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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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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: 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: 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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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 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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AinsleyMarshals‎, 11-24-2021 11:18 PM
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Smile How to decrease arms fat?

Hey, Sakshi from Mumbai working as a Sales Manager in Bright Steel centre. Recently I gained weight trying to decrease weight but specially wants to decrease arms fat.

akashmehta03‎, 11-25-2021 03:28 AM
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Question What is that exercise called where one raises one's legs and does on

What is that exercise called if one raises one's feet but knees are folded and not straight and at the same time one does crunches? Doesn't this exercise target both lower and upper abs? I don't see this exercise being mentioned by a lot of body building youtubers. Also what's the name of this...

albertin2021‎, 11-26-2021 11:50 PM
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Talking Strengthening Pull Ups

A pull-up is an upper-body strength exercise. The pull-up is a closed-chain movement where the body is suspended by the hands and pulls up. As this happens, the elbows flex and the shoulders adduct and extend to bring the elbows to the torso.

AmogelangN‎, 11-27-2021 08:20 AM
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Can't grow arms past 40 cm !!!

Hello guys ! I really hope you have some good advice for me .I can't grow arms past 40 cm .I ve been lifting weights for 3 years and I feel that I can achieve much more but there must be something I m doing wrong .I tried a lot of volume then gave up and only doing 4 exercises for triceps and...

AndrewGhg‎, 11-22-2021 06:01 AM
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Can i do chin ups and pull ups every other day 6x a week?

I lost access to the gym due to the vax mandates and i don't have the space/equipment for a home gym. I do have a great pull up bar however. So i was thinking to do pull ups monday - wednesday - friday And chin ups to train my biceps on tuesday-thursday-saturday. My question is: Is this...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-12-2021 07:14 PM
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What order would you do this leg/back day?

Here's one of my leg/back day workouts. I do 5-10 minutes on a stair climber and 30-40 light reps cable machines for warmup, so none of these below are warmup sets. The problem is I sometimes find myself utterly wrecked too early in the workout, sometimes not. I'm wondering if I should...

BadGaskets350‎, 11-03-2021 02:30 PM
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Exclamation Exercise

Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.

Bisayangdako‎, 11-28-2021 10:15 AM
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Cool Thenx my hero!!! -

If yall are looking for a way to lose weight please watch this video, its a vid about thenx doing a variety of high intensive training perfect for losing weight and getting shredded, the entire channel has free content and all u need to know, dont miss out, use the link in title to watch the video

Bladelfthenx‎, Yesterday 12:28 AM
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Squat pain at the top

My hips kill me during squats at the top of the motion. I start feeling it at anything over 135 and it gets worse as I go heavier. Absolutely no pain when I'm deep in the squat, it's like the last quarter of the squat where I stand up straight. Feels like my hips don't want to straighten back out...

blownVmax‎, 11-26-2021 08:04 PM
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AMRAP for dumbbells exercises?

I've been stuck at home with dumbbells that only go up to 75lbs. Going back to the gym isn't an option right now due to being out in the middle of nowhere for a job and not looking to buy new equipment since my situation is only temporary (2 more months). I did end up building a dip/pull up station...

cam1987‎, 11-02-2021 11:37 PM
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Squatting more than once a week

After a number of non weight room setbacks over the last few years I need to get my squats squared away and back up to where they were...Clearly once a week does not work for me, I am doing the Russian Squat Program and it is progressing well, but its done in 2 after that? I am not...

Cantplankwell‎, Yesterday 12:49 PM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

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chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 11:38 AM
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Pendlay rows question

Hey guys, I wanted to get back to doing pendlay rows but I haven't gotten yet to doing 20kgs on each side yet and the weights in the gym are smaller than oly plates. I try to add a weight under the plates but still not enough. The next idea is to use the power rack but I think it's going to...

chillz88‎, Yesterday 08:21 AM
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Why do I fall backwards when squatting?

Cliffs: What are some common reasons people fall backwards, and what troubleshooting steps do you recommend (besides posting a video)? ... I try to keep my knees from going past my toes and get my upper leg down to parallel and think of sitting on a toilet. My trainer warns when my...

Darkius‎, 11-04-2021 11:58 AM
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Question T booster or multivitamin

Ass the title says should I go t booster(Now testojack series) or should I invest in good multivitamin? I'm 24 yrs old, and would like to hear ur experiences with t boosters and with multi..

Darkseidd21‎, 11-28-2021 05:19 AM
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Question Hard to progress on ohp

How tf last workout I did 100 pounds for 4 on the ohp and this time I did 100x3 how tf is this happening on a bulk(stupid body!)

Darkseidd21‎, 11-17-2021 09:41 AM
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Better to do less reps of unmodified activity, or intended reps but modified

For example if doing 30 squats, is it better to do 30 squats that are not full squats (for instance, squatting but stopping much before thighs are parallel to the ground), or is it better to do 15 squats that are with proper technique?

Darkwatch22‎, 11-25-2021 07:07 PM
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I have a problem growing. Advice please?

Hello everyone. I been lifting for about a year and a half now. I been doing Fierce 5 Novice routine 3 days a week A and B. I've been getting incredibly stronger and increasing the lifting weight almost every week. For bench I'm lifting 175 lbs 3x5. squats 180 lbs 3x5. and romanian deadlift 140...

diploid123‎, 11-10-2021 07:46 AM
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Mastering plank exercise like a pro_"for beginners"

The plank is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a pushup for the maximum possible time. Its benefit include: 1.Planks activate more muscles 2.Planks can help improve your posture 3.Planks can help increase your flexibility To learn how to do...

Drbull77‎, 11-24-2021 01:37 PM
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Conventional deadlift: is mid-foot *always* the best bar placement on setup?

Here, I've got the bar directly over mid-foot on setup and have bent my knees forward until my shins are against the bar prior to initiating each rep. Yet I'm still told that the bar is too far in front of me, my hips are too high, I'm going to goof up my lower back, etc. I certainly feel the...

EliKoehn‎, 11-26-2021 09:31 AM
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Poll Poll: King of Upper Body Exercises: Bench Press vs. Weighted Pullup

People tend to vouch for one or the other as the "ultimate" upper body exercise. Neither is holistic, and comprehensive training is important, but just for fun, which do you consider to be the "king" upper body exercise between the two? While I'm not 100% sure and I perform pullups regularly,...

EliKoehn‎, 10-28-2021 09:35 AM
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Calling anyone interested in a friendly strength competition for this spring/summer

Last fall, a few of us took part in a competition/collaborative effort where we uploaded our lifts and challenged each other to greater progress. It was fun, and to the best of my knowledge all of us made improvements. My squat is finally out of pathetic territory but still needs a lot of work...

EliKoehn‎, 03-26-2021 07:50 AM
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Wink The Perfect Push up (Do it right)

Traditional pushups are beneficial for building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles. Pushups are a fast and effective exercise for...

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Unhappy I will be getting a pacemaker, brief question about my lifestyle. Please help!

I’m in my mid 20’s, the reason for the pacemaker is for an AV block that is not severe and doesn’t produce me any symptoms but it still needs a pacemaker as concluded by my specialist, other than that I’m very healthy. I began searching online about having a pacemaker and weightlifting just to find...

fitnesslover777‎, 10-28-2021 11:56 AM
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