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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ Q: Should I use a full body...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 04:46 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 08:02 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: 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: 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 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 09:12 AM
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Unhappy tredmil running bad?

Is running on the treadmill bad for your knees?

inoshent‎, Today 04:41 AM
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Pullups programing

Since I’m a newbie and I’m bulking I am struggling with the pullups now. I want to build my pullups to the point where I can do atleast 12-15 strict ones so I can start adding weight. Please tell me how I can program them into my 3day fullbody split in such a way that they’ll improve. Now I’m doing...

mitidimitara‎, Yesterday 02:51 PM
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Running hurts on ground but fine on treadmill

I can easily knock out an 8 to 9 minute mile on treadmill but I recently started running outside and it was way harder. My tongue started aching and so did the top of my chest. I ran it in 11 minutes probably. I also got a cold around this time too but I don’t know if that should make a big...

fatman223‎, Yesterday 10:09 PM
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Low-Bar Squat Form check

Just wanted a quick form check on my low bar squat. I'm just doing it with an empty barbell at home, feel free to leave a comment. Thanks RgolKLQww0U

Ralph0905‎, Yesterday 04:01 PM
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Squat and Bench form check

So here's the last remaining lifts I decided to record this week, most people said my DL, OHP and pendlay row were good, so here's squat and bench. Set 1 135 lbs Set 2 135 lbs Set 3 135 lbs different view

tdod101‎, 11-17-2017 02:16 PM
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Are stationary exercises any good for Abs?

Every time I lie on my back to do any type of Ab exercise, I get lower back pain almost straight away. So the internet advises me to do exercises such as Planks, Side Planks, Bird Dog etc... where you don't move and yet these exercises strengthen your core. Do these exercises really build...

Jetheat‎, Yesterday 06:48 AM
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Help with lateral raises

Lately, I found that my traps are activated less on lateral raises if I lean back whilst doing them. It looks a bit weird but when I do it standing upright my traps just burn. Anyway, will this target a different part of the shoulder If I'm leaning back, than to what it would if I was stood...

Bucky6664‎, 11-12-2017 09:13 AM
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DL and OHP form check

More form checking, deadlifts and overhead press today Deadlift set 2 175 lbs youtube.com/watch?v=KcXZnP6minU Deadlift set 3 175 lbs youtube.com/watch?v=O0tgnUtyOPs Overhead press set 2 95 lbs youtube.com/watch?v=9NqVGHvPTfk

tdod101‎, 11-15-2017 03:07 PM
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Is it safe to unrack the bar from lower j hooks with bent arms when bench pressing?

hi, my gym has fixed j hooks for bench press. i can't use the highest one because i lose tightness when i grip the bar so i have to use the middle one but my arms bend so i have to do a partial rep. i know this is inefficient but is it safe?

number0b1101‎, Yesterday 07:23 AM
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Question MUST do AND CAN injure your bone exercises

So as the title says i need some exercises i must do to get the most out of my workout with my dumbbells and barbell and bench. I need to fill up my daily workout routine and all i do is bench pressing curling and standing pressing the dumbbells up and some dips on the side of my bed. I don't think...

JuWo420‎, Yesterday 09:19 AM
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The best way to do the reverse hyper?

I've seen this done two ways. One with a stiff upper body and one with alot of neck flexion. Louis Simmons has the neck flexion and then mark bell with the rogue demo advocates no head movement just using the lower half? I've always done the mark bell way, I use it before and after training...

CharlottePT‎, 11-17-2017 10:01 PM
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Is it Risky to Puff Out Your Chest When Doing Standing Dumbbell Press?

When I am doing the standing dumbbell press, I find it to difficult to put my arms in front of me and raise the weight with a completely straight back. Is it safe to puff my chest out a little bit to raise the weight?

Reznovan‎, 11-14-2017 04:27 AM
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Hi guys, For the last few days, my workout suck, I feel tired and not focused. My exercise form is bad and my grip is weaker (especially on DL). My muscles looks smaller in the mirror and i get some water retention in stomach. Also I can t studing because my concentration is bad. I had realy...

nidza1‎, Yesterday 07:21 AM
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Form check please

I'm running the Fierce 5 Novice program. Please can I have some form checks. tia Pendlay Row youtu.be/Hxx85miFAPo Squats youtu.be/YDK5VkuuNCw

SteveC80‎, 11-17-2017 04:51 PM
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Feeling Sick At Gym

Hi So lately I've been feeling quite sick when I go to the gym, like really exhausted and feel like I am going to throw up. Been going to the gym for almost 2 years, and I've had the odd day here and there where I feel sick, but last few weeks, it's like everytime I go. Doesn't matter what...

Robbx‎, 11-17-2017 07:12 PM
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Challenge with Deadlift - please help, video inside

I've had challenges with deadlift last two times lifting.. I got a video vimeo.com/243322398 the last two times I've lifted 150 kg, so +10kg from what you see on the video which was recorded not so long time ago. I feel a lot of pressure, I mean, I feel all the weight in my lower back.. like,...

WorkoutboyDK‎, 11-17-2017 10:11 AM
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Smile Training fasted performance Hack?

Hi guys, want to open a discussion. I've been doing morning fasted training for a while, and i notice my performance drop while training fasted compared to fed. Do you have a similar experience with this? How do you bring performance back without break the fast?

Milfordvan‎, 11-17-2017 03:33 AM
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Thinking of training biceps 2 x a week. Any suggestions?

I am back to the gym after a long break but I am getting back there. It has been 2 months in the gym and I am feeling much better. Since I am taking Xtend I do feel that my biceps recover faster and I can hit them once again. I have never done this before and always assumed that you can only work...

AbuHajar25‎, 11-17-2017 07:43 PM
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Exclamation Cardio

When and how should you implement cardio when you are lifting for size/strength?

rageleopard‎, 11-17-2017 07:02 AM
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Why does stretching my hamstrings hurt so much?

I have really tight hamstrings so I try to stretch them but it really hurts even when I barely push into the stretch. I have tried several different stretches all have the same problem. I thought stretching was supposed to feel good. I can't even stretch my hamstrings because the pain is...

derplestein‎, 11-17-2017 11:52 AM
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Question How to fit squats and deadlifts into a 5 day programme?

Hey, After doing leg day, consisting of 100kg squats and 120kg bridge raises as well as 4 other exercises, the DOMS in my legs last for 3-4 days. This means that when it comes to back day, my legs are still sore going into doing Deadlifts which is not ideal as I'm not at max-strength for...

ShaunMaloney‎, 11-09-2017 10:32 AM
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I can't grow my delts

They are lagging soo much, ive been training for like 5 months and I made pretty good gains on my legs, chest, biceps, triceps and even some back decent gains, but I feel like my delts are the same size that they were when I started training. I was doing a weider split, bi and chest, tri and back,...

felpadubove‎, 11-08-2017 06:42 PM
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Weight lifting after l4 vertebrae fracture?

I was in a accident August 10 and mildly fractured my l4 vertebrae i was in the hospital for 3 days and was in a shell brace from day 2 up until about 2-3 weeks ago. I had a xray and its healed very well. I have been walking fine since about mid September or beginning of October and now i am...

sanchez1153‎, 11-16-2017 08:43 PM
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So... Hips shooting up = best mechanical position to DL at or what?

Serious question because I keep hearing different opinions, it makes sense when people say that you should change ur stance to where ur hips shoot up to since thats the best mechanical position for you but if I do that I -almost- literally stand at a 90º degree bent position which feels weird as...

sumusikoo‎, 11-17-2017 03:47 AM
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Squat check

On fierce 5, had to drop weight after failing 102.5kg twice. Dropped to 87.5kg. Any form pointers would be appreciated. I seem to struggle getting deep enough consistently and driving out of the hole. Would the length of my legs be causing a inefficient lever angle? https://youtu.be/38p9OHv7Gk8

danjamhow‎, 11-16-2017 06:51 AM
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