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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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bench pressing on my own

I was wondering how I could bench press without someone to prevent the bar from falling down because I never do bench press in the gym and I hear from everybody that's it's an exercise that you should do.

levit12‎, 11-07-2018 02:44 PM
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Should I up the deadlift or improve form first?

Hey guys, I've started doing deadlifts around 9-10 months ago (total workout time: 1.2+ years), when I was 62 kg (135 lbs) BW. Currently, I'm at 90kg (200 lbs) BW and yesterday I tried 100kg (220 lbs) deadlift for the first time for 6 reps, but I felt like I could go for little more: Video...

ShellRox‎, Today 02:50 PM
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Front squat + Goblet squat form check

Hey guys, Can you please give me some advice on my front squat (youtu.be/QdSy8r1DHEo) and goblet squat (youtu.be/welDjA9oB3Y) form, as I really don't wanna get injured if I increase the load. In previous videos I noticed I tended to hyperextend my spine by pushing my hips back too early. To...

Kayna17‎, 11-04-2018 10:44 AM
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Triceps won't grow..

I'm 17 years old and been lifting at home for two months now and have not seen any growth on my triceps..

joshdg01‎, Today 02:32 AM
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Favorite exerc. to hit long head of triceps?

Which one is your go to? I got trouble getting a good contraction doing over the head stuff, will still give some a go, also was looking into decline DB/BB extensions.

DASBUNKER‎, Yesterday 04:06 PM
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Rowing with pulley - is it legit? Video inside

Is this OK to simulate a T-bar? I cannot do pendlay row in F5, so I've been doing variations, is this one ok? qnxdjQmjhto Thanks, Michele

FallingBridge‎, 11-10-2018 09:25 AM
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Bench Press

If you watch videos of Bodybuilders like Phil Heath or Jay Cutler when they are doing the bench press they never go all the way down to there chest they stop may 1" before hitting the chest and they don't full extend when lifting it up, they seem to stay in this "Pocket" when lifting the weight....

fairbjosh‎, Today 01:42 PM
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Smile tips please

Hey so I don’t have a gym bc i can’t afford one but i want to start getting into shape. So far I am fine I guess just got a little bit of belly fat but I think that goes away after I start exercising can you guys send me some tips. Please Thankyou

cesartan‎, Today 12:54 PM
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Getting rid of stretch marks

I’ve been going hard in the gym for about a year now and a few months ago I noticed some redness around the edge where my arms connect to my chest in the underarm area. My arms have definitely grown in size but along with it came more stretch marks appearing all over the inner part of my biceps and...

danny2521‎, Today 12:03 PM
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Lat pull down only working my triceps.

I do pull downs on a machine regularly but I only feel the burn on my triceps. I weigh around 145 and pull between 140 to 120 lbs 8 reps and 3 sets. Is it lack of proper form, too much weight, or my triceps are just too weak compared to my lats? Do you guys feel the burn on your traps or get...

saucy05‎, 03-01-2016 11:32 PM
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Chest and overall fat

Hi, i've been gymming for quite some time now and my nutrition is more or less in place, however I don't see much of my gains. I am skinny fat which has put me in a position to decide to bulk or cut first. As of now I am bulking with my weight being 72 Kg's, my goal is to cut after I touch 75. I'm...

CallofCrisis‎, Today 10:51 AM
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Low Pull vs High Pull Hammer Strength

Hey guys simple question what part of the back is used most on the low to high pull opposed to the high to low pull?

pinfante‎, Today 09:58 AM
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Can do chin ups but not pull ups....

I progressed from 0 to 11 Chin ups in under a month which I am quite proud of. I expected to be able to do at least 2-3 pull ups but I only progressed one.I didn't train pull ups but I do find it odd how I can do a decent amount of chin ups but not pull ups. How can I progress my pull ups as fast...

brutus0‎, Yesterday 08:39 PM
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Unhappy Bench Dips Below Parallel

Hi people :) I was doing bench dips for the first time ever and popped my chest :) So cool. Now I'm restricted on Pull-ups, OHP and situps - probably for the next 3-6 months. WOW Just Effing Great! I can only do bench press, rows, and bicep curls (to replace pull-ups temprorarily). My...

jasinx‎, Today 02:51 AM
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Pulls ups?

Don't laugh, Lol. I can't do a single pull-up. I could like a year ago when I was dedicated. Any tips on how to fix this? Can't do chin ups , either

TheLastPharoah‎, Yesterday 06:38 PM
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Question 6 Weeks in - Noobie Strength Training Questions

I started lifting weights 6 weeks ago. Prior to that, I was doing endurance sports and training. This weight lifting thing is new to me and I had a couple of questions. Really, Im confused on increasing the weight. Right now I work three sets of muscles twice a week. Arms, then legs/back ,...

fishinseo‎, 11-12-2018 08:41 AM
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Arrow I only do low bar squats on leg day, what else should i do?

Any suggestions? I know that I am missing out a bit in the hamstrings and calfs. Is there an exercise that worksout those 2 areas that I can do on leg day that I can also do along with the low bar squats?

nezumiarecute‎, Yesterday 12:04 PM
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Why do people do barbell benches instead of dumbbell benches?

Hi, It seems that if you use a dumbbell you don't need a spotting partner, if you're pushing a lot of weight the worse thing that will happen is that you end up dropping the dumbbells with a loud thud next to your bench. But if you use a barbell, the worst thing that can happen is a farking bar...

stilearning‎, 11-12-2018 06:59 AM
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Re: Stiff-legged deadlifts vs snatch-grip deadlifts

Which of the two is a more useful exercise to assist in pulling from the floor with deadlifts?

S4lm9vvMn‎, Yesterday 01:40 PM
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All these "average strength" statistics look weird to me

A few years back I weighted 170lbs and after roughly 3 months of going to the GYM I was doing 170lbs bench(5 reps), 90lbs barbell curl(x5), 200 squat(x5) and around 10 pull-ups(3 sets). Nothing impressive for sure, but not horrible I guess. Then I stopped for a long time and got a lot fatter. Now I...

johny1892‎, Yesterday 04:09 AM
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What would be the best exercises for my list?

What’s up everyone I have military like competitions (mainly body weight exercises) and I want to score good so I need good numbers on push ups, curl ups and pull ups basically. I am currently running Tactical Barbell Conditioning Base Building routine which has SE (strength endurance)...

kibebr‎, Yesterday 05:37 PM
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I pull way heavier vertically (lat pulldown) than horizontally (seated rows)

I think I've read long time ago that a balanced body should be able to pull roughly the same weight horizontally and vertically, in which case I have an imbalance that I need to rectify. Any input welcome.

draikin‎, Yesterday 12:06 PM
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Foot positioning for front squats

I tried front squats today for the first time in a long time and had a heck of a time with foot positioning. I tried using the mirror but still kept getting one foot further forward than the other. Any advice on getting feet positioned right since you can’t look down at your feet during a front...

person101‎, Yesterday 03:24 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 11:38 AM
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leg day

'Ello What are some of your best leg workouts that don't involve the weight room machines? I feel like just taking some weights and doing a workout where there's more space and less crowded. Thanks :)

nat62761‎, 11-09-2018 10:55 AM
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