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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 10:07 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 08:02 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 11:41 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 09:10 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 04:46 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 07:41 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 10:59 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 11:16 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 09:12 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 11:38 AM
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If weights are too heavy to bench...

After a car accident, an injury caused my chest muscles to atrophy. Hard to believe, but even the lightest dumbbells were too heavy. I resorted to taping some cds together to use as weights and this did the trick.

drkstar00‎, 02-10-2019 04:13 PM
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Beginner: Can't progress the weight even over time

Hi, So I'm doing upper body workout (all compound) evey other day by myself. I do straight sets of: 4x10 incline smith bench (45kg) 4x10 smith shoulder press (40kg) 4x10 flat smith bench (50kg)

pinballwiz‎, Yesterday 03:54 PM
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Using lifting belts while working out?

I never use a belt while lifting but some people use one throught their whole workout because they believe it prevents the waistline from getting blocky or wide due to overdevelopment of the core. Is this actually true or is it broscience? Is it necessary or beneficial to use belts to get a v taper...

BakedBrotato17‎, 02-08-2019 05:17 PM
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Pecs too prominent at the bottom

Hi guys. I appreciate any help you guys offer and am willing to try anything Basically, my problem is that, I'm kind of a skinny guy. Not like lanky but kinda small. I weigh 145 and am 5'9". For a while I tried to work out my pecs to make me look bigger and now my pecs are kinda too big,...

jtrynalookgood‎, Today 11:40 AM
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What’s the best way to balance MMA with Strength training?

Can I do both at once or should I split it up (ex. 4 weeks strength / 4 weeks mma)? Right now I’m on a 5 day split for weight lifting and mma training, after school I go to the gym and lift weights for about an hour, then eat, then go to my MMA class and do kickboxing/Muay Thai for about...

SukaLaMink‎, Yesterday 03:57 PM
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Pull Ups cause shoulder pain

Ive been experiencing shoulder pain for about 2 weeks now especially on pull day. It stopped after 3-4 days of rest and then came back after my last pull day. My guess is that I hurt myself while I was swinging to cheat and get more rep since I stopped using the assisted pull up machine. Its...

TimokQC‎, 02-13-2019 10:14 AM
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Can I build muscle with out going to the gym

Im a 19yr old female. I don’t have a gym membership and won’t for a little while but this is the equipment I have and use: * 8lb dumbbell set * 10lb dumbbell set * 12lb dumbbell set * 15lb dumbbell set * 20lb dumbbell set * 25lb dumbbell set * 60lb kettlebell * 45lb Barbell - 2.5lb plate...

yana99‎, 02-09-2019 11:46 AM
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Muscles twitching ?

So my girl has informed me that the first couple minutes when I drift off to sleep my muscles twitch . She says each individual muscle flexes but its sporadic. Bicep , pec , quads ect.....its news to me . Has anyone else ever experienced this ? I wasnt sure which forum to post this in....

fat2fit8787‎, Today 08:53 AM
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Pain in the back of my head when squatting

Recently I have been getting a severe ache in the back of my head whenever I squat, it comes up from where the neck and back meet and goes out almost like a V and stops right at the point were my heads starts to round, it is especially worse on the upper right side. I'm not sure what to do, if I...

oliver1king123‎, 02-09-2019 05:01 PM
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Tight Lower Back During Conventional Deadlift

It seems no matter what weight I do I get a very tight lower back during and after performing a conventional dead lift. I was wondering if anyone had any advice. All other deadlifts feel very comfortable, especially sumo which feels most comfortable. My max I have pulled is 205kg with sumo,...

jabbber‎, Today 06:44 AM
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Rows: to chest or to stomach?

On my back days I throw in tbars and standing cable rows. I use close grip for both! for my tbars, I pull higher towards the chest, and for the cable I pull more towards my abs/belly button, Does the higher row work the upper back/traps more compared to the lower row working the lower/middle...

Hannahp21‎, Today 03:34 AM
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barbell OHP variation

not sure if my last thread posted Looking for anterior/lateral deltoid development along with upper chest. Could an OHP variation, like pushing the bar slightly forward (instead of vertical overhead and finishing the movement straight up/less posterior deltoid involvement) help with this type of...

Hannahp21‎, Yesterday 10:08 AM
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Why did my bench go down?

I just started working out. My first week doing bench I did a 35 plate on each side. Then the next week I went on the same day and I could only really do 25s. Why is this?

NatsuFirefox‎, 02-13-2019 06:26 PM
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Am i fat

Whats up everyone been feeling self conscious lately in 2015 i lost 35 poinds and now in the last 4 years went from 165 to 174 and am feeling fat and i feel i look the same but i dont want to have to diet extreme again but im wondering if the weight gain is muscle and i have stamarted back at the...

CostaMazda‎, 02-10-2019 08:48 PM
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Issue working out bench press

Alright this is maybe a noob question but I'm having the following issue and I'm not sure how to fix it, every time i do bench press my first Rep is always good I'm able to go up to 15 to 20 reps, but after my first set i loss all my STR, my second set go under a lot like just 6 to 8 reps and on my...

joseluisxp‎, 02-08-2019 06:02 PM
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Injured wrist

Any advice on how to treat my injured wrist. Seems to be a recurring issue. Should I see the dr. Give it rest and stick to some other workouts other then lifting. Any advice is welcome

longlivelifting‎, Yesterday 04:54 PM
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Squat Pain around hips (upper thighs) when coming up

I am beginner at squats (couple of months). I have recently started experiencing some pain when squatting. I can go down and then while coming up almost at the end of the movement I experience a pain sensation in the region marked in this diagram(attached). I wanted to know if this is common (and...

prenx4x‎, 02-13-2019 12:51 PM
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Question What free weight exercises for rear delts?

I hit front and middle a lot, but I feel as if I'm lacking rear. Good compound/rear exercises that you personally recc?

auzor‎, 02-13-2019 02:17 PM
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Squat - How good is my form ?

I'm the type of guy that rather have a good form over anything else, I was pretty satisfied with this set but was wondering if this depth/form is good according to your standards. What do you guys think ? Tell me the truth, good or bad ? Thanks. rXKuNfc3pvs

Zase‎, 01-20-2019 03:38 PM
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How much grip shtrength for different deadlifts?

How much grip strength is needed for different deadlifts from ranging from 250lb to 1000lb. Not to be pedantic but I'm looking for approximate hand dynamometer readings along with deadlift amounts from people more than an answer along the lines of "a lot". I'm curious because I'm starting into...

Ram012593‎, 02-13-2019 09:19 AM
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Angry Increasing weight on overhead dumbbell press

I can do solid 10reps with 50s and only 2-3 with 55s,and ive been stuck at that for about 2-3months(also currently ended cut).Could the cut be the reason why Im stuck on overhead dumbbell press or is it really hard to progress on this exercise?Also I did 55s incline bench for 7 full ROM reps last...

Justregulardude‎, 02-13-2019 09:15 AM
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Turf toe

I’ve had turf toe for over a year and a half. I’ve never really been able to help it recover because I was always working. I’m back in college and have a little more time on my hands for my personal health. It still bothers me sometimes when I crouch on my foot, or run certain ways. I went to the...

Zebrolov‎, Yesterday 08:06 PM
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Every time I go in lower rep range I seem to injure something?

I've always sort of worked in the 8-15 rep range, never really had any issues, when I try to go heavy its only a matter of time until I get some sort of annoying injury, when I say heavy I'm talking 3-5 rep range. The latest is some sort of annoying shoulder thing. I'm 37 which isn't really...

irishninja81‎, Yesterday 10:41 AM
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Training for pacer test at home?

I did the pacer test last week and I got around 7.5 which is not bad but I still want to have the best score out of everyone which was a 11.2. How can I train for the pacer test at home? 45 Second stationary sprints with 15sec rest? I can't go outside because It's winter here and icy everywhere so...

brutus0‎, 02-11-2019 05:43 PM
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