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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: 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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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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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Advice on dumbbell workout

Hi, With the gyms shut, I've been making do with a set of dumbbells to workout. I've been trying to stick to a day on and day off routine. Overhead Tricep Extensions - 3 sets x 15 reps x 30kg Chest press - 3 x 8 x 25kg Pressups - 3 x 12 Sevens - 3 x 21 x 17.5kg

Bobdabuilder1‎, 06-28-2020 12:45 PM
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Deadlifting without touching the floor

What do you guys think to lowering the bar just before touching the floor then returning back up? I was wondering if it had any benefit for hypertrophy as for one you're not losing any tension by placing it on the floor then returning from a deadstop and 2 you wouldn't get any cheat with it...

Josh7000‎, 02-25-2015 02:47 PM
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Dumbbell shoulder press: How much weight?

So before i started doing these, i heard that this exercise didn't require a whole lot of weight, as this muscle is small and prone to injury. 25-30lbs was the suggested upper limit. Anyway, i'm guessing this was BS because after months at around this weight, i've not seen any significant mass,...

T150‎, 07-12-2008 05:17 PM
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Machines that work two antagonist muscles

Just a curiosity... Why aren't there (or are there?) machines that can work two antagonist muscles or two mucles in the same exercise? For example, a machine with two levers or something like this: - a hammer chest machine that on the negative movement works as a seated row for back - a...

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Question I think something's wrong with my reverse hyper extension.

I'm trying to do this exercise. I'm using a bench just like this guy is. ZeRsNzFcQLQ But I don't feel any tension in my glutes or legs or anything. All of the struggle is in my upper body, trying to hold onto the bench. If it wasn't for that, I could hyper extend forever. Which leads me to...

WhatifI‎, 07-28-2020 03:44 PM
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Big arms without isolation?

Is it possible to get big arms with only weighted chin ups, rows , farmers walks, bench press, ohp and face pulls ? Goal is not to look like a bodybuilder but just a good looking Muscular Body

FullBodyAddict‎, 08-01-2020 05:33 AM
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Calf training makes me want to use the bathroom?

It happens whether I do seated or standing calf raises, after maybe 10 reps I have this feeling in my lower hamstrings and basically feel like my sphincter is getting loose or something and feel like taking a dump. Everytime I do it , it never fails and gives me that feeling. Anyone else feel...

CanardLaque‎, 11-30-2013 09:39 AM
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Question Too much volume?? 100-200 sets on push and pull days

So I’ve toyed around with plenty of different set and rep ranges for each workout over the years but one thing that has stayed consistent is my supposedly high overall volume. I currently do a push pull legs with the week split into strength and hypertrophy workouts. Keeping it simple at 5/5 days...

insanmiac‎, 07-08-2020 06:14 AM
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Leg Press vs Squat?

If I recall both work the same muscle groups, so which should I focus on more? Also will doing one help the other one out?

viciouspoultry‎, 02-22-2006 02:17 PM
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Is my squat deep enough?

Hi guys, I am a 16 year old girl following the stronglifts programme as I was quite underweight and weak and wanted to bulk up and get stronger. So far I have found it great but am quite confused about the barbell squat. I managed to get it up to about 57kg but that was with very bad form so I...

modernspartan7‎, 08-01-2020 10:02 AM
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Squat form check

Shorter torso and longer lower body. Poverty low weight (medium day on AllPro) I have issues keeping the bar over the middle of the foot. How does this form look? Also how do I feel / squeeze my glutes at the bottom? I mean they’re fully stretched at the bottom as I come out of the hole. How...

TryingBB‎, 07-20-2020 12:54 PM
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Poll Poll: What is your best lat builder exercise?

For me, it is heavy dumbbell row. Pull up comes second

UnkleDolan‎, 07-02-2020 03:11 AM
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Push up

I have been doing 100-150 push ups for 2 weeks and i don't see any change. I want to know about how long does it take to see a bit of result in the chest. Just a little bit change gonna make me feel better thanks

kengthesexyboy‎, 07-28-2020 12:04 PM
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Are dips enough for triceps ?

Hello, i have a question. I train 3x per week fullbody training and for my triceps i do weighted dips. I have other exercises where triceps get some activation (bench-press, shoulder-press etc.) but dips are only exercise that is mainly focused on triceps. Do you think that weighted dips are enough...

valinor333‎, 07-15-2020 10:01 AM
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Can't do Pull-Ups!

Hello guys so I just bought a pull up bar that you don't need to screw and is being held by tension. Anyways when I tried to do one pull up. I was surprised I can't. How can I fix this? My lifts are Bench 225 Squat 325 and Dead lift 365 Rows 225. I'm 6'2 at 230 lbs and I'm cutting now

Cmiguel02‎, 07-31-2020 12:47 PM
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Is it possible for me to get 120 kg bodyweight with15 percent body fat natural?

I'm 19 Years and compete in mma now I got an injury and can train only my upper body for 3 months. My dream is to have a physique like Francis ngannou. My current bodyweight is 95 kg 14 percent body fat height 1.90m bench press 130 kg. Is it possible for me to get a physique like the ngannou...

Massgainer51‎, 07-10-2020 02:23 AM
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Smile from benching 225lb to 300lb how long could i take?

I started lifting in December only being able to do 205lb for 2 reps before the gym shutdowns, I did push-ups and weighted push-ups all types of pushups. now the gyms are open and I recently hit 225 for 2 reps like 4 days ago and today I went and hit 225 for 3 reps. I'm wondering how long could it...

ho3kage‎, 07-05-2020 05:35 PM
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SQUATS: form over weight?

I'm getting back in the gym with an upper/lower split 4 days a week (after doing a month of full body with linear progression). I was doing some squats yesterday and I set out to get 3 sets with 70kg for 4-6 reps. I got 6-5-5 but my form was questionable - a little wonky at times, not hitting...

Nelg1993‎, 07-15-2020 11:19 PM
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Can you cause imbalance problems doing no presses?

Quit benching a year ago and i dont miss it. I don't need pecs as I'm a woman I still row a lot as I think it's an important exercise. It's ok not to bench ..right? My routine now is only squats deads rows ohp My goal is physical health and maintaining the muscle I already have

melDorado‎, 07-29-2020 01:09 AM
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Need advice from advanced folks

Hey forum, I am beginner let's say, just asking more experienced lifters if dropsets are necessary for beginners because i use to do them at the last set of every exercise bench, chins, pulls, pushes, cutls etc. Do they benefit me in some way or is it laste of time and effort to do them in early...

Daniel4o‎, 07-17-2020 08:56 AM
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Grip Strength for dead-lift

I currently squat more than I dead-lift because the limiting factor is my grip and not my legs/back. What can i do to improve grip strength so it does not limit my deadlift?

XinXom‎, 07-20-2020 10:22 AM
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Is it better to do dumbell front raises standing or seated?

Which one is superior?

Hoxton12‎, 07-14-2020 06:25 AM
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At what point do pull-ups lose effectiveness??

I have to replace my pulldowns with pull-ups. So if I’m doing 3 sets of 8 wide grip, i can do the first set without breaks. Second set, can’t pull myself up as high The last 5-8 reps. Then 3rd set I need a full break halfway through. What would be the best way to incorporate my pull-ups now...

michaelv92‎, 07-26-2020 06:10 PM
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l can't squat . should l first strenghten my glutes for 3 months?

l cant squat my lower back hurts and lm leaning too much forward. l have an idea. should l first strengten my glutes. hip thrusting 3-4 times a week and then after 3 or 4 months, l try squating? will this help to squat like a normal BB? what do you think? by the way when l squat my back is doing a...

loebakprob‎, 07-07-2020 08:50 AM
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