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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: 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 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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Any reason why I never feel fatigued despite training full body 5-6 x a week?

My gym reopened a month ago and ever since then, I trained full body about 5-6x a week, focusing on compund lifts and throwing in face pulls and arm work near the end. I usually rotate between horizontal push/pulls one day and vertical push/pulls the other while throwing in squats or deads near the...

Odifududix‎, 09-26-2020 10:52 PM
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Best way to minimize forearm usage during curls

In terms of bicep isolation: Monday - Wide Grip EZ Curls, 3x12 Thursday - DB Hammer Curls, 3x12 The Wide Grip EZ Curls definitely use my forearms more than the Hammer Curls. I've tried bending my wrists down slightly, and that does help a little. My form is pretty strict, but my forearms...

schoolstrength‎, 09-28-2020 10:56 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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Question Does genetics give us different strength limits?

Been watching all these strength lifters on instagram pump out big bench numbers for many reps and I can only do 225 pound bench test for 17 reps after 3 months of training (started out doing 5 reps). I am wondering will I get this strong if I eat as much as they do to gain the same weight and...

Saiyan300Warior‎, 09-26-2020 12:41 AM
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Anyone (with a decent chest) swear by DB chest fly?

The internet seems mostly in agreement that DB flys are not good because 1) shoulder injury risk 2) strength curve #1 should be manageable if you keep some bend in the elbow and use controlled form for higher reps #2 I get, but even the bench press itself has a strength curve that is hardest...

VTLifts‎, Yesterday 11:34 AM
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Does anyone use burpies in their workout

Burpies are one of my favorite workouts. Does anyone else use these in their workout routine?

userDKUBMCDU1Q7‎, Yesterday 05:18 AM
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Question Heavy Training without Stims?

I've Been training the last few months without Stims (pre-workout/energy drinks) and I feel a lot better but I find my heavier training days really hard to grind through does anyone have any tips on stim-free strength training any advice would be greatly appreciated cheers

N0M3RCY‎, 09-21-2020 10:01 AM
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Bulgarian split squats - back foot pushing off

I tend to push off with my back foot at times for balance, but also to help with rising up, especially in my last reps. How bad is this, is it something which should be avoided?

kurstc‎, 09-27-2020 05:19 AM
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Question just trying to get bigger and stronger, but i've formed bad bench press habbits

I'm 23, 6'4" and just hit 205. I played football from highschool to college where bench press was a big deal, but the form was not harped on as much as pwr cleans and squat technique. I know I've developed some bad benching habits.. such as occationally bouncing heavier weights, butt lifting,...

theRealGymBro‎, 09-27-2020 06:28 PM
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Adductor Magnus

Anyone got any tips on strengthening the add mag? Not sure if it’s just tight or needs strengthening but getting problems right at the origin at pelvis. Feel like all deadlifts etc just target hamstrings etc. and finding specific exercises for add mag quite difficult. Cheers

Mark3333‎, 09-26-2020 07:58 AM
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Isometric vs Isotonic

Would like to know everyone’s opinion on the subject. ^^^ There are a lot of really knowledgeable people here and it has been great learning from all of you. Discuss please.

BeginnerGainz‎, 09-25-2020 08:24 PM
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Close Grip Bench press form for triceps

I see a lot of conflicting advice online and in bodybuilding books. Is there a proper way to do them? Franco columbu advices to grab the bar really narrow (hands 6 inches apart) with the elbows flared out. A lot of other people recommend the elbows semi tucked in, with a wider grip. I know...

backinthegymbro‎, 09-25-2020 07:13 AM
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Standing-Press vs. High Incline or Seated Overhead

I'm really beginning to question the value of a standing press. You can't lift as much weight vs. seated, and especially vs. a bit of a lean back on the bench. You can work your abs separately, you can do front-squats, and really lots of other full-body lifts to build full body strength. You can't...

360365LAWS‎, 09-20-2020 02:14 PM
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I sprint on a treadmill 2 times a week. Last week I sprinted at speed 10(think its 10mph) and went almost half a mile .45 to be exact, then rested and went 1/3 mile at 11mph. At my level of capability, are these speeds to slow to be anabolic? Should I crank the speed up to 13+?

Gordon Bombay‎, 12-05-2007 07:22 PM
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Exclamation Help with shoulder pain

When I am doing overhead extensions with one arm(unilateral) my left shoulder hurts. Some kind of sharp and quick pain. I dont have that problem with my right shoulder, just with left. I also have problems with feeling that triceps (long head specifically).I rarely feel the stretch on that arm...

SemiOztrk‎, 09-22-2020 08:42 AM
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Can you build muscle with many reps ?

Hello, i have a question. Sometimes i cant go to the gym and im training at home. Problem is that i dont have that much weights at home to do like 6-12 reps for hypertrophy like i do in the gym. For days when i do compound movements like deadlifts,squats,bench etc. im trying o get to the gym at all...

Skukr‎, 09-18-2020 03:14 AM
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Squat injury question

When I do back squats and start progressing in weight, I usually get to a point where I suddenly feel pain either in my lower abs or groin area (not always in the same location). It feels like burning sensation (like hot wax in my skin) then it fades away. This has happened several times in the...

Hope2k20‎, 09-24-2020 09:02 PM
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Overhand vs underhand barbell bent over rows?

How do they target back and other muscles groups in contrast to the other? Which is better?

Hoxton12‎, 09-24-2020 06:04 AM
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Lee Priest curling 221 lbs

He probably left 50 more in the tank, but he wanted a short video 4kCO-aO5ii4

jaxqen‎, 09-23-2020 10:57 PM
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Does the thickness of the barbell or handle make any difference for rows?

I prefer using cable machines to train my back and I always rotate between wide grip and narrow grip rows. The wide grip handle at my gym is pretty thick. Is there any major difference if I were to hold it with a narrow underhand grip as opposed to the shorter and thinner handle? I know this is...

Odifududix‎, 09-21-2020 10:00 PM
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Can't fix my Squat form no matter what

I've been squatting for 3 years now. And I've always had this issue, I'm currently 18, 185cm, 90kg Whenever I Squat, my right foot points outwards, and my left foot is how it should be. No matter what I do. When I start I. The correct position, my right foot shifts slithly outwards and turns...

Datboileg‎, 09-18-2020 08:19 AM
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Jim Stoppani's 12 Weeks Shortcut to Size

Hi I am a 33 Years Old Guy, 172 cm currently 90 KG, I started to work out about 2 years ago, i managed to drop weight down to 75 KG, and build some muscles, yesterday I decided to start the 12 Weeks Shortcut to Size workout plan and see if it meets my expectations, for the past 2 years ive been...

jomanjee‎, 09-23-2020 09:17 AM
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How many reps of 225 can you bench?

It looks like the last thread asking this is over ten years old. Since this is one classic measure of strength endurance (such as the NFL uses), it would be interesting to put down a time stamp for the forum as we begin the new decade. For me, it's 12. How many can you all do?

EliKoehn‎, 03-10-2020 12:38 PM
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New snatch world record (222kg, 489 pounds)

Wasn't quite sure what section to put this in, but I feel this deserves it's own thread. I feel Lasha does not get enough recognition in the youtube fitness community, and I get why as olympic lifting isn't discussed as much as other...

Heisman2‎, 09-23-2020 06:56 AM
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Arnold Press/rotator cuff

The other week I re-injured a former rotator cuff injury (I suspect tendinitis but haven't been able to get an official diagnosis), so OHP has basically become impossible. I've been doing some home-rehab which includes a light-weight Arnold press, so I tried replacing my usual OHP (dumbbells) with...

Xpiro‎, 09-13-2020 05:04 PM
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