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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: 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: 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: 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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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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What do you guys do for neck exercises?

Does anyone use anything like anything like a neck harness (found one on Amazon) or are those complete crap?

Virus4762‎, Today 10:58 PM
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Thin Wrist Injury Concern With Heavy Lifting

Problem I find myself running into as I start getting into heavier weights: I'll be honest. I have tiny hands and wrists compared to the rest of my body. Runs in the family, I have my father to thank for that -__- I sometimes experience some pain in my wrists when heavy weightlifting, but this...

Anbessa‎, Today 08:33 PM
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check my deadlift form

if yall would be so kind take a look at these vids and lemme know how my form looks. any tips welcome youtu .be/Y9ALmWzlUcA youtu .be/Y9ALmWzlUcA **** wont let me put the links on here so i cut them in half. hopefully that won't deter anyone

sphillips98‎, Today 08:16 PM
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I can't feel my chest being 'worked out' during or after chest exercises.

I've only been working out for around 2 months, and I assumed, when I started, that not feeling the chest excercises in your chest was usual for beginners. Since then, I've spoken to a lot of people that have been working out for about the same length of time as me and they say that they can still...

thejeffer26597‎, Today 06:32 PM
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Deadlift Injury ... again... Time to give up on deadlifts?

Lifting in your mid 30's blows... Here we go again. I'm doing 5x5's. Was repping sets of 185 on deadlift. It was strenuous, but I wasn't failing or anything. I was doing pullups in between sets (I know..). Felt fine, a little tight after. That night, taking out the trash of all things, I...

mfarrell‎, Today 11:16 AM
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1 rep max increases...

Do i increase my 1rm if i do an easy 5x5 @70% 1rm. Or do i need to be at 80%+ and sweating my @ss off? Obviously the heavier the better... is there any benefit at lower weight or is it a waste of time? Also... for final set should i go to failure? Is there any benefit of failure? Tear up the...

dustman007‎, Yesterday 06:35 PM
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How many push ups should I do in a set?

I'm new to lifting and I am doing some exercises at home before I can afford to go to the gym. I do a few sets of lets say push ups, bench press, squats etc. My question is how many push ups should I do in a set? I can do around 30 before I start feeling tired, and that is at a fast pace. Should I...

TiernOIE‎, Today 12:59 PM
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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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Unhappy Should I Begin a Cut?

Been bulking since mid-November, went from 127 lbs to 142 lbs. I'm 5'7 and 19 years old. I feel like I just got fat, what do you guys think I should do? Do I have enough muscle mass to support a cut? I feel like my bf % is too high to continue bulking Pics: a/N1kHl

toronto2000‎, Today 03:19 PM
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Muscle confusion vs. routine for beginners

I recently lost alot of weight from running and dieting and decided to go to this personal training gym to better my health/fitness and learn how to lift. I have been going to this gym for two months and this is the only gym I have ever stepped foot in. The trainers there have me doing completely...

Kyle10101‎, Today 11:59 AM
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Squatting form check (stalled at 120)

Hey guys. Mentioned earlier that I had stalled at 120lbs on squats (1x4, 1x3, gave up) and someone suggested I post a form video for critique. Reset to 110 today. Felt pretty easy. 2x5, 1x7. This is the second set: htt ps://drive.Google....

LaserCop1988‎, Today 01:08 AM
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Triceps, hamstring, Lats, Shoulders, Rows Exercises differences / substitution Help

Quick background info and what i'm looking for. I have not worked out in 3 yrs, Had a baby he is now 3yr old. Time to get back on the bandwagon. I have worked out before, I am looking for differences between exercises i know based on equipment I have and the exercises that are suggested in work out...

Kris2bfit‎, Today 10:05 AM
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Pectus excavatum

Hi guys, I started lifting some time ago and now I'd like to focus on chest. What's best execise to fix pectus excavatum? See attached pics

MyUserNameExist‎, 03-14-2018 11:42 AM
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How to strengthen/exercises for this muscle?

I'm not even sure if it's the abs but it's the lowest portion of the abs on the left and right, literally the part just before the hip flexors begin and to the upper left and upper right of the pubic bone. Are there specific exercises to target this area?

portvaldes‎, Today 01:13 AM
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Is cardio necessary for......

Alright, this is what you call a novice and guys come in and tell you to go to the stickys... I know.. I know.... I get it, diet is everything... I am around 16%bf... looking to get to 10%. Would you argue that you should do cardio to get to this point? Is cardio the difference maker? I have...

wburg45‎, 03-15-2018 12:18 PM
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Arrow Widening clavicle length

I'm pretty wide, but I wouldn't mind being wider if there is a proven way to make the clavicles wider.

lefteris7‎, 09-14-2013 02:06 AM
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Question about curls.

at the bottom position, do you keep the arms at a relaxed position, or do you lock the elbows before lifting the weight up? I've watched a video where a coach advises to put tension on the triceps to lock the elbows at the bottom, because he says this way you stretch the biceps more so it gets...

R0nald0‎, Yesterday 05:48 PM
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Red face 700 pushups + 10 sets of pullups and dips

What do you think of this routine for upper body? 700 pushups 10 sets of pullups 10 sets of dips This 60yr old man does that routine, look how big/ripped he is. BzlJ_xDzmdg

PiscesNinja‎, Yesterday 01:23 AM
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Talking Barbell Rows Form Check Please & Thank You.

I'm 99% sure I am doing these right but I just want to make sure and get some other peoples' opinions. Thank you. Goal is to get 185 by the summer.

merl227‎, Yesterday 04:56 PM
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Smile Lift more on inclined bench press than flat bench press?

Anyone else can lift more weight on inclined bench press than flat bench press? Not sure if I should try to correct this or just keep going.

AugmentedBunny‎, 03-15-2018 10:21 AM
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Squats Hurt Shoulders?

Anything I'm doing wrong? I do squats on a smith machine if that matters. (Gym doesn't have free barbells, other gyms are too far away D: ). By hurting shoulders I mean the shoulder joint. Any adjustments I could make?

AppropriateGuy‎, Yesterday 02:21 PM
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Need New Exercises for Butt and Stomach

I am new here. I am looking for some good exercises that I can do at the gym or at home that will focus on flattening my stomach and lifting and shaping my butt! I am currently on a meal plan and work out 5 days a week.

mylifestyle13‎, 03-15-2018 12:37 PM
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Hammer curls> Regular curls

I started doing hammer curls yesterday for the first time, I always tried to avoid them because they made curling so much easier. But I actually feel 100x more sore then I did with regular curls and in more places. Is there something I'm doing wrong or do regular curls not work your biceps as...

chance459‎, 01-08-2012 04:45 PM
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Did I tear my rear delt without knowing it?

I've had a few months ago what I have thought an RC injury (right shoulder), I took six weeks off then came first there was still a little pain then it faded out a little...uptill now its still there but its more of an irritation than pain...and its always happen when I'm going down on the...

superdrool‎, 03-17-2006 03:39 AM
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Mark rippetoe's bench press technique or dave tates

İm a beginner doing stronglifts about 3 months. İ was using mark rippetoes bench pres technique but my weight on barbell didnt increased. İ realized i wasnt squzeing my upper back and using leg drive. So my set up was bad . But i change to dave tates bp style before fixing my form. But when i arch...

ifeelsoy‎, 03-11-2018 12:15 AM
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