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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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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: 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 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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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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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: 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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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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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 09:12 AM
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Smile excercise for weight loss

Hi I currently started working out trying to lose a big 50 pounds. I have lost a total of 12 pounds so far within a month and two weeks. I just have been following my macros and doing cardio and weights 4-5 days a week also. I have been mainly focusing on working legs, bis, and back. Should i still...

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Question Pendlay row or Barbell row for upper back?

I have always done barbell overhand rows for my back, and now i really start to see that my lats is overpowering my back and that my upper back and traps are weak. Does pendlay row works the upper back more?

GetReadyPhil‎, 11-29-2017 08:17 AM
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Upper back tightness

I have been getting upper and mid back tightness from like past 2-3 weeks after I do front squats, ohp and sometimes rdls for like 20seconds. If I stretch even a little bit, it kind of pains(sprain sort of). Any suggestions? Forms are mostly checked by PT, aint got vids to show atm tho Edit:- no...

rishabhrao1‎, Today 08:13 AM
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I lose balance on weighed squats

So from next week i am starting fierce 5's beginner routine. I decided to try out the squat, I tried a few times with no weight just the bar, and i always lost balance backwards, this was embaressing so i quit. Up till now i have only been doing body weight squats and on the smith machine. I do not...

nikola1808‎, Today 08:08 AM
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Question Strength Training for Hypertrophy?

I'm interested in what any of you have to say about incorporating strength training to achieve size gains. Here's my take: Strength training, and the strength gains that come with it, carry over into ones hypertrophy routine and allow them to lift heavier for increased reps, therefore increasing...

Bonacco‎, 12-14-2017 04:18 PM
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Back Pain during Romania Deadlifts (Starting from Rack)

After I do a set of Romanian deadlifts, I feel moderate pain in my back for a few seconds, then it goes away. But the next day i feel it all day. I always keep my hips back and I use a hook grip. Could I have pain due to the bar not touching my legs the whole way down, or is it because I am not...

Reznovan‎, 12-14-2017 06:33 AM
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**Chin ups/Pull ups/Lat pulldowns

hi i was wondering why my lat pull downs are so difficult to do when im using bodyweight but i can do weighted chin ups and pull ups above my bodyweight fairly easy anyone else have this problem? also if i use a weight slightly lower than my bodyweight on the lat pull down its not challenging...

lazy408‎, Today 01:13 AM
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How To Increase Pullup Reps Quickly

Hi, So basically, my pullup rep range is horrendous right now. I can only do 5 wide grip pullups with good form (no kipping, go all the way down, etc.). For my new workout, I eventually need to work up to 5 sets of 15 before adding weight, so what's the best way to get there? Does doing partial...

nas_is_illmatic‎, 01-15-2011 01:24 AM
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What is ''Max'' mean on my new program???

Hey guys i'm on my new Intermediate Program and there is something i didn't understand. What does MAX mean? (I hope it's not 1 rep max) Push Press - Max Close Grip Bench Press - Max

mem0ry‎, 12-12-2017 06:44 AM
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Can I add chest isolations to Fierce 5?

So, my progress has been pretty linear with all my lifts! EXCEPT MY ****ING BENCH Like, I started off at 135, then went to 140, and then 145... and then one day, randomly, seemingly for no reason, I could barely get through my warm-up. And had to drop to like 130 just to get through. Then, my...

Cani687‎, 11-20-2017 08:56 PM
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Want To Train Some boxing At Home Need Help Please

Hello everyone so after the new year I was going to buy these for my spare room just to learn a bit more self defence I will list the links to the products bellow I just need to know is there anything I can use to stop banging, I live in a 4 block appartment these wee appartment is sound proof I...

Aaron1690‎, Yesterday 11:11 AM
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Shoulder fatigue

Ok, so I've only been lifting 6 months. I've built strength and stamina up quite a bit since starting. However, after a few sets of shoulder exercises (presses and raises) I get such fatigue in the arms and shoulders. I feel weak and have to drop the weight down. Or else I hit failure at 5/6 reps....

TomWaggers‎, Yesterday 01:52 PM
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IS there Such thing as MUSCLE DENSITY?

My muscles are pretty big but when im relaxed and not pumped my muscle are soft when you touch them. There are big but there soft. I train in reps to increase size more than strength, could this be the reason If i train more for strength, will my muscles become more dense?

nutritionfreak1‎, 11-28-2008 06:23 PM
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Abs at home

Doing abs at home is good ? The reason for this is that i dont have time to do them at gym. i was thinking at doing exercises at home like planks, leg raises and so on...

MrHandz‎, Yesterday 10:04 AM
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Post Barbell or EZ-Bar Curl vs. Cable Curl

Hi Folks! I've a question about two exercises, the Barbell or EZ-Bar Curl vs. Cable Curl. I see many people doing the BB or EZ Bar Curl with low weight, to train their biceps, other ppl doing same exercises, but with the cable curl - with much more weight. So, for muscle growth, what is...

reumers‎, 12-14-2017 02:21 AM
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Building Muscle with Low Weights

Background: I have access to an inspire M2 gym set and have been working out for the past few months. I am around 5'11 165lbs and look pretty lean but have a decent amount of muscle for my size compared to a few years ago. I have a biscupid aortic valve (heart disease where aortic valve does not...

Doug271‎, 12-14-2017 10:32 AM
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Back pain with straight-legged deadlifts

Hi, I'm trying to grow my hamstrings, but I can't get the hang of straight-legged deadlifts. I do a lot of normal deadlifts, but as soon as I straighten my legs my back starts lifting all the weight. I found this happened in normal deadlifts until I worked out I needed to engage my core, but this...

erk888‎, Yesterday 03:20 AM
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Strength balance check

Looking to see where my numbers stand on the 6 major compounds. Been following Viking's ULPPL for a while, and I plan to continue it. But I want to see if anything is imbalanced as of now, and what I should do about it. Squat 255 lbs. x 7 reps best recent set RDL 245 x 12 ...

ECGordyn‎, 12-13-2017 07:38 AM
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Need help getting even pecs.

It seems like my side chest and lower chest are bigger than upper and make a weird shape like its sloped down which is noticeable because i am skinny guy and having small shoulders doesnt help, ive been avoiding every flat exercise, just focused on incline for about 2 months, but i didnt see any...

Insanefps‎, 12-14-2017 05:04 AM
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Lightbulb Progressive Overload

I've posted on here before complaining about my negligible results from the past 3 years of proper training. I hired a PT earlier in the year who gave me a workout routine based on my abilities when we started. He also encouraged my to push myself in order to break past plateaus and see results....

KrnxMan86‎, 12-12-2017 01:23 PM
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Smile Deadlift Form Check

h t t p s : / / v i m e o . co m / 2 4 7 2 7 5 1 1 1 Hey here is the vid of my deadlift, 365 x 6. Let me know how my form is, keep in mind, this was my recent max effort strength of 5/3/1 Thanks in advance :)

Ditto2323‎, 12-14-2017 12:48 AM
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deadlift progress

Hey. I'm 19 and have been lifting seriously for about 3 months. 3 months ago I deadlifted about 130 kg (287 lbs) for 3 reps, and today I deadlifted 150 kgs (331 lbs) for 3 reps. so I have increased my deadlift by 20 kgs (45 lbs) in 3 months, is this good? Or should I be gaining more strength?

pewzzen‎, 12-13-2017 01:50 PM
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(must read) dont believe everything you read

Hey, I'm here to prove that not everything you read is right, and I don't mean on this forum and the main page bc we all know there is full of untrue broscience statements (i'm not saying its ALL like that, actually here you will find the best advice probably) but the example I'm here with is the...

CHICOPECTORALES‎, 12-13-2017 07:18 PM
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Someone told me not to go lower than 90 degrees on BB shoulder press

So for a while I haven't gone lower than 90 degress. But I just saw a video where the bar goes down to upper chest. Is this the right way or 90 degrees?

Getbuff777‎, 12-12-2017 01:55 AM
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Question Deadlifts, back or Leg day? that's the question???

Hey folks, was wondering what would be the best day to do my deadlifts? Since i've been doing them on my back day and my back does get a good workout, but so does my legs..! sometimes to sore to do squats a couple days later.. any solutions? Thanks Mike

Mikebodybuilder‎, 11-13-2005 07:53 AM
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