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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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Weak glutes and legpress

My physio advised me that my glutes are weak and hes doing ultrasound tens therapy upon me.He is making me leg press and hamstring curls and do some quad strengthening later.im doing 20kg plates on each sideand so its 40 kg leg press of 10 reps and i just wanted to know whether am i actually weak...

captainsbody‎, 11-16-2018 06:01 AM
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My bench press is terrible, help?

Hey all. Male, 19, 6'6", 206 pounds, 15% BF. Bench press is awful, I can dumbbell press 4x12 @ 100 pounds easy enough, but struggle to get 10 reps at 135 on the barbell, or even eight at 145. I get almost there, then my elbows just go numb and have nothing left in them. All my other lifts are...

EdibleBricks‎, Yesterday 12:27 AM
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Getting a good routine set up.

Ive recently joined back up to the gym ( 4 years since I last trained) and I'm now training by myself due to work and other stuff I used to train with other people, I've been reading up and trying to set up a good workout routine, I like the push pull legs split idea but I'm not sure if I have...

walkleyowl‎, Yesterday 12:48 PM
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Keeping back straight squats

Squats have been an exercise I have struggled with for some time, but I have slowly improved. I finally hit 315 for the first time and while my depth was great I struggled with keeping a straight back, especially as I became more exhausted. I do not intend on going that heavy for some time and...

buffs4217‎, Yesterday 09:45 PM
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Bench press - i don't feel my chest

No matter what I do I don't feel my chest.

builda123‎, 11-19-2018 10:27 AM
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Can squat almost as much as I can deadlift

Hi guys I've been having some issues lately as my deadlift just doesn't seem to be improving while I seem to be making significant gains in my squat. I can squat 340 lbs and deadlift 350 or so. Ive been lifting for around 9 months and have been making significant gains in all lifts except my...

walruswhippa‎, 11-19-2018 04:31 AM
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How often do you Deadlift and Squat, need some help.

My goal is overall strength and power, and also core strength. Currently i am dead lifting 1 time per week and squatting 1 time per week, trying to add 2.5 - 5 pounds to my working sets every week. I feel that i am really lacking in lower body strength due to when i was young and dumb not...

yukonblu‎, Yesterday 06:52 PM
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Pain after hamstring curls lying

Im doing the least weight when doing hamstring curls.It hurts when i sit.its day 4 of doing them.how long for my body to adjust into them.

captainsbody‎, 11-19-2018 10:33 AM
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Strength and Mass

Hi all, I’m relatively new to the gym world and I’ve always had a question which I can’t seem to find the answer to. My goal is I want to build muscle. I don’t want to be bodybuilder size but enough to fill out a t shirt and to look in great shape and I am aware of the differences of training...

mozza11‎, Yesterday 06:08 PM
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Body solid Vertical leg press

Hello. I just baught the vertical leg press mady by Body Solid their website says it works the hamstring and glutes muscles. I have been told by others that it can work the quadricep muscles. I was wondering if anyone might know the proper form and how to use the machine to work my quadriceps? Or...

mlfen7780‎, Yesterday 09:58 AM
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Incline and flat bench press on same day

Is it a good combination, or should I just stick to one?

Paulie1986‎, 09-25-2009 03:36 PM
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Repeat Injury of Lower Back when doing Low Pulls and Bent Over Rows

Hello All, First time posting here on these forums. I'm looking for a little guidance from the bodybuilding community. I am 48, weight 170 lbs workout 4-5 days a week, I am pretty active, hiking, mountain biking, and weight training. I've done Kris Gethin workouts the last couple of years...

rosstarino‎, Yesterday 12:16 PM
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Squat form check

CgNmFy9aTTU I can't keep my back tight, as soon as I get up from the hole it just collapses.

Arkadij947‎, 11-19-2018 07:50 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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Question I can bench more than I can squat? [form check]

Title says it all. I can bench far more than I can squat, so I'm looking for feedback on my Squat form. Here's a video of 85x5. It might look easy, but my knees were killing me afterward. I don't think I can add more weight without my form completely breaking down. I've already noticed that I'm...

Pleiades45‎, 11-17-2018 05:46 PM
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Am I doing it smart ?

So I am currently doing the Viking Bare Bones program , and let's say there is an exercise like " Bent Over Row " 4x8 and it happens to be in the Upper Day and also in the Pull day... So on the Pull Day I am doing like my maximum heavy weight with an okay technique and like holding it in a...

Megaman204‎, Yesterday 06:45 AM
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Tight pelvic causing serious back pain

So the last two years or so I have been dealing with some serious tightness around my right pelvic. The tightness has caused me some serious painful lower back moments a few times during my workouts (normally feels like a nerve gets stuck; which might be the case) - i’ve been bedridden for a week...

protsaregood21‎, Yesterday 05:35 AM
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Calories burned on treadmill

I'm a 6'1 man weighing 189 pounds. An online calculator said I'd burn 645 calories per hour on a treadmill at a 10 percent incline. How accurate is this. I don't want to overestimate my burned calories.

bodyguy55‎, 11-19-2018 12:54 PM
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Exercises for slouching body posture?

I have bad posture. I slouch. My lower back is always aching. When I sit straight it aches. I wish the fix this because since I've started gym, I don't want my gains to mold around my bad posture, does that make sense? Like I was doing exercises today and I realized that I was using my back...

Fullbring‎, 11-13-2012 01:13 PM
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VMO muscle imbalance - HELP!

Basically I’m coming of the back off two successive ACL reconstructions , as a result my VMO on my right(injured) leg is much smaller than my “good” leg I’ve been able to gym now for about 6 months but the VMO just doesn’t seem to be growing, the other muscles in my quad are all pretty much...

jack101213‎, 11-18-2018 04:25 PM
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Triceps 3 heads

so I train tricpes twice a week , on monday ( upper strength ) - I do weighted dips , and on friday ( push hypertrophy) - I do db overhead extension and straight bar pushdowns .. and of course during the week I do a lot of presses like bench press \ incline press \ military press .. so my...

Orelabergel1‎, 11-15-2018 12:53 PM
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Why do people do barbell benches instead of dumbbell benches?

Hi, It seems that if you use a dumbbell you don't need a spotting partner, if you're pushing a lot of weight the worse thing that will happen is that you end up dropping the dumbbells with a loud thud next to your bench. But if you use a barbell, the worst thing that can happen is a farking bar...

stilearning‎, 11-12-2018 06:59 AM
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Plagued with cramps once again  

Last year I did my first Horrible Hundred event. It’s a 100 Mile cycling ride that has some decent Hills that are plentiful. Anyway… Last year for the H.H Ride, I felt great up until about mile 70 something. Then bang… INTENSE leg cramps. Level 10 pain which left me stuck with a stiff leg not...

sen2two‎, 11-19-2018 07:50 AM
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Bench Press

If you watch videos of Bodybuilders like Phil Heath or Jay Cutler when they are doing the bench press they never go all the way down to there chest they stop may 1" before hitting the chest and they don't full extend when lifting it up, they seem to stay in this "Pocket" when lifting the weight....

fairbjosh‎, 11-14-2018 01:42 PM
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