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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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Cool Advice needed plz

27 year old male, 6'3 inches tall and weight about 19 stones. I have a bit of a belly. I was previously fit and sporty until three years ago when I was injured. Should I be training to lose weight/fat first, doing things such as cardio with a calorie deficit or should I just be starting on the...

Scottycninja‎, Yesterday 04:11 PM
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Standing Shoulder Press Question

I've noticed that when I contract my legs while I do my standing shoulder/military presses, it feels better. It feels like I can generate more power than when I keep a soft bend in my knees. Perhaps this is due to the principle of irradiation (i.e. total body tension)? I just wanted to get...

Brak86‎, Today 12:30 AM
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Question Leg size/definition

Hi, Just wondering if there is a difference between training for leg size or definition or is it just a matter of diet? Size = more calories whilst definition = less. Are there any specific exercises which are more suited to size and more which are more suited to definition? Thanks

Gooner498‎, Yesterday 11:56 PM
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biceps pain/discomfort during bench presses !!

so as the title says, i get weird biceps pain during my bench presses (barbell and dumbbell) . I don't get this pain during my pull workouts. in fact, my back and biceps lifts are getting better every workout. I find this totally weird because biceps don't work much in push workouts (as far as i...

phoenix0096‎, 03-17-2019 12:17 PM
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Question about lift ratios

I cant do squat with my squats lol My current lifts are Squat 175 lbs 4x5 100% (to go lower than parallel) Bench 175 lbs 4x4 100% to squat vs 75% recommended Deadlift 305 lbs 4x4 200% to squat vs 120% recommended In that case maybe lower intensity on other lifts and concentrate on squat...

illpinoise‎, Yesterday 06:01 PM
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deadlift help

i recently got back into the gym last month after a 7year hiatus and still feel relatively strong my 1st week back into it I maxed out with a 1rm of 200kg / 440lb thinking yay still got some powa. Fast forward 4 weeks later I haven't seem to have improved much in terms of deadlift max; the...

Jamielak‎, Yesterday 07:09 PM
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Am I overtraining?

Hey all I’ve been gymning seriously for around 3 months now on a 30% calorie deficit. I hit the gym 5 days a week as a minimum and follow a self modified push pull legs core program, I don’t feel pressured or anything but a my friends think I’m overtraining and I won’t get results? Tbh I think I...

P4RS4‎, Yesterday 07:25 PM
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Can ohp 15 lbs for 5 reps but not 17.5 lbs

What would you do in my situation

dannyboy1st‎, Yesterday 04:32 PM
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Exercises to increase grip strength

I've got ridiculously small hands and my grip strength sucks. My training's going well, I've been steadily increasing the weight and the muscles I'm trying to hit can definitely handle it but my grip is where I start struggling especially on upright rows and deadlifts. I know I can strap but it's a...

RBxxx‎, 03-16-2019 02:07 PM
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Opinion on alternative exercises to build legs?

Ive been squatting with the barbell for a good while. Ive got some thick legs doing it, ive done it in almost every style from highbar - lowbar - front squat - ssb. Ive done every style using oly shoes,chuck taylors and bare feet....and now to be honest im just bored with squatting, ive gotten so...

nofacebook‎, Yesterday 05:23 PM
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Pushups and situps allowed on a rest day?

Title pretty much says it. Would like to feel somewhat productive can I do some at home exercise on a rest day?

shwinky1992‎, 03-16-2019 11:42 AM
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Question Does anyone bench press while having a nagging shoulder pain

I just want to know if it's possible to go heavy while having a slight shoulder pain? I've been putting off bench pressing for a while because of my nagging shoulder pain but realize that I still go heavy on the squats despite having minor pain in my knees throughout the day. Is it just a matter of...

lookupmkultra‎, 03-17-2019 01:35 PM
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Creating that tricep curve between delt and elbow

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Rnunez91‎, 03-17-2019 06:28 AM
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Lightbulb Conventional or Sumo deadlift - based on bone structure

I think my conventional deadlift isn't feeling right and found very interesting information after looking into Sumo technique in an Omar Isuf video ft. Stefi Cohen that can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQZ-RwYVLlc I'm not sure that this is the exact article she mentions in the...

johndoethethird‎, Yesterday 03:00 AM
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My lats wont respond to exercises

So I try to work out my lats often but the problem is every work out for lats I do I only feel it in my biceps and my lats dont get sore the next day and they also wont grow. Lat pull down, rows of all kinds, and assisted pullups are all using my biceps. The only exercise that I feel my lats in is...

iskippedlegday‎, 03-11-2019 09:52 PM
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Fierce 5 substitute exercises.

I intend on going back to Fierce 5 due to having less days to go to the gym now. I do have a few questions: Paused squats: I want to sub this instead of Front Squats. How long should I pause? Does high or low bar matter? Row: Would a hammer strength row machine like this...

Odifududix‎, 03-17-2019 12:50 PM
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Question Proper form for deadlift

I have been lifting weights for about a year now ,but my form on the deadlift has never been perfect , there is always some lower back pain when I do deadlifts , and surprisingly its more pronounced when I am doing lighter weights. There is a video of me doing a couple of deadlifts attached . ...

kingpin1990‎, 03-17-2019 12:48 PM
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removing deadlifts, are the alternative i choose enough?

EDIT: from post #34, with the help of forum members, this is the modified workout without deadlifts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm following Reddit's PPL program, 6 days a week, loving it and seeing...

666pluto‎, 03-15-2019 02:56 AM
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Barbell shrug (form)

Hi guys, I wanted to ask something about form, When doing barbell shrugs, I feel my traps working but it seems to be concentrated on one area, the upper part of the traps (curved area from neck to shoulder) yet I feel nothing else on my back, should this be the case or am I doing something...

Builder3‎, 03-16-2019 11:36 AM
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Pendlay Rows

They're fcking great! I've done barbell rows a couple times and hated them, tried Pendlay Rows today and it felt great on the back. Try them if you haven't... I'm not going back to DBs for a while.

_Ishy‎, 04-16-2009 09:54 PM
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Dumbbell Front Squat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJao9o7ROs0 I don't have a squat rack in my gym. What do you think about this exercise?

Notitia‎, 03-16-2019 12:11 PM
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Muscle imbalance

Hey! My right lower body seems to be stronger than my left lower body, so when i squat my right side takes over, aswell as my right side erectors in my lower back. So my quads and especially my glutes are stronger on my right side and the squat ends up looking weird and can be very uncomfortable in...

kinkings‎, 03-16-2019 06:49 AM
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How Deep do you Squat?

I just want personal opinions here. I actually do ranges. When I do them, I start at 135lbs and work my way up to 405lbs, then go back down. Pyramid. Up until 315, I do full range, ass to the grass. from 315-405 I go parallel. How about you?

hazyville‎, 03-16-2019 04:18 AM
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Question Muscle groups still slightly sore by next workout day, advice?

Hey guys just had a simple question. Started my bulk coming from a cut a few months back and everything is going well but i'm curious about one thing. I'm currently running a 5 day split as follows; Chest/tri, Back/bi, Shoulders/traps, Rest, Legs/tri, Bi/shoulders, Rest. Now everything seems...

neeeeks‎, 03-16-2019 03:39 PM
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Hips shooting back during squats (FORM CHECK please).

Hello everyone, I am having an issue with my squats. I am reaching a point where the weights feel "too heavy" for me and I feel mentally scared every set (even though they are my favorite leg movement). Recently I did 195 lbs for 3x5 but I see my hips are shooting back. Can anyone give me advice? ...

WapanCakes‎, 03-15-2019 03:19 PM
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