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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: 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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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: 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 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 Plank exercise

Hello. I have been trying to find out what you should do before you plank. I can plank for 3-4 minutes semi-regularly and usually try to drink 1/2 cup of water before. It is usually done first thing. I am now wondering because I have not been able to find out anywhere if I should be eating 1-2...

aplank444‎, 02-18-2019 03:13 PM
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Incline Bench vs Dips

Which is the better size builder for chest? And overall strength?

themanth3myth‎, Today 03:47 PM
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I failed in squat

I did a squat, i went down, in the 8 rep I got to failure and could not get up, i got stuck with the weight down and did not know what to do, I bent down to put the barbell, I managed to put it on the safety bars, but the saftey bars were right down and I had to bend down a lot, Now my back hurts...

roeideri‎, 02-15-2019 11:59 AM
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swap flat for decline press?

My current push day is Incline DB press Flat DB press Pec dec/DB flyes Seated dips Standing db lateral raises OHP 2x tricep exercises

Mmjk1500‎, Today 02:34 AM
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More recovery time = faster results?

I've been training for a shred following a three day split and feel like I get better/the same results if I wait two-three days before lifting again versus lifting every day. I keep up with my protein intake. Is this placebo? Am I not giving my muscles enough recovery time?

BeastmodeLEE‎, Today 07:24 PM
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Will Muscle Memory Help Me After 2 Years?

I am not a very muscular guy, 5'10" with a body weight of 71kgs. During the period of time when I worked out(1.5 years), I made some good gains that I personally liked on myself. During that time, I also went through some shoulder injury and had to quit working out. However, that lay off has lasted...

Vincentsick‎, Today 02:39 AM
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Different Types of Rows

I seem 2 be able to go really heavy on seated rows. At least 40lbs more than BB rows. And all the while keeping good form. Is there a reason for this?

Gareth‎, 12-03-2003 06:07 PM
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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, Today 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, Today 04:24 PM
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Squat, Bench Strength Compared To Deads

Just looking for a reason as to why my deadlift is so high compared to my squat and bench not saying my deadlift number is impressive its not but its a lot higher than squat and bench I'm just starting properly lifting so i know my numbers are really weak but my deadlift is so strong compared to...

felix432‎, Today 12:23 PM
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Metabolic stress - what is it exactly ?

it means training for pump , does it mean like high reps and short rest periods ? and is it a must in my training program ? I mostly use progressive overload and slow negatives as main methods .. but of course I get a pump during my trainings + I do feel the burn during isolation exercises and...

Orelabergel1‎, Today 01:08 PM
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light rep scheme for hypertrophy?

For light days, what is the "usual" or an effective light rep scheme for hypertrophy? For example my heavy days I do 3x8 or a reverse pyramid 1x4, 1x6, 1x8... but what is a good scheme for light days but still hypertrophy.

WhenUrSalty‎, Today 10:11 AM
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How to deal with leg DOMS?

I train my legs at least twice per week and have been training for several months now. About a month ago, I switched over to Lyle McDonald's GBR and enjoy the workouts, however I get DOMS in my lower body pretty often. This hinders my strength if I still am sore at the beginning of a workout. ...

WapanCakes‎, Yesterday 10:45 AM
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Lat pull down before dumbbell row?

On my pull day, which would be more beneficial to put first in my split? Lat pull downs or dumbbell row?

willaustin‎, Yesterday 02:11 AM
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Using lifting belts while working out?

I never use a belt while lifting but some people use one throught their whole workout because they believe it prevents the waistline from getting blocky or wide due to overdevelopment of the core. Is this actually true or is it broscience? Is it necessary or beneficial to use belts to get a v taper...

BakedBrotato17‎, 02-08-2019 05:17 PM
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Squat form check I know I didn’t go to deep but that’s about as low as I can without getting a pinch. I saw a video that if you don’t brace right your pelvis title and that can cause a pinch so I’ll work at bracing properly.

bojanglez34‎, Today 05:36 AM
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Poll Poll: Ez Bar Row Vs Two-Dumbbell Row Vs One-Arm Dumbbell Row

Don't have access to a barbell so which one these options is the best?

15AM‎, Yesterday 04:12 PM
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DL Formcheck

Hi, Was wondering if anyone could take some time and look on my deadlift, to help me with my technique. The reason I ask is because after lifting I get some small pain in lower back, this normally comes when I sit after training. Age: 30 Hight: 180cm/5.9 Weight: 85kg/187

NidarosAlex88‎, Yesterday 06:22 AM
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Glute exercises I can do with chronic lower back/hip pain ...?

I had a terrible case of Sciatica a few months ago and have since recovered. I still have moderate pain and discomfort in my lower back and hips/ legs often and stretch and warm up all the time. I stopped squatting and deadlifting due to this problem. My ass shrunk and needs exercise. ...

GeneticOverride‎, Yesterday 07:34 PM
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In need of some help.

Hello all, my name is Rob and I am 22 years old and sitting at 292 lbs and am trying to change my life for the better while I am still young. I have started eating better for about 2 weeks now and Have dropped 8lbs already and feel much better and seem to have some more energy. I Just moved into an...

bigrab4204‎, 02-08-2019 06:00 AM
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Ant ways to increase height after age 30 besides surgery

Does anyone know of any way to actually increase your height at age 32 or more..I'm about 6 feet or 6'1"now but want to be at 6'5" or 6'6"..thanks..

leif573‎, Today 12:35 AM
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Exercises to improve my Inferior Rectus Abdominus muscles

Age:19 Height: 5’11” Weight: 155.4 lbs as of February 19 Pertinent info: I workout 5 times during the week on 5 sepaprate days. After my main workout I train my abs for 3 days of the week (Mon, Wed, Fri). In the pictures below you’ll see my abdomen flexing and relaxed. I have no problem seeing...

Wadkins4‎, Yesterday 04:28 PM
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Poll Poll: Dumbbell Deadlift Vs Ez Bar Deadlift

Which one?

15AM‎, Yesterday 04:09 PM
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HIGH LEVEL Questions about Exercise - Help please!

Hello friends! I come bearing questions. I am sure this have all been answered. But I've tried searching the forum, and searching the internet, and asking people I know who have spent time trying to advance their bodies in health and ability... and there's just no consensus!! Not that I can...

aRegularDude‎, Yesterday 01:05 PM
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Grip Training Progression (High Reps)

Hi i have the captains of crush number 1 gripper (140lbs) but can only close it once and thats max so if i get a 75lb gripper and do 25 reps 2 sets or 50 reps 2 sets will that build any maximal strength so if i try in one month i can close it 5 times or so any answers appreciated

felix432‎, Yesterday 01:56 PM
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