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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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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: 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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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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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: 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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What is the least gay exercise for obliques?

Im having an abs/obliques day today so I've been searching the internet for exercises that target the love handles. The issue is that they all look embarrassing and I defo would feel ashamed of myself doing em in front of people. So far every exercise I've seen involves humping the air in some...

bigledba‎, Today 11:06 AM
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Question How to slim down arms? (Specific question)

I want an an exercise for arms that is equivalent to how long distance running slims down legs. What can I do? Edit- it seems like I didn't put enough info in this question. It's not fat, it IS muscle that I want to slim down. I didn't do cardio while lifting and now I am too big for my...

ellesweep6‎, Today 10:40 AM
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Can't fix rounded back deadlifting.

I can't seem to fix a rounded back whilst deadlifting. I've watched many tutorials on how to deadlift and I can't seem to get the form down with fixing my back. It seems whenever I pull it just rounds. I've been practicing the form on a lower weight and just can't seem to manage it. I really don't...

Conorrc‎, Today 03:52 AM
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Back squat mobility problems.

I can't squat properly because of mobility problems. My PT has told me to do some mobility work which I will try if I have time. But does my mobility get better if I go down as far as I can currently with just the barbell as I squat regularly? I also have to hold my grip really wide on the bar....

Tobbe123‎, Today 10:33 AM
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My first squats - Video

Hello! I am going to the gym for 1 week and today I did my first squats. I really love legs day so I want to do a lot of squats. I want some opinions about my squat form, is it correct or not? What am I doing wrong? P.S: I know that I'm very skinny, but that's why I am going to the gym, so...

BSR13‎, Today 06:07 AM
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Help with spinal erector imbalance

Thank you for taking the time to read and reply! I am new here, but I did search the forum and most of the muscle imbalance stuff I found was in regards to calves or biceps... anyway... I have been dealing with an injury issue for a couple years and have recently gotten serious about fixing it....

dwendler4‎, Today 06:58 AM
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Is my deadlift technique correct?

Hi! I'm a 19 year old argentinian wannabe powerlifter, I've been training since I was 15 and started powerlifting at 17. I'm 1,90m and weigh around 72kg, I'm an ectomorph so it was always hard for me to gain size(I started when I weighed around 58kg) and on top of that I work and go to college so...

SkinnyMax‎, Yesterday 06:37 PM
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Short ass arms for deadlift.

My limbs are very short. I can bench and squat heavy pretty easily however when it come to deadlift it's garbage. deadlift 365lbs I know why my deadlift sucks but I just don't know how to get around it. As of right now I am trying to keep my hips higher. When I do that though my back is...

abrahamjkim‎, Today 08:34 AM
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Opinion of Box Squat?

I pretty much only do them over conventional because of my lack of flexibility, how much am I losing by doing this?

Sweatyteddytaco‎, 09-24-2017 05:44 PM
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Are pullups an exercise you can do 2-days in a row?

I usually like to do 3 sets of 10 pullups along with 40 pushups after each set. Good idea? Only Saturday and Sunday are the pullup bars free at my gym. The other days, when I get there, it's packed. So I usually don't even bother wasting time waiting.

JeffNewYork‎, 09-24-2017 05:29 PM
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are they similar

hi i wanna change from doing regular forward lunges to Bulgarian split squats. i was wondering if that is an alright exchange because i will still be doing regular squats.

LetsGetRipp3d‎, Yesterday 09:12 PM
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Recovering from a wrist injury - should I use wrist gloves ?

Hello, I've been lifting for four months and during my first week of training, I sustained a wrist injury. During the first few weeks, I couldn't even lift a cup of coffee with my injured hand. In the meantime, I focused on leg exercises, as well as abs/back exercises that require no usage of...

Kurapika‎, Today 02:18 AM
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Back is really tired and sore.

Are your backs also sore as **** or just really tired to hold a good posture after you trained your back? Trained my back a few hours ago and it's really tired and sore. How do I know if it's just soreness or something more serious?

Tobbe123‎, Yesterday 02:05 PM
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Critique my pendlay form

Sorry for bothering you my critique my form request bit hopefully this will be the last one T1Q98Dx27Mw

Marwan4449‎, Today 01:46 AM
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Is lifting enough?

Is lifting enough to lose fat and maintain muscle or should you implement some form of HIIT and conditioning or is the additional amount of calories you burn overestimated? Furthermore, is lifting also enough to maintain and improve heart health? Thank you in advance

Voyager92‎, Yesterday 09:55 PM
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Unhappy What am i doing wrong?

Hey guys, Ive had this constant problem for a while now. I have quiet tight traps/shoulders and also uneven muscles (my whole left side is bigger then my right). I cant do exercises on my right arm properly, but on my left just fine. for example : bicep curls = left arm does it just fine, but...

notgaining‎, 09-24-2017 02:43 AM
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does this do much?

hi ya so i have ocd and combine with weight lifting i wanna go all the way every workout. i started doing this weird thing i don't know if it is good or bad. i go to failure then try over and over to do the exercise for reps.like im doing delts lateral raises and i can't lift the dumbbell anymore...

LetsGetRipp3d‎, 09-20-2017 09:10 PM
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newbie needs help with a possible pregame cardio supplement.

ok hi guys glad to be a part of this great looking community. i have a question regarding possibly a supplement program. im a hockey player play 3-4 times a week which is my cardio working. im not a big gym guy im around 6'2 220lbs and would love to get down to around 205-210lbs. Is there any...

peterock2929‎, Yesterday 11:41 AM
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Pullup Variations

Which would be superior for better overall strength and aesthetics?...Doing difficult pullup variations using body weight alone or weighted pullups done in the traditional way. Some will probably say DO BOTH, but the body can only handle so much at a time because of recovery so I think you must...

DipsManiac‎, Yesterday 07:25 AM
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Building strength with Poland Syndrome

Hey, I have Poland Syndrome, in my case this means I have a completely absent Pectoral Major AND Minor. This issue seems to pop up from time to time on this fourm however advice seems to be limited. I've been to see a doctor who had limited knowledge and referred me to a specialist to answer my...

Pathong‎, Yesterday 03:30 PM
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Is it okay to NOT feel muscle soreness After workout?

Hiya, So if I want to build muscle etc. Is it okay not to have muscle soreness After workout? My body usually isn't sore next day after workout, I don't know Why. Even tho I don't do lazy workouts. Sometimes when I do legs (strongest part of my body) I feel soreness and fatique After workout....

littlenuggett‎, Yesterday 05:58 AM
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Unhappy Left hand too weak for db bench press.

I need help with dumbell bench press. I'm right handed and was born with relatively small weak hands. My problem is that my left hand can hold the weight long enough with a straight wrist so the left hand gives up earlier than my pecs and right hand. Have any others had this problem? My left hand...

Tobbe123‎, 09-24-2017 03:22 PM
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Replacement Exercises

I plan to start the Viking's Bare Bones workout plan but I have a few issues with it. 2 of the exercises require machines I don't have access to as I workout at home. The 2 exercises are Leg Presses and Sitting Leg curls, if you have any good replacements for them, let me know. I have access to...

BraedenKK‎, Yesterday 02:50 AM
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how many chest exercises should I do on chest day

Which is a good number of chest exercises to do when training the chest? I am unsure how many to actually do and how long to stop in the gym?

richkumontu‎, 04-14-2010 11:07 AM
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My biceps seem to be tucked under my shoulders

This is a weird thing I've always had. I got a decent amount of muscle, but I notice that my bicep head doesnt have the small rock that other guys have...seems like half my bicep is under my shoulder and it looks really weird. Anybody else have this? What can I do about it? Am I just screwed for...

Lercin‎, Yesterday 02:12 AM
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