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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: 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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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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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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What's your favorite exercise for upper body and for legs?

Just out of curiosity which one do you feel gives you the most bang for your buck? Something that you would recommend to anyone and that you can't live without.

TitanForce‎, Today 04:58 PM
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RANT: The Neverending Basement-Dwelling Fantasy Brag-Fest.

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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Low bar squat form check please

youtu.be /vXfualwdDbc I've noticed with my squats sometimes I get major butt-wink and I go forward on my way up sometimes. I've watched videos and tried to get clues to get a better form and tightening my stomach like I'm about to get punched in the gut seemed to help with the butt wink...

DannyRyu01‎, Today 12:11 AM
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Concern: High Heart Rate After Intense Cardio Workout

Hello, is it normal to have a heart rate of 80-90 for about an hour maybe a bit more after a very intense 30-40 min. cardio work out? (My cardio isn't very good, trying to build it up again.) My regular resting HR is around 60. Is this normal or is it something to worry about? And if this is normal...

Vhalor‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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Bench Press plateau

Okay so i'm currently experiencing a strange plateau on bench press. Heres a bit of background info: -Running upper lower program: mon tues thu fri (Upper/lower/upper/lower) -Main compound for upper days is bench and lower is squat -eating at a surplus gaining more than fast enough (1-2lbs per...

tomburbidge1‎, Yesterday 06:21 AM
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When working each arm individually what is the rest time ?

When I do bicep curls, I prefer to complete 12 reps on my left arm in my first set and then complete 12 reps on my right. I was wondering whether I should then rest for a minute or move on to set 2 with a shorter rest as I was resting my left arm during my right arm reps ?

Ninjaii‎, Today 07:32 AM
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Bench Press Grip Distance

Hello. I find it more comfortable & I can seem to lift more with a narrower grip. I understand that this works the triceps more & takes work off the chest? Will this lead to a stalling of my bench? I place my hand a thumbs length away from the start of knurling after the smooth section of bar. That...

bflare78‎, Today 06:59 AM
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Noob Pendlay row form check (video)

Can someone critique my pendlay rows. Take all advice I can get. Had to breakup link because I don't have 50 posts sorry. Just copy and paste and backspace at the Q. Thanks. youtube.com/watch?v= Q7YiEiL9-yc&feature=youtu.be

LPD11‎, Yesterday 11:16 PM
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Question How to get shredded+abs

I'm a 25 yr old female. It's been three years since I began working out now, and basically to feed my glutes and legs I eat in a caloric surplus. I'm under the impression I need to eat more calories than I burn to grow. Well because of this I'm having the hardest time flattening my stomach. My...

Rosexoxo‎, Today 05:44 AM
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Any advice for building muscle and losing weight sametime

hey guys so I am 6'2 and i weigh 74KG, even though this seems a bit underweight for me, i still have stubborny belly fat and my face is chubby too. Ive previously been told not to cut down... i am going to france on the 24th may and want to get bigger and not look chubby. I was wondering if anyone...

AndreaElJefe‎, Today 02:46 AM
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Exclamation Center of chest flat and not improving

Do I've been working out for a while now and tried every exercise i know of and everything else has improved except the center of my chest. My chest is normal-ish on the left and right side but when it gradually comes to the center it just lays flat as a table. Im naturally a skinny, lean build and...

HughMan17‎, Yesterday 05:58 PM
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Deadlifting after injury and rehab. Form check please

Hi. Pretty small lifter here got an injury like 2 years ago and have gave up all power lifting for awhile. After rehab ive just recently started to lift heavy again (atleast for me) I was fine untill 150kgs. Then i had that sharp pain after 155kg x2 This is the video of the lift. Ive...

ace2735‎, Today 05:16 AM
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How much training is overtraining?

I recently saw a tip that your lifting session should be around an hour, more than that is over training. The thing is that up until now I've done 4-5 exercises per muscle group, 4 sets each, 2 muscle groups per session, each muscle group took me an hour. So what I'm asking is should I do a...

notthestone‎, Today 03:49 AM
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Angry Toes point too far out when squatting

I've looked everywhere to see if someone else has this problem, but I can't find anything on it. Basically when I squat, my toes inch out more and more after each rep. I can't do more than 2 reps without having to readjust. I don't know if this has anything to do with the problem, but I have super...

spencer43‎, Yesterday 06:31 PM
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Strength vs Hypertrophy

I know everyone is differnet, everyone adapts to different reps/sets schemes. But honestly you are not going to see a skinny kid, deadlifting 500lbs, or bench pressing 300lbs. Isn't strength training better for muscle gains then hypertrophy. For hypertrophy i feel as if i get a better...

MuscleBeach9999‎, 05-01-2011 04:38 PM
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Good shoulder exercises?

What are some good shoulder exercises?

Mariah277‎, Today 10:42 AM
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Deadlift issue, please help.

Since 99% of this fourm is inactive i have to post it here. I think deadlifts injured something near my scapula. If i have foreward rounded shoulders, it hurts pretty bad in my scapula. If i have neutral it doesnt hurt, and if i have contracted scapula it doesnt hurt. What do you think...

Kubensis21‎, Today 10:46 AM
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Is this a good push pull leg workout routine?

I have been lifting for about 4-5 months now in the gym doing a push pull leg split. I lift every other day. So push, rest day, pull, rest day..just wondering if you guys think this is an effective workout routine and any tips... For my push days i do every exercise for 8-10 reps and 3 sets...I...

djc2219‎, Today 10:05 AM
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Keep failing biceps and triceps

Hey all. Been doing good with progress in my Fierce 5 program lately - except for in arms. Keep resetting my weight down to work back up with them but nope, always end up failing at the EXACT same amount for both. Thoughts? Biceps = zottman curls. Triceps = tricep pushdowns. Both are at the end...

WritingVincent‎, Yesterday 10:52 AM
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Pr format for bodyweight exercises?

Just out of curiosity, how do you calculate your scores on dips/pullups/pushups/etc? Having the darndest time keeping track of what my totals with bodyweight exercises. My weight is 235, so if I hit a dip or pullup with say 25 added on, does my one rep max become 260? Or does your one rep max...

TheShadowMan‎, Yesterday 11:04 PM
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Smile Working the Upper Chest??

Hey, I did search for threads on this, but all of the search results were for threads that are 15 years old! I'm not a massive guy, medium size, 6ft4", 210lbs. My last chest session: Flat Bench - 225lbs, 6, 4,2 reps then 155lbs to 21 reps. Incline Bench - 175lbs, 6, 4, 2 reps then...

mestizomad88‎, Today 02:54 AM
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Trap bar deadlift and regular together.

Hi there is there anything wrong with doing the trap bar deadlift as a squat lift and then a traditional deadlift following that or is that too much? Thanks.

vaporduff‎, Yesterday 08:37 PM
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Weighting and recovery

I am recovering from anorexia, and have started weightlifting to rebuild muscle. (DW I have been cleared by my GP to lift.) I am eating 2700-3000 calories per day, and training 3 times per week, currently something like this: 50 jumping jacks Benchpress 4x5 65lbs, 1x5 70lbs, 1x10 60lbs...

Shanigelles‎, Today 07:39 AM
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Question Alternative for lunges

Hi to all in the forum. Is there a good alternative exercise to lunges? I had a bad motorcycle accident back in Feb and the pins and plates in my left knee prevents me from doing lunges correctly. If there is a good alternative please tell me. Thanks

va_new_guy‎, 08-29-2006 05:54 PM
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Push ups

Do we need to wear any thing like langot or supporter under our underwear to tighten pennis+scrottam set for doing push-ups or pull-ups?

sunilnirman‎, Yesterday 10:00 PM
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