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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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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Will I burn muscle when doing jump ropes?

I'm currently doing IF while cutting on a 25% caloric deficit. I fast for 16hours every day & have an 8hour eating window. I consume 0.8g of protein & 0.42g of fat per lbs of bw each day. Been doing this for couple of weeks already, so far I've gained some strength while still having a good...

Zenoboy‎, Today 01:41 AM
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Everything growing but traps - Why?

Hey guys, I've been working out for quite a while now and am seeing some decent progress. Currently sitting at around 14% BF on my bulk weighing just shy of 200lbs at 6ft tall. I'm quite pleased with my lifts and progress in general, though I am struggling a lot to see any significant...

BuffTurtle‎, Yesterday 06:33 AM
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Critique my RDL form

Every help is much appreciated Here is the link guys and sorry for angle I didn't have anything to put the phone on and I was out of time https://youtu.be/3vA3Wzxt6Fc

Marwan4449‎, Yesterday 02:55 PM
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Unhappy Headaches after pullups and dips

Hi guys, been lifting for years but went on a hiatus due to health problems. I just got back into training, and have been doing bodyweight exercises as currently I have two somewhat sprained ankles which prevent me from doing too much else. I have allergic asthma and my cardiovascular is really...

shillshocked‎, 09-13-2017 07:29 PM
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Rear delt fly grip

Saw a guy in the gym using this grip and tried it out. It felt a lot better and stronger aswell as felt my rear delts being hit. I'm just concerned if this puts my shoulders at risk. Rotator cuff or whatever. OJv3YBARYJI Start at 1:40 ^this is the grip I'm taking about.

17mahmoods‎, Yesterday 12:12 PM
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I don't have access to a gym, (leg exercises)?

Hi there, I'm 17 years old and I do not currently have access to a gym. I was wondering what leg exercises I can do on leg day at home (besides squats and calf raises) in order to burn a little bit of fat in my legs and get them more cut. Also, how many reps and sets should I do of each?

GraysonF22‎, 09-15-2017 11:43 AM
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Partially Torn Labrum

Hey guys, just got a call from my Doc saying that I wont need surgery since my labrum is only partially torn and not completely. I injured my shoulder in the beginning of January and have been working out since February after giving it a month to heal (didn't know how bad the issue was). I've never...

Andrew028‎, Yesterday 08:38 PM
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Did a burning shoulder exercise yesterday

10kg dumbbells and we did the following for 5 sets . Standing side raises x 7 standing front raises x 7 Bent over side raises x 7 round the world x 7 standing shoulder press x 7 Standing shoulder press ( one arm at a time ) x 7 then 21 standing military press with the Olympic bar.

BigRonF‎, Yesterday 04:08 AM
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Is this overkill for abs?

Hey! I wonder if I do 6 ab exercises and sets 3-4 and reps 10-15, is this too much? I mean some ppl do abs everyday and some ppl do 2-3 sets twice a week. And they still got those abs showing. So is it bad to have "ab day"?

littlenuggett‎, Yesterday 10:28 AM
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Working legs with bad knees

I'm trying to find a solid leg workout to make decent gains. My issue is due to years of sports and various activities during my time in the military my knees got worn out. Squats and leg presses are completely unbearable so I was wondering if they're other exercises to substitute in place of those...

Nsane3DM‎, 03-19-2016 05:38 PM
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Can only do 5 push ups

Hi, I can only do 5 push ups. And on my 6th I collapse on my knees. When I try to do them again later in the day, I can barely get 1. I tried the 100 pushups program but found out that when I do my first set of 2( which is not my Max) I can't even do the 3 for set 2, 20 minutes later. So it's...

tryingtogetbig3‎, Yesterday 11:03 AM
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Dumbbell Only Back Training

I don't have access to a proper gym, but I do have a decent adjustable bench, as well as two adjustable dumbbells (70lbs each max setting). I'm having a little trouble deciding which exercises to include in my back training, as lack of pull up bar and cables is annoying. I've generally been...

NoFeels‎, Yesterday 07:07 AM
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bicep plyometric exercises?

I don't know of any bicep plyometrics exercises. I don't know why they don't come up on google. So if you know of any, could you tell me the name of the exercise and how to do them?

znicks1‎, 05-27-2009 07:21 PM
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shoulder blade pain during most back exercises

Basically, any back pulling movement, gives me a popping/ripping type feeling in behind my shoulder blade and a sore burning sensation. It's sore during the day too, feels like i have ripped the muscle back there and that its on fire, although i wont know for sure until i get to a...

NathanEvanss‎, 09-14-2017 03:38 PM
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OHP plateau

I've been following 5x5, my squat and deadlift have been increasing steadily and my bench a bit slower. But my Ohp gets stronger then weaker. I went from 35kgx5 to 42.5x5 but my next workout I could only do 37.5x5 and the one after just 35x5. What am I doing wrong? Should I deload the next time...

Corbachev‎, 09-17-2017 01:36 AM
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Deadlift. bar height

guys i train at my home. i dont have plates with a larger radius so when i deadlift , ground to the bar height is relatively lower than using 45lb large plates. so when the bar height is low my lower back rounds when i try to lift the bar from the ground. but i can do the sumo deadlift without...

TmdRockz‎, 09-17-2017 11:31 PM
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Is vascularity also genetic?

I know muscle aesthetics/shape are genetic but what about vascularity? Yes, having a low BF% is needed to visibily see vascularity and muscle striation, but some guys have really predominant veins on the bicep and forearms, or they're taking something. So is that a genetic thing or something...

JJsevens‎, 09-15-2017 12:06 PM
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Starting out

So for the past 1-2 years I've been playing video games and sitting down most of the day getting no exercise and as of lately I've realised what I've been doing to my body and how unattractive it is.. I'm a 16yo male, I weigh 84kg and I'm approximately 180cm tall. I have close to no muscle and it...

Razza1011‎, 09-16-2017 07:08 AM
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Routine question

Would the 5 x 5 workout routine scheme help build strength in doing chinups and dips?

mikey32905‎, 09-17-2017 03:33 AM
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Question Training for planche ... how to strengthen wrists (or is it a bad idea)?

I've decided I'm going to be doing some side-training for "cool" exercises ... planche pushups, 1 arm pullups, lever pullups, etc .. mostly stuff that requires serious core strength and a good deal of stability. Anyway, I was doing some "pseudo-planche" pushups today: planche but with feet on...

md3sign‎, 10-15-2009 06:47 PM
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Question YOGA - any good? I hear it is for fat loss...

A lot of recent success stories have popped up in the media about how yoga has helped people to reduce weight drastically... I was wondering if anybody here has tried it or what their opinion of yoga exercises are?

RIMMER‎, 06-14-2003 07:35 AM
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Question Dips, Pullups and squats

If you do dips and pulls ups with 20-40kg free weight then how much weight you should use for legs. Like squating to get even body, not just muscular upper body and weak looking legs. Plz dnt say to squat 200kg. thnks

GhostHornet‎, 09-16-2017 10:16 PM
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Major flexibility issue

I have a real problem reaching down touching my toes. I think this somehow ties in with my postural issues (significant kyphosis). I stretch all the time, probably more than most people both before and after workouts. I also see a PT who has me stretch like a madman when I see him. I've had...

wsteve30‎, 09-15-2017 11:30 PM
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Smile Stopped gaining weight after 3 months wheighlifting

I started weightlifting May 1st, in the first 3 months I gained 10kg, workout 4-5 days 2-3 days off (I was 80k, 187cm,17%bf, age 37) so now I am 90, the result is very good...I am using creatin+whey protein...eating around 3kc For more than a month my weight stick to 90k & to be honest i could not...

cascade80‎, 09-15-2017 06:05 AM
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Making time for cardio

I was curious how everyone fits cardio in? I lift 5-6 days a week for about 1.5 hrs each day with emphasis on lots of weight and volume. I want to fit in about 3 days of cardio just too add fat loss and for cardiovascular health. Come evening I am just too drained to do any (I lift at 430am). Was...

showx222‎, 09-13-2017 07:52 AM
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