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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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Not making progress on bench press

I’ve been lifting for just over 1 month and I haven’t been able to lift over 60KG yet I can squeeze out 3/4/5 reps with 60KG on my LAST set I usually lift 50KG for 4 sets of 10-12 reps (15KG on each side of the bar) The bar weighs 20KG right? I don’t have a spotter and would prefer to not...

LawrenceValenti‎, Today 07:44 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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Smile Ideal squat weight for women?

Hi everyone! So I am a 20-year-old female, currently at 5'8 and weighing 131 pounds. I am currently bulking as well to get to 145. Basically, about 4-5 weeks ago I started adding squats into my routine. As of Tuesday, I was able to squat 125 pounds for 3x3 and am gonna try to increase the reps to 5...

AL459‎, Today 08:59 AM
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Upper chest, collarbone pain

Hey, guys! I have searched the internet and this website thoroughly, but just can't find anything on this phenomenon, hence my new post about it here. When I start doing incline chest press, whether with barbell or dumbbells, I will over some weeks of training get this strange discomfort in...

evgeny1991‎, Yesterday 09:19 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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Squat form help

I have recently just started squatting. I tried to research online but otherwise I am self taught. I decided to record myself with light weights. I think I have some problems with my form. Does it look like I have some butt wink? How would I go about fixing it? Is it ok to still go light but with...

CoryJWil‎, 11-12-2019 07:06 PM
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Question Quantity or Quality?

The title might seem untrue to the question. But lets say during the course of 1 year two people have been working out every day, the first person destroys the muscle and on some days he cant lift because of soreness, but the second person only does small amounts of reps throughout the day...

12rep‎, Yesterday 04:15 PM
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How fast can I increase my bench

So I just started lifting and in the past I’ve benched 225 just messing around. Recently I’ve been dumbbell benching due to an unrelated shoulder injury and I do 75 for 3x5 and I’ve been increasing the weight by 5lb dumbbells for 3 weeks so far. Considering I switch to barbell and I can still max...

alwayskiplegday‎, Today 01:15 AM
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Seditary, Lightly Active, Moderately Active, Very Active, or Extra Active

So here is what I need help with. You know how most of the calorie calculators have Sedentary (little or no exercise) Lightly active Moderatetely active Very active Extra active As options?

Asleifarson‎, Today 08:31 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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Form check rdl Cant post the link unless i reach 50 posts. So this the only way. guys, would you mind checking my rdl form. I know i have to improve my starting deadlift from the floor. I do get back soreness when i do rdl but not pain. Any recommendations would help. Thankyou

chillz88‎, 11-09-2019 11:15 PM
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Shoulder press!!

I’m talking machine not barbell, but should you lockout? Also, where should the forearms be vertical? I stop usually a couple inches short of lockout. I’ve read up that vertical forearms produce the most force, but should they be vertical at the start/finish only or through the entire motion?

Hannahp21‎, Today 03:59 AM
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Cool Power test

A common lower power test is the vertical jump test and its meant to test your maximum output. Does this mean that an individual with a better vertical will also have a better leg press compared to an individual with a lower vertical. P.S is it more appropriate to say the vertical test measures...

Beast5555‎, Yesterday 03:58 AM
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Jogging to the gym for cardio?

Quick question, Is jogging or cycling to the gym each day before workouts a good idea? I workout every day but train different body parts, and thought I could take this approach so cardio day is every day rather than just Once every few days or so I’ve been thinking about doing it but don’t...

Kdiggy182‎, 11-09-2019 01:47 PM
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Weak Shoulders! Shoulder Pain during Incline Bench and regular Bench?

Hey! I warmup when I gym with some biking for 10 min and some pushups, also I do bench without weights for 1 set of 10 reps. Then however, when I do my real sets, my left shoulder always get in huge pain during the pushes. I do 4 sets with 8 reps and my shoulder pain is whats holding me down,...

Zuovi‎, 11-12-2019 02:41 AM
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Uneven pecs

I need some help and advice from more experienced lifters out there. My pecs are not the same shape/size. My left is a wider broader shape whilst my right is smaller and rounder but protrudes out more.... Is there any suggestions to help fix this!

JSKD‎, Yesterday 10:00 AM
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Sudden Bicep Activation from Bench?

Improving my bench has been my primary goal in the gym this year. I've been doing it anywhere from one to three times a week, consistently this whole year, with only one week-long break. The rest of my routine has been relatively balanced, but it has been bench-heavy. During my workout...

EliKoehn‎, 11-09-2019 07:33 PM
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bench more than i deadlift?

So long story short ive been lifting seriouslyish since mid summer and am using fierce 5 novice but I go 3.5 days a week instead of 3 just because more gains more money!!!!! anyways my lifts are progressing but my problem is I cant RDL effectively without my grip giving out after like 6 reps...

rexfrommex‎, 11-05-2019 08:55 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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Lower back pain after legs?

Hey guys. So i hit legs really hard yesterday. I am sure that I didn't break my form, but idk. So i have this lower back pain today like right where my ass meets my back and it only occurs in very unique stretch positions. Its like a tightness kind of pain. Is it possible that after hitting legs...

richv24‎, 11-11-2019 01:32 PM
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Ab straps vs hanging?

I've been doing a lot of hanging leg/knee raises lately. Some people say straight leg raises are more difficult, but that the knee raises give a better contraction and work the hip flexors less. I don't know which one is better. I usually start out with leg raises and when fatigue kicks in, i...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-12-2019 02:47 AM
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Glute Imbalance Question

Hey! So I have a bit of scoliosis and glute imbalance which I'm assuming is from it - had it all my life. In the past year I've started weight training so I'm trying to fix it. But I can't figure out if my left side is the weak or strong side? Can someone with more experience tell if it's bigger...

Giselleco‎, 11-11-2019 12:46 PM
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Squat shift to right

I only recently realised that its probably quite a good idea to record lifts from different angles to check my form. Saw that during my squat, I start to shift to the right half way just after coming out of the hole, towards the last few reps. I have a minor knee pain in my right knee that I've...

tinytom11‎, 11-12-2019 03:22 AM
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Isolation exercises progression..

I tried searching but could not get a proper answer. Question about isolation exercises - this is for fierce 5. Program Says upper body movements to increase by 5lbs per week. Also says if you fail two workouts in a row, reset to 15% below the current weight. For bicep curls, it says do...

TryingBB‎, 11-11-2019 04:44 PM
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What am I behind on?

The way I have my program set up is that I try to go to failure and once I am able to hit my total reps throughout the sets I increase the weight. I am 26 years old, 5' 9" and 160 lbs. I only just recently started working out for the first time in my life and I know none of my weights are...

CoryJWil‎, 11-11-2019 08:25 PM
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