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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

anonymous‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Who provides the best blockchain consultancy service in the USA?

BlockchainAppsDeveloper - the best blockchain consulting service provider in USA, that specializes in offering expert guidance to organizations exploring or implementing blockchain technology. With a focus on the distributed ledger system, we possess in-depth technical knowledge of cryptographic...

cameliaw95‎, 11-27-2023 02:58 AM
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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 11:38 AM
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Running faster and still gaining weight?

So my goal is to be a faster runner, however I also want to be HEAVIER. So how can I run FASTER WITHOUT losing weight. Some HEAVY people STILL run FAST and some LIGHT people are STILL slow. So how can I bulk up and still run faster? People I know are heavier than me and can still run...

blaker97‎, 11-23-2023 08:26 PM
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Build muscles that move fast?

Hello I am a newb at body building. I want build muscles that move fast is that the same thing as any other muscles? What I mean by move fast is the retract extend fast. I want my agility to increase. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you Kingofjong

kingofjong‎, 11-15-2023 02:17 PM
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Getting that biceps stronger

Hello my nice, cooperative and warm fellows! I can't gain any biceps strength. Right now i do standing barbel curls. Starting with 10kilo the first set and then 20 kilo for the last 3 ones. After that i do sitting dumbell curls. 10kg on each arm. I rotate the dumbells as i go up. But...

xgjengen‎, 11-21-2023 02:36 AM
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Excercises and muscle groups for fighting/martial arts

So I want to become a deadlier/better fighter. I know that the stronger you are, the deadlier/better fighter you are. I know that in martial arts and fighting, you use/engage pretty much all (or most) muscles. This includes abdominals, calves, deltoids, glutes, hamstrings, lats, lower back,...

blaker97‎, 11-23-2023 08:17 PM
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Is it possible to train lower leg

Hi, Just wanted to know whether it's possible to train lower leg (below calves), or it's just pretty much bony and shaped genetically? If I have a leg structure like the guy to the left but want my legs to look like the guy to the right looks. Is it possible to do so, or nature has already...

chainstaker‎, 11-19-2023 10:48 AM
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Pain between shoulder blade / rhomboid area

I’ve been having pain between my shoulder blade and spine on the right side for just over 4 years. It started in 2019 doing dumbbell rows. I never felt anything pop or hurt but I started feeling a pinch in this rhomboid area and over time it turned into a nightmare of an injury that I wouldn’t wish...

Benjiron23‎, 07-10-2023 07:51 PM
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Question (scoliosis) High rep squats and deadlifts

Can someone please convince me that doing high reps of squats and deadlifts beats any other substitute? So before you say I'm a pussy and tell me to squat and deadlift; due to my scoliosis I cannot focus on getting stronger in these two lifts and my goal isn't to become stronger, just being fit...

weppe‎, 11-09-2023 03:56 PM
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Interesting soreness after OHP

So i had a few weeks off lifting due to illness. Yesterday was my first day back and I performed the OHP (using 531 protocal). Today my erectors are really sore, from about T4 to T12, so not lower back. Its not a bad soreness so im not complaining or anytning, just interested. Why would OHP induce...

tommy4life‎, 11-15-2023 06:31 PM
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Poll Poll: Recommended exercises for beginners to strengthen the knees.

It is essential, especially for beginners in physical exercises, particularly those involving leg weights, to perform knee-strengthening exercises. Among all leg structures, however, the muscles deserve the most attention. When the muscles of the thigh, knee, calf, and others are strengthened, they...

betoluizdesouza‎, 11-16-2023 11:20 PM
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Question Do deadlifts strengthen the subscapularis?

Do deadlifts strengthen the subscapularis? Just compiling a list of enjoyable, mostly compound lifts for an overall hypertrophy regime and I want to hit every muscle in my body at least once or twice a workout cycle.

leanbulk1‎, 11-16-2023 08:10 AM
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6 day split workout

Hello all, I currently do a 6 day split workout in a week, hitting each body part twice a week. My question is by the time I go back to chest, it's not sore if I'm not touching weights, but I can feel slight soreness from the prior chest day when I start the first chest exercise. Does that...

jdlam2010‎, 11-16-2023 12:27 AM
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Are deadlifts and lat pull-down enough for a thick and wide back?

As title says are deadlifts and lat pull-down enough for a thick and wide back?

Charles7261‎, 11-11-2023 05:49 AM
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Do I have a winged scapula?

Hello guys, For the past year I have been experiencing right neck pain that travels down into the trap and posterior scapula and causes numbness and tingling down the arm. I saw a sports medicine doctor, had a clean cervical MRI (trace bulge but nothing else) and I was sent to physical therapy....

TrentTaylor248‎, 11-09-2023 07:30 PM
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What exercises should I choose for the left side of my body?

Hi, everyone. I don't go to the gym, but I've been working out with my weight for almost 3 years now. I do push-ups, squats, twists, stretches. I also respect bars and pull-ups :) I mostly favor aerobic rather than strength training, I like it. A couple months ago I noticed that my right...

daneferrari‎, 11-10-2023 10:15 PM
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Question Why don’t more people use the SSB for squats?

It just seems better in every way. - Form is easier to get down - No elbow, wrist or shoulder pain from holding the bar in a biomechanically awkward position (strange how behind-the-neck movements are considered contraindicated, but barbell back squats are considered fine…just saying) -...

Ironface‎, 11-10-2023 04:23 AM
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I'm doing back today

I need to know if I should stick to 4 heavy sets of deadlifts or drop down to 3 or so. Also I'm doing 6-10 reps with heavy weight, I saw in another thread a lot of guys saying they do 4-6 reps, should I drop the rep amount down?

EliteDan‎, 08-19-2003 08:44 AM
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Will hacksquat everyday increase the size of my quads?

So I've been going to the gym for 2 years now. Yay me right. Well Im starting to appreciate what good legs would look like. I have a big upper body and skinny af legs. I have a really bad back at 27 years of age. I struggle squating the barbell. Thats honestly what keeps me away. Hack squat and hex...

krunchymage‎, 10-30-2023 09:22 PM
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Legs not growing . Please help.

How's it going guys. The last time i measure my thighs they were at 23inches which was on January 20 this year. Today i measured them again and they are stil 23 inches. I workout legs once a week. My routine looks like this currently Squat 175lbs 4x10 Leg press 220lbs 3x10 Stiffleg deadlift...

rhouston713‎, 03-29-2017 05:23 PM
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What routine would be good for recent liver cancer/overwieght man?

My dad is 55 years old and is obese. Most people would say that's mean to say but its medically true we him included knows he's obese. On top of that he had liver cancer that was removed this summer. My father wants to change his life. I go to the gym and train religiously have great advice but for...

krunchymage‎, 10-31-2023 06:38 PM
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Question Exercises for back muscle imbalance?

Hello, recently I've been trying to focus more on my back for various strength goals (more pullups, etc.) and also just because I was lacking a bit. However, it only made it more apparent that I have a muscle imbalance in what looks to be my traps and lats, with my right side being bigger than my...

pbjcheese‎, 11-05-2023 12:09 PM
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Is this a good way to build strength?

To get around my plateau in the squat and deadlift, I first have decided to try and increase my PRs for reps at lower weights. My max deadlift has plateaued at 455, and my squat at 355. I have been slowly working my way to a max deadlift of 385x9, by increasing my top set by 1 rep each session....

erigni‎, 10-31-2023 06:52 PM
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Who has had stubborn chest development and got passed it?

And what exercises did you use to do so? I've worked my bench back up to 4 plates but my form is a lot like Dave Tate's. I don't use any chest. Incidentally, my chest is still kinda small tbh. I tried heavy inclines for a while, but I'm still dyel mode srs. wth can I do? Cable flies?

rectifryer‎, 10-16-2023 07:13 PM
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Will this routine help me achieve bigger legs?

Okay I'm a 27 year old dude and have been lifting for 2 years now. I've gotten sick results upper body but my legs are skinny af. It looks mad dumb. I hate legs because i have a lower back pain so i avoid it at months at a time. I spoke to a dude on this forum and they recommended. Hack squat...

krunchymage‎, 11-07-2023 07:04 PM
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