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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 10:07 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 04:46 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 08:02 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 09:12 AM
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Practice day, my squat is garbage(video)

I tried multiple foot stances, many ways of pointing my toes, chest up, chest down, looking up, looking down, parallel, atg, high bar, low bar, leaning back, leaning forward, it's all garbage, I think I may have bigger problems like anterior pelvic tilt. https://youtu.be/1Sbc1diovcM ...

tdod101‎, Today 01:19 PM
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General Help for Skinny Teenager

Hi, I am a skinny teenager in need of help just for several things. I want to gain about 15-20 pounds over the next year. I have started working out, and eating much more, but I have a couple of questions. First: My arms are extremely long and my torso is short, so my arms look really really...

josemartinez235‎, Today 08:09 PM
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Overhead Press Issues

When I overhead press, my 2nd to last set is worse than it should be. I was overhead pressing 145x3, 150x3 (wasn't an epic struggle or anything), but 155 not even once. Took a while off and just got 140x3, 145x3, 150x0 and then 135 for 5. I felt some burning in my left shoulder at the end of the...

randompersonz‎, Today 06:13 PM
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Post Overhead Press issues

Recently I have been having trouble on my 3rd working set. A while ago I got 145x3, 150x3, but could get 155 even once. I took a bit off and just today got 140x3, 145x3, 150x0, and 135x5. I felt some burning in my left shoulder at the end of it all but had no obvious pain. Is this an injury of...

randompersonz‎, Today 06:45 PM
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Shoulder fatigue from front squat

Im on fierce 5 and last week after doing front squat my shoulder were fatigued and i failed OHP. Is this a form issue or it's ok to feel that And how long should I rest between exercises

Marwan4449‎, Today 07:07 AM
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Are stationary exercises any good for Abs?

Every time I lie on my back to do any type of Ab exercise, I get lower back pain almost straight away. So the internet advises me to do exercises such as Planks, Side Planks, Bird Dog etc... where you don't move and yet these exercises strengthen your core. Do these exercises really build...

Jetheat‎, Yesterday 06:48 AM
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Limp for no reason?

So for the past 3 months I've had a fear of als, I've been thinking that I've been limping and it hasn't gotten better really. I went to the doctor and got all the strength test and reflexes have been the same as they always had as well as symmetrical, and I have perfect balance on both legs. No...

gustavohhh‎, Today 02:55 PM
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Deadlift form check

https://youtu.be/XFzN8bVhCHE Please critisize my form, is it good?

felpadubove‎, 11-16-2017 06:22 PM
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Is my deadlift form correct?

Hi everyone, I was wondering if my form was correct. :) 16 yo.

dennnks‎, Today 02:10 PM
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critique my DeadLift

So here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyDUa9kg1Ug&index=3&list=PLIVPVDRlhh0MyVzi7azhVNTNYhE8OKHXA hows it looking? Ive fixed a couple of things over the past month, mainly my shoulder position above the bar. Is that correct now? Thanks for your responces

Dams3‎, Today 12:55 PM
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Angry Can’t squat

Hello fellow humans, I’m having trouble properly squatting. I have a history of knee pain due to being over weight, I’m currently 5,10 274Ib. I have tried loosening up my hips and widening my stance but nothing seems to help. I have tried squatting using a pole for support which I can do. Sorry for...

zatchbell46‎, Today 12:47 PM
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How do I post a video?

I am getting a barbell. I have never touched one. I want to learn to squat, press, and DL. I do all with dumbbells right now. I did a short video of my squatting with a mop and would like some direction on it. Don't know how to post video.

kim59‎, Today 12:30 PM
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Unhappy tredmil running bad?

Is running on the treadmill bad for your knees?

inoshent‎, Today 04:41 AM
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Advice on weighted crunches

I used to own a pair of 50lb dumbbell which were flat on the ends and sat nicely on my shoulders while I did crunches. I generally used to do 3 sets of 30 strict reps a couple of times per week. As I found crunching with 100lbs on my shoulders easy, and I wanted to continue building my abs. I...

NoFeels‎, Today 05:17 AM
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So... Hips shooting up = best mechanical position to DL at or what?

Serious question because I keep hearing different opinions, it makes sense when people say that you should change ur stance to where ur hips shoot up to since thats the best mechanical position for you but if I do that I -almost- literally stand at a 90º degree bent position which feels weird as...

sumusikoo‎, 11-17-2017 03:47 AM
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Pullups programing

Since I’m a newbie and I’m bulking I am struggling with the pullups now. I want to build my pullups to the point where I can do atleast 12-15 strict ones so I can start adding weight. Please tell me how I can program them into my 3day fullbody split in such a way that they’ll improve. Now I’m doing...

mitidimitara‎, Yesterday 02:51 PM
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Low-Bar Squat Form check

Just wanted a quick form check on my low bar squat. I'm just doing it with an empty barbell at home, feel free to leave a comment. Thanks RgolKLQww0U

Ralph0905‎, Yesterday 04:01 PM
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Weak wrist

Hi all, My wife has decided to start training to get ripped, currently a UK size 8 and low bf naturally. Anyhow in the gym she is doing great with everything apart from biceps. Her left wrist is very weak and if the weights heavy (dumbells) or on a barbell even without weight the left wrist...

Jmartin0201‎, Today 05:21 AM
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Running hurts on ground but fine on treadmill

I can easily knock out an 8 to 9 minute mile on treadmill but I recently started running outside and it was way harder. My tongue started aching and so did the top of my chest. I ran it in 11 minutes probably. I also got a cold around this time too but I don’t know if that should make a big...

fatman223‎, Yesterday 10:09 PM
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Squat and Bench form check

So here's the last remaining lifts I decided to record this week, most people said my DL, OHP and pendlay row were good, so here's squat and bench. Set 1 135 lbs Set 2 135 lbs Set 3 135 lbs different view

tdod101‎, 11-17-2017 02:16 PM
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Help with lateral raises

Lately, I found that my traps are activated less on lateral raises if I lean back whilst doing them. It looks a bit weird but when I do it standing upright my traps just burn. Anyway, will this target a different part of the shoulder If I'm leaning back, than to what it would if I was stood...

Bucky6664‎, 11-12-2017 09:13 AM
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DL and OHP form check

More form checking, deadlifts and overhead press today Deadlift set 2 175 lbs youtube.com/watch?v=KcXZnP6minU Deadlift set 3 175 lbs youtube.com/watch?v=O0tgnUtyOPs Overhead press set 2 95 lbs youtube.com/watch?v=9NqVGHvPTfk

tdod101‎, 11-15-2017 03:07 PM
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Is it safe to unrack the bar from lower j hooks with bent arms when bench pressing?

hi, my gym has fixed j hooks for bench press. i can't use the highest one because i lose tightness when i grip the bar so i have to use the middle one but my arms bend so i have to do a partial rep. i know this is inefficient but is it safe?

number0b1101‎, Yesterday 07:23 AM
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Question MUST do AND CAN injure your bone exercises

So as the title says i need some exercises i must do to get the most out of my workout with my dumbbells and barbell and bench. I need to fill up my daily workout routine and all i do is bench pressing curling and standing pressing the dumbbells up and some dips on the side of my bed. I don't think...

JuWo420‎, Yesterday 09:19 AM
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The best way to do the reverse hyper?

I've seen this done two ways. One with a stiff upper body and one with alot of neck flexion. Louis Simmons has the neck flexion and then mark bell with the rogue demo advocates no head movement just using the lower half? I've always done the mark bell way, I use it before and after training...

CharlottePT‎, 11-17-2017 10:01 PM
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