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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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Help with the deadlift!!!

Hey all, 29yo male at 79 kg here. Quick background: started lifting 2.5 years ago with Stronglifts 5x5. Great progress for a year, then switched to PPL and stopped deadlifting. Now I'm back to deadlifting, aiming to hit 3 plates soon. But... I'm having problems with hips shooting up first. This...

Faux Carnival‎, Today 01:48 PM
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Thumbs up If im working on powerlifting, should I worry about running ?

Hey, i am 25 years old, 5'9" and weigb about 245, the heaviest i have been in 3 years. I wanna start Powerlifting, but wanted to know if i should lose weight first? Maybe start running ? (on a different note if i start running again, i believe im gonna start trail running) Also, i should note i...

GingerNut93‎, 08-19-2019 07:40 AM
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Upper body movements

Switched to a new gym so was working with some new equipment, just looking for some form checks on these 2 exercises I tried Chest supported t bar Lying chest press Thanks!

Hannahp21‎, Today 05:58 AM
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One arm DB rows vs. cable rows

My program calls for either one-arm DB rows or cable rows; I’ve been using the former, but I’ve noticed that my upper back is lacking in size and I’m wondering if a wide-grip (particularly a low row with the lat bar that has your palms facing one another) cable row will help me here. Obviously I...

glitchfly‎, 08-22-2019 02:23 PM
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Can I do dumbbell floor presses as my main exercise?

Basically the question I asked, I want to know if doing 6 sets of 10 dumbbell floor press would be enough for pressing on chest day which I do once a week. I used to do 6 sets of 10 flat barbell bench and then 3 sets of 10 incline barbell bench. Maybe I can just do as many pushups as possible for 3...

LouSassol‎, 08-21-2019 04:12 PM
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Dips Cause pain/numbness in left arm

I tried doing weighted dips the other day and towards the end of my 2nd set, a sharp jolt of a pain shot up my arm, similar to when you hit your funny bone, and my thumb had the pins and needles feelings for 2 days. A week went by, the numbness faded and I attempted doing dips again, this time...

Blackdevil77‎, Yesterday 03:40 PM
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Pain in right bicep during incline bench/dumbell presse

Good Afternoon ya'll. Ive been reading similar posts to my problem in the title. But all of them seemed to be something that just started happening and went away with time. For some reason Ive always had this pain since ive been lifting off and on for about 5 years. Only really started getting...

seanpellino‎, Yesterday 11:30 AM
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Chin-ups and doorway pullup bars.

It is my understanding that when doing chin ups, you must do them from a dead hang (hence why I see people jumping up at the gym). If I can easily reach the handles of my doorway pullup bar by standing normally, would my reps count if I first bend my knees a couple inches to let my elbows lockout...

JuniorSaint99‎, Yesterday 04:07 PM
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Question Substitution exercises

I'm 14 and I've been weight training for a few months now. I've found certain lower body movements like the squat and deadlift give me a pain in my lower back. I try to be as safe as possible, so what alternative lower risk exercises should I use. Would something like bodyweight pistol squats be...

Leosandoval05‎, Yesterday 09:50 AM
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Question Help with starting to take working out more seriously

New to the forum, so let me know if I posted this in the wrong place. Ive been working out for a couple years pretty regularly, about 3-4 times a week, but Ive always stuck to the same exact push pull legs routine. Im concerned because I have absolutely no knowledge about my muscles and the...

bogggyb‎, Yesterday 01:19 PM
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Exclamation Exercise selection with significant LLD

Hey guys I went to a chiropractor to try to diagnose terrible knee pain when I squat down, bending the knee ect. After several scans and xrays he determined that my right leg is structurally shorter by 16mm with offsetting of the sacrum and spine to the right.. Training and wear/tear from my...

samsonsrad‎, Yesterday 01:38 PM
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Lots of cramps

This had not been an issue for me in the past. But recently. Mostly this past week, I have been experiencing lots of cramps throughout the day, typically in the legs. I drink lots of water an always have, I have been working on a new gym routine and my hamstrings seem to be getting the blunt of...

MonasheeMan‎, Yesterday 10:05 AM
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Question Substitution exercises

I'm 14 and I've been weight training for a few months now. I've found certain lower body movements like the squat and deadlift give me a pain in my lower back. I try to be as safe as possible, so what alternative lower risk exercises should I use. Would something like bodyweight pistol squats be...

Leosandoval05‎, Yesterday 09:50 AM
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'Full' ROM - yours is likely different than mine

ATG squats, touch the chest on the bench press, OHP from the clavicle, pullups touching the upper chest, etc... How common are these sayings? Every gym bro says - "ahh, you have to squat deeper", "you have to touch the chest otherwise it's not a pullup". I used to believe in them - and...

HeMB‎, 08-21-2019 07:21 AM
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How many reps can you barbell curl half your bodyweight?

Interesting to see what strength to body weight guys have. Will the lighter guys do better than the heavy ones!

clive‎, 09-08-2009 02:20 PM
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Lightbulb bent over barbell row and T bar row in the same session?

i was checking bb workouts for back and found this /content/back-workouts-for-men-the-6-best-routines-for-bigger-lats. isnt it too much 2 row excersises in one work out?

smashdatpuss‎, 08-22-2019 07:19 AM
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Tight/sore low back after back squatting

Hello, after I back squat with a barbell I feel compression/ tightness and soreness in my lower back but very low amount of pain just uncomfortable. I have a video of me squatting but I am Am unsure how to link it. Could someone please help me and tell me how to fix this/ how to fix form or what...

Keaton2929‎, 08-22-2019 10:53 PM
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Shoulder pain day after pushups? Hurts most when taking a deep breath or coughing

Hey, I was doing a 100 pushup challenge that i started a week ago. Had no problem on Tuesday during/post pushups, but on Wednesday, I woke up with a ton of shoulder pain on my left. It is hard to pinpoint (feels like its just generally inside my shoulder) and I can't replicate a specific movement...

drdavidge‎, 08-22-2019 08:07 PM
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Leg press

So the workout program I am going to start has leg press in it but I don't have access to a leg press machine. The other 2 out of 3 days during the week has back squats. Don't leg presses work out the same muscles as squats? Would switching out the leg press for another day of back squats be ok or...

CoryJWil‎, 08-22-2019 06:07 PM
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Face pulls

Is it OK to do face pulls from a lat pulldown machine like this?

CoryJWil‎, 08-22-2019 04:56 PM
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275 rows 3x6

I'm completing smolov Jr bench in three weeks. After completion I'll post a link to me rowing 275 for reps. This is in response to a thread I made last night asking for physique and programming advice. Probably wrong forum for that anyway. Will update third week of August

Mmjk1500‎, 07-28-2019 12:29 AM
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Struggling with bench press

Started lifting back in February, been doing stronglifts 5x5. Had to stop a couple times for a week or so at a time due to traveling for work to remote places with no gym access but other than that I've been pretty good about not missing any workout days. I'm a certified manlet at 5'4", 153lb...

FireGiantSurtr‎, 08-21-2019 09:29 PM
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Talking Sprinting/Conditioning

What are the best sets distances reps and rest times for sprinting to increase speed and explosiveness ? Sprinting finishers for conditioning?

Kevin8363786‎, 08-21-2019 02:11 PM
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Results Question

Hi. I've been bulking for 2 weeks every other day. I've gotten stronger (went from 15 pound dumbells to 25 pounds) as an example, but my muscles aren't getting bigger. It's only been 2 weeks, but since I'm getting stronger, shouldn't like my arms show it? Thanks.

bodyguy55‎, 08-22-2019 12:23 PM
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Pullups and deadlift form check

Hey guys, I was wondering if my pullups and deadlift form are okay? I've also noticed some lower back problems, I'm wondering if my form is really that off for deadlift? Pullups Deadlift

Nitir‎, 08-21-2019 02:48 PM
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