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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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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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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: 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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Long Term Physiological Effects of Hypoxia

This is my own self-entertained curiosity speaking. What are the long term physiological benefits of swimming, particularly in a hypoxic state AKA holding breath while swimming? Are we talking about an increase in baseline erythrocytes within the blood? New vasculature development? More efficient...

Sparky1776‎, Today 05:37 PM
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Should I take it slow? - Back to the gym after a 2 months break

I didn't go to the gym for 2 months and I started again this week. I went to the gym on Monday and yesterday too, but I don't know if I should hit it again today. I want to go 3 times a week for a few weeks and then make it 4 as soon as I am fully ready. Currently my legs are really sore, and...

AntoMastro‎, Yesterday 03:36 AM
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Doing extra sets after workout because I'm bored. Will this overwork my muscles?

Started lifting a month ago because I was sick of not being able to leave my apartment in a T shirt (arms were too small). Anyway, I really enjoy it, but some time after my workout for the day I start wanting to do some extra sets because I like the pump feeling. Will this stymie my muscle growth?

Halta0‎, 06-22-2018 10:53 AM
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Rowing in the power rack= bad form?

I do Stronglifts 5x5 and from the beginning, I had issues with rows since my back could not stay horizontal, plus I literally had to bend my back in order to be able to reach the barbell. I remedied my problem by setting down the barbell in the safety pins of the power rack and rowing from...

Odifududix‎, Today 12:19 PM
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How to start / Beginner Gym Routine.

Welcome everyone, as I am new here. Hello, I am Norbert, 19 years. So today I want to start gym, I do really, I want to change my lifestyle and change my whole life from sitting at home and doing "****", sorry for word. I am going to apply to my gym near me tomorrow and start as fast as...

Siqural‎, Today 12:24 PM
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Question for physiology exerperts

Looking over my anatomy textbooks, I remembered something from med school: muscle architecture leads to differences in force-velocity during contraction. While this is obviously important in sports performance, does anyone know if this has effects on the way different muscles should be trained?...

YoelDovid‎, Today 08:36 AM
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Question Replenishing calories burned from cardio?

Hey guys, I was wondering if I'm cutting at 2500 cal/day and on a certain day I do some walking cardio for an hour or more and burn like 300-400 calories, should I replenish with 300-400 calories of food and end up with 2800-2900 cal for the day? My though process is that if I know that if I do...

TheBlack24Mamba‎, Today 07:37 AM
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What’s one really good exercise to build the abs.

Hey, I’m doing the fierce 5 program and I’ve been doing crunches for the abs work. What’s another exercise I can do to replace crunches. I’m able to do 100+ and I just got bored of crunches now. But you can barley see my abs only when I flex. My body fat isn’t that high

Novii‎, Today 12:25 AM
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Stronglifts Barbell Row help

So i started Stronglifts and first day in the gym but im having trouble with the barbell row. I am trying to do the version where you start off from the floor and not in the air as Stronglifts says too but i cant seem to get my back straight doing it this way but I can with the air version. Do i...

sa2000‎, Today 11:02 AM
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Bad position and form -- workout help

Hey guys. I'm new here... and signed up looking for help. If you don't like long texts, just skip... i'm just going to try to summarize. Basically, i use to work out all the time when i was around 14-18. During those years, i had more muscle mass and was heavier than i was now. Then i got lazy,...

Spicynoodle‎, Yesterday 06:02 PM
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RomanianDL form check

I would like to get some evaluation of my RDL form https://youtu.be/tRvM5GezAsY The thing is, after a set of it, my lower back gets extremely tight, and painful. I have been struggling with the exercise for a loooong period of time, did a massive deload, focused on form and built the weight...

HeMB‎, Today 03:29 AM
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Unhappy What can I do to make my chest bigger?! Seeing very little results

Hey guys. First post on here. Basically I’m 17 and have been lifting for exactly one year. I have been bulking pretty much ever since then. I’m 6’4 and weigh about 215 lb. When I started last year I was a scrawny 165 lb. My question is why is my chest so small? Everything else is growing and...

bwill01972‎, Yesterday 02:16 PM
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Spinal erectors

When building and/or strengthening a muscle the most optimal exercises thend to be those that stretch and then contract the muscle against resistance. That's why a full squat is better than a quarter squat. But when it comes to the spinal erectors its the other way around, all back...

Aethero‎, Today 02:08 AM
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Neck flexions

I usually only do neck side bends with plates and neck rotations with bands, but I'm considering doing plate/band neck flexions too as it seems that when I flex my platysma it tends to pull my jaw and head down like in a neck flexion and I want to train it for aesthetic reasons. Does the...

Aethero‎, Today 01:38 AM
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I think my program is whack, barely seeing any result

Hello good people. So I have been working out for almsost 2 years I think , it started with massive weight loss and now I am basically developing my body. Over the 2 years, I have been seeing results, but not the results that I thought I would see. First of all , I don't seem to be able to...

ShlomiU‎, Today 02:27 AM
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Deadlift PR: Form check please!

https://youtu.be/qMaLxirhsRQ Cheers guys

blyatboy‎, Yesterday 08:30 AM
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Proportion in Shoulders

Hey guys I just wanted to ask because I have been going to the gym for around 7 months now, since then I have had some minor shoulder pains in my right shoulder e.g when dumbell pressing and now they have disappeared however my left is a lot more built than my right, wider and larger. The right...

patrykMx‎, Yesterday 03:35 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 10:38 AM
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Squat Form Help

Hey guys. Everyone has been extremely helpful in my other form posts that I've made in the past week or so, so I figured I would get help with the lift I've had the most problems with, squatting. My squat weight is simply awful compared to my other weights (below BW). I've struggled with this...

adc0406‎, 06-18-2018 02:33 PM
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What muscles can you workout everyday to get better results?

hi, What muscles can you workout everyday to get better results? I hear that you can workout yours ABS and calves muscles everyday to get better results true or no?

dob7dob7‎, 06-18-2018 07:25 PM
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Bench press - stopping at 90 degrees?

A friend of mine is telling me how stopping at 90 degrees still gets the full pec workout, but doesn't involve the shoulder as much, reducing injuries. I have a rotator cuff injury right now I'm dealing with, so this got my attention. Anyone try this and what do you think? I've read some...

Cinders‎, 07-18-2010 02:12 PM
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Reps and two 1RM Deadlift pulls - Form check

Hey guys, could I get a critique on my form? I attached a set of 5 reps, then two 1rm pull attempts. Thanks in advance. hFsALK8ekJU A7u9-JeJyF0 ekh27kSToOk

adc0406‎, 06-14-2018 09:44 AM
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Bench Form Check

Hey guys, can I get a bench form check? I'm not sure what the best angle would be but this is all I have, so hopefully it's fine. Thanks! LqvpPe7pbo8

adc0406‎, 06-22-2018 04:30 PM
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Thumbs up left bicep is stubborn please send help

I have been training seriously now for about 6 months and have found within the last month my left bicep and my brain do not seem to cooperate. I do know my shoulder tends to take over anytime I do any type of curl movement with my left bicep. I also do not feel a full contraction in my left arm...

chiers2293‎, 06-22-2018 09:32 PM
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Counting repetitions

Hey guys, I was wondering what you think about counting reps. Does it motivate you or would you rather prefer being able to think about something else and knowing when you are done?

DonaldRobinson‎, 06-21-2018 04:16 PM
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