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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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Question Weak hands/Fingers

Hello, new to these forums so I’m not sure where to post this; I thought this place would be OK. My question is, what can I do to strengthen my hands/fingers? When doing exercises such as the lat pulldown, deadlifts, shrugs (mainly pull exercises), my fingers/hands are why I have to stop. A few...

Booboobooboo‎, 12-21-2020 03:50 PM
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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, Yesterday 09:15 PM
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What do you think of the effect of this exercise?

How to exercise well? I look forward to your reply, thank you

JZLI‎, Today 01:23 AM
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Is 5x5 too much volume?

1st set is like 6 or 7/10 intensity. By the last set I’m completely dead. Takes me like 30 minutes including warmup. Always get light headed, and barely have energy left for accessories. I’m used to less volume like 3x5 or even 3x3 which I find much more manageable and enjoyable, but I...

BulkingIsHard‎, 01-16-2021 05:28 PM
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anyone hit 225 bench way before 3/4 squats/deadlifts?

Been lifting seriously for about 3 months and just hit 225 bench last week for a 1 rep max. My current max dead lift is at 270 and so is my squat (ATG) of both which I can do about 3 reps each of. I used to do a lot of push ups/planks as a kid so that's obviously why my bench is pretty good but man...

IBorBust‎, Today 12:02 AM
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Upper chest without incline

Looking for a way to hit upper chest without an incline bench. Any ideas? Thanks

safcpaul‎, Yesterday 02:27 AM
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neck training soreness or injury??

hi everyone,i have started training my neck with my bodyweight and with resistance with a towel for 3 weeks now and sometimes the next day after the workout i feel soreness in the right side of the back of my neck (which is also tighter than the left).it's a bit annoying to turn my head to my right...

kflps‎, Yesterday 12:39 PM
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Using the Hammer Strength Dip as an accessory?

Doing Lyle Mcdonald's Upper/Lower routine and I typically do pushdowns as a tricep isolation movement. Gym got a new HS Dip and decided to test it out and I feel it work my triceps well. Is using this machine a valid "accessory" movement near the end of upper body workouts? I primarily feel it in...

Odifududix‎, Yesterday 11:54 AM
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How can i target my Upper inner chest with push ups?

Title basically explains it. Im in quarantine and im waiting for gyms to reopen. My Upper chest was lacking in general but managed to fill out the outer upper chest but now my inner upper chest is kind of flat. Does anyone know any exercises for it? I usually add weight to my push ups. It can be...

feorge‎, Yesterday 08:33 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, Yesterday 09:38 AM
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Making no progress with bench. Looking for suggestions

I am making very little progress with my bench press. (Flat and incline) On flat press I am constantly between 185 and 205 for reps going to 225 x 1. Recently I have really struggled with flat bench and am having a hard time at 195 for reps. I am looking for some advice on how to progress my...

Temple90‎, 01-13-2021 07:59 PM
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Home made equipment

Given half the world are in and out of lockdowns and gyms are constantly opening and closing, does anyone create their own dumbbells and excersize equipment. I was looking online and apart from a lot of places (U.K.) being out of stock of weights, they’re mega expensive at the minute Curious...

Bridean38‎, 12-23-2020 05:00 PM
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Getting over a knee injury

I fractured my left knee when I was a teenager and have suffered to do squats, runs, or any other leg workouts since other than long distance walking and it has been a major thorn in my side. What would yall recommend to get it conditioned?

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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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Lagging lower/mid lats?

Hello, I've been doing a 5 day push/pull/legs/upper/legs split for the last couple months and noticed some major strength and size improvements (granted I wouldn't yet describe myself as an intermediate lifter). I typically do pull ups (wide grip, shoulder-width grip and neutral grip chins),...

senators65‎, 01-20-2021 04:11 PM
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Pendlay Row Advice (with Video)

Hi.. had a video I was going to try to attach but it was an invalid file type. If someone can pm me I can send directly, have a lot of injury history in the past and want to make sure I am doing this thing right. It is late now on east coast but I will check my inbox in morning to see if any...

JetsFan152‎, 01-19-2021 11:21 PM
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Best Way to Work the Tear Drop, Inner Quad and Inner Calf

Long story short, I've had problems with my tear drop being far too weak in the past and now from doing Muay Thai it seems the outside of my quad and calf are far FAR stronger than the inside, pulling my foot out and causing knee pain. This is only on my left leg, my right is fine. I need to...

neondevil‎, 01-19-2021 03:52 PM
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Staying in shape with a wrist injury

Hi all, I've experienced recurring wrist pain in the ulnar side for few years and after doing some serious research and self diagnosis, it is most likely a TFCC injury. Most likely won't require a surgery, but just requires rest. In the past, I would just rest few days until the pain went away...

esimsoc‎, 01-20-2021 01:33 PM
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Break from the gym

What’s up guys, I’ve been working out for the last 2 years non stop with no real off time. I’d say one day a week I would take off. I’m always on edge. I snap at things I don’t normally care about. I didn’t even know what anxiety was and now I have it. I know the gym is the cause of all of this...

Throwinheat‎, 01-19-2021 09:16 AM
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Pull ups - how to do it correct

Let’s see it

longhaimai‎, 01-20-2021 09:13 AM
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Lightbulb How actually i managed to lose weight in 1 week

Basically, I will start my routine with doing some basic excersice What I did actually that I don't eat the sugar drink but I turn it to lemon drink yahh and less oil consumption eat more protein

qilnazrul‎, 01-19-2021 10:50 AM
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Seated vs laying leg curls

Is there much of a difference between the two? I’m trying to figure out which one I should do, and since I train legs twice a week would it be a good idea to do laying leg curls on my first leg day and seated on the second?

egsiue‎, 01-19-2021 11:17 AM
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Advice on how to have abs faster

Dithp‎, 01-19-2021 07:57 AM
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Improving forearm and wrist strength

I am struggling somewhat to keep my wrists locked while benching. I was using wrist wraps which helped me with completing heavier sets, but now when I take off the wraps my chest is stronger but my wrists and forearms are not. To improve stability, I am searching for some exercises to isolate the...

scumpxharry‎, 01-19-2021 08:12 AM
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If I only did hammer curls, what results can be expected?

I normally alter between hammers and regular DB curls but I got a minor injury where regular db curls irritate my wrists. Despite this, I always enjoyed hammer curls more; any major difference in terms of muscle building? Pictures to compare would be helpful

Odifududix‎, 01-06-2021 10:59 AM
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