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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: 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: 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: 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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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 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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No post-workout pain!!!

Last night I did biceps workout and after having a good sleep when I woke up I felt no soreness or pain. So my question is that is it ok to not feel any pain after a workout? Should I increase my weights or intensity of exercise?

leo124‎, Yesterday 10:58 PM
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are there any benefits to doing alternative exercises every so often?

are there any benefits to doing alternative exercises every so often? if so, how often? for example of what i mean, if my routine is to squat, bench, and deadlift, would it be good to sometimes do a different variation of squat like front squat, instead of benching do push ups, and instead of...

pandabaer‎, Yesterday 07:02 PM
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Question Is the overhead press the most techical exercise?

I'm just curious what do you think about this. Of course every exercise is very technical if you compete. But I think since it's the exercise that has the longest kinetick chain, from hands to feet, I think every centimeters count how you hold the bar, how much do you lean back, how vertical...

Akos89‎, Today 12:12 AM
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incline bench, do you keep your head up or down

from the bench.. when you are doing reps

secretskills‎, Yesterday 04:14 PM
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Traveler wants to transform her body. SOS!

Hey there, So, I have exactly 19 weeks until my 23rd birthday. I have set that to be the deadline for my fitness goals, 19 weeks seems to be manageable, right? Here’s outdated photos of me about five weeks ago. I have been exercising regularly since then, but these are the only photos I have, so...

madelinegetsfit‎, Yesterday 11:28 PM
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Best exercises for lower abs?

Pretty much title, just wondering what works best for everyone when trying to strengthen the lower core and help that region of the the core stick out more. Also, wondering how often and for how long to train the core for to get optimal results. Thanks

Cshall98‎, 03-20-2018 12:42 PM
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Cool help!!! the problem of db ches press and fly

Why the people always recommend flaring the elbow 45 degree for the shoulder join health during the db chest press, but why the db chest fly donot need to bent 45 degree of the elbow? and other question is i know bent elbow 45 degree in db chest press more health, but is using 90 elbowed (no...

ronald1133‎, 03-20-2018 08:13 PM
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Why do i feel my tricep working during pull ups?

Back story, the other day i did one arm pull ups.. However i noticed my triceps being worked.. i feel it exactly right where the elbow ends

thexmarcoxz‎, Yesterday 09:35 PM
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Running before strength workouts or vice versa?

So I'm curious to know if fasted running before body weight training will burn muscle since the muscle might be exhausted from the cardio. I'm purposely eating at a calorie deficit to try and debulk my legs but I want to do more cardio to give it an extra push. If you know any ways to get thinner...

QueenofSpades28‎, Yesterday 06:06 PM
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Question Only pull ups and rack pulls

Is it ok to do only rack pulls and pull ups for back?

66Nicolas99‎, 03-20-2018 07:14 AM
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Glute Activation on the Deadlift

Can someone explain to me why when I do a deadlift motion without any weight in my hands, and I squeeze my glutes at the top of the movement, I feel my glutes contract so hard. As soon as I pick up a weight thats a bit challenging, I try to squeeze my glutes but they wont get the burning heavy...

LFCKero‎, Yesterday 12:54 AM
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CALVES- Lets grow them!

The majority of people i see on here and at my gym i train people, have trouble gaining size and shape to their calves must understand that there is more to training the lower leg than simply training the gastrocnemius and soleus muscle.. The Tibialis Anterior is comprised of more fast twitch...

Ironlife‎, 12-28-2009 01:43 AM
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Are facepulls a safe exercise?

This article says, no. I always heard that they were a good movement to promote external rotation and trap involvement with the scapula in upward rotation to offset our "down and back" heavy programs. Then I stumble upon this article. What gives?

Ecto9783‎, 03-16-2018 06:57 AM
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Tall Guy/ Long Arms Bench Question

I have long arms and even though I've benched for a decent amount of time I've never really seen decent bench/ pec gains. I thought that was just a genetic disadvantage but I'm beginning to believe otherwise after seeing some taller lifters with decent chests/ bench PR's. For a taller guy would...

ycpspartan‎, Yesterday 02:57 PM
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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 about curls.

at the bottom position, do you keep the arms at a relaxed position, or do you lock the elbows before lifting the weight up? I've watched a video where a coach advises to put tension on the triceps to lock the elbows at the bottom, because he says this way you stretch the biceps more so it gets...

R0nald0‎, 03-16-2018 05:48 PM
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Squat form check

Ok so I've started going to the gym like 7 months ago, following Starting Strength. After about 4/5 months I went from just the bar to 90kg/200lbs low bar(my form was bad tho, I was doing good morning squats).For a couple of weeks I stalled at that weight and then I started regressing because of...

RiseToGlory‎, 03-18-2018 03:55 PM
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HELP. Large stomach but low body fat and visible abs. 22 yrs old

I’m about 5% body fat. 5’9” 134lbs When I flex my abs are visible but when I relax, my stomach sticks out like I’m pregnant. In the morning it’s not so bad but once I eat something it’s huge. Has anyone ever had this problem and fixed it? I’ve heard it could be many things, Anterior pelvic...

lucagaza‎, Yesterday 01:06 PM
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Question Why is my upperback only sore from pull ups?

Quick back story, did one arm pull ups the other day. My back is sore for a couple days now.. especially my upper middle back (in between my shoulder blades) I just wanna know why there though? And why is it super sore to the point it lasted for days? (Maybe weakest part of my pulling muscles.....

thexmarcoxz‎, 03-20-2018 10:42 PM
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Smile I have accepted the 6 pack challenge!

Before I get into things, I'm a 41 year old male with a 140-150 lbs dad body standing at 5' 6" and have been making a lot of life changes as of late. One I wanted to make was to start exercising more and be a bit healthier. Maybe be a bit more of a role model for my 12 year old son who doesn't eat...

cosmomorte‎, Yesterday 09:05 AM
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How did it happen

My bro just did pullups ten sets of ten everyday and his back grew . Ofc he worked up to 10 pullups first being able to do 1 ten times then 2 then and so on till 10 But he didnt follow a programme. I was under the impression you dont grow on your own routine?

sidstar1991‎, Yesterday 07:21 AM
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Cut or Bulk? Confused.

Greetings to Fitness Enthusiasts, I am new to online fitness forums and the reason to be here is to clear out my dilemma. I am 5'4 and weighs 60 Kgs(was 52Kgs). My body frame is small. I have been skinny fat all my life. I am working out since 3 years now and have gained weight. My...

justinthomas232‎, Yesterday 02:19 AM
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What should you feel on SLD?

This is how I do SLD: After my warm up sets I use a weight I can do ~12 times. -I retract my scapula (get my shoulders back and my torso out) -I bend my knees I little -I push my butt backwards in order to reach the bar (sometimes I feel a stretch in my hamstring but sometimes not at all)...

Neodream‎, 03-20-2018 03:55 PM
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İ cant do a single pull up - stronglifts 5x5

İm doing stronglifts 5x5 and i want to add chin ups for assistance excersise .chin ups my favorite excersise that i cant do a single one. İ want to add assistance excersise as chin up but i cant do a single. İ dont have resistance band so only option is negative chin ups. But i dont know how much...

ifeelsoy‎, 03-12-2018 12:32 PM
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