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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: 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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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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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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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 03:46 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: 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 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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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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Biceps Fatigued After First Exercise

I hope I'm in the right place but i just started working out again (since 2011/12), Ive always been a small guy (115-120lbs range) and now Im back in the gym in hopes of bulking up a little bit and getting stronger. I did Biceps week 1 and got through my whole routine, albeit struggled later on,...

JCizzle93‎, Today 04:00 PM
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Post Is it too much for me ?

Hi guys! I just wanted to ask that is it normal or too much for me that i do 7 exercise on each muscles like on monday doing chest only and doing 7 exercises i have being working out like more than 5 months im 20 years old height 5.4 weight 128 pounds (58 kg) Also this is not my first time...

sultan1255‎, Today 04:00 PM
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In Urgent Need of Gym Programming Advice!

Hello everyone! Thanks in advance to everyone both reading this and perhaps offering some advice. I'm 40 years old (not 48 like my user information says) and have been consistently lifting weights and training in Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ) for almost 20 years. My exercises at the gym have...

vmcm2018‎, Today 03:02 PM
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Ain't nobody military pressing these days anymore?

Why is that? Is it only where I live? I mean I've been to a lot of commercial gyms in my life. Probably seen thousands of different people and I could barely count on one hand people who I witnessed military pressing. I mean most are obsessed with gud ol' bench press' which is not a bad exercise...

regno‎, Today 12:20 PM
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Newb here, is there any mistake in my routine?

I'm 27 and haven't seriously gotten into weight training till now. Basically I do Back and biceps one day then chest/triceps/shoulders the next day and legs the day after that. Then one rest day and repeat again (while taking sundays off every week) So 2 rest days a week. I pretty much...

DrSR08‎, Today 02:47 PM
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Chest imbalance???

I’ve been training for a while and I’ve noticed that my inner chest for my right pec looks extremely more defined than that of my left which looks declined inwards and was wondering what I could do to fix it ???

dannyg129‎, 04-22-2018 12:35 PM
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Pain whilst doing legs extentions

Hi guys/girls, Recently I've been getting sharpish pains whilst doing legs extentions in my right knee whilst doing knee extention,. I'm almost 100% sure it's due to me having a knee reconstruction a few years back in which in had a torn ACL and Meniscus. I was wondering if anyone has had the...

Yozu‎, Today 12:16 PM
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Is this routine too intense?

Ive got a little over a year of lifting experience now and have seen good progress. Can someone with more experience than me look over this routine and see if they think it is too much? I have a bad history of overtraining and not seeing results. The routine is a full body 3 day split (MWF) with 3...

mtthws1‎, Today 11:52 AM
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Learning to strength train by yourself

My goal is to learn to strength train and be confident in it because if I walk into a gym right now I either wouldn't know what to do or would be very unsure if I was doing the exercise right...So what are the best exercises to start doing at home/gym to start building muscle? Also, I know that you...

bonita071‎, Today 08:36 AM
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Are toe raises worthwhile?

At least I believe what I'm asking about are toe raises. At first, I thought they would be called reverse calf raises, but then found that to be something different. Then I looked up toe raises and found that it's never done with weight. But anyway, here's what I've tried doing.... I have my...

Playitsafe‎, 04-22-2018 01:03 PM
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Red face Tips for increasing overhead press?

My press has been stuck on 50kg x 5 for the past month. After watching some of Jason Blaha's videos I've been emphasising overhead pressing and weighted chin-ups to get that classic greek statue look. I'm still hitting up dips, rows and other exercises, as well as squatting 2-3x/wk and...

PiscesNinja‎, Yesterday 01:43 AM
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Unequal Tricep

Hi, I've noticed that my right tricep feels much firmer and is slightly bigger than my left. I've tried doing some one arm movements / exercises but I never really seem to feel them / enjoy them. Which one-arm movements would you suggest? Is switching to one-arm movements the best solution?...

LeadingMan‎, 04-20-2018 02:30 AM
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DB Presses....Straight up or Touch at the Top?

I've gone back and forth with this one. I see some guys, most in fact, just press straight up and others bring DB's together at the top and touch together. My first thought is touching may give a better final contraction; no? And I'm talking about chest presses; not shoulder. And I'm thinking...

smokinal‎, 04-21-2018 03:45 AM
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Butterfly Raise vs Side/Lateral Raise

My trainer who is a powerlifter claims Butterfly Raises are safer for your shoulders as you are using the hammer grip unlike the Side/Lateral Raise. According to him range of motion of butterfly raises is also longer and therefore more beneficial. There’s hardly any info to be found on...

AussieFries‎, Today 10:53 AM
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Straight leg raises in "Captain's Chair"

So I've been trying to do this exercise. My hamstrings are super tight, and I have disc issues in my low back and have to be careful to prevent flare ups there. Keeping straight legs, I can't bring my legs parallel to the floor. Not even close really...maybe 45 degrees below the horizontal. ...

bjw11180‎, Today 08:38 AM
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Mixing Calisthenic with Weight Training. Counter productive?

For a while I would focus on only a few muscle groups per workout and go intense. I saw results. For the next 3 months (due to work schedule change) its tricky to go back the dedicated and focused routine for serious 'gainz'. Temporarily putting 'gainz' to the side and just trying to get a...

ChangeHasBegun‎, Today 06:15 AM
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Most obscure exercise that you love, and why...

There are 2 fairly obscure exercises that I've added to my program the last 2 months that have really impacted my training in a positive way. The first is a JM press. I credit this exercise as the which broke me out a long time bench max plateau. The second is a belt squat. After 2 herniated disks,...

Paulie_G‎, 04-19-2018 12:07 PM
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Light Exercise Everyday?

What's your take on doing some light-moderate exercise or almost everyday like having only 1 day but only doing Calisthenics like Push-ups, Hanging Leg Raises, Pull-ups, Squats, Pull-ups and Back Bridge holds? Have you ever done this and have you noticed any change to your physique and strength...

MuscleAthlete89‎, Yesterday 06:48 PM
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Angry Honestly what's wrong with my deadlift...

I'm really sorry for this second topic but I want to know. I've been trying and trying. Spending all my sessions on this movement. 1.2M views. People saying this is a real deadlift. https:/a/ And this is mine. https:/a/

Neodream‎, 04-17-2018 06:34 PM
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Please critique my deadlift form

Background: I'm 36 years old and just started doing deadlifts recently. It scares me a bit because of the potential for damage if I have bad form, but I feel it's needed to progress further. I've been lifting on and off since I was 16, never serious about it and always a hard gainer. Mostly did...

besoah‎, 04-22-2018 04:51 PM
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Question How not to use traps at middle delt exercises?

I tried wide upright rows and lateral raises and my problem is that I squeez my traps like crazy and I also feel them working, but I want to focus on the middle delt. Can you give me some idea how to use them less? Squeez my shoulder blades togather or not? Where to move my shoulders, up, back,...

Akos89‎, Yesterday 11:46 AM
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Need guidance, and workout help

Looking to lose weight and gain some strength, not working on muscle gain or anything insanse right now just want to lose fat. So i bought a cheap set off craigslist for now, wondering if i could get some tips for workout routines with my equiptment.

ObsceneCanadian‎, 04-22-2018 08:58 PM
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Chest imbalance???

I’ve been training for a while and I’ve noticed that my inner chest for my right pec looks extremely more defined than that of my left which looks declined inwards and was wondering what I could do to fix it ???

dannyg129‎, Yesterday 08:44 PM
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super sets burn more calories?

i was just curiouse do supersets burn more calories?

badreligion‎, 03-23-2006 12:57 AM
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