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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: 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: 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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Tight/sore low back after back squatting

Hello, after I back squat with a barbell I feel compression/ tightness and soreness in my lower back but very low amount of pain just uncomfortable. I have a video of me squatting but I am Am unsure how to link it. Could someone please help me and tell me how to fix this/ how to fix form or what...

Keaton2929‎, Today 10:53 PM
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Can I do dumbbell floor presses as my main exercise?

Basically the question I asked, I want to know if doing 6 sets of 10 dumbbell floor press would be enough for pressing on chest day which I do once a week. I used to do 6 sets of 10 flat barbell bench and then 3 sets of 10 incline barbell bench. Maybe I can just do as many pushups as possible for 3...

LouSassol‎, Yesterday 04:12 PM
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Shoulder pain day after pushups? Hurts most when taking a deep breath or coughing

Hey, I was doing a 100 pushup challenge that i started a week ago. Had no problem on Tuesday during/post pushups, but on Wednesday, I woke up with a ton of shoulder pain on my left. It is hard to pinpoint (feels like its just generally inside my shoulder) and I can't replicate a specific movement...

drdavidge‎, Today 08:07 PM
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Lightbulb bent over barbell row and T bar row in the same session?

i was checking bb workouts for back and found this /content/back-workouts-for-men-the-6-best-routines-for-bigger-lats. isnt it too much 2 row excersises in one work out?

smashdatpuss‎, Today 07:19 AM
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Leg press

So the workout program I am going to start has leg press in it but I don't have access to a leg press machine. The other 2 out of 3 days during the week has back squats. Don't leg presses work out the same muscles as squats? Would switching out the leg press for another day of back squats be ok or...

CoryJWil‎, Today 06:07 PM
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Face pulls

Is it OK to do face pulls from a lat pulldown machine like this? youtube.com/watch?v=OKnFwUawLjU

CoryJWil‎, Today 04:56 PM
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'Full' ROM - yours is likely different than mine

ATG squats, touch the chest on the bench press, OHP from the clavicle, pullups touching the upper chest, etc... How common are these sayings? Every gym bro says - "ahh, you have to squat deeper", "you have to touch the chest otherwise it's not a pullup". I used to believe in them - and...

HeMB‎, Yesterday 07:21 AM
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275 rows 3x6

I'm completing smolov Jr bench in three weeks. After completion I'll post a link to me rowing 275 for reps. This is in response to a thread I made last night asking for physique and programming advice. Probably wrong forum for that anyway. Will update third week of August

Mmjk1500‎, 07-28-2019 12:29 AM
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Struggling with bench press

Started lifting back in February, been doing stronglifts 5x5. Had to stop a couple times for a week or so at a time due to traveling for work to remote places with no gym access but other than that I've been pretty good about not missing any workout days. I'm a certified manlet at 5'4", 153lb...

FireGiantSurtr‎, Yesterday 09:29 PM
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Talking Sprinting/Conditioning

What are the best sets distances reps and rest times for sprinting to increase speed and explosiveness ? Sprinting finishers for conditioning?

Kevin8363786‎, Yesterday 02:11 PM
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Results Question

Hi. I've been bulking for 2 weeks every other day. I've gotten stronger (went from 15 pound dumbells to 25 pounds) as an example, but my muscles aren't getting bigger. It's only been 2 weeks, but since I'm getting stronger, shouldn't like my arms show it? Thanks.

bodyguy55‎, Today 12:23 PM
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One arm DB rows vs. cable rows

My program calls for either one-arm DB rows or cable rows; I’ve been using the former, but I’ve noticed that my upper back is lacking in size and I’m wondering if a wide-grip (particularly a low row with the lat bar that has your palms facing one another) cable row will help me here. Obviously I...

glitchfly‎, Today 02:23 PM
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How many reps can you barbell curl half your bodyweight?

Interesting to see what strength to body weight guys have. Will the lighter guys do better than the heavy ones!

clive‎, 09-08-2009 02:20 PM
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Thumbs up If im working on powerlifting, should I worry about running ?

Hey, i am 25 years old, 5'9" and weigb about 245, the heaviest i have been in 3 years. I wanna start Powerlifting, but wanted to know if i should lose weight first? Maybe start running ? (on a different note if i start running again, i believe im gonna start trail running) Also, i should note i...

GingerNut93‎, 08-19-2019 07:40 AM
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Pullups and deadlift form check

Hey guys, I was wondering if my pullups and deadlift form are okay? I've also noticed some lower back problems, I'm wondering if my form is really that off for deadlift? Pullups https://gyazo.com/6a280afcc832f0999685f6ef7f207dbd Deadlift

Nitir‎, Yesterday 02:48 PM
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Shoulder pain during neutral grip pull downs

I started doing neutral grip pull downs and my front delt kept on getting super tight to the point of pain at the top of each rep. besides stretching, would it be a good idea to just do less weight and let my shoulder get acclimated to the motion?

Jonowatson‎, Yesterday 04:05 PM
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Need help with workout plan

Can someone explain in details which exercises are here in details ? weights reps excersises ? thanks in advance "Major curl 25 4 sets of 5 each arm curl 35 2 sets of 5 each arm bench wing curl 35 5 timez each side chest 90 10 timez 100 5 timez dipz 3 setz of 10 crunchez 3 setz of 10

Onequestion1234‎, Yesterday 08:37 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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Alternatives to Pendlay

Just got to college and they don't allow Pendlay because "slamming weights" is irresponsible. I run Fierce 5 but don't know other alternatives

schoolstrength‎, 08-20-2019 10:47 PM
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Forearm workout question

Does anybody in here do specific forearm exercises or do most people hit them when doing lat pull downs, bicep hammer curls with the dumb bells or reverse bar bell curls? I usually work them with other muscles and have a decent set of forearms at the anconius area but they are quite skinny at the...

leroyS‎, 08-20-2019 01:56 AM
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Squats

So I am new to lifting and was wanting to try and do some squats. After looking at some videos online I noticed that it says to keep your foot flat except my ankle dorsiflexion sucks. I have a step that I am going to put the front of my foot on and push my heel downward to stretch it every single...

CoryJWil‎, 08-19-2019 04:44 PM
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Question Cardio routines

Hi guys, Intrigued to know what your cardio routine is? Do you just opt for machine based cardio and outdoor running/cycling? Do you do bodyweight cardio circuits? What about hiit? Sprints? Thanks!

ben1500‎, 08-20-2019 12:14 PM
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Squat Technique

So when performing a Squat with a barbell, I usually have a just wider than shoulder stance. The next day or so, Im sore on the glutes but only at the bottom of my glutes like where the crease between hamstring and glute is. Am I doing the squat right? Ive been told my form is perfect from others....

Cautious1‎, 08-20-2019 07:05 AM
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deadlift form help

cant post links so just copy and paste this into youtube deadlift form help danial hashmi

dannyboy1st‎, 08-19-2019 05:25 PM
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Hiit/bb

I am 53. 175lbs, 5'10", 8% BF, been lifting for I'd say 10 years, 5 at a advanced level with proper nutrition. My recovery periods are amazing for my age. I feel sometimes I could work out twice in one day (and sometimes I do) I bench 315, squat 405, DL 495 curl with 70 lbs dumbbells I used...

RiccardoG‎, 08-19-2019 12:33 PM
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