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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: 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: 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 10:07 PM
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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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Will i burn more than 400 calories during taekwondo?

Will i burn more than 400 calories during teakwondo training.. my training consist of 35 - 40 minutes of many kicking and punching and a bit of running.. can anyone estimate will i maybe burned more than 400 calories. My goal here is to build more lean mass and keep my bf level right now. No...

PataDeLoah‎, Today 03:55 AM
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Someone told me not to go lower than 90 degrees on BB shoulder press

So for a while I haven't gone lower than 90 degress. But I just saw a video where the bar goes down to upper chest. Is this the right way or 90 degrees?

Getbuff777‎, Yesterday 01:55 AM
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Weight Loss Exercise

Hi Friend, I am 28 Year old, my weight is 120 Kg, height 5'6. I want to reduce my weight. Please suggest me some weight loss exercise plan.

commoncelebrity‎, Today 01:06 AM
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Smile Critique Squat Form

Hey, here's a vid of me doin 180 x 10, how does my form look?.. Doesn't look right to me, but i am no expert.

Ditto2323‎, 12-10-2017 09:28 PM
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Lightbulb Progressive Overload

I've posted on here before complaining about my negligible results from the past 3 years of proper training. I hired a PT earlier in the year who gave me a workout routine based on my abilities when we started. He also encouraged my to push myself in order to break past plateaus and see results....

KrnxMan86‎, Yesterday 01:23 PM
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Exclamation Oxygen Gym Kuwait - Anyone tried it out? (massive gains)

-can go wherever I want -have money to spend -been training for years already -progress stopped -weight stagnant, 175 lbs at 5'11 , age 24 -body posture problems, anterior pelvic tilt, forward shoulders, kyphosis caused probably by imbalanced musculature (weak hamstrings, deltoids,...)

SteroidChicken‎, Yesterday 11:42 PM
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Cool Help with deadlift grip

So I have a pretty decent history with lifting weights (football all through highschool and lifted quite a bit after a long hiatus during college) but I recently got back into the gym after another long break from the weights. Now, I never deadlifted in highschool, but once I started focusing more...

Schnabes‎, Yesterday 06:03 PM
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Does sleeping mean you had a good lift?

I'm 205 and I did 4 rep sets today. I didn't have any sets where I hardly made it on the last rep. But I did go full rom as a change. 4 sets leg press: 270, 360, 360, 450 5 sets squats: 225 x 4, 235 4 sets deadlifts: 225, 235, 245, 255 3 sets standing raises: 450 x 3 3 sets seated raises: 135...

Getbuff777‎, Yesterday 07:08 PM
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squat form check

dD_NlMahdbU I had lower back pain after doing this squat. But the pain went away an hour later. Any help appreciated

thatgrayboi‎, Yesterday 06:37 PM
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Angle of dumbbell when doing bench press

Hi guys Must the angle of the DB always be 180° like holding a barbell or it can be titlted 45° following the angle my elbows? How come i feel more contraction when tilting 45°? Any disadvantage of this?

stn0404‎, 12-11-2017 05:44 PM
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What is ''Max'' mean on my new program???

Hey guys i'm on my new Intermediate Program and there is something i didn't understand. What does MAX mean? (I hope it's not 1 rep max) Push Press - Max Close Grip Bench Press - Max

mem0ry‎, Yesterday 06:44 AM
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What should I do when others are using the equipment I need for my routine?

If someone is using the squat rack or bench, I will ask how many sets a person has left and wait for someone to be done. I start my routine with compound exercises and these are the most important to me. My question is regarding if someone is using the dumbbells or another piece of equipment I need...

beq1991‎, Yesterday 07:42 AM
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Can't fix my Anterior pelvic tilt

So yeah, I've been sitting a lot during my whole life, which is probably the reason I have anterior pelvic tilt. My butt sticks more out than the majority of girls I've seen. My hamstrings feel tight as hell, but I don't find them weak. I managed to fix my bloated abs easily with the ab wheel,...

Kasra7‎, 11-25-2017 05:57 PM
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Looking for good lower back stretching exercises

Hi, I'm looking for some good exercises to relieve the stress my lower back is being put through. I stock shelves everyday from 4 am - noon to put myself back through school and exercise after that 7 days a week. Anything from stretches to developing a routine for keeping my lower back tight,...

TheyMirin‎, Yesterday 03:43 PM
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Squat form Check Please

Could anyone take a peak at my squat. OMyTxuMkUs4 ot2btYD_t4Q I feel like maybe the weight isn't balanced over my mid foot. Might be the angle of the camera i'm not sure. Weight seems slightly forward on my toes. Any idea how to fix this. Thanks

EthanHun‎, Yesterday 03:22 PM
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Chest exercises with minimal involvement of upper back

Hello everyone. Newbie question here... about 15 months ago, I had an upper back surgery/operation to remove a small cyst. The doctor said try not to stretch the upper back muscles for at least 12 months. I want to slowly get back into muscle building, and want to exercise my chest area -...

Gaginang101‎, Yesterday 01:19 PM
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Exclamation Is hand positioning and posture important while jumping rope?

Hey guys, I am an experienced jump roper (I thought so till now) since I do 2000 jump ropes a day with 200 jumps per set with 1 min rest in between and can do pretty fast jumping at 100+ jumps in 30 seconds. I thought of taking a video to have a look at my posture and turns out that my left arm...

naser224u‎, Yesterday 07:58 AM
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Advice on Back & Shoulder workouts

Hello! Every time I do a back and shoulder workout, it seems as if my neck and traps take over the workout and I'm feeling "the burn" on those areas instead of the area I'm trying to target. I get sore pretty easily after workouts (I'm always sore the next day) except for when I train shoulders....

jballard14‎, Yesterday 11:33 AM
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common exercises: safest / most dangerous?

First, did own background research which I'll summarize. I also did Google search. Someone has asked this question Only problem? ... they asked in 2008. Lots of new info past ~10 years, lots more users here. Let's try again. My own research ------------------- - Firstly, all forms of...

peterm28‎, 12-10-2017 04:35 PM
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outer leg

My quads have some massive teardrops but practically no sweep. A lot of this must be genetic but is there something I'm doing that made it this way? My leg workouts are really nothing special or unusual

ironlionzion3‎, Yesterday 04:14 AM
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Squat: back hyperextension?

In this video: "so you think you can squat, pt 2", a powerlifting champ claims you should have a noticeable arch in your lower back while squatting. Meanwhile others (like rippetoe) say you should maintain a neutral spine. Which is the right way?

JaTand‎, Yesterday 08:43 AM
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Is getting hurt a normal part of bodybuilding?

I've been working out for 5 months and I've noticed that I've gotten a few small injuries that went away after a day or two. For example, today I was doing seated dumbbell shoulder raises. I was doing 4 reps with 75 pounds. My back was arched as it usually is and as I raised the dumbbells above...

Getbuff777‎, 12-11-2017 03:37 PM
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How effective is the bench press for front delt growth?

Would bench press alone be enough to bring out the anterior delt or is this development geared more towards vertical pressing movements? If your benching & pressing heavy should you have good front delts?

bflare78‎, Yesterday 08:19 AM
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Angry My chest wont ever work

Hi So its been about 4 moths into my gym training and i cant he more demotivated. Ever since the begining i had problem activating my chest literally at any chest exercise. Its almost like its none existant. The only place where i actually see progress is my biceps and thats it. Alot of the time...

AriyaNz‎, 12-11-2017 07:38 PM
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What type of intensity is martial arts?

What type of intensity cardio is for martial art that involve a lot of kicking. Is it high intensity , moderate or low intensity. Tryna track my calories.

PataDeLoah‎, 12-11-2017 06:22 AM
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