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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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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: Q: Should I use a full body...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 03:46 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: 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: 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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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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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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Is it possible for forearm involvement to decrease bicep involvement in bicep curls?

My forearms are getting huge but my biceps are lagging a bit, I do feel a huge burn in my forearms when doing bicep curls.. Is it possible that my form is prioritizing forearm involvement over biceps? Can forearms "do the work" in bicep curls? My common sense says that they can only lift it a...

iso123123‎, Yesterday 06:52 PM
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Pull-Ups Good for Pecs?

I have an Iron Gym. What's better for the pecs? Wide-grip pull-ups or push ups? How much better?

SwagBrown‎, 12-30-2012 04:28 PM
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Form check on Pendlay row pls

First time doing it, I want to check the form to prevent inuries, I'm quite concerned I don't look like Davis in the Fierce 5 FAQ...

FallingBridge‎, 08-06-2017 01:00 PM
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Question about Recovery of Shoulders during exercises

So I know this looks like a question you've seen 100+ times but I have a little more to ask. My shoulders, no matter how I shift my elbows down/focus on the muscle, always fatigue first during my workouts. I have tried my best to make sure I don't swing my body/throw the weight, and I try to make...

Neil1325‎, Yesterday 04:43 PM
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Never feel sore in my chest

I've been going to the gym for awhile now and I can't feel a burn in my chest when doing excercises. I've tried pretty much all the the most common excercises like flyes, bench, push-ups obviously but I never feel anything in my chest during my workout and after/the next day. I know I'm using the...

tommySD‎, Yesterday 07:19 PM
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Chest exercises that DO NOT require fully straightened arms

Hi. I am a hardgainer trying to build muscle and grow in size. I've got the eating down and most of my exercises but I struggle with chest workouts because I was born with arms that do not fully extend. I can extend my left at about 100 degrees and my right arm can extend around 120 ish. To get the...

mattyslc5‎, Yesterday 05:28 PM
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Lifting While Sore

I just started lifting again after taking a long several year break. I had my first workout on Monday, doing the fierce 5 program. It's Thursday and I'm still really really sore (especially my quads), but the program calls to lift again. Two of the exercises use my quads (front squat and deadlift),...

daudi81‎, Yesterday 07:34 AM
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Overhead press major issue

So, I'm really struggling with my overhead presses. All my lifts have progressed pretty nicely for the most part. But my overhead press sucks. I have anterior pelvic tilt and it's very noticeable when I'm trying to overhead press. I literally cannot press much more than the bar weight without...

MBoux2000‎, Yesterday 07:29 PM
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Lower back tightness and soreness after squatting.

I am wondering. Is it normal to experience some lower back tightness/soreness after squatting? My legs, quads, and hip flexor are sore as well as my glutes, and I know that means I worked the correct muscles, but I got some lower back tightness and soreness. I know I have some existing tight...

MBoux2000‎, Yesterday 04:49 PM
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Bigger Abs by just doing Plank?

Can you have thicker abs by just doing Plank? Thanks :)

Notitia‎, 08-16-2017 11:40 PM
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Plank progression??

I have a very weak core. In part because I have a very weak core and in part because I have Anterior Pelvic Tilt and I'm working w/ Physical Therapy to correct that. Everytime I do planks I get to around 30 seconds and then I get an extremely strong burning sensation. My entire body shakes as I...

shgadwa‎, Yesterday 03:53 PM
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Suitcase carries vs side bends

For my abs I like to do 2 sets of heavy side bends, and 1 or 2 sets of decline weighted sit ups. I don't have time to do farmer's walks during my workouts any more, but I miss their functionality and unbelievable fun of walking with very heavy things in your hands. So I was thinking a good...

hatchi‎, 08-18-2008 05:19 PM
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Snatch Deadlift

Ive read that snatch dl is good for upperback but, will it work my lower back as much as compareds to a normal or deficit deadlift ?

Punset‎, Yesterday 06:38 AM
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Bench problems

Hi guys I have been training for less than a year, but am really seeing some good gains and enjoying improving my strength. I train with another guy who is similar to me everywhere (biceps, triceps, back etc.) except on barbell bench press, where I lag behind. For example, with dumbells on a...

andyp1985‎, Yesterday 11:44 AM
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Does standard bench press also help get bigger arms?

Hello evr1! Is that true that heavy barbell bench press with barbell or dumbbell press will help me get bigger arms as well? I'm not talking about close grip bench press or any other triceps exercises. Thank you so much.

BodyTranfguy‎, 12-17-2010 11:25 AM
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Left arm feels numb and tingly mostly at elbow after workout

I went to the gym yesterday and today I woke up and my left elbow(right above my elbow) feels numb and weak and tingly and so does the rest of my left arm a bit. I've had this happen before a couple times and I don't know what it is. For anyone wondering I'm doing the Fierce 5 full body workout. Is...

ShadowCien‎, 08-16-2017 04:07 PM
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Low bar squat check!

sorry for my bitch tits, am a beginner, cutting, and lmao yes that is a clothing line pole. vid 1 vid 2 thank you

bindz00‎, Yesterday 02:03 PM
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How long should I wait before increasing my exercise?

I just started exercising today, I could only do 26 situps, and 12 pushups....I am determined to do long should I wait, and what should I increase it to after getting used to the old one? I learned in fitness class in school that you should keep increasing your regiment.

sinanaktas‎, Yesterday 12:25 PM
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Lost my ability to run fast ?

I havent lost it completely but its very on and off, I cant reliably sprint really fast liek I used too. Sometimes I will run my fastest and my quads wont fire very well and I wont be that fast Sometimes my quads fire well and I can sprint really fast I dont know why my quads stopped...

Fatso3‎, Yesterday 12:22 PM
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Squat Question

Hello I recently started squatting. I usually wear a knee sleeve when doing squat. The next day I felt the soreness in my hamstrings. I felt no soreness in my quads. Am I doing the squatting right?

StrongME2‎, Yesterday 04:46 AM
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Ab workouts

I'm new, literally just signed up a few mins ago. Not sure if I'm posting right. Anyways, I started my "journey" over a year ago and have since lost 100lbs....needless to say I've lost muscle...I'm so weak lifting weights it's rediculous....I started this program and as of next week it's...

noeffingway‎, Yesterday 11:39 AM
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lying lateral raise, does this exercise avoid impingement zone ?

Hi everybody, I just want to know if this exercise performed with very light weights could be a good way to target safely the side delts if you have slight impingement ? In other words, does this exercice allows to work side delts while avoiding impingement's zone ? Moreover, could it help...

shou‎, 08-16-2017 05:53 AM
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Not feeling lats when doing row exercise

Hi guys, so i cant feel my lats when doing any kind of row exercise. I only feel them doing negative pull-ups, is that enough to build strong and wide lats?

Kaitje‎, 08-16-2017 01:28 PM
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Lowering reps throughout sets vs. adding more reps

I've realized after looking through many bodybuilding workouts/programs a lot of people like to change the number of reps they do throughout their sets of each excercise. Although I see a lot of people who start the excercise with lower reps and increase the number of reps each set, and I see a lot...

tommySD‎, 08-16-2017 10:08 AM
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Squat form check this noob.

Noob here needing a check, sorry if the camera angle obstructs... A9ZKFdUfZQY

jthomps123‎, 08-16-2017 04:40 PM
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