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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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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: Q: Should I use a full body...

VoxExMachina‎, 09-05-2009 03:46 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 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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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: 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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Front squat, how much wrist pain is normal?

I'm 6ft 148lb, been front squatting for the past few months, rn at 185lb 5x5, adding 5lb once every one or two weeks, hitting legs once a week. That said, the clavicle pain from bar I got used to it, I don't mind anymore, but I'm wondering about wrists. It definitely is not as painful as the...

Minyoungk‎, 07-10-2018 09:41 PM
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Talking Best way to know that you are bulking?

I have been bulking for around 4 months now, in the 4 months I have increased my barbell curl by 5 pounds, wide grip late pulldown by 5 pounds and have increased my hamstring curl by 10 pounds. For all my other excersses I have increased by either 5 or 10 pounds. Is this a good way to tell that I...

Jabarav‎, 07-15-2018 03:50 PM
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Deadlift problems

I’ve been having problems with dead lifts I’ve been seeing a chiropractor for my upper back I don’t think it’s rounding but any way to prevent it ?

mitchellroyal‎, Yesterday 10:42 PM
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is there a creative way to hit the hamstrings? I cant do any kind of deadlift that requires me to bend over. SLDL RDL etc etc.. I do trap bar deadlifts but im not sure if it hits the hamstrings.. also I cant do lying seating curls or sitting curls cause of knee injury. and back injury for the...

feiajii‎, Yesterday 09:21 PM
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Can you please give your views on my bicep routine?

So previously I used to perform 6 different exercises for biceps and I used to perform 3 sets of each, but later I realised that I'm over training my biceps. So I switched to this bicep program:- Day 1:- Incline DB curls (long head, 3 sets), Hammer curls (brachialis, 3 sets) Day 2:- 21s...

aryanmj‎, 07-14-2018 11:58 PM
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landmine press vs bench press

has anyone ever substituted the bench press with the landmine press? the exercise is interesting and fun do you think I could do this lift instead to make good gains?

feiajii‎, 07-16-2018 10:23 PM
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Exercises I should do?

I want to workout my: Biceps Triceps Forearms Glutes Lower back I DON’T want to workout my:

luvlymonster‎, 07-14-2018 09:19 PM
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I did not add weight on the last set of EZ Barbell Curl. Is it not ok? Any advise?

I was not sure if I should add weight on the last set. 10 kg – 6/6 reps 15 kg – 5/6 reps (Actually it was 5.5, I was not able lift it up) 15 kg – 4/6 reps (It was supposed to be 20kg but it was like 1 RM when I tried) I think this is not ok but when I lift 20kg I was like...

remdroid‎, 07-16-2018 08:48 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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Question Is it true that HIIT helps more with preventing shortness of breath?

Despite me doing 10 mins of cardio everyday, simple tasks such as climbing the stairs or even just getting up from a chair can suddenly make my heart rate skyrocket. I read that it has to do with the fact that its a sudden motion that your body requires oxygen in so little time, and that running...

jonathan4210‎, 07-14-2018 07:30 PM
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Unhappy Felt nausea and sick while doing cardio, how to prevent it?

After doing like 20 mins of low to hiit cardio, I felt so sick that I almost threw up, but after taking rest for few minutes, I was normal, anyone else felt it?what this could be?what can I do to prevent it?

Prithwishr96‎, Yesterday 05:38 AM
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Squat form check please


StillbornSoul‎, 07-16-2018 03:42 PM
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rack pulls vs deadlifts lat development

I heard deadlifts build lats but do rackpulls build lats too? all pin heights? I do all heights for progressive range of motion. I also do about 12 sets of pull ups a week in a split of 3 days. i would say i do about 9-10 sets of rack pulls a week too.. do you think this would hinder my recovery...

feiajii‎, 07-15-2018 08:06 PM
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Calculating fats?

Hi this might be a dumb question but here it goes. I was wondering if I put 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan to sear chicken breast, how would I know if I consumed the whole 1 tbsp?

ddtowan‎, 07-16-2018 07:53 PM
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How Do You Know When You Are Getting Close To Max

What's up guys? I'm new to this website but I figured I'd check it out and seek some help. I've been lifting for about 11 months now and I've never done a max lift before (didn't think I needed to). Today I was deadlifting 245 lbs and it was do-able, but I definitely had to struggle a little to...

yvngwall‎, 07-14-2018 07:30 PM
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Sit Ups not possible?

Hey guys. So I posted some questions about very basic beginner routines earlier in the year (wanting to improve my overall fitness and strengthen my back / core, gain some endurance) and I've since quit smoking and have been doing 3 days of a basic body weight work out, 1 day cardio, 3 days...

Sashimi1989‎, 07-15-2018 11:03 AM
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Losing abs

So I'm 15 and i workout from 2016. This year i started working out harded and i got a 6 pack abs. I've had muscles on my stomach but never 6 pack abs. I started working out every day and that's when i got them. Now i workout 6 times a week. Nothing has changed in my diet. I eat healthy. I lost 2 kg...

vesy03‎, 07-16-2018 02:00 PM
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5x5 While trying to lose weight

Hi all, I'm in a bit of a predicament right now. I'm 30 6'0 and 404 lbs, down from 445. I do the 5x5 routine because I like its simplicity and seeing the numbers rise every time, and also because I have a power rack and barbell set in my home. I've come to a point in which my lifts are getting...

Tritan2820‎, 07-16-2018 12:52 PM
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Rapid strength decrease

I stopped going to the gym for about a week, and ate bad foods/ not enough. Pull ups went down to 11, was at 16. Push ups were at 20! when I had 63. But if I start training again I will get those numbers back easily. But why so rapid if I stop? Muscle still looks the same maybe a little smaller.

Gavin56‎, 07-16-2018 07:45 PM
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Stuck at same weight on bench press

I’m currently on the fierce 5 routine p, but I can’t seem to raise the weight on the bench press and incline or I wouldn’t be able to finish it. I’ve been stuck like this for 6 months even before fierce 5.... I never get sore when I work out but I’m still gaining, my chest looks small and I’m...

Novii‎, 06-29-2018 05:03 AM
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Unhappy Is this shoulder tendinitis I’m experiencing?

Hey all, Read the stickied posts on shoulder injuries but still wanted to post because I like hearing second opinions. Basically what’s happening is I feel a descending pain around my high upper arm/side shoulder that only manifests during certain movements, those being picking up heavy dumbbells...

OneTrueAyy‎, 07-15-2018 08:40 PM
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Knees comming foward (above the bar) on Deadlifts

Like the title mentions my knees are always a bit foward of the bar, and im wondering if its really that bad. I never had and pain pulling or anything a-like. I really want to hear your roughts. Please not attanchment, since i can't post links. Thank you.

Roobix13‎, 07-16-2018 08:31 AM
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Bench Press Problems

Hey all I have recurring problems with my left shoulder. It’s always the same. I saw a sports therapist about it a few weeks ago and his first question upon digging his fingers around in my joint was “when did you dislocate it?” Funny thing is... I don’t think I ever have done!! I may...

DragonHide‎, 07-16-2018 11:38 AM
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Tips for preventing bar slippage on front squats

I can’t use an Olympic grip on front squats because it hurts my wrist. The pain is livable but I’ve historically had wrist pains so I don’t want to aggravate it more. So I’ve been using the cross grip. It’s extremely difficult for me to keep my elbows as high up as possible. At the top, my elbow...

blue4123‎, 07-14-2018 07:29 PM
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Dysfunctional deadlift

I got a lot of pain in my lower back the next day after doing deadlifts. I definitely have a very dysfunctional back I had terrible posture for most of my life. My hamstrings are definitely too tight, that's why I am trying too stretch them. I attached a picture of my deadlift in the down...

BorutF‎, 07-15-2018 05:45 AM
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