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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: 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 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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grip strength

i've been trying to incorporate more grip strength stuff into my routines. but other than farmers carry and dead hang, I don't know what to do. what are some options i can mix in? and/or are there some other things i can do throughout the day?

Jdizzlean‎, Today 09:04 AM
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Landmine press - Overhead Press alternative?

Overhead press pretty much murders both my shoulders. I got diagnosed with torn labrums in both, though they are only minorly torn. Small SLAP tear in left, small posterior tear in right. Anyway been experimenting. It seems that kneeling landmine press (one handed) is far easier on the...

ProgrammerHunch‎, Yesterday 09:51 PM
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Thumbs up Focus and goal on training

Hi everyone, i have a few years of consistent training under my belt and had always priorities training over anything in my life. To me training is not fun or enjoy, it used to be suffering and pain for me but recently i have been more focus on it and it is less or suffering. Previous year of...

Mobc1990‎, Today 04:53 AM
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Safer Pull Ups using Ab Sling?

An old hand injury has made pull ups more difficult. Is it possible to achieve them with less pain using an Ab sling to take the tension off my hand? Can pull ups be done like this? Ab sling used for pull ups?

William2018‎, 10-23-2020 02:06 PM
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Activation of triceps in DB flat bench press vs. DB incline press

I know the triceps are hit better in DB flat bench press compared to DB incline press. But how much is the difference exactly? Is it a difference of 20 pounds for each DB? So in other words, would a pair of 50s on flat hit the triceps the same way a 45 degree incline does with a pair of 70s?

Liberal3lite‎, Yesterday 09:13 PM
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So I’ve started running for stamina/ health purposes and have a couple questions. 1) Am I doing too much running? Monday: HIIT on assault bike for 5-10 rounds Wednesday: Some sort of HIIT outdoors with friends Thursday: Football/ Soccer training which involves quite a-bit of running...

Cautious1‎, Yesterday 02:54 PM
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Coping with an injured wrist?

So yesterday I tried testing my max on the squat and failed at 315 lbs after being able to do 305 lbs for a rep earlier. When the bar fell, the safety pins caught the weights though I believe the bar landed on my palm and made my right wrist sore. There is no pain though there is some discomfort...

Odifududix‎, Yesterday 01:23 PM
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How long should you rest after finishing a compound lift

How long should you rest after finishing a heavy compound lift of 5 reps of 4 sets then moving on to isolation exercises I moved to cable flys and shoulder press but my chest is sore for 2 days And I’m been doing the same routine for past 4 weeks

xehirl‎, 10-24-2020 06:40 PM
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Wrist Roller vs Forearm Curls? Both? One?

I am very interested in improving my forearm strength and increasing flexibility due to some repetitive stress injuries I have from things like computer use and boxing. I bought a rack-mounted wrist roller and it's incredible compared to a handheld unit. It seems like I can purely isolate the...

hglip‎, Yesterday 12:25 AM
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Cool Deadlift, Bench, Front Squat form check

I recorded myself doing 3 of my 4 main movements. I just started doing front squats. The weight is heavy for me as I'm following a 5 rep strength program. Can you guys please critique my form? I've noticed from the video that my upper back wasn't strong enough for the last front squat reps;...

Nuthead007‎, 10-24-2020 04:53 PM
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Form check high bar squat

Can someone advise me on my squat Form. I am doing fierce 5 novice. I am stuck at 70kg weight for squats . I do 65 kg in this video. I might be going for a deload for my back squat. My rdl is already 80 kg and seems easy to progress. My front squat is now 60kg *5. I am on a lean bulk but my body...

chillz88‎, 10-14-2020 01:27 PM
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[WTA] Inconsistency of curling strength

Hi everyone. I have a question that puzzle me for weeks. My inconsistent strength of bicep curl. Be in barbell curl, db cull or hammer curl. Eg: last week my db curl was 24lbs 10x4. yesterday was 26lbs 10x2, then had to drop down to 20lbs for another 10x2. I check my note somewhere last...

ZeekTrytoBuff‎, 10-22-2020 07:31 PM
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Form Check: Back Squat

May I have some feedback on my squat? Thank you.

slimchopra‎, 10-24-2020 07:25 PM
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Front Squats

So I recently tweaked my low back. Nothing serious, but definitely a yellow flag. I’ve chosen to sub in front for back squats to ease up on my posterior chain so I can continue to progress on deadlifts without pre-fatiguing my lower back (I follow up squats with deads), and so far it’s going well....

Xpiro‎, 10-22-2020 07:27 PM
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Improving Asymmetry and Upper Chest, please help!

Hello! I'm a casual lifter but I'm hitting a wall with my pecs. My upper pecs, I just can't seem to work them out properly, I do a fair amount on the incline bench and incline dumbell press. Is there a way to fix this or is it just my chest muscle insertions?? I'm also unsure about how to...

Justvisitingrn‎, 10-23-2020 08:29 PM
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Hammer Strength Incline Press

Anyone know the weight difference between the hammer strength incline press machine from the one that has the lat pull down on the other side compared to the one that dont?

pinfante‎, 10-24-2020 04:38 PM
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Angry Want wider back

Ive been lifting for almost 5 years on trial and error but ive been wanting to get ready to go and try to compete at a show but I lack a lot on my back including density and the lean aspect of it . I only have back strength due to playing football but I haven't quite figured out which machines or...

ONimari‎, 10-24-2020 01:21 PM
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How to improve my chest? it's my weak point

i have been doing the fierce 5 intermediate upper lower.

brunogouveia58‎, 10-20-2020 05:08 AM
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How accurate are ORM calculators? Also form check

Disclaimer: Sorry if this post doubles as a form check. Also yes I took out my mask but everyone was far away- keeping my mask on will only make me pass out. I can squat at 265 lbs for sets of 4 reps. After doing 3 sets of these, I decided to YOLO it and test out...

JuniorSaint99‎, 10-21-2020 10:08 AM
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Will Overhead Press only fuk up your traps?

It's well known that too much bench will mess up your shoulders because the opposite side is weak. I've been doing overhead press only for a while because gym got coronaed. My neck/traps have been hurting, is this something similar to the bench/shoulder problem?

monster0ultra‎, 10-22-2020 01:14 PM
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How to build big triceps at home with bad elbows?

I lift at home and I have dumbbells only. I'm trying to build bigger triceps. I have bad elbows (cubital tunnel syndrome) and there are certain exercises I can't do. Diamond pushups and overhead extensions are two examples I just can't do. I bench press at 30 and 45 degree angles. I do most of...

Liberal3lite‎, 10-22-2020 03:59 PM
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Lifting exercises that are low impact on wrists

I was diagnosed with carpal boss or bone overgrowth on my left wrist, which started acting up when I did heavy overhead shoulder presses and flat bench. I realize now my terrible form grip did not help either. Was told to rest it and keep it in a brace until the pain goes away, which I plan on...

ahf86946‎, 10-15-2020 01:38 PM
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Correct way to position myself on bench to perform dumbell pullovers?

Am I supposed to lie on the bench the same way you would for bench press or lie sideways like I've seen many people do for this exercise?

Hoxton12‎, 10-22-2020 07:16 AM
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EZ bar curl for row?

I'm fairly new to fitness and today I just tried the bendover row with a barbell. I used an underhand grip for more Lat activation but my wrist started hurting--a sharp pain my hands. I watched some videos and saw that the EZ bar is nicer with your wrists and you still get the same results as with...

Neovictor‎, 10-22-2020 01:22 AM
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Favorite Arm Workout?

I have arms day tomorrow and I was wondering what everybody's favorite workout is? I do a dumbbell only regiment, so I'm pretty limited. But I would say concentration curls are my favorite.

Bedubs123‎, 10-18-2020 02:36 PM
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