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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: 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 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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Calling anyone interested in a friendly strength competition for this spring/summer

Last fall, a few of us took part in a competition/collaborative effort where we uploaded our lifts and challenged each other to greater progress. It was fun, and to the best of my knowledge all of us made improvements. My squat is finally out of pathetic territory but still needs a lot of work...

EliKoehn‎, 03-26-2021 06:50 AM
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Could I do leg curls using bands and pull up station?

I work solely from home and I would like to do some leg curls. Any way I could do these with bands and a pull up station? And if so could anybody recommend a good band set I could buy?

safcpaul‎, Today 07:47 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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Bench Press suddenly decreasing

Okay, so here are some details about me, I'm 19 years old, 5'9", 145lbs. Recently I've noticed that my bench press is randomly starting to decrease. Usually, I would be able to hit 135lbs for 10-12 reps easily, but the last time I was able to do this was about 4 training sessions ago (training...

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Follow this link to know how to have strong abdominal in few days

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Just started running, shed off 45 seconds in three runs...where do I go from here?

Hi I just started running three weeks ago. I ran 1 mile each run spaced out one week apart was surpsied that with each run I was able to shed off decent amounts of seconds. 1st run 9:17 2d run: 8:51 (down 26 seconds) 3rd run: 8:32 (down 45 seconds from 1st run and 19 seconds from prev. run) ...

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The followers of this sport meet in teams (say "team" or "crew" to already look like a pro!) To perform a multitude of figures, halfway between Swedish gymnastics and pure bodybuilding. The opportunity to work on strength, flexibility and balance. To get started, we go to YouTube and get inspired.

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No additional gadgets are needed; the workout therefore allows you to work without spending anything. Admittedly, this new sport brings together (for the moment!) More men than women, but that tends to change. Why ? Because we also appreciate being able to let off steam in the open air. The city...

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Clever mix between bodybuilding and acrobatics, this discipline continues to gain followers. Made famous by the New York rapper Hannibal For King, who played it in his music videos and in prison, she became the star of parks and squares. The athletes had only to divert the equipment available on...

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Workout is an easy solution to gain flexibility and tone

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Arrow Plank post 10 day

Planking post If there's one exercise we all love to hate and hate to love it's planking. See some videos on planking down below to know how you can do it the correct way :*************.us/6504261 :*************.us/65042679410983 :*************.us/65042679410991...

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Question weak triceps that dislike training

hi. I am behind in training for various reasons, but I also have a gap in technical knowledge so I am writing now. the most problematic muscles (at least for me) are the triceps: previously I tried standing French press but I had very very painful tears / shrinkage / tear to the tendon on the...

Lastworkout‎, 05-01-2021 02:15 AM
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Post Five minutes full body stretch

Stretching regularly is important for preventing injuries and improving— or maintaining—flexibility. Making a habit of stretching after intense workouts will help your muscles recover and grow evenly, preparing you for your next sweat sesh. Why not start incorporating this practice into your...

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Poll Poll: Plank post 10 day

Planking post If there's one exercise we all love to hate and hate to love it's planking. See some videos on planking down below to know how you can do it the correct way Video 1:*************.us/6504261 Video 2:*************.us/65042679410983 Video 3:*************.us/65042679410991 Video...

farboood‎, Today 10:41 AM
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different quadriceps home training?

my quadriceps are weak, although I have no problem with upright posture in the common operations of life, I would risk injury if I lift weights over 24 kg. I have searched the web for bodyweight or free weights or elastic bands exercises, but I have not solved all the questions. I only know...

Lastworkout‎, 05-02-2021 07:31 AM
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Question How does my deadlift form look?

Do I need to improve my deadlift? I was using lighter weights this time, not super heavy weights. I've watched deadlift tutorials on how to deadlift and been trying to improve them but I keep screwing them up no matter how many times I practice. Would it be worth it to hire a personal trainer...

diamantkung3n‎, 05-04-2021 11:43 AM
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Booty Pump Workout - 10 mins Booty Burn with Chloe ting

This is episode 3 of my new Hourglass Program. This 10 min booty workout is going to target and activate your glute muscles. This workout is short but you'll definitely feel the burn. Feel free to add ankle weights or resistance bands to this workout. more info

erickkevin‎, Today 08:39 AM
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How strong should your row be relative to your bench?

It is common for presses to get an undue amount of attention in many training regimens. My own anecdotal reference and some casual reading seem to contend that there is a positive correlation between rowing strength and pressing potential. While horizontal pulls and presses are both integral...

EliKoehn‎, 05-13-2021 07:13 PM
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Cool this it the best leson for how to do planks properly


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Thumbs up Protein

Protein is a macronutrient that is essential to building muscle mass. It is commonly found in animal products, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts and legumes. There are three macronutrients: protein, fats and carbohydrates. Macronutrients provide calories, or energy.

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Post Home exercises

*************.us/64998879394185 Here are some home exercises to help you build a strong body

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Trying to get in 200g of protein

I've been trying to dial in my nutrition, I've always found it difficult at 220lb to get in at least 200g of protein. Just recently I've learned that you (apparently) can't even use more than approximately 30g of protein at once for muscle growth. How much time should i be giving in between my...

mercuryaces‎, 05-08-2021 04:35 PM
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Straight arm vs bent arm side lateral raise?

Straight arm I've heard is more strain on your wrist etc and uses less weight, where as bent arm reduces strain but you can use more weight. But people are saying bending the arm is only shortening the lever basically just making the weight lighter by doing so. Is this true or is there any more...

Josh7000‎, 01-01-2015 07:30 PM
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Question about muscles used as synergistics/isometrically/stabilizers vs. primary

On legs day, I do a ton of deadlifts (conventional, sumo, stiff-leg, and hex trap bar). I know deadlifts train the following four muscle groups synergstically only (as stabilizers): abdominals, obliques, calves, and hip adductors. From my understanding, the primary muscles targeted directly are the...

mileena202‎, 05-14-2021 06:28 AM
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Question on high reps with high weight

Is it dangerous to do high reps with high weight? Like say if I hit the max amount of weight I can do during my bulking phase would it be okay to stop there and increase the amount of reps I do every week until I'm able to do 25 reps per set then do 25 reps for 3 sets with that weight when I come...

CJthehuman‎, 05-13-2021 03:34 PM
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