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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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Question Swimming bad for regeneration ?

Hey, i have a question. Im bulking, trying to build some muscle. I do 2x per week cardio for overall health and better feeling. I dont do one type of cardio, i do cycling,running,rope jumping, just trying to have some variety of it. I decided to go swim today, so i went to the near lake and i was...

wariorpolni‎, Yesterday 11:09 AM
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How many exercises per muscle group?

I’m wondering how many exercises is best for building muscle. For example for biceps I usually try to do 3 exercises for biceps with 3 reps of around 10-15 each. I normally do this with every muscle group except for chest because I usually do more. Should I be doing more exercises per muscle group?...

JustinSmith52‎, Yesterday 11:30 PM
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Back squat

I’m at 205 on back squat right now also I’m 146 if that matters and I may do a reset on this one but I’m wanting to make sure my form looks good. Any tips or am rounding my back? I don’t feel I am but I want to make sure https://imgur.com/a/3rBWndY

Calikid32190‎, 08-11-2020 02:42 PM
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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 10:38 AM
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Your Favourite Exercise to Build Your.....

Chest.... Lats.... Shoulders.... Upper Back.... Triceps....

GoldenEraMuscle‎, 08-10-2020 01:36 AM
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fitness app effectiveness

Hi guys! Do you go to the gym or do sports at home? I am curious whether fintess applications could be a good alternative to visiting gyms. I've heard that today fitness app development is a very popular topic and there is a wide variety of such apps. If you are doing sports using such app, share...

sundyJ‎, Yesterday 07:46 AM
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Lightbulb Any engineers? Weighted squat vs overhead press (measuring spinal compression)

Say you have a 30kg Atlas stone in hand and you need to perform squat and overhead press.. When you push the stone overhead your spine is compressed with no relief into the ground, and.. When you sqaut you pull the stone up, in hand, via your legs and although the weight is the same and the...

rocknrollguitar‎, 08-10-2020 12:15 AM
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Training with bands?

This may be a stupid question but I know strength athletes use bands as a way to mimic different types of tension in different parts of the lift eccentric vs concentric. Have bands ever been considered the same way weights have been considered? Meaning training can bands that are setup to not...

goldenerafan‎, Yesterday 04:46 AM
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DL form check

Checking with others to see if anything needs to be tweaked. There are 2 points I notice but I'll let others judge first and point those out later. Thanks for looking. jt351035Pwc 1S6Epd5YqD8

ECGordyn‎, Yesterday 02:31 AM
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Weird Barbell curl fatigue

I started using the barbell to curl as opposed to dumbbells which I have primarily used since I started lifting for the most part. I started with 70lbs, did 8 reps and had a nice struggle. I dropped down to 60 because I know I couldn’t do another set judging by the previous set. I failed at...

michaelv92‎, 08-11-2020 03:45 PM
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Pull Up Rows?

Just tried doing augmented pull ups to hit back as a row substitute (gym still closed). Really felt like I was hitting mid-upper back well and seemed to be a great row substitute...anyone tried this or have any tips? This was way more intense than what I had been doing, table bodyweight rows with...

sunsean‎, 08-10-2020 10:43 AM
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comprehensive list of exercises

New to bodybuilding.com and other than a short 8 month stint in high school, new to exercising as well. I'm looking for a "comprehensive" list of bodyweight exercises (or otherwise) that I can compile with other resources and exercises that I know of to make different routines that I can choose...

tevansalim‎, 08-11-2020 09:17 AM
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Olympic vs standard body interactions

Never really got a chance to work with them as I just picked up an olympic bar & plates(Rep sabre/cast irons) a few days ago, but I kinda noticed something. The bar feels just massive compared to my other standard. So I put 30lb added onto my standard, compared it to the olympic just as it is(it's...

TheShadowMan‎, 08-08-2020 03:52 PM
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Without equipment full body workout

Losing weight is not a very difficult thing. if one regularly follows a routine, a proper diet chart and does exercises. If you think that you need to lose weight, first, you have to change your food habits. For that, it is better to consult a dietician, who can provide you a proper diet chart,...

Sagar28992‎, 08-11-2020 04:40 PM
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Is this a good leg routine or not

Leg extensions Leg curls body weight Bulgarian squats Weighted calf raises

kishennayee‎, 08-08-2020 05:23 PM
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Barbell curl form check - left shoulder?

- forearms are getting sore and burn almost the same or tad bit more than biceps during the set. Failure happens in the biceps though but is forearm burn normal? - Left shoulder wants to keep rolling forward. I have to keep it Pulled back. And sometimes bicep tendinitis comes back from curls or...

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 10:35 PM
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Rdl

I’m doing the fierce 5 intermediate plan and on lower B he has RDL. Now I love my regular deadlifts but he doesn’t list that as a substitution for the RDL. So when I do the RDL I feel a lot of my back being worked like the lower part of it. I’ve looked up videos and can’t seem to get it because I...

Calikid32190‎, 08-07-2020 02:40 PM
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Bent over row form

Too much body English towards the end? This was the second set and last few reps were hard. I dun goofed? Should I lower the weight? https://youtu.be/Qp7p47pRnRs Qp7p47pRnRs

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 09:16 PM
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Red face Where do I start I haven't worked out in 1.5 years

I just turned 18 a few weeks ago I'm 5"8 and hover around 188-190lbs depending on my hydration I'm 16.4% body fat according to my scale and I just don't know where to start at again currently I wear size 36 pants and fill out large shirts pretty good but my goal is I want to be able flip cars...

Jamesrx‎, 08-10-2020 12:21 PM
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Corrected SLDL Form check

Thank you for your time. https://youtu.be/os4nm3LOF8g os4nm3LOF8g

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 10:27 PM
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Standing calf raises form check

I’m on a slanted smith machine. Apologies top of the video got cut off Note: At the bottom I am NOT Touching the ground with my heels My feet keep sliding back a bit and I try and come up on the balls of the feet but end up on the Balls of the feet / partial toes atleast couple reps out of...

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 10:40 PM
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Muscle Imbalance!

Hi, I've been working out for a few years, I'm around 155lbs at 5'8 with a tiny frame; 6 inch wrists... I'm pretty happy with my physique and lifts vs. body weight; I like having good all round fitness - I run, hike and parent twins (!) too, I've no desire nor genetic possibility of gaining...

JB212‎, 08-10-2020 04:16 AM
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Bench press form check

Leg drive is new to me and I’m trying to get used to it. Why can’t I get more stable in my lower body? https://youtu.be/bktcn17h5_c bktcn17h5_c

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 09:15 PM
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SLDL form check

I feel like I’m doing something wrong. I’ve been loosing a rep on the second set for this cycle and last cycle on AllPro. Reduce weight? https://youtu.be/b3rXzdaQX1A b3rXzdaQX1A

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 09:17 PM
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Overhead barbell press vs Seated dumbbell press

I want to know your thoughts on standing barbell overhead press vs seated dumbbell overhead press. I'm currently doing the standing barbell press as my main shoulder movement. but as i progress to higher weights i feel some minor pains in my lower back ( this is probably from hyper-extending my...

phoenix0096‎, 08-08-2020 02:33 PM
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