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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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Are regular aches, pains, nags etc... just a fact of lifting?

I'm mid 30s, been active whole life, eat well and pretty healthy. Throughout 20s and early 30s I used to do a mix of cardio, free-weights, plyo and machines (when I lifted, focused on ~15 rep ranges) but last 2-3 years shifted to more strength / bodybuilding routine with almost exclusive...

VTLifts‎, Today 11:00 AM
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Rear delt exercises that ARE NOT bent over lateral raises or face pulls...

Any suggestions? My back day consist of deadlifts as a main lift. Followed by Nautilus pullover, V grip pulldowns, T bar rows and DB rows.

BeginnerGainz‎, Yesterday 07:53 PM
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Question Is it ok to lower weight if you dont have spotter

My dad usually spots me when I squat and bench but he has a different work shift now. Will I still get good results if I lift less for more reps.

Leosandoval05‎, Today 02:13 PM
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Just started deadlifting.Am i Weak?

Hi guys/gals,i have a decent body,with 176 pounds and my friend introduced me to deadlifts since i had back issues.I have great will power and used to do squats on an average weight but i just have been introduced to deadlifting and honestly i find it addictive.I used to go up on doing...

captainsbody‎, Yesterday 11:05 PM
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How should i approach squats?

Some time ago i used to do squats using a belt.This created an imbalance in my lower back. For a while now i started to do weighted hyperextensions and lat hyperextensions to enhance my lower back and, in general, the core.Also, i stopped using the belt on squats and i reduced the weight. After...

Cristian000‎, Yesterday 01:28 AM
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honestly how tf do you train your neck

ive looked. not doing bridges or neck-breaking stuff. looking to build a stronger, thicker neck to prevent injury, reduce pain, look better etc iron neck? wat do? thonks

sandaltan‎, Yesterday 12:06 PM
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Exclamation A question about grip width when barbell bench pressing

Okay so i want to ask a question, i havent posted in years as i stopped training for a while, so if theress still anyone here whos active id like to know your thoughts on this! So i flat bench press heavy (for my body weight) and i have a wide grip width ( about as wide as officially allowed in...

Mosescox123‎, Yesterday 09:45 PM
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Cool Not dead after deadlift

Hey all, So I've been serious lifting/eating for about 3 months now. I'm feeling great, lost a lot of fat and gained some decent muscle. I have a question about deadlift though. It is one of my favorite lifts, but I'm not sure I am getting the most out of it or using correct form. I usually do...

jbmi227‎, Yesterday 09:43 AM
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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 12:55 PM
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difference between push ups and which one do you think is harder?

So I just actually started doing knuckle push ups today and I find that much harder then diamond push ups so is there any benefit to doing both or just focus on one type of push up?

helpmeout1‎, 11-30-2019 07:26 PM
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Shaping pecs

Being going to the gym consistently for almost a year now and been seeing some good gains but my pecs seem to be taking a weird shape particularly my left one which is abit more slanted, can anyone suggest anything particular to work on or should I just keep lifting as normal, not sure if it’s...

ike9778‎, Yesterday 10:02 AM
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Question Judge A beginners Squat form

I'm 14 and have been lifting for about 6 months. I'd been a bit scared to do squats because I didnt want to mess up my back and a questioned my form since my back normally hurt the next day. I think it's gotten a little better but could be greatly improved. Here's a video of my form. Hopefully...

Leosandoval05‎, 12-03-2019 05:32 PM
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I need help to adjust my workout plan

Hello, So i just recover from Anorexia and is now wanting to build back my loss muscle mass. I workout 3 days in the gym (Mon, Tue and Fri). The other days except for Saturday (my rest day as it’s convenient for me), i go to my dancesport class and practice. I don’t have money for a trainee or...

TKitty‎, Yesterday 11:11 AM
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Arrow how important is the number of reps

wuts the difference between 4 and 8 and 12 reps in a lift ie at squat

lemesinnk‎, 12-03-2019 03:27 AM
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Struggling to gain muscle

I’m finding it difficult to gain muscle mass mainly in my arms (biceps, triceps, forearms) despite I’ve been going to gym for 5 and half years now. I go to the gym on weekdays (3 days lifting weights, 2 days working on my core. I feel like giving up sometimes because I’m not getting results I...

jamie1412‎, 12-03-2019 11:11 AM
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Lat pain

Hi so im actually new here so i dont know if i should be posting here, anyways i started doing pullups everyday and did a pr in weighted pullups, i then started stretching my lats but i think i pulled a bit too hard and now it hurts when i do pulluos or when i flex my lats too hard, i dont feel any...

perroqlio69‎, 12-01-2019 05:26 PM
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Dumbbell chest press for mass?

Will the dumbbell chest press, help you gain mass just as well as bench press?

oliver1king123‎, 12-02-2019 03:46 PM
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Shall I do this monster exercise for chest instead of bench press?

I found a power twister on YouTube and I ordered it. Search on YouTube 'lovho power twister : the most obscure and challenging grip tool ever ", I can't post links because I'm a new member. Please search it on YouTube. Shall I bother with bench press if I can use that power twister? I see it...

Kopesh‎, 12-03-2019 12:31 PM
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Struggling to lift heavier weights - Why is that?

I’m finding it difficult to gain muscle mass mainly in my arms (biceps, triceps, forearms) despite I’ve been going to gym for 5 and half years now. I go to the gym on weekdays (3 days lifting weights, 2 days working on my core. I feel like giving up due not only struggling to get results but...

jamie1412‎, 12-03-2019 10:19 AM
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Form check FSQ

Hello strong and weak guys... Can some expirienced lifter check my form on front squat. If u need I can post New video from different angle, tomorrow. Thanks

VeyroneR‎, 12-03-2019 05:56 AM
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Exclamation 16-Years Old Looking To Gain Mass

Hey there! My name is Mason, I am 16 years old and I've started to work out every day for 45 days straight. The problem I am running into though is gaining mass. I have begun mass consumption of peanut butter and honey sandwiches and I drink C4 before almost every workout which has creatine in...

Masonacious‎, 12-03-2019 08:50 AM
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Abs won’t activate

Hello all, I took about a year break from working out. I was in pretty decent shape before, but now that I am back at it I can’t activate my abs anymore in my workouts. Whenever I do abs workouts, they sometimes feel very right and strained, but with no soreness, and sometimes I can’t feel anything...

henryalb‎, 12-03-2019 03:45 AM
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Body type/composition

Is it odd that being a mix of a mesomorph and endomorph that Im noticing muscle gain, and only have been bulking for a month? So far ive gained maybe 3 to 4 pounds, and my arms and neck look bigger, minimal fat gain as well

tanman520‎, 12-03-2019 03:00 AM
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Anxiety with bench pressing?

Anyone else have a fear that their hand will slip when bench pressing? I’m just now trying to add 5lbs every week to my lifting, but the higher the weight it’s going, the more I’m worried that one day my hand will slip, or give up, and I’ll die. I feel like subconsciously this is the main...

hcuraB‎, 11-30-2019 05:26 AM
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Incline bench, shoulder press... barbells/dumbbells

If a program would call for military press and incline Dumbbell Bench press, could it be beneficial to occasionally cycle in seated dumbbell shoulder press and incline barbell? Especially in the face of plateaus?

Xpiro‎, 12-01-2019 11:52 PM
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