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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 10:07 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 11:41 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 09:10 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 04:46 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 11:16 AM
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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 08:02 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 10:59 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 07:41 PM
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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 09:12 AM
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Arrow Bridge bench press

What do you think about the bridge press on a bench to target lower chest in a flat bench? Thanks

66Nicolas99‎, Today 05:47 AM
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Name of this exercise, & opinions on it?

So its like an over emphasized row where on the seated cable row machine you hook like single handle bar for arm & you row with one arm & once its rowed you kind of twist & your elbow goes way back but still neck to your side, to get the most squeeze out of your back but obviously controlling the...

cthunder0‎, Yesterday 04:43 PM
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Front squat mobility

I can front squat more weight but the weight i use is limites by my wrist, it bends a lot and cant kee0 elbow up near end of my sets, i do lots of reps per set 1. Is this mobility issue or upper back strength issue 2. Will continuing to front squat fix answer to #1?

Minyoungk‎, 12-17-2017 06:35 PM
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Bicep question

Hey, When i'm doing bicep curls of any kind, i can feel the muscle working in my right arm and i get a nice pump, everything seems normal, but my left one i feel it more in the elbow joint and my front delt. I barley get a pump or feel the left bicep. It made me wonder if it has...

Serj3535‎, Yesterday 05:58 PM
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Cannot feel my chest when doing DB bench press

How heavy did you guys go before you start to fee your chest at the end of the movement? I am currently using 7kg DB for bench press, anything higher my arms feel the stress. Is 7kg too light to feel the chest?

stn0404‎, Today 05:42 PM
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T Bar row weak compared to DB row?

I can bent-over single arm dumbbell row 100 pounds. I've done those and pull-ups religiously for many years. T-Bar has always been something that I've done here and there but never really took seriously, but trying to do more now. My T-Bar/Incline Lever Row using both arms is about the same as...

broganoff‎, 02-21-2018 11:58 PM
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Lying leg curls

Whenever I do lying leg curls one of my legs seems to always break loose of the pad when I get close to my gluteus. By leg I mean the back of my calve/ankle area not thigh just to clarify. What am I doing wrong?

person101‎, Today 02:18 PM
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My workout routine (wonder if I need to add or change)

I am not a fitness or work out guru but my workouts for the day is 10 push ups, 10 sit ups, 10 squats with 2 25 pound dumb bells and I curl them 10 times each arm and I repeat for 30 minutes every day. I ship out for BCT March 21st 2018 and my PT score to get 60% for my age is 45 sit ups in 2...

VidarOdinson‎, Today 04:13 PM
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Need help on the bench press setup

İm doing stronglift routine about 3 months. İ progress every lift but my bench press didnt increased. İn the first place i wasnt using leg drive and squezing my back. İ learned some tips about bench press tried it failed it again. So i tryed dave tates bench press form with lighter weight. it was...

ifeelsoy‎, Today 01:13 PM
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Lower Back Pain After Leg Day

I sometimes experience lower back pain after doing heavy hip thrusts or deadlifts. Many people say that it may be my form, but i'm almost 100% certain it is not. My back is not rounded or hyperextended when performing it. My spine is in neutral alignment. Does anyone know why this may be...

somerfroud‎, Today 11:09 AM
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Shrug check + question!! HOLY CRAP its SHRUGGSZ srsrsrsrs bisness

Am I shrugging right? Kinda my first time doing em' .. and enough volume per week to amount to anything? I thought rack pulls / power shrugs were better anyway, as made famous by the Destiny of Alex... Also, doing about 6-8 sets per week + warmups.. is that enough to amount to anything? I'm...

fluidZ‎, Yesterday 04:36 PM
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Squatting and shoulders

I'm on the Stronglifts 5x5 programme. I haven't got a squat rack yet, so what I'm doing right now is loading the bar on the ground and clean pressing it onto my shoulders before each squat set. I have a feeling this is hitting my shoulders hard, leaving them spent for my shoulder press sets. Is...

DieselYeah‎, Today 09:23 AM
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Stiff legged exercises hurt my lower back...

So i've been trying to find ways to hit my Hamstrings & I've tried the bar SLD felt really no contraction & my lower back felt pain & I kept my knees straight and back pararell anyways I tried the DB SLD then I felt a good burn in the Hamstrings but a still a little bit of lower back stress. So i'm...

cthunder0‎, 02-21-2018 01:52 PM
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Heavy barbell lunges for big legs???

Hello forum So right now I'm unable to squat or deadlift due to a slight back injury. However I have been doing barbell lunges with no pain at all to replace the squat for the time being. Can one build decently big legs if they were to focus on adding weight to the barbell lunge AND if it...

Gringer‎, Yesterday 05:16 PM
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How Do I Minimize Triceps Use in Bench Press?

How do I minimize triceps recruitment when bench pressing? Obviously, I want to put as much focus as possible on the pecs.

seanm123‎, 02-21-2018 03:30 PM
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Red face Huge without lifting weights

BzlJ_xDzmdg I don't understand. How can a 60 year old man get that huge and ripped without touching weights. Obviously we don't get to see his legs but look at that upper body. Built off nothing but pushups, pullups and dips. So what's the point of using weights if your goal is to get big?

PiscesNinja‎, Today 01:51 AM
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Gaining weight while exercising and calorie deficit?

Since I started working out I have gained 2 pounds on the scale and lost an inch of my waist, but I am in a deficit. I eat 25-2700 calories a day and workout for about an hour 5-6 times a week i weight at the same time every week same scale and same clothes (t shirt and shorts) Any reason why?...

MDWJR‎, Yesterday 11:38 AM
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Smile Full body - Need ab exercise

Hey everyone, I am a 19 year old male, weigh 178 pounds, and have been training pretty strictly with a full body program (Day A, Rest, Day B, rest, repeat) Very happy to start weight lifting, currently bulking while counting my calories (3000 a day gaining roughly a pound or less a week). ...

clock123time‎, Yesterday 11:28 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 11:38 AM
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my chest always gets a workout on back day?

after a back day my chest always seems to be pumped. i usually do back/bi the day after chest/tri (i've tried doing back/bi first but my biceps get too sore to have a good chest workout the following day). routine: deadlifts -> cable row -> assisted pull-up -> lat pulldown -> biceps (i do rear...

bigledba‎, Yesterday 04:14 PM
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Lat pulldown vs pullups

Do you think pullups are superior to cable pulldowns? I can do weighted pullups already but I get more contraction on pulldowns. That said, some people claim that if you can do chins, you have to because they are better than the pulldowns.

HeMB‎, 02-21-2018 12:56 PM
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How many calories do I lose here?

Lower A Squats 3x5-6 Weighted Back Extensions 3x8-10 Leg Press 3x8-10 Leg Curls 3x10-12 Ab work 3x15-18/Calf raises 3x12-15 Superset Upper A Incline Bench 3x5-6 Decline DB Bench 3x8-10

LifterShifter‎, Yesterday 09:03 AM
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Too many warm up sets? Deadlifts.

Doing a 3x/week full body, B days I start with a 3x5 deadlift, I warm up with DeFranco limber 11 then do warm up sets as follows Working weight: 265 lbs 3 minutes rest between working sets Warm-up sets: 5(reps) x Weight 1 minute rest between warn up sets 5x45 empty bar 5x45 empty bar

tdod101‎, 02-21-2018 09:53 PM
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Negative Pullups?

Trying to grow my back, been doing pullups for a while if I add these in or switch them in will I see any difference & negative pullups a good movement in yall opinions?

cthunder0‎, 02-21-2018 10:59 PM
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Need help widening my back

I want to really widen my back but I am not sure i am doing the right exercises. My routine is: Lat pulldown Close grip pull down Reverse grip pulldown Chainsaw pulls Seated row with wide grip Barbell rows Standing straight arm lat pull I generally do 3 sets 12, 15,12 Any suggestions on...

mariusz09‎, Yesterday 06:44 AM
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