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

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 04:46 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 07:41 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 10:59 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 11:16 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 09:12 AM
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Angry Can't increase squats & bench

This thread is probably going to be all over the place since this is my first time posting on these forums. My primary goal is aesthetics. I've been lifting since the start of June 2020 and had lifted a little before that in high school (I'm 21 now). Since June 2020, I've gained around 30 pounds...

baron541‎, Today 10:40 PM
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Anything to swap out on my full-body routine?

Finally got my hands on a garage gym but got limited equipment (basically bench, adjustable dbs, some bands, and a pulldown machine). Any issues with my workouts? I prefer to do squats for high reps for personal preference. Other exercises, I just go heavy and add weight once I hit my goal reps....

metallick‎, Today 09:22 PM
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Smile Exercise

You can do it every morning, enjoy work out...

ponks01‎, Today 09:16 PM
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Smile Work out

You can do it every morning, enjoy work out...

ponks01‎, Today 09:15 PM
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Smile 5 minutes workout that makes you fit

You can do it every morning, it will make your body great and at good condition all the time....hope you enjoy this work out...enjoy work out guys and please like my other videos about 5 minutes work out... Thank you and have a good day.,.

ponks01‎, Today 09:11 PM
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Post Weight loss exercises

Learning workouts that can be done at home and less than 30 minutes helping you lose weight. Link video (

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Post Weight loss exercises

Learning workouts that can be done at home and less than 30 minutes helping you lose weight. Link video (

Msgy‎, Today 08:04 PM
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Cool No gym full body workout

The seemingly endless number of exercises available is enough to make your head spin. Sure, you know the basics, but do you know which exercises are the best ones for a full-body workout? In general, a strong candidate for the "best" title will be any easy-to-learn exercise that targets multiple...

John09047815‎, Today 06:24 PM
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Hypertrophy: Exercise Order

Hello, I have a simple question regarding the order of exercises for hypertrophy. In short, if I have 2 sets of chest exercises and 2 sets of back exercises on a given day, would it be better to alternate them or to finish a muscle group and then move on to the next? Note: I am *not* doing...

kharneth‎, Today 11:39 AM
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Talking Beginner looking for tips

Hi ladies and gents I'm a beginner when it comes to gym... been going on and off (2 months tops) for years and am wondering what is the best way to gain leg muscle and calf muscle as these just dont want to grow on me 😅. I currently run 2 miles every other day (18mins) just for fun and if...

Ali090695‎, 01-21-2021 09:15 PM
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The Wheel of Pain This scene has always inspired me. If you haven't seen Conan the Barbarian, you should go fix that and then come back. :) In all seriousness though, there is a wheel of pain event in the Arnold Classic - but does anyone know of any gyms that have similar...

EliKoehn‎, 01-25-2021 10:02 AM
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How much does the OHP target chest?

I've always done seated DB Presses for shoulders so I don't know too much on the barbell presses. I see OHP prescribed on most full body programs where it rotates with the flat press or some other sort of horizontal push. Gym is closed at my area rn so can someone tell me? :/

metallick‎, Yesterday 09:13 PM
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Pull ups - how to do it correct

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longhaimai‎, 01-20-2021 09:13 AM
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I hate Glute Ham Raise...

I've NEVER found this exercise worth it.... I've done it regularly on 4 different setups/gyms. 1 have I ever found comfortable..... It's ALWAYS terrible to adjust/get comfortable I don't care if its ROGUE/ELITEFTS etc.. , I don't feel it provides any extra vs other glute exercises, in fact I've...

snufy‎, Yesterday 09:51 PM
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Can I do stationary lunges instead of walking lunges?

Hello. I'm doing the Fierce 5 dumbbell routine. I am unable to do walking lunges because of limited space. 1'd like to know if stationary lunges can be an alternative.

derikedwin‎, Today 07:57 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 11:38 AM
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akozmey‎, Today 06:41 AM
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Any issues with my wide grip bench press?

The bench press is an exercise I always had trouble with but in retrospect I realized that I always had a narrow grip and wasn't fully engaging my chest and mainly worked my triceps. I saw growth to my back and arms but very little to my chest. Decided to go wider with my grip (index finger at or...

Odifududix‎, Yesterday 12:09 PM
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Question Back Pain from Deadlift - Form Check (Video Included)

Hello, would appreciate some help to figure out why I get back pain after deadlifting; pain is about 2 inches above the bottom end of my spine. Height: 172cm (5'8"). Bodyweight: 70.5kg / 155lbs Deadlift weight in videos: 89kg / 196lbs Video of a few sets: youtube /watch?v=yq_DGZGYMa4 It...

SpagetCat‎, 01-25-2021 12:52 PM
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14 year old

Do you guys have any tips on how i can lose some fat and build muscle as a 14 year old?

alphaboi‎, Yesterday 03:13 AM
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Don’t be afraid to squat on your toes once in a while

For everyone’s reading pleasure. After toying around with BW leg extensions and sissy squats, I’ve determined my legs really aren’t as strong as they could be. So today, after doing my trap bar deadlifts (strap and belt less, of course) and my leg...

BeginnerGainz‎, 01-24-2021 11:01 AM
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Sharp shoulder pain during light bench press but pain was absent during heavy sets

Hello all, I'm currently experiencing a sharp pain on my left shoulder whenever I perform my warm-up sets on the bench press. However, as I proceed on to my main set (531 pyramids at 79%-96% my 1RM), I do not feel any pain whatsoever. Does anyone know the reason behind this? I recently...

UYScuti57‎, 01-21-2021 09:38 AM
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Box or low bar squats after knee surgery?

Back in November I had my knee got scoped to clean out some cartilage fraying, my ortho said she thought it was pretty minor and should heal fine (I had it done because insurance covered it 100% and I got a cheap PRP treatment in my quad tendon while I was out, without the insurance that would have...

ChunkerFish‎, 01-25-2021 11:19 PM
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Front Squat Advice (embedded Video)

Yo... put one of these up with my pendlay row the other day. Another one I am trying to get down is the front squat. Going super light in weight, going to incr. 10 lbs a week but want to make sure I got the form down first. I think I have a butt wink, and maybe knees too far forward? Idk, think...

JetsFan152‎, 01-22-2021 01:45 PM
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Strength performance coming out of a bulk

Is it normal to experience some reduction in strength on various exercises after transitioning from a calorie surplus to maintenance? I've had this happen before, but was wondering if it's the norm.

ForecasterJason‎, 01-24-2021 03:27 PM
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