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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 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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 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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Question Did I get Weaker? Or Cns burnt?

Last week i did this exercise https://youtu.be/umI0hVkx6zc Held it for 2 seconds. Then i did my pull session. Today I did my pull session first (heavy & light) then i went for the "iron neck" again.. and it dropped to barely a 1 second hold?

thexmarcoxz‎, Today 02:24 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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Can't stretch because of burning skin

I have APT, in order to correct that I have to do "real" lunge stretches (not the one where your lower back rounds af). I cant do in on my left leg. As soon as I start, all skin over my left quad starts burning af. Feels exactly like when what you wear gets stuck on your skin and starts ripping it...

Neodream‎, Today 05:53 PM
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degenerative disc disease

Hi, It's been a while since I posted on here. Mainly down to the fact my progress has been so hit and miss for the last 12 months due to some injuries i've had. For the last 18 months I've had tendinitis in both elbows, which has been a constant annoyance. However, my real issue has been...

markbracknall‎, Today 02:25 AM
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Squat form critique- beginner female

Hey guys, just looking to get a check on my squat form. I've been working out for about a month now and want to fix any issues as soon as possible. The video is from today while squatting 90lbs. From watching it, I realized my depth could be better and that I seem to be leaning forward. Any...

qhtmc‎, Today 03:46 PM
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Angry Honestly what's wrong with my deadlift...

I'm really sorry for this second topic but I want to know. I've been trying and trying. Spending all my sessions on this movement. 1.2M views. People saying this is a real deadlift. https:/a/youtu.be/op9kVnSso6Q And this is mine. https:/a/youtu.be/tJF0lj5khf8

Neodream‎, 04-17-2018 06:34 PM
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Just started hitting the gym, a couple questions

Hey guys! Forgive me if I'm in the wrong area to post this, I can re post in the right area if needed. Im asking here because I figure you guys will know more than my friends as I don't think they have the right form or eat right, and I'm trying to make a significant change in my physique. A...

BraydenlSummers‎, Today 01:40 PM
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Post Is it too much for me ?

Hi guys! I just wanted to ask that is it normal or too much for me that i do 7 exercise on each muscles like on monday doing chest only and doing 7 exercises i have being working out like more than 5 months im 20 years old height 5.4 weight 128 pounds (58 kg) Also this is not my first time...

sultan1255‎, Yesterday 04:00 PM
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Is my deadlift form okay or do I have to fix something?

So here is the YouTube link(Please remove spaces. There's some 50 posts limit and I'm not able to post links): 9Vig6-CWCl4 (this is youtu . be folllowed by slash and then this code) I'm using very light weight due to several reasons. No ego lifiting and hurting my back 1) Mainly because I...

sagarbhathwar‎, Yesterday 07:36 PM
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Not understanding the hip drive in a low bar squat. Videos included

I have been stuck at 190lb the past few lower body workouts (I follow PHUL). I do low bar style squat. I finally learned how to properly squat about 2 months ago-thanks to everyone here, much appreciated. But now as the weight gets heavy the form is starting to go to crap. I think I'm trying to...

merl227‎, 04-21-2018 03:40 PM
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Butterfly Raise vs Side/Lateral Raise

My trainer who is a powerlifter claims Butterfly Raises are safer for your shoulders as you are using the hammer grip unlike the Side/Lateral Raise. According to him range of motion of butterfly raises is also longer and therefore more beneficial. There’s hardly any info to be found on...

AussieFries‎, Yesterday 10:53 AM
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Question Spine pain after deadlift

Am i doing it wrong; please check my video if i am doing wrong

poorguy2019‎, Today 09:44 AM
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Squat form check

I have been improving my squats over the last few months by learning to stay upright and keeping knees out, also using power from the hips. But I've encountered a new problem in this training cycle and I just can't figure out where it's at. If you can see, the bar path starts out decent but as the...

Ney1011‎, Today 12:07 PM
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Ain't nobody military pressing these days anymore?

Why is that? Is it only where I live? I mean I've been to a lot of commercial gyms in my life. Probably seen thousands of different people and I could barely count on one hand people who I witnessed military pressing. I mean most are obsessed with gud ol' bench press' which is not a bad exercise...

regno‎, Yesterday 12:20 PM
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Biceps Fatigued After First Exercise

I hope I'm in the right place but i just started working out again (since 2011/12), Ive always been a small guy (115-120lbs range) and now Im back in the gym in hopes of bulking up a little bit and getting stronger. I did Biceps week 1 and got through my whole routine, albeit struggled later on,...

JCizzle93‎, Yesterday 04:00 PM
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Question Deadlift form check

Hey. Please can I have form advice. Also should I stop and reset at the bottom? v=5MWBu4AAoOM

Ultradian‎, 04-22-2018 09:09 AM
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I think I have Subluxated a rib because of squat

hey guys . yesterday I did some squats and in the second set the bar went over my traps and my head went down a little bit but I managed to stand up with no problem . when I tried to do my 3rd set I felt something weird in my upper chest and back . and now I feel pain in my rib cage in the upper...

smsniper‎, Yesterday 09:47 PM
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Smile Help with Deadlift Technique; Want to reach 3x BW

Hi, I am new here. First post. :) I've been lifting on and off for a while. Recently I got back into it and lifting properly again on a regular basis. I was looking for some help with my deadlift. I could never crack 3X bw and want to get it this time. I am only a light guy @ 67kg and the...

danielruss88‎, Today 03:53 AM
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Pain whilst doing legs extentions

Hi guys/girls, Recently I've been getting sharpish pains whilst doing legs extentions in my right knee whilst doing knee extention,. I'm almost 100% sure it's due to me having a knee reconstruction a few years back in which in had a torn ACL and Meniscus. I was wondering if anyone has had the...

Yozu‎, Yesterday 12:16 PM
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How to do diamond pushups (Video)

Hello BodyBuilders, I just made this tutorial on how to do diamond pushups, next one i will be making is How to do handstand pushups. youtube .com /watch?v=mA84k-oUZjE Please request any kind of exercise that you want me to explain and i'll make a video about it.

Heeraj‎, Today 01:33 AM
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How do I get gains quicker

I'm 6ft 2in 145 lbs lightskinned Hispanic male is my bmi considered fat and it's Today was my first day at the gym so any pointers would help cause tomorrow's my second day and idk wtf I'm doing never set foot in there. Also I'm 18 I ate chicken and broc**** when I got home but what should I be...

MXCartel300‎, Yesterday 10:06 PM
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Is this routine too intense?

Ive got a little over a year of lifting experience now and have seen good progress. Can someone with more experience than me look over this routine and see if they think it is too much? I have a bad history of overtraining and not seeing results. The routine is a full body 3 day split (MWF) with 3...

mtthws1‎, Yesterday 11:52 AM
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In Urgent Need of Gym Programming Advice!

Hello everyone! Thanks in advance to everyone both reading this and perhaps offering some advice. I'm 40 years old (not 48 like my user information says) and have been consistently lifting weights and training in Brazilian Jujitsu (BJJ) for almost 20 years. My exercises at the gym have...

vmcm2018‎, Yesterday 03:02 PM
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Newb here, is there any mistake in my routine?

I'm 27 and haven't seriously gotten into weight training till now. Basically I do Back and biceps one day then chest/triceps/shoulders the next day and legs the day after that. Then one rest day and repeat again (while taking sundays off every week) So 2 rest days a week. I pretty much...

DrSR08‎, Yesterday 02:47 PM
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Chest imbalance???

I’ve been training for a while and I’ve noticed that my inner chest for my right pec looks extremely more defined than that of my left which looks declined inwards and was wondering what I could do to fix it ???

dannyg129‎, 04-22-2018 12:35 PM
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