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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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scapular retraction in lat pulldown and lat recruitment

I have always done lat pulldown in the way you protract scapula at the top, then retract and pull; and keep doing this. But I last workout I tried doing them by keeping scapula retracted the entire time, just moving elbows. And this resulted in better lat pump/recruitment, while doing by the 1st...

HeMB‎, Yesterday 04:50 AM
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Question How to get a round butt and flat tummy?

I hate the way I look so I wanted to start working out. I already lost 5 pounds down from 140. Im 135 now and my measurements are about 37-29-40 (inches). I feel like my tummy is too big and my butt is too flat. I just feel fat-borderline fat, even though I’m technically not overweight. I’m not...

kxnxa‎, 03-22-2018 07:00 PM
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Smile Fresh out of prison.

Hey I’m new to the forums and just did 4 flat in a KY prison. I’ve been lifting the entire time and now that I’m out I’m basically starting life all over again. I have no ability to get into a gym for at least another month and a half and all that’s here is a crappy ‘Total Gym’. *HEAVY SIGH* ...BUT...

Hypertrofiend86‎, 03-22-2018 12:21 PM
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Question Why is my neck sore ? I did a full body workout ..

Yesterday i did a full body workout.. i did body rows & pulls ups (lots of different grip positions) .. i feel like those what caused my neck to be sore...? Any idea why thought?

thexmarcoxz‎, Yesterday 05:37 PM
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I think I pinched a nerve in my neck-what to do?

A few months ago I was doing overhead presses and I think I pinched a nerve in my neck. It went away after about a week or so-didn't feel any more discomfort. Then about 5 days ago to one week ago I was doing incline bench press and after my set I knew that feeling-it was back again. It subsided...

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are there any benefits to doing alternative exercises every so often?

are there any benefits to doing alternative exercises every so often? if so, how often? for example of what i mean, if my routine is to squat, bench, and deadlift, would it be good to sometimes do a different variation of squat like front squat, instead of benching do push ups, and instead of...

pandabaer‎, 03-21-2018 07:02 PM
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Deadlifts and Rows on a Legs/Torso routine

Hi everyone, I've doing an upper/lower split routine for a while, I split my week like this: Monday: Heavy upper body (main lifts 6~ reps, accesories 8-10) Tuesday: Heavy leg day ("") Wednesday: HIIT Thursday: Light upper body (main lifts 8-10, accesories 12-15)

EdBojorquez‎, Yesterday 01:26 PM
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--- Need a Deadlift and seated Shoulder Press critique --- Password: goofedya Those were the only reps for today, didn't have any energy to put in so I dropped the workout.

nevergetme‎, 03-19-2018 01:08 PM
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Do chin over bar chin ups help you be able to do chest to bar pull ups?

I can't pull up to touch my chest, but I can just barely get my chin above the bar when doing chin ups. If I keep doing chin over bar chin ups, will I eventually be able to get my chest to the bar? Also, do chin ups help you be able to do pull ups?

DatBoiJorpan‎, 03-22-2018 05:06 PM
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Best bench press program after linear progression?

I maxed out my linear progression on the bench press pretty early on at 65kg. I switched to a progression called Nsuns which is similar to 531 & this got me up to 77.5kg. I am beginning to think that there maybe better progressions out there which are not as intense. Nsuns has you doing 18 sets of...

bflare78‎, Yesterday 02:34 AM
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How does muscle grow?

I have been lifting for like 6 weeks, but I am not at a gym, I have been doing it at home using a bench and dumbbells. I have primarily been doing incline bench presses, flies, planks, military presses, press ups, squats, rows. The only thing really I can feel a difference on is my arms, and chest....

TiernOIE‎, 03-22-2018 08:45 AM
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Tall Guy/ Long Arms Bench Question

I have long arms and even though I've benched for a decent amount of time I've never really seen decent bench/ pec gains. I thought that was just a genetic disadvantage but I'm beginning to believe otherwise after seeing some taller lifters with decent chests/ bench PR's. For a taller guy would...

ycpspartan‎, 03-21-2018 02:57 PM
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Running before strength workouts or vice versa?

So I'm curious to know if fasted running before body weight training will burn muscle since the muscle might be exhausted from the cardio. I'm purposely eating at a calorie deficit to try and debulk my legs but I want to do more cardio to give it an extra push. If you know any ways to get thinner...

QueenofSpades28‎, 03-21-2018 06:06 PM
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Which Vertical Pull?

I'm currently doing a PSMF and doing the following barbell complex every other day. OHP x6 Squat x6 Hang Clean x6 Deadlift x6 My left shoulder clicks on any sort of bent over row. This is a special snowflake problem. I broke my left arm as a child, the doctor was incompetent and the arm...

armfix‎, 03-22-2018 08:39 PM
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When exactly is failure?

Obviously if you fail the rep that's failure. But if you could do 10 reps and you were unable to complete the 11th would stopping at 10 still be considered failure since its the max amount of complete reps you can do? Thanks

Corbachev‎, 03-22-2018 03:45 PM
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A basic breathing tip I learned from almost passing out

Probably something obvious to more experienced lifters, but this was a revelation to me. Whenever I do a 1RM overhead press, I almost pass out. Consistently. This never happened when maxing out deadlifts or squats. Just overhead pressing. I was wondering what the issue was. I realized I was...

joiemoie‎, 03-22-2018 11:26 PM
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Help with core workout.

Any one got some good core workouts for cutting out and defining abs. The current set I run I have become acclimated to. It doesnt even burn any more so I think its time to switch it up. On a total side note workouts for burning belly fat would be cool to if you happen to have any. Please and...

Tsk117‎, 03-22-2018 10:10 PM
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Question Any exercises that can train my weakest link of my body?

I started training my weakest links in my body and now i feel so much stronger (that was my shoulders & lower back).. however theres one muscle group i know is the weakeat and i always neglected it.. my forearms.. Does anyone have any functional forearm exercises? Right now all i can think of are...

thexmarcoxz‎, 03-22-2018 07:51 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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Moved: Dead lift day, 2 day after back day?

fatoburn‎, 03-22-2018 10:44 AM
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Question Is the overhead press the most techical exercise?

I'm just curious what do you think about this. Of course every exercise is very technical if you compete. But I think since it's the exercise that has the longest kinetick chain, from hands to feet, I think every centimeters count how you hold the bar, how much do you lean back, how vertical...

Akos89‎, 03-22-2018 12:12 AM
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Started getting very hot after actively training for a longer period

Hi all I've just joined this forum and want to say hello to all of you. I am a 24 year old male 71kg, 170cm. I've just hit the 1 year mark of quitting smoking and i am really happy. I have been doing Crossfit for about ~5 months now and currently my daily intake consists of about ~1500...

Rektangled‎, 03-22-2018 06:28 AM
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squat form

I was wondering if my squat technique is correct, cause sometimes when I squat my lower back gets a little sore (not painful, soreness only lasts for short period of time) . Do you guys have a sore lower back when you squat? Not sure if it's because I have tight hip flexors or whatever, my...

QuinKwok‎, 03-22-2018 04:10 PM
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Heart flutters with chest exercise

Is it normal to have heart flutters when im working out my chest?

shanestark44‎, 03-22-2018 03:29 PM
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Hex plates are causing issues with my deadlift. How do I work around this?

I am having an issue with the bar moving out of position after I set the bar down after doing a deadlift rep. I usually have to reset after each rep to make sure the bar is parallel to my body. The grooves on the hex plates make it so that the plates shift around and the bar isn’t parallel to my...

beq1991‎, 03-22-2018 07:12 AM
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