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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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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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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: 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 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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Lifting post Labrum surgery

Hello, I had surgery on my left shoulder to repair a torn labrum on November 21st, 2016. I had a Bankhart tear, and three anchors were placed into my shoulder. I started physcial therapy four weeks after the surgery, and was consistent until Janurary 18th (school started). From there, I was...

Vinnyx1‎, Yesterday 03:24 PM
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lying lateral raise, does this exercise avoid impingement zone ?

Hi everybody, I just want to know if this exercise performed with very light weights could be a good way to target safely the side delts if you have slight impingement ? In other words, does this exercice allows to work side delts while avoiding impingement's zone ? Moreover, could it help...

shou‎, Yesterday 05:53 AM
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Bigger Abs by just doing Plank?

Can you have thicker abs by just doing Plank? Thanks :)

Notitia‎, Yesterday 11:40 PM
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Angry Why am I weak?

I've been going to the gym 4-5 times a week for just over a year. I haven't progressed significantly weight-wise. physique-wise for 8 months. I've lost muscle mass if anything - whilst GAINING fat. I'm sick of not progressing!

DeathlockMMA‎, Yesterday 03:44 PM
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Need help with contraction in my chest

I can't seem to get any real contraction in my chest with bench I try to get contraction but trying to push my hands together on the bar (weird?) but cable flys are about the only thing. If you have any tips please share. I'd like to feel it in my upper chest also please advise!! Thanks in...

iam12345‎, Yesterday 09:46 PM
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Squat/RDL form check please!

Form check videos: Can't post links so just paste this after youtube .com 1st video(Squat with weights under heel): /watch?v=6F5uus6CTA0 2nd video(Squat): /watch?v=3vnvBs3AsR4 3rd video(RDL): /watch?v=mRzGoxxfI4I I've just started using fierce 5 full body workout and have been struggling...

ShadowCien‎, 08-15-2017 05:09 PM
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Lowering reps throughout sets vs. adding more reps

I've realized after looking through many bodybuilding workouts/programs a lot of people like to change the number of reps they do throughout their sets of each excercise. Although I see a lot of people who start the excercise with lower reps and increase the number of reps each set, and I see a lot...

tommySD‎, Yesterday 10:08 AM
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Left arm feels numb and tingly mostly at elbow after workout

I went to the gym yesterday and today I woke up and my left elbow(right above my elbow) feels numb and weak and tingly and so does the rest of my left arm a bit. I've had this happen before a couple times and I don't know what it is. For anyone wondering I'm doing the Fierce 5 full body workout. Is...

ShadowCien‎, Yesterday 04:07 PM
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Squat form check this noob.

Noob here needing a check, sorry if the camera angle obstructs... A9ZKFdUfZQY

jthomps123‎, Yesterday 04:40 PM
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Not feeling lats when doing row exercise

Hi guys, so i cant feel my lats when doing any kind of row exercise. I only feel them doing negative pull-ups, is that enough to build strong and wide lats?

Kaitje‎, Yesterday 01:28 PM
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Anyone here Overhead Barbell Squat?

Recently I have taken up Crossfit and I have been practicing some of my overhead squatting. The problem is that I can only go down so far, almost to parallel. How can I improve my depth when squatting in this exercise? My front Squat is not too bad and back squat is fine. Any helpful advice...

GuinnessPower‎, Yesterday 05:53 AM
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Bench form check please!

I never asked for a form check as I thought it was a basic movement, difficult to screw up, then I've seen there is an entire thread... I hope the angle is ok! Thanks! Michele

FallingBridge‎, 08-11-2017 12:39 PM
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Reduced volume when cutting?

For example i do 12 total sets weekly per muscle group when bulking, when cutting should i still do 12 sets or reduce them? And by how much, will reducing it to 10 or even 8 result in muscle loss? Thanks in advance

malpaislegate‎, 08-15-2017 03:02 PM
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Seated Cable Rows Bicep Pain

I was having trouble with muscle focus during seated cable rows - burn would go into arms/shoulders instead of back - and found a solution in a video online. The video told me to stop pulling towards my chest, to instead pull my elbows back and pretend as if my hands are just hooks. When trying...

WritingVincent‎, 08-06-2017 10:11 AM
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Thumbs up High bar to low bar ratio

What are you guys lift for high bar compared to low bar? Just did 315 ATG high bar for 9 reps should leave me I'm guessing 380ish . what would u think my low bar max be? (Can't post link to thread since this website say I need at least 50 post but u can check it out if u type my YouTube channel...

AlexliftzStyle‎, 08-15-2017 03:15 PM
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form check RDL/Front Squat + question

I'm not allowed to post links yet sorry! :( RDL: Front Squat: (yeah last req was bad i know lol As for the question. I've noticed in my chest and top sections of abs i've developed some lumps. They are hard, not...

Davinci515‎, Yesterday 07:40 AM
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Can hyperextensions & row work replace DLs?

Was doing DLs last week and strained/pulled either my lower trap or rhomboid during a warm up at maybe 50% of my max. It hurt like hell and prevented me from sleeping for a night or two, plus made me very uncomfortable at work. I decided that since I really work out for general strength/some...

SuperTune‎, 08-14-2017 05:07 PM
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What and how to stretch to get 100% upright during front squat?

Hi! What and how to stretch to get 100% upright during front squat?

Akos89‎, 08-15-2017 10:55 PM
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Lat Pulldown form

What are the keys for doing Lat Pulldown with a good form? For example, should I touch the bar to my upper chest? Thanks :)

Notitia‎, Yesterday 06:02 AM
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Ok to do barbell bench press off the floor?

My apartment gym has a bench but it doesn't have the supportive handles you can use to keep the barbell rod. I was wondering if I can do the barbell bench presses by taking the barbell rod off the floor and then to the bench? Just asking to avoid injuries.

robreynolds1234‎, 08-15-2017 07:09 PM
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can only feel chest on smith machine and HS

so heres the thing, ive tried Dumbells, barbells, cables, one arm, both arms, inlcine, flat and decline, the last few workouts ive been working on form watching many videos and correcting myself, nothing really worked, i always fell it in my shouldrs. Today i tried smith machine press and i felt...

Dams3‎, Yesterday 04:03 AM
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Deadlift question

I have a question about deadlifts. Now as I've explained before I'm currently doing trap bar deadlifts due to some lower back issues but soon I want to start making the transition to regular ones. I'm just a tad under 5'9.5 ( up a half inch from late May! ) but my armspan is just a tad under 6...

MBoux2000‎, 08-15-2017 11:02 PM
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Deadlift form check

Been lifting for quite some time so not new to deadlifting. Lately did a few recordings of my form knowing that what looks like decent form to oneself can often show blaring errors when looked at from a different person's point of view. Please do let me know if there are any problems with my...

Siddharth97‎, 08-11-2017 09:49 PM
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What shoulder work should I do?

Hey all, I work out at home with adjustable dumbbells and I do so to stay in shape for mountain biking and a little hypertrophy never hurts. I am debating on what shoulder work to do though, as thrusters, overhead press, and a few other exercises all sound like fun and effective dumbbell exercises....

DrDocta‎, 08-15-2017 01:43 PM
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Squat form check please

tommy4life‎, 08-14-2017 11:24 PM
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