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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: 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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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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Smile Abs

So I’m a kind of ripped guy I assume. I’m 5’5 and weigh 138. I have abs but they “mainly” only show how I want them to when I flex them or whenever I’m doing a certain motion they brings them out. My diet is pretty good so I’m trying to figure out is it possible for abs to always show without...

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Long time lurker here needs help!!! Shoulder mobility gone!?

Hi all, Background: I've been weight training for over 10 years and have never seriously injured myself. I've always been decently flexible. I'm 5'6 and around 180lbs, about 12ish percentage body fat so I'm a good size for my height and in good shape. After my pull workout about 3 days ago...

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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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Hello, Am currently 17, 130lbs, and my arms measure 10.5 inches. Am wondering if anyone knows any good home excersizes using 20lb dumbbells to get them up a bit, to probably about 13-14 inches. Eating a pretty good diet, lots of protein for what I can (allergic to protein powders)

jrg153‎, Yesterday 07:45 PM
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pull ups reps max

Hi I've been stuck at 12 pull ups ( reps max ) for a while. I was wondering if there are ways to increase my max reps. Do you have any advices? Thanks for helping.

Pel10‎, Yesterday 01:41 AM
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Body to body resistance

I often do body to body resistance because I don't have weights, and don't always want to go to the gym. With all the searching I've done I haven't yet come across anybody suggesting this. It seems like a good option for those who are too busy, or don't have the money for weights. Can anyone tell...

buzneg‎, 05-24-2019 10:05 PM
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Post Features of different types of grips

What are the features and uses of different types of grips (overhand, underhand, neutral, alternate, hook) and the grip widths?

donaldparida‎, Yesterday 12:38 PM
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Exercises to improve posture and physique

New to this forum, hello! :-) I started exercising last October, mainly les mills group exercises such as HIIT and body pump. But two months ago, I started lifting weights and I already observed gains. However, my concern is because of my posture, I won't be able to lift heavy later on with DL...

BakedSwissChese‎, Yesterday 12:38 PM
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Rest between sets ?

So I've been lifting for around 6 months now and I'm curious, Does the amount of time between sets matter much ? Would someone, For example, Who takes a 1 minute break compared to someone who takes a 5 minute break between sets have different results or is it simply just a recovery time ? Any...

newblifter95‎, Yesterday 10:31 AM
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Want to change the way I look

Hey, Im 16 175 lbs 5.8. Im overweight and want to change the way i look. The ideal body i want to have is like Chris evans. How should i be training and should i bulk or cut?

Hmann1‎, Yesterday 06:07 AM
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Deadlift Form Check

Hello guys, Years ago I messed up my back from deadlifting and for the past couple of months I've been slowly getting back into lifting again. I recorded myself the other day and would like some feedback regarding my form. Thank you in advance. 5 Reps: 1 Rep:...

footballer89‎, Yesterday 12:40 AM
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warmup to 1RM, am I doing it right

I want to know if m doing my warmups right or m stealing my 1rm strength here is a sample, my max deadlift is 180 kg and I reach that like this first 80kg warmup 4-5 reps then 110kg 2 reps then 150kg 1 rep then 180kg 1 rep then 170kg 2 reps then 160kg 2 reps

SimerGrewal‎, Yesterday 06:31 AM
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Probably injured - depressed

After deciding to test new PRs this week on squat, DL, and OHP, (hit a new high on all three, very short lived victory) I noticed a small, painless, bulge in the upper middle part of my abs. I have to assume it’s a hernia, and have a Dr. appointment for Thursday. I’m really down about this, as I...

TheUnderdog83‎, 05-21-2019 07:33 PM
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Lightbulb Seriously what is the point???

I consider myself a consistent workout enthusiast. I always make it to the gym at least twice a week but normally three times full body routine. Recently my work schedule changed from afternoon to morning and since I wasn't used to waking up so early, I found myself very sleepy n tired most days...

HelSlim‎, 05-24-2019 05:23 PM
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Excercise non responder or low test?

This post is going to be more controversial than most and might be hard to believe it. Arent there excercise non responders? I mean legitimate people that cant gain muscle mass but all they gain is fat instead. They constantly check their form with videos,initiate proper technique, blah blah. Now...

jetpotion‎, 05-05-2016 09:28 PM
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Flat Bench Press: First rep is always hard

I have this weird and annoying problem that I've been dealing with for a while now and I'd really like some solution or advice on it. When I bench press, my first rep is ALWAYS really hard. Even bringing the bar down, I have to do it really slow and controlled, like I don't trust myself to just...

Atlas70‎, 05-14-2019 11:12 PM
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Post Why do squats activate more quads than leg extensions?

I have been recently reading some journal articles comparing EMG quadriceps activity in the squat and leg extensions. Majority of studies indicate that interestingly squats no only elicit greater muscle activity on the hamstrings, glutes and calves, but also the quadriceps. My question is, why...

Exscis‎, 05-22-2019 06:45 AM
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7 minutes HIIT

Hi, What is your opinion on 7 minutes HIIT? I hear some studies suggest that 7 minutes HIIT is very effective, especially as a compliment. I have been trying it for the last 2 weeks every 'resting' day from lifting and I don't notice any particular improvement, my idea was to use it as a...

GonzaloSP‎, 05-23-2019 07:29 AM
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Strength Training for Long Distance Runners

Does anyone have any recommendations? I enjoy lifting and wouldn't mind a program that has me in the gym three days a week if not more, but the problem is that most programs that I've found are all one day, and don't have many traditional/ barbell lifts (maybe for a reason).

ycpspartan‎, 05-23-2019 05:38 PM
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Heavy Dumbbell Benching to Failure Question

I can dumbbell bench 65 lb dumbbells for 9 reps, maybe more. I used to be able to dumbbell bench 90 lbs dumbbells for 7 reps when I was 35 years old but I only got back into dumbbell benching about a month ago after not doing dumbbell benching for about 4 years. What is a good technique to let...

MuscleGainer‎, 05-24-2019 08:45 PM
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Stopped counting reps

Usually i would do 8-10 reps, in most cases i have found that i still have power left to do few more reps but i wouldn't since i have already reached my 10 rep count Just very recently i have decided not to count reps and i can tell you that i am pushing way more reps now, i am aiming to fatigue...

Wu4Life‎, 05-24-2019 04:15 AM
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Exclamation I'm pretty underweight... what can I do to help me get bigger?

I'm very skinny... 125lb and almost 6ft tall, 16yrs old. I've only started going to the gym, and quite frankly, I have no idea what to do there. I just walk around to different machines and freeweights(mostly just dumbells). Can I have some recommendations on what I can do to start buffing up?...

JourneyTo160‎, 05-24-2019 06:25 PM
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Post Injury Risk in Training for 1RM Bicep Curl?

So while I was Curl max training, I felt some tension in my forearm bone while doing rack curls. Not pain but it did make me raise an eyebrow. I was wondering if I should sub rack curls for something else (Concentration curl negatives?) Or if there's just an inherent injury risk in training heavier...

SpeculatorSam‎, 05-24-2019 06:29 AM
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Cool Dizziness Remedies

Yo so i realize there are 100 different replies to people asking why they are dizzy after a squat, but my question is, if through training the body can better combat dizziness, can I “ease” my way into squatting and what should that process look like—and how long? Context: I made my way back...

bhob12‎, 05-23-2019 04:59 PM
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How much gym time is too much?

I had to miss a gym session because of work on Wednesday, and was pretty ticked off about it so I vowed to make it up on Thursday by combining my Wednesday and Thursday routines into 1 marathon session. Needless to say I was pretty beat last night/this morning, but I have 2 off days coming up...

Steier-man‎, 02-19-2010 07:44 AM
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