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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: 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 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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Question ACE Group Fitness Instructor Course

Good afternoon everyone, I've browsed this forum over the years and this is my first post. I am continuing my education as a personal trainer with the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Course. I am a CPT and I've been teaching mat Pilates for over seven years. I'm just about ready to take the...

JeffreyGonell‎, Today 08:49 AM
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Overtraining Concerns?

So recently i started cutting for the first time as of february 25, and my nutrition is right i believe and i am seeing a ton of progress in regards to weight loss, i have retained pretty much all of my strength, if not gotten a little stronger on some lifts as far as repping things out. I switch...

chestkick‎, Today 07:27 AM
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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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Advice for injured

Hello, I'm trying to get one last advice before skipping gym all together for a few months due to my injuries. I'm asking for advice on what exercises I can do at the gym because i struggle just staying at home. I'm already seeking professional advice to fix these injuries, I'm here for advice on...

dd987‎, Today 07:55 AM
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Smile Pull Ups VS Weighted Pull Ups - For Back Mass?!?!

Hi, I'm 6ft4" and 200lbs @ 11% BF. I can do 13 x strict, wide grip, palms out dead hang pull ups with Bodyweight Only OR i can do 6 x wide grip, palms out pull ups with a 45lb plate strapped to me. Originally i assumed that doing Pull Ups with a 45lb plate would be best for big Lats. But...

mestizomad88‎, Today 05:56 AM
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Post Pistol Squats worth it?

Is pistol squats really worth the effort and time to progress into? Especially with adding additional weights later on? Isn’t Regular weighted Squat some what the same?

risingstarl96a1‎, 06-19-2018 08:45 AM
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Need to change my biceps routine.

I have been following this routine for a month now and my body has started to adapt to this routine. It's as follows: EZ bar Curl 3 sets 12-10-8 reps with increasing weights Seated Biceps Curl 3 sets 12-10-8 reps with increasing weights Inclined Alternate Biceps Curls I did that for some...

ahmadqayyum14‎, Yesterday 07:51 PM
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can i only do dumbell press ?

everytime i do barbell bech press my right shoulder hurts a lot and i hear snapping but when i use dumbells everything is fine.

Ahmed7666‎, Today 02:34 AM
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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, Yesterday 04:16 PM
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Does swimming make you stronger?

I hit the gym 3 times a week and swimming 3-4 times.I was wondering if swimming will make me stronger.I know it won't help me build muscles,but i'm more worried about strength rn.

oksdoksdoksdo‎, 06-20-2018 02:53 AM
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Beneficial doing Pistol Squats?

Is it really worth the time to invest into pistol squats? I read from a source that says it is the king of single leg work out. Any one done it before?

risingstarl96a1‎, Yesterday 09:44 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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Hard gainer calves

Help I'm struggling gaining mass in my calves. I working on them at least 3x a week. Alternate my routine from single to double leg press, sitting calves donkeyraises and standing calves raises.

ABS4me2017‎, 06-16-2018 04:30 PM
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How do I calculate total work done on an exercise?

I slightly injured my back recently and I don't want to lift as heavy as I usually do. But I still want to work out and maybe still do the same amount of work without pushing my back too far. Let's say I'm doing a flat bench press and let's say I usually lift 150 lbs for 3 sets of 6 reps. Can I...

yasento‎, 06-19-2018 08:48 AM
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Weak bench press

I currently weigh 190 pounds and im 19 years old,I can only bench 180 pounds as a one rep max, I've been lifting for nearly 5 years, as a football player in high school. My bench max hasn't went up in 2 years. I do all supplemental chest lifts and they all have improved, but barbell bench hasn't...

IssaWrap56‎, Yesterday 09:47 AM
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Learning to do squats correctly, what am I doing wrong?

I have taken a video of myself squatting, not sure if I can upload it somewhere. My legs are not very strong so squaring is difficult, but Inthink it is also my form. I’m not sure how to correct it. I think I lean too far forward and don’t put my butt low enough. If it is because of my lack of...

Justbeck101‎, Yesterday 11:31 AM
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Bent Over Rows vs. T-Bar Rows

Curious - I swap between the 2 exercises workout-to-workout depending on how I feel and what equipment is available at the time...beyond grip variances, are there any differences between a bb row and a t-bar row in terms of the muscles you're working?

sunsean‎, Yesterday 08:07 AM
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Is it the weight or the challenge?

I have no idea if there is any data to support a conclusion either way but I am curious to know when it comes to muscle / strength growth, is it the amount of weight that you lift or the challenge posed against your muscles, when all else is equal? Obviously in a given lifting regimen on a...

jebrady03‎, Yesterday 12:29 PM
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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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How do you cram in your workouts in your busy days?

I do not have time in my workday to exercise, so I am getting up an hour earlier or so to do it then. However I need to eat at some point before leaving for work too. I hear some opinions saying you need to eat before you exercise for energy and a better workout. Is this true? How long after...

nbrown892‎, 06-17-2018 06:30 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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Tired after working out. Is this normal?

I currently work in EMS and i get 4 days off a week, its never been a problem to find time to work out since i have so many days off. Well, i’m about to start a new job, and this one is the typical M-F, 8-5 deal. So obviously there’s going to be adjustments that need to be made. The most obvious...

JennieJen‎, 06-20-2018 10:22 AM
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Squat Form Check at

I'm 19 years old , training for 1 year . Can someone help out for my squat form? I am working on my ankle mobility as well.

Ankur248‎, 06-11-2018 11:16 AM
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Sore abs after Above the knee rack pull and farmer's walk

I've been doing Above the knee rack pull and farmer's walk 2 times a week for about a month now. And never had my abs and obliques soo sore. Is that normal or am I doing something wrong . Side question: My BW is 77 kg and my squat PR is 110kg . Is that good ?

NitroDaxs‎, Yesterday 04:49 AM
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Retracting shoulders

Do you guys retract your shoulders when doing a seated chest press machine as well?

ajisgod321‎, Yesterday 04:18 AM
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