitness, with a focus on the science behind it, for a long time. With that being said, I have put quite a bit of time and effort into building a knowledge...

bLinkMoore‎, Yesterday 03:20 PM
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Dumbbell Overhead Press Lockout Injury?

Although I don't think it's likely a minor strain (only a slight amount of pain) I think there may me something I'm doing wrong with my DBOHP, especially the lockout. Today, I upped the weight and was fine for the first few sets, until the last set where I couldn't kick the weight up at all...

AppropriateGuy‎, Today 01:12 AM
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Question Advice for leg exercises with bulging disc and sciatica.

Hey! I have been lifting for a year now with 2 bulging discs in my lower back. One of the bulges is 6mm and the other one is 3mm. I have stopped doing squats and dead-lifts and leg-press and everything, which can help with serious gains(and aggravate sciatica). Although, I have made ok...

ValdisZatlers‎, 10-15-2018 09:43 PM
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Squats when you are morbidly obese

Total beginner (been to the gym 10 or so times before), thinking about doing 5x5 With Squats being the core exercise of the program, are they okay to do when you are morbidly obese (circa 331lbs, at least 35% bf) or should i change program? Thanks. - 2heavy4you

2heavy4you‎, Yesterday 05:56 AM
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Hello, I am My name is Nicholas Benjamin Moser. I live in a little town called Fallon, Nevada located scorching hot desert. I am working to get an Associate’s degree in Science for Criminal Justice and be prehgaps I might join the army. How do I get fit with only two 20 lb dumbells a bar with 10...

faust1055‎, Today 12:48 AM
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Newbie question

The gym I go to has several Hammer Strength loaded plate press machines. The 3 I like are the regular, incline and shoulder press. Bench pressing seems to hurt my shoulder, but I really don't have an issue with these machines. If I'm following a program is it ok to use these as a sub for the bench...

bigbryce86‎, Today 12:17 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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Low Back / Ab Muscle Imbalance

One side of my lower back is stronger than the other, which puts my abs in a slightly twisted position. As a result, the left side of my abs are more developed than the right. The right side of my abs don't seem to make as tight of a contraction as the other side. It's as if my lumbar spine bends...

whateverworks89‎, Yesterday 10:20 PM
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Question Are static exercises bad for you?

For example, if you were to do a straight-leg DL with a sufficiently light weight, and held your body in one position (mid-lift) for 30-60 seconds. Is this bad for your cardio system in any way? (I vaguely remember reading something like that) Have there been studies done on this (I don't...

maxbbb‎, Yesterday 09:41 PM
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Question Need advice

I’m new to going to the gym and need advice on how to achieve my goals, i’ll Try to keep this short. I currently weigh 162 pounds and am 5’9 but I wouldn’t say I’m in the best physical shape. My goal is to burn most of the fat in my midsection and chest area. So basically losing a bit more weight...

logan0mega‎, Yesterday 12:20 PM
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best alternative for overhead press?

Hello, I have a bulging disc and i can lift weights without pain on most exercises that doesn't compress my spine. Whenever i do overhead presses i get a slight pain in my mid/low back but i dont want to continue doing the lift in case it makes symptoms even worse. What would the best exercise be...

Bigpoppa7300‎, Yesterday 02:40 PM
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Not feeling the burn on back exercises.

I can say im a beginner, i never had enough time working out to say i have some experience ( 6 months only) , and the last time i have stepped into a gym before this new routine i've been taking for almost a month was 6 years ago. Now im working out 5x p week, on a body split: chest , back, legs,...

Zitopt‎, Yesterday 12:46 PM
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New to working out

Hey every one! I'm new to working out, I've been doing it for about 2 months now. I'm looking to get a six pack and look pretty lean. This is my current workout 6 days a week and I'm looking to see if anyone has any recommendations to it! 2 miles fast as possible 8 sets of 5 heaviest curl 8...

Mrjoconno‎, Yesterday 12:19 PM
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Question Most Dangerous Exercise.

Greetings. Which exercise do you consider the most dangerous looking? For me: Chest. Why? I totally saw a guys elbow give out during a press, luckily they had a spotter. Shhh got me thinking...

Sigmaguy‎, Yesterday 10:18 AM
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Trying to bulk up my obliques with little success - Narrow waist (Progress Pics)

I'm pretty self conscious about how narrow my waist is. I have broad shoulders and wide hips/big legs, so it is pretty noticeable. When I started lifting ~4 months ago, I made it a focus of mine to add and increase heavy weight to my core/oblique exercises. Fortunately, I see growth in my arms and...

imnotchad‎, 10-14-2018 01:45 PM
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Guy at gym says benching this way works muscles harder?

I was at the gym and this guy asked for a spot and wanted to keep pumping out reps even though he couldn't do i by himself i was pushing his elbows up slightly to aid. He did the same for me because he wanted me to try it. Would this cause more blood flow to the muscles and help with overall...

AlexMcG‎, Yesterday 06:34 AM
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Gluteus Minimus and medius HELP!!

Hey everyone! So I'm lucky enough to have the genetics to be able to put on large muscle mass fast. However I'm pretty ignorant to how exactly to get the results I want. I've found the right exercises to build my gluteus Maximus, so I'm satisfied with the shape of my lower butt. However, the top...

Txmxc‎, Yesterday 06:45 AM
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Strength goals for the next year?

after years of ****arounditis i have decided to start stronglifts to get a decent strength base before going onto ks98’s ppl. What are respectable strentgh standards to aim towards? Stats: 5 foot 11 82kg ~20% BF Bench: 70kg x5 (155lbs) Squat : 110kgx5 (240lbs) Deadlift : 140kgx5 (310lbs)

schley1996‎, Yesterday 10:09 AM
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What is the best cardio for skinny guys while bulking?

Hello there, I need to stay fit for my job however also need to gain strength and would like to gain some mass. I'm 6ft and 11 stone 3 I would like to get to 12 stone 5 I'm currently doing phul and eating above maintenance.

JazzyJon‎, 10-15-2018 03:52 PM
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Create thickness in mid section (Abs and Obliques) after fat loss

Looking for some recommendations/guidance. I dropped a significant amount of weight. I went from 260 to 195. With all the fat loss, I have also gained some muscle during that time. I have some nice big biceps, and my chest is growing. Quads are exploding. These areas will be fine, as far as...

goku747‎, 10-15-2018 10:59 AM
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Squats, lunges, and excessive lumbar extension

I’ve been recording myself performing squats and found that I tend to pull my hips back way too much, resulting in an awkward looking squat with my butt too far out and too much of a forward lean. I was taught “chest out, butt out” from day one to get myself into neutral, but I wonder if somewhere...

coeur‎, 10-12-2018 01:15 PM
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