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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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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ 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 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 08:12 AM
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Swaying during chin ups

I've been using the assisted chin up machine for a while now and have gone as far as I can with the weight increases on that. Yesterday for the first time I got rid of the platform that you kneel on and did it from the hanging position. I tried bracing my core and doing it slowly as instructed...

tpreston92‎, Today 01:50 AM
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Any idea what the female 1 arm dumbell row world record is?

Just wanna know how I compare to it lol(even tho I'm a dude), I can currently 1 arm row 65 kgs on my right hand for 1 rep

DatSkinnyKid261‎, Today 08:09 AM
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Stretches to help perform a low back squat

I thought I was performing low back squats. While reading Sullivan's The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40, I realized I was performing high back squats. Does anyone have any suggestions for stretches that will enable me to perform low back squats? The problem is that...

odyssy06‎, Today 05:41 PM
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Continue squatting despite knee pain?

Hi, I’m a novice and I have been following the Fierce 5 workout routine for approximately a year now, with occasional brakes. I enjoy the program and I am able to increase the weight as required. The only issue that I have is that I experience the common knee pain problem while doing squats. It...

resist03‎, Today 04:45 PM
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Unhappy Left Arm is not getting stronger

Well I've started the gym about 2 months ago and when I do my barbell curls(easybar) my left arm really struggle to pull the weight up after around 5 reps. I have to move my left shoulder back to get the bar up. I've been going to the gym consistently and my left arm is not getting stronger. I...

userG10PLIEKLD2‎, Today 03:27 PM
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Seated military press

So I know the military press is the best upper body exercise but I have herniated discs so standing is out of the question and I have never tried seated I have only done dumbbells seated and I can dumbbell press the 60's for 2-3 clean reps.So my question is is seated good replacement for standing...

Justregulardude‎, Today 05:49 AM
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One arm DB rows vs. cable rows

My program calls for either one-arm DB rows or cable rows; I’ve been using the former, but I’ve noticed that my upper back is lacking in size and I’m wondering if a wide-grip (particularly a low row with the lat bar that has your palms facing one another) cable row will help me here. Obviously I...

glitchfly‎, 08-22-2019 02:23 PM
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Extremely uneven chest. Poor form or bad genetics?

Sup guys. As you can see, my pecs are extremely Uneven. I was just wondering if there was something i could do to fix that. I'm pretty lightweight ( ~170 lbs at 6"4) but i've been training on and off for a while. Thanks a lot!

EctoBrosky‎, Today 09:46 AM
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HIIT or cardio after strength training

Hi, Is it ok to do HIIT or cardio after strength training or is it better to do this on another day?

mikek1357‎, Today 01:06 AM
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Lots of cramps

This had not been an issue for me in the past. But recently. Mostly this past week, I have been experiencing lots of cramps throughout the day, typically in the legs. I drink lots of water an always have, I have been working on a new gym routine and my hamstrings seem to be getting the blunt of...

MonasheeMan‎, 08-23-2019 10:05 AM
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Help with the deadlift!!!

Hey all, 29yo male at 79 kg here. Quick background: started lifting 2.5 years ago with Stronglifts 5x5. Great progress for a year, then switched to PPL and stopped deadlifting. Now I'm back to deadlifting, aiming to hit 3 plates soon. But... I'm having problems with hips shooting up first. This...

Faux Carnival‎, Yesterday 01:48 PM
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Thumbs up If im working on powerlifting, should I worry about running ?

Hey, i am 25 years old, 5'9" and weigb about 245, the heaviest i have been in 3 years. I wanna start Powerlifting, but wanted to know if i should lose weight first? Maybe start running ? (on a different note if i start running again, i believe im gonna start trail running) Also, i should note i...

GingerNut93‎, 08-19-2019 07:40 AM
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Upper body movements

Switched to a new gym so was working with some new equipment, just looking for some form checks on these 2 exercises I tried Chest supported t bar Lying chest press https://youtu.be/mMVhKNUrUhM https://youtu.be/GIp-nflNFgQ Thanks!

Hannahp21‎, Yesterday 05:58 AM
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Can I do dumbbell floor presses as my main exercise?

Basically the question I asked, I want to know if doing 6 sets of 10 dumbbell floor press would be enough for pressing on chest day which I do once a week. I used to do 6 sets of 10 flat barbell bench and then 3 sets of 10 incline barbell bench. Maybe I can just do as many pushups as possible for 3...

LouSassol‎, 08-21-2019 04:12 PM
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Dips Cause pain/numbness in left arm

I tried doing weighted dips the other day and towards the end of my 2nd set, a sharp jolt of a pain shot up my arm, similar to when you hit your funny bone, and my thumb had the pins and needles feelings for 2 days. A week went by, the numbness faded and I attempted doing dips again, this time...

Blackdevil77‎, 08-23-2019 03:40 PM
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Pain in right bicep during incline bench/dumbell presse

Good Afternoon ya'll. Ive been reading similar posts to my problem in the title. But all of them seemed to be something that just started happening and went away with time. For some reason Ive always had this pain since ive been lifting off and on for about 5 years. Only really started getting...

seanpellino‎, 08-23-2019 11:30 AM
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Chin-ups and doorway pullup bars.

It is my understanding that when doing chin ups, you must do them from a dead hang (hence why I see people jumping up at the gym). If I can easily reach the handles of my doorway pullup bar by standing normally, would my reps count if I first bend my knees a couple inches to let my elbows lockout...

JuniorSaint99‎, 08-23-2019 04:07 PM
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Question Substitution exercises

I'm 14 and I've been weight training for a few months now. I've found certain lower body movements like the squat and deadlift give me a pain in my lower back. I try to be as safe as possible, so what alternative lower risk exercises should I use. Would something like bodyweight pistol squats be...

Leosandoval05‎, 08-23-2019 09:50 AM
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Question Help with starting to take working out more seriously

New to the forum, so let me know if I posted this in the wrong place. Ive been working out for a couple years pretty regularly, about 3-4 times a week, but Ive always stuck to the same exact push pull legs routine. Im concerned because I have absolutely no knowledge about my muscles and the...

bogggyb‎, 08-23-2019 01:19 PM
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Exclamation Exercise selection with significant LLD

Hey guys I went to a chiropractor to try to diagnose terrible knee pain when I squat down, bending the knee ect. After several scans and xrays he determined that my right leg is structurally shorter by 16mm with offsetting of the sacrum and spine to the right.. Training and wear/tear from my...

samsonsrad‎, 08-23-2019 01:38 PM
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Question Substitution exercises

I'm 14 and I've been weight training for a few months now. I've found certain lower body movements like the squat and deadlift give me a pain in my lower back. I try to be as safe as possible, so what alternative lower risk exercises should I use. Would something like bodyweight pistol squats be...

Leosandoval05‎, 08-23-2019 09:50 AM
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'Full' ROM - yours is likely different than mine

ATG squats, touch the chest on the bench press, OHP from the clavicle, pullups touching the upper chest, etc... How common are these sayings? Every gym bro says - "ahh, you have to squat deeper", "you have to touch the chest otherwise it's not a pullup". I used to believe in them - and...

HeMB‎, 08-21-2019 07:21 AM
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How many reps can you barbell curl half your bodyweight?

Interesting to see what strength to body weight guys have. Will the lighter guys do better than the heavy ones!

clive‎, 09-08-2009 02:20 PM
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Lightbulb bent over barbell row and T bar row in the same session?

i was checking bb workouts for back and found this /content/back-workouts-for-men-the-6-best-routines-for-bigger-lats. isnt it too much 2 row excersises in one work out?

smashdatpuss‎, 08-22-2019 07:19 AM
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Tight/sore low back after back squatting

Hello, after I back squat with a barbell I feel compression/ tightness and soreness in my lower back but very low amount of pain just uncomfortable. I have a video of me squatting but I am Am unsure how to link it. Could someone please help me and tell me how to fix this/ how to fix form or what...

Keaton2929‎, 08-22-2019 10:53 PM
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