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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: 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 08:12 AM
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OHP form check

Been pressing around 110 lbs for a while, and wanting to break the plateau. Any issues I need to fix? Seems I rock forward at my feet instead of from the hips, unless that isn't a problem? Thanks a lot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-IYcqjV5w

ECGordyn‎, Today 05:58 AM
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Alternating dumbbell curls bad?

Is alternating the hands as I curl bad? I can get 35lbs for hand doing the alternating curls, but when I do BB curls for the same reps I can only get 65-70lbs on the bar. Is this odd or can I get more with the DB because it's alternating?

TricepPushdown‎, Yesterday 04:50 PM
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does this do much?

hi ya so i have ocd and combine with weight lifting i wanna go all the way every workout. i started doing this weird thing i don't know if it is good or bad. i go to failure then try over and over to do the exercise for reps.like im doing delts lateral raises and i can't lift the dumbbell anymore...

LetsGetRipp3d‎, Today 09:10 PM
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Unhappy Headaches after pullups and dips

Hi guys, been lifting for years but went on a hiatus due to health problems. I just got back into training, and have been doing bodyweight exercises as currently I have two somewhat sprained ankles which prevent me from doing too much else. I have allergic asthma and my cardiovascular is really...

shillshocked‎, 09-13-2017 07:29 PM
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Question Squats, Overhead Press, and Deadlifts Form Check

May someone please critique my form. I'm 6 feet tall and weigh in at 150lbs. Got a long torso. Thanks in advance! OY5qJOm_Im0 For squats looks like my elbows are still too far back and I'm learning forward a bit? How should I place my hands and wrists? You can also see me leaning to the left...

geokilla‎, Yesterday 07:32 PM
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Half marathon

I wasn't sure which section it would fall under, so I'll post it here. My friends have been running marathons for year and they encouraged me to sign up for the half (21 km) this year. This will be my first time running at that distance. I haven't trained at all. The only thing that would come...

Fatty1992‎, Today 05:39 PM
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Smile Quick question

Hello Just wondering. If i worked out my arms only 1 time a week, say around 12 or so sets for biceps and triceps total, and did no other exercise whatsoever on any other day, would i lose any muscle i have managed to gain? ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

mcdingus111‎, Today 03:22 PM
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My Pendlay rows suck!

Hey everyone. I have done the fierce 5 program off and on for a while now. I have always struggled to do the Pendlay row but like everything else that I struggle with I refuse to let it win and keep trying till I get it right and improve. Now has come the time with my rows. The pendlay row has...

Alan21‎, Yesterday 06:04 PM
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Squat form check 350x3

z8uk0hR3AHo Critique my form please. 350x3 @187lbs I think it moved pretty well but I noticed I slow down in the last portion of the lift.

WorldClassDBag‎, Yesterday 08:39 PM
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Push-ups and elbow pain

So, for a while now I've ignored the issue but since I'll be going in the military soon, I figured I should try to understand it before I'm told to do 80 push-ups only for my arm to explode. This problem occurs mostly when I'm doing push-ups, I believe because of the angle, but it can also...

AwkwrdBrazilian‎, 11-19-2015 02:37 PM
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hit a wall on dead lift

so ive been slowly progressing on my deadlifts but the last two times i hit a solid wall. i did 285x3 and attempted to pull 305x1 and couldnt lift it. no big. next week later i did 290x3 but still couldnt get 305 off the ground. any suggestions or tips? rack pulls? lighter weight deads with more...

lurker44‎, Yesterday 12:21 PM
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Frequent shoulder pain from working out?

Whenever i do some vigorous workout involving my upper body, I would always have ache in my shoulder especially in the deltoid area, but it doesn't affect my lift and goes away, but it's kind of annoying, have anyone faced similar circumstances?

Prithwishr96‎, Today 11:11 AM
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Deadlifts and Rack Pulls aren't the best exercises to target upper back/traps?

I was watching a video from Sean Nalewanyj and he says deadlifts are primarily a hips/glutes dominant exercises, with the upper back/traps only under some tension at the very top of the movement and they only contract isometrically, to stabilize the spine. I asked a personal trainer at my gym today...

stonecold9120‎, Yesterday 05:14 PM
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Question How many calories does burned per rep?

Hi all am wondering how many calories does weight lifting burn per rep? I heard 3 calories per rep??! For example, if am lifting 20 kg 20 reps (1 set) in 20 seconds that’s mean 3x20 =60 burned calories? thanks

h3358571‎, 05-01-2011 01:22 AM
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Exclamation Always sore for a week after leg day

I don't know what's going on but my leg are always extremely sore after a working them out for a least 5 days. I am not going until failure. (unless I failure equal the number of rep I need to do, ex: 6-8 reps.) My routine consist of squats, legpress, lunges, leg curls and sometimes when I have...

machusenpai‎, Yesterday 04:43 AM
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What to do for bigger arms

Hi I've been lifting now for a couple years but not for any type of gains. Just this past February I started a program to pack on mass and build lean and cut muscle yet big at the same time. I am 6 foot 1. I started out 170lbs and in just 2-3 months I'm at 195lbs. I'm currently at a plateau. I'm...

kylelauffer‎, Yesterday 02:06 PM
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Arm Workouts

I'm been working out for several years now, but I've fallen into a rut. I'm looking to shake up my arm workout (bi's and tri's), but I'm at a loss of what to do. Any suggestions how some new exercises to try? I'm looking to add an inch or two to my arms.

TheJaynes2010‎, Today 07:22 AM
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Critique my Pull-up form please

Idk how else to add a video. Go to Facebook and type Hailee posey in the search engine. I only have the one pull up video

hgp1‎, Yesterday 05:48 PM
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Have two Questions, 1st is Pullup, 2nd is Deadlift

hello guys I have some questions 1st, I can't do pull-up, not even a single one, so should I do assisted pull-up instead or should Do other back exercises before I can build up enough back strength for real Pull-up? 2nd, I can't perform deadlift with good postures . If I try 90lb...

conanyx‎, Yesterday 04:34 PM
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Pull up form help

I know I'm my form in pull ups is not good Can anyone give me pointers. I linked the video in my signature,since i don't have enough posts yet.Thanks

hgp1‎, Today 12:50 AM
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Critique my RDL form

Every help is much appreciated Here is the link guys and sorry for angle I didn't have anything to put the phone on and I was out of time https://youtu.be/3vA3Wzxt6Fc

Marwan4449‎, 09-18-2017 02:55 PM
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What all can I be strong at with a herniated disc?

I know there are lifts I can't do (or else I'll end up under the knife), but I still want to one day be way stronger than most weekend warriors. Like dumbbell curls for example. I can curl 60s but want to be able to hit 100s, 120s, and way beyond. Can I safely climb that ladder with my back...

BamaCrimsonTide‎, Yesterday 07:28 PM
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Can I train forearms everyday?

I really need to improve my forearm strength and I wanted to know if I could train them everyday. I use one of those wrist curlers (you tie a rope with weights on the bottom to a stick and curl up and down) and do some exercises with dumbbells. Thanks

koh19‎, 05-22-2009 08:17 AM
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Looking For Form Coaching In Chicago

Hey everyone, Haven't been on here in a while so apologize for all my profile information being outdated. I've been grinding in the gym and studying for the LSAT so haven't had much time to be on here. Will update when I have a chance. I've probably put on 20lbs since last on here and have...

j1hartman‎, Yesterday 08:24 AM
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Bench Press strength.

Hey Guys, I am struggling with bench press. I started day 1 with 100 lbs, I weight around 185 Lbs How can I gain bench strength. Whats the best way without a spotter? I find it difficult to add weight without a spotter. Whats the best way more reps initially then more weight or less reps and...

punch101‎, Yesterday 04:47 PM
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