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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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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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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: 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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when should i move up to 10 kg bicep curl?

currently on 7.5 can only do a few reps since its pretty heavy but when should i move up?

airc987‎, Today 03:35 AM
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Rep range explained

Hi guys, can someone please explain a basic thing? How rep range works? What I mean by that, if we have 8 - 12 rep range, it means I should go in first set for 12, in second for 10 and in third for 8 reps and increasing the weight every time? I searched this everywhere, but everyone explains...

GabrielNemeth‎, Today 02:35 AM
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Back Workout is exhausting!!!

Compared to chest or shoulders, back workout seems to be exhausting. Is this normal? On chest days, I can do presses, fly, and dips, and still be fresh. But on back day, I am exhausted after rows and pullups. Is this normal? Do back exercises consume too much energy?

bodyartt‎, Today 02:20 AM
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How to get my pecs on track?? Please Help

So I’m 21 5’7 and about 137 lbs . I’ve been trying to train my body through calisthenics off and on for the past year. For the last month I’ve been doing push ups and dips every single day I started out with 250 by reps of 50 and I’ve added 250 more every week. I’m now at a 1000 and I’m not sure...

ghoztwritecheck‎, Yesterday 10:37 PM
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Great videos on how to deadlift

rIp9T5ig4A aFCyGXu-_vo First video is enough, but second video is good if you are still having issues. Different perspective on how to deadlift.

Junsuiakai‎, Yesterday 04:39 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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am i doing alright for my curls?

im 13 years old 47kg and i have been working arms and all that for a few months and for my bicep curls i can do around 7kg for 15 reps and 10 kg for 2 reps. im not looking for you guys to make me feel good about myself i want to know whether im good or bad right now. edit: 10 kg for 2

airc987‎, Yesterday 07:55 PM
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Spinal erectors and mid back

Does anyone have guidance for either exercises that will thicken your spinal erectors and mid back? I do the usual deadlifts/back extensions/good mornings/rack pulls (with adequate rest) for the spinal erectors, and began incorporating more face pulls with a 2 second pause for my mid back, but...

wickdPT‎, Yesterday 12:35 PM
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Soreness after weights

So I went weight lifting today and when I was using the bench press cause I’m mostly focusing on my chest because I want pecs. I was doing my sets and throughout I felt like I couldn’t lift it anymore as me getting tired which is good. After my workout my muscles felt tired but as the afternoon...

JustinSmith15‎, Yesterday 08:23 PM
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Struggling to progress

Hi guys been training for around 7 months or so and I have been making good improvements to my squat bench and deadlift up until about a month and a half ago when my bench and deadlift just seems to have plateaued. Im 15 5'10" and around 210lbs I can squat 290lbs, bench 205lbs and deadlift...

walruswhippa‎, Yesterday 07:42 AM
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deadlift form check please

to me it looks like the weirdest thing but that's probably just me. it almost looks like my lower back is straight, then my back turns at a sharp angle, and the rest is straight. Is how I am lifting safe? I have gone up to a 325 one rep max now and back feels 95% fine, just a little tight. Also, if...

Uglykid781‎, Yesterday 09:26 AM
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Strength, vs power, vs muscle.

So I hear that muscle and strength go hand to hand. Strength is more neurological with the firing of the motor units in the muscle fibers, and muscle is the how big and you need both to gain. But what about power? Power is how fast your muscles can exert a force, I haven't noticed this increasing...

John4531‎, Yesterday 12:04 PM
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Olympic Squat Form Help

Hey guys just wanted people's opinion on how the olympic squat should be performed. So theres two videos I would like to talk about the first is OmarIsuf's video with coach Brian? It looks like when he breaks at the knees he pushes his hips forward in the descent of the exercise. Is that how he...

jonjonx5‎, 07-20-2018 12:23 PM
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Do i have wide hips, if so how can i close them.

So my body fat levels are 14% and i think i have big hips. Do you guys think the same, if so how can i make them appear less? Will oblique workouts wide my waist so i look less curvy?

Kbb4life‎, Yesterday 01:09 PM
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upper traps

Ive been doing some research.. the upper fibers of the traps run horizontally so some claim machine rows or seated rows would be better for trap hypertrophy mixed with an isometric stretch exercise (deadlift, farmer walks, power shrugs) rather than regular shrugs.. anyone have experience with this?

feiajii‎, 07-19-2018 04:31 PM
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Muscle Memory

Silly question here but is there such a thing as muscle memory? I'm 34 now but I trained extensively (4 to 5 days a week) for about 2 years when I was in high school. I've been doing body weight exercises/HIIT for about 6 months and strength training for 6 months. Am I starting from 0?

ApolloChange‎, Yesterday 10:30 AM
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Steady State Cardio with HIIT Alternative?

Hi guys! So I just recently started Kris Gethin's 12 week Hardcore Daily Trainer. For those who are familiar with the trainer, you probably know Kris suggests that you do two 20 minute jogging sessions daily. I was curious if I wanted to implement HIIT treadmill sessions into the workout, rather...

arneybrian‎, 07-20-2018 04:16 AM
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Future Goals

I've been weight lifting 2 years now for football. I'm heading into my sophomore year of highschool and I'm wanting to know where my maxes should be by my first year of college. The lifts my team emphasizes are Power Clean, Bench, and squat. In that order my maxes are 160, 175, 245. I'm 6'1 and 190...

NateMarshall‎, Yesterday 10:13 AM
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Any tips for benching?

I’m 16, 5’7 and 143Lbs. I’m only at 140 bench 215 squat 225 deadlift. Any tips to increase bench? I only been training for 2 months but my bench is far from my deadlifts and squats. Right now I’m using Mark rippletoes strength program.

pizzaroll2‎, 07-20-2018 04:38 PM
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Right Shoulder/Tricep Issues with Pressing Exercises

So I've been lifting for about 1 1/2 years, and I've found I've been having this issue for maybe the last 6 months. When i perform pressing movements: Chest Press, OHP and Incline Press, my right arm (dominant and strongest side by a long way) is the one that consistently struggles and fails first,...

Hazzer97‎, 07-20-2018 09:40 AM
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Replacing free bench press with a smith while my gym partner is not here ?

So my gym partner just went on a 3 week vacation and I have no one to help me not kill myself on a free bench. I workout at a small gym with no power rack and people just don’t want to waste their time spotting a gym barely benching 155 for 10. So my question is, should I replace a free bench with...

ItsYaBoiiii‎, 07-20-2018 08:55 AM
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Shoulder blade and upper back pain after shadow boxing

Sometimes I decide to practice throwing a lot of punches in the air as fast as possible to prepare myself in case I ever get into a fight. However, whenever I do that, the next day I have pain in these areas. ...

onequestion123‎, 07-20-2018 06:56 PM
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Muscle Imbalance

just started working out three weeks ago. I know it's early but the difference in size between my two arms (mainly triceps and shoulders) is really bothering me. I think this happened because i had to do a lot of pushups for my frat and my form was bad. What can i do to fix this??

eseseseses‎, 07-20-2018 11:14 PM
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Best way to maintain straight wrists on the bent over row?

I am a novice who is doing the beginner PPL from reddit (used to do StrongLifts but got bored of it, also had trouble getting mobilty for pendlay rows). On pull days, I rotate between barbell rows and deadlifts. I utilize the BOR variation of the lift. I have recorded myself and I am able to...

Azkrak‎, 07-20-2018 12:33 PM
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Are Barbell T bars good?

Hello, I workout at home so I can't use a T-bar machine, so I tried mimicking the same movement with an olympic barbell with one end against a corner of the room and then adding weight to the other end. I stand with the bar between my legs, grip the bar like I'm gripping a rope for tug of war,...

ManOfGod2012‎, 07-18-2018 06:42 PM
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