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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: 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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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 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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Another question about squat technique- depth

I recently learned that proper squat technique is pushing my hips back like I’m sitting in a chair, rather than bending at the knees and lowering by butt down like what I’ve been doing for about a year. My question is, do my quads need to go down parallel or lower in order for the squat to be...

AMarieV‎, Today 01:15 AM
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Squats with your toes on plates (but heels in the air)

I recently saw a physio about some knee problems I've been having. He said my patellar is maltracking and getting pulled out to the side due to a muscle imbalance. One of the exercises he gave me was to do bodyweight squats on a step (like one of those Reebok ones) but with my toes on the step...

ReboundReps‎, Today 01:11 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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Feedback on my beginner routine?

Ive only been working out for about 2 months and im still trying to sort up my new home routine using bands and a pull up bar. Would tricep extensions alone be enough to build my triceps? right now my main exercises are pull ups, push ups, pistol squats (assisted), tricep extensions & random...

Yayayayayaya‎, Yesterday 06:09 PM
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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, 03-28-2020 06:54 AM
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Looking for some exercises to do with a kettlebell

So I just got a 50 lb kettlebell recently delivered to me. I am still waiting for a 35 lb and 25 lb kettlebell to be delivered. I can do things like the goblet squat and two hand swings with the 50 lb kettlebell with no issue, but it’s too heavy to do some exercises, like the Turkish get up. I’m...

beq1991‎, 03-30-2020 12:09 PM
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Jumping rope exercise for 1 hour

Hello I want to loose fat . So if I do jumping rope exercise for 1 hour taking 1 min break after each minute of jumping (that will be 30 minutes in total), will it be harmful for my legs / body Thanks

evanbd12‎, 03-30-2020 06:36 PM
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Why i cant do deep squat ?

Hey, i need help. I cant do deep squat. Everytime my body lean forwards because if not, im falling backwards, and i just cant get to deep squat position. If i have heels off the ground (on plates or something) then i can get to deep squat position easily and with good form, but without it i just...

wariorpolni‎, Yesterday 03:36 AM
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Question Do you really need to be Sore to grow Muscle?

I always feel when im not really Sore the day after my workout it was not good enough, I always push myself, I do what I need to do + extra, and when I’m not sore (I don’t mean crippled) but a nice soreness, I feel like I didn’t go hard enough but I know I did. Do you need to be sore to grow?

HopeGainz‎, 03-30-2020 03:22 AM
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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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Am I better off increasing my push ups if I can’t do much, or stick to weighted?

I’m a 155 lb male and from what I know, push-ups are about 70% of my body weight. I can do about 15 BW pushups and I used to bench 135 lbs for 3 reps (until my gym closed). I’ve been doing calisthenics and perform diamond pushups, chins, inverted rows, pistol squats, and lateral raises with a...

Odifududix‎, 03-29-2020 09:42 AM
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I can run 10k. Can I run 7.7k?

This question may be silly but the thing is that I can already run 10 kilometers non stop on a flat road. I live in a rural village in Latin America (thus my poor english), and the closest town is located about 7.7 kilometers from here. However the road is quite steep at 3 points. Would I be...

victorfehr1‎, 03-30-2020 04:27 PM
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Questions about lifting heavy vs lifting light.

I’ve been reading online and am a little confused on what provides more muscle growth. I’ve been working out for almost two years but still am confused. Does lifting heavy but with fewer reps provide more muscle growth or does lifting lighter and way more reps provide more growth? Thanks.

JustinSmith52‎, 03-30-2020 09:19 AM
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Weighted Pushups?

I am currently cutting but now that gyms are closed, I have no access to bench press. If I could match the intensity (hitting about 6 reps before failure) with weights and someone pushing down on me, would that still maintain my muscle mass while cutting even though I'm not benching? I read a...

Dylan13579‎, 03-30-2020 12:00 PM
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Very bad ankle mobility

Hey, i need help. I train calisthenics, and for legs i do weighted pistol-squats. I have strenght in legs, but really bad mobility (hips / hip flexors are OK but my ankle mobility is very bad). I cant get into deep squat position, i always fall back because of my ankles. I do pistol squats on...

wariorpolni‎, 03-29-2020 05:06 AM
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Question I can't do dead bugs without lifting my lower back. Does anyone know an alternative?

I have pronounced anterior pelvic tilt. They say I'm supposed to strengthen glutes and core to fix that. But every exercise that involves glutes or core, my back still curves. They say to do dead bugs because they don't involve the hip flexors. But I can't do dead bugs, I keep lifting my lower...

WhatifI‎, 03-30-2020 07:37 AM
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Question Is there such thing as just exercising to keep muscles limber

Do you either go on some program to build muscle or strength or don't exercise at all? Like lifting a weight you can do easily for 20+ reps Every now and then.... I was thinking if a person wanted just big chest and big biceps so with other exercises they only do high reps to maintain...

goorchcarbs‎, 03-29-2020 05:10 PM
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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, 03-28-2020 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 story..here I am doing my legs, and calves and I have no clue on what rep range I should be aiming...

codybiggs96‎, 03-28-2020 11:06 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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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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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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