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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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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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Why is my Bench so Low Compared to my DB Bench?

So my db bench is 60 in each, while my bb is only 135. To add to that, my bench pr is 140. I was wondering why my bb bench is so low. I don't think it's my form, since I do the same thing when I do db bench (kness at 90 degrees, use leg drive on final reps, lie on shoulder blades rather than flat),...

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Genetic reasons for very poor results?

Hi there. So a bit of background, I started lifting when I turned 18 but really started a program about 6 months later. At the time I was getting stronger. I was very weak and skinny, starting around 60kg (132lbs) @ 178cm (5'10) - Note I have a small frame with 6 inch wrists. I was at university...

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does anyone recognize what this dumbbell lift is?

I saw it at the start of Not sure if it's supposed to target the lower pecs in a stretched position? Seems very awkward.

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Why is deadlift my weakest lift?

I haven´t been deadlifting for long but still I see people that haven´t ever deadlifted lift 150 kg + (330 lbs). My deadlift PR is 130 kg (286 lbs). My bench PR is 115 kg (253 lbs) and squat PR is 130 kg (286lbs). My bodyweight is 83 kg (183lbs) and I am 22 years old. People often times point out...

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Swedish Massage Therapy & Working Out Whats your take on this? Is there definite benefits? Is anyones actively getting massages after their workouts? Im thinking that would be to expensive for most. Best bet is to have the girlfriend or wife do it but im assuming most just give you a...

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Question How Should I Go Aout Transitioning from DB to BB Bench?

The reason I ask this is because my BB bench is pretty bad. To put in perspective, I can rep 135, but my pr is 140. My DB bench is 60 in each hand, so it's only 15 pounds less than my bb bench. I was wondering if there's anything I should know when I transition. I'd assume my bb bench is low due to...

absf‎, 01-24-2023 08:49 PM
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Can't stabilize dumbells for chest work outs

Whats up everyone. I just started going to the gym about 5 months ago. I've tried doing chest work outs with dumb bells but I can't keep them stable or straight like how I see others use them. I'm not able to keep them symmetrical and even when I'm pushing them up for chest exercises. Is...

GS3888‎, 01-24-2023 07:29 PM
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Need help converting my daily pushup/pullup/dumbell daily "workouts"

Hello all, For about two months I've been casually working out using mostly body weight, pull up bar, and a single adjustable dumbell (willing to upgrade once I know what I'm doing). There is so much out there on the internet, it's overwhelming trying to put it all together and formulate the...

N3wbieToWorkout‎, 01-24-2023 03:15 PM
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Shoulder rotation problem.

Hi Guys,i want to try to ask you. I have problems with shoulder rotation. And i want to ask you for some exercises, or help with my shoulder rotation problem(maybe disability). I am attaching a video to better describe my problem. Better is to open the video: External Rotation Test - Shoulder...

Max879‎, 01-23-2023 03:29 PM
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Stronger weighted Pull-Ups than bodyweight

Hi, I found that I manage to progress on weighted pull-ups but I really can beat 12 normal pull-ups My form is clean on every rep, I mostly do a deadhang then I pull and then I go back on a dead hang position (like on competition). I can do 3 sets of 5 rep with 20kg and my max is around 35kg,...

Froze2237‎, 01-23-2023 01:49 PM
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Best Practice Back Exercises and are Back Extension Machines Safe?

What are some best practice back exercises that can strengthen back muscles both with or without machines? Is a back extension machine safe to use? I ask because the motion in a back extension machine seems to replicate what you are NOT supposed to do when picking up a heavy item from the...

Spencer50‎, 01-08-2023 07:59 AM
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Best Exercises to have a Marked Abdomen?

What Exercises help me to have a Marked Abdomen? preferably Exercises that you can do at Home and how many Repetitions should i do? thank you

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Question Wide Grip Cable Rows VS Reverse Flies

My rear delts are lacking a lot. I started doing 4 sets of reverse flies on the pec deck (I did 3 sets before), but I recently started doing straight bar cable rows, and was wondering if wide grip cable rows would be better for my rear delts. On the reverse fly, I was doing 3-4 sets, 8ish reps. I...

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Help With Developing The Tibialis Anterior

Every time I use the dorsi flexion machine, I feel the frontal part of my ankle being worked more than my tibialis anterior. I perform this exercise while seated. What are some adjustments I can make to properly target my tibialis anterior?

DhiszboiiCB1092‎, 09-11-2021 09:56 AM
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Hamstring exercise

What exercise can I do for my hamstring apart from the leg curl (as it flares my knee) Already do back squat and RDL. Thanks

liamhendy‎, 09-01-2016 04:08 PM
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Underdeveloped Traps - incline etc?

Always struggled with incline press. A few years back I herniated a disc in my neck doing it. Always figured I screwed up somehow. I know I have underdeveloped middle and lower traps from really focusing on big 3 lifts. Is it possible having underdeveloped traps could be contributing to poor...

backinbusiness‎, 01-18-2023 12:18 PM
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Deadlift form check, 350 x 4 @ 160

I' m back to deadlifting after 2y break. This is my last heavy set of 350lb x 4. I know it's not impressive at all, but this felt really heavy for me. What would you say about my form? I dont feel like my back arch is good enough... www

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How to choose the best Recliners for Sleep

No doubt exercies is the best way to keep you healthy and smart, but you cannot ignore sleep. Here is a short guide that may help you. Choosing the best recliners for sleep can be a daunting task. There are so many options, and each one has its pros and cons. So how do you know which one is right...

hoxapib301‎, 12-12-2022 10:34 AM
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Question About Arm Isolations

Hello there, So I have a question regarding the use of isolation exercises for the bicep and tricep. If I’m running a 3 day full body split which consists of exercises like bench, ohp, rows, weighted chin ups, some weighted carry’s and face pulls ( I think these hit the bicep a little bit) ,...

Trapsstraps‎, 01-17-2023 04:59 PM
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Is hip thrust a fad?

Is hip thrust good exercise or just a fad? I see a lot of people do it at my gym and people recommend it on social media. BUT!!! It is rare to see a prestigious routine that includes it. Why?

Herdicasa‎, 01-16-2023 12:59 PM
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