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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: 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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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 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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Is lifting enough?

Is lifting enough to lose fat and maintain muscle or should you implement some form of HIIT and conditioning or is the additional amount of calories you burn overestimated? Furthermore, is lifting also enough to maintain and improve heart health? Thank you in advance

Voyager92‎, Today 09:55 PM
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are they similar

hi i wanna change from doing regular forward lunges to Bulgarian split squats. i was wondering if that is an alright exchange because i will still be doing regular squats.

LetsGetRipp3d‎, Today 09:12 PM
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does this do much?

hi ya so i have ocd and combine with weight lifting i wanna go all the way every workout. i started doing this weird thing i don't know if it is good or bad. i go to failure then try over and over to do the exercise for reps.like im doing delts lateral raises and i can't lift the dumbbell anymore...

LetsGetRipp3d‎, 09-20-2017 09:10 PM
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Is my deadlift technique correct?

Hi! I'm a 19 year old argentinian wannabe powerlifter, I've been training since I was 15 and started powerlifting at 17. I'm 1,90m and weigh around 72kg, I'm an ectomorph so it was always hard for me to gain size(I started when I weighed around 58kg) and on top of that I work and go to college so...

SkinnyMax‎, Today 06:37 PM
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newbie needs help with a possible pregame cardio supplement.

ok hi guys glad to be a part of this great looking community. i have a question regarding possibly a supplement program. im a hockey player play 3-4 times a week which is my cardio working. im not a big gym guy im around 6'2 220lbs and would love to get down to around 205-210lbs. Is there any...

peterock2929‎, Today 11:41 AM
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Pullup Variations

Which would be superior for better overall strength and aesthetics?...Doing difficult pullup variations using body weight alone or weighted pullups done in the traditional way. Some will probably say DO BOTH, but the body can only handle so much at a time because of recovery so I think you must...

DipsManiac‎, Today 07:25 AM
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Opinion of Box Squat?

I pretty much only do them over conventional because of my lack of flexibility, how much am I losing by doing this?

Sweatyteddytaco‎, Yesterday 05:44 PM
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Unhappy What am i doing wrong?

Hey guys, Ive had this constant problem for a while now. I have quiet tight traps/shoulders and also uneven muscles (my whole left side is bigger then my right). I cant do exercises on my right arm properly, but on my left just fine. for example : bicep curls = left arm does it just fine, but...

notgaining‎, Yesterday 02:43 AM
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Building strength with Poland Syndrome

Hey, I have Poland Syndrome, in my case this means I have a completely absent Pectoral Major AND Minor. This issue seems to pop up from time to time on this fourm however advice seems to be limited. I've been to see a doctor who had limited knowledge and referred me to a specialist to answer my...

Pathong‎, Today 03:30 PM
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Back is really tired and sore.

Are your backs also sore as **** or just really tired to hold a good posture after you trained your back? Trained my back a few hours ago and it's really tired and sore. How do I know if it's just soreness or something more serious?

Tobbe123‎, Today 02:05 PM
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Is it okay to NOT feel muscle soreness After workout?

Hiya, So if I want to build muscle etc. Is it okay not to have muscle soreness After workout? My body usually isn't sore next day after workout, I don't know Why. Even tho I don't do lazy workouts. Sometimes when I do legs (strongest part of my body) I feel soreness and fatique After workout....

littlenuggett‎, Today 05:58 AM
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Question Best Shoes for Running Indoor Track/Treadmill

My feet are in between normal and high arches. I'm trying to do HIIT training on an indoor track and treadmill. Any shoe suggestions?

MarineHillsTuff‎, 04-30-2011 07:30 PM
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Unhappy Left hand too weak for db bench press.

I need help with dumbell bench press. I'm right handed and was born with relatively small weak hands. My problem is that my left hand can hold the weight long enough with a straight wrist so the left hand gives up earlier than my pecs and right hand. Have any others had this problem? My left hand...

Tobbe123‎, Yesterday 03:22 PM
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Replacement Exercises

I plan to start the Viking's Bare Bones workout plan but I have a few issues with it. 2 of the exercises require machines I don't have access to as I workout at home. The 2 exercises are Leg Presses and Sitting Leg curls, if you have any good replacements for them, let me know. I have access to...

BraedenKK‎, Today 02:50 AM
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how many chest exercises should I do on chest day

Which is a good number of chest exercises to do when training the chest? I am unsure how many to actually do and how long to stop in the gym?

richkumontu‎, 04-14-2010 11:07 AM
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My biceps seem to be tucked under my shoulders

This is a weird thing I've always had. I got a decent amount of muscle, but I notice that my bicep head doesnt have the small rock that other guys have...seems like half my bicep is under my shoulder and it looks really weird. Anybody else have this? What can I do about it? Am I just screwed for...

Lercin‎, Today 02:12 AM
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Beating Narrow shoulders, have you done it? can you?

Having narrow shoulders is ****ing bull****. Get a big chest and you look fat, get big arms and it makes your shoulders look even more narrow, where a baggy t-shirt you look fat, where a baggy jumper you look fat. Where I tight t-shirt you look frial and out of proportion, even with a small...

callmestar‎, 11-17-2009 03:59 PM
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Muscle knots

Not sure if this is the right place to post but got a quick question, how do you PREVENT muscle knots?

tommy4life‎, Yesterday 09:46 PM
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How many different exercises should I do on one muscle?

Hey all.. I always wondered when at the gym.. how many different exercises should I be doing on the same muscle? for an example: How many different ways should I work the biceps? do different exercises actually work different parts of a bicep? or is doing 4 sets of one exercise enough? I...

dim‎, 10-18-2004 12:38 PM
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How To Build Muscle For a Beginner

I'm a 20 year old male and I'll be turning 21 in a few months. I'm about 5'11 tall and 170 Lbs and I want to start building muscle again. When I was in high school I started working out and lifting weight when I was a freshman, and stopped in the middle of my sophomore year. when I quit lifting I...

ChampagneePapii‎, Yesterday 10:43 PM
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Cardio and lifting on the same day?

I have a question and I think i am confusing myself. I personally love riding my stationary bike. I burn about 500 calories a day riding my bike currently and the weight loss is about a pound per week and I am seeing some fat loss finally. I dont want to look like a stick so I want to add lifting...

mglover92‎, Today 01:15 AM
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what 2 do for a six pack

Used to be a fatass 6-7 months ago at like 200+ lbs and I got down to 160, starting to see some definition but I’ve mainly been doing cardio/a little bit of strength training what should I do to uncover them abs and get that godly physique? Anything specific? I’m still nooby when it comes to...

ForkDog‎, Yesterday 10:27 AM
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Back Squat Form Check

Hey guys, I widened up my stance just a tad bit 2 leg sessions ago, finally got a clip from just a few hours ago of my 1st working set @ 265lbs. In the video: https://youtu.be/fD-TNKrsOYA I think there's a slight butt wink? Is my eccentric going too fast? Please critique me, thanks

xzythe‎, Yesterday 05:49 PM
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Muscle gain and strength gains for different exercises

Does an increase in muscle mass from one exercise correlate to an increase in strength for other similar exercises? Here is what I mean. Suppose one does a lot of free weight bench pressing and gains a bit of muscle mass. In this example, let's say one goes from a 1-rep max of 80 lbs to a 1-rep max...

ForecasterJason‎, Yesterday 03:22 PM
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Arrow olympic style back squat form check (video and picture)

Hey guys So I've just started lifting again after at least 1.5 years off..pretty bad..but i'm back! I'm wondering if you guys could check out my form with this lightweight set and tell me what is going on here....I feel too much pressure on the medial side of my knee (inside knee) , and...

cwitko88‎, Yesterday 08:49 AM
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