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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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Push-Pull Imbalance

Would you consider someone who can do a set of 6 BW dips but not even 1 pull-up to have a push-pull imbalance? Let’s just say they don’t bench bars or dbs.

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Best Exercises to Target Hamstrings?

Best Exercises to Target Hamstrings? ...at home! Limited to home equipment: olympic bench, olympic barbell, olympic plates, standard barbell, standard plates, trap bar, hammer bar, dumbbells, and ez curl bar. Was doing squats but injured my serratus anterior muscle and could not lift for 6...

Zeke2112‎, 05-20-2020 03:10 PM
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Trap growth/height

Which exercise has given you the best overall trap development? Can you somehow target the height of your traps?

omoruwii‎, Today 12:40 AM
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I got bigger biceps. Now want big triceps.

I followed a workout "program" that I saw on a website that promises you to increase your biceps by up to 2.5 cm in just two months by doing 40 chip-ups a day. I'm just over 1 month in, and I measured my arms flexed and indeed I got about 1.6 cm. They were 31 cm flexed before and now are 32.5...

victorfehr1‎, Yesterday 07:22 AM
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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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Extremely pale after lifting heavy

So yesterday I pushed myself to the limit doing db curls until failure. Afterwards, I looked at myself and was extremely pale. But I felt fine. Anyone else experienced this?

Ufah‎, 05-29-2020 05:56 PM
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Am I neglecting inner chest by using weighted dips as my primary push movement?

Without gyms, I've been using weighted dips as my primary chest/tri exercise. I do close grip dumbell presses to end my workout (and sometimes incline, but ive actually found dips hit my upper chest) but I only have 30s so it's not really a strong stimulus. My question is am I neglecting my...

alec935‎, 05-29-2020 03:19 PM
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Tried to Impress my Wife Today

So I’m working out in the basement trying to get my scrawny ass some muscle and I’m about to start bench pressing. My wife comes down to check on me, so I throw a full plate on each end, which I have done in the past but not recently. I unrack it and lower it to until it barely touches my chest,...

mcstatz5829‎, 05-08-2020 06:43 PM
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Traps taking over for delt exercises?

Hey guys, I've noticed that I can feel my traps quite a bit during rear flys and shoulder press. Shoulder press probably needs the stabilization, but should I really feeling them on a rear delt isolation exercise?

alec935‎, 05-29-2020 09:24 AM
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Close grip pin press good for tricep hypertrophy?

I recently learned about the close grip pin press. Would these be good for triceps hypertrophy? My first instinct is to say "no" because of the momentary pause on the pins between reps. Probably great for building strength though.

WWE-TicK‎, 05-28-2020 11:02 AM
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How to target shoulders during Incline Bench

How can I target the shoulders when doing incline bench press?

proxyfunction‎, 05-23-2020 04:54 PM
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Hang clean and press

What muscles does this excersize hit? My guess is side felt, front delt, traps as the 3 primary.

pinfante‎, 05-28-2020 03:38 AM
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Angry Full Body Stretching Routines

My body is in tatters and i've finally gotten around to the point to admitting i've never really stretched or rolled out in the past 6-7 years of weight training (quite heavy at times) and i'm currently 21. Can anyone point me in a good direction or a stretching routine which focuses on all...

Jackoozy‎, 05-28-2020 01:18 AM
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Question Can see V line but not abs?

Hi everyone. I have currently been working my abs out for the past 2 weeks now doing weighed abdominal exercises. I have def seen a diffrent in my abs and they show a little bit. I am able to see my V line so I was wondering if that’s a sign my body-fat is adequate for my abs to show in the future...

AL459‎, 05-27-2020 03:33 PM
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This forum needs an injury prevention and treatment sub

I can't possibly be the only one

bropheus‎, 05-27-2020 12:32 AM
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Thoracic extensions

Are there other compound exercises like front squats that help with thoracic extension? Thanks!

Nelg1993‎, 05-26-2020 11:51 PM
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Single leg calf raise. Anyone do these?

I used to train with 250 for reps with standing barbell calf raises. I swapped to single leg calf raises and I’m only just hitting the same reps with a 30lb dumbbell. I guess it makes sense though since I’m 170 so with 250 each calf would be getting 210. With the 30 dumbbell each calf is getting...

DogletDusk‎, 05-26-2020 05:22 PM
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Question Vacuum stomach

Hello. For the past few months I have been trying out the vacuum stomach move (mostly to to help strengthen my postpartum stomach back up). However, I am unsure if you continue to not breathe once you let all the air out? That’s what I have been doing (not breathing at all) and I wasn’t sure if...

Coffee_Gal‎, 05-26-2020 01:45 PM
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Safe to lift with face mask on?

Where I live they are finally opening the gyms after 2 months of shut down, however they have guidelines and regulations. One of them is to wear a face mask at all times while inside. I read somewhere that training or lifting with a face mask can be harmful, and even deadly. You can faint from...

goonergooner‎, 05-26-2020 05:21 AM
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Neck work

In regards to working the neck, are there any exercises which can hit all the muscle areas of it simultaneously? I ask because I don't wanna do like 4 different exercises just to hit the front, back, and sides. Is there like a neck compound? Weighted head circles or something?

TheShadowMan‎, 05-26-2020 03:15 AM
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Overhead shrug - proper breathing

I have seem a few online articles/videos describing how to do the overhead shrug exercise but none discuss breathing. For those that do the exercise, do you breath in or breath out while you shrug? I have tried both but not sure what feels right. For other exercises, it's usually pretty easy to...

tytw00‎, 05-24-2020 08:08 PM
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Resistance band help

So, I live in a pretty small apartment. Not a ton of good spots to drill in any kind of anchor and as silly and first world prob as it sounds, don't really want to use my bedroom door bc I have a spot I workout at already. Is there an adhesive mount out there thats strong enough to support heavy...

ozzyd94‎, 05-26-2020 12:07 PM
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Feel Bench Press in Lats More Than Chest

My lats seem to be dominating all my pushing movements (bench, push ups, etc.). When I squeeze and contract my pecs, my lats also contract (I can't flex my pecs while keeping my lats relaxed). I understand the lats are a supporting muscle when doing pushing movements, but what can I do to minimize...

Ravager‎, 05-25-2020 09:37 AM
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how is my form?

form check, everything good? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDMuGWvUpwk

Datboileg‎, 05-06-2020 12:18 PM
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Help! Does this exercise split look good for goals?

Overall goals are to lose some stubborn fat around my arms, back, stomach and have my muscles pop through. Does this exercise split look good? In addition to a small cut with macro consumption 1600 cal: 40 protein, 40 carbs, 20 fat I’m 5’4” and 137 pounds. Stomach has bump on it due to...

Kellyaobrien15‎, 05-24-2020 07:28 AM
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