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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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Question Too much volume?? 100-200 sets on push and pull days

So I’ve toyed around with plenty of different set and rep ranges for each workout over the years but one thing that has stayed consistent is my supposedly high overall volume. I currently do a push pull legs with the week split into strength and hypertrophy workouts. Keeping it simple at 5/5 days...

insanmiac‎, Today 06:14 AM
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l can't squat . should l first strenghten my glutes for 3 months?

l cant squat my lower back hurts and lm leaning too much forward. l have an idea. should l first strengten my glutes. hip thrusting 3-4 times a week and then after 3 or 4 months, l try squating? will this help to squat like a normal BB? what do you think? by the way when l squat my back is doing a...

loebakprob‎, Yesterday 08:50 AM
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Advice on dumbbell workout

Hi, With the gyms shut, I've been making do with a set of dumbbells to workout. I've been trying to stick to a day on and day off routine. Overhead Tricep Extensions - 3 sets x 15 reps x 30kg Chest press - 3 x 8 x 25kg Pressups - 3 x 12 Sevens - 3 x 21 x 17.5kg

Bobdabuilder1‎, 06-28-2020 12:45 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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Best exercises for serratus wings?

Although I'm fairly well developed in every other muscle area my wings are almost non existent. Looking for the best exercises or even tips on how to grow them.

Hoxton12‎, Yesterday 10:59 AM
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Which is better for forearms mass ?

Hello, i need advice. I was long,skinny guys, right now i have pretty decent arms (triceps,biceps) but very small forearms and it looks really bad in compare to mi bic+tric. I never did any exercises for forearms directly, but now i want to , to add some mass. As i said, i want to make my forearms...

valinor333‎, 06-18-2020 03:49 AM
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Tactics & techniques to improve bench weights ???

Hello again masters of the gym. Nowadays I train 3 times per week with compound exercises. Aaand I have some problems with increasing my bench lifts. Its not like others I mean I can increase squat and deadlift more linearly for now but its so hard for me to increase bench. I train...

dokumaci‎, Yesterday 08:21 AM
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Poll Poll: What is your best lat builder exercise?

For me, it is heavy dumbbell row. Pull up comes second

UnkleDolan‎, 07-02-2020 03:11 AM
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Unhappy Can't Squat more than 315...

Hey guys! This is my first time on a forum asking for any kind of advice, so I'll try my best to explain my situation as best as I can... I am 22 years old and weigh 170 lbs. I've been working out since I was 13. Didn't actually do squats since I was 15 in athletics then I f'ed up my knee and...

AllStrength7‎, 07-06-2020 10:35 PM
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Impact of high-volume push ups on bench strength

Back in May I did a Push Up Challenge to raise money for mental health support. In total I did 3046 push ups in 21 days (actually 19 days because I took two rest days, so on the days I pushed I did an average of 160 per day). During this time I continued my weight training (4 days per week) as...

RapidFail‎, Yesterday 12:59 AM
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Unhappy Muscle Imbalances

I've noticed the difference when i try to flex i mostly feel my right arm and i can feel it more when flexing even tho im left handed,i can also feel it when im working on the lat pulldown machine,i think my right arm is doing more of the work,but i am not sure i cant notice a big difference in the...

danieol45‎, 06-27-2020 01:50 PM
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Squatting knee pain

I am learning to squat with proper form, so that means I am squatting way deeper then what I was used to. But in last 2 weeks I experience some mild knee pain at the outside of the right knee while squatting. It even hurts when I am sitting with bend knees for longer time. I would describe it as...

Pajchel‎, 07-04-2020 04:07 AM
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Can I do lateral raise everyday?

My shoulders are small compared to my other muscles since I didnt train them before. Is it okay to do like 2-3 sets and 12 reps everyday or maybe like 5 times a week?

Simen2360‎, 06-30-2020 12:31 PM
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Are pull-ups enough for brachialis ?

Hey, i have a question. I was training my brachialis/brachioradialis with hammer curls. Now i started doing weight pull-ups with shoulder-width hand position. Do you think that these pull-ups will be enough for these muscles and i should stop with hammer curls because of doing too much for that...

valinor333‎, 07-06-2020 10:46 AM
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Smile from benching 225lb to 300lb how long could i take?

I started lifting in December only being able to do 205lb for 2 reps before the gym shutdowns, I did push-ups and weighted push-ups all types of pushups. now the gyms are open and I recently hit 225 for 2 reps like 4 days ago and today I went and hit 225 for 3 reps. I'm wondering how long could it...

ho3kage‎, 07-05-2020 05:35 PM
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Rear delt fly Vs Rear delt row

Which is the superior exercise and why? Only looking to incorporate one of them into my workout.

Hoxton12‎, 07-03-2020 03:11 PM
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Best workout plan for pushups and pull-ups

Anyone know workout plan with reps and sets for building up my push-up reps and pull up reps I can only do 40 push-ups in a row my goal is about 80 strong push-up without stopping and for pull-ups I can only do 2 I want to be able to crank out More pull-ups like 20 Thanks, guys

kishennayee‎, 07-04-2020 12:37 PM
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Is there a chest exercise that targets this area?

Is there a chest are that can fill out the bottom right/left of each pec? I posted an image showing what I'm talking about. /a/Gx5tn7r There's a space in the link because it wouldn't let me post.

supernoms‎, 07-05-2020 01:23 PM
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Rest in between squat reps

I was wondering how long you wait at the top of a squat between reps without considering it cheating or mini-sets.

Sun tzu‎, 07-05-2020 05:07 AM
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squatting causes pain in hip

when i squat i feel a pain in my hip flexors (i think hip flexors cause it hurts between my hips connecting to my quads on the front of my hips) it almost feels tight when i go below parallel and kind of like its grinding into other ligaments or something. I've always been able to DL way more than...

felix432‎, 07-04-2020 01:02 PM
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Vertical press machine and incline press

Hi Wanted to know if the vertical chest press machine works out the chest similar to a flat bench or incline bench? If it acts as a flat bench would you recommend combining the machine press with the incline press during one gym session? Thanks a lot!

stephaniegalea‎, 07-03-2020 11:42 PM
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Dumbell fly

I do dumbell fly but my arm is working instead of my chest. After i do it i feel sore at my arm what should i do to make my chest take the work when i do dumbell fly thanks

kengthesexyboy‎, 07-01-2020 06:39 AM
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Unhappy Super new, obese and wanting to improve.(serious replies only please)

Hi guys. I was looking through some of the workouts, trying to find some things I'd be able to do to lose some of this weight and It's really upsetting for me. I have a really bad back so push-ups, planks and doing anything on a hard surface that I have to lie on my back for really hurts. Walking...

Hakumei94‎, 06-28-2020 03:49 PM
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One tricep lateral head bigger than the other

I’ve got an imbalance in my triceps. I noticed for a while than one side is bigger than the other. I’m doing full bodies 3x a week. What is the best way to correct the imbalance? Less BB or more DB for pushing exercises? Good iso for the weaker arm?

ChunkBuster‎, 07-03-2020 08:34 PM
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How good is standing overhead press for abs?

I'm feeling very good ab contraction during this exercise and was wondering how beneficial it was for abs overall?

Hoxton12‎, 07-03-2020 03:18 PM
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