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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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DL form check

Checking with others to see if anything needs to be tweaked. There are 2 points I notice but I'll let others judge first and point those out later. Thanks for looking. jt351035Pwc 1S6Epd5YqD8

ECGordyn‎, Yesterday 02:31 AM
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comprehensive list of exercises

New to bodybuilding.com and other than a short 8 month stint in high school, new to exercising as well. I'm looking for a "comprehensive" list of bodyweight exercises (or otherwise) that I can compile with other resources and exercises that I know of to make different routines that I can choose...

tevansalim‎, 08-11-2020 09:17 AM
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How to train Infraspinatus ?

I've seen it developed by some guys at the gym and only then the back looks wide. Without having this muscle developed there is a huge gap between the lats and the rear deltoid. This muscle really connects the rear deltoid with the lat and makes the back wide. But what exercises cause this kind of...

Kotsobali‎, Today 01:39 PM
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Will Bodyweight Training Build Muscle?

The bodyweight will help you to build and train your muscles just like you train in the gym with all the equipment and heavy machinery. You workout by lifting your body with the help of your muscles that results in stronger and bigger muscles.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:28 PM
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Is Bodyweight Workout Good For Biceps?

Bodyweight workout is not for only the biceps you can train every muscle of your body, so the answer to the question is “Yes!” you can train your biceps easily.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:27 PM
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Can You Do Bodyweight Training Without The Equipment?

you can workout anywhere anytime even without any equipment but you should have strong muscles especially your core muscles should be strong, also you should have a good experience in lifting up your body weight and balancing it.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:26 PM
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Can You Do Full Bodyweight Training Every Day?

Many people say that you have to get your muscles to rest for 48h so they can recover but also the researches have shown very positive results on the daily bodyweight workout routine. But working out daily will beat up your joints then this is bad for you but if you have a balanced weight and your...

sikandar806‎, Today 02:25 PM
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Talking What Is Upper Bodyweight Training?

As from the name the upper body weight training includes the exercises which help you to train and build your upper body like shoulders, arms, chest, deltoids, etc. Just like that the training that targets the lower body muscles like legs, hips, glutes, etc. will be called lower bodyweight training.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:24 PM
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Are Bodyweight Workouts Effective?

Yes, the bodyweight workouts are more effective than weight lifting( click here to know more!) as you have to engage more than one muscle at the same time to do a proper workout which helps in faster muscle gaining and faster fat loss.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:22 PM
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Thumbs up What Does Bodyweight Training Do?

Basically bodyweight training is a better way of training you just need basic equipment. It helps you to train your whole body by performing various exercises to target different muscles of your body. This helps in building the muscle and also it helps you to lose weight faster.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:21 PM
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Cool What Is Full Bodyweight Training?

The full bodyweight training the training which includes the workout of every muscle in your body including back, shoulders, arms, chest, legs, hips, and glutes. You have to perform a couple of sets of different exercises for the full bodyweight training.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:18 PM
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Cool Will Bodyweight Training Build Muscle?

Yes, the bodyweight will help you to build and train your muscles just like you train in the gym with allthe equipment and heavy machinery. You workout by lifting your body with the help of your muscles that results in stronger and bigger muscles.

sikandar806‎, Today 02:17 PM
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What Is The Agility Ladder? What Are The Benefits Of The Agility Ladder?

sikandar806‎, Today 02:14 PM
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What can/should I do with a hernia?

I've been working out for a few months now and started the Fierce 5 about a month or two ago. I'm really new and started seeing progress, then I realized I have a hernia. I'm going to the doctor soon and hopefully getting surgery for it. What should I be doing now? It feels crappy working hard...

SANTAN14‎, Today 12:52 PM
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Question Swimming bad for regeneration ?

Hey, i have a question. Im bulking, trying to build some muscle. I do 2x per week cardio for overall health and better feeling. I dont do one type of cardio, i do cycling,running,rope jumping, just trying to have some variety of it. I decided to go swim today, so i went to the near lake and i was...

wariorpolni‎, Yesterday 11:09 AM
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How many exercises per muscle group?

I’m wondering how many exercises is best for building muscle. For example for biceps I usually try to do 3 exercises for biceps with 3 reps of around 10-15 each. I normally do this with every muscle group except for chest because I usually do more. Should I be doing more exercises per muscle group?...

JustinSmith52‎, Yesterday 11:30 PM
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Your Favourite Exercise to Build Your.....

Chest.... Lats.... Shoulders.... Upper Back.... Triceps....

GoldenEraMuscle‎, 08-10-2020 01:36 AM
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Back squat

I’m at 205 on back squat right now also I’m 146 if that matters and I may do a reset on this one but I’m wanting to make sure my form looks good. Any tips or am rounding my back? I don’t feel I am but I want to make sure https://imgur.com/a/3rBWndY

Calikid32190‎, 08-11-2020 02:42 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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fitness app effectiveness

Hi guys! Do you go to the gym or do sports at home? I am curious whether fintess applications could be a good alternative to visiting gyms. I've heard that today fitness app development is a very popular topic and there is a wide variety of such apps. If you are doing sports using such app, share...

sundyJ‎, Yesterday 07:46 AM
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Lightbulb Any engineers? Weighted squat vs overhead press (measuring spinal compression)

Say you have a 30kg Atlas stone in hand and you need to perform squat and overhead press.. When you push the stone overhead your spine is compressed with no relief into the ground, and.. When you sqaut you pull the stone up, in hand, via your legs and although the weight is the same and the...

rocknrollguitar‎, 08-10-2020 12:15 AM
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Training with bands?

This may be a stupid question but I know strength athletes use bands as a way to mimic different types of tension in different parts of the lift eccentric vs concentric. Have bands ever been considered the same way weights have been considered? Meaning training can bands that are setup to not...

goldenerafan‎, Yesterday 04:46 AM
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Weird Barbell curl fatigue

I started using the barbell to curl as opposed to dumbbells which I have primarily used since I started lifting for the most part. I started with 70lbs, did 8 reps and had a nice struggle. I dropped down to 60 because I know I couldn’t do another set judging by the previous set. I failed at...

michaelv92‎, 08-11-2020 03:45 PM
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Pull Up Rows?

Just tried doing augmented pull ups to hit back as a row substitute (gym still closed). Really felt like I was hitting mid-upper back well and seemed to be a great row substitute...anyone tried this or have any tips? This was way more intense than what I had been doing, table bodyweight rows with...

sunsean‎, 08-10-2020 10:43 AM
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Olympic vs standard body interactions

Never really got a chance to work with them as I just picked up an olympic bar & plates(Rep sabre/cast irons) a few days ago, but I kinda noticed something. The bar feels just massive compared to my other standard. So I put 30lb added onto my standard, compared it to the olympic just as it is(it's...

TheShadowMan‎, 08-08-2020 03:52 PM
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