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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 10:07 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 08:02 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 11:41 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 09:10 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 04:46 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 07:41 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 10:59 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 11:16 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 09:12 AM
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Question Swimming question

Hey I wanted to know if anyone had any exercises that would be a close to swimming as possible. I signed up for a sprint triathlon and unfortunately my gym doesn’t have a pool. The race is in June and for a months I wanted to train as close as I could to swimming before having to pay another gym...

Zachary0629‎, Today 03:18 PM
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Deadlift Forum Check with Video

Hi everyone, could you please help critique my deadlift. I have long legs and the weight is 115 lbs. Watching the video myself, I believe my hips might be too high. Thanks for the help. Video:

DanJ64‎, Today 02:03 PM
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Shaping pecs

Being going to the gym consistently for almost a year now and been seeing some good gains but my pecs seem to be taking a weird shape particularly my left one which is abit more slanted, can anyone suggest anything particular to work on or should I just keep lifting as normal, not sure if it’s...

ike9778‎, 12-04-2019 10:02 AM
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Dips and collar bone pain

so i could do about 20 dips at one point and it felt amazing , i never had any pain , but after i injured my rotator cuff doing push ups(all healed now no pain ) i tried getting back doing dips (i was 90 kg at the time) and i felt sharp uncomfortable pain in the collar bone, which confuses me...

J0hn90‎, Today 08:22 AM
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Elbow pain overhead extensions

Everytime i do an overhead extension i get elboe pain. Used to do a skull crusher version a year ago, obviously switched to dumbbells eventually that hurt too. Now after a break I started doing them with the rope on the cable machine. It still persists(When I do not do this exercises i have 0...

nikola1808‎, Today 01:23 AM
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Question Anyone have a name for this workout?

I stand in a horse straddle stance. Attach 1 hand pulley handle to the cable machine. Lower the height to chest level when in stance. Step back grabbing handle, arm is now straight in front of me. I pull with arm straight out to my hip like a reverse karate punch twisting ny hand from backside...

Cybercraw‎, Today 10:56 AM
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Most Effective Leg Workout

friends please suggest me with leg workout 1.Have been seeing videos claiming that leg extension are bad for knee 2. is v squat machine better than normal squats ? 3. horizontal leg press better than vertical leg press for back ? please advise

hulk7029‎, 11-28-2019 01:34 AM
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squat and deadlift form check (beginner) - try 2.

I previously recorded myself and got feedback here. My form was very bad (I'm just a beginner). I was told to watch these 2 videos and also not to wear running shoes: - For squat advice - Deadlift...

peterm28‎, Yesterday 03:42 PM
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Workout for shoulder - am i doing wrong pls advise

guys which is best workout for shoulder building have seen different videos on utube and many different views some say bad about a particualr workout and some say its better so thought of asking on this forum i do machine shoulder press arnold press side raise

hulk7029‎, Today 04:09 AM
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Where to learn posture therapy to correct misalignment?

As per the pic below, my hips are not level. Is there any online course/video I can see to correct this?

musc1emadness‎, Yesterday 10:22 PM
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Push up

When I do push up. My chest got pump up only on the left side but I see no pump on the right. I'm worried that my chest will grow only on the left side. Can I grow my right chest? Push up is my only exercise because I don't feel my chest when I do bench press. I did one arm push up too but my...

kengthesexyboy‎, Yesterday 12:25 PM
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Talking Attacked online for dumbell rowing off the rack. Thoughts on doing it off the rack?

The rack I dumbell row at starts at 75lbs ( 75 the lowest weight in the rack of ofcourse and I was doing 136 ) so there is no one else Really there, empty gym, I'm not obstructing anyone and if you're rowing above 100lbs, most benches are not stable enough to support you and that weight so you...

PatBatemanINC‎, 11-23-2019 07:58 AM
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Anxiety with bench pressing?

Anyone else have a fear that their hand will slip when bench pressing? I’m just now trying to add 5lbs every week to my lifting, but the higher the weight it’s going, the more I’m worried that one day my hand will slip, or give up, and I’ll die. I feel like subconsciously this is the main...

hcuraB‎, 11-30-2019 05:26 AM
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Help me i dont feel my chest

Hello guys my name is Daniel ,im 15 years old and i started going to gym 4 months ago. I dont really feel my chest while benching . Even if i am retracting my shoulder blades I dont feel my chest while pushing. When im doing flyes i feel my chest. Any tips for a begginer?Maybe its the mind...

n8x2c8qgqgn‎, 12-08-2019 07:34 AM
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Getting stuck 2"s off chest in bench press

on max effort bench press, i am getting stuck about the 2 to 3" off my chest. is that a CHEST muscle or Triceps muscle thats lacking? im looking for exercises to help get me over that hurtle. also, this is at 225, a PR weight attempt. so not super heavy for most of you guys.

MalachiB1‎, 11-22-2019 08:18 AM
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Are regular aches, pains, nags etc... just a fact of lifting?

I'm mid 30s, been active whole life, eat well and pretty healthy. Throughout 20s and early 30s I used to do a mix of cardio, free-weights, plyo and machines (when I lifted, focused on ~15 rep ranges) but last 2-3 years shifted to more strength / bodybuilding routine with almost exclusive...

VTLifts‎, 12-05-2019 11:00 AM
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Benching 3x a week?

Up to now I've mostly done 1 to 2 times bench a week. It has always been the weakest lift for me. It's around 210lbs 1RM right now after almost 2 years of lifting.(not all of it proper). How would you incorporate 3 times benching? I am thinking of one normal heavy day, 1 for some pause bench(really...

nikola1808‎, 11-21-2019 04:47 AM
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Deadlifts—back or legs (hamstrings)?

When designing a muscle group/bodypart split, would deadlifts be considered a back exercise or a leg exercise? And if we’re doing legs, following an outline that specifies x number of exercises per muscle group, would we split up quads and hamstrings? For context, I want to put something...

Xpiro‎, 11-20-2019 01:35 AM
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Deadlift Form check

Been Deadlifting for about 2 years. I struggle to deadlift or at least compared to other lifts progression seems slow. I have been deadlifting mostly with the form in the first video but my friend who is pretty decent at deads gave me some tips to bring the bar up quicker so the second video is...

Marsh142‎, 12-08-2019 11:39 PM
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Weak lower back and core (help)

Every time I squat I get some pain in lower back even with no weight my form doesn't seem bad watched alot of technique videos and watch myself in the mirror but a few years ago I pinched a nerve in my back and have always had a weak lower back amd core from being 300 + pounds any tips on how to go...

Falcorn‎, 11-22-2019 05:59 PM
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Just starting and confused

14 years old and weigh about 180 lbs. Recently got into weightlifting and want to gain strength for football. Not really going for aesthetics, more just raw power. I have a bunch of questions and I get lots of conflicting answers. So my routine is 4 days, where day one is leg day, day two is...

prodii‎, 11-22-2019 01:41 PM
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Groin hurts while squatting

Just recently I got up to 125 squat for 5 reps and was ready to increase my weight to 135. The other day though i noticed my groin on my right side was hurting a lot. I decided to power through it and finish my set. Then again yesterday my groin was hurting again. So i decided to just skip the...

AL459‎, 11-18-2019 01:24 PM
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Cool Workout Plan for Bigger Round Booty

Hi all, Can anyone recommend iphone app for workout programs designed for doing big booty workouts, like a checklist to keep track of?

ertwifb‎, 11-23-2019 10:01 PM
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Question Pull up reps not increasing

I got a pull up bar about 4 months ago. I've defenitly made a lot of progress and my form has gotten alot better. Currently I can do 7 wide grip , 8 normal grip, and 8 chin ups. In the past month I haven't really increased. This doesnt bother me but If I'm still doing same amount of reps will I...

Leosandoval05‎, 11-30-2019 04:29 PM
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Abs won’t activate

Hello all, I took about a year break from working out. I was in pretty decent shape before, but now that I am back at it I can’t activate my abs anymore in my workouts. Whenever I do abs workouts, they sometimes feel very right and strained, but with no soreness, and sometimes I can’t feel anything...

henryalb‎, 12-03-2019 03:45 AM
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