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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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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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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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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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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Can abdominal workouts improve the look of your midsection, even with a lot of fat?

Hi, I know that you cannot spot reduce fat and the only way to see definition in your "six pack" is by having low body fat percentage. I have a good amount of fat around my stomach and love handles from bulking. I want to keep increasing muscle and size but hope to increase the way my midsection...

GeneticOverride‎, Yesterday 10:20 AM
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Kinesiology question: Which joint action does this movement fall under?

A textbook im reading to educate myself on kinesiology/physiology says the following: Flexion, extension, and hyperextension occur in the sagittal plane around the frontal axis. Flexion is from 0 to 180 degrees, and extension is the return to anatomical position. The book denotes flexion...

mpatryluk‎, Yesterday 10:46 PM
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lifting and muscle imbalances

Hi all, I am wondering if I can get some advice regarding muscle imbalances. — Background I’ve been squatting and deadlifting for a few years. When I started, I noticed significant development of my quads/glutes/lower back. I got up to 1RM of around 260lbs for squat; 308lbs for deadlift....

nettty84‎, Yesterday 11:50 PM
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Chinups the best bicep exercises?

I've heard from a lot of youtubers that chinups are the king of bicep growers obviously you have to do curls but I'm curious if your a fan or have do chinups?

cthunder0‎, Yesterday 07:32 PM
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Question while resting

while resting from a workout lets say i'm doing hammer curls would it be better to just rest or use that 45s of rest time to do something like small tricep workout.

Thesmallone4now‎, Yesterday 10:46 AM
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Currently 12% Body fat

Currently at 12% Body Fat and I've not started my bulk yet.. still figuring out where my Maintenace is, Question is.. How many months can I lean / slow bulk without getting up to 15% / 16th body fat? I would like to stay on a lean bulk as long as pos before having to go on a cut

JBoy98‎, Yesterday 06:40 PM
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barbell row. bicep up or down?

I was watching a youtube video by mark rippetoe. Starting strength guy. And he was saying he prefers to do barbell row with biceps up as it works the arm more... any comment? He also said barbell row is an assistance exercise...whatever that means...

dustman007‎, 02-16-2018 03:48 AM
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No Quadriceps, but Yes to Hamstring

Are there exercises to avoid if you do not want to build quadriceps, but at the same time do not avoid developing hamstrings. I do not like quadriceps popping out of the Jeans, but I do like hamstring developed.

sexybooties‎, 02-16-2018 07:49 PM
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My workout

At the moment I am looking into changing my workout as it doesn't seem that helpful to me as there is a limit that it can do. Daily Workout: 500 push-ups (Mixed) (25 reps) 2x 5-minute planks 4x 3-minute planks Prone Plank (1 minute) (1 rep - 5 sets) Bicycle Crunch (60 secs) (1 rep - 5...

MatzenFitness‎, Yesterday 04:37 PM
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Bench form check again: part 2!!!

So this is my last set at 125lb... still working my way back up to 140 which is where I ended last November ;{ form is way better this year though! So I still have all of the advice written down from my last video... leg drive, bracing, etc... now I have mostly been working on keeping...

fluidZ‎, 02-16-2018 06:01 AM
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what's going on with my back

So i noticed that my back looks unnatural or something like that should i be avoiding some back exercises?

khofop‎, Yesterday 06:15 AM
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when to do HIIT?

when should HIIT be done with the primary goal being fat loss? right after lifting, ~2-3 hours away from lifting, or different days from lifting? please only reply if you are confident in your answer. thanks!

pandabaer‎, 02-16-2018 08:26 PM
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Paused squats and warm up sets

I'm doing the fierce 5 program, but instead of front squats I'm doing paused squats. In this program im supposed to increase the weight by 10 lbs every week for squats however since paused squats are like a harder version of normal squats, but focus more on the quads, It doesn't make sense to add...

NathanXDC‎, 02-10-2018 04:12 PM
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Squats: have I over-trained?

I want to squat 3 times a week (I've been doing stronglifts 5x5 for 5 months)... I started a new set/rep scheme on Sunday (low weight but high reps), but today, when I tried to squat my left quad was really sore, painfully so... and I struggled to get even 5 reps out on light weights (80kg), wasn't...

dustman007‎, 02-13-2018 02:28 AM
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Do you consider it a loss of progress if you take a day off from the gym?

I like to keep to a good schedule when I work out. Monday- Arms Tuesdays- Abs, cardio, HITT Wednesday-Legs Thursday-Arms Friday-Abs,cardio, HITT Saturday-Legs Sunday- Rest light cardio.

iwillloseweight‎, 02-16-2018 09:53 AM
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Smile First days going to gym - extremely paranoic?

Hello guys! (please excuse my English) I'm Nadia, 22 years old and new to the forum! :) I've been going to the gym since last week after being extremely sedentary all my life. I'm very skinny (5'9" & 121lbs) but I have thick legs, so I want to focus my exercise on toning my legs, glute &...

amonamarther‎, 02-16-2018 08:57 PM
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No chest activation

Hi if anyone could help would be appreciated I've been lifting for 1 year and everything good but for all of this year I've always had shoulder pain when doing literally any chest exercise. I can barely get any chest activation which has lead it to being my lagging body part. When I do any chest...

irelift‎, 02-16-2018 05:28 PM
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Is Bulking really worth it? (Srs)

I was motivated to bulk up after watching a video of a 60 year old man who's jacked as hell off pushups, pullups and dips. I thought if a 60 year old man can get that huge without even lifting weights then I should be able to get pretty well built. Btw I'm 20. However, I find that with my...

PiscesNinja‎, 02-15-2018 03:44 AM
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Your deadlift?

Hi, I'm curious to as how you experience gains in the deadlift. Did you ever get sudden large gains? Was it small increments in linear fashion or did you have to grind the same weight for a weeks to make a small improvement. For me personaly i have gone from about 220 lbs to 265 in 2 months...

Merbavac‎, 02-16-2018 12:52 PM
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Dumbbell Chest Press (on a flat bench) Issues

I've been doing 3 sets of 12 dumbbell chest presses and it feels like my delts/shoulders are putting in more effort than my chest. I've watched a few videos on the topic and I've followed all of the tips in these videos, including keeping my shoulders back, arching my back to pump the chest...

thejeffer26597‎, 02-16-2018 11:25 AM
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Is running in place on the floor not as effective as running on a treadmill? I seem to have a problem with the affects after my thermogenic wears off by the end of the night. I know running does help with weight loss, but does it have an effect on muscles as well?

jaguar11586‎, 02-16-2018 01:04 PM
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Ok, who’s doing deadlifts barefoot?!

I’m about to swap to trap bar Deads to load more on the bar to get over a hump but keep reading about barefoot Deads... anyone notice a difference when strength training heavy with low reps on conventional Deads? Gotta 315 goal for 5x5 and struggling to get to 300 as it is. I do feel I am pulled...

JonM81x‎, 02-10-2018 03:50 PM
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Critique my squat

This is the first time I've tried a 150kg squat, and it felt like I went low enough, however in the video it doesn't look like I did at all. What do you think? Know that I'm doing lots of exercises which target the glutes, sprints, glute bridge, and hip thrusts, so if my squats aren't deep but...

Mauri254‎, 02-16-2018 07:43 AM
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Exercises we should not do

Came across an article in an old June/July 2016 issue of Muscle Insider (Canadian magazine) an article that listed 6 exercises to avoid if trying to get that "perfect physique". Where symmetry and the V-taper is key. And mentioned "deadlifts" as one of the 6 to avoid. REALLY?? I would have...

agc8‎, 02-15-2018 12:23 PM
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On a vertical leg press do you fully extend your legs or keep them bent

The type of leg press where your laying down and pressing straight up. I just want to know if its possible to snap your legs on this type of leg press

LeanGuy44‎, 02-16-2018 06:50 AM
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