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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...

anonymous‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Question What exercises to do to develop the correct muscles for the Fireman's Carry?

*Before anyone thinks otherwise, no I'm not a fireman! Just an ordinary man* I want to be able to lift my woman in a fireman's carry but I fear I have not the strength yet (She is a bit on the heavy side but still good looking so shut up! :-D ;-) ) . What muscles do I need to develop and what...

legolasgleaf‎, 02-06-2024 10:18 PM
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adductor-abductor machines kind of good for nothing

been running and hiking quite a bit last few weeks. Didn’t train abductors or adductors for a while, couple months at least. To my surprise, when I tried them today, I could pin at least two more plate on both machines. Which makes me think. Those muscles easier to develop by hiking and running...

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Pullovers for Shoulder Health

Hey gang, has anyone used pullovers as a warm-up for bench press? I prefer the cross-bench set up with an EZ curl bar. Most of the time, I enjoy the deep stretch in the lats and triceps while also getting into a deep arch. This usually makes me feel more stable during working sets. However,...

joseyknap‎, 01-29-2024 12:53 PM
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Why is my back so flat?

I'll get this out of the way and say the answer is probably "Eat more," but wondering if there's anything I should target to add more bubbliness, more 3D definition. For years I kinda sleepwalked through back day and didn't really hit it hard, but the last few months I've been more motivated and...

Dibidoolandas‎, 02-11-2024 07:25 AM
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why not do all chest groups at once

for example when you do a ppl and you train your chest. But most programs have bench and then 1 other chest exercise. But why wouldn't you just do bench decline bench incline bench en fly's all at once for multiple sets. That way you train all muscles of the chest for multiple sets wouldn't that...

Smaakmaker‎, 01-31-2024 12:19 PM
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Mid delt

I want bigger and stronger medial deltoids. Im sure regular lateral raises would work buy Ive heard that they arent the best. If I am hitting mid delt after shoulder press, should I throw in egyptian raise or something?

ARTVB‎, 02-01-2024 10:50 PM
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Fitness Goals

I'm interested in working out and transforming my life but I need some help. What would be a solid foundation to start things off?

LadiiFlashh‎, 02-09-2024 06:52 PM
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Unhappy Not feeling bicep curls with any kind of curl movement. Not understanding why

I've been working out for around 1 and a half years now properly and I think my biceps have been the hardest to truly activate. I'm going to try my best to explain what I feel and maybe someone can give me some cue that can help me, or maybe give me a new exercise altogether. Ok so first of all,...

Pocro‎, 02-11-2024 08:41 PM
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Need to build calves with plantar fasciitis.

I have plantar fasciitis. This means my feet kind of hurt all the time, but it's worse when I overstrain them, which doesn't take much. One of the things that majorly sets it off is going down stairs. I believe this is because my calf muscles are seriously underdeveloped. I can't bend my knees...

brunow2024‎, 02-14-2024 04:55 AM
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Is Dead Bench Press that much harder than regular bench?

I tried doing dead bench for the first time in awhile and I got wrecked. I'm Kind of surprised. What do you guys think about applying dead bench in your routine?

McRibb90‎, 12-21-2016 06:35 PM
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Calisthenics and Water Weight

Hello, I know gaining or losing weight can impact performance for bodyweight exercises. But I'm wondering if water weight/glycogen plays a role? Meaning, if one gains a few pounds of water weight and extra glycogen, would that make bodyweight exercises harder? Or would it not impact performance...

ForecasterJason‎, 01-16-2024 02:50 PM
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Fierce 5 - First time in a long time - lower back

Hi All, I'm returning to the gym after I started going for a few months about 5-6 years ago. I had my first session on Tuesday which involved: Workout A Squat 3x5 Bench 3x5

JOEL789‎, 02-08-2024 12:16 PM
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how do I know when it's time to switch things up?

Is it basically when you can't lift any heavier and get bored of your workouts? my goal is to gain muscle and I can't tell if I platued. if anything my chest doesn't seem to be growing and I've been working out for a year at least.

tybittz‎, 01-13-2024 01:52 PM
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Question Plank tutorial

The plank is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time How to perform planking successfully Start by sitting on your mat,then lean back, placing your hands and forearm on the ground on either side of your body and...

montujoshi171‎, 02-06-2024 11:06 PM
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Cool Plank tutorial

Link : *************.us/849707101474235

montujoshi171‎, 02-06-2024 10:58 PM
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Is walking worth it?

First post so please excuse and faux pas I might make. To give some context, I am out of shape, but not entirely. 49 years old, a smidge over 6 feet and weighing in around 215. I want to get back into shape but have a few hurdles. I am starting slow and starting by walking in the evening about 3...

InitialsBB‎, 01-02-2024 12:41 PM
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How to build a stronger core?

After spending hundreds on receiving treatment for back pain, I’ve been to an NHS physio that has told me I’m massively top heavy and have almost no strength in my core, I engage my back/top abs with almost anything I do due to the lack of core stability. I have been told to do Pilates through a...

muscletraining‎, 01-29-2024 11:07 AM
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how to do a perfect push-up?

Can someone tell me how to do a perfect push-up?

prolatina‎, 02-01-2024 02:18 PM
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Plank and squat exercises are not merely movements; they are affirmations of your str

These are the main advantages of Plank and Squat: they literary change my approach to fitness! Core Confidence: Building Strength from Within Plank exercises are a game-changer for women seeking to strengthen their core muscles. Beyond sculpting a toned midsection, these exercises foster a deep...

StefyCamy2813‎, 01-29-2024 05:27 AM
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Better option for weight loss.

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight involves a combination of balanced nutrition, regular physical activity, and adopting sustainable lifestyle changes. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, here are several key factors that contribute to a better option for Best vegetables to eat...

dfasdhj‎, 01-31-2024 11:10 PM
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Exclamation Lower back injury?

So. I’ll try to be as brief as I can but I really would love some advice. Maybe two years ago. Randomly I just woke up one day and it was like my lower back was. For lack of better words. Extremely weak. If I bent over and tried to pick up something heavy (not to heavy. Like maybe my toddler...

TattooBig‎, 01-31-2024 08:25 PM
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Questions about the 3 day full body workout

Hi I’m a newbie to Hevy and currently on my 2nd week of doing the 3 day full body workout (Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays) trying to do 3 sets of under 10 reps (at an appropriate weight where I am almost reaching failure) and I’m really enjoying it so far. The first question I have is about the...

etvansego‎, 01-29-2024 08:38 AM
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Headache after Push-up

Hello In last two days, I did Knee Push-Ups, 3 Sets 16/16/10, then I felt headache and I measured my blood precure I found it is 155/97, so I drunk Hibiscus juice and after 30 min my headache released and my blood pressure decreased. In the next day I got the same issue. is this normal? if not...

PYJIEP5‎, 12-20-2023 08:04 PM
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My bench press vs my close grip bench press

I'm currently benching 100kg for 7 reps max and on another day doing close grip bench press for my triceps also at 100kg for 5 reps now. I'm progressing quickly on the close grip bench press and last week was lifting 70 kg. However my progress on the bench press is slower. But isn't it unusual...

jocer‎, 01-13-2024 02:01 PM
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