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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 09:07 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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Unbalanced mucles

I could use any advice on how to balence my mucles out again

suicidecry‎, Yesterday 11:46 PM
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Is my workout plan well build?

I am at the age of 15 years old , I weigh around 65 kilograms , and I am at about a height of 1,73-78 metres . My goal is to have a strong body , no matter if I ll have low body fat for the abs or other muscles to be visible, even though I am at a decent body fat amounmt , I suggest I am around 13%...

firemakt‎, Yesterday 09:58 AM
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Opinions On Workout

My girlfriend is starting a new routine and i was just wanted to hear opinions from people who know their stuff. Her goal is weight loss Set 1 - 30 second treadmill dead push - Superset (10 of each): Burpies, squats, military press, deadlifts Set 2 - 20 second treadmill dead push -...

SuperLuke88‎, Yesterday 09:50 PM
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What happens if you train biceps first ~(30 mins) followed by triceps (~30 mins) and then do one set of bicep curls and skullcrushers to failure. Is that last bicep set calling for an injury cos I assume the biceps would've cooled off by 30 mins?

hit1233‎, Yesterday 05:52 AM
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Arnold blueprint for mass

Has anyone tried the arnold blueprint for mass and would you reccomend it? I'm only 2 months back into the gym but i have been training for 2 years on and off before that.

dleez‎, Yesterday 01:13 PM
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Shoulders exercice

Feel free to call me a dumb, I only starting going to the gym recently. But why do we do different exercices for the shoulder (or any other part), for example I found this routine Does these exercises actually target different parts of the shoulder? One more question, I'm very skinny...

CodingCore‎, Yesterday 12:04 PM
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Unhappy Can't hit my chest at all

Hi I can't hit my chest, it hasn't grown at all since I started training. Ive tried bench press flat, incline and decline all types of cable fly's and peck deck and flat, decline and incline dp all of them ache my shoulders and pump my them I've tried tucking my shoulders back when I do all of...

Wilfield‎, Yesterday 10:22 AM
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Hypertrophy question

I've heard varying answers on this before and I just wanted to hear opinions. I did some research online to try and find the answer and I've found a couple different answers. They say that 8-12 reps is the hypertrophy range and that 5 reps is the strength range. Does this mean that doing 5...

MBoux2000‎, 08-16-2017 10:30 PM
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Runner with cerebral palsy

I'm taking PE for 18 weeks. It's only the second week and I believe I have shin splints. The teacher makes us run a lot(4 times this week!). She is very understanding though of my circumstances. What should I do so my possible shin splints don't worsen. And do I have to rest for a few weeks,...

hgp1‎, Yesterday 04:23 PM
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Chest exercises that DO NOT require fully straightened arms

Hi. I am a hardgainer trying to build muscle and grow in size. I've got the eating down and most of my exercises but I struggle with chest workouts because I was born with arms that do not fully extend. I can extend my left at about 100 degrees and my right arm can extend around 120 ish. To get the...

mattyslc5‎, 08-17-2017 05:28 PM
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Basketball shape

I am 42 and havent played basketball in 12 years and I just got roped into playing with a bunch of 25 year olds in a league. What are the best exercises to get in shape for the league quickly. I played in one game already and could only last 5 minutes of game time at one time. I am now running 10...

jeff38098‎, Yesterday 11:28 AM
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Form check pls

Hey guys, I'm back in the gym after a lengthy layoff and whilst my deadlift form is better than ever, my squat is really causing me issues. I've decided to stick with one plate until I've fixed my wonky bar path (drifting forward at the bottom). Do you guys reckon I need to add some weight...

BigStu81‎, Yesterday 02:27 PM
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Been awhile since i lifted, lifted for first time in a while

and i feel better and all but i feel like I've shocked my body into getting fat. Is this only temporary? Can i still lift, and my body will adjust?

Kormo‎, Yesterday 01:15 PM
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Anyone know how to balance out left and right biceps?

I have been trading with an EZ bar and dumbbells, as well as other bicep excercises, but my arms are still in equal. I have only been doing it for a few months though. Does anyone know any ways I can balance them out quick.

billy105‎, Yesterday 02:03 PM
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Never feel sore in my chest

I've been going to the gym for awhile now and I can't feel a burn in my chest when doing excercises. I've tried pretty much all the the most common excercises like flyes, bench, push-ups obviously but I never feel anything in my chest during my workout and after/the next day. I know I'm using the...

tommySD‎, 08-17-2017 07:19 PM
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Lifting While Sore

I just started lifting again after taking a long several year break. I had my first workout on Monday, doing the fierce 5 program. It's Thursday and I'm still really really sore (especially my quads), but the program calls to lift again. Two of the exercises use my quads (front squat and deadlift),...

daudi81‎, 08-17-2017 07:34 AM
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Pull-Ups Good for Pecs?

I have an Iron Gym. What's better for the pecs? Wide-grip pull-ups or push ups? How much better?

SwagBrown‎, 12-30-2012 04:28 PM
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Is it possible for forearm involvement to decrease bicep involvement in bicep curls?

My forearms are getting huge but my biceps are lagging a bit, I do feel a huge burn in my forearms when doing bicep curls.. Is it possible that my form is prioritizing forearm involvement over biceps? Can forearms "do the work" in bicep curls? My common sense says that they can only lift it a...

iso123123‎, 08-17-2017 06:52 PM
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Not feeling lats when doing row exercise

Hi guys, so i cant feel my lats when doing any kind of row exercise. I only feel them doing negative pull-ups, is that enough to build strong and wide lats?

Kaitje‎, 08-16-2017 01:28 PM
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Ab swing machine, any good?

We have at the gym this machine (the exact thing): I'm not sure how good it is, I don't even know how to use it? any ideas? If they are effective?

CodingCore‎, Yesterday 11:25 AM
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When to do HIIT?

I got a workout routine that currently looks like this: Day 1: Legs Day 2: Back Day 3: Shoulders and abs Day 4: Arms Day 5: Chest And after Day 5 i take one day rest and then go back to Day 1. But i want to start doing some HIIT training after my weight training but i'm not sure on which...

AntonKihlstrom‎, Yesterday 07:37 AM
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pistol squats? weight ratio to regular squat?

I cant really find this information anywhere so i have attempted to work it out myself. Anyone got and better formulas? This probaly makes no sense to anyone else but heres my logic I weigh 150lbs and I worked out each leg is around 20lb. So if I do 10 pistol squats the total weight is...

obsession23‎, 01-20-2013 05:14 AM
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Angry Why am I weak?

I've been going to the gym 4-5 times a week for just over a year. I haven't progressed significantly weight-wise. physique-wise for 8 months. I've lost muscle mass if anything - whilst GAINING fat. I'm sick of not progressing!

DeathlockMMA‎, 08-16-2017 03:44 PM
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Question about Recovery of Shoulders during exercises

So I know this looks like a question you've seen 100+ times but I have a little more to ask. My shoulders, no matter how I shift my elbows down/focus on the muscle, always fatigue first during my workouts. I have tried my best to make sure I don't swing my body/throw the weight, and I try to make...

Neil1325‎, 08-17-2017 04:43 PM
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Spasms after workout

Hey guys, I get bicep spasms after arms workout, which goes away the next day. Happens after every arm workout since 6-7 months. ONLY in biceps, never got them in chest, back, legs , tris or shoulders. Train them all with high intensity and decent volume. I take 400-500 calories over maintanence...

hit1233‎, 08-05-2017 06:44 AM
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