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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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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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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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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: 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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Deadlift form check

Tried posting this in the powerlifting session and the threads been dead even after a bump so trying my luck here. Mind if a get a form check on these deadlifts guys? Had my first comp recently and deads were the least impressive out of my 3 so thought I'd focus on fixing up my technique (if...

rsid97‎, Today 12:22 AM
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Smile Dead-lifting 1 Rep max 160kg | Form analysis or help please

HEY PPL! I've been working on my dead a lot over the last 3 weeks! here is a video of me doing 160 kg !!! (Link in signature) I think my form is OK, maybe need to work on my grips a bit... anyway let me know what you think, if there's anything i need to improve on? personally i think it...

Built4str‎, Yesterday 03:37 AM
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Back width by only doing pulldowns

Hey guys, I noticed I am the only one in the gym that avoids doing pullups. I have used all kinds of pulldown grips and even done single arm cable pulldowns and my back is a lot wider than the people that do pullups. Also I noticed many of the people doing pullups, struggle on cable pulldowns....

TissuesShredded‎, 10-21-2018 10:13 PM
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doing planks while browsing the internet

So normally when I go on my laptop for homework and relaxing I will do planks for a minute and take a break and then go back to them, and so forth just to get some exercise in during the day without having to go to the gym during school/studying. I'd say I do about 30 one minute planks a day. How...

RottenOdysseus‎, 10-20-2018 05:47 PM
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Squat form check

youtube.com /watch?v=mSt6ltPKP7w I can already tell i am doing to much of a good morning, but tell me what else is wrong

somefella31‎, Today 02:28 AM
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Question Pause on bench good/bad for strength gains?

Is it good to pause on every rep on the incline bench,all the way down 1-2 seconds pause then all the way up,cause u lift less weight than without pause.Opinions?

CagedBeast23‎, Yesterday 08:13 AM
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Smile Question about squats (never tried back barbell squat)

Hey guys... I have always been working out at home, so i never got the opportunity to try barbel squats... And i wanted to ask. How heavy should i start? I can pistol squat with 2 dumbells, 8 kilos each, 4sets 9reps each. I want the best starting weight for me. After finding the right form of...

Jimmakoss17‎, 10-17-2018 09:57 AM
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Stretching Too Aggressively

Is it possible to be a little too aggressive while stretching? This question is solely for stretching my hip flexors. I perform runners lunges for one minute on each leg daily. I keep a posterior tilt while doing doing this stretch, and really drive my tailbone forward. When doing this it feels...

whateverworks89‎, Yesterday 10:16 PM
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best alternative for overhead press?

Hello, I have a bulging disc and i can lift weights without pain on most exercises that doesn't compress my spine. Whenever i do overhead presses i get a slight pain in my mid/low back but i dont want to continue doing the lift in case it makes symptoms even worse. What would the best exercise be...

Bigpoppa7300‎, 10-16-2018 02:40 PM
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Shoulder pain when doing chest workouts. I need some help/opinions please!

Hi. I am 18 years old, male. I have been lifting for approximately 2 years. Anyway, at the start I used to feel huge pain in my shoulders when doing chest workouts. Eventually I partially got over it but I still struggle with certain exercises. When I do bench press my shoulders never...

AntonisMastro‎, Yesterday 09:55 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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Question Reps till failure?

Call me dumb, but I've been doing 3-5 different variations of push ups, till failure since the past 8 months. I'm only 15 so.... I thought that would help me get a bigger chest and arm..... Not to mention the amount of eggs and chicken breasts I chugged. But now, I've switched to weighted push...

Trexpro‎, 10-21-2018 04:41 AM
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When and how often should I do exercise variations?

For example I do conventional deadlifts this week. Should I do other types of deadlifts as time passes, like next week I do something like Romanian Deadlifts. Same with squats. there are lots of squats exercises. How often should I change the types of squats I do?

Mariusssss‎, Yesterday 01:50 PM
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Best casual way to understand exercise anatomy better?

I do basic bodyweight exercises(pushups, pullups, crunches, bodyweight squats). I've been doing them since high school and learned to fix my form at the gym a while back, but I still feel I'm not properly activating my back when doing pullups(cant really feel much soreness on my back). I can do...

DonkeyKon6‎, 10-21-2018 09:37 PM
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How long should each rep for Abs take

So I've been doing this workout the-best-ab-workout-for-a-six-pack on this site. I have no problems doing them, but I am iffy on the time each rep should be because the example videos have them going fast. For sits ups I do the 3 sec to get up stay for a sec and 3 secs back down or longer. ...

MMAtb‎, Yesterday 09:35 AM
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Working out on T-break

I usually wake up, drink water and PWO first thing and head to the gym 30m later for a 60-80 minute workout. However... I've lost sensitivity to my PWO so I'm going off it for the next two weeks... will I be okay just drinking a bunch of water before my workout in the morning or should I eat...

ryan1431‎, 10-21-2018 07:06 PM
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Bulgarian Split Squats Glute Question

I've been performing Bulgarian split squats with dumbbells for about 6 months as part of my workout routine. For some reason, the day after doing this exercise I am only sore in my glutes. I am aware that they assist in this exercise, but I find it odd that I almost never feel sore in my quads,...

whateverworks89‎, 10-20-2018 10:10 PM
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Deadlift form check please

Hey guys, have always avoided deadlifts for some reason, just started doing them. This is my 3rd time, so im still trying to get my form down. Any critique would be much appreciated. Are my hips to high/low? Video is my 5th set with 245lbs 5x5. Link is below. Thanks! ...

Benjo87‎, 10-19-2018 05:26 PM
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Squat injury? Help

Hello everyone. I am 21 years old male weight:68,4kg height:1,74m. I started doing stronglifts 5x5 on 22 September with SQUAT(lowbar):40kg BENCH:40kg ROW:30kg OHP:22,5kg DEADLIFT:42,5kg. On 10 October during warmups and squats I feel something like a pinch on my right leg (on the black circle of...

SpyridonC‎, 10-21-2018 04:03 AM
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Glute imbalance

The arch of my left foot is permanently lower than my right due to stretching a tendon. I have a little orthotic that corrects this. Nonetheless, I am dipping. I think my gluteus medius is weak. I am having trouble strengthening it. Any suggestions?

Critical5Jelly‎, 10-20-2018 07:29 PM
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favorite ab exercises / routines?

i've never really gotten a solid core routine down - always kinda bounced around. crunches, situps, reverse situps, leg lifts, cable crunches, knees to bar, toes to bar, planks im looking for core exercises that i can go heavy with and do maybe 8-12 reps like other muscle groups. thots?

sandaltan‎, 10-20-2018 10:30 AM
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Smile Question regarding saftey?

Hey everyone. I'm doing research and was curious to see how safe people feel working out alone. I wanted to know if you ever feel comfortable doing maxes or lifting heavy at alone, or if there are ever instances where you feel unsafe working out alone. Any insight is appreciated!

boogeymaster‎, 10-19-2018 06:40 PM
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Pec Deck form critique

wYfWfvHI_ok Just started doing Pec Deck and wanted to check my form. I have the seat pretty low on this machine compared to most others. How far back should my arms go? Is my arm height OK?

dzd17‎, 10-20-2018 10:41 AM
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Pullups form critique - not feeling it in the lats

It's been years since I've done pullups. I just started doing them again last weekend. Started with 3x8 last weekend (body weight) and here are a couple of videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPPeX2ns-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5CNF_9HXE0 Anything significantly wrong with my...

dzd17‎, 10-14-2018 05:23 PM
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