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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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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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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: 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: 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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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 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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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: 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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Lower back pain after legs?

Hey guys. So i hit legs really hard yesterday. I am sure that I didn't break my form, but idk. So i have this lower back pain today like right where my ass meets my back and it only occurs in very unique stretch positions. Its like a tightness kind of pain. Is it possible that after hitting legs...

richv24‎, 11-11-2019 01:32 PM
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Not making progress on bench press

I’ve been lifting for just over 1 month and I haven’t been able to lift over 60KG yet I can squeeze out 3/4/5 reps with 60KG on my LAST set I usually lift 50KG for 4 sets of 10-12 reps (15KG on each side of the bar) The bar weighs 20KG right? I don’t have a spotter and would prefer to not...

LawrenceValenti‎, 11-14-2019 07:44 PM
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Lower Back Pan After Suspension Training Workouts

Hi, I purchased a Demyos suspension training strap and I installed it to a pull-up bar. After training with it, I have a mild lower back pain which continues 1-1.5 days. Then fades. I shoot videos of my moves and see some arch sometimes in my back. I am trying to control it. And I guess getting...

Simre‎, 11-16-2019 12:15 AM
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Weak Shoulders! Shoulder Pain during Incline Bench and regular Bench?

Hey! I warmup when I gym with some biking for 10 min and some pushups, also I do bench without weights for 1 set of 10 reps. Then however, when I do my real sets, my left shoulder always get in huge pain during the pushes. I do 4 sets with 8 reps and my shoulder pain is whats holding me down,...

Zuovi‎, 11-12-2019 02:41 AM
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Question Which drop sets variant would you recommend?

Hi all. I'm facing an issue with my chest workout: due to personal preference as well time constraints, I would prefer to have only 1 "pushing" excercize in my chest workout (which I pair with the back because I enjoy working with opposite muscles rather rather than pairing with triceps)...

matteomacc89‎, 11-16-2019 12:52 PM
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Shoulder blades feel different from one another

Hey first time poster here just wanted to ask a question for some recommendations amd advice. I just recently started working out again after about a 10 year break (I'm 30 now) and I've noticed that my right shoulder blade feels different than my left almost all the time. When I do bench press I...

trappy11‎, 11-17-2019 02:27 AM
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Red face Different muscle group everyday without off day

I have a three months of full body workout experience and i am about to start bulking so i decided to do bro-split.I am able workout every single day and im really passionate about bodybuilding.If i do a bro-split without off days would i be able to recover my muscles ? Age:17 Height:6''2...

crovy‎, 11-17-2019 07:50 AM
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Deadlift form

Hello all, As the title says, I would like you to check my deadlift form. I started Boring but Big this week and did Deadlifts for the first time in 1.5 years. Weight in the video is quite light, 70kg (152lbs), using 20kg (45lbs) plates (the biggest in my gym). Youtube link: ...

rpedrosb‎, 11-17-2019 11:56 AM
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watching bench press bar

when I bench press I keep my eyes on the middle of the bar as I lower it. this causes my head to come off the bench a little bit. then when I press it I drive through my feet put my head back on the bench and look up at the ceiling and visualize reaching for it or throwing the bar through the roof....

Lizzy3200‎, 11-17-2019 07:02 PM
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Do lat pulldowns have to touch your chest?

I am able to pull with 70 lbs atm but I can only pull a few inches below my chin. I heard that it is best to let the bar touch your chest, yet pulling below my chin is enough to feel a stretch in my lats. Is this sufficient enough?

Azkrak‎, 08-11-2018 08:48 AM
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Face pulls form

My rear delts have been lacking despite doing rear delt raises with dumbbells twice a week. So i decided to implement seated one arm cross cable lateral raises and also face pulls at the beginning of my work out (priority principle method) I never did face pulls however and they're not in any...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-17-2019 01:47 AM
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Forearms exercises feel very choppy

I kind of realized I hadn't been doing these and recently have been trying to incorporate some forearm exercises in. They feel really unstable and choppy. Kind of like there is very little difference between a weight that is good enough to give them some exercise and failure. So I get this kind...

newbutserious‎, 11-18-2019 11:32 AM
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Lumbar Pain from Deadlifting?

Hi. So I was deadlifting about a week and a half ago and was tired during the workout. Me being the idiot that I am, I deadlifted 315 for 5 reps, with poor form as I simply did not have enough energy to maintain good form, where the second half of the rep would be me dragging the bar up my legs...

inpain234‎, 11-16-2019 05:54 PM
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Best exercises for the long head tricep?

My long head tricep lacks size and i want to train it more/better. I was wondering what exercises are best for this one specifically. Personally i was thinking weighted dips and close grip bench press, but simply because they're more of a mass/compound exercise. I don't know if they are the...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-16-2019 08:51 AM
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Knee pain and lower body exercises

Hi all! I've been experiencing some knee pain lately. The pain isn't strong, it's more of a dull pain that is always in your awareness, but doesn't bother you that much. It runs in the family, from maternal as well as the paternal side. Both my grandpa and my dad had knee surgery, while my mom can...

Elaol‎, 11-17-2019 08:00 AM
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Landmine lateral raises?

Recently started doing lateral raises with a landmine (T bar). I feel my entire shoulder working hard and I don't have any impingement issues with my bad shoulder when doing them either. Anyway, has anyone else ever tried them and had good results with them?

BeginnerGainz‎, 11-18-2019 06:12 PM
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Lower Pec (without a decline bench?)

Our company gym does not have a lower decline bench. I've only been doing weighted dips (leaning forward) to try to get some of the lower pec. Is there any other excercise I can do?

kak39‎, 07-02-2009 06:57 AM
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Romanian Deadlift Knee bend vs Hamstrings

Hey guys. So I have been doing Romanian Deadlifts for a while but every time i see people doing it, they have their knees bent quite a bit. When i bend my knees like that, i almost don't feel it in my hamstrings. My knees are very slightly bent just so it is not locked out. Is that an incorrect way...

richv24‎, 11-19-2019 07:39 AM
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Hip hinge

When performing a hip hinge, should the knees bend or be straight?

tariq2333‎, 11-18-2019 10:11 PM
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Angry Lost all bench strength

Today I was doing my push routine which starts out with flat barbell bench. I warmed up with 2 sets of light weight and then headed into my working sets. I loaded the bar with the weight I was able to do for 8 reps the last session. For some reason I wasnt able to lift the bar off the rack. I...

Natejackson678‎, 11-18-2019 01:51 PM
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Weight gain and building muscle

I’m 18 years old and I’m 5’7 and I weigh 130 lbs. My bicep is current around 11.5 inches and I want to just get bigger. I’ve been working out consistently for the past 3 weeks. I’ve been taking the whey protein from Costco after all of my workouts. How should I go about gaining weight and putting...

lankysmoove‎, 11-20-2019 12:19 AM
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Tailbone hurts when bending over...squats?

Every once in a while, my tailbone hurts when I bend forward. It's pretty random, but I think I've isolated it to squats. I don't even really do much weight usually (sometimes 185, and sometimes even jump squats with no weight). Have you guys ever had this? I think I read that it might be...

dc3119‎, 11-19-2019 03:07 PM
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Rowing Machine after Surgery

Hello everyone, I am wondering if anyone has had any experience rowing after spinal surgery. Last month I underwent surgery on the C5/C6 section of my spine. For those who are probably unfamiliar – the C5/C6 section is in the upper area of your spine (in your neck region). In my case, the...

ms2187‎, 11-19-2019 02:06 PM
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Motivation

Hey Guys. I need some help. How do you all stay motivated to train and eat when no one else around you does? I live with 4 other people that don't do anything and its slowly brining me into a slump. Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to this. Luke

LukeMcleod‎, 11-18-2019 06:03 PM
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Anyone else get insane leg DOMS after heavy sumo deadlift?

Just curious. Been lifting most days for over a year now, but as my sumo goes up, so does the leg soreness. Every time after heavy day (singles or doubles) my legs are sore. And I mean SORE. I raced bikes competitively for years and never felt this level of soreness. If I so much as jump, or...

jademonkey‎, 11-19-2019 12:01 PM
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