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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: 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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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 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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lunges vs hip thrusters for Hamstrings

Which one do you guys consider better for hamstrings or am I comparing apples and oranges

rlefebvr‎, Today 04:10 AM
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New fullbody workout, advice needed!

Hi all. So I have just started training a month ago after 10 years out of the gym. I am training alone at the minute and am just wondering if what I am doing is correct or if I should follow a different routine. 5"11 and I weigh 85kgs. Currently I am doing 4x ass to grass squats. 75kgs...

Northernblues‎, Today 07:20 AM
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Question What is the highest number of reps you can front squat?

Hi everyone I just want to know how much can others rep out with front squat AND the percentage of the weight they use. Above 6 reps, my back starts to fail even around 70% of my max. Thank you for the input!

Akos89‎, Yesterday 10:51 AM
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Pullups form critique - not feeling it in the lats

It's been years since I've done pullups. I just started doing them again last weekend. Started with 3x8 last weekend (body weight) and here are a couple of videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPPeX2ns-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5CNF_9HXE0 Anything significantly wrong with my...

dzd17‎, Yesterday 05:23 PM
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Muscle soreness

Just curious, will you be less sore consuming 60 grams of protein oppose to consuming 20-30 grams after a workout?

BallParkJimmies‎, 10-12-2018 05:57 PM
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Smile Push ups: reached a plateau. How can I progress?

Good morning, my name is Matthew, I'm a 23 years old guy from Italy ( so I'm not very fluent in English )and this is my first thread in this forum. I introduce my problem: nearly 4 months ago, I decided to start doing Push ups on a regular basis, every 2 or 3 days. I know that doing only this...

Boyadeh‎, Yesterday 07:18 AM
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Aesthetics for upper body and heavy strength training for lower body

I was wondering what kind of effects there will be if I did aesthetics for upper and strength for lower.... Will there be problems with coordination or etc

getswoleandbig‎, 10-13-2018 06:13 PM
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RDL Vs SLDL

I have been doing sldl for about 6 months and its a great exercise .. but until yesterday i thought i was doing rdl’s.. Which is better to target the hams and less lower back? Im doing sldl twice a week (one day with barbell and the other with db) + rack pulls on pull day .. is it too much...

Orelabergel1‎, 10-13-2018 03:32 AM
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Trying to bulk up my obliques with little success - Narrow waist (Progress Pics)

I'm pretty self conscious about how narrow my waist is. I have broad shoulders and wide hips/big legs, so it is pretty noticeable. When I started lifting ~4 months ago, I made it a focus of mine to add and increase heavy weight to my core/oblique exercises. Fortunately, I see growth in my arms and...

imnotchad‎, Yesterday 01:45 PM
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Hurt knee from doing upper body

I can’t find anyone else online who’s experienced this... When I train my legs they feel fine, BUT when I do upper body exercises like tricep rope pull downs or a bicep machine, it kills my knees from the force that pushes down on my legs. My knees hurt during the workout and are sore for a...

davidtn‎, Yesterday 09:08 PM
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What's the point of concentrating on eccentric movement?

Or even resistance on eccentric movement, other than hardcore doms. Seriously?

kwong486‎, 10-11-2018 08:50 PM
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Bench, pendley and ohp and some questions

Guys, the pendley row should be the same number as your bench? for example if you bench two plates you must pendley row two plates as well? I'm asking for imbalance issues between pull and push. Another question. Currently im able to do 70 kg for 5x5 at bench. And for ohp i'm able to do 40...

Galiron‎, 10-13-2018 01:20 PM
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Too fat for pullups , any point to try on a long diet ?

I made a thread on this in the last 2-3 weeks but the search thing is useless or I'm using it wrong, and I can't find it. I'm too fat / weak to do pullups, I could do 3x5 or so a few years ago. I'm 188lbs and ~29% BF, and on diet. Is there any real point trying to do them, or 'walk the plank'...

LordVader88‎, 10-13-2018 12:27 PM
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Post How long should I bulk?

Beginnier to all of this been lifting for about a month but didnt know anything about nutrition. So I did some research and starting my bulking phase. So my question is how long is it reccomend I stay bulking for before cutting? I'm age19, height 5'8", weight 115lbs. My body fat is about 9.3%....

dfhavoc‎, 10-12-2018 11:02 PM
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Are there multiple variations of face pulls?

I'm not talking about stance because I guess there's a few different stances you can take. I'm talking about the ROM, the height at which you pull from. I've watched a few youtube videos on face pulls, and each seems to do it differently. So are there different variations? Do certain variations...

dzd17‎, 10-12-2018 07:24 PM
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squat check please

Been trying to go as low as I can, but this is most I can go, while staying stable

bk1991‎, Yesterday 01:31 PM
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Are Kettlebell Swings safe exercise for Low Back?

I'm trying to strengthen my lower back, and am considering kettlebell swings. I have bulging discs on the left side of my L4 and L5, but have since recovered from my injuries from over a year ago. I experience no pain at all, and feel the time is right to start to strengthen my neglected lower...

whateverworks89‎, 10-13-2018 02:09 PM
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Exercising on calorie deficit

Now hear me out before saying that working out on deficit is pointless and won't give you any gains. I was wondering what would happen if let's say; you spent all consumed energy and now you are using stored energy. At this state you would lift weights, do some cardio (so you are going to use...

xHuaan‎, Yesterday 09:16 AM
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Two fingered pullups

Are they of any use for back mass and strength? Or they are just a party trick to show off to the gals?

Doenitz79‎, 05-30-2007 07:23 AM
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tips on stacking plates for weighted plank alone?

I'm doing weighted planks eith 70lb rn, 45+10+10+5. I tried stacking 45+25 but i cant lift the 25lb with one arm and get it on my back while keeping the 45 on. Any tips?

Minyoungk‎, 10-12-2018 02:38 AM
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Squats, lunges, and excessive lumbar extension

I’ve been recording myself performing squats and found that I tend to pull my hips back way too much, resulting in an awkward looking squat with my butt too far out and too much of a forward lean. I was taught “chest out, butt out” from day one to get myself into neutral, but I wonder if somewhere...

coeur‎, 10-12-2018 01:15 PM
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Thumbs up Why are Gymnasts so perfect?

Greetings to my fellow Spartans. I met a chap so perfect he looked like he was on PED's or modeled. He was shy of 6feet, 5'10ishh or somewhere there. So jealous me asked him for a few tips on how to look as perfect as him in a cost effective way and he told me he's a gymnast and doesn't use...

Sigmaguy‎, 10-13-2018 01:44 AM
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Lat pulldowns vs reverse seated lat pulldowns

Hi I do Fierce Five routine and the last time I was doing lat pulldowns, some guy approached me and advised doing reverse seated lat pulldowns (pulling the bar to the chest and not to the back, just to make clear). He claimed it was the easier way, more comfortable, but still engaging the same...

Lolaa23‎, 10-13-2018 09:42 AM
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GTFIH if you have trouble feeling your lats

Some things you can apply to any horizontal or vertical pull. So many people (me included for years ) don't do a very good job actually engaging their lats, and end up using lots of rear delts and upper back. If that's the goal, great, but here's some tips to help you feel your lats a little...

jk202‎, 10-12-2018 01:10 PM
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Squat form check

After getting my squat around the 270-280 mark I started noticing pain in my hips I figured it was doms and because I was squatting more. One day it got bad and everytime I got parallel in my Squat is was a pinch in the front of my hips and got worse the further down I got. I dealt with it for a...

bojanglez34‎, 10-12-2018 11:38 PM
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