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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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Squat/RDL form check please!

Form check videos: Can't post links so just paste this after youtube .com 1st video(Squat with weights under heel): /watch?v=6F5uus6CTA0 2nd video(Squat): /watch?v=3vnvBs3AsR4 3rd video(RDL): /watch?v=mRzGoxxfI4I I've just started using fierce 5 full body workout and have been struggling...

ShadowCien‎, 08-15-2017 05:09 PM
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Whats the point of Calf Raises in Allpro's how is it helping compounds?

most of the exercises involve compound movements . I fail to see the point of calf raises . My goal is to optimize my full body workout days with just compound movements so that i hit majority of muscle groups to preserve them during my cut.

adi4fitness‎, Today 01:58 PM
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What should I do?

So I have mild cerebral palsy. It's mild enough to wear I can run, but I'm not very fast and it's very taxing. At school I'm taking PE for 18 weeks and everything leg wise is sore only 2 weeks in. I've been telling myself its nothing, but my back aches noticeably if I stand a certain way and my...

hgp1‎, Today 07:50 PM
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Back Squat/RDL Form Check please!

I posted a from check video before but people said I need to post one with weights so here they are. After this workout session I felt a bit of numbness in my left arm and skip forward 5 days now. I've been to a doctor and I pinched a nerve most likely in my neck and maybe my lower back and it's...

ShadowCien‎, Today 04:34 PM
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Critique my deadlift form (I am hurt)

average weight: heavy weight (for me):

BotoX888‎, Today 01:57 PM
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Bench is much lower than my other lifts

Height: 5'8.5'' or 1.74 m Bodyweight: 168 lbs Current PRs/Maxes Bench: 145 lbs x 5 Overhead Press: 105 lbs x 8 Squat: 255 lbs x 7 Deadlift: 255 lbs x 8 I'm 17, turning 18 in less than a month. I've been training for around 3 years, more like 2 to 2.5 years if you consider...

iColdPro‎, Today 05:05 PM
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The Dumbbell Pullover - What muscle does it really hit?

"Yeah the dumbbell pullover, they gave me a great pump in chest." "Oh that one, yeah i always use it to get more size in lats!" "Its a great exercise for the abs!" "Oh that one, yeah i strained my calf once doing it, i don't recommend it!" My findings: Dumbbell Pullover on incline angle:...

Budaan‎, Today 01:01 PM
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Forearm wrist curls behind back

I might seem a bit impatient but I feel I need to work my forearms. I have a huge difference between upper arm and forearm flexed (17.5" compared to 13" respectively) so I thought I could use direct forearm work? I've never worn straps when doing heavy rows or deads and I try to go as heavy as I...

hit1233‎, Today 06:29 AM
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is this daily exercise routine a good one(it's from an app i downloaded on my phone)

So I wanted to ask if this exercise routine is good or not, I believe it will change everyday(according to the app),and it's a full body workout btw. Yesterday it gave these exercise to do: Jumping Jacks (25reps) Push-ups(5reps) Long Arm Chrunches(20reps) Squats(20) Curtsy Lunges (20reps)...

ITSDEVOID‎, Today 06:15 PM
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How to run properly - video

For those that are avid runners, especially focused on the sprinting and sport specific running, what do you think of these tips? uE15A4qom20

McAngus‎, Today 04:57 PM
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Help with form

I have been working out for a while now, and I have been following a program. I have started doing some other exercises but I can not get my form correct and it is starting to hurt my back. I would love some tips and advice with how to correct this issue. The exercises are stiff leg deadlifts,...

TrotonKat‎, 08-20-2017 12:21 AM
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Exclamation Prevent Snap City! OHP, Front Squat and Deadlift form check please!

Hi Guys! I workout alone, I don't have a spotter, so it's hard for me to check my form. Any helpfull comment is welcomed! Overhead Press front: side:

Akos89‎, Today 12:19 PM
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Tricep soreness when pulling

OK guys, this is super weird for me to ask but is it normal for you to activate ur triceps when pwrforming pulling exercises with full extension- for instance, during wide grip pulldown with full rom. I notice tricep engagement when I initially start the pulldown, which is followed by lat...

JimmyPop‎, Today 10:34 AM
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is it possible

to get all heads of the tricep worked out with only weighted dips and CGBP? im doing upper/lower split and i wanted to do dips on one of the upper and cgbp in the other one. would that cover my triceps? with biceps im only doing weighted chin ups one day and barbell curl the next day

letsallmakeit‎, 08-20-2017 04:56 PM
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Weight or form?

So here's a question I've been having lately. When lifting, would dropping weight to achieve better form be more beneficial in terms of building muscle and strength? For example, lat pull downs- let's say I'm not getting the bar all the way to my chest like you're supposed to. I feel work in the...

Dman1626‎, Today 08:14 AM
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can i build a decent looking body training at home ?

i'm currently working out in a gym. The monthly subscription is costly, It's always crowded, it's a 30 mins drive everyday. I just can't imagine myself keeping up with this. So, i was wondering if i could buy an adjustable barbell and 2 dumbbells and would still be able to build a decent body at...

Siary‎, 08-20-2017 05:03 AM
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Hit 145kgs squat pr. Can i call this a legit lift? (Deeper or this is enough?)

ZDUDObX3k8Q Hi everyone.. my legs are horribly small and pathetic and lately ive been trying to hit them hard... I just hit 145kgs after alot of training sets. Is this considered a legit lift? Form wise i mean. And how much would decent legs need to lift so i can see size? Current stats...

ace2735‎, 08-19-2017 06:15 AM
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Rate my Deadlifting Form during a 1RM

Hi guys, so I have been lifting for 6 months now, I am 16 years old, 6ft 2 inches is my height. Could you rate the form of my deadlifting 1RM PR please. There is a total of 150kg/330lbs there. I just want to know how I could better myself if there are any problems. Thanks Video Link :...

Alwyn159‎, 08-20-2017 11:20 AM
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Shoulder pain from flat/incline bench

I dislocated my shoulder over 10 years ago and never did physio or follow-up treatment since so it's never been good to begin with. I'm now 2 years into working out and getting stronger so the weights starting to go up. Now i'm starting to get shoulder pain so I'v been doing doing a lot of...

JJsevens‎, Today 11:41 AM
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Shoulder pain after benching

I get shoulder pains and I think it's because of benching. I don't have shoulder pain while I'm benching(only sometimes when I'm racking the weight) but after I get shoulder pains from pretty much anything if I push something lightly I would feel a slight pain in my shoulder it's not that bad but I...

Jeff144‎, 08-20-2017 02:46 PM
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I've played basketball throughout my life competitively and was always in great shape. Now that I'm getting older it's harder to stay in as good of shape, especially now that I don't practice for hours on end during the week. Do you all have anything you do in the gym that allows you to be...

RunWithForrest‎, Today 12:48 PM
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Front Squad Form Video

I'd appreciate a form check on my Front Squats. As you can see, when coming up, I cannot keep my elbows up and my torso leans forward Edit: Title Error: Front Squat*, obviously :D

Voyager92‎, Today 06:49 AM
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Muscleandmotion website

Hi all, I was wondering if any of you bought the access to the full videos of this website. Is it worth it? The demo videos look really good, I love how the anatomy is shown and the muscles working as well in movement. Ciao, Michele

FallingBridge‎, Today 09:49 AM
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How to counter slipping from sweat during pull ups?

My hands get sweaty fast and I tend to slip before I'm done. I can't tape it, etc. because it's a common gym. Plus the grip is rubber, which helps, but still my hand just kinda slides around after half a set. Any advice? I thought about getting gloves, maybe this: ...

twinmatrix‎, Yesterday 01:07 PM
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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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