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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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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: 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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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 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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Best Workout for triceps with Reps and sets

Dear friends can you help me with the Best Workout for triceps with Reps and sets

hulk7029‎, Today 12:16 AM
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HERNIA --Exercises to Avoid and which to do

dear all can you kindly advise if someone has hernia probs then which are the excercises that should be avoidded in the gym and which are the alternatives for them for eg some ppl say dnt do the leg press if u have hernia so which is a better excercise then for legs does squat cause...

hulk7029‎, 12-01-2019 12:36 AM
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Will heavy incline support progress on Flat?

I am currently running PPLPPLR split. Benching 2x a week. I really want to focus on my bench numbers this bulk season. For the past few weeks I have been benching 5x5 Monday and Thursday, and then transitioning into a hypertrophy based incline with the intent to bring up my upper chest mass. ...

Fritchard‎, 12-06-2019 01:27 AM
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Dumbbell chest press for mass?

Will the dumbbell chest press, help you gain mass just as well as bench press?

oliver1king123‎, 12-02-2019 03:46 PM
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Bench press: alternating strength and hypertrophy

What’s up community? I’ve got a problem: my bench press has plateaued for 2 months. Taking a week off didn’t help, and traditional volume deloads never help me break through plateaus either. I’m on Viking’s Bare Bones upper/lower, so the volume is pretty high. I’ve been progressing relatively...

Xpiro‎, 11-16-2019 12:13 AM
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Just started deadlifting.Am i Weak?

Hi guys/gals,i have a decent body,with 176 pounds and my friend introduced me to deadlifts since i had back issues.I have great will power and used to do squats on an average weight but i just have been introduced to deadlifting and honestly i find it addictive.I used to go up on doing...

captainsbody‎, 12-04-2019 11:05 PM
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**Deadlift Form with Video**

Hello everyone, Ive been back to the gym for about a month after a 4 month break with a pulled muscle in my back. This video is from today and would like opinions on my form and if my back position is good or not. VIDEO- https://youtu.be/7Wokj01zeRU Thank You!

MikeRod‎, Yesterday 02:23 PM
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Angry Almost 8 years of lifting, need recommendations

Ive been lifting for both size and strength for just about 7 years at this point. All my muscles have pretty decent proportions. My chest, back, legs, and shoulders are all evened out to where ive always wanted them to be. The only issue I have is growing my arms. They are strong but for some...

jameelhaddad9‎, Yesterday 12:05 PM
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What exercises can get me arms like these?

^Title I've noticed how Giannis Antetokounmpo's arms, most particularly around the brachialis region is most defined, how can I attain arms like these, as per the photo?

1blehh‎, Yesterday 06:00 AM
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honestly how tf do you train your neck

ive looked. not doing bridges or neck-breaking stuff. looking to build a stronger, thicker neck to prevent injury, reduce pain, look better etc iron neck? wat do? thonks

sandaltan‎, 12-04-2019 12:06 PM
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squat and deadlift form check (beginner)

Could you check my Squat and Deadlift forms. You can find them in this GIF: https://imgur.com/a/52AVvry just a beginner.

peterm28‎, Yesterday 10:40 AM
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When will you start having a "nice body"?

So first of all I know this might not be the applicable subforum to post this, but I don't see any sub-forums made specifically for questions like these. I am wondering at what point will you be able to see abs, have a relatively large chest, and big biceps etc? Specifically how much do you...

Davidtrains‎, 12-06-2019 03:06 PM
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Question Is it ok to lower weight if you dont have spotter

My dad usually spots me when I squat and bench but he has a different work shift now. Will I still get good results if I lift less for more reps.

Leosandoval05‎, 12-05-2019 02:13 PM
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Struggling to gain muscle

I’m finding it difficult to gain muscle mass mainly in my arms (biceps, triceps, forearms) despite I’ve been going to gym for 5 and half years now. I go to the gym on weekdays (3 days lifting weights, 2 days working on my core. I feel like giving up sometimes because I’m not getting results I...

jamie1412‎, 12-03-2019 11:11 AM
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Exclamation A question about grip width when barbell bench pressing

Okay so i want to ask a question, i havent posted in years as i stopped training for a while, so if theress still anyone here whos active id like to know your thoughts on this! So i flat bench press heavy (for my body weight) and i have a wide grip width ( about as wide as officially allowed in...

Mosescox123‎, 12-04-2019 09:45 PM
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Best Bumper Plates with a Good Warranty?

Competitive Lifter No Avatar here. Looking to make a garage gym to train in. Searching for bumper plates that have more than a 1 year warranty and aren’t too pricey. However, I’ll spend more money for quality. I want to avoid anything made in China unless it has a lifetime warranty and some...

Alex1418Boofers‎, 12-06-2019 04:12 PM
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A More Effective Pulldown For Lats

5C4pfEM1WB8 The way a lot of people do a "lat pulldown" with a fully pronated grip on a straight bar pulling towards their chest really biases more upper back (teres, rhomboids and rear delts) than it does the lats. It forces you to drive your elbows out and back which isn't a function of the...

jk202‎, 12-06-2019 03:14 PM
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Are regular aches, pains, nags etc... just a fact of lifting?

I'm mid 30s, been active whole life, eat well and pretty healthy. Throughout 20s and early 30s I used to do a mix of cardio, free-weights, plyo and machines (when I lifted, focused on ~15 rep ranges) but last 2-3 years shifted to more strength / bodybuilding routine with almost exclusive...

VTLifts‎, 12-05-2019 11:00 AM
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Rear delt exercises that ARE NOT bent over lateral raises or face pulls...

Any suggestions? My back day consist of deadlifts as a main lift. Followed by Nautilus pullover, V grip pulldowns, T bar rows and DB rows.

BeginnerGainz‎, 12-04-2019 07:53 PM
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How should i approach squats?

Some time ago i used to do squats using a belt.This created an imbalance in my lower back. For a while now i started to do weighted hyperextensions and lat hyperextensions to enhance my lower back and, in general, the core.Also, i stopped using the belt on squats and i reduced the weight. After...

Cristian000‎, 12-04-2019 01:28 AM
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Cool Not dead after deadlift

Hey all, So I've been serious lifting/eating for about 3 months now. I'm feeling great, lost a lot of fat and gained some decent muscle. I have a question about deadlift though. It is one of my favorite lifts, but I'm not sure I am getting the most out of it or using correct form. I usually do...

jbmi227‎, 12-04-2019 09:43 AM
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Squat Form Check

Am I raising my hips too early? Any other advise would be much appreciated! https ://youtu. be/yY3HTa8ueOI

LifterWest‎, 10-11-2019 12:55 PM
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difference between push ups and which one do you think is harder?

So I just actually started doing knuckle push ups today and I find that much harder then diamond push ups so is there any benefit to doing both or just focus on one type of push up?

helpmeout1‎, 11-30-2019 07:26 PM
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Shaping pecs

Being going to the gym consistently for almost a year now and been seeing some good gains but my pecs seem to be taking a weird shape particularly my left one which is abit more slanted, can anyone suggest anything particular to work on or should I just keep lifting as normal, not sure if it’s...

ike9778‎, 12-04-2019 10:02 AM
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