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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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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: 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: 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 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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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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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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Closing the gap between forearm-bicep

Is there a way to close this *** gap ? It annoys me..! Maybe hammer curls ? what do u think brahs ?

ThunderL‎, 01-30-2011 01:30 AM
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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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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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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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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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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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Which is better for forearms mass ?

Hello, i need advice. I was long,skinny guys, right now i have pretty decent arms (triceps,biceps) but very small forearms and it looks really bad in compare to mi bic+tric. I never did any exercises for forearms directly, but now i want to , to add some mass. As i said, i want to make my forearms...

valinor333‎, 06-18-2020 03:49 AM
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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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Bench press form check

Running AllPro - week 2 medium day https://youtu.be/L69s85REi2o 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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting weaker on chin ups after getting back to the gym?

Is it reasonable to get weaker at pull/chin ups if you forgo them in favor of rows and lat pulldowns? When my gym closed due to COVID, I was able to do sets of 5. When it reopened, I primarily did cable rows and lat pulldowns as my back exercises, regularly adding weight or reps. I currently could...

JuniorSaint99‎, 07-17-2020 08:01 AM
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Unhappy Desperately trying to rebuild atrophied calves.

Hi there! I just joined the Bodybuilding forum here in hopes to receive some/any form of help and/or feedback. I’m 16/M and suffer from Charcot Marie Tooth, a congenital genetic condition that’s left my outer muscles (my forearms and hand muscles / my calves and ankles) essentially atrophied and...

edowork‎, 07-09-2020 04:07 AM
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Exercises to get rid of these bulges..

Hi, I'm an office employee so I get to sit most of the time, however I do simple work out at home and have a good upper shape. The lower part is what I'm trying to get in shape, I know about the oblique exercises, however the following bulges are in the middle between the side body and the...

tryllz‎, 07-09-2020 01:13 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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Rear delt fly Vs Rear delt row

Which is the superior exercise and why? Only looking to incorporate one of them into my workout.

Hoxton12‎, 07-03-2020 03:11 PM
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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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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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Can I do lateral raise everyday?

My shoulders are small compared to my other muscles since I didnt train them before. Is it okay to do like 2-3 sets and 12 reps everyday or maybe like 5 times a week?

Simen2360‎, 06-30-2020 12:31 PM
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