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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: 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: 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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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 10:38 AM
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Unhappy Knee "hollowness", cracking and discomfort from few weeks

My leg day workout consists of the following: 6 sets of squat - 6 to 8 reps 3 sets of inclined leg press - 10 to 12 reps 3 sets of standing calf raises - 10 to 12 reps 3 sets of sitting calf raises - 10 to 12 reps 3 sets of hamstring curls - 10 to 12 reps Of-late, my knees feel hollow and...

sagarbhathwar‎, 05-20-2018 11:02 PM
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Different muscles, different recovery time?

As per thread's subject, I was wondering if different muscles have different recovery times. I am alternating weeks of muscle groups splits to full body workout weeks. I In the full body workout weeks I go 3 days per week to allow for recovery, but in the rest days I am itching to go and do...

resle‎, Today 12:05 AM
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Post Running on Highway

hey Guys, I run daily early in morning on a highway near my house which is I know a little tilted "banking of road" , when I started it was nothing but know when I run I feel like a little load or pain in my knees is it.normal and safe? or I should avoid?

krishnasinghal‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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Lower chest development

Top of my chest is good just need tone my low part nipples etc best excercises thanks in advance

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Lower body lifts lagging

I’ve been lofting for a little over a month and based on other progression stories and just a lot of thread searching I’ve noticed my squats and dl are behind. My bench is at 160 but both of my lower body compounds are at 225 rn are they that behind and if so what can I do to resolve this and...

bojanglez34‎, Today 03:33 AM
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Muscle weakness staying over a week

Hey. Do you know that feeling where your muscles are a bit weaker after a work out? Not sore, but that you try doing a task requiring strength and it just feels harder/more difficult because of muscles being tired? My triceps have been 'weaker' in this way for over a week now, and I fear I...

markfanter‎, Today 03:14 AM
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Do you know the offical name for this workout?

I've switched training regime, but don't know the official name of it. Anyone? You do one set of your exercise, ie bench press instead of say 5x5 or 10x8 or whatever you usually do. You do 1 rep, followed by 1 second break, 2 reps followed by 2 second break and so on right up to 9 reps...

canadiancoops‎, Today 12:33 AM
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Arrow Believe I'm doing Lat Raises properly, still hurting.

I've been lifting off and on for about a year, strictly for the last 2 months. Results have been satisfactory since I got serious about my diet. Don't know if it matters, but I'm 27, about 6 2' at 175, up from 155. One issue I'm struggling to shake is pain in my left shoulder, feels like in/ kind...

ChurchOnHill‎, Yesterday 06:06 PM
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Is bike riding and work hurting my gains?

I have to ride my bike early in the morning to get to the gym. It is about 10 miles then 10 miles back home, I usually put my bike on a low gear and walk on hills. I have also been doing this type of bike riding for 6 months now so it is a cake walk now. I am going to start hypertrophy training...

JoshuaScott123‎, 05-20-2018 03:47 PM
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Is walking an hour every morning to gym too much?

Hey guys so I have no transportation and my only way to get to the gym is to walk my gym is about 40 minutes away so I walk to the gym and lift weights and then after I’m done I’ll walk back home which is an additional 40 minutes. My question is is that way too much exercise to be going to the gym...

chunkybutf‎, Yesterday 03:30 PM
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Tracking Macros/Calories on Weekly basis instead of Daily: Anyone do it? Make sense?

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Bodybuilding forums have been good to me in the past and I can’t thank all of you enough. My personal struggle with nutrition are the weekends. Monday-Friday I eat great and very rarely exceed my calorie limit. My weekends can really get me off track...

oystersandbeer‎, Yesterday 10:50 AM
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Dumb question about bicep/tricep balance

My usual weight for bicep curls is around 70lbs for 3x10, and for skullcrushers is 60lbs for 3x10. Since triceps are over 2/3rds of the mass in my arms, does this mean I have an imbalance (as in biceps are more developed then tri's)? Or do these two exercises often yield arbitrary weights to each...

Cshall98‎, Yesterday 07:54 AM
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Unhappy Disappointed in my results after 6 months in gym

Im 16 and ive been hitting the gym for about 6-7 months. Ive always been a scrawny 6 foot ectomorph with an overall skinny bitch physique. However, i'm not seeing any real major improvements from when i started working out. Ive been kind of obsessing with my own image recently and ive realized im...

marc54321‎, 05-15-2018 09:47 PM
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Talking OHP is GOOD for middle delts!!!

Hi everyone! There's often a debate about the overhead press, is it a good exercise for shoulder width or not. Mostly the "it works the front delts" group wins, but no one talks about the grip width you use! Everywhere on the net you can read that you should use a narrower grip blanlanla....

Akos89‎, 05-19-2018 01:23 PM
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Smile Deadlifting Exercise .. am I doing it right? (Part 2)

This is my second form about my deadlift exercise ... I have been following the vikings bare bone program for 7 months now and I have no coach in my gym so I make sure to watch and study the correct form of youtube and bodybuilding forums. That being said I posted this video a month ago and got...

1HumanTarget1‎, 05-20-2018 02:52 PM
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Question weight lifting or cardio

Hi I am a female aged between 18-24 and I want to loose weight. I currently weigh 94kg or 207lbs I have done cardio before, and I enjoy it, but I also want to try out weight training But do I have to loose my body fat first then weight train or can I start weight training at my...

changeme789‎, 05-19-2018 06:19 AM
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Question novice

Hi guys ! I started going for the first time in my life to the gym 2 weeks ago . I've been doing all body workouts with 1 day rest in between . I started reading about all sorts of exercises and "best ways" and it's really kind of confusing so I don't know how to start and what to do . I read about...

Paulb47‎, 05-20-2018 12:31 PM
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A couple questions about the deadlift and bicep curls.

I am on the Stronglifts routine to bulk (I am a skinny novice) and have been running it for seven weeks now. My lifts are quite low but that was either due to having very little upper body strength or deloading in order to practice my form. 1) When doing the deadlift, how much rest is too much...

WapanCakes‎, 05-19-2018 09:51 AM
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One exercise for the rest of your life

If you could only do ONE exercise for the rest of your life which would you choose? Mine would probably be squatting

Epastora‎, 05-18-2018 11:28 AM
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Feeling squats around knees?

Recently when I'm squatting I feel the muscle around my knees pumped more than anything else, it could be because I'm doing goblet squats, also my butt more than usual. When I did normal barbell squats in a gym I used to feel my quads, now I still feel my quads too, but not as much as I feel this...

Akenji‎, 05-20-2018 04:56 PM
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bent over rows with ez bar

what do u guys think? i do my back day at my college gym, and it's so ****in busy all the time, that usually all the bb r in use. i've never tried this exercise with the ez bar, but am extremely curious as i think it will give me a new "burn" so to speak

theeeguy‎, 03-18-2005 08:37 PM
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Form Check (Romanian Deadlift)

jbAz8gTQXeA Hey. Any feedback will be great. Also. Is it normal that the core is a limiting factor on front squats

Ultradian‎, 05-18-2018 01:02 PM
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Am I doing them right?

After doing push-ups I feel pain in my lower chest. Just wanted to confirm that is this the correct place where I should feel pain?

ahmadqayyum14‎, 05-20-2018 12:24 PM
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