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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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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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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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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What's wrong with my Abs?

I've been weight lifting for about 4 years now, and my body has come a long way, but of all the things that have either grown or changed in my body, the one thing that seems to get worse or never improve is my abs. I eat relatively clean, I stay away from junk food, pizza, alcohol, I make sure I...

PhuqYuzall‎, Today 05:26 PM
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What do you think of 1 and 1/4 training?

Meaning 1 full rep then 1/4 rep then 1 full rep then 1/4 rep. For example leg extensions- 1 full rom movement then go down 1/4 back up, then 1 full rom, then 1/4, so and so forth for a whole set. One of my fitness inspirations does this and i tried it and all it seems to do is burn me out...

fitfanatic123‎, Today 03:51 PM
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Bench press

I’m having troubles with bench pressing. About after 5 sets of bench I start to feel it in my delt more then my chest. The first few sets are fine it’s just the ones after that. Can someone please help me?

DeclanHealy‎, Today 05:18 PM
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Dumbbell Leg exercise help

I wanted to know some good dumbbell leg excercises. I hate going to the gym and i prefer to workout at home. Right now i excerise about 5-6 days a week. I have 2 powerblock sport dumbbells and i find it extremely difficult to do front squats. Difficult as in i have trouble lifting 70lb dbs on my...

imnotflexin‎, Today 03:47 PM
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High bar squat form check please.

Hey everone. I will start with some background. I hadn't lifted for more than 2 years. In that time I had ACL reconstruction and also twisted ankle 2 months ago. At the end of December I decided to get back to lifting and get my diet in check as I hit 112 kg. I decided to focus on high bar...

777Artur777‎, Today 03:53 PM
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Sleep Quality vs Quantity, is 6 hours enough?

I regularly get 6 hours of sleep a night, not due to any scheduling constraints, but because that's just when I wake up. I take melatonin, zinc, and magnesium every night. I still wake up feeling a little tired, but I don't feel like I have reduced energy in the gym, and I've made progress over...

JayE147‎, Today 09:43 AM
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Relatively strong chins - still small back?

I'd like to ask a quick question - recently did a PB - 5 neutral chins while 87kg bodyweight + 20kg additional. I have been progressing from 5 bodyweight chins to this during 7/8 months - but still I feel my lats are not growing that much. Is there a possibility that my arms/traps take over...

HeMB‎, Today 01:10 PM
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Question regarding push ups

So I've been losing weight/body fat for about 16 weeks now, down just shy of 32lbs, that's great.. been doing dumbbell and body weight exercises along with eating in a 1000cal/day deficit. So my question: Push ups... I'm getting better, went from being able to do 0 (ZERO), to being able to do...

jasondjulian‎, Today 12:58 PM
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Incline DB Chest Press: How Low?

So I was at the gym last week doing my normal chest routine when some guy comes up to me in between sets and informs me that I am going way too low on my incline DB presses. Now I realize there is a lot of "broscience" out there but I also know that I don't know everything about lifting yet, which...

DragonfireXv‎, 08-17-2010 12:40 PM
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Overhad Dumb Bell Press ... Issue with Shoulder

So I'm having an issue with one shoulder dropping back over the other when doing overhead shoulder press. Here's a picture of my posture. I try and correct it by pulling my right shoulder up but it drops right back after 1 rep.... Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This is extremely...

jrector29‎, Today 01:15 PM
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Leg/Thigh/Groin 'Popping' or 'Clicking' At Bottom of Lat Pulldown

So I've recently switched to the Fierce 5 Intermediate Upper/Lower routine, which calls for Lat Pulldowns on the Upper A days. I've noticed that at the bottom of the movement, I often feel a little click/pop along the inside of my left thigh (kinda where it touches my balls when I'm sitting down...

dirtyreyes‎, Today 07:52 AM
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How much is too much?

I'll keep this as simple as I can. I can devote my life right now to getting ripped. Im coming off some serious injuries and 100% cleared to do anything I want by all the docs. I started lifting again for size back in October. Im on a 5 day split, +1 day of rest. I'm at 1hr per day of heavy...

Manayunkman‎, Yesterday 09:11 PM
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Index finger pain / discomfort

Hey there guys, when I am doing Dumbbell Bicep Curls (7,5kg dumbell) on the second / third set on the last repetitions I start to feel something like pain / discomfort / stretch starting from my index finger and running on the back of the hand. I saw in some threads that this may be due to grip...

gdimanov‎, Today 12:17 PM
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Only dumbbells for back workout.

So I’m following this program that calls for single arm rows, tbar rows, and bent over dumbbell rows. Since I only have access to dumbbells, I can’t do the tbar rows. So, I was thinking instead of doing 4 sets of bent over rows I would do 8 to make up for not being able to do the tbar rows. Do you...

AHYEEYEE‎, Today 07:51 AM
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Why is my bench press to weak ?

Hey whats up guys ! I would like to thank you first for taking time at reading this. So I have kind of a big issue , my flat bench press does not want to increase , i went on a bulk from 155 to 183 pounds and it only increased by 10pounds in about 7months. The thing im mostly concerned about is...

GuillaumeAubinF‎, Yesterday 06:55 PM
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So I filmed myself deadlifting for the first time in like 2 years

And it looks way worse than I expected. The bar path is all over the place and the set up looks off. I seem to be placing my shoulders waaaay too far forward. Any input is highly welcome guys. KajTeplJhcU vsqepVVzeks Sorry for the vertical videos lol, it's the only way my phone can stay...

Kirra‎, Yesterday 07:57 AM
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Delt/shoulder stiffness/pain

Hi guys, Been training on and off for 6 months, 3 months consistently probably. I've lost 30lbs this far and have had a few breaks. Still pretty weak, probably weakest being my shoulders stalling at 58lbs on a shoulder press! I really struggle to get the bar up so I put my head through, arms...

DowMMA‎, Yesterday 10:29 PM
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Dropping the BENCH PRESS

Guys, I'm thinking of dropping the bench press. I don't know why, but I always do bench before incline on my upper body days and still, I'm stronger on the incline. I feel my body is not "built" wel for flat bench. If I were to do inclines and a chest isolation movement like pec deck,...

DutchTeamUltra‎, Yesterday 04:45 PM
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Alright! Time to get serious

I'm 5'11" just got out of a 3 year relationship with someone. I need to change myself and I'm wanting to get serious in the gym and kitchen. Currently 178 pounds pure fat - I have a belly. Not huge, but it's there. Do I lose weight, focus on gaining more weight, going to the gym 5 times a day? I...

colton191‎, Today 02:22 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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Best advice for skinny fat?

I recently got a DEXA scan done and I was calculated at 20.7% BF. I'm 20 yrs/Male/5ft,10.5 in/153.5 lbs. I was looking to get in shape but had a couple questions. What is the best step forward? I was just thinking of cutting to 12% bf( approximately 130-135ish lbs (BMI around 19) and then going on...

JimGlobs‎, 01-18-2018 08:29 PM
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how long will it take me to gain 25 pounds of muscle back ?

i used to have a lbm of 175 but i stopped lifting for 2 years and did the psmf diet. now my lbm is about 150 im 20 yrs old lift hard 5 days a week eat healthy how long should it take with the help of muscle memory?

xbit7‎, 01-18-2018 02:19 AM
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Time constraints

Im still new to the muscle building section, and I've done some research myself, but I would like to confirm anyway, with people actually have probably test everything themselves and know what works and doesn't. So I have very little time to work out or more accurate I don't really have a fixed...

Grasmus‎, 01-21-2018 11:46 PM
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Progressing on resistance bands

Anyone use them for some lifts? What exercises do you like them for? Which do you not like them on? How do you like progressing with them? My experience I like banded DB flies, they seem to even out the resistance curve at the top. I don't progress the band at all though, just the DB...

AD1985‎, Yesterday 10:53 AM
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Form Check: Deadlift (Traditional and Sumo)

Hi Everyone I've been a long time lurker, but this is my first time posting #wave Quick stats: Age: 35 Height: 170cm Weight: 74kg I've been lifting weights since i was 18 or so, but like a lot of people, never really knew what i was doing and now i can see i've been spinning my wheels...

GuiMou82‎, 01-21-2018 10:40 PM
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