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Sticky Thread Sticky: Ask an Exercise Science major anything

Ask away. This thread will be nice for any basic or advanced questions as well as help me develop my knowledge and proficiency in my field. background in: biomechanics kinesiology exercise physiology athletic injuries all kinds of workout programming as well as advanced courses in...

y0lked‎, 07-12-2016 09:07 PM
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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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Question Bent over row weight used

Hi guys, Today I managed to lift 80kg for 8 reps on the barbell bent over row. Correct form was used with little jerking and a good angle. I’d like to know whether this is considered fairy strong or not. It was also an improvement from last weeks attempt! Thanks!

ben1500‎, Yesterday 06:44 AM
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Share your personal favourite workout excercises

Curious to see what everyone prefers given the multitude of excercises out there Triceps - Tricep cable pull downs, one handed and two handed. Biceps - Favouring the hammer curl at the moment due to how it hits the anconious and forearm muscle although have been struggling to get a proper...

leroyS‎, Yesterday 04:30 PM
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Question Building muscle

Im trying to bulk up and have a very fast metabolism, I've recently started hitting the gym 6 days a week with the following routine Day 1) chest, triceps Day 2) back, biceps Day 3) shoulders, traps, abs Day 4) rest Day 5) chest, triceps Day 6) back biceps Day7) shoulders, traps, abs...

sethAB‎, 10-14-2019 10:46 AM
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Squat Form Check

Currently following fierce 5 novice. 17 year old male 5'5 and 114lbs. Any tips on improving my squat. Also when I am progressing the weight as the routine says my form is sacrificed. How could I go about adding weight without sacrificing form. Thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7yiGAJX0_8

Andrew578‎, 10-14-2019 11:40 PM
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Question Winged scapula making my right chest weaker?

Hi everyone, Whenever I would work my chest, I only feel my left chest and not right and after a while the development between the two became noticeable. So I stopped training chest completely. I figured it’s better to have no chest rather than a deformed one. No matter how much I concentrated,...

ArbaazRauf‎, Yesterday 11:17 AM
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Compound exercises

Ive started training 2 months ago and put off the big lifts because my form is bad, I’m not going to sacrifice gains any longer so I’m focusing on my form big time now How long did it take before you could execute a perfect squat and deadlift?

LawrenceValenti‎, 10-14-2019 08:41 AM
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What am I doing wrong here (squat video)

Positioned bar to where it felt comfortable Doesn’t look too comfortable when I watched it back What am I doing wrong here imgur.com/a/MP0bKxX

LawrenceValenti‎, Yesterday 09:29 AM
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Post Help with bench

Been working out for like 18 months, been benching the whole time. Recently I’ve been getting front delt pain from some exercises, so I decided to change my form on the bench. I start with my pointer fingers on the rings of the bar, chest out, shoulder blades trying to touch. And trying to keep my...

ccwc‎, Yesterday 09:56 AM
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Mind muscle connection vs Weight lifted

Dunno if this is an odd question but I was questioning myself while lifting last night. Was on the lat pull down and the previous time for the set/rep count I was lifting 66kg so thought I would try next lift more and the next delectable weight is 72kg. Got through the set OK but I didn't...

STRYDG‎, 10-14-2019 12:35 PM
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Weird genetics

My genetics are all over the place like I have a good bone structure but my muscles building is weird for example my triceps are really big and gain size very easily but my biceps gain in strength like I can do Arnold curls with 45s for reps of 8 yet I still barley have a bump there? What to do?

quicktallstrong‎, 10-14-2019 02:57 PM
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Vertical Climbers indoors are they worth it?

Hi, I don't have time to go to the gym. Most of my time is spent at home with the kids. Trying to squeeze in to do some workouts and this time I would like to get a Vertical Climber. Is this worth it and would it give a balanced whole body workout?

techmitch23‎, 10-07-2019 11:42 AM
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Underappreciated Curls

Surely all of us have either heard or participated in the mockery of those who curl in the squat rack, or who claim to be strong when their curl would increase their laughable powerlifting total if they could substitute it for one of the Big Three. While a solid foundation of strength indeed lies...

EliKoehn‎, 10-12-2019 01:45 PM
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Squat Form Check

Am I raising my hips too early? Any other advise would be much appreciated! https ://youtu. be/yY3HTa8ueOI

LifterWest‎, 10-11-2019 11:55 AM
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Arrow How to fix my posture?

Can anyone recommend exercises to fix my posture please. Also I can't tell if my issue is forward shoulders, or if it is lats winging. Because as you can tell I have like a bump in my back from the side view, which I think the lats rotating upwards.

905letters‎, 10-12-2019 12:33 AM
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Increase Wrist Snapping Power

I'm wondering what sort of exercises I can do to increase my wrist snapping power? I play Ultimate and am working on increasing my flick distance. One way of doing this is to increase my wrist snapping power. The motion I will be doing is flicking my wrist forward, sort of like flicking a wet...

icu222much‎, 10-14-2019 09:48 AM
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Pushups AND bench press

Is doing a push up regimen one night and then benching the next day too much? Or... should I do pushups just on my off days, or should I do pushups just on my upper days?

ChaunceShrew‎, 10-13-2019 02:35 PM
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Bad idea to do seated Smith machine shoulder press while my back heals?

I am following a routine that has the standing barbell overhead press as a staple of the upper-body routine. The person who created this routine said to not swap it out unless you're going to do the seated DB overhead press. I've been dealing with periodic lower back issues lately and am trying to...

beq1991‎, 10-11-2019 06:29 AM
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Question Help

I’ve been coming to the gym for about a year now. Since I’ve started I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress. I started off weighing in at about 110 and now I’m at 135 (I’m 23, i’ve been scrawny my entire life.) But these past few months it feels like I haven’t been making any progress. I’ve been...

MR996‎, 10-14-2019 10:35 AM
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Can't activate my lats when doing vertical exercises

So, basically, I can feel my lats very great when I am doing dumbbell rows or Climbing rows, but when it comes to vertical exercises like chin ups, pull ups, lat pulldowns, I don't feel them a little. I am now like 7 months in the gym, tried a lot of things like Lowering weight, using cues but...

ItsAras‎, 10-13-2019 11:34 AM
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Thumbs up Dumbbell Bench Press and Bodyweight

If any of you do dumbbell bench presses what is your bodyweight and how heavy are the dumbbells you use, and the number of reps you do? Today I used 80 lb dumbbells for 2 sets of 8 reps and I'm 5'9" 145 lbs.

MuscleGainer‎, 07-22-2002 10:00 PM
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Can the pendlay rows and Fierce 5 be done with dumbells

Can they be done with dumbbells? Trying to be equally strong in both sides. Also is the Fierce 5 a good program for a woman? My wife and I are doing this together.

jamesfay72‎, 10-13-2019 07:54 AM
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Shoulders/Chest failing without feeling fatigued?

Hello, First post so first off hello everyone! Just to give some background, I'm 24 (until Tuesday, but I'm still 24... For now!) weigh 64kg and I'm 5'10". Been going to the gym for the past year with some pretty unhealthy weight cuts thrown in, 'bulking' (if you can call it that) to 72kg...

Adam1303‎, 10-11-2019 08:23 AM
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Bad posture, shoulder blades stick out, what do to?

I’m 15 years old and I’ve always been skinny and I’ve been trying to gain weight and I’ve maintained to finally gain 10 pounds in a month but I’m still going for more and while at it I realize now that I should fix my body to the way I like it and I should of started earlier but better now then...

RaymondONoodles‎, 10-13-2019 10:13 AM
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Degress?

The other day I got under the bench and was doing what I did two days prior as well as two days the week prior and had a hell of a time. I was feeling ill at the time but still made it through my run. Also, I've been at 20 pushups in a row, working to 25. But today could barely pump out 15. Been...

ChaunceShrew‎, 10-13-2019 09:20 AM
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Swapping OHP for lateral raises .. can it be done?

I have been lifting consistently for a solid 3 years now, I am veering off into the more physique side of lifting but keeping the foundation of my lifting heavy i.e. incline press, squat etc. I feel as if heavy inclines not only grows my chest but also my shoulders, I also do close grip bench press...

melpa64‎, 10-12-2019 07:43 AM
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