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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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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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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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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ 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 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 08:12 AM
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favorite ab exercises / routines?

i've never really gotten a solid core routine down - always kinda bounced around. crunches, situps, reverse situps, leg lifts, cable crunches, knees to bar, toes to bar, planks im looking for core exercises that i can go heavy with and do maybe 8-12 reps like other muscle groups. thots?

sandaltan‎, Today 10:30 AM
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Smile Question regarding saftey?

Hey everyone. I'm doing research and was curious to see how safe people feel working out alone. I wanted to know if you ever feel comfortable doing maxes or lifting heavy at alone, or if there are ever instances where you feel unsafe working out alone. Any insight is appreciated!

boogeymaster‎, Yesterday 06:40 PM
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Pec Deck form critique

wYfWfvHI_ok Just started doing Pec Deck and wanted to check my form. I have the seat pretty low on this machine compared to most others. How far back should my arms go? Is my arm height OK?

dzd17‎, Today 10:41 AM
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Pullups form critique - not feeling it in the lats

It's been years since I've done pullups. I just started doing them again last weekend. Started with 3x8 last weekend (body weight) and here are a couple of videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPPeX2ns-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5CNF_9HXE0 Anything significantly wrong with my...

dzd17‎, 10-14-2018 05:23 PM
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Extreme Shoulder Muscle Imbalance

At first , both my shoulders had very strong front delts and i tried to work my rear delts to balance that. And my left shoulder was significantly stronger than right one. I worked both shoulders with same weight and it fixed my left shoulder but in right shoulder rear delt became overdeveloped....

underosnm‎, Today 10:17 AM
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bruised palms from deadlifting/holding lots of weight

after im done heavy sets of deadlifitng or rack pulls my palm gets bruised. I use an over-under hand grip and its my left hand (the over grip) that gets this. by the time its healed, im deadlifting again so whenever i do heavy pulls it just starts all over. how do i stop this from happening? its...

LMW‎, 02-03-2009 03:53 PM
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Deadlift form check please

Hey guys, have always avoided deadlifts for some reason, just started doing them. This is my 3rd time, so im still trying to get my form down. Any critique would be much appreciated. Are my hips to high/low? Video is my 5th set with 245lbs 5x5. Link is below. Thanks! ...

Benjo87‎, Yesterday 05:26 PM
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Deadlift has stopped improving

Hi everyone, I’ve been lifting for around 9 months now and have found my deadlift has almost stopped improving over the last month. I play rugby so it’s pretty crucial I get stronger and my deadlift just won’t seem to get better. My squat has improved a lot but my deadlift seems to have just...

walruswhippa‎, 10-17-2018 09:57 PM
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Newbie question

The gym I go to has several Hammer Strength loaded plate press machines. The 3 I like are the regular, incline and shoulder press. Bench pressing seems to hurt my shoulder, but I really don't have an issue with these machines. If I'm following a program is it ok to use these as a sub for the bench...

bigbryce86‎, 10-17-2018 12:17 AM
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Front Squats vs Back Squats for Muscle Activation

Before I start this, I just want to make clear that I am far from an expert--I’m a first-year kinesiology student who’s had a passion for fitness, with a focus on the science behind it, for a long time. With that being said, I have put quite a bit of time and effort into building a knowledge...

bLinkMoore‎, 10-16-2018 03:20 PM
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deadlift 1rm form critique

Hey guys, just joined the forums and thought that I should get my form on my DL checked, if you guys would critique my form, I would truly appreciate it. notes: this is my 1rm, 110kg / 242lb, i am 16 y/o, 78kg / 170lbs, 5"8, and currently on a cut. The video is in my signature, since I...

Emirrrr‎, Yesterday 04:19 PM
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Whats a good neck size?

I keep getting people in my school who say i have a big neck so today while i was taking a shower i thought of measuring it so i got out and measured and it was 15.5. Im 17 is this big or average?

God Gifted‎, 02-12-2006 03:40 AM
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Question BodySpace Exercise Tracking

I'm wondering if there's a way to track progress for cardio exercises through BodySpace? I run on a treadmill once a week (That's a lot more often than I used to!) and I know I'm gradually getting faster/burning more calories, but as a visual-tactile learner, I'd really like to see a progress...

vta1425‎, Yesterday 03:34 PM
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bicep and elbow pain

So i was doing pull ups and i suck at them and was hanging on the bars trying to improve my pulls ups etc but the last weeks i've had pain not sorriness but pain in my bicep and elbow area?

billyjjnkjd‎, 12-19-2013 01:57 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 10:38 AM
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Smile Question about squats (never tried back barbell squat)

Hey guys... I have always been working out at home, so i never got the opportunity to try barbel squats... And i wanted to ask. How heavy should i start? I can pistol squat with 2 dumbells, 8 kilos each, 4sets 9reps each. I want the best starting weight for me. After finding the right form of...

Jimmakoss17‎, 10-17-2018 09:57 AM
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Should I train obliques directly ?

Should I train them directly ? cause I dont want a thicker waist .. and what Should I avoid to not make my waist thicker and what exercises are best and how often should I train them ? ( I was thinking of this routine - ab wheel rollouts twice a week , another day doing hanging knee raises + some...

Orelabergel1‎, 10-17-2018 08:20 AM
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Big 3 Sucess?

Though question here, I am starting to go into my seasonal get fat mode and want to increase my big 3 lifts while im at it. Which have you guys had more success with a 3x5 running an AB 3 day a week splt where I add weight to the bar each week. Or a 4x8-10 where I would add weights slower over...

atjoblin‎, 10-17-2018 06:56 AM
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Lightbulb Help me make a decision

My initial plan was to stop bulking and do an aggressive PSMF-style three week cut when I reach either: - Bench 1RM of 100 kg (220 lbs) or - Body-weight of 84 kg (185 lbs) The problem is, a few days ago I reached a bench 1RM of 98 kg (216 lbs), but my body-weight is already at 84 kg...

Dorich‎, 10-15-2018 02:59 PM
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Back extensions

Can someone please link a video showing how to properly do a back extension (Running Fierce five) or provide some ques? I feel like im pretty good with hinging at the hip and not rounding my back, but how should i be doing the Concentric part of the movement? Right now i'm squeezing my glutes and...

Davinci515‎, 10-17-2018 01:08 PM
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Stretching dumbbell fly

Whenever I do dumbbell flyes and go to deep on the stretch my pecs get sore for 4/5 days. I don't think this is normal but what am I doing wrong? I don't feel any discomfort when going deep.

Jeppa‎, 10-18-2018 05:05 AM
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Post Sore shoulders after dumbbell bench press

Hi guys, A week ago I was doing dumbbell bench presses and my left shoulder started to get sore, I didn't think nothing of it as I did up the weight that day as I was going for PB's. Last night I trained shoulders again and noticed that the pain started to flair up, my left shoulder is a little...

Yozu‎, 10-18-2018 04:00 PM
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Question Need advice

I’m new to going to the gym and need advice on how to achieve my goals, i’ll Try to keep this short. I currently weigh 162 pounds and am 5’9 but I wouldn’t say I’m in the best physical shape. My goal is to burn most of the fat in my midsection and chest area. So basically losing a bit more weight...

logan0mega‎, 10-16-2018 12:20 PM
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Question Could you please tell me how should I do this exercise?

I have gotten a workout routine from someone who I won't see anymore. In one of the exercises it says "40 degree angle bicep contraction with Barbell". The exercise is right after bicep curls with barbell. I have searched the whole internet but can not find any videos or threads, so I decided to...

skinnyfatx‎, 10-18-2018 08:48 AM
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