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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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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: 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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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: 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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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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How bad is anterior pelvic tilt? Help me fix it

I've always felt like my belly overly protrudes, albeit i've got some fat that needs to go there to ( Working on it, lost quite a bit so far ) Went through the forums and i feel like i might have a terrible anterior pelvic tilt, fits my old lifestyle perfectly (Sitting down infront of the...

MrGreenX‎, Today 09:34 AM
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Question Any advice?

I have just started working out for a month now and wanted to know if I'm taking the right path. I am working on the following muscle groups: 1. Bicep 2. Shoulder 3. Back 4. Tricep 5. Chest 6. Abs

kaushikajay‎, Today 04:29 AM
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shoulder popping when doing external rotations

hello i have this weird "condition" where my shoulder pops when i do any type of external rotation, weighted,non weighted,lying to my side or when i'm standing up has been in my left shoulder for a while and now and starting to happen to my right shoulder as well.. -i have no injury...

vanqu‎, 10-18-2017 01:53 AM
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It defies logic that a neck bridge can be safe

You wouldn't do squats , deads or military press with an exaggerated arch or hunched. It's obvious that loading your spine when It's not In It's natural s- shaped curve Is dangerous but with the neck bridge your doing exactly that. Your compressing the outer vertebrae of the neck regardless how...

reprovo‎, 10-12-2010 05:29 AM
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Gain muscle from 20 minute weight workouts

I was looking for a workout program which I can squeeze easily throughout my day. I train at home using powerblocks & barbell I saw a guide here : (2nd place) which basically suggested doing a 5-day split with 2 giant sets (3-5 exercises without...

notthestone‎, Today 02:04 PM
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Squat Back Pain

Hey guys, When squating, ive usually rested the bar directly on the shoulders, which has been working fine except for the minor pain from the weight. Recently ive been trying to hold the bar just below the shoulders while digging the bar into the muscle, however this causes very sharp pain in the...

Rhyran7‎, Today 01:46 AM
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Question Deadhang Pain

I've been wanting to incorporate deadhangs into my routine so I can reach my goals but I've noticed something strange is going on. When I go into my deadhang I feel a tearing pain in like the front area of my armpit which makes it absolutely impossible to hang for any length of time. Anyone know...

Joelski17‎, Today 03:50 PM
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8:34 mile not changing

hi, i have been running for like 6 months and my max minutes mile has not changed. today i pushed myself very hard and still ended up at 8:34 same as the month may. i tried training with 5 mph for 3 months and it didnt do anything to help me. what stops me from running is when cant breath in twice...

Zakusa‎, 10-16-2017 10:24 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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Rack Pull done off floor?

Ideally, can a rack pull be performed off the floor? Can this be done by sitting on your knees (like for a kneeling squat) with barbell in front of you? I'm asking because my gym doesn't have a power rack.

darman210‎, Yesterday 04:00 PM
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Share your Best Tips for Fitness

What would you say your number one tip/trick/etc. is for your fitness/power/cardio/etc. regimen? What is the exercise that really gets you pumped or helped you past a plateau? Or what technique really helped you grow? Some people say their number one modifier was supersets, or half-sets to...

Thor211‎, Today 11:15 AM
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Cool Do you think it's possible to build massive legs without squats or deadlifts?

I know... everybody is gonna shout at me. I'm really not happy about this. I had a serious injury in my lower back and I can't squat or deadlift anymore. I don't know If it's going to heal with time or not. I wanna compete in the future so, Will this be a problem for me? Do you think It's...

RebellionTroops‎, 01-20-2013 01:28 AM
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Lightbulb Neck exercises?

I have seen a few videos on the youtubes that said neck exercises are a must because if your neck looks twiggley/sickly/betamaleish it will make you look like chit, should I listen to these beta phgts and do neck exercises?

maybepermabulkd‎, Yesterday 10:28 PM
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Extreme forearm pain when curling dumbell :( need help

Hello all, I'm semi new to lifting. Been lifting off and on for years. I'm really starting to get serious about it now. Problem: I've developed an agonizing pain in my right forearm when curling dumbells. It feels like the tissues/veins/muscles are about to tear. It sends tingling sensations...

terrificman2017‎, Yesterday 03:50 PM
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245 Front Squat form check

I've been trying to dial down my form for front squats and need a little help. I noticed on the way up the bar drifts back and not straight up. I'm definitely pushing through my heals, not sure if my knees need to track more in front of my toes or its just an ankle mobility issue. The video is...

JWeb70‎, 09-27-2017 08:50 AM
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Relatable fitness blog

Hi guys, I am writing a fitness blog filled with all things people think/want to know regarding fitness in a funny but informative way. I would appreciate it if you guys could check out my blog and let me know what you think! Thanks!! :-)

bethfituk‎, Today 08:57 AM
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Back squat form help Coming back from a broken leg/torn acl, Any critiques would be great. My last set shown here 6x3, this is what my other sets looked like for the most part Couple reps in Different sets I felt like I was falling back on the ascent, any tips on how to prevent that?

Hannahp21‎, 10-10-2017 05:09 AM
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First time barbeller--2 months in--Deadlift form check!

Hey everyone, just finished my second month EVER of barbell training!! Loving it!! Huzzah~~ I'm usually lurking in the workout program / journal forum, in case you've maybe seen me around ~~ ANYWAY Here is my wonderfully rotund self going at some deads on my third or fourth heavy set...

fluidZ‎, Yesterday 09:38 AM
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Which squat variation

I'm getting caught up reading a lot of different material and i wandered if someone could enlighten me on the following; my main goal is to look as good as i physically can, i'm currently using the ICF workout which i have no problem with, my issue is entirely based on what i need to do within this...

danjamhow‎, 10-18-2017 05:33 AM
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Triceps too weak for bent over rows

Hey, so I've been working out at home for a month now and mostly doing great. I have 2 sets of dumbbells and a curl bar with bunch of weights, but I'm unable to get a decent workout for my upper back as my triceps seem to be too weak. I have watched countless videos on how to do a proper bent over...

Cowbell90‎, Yesterday 01:03 PM
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Form check - low bar squat

Can someone please point out where I'm going wrong and what I can do to improve, I seem to shift forward at the bottom.

danjamhow‎, Yesterday 06:13 AM
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Bicep curls problem

Hi, I'm really new to lifting, but every time I try to do bicep exercises such as any form of curls, I can do 5-6 reps(depending on the weight) fully and after that the 6th rep it's a huge fight to lift the dumbbell above elbow level. After I somehow manage to do the 7th rep fully, every rep after...

Kokolin‎, Yesterday 02:00 PM
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Unhappy Back of the neck exercise

Is there an exercise that focuses on the muscles on the back of the neck? My neck has always bothered me so I bought a head harness to remedy this as well as done several workouts that somewhat incorporate the neck and it has helped greatly in lateral girth, however the back of my neck...

drew269‎, Yesterday 10:14 AM
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Dropping weights increase sets

Hi guys Does it make sense if i drop weight to increase sets. Currently I am doing 3x10 for certain weight, then i try dropping weight to do 5x10, I felt that i get more juice out of it. But does it make sense? I see some people doing 15 sets etc... instead of the popular 3 sets.

stn0404‎, 10-18-2017 09:11 PM
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Mind muscle connection compounds

I started using mmc in all my workouts and after months of practice I can isolate the exact muscle im working out while keeping all the usual supporting muscles dead. I haven't been lifting very long so I don't know how well mmc works, but it feels like im doing isolations right, but with...

oysterparts‎, Yesterday 01:55 AM
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