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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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Floor press instead of overhead press

Been doing OHP but it started to bother my shoulders. So I want to rest from the exercise for a while but I need to account for the lack of shoulder/tricep volume in a shoulder friendly way. So I think what if I floor pressed instead? Since i have long arms, the ROM is not that large so chest...

HeMB‎, Today 02:31 AM
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Post Searching

I am looking for a good mass building workout plan, Preferably one that you have tried and has worked out well for you? Helpful replys are appreciated

Dtduffy97‎, Yesterday 09:19 PM
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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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Question Bulgarian split squats hurt my lower back, because I have anterior pelvic tilt.

I'm gonna have to have this checked out by a therapist. But until I do, can I keep doing Bulgarian split squats? Or is the load going on my lower back, not my legs? I'm not that worried about the lower back pain so much. I'm worried about the squat not being effective on my legs.

WhatifI‎, Yesterday 11:56 AM
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Can't feel my dominant pec during pushups

I've been doing pushups for over a year and i have never been able to feel it in my right pec, but my left pec is getting pumped as hell! I'm right handed and everyone says my form is great! I do have rounded shoulders and the right one is a little more rounded than the left and i do have scapular...

ItsJustJacob21‎, 02-21-2020 08:55 PM
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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Tip...and an important one!

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Tip...and an important one! If you're timing your HIIT like this: 25 second sprints with 10 seconds rest between them for a total of X aren't really sprinting and you also aren't doing HIIT. Real HIIT causes enough fatigue from EACH...

2020Wellness‎, Yesterday 04:17 PM
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Question How many pull-up negatives should I do to increase my amount of regular pull-ups?

I can do about 10 pull-ups in one set, depending on how on my game I am. I wanna reach 30 pull-ups in one set, like Austin Dunham. As my ultimate pull-up goal. To reach and maintain the ability to do 30 pull-ups in one set. Most guides say "Do negatives if you can't do positives." But how many...

WhatifI‎, 02-21-2020 09:21 AM
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Still having knee catching

Does anyone know anything that could help with this? What causes the knee to catch like that?

gyroball‎, Yesterday 02:44 PM
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Which exercise is best to cover this collar bone bit?

I asked this over at Reddit and they just said: "why not try working out before you ask these questions"...Which is helpful of course... and I figured maybe you guys have some better insight I've been working out 4-5 times per week now and making very good progress every week. I know just...

monkriss‎, 02-21-2020 05:16 PM
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Best Exercises To Get As Strong & Buff As Possible?

So... What exercises are the best to increase strength as much as possible? Any Advice On Reps & Sets, 5x5? Training Until Failure? Frequency? As a background, I'm a male, 18, 5'11'', 150ish lbs, and around 9-11% BF. Originally I was at 255 lbs of solid fat a year ago, and have finally reached...

AnfoAjax‎, 02-20-2020 08:40 PM
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Collar Bone Pain?

Does anyone get collar bone pain and some trap muscle stiffness after doing bench or rows? today during my 5 x 5 incline bench and then dumbbell rows I started to experience collar bone pain and traps were kinda stiff. Nothing major but still, I usually am pain-free in and out of the gym. ...

JamSumo‎, 02-19-2020 06:24 PM
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Newbie: Lower back pain after deadlift 3 weeks on

Hi all I am totally new to the gym and working out. I joined up with 6 personal training sessions to get started. In the second session I was deadlifting a fairly light barbell and felt a jolt of pain in my lower back. I think my back was straight enough. Anyway, I stopped those and we...

chakotha‎, 02-21-2020 07:56 AM
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what kind of fasted cardio do you guys do?

for those of you who are competitors. during precontest what kind of fasted cardio do you guys do? how long is the cardio? the pace of the cardio? if you are doing machine cardio, what is your target calories burn for fasted cardio on the machine screen?

userrname‎, 02-20-2020 01:19 PM
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This physique vs. that physique

What determines the first two pics of arms from the last two? Obviously genetics play a big role but is it the way they train? Diet? Supplements? My goal is to look like the last two- slender with defined muscles. I have pics uploaded to my page. Is it possible to train for this “longer“, leaner...

AMarieV‎, 02-20-2020 04:26 PM
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Lower back quite stiffer than usual after back day. Hernia possible?

Today I went heavier with my lower back exercises than usual (no DLs today tho), but payed attention to form as always. After the workout my lower back felt pretty stiff which rarely happens and I am a little worried it might be hernia. I have no idea what it feels like, never had it. There is...

AndyBendy‎, 02-21-2020 06:12 AM
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GHD ab exercises

The purpose of the abdominal muscles is to decrease the distance between the ribcage and pelvis. Or spinal flexion. Most GHD "ab" exercises I see simply look like a forward hip hinge, so a hip flexor exercise. I get that the abs stabilize and have an isometric contraction, which is great... ...

Hutrapper‎, 02-21-2020 01:44 PM
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Seven exercises must

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using 1. Horizontal seated leg press 2. Lat pulldown 3. Cable biceps bar 4. Cable triceps bar (or triceps pushdown) 5. Chest press 6. Hanging leg raise 7. Cardio: Rowing machine

fhdigital‎, 02-19-2020 08:04 AM
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Working out on rest days?

I’m doing icf 5x5 so every other day is a rest day. I’m only about a month in so my weights arent heavy and my workouts end quite early. was thinking maybe doing some curls or something on the rest days could benefit me while im still lifting light weights. advice?

Yayayayayaya‎, 02-19-2020 04:10 PM
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Lower chest sagging

Hi all, I am having issue of softer / sagging lower chest. It looks good and firm for a few days after workout but if I dont hit the chest for a week it start loosing muscle firmness. I reduced about 10 lbs of body weight to reduce overall body fat and already at 155 lbs. I dont want to reduce it...

ptkhisti1‎, 02-21-2020 09:57 AM
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Exclamation Question about workout routine / modifying

Hey all, I'm new here and just getting back into working out. I'm currently doing my best to follow Jim Stoppani's "Shortcut to size - 12 week program" Currently my schedule is this: Day 1. Chest / Triceps, Calves Day 2. Back, Biceps, Abs Day 3. Active Rest Day 4. Shoulders, Traps, Calves...

itsFooz‎, 02-21-2020 09:47 AM
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Pubic Bone and Hip Thrusts

I have a protruding pubic bone (please no jokes, I know how some of you can get ;)) I am finding it difficult to do hip thrusts. I do these at home with an arm curl bar and I put one of those cylindrical pads on them but it’s still slightly uncomfortable. I also have the longer bench press bar...

AMarieV‎, 02-19-2020 05:30 PM
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Rope vs Vbar

Fully aware I’m notorious for posting very similar threads, but I don’t remember what my old one had said about this topic, and I can’t seem to find it. I switched up back from rope to Vbar, and was wondering how they differ? Also, should I be going any higher than slightly past parallel at the...

Hannahp21‎, 02-20-2020 01:03 PM
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Best workouts for vert with no equipment.

I was wondering the best workout for vert with no equipment. I’m currently trying to jump higher for my sport.

bob456789101112‎, 02-19-2020 08:40 PM
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Routine too basic??

Hey everyone! Been reading this forums for years but only recently made an account. Been in a plateau lately. Had a herniated disc sometime ago so I had to stop deadlift/squat/Barbell row. Please critique my upper body routine. Is this too much of a "bro split". Monday: Chest and Back Flat...

SanFranciscobro‎, 02-19-2020 05:02 PM
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Leg day excercise

Hi guys, A few days ago I posted a thread about me not knowing if do enough. So I decided I would write all my leg excercises down, and let you guys help me decide if it is enough. My leg day workouts: Leg press: 4 sets starting 100kg ending 130kg 8-12 reps Leg extensions: one leg at a...

LetsgoPAPA223‎, 02-19-2020 01:55 PM
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