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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: 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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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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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Form Check: Barbell Row

I did two rows, one regular and one sumo as my legs seemed to be getting the way of the regular one. It would appear that given my height, sumo is the way to go. What do you all think? I would appreciate any feedback. Regular Sumo

slimchopra‎, 11-09-2020 08:31 AM
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Is it possible to have genetically elite leg strength?

I’m 18 years old at 160lbs, I’ve been training for about 2 years now and I’ve always skipped legs until recently. I’ve had about 2 weeks since I incorporated legs into my workout routine, just 3 workouts in I used a sled leg press and did 640 for 10 solid reps. I’ve looked at the statistics and it...

stutz567‎, 11-11-2020 11:15 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 03:36 PM
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Anyone have experience with benching 4+ times a week?

Probably a stupid question but has there any one that have done this? What were your outcome? In my gym, most of the strongest benchers are dudes I see who do their sets on flat and the chest machines almost every single day. I do Lyle Mcdonald's GBR (upper/lower) and on my off days I just do...

metallick‎, 11-04-2020 02:24 PM
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best exercises/variations to emphasize quads?

I have been lifting a long time and getting to the point where I want to factually focus on bringing up body parts rather than just endlessly plugging away at compounds lifts with no specialization etc. I've noticed that I am very glute dominant in all leg exercises. I rarely feel a good pump or...

NotThatUgly‎, 02-08-2019 02:49 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, 10-25-2020 10:51 PM
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Wide squats instead as a hip extension exercise?

So my wife is my training partner, but she is dramatically short of patience, so trying to learn something especially in a public place is frustrating as she gives up easily. Currently we do similar lifts as it’s easier to gauge her progress and it makes her more comfortable working out in...

BeginnerGainz‎, 11-02-2020 03:27 PM
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Struggling with muscle activation

Hi there. This is my first thread on this forum. Finally decided to check in. So my question is. When i do back exercises i struggle to feel anything but a little bit of fatigue in the targeted muscles. Only been lifting for 1 month so i cant say im an expert, but i tried to read up on as much...

NewToLifting21‎, 11-18-2020 07:31 PM
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Is my routine too much for a beginner bodybuilder

Monday/ Upper 2 sets of 12 dumbell curls 3 sets of 12 barbell curls 3 sets of 12 hammer curls 2 sets of side hammer curls 3 sets of 12 dumbell sholder press 2 sets of 12 barbell sholder press 5 sets of 12 lateral raises 3 sets of 15 kickbacks 3 sets of 12 tricep extenstions

Reonnn‎, 11-13-2020 11:56 PM
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Curl / Hammer Curl - difference negligible?

Everybody knows that in theory, hammer curls work more the forearm and brachialis, while supinated grip is supposed to be the superior exercise for full bicep activation...but we all know that it often doesnt work like that in practice, that supposed shaping movements are often all the same...

drunkenmaster1‎, 10-28-2020 12:47 AM
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Form Check: Squat

Please provide feedback. Thanks!

slimchopra‎, 11-09-2020 08:29 AM
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Beginning split-body maintenance program for limited health, mobility and equipment

Okay, so right off the bat, this will be a tiny bit of a read... I'm just trying to come up with a good split-body workout with dumbbells and body weight at home. I know it's a pretty far cry from a mass-gaining workout, but that's not really what I'm looking for, at least not at the moment. ...

isatonmynuts‎, 11-15-2020 01:37 PM
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Left side imbalance and only have barbell

How do I work on improving the imbalance? After reaching certain weight (poverty low) in my lifts, I tend to injure something. Mostly left shoulder. And this time my freaking right toes also. Took a week and a half off and still right toe is not better. But that’s another story (unless someone...

TryingBB‎, 11-01-2020 10:44 PM
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Can l build huge quads with an Atx belt squat machine?

Is that machine a good Alternative for squats

Shswhwwnnw22‎, 11-12-2020 04:51 PM
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Most fatiguing compound lifts

Out of the following compound lifts, which do you find the most fatiguing? You can answer this based on set-to-set fatigue, time to recover (set to set and workout to workout) or any combination of these. Back Squat Bench Press Barbell Row Deadlift Chin Up/Pull Up OHP For me it's:

RapidFail‎, 11-20-2020 07:18 PM
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Form Check Deadlift

Here's my deadlift. May I have feedback? Thank you!

slimchopra‎, 10-28-2020 05:56 PM
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I don't like how I look. Is being flat chested genetic or is it muscle?

To be honest not even sure if the term flat chested is correct for what I am trying to describe. I just notice that when I look at myself in the mirror, my ribcage looks like it is flat or better said like my spine is a little concave. By that I mean, unless I make a effort to fill my lungs,...

MikeGreo‎, 11-12-2020 07:39 AM
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Question Legs two days in a row?!

A little over 6 feet and almost 160 pounds I’m well trained at home but I wanted to gain more by doing more so I got into a gym and there I followed the trainer’s advice word for word but there was one thing I found troubling with it He had me train: First day: chest back biceps 2nd: Legs...

user5OQCXNXKODX‎, Yesterday 03:24 PM
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My squat is going up but not my Deadlift.

Hi everyone, I run a PPL split similar to Coolcida but with deadlifts on the second leg day. I have experimented with heavy sets in the 1-3 rep range and this past month, I was able to take my max squat from 295 lbs to 315 lbs. However my deadlift has been stuck at 285 lbs x 3. If I try applying my...

Odifududix‎, 10-31-2020 11:03 AM
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Back of shoulder pain/burning during chest and tricep lifts

I have been having pain in either my rear delt or the underlying tendons/rotator cuff for a while whenever I do chest (bench, flies, pecdeck etc) and or tricep exercises (dips and push downs but does not hurt with anything overhead). It is not a sharp pain but more of a burning feeling (not the...

gregoriocortez‎, 10-26-2020 02:32 PM
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Hamstring Tightness

Hey guys. So I went many years not giving my glutes and hamstrings the attention they needed. So lately, I've been really trying to kick butt at it. (Haha. Pun) My glutes seem to working great but my hamstrings have been so bad. I use to stay away from squats and deadlifts because once I got...

Zschnack87‎, 10-27-2020 02:01 AM
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Higher rep (15-20) low (mid shin) rack pulls, anyone else a fan?

I was burning out on RDL so I subbed in low rack pulls and am really enjoying them. When they're done with a decent ROM, full hip hinge and very submax loads they become a whole other beast of pulling, controlling the negatives and making the deload less harsh by putting squat pad "pussy pads"...

ChunkerFish‎, 11-09-2020 02:51 PM
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Feeling drained not pumped after workouts - normal or going too heavy?

Semi-new to lifting here. Whenever I lift in sets of 6-8 using 80%+ of my 1RM on compound exercises, I feel little to no pump in the muscles & at the end of my workout I feel tired & depleted. It also has a knock-on-effect making me feel tired the next day. Whereas if I lift lighter...

Sacharine33‎, 10-28-2020 05:23 AM
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Squat form - breaking parallel/ alleviating buttwink

I'd like to get some pointers of my squat. If I could without my lower back rounding I would go ATG to get full ROM. I was getting some lower back pain after squatting so I widened my stance (it felt more comfortable) and the pain has now subsided. On the other hand I felt an 'impingement' pain on...

xuerebx‎, 11-22-2020 11:52 AM
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