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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: 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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Chest press vs Bench press

So I recently found my 1rm on the chest press machine is 77kg (170lb) but due to injury I am unable to use the bench press. I am wondering how the weight I can move on the chest press would compare to the bench press. I assume less considering I only weigh 141lb. Basically what I’m asking is if I...

KamesJelly‎, Today 01:16 PM
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Deadlift, slipped disc feeling - how come?

I began exercising in early spring, and when I deadlift I have always brought the weights down rather fast. But I've been recommended to do slow and controlled movements, and so I have for the last two sessions. And hours after the last two sessions it feels like I've got a slipped disc in the...

klbbr‎, 08-17-2018 05:21 PM
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Military press form critique

Looking for form critique on my military presses. I'm running fierce 5, and this is the 2nd set of my 3x5. The weight is 135lbs. I bring the bar slightly lower (below my chin) than what the angle in the video suggests. I don't have the post count to embed so please put the two lines below...

dzd17‎, 08-16-2018 10:17 AM
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Shoulder dislocations

I'm talking about the exercise. I can't do a squat as my arms can't externally rotate enough to hold the bar. I've been doing on an off mobility exercises for a while now and still can't. Shoulder dislocations are very very unconfortable, not necessarily painful but I feel like I'm about to...

NFPhysicsGG‎, Yesterday 09:04 AM
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Help needed

Hi, So I'm doing fierce 5 and it calls for lat pulldown. I don't have access to this machine so naturally pullups are the next suggestion. However I also don't have access to a pullup bar (weak walls). So would adding in some slow moving rows be silly on addition to bent over pendlays? I'd...

DowMMA‎, 08-17-2018 03:23 PM
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How much weight can you calf raise?

I'm not strong but I've found that on standing calf raise I can go heavy and lift the whole stack in my gym, which is 400lb, comfortably with proper form. This is common?

Gios‎, 02-08-2017 03:25 PM
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Unhappy Can't seem to gain even with pain.

IM 15 not 48. Sorry if I posted this blog where it's not supposed to be or, or if it's super long, but I am very new to this. AND I REALLY NEED HELP ������.First off, I need help with diet, and exercise. I am 15, weigh 125 pounds, I can do 15 consecutive diamond push ups ( feet elevated a foot...

cdecde00‎, Yesterday 11:09 PM
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how to prevent the ez bar from spinning when doing curls

I was trying to do reverse ez bar curl to work on my forearms. For some reason the bar I picked up today spins a lot when I do the curl. I tried to grab the ez bar very hard to prevent it from spinning. It kind of worked but I felt like I was working on the muscles responsible for grabbing instead...

MiHan0205‎, Yesterday 04:53 PM
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Hitting Plateau on Squat at Low Weight

It's my first time posting here but I would appreciate it if someone could lend some advice. Here's the situation: - Started lifting in July. Started at 6'2'' and ~170-175 lbs. Started with 115 lb squat. - Squatting 3x5, twice a week. - Got squat up to 180 lbs without any issues. - Saturday...

kezzz223‎, Yesterday 03:29 PM
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Incline bench & Reardelt fly machine questions.

Why is it that I get a way better pump and have much better form on my incline bench compared to my flat bench? I feel like I just get more out of it. On the rear delt machine, I use it with my palms facing up, essentially putting emphasis on external roation. Am I wasting my time or will rear...

tdod101‎, 08-13-2018 05:18 PM
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Bench press getting weaker

This may be long winded, but it's only because i want to make sure anyone willing to help doesn't give me advice i already know. I am 42 and have been weightlifting on and off since i was about 14. I just RESTARTED a little over a year ago after a layoff due to a car accident that hurt my back and...

Cguy444‎, Yesterday 12:21 PM
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Ass to grass squats or 90 degree squats

I'm currently doing ass to grass squats because I think you get more gains but I am currently ignorant on this topic please inform me which one is better for gains

DEEZY123032‎, 08-17-2018 07:23 PM
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Deadlift form check

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machrx5‎, 08-15-2018 09:49 AM
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Bench Form Advice

So I just realized that the way I learned / was taught how to bench was incorrect (flat-back), so I've been practicing the correct form with the slightly arched upper back and the pinched / pushed down scapulas. One problem that I noticed was that my scapulas seemed to be "coming out of their...

ThatOneStudent‎, 08-16-2018 05:23 PM
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Any workout plan for Protein Losing Enteropathy?

Currently 17 years old. However, I do have a bit of a trivia over here. Recently I have been diagnosed with protein losing enteropathy. In simple terms, it means I lose the alot of protein, to the point in which its dangerous. A medicine that was prescribed to me is Spironolactone (100 grams a...

Acceratorz‎, Yesterday 08:22 AM
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Heavy or Light weights?

Just wanted all of your opinions... I read an article about Heavy lifting vs Light lifting. To summarise, what I got from it is that they both have the same effect for as long as you are lifting to extinction. Do you agree?

Tino81404‎, 08-16-2018 07:49 PM
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Am I supposed to feel my chest when benching?

I've been benching for over a decade, and I really don't feel much in my chest during benching. I've watched tons of form videos. I try to keep my forearm right below the bar, wrists straight. I arch my back (nothing dramatic). I don't flare my elbows. I bring the bar down controlled to my...

dzd17‎, 08-13-2018 03:14 PM
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Pull ups

My goal is to be able to do 10 pull ups . I can do 7\8 now . how can i reach my goal in 8 weeks ? .Height 197 cm , weight 86,5 kg , age 19. I train pull ups 3 times a week . medium grip . 3 sets of pull ups and negatives after. Set 1 : 7\8 pull ups . set 2: 4\5 pull ups . set3: 3 pull ups and 5...

jasonbrody3‎, 08-17-2018 07:56 AM
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Need Back muscles advice.

I have been doing weights since about February this year. I believe my lower back is ok, but anything mid to upper back is really poor in lools and strength. I dont go to gyms due to travel time and cost so I use free weights at home. I do various bent over rows but can't feel my back...

Cauldron8‎, Yesterday 02:13 AM
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Former wrist injury hampering workout

I shattered my wrist back in 2014 (plate and screws still in). I started lifting pretty serious about 7 months ago. My wrist has never given me problems before but recently the weight I put up feels more limited by what my wrist can take rather then muscle. Wrist wraps work a bit for push movements...

tylercx3‎, 08-17-2018 06:58 PM
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Deadlift and piriformis muscle

Hello guys, Currently i'm on the powerbuilding novice routine from the stickies. Recently when i was doing deadlifts and pendlay rows i started to feel pain in the upper glutes as well as the lower back. After some searching i read about the piriformis muscles and i started to use a foam...

Galiron‎, 08-16-2018 11:29 AM
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New for going to the gym

Hello, I started to go to my college gym and starting to liking it and got some questions. -Body info- Weight: 205lb Tall: 5ft 6 Gender: Male Age: 20 1. Should I eat before or after working out?

tell98‎, 08-16-2018 06:42 PM
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forearm strength

Maybe four or five weeks ago, I was lifting my max and injured a muscle, maybe a tendon, in my non-dominant forearm. I was doing a standing EZ barb curl at 105 pounds. I scaled down the weight the next few weeks, but the pain lasted. Since, I worked through it and the pain basically went away if...

Beeg21‎, 08-17-2018 02:22 PM
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Question Bulking -- how to keep calf size down?

Dropped from 250 on 1/1/18 to about 205 as of today. Plan to drop another ~10-15 lbs. From there will slow bulk. I have been doing PPL most of this year, 5-6 days/week in gym. Lifting heavy. I have also been measuring progress via tape measure throughout the year. Some measurements down, some...

ChairmanWaffle‎, 08-17-2018 03:35 PM
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Chest/Back DB and Machine Advice

I recently started going to the gym pretty regularly, (about 3-4 times a week, cardio/strength all days) and have been doing mainly dumbbells with a bit of machines in between. My main concern is that with biceps/triceps/legs, I can definitely feel the muscles working during the exercise, but with...

Archerdude‎, 08-17-2018 12:46 PM
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