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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: 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 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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Lagging lower/mid lats?

Hello, I've been doing a 5 day push/pull/legs/upper/legs split for the last couple months and noticed some major strength and size improvements (granted I wouldn't yet describe myself as an intermediate lifter). I typically do pull ups (wide grip, shoulder-width grip and neutral grip chins),...

senators65‎, Today 04:11 PM
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Effective planks and Exercise.

A plank is a simple effective body weight exercise that requires no equipment and can be performed just about anywhere.

Binnalyn‎, Today 08:04 PM
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Pendlay Row Advice (with Video)

Hi.. had a video I was going to try to attach but it was an invalid file type. If someone can pm me I can send directly, have a lot of injury history in the past and want to make sure I am doing this thing right. It is late now on east coast but I will check my inbox in morning to see if any...

JetsFan152‎, Yesterday 11:21 PM
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Best Way to Work the Tear Drop, Inner Quad and Inner Calf

Long story short, I've had problems with my tear drop being far too weak in the past and now from doing Muay Thai it seems the outside of my quad and calf are far FAR stronger than the inside, pulling my foot out and causing knee pain. This is only on my left leg, my right is fine. I need to...

neondevil‎, Yesterday 03:52 PM
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Is 5x5 too much volume?

1st set is like 6 or 7/10 intensity. By the last set I’m completely dead. Takes me like 30 minutes including warmup. Always get light headed, and barely have energy left for accessories. I’m used to less volume like 3x5 or even 3x3 which I find much more manageable and enjoyable, but I...

BulkingIsHard‎, 01-16-2021 05:28 PM
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Staying in shape with a wrist injury

Hi all, I've experienced recurring wrist pain in the ulnar side for few years and after doing some serious research and self diagnosis, it is most likely a TFCC injury. Most likely won't require a surgery, but just requires rest. In the past, I would just rest few days until the pain went away...

esimsoc‎, Today 01:33 PM
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Break from the gym

What’s up guys, I’ve been working out for the last 2 years non stop with no real off time. I’d say one day a week I would take off. I’m always on edge. I snap at things I don’t normally care about. I didn’t even know what anxiety was and now I have it. I know the gym is the cause of all of this...

Throwinheat‎, Yesterday 09:16 AM
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Pull ups - how to do it correct

Let’s see it

longhaimai‎, Today 09:13 AM
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Lightbulb How actually i managed to lose weight in 1 week

Basically, I will start my routine with doing some basic excersice What I did actually that I don't eat the sugar drink but I turn it to lemon drink yahh and less oil consumption eat more protein

qilnazrul‎, Yesterday 10:50 AM
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Seated vs laying leg curls

Is there much of a difference between the two? I’m trying to figure out which one I should do, and since I train legs twice a week would it be a good idea to do laying leg curls on my first leg day and seated on the second?

egsiue‎, Yesterday 11:17 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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Advice on how to have abs faster

Dithp‎, Yesterday 07:57 AM
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Improving forearm and wrist strength

I am struggling somewhat to keep my wrists locked while benching. I was using wrist wraps which helped me with completing heavier sets, but now when I take off the wraps my chest is stronger but my wrists and forearms are not. To improve stability, I am searching for some exercises to isolate the...

scumpxharry‎, Yesterday 08:12 AM
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Making no progress with bench. Looking for suggestions

I am making very little progress with my bench press. (Flat and incline) On flat press I am constantly between 185 and 205 for reps going to 225 x 1. Recently I have really struggled with flat bench and am having a hard time at 195 for reps. I am looking for some advice on how to progress my...

Temple90‎, 01-13-2021 07:59 PM
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If I only did hammer curls, what results can be expected?

I normally alter between hammers and regular DB curls but I got a minor injury where regular db curls irritate my wrists. Despite this, I always enjoyed hammer curls more; any major difference in terms of muscle building? Pictures to compare would be helpful

Odifududix‎, 01-06-2021 10:59 AM
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DB Shoulder Press: Standing or Sitting

Wondered whether it made a difference and whether doing it sitting without a back rest coud result in bad form or injury?

matteo2021‎, 01-14-2021 12:00 PM
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Time for a deload? Or continue progression?

Apologies for the wall of text. I hope this is one piece of the puzzle that makes it come together for me. Bear with me - thanks. Ok, I’m debating what to do next. I’ve been working out for a couple years and after making mistakes and other setbacks I’ve kind of figured out what work and what...

TryingBB‎, 01-17-2021 05:27 PM
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Building Abs

Hi All, I'm curious if sit-ups are good for building abs, I'm not looking to lose body fat and that's not what my question is, I just want to know how good sit-ups really are for growing abs. Thanks, Kris

kris715‎, 01-18-2021 03:34 AM
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Loss of practice with flat bench caused it to regress?

I have sensitive shoulders to a point where the flat bench irritates my shoulder joint regardless if I press with proper form and keep my pulling volume ahead of my pressing volume. For the past month, I only did decline and incline presses (rotating between workouts) to see if it would help my...

metallick‎, 01-17-2021 11:19 AM
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Getting bored of squats; bad idea to sub in leg press for time being?

For the longest time, I really only did squats and deadlifts with the occasional leg curl for lower body training. Since the last few months of 2019, I took my squat from 285 lbs to 340 lbs. My leg development was fairly decent but in that time period, I simply grew bored of the exercise. Would it...

metallick‎, 01-10-2021 09:13 PM
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You can only pick one exercise per muscle group...

Once again the workout and exercise forums are kinda dead, so let’s see what exercises y’all would pick if you had to choose 1 lower, 1 upper pull and 1 upper push. Mine would be a trap bar deadlift, hammer chest press and a seated cable row.

BeginnerGainz‎, 01-15-2021 06:18 PM
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Can someone make me an EXERCISE PLAN?

My silly free trainer from planet fitness gym has not gotten back to me either my exercises plan. So I'm asking for help here to make me an exercise plan. I have pictures attached on my profile under gallery. My main goal now is recomp. I want to lose fat around waist thus getting low...

Nate2021‎, 01-17-2021 08:23 AM
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I am so feed up of feeling so sore after workouts

alex89077‎, 01-13-2021 12:14 PM
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Would you consider knee wraps as cheating?

I personally don’t know how I feel about them. I like to do most of my base/buildup training without them then do a few months of adding lots of weight to the bar and getting used to the knee wraps again in prep for a 1rpm PR. One thing for sure is that whenever I’m in or finish a training block...

Lizzy3200‎, 01-15-2021 01:43 AM
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Best way to train for mass?

I was wondering what the best way to train for mass is? More specifically my pecs and upper body would I have to lift heavy and lower reps of lighter and higher reps or a good in between? Thank you very much.

JustinSmith52‎, 01-16-2021 01:07 AM
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