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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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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: 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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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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Question for those that can do 1-arm push-ups and pull-ups.

How many 2-armed push-ups can you do, when you can do your 1st 1-arm push-up? I can do like 60 push-ups and I still can't do 1-arm push-ups. Even when my max was 80 reps, I still couldn't do 1. I heard it's around 100. Note: not counting 1-arm push-ups where you spread your legs a...

NealIRC‎, Today 06:41 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 10:38 AM
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Machines vs. free weights

I can only speak for myself here, but I have always found the contractions I get on machines superior to free weights. Take for instance the machine preacher curls. Amazing contractions. Compare that to dumbell preacher curls or even barbell preacher curls. There is virtually no resistance at the...

Lexhel‎, 07-18-2019 05:37 AM
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V bar tricep pushdowns Form check?^ Couple questions.. What should the range of motion be? I’ve seen people go all the way up, some stop at parallel. I go just a bit above parallel so I. D.o.n.t lose tension on my triceps and keep the traps out of it Neutral or arched back?...

Hannahp21‎, Today 10:35 AM
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High intensity steady state cardio

So, I've been googling and searching everywhere. I simply can't find any literature from a layman's point of view that talks about the benefits and disadvantages of steady state high intensity cardio. By that I don't mean HIIT. I mean on a treadmill with your heart rate at 85% to 90% max for 20...

OneUseThrowaway‎, 07-17-2019 01:29 PM
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Front squats hitting my glutes...

I recently switched to front squats, and noticed im able to go below parallel which I was not able to do on regular squats without alot of buttwink, i just kept them at 90 degrees. My glutes are giving up before my quads on front squats, is this normal? Should I not go below parallel?

Teryaki‎, Today 12:24 AM
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Question Sit ups - Anchored vs unAnchored?

A couple years ago I was on camping trip and decided it was time to get in shape. I started right then by doing pushups, pullups, and sit ups. When I got to the sit ups I couldn't find anything to anchor my feet. I tried to do it without an anchor and couldn't even do one sit up! I made it my...

rich1820‎, Today 05:56 AM
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Bichep day exercises - is it okay

Hey, beginner here and I want ask you is my bichep workout okay? I have done this workout pretty long time now and I mean I see some gains and my bichep is pretty decent imo but I still want ask is this okay bichep day because im still beginner and now I want take workouts more seriously and I...

reddit2019‎, Today 11:58 AM
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Pain near groin when feet is pointing inside

Hello! This morning i woke up in pain... Then when i woke up it stopped.. i tried to search what the pain was/comming from and i realised that it was when my left feet was pointing inward.. it shoot pain from my groin to my knee.. Went to chiro.. i didnt find anything.. went to osteopath.....

mickarch95‎, Today 10:41 AM
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300 pound bench

Just got a 300 pound bench press today. Was pretty excited for it. A hernia and knee problems have squat and deadlift derailed right now, so I’ve been benching every other day for the past few months while bulking. Hoping to get up to 315 before my next cut.

TheUnderdog83‎, Today 08:40 AM
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Question New to Lifting, deadlift form check

All, I'm 36 and just recently started lifting and learning how to deadlift and squat (neither I have ever done before) at the gym located at my work. I've used Mark Rippetoe and Athleanx among others for form guides. I tried to learn as much as I could before wasting anyone's time with a form...

Thalomos83‎, Today 10:15 AM
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Question Started squatting barefoot

Hello everyone, this is my first post so im sorry if this doesnt end up in the right place or thread. Basically ive always been squatting in my running shoes which arent really recommended for squats due to unstable surface. Anyhow i recently started to squat barefoot and to my sad surprise i...

Liindell‎, Yesterday 10:08 AM
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Question Deadlift form check

I do not have any pain from it, just want to make sure that i stay safe long term. Goal: Hit 200kg by end of year 1RM Height: 5' 7'' Weight: 172lbs Currently cutting from 21% BF to 12% cca.

pe3x‎, Yesterday 05:15 AM
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How to breathe during squats?

Some videos tell me to take a deep breath (expanding the belly), hold it. Squat all the way, and only breathe out when you're standing straight again. But i also read that holding your breathe is a bad idea and that it can cause a hernia? Not sure if that's accurate. Or should i stand still,...

backinthegymbro‎, Yesterday 06:40 AM
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Thumbs up Chest gains help

When I do a dumbbell bench press (with resistant band) I do not feel my chest contracting rather I can feel the majority of the load in my shoulders, scapular and elbow. This also occurs during a pushup. Also are there any tips to build a bigger chest at home with resistance bands and body weight...

Beast5555‎, Yesterday 05:48 AM
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How much weight for women in general?

Hey guys, what would you say is an appropriate amount of weight for females to start with when doing compound exercises such as squats and deadlifts? Haven't been active for 10 years so muscles are pretty weak.

Becks01‎, 07-17-2019 11:34 PM
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Lower Back Issues

I tweaked my back doing leg press some years back. I went too deep with the weight, and my lower back popped. I’ve had problems with it ever since. I’m looking for some exercises and lifts that can help me strengthen my lower back so that I’m able to squat heavy again. I will post a picture of my x...

MasonLawley‎, Yesterday 03:25 PM
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Stepper with weights

First post, ill update my profile soon. Does anyone have any experience doing cardio on stepper machine while holding weights in each hand? I just did 10 min with a 10lb weight in each hand and have a leg pump from hell. Also, heart rate went up a considerable amount compared to the usual...

weEatweGrow‎, Yesterday 02:12 PM
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Improving jumps

Hello, about a year ago I was looking for a more athletic program than what I was doing and I was recommended Westside for Skinny Bastards in the workouts section of this forum. Having never trained jumps, I'm confused as how to improve. At first I was working on box jumps which I like,...

geearf‎, 07-16-2019 06:19 PM
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Pls help I am in desperate need to reduce my belly fat and improve my body

https ://imgur .com/ a/ e78QwOk I am 172cm, 49 kg and a 15yr old girl, I was earlier around 56 kg but had a lot more of belly fat. For the last 4 months I exercised a lot ( usually cardio+strength training each time) for 4-6 days of the week and ate only healthy food...

Celina2‎, Yesterday 03:15 AM
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Hypertrophy questions

Is hypertrophy where you gain muscle mass? And if it is then how many exercises for each muscle group and how many sets and reps should you do?

JustinSmith52‎, 07-18-2019 09:32 AM
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Is 15-16 reps too high for muscle gain?

I'm currently working out using reps of 6-12 and as I'd like to change my rep range from time to time in order to prevent or break through a plateau (if/when it happens), I've been considering trying out a slightly higher rep range. My question is, would 15-16 reps be useless for muscle building,...

BarkBrunz‎, 07-16-2019 01:24 PM
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How to set up for barbell chest-supported rows?

I’m considering switching to barbell seal rows due to low back problems & chronic hamstring tightness, but I’m struggling to set them up. The adjustable benches in all of the gyms I’ve attended around here create maybe a 5-inch distance between my chest and the end range of motion due to the way...

glitchfly‎, 07-10-2019 03:55 PM
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Shoulder pain after dips. Should I not train?

Hey. I think I messed up my right shoulder. I have been weight training for the last 6 months. Still novice. 27 years old I have had very slow progress due to both my shoulder were dealing with bad impingment and most of the time I was doing exersices to try fix this with help from fysio. My...

norken1‎, 07-18-2019 01:38 AM
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Just started overhead press and already struggling?

Just started Stronglift 5x5 and I'm going well. But for some reason, my overhead press seems really week compared the other exercises. I have to take a 3min between sets instead of 1min and the weight is only 30kg? Is this normal?

LuckyAsMarcus‎, 07-17-2019 01:50 AM
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