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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: 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: 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: 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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 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: 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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**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- Thank You!

MikeRod‎, 12-07-2019 02:23 PM
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Exclamation 16-Years Old Looking To Gain Mass

Hey there! My name is Mason, I am 16 years old and I've started to work out every day for 45 days straight. The problem I am running into though is gaining mass. I have begun mass consumption of peanut butter and honey sandwiches and I drink C4 before almost every workout which has creatine in...

Masonacious‎, 12-03-2019 08:50 AM
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Smile 30K - 40K Steps a day

Hey guys, doing really well with my workout slowly seeing great gains!! Just a quick question, I am currently working with animals, and Wednesday - Friday I do around 30-40K steps a day, I never really looked at my legs but I have noticed it is really toned, bulked, is this because of the walking...

CharlieNay‎, 11-27-2019 02:56 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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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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Ab Targeting

Hey guys. Any exercises that target the lower ab muscles? i do some ab machines, leg lifts, crunches, and just the weight lifting exercises that target abs like squats and plate raises. My abs top two abs are visible, but the bottom ones, not so much.

richv24‎, 12-11-2019 08:43 AM
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Abs won’t activate

Hello all, I took about a year break from working out. I was in pretty decent shape before, but now that I am back at it I can’t activate my abs anymore in my workouts. Whenever I do abs workouts, they sometimes feel very right and strained, but with no soreness, and sometimes I can’t feel anything...

henryalb‎, 12-03-2019 03:45 AM
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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, 12-07-2019 12:05 PM
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Another squat depth thread

So my flexibility allows me to squat A2G very easily, but once the weight starts to get heavy I tend to wimp out and merely hit hip-crease-to-knee parallel to save strength and avoid failing terribly (warmup sets are ass to the floor). Is it worth limiting myself to use heavier weight, or should I...

Xpiro‎, 11-25-2019 06:35 PM
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Anxiety with bench pressing?

Anyone else have a fear that their hand will slip when bench pressing? I’m just now trying to add 5lbs every week to my lifting, but the higher the weight it’s going, the more I’m worried that one day my hand will slip, or give up, and I’ll die. I feel like subconsciously this is the main...

hcuraB‎, 11-30-2019 05:26 AM
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Anyone else get insane leg DOMS after heavy sumo deadlift?

Just curious. Been lifting most days for over a year now, but as my sumo goes up, so does the leg soreness. Every time after heavy day (singles or doubles) my legs are sore. And I mean SORE. I raced bikes competitively for years and never felt this level of soreness. If I so much as jump, or...

jademonkey‎, 11-19-2019 12:01 PM
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Question Anyone have a name for this workout?

I stand in a horse straddle stance. Attach 1 hand pulley handle to the cable machine. Lower the height to chest level when in stance. Step back grabbing handle, arm is now straight in front of me. I pull with arm straight out to my hip like a reverse karate punch twisting ny hand from backside...

Cybercraw‎, 12-10-2019 10:56 AM
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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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Question Arm wrestling

Ok I can bench press 300lbs. but yet I can't beat some drunk guy who is out of shape in arm wrestling? What excercises is there to do to be good in arm wrestling? I mean it is weird it seems like arm wrestling has nothing to do with strength

Thalastdon‎, 12-01-2001 10:41 PM
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Talking Attacked online for dumbell rowing off the rack. Thoughts on doing it off the rack?

The rack I dumbell row at starts at 75lbs ( 75 the lowest weight in the rack of ofcourse and I was doing 136 ) so there is no one else Really there, empty gym, I'm not obstructing anyone and if you're rowing above 100lbs, most benches are not stable enough to support you and that weight so you...

PatBatemanINC‎, 11-23-2019 07:58 AM
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Back pain from squatting with long femurs

Hi everybody. So I've been squatting for about 2 years now, but have been unable to make solid progress due to lower back pain. The problem is I’m 6’1 and have extremely long femurs and a short torso so it makes the squat very difficult. As a remedy, I've raised my heels on a pair of 5lb plates and...

bclark98‎, 11-20-2019 06:32 PM
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Back pain from squatting with long femurs

Hi everybody. So I've been squatting for about 2 years now, but have been unable to make solid progress due to lower back pain. The problem is I’m 6’1 and have extremely long femurs and a short torso so it makes the squat very difficult. As a remedy, I've raised my heels on a pair of 5lb plates and...

bclark98‎, 11-20-2019 06:54 PM
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Bad abdominal cramps

Stomach cramps I have never experienced this until recently. Basically when I’m working out or when done I have gotten some stomach cramps that are EXTREMELY painful. I mean like a knife is being thrust thru me. Got one lying in bed about 3 days ago. The pain is either right below my lowest rib or...

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Bad Posture or Large Ribs?

When I see guys wearing T-shirts they always show a well defined chest indicated by that clear horizontal crease on their T-shirts directly under their pecs which pretty much says they have built up a pretty good upper chest. Yet I can never get that look when I wear T-shirts as my lower ribs...

William2018‎, 11-30-2019 04:56 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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Benching 3x a week?

Up to now I've mostly done 1 to 2 times bench a week. It has always been the weakest lift for me. It's around 210lbs 1RM right now after almost 2 years of lifting.(not all of it proper). How would you incorporate 3 times benching? I am thinking of one normal heavy day, 1 for some pause bench(really...

nikola1808‎, 11-21-2019 04:47 AM
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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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Best Exercises

Which is the best exercise to lose our fat in our body?

TECHMEDACADEMY‎, 11-26-2019 02:38 AM
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Best exercises for the long head tricep?

My long head tricep lacks size and i want to train it more/better. I was wondering what exercises are best for this one specifically. Personally i was thinking weighted dips and close grip bench press, but simply because they're more of a mass/compound exercise. I don't know if they are the...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-16-2019 08:51 AM
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Best way to take forearms out of bicep curls?

I know it cannot be completely taken out, but I often find my forearms being worked more.

schoolstrength‎, 11-29-2019 12:22 AM
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