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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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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: 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: 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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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 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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Sissy squats

Anyone do these? I've been looking online for home gym machines for this exercise.

Iceman1800‎, Today 06:14 AM
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Exclamation Sumo dead lift form 405 pounds @ 150 bodyweight

Looking to compete in a powerlifting competition so I've been focusing on my squats, deads, and bench press recently. Hit a milestone PR for me today of 405 pounds at 150 pound bodyweight. Had my buddy film it so I could post it and get some form critiques as well as maybe some good accessory lifts...

Justkasey135‎, Today 06:37 AM
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How much weight should I lift?

After several questions here being very hesitated (since I have social anxiety), I decided to man up and start going to the gym. I went there and asked for the necessary information's I should provide, I will go tomorrow to pay and get my membership card and everything. I will start by Friday...

CodingCore‎, Today 07:02 AM
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Is my goal unreasonable?

Is a 315lb bench by the end of the year an unreasonable goal? I've been lifting for around a year and I'm on a slight caloric deficit. Yes I know it will be hard to increase my bench on a deficit but I got a little too fat and I want to be around 175-180ish. Current Stats Height: 5'6 (65cm)...

WorldClassDBag‎, Yesterday 09:01 PM
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Critique my deadlift form

Sup everyone! Been a while since I posted here... During my deadlifting session yesterday I asked my brother to film my form, because I haven't done a form check in quite a while. The result kinda startled me tbh. Would like to here what you guys think about it. If you have any tips on how to...

pussyslayer95‎, Today 05:25 AM
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Do your shoulders click during lateral raises?

Do any of you have strong shoulders and a shoulder which clicks during the side lateral raise? Im wondering if my shoulders are at a mechanical disadvantage. My shoulders have resisted strengthening and growing for a long time.

MattSLY‎, Today 05:53 AM
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How much can I bench?

I have never bench pressed using a barbell because I've always found I prefer using dumbbells for my chest exercises. I usually do 9 to 12 sets (mixture of flat, incline, and sometimes decline) of either 12 or 15 reps using 25 kg in each hand with about 2 minutes rest between each set. I am sure I...

homersimpson1‎, Today 03:45 AM
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Question Squat Form Check With & w/Out Weights

I'm going to be starting the starting strength program shortly but first I want to make sure that my form is perfect on all of the lifts. There are 3 videos-one with just the bar and the others with 35 lb plates added on each side and at a couple different angles. I've never squatted before in my...

merl227‎, Yesterday 08:20 AM
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Leg exercises to benefit running?

Hi all. I've done a few searches and can't seem to find anything with a clear cut answer. Basically, I'm leaving for the Army on the 16th October, so in the meantime I am just focusing on my fitness as much as I can in order to make sure I won't break when I'm at training. However one thing...

Lukeellul92‎, Yesterday 01:14 AM
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morning exercises

I used to do sets of pullups every morning between brushing my teeth, making coffee, getting dressed, etc. Now I do not have a pullup bar right outside, but I do have a kettlebell and access to some dumbbells and a treadmill. I know incline-walking is the classic, but what other exercises might I...

ironlionzion3‎, 06-26-2017 06:24 PM
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Critique my workout plan?

Monday - Shoulders and Biceps Lateral Raise Shoulder Press Shoulder Shrugs Barbell Shoulder Press Barbell Curls Hammer Curls Bicep Curls

EmmanuelY‎, Today 01:00 AM
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Getting fit with football and riding a bike.

Hi! Im new to this forum and I want to ask something: Can I lose 10kg by riding a bike and playing football for 2 months.Im planning to eat twice a day (breakfast and dinner) and the other time i will be riding a bike or playing football and after dinner im going to make 200-300 push-ups. Im...

Shantavelko1914‎, Yesterday 06:01 AM
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Runner wanting to bulk up

Hi all I started running around 18 months ago now after losing all of my fitness at university, and have really enjoyed it. I started off with the couch to 5k plan, and have got my 5k PB down to 21:35. I've always been naturally skinny which is beneficial in terms of running, but I would like to...

atherton93‎, Yesterday 01:32 PM
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Am i working out enough?

I just started this new plan last week so i havent made enough progress to have a full conclusion yet. Basically its: mon=chest and back Wed=arms and shoulders Fri=legs Is 3x a week enough for me to grow as a beginner? Or should i go 4-5x a week? Thank you

Michealx‎, Yesterday 04:58 PM
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Let's Fix my Squat!

Hi, everyone! Stats: Male 6'1" 170 lb or 77 kg Exercise: High Bar Squat (5 Reps for 135 lb or 61 kg) 2U1AxiByXmk The Problem: New to lifting, and I can't figure out squats. My lower back arches way too much and it hurts on the way up when the weight is heavier. It is still uncomfortable...

Seabass13‎, Yesterday 05:07 PM
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Question Back and biceps routine [help pls]

So, i work back and biceps every monday and thursday, right. What i want to know is does hammer curls count as a biceps exercise? I mean, im currently doing 4 exercises for back and then 2 for biceps: Barbell curls 4x10 and hammer cuurls also 4x10. Is it enough? I do it twice a week. Wouldnt it be...

BojackHorsemann‎, Yesterday 09:00 PM
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Free-weight leg routine

So, this is my routine on leg day: 6x12 barbell calf raises 6x12 barbell squats I know it's quite crappy, but I've only got free weights at my disposal. What 100% free-weight leg routine will yield the best results?

DieselYeah‎, Yesterday 07:38 AM
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Handstand forearm pain

I need help I have been doing handstands for a while and I have very bad forearm pain when I push my fingers down to balance myself. I saw on google that it's forearm strain and that I should rest for months. The problem with that is I don't want to loose good results I put into my handstand. Any...

Zakusa‎, Yesterday 06:29 PM
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What do lunges do for the quads that squats, presses and extensions don't?

What can lunges do for the quads that you can't get from a combination of squats, leg presses, and leg extensions? I know lunges really bring the pain for some reason, maybe its coz of the high reps they are usually associated with. Any reason to include these in a bodybuilding routine if I...

The Brotherhood‎, 06-25-2017 07:48 AM
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Tendinitis impairing my squat

I developed platelar tendinitis around October, not exactly sure how, but this was back in football season. It was effecting my stance off the line and all but lately it has been effecting my squat badly.. I can't go heavy anymore without extreme pain. I love squatting and I use to be able to...

Rhino1998‎, Yesterday 01:53 PM
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Weightlifting to Release Muscle Tension from anxiety? Stress

Hey everyone I suffer from really bad physical anxiety (Chest pain/heart palpitations/Racing heart/Brain fog/Dizziness / Nauciousness / muscle tension all day everyday) and one of the symptoms that came up is my body is constantly tensed (Shoulders/Face/Arms/Legs) and no matter how much...

Heat1992‎, 04-26-2016 10:44 AM
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Can you actually focus training on upper chest?

Hey! As the title says, can you actually get a fuller upper chest from doing incline chest movements? Ive seen countless fitness youtubers do this, and i have a hard time believing it (and im not really willing to read an article on bodybuilding.com, because the articles are always biased to...

MidasSandahl‎, Yesterday 06:47 AM
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Stability Ball and dumbells - Chest Workout

Can I work my chest using a stability ball and dumbells? I was told in other forms that I need to get a bench to do chest exercises which is not a real option unless it can be folded. I have man boobs and I am trying to get rid of them.

LRH2380‎, Yesterday 07:26 AM
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Critique My Squat and Deadlift Form Please

Any advice to help me improve my form would be greatly appreciated as I understand that form is very important! I was on set 3 of 3 for squat and 2 of 2 for deadlift. The links are in the text file. Squat:100 UVYQBgcFEYQ Deadlift:130 oCtFqA91xOw -P.S This is my Second day on starting...

Byzaanta‎, 06-26-2017 06:15 PM
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Front Squat And OHP Issues.

Currently running fierce 5 and everything going great my form for everything is spot on i would say as i practised non - stop except for my OHP Ill start with my front squat issues basically i can front squat just fine and form is great but im failing to pass 55kg Front Squat yet im passing a...

Actimex‎, Yesterday 04:28 AM
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