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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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Trap Bar Deadlift form critique.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJp0lcoiChQ&index=3&list=WL&t=0s I am on Lyle Mcdonald's GBR. I typically do deadlifts once a week for 3x5, doing squats 3x6-8 on the other day. I have been having some bad lower back DOMS from my last squat session a week ago that hasn't quite recovered for...

WapanCakes‎, 02-21-2019 06:19 PM
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Pain in ball of the foot

Hi guys. I've been walking a lot, I mean a lot. And now there is a pain in the ball of the foot. Any ideal on how to deal with this?

ricky1993lk‎, Today 06:31 AM
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Why is the front squat considered more "athletic" than the back squat?

Topic as above. Why is the front squat considered more functional for sports than the regular squat?

Doenitz79‎, 11-07-2008 07:29 PM
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Will I be able to log press more than military press?

On a whim I've signed my self up to do a strongman in four months times, without ever actually doing any of the events before. I'm obviously gonna go and have a go with some stones and logs and stuff but can't till next week. The only event I'm not sure about is the log press. You have to log press...

Si1991‎, Today 07:55 AM
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Banded hamsting curls

Anybody ever try these as an alternative for curls? How functional are these for hypertrophy? I felt these much more in my lower/mid hams then curls have ever hit https://youtu.be/Y2DxedYxi7Y

Hannahp21‎, Today 08:28 AM
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Can you do 40 pushups?

A new study suggests that people who can do a lot of push-ups doesn't only mean that they are strong, but that they also have good heart health. The results showed that those who could do more than 40 pushups in a row had a 96% lower risk of being diagnosed with heart disease over a 10-year period,...

MarcosRoyce‎, Yesterday 09:33 AM
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Chest lacking

My chest seems to be lacking, I have done plenty of incline bench and decline and isolation for chest any ideas on how I can bring my chest out? Also been working with landmine press the past month, I want a chest where you can visibly see through tshirt, I'm 16% body fat rn will it look bigger...

Langstaff420‎, 02-21-2019 06:54 AM
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Exercises which don't require elbow movement effectiveness

Due to a injury, cannot do anything that involves dynamic flexing or extending my arms (like rows, pushups etc.) I wondered if isolation exercises such as lateral raises, straight arm pulldowns, band pull aparts, chest flyes would be effective enough for muscle growth that I should bother doing...

HeMB‎, Today 06:38 AM
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Workout routine for a skinny guy trying to gain weight and muscle mass

I am 28, male, weight: 53kg, height: 178cm. After some research on the internet, i made this workout routine to do at home: Day 1: chest, shoulder, tris (pushups-benchpress-tricep curl-barbell shoulder press) Day 2: back and biceps and cardio(bicep curl-pullups-chinups-barbell curl) Day 3:...

vkrant47‎, 02-21-2019 11:55 PM
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Lightbulb Any good ways to track reps over time?

Hey guys, pretty new here! After years of working out I still haven't found a great way to track reps, weight, and overall performance other than writing everything in a notebook. I want to be able to look back and know exactly how much I've improved and what needs work. At the gym I used a...

bayarea501x‎, 02-21-2019 04:55 PM
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Do you do core strengthening exercises as part of your workout?

So I don't know if this is a dumb question, but out of curiosity do you devote time to doing core strengthening exercises as part of your workout routine? I was going through all my exercises to see if any of them suffered from form issues, and i noticed my back collapsing towards the front doing...

Sqweebo‎, Yesterday 02:49 AM
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Is the Clean and Jerk the King of Lifts?

sportsedtv.com/blog/learn-to-clean-jerk Coach Newton says: "Weightlifting’s second competitive lift, the clean & jerk, is known as the “King of Lifts.” This is for good reason, as the C&J allows the most weight to be lifted from the ground to overhead." What do you think? I learned to...

DrewSpitzer‎, Today 04:58 AM
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Dumbbell Overhead Press Back Support

Quick question regarding Dumbbell Overhead Press. I can't seem to progress up the DB weight anymore and have some lower back pain after doing them. Also want to isolate shoulders more on this workout opposed to lower back and core. Now the only thing is I have a flat bench not a...

SteveB41‎, Yesterday 09:10 PM
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Arrow good mornings vs. hyperextensions

which one is teh pwnage?

mike_d‎, 09-15-2005 07:07 PM
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New to working out

So like the title says, I'm new to working out. I'm looking to buy a home gym set up (Marcy home gym $250-$300) but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what a decent home gym would as far as brand and price. Sorry if this has been posted but I'm not familiar with the site yet. My goal...

Derick1992‎, Yesterday 08:16 PM
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Lightbulb Quad strengthening w/ minimal knee hinging?

I am trying to rebuild my left leg muscles (the quadriceps in particular), which have atrophied due to a knee injury 5 years ago. Knee limitations are still a concern, and it may never get back to 100%. High reps and high weight both cause the knee joint to produce extra synovial fluid, which...

wrdanner‎, Yesterday 05:33 PM
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I failed a squat last week

Hi, newb to the forum here, so I gotta start a dumb new thread, right? Been in the gym for 4 months now, finally dialing in my form on the bigger lifts and going heavier. My squat is probably my weakest (relative to BP & DL) despite having raced bikes for the past 5 years. Odd. Anyway, I'm...

jademonkey‎, Yesterday 02:59 PM
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Deadlift : rest between reps

How long of a rest between reps is too long before a rep isn’t considered part of the “set” I usually take 1-3 seconds between reps to reset and brace, but sometimes as long as 5-10 seconds

Hannahp21‎, 02-21-2019 05:44 AM
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Microfractures + Traction approach to bone lengthening

Is this complete bull****? That's my first instinct, but I don't want to be closeminded I remember reading about this years ago on some website about guys who were trying to be toller, they'd do sprints on concrete to try and cause cracks in their leg bones from the high impact, and then wear ankle...

2bars‎, Yesterday 07:34 AM
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Back at it - form check hex deadlift, safety box squat, overhead press, bench press

Hello. I am starting to incorporate deadlifts again and some form of squats into my routine. have been doing nsuns 4 day lp for since about June of 2018. I went on a deadlifting and squat hiatus for a while. Honestly was doing pretty much bro type **** and calisthenics the last 6 months because...

merl227‎, 02-09-2019 01:32 PM
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Wink Imbalanced Core Problem -- Need Advice

So I've decided to post here because I haven't found many answers online! I'm here looking for advice, and to see if anyone does or has shared the same issues as me. I'm 21M and have been lifting for ~2 years, and consider myself an intermediate lifter. I'm 5'11, 160 lbs. but look like I weigh...

CantFlexCardio‎, Yesterday 10:30 AM
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Upper pecs wont grow

As the title says my upper pecs are not growing. Lower and middle pecs looks good but upper pecs dont show. I am eating a lot of protein and are gaining size on all other body parts. Ive tried both heavy weights and isolation exersises and i train my chest twice a week any advice? Sorry for bad...

parre25‎, Yesterday 04:17 AM
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Front squats, hex bar deadlifts, and seal rows

Due to a recent low back injury I’ve swapped low bar squats for front squats, conventional DLs for hex bar DLs and barbell BORs for incline chest supported rows with dumbbells. Due to the nature of the lift and the injury itself I can’t front squat much weight, and I can only hex bar DL 80-90% of...

coeur‎, 02-20-2019 03:55 PM
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Deadlift more than double bench press

Is it okay for my deadlift to be more than double my bench press? I bench 2x a week but only deadlift 1x a week and have been doing both for the same amount of time. It seems wrong. My deadlift is 170KG (375lbs) whereas my bench is 75KG (165lbs). Both tested last week. When I first began...

F19AK‎, 02-20-2019 04:24 PM
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