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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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Question How not to use traps at middle delt exercises?

I tried wide upright rows and lateral raises and my problem is that I squeez my traps like crazy and I also feel them working, but I want to focus on the middle delt. Can you give me some idea how to use them less? Squeez my shoulder blades togather or not? Where to move my shoulders, up, back,...

Akos89‎, Today 11:46 AM
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Red face Tips for increasing overhead press?

My press has been stuck on 50kg x 5 for the past month. After watching some of Jason Blaha's videos I've been emphasising overhead pressing and weighted chin-ups to get that classic greek statue look. I'm still hitting up dips, rows and other exercises, as well as squatting 2-3x/wk and...

PiscesNinja‎, Today 01:43 AM
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Question Deadlift form check

Hey. Please can I have form advice. Also should I stop and reset at the bottom? v=5MWBu4AAoOM

Ultradian‎, Yesterday 09:09 AM
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Dumbbell vs barbell

in general which is better for hypertrophy and aesthetics for exercises such as seated shoulder press/bench/rows dumbbell or barbell (Beginner) ?? PPL routine 2xweek if that matters.

schley1996‎, Today 09:26 AM
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Chest imbalance???

I’ve been training for a while and I’ve noticed that my inner chest for my right pec looks extremely more defined than that of my left which looks declined inwards and was wondering what I could do to fix it ???

dannyg129‎, Yesterday 12:35 PM
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Question Bent over row angle?

Do I think it right that the more I'm upright, the less the lats will be engaged, and more traps and middle delts will work?

Akos89‎, Today 05:02 AM
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Most obscure exercise that you love, and why...

There are 2 fairly obscure exercises that I've added to my program the last 2 months that have really impacted my training in a positive way. The first is a JM press. I credit this exercise as the which broke me out a long time bench max plateau. The second is a belt squat. After 2 herniated disks,...

Paulie_G‎, 04-19-2018 12:07 PM
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DB Presses....Straight up or Touch at the Top?

I've gone back and forth with this one. I see some guys, most in fact, just press straight up and others bring DB's together at the top and touch together. My first thought is touching may give a better final contraction; no? And I'm talking about chest presses; not shoulder. And I'm thinking...

smokinal‎, 04-21-2018 03:45 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 10:38 AM
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Are toe raises worthwhile?

At least I believe what I'm asking about are toe raises. At first, I thought they would be called reverse calf raises, but then found that to be something different. Then I looked up toe raises and found that it's never done with weight. But anyway, here's what I've tried doing.... I have my...

Playitsafe‎, Yesterday 01:03 PM
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**weighted vertical pulls

Do vertical pulls (pull ups, chin ups, netural grip) build your upperback (mid traps rhomboids etc..) or do you need to do heavy rows? thanks all help will be appreciated.

lazy408‎, 04-21-2018 07:39 PM
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Form check Dead & Squat

Hey guys, Could I get a form check for my dead and squat? Have never properly programmed either in for strength because I was a moron. My deadlift seems to end up like an RDL/Straight leg but I’m not sure if that’s because I have to start with my hips high due to my leverages. My squat...

Prop CBR‎, Today 05:44 AM
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Looking for info for my son in prison

I hope this is ok to post like this. My son is in prison and is looking for some info and has some questions...I am not a weight lifting mom, so posting here in case anyone has time to provide some advice regarding his questions... "what is the best thing I can do to focus on development of the...

prisonmom‎, Yesterday 05:19 AM
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Please critique my deadlift form

Background: I'm 36 years old and just started doing deadlifts recently. It scares me a bit because of the potential for damage if I have bad form, but I feel it's needed to progress further. I've been lifting on and off since I was 16, never serious about it and always a hard gainer. Mostly did...

besoah‎, Yesterday 04:51 PM
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Angry Honestly what's wrong with my deadlift...

I'm really sorry for this second topic but I want to know. I've been trying and trying. Spending all my sessions on this movement. 1.2M views. People saying this is a real deadlift. https:/a/youtu.be/op9kVnSso6Q And this is mine. https:/a/youtu.be/tJF0lj5khf8

Neodream‎, 04-17-2018 06:34 PM
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Need guidance, and workout help

Looking to lose weight and gain some strength, not working on muscle gain or anything insanse right now just want to lose fat. So i bought a cheap set off craigslist for now, wondering if i could get some tips for workout routines with my equiptment.

ObsceneCanadian‎, Yesterday 08:58 PM
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Core Strength for Squat

Currently doing TM. I high bar squat because lowbar causes inflammation in my elbows. Using a 4" 10mm powerlifting belt. My issue is on my intensity day I lose strength in my core and my last 2 reps end up looking more like a good morning than a squat. My back doesn't round. I just end up...

ImpiousOne‎, 04-21-2018 11:01 AM
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How Not To Lean Forward During Squatting

I'm pretty sure I lean forward too much while squatting, and no matter what I do I can't help it. It keeps me from falling backwards. How should I keep myself more straight up without falling backwards? https://streamable.com/5tthn

Tigress84‎, Yesterday 02:58 AM
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New Lifter Needing Help!

Hey, so i started lifting just recently (3 weeks ago) to get ready for next football season. We have a rep test at 140 for bench and a max test. I am 16 years old, 5 foot 8 and like 160 but week as a 10 year old girl. I hit 85 for 20 with small breaks while holding the bar and have hit 130 as...

JackP7070‎, 04-21-2018 05:48 PM
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Not understanding the hip drive in a low bar squat. Videos included

I have been stuck at 190lb the past few lower body workouts (I follow PHUL). I do low bar style squat. I finally learned how to properly squat about 2 months ago-thanks to everyone here, much appreciated. But now as the weight gets heavy the form is starting to go to crap. I think I'm trying to...

merl227‎, 04-21-2018 03:40 PM
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Is it unusual to not feel my chest being worked until AFTER a set of bench presses?

Currently running SL 5x5 right now but I am to weak to lift the bar so I work with a pair of 20ish LB dumbbells for time being, doing 5 sets of 5-8 reps. While doing the presses, I try to keep my feet on the ground and my back arched. For whatever reason, I don't feel the contraction of my pecs...

Odifududix‎, 04-20-2018 03:51 PM
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Question If I only do deadlift, what muscles will lack behind?

I understand that (traditional) deadlift trains mostly the lower back, core and hamstrings, also a good amount of upper back and traps. So just for discussion purpose, Say if I only do deadlift, after a period of time what kind of muscle imbalance will I develop? And will that imbalance worsen...

Eatqqq‎, 04-21-2018 02:53 PM
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Question Back Squat Form Help

Hello guys, yesterday I filmed a video while doing squats and I wanted you to check it out and tell me if I'm doing it right and if I need some corrections, thanks. https://youtu.be/mmOnLbXH0NE (60kgx4reps)

sgarciac07‎, 04-21-2018 08:48 AM
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Is it okay to add a few sets of lower chest cable crossovers to my chest routine?

Hi, everybody! I’m currently running Fierce 5 for the third month and I’ve noticed that I don’t get any fatigue/DOMS in my lower-chest area. I do the A and B exercises in a repeating manner (Monday A, Wednesday B, Friday A, week 1, and B-A-B on week 2). So I do chest 2 times a week on the days...

SackMan65‎, 04-20-2018 12:44 AM
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Question Increased heart rate after doing the same exercises for a while.

I’ve been doing a full body workout for like 4 months now, and everytime I do my cardio warmup, my heart rate usually peaks at 150 BPM. But for the last 2 times I’ve been doing my cardio, my heart rate went up to 170-180 BPM. Yet I havent changed my workout routine, my eating habits, nor the time...

jonathan4210‎, 04-21-2018 07:02 AM
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