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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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Post Barbell or EZ-Bar Curl vs. Cable Curl

Hi Folks! I've a question about two exercises, the Barbell or EZ-Bar Curl vs. Cable Curl. I see many people doing the BB or EZ Bar Curl with low weight, to train their biceps, other ppl doing same exercises, but with the cable curl - with much more weight. So, for muscle growth, what is...

reumers‎, Today 02:21 AM
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Is gym exercise better for fitness than running?

Physical activity in any form is good be it walking, running or hitting the gym. It depends on your preference – choose what is comfortable to your lifestyle and your body.

Abhi12431‎, Today 02:47 AM
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Smile Deadlift Form Check

h t t p s : / / v i m e o . co m / 2 4 7 2 7 5 1 1 1 Hey here is the vid of my deadlift, 365 x 6. Let me know how my form is, keep in mind, this was my recent max effort strength of 5/3/1 Thanks in advance :)

Ditto2323‎, Today 12:48 AM
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Question Deadlifts, back or Leg day? that's the question???

Hey folks, was wondering what would be the best day to do my deadlifts? Since i've been doing them on my back day and my back does get a good workout, but so does my legs..! sometimes to sore to do squats a couple days later.. any solutions? Thanks Mike

Mikebodybuilder‎, 11-13-2005 07:53 AM
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(must read) dont believe everything you read

Hey, I'm here to prove that not everything you read is right, and I don't mean on this forum and the main page bc we all know there is full of untrue broscience statements (i'm not saying its ALL like that, actually here you will find the best advice probably) but the example I'm here with is the...

CHICOPECTORALES‎, Yesterday 07:18 PM
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Someone told me not to go lower than 90 degrees on BB shoulder press

So for a while I haven't gone lower than 90 degress. But I just saw a BB.com video where the bar goes down to upper chest. Is this the right way or 90 degrees?

Getbuff777‎, 12-12-2017 01:55 AM
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Weight Loss Exercise

Hi Friend, I am 28 Year old, my weight is 120 Kg, height 5'6. I want to reduce my weight. Please suggest me some weight loss exercise plan.

commoncelebrity‎, Yesterday 01:06 AM
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Exclamation Is hand positioning and posture important while jumping rope?

Hey guys, I am an experienced jump roper (I thought so till now) since I do 2000 jump ropes a day with 200 jumps per set with 1 min rest in between and can do pretty fast jumping at 100+ jumps in 30 seconds. I thought of taking a video to have a look at my posture and turns out that my left arm...

naser224u‎, 12-12-2017 07:58 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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deadlift progress

Hey. I'm 19 and have been lifting seriously for about 3 months. 3 months ago I deadlifted about 130 kg (287 lbs) for 3 reps, and today I deadlifted 150 kgs (331 lbs) for 3 reps. so I have increased my deadlift by 20 kgs (45 lbs) in 3 months, is this good? Or should I be gaining more strength?

pewzzen‎, Yesterday 01:50 PM
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Back squat form (Hip adductor pain)

Hi all, I am well aware that you have seen similar threads to these nearly every hour. I can usually squat more than this as this is usually a warm up weight set but recently, I have been struggling to complete a set properly due to pain in my hip adductors. Previously, this has gone away...

ayyrobb‎, Yesterday 12:55 PM
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Looking for good lower back stretching exercises

Hi, I'm looking for some good exercises to relieve the stress my lower back is being put through. I stock shelves everyday from 4 am - noon to put myself back through school and exercise after that 7 days a week. Anything from stretches to developing a routine for keeping my lower back tight,...

TheyMirin‎, 12-12-2017 03:43 PM
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Alternative exercises for those with s****osis

Hi guys! I just started gyming a month ago and was told that people with s****osis are not advised to do exercises such as lunges, squats and deadlifts. Is there any alternative exercises that i can replace with and still be able to make gains? Because most of the workout plans that i search for...

xoxo9931‎, Yesterday 08:35 AM
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Lightbulb Progressive Overload

I've posted on here before complaining about my negligible results from the past 3 years of proper training. I hired a PT earlier in the year who gave me a workout routine based on my abilities when we started. He also encouraged my to push myself in order to break past plateaus and see results....

KrnxMan86‎, 12-12-2017 01:23 PM
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Strength balance check

Looking to see where my numbers stand on the 6 major compounds. Been following Viking's ULPPL for a while, and I plan to continue it. But I want to see if anything is imbalanced as of now, and what I should do about it. Squat 255 lbs. x 7 reps best recent set RDL 245 x 12 ...

ECGordyn‎, Yesterday 07:38 AM
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Does sleeping mean you had a good lift?

I'm 205 and I did 4 rep sets today. I didn't have any sets where I hardly made it on the last rep. But I did go full rom as a change. 4 sets leg press: 270, 360, 360, 450 5 sets squats: 225 x 4, 235 4 sets deadlifts: 225, 235, 245, 255 3 sets standing raises: 450 x 3 3 sets seated raises: 135...

Getbuff777‎, 12-12-2017 07:08 PM
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Yet another deadlift form check

please see my conventional deadlift video below and let me know if you think it was down properly. Thanks fpbfvJkPpZE

Ralph0905‎, 12-11-2017 05:21 PM
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outer leg

My quads have some massive teardrops but practically no sweep. A lot of this must be genetic but is there something I'm doing that made it this way? My leg workouts are really nothing special or unusual

ironlionzion3‎, 12-12-2017 04:14 AM
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Smile Critique Squat Form

Hey, here's a vid of me doin 180 x 10, how does my form look?.. Doesn't look right to me, but i am no expert.

Ditto2323‎, 12-10-2017 09:28 PM
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Cool Help with deadlift grip

So I have a pretty decent history with lifting weights (football all through highschool and lifted quite a bit after a long hiatus during college) but I recently got back into the gym after another long break from the weights. Now, I never deadlifted in highschool, but once I started focusing more...

Schnabes‎, 12-12-2017 06:03 PM
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squat form check

dD_NlMahdbU I had lower back pain after doing this squat. But the pain went away an hour later. Any help appreciated

thatgrayboi‎, 12-12-2017 06:37 PM
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Angle of dumbbell when doing bench press

Hi guys Must the angle of the DB always be 180° like holding a barbell or it can be titlted 45° following the angle my elbows? How come i feel more contraction when tilting 45°? Any disadvantage of this?

stn0404‎, 12-11-2017 05:44 PM
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What is ''Max'' mean on my new program???

Hey guys i'm on my new Intermediate Program and there is something i didn't understand. What does MAX mean? (I hope it's not 1 rep max) Push Press - Max Close Grip Bench Press - Max

mem0ry‎, 12-12-2017 06:44 AM
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What should I do when others are using the equipment I need for my routine?

If someone is using the squat rack or bench, I will ask how many sets a person has left and wait for someone to be done. I start my routine with compound exercises and these are the most important to me. My question is regarding if someone is using the dumbbells or another piece of equipment I need...

beq1991‎, 12-12-2017 07:42 AM
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Can't fix my Anterior pelvic tilt

So yeah, I've been sitting a lot during my whole life, which is probably the reason I have anterior pelvic tilt. My butt sticks more out than the majority of girls I've seen. My hamstrings feel tight as hell, but I don't find them weak. I managed to fix my bloated abs easily with the ab wheel,...

Kasra7‎, 11-25-2017 05:57 PM
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