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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: 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 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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Too big jump in dumbell weights.

Dumbells in gym are ....15, 17.5,20, 22.5,25 and from 25 kg there is jump to the 30 kg. Those 30 kg felt like lying on a death bed, it was incredibly heavy. How should I make linear progression, when there is this big jump in weight? Dumbell incline bench press with 25kg felt too light but with 30...

Pajchel‎, 08-05-2020 07:21 AM
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Ab exercises with weights vs bodyweight

Hi guys ! I'm wondering what is better approach for training the core in general for hypertrophy and functionality ? I'm training abs twice a week with weights: Hanging leg raises ss with weighted decline sit ups and then russian twists or side bends both weighted. I'll throw some drop sets...

Daniel4o‎, 07-26-2020 06:08 AM
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Question Can't stretch lower back?

I can't stretch my lower back.. it gives me no resistance what so ever. All of the stretches such as the child's pose leave me feeling nothing. I'm assuming it is because my lower back is not tight but I am trying to correct some back pain due to anterior pelvic tilt. The only stretch that I can do...

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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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Question Chin-ups for biceps ?

Hello, i want to ask something. I train classic fullbody training 4x per week. I train only fullbody compound movements like squats, deadlifts, bench-press, pull-ups, etc. so i dont have any isolate movements. Still, i have in my workout plan barbell biceps curls for biceps 1x per week. I dont say...

wariorpolni‎, Today 05:39 AM
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sheikspells20‎, Today 03:09 AM
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Question Can i do very narrow squats ?

Hello, i have a question. I always did squats with toes slightly to the sides and stance shoulder-width. Last week, i tried really narrow squats, with toes pointing straight and no space between legs, like really narrow squats and i really liked it, i felt good with that position, but i rarely see...

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Smile Best Tips to maintain motivation to lose weight

Tips to maintain motivation to lose weight 1. Start slowly To lose weight, you must change your lifestyle. Meanwhile, changing our lifestyle is not as easy as turning the palm of our hand. Therefore, you must start to ignite a fire of motivation to lose weight by doing simple things, like...

ZidanHaedar‎, 08-04-2020 08:46 AM
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Any exercises to help fix forward head posture/general bad posture?

I suffered a concussion last summer and since then i've had trouble fixing my forward head posture. I think it may be because I spent a lot of time resting at home after my head injury, and the muscles on the neck just got super weak. I've been aware of it and try to fix my posture all day, but...

2RDEYE‎, 07-15-2020 06:27 PM
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Adjustable Bench (Incline/Decline) Exercise Alternatives?

If you don't have access to an adjustable bench, what alternative exercises can target those same muscle groups? Personally, I have a rack and a landmine, but am curious to hear in general what muscles are really targetted by incline/decline presses, and what alternatives exist. Thanks in...

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Incline bench for overall chest development?

Has there been any studies on the effects of incline bench on the mid/lower portion of the pec? Iv shifted my chest focus away from flat bench to 6 sets of incline first then 3 sets of flat twice a week. (with some accessory movements thrown in afterwards) I feel aesthetically focusing on upper...

pinfante‎, 07-22-2020 06:04 AM
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Question Weak glutes, hamstrings and abdominal's

Hey Guys, I have found that I have weak glutes, hamstrings and abdominal's. I am currently following Fierce 5 novice full body 3x a week and have noticed with some lifts my weaker or lagging muscle groups don't activate but my strong muscle do. I would like to know how I could improve or target...

fattofame3‎, 08-02-2020 12:21 AM
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Question What warm-up before back exercise?

How do I warm-up before exercising all of the back muscles?

VerdenMacht‎, 08-03-2020 10:41 AM
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What are the best exercises for bodybuilding?

What are the best exercises for bodybuilding?

wedwilson‎, Yesterday 07:28 AM
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Post Please rate my routine.

PUSH A - Bench Press 5x5 - Incline Press 3x12 - Shoulder Press 3x10 - Cable Fly 3x10 superset SA Lateral Raise 4x12 - SA Tricep Pushdown 3x10 - Skullcrusher 3x12 PULL A - Pull Ups 4x8

ilan2003‎, 08-05-2020 10:22 AM
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Is walking any good for burning fat?

I mean a brisk walk, maybe 20min/ mile.... It just feels so easy and chill/fun way to burn some calories

Merc009‎, 07-25-2020 07:16 PM
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Question Chinese squat form vs American squat form?

Why do chinese weight lifters tilt their head up when doing squats and americans keep thier head looking slightly down? I squat slightly down but I'm wondering if there's an advantage to craning your neck up. I am comparing chinese weightlifters to american powerlifters. What's the reason...

Errorproxy‎, 08-04-2020 06:11 PM
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Lack of connection between upper Lat and Rear Shoulder.

With me the lat starts developed from its lower part till the middle part and just before it reaches the connection with the rear shoulder, it's empty. This empty space (a clear separation) between the upper lat the and the rear shoulder makes it look incomplete. I look like as if my lat begins...

Kotsobali‎, 08-04-2020 03:57 AM
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Which type of leg press?

Hey guys I know its probably personal preference but I have to ask Which leg press do you prefer? I know in our gym we got the basic one where you sit normally and push the press just front of you and the one where you kind of sit in an angle I think where you push it in a slightly higher...

PitufoCanario‎, 08-04-2020 01:14 PM
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Big arms without isolation?

Is it possible to get big arms with only weighted chin ups, rows , farmers walks, bench press, ohp and face pulls ? Goal is not to look like a bodybuilder but just a good looking Muscular Body

FullBodyAddict‎, 08-01-2020 05:33 AM
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Wink Post Covid - Getting Into Shape - exercise recommendations needed

Hello, this is my very first post - so go gentle I'm approaching 40 and prior to having COVID towards the end of March, my weight had steadily increased to just under 18 stone. Since getting ill and generally having some major job interruptions, the one thing I really had some control over was...

Filmguyuk‎, 08-03-2020 04:06 PM
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Deadlift Form Video

Hey guys so I've been trying to improve my form for deadlifting but I'm super confused... I took some cues and tips from Jeff Nippard videos, and very recently Alan Thrall.. But I think I'm still not able to figure it out. Here's a video of me doing my 7 rep max: youtu. be/Xure10sjGa0 (pls...

Ev0lutionn‎, 08-04-2020 10:08 AM
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Machines that work two antagonist muscles

Just a curiosity... Why aren't there (or are there?) machines that can work two antagonist muscles or two mucles in the same exercise? For example, a machine with two levers or something like this: - a hammer chest machine that on the negative movement works as a seated row for back - a...

jaxqen‎, 08-03-2020 12:59 AM
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Food Diary Can Lose Weight. How to make?

Are you on a diet and lose weight? Maybe you have tried various ways, from holding back your appetite and reducing your portion of food, but in the end you failed and succumbed to the temptation of all the delicious foods in front of you. If you want to lose weight, try to make a food diary. Why...

ZidanHaedar‎, 08-04-2020 08:52 AM
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Sudden drop in flat bench press

Hi, Few months ago (9 months to be precise) i ve decided to stop doing flat bench press in favour of using the incline one (dont ask me why). Since the lifts on my incline were growing stronger and stronger, i ve decided to test my strength on flat bench press just to see where i stand. Results...

Marcello97‎, 07-25-2020 10:06 AM
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