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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: 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 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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Just cardio

Posted a bit in the injury forum. Dealing with cervical radiculopathy, so can’t do any lifting for 2-3 weeks. Only thing that causes me no pain or flare ups is light jogging/walking. Doctor said it’s cool to go 1-3 miles a day, just to stay active. If I only do this cardio for a couple weeks,...

Hannahp21‎, Yesterday 06:54 AM
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I’m 5’3 and 120 pounds

I’m 5’3 and 120 pounds, what would be the best way for me to gain muscle/strength? My goal is to have my body be more defined and overall look better. Basically a complete noob here so any help would be really appreciated.

SwiggityZane‎, Yesterday 07:22 PM
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The dreaded calves thread

So, I know there are probably 1000+ threads about calves. I have looked at several articles on here, and on other websites. It seems like every article I look at it is years old. It’s the same old I am doing my legs, and calves and I have no clue on what rep range I should be aiming...

codybiggs96‎, Yesterday 11:06 AM
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Smile Biggest forearm size in history

Not sure if this is where to post this im new to here but does anyone know what the world record forearm size is flexed my right forearm is 18.5 inches or 47cm my left is 18 both flexed like a gooses neck also not pumped im 19 6ft 1inch and 360lbs my forearms are probably the leanest body part i...

BigO135‎, 03-27-2020 05:39 PM
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I don't know what to do about this

My knee 'catches' when I extend it from a bent position. It's my left knee. It's been doing this for like 3 years now. I went to a orthopedic who said that it was okay as long as I didn't feel pain. I don't feel pain but it feels annoying as anything.

gyroball‎, 03-27-2020 07:05 PM
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Angry Shoulder issue

Hi All So I am 23 but when I was around 18 or so I had shoulder issues, had xrays and MRI and doctor never found anything wrong so I started going to the gym and worked alot on my back and rear delts and my pain went away. Well now about 6 weeks back I was playing golf and suddenly the next...

PhilKG‎, 03-27-2020 02:06 AM
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Unhappy Muscles ache from sickness – how to prevent atrophy?

So I've been feeling tired for no reason with a sore throat. When I walk around for a while my lower back hurts. Today I did 10 pull-ups, and as soon as I stopped I felt extremely out of breath (it felt like I'd been running). My back hurt as if it had been injured for 30-40 seconds after, though...

alec935‎, 03-27-2020 07:35 PM
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Can't keep my body and feet in a good position when squatting

I just cant keep a good form. Body shifts to the right, and me left or right leg become dominant and move by themselves, if i try to load both legs, i feel a lot of discomfort. Mind you i dont have muscle imbalances, could it be because i have scoliosis? (it's light to moderate, but i do havd...

Datboileg‎, 03-27-2020 01:49 PM
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Outer biceps

What are the best exercises target outer bicep?

kings914‎, 03-24-2020 05:12 PM
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looking for a neck routine with a harness

cheers edit: well it’s obviously doing the “curl” on each side, and from side it’s awkward as ****. is it cool if i just go up and down on normal position? i assume that works the back most and the whole neck as well. or maybe i need it go each direction.

Cazken‎, 03-26-2020 10:04 PM
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Side chest development

Can lift 90 lbs side with good form on bench just my side chest doesn’t pop out the way I would like it to. Is this due to fat or not effectively hitting my side chest ? Attempt to go deep on incline flys just seems to be hard to get a big chest. Looking for some tips on this if possible

Spencer388‎, 03-26-2020 09:04 AM
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How thick a rope for olympic plates?

I can't afford dumbbells atm, so am going to try and pull this off, hoping my grip is strong enough to hold the other end of a 20-kg plate at least. Thanks

Super_Ectomorph‎, 03-26-2020 11:52 AM
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Talking Calistenichs VS weight lifting

Since the gym is closed I started to hit the bars instead, and I really like it, the pump makes you feel bulletproof, the day after my first day i was a different type of sore I have ever been. Can Calistenichs be just as good as weight lifting? Someone who has gains from Calistenichs who wants to...

HopeGainz‎, 03-26-2020 10:02 AM
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Are bands useless?

Since gyms are closed because of virus, I've been sticking to calisthenics like everyone to continue making gains. And I'm enjoying it, I think it's great I get to works on my pulls ups, push ups, dips, statics etc ans I've always been interested in bodyweight training. For chest, front delts and...

alexallaire‎, 03-25-2020 03:12 PM
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Question How long to get a big chest Or see some change

Says 8 weeks on Google to notice some change, how fast chest grows and recovers for lifter who on for some months off for few years so pretty much novice not sure

goorchcarbs‎, 03-22-2020 01:27 PM
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Diaphragm exercises for flat belly

Hi Diaphragm is a muscle. If i train the Diaphragm is going the get bigger? If yes my belly will look bigger and less flat. Of course a strong Diaphragm as a lot of benefits but I'm talking about aesthetics here not performances.

federicobessi‎, 03-24-2020 03:21 AM
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No way for push up or pull up

Hello I'm training at home, and I can't do push up or pull up ... For example, I have to use elastic band for pull up and I can do maximum 3 rep ( 2 only good ) And the same with push up maximum 5 with push up bar ... S : Male A : 29 W : 83 kilos

Jyka‎, 03-24-2020 07:22 AM
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incline pushups

first time doing incline pushups to hit the lower chest. when doing these, should you tuck your elbows? I know not to flare them, but to kind of make an arrow with your arms/hands/shoulders, but cueing to keep my elbows tucked helps me feel my chest more. I don't have a video, but I had my hands...

Charlieburg21‎, 03-21-2020 05:41 PM
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Stay healthy when not in gym

I hope everyone is safe and wish for your good health, the coronavirus outbreak has really gone to wild staying fit and healthy is the best option. Immunity systems need to be strong in terms to fight against it. As of now, many countries have ordered the closure of Gym and other public places the...

martninick64‎, 03-18-2020 02:49 AM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

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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Question Bench press: light weight, down slow, up fast

When doing bench press if you push bar up fast and let the bar fall slow down with a lighter weight How this differs for growth of muscle or type of muscle you work compared to lifting some between moderate to heavy weight where you lift bar up down same time I see athletes do this sometimes...

goorchcarbs‎, 03-24-2020 12:33 PM
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bench press cues

what are your best cues for the bench press?? I seem to be struggling with OVERtucking my elbows, making it more of a front delt and tricep exercise. when I try to tuck less and keep my arms 60-75 degrees I feel it a bit more in my shoulders. I keep my shoulder blades down and pinched, glutes...

Charlieburg21‎, 03-25-2020 11:30 AM
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The slope of the shoulder

Hi, sorry for the English I'm from Russia. I have a problem when performing the barbell pull exercise in a tilt, one shoulder goes down a lot, and when you reduce one of the widest strains more.

kirill28‎, 03-25-2020 07:24 AM
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Daily calisthenics detrimental to muscle retention?

Like everyone else here, my gym has been closed and I've gotten accustomed to doing chin ups, push ups, diamond pushups, shrimp squats, and inverted rows (from a table lol) almost every day. I do variations of exercises where I can't do more than 12 reps. If my main goal was to maintain strength...

Odifududix‎, 03-24-2020 01:29 PM
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Can I still run if I want to build muscle?

Hi I’m 17 years old and I’ve been lifting weights for about a year and a half. I’m also a wrestler so I need cardio but I usually rely on wrestling practice for that cardio. Due to this corona thing I can’t practice but I have a treadmill and weights in my basement. I’m wondering if it’s ok while...

JustinSmith52‎, 03-24-2020 09:21 AM
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