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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: 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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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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Shout-out to SuffolkPunch

So during my lower body workout today, after my elbow flexor work and calf work, I decided to break out the SSB and squat with it. Now, my previous max a few months ago was 375, but I tore the sh!t out of my left adductor. This time, before I squatted, I hit the good girl/bad girl machines… In...

BeginnerGainz‎, Today 12:52 PM
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Deep dips - yes/no ?

Hello, i have a question. Are deep dips generally "bad technique" and everyone should do them around 90 degree at elbows, or it depends from person to person ? I have good dips technique, but i dont know how deep should i do them. I can go really deep, below 90 degree and feeling big pec stretch...

Shakewhey‎, 09-25-2021 09:59 AM
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Chest exercises with limited weights?

Hello, I want to focus on my chest more but I only workout at home - I only have enough weights to make dumbbells up to 20kg. I have progressed enough so that traditional exercises with these dumbbells aren't challenging anymore so progress is stalling. Apart from increasing reps to >30, which...

throwaway2876‎, Today 03:17 AM
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DB OHP one arm at a time

Any drawbacks? Particularly with Arnolds. I can focus better on the rotation of each shoulder, get a better contraction, and can lift more weight (or at least more reps, I haven’t tried to add weight to the bells yet). I assume this is because I only have to stabilize half the weight (I’m not...

Xpiro‎, 08-23-2021 06:15 PM
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A question about power shrugs

So pretty much i've always done either farmer's walks or cleans for traps, but once in awhile I mess around with power shrugs. My question is, is this a complete movement for the trap? By that I mean, does it stimulate upper, middle, and lower sections simultaneously? Or is it purely specific to...

TheShadowMan‎, Today 04:33 AM
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Legs with a lower back injury

Super bummed, I tweaked my lower back for the first time in years. I accidentally maxed out on deadlifts two weeks ago, and the nail in the coffin was deciding to incline press with with my feet up... sent me straight into flexion. SMH @ myself. Anyway, I’m going to get myself set up with a...

Xpiro‎, 09-25-2021 05:46 PM
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Question This Deadlift article I found

https://nattyornot.com/why-deadlifting-with-a-mixed-grip-straps-or-a-hook-grip-is-for-egomaniacs-and-cheaters-never-do-it/ Interesting theory but it doesn’t make sense to me. The posterior chain is always going to outpace the strength of a double overhand grip outside of rank novices....

Ironface‎, Yesterday 06:23 PM
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Favorite exercise for traps and lats?

Good day all. I'm returning to lifting after taking too many years off and doing it for mostly fitness and body composition, not competition. The two muscle groups I'm struggling to connect with are my traps and lats. In both cases my secondary muscles give out long before the target muscles do....

BadGaskets350‎, 08-30-2021 01:33 PM
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Why are my calves not growing

So I'm 16years old been lifting for about 1 and a half years and I've seen some respectable results.About 4-5 months ago I started training my calves bcos I've noticed they were stupidly small in comparison with the rest of my body. However the results I've seen are hardly noticeable they still...

Vajdhs‎, Yesterday 01:44 AM
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good body weight exercises for obese person?

hi i am obese, 178cm and currently weight 135kg was wondering what are some good body weight exercises for obese people i can do almost 50 push ups after warming up i can do 2 pull ups i can squat but lunges hurt my knees for some reason my goal for losing weight is to start doing parkour...

clydeashelton‎, 09-25-2021 03:43 PM
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Question how should i attempt weight loss?

hello, im a 330lb 19 yr old male who is wondering how i should i attempt to lose weight. Ive lost massive amount of weight before like when i was 15 i lost 150lb (375-218) in two years but gained it back due to my incompetence to maintain it. I dont want to be skinny fat so i was interested in...

draingangfan‎, 09-25-2021 06:34 AM
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Landmine bar : What are the best exercises this setup does?

I only recently noticed that my local gym even has a landmine setup (extra bar and pivot hinge) , I've never seen it being used until the other day. I'm considering adding some landmine exercises to my rotation and would like to know what you all consider the most beneficial (for hypertrophy or...

BadGaskets350‎, 09-25-2021 06:20 AM
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Been training for around 1.5 years. Bench and OHP still poor.

Hi all I’ve been training for around 1 and a half years. I started with Phraks Greyskull LP and ran that for 14 months, and now I’ve been running Grouchyjarhead’s Beginner Powerbuilding Routine for 5 months. Which is here:...

andysafc97‎, 09-22-2021 01:56 PM
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A case for the loaded back extensions (Heisman get in here)

Found this study comparing back extensions to RDLs (didn’t bother to mention seated back extensions) since those are my two favorite posterior chain exercises. http://www.staystrongsc.com/blog/2021/5/1/a-case-for-the-hyperextension?format=amp Looks like I was on to something using loaded...

BeginnerGainz‎, 09-22-2021 06:40 PM
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Question Best forearm exercise ?

Hello, i need help. I always had small and weak forearms. I do lot of pulling (deadlifts,rows,pull-ups ...) but my forearms are always burning as hell and sometimes im just focusing on grip to not drop the weight ... So i want to add some exercise just for forearms. I need something for both...

Shakewhey‎, 09-22-2021 05:27 AM
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Back - Width vs Thickness exercises

Hi all, Could someone help me with what BB/DB lifts that fall into either width/thickness category or if they are an all rounder? There must be 'better' than other lifts too? Currently my preferred lifts are BB row (supinated grip) and DB rows (neutral grip). Also have multi grip pull up bars,...

STRYDG‎, 09-21-2021 01:26 PM
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Best ways to target lower traps

A have a bit of rounding / anterior tilt on my left shoulder, I've seen a few physios in the past who have given me corrective exercises for my lower traps, mainly with resistance bands. These exercises seem pretty effective but Im now looking for something more 'gym-based'. The exercises...

ReboundReps‎, 09-11-2021 10:35 AM
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Post Sub 4MIN row

Hey, recently got into towing for a warm up to prior to my actual workout and wanted to know how my row is ? I’m 5”7 176lbs And so 1000m rows at 3:37-3:41 at 37-42 s/m I think that’s what it is as far as the s/m goes lol I don’t remember but I am at 37-42 Like I said I would just like to...

icantu2‎, 09-23-2021 10:22 PM
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Natural or not type of question

Saturday curiosity! My girlfriend does some home workouts after Caroline Girvan and she love them. I've seen some video of her where she looked quite muscular (I don't find it anymore) and I might have commented that "she must be on something because it's hard for a female to have those...

jaxqen‎, 09-04-2021 10:06 AM
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Fierce 5 novice without squats/deadlifts

Hello all, I have been running fierce 5 novice for about a month now, but I have had reoccurring pain in my upper hamstring when doing lower body lifts such as squats and deadlifts, which cause discomfort throughout the day and even into the next few days. Isolation exercises do not cause this pain...

dcairns1‎, 09-22-2021 06:58 PM
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What exercises do you prefer to use partial ranges of motion?

Just curious to get everyone's thoughts. In general research favors using a full range of motion for hypertrophy but I think it's completely viable to use a full range of motion for some movements and a shortened range of motion for others, particularly when it will allow heavier loads to be used....

Heisman2‎, 09-13-2021 04:27 PM
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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 06:50 AM
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Squat issue

Hello all. The past month I have been fighting pain during squats. Everything is fine until I start going up in my movement. I feel a shooting pain in my right leg that seems to start at my knee and goes up the left side of my leg up into my middle hip and groin area. Only happens to my left leg...

Schweino‎, 09-19-2021 05:24 AM
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Your top 3 most bastardized exercises

That you see in the gym. Mine are… Calf raises/presses: Literally no one does these right. No pause at the top, no paused stretch at the bottom to kill the stretch reflex of the Achilles’ tendon…..just throw on plates and do lil bouncy reps or worse, some kind of half ass power squat. Calf...

BeginnerGainz‎, 09-21-2021 01:00 PM
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