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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...

anonymous‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Does it make a difference in chest size and shape whether I use barbells or dumbbell?

Will it make a difference in chest size and shape if I use dumbbells vs a barbell or is it the same?

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Injured lower back deadlifting. Alternative?

Hi guys, i'm 38 and have been lifting in the gym since 25. I never had a problem with deadlifts until recently where I injured it pulling a simple 185lb. It's been a month and half and my lower back still feels weak. I'm pretty sure my form wasn't too great and probably age caught up and my...

rafiki121‎, 09-08-2023 10:28 AM
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Lat activation between Chin Ups and Pull Ups?

I know that the chin up activates the biceps more than the pull up, but is lat activation the same between the two?

KyeGuy‎, 09-29-2023 05:33 PM
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Gym Routine for Beginners: Building a Strong Foundation

A Gym Routine for Beginners can be customized to individual fitness goals, whether it's weight loss, muscle gain, or simply improving physical well-being. Starting with manageable intensity and gradually increasing the difficulty over time For more info:...

yuvaapo‎, 10-02-2023 11:43 PM
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Sculpting Your Cheek Contours: Effective Face Exercises for Cheek Fat

Face Exercises for Cheek Fat are a natural and non-invasive approach to help tone and sculpt your facial contours. These exercises target the muscles in your cheeks, promoting improved blood circulation and increased muscle strength. For more Info:...

yuvaapo‎, 10-02-2023 11:38 PM
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Getting back to where i was after drug withdrawl

FIRST OF ALL IF THIS IS THE WRONG SECTION, PLEASE MOVE IT. I COULDN'T FIND A CATERGORY FOR MY SPECIFIC PROBLEM Hi everyone. I'm in a really bad situation right now on a 4 month layoff. I packed in opioids but still living with post acute withdrawl. This has had a devastating impact on my body. I...

tropical94‎, 10-02-2023 02:33 PM
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Dumbbells for the chest

Hi everyone I’ve been getting more and more into the gym recently and found that when I use dumbbells I can feel it targeting my muscles a lot more than machines. Can I ask if this sounds ok? 1. Arnold flys - straight bench - 14kg per side 2. Press - decline - lower push just under nipple...

Koozoh‎, 09-23-2023 02:29 PM
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Do rows work the entire back? Do I need pull downs/ups at all?

I'm making a sort of minimalist routine. If done correctly, the row works the traps, rhomboids, rear delts, and lats. Do I need to bother with pull downs/ups at all since they're primarily for the lats, but they're getting hit already?

KyeGuy‎, 09-18-2023 05:40 PM
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Request for alternative exercises for: triceps, biceps, and back please.

I like to have two exercises for each muscle group so I can alternate, diversify, and be flexible with my full-body workouts. But I need to drop 3 exercises and would love some replacement ideas please: Muscle Group: Triceps Exercise to be continued: V-Bar Tricep Pushdowns Exercise to be...

muscrester‎, 09-05-2023 02:18 PM
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Question Does Exercise Order Matter in Terms of Rest?

For example, on my first lower day, I start with squats, then rdl's, seated leg curls, and end off with split squats. I was wondering if that's an issue because my quads get a lot of rest time between exercises, my hamstrings are hit back to back, and my glutes and hit heavy throughout the whole...

absf‎, 09-21-2023 09:53 AM
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Exercises for squatting

I’m wondering what exercises can improve squatting ability. I often fall backward when I’m trying to squat. I heard about facing wall squats where you keep your knees and nose touching the wall but I can’t do that. I fall backwards. Anyone know good exercises (maybe for core) to remedy this?

user0BHEFHRVP8I‎, 09-27-2023 04:37 PM
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Struggling with pull ups

I've always struggled with pull ups, some of this is I need to lose weight. I don't do chin ups, I find them harder, and they hurt my elbows. While I've done as many as 8 strict pull ups in a set, I've mostly been doing 4 sets of 2 reps, and haven't made much progress. For comparison, I've...

bvbellomo‎, 09-26-2023 06:14 AM
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Belly fat

Which exercise is better to remove the belly fat?

johnhudson1424‎, 09-27-2023 03:39 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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Difficulty of rose versus difficulty of pullups

… And the comparative value between them (strength and/or hypertrophy). Rows seem much more important for core strength carryover, though I find the skill curve to be plentiful.

GeneralSerpant‎, 09-22-2023 10:33 AM
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Thumbs up Best Exercises for Hanging Belly Fat

There's nothing worse than accumulating hanging belly fat when you're trying to keep up a classic male physique. If you've hit your 30s with a bit of a gut, the time is here to turn things around and melt that hanging belly fat before it gets worse. The older you get, the more challenging it is to...

donrabnamgyal77‎, 09-22-2023 10:54 AM
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Thumbs up Exercises for waist-abs

When it comes to waist qualms this is one of the most frequently reported. But, one thing to get straight from the jump is that fat loss the process of retaining muscle but losing excess fat – does not work through spot reduction. Basically, you can't choose where you lose fat (also explained more...

donrabnamgyal77‎, 09-22-2023 10:24 AM
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Pre workout routine

I stretch, do light cardio and drink 2 cups of water.

Zbashore84‎, 09-05-2023 03:36 AM
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Distal Bicep tear - What can I do?

Hey everyone. Its my first time writing on the forums here. I read a few threads on this distal bicep injury but never really found what I'm looking for. I'm 27 years old, and I've been lifting for many years. This past year things have been busy and I really haven't been lifting. This injury...

Marauder195‎, 09-20-2023 08:16 AM
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Type of barbell row?

Hey guys struggling to know which form of barbell row to do. Deciding between the pendlay vs the bent over but doing the bent over fully horizontal like the pendlay. So I dont lose on the stretch where I am reading is where you make most of your gains nowadays. On the eccentric part of the move....

Honeybadgerrr‎, 09-18-2023 08:17 AM
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Question Leg Exercises - unable to squat/leg press due to injury

Like the title says, I've got some disabling conditions and as a result can not squat or any type of movement mimicking a squat. I also found that the leg press was giving me pain, so I had to unfortunately discontinue that exercise as well. Currently, my leg program is as follows: Leg Curl...

Ziji‎, 09-18-2023 12:40 AM
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Theory of mine regarding back isolation exercises and rows/pull-ups

TLDR: Naturally thin upper torso/long-armed people should not do rows and pull-ups as initial and secondary exercises for very high to maximum intensity back workouts. I'll preface my below theory by saying that this is entirely of my own thought process and might be completely inacurate, highly...

TonyRigatoni55‎, 09-18-2023 11:56 AM
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Article - Leg Day Basics - How to Build an Effective Leg Day

Leg Day Basics How to Build an Effective Leg Day for Big Muscle and Strength Gains In this article: 1. Three reasons why Leg Day is the toughest day in the gym. 2. Criteria for a balanced Leg Day.

2020Wellness‎, 08-23-2023 12:34 PM
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Shoulder fked and weak grip strength limiting back gains

Hello, I'm a bit fking frustrated here. After two years of smooth lifting, shoulder pain is back. I don't know if it's impingement again as it was before. Back then it was an inflammation of the long biceps tendon (tendinitis) caused by impingement. It feels similar now, but the pain is more in...

Voyager92‎, 07-29-2023 03:51 AM
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Some doubts about presses

I just watched Cbum's video where he makes a list of the only 10 exercises men need to build muscle. He basically suggests theses 3 pushing exercises: - Close grip bench press - DB incline bench press - DB seated shoulder press This raised some doubts for me: 1.- What advantages do the...

Herdicasa‎, 08-15-2023 12:21 PM
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