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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: 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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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: 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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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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Tips on progressing with assisted pull up machine?

I've been using the assisted pull up machine, each week taking away a little more weight. I'm down to only 45 lbs on the stack and can't get 3 sets of 10 in, after warm ups with more weight. My goal is of course to be able to do body weight pull ups. Should I just stay on 45 lbs week after week and...

dax702‎, 04-14-2018 01:18 PM
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full body and upper/lower split

Hey my dudes, fairly new to working out been dedicated for about 6 - 7 months i had a good start got from 110 kilos down to 95 kilos. i have hit a plateau, and was wondering if this could help. ( cardio included for 15 - 20 mins each session ) week one

shefy93‎, Yesterday 05:45 PM
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Curious why I can hexbar farmer carry 235lb but struggle farmer carry with 75lb

I have a trap/hex bar and I frikken love this thing. The bar itself weights 75lb and I put a 45lb & 35lb plates on each side. I probably could do 2 45lb plates on each side now, gonna test it out tonight. But when I put plates on my dumbbell handles (the ones where you can load up olympic plates on...

merl227‎, Today 02:57 PM
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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, Today 12:07 PM
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Question Deadlift Form Check

I tried to pull 365 prior to this (which I pulled x5 last week) but it just didnt budge today. Thought the deficit would help me off the floor. Lift starts at 0:05 https://youtu.be/oztCMt7rlAc

szadeklord‎, Today 02:21 PM
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Bulgarian Split squats good for Quad sweep

Are They good for quad sweep

ManuelSch‎, Today 10:46 AM
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Moved: Always tired in Gym?? I do eat enough

caz7‎, Today 09:53 AM
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Poll Poll: Smith Machine Bulgarian Split Squats good or Bad?

I want to increase my vertical JUMP and build some massive Quads. Can l reach my goals with the Bulgarian Split Squats on Smith Machine? CANT Use Dummbell or barbell

ManuelSch‎, Yesterday 12:54 PM
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Disporportionate muscles

I’ve just started to do some exercises. Mainly just push ups and pull ups (alongwith variations) for upper body. Not enough confidence or time yet to hit the gym =p. Anyhow I’ve recently noticed a considerable difference between the size of my left and right lat (right is bigger). My right biceps...

TaimurC‎, Today 01:49 PM
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Unpinching shoulders

Hey I have looked back when benching I seem to have a problem my shoulders gets unpinned, I have looked up, and people say to use your lats but the problem with the gym I am currently at the bench is too angled to use your lats if you get me. I have only started benching recently, So far this is...

ProxyPan‎, Yesterday 02:28 PM
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Deadlift form check

These did not feel good at all. Aiming for 6 at 350 lbs, only got 4. Lifting starts at about 0:30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivk6IK77DQ8

ECGordyn‎, Yesterday 06:24 AM
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Chest Press Replacement?

Hey there, To make it short, I've always added the chest press machine into my chest workout for as long as I can remember, I do 4 sets of 15 15 12 12. I think it's been too long that I've been using that machine and I need a new exercise to replace that but I couldn't think of any good ones...

squirrell751‎, 03-24-2010 09:18 PM
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Anyone do the Larry Scott Shoulder Press?

Its basically a partial ROM shoulder press, not all the way up and not all the way down. does he do them this way to keep constant tension on the shoulders? what sort of rep range should you do with these? i have to ask because i cant say i do any exercise with a partial ROM. Thanks.

Curlers‎, 03-22-2012 09:16 AM
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Hanging Leg Raises

My grip fails before my abs fail, should I continue to do them or switch to another ab exercise?

ax56v‎, Today 04:45 AM
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Squat form check

285 lbs, second set I think. Felt pretty good except for the last one. Are my feet too wide? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9MQxwmOD-8

ECGordyn‎, Yesterday 06:59 AM
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deadlift form check

everytime i increase deadlift i stop feeling less hams and more lower back and mid back :( i dont know what to do here was last workout (155 deadlift) and it felt great!https://youtu.be/5tDwA1MnPrA todays workout felt meh. i did 1 set of 155 felt easy i put 10 pounds more and did 5 reps easy...

letsallmakeit‎, Yesterday 05:40 PM
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Behind the back cable press downs...what the???

I am doing the Max-OT training right now, and one of the excercises for the triceps is the "behind the back cable press down". Me and my buddy tried them out and not only was it awkward, but i didnt feel anything at all. I used a good amount of weight also...as much as I could do at least. Can...

Jeff Roy‎, 08-16-2006 04:29 PM
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Workout with herniated disc.

So last week I decided to get serious again with my diet and hitting the gym, well after 1 day back in the gym I managed to re-agitate my herniated disc to the point that I ended up going to the ER at 2:00 am because the pain was unbearable no matter what I tried. My question is this it is getting...

MikeB1978‎, 11-17-2010 06:12 AM
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Viable alternatives to back squats?

Newcomer to the gym here and currently running SL 5x5. I am having hip issues where squatting gives me stiff hips and causes me to stop working out due to concern. The stiffness is temporary and goes away until the next time I squat. Until I get this checked out, I am aiming to stop squatting and...

Odifududix‎, 04-17-2018 07:03 PM
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Smile Gaining muscles around my waist

Hey guys ! I am new to this sport/ exercise area and I have a really important question . I started doing daily exercises and my concern is based on the posibility of gaining waist muscles . I consider my waist as one of my best features ( and maybe the only one lol ) and I want to avoid at all...

StAticA357‎, Yesterday 12:40 PM
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Advice for adding 1 or 2 exercises to Routine

This will be my first post, mostly looking for advice on what I could add to my routine and some stats/progress Started going to my current gym last year Feb, doing random exercises for first month or so, been doing 5x5 program now for almost a year with 2 tweaks to doing pull-ups & chin-ups....

CriticalC0re‎, Yesterday 06:17 PM
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Ketlebell swings

I've got a muscle balancing question. Im currently on Candito's 6 week program http://www.canditotraininghq.com/free-programs/ I'm finding that on some squat days im way too tired after the main squat sets to do anything else but i also know that my posterior muslces arw lacking ...

tommy4life‎, Yesterday 05:54 AM
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Help. what did i do to my legs last night?

Well I really did it. I did a new excercise, special leg press, low on board and with toes out. To develop my outer sweep in my quads. Part of my leg grew substancially overnight. Today my knees are killing me and I could hardly walk straight. I didn't injure the knee. And part of my knees...

joanne00‎, Yesterday 01:59 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/youtu.be/op9kVnSso6Q And this is mine. https:/a/youtu.be/tJF0lj5khf8

Neodream‎, 04-17-2018 06:34 PM
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