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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: 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 04:46 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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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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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: 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: 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 09:12 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 11:38 AM
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Psych up pre-lift

On a lighter note - we all know Ronnie's "lightweight!", is there anything you often do to try and psych yourself up for a heavy lift? I know a lot of guys like some loud metal to get it done. And I knew a guy who would always say "this one's for <girls name>!" on the last rep :D What do you...

forcasa‎, 05-06-2007 07:55 PM
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600-pound deadlift in 2 months

Hi all. I started deadlifting 2 months ago and just pulled a 600-lb deadlift yesterday. I have never deadlifted before 2 months ago and am excited and also a bit scared about my rapid progress. I weight 210 pounds and am around 14% body fat. I am natural and have never used steroids or any...

f22fighterpilot‎, 11-12-2019 12:43 PM
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I can’t see my abs

Hi everyone, My bodyfat is around 7% I’m around 5’10” and I’m around 156 lbs. Why I don’t see abs?

JackDrago‎, 11-11-2019 07:59 AM
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Squats / Leg Press stunting growth

Hi, I have been hearing that Squats / Leg press stunt growth. I am 17 years old and only 5'4 (163cm) I am also lifting pretty heavy on leg press and squats and sometimes my knee joints ache after training legs. Squats: 85kg x 5 Leg Press: 380lbs x 10 I am also only weighing 57kg I...

Andrew578‎, 11-27-2019 02:45 AM
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French press vs. skull crushers

I've been stickn' to pressdowns and dips, and have seen some pretty crazy results, my tris are finally not the weakest group. Uhm, i just kindof want a clarification though: french press is not past your forehead while a skull crusher is? if so, whats better on your elbows (ive had issues that...

m189‎, 06-23-2009 11:23 PM
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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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Rear delt exercises that ARE NOT bent over lateral raises or face pulls...

Any suggestions? My back day consist of deadlifts as a main lift. Followed by Nautilus pullover, V grip pulldowns, T bar rows and DB rows.

BeginnerGainz‎, 12-04-2019 07:53 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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what is the best exercise for Biceps and triceps

appreciate if people can reply based on their personal experiences i normally find the barbell more effective for biceps and the tricep pushdown for triceps . having said that many friends told me that preacher curl is what i should be doing first and then the barbell and preacher is best...

hulk7029‎, 11-26-2019 11:19 PM
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Very narrow stance bb squat

With feet together? Like in this video, skip to 1:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SauQgvbztRE What do you think of that? Effective? Why do I want to do them: 1. They burn vastus lateralis like crazy; for that quad side sweep. 2. Can use less weight than regular bb squat -> my lower...

HeMB‎, 11-08-2019 11:03 AM
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honestly how tf do you train your neck

ive looked. not doing bridges or neck-breaking stuff. looking to build a stronger, thicker neck to prevent injury, reduce pain, look better etc iron neck? wat do? thonks

sandaltan‎, 12-04-2019 12:06 PM
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how to do dips/chin ups weighted without belt weight?

Hello, I was wondering how to do weighted dips/chinups without a weight belt? that is, I can't figure out how to put the dumbbell or weights between the legs at the beginning.

baboyako‎, 11-08-2006 05:01 AM
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Muscle gain in arms

Just wanted to get some feedback from experts on here around my gains after nearly 4 full weeks of weight training. I am pretty new to working out consistently but over the last 4 weeks I have been doing 3 days a week for 45 minutes on dumb bells, 3/4 days a week cardio and a calorie deficit...

IrishRam‎, 11-23-2019 04:32 AM
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Bench press: alternating strength and hypertrophy

What’s up community? I’ve got a problem: my bench press has plateaued for 2 months. Taking a week off didn’t help, and traditional volume deloads never help me break through plateaus either. I’m on Viking’s Bare Bones upper/lower, so the volume is pretty high. I’ve been progressing relatively...

Xpiro‎, 11-16-2019 12:13 AM
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stamina getting worse

hello, i'm 15 years old and i started boxing when i was 14. it was hard in the beginning and i could only spar 3-4 rounds but after 5-6 months i could do more than 12. those were the golden days. my stamina was really good but then suddenly everything changed. i sparred 3 rounds maximum and i...

Kencho5‎, 11-12-2019 06:40 AM
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Respectable Lifts at 10% Body Fat and 6'5

what are lifts at 10 percent body fat and 6'5 that are respectable. not incredible lifts like 700lb deadlifts, but ones that would make me "strong" for my size. numbers for deadlift,bench,squat and overhead press would help for goals to set for myself. any answers appreciated

felix432‎, 11-06-2019 06:58 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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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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Smile 30K - 40K Steps a day

Hey guys, doing really well with my workout slowly seeing great gains!! Just a quick question, I am currently working with animals, and Wednesday - Friday I do around 30-40K steps a day, I never really looked at my legs but I have noticed it is really toned, bulked, is this because of the walking...

CharlieNay‎, 11-27-2019 02:56 PM
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Just started deadlifting.Am i Weak?

Hi guys/gals,i have a decent body,with 176 pounds and my friend introduced me to deadlifts since i had back issues.I have great will power and used to do squats on an average weight but i just have been introduced to deadlifting and honestly i find it addictive.I used to go up on doing...

captainsbody‎, 12-04-2019 11:05 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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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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Motivation

Hey Guys. I need some help. How do you all stay motivated to train and eat when no one else around you does? I live with 4 other people that don't do anything and its slowly brining me into a slump. Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to this. Luke

LukeMcleod‎, 11-18-2019 06:03 PM
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cooling device

Hi all. I checked the clothing section and did not find what I am looking for. Issue: not making it through one hour workout due to heat exhaustion Background: I have taken fluvoxamine for a decade and one of the side effects is quick heat exhaustion. I started working out in February and...

arktex54‎, 11-09-2019 01:20 PM
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