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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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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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Why is my squat so garbage

I can't move my squat past 5x5 @ 250... 245 flew at 4x6 actually. 250 feels like 100 more lbs. I've pulled 405 in the last month and my best bench set/rep was 4x6 @ 195 just last Wednesday. I feel like my squat is waaaay off where it should be when my push/pull is where it is. I'm going to try...

CasnOwns‎, Today 04:40 PM
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DB/BB Bench press -> Front delts

When benching, either with dumbells or a barbell, some delt involvement is to be expected I suppose, however what does "bad involvement" feel like, as in shoulder inpingement for example? When benching I can feel my front delts burn somewhat. So basically; Should you feel your front delts while...

Rubenasher‎, Yesterday 05:15 AM
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HELP!!! Bent Over Row Questions:

I been trying to do bent over barbell for a while, I been trying to use them to work my Mid and Lower Trapezius, but for some reason, I’m not feeling them in my traps for some reason .I been looking on websites and the only thing I see is “ Wide Grip” “ 90 degrees , 45 degrees, and parallel to the...

PoetonthePiano‎, Today 07:21 AM
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Feel sick 10 minutes into cardio - normal?

So the past few months I've been pretty sedentary, and it's been a long time since I've done lots of cardio, maybe two years, simply because I'm quite skinny and my goal was to always put on weight. Now I've decided to join the air force and will be going into basic training in a few months. So I'm...

Redhotpengy‎, Today 11:49 AM
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Arms getting stronger but not bigger

Hello This may sound retarded but I will ask anyway. If I started lifting as a very skinny guy with very weak arms, (I went from doing a dumbbell bicep curl of 7kg to 16.5kg both for 10 reps) is it possible that my triceps and biceps will grow but my arms wont get wider until those muscles...

Corbachev‎, Yesterday 02:22 PM
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No longer sore after a workout?

Hi Guys, I'm a newcomer when it comes to going to the gym, so excuse me if I don't know what I'm talking about... I've been down voted rep for being new unfortunately :( I've been going to the gym for about 3/4 weeks now around 2-3 times a week and I have been following a plan my friend has...

Spagoolie‎, Today 01:28 AM
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What exercises to do to change chest shape

HI, I'm looking for any chest exercises that I can do to hopefully change the shape of my chest. To me it just looks odd and not that asthetic as well as doesn't look that good when wearing slim shirts. So is it possible to change the shape through certain exercise's or is it stuck this way? ...

IWishICanLift‎, 03-25-2017 07:40 AM
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How many times should I work my abs a week?

I lift six days a week and generally hit my abs at the end of every lift. I have heard people say its okay to work abs everyday and others say every other day. What do you guys think?

SlowCG‎, 10-27-2009 02:12 PM
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i can't do 20 sets more push up

i exercise about 2 month and still i can't do 20 sets more push up , i tried program but i can't do 25 push up, when im doing 20 sets push up, it is hard to me, then second rep i can't do same 20 sets without rest abut 5 minute; i dont know what is my problem, i dont have any idea; this is...

toqchistaa‎, 03-25-2017 09:00 AM
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Dumbbell shrugs vs barbell shrugs?

My new workout plan is calling for dumbbell shrugs. I go to planet fitness and they only go up to 60 which is too light for me. I'm going to switch to barbell shrugs on the smith machines, but I'm wondering if there's any real difference besides preference.

epicdman813‎, Yesterday 09:07 AM
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Working in medical and exercising.

Curious question to anyone working in medical and trying to stay fit. I've been lifting off and on for a few years but every time I get really into the groove I get sick after getting a sick patient while on recovery days. How do you guys avoid getting sick from other people while working out? ...

Saicurtis‎, Yesterday 11:17 AM
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Post Currently stuck on 205 squats

So I've lifting for roughly a year but I started taking lifting very serious for about 6 months and as my lifts have been increasing I've plateau on my squat. I can't seem to surpass 205 no matter what I've been stuck for about 2 months. I'm currently running icf 5x5 and I'm about 5'6 weighting...

AlexLaid‎, Yesterday 05:01 PM
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Talking +10kg/22lb in a week (BENCH PR)

Okay so, my friend and I agreed to hit 100kg/225lb Bench Pr on last day of his gym membership before he leaves for another sport he loves.. Today, sunday, we both hit 90kg/198lb and it was pretty smooth for both of us :) So, we have 1 week to add 10kg/22lb for a new pr on next sunday.. Before I get...

Jeriniclift‎, 03-26-2017 09:48 AM
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Deadlift and squat replacements after microdiscectomy

How's is going, I am just a few days post L5-S1 microdiscectomy and trying to plan ahead my return to the gym. I've basically been told deadlifts and squats are a no go for me. I'll be looking for good back and leg exercises that do not stress my lower back. Any suggestions? Thanks

biancoj‎, Yesterday 03:29 PM
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Neck: couple of questions

I'm in the market for one of those big, bull necks I had from the age of 18-25. Fortunately, the weight room I go to has a neck machine; it allows you to work the neck forwards, backwards and side to side. Currently, I do 3 sets of 10 forwards, backwards, to the left and to the right. When...

Knights16‎, Yesterday 07:09 AM
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Good forearm workout

I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5 but with the weight I'm lifting now my grip keeps slipping on deadlifts. I do chin-ups at the end for an assistance workout but I can't even hold myself up anymore because my arms would be dead from deadlifting. What's a good assistance exercise to add in for forearms? How...

LieutenantDan95‎, 03-26-2017 02:56 PM
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Question Weak Deadlift?

Been lifting for 3 months. Deadlifted for the first time ever today. Hit 235 x 3. Compared to my other lifts I feel like that is pretty weak. I'm wondering what imbalances are causing that. Here are some random stats 18yo Bodyweight - 150lb 6' 3" Bench - 200 x 2 Squat - 245 x 3

dometallic‎, 03-25-2017 05:43 PM
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Bench press stuck on Candito six week

I just completed two full cycles of the Candito six week program and it's done wonders for my deadlift and squat. My bench, however, has completely stalled. As in, my max has gone up exactly 1 pound (according to its calculations). Now, I gain weight very, very slowly and I'm fairly lanky, but I'd...

SkittlesAreYum‎, Yesterday 09:31 AM
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Trap Bar Deadlift Form Check?

Afternoon all As the weight on my trap bar deadlift breaks 300 (for the first time in years) I was hoping to get a quick form check at different weights from you all: 155x5 RbWajOw1I5Y 255x5 rVa-wYQgRdU

Deadliftin‎, 03-24-2017 10:53 AM
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Idk if this is the right place to post this.

But whatever I'm going to give it a try. My body is pretty wierd . As I have a mild s****osis, and a pectus excavatum, my shoulders are kinda uneven, my legs look crooked. I feel like these aren't the only problems I have. Doctors couldn't really do anything since they said it's not severe and...

715555‎, Yesterday 01:43 AM
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Need help. Quick answer

is there a difference between a movement specialist and a MAT specialist? I went to a orthopedic doctor and it was a complete waste of time. He just wanted to get me in and out as fast as possible. I'm looking for someone who works on athletes and understands athletes. I've had this knee pain...

CaptainKilos‎, 03-26-2017 08:13 PM
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lying vs. seated vs. standing leg curl

so i was traveling this weekend and found an athletic club to lift at. usually use lying leg curls to finish off hammies but they only had standing and seated! so, what's the difference between them? is one better than the other?

Hannahp21‎, 03-26-2017 04:19 PM
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How often can you work triceps (doing close grip chest/bench press)

I've been working on bulking for a while now and trying to add some size to my arms which are lagging behind chest, shoulders and legs. I've recently started doing the close grip chest press to emphasise my triceps and I've found it a really good exercise: can feel the intensity when I maintain...

wackojacko25‎, 03-26-2017 05:04 PM
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New to the fitness world

Hello everyone, I am currently 28 years old. I have been in the gym for 2 weeks now after taking years off. I weigh 151 at a height of 5'6". I have a stomach but it is not huge. I had a kid, 2 years ago, and I am finally fully committed to losing my baby weight but would love for the help from...

rpineiro10‎, 03-12-2017 05:53 PM
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Legs caving in while squatting how do I fix it?

I'm busy following Stronglifts 5x5 right now but now that I'm starting to squat heavier 110 lbs thats the heaviest i can do 5 sets of 5 reps I could possibly go heavier However today my legs were caving in so I dont want to go heavier because I dont want to injure my knees I want to fix this...

Carnifex66‎, 03-23-2017 03:10 PM
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