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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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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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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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Unhappy Deadlift Form, Sumo vs Conventional

Hey guys, I know a few of you might be tired of hearing this question, but I think I might need a more tailored answer than what I could find using the search function. I've been doing Stronglifts, but I don't think I can deadlift conventionally. I've been using Sumo stance. I've been...

e5ofclay‎, Today 03:55 PM
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Lifting to reduce waist

I am a 39 year old female. Had 2 children. Stay active do about 2 hrs in the gym running and other cardio.. recently got into weights really liking it was wondering if there specific barbell exercises that will help reduce fat in my mid section .. love handles.. idk why there called that.. does...

gemz947‎, Today 07:19 PM
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How do I know if I'm going too heavy

So today I decided to do my bent over rows with a much lower weight than I usually do, focusing on bringing the elbows back only and squeezing my back, pausing it for a second there. I felt a really tight contraction and felt my back working. However, when I have a heavier weight yet I still...

iso123123‎, Today 05:42 PM
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Splits/No incline bench

Hello, I was wondering if I have been hitting every muscle properly and if the lack of incline bench is causing me to miss something. I am working out from home and I have a pullup bar, dumbells, and a flat bench. My current split is this: biceps/back- Bicep curls Hammer curls Cross...

Dees0‎, Today 05:30 PM
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Unhappy How to exercise with weak wrists ?

I'm quite skinny and want to gain muscle but I feel my wrists are holding me back. When lifting or doing anything that involves the wrists they start to ache and it always feels the most pressure is on them. They are so damn skinny and it's annoying that I can't do anything about it. Can my...

James9393‎, Today 12:13 PM
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Hurt my shoulder today

Felt a discomfort and slight pain on my right shoulder today whilst benching. Thought I would drop the weight so instead of doing my usual 3x5x125kg I dropped it to 100kg and still found it hard...worrying. I proceeded to my next exercise Military press and found no discomfort there. Not sure what...

tommy4life‎, Today 05:22 PM
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Unhappy Push Pull Legs Routine OHP Plateau

Hello everyone,male here 16 years old,59 kg,165 cm height,have been lifting approximately for 6 months.For the last 2 months i have been running a Push Pull Legs program,done 2x a week,so 6 workout days a week.I have experienced some nice gains(both hypertrophy and strength wise),but i have a big...

FilthyBill‎, Today 12:29 PM
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Exclamation Excercise per muscle group

Many people including me if they are on split routine they do about 4 exercises for large muscles but 3 for smaller muscles (For instance: 4 for chest and 3 for biceps) I'm wondering what will happen if I do more like if I did 6 for chest and 5 for biceps?

johnnykhalil‎, Yesterday 05:12 AM
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My squat is a mess

Not as a mess as the deadlift, but I need lots of help, folks. I am doing a 5x5 routine and I do not want to advance if my form is not perfected. Here's my form. Another thing that can't be seen in this video is that my knees cave inward as the...

jotenko‎, 03-17-2017 10:41 AM
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My deadlift is a mess My form is a mess. I read about the deadlift and see lots of videos, but somehow can't make it when I'm pulling the bar. The form always sucks. Please advise, I need some instructions on this.

jotenko‎, 02-25-2017 06:07 AM
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What exercise to make oblique bigger?

I tried dumbbell side bend but look like no use.. I dont want hourglass body.

usertag‎, 02-09-2012 09:00 AM
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Biceps hurt DURING workout :/

Yesterday trained Chest and Biceps (Chest first). Biceps were not sore going into the workout and are not sore today after the workout; however, during the workout I had a pretty significant DOMS-like soreness in the biceps especially during preacher curls. It wasn't pain like a tear but just...

austincaa‎, Today 06:31 AM
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Question Question from the Plank exercise

This comes from pain that I get on 1 of my sides when I do side planks. What can I do about that? Can I strengthen it? How do I strengthen that side? Thank you guys!

Protego‎, 04-17-2017 08:17 PM
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Eugene Sandow routine question

k so, someone posted about this guy's routine in another thread I can't post links but if you google Eugene Sandow routine it's at the top of the page. it says "The weights here should be fairly light to start with. 5-10 lbs. is sufficient. The can be performed in 10-15 repetitions and 2-3...

WeightsLiftMe‎, Yesterday 01:03 PM
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around 15 pull ups first set.

I am 195 pounds and I can do 15-20 pull ups with decent form(no kipping). I've been going to the gym for the past 4-5 months. Is this good progress you think?

DavePi‎, 04-24-2017 10:42 AM
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Vh72D6o4waY 155kgx3/342LBx3 My current Max is 185kg/408LB but the form was pretty questionable. So my form is pretty bad as I never focused on form at low weights. Due to not deadlifting for first 4 months of training, when I started DL this year I...

17mahmoods‎, Today 07:40 AM
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Leg Workout after Cycling Class

Considering doing a cycling/spin class and then a leg workout today. Will i be able to move any weight? Or should i just do the class for the variety and do legs in a couple day

xev11‎, Yesterday 01:10 PM
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frequency of deadlifting

is it a good idea to pr on deadlift every single week? im currently at 140kg on conventional right now after less than a year of training and i usually deadlift twice a week. I thought that i could be deadlifting once a week and dong 1rm every single time with 5kg extra every time. would that be...

Tanhu‎, Yesterday 04:07 AM
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RANT: The Neverending Basement-Dwelling Fantasy Brag-Fest.

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 10:38 AM
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Talking Left/Right Muscle Imbalances... What is the best way to fix this?

So I've got L/R muscle imbalances in 3 places: Pecs, Arms and Lats. They're also not all bigger L or R, so that further complicates things. I think I got this from not lifting when I first started playing lacrosse, and then not training both sides equally during lacrosse practices. The...

ldamador‎, Today 06:52 AM
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Question Different curling techniques, help!

Hey all, I believe I have something called Congenital Radioulnar Synostosis.. apparently like only 2% of the US have.. So basically I can't supinate my wrists/hands on either arm. There's no way in hell I can underhand grip a straight barbell, and using an EZ bar once it gets heavy really...

Adamhugley‎, Today 07:17 AM
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How to increase flat Barbell bench press

I've been benchpressing for 8-9 months and I've been stuck on 155 pounds for the last month. I lift in the 3-5 rep range(strength). All my other lifts are going up. I follow Johnny Candito's linear Strength/Hypertrophy program with some variations. I'm thinking of switching to incline Barbell bench...

arp1998‎, Yesterday 04:04 AM
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Home workout routine for beginner?

Ok so I'll try to give as much explanation as possible. I am 20 years old, 5'10 and 70Kg. I am currently unemployed so completely broke therefore can't join a gym (which I will be doing when I get a job). I have a lean build but have a gut, a chubby face, and small moobs. My arms are skinny and my...

EireDUFC‎, Today 05:25 AM
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Anti - Rotational Ab exercises

Is there any point in doing Anti Rotational ab work ?

ThatBodyWeight‎, 04-21-2017 10:07 PM
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**What exercises can get me this physique?

look up "Phil Davis" in google images i can't post images cause i dont have 50 or more posts... what a cruel rule :( are the width of the shoulders genetics? and the lats?

lazy408‎, 04-24-2017 10:18 PM
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