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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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Calling anyone interested in a friendly strength competition for this spring/summer

Last fall, a few of us took part in a competition/collaborative effort where we uploaded our lifts and challenged each other to greater progress. It was fun, and to the best of my knowledge all of us made improvements. My squat is finally out of pathetic territory but still needs a lot of work...

EliKoehn‎, 03-26-2021 06:50 AM
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Kill your laziness - beast mode - epic bodybuilding motivation


carlosres‎, Today 07:42 PM
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Muscle strength outgrowing tendon strength

For someone relativly new to weight lifting are there any risks of muscle strength outgrowing tendon strength, leading to high risk of injury? Or is this phenomenon just a myth?

jakkan33‎, 04-29-2005 12:09 PM
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Poll Poll: Mind blowing plank ideas for beginners

The plank (also called a front hold, hover, or abdominal bridge) is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum period of time. The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank

Justinabotsi‎, Today 04:43 PM
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Finnessing the PLANK

Holding a plank position can fire up all these muscle groups simultaneously giving us the following benefits : *A Healthy Posture *Balance and Coordination *Improves Body Alignment and Helps Avoid Illness *Build Core Strength *Improves Flexibility *Improves...

mizpearl91‎, Today 01:44 PM
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How do you build buff forearms, and strong fingers?

Sqeeze ball? Something else?

Darkius‎, 10-06-2021 07:16 PM
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Terrible glutes and knee mcl

hey all, i am mid 40s, i started working out 5 months ago after quite sometime, unfortunately i never really worked out my legs and glutes and recently had my knee mcl strained, my glutes are way tooo soft. my upper body work out had improved substancially, from barely doing 1 pushup (yep that...

eliasche78‎, Today 12:03 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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Maintain muscle without access to a gym (swimming?)

Hi all, My local gym will be closed for nearly all of December due to refurbishment. I have no weights or equipment at home for a home workout, and given my current financial position, I cannot really justify buying any for just a month away from the gym. During this month, whilst I...

noonehh‎, 10-23-2021 01:11 PM
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Injury risk from heavy pull-ups?

I love pull-ups and been doing them for probably 20+ years. I do pull-ups twice per week. Always medium width pronated grip. One day I go for 3x10 (currently with 1 plate) and one day I go heavy 3x3 (almost at 2 plates) with some back-off sets. My other back work is usually weighted inverted...

VTLifts‎, 10-14-2021 05:42 AM
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Glute exercises that don't work the hamstrings?

I though the hamstrings were like a bicep and just flex the leg. But now I see their upper end connects to the pelvic bone, so they power the leg backwards during walking. Isn't that what the glutes do? I'm not seeing the difference between the to and how to isolate the glutes.

Darkius‎, 10-22-2021 08:01 AM
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Barbell Calf raises

I've been doing standing barbell calf-raises and as the weight is getting heavier, I'm starting to feel pressure on my back. I already do many exercises involving axial loading and was wondering if it is worth loading the back even more for a less important area. My calves are lagging and don't...

Sun tzu‎, 10-21-2021 02:52 AM
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Question Lifting and Agility Question????

So I’m a skinny individual right now that is just starting to go to the gym. I’m doing full body workouts Tuesday, Thursday, n Saturday. Would it be best to do sprints, box jumps, etc. on the same day as lifting or between lifting days? Thank you in advance.

SLAW60‎, 10-21-2021 07:08 AM
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Low bar squat styles?

Greetings all. I have recently been switching to a lowbar squatting style, due to seemingly being better for my knees. Though I'm getting some conflicting information about the lift. Usually the lift is coached where you're leaning very much forward, and using hipdrive (Rippetits, alot of other...

Dickling‎, 10-19-2021 09:30 AM
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Anyone dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome?

At 43, I am dealing with classic carpal tunnel symptoms (hands going numb, especially the middle and ring finger, but often whole hand) and tingling. Nights are ridiculous, my sleep is really interrupted by my hands going numb Since resuming weightlifting in July after a 20 year absence, my...

BadGaskets350‎, 10-20-2021 09:46 AM
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A Good Watch

Many of you have likely already seen this. Came across this today and enjoyed it; found it a nice refresher on the GOAT lift. ;) xxFpHWEi6UE Made me grin seeing Arnold cheering Eddie Hall's best lift as of the upload, the year before he set the official record.

EliKoehn‎, 10-20-2021 10:59 AM
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Dumbbell Workouts

I'm an "intermediate level" lifter, however, I primarily use only dumbbells due to what I have available at my house. I understand that exercises are limited, however, I'm having trouble finding different programs to use that I won't get mentally burned out on (usually 2-3 month programs) from...

asbrewerpro‎, 10-20-2021 05:44 AM
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Dumbell crunch 90 degree legs on bench

Hi all Just starting to train again after a break, training at home with some basic kit. I am sure I remember a dumbbell crunch with back on floor and lower legs on a bench (making 90 degree at knees), holding dumbbell on chest so left hand holding left plates and right hand holding right...

OldManLearning‎, 10-19-2021 03:23 AM
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Sparking Pain On Neck While Doing Military Press

Hey guys, newbie here. I am very new to lifting and been doing it for around 2 months. One main problem I notice is when I do overhead press after 2-3 reps I feel small electric shock in my neck. It only happens on behind right side of the neck. It is also the same issue when I do band pull...

alesxxx‎, 10-19-2021 01:12 AM
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Loss of it due to exercise?

Loss of it due to exercise? I wasn't exercising at all during the pandemic, and my weight dropped from 125 lbs at 5'7 to 115, yet, I still got my period. I went back to the gym six months ago and hired a trainer three months later. However, I didn't get my period this month or last....

GainsForTay‎, 10-17-2021 08:58 PM
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"Leverage Squat" similar to a Pendulum Squat?

Squats have always been one of my best exercises but at my age, using the barbell just causes too much pain. Before I cash in my man-card I've been trying other machines in the gym (plate loaded and cable machines) and found one that I really like that calls itself a "Leverage squat" made by...

BadGaskets350‎, 10-18-2021 06:26 AM
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Help Mass Legs

I’m trying to build mass on my legs. I work out 5 times a day, during those 5 days, 3 days are my leg days. I squat 150lbs 10x3 and leg press then to hamstrings. Any suggestions or advice? Thank you

Rookie253‎, 10-14-2021 05:17 PM
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wearing longsleeves

does wearing longsleeves whilst benching affect you? jw better safe then sorry.

dabir27‎, 03-28-2007 11:23 PM
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Arms growth tips and tricks please !

Hello guys ! I've been lifting for a while and it seems that arms are not my strong trait .I am 1.78 cm (5 10) at around 14 % bf and my arms are 40.5 cm cold . Any tips and tricks to increase them few more cm please !

AndrewGhg‎, 10-17-2021 07:03 AM
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Exclamation Wide stance squats for longevity

I don’t remember where exactly, but I have read from numerous sources recently that wide stance squats are better from a longevity perspective, particularly in regards to knee health. The idea seems to stem from the belief that “Olympic” style squatting (high bar, close stance, lots of forward...

Ironface‎, 10-17-2021 05:38 AM
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