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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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Will 5x5 build mass?

Just wondering, will 5x5 build mass or is that really just strength? Should I do 3x10 or stick to the 5x5?

Lukef139‎, Today 05:38 PM
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Can't lift more than 30lbs. WTF.

Hi Guys - This is pretty embarrassing. I'm a guy and have been going to the gym off an on for several years, sound familiar. In the last two months I have been going at it about 3-4 times a week. I have been able to steadily increase the weights I lift on each movement in the morning on all body...

net1994‎, Today 05:28 AM
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So I was wondering...

Today I did bench on multipress and I picked the same weight. I could do 7 reps with that weight and it makes perfect sense because I just started using creatine and I took two caffeine tabblets cuz I was feeling really tired. Normally I can do 5 reps with that weight. So does it mean that it's...

MarekParek3‎, Today 02:04 PM
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what angle/number on bench for Incline DB press

My bench goes from FLAT to 6>5>4>3>2>1. what Number is angle 30 degree?

k260jl‎, Today 11:35 AM
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Question Best overall upper back exercise?

What is best overall upper back exercise? looking to add one main upper back exercies to my program.

MuayP750‎, Today 06:34 AM
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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 11:38 AM
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T-BAR Rows

At my school gym there is no good attachments (including no good low row attachment) that can be used as handles for T-BAR rows. Instead, I have to grab the actual bar to do rows. Is this safe or should I look into buying a low row attachment or T-BAR row handle? If so, where can I find one?

RUTHL3SS‎, 03-04-2010 09:30 AM
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How many workouts a week for a beginning teen?

I made a post similar to this before but the answers I received were minimal and unhelpful, all I want to know is how many days should a beginner at age 15 workout? Is 3 days (push,pull,legs) spread out through the week enough to build muscle. Would it be better off to workout more frequently?

Stevo756‎, Today 03:24 PM
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Squatting as a beginner

I'm 16 and I've been working out for about 4-5 months now and I have consistently skipped legs for the past few weeks (an impressive feat i know) but I'm going to get back into it. However I have never squatted once in my life and I'm planning to begin soon, does anyone have any tips on squatting...

anthonynitopi‎, Yesterday 07:37 PM
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EMS device on biceps caused constant bicep pump

Hey, I haven't been able to go to the gym lately so i decided I would use a electromagnetic stimulation device. All of my muscles responded well do the device. My biceps would get this incredible pump after a session. I have to point out that I had read that to get results you got to crank the...

LalaDesse‎, Today 12:01 PM
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How many workouts a week for a beginner teen?

I'm 15 and have been training for about 6 weeks. I'm currently doing 3 workouts a week: Push, pull and legs. Is three workouts a week enough or should I be training more?

Stevo756‎, Today 12:16 PM
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Shoulder impingement

5 weeks ago I got an injury in my shoulder after military press. Now, the pain is gone but my rotator cuff still pops/clicks when i do some movements (but without pain!) Can I still bench press with a popping shoulder? 5 weeks is a long time without chest-days and I don’t want to wait even more.

DanishAesthetic‎, Today 02:01 PM
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Are lunges primarly a glutes exercise?

I ask this because when I do them I only get DOMS on my glutes and not my legs, unlike when I do squats, in which I clearly feel the work is mainly focused on the quads.

R0nald0‎, 12-09-2018 09:41 PM
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Tiny calves

So, I been lifting for about 5-6 months now. like 5-6 days a week on average. I'm dedicated af. my upper bodys developing great. im short, so im stocky which has made it pretty easy to progress. like i started out benching like 135x10 and now im hitting 315x2. for some reason these legs will not...

SeniorGainz99‎, Today 06:11 AM
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Using Smith Machine instead of free weights for safety

I want to use the smith machine as an alternative to free weight for bench press and squats. I don’t have a spotter, and I always like challenging myself and with progressive overload. Yesterday I almost got really hurt while free benching because it came crashing down and almost hit my head, and...

hcuraB‎, Today 08:13 AM
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High Bar Squat Form Check

http://goo.gl/4wz78g (or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ek4wfs4MhLi-w2Zbqeckp_t6OTvt0zoJ/view) I know I probably should be slightly more vertical, but I have few mobility issues (back, slight kyphosis still left) that I'm trying to fix. Also, I recently started wearing squat shoes to...

ShellRox‎, Yesterday 05:40 AM
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Exercises to Condition Back & Reduce Back Pain

Hey guys, I recently started going to the gym back in september, I started out with 3 weeks of upper body, lower body splits on the resistance machines to start working on conditioning my body. I also did five minutes before beginning my workout by doing a warm up on the treadmill, and then...

Acton67‎, Yesterday 05:24 AM
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maintenance exercise calories

to bulk it says to eat 500 calories over maintenance. my maintenance at a sedentary level is 2280. Would it actually be higher since im lifting weights and technically not sedentary?

bodyguy55‎, Today 04:07 AM
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Question Is this good?

I’m 14, 5’6” and weigh 200 lbs. I’m a lineman in football and I squat 205 lbs. Is this a good squat weight?

WreckEmTech50‎, Today 05:50 AM
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Should I train today?

So I was doing my Pull day on Saturday and my last exercise was Hammer Curls, usually I am supposed to do like 3 sets but since I didnt reach the reps I desired, I decided to shoot for another set and like squeezed as much as I could.. 72 hours after ( today ), my biceps are still sore and I have...

whitebeardos‎, Today 06:11 AM
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Question Vertical Leg Press vs. Regular Leg Press | Less Weight vs. More Weight

Has anyone done a vertical leg press and noticed that you cannot lift nearly the same amount of weight that you could on a regular leg press? From what I read this is due to the angle. Any thoughts / opinions? Just clarifying if what I am hearing is correct.

health4life24‎, 12-09-2018 06:20 AM
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How many calories can you really spend biking?

I have a mountain bike with road tires, and I usually bike to the gym. That's about 12 minutes through the city at an average speed of 25km/h (15.5mi). I do push it a little but by the time I get to the gym I'm not wasted. My Endomondo app claims that I spent 280kcal, which gives 1400kcal per hour....

mix007‎, Yesterday 09:39 PM
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Can Planks and Leg raises improve situps?

So the story is I need to improve my situp count from, what I assume, is my max of like 18 to 35 in one minute within 2-3 months for a test. The problem being that Ive been dealing with a back/groin/lower abdominal injury/strain (It shifts everyday and already went to the doctor for it and he never...

ProGenji‎, 12-05-2018 08:37 AM
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Thumbs up What Do Y’all Work Out on MONDAY?

I’ve started moving away from chest day mondays because benches at my school are overly crowded and why does it matter I do chest Monday? Is there any benefit besides getting a large muscle group out of the way in the start of the week? I like doing shoulders on Monday :P

SushiGodd‎, Yesterday 11:04 AM
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Smile energy surge post workout

I have been back using a 5 x 5 system for the last few months.Every time I use this setup, I have an enormous energy surge throughout my whole mind & body. I don't ever experience this with my other routines ex. 4 sets of 8 or 3 sets of 10-12. Seems like everytime I get around to doing heavier...

Hortonized‎, 03-14-2009 06:14 AM
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