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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: 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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Question Does anyone bench press while having a nagging shoulder pain

I just want to know if it's possible to go heavy while having a slight shoulder pain? I've been putting off bench pressing for a while because of my nagging shoulder pain but realize that I still go heavy on the squats despite having minor pain in my knees throughout the day. Is it just a matter of...

lookupmkultra‎, 03-17-2019 01:35 PM
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Opinion on alternative exercises to build legs?

Ive been squatting with the barbell for a good while. Ive got some thick legs doing it, ive done it in almost every style from highbar - lowbar - front squat - ssb. Ive done every style using oly shoes,chuck taylors and bare feet....and now to be honest im just bored with squatting, ive gotten so...

nofacebook‎, 03-18-2019 05:23 PM
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Injuries during exercise

Hi everyone. I might not be able to articulate very well what sort of injury I'm having, so bear with me. I get shifting in my bones (not joint cracking) but like...bone-on-bone movement when I do many exercises that use my arm and leg muscles. Specifically its the joint where my shoulders meets...

sheliftzbro‎, Yesterday 09:47 PM
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Best way to build to doing pull-ups

Hey guys, I haven’t been able to do unassisted pull-ups since elementary school. Mainly because if my weight(not that I was ever extremely obese, but my upper body strength couldn’t compensate). As I’m making progress on my latest weight loss journey, I’ve identified an additional goal. Do...

bto131‎, Today 06:58 PM
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Can i do stretching everyday ?

Hello, i do short dynamic stretching as my part of warmup before workout. Many people do static stretching after their workout, but i hate it post workout, i just want to go to shower after my workout. So my question is - can i do like 15 minutes of static stretching everyday before bed for example...

wariorpolni‎, Yesterday 09:35 AM
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Deadlift form

Can y'all check my form please. Will embed link when I remember how Thanjs

Ultradian‎, Today 01:33 PM
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Wrist Support Grips

Hello all, I’m semi-new to lifting, only been doing this for a year. My wrists often are sore after I lift, what I consider, heavy. I have small wrists and often times it’s a struggle to grip a bench press when it’s above 185, or when I deadlift 2 plates. Are there any remedies to make stronger...

gottaclip‎, Today 02:36 PM
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Looking for (temporary) substitutes for back/front squats + RDLs

Hi. I'm on Fierce 5 novice program. Because of some diagnosed lower back muscle pain/tightness, I am avoiding both kinds of squats and RDLs for a while. I'm also cutting atm so not too worried about going heavy with everything all the time, just trying to keep the muscles working and work on good...

colontos‎, Yesterday 06:17 PM
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Bench variation excercises

Hey Guys, Looking for some help selecting one or a few bench variations to add into my routine to build strength in my high sticking point. I'm considering exercises like a regular floor press, board press or rack lockouts. Also thought about throwing bands, chains or suspended kb's on. What do...

dtommys‎, Yesterday 09:07 PM
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Pain in upper rear thigh when squatting

Hi all, I've been getting pain in my thigh when squatting and can't understand why. It's on the outside towards the back and top of the thigh. Sort of where the glute meets the thigh and then running two thirds of the way down the side/back of the thigh. Any idea? It makes it feel like my body...

PeteFalcon‎, Today 10:12 AM
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Home workout exercises? Only have dumbbells and a bench press setup.

Intermediate/Advanced lifter here. I have been lifting for years in gym, but now I am living in my friends place only for 1-2 months, and not many gym close where I live here offer a month contract. So far my exercises selection: Chest & Shoulder - BB Bench Press - Seated Overhead Press (I do...

UnkleDolan‎, Today 03:25 PM
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39 years old and need to get back in shape

Hi Guys, I'm 39 years old now and have stopped lifting for the past 3 years. I was simply overworked and had some health issues as well that kept me away from the gym. I recently started going again as I have a bit more time and hate the way my body looks these days. I didn't really let myself...

Jimmynm28‎, Today 03:02 PM
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Swimming and body transformation

Does swimming 3 days per week combined with weightlifting provides optical results on the body? My goal is to get wider chest, back, shoulders ( currently i do weightlifting at the gym (4-5 times) combined with crossfit (around 2 days per week)

Adoni1s‎, Today 02:13 PM
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I think my bench press is stuck.

I'm 16 years old and novice level powerlifter bodyweight 75 Kg(165 lb). I've stucked at 55 Kg (121 lb) Bench Press with 4 reps 2 weeks. My form is correct i using leg drive while benching. I can deadlift 100 Kg (225 lb) 8 reps easily. But my bench is so weak. I using Stronglifts 5x5 program i'm...

YULLBAREZ‎, Yesterday 12:15 PM
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Incline Bench vs, OHP = Both or only one?

Hey guys, So my question is actually pretty straightforward. Im doing a 2 split 4 time a week, and monday and thursday are chest days. At the moment i selection looks like this: Monday: - Flat bench - Incline Bench (45') - Dips - Pull ups - Seated rows

2Seconds‎, Today 10:38 AM
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Can’t feel my pecks.

Okay guys so about a month ago I decided to change my lifestyle. I bought a bunch of new equipment and weights. I completely changed my diet to be able to build muscle. It’s been about a month now and I’ve definitely added more weight since I have started but I don’t see a difference in my pecks....

tipton1813‎, Yesterday 07:31 PM
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Cool Advice needed plz

27 year old male, 6'3 inches tall and weight about 19 stones. I have a bit of a belly. I was previously fit and sporty until three years ago when I was injured. Should I be training to lose weight/fat first, doing things such as cardio with a calorie deficit or should I just be starting on the...

Scottycninja‎, 03-18-2019 04:11 PM
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Sumo deadlift form check Usually my hips sit too low and my lower back hyperextends, so been working on keeping a neutral back, scapula over bar and hips sitting higher. Any tips let me know

Hannahp21‎, Today 03:23 AM
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Workouts inside of shoulder width?

Looking for exercises that keep the elbows tucked in for back an chest. I have multiple tears in my RC and am forced into only this area. (yes I have been to the Doc, have it imaged etc, but some is now not repairable after 8 months and multiple previous injuries) Right now I have just been able...

polishedball‎, Today 07:34 AM
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Question Leg size/definition

Hi, Just wondering if there is a difference between training for leg size or definition or is it just a matter of diet? Size = more calories whilst definition = less. Are there any specific exercises which are more suited to size and more which are more suited to definition? Thanks

Gooner498‎, 03-18-2019 11:56 PM
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Smile About fitness and my profile

A trained pilot, a TV actor and a fitness freak, Thakur Anoop Singh just won the gold medal in the fitness physique category at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Federation championships in Thailand. His good looks and muscular frame helped him gain popularity in the entertainment industry and...

Dancemafia‎, Today 12:25 AM
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deadlift help

i recently got back into the gym last month after a 7year hiatus and still feel relatively strong my 1st week back into it I maxed out with a 1rm of 200kg / 440lb thinking yay still got some powa. Fast forward 4 weeks later I haven't seem to have improved much in terms of deadlift max; the...

Jamielak‎, 03-18-2019 07:09 PM
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Hips shooting back during squats (FORM CHECK please).

Hello everyone, I am having an issue with my squats. I am reaching a point where the weights feel "too heavy" for me and I feel mentally scared every set (even though they are my favorite leg movement). Recently I did 195 lbs for 3x5 but I see my hips are shooting back. Can anyone give me advice? ...

WapanCakes‎, 03-15-2019 03:19 PM
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How long did it take for you to reach a 400 pound deadlift?

After about a month of weight training, I did my first set of deadlifts yesterday, lifting 80kg (176lb). How much weight did you use when starting deadlifts, and how long did it take you to reach a 400lb deadlift?

jco25‎, 11-03-2017 05:33 PM
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Military Press Form: to chin vs to chest?

I'd just like to clear this up, my friend's military press is slightly higher than mine, but he goes down to about his chin (roughly 90 degrees) while I touch my chest. He told me not to touch my chest because it was too low and it would **** my rotators up... I have serious doubts about this...

TheMrfabio‎, Yesterday 06:13 PM
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