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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: 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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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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high pulley ab crunch

I'm doing these high pulley ab crunches where you have the bar over your head and you pull it down with your hands leveled beside your head and down over your head as you crunch. But I cant feel the crunch, mostly feel my hands pulling or holding on to the bar down as I crunch. If I use too much...

OttomanEmpire‎, Today 06:27 AM
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Poll Poll: What is your best lat builder exercise?

For me, it is heavy dumbbell row. Pull up comes second

UnkleDolan‎, Today 03:11 AM
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Shoulder advice - experienced bodybuilders

Question for anymore more experienced or anyone who had lagging shoulders that are now up to par....what did you do? I’m looking for some new tactics to employ in order to bring my shoulders up. Thanks!

George2100‎, Yesterday 12:02 PM
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Having trouble keeping my squat form strength

I was watching this video by Mark Rippetoe on proper form on squatting. I've been noticing my back has been hurting lately and I wonder if this could be the cause. Can anyone give me some advice on how to keep my back straight during squats? nhoikoUEI8U Thanks

TheThunderCat‎, Today 05:56 AM
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What is this Chest Exercise Called?

With gyms across the UK still closed a few friends have tried some ideas of their own to stimulate their chest more. This is the setup they showed me and I get an incredible workout on my chest with it. The setup is really simple, but does this exercise have a name? Setup - Flat bench,...

William2018‎, Yesterday 05:00 PM
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Unhappy Super new, obese and wanting to improve.(serious replies only please)

Hi guys. I was looking through some of the workouts, trying to find some things I'd be able to do to lose some of this weight and It's really upsetting for me. I have a really bad back so push-ups, planks and doing anything on a hard surface that I have to lie on my back for really hurts. Walking...

Hakumei94‎, 06-28-2020 03:49 PM
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The Banded Good Morning

So I decided to write up on my favorite resistance band exercise for the posterior chain, the Banded Good Morning, why it's great for both execution at home as well as the gym, and how the motor patterns help carry over into other hip hinge movements. Check it out here! ...

mike584‎, Yesterday 03:13 PM
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Can I do lateral raise everyday?

My shoulders are small compared to my other muscles since I didnt train them before. Is it okay to do like 2-3 sets and 12 reps everyday or maybe like 5 times a week?

Simen2360‎, 06-30-2020 12:31 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 10:38 AM
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Advice on dumbbell workout

Hi, With the gyms shut, I've been making do with a set of dumbbells to workout. I've been trying to stick to a day on and day off routine. Overhead Tricep Extensions - 3 sets x 15 reps x 30kg Chest press - 3 x 8 x 25kg Pressups - 3 x 12 Sevens - 3 x 21 x 17.5kg

Bobdabuilder1‎, 06-28-2020 12:45 PM
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My OHP is super weak compared to my bench.

I'll start with saying that I never really did standing OHP, and have been neglecting hitting shoulders directly for a couple years. But since covid I got a home gym and for the first time have been following more of a powerlifting program. For bench press I can do 5 sets of 3 reps with 275. But I...

Unstumpable‎, 06-27-2020 08:20 AM
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Dumbell fly

I do dumbell fly but my arm is working instead of my chest. After i do it i feel sore at my arm what should i do to make my chest take the work when i do dumbell fly thanks

kengthesexyboy‎, Yesterday 06:39 AM
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Running - hurt my feet, pacing myself

Hello everyone, I started running 6 days a week, I haven't ran in years. I have been doing this for the last 2 weeks, running 1 minute more every day, I lift 6 days a week too, so usually what I do is lift - run by the beach - go for a swim - run back, I do this every day except on Sunday. ...

VStratto‎, Yesterday 09:32 AM
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Close grip dumbell press

I do close grip dumbell press then i feel sore on my chest after i squeeze it but it feel sore only on the first set after i do the same on the 3rd set i feel nothing on my chest. Then i do the same on the next day in this day i feel nothing even on the first set. Anyone know why soreness come only...

kengthesexyboy‎, Yesterday 07:16 AM
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pull ups

Although I can do pull ups fairly easily I do start to struggle with the last 10% of so of the movement as fatigue sets in. The last portion of the movement, getting my head up past the bar. What muscles are the primary drivers of that last portion, and what additional exercises can be done to...

InPhase‎, 06-29-2020 08:32 PM
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straight dips - is it bad ?

Hello i have a question about dips. I know that people saying for dips you should lean forward. When i lean forward, its actually harder for me (i do less reps) and i feel a lot of shoulder involvement, not pain, but just i feel that shoulders are working out a lot. When i do them in more upright...

valinor333‎, 06-26-2020 11:39 AM
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Incorporating a neck harness

Hello guys and gals, So when gyms are open, I usually do the Bill Starr 5x5 Power Routine: Since that’s not the case now, I do about 100 each 3x a week of body weight squats, pull-ups and dips. Followed by 30 minutes of vertical climber for 30, 3x a week. I recently bought a neck harness,...

SDeWitt10‎, 06-29-2020 11:12 PM
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Putting together full body functional workouts

I'm in NY and gyms are STILL closed but i have to say that I've enjoyed doing at home, full body functional type workouts that mix together both HIIT/plyometric movements as well as some strength training movements. I've been following a free 12 week program on youtube (Heather Robertson) and...

fitfanatic123‎, 06-30-2020 08:58 AM
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What exercise can I do to look less like a wobbly fridge?

I am a 20 year old female, 5'1 at about 123lbs. I tried my best to draw the shape of my body without exaggerating, because I don't feel comfortable posting an actual pic. imgur.com/a/eUrGJn0 I have a wide ribcage, chubby arms, love handles, a belly, narrow hips and not thick but not skinny...

mstah‎, 06-29-2020 10:40 AM
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Insane cramp whilst working ab's

Hi guys. I saw there was a previous post on this but it was closed for new replies. I have for years neglected doing abs because even after one set of crunches or situps I get an insane cramp that leaves me paralyzed for a minute or two. literally scared to move incase in contracts again. It...

Detienne‎, 06-27-2020 05:53 PM
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Unhappy Muscle Imbalances

I've noticed the difference when i try to flex i mostly feel my right arm and i can feel it more when flexing even tho im left handed,i can also feel it when im working on the lat pulldown machine,i think my right arm is doing more of the work,but i am not sure i cant notice a big difference in the...

danieol45‎, 06-27-2020 01:50 PM
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Lightbulb Best exercises for hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm

Hello, I'm looking for great hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm exercises. Right now I do wrist curls (and reverse wrist curls) but what else is there? I need more. Is there a way to target more muscle groups individually, or in groups? I want a more complete total hand/fingers/grip/wrist/forearm...

GeminiBusiness‎, 06-18-2020 08:14 PM
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Question What activity level should I place myself in?

Female, 19 years old, 5’8, 131 pounds. -Work retail job 2-3 days a week (7-8 hours) -Cardio 3-4x a week (25-30 min) -Weightlifitng 6x a week (45-1 hour)

AL459‎, 06-27-2020 02:17 PM
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Strange Sensation When Chest Is Pumped

Hi folks, after 35 years of low volume work, I recently switched to high volume/pumping workouts with very good results so far. However when I am working chest I get a strange sensation, I never got before when doing low volume high intensity workouts. I now do 16 sets for chest with only 30...

oldguy1961‎, 06-27-2020 03:30 PM
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Beginner Muscle Imbalances

If you are new to lifting weights (only able to chest press 30 pound dumbells) is it worth trying to fix a muscle imbalance with something like chest? My left side is weaker than my right side (tris, delts, chest) and I’m worried by doing compound exercises it’s going to exaggerate this imbalance....

DiorJalebi‎, 06-17-2020 11:27 AM
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