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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: 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: 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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Form Check (Romanian Deadlift)

jbAz8gTQXeA Hey. Any feedback will be great. Also. Is it normal that the core is a limiting factor on front squats

Ultradian‎, 05-18-2018 01:02 PM
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Am I doing them right?

After doing push-ups I feel pain in my lower chest. Just wanted to confirm that is this the correct place where I should feel pain?

ahmadqayyum14‎, Today 12:24 PM
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Question novice

Hi guys ! I started going for the first time in my life to the gym 2 weeks ago . I've been doing all body workouts with 1 day rest in between . I started reading about all sorts of exercises and "best ways" and it's really kind of confusing so I don't know how to start and what to do . I read about...

Paulb47‎, Today 12:31 PM
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Talking OHP is GOOD for middle delts!!!

Hi everyone! There's often a debate about the overhead press, is it a good exercise for shoulder width or not. Mostly the "it works the front delts" group wins, but no one talks about the grip width you use! Everywhere on the net you can read that you should use a narrower grip blanlanla....

Akos89‎, Yesterday 01:23 PM
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A couple questions about the deadlift and bicep curls.

I am on the Stronglifts routine to bulk (I am a skinny novice) and have been running it for seven weeks now. My lifts are quite low but that was either due to having very little upper body strength or deloading in order to practice my form. 1) When doing the deadlift, how much rest is too much...

WapanCakes‎, Yesterday 09:51 AM
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Female Excercises? (A Boyfriend's question)

Hello there and thanks for checking out my thread. I apologize if this isn't the proper place to ask for this I'm not stranger to this website but I'am new to the forums. Who I'am why I'm here: I have a girlfriend who is heavier set and very unhappy with herself (I love the Sh#T out of her...

arosario7‎, Today 08:20 AM
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deadlift and squat issue

heyhey so i have a problem with the deadlift and squat... again... i cant keep the bar in contact with my legs when i deadlift, the bar always shift forward (unless i point my toes really far out, like sumo deadlift). same with the squat, its impossible to do it with feet straight or slightly out...

Donkwood‎, Today 06:35 AM
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I feel depleted and dizzy after anaerobic exercise

Hello Can anyone help me ? 3 years ago I was able to make 40 minutes of weights training and after another 60 minutes of cardio. In one day, following an hour after my morning training I felt that I have no air, I read the heart rate monitor that was on me an I was 170 bpm, while I was...

Crixus2‎, Today 12:14 AM
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Angry recent troubles with energy...

well this is my first post on here, so bare with me... Ok so about 4 or 5 months ago i noticed a loss in energy and drive in the gym. I am sleeping a lot more and just all around tired. plus i have no muscle stamina and am really sore after workouts... im 25 years old, 6 ft, 200-210 lbs, in good...

feralyouth‎, Today 07:59 AM
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Unhappy Disappointed in my results after 6 months in gym

Im 16 and ive been hitting the gym for about 6-7 months. Ive always been a scrawny 6 foot ectomorph with an overall skinny bitch physique. However, i'm not seeing any real major improvements from when i started working out. Ive been kind of obsessing with my own image recently and ive realized im...

marc54321‎, 05-15-2018 09:47 PM
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Question weight lifting or cardio

Hi I am a female aged between 18-24 and I want to loose weight. I currently weigh 94kg or 207lbs I have done cardio before, and I enjoy it, but I also want to try out weight training But do I have to loose my body fat first then weight train or can I start weight training at my...

changeme789‎, Yesterday 06:19 AM
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One exercise for the rest of your life

If you could only do ONE exercise for the rest of your life which would you choose? Mine would probably be squatting

Epastora‎, 05-18-2018 11:28 AM
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Going for the pump vs lifting heavy?

Got a lecture from one of the bigger guys and I've noticed that Kali Muscle has said this as well. They it's better to go for the bump if you're going for size. Is this true? I always thought if you lifted super heavy, you'r muscle fibres would tear more? Maybe it depends on the muscle you're...

papichulo9‎, Yesterday 12:55 PM
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Gonna drop OHP

First it gives me a really weird pain in my right shoulder. Nothing to compare with muscular injuries I've had. Its a weird feeling. When I overhead press (no matter the grip, the stance or the weight) and sometimes when I relax shoulders; it hurts. If I get in this position...

Neodream‎, Yesterday 05:06 PM
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Purpose of the sled push?

Is it all about the functional and sport related benefits or can it be used as a proper tool for hypertrophy purposes as well?

Pomegranate23‎, 05-18-2018 10:58 AM
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Question Do I have correct form on my deadlift

I just started incorporating deadlifts into my workouts. Want to make sure I am doing them right! Any feedback helps, I do full body workouts as I am still new and am trying to bulk. Thank you Here is the link to my deadlift video, had to upload to youtube. ?v=Exbz3CgtEcI&feature=youtu.be

eduardocruzz‎, 05-17-2018 11:17 PM
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Leaning forward during squats

Anyone have any experience with leaning forward during squats? It's been a pretty consistent problem for me. I can recognize it and force myself to push through my heels rather than the balls of my feet, but it makes me significantly weaker. When I go to higher weights, I can only lift it if I push...

thursday841‎, 05-18-2018 11:28 AM
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Will the Incline Bench increase my bench press

because usually your incline bench is less then your flat so if you raise your incline shouldn't your flat go up? or does it require specificity? I plan on switching to the incline bench as my primary press exercise so will my flat bench that I've worked on & raised pretty high go down, stay the...

KanyeChest‎, 05-17-2018 12:30 PM
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Is progressive overloading really necessary to build muscle?

If I am eating in a caloric surplus, is progressive overloading really necessary to build muscle? Or in other words, if I'm bulking, and say my strength gains have plateaued and I'm lifting the same weight for the entirety of my bulk, would I be gaining less muscle (more fat) than if my lifts...

tryingtobb‎, Yesterday 12:12 PM
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How Much Cardio & How Long?

Hello, I'd like to ask experienced bodybuilders how much cardio should I do max. I've done one stupid "mistake" of walking 500 miles with 30 lbs backpack in april and the end result was loss of 20 lbs body mass, mostly muscles. I don't have to tell you, I'm a skinny guy right now :( I've...

unikin‎, Yesterday 10:28 AM
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Leg Imbalance Issue

Hey all, hoping to get some advice and/or outside perspectives on an issue I've been having. I'm a 22 year old male. I've been lifting seriously for about 6 months now, and I've noticed asymmetry throughout my entire body, but it's getting very bad on my legs. I've been aware of it for a while...

danielg733‎, Yesterday 02:31 AM
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Novice struggling with exercises

Hi guys, I am currently following the Fierce 5 Novice program and am struggling with the bicep curl and face pull exercises. I have been doing the curls as part of the ab work superset, and have been working on 8kg dumbbell/arm for the past 2 weeks. I thought after the two weeks I'd be able...

mugrayisfinnish‎, 05-18-2018 09:42 PM
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Too much squat volume?

I am currently doing a total of 108 squats a week (3x12, three times a week), at a weight of 70% of my 1-rep max. I was reading older threads about squatting three, two or one times a week and I'm under the impression that I am squatting too much and it is hampering my recovery (a feeling...

DieselYeah‎, 05-16-2018 01:08 AM
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Bar not steady OHP

I'm a beginner learning OHP for 5x5. Doing 55lb now. I never struggle or shake, I move the bar up and down explosively, the only thing is that it goes wrong at the top; my right arm is a little bit more backward than the my left arm. One of my arm is either too far behind or too far in front, it...

Neodream‎, 05-17-2018 05:56 PM
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Unique (Lack Of) Bicep Growth Issue

Hi, I'm new to the forum but figured there couldn't possibly be a better place to ask about this. I've been lifting for about 2.5 years (nearly age 40 now), and while I have seen good gains in every other area, my biceps simply WON'T GROW no matter what I do. Strict form, loose form/cheat reps,...

ChrisBK23‎, Yesterday 01:34 AM
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