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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: 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: 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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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: 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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A Beginner at Good Morning: Requesting Form Check

Hey guys, I have recently started incorporating Good Morning in my routine and I am really enjoying it, currently progressing at 40 lbs (including barbell). I just want to make sure my form is good before I start adding more weight. Please check the video below (apologies for bad quality and...

naser224u‎, 07-19-2020 06:57 AM
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Ab exercises with weights vs bodyweight

Hi guys ! I'm wondering what is better approach for training the core in general for hypertrophy and functionality ? I'm training abs twice a week with weights: Hanging leg raises ss with weighted decline sit ups and then russian twists or side bends both weighted. I'll throw some drop sets...

Daniel4o‎, 07-26-2020 06:08 AM
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Adjustable Bench (Incline/Decline) Exercise Alternatives?

If you don't have access to an adjustable bench, what alternative exercises can target those same muscle groups? Personally, I have a rack and a landmine, but am curious to hear in general what muscles are really targetted by incline/decline presses, and what alternatives exist. Thanks in...

hglip‎, 08-06-2020 05:50 PM
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Lightbulb Any engineers? Weighted squat vs overhead press (measuring spinal compression)

Say you have a 30kg Atlas stone in hand and you need to perform squat and overhead press.. When you push the stone overhead your spine is compressed with no relief into the ground, and.. When you sqaut you pull the stone up, in hand, via your legs and although the weight is the same and the...

rocknrollguitar‎, 08-10-2020 12:15 AM
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Any exercises to help fix forward head posture/general bad posture?

I suffered a concussion last summer and since then i've had trouble fixing my forward head posture. I think it may be because I spent a lot of time resting at home after my head injury, and the muscles on the neck just got super weak. I've been aware of it and try to fix my posture all day, but...

2RDEYE‎, 07-15-2020 06:27 PM
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Any tips to tweak RDL to maximize hammies over glutes?

I've been dealing with a nagging left glute ache and trying to tweak my RDL to maximize hamstrings over glute involvement. I do hip thrusts for more pure glute. Curious if any of you have any tried and true recommendations? The variables I'm playing with are stance width, angle of toes, heel...

VTLifts‎, 07-14-2020 04:57 AM
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Question Anyone have any tips for hook grip? (Deadlift)

Pulled with mixed grip for years. Found out the supinated hand is at increased risk of bicep tears. Not wanting to risk catastrophic injury every time I deadlift, I decided to switch to hook grip. Used it for over a year. Never felt secure. Sometimes I could pull max weights with it, and...

Ironface‎, 07-27-2020 03:30 AM
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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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Are hand grippers good for forearm development?

Recently, my forearms started hurting a little. Also my hands go a little numb and in the morning it is a little difficult to make a fist. Note that I havent really done any forearm exercises, although my overall lifts and exercises are with kinda heavy weight. Also I do deadlifts with straps...

AndyBendy‎, 07-16-2020 03:30 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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Back squat

I’m at 205 on back squat right now also I’m 146 if that matters and I may do a reset on this one but I’m wanting to make sure my form looks good. Any tips or am rounding my back? I don’t feel I am but I want to make sure

Calikid32190‎, 08-11-2020 02:42 PM
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Barbell curl form check - left shoulder?

- forearms are getting sore and burn almost the same or tad bit more than biceps during the set. Failure happens in the biceps though but is forearm burn normal? - Left shoulder wants to keep rolling forward. I have to keep it Pulled back. And sometimes bicep tendinitis comes back from curls or...

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 10:35 PM
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Bench Press Form Check

Just hit a new 2x2 rep max of 92.5, current 1 rep max is 95kg which I hit during this session trying to do it for a 2x2, was wondering if I could get any advice on my form.

Barnaa‎, 07-25-2020 03:54 AM
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Bench press form check

Running AllPro - week 2 medium day L69s85REi2o How does it look? What am I doing wrong in terms of gripping the bar? Recently I read about keeping the wrist over the elbows and slightly changed bar position in my palm and since then I get thumb joint pain...

TryingBB‎, 07-20-2020 06:48 PM
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Bench press form check

Leg drive is new to me and I’m trying to get used to it. Why can’t I get more stable in my lower body? bktcn17h5_c

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 09:15 PM
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Bent over row form

Too much body English towards the end? This was the second set and last few reps were hard. I dun goofed? Should I lower the weight? Qp7p47pRnRs

TryingBB‎, 08-09-2020 09:16 PM
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Best 2 triceps accesories for a push day?

My push days consists of Flat Bench Press, OHP, Incline Bench, Cable Flyes and Lateral Raises. I wanna add 2 triceps exercises to the end. I think I'll have to work the long head more than lateral, since I hit lateral during the presses. So I thought about the Dual Rope Triceps Pressdown, like...

AndyBendy‎, 07-26-2020 12:09 PM
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Best order of train full-body ?

Hello, i have a question. I train classic full-body training 4x per week. I just wondering, if it matters if i will do all push movements/pull movements/legs movements together in that training, or is it better to rotate it like push movement/pull movement/push movement/pull movement/legs ? Thanks

valinor333‎, 07-30-2020 06:10 AM
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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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Bodyweight vs Weights, is bodyweight the winner?

I have two friends that refuse to lift weights. They do push ups, squats, etc, they’re both more jacked than 90% of people I see at the gym. Anyone here try both for an extended time who can compare?

Merc009‎, 07-19-2020 03:15 PM
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Breathing and tight upper abs

Hi, Lately i've had trouble breathing, so i investigated a bit, and found out that my rectus abs were always tight. So I started training my transverse / internal obliques abs ans it did some good. But there is still some tension on the upper abs ( those that attaches on the ribcage ) and if feel...

JackPateOff‎, 07-29-2020 01:03 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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Can any body suggest me best chest workout?

iam 25 year old my lef arm is weak as compared to right i think i can make it stronger with a healthy chest work out.

Kashif1624‎, 08-09-2020 04:45 AM
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Can do pulldowns (heavier than body weight) more than pullups

Hi guys, I'm new here and I don't think an introduction is relevant now, I'll go straight to the question I weigh 65 KG I can do 8 pullups in a row, maybe 9 in a good day but definitely not more than 10 even if a gun was pointed to my head The form: I place my hands slightly wider than...

Tango0023‎, 07-19-2020 05:12 AM
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Question Can i do very narrow squats ?

Hello, i have a question. I always did squats with toes slightly to the sides and stance shoulder-width. Last week, i tried really narrow squats, with toes pointing straight and no space between legs, like really narrow squats and i really liked it, i felt good with that position, but i rarely see...

valinor333‎, 08-06-2020 08:58 AM
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