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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: 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: 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 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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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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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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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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Weight per set and other newbie questions

Alright, a little background, I am not new to working out but I have never been a "gym" guy- mainly played sports that didn't focus very much on lifting. I am trying to get into lifting but I honestly don't know a few things. I hope ya'll can help me out with some probably dumb questions: 1) I...

FirstFiveEighth‎, Today 09:48 AM
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decreasing push up reps

It's so curious: I've been going to the gym regularly but it's been few days that my push up (press up) reps slumped from highest 62 to 42 :(. I used to do 2 sessions per day, everyday, one at a random time of the day at home and the other just after finishing my workout in the gym. All of a...

aspiring1‎, Today 10:30 AM
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The abdominals role in breathing/posture? PLEASE HELP ME IMPROVE MY HEALTH!

Hi guys and girls. Would be honoured to get your advice. It's a question on the role that the abdominals play in breathing and posture. I have a problem with my vocal cords, they're so tight that I can barely speak. Its called Muscle Tension Dysphonia. This is probably down to poor breathing. I...

DLinez‎, Today 03:31 PM
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Worth decreasing weight to do longer (4 seconds) eccentric part of the rep?

I can only bench press 132 pounds for 8 reps, but I have noticed I am not quite doing the eccentric part in the 4 seconds that a lot of people seem to recommend. Although I don't just drop the weight, I only do it in like 1-2 seconds. Do you think it's worth to lower the weight so I can do...

weitun‎, Today 02:52 PM
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Fierce 5 OHP question/problem

Hey everyone. I am doing the Fierce 5 program and I am having some issues when it comes to the OHP. When I first started I was fine no issues. As the weight has climbed I have noticed that my shoulder and back hurt when I finish the program. I know that a video would be best to help figure out...

Alan21‎, 07-08-2017 05:03 PM
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Lightbulb Deadlift form check

Hi, I wanted to know if any of you could check my deadlift form please, I've changed up my deadlift routine and started to do a 3x3 program and started at 140kg, I decided to try out my 1 rep max and tried 160kg (first part of the video) and then tried 170kg (I had to give everything I had to do...

nissan2‎, Today 03:10 PM
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best compound db exercise for biceps & triceps

My elbow is better but not 100%. I think I will cut out the bicep curls & tri extensions for a week or two, but the elbow is ok to continue, albeit with a lighter weight, on the other parts of my routine. What are some of the best compound dumbbell exercise that will hit the biceps & triceps...

kim59‎, Today 11:58 AM
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Dumbbells starter advice

I'm seventy-five, been an athlete all my life. I'm slim, 5'9" - 140. I would like to build up my upper body at least some - shoulders, neck, biceps, chest. I cannot do heavy lifting for a variety of reasons, and would just like to do some weight/strength training exercises at home with...

SeniorStud‎, 07-20-2017 03:00 PM
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Red face Is running a bad idea?

This might sound like a stupid question. But I've heard that when you're bulking and you do cardio you want to do either LISS or HIIT. Is it inherently bad to have more of a middle-ground and just go for a 30-40 minute run? I enjoy running and would like to get better at it, but I've heard from...

EyeOfTheWolf‎, Today 06:40 AM
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Forearm muscles

I like doing the seated barbell reverse wrist curls for my forearm extensor muscles. Would anyone out there in muscle land know if the brachioradialis muscle is activated? Thank you BigRowbin35

BigRowbin35‎, 07-19-2017 08:01 PM
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Lightbulb Question about back training

My lower back kills me everytime I do bent over barbell rows. Are one arm db rows a good substitute, or do I really need to keep doing regular BORs? Also, what part of the back do these hit? In comparison to say pullups and chinups. (Oh and I'm keeping my back straight throughout the movement)

EyeOfTheWolf‎, Yesterday 06:57 PM
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What muscles 'Hack Squats' - 'Leg Press' - 'Leg Extension' targets?

Which one of these target the same muscles? so I could keep two while eliminating one. (If that's not the right thing to do, just let me know as I'm new to all this).

CodingCore‎, Yesterday 12:04 PM
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Right Shoulder Pain While Shoulder Pressing

Hey guys, 2 years ago I had a Grade 1 Separation of my right shoulder's AC Joint. I heeled and recovered and have been back to normal in the gym. A month ago, I was doing a lot of Arnolds/Muscle Ups/Barbell and tweaked my shoulder. I don't have much if any pain at all in my shoulder compared...

Primetimex24‎, 07-22-2017 03:49 PM
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Starting to squat - Form check please

Hi all, waiting to have access to a power rack I decided to start working on squat form with lightweight. I will have access to the rack in 2 weeks, I thought it was a good idea to improve my form before starting to add weight. The video is done at 20kg + barbell (approx 30kg). I can quite easily...

FallingBridge‎, 07-20-2017 06:35 AM
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Which exercise causing hip discomfort?

EDIT 7/24/2017: I was at the gym today working out, I did not feel one bit of discomfort AT ALL. I even did deads. Not one single discomfort happened, I totally forgot I have hips. THEN... When I was done, I took a shower, and when I went to pull my pants on, and step up to put my leg in my...

l337g0g0‎, 07-22-2017 01:11 PM
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Preacher curl and Barbell curl in the same workout?

^^^ title thank you

fatoburn‎, Today 02:59 AM
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Fix upper chest

how can i fix my right upper chest? its lacking not very visible from image, i have been using dumbells and doing flys and presses. also cable flys, any other suggestions? currently im bulking

Ram132G‎, 07-20-2017 07:42 AM
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Unhappy Guys with wide hips/waist, HELP!! (pictures)

Hi guys, Im an 18 year old guy, 170cm and 63kg, i have an abnormally large hips. and it ****ing depresses me every time i look in the mirror, and ive always been self conscious about it. i started working out because of it a year and a half ago, everyone told me i should gain some mass in order...

deanwinfml‎, 07-22-2017 09:35 PM
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Cool Hiit and weight lifting same day??

I am kind of new to the whole cutting thing so I am wondering, for example I worked out triceps, shoulders, and chest today at noon. Is it fine if I do 25 minutes of Hiit cardio later around 7-8 PM the same day?? Will it hinder gains or cause muscle loss?? Thanks in advance.

Hugo0912‎, Yesterday 06:08 PM
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Everything but chest Will grow

So I'm an 18 year old dude who's 6'1 190 and I've been lifting everyday consistenley for about a year and a half now and my chest won't grow. I lift 7 days a week for the most part and I intake about 4000 calories a day and take mass gainer and creating monohydrate. I'm pretty big and defined...

job43‎, 07-20-2017 10:00 PM
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Smith Machine ok for Squats?

First, let me preface by saying that I know using a plain barbell is far better. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, my Planet Fitness membership is all that is available to me right now. It should also be known that I had knee surgury (tore a miniscus) many years ago, so being able...

Drashnar‎, 07-21-2017 06:19 AM
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Bulk or cut first ?

Im 5'10" about 155-156lb. I just started going gym and wanted to bulk. But i measured my body fat percentage, it came out 25%. Yes i am skinny fat guy. So i was wondering if i should lose some fats first then do slow clean bulk from 10-15% body fat percentage or just start bulking right away. How...

KoreanGochu‎, Yesterday 09:54 AM
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Deadlift form

Heres a video with the weight cut from 140 to 110. It wont let me add to the other thread I had made about back sorness so here is the video of my form

Alan21‎, Yesterday 01:41 PM
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Shoulder Pain: info needed desperately!

A while ago I was doing lat pull downs and I felt a "catch" in my anterior shoulder. I keep going in my workout (shouldn't have), and still felt the "catch/slight pain". Now any time I do shoulders and sometimes back, this pain comes up. Or any time I'm doing a lot of shoulder moment. Also the...

cadygrubb‎, Yesterday 01:48 PM
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How far should i be able to run ( broad question i know)

I'm 22 years old not fit , I am 279lbs (19stone 13lbs) I'm 6 feet tall , I was eating takeaway (bad food) after takeaway and put a stop to it, so know I have been at the gym 2-3 weeks I nees to get in shape for a holiday to Florida in sept ember 2018 . I'm wondering if I am unfit or...

jordanjenks123‎, 07-21-2017 08:03 AM
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