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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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What can I do about my sad, empty, feeling after working out?

Yesterday was the first time in my life that I did strenght training. The workout lasted 30 minutes and even though I finished it I had to take a lot of breaks and I used light weights which made me feel very bad. I also planned to do the same workout today but my muscels were so sore I could not...

Naomiella‎, Yesterday 01:51 PM
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Safe to lift with face mask on?

Where I live they are finally opening the gyms after 2 months of shut down, however they have guidelines and regulations. One of them is to wear a face mask at all times while inside. I read somewhere that training or lifting with a face mask can be harmful, and even deadly. You can faint from...

goonergooner‎, 05-26-2020 05:21 AM
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Double Underhanded Deadlifts

Has anyone ever done these or is there a different name for them? I have been finding myself having to use a double underhanded grip lately for jobs and wanted my workout to be more relevant to what lifts I would be doing in life. Such as lifting concrete slabs, taking down racks in warehouses and...

TheJoseph1987‎, Yesterday 08:00 AM
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Troubleshooting my painful back?

I am doing: 1 - Press ups 2 - Deep squats 3 - Ring Rows 4 - Deadlifts

Stormbitch‎, 06-01-2020 02:20 AM
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Workout program with basic equipments

Hi there, I am very out of shape and planning to resume working out (at home this time) after 6 months. All I have is a yoga mat, a yoga/balance ball, 15 kg weights, two sets of dumbbells and a 4 ft barbell. Is there any good workout program that you can recommend for me? Thanks!

patw0019‎, Yesterday 11:47 AM
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Red face Recovering Shoulder Impingement -> T-Bar Row ok? Why does chest days seem to help?

First off props if you simply read this and even bigger props for any input/personal experience. So quick background...I managed to earn myself a shoulder impingement in December/January of this year. I kinda ignored it as just muscle soreness, but then on my back day I went to perform a warmup...

IrishSwede13‎, Yesterday 02:13 PM
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Push-Pull Imbalance

Would you consider someone who can do a set of 6 BW dips but not even 1 pull-up to have a push-pull imbalance? Let’s just say they don’t bench bars or dbs.

Skwidward‎, 05-31-2020 12:54 PM
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Big biceps versus lifting weights

Suppose I grow my biceps doing something that does not involve dumbbells, for example, by doing weighted chin ups. Suppose they get considerable big. Will I then be able to lift heavy weights? Specifically, I'm thinking of holding my girlfriend in my arms. (She's not that fat, by the way Lol) ...

victorfehr1‎, 06-02-2020 07:05 AM
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How to target shoulders during Incline Bench

How can I target the shoulders when doing incline bench press?

proxyfunction‎, 05-23-2020 04:54 PM
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Unhappy I really need some chest help

Hello people, This is my first post here, this is almost like the last next chapter of me trying to get good chest gains. So I train pretty frequently, 5/6 days a week and I used to love chest day, getting that pump, feeling like I've really pushed my body and overall its one of those...

CaS2000‎, 06-02-2020 04:10 AM
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Unhappy lat activation

hi i have been struggling a lot with lat activation for the last week. i have been training for two years and have always worked hard on activation and prior to the last week i have not had a problem with activating my lats. however, i hurt my lower back leaning backwards too far when doing a...

tomhaverford‎, 06-02-2020 11:21 AM
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Question Involvement of pectoral in flies/cross vs press

Hi all! We all know that the overall best movement for the development of the pecs is the press/pushing, whether it's with dumbbell, barbell, machine and so on. My question is: is there a significant difference from the mechanical/anatomical prospective regarding the involvement of the pecs in...

matteomacc89‎, 06-02-2020 02:38 AM
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Lightbulb Working out without dumbells or barbells

Hello! I am at home and there is no way to have equipment for working out. So I do push-ups with weighted school bag (heavy things inside it like books). And I use the school bag for training my biceps in the same way we do the exercise "standing barbell curls". I train my triceps by the bag too...

wanttobeahero‎, 06-01-2020 09:34 AM
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Few moves and same weight

There is just so much in the gym and I find carrying too heavy gave me a hard time to recover.Is it bad if I always squat the sand weight and reps,while also benching the same weight and reps because I think that’s the optimal training for me...I do bro split,so I do train all muscle group at least...

Mobc1990‎, 05-20-2020 10:06 AM
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Best Exercises to Target Hamstrings?

Best Exercises to Target Hamstrings? ...at home! Limited to home equipment: olympic bench, olympic barbell, olympic plates, standard barbell, standard plates, trap bar, hammer bar, dumbbells, and ez curl bar. Was doing squats but injured my serratus anterior muscle and could not lift for 6...

Zeke2112‎, 05-20-2020 03:10 PM
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Question I need leg exercises that won't exacerbate my anterior pelvic tilt.

Seems like squats are out, unless I do them upside down on a leg press machine with my lower back pressed firmly against a bench or something. And I don't own a leg press machine. Just lowering the weight hasn't worked, because I still keep overextending my back and my anterior pelvic tilt...

WhatifI‎, 05-31-2020 01:45 PM
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I got bigger biceps. Now want big triceps.

I followed a workout "program" that I saw on a website that promises you to increase your biceps by up to 2.5 cm in just two months by doing 40 chip-ups a day. I'm just over 1 month in, and I measured my arms flexed and indeed I got about 1.6 cm. They were 31 cm flexed before and now are 32.5...

victorfehr1‎, 05-30-2020 07:22 AM
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Am I neglecting inner chest by using weighted dips as my primary push movement?

Without gyms, I've been using weighted dips as my primary chest/tri exercise. I do close grip dumbell presses to end my workout (and sometimes incline, but ive actually found dips hit my upper chest) but I only have 30s so it's not really a strong stimulus. My question is am I neglecting my...

alec935‎, 05-29-2020 03:19 PM
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Trap growth/height

Which exercise has given you the best overall trap development? Can you somehow target the height of your traps?

omoruwii‎, 05-31-2020 12:40 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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Tried to Impress my Wife Today

So I’m working out in the basement trying to get my scrawny ass some muscle and I’m about to start bench pressing. My wife comes down to check on me, so I throw a full plate on each end, which I have done in the past but not recently. I unrack it and lower it to until it barely touches my chest,...

mcstatz5829‎, 05-08-2020 06:43 PM
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Traps taking over for delt exercises?

Hey guys, I've noticed that I can feel my traps quite a bit during rear flys and shoulder press. Shoulder press probably needs the stabilization, but should I really feeling them on a rear delt isolation exercise?

alec935‎, 05-29-2020 09:24 AM
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Close grip pin press good for tricep hypertrophy?

I recently learned about the close grip pin press. Would these be good for triceps hypertrophy? My first instinct is to say "no" because of the momentary pause on the pins between reps. Probably great for building strength though.

WWE-TicK‎, 05-28-2020 11:02 AM
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Hang clean and press

What muscles does this excersize hit? My guess is side felt, front delt, traps as the 3 primary.

pinfante‎, 05-28-2020 03:38 AM
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Angry Full Body Stretching Routines

My body is in tatters and i've finally gotten around to the point to admitting i've never really stretched or rolled out in the past 6-7 years of weight training (quite heavy at times) and i'm currently 21. Can anyone point me in a good direction or a stretching routine which focuses on all...

Jackoozy‎, 05-28-2020 01:18 AM
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