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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: 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: 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 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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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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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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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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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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What are oddball things you do between sets?

I've been cutting, grinding, drilling and welding metal parts for a surface drive boat motor between sets. I used to load shotgun shells, but now I have a 5 year supply and don't need to load anymore. The boat motor will allow to to hard to reach areas to shoot those shells. What do you do...

paulinkansas‎, 11-01-2021 01:28 PM
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Cooling the body for better physical performance

I was listening to this podcast with Andrew Huberman, "neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine" xaE9XyMMAHY He is talking about heat being the enemy of physical performance and how proper cooling of the body can...

jaxqen‎, 05-27-2021 06:04 AM
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Question What split do you prefer?

Historically I’ve done mostly full body and upper/lower splits. Have played around with PPL and bro splits but always end up going back to FB or UL

Ironface‎, 11-18-2021 12:05 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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Pendlay Rows and deadlifts, which one first?

So ive been doing starting strength for about 7 months and have made good gains but feel like its time to switch to a more bodybuilding oriented routine. Was thinking of doing a pretty standard 3 day split, chest/trs, back/ bis, legs/shoulders still keeping it mainly compound exercises. For...

Sanity1‎, 04-20-2012 04:11 PM
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What is your favorite type of deadlift?

What is your favorite type of deadlift? 01. conventional deadlift - touch-and go style 02. conventional deadlift - deadstop/reset style 03. snatch-grip deadlift 04. candito deadlift - medium stance, snatch grip 05. block deadlift 06. deficit deadlift 07. sumo deadlift 08. hexbar/trapbar...

jaxqen‎, 11-09-2021 01:46 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 to take for a headache

I woke up with a splitting headache today, and just got done my workout which obviously didn’t help… Anybody know what to take that won’t ruin my gaaaaiiiinz and give me some much needed relief??

BeginnerGainz‎, 12-04-2021 03:54 PM
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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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How to really hit and build bigger traps

Hi all, Sorry now for the pretty novice question. I've been following this and other sites for workout routines for the past few years but for some reason I just can't build up my traps. I'm in reasonable shape at the moment but would love to work on my traps but can't seem to get any...

VincentMah‎, 11-15-2021 04:03 AM
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Is this dumbbell routine effective for building bulk?

I am trying to bulk up my muscle using low weight/high rep exercises to failure (while also losing bodyfat). I am currently doing a low weight/high rep (to failure) split program like this: Day 1 (most current workout, a few more reps each time usually) Push-Ups to failure (4 sets) Chest...

SWT1972‎, 12-03-2021 12:37 PM
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Sissy squat idea without a sissy squat machine ideas…..

So this is what I came up with after watching some YouTube ideas on it. Thoughts? Biggest flaw is heavier weights will not work with this stance Also, a bar on my shoulders would be better resistance dr8LXGcJOVw

snailsrus‎, 11-09-2021 08:24 AM
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Pull-ups in fingers/palm ?

Hello, i want to ask something. Should i grip the bar with my fingers, or with my palm when doing pull-ups ? Some people told me i should grip with fingers, because i can do more pull-ups this way + it dont cause callus, others told me i should grip it hard in my palm, because it also improves my...

Shakewhey‎, 11-14-2021 06:55 AM
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Exercises before photo shoot ?

I'm a photographer and frequently find myself wishing a model had just a little more muscle definition (Too often the folks with good muscles don't make good models and the good models could use a bit more muscle). Are there some simple exercises that that I could have them do just before the...

QDubs‎, 11-05-2021 03:00 PM
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Exclamation Renaissance Periodisation training

I know Mike Israetel and Renaissance Periodisation are respected here, even though they are not naturals; but they give good advice, unlike most fitness channels. And their views seem to be similar with guys like Eric Helms, Menno Henselmans, James Kriezer, Brad Schoenfeld. Mike Israetel has...

jaxqen‎, 11-23-2021 02:45 PM
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Are reverse hack squats a good quad exercises? (Machine)

Are they also effective as a normal hack squats on a machine? Does it also put a lot of Stress on the knees?

Italianmobster‎, 11-14-2021 06:52 AM
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Quad iso blues

I have absolutely been spinning my wheels with quad isolation for a long time. Sissy squats fatigue my lower back before my quads even get going, and leg extensions **** up my bad knee before my quads get anywhere near failure. I can’t use any amount of weight that I can sneeze at because my knee...

Xpiro‎, 12-04-2021 01:50 AM
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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 weeks....so after that? I am not...

Cantplankwell‎, 11-29-2021 12:49 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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Suggestions For Alternative Bicep Workout? (Back pain)

Was wondering if anyone can suggest alternative Bicep Exercises that might be a bit easier on my back? (I have a old, but continuous thoracic disc injury.) So most bicep exercises (even light weight) from the bottom of the curl all the way up to horizontal seem to aggravate my back. So second half...

robrichess‎, 11-23-2021 09:26 PM
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