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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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Substitute for Squat? Deadlift?

Learning more about the body and proper exercise form, it's obvious I need to work on a few things before I continue squatting and deadlifting. I get a lot of posterior pelvic tilt way before my legs are parallel to the floor on a squat, similar (but not so pronounced) on the deadlift. I'm going to...

OKapricot‎, Yesterday 03:18 PM
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Proper warm-up before db press

Good evening, people Got a question. What kind of warm-up u guys are using before doing dumbell press for chest? Coz sometimes DB press for me feels very light, any uncomfortable things.. But sometimes, i'm struggling even with first set, even though it is still as warm-up for me. Feels heavy,...

AudGi‎, Yesterday 02:38 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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Gaining/maintaining muscle while on a cut. How does this push pull leg workout look?

I have a chronic back injury that prevents me from doing heavy back squats and deadlifts. Twice a Week Push Pull Legs Push Workout *Heavy Overhead press - 5 sets of 5 reps (6 - 7 min rest b/w sets) *Light Bench Press – 3 sets of 5 reps (5 min rest b/w sets) Incline Press (Dumbbell) – 3...

HeavyIron8‎, 05-11-2021 11:16 PM
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When should I start using a belt for my deadlifts?

I've recently got back into deadlifts since the start of the year, I do them twice a week when working legs for 5 sets of 5 reps. I'm currently doing 130kg for 5x5 (286lb) and weigh 77kg (170lb). I don't have any issues with back pain or discomfort, my lower back just feels a bit fatigued when I've...

turokturok5‎, 05-10-2021 06:46 AM
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"Pinching" feeling in my shoulder when benching and overhead pressing?

I've been dealing with this on and off for several years, besides it being an annoyance it has not been a big problem for me. Lately however, it has been happening more frequently. I notice this especially while incline bench pressing but also feel it while flat benching and overhead pressing. It's...

redmchalo‎, 05-11-2021 10:55 PM
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Unhappy can't grip bar wide enough while squatting without risking injury

Hi all, I need some help with my squat grip. Basically, I cannot grip the bar wide enough to avoid either significant discomfort or smashing my hands on the J hooks. I started lifting 5 months ago and I've been getting away with squatting lighter so that I'm never worried about needing to rerack...

IceCracker‎, 05-11-2021 12:48 PM
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Calling anyone interested in a friendly strength competition for this spring/summer

Last fall, a few of us took part in a competition/collaborative effort where we uploaded our lifts and challenged each other to greater progress. It was fun, and to the best of my knowledge all of us made improvements. My squat is finally out of pathetic territory but still needs a lot of work...

EliKoehn‎, 03-26-2021 06:50 AM
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Question How does my deadlift form look?

Do I need to improve my deadlift? I was using lighter weights this time, not super heavy weights. I've watched deadlift tutorials on how to deadlift and been trying to improve them but I keep screwing them up no matter how many times I practice. Would it be worth it to hire a personal trainer...

diamantkung3n‎, 05-04-2021 11:43 AM
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Are dips necessary ?

Hello i want to ask something. Are dips necessary if i do bench-press, triceps isolations and shoulder-press ? I had dips as triceps/chest exercise, but i dont know, i just cant feel chest that much (and yes i even did lean forward) + i dont like feeling in shoulders when i do them. My technique is...

BBforum5‎, 05-09-2021 01:34 PM
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Trying to get in 200g of protein

I've been trying to dial in my nutrition, I've always found it difficult at 220lb to get in at least 200g of protein. Just recently I've learned that you (apparently) can't even use more than approximately 30g of protein at once for muscle growth. How much time should i be giving in between my...

mercuryaces‎, 05-08-2021 04:35 PM
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Decline barbell bench press - arch back?

I know people arch back (shoulders back and down) on both incline and flat (not too much arch, almost natural). Should I do the same on decline?

Venomus250‎, 10-01-2014 02:09 PM
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Squats with feet right next to each other?

Anybody do these, weighted or bodyweight? They feel great for training scapular protraction to get all the way to the floor.

GeneralSerpant‎, 05-01-2021 03:43 PM
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Fullbody pushing and pulling question

Hello, i just want to ask one thing -> Should i alternate pushing and pulling exercises in a full body workout? I mean should i first do all my pulling exercises and then all my pushing exercises, or if im doing lets say 3 sets per exercise, is it better to do 3 sets of pull-ups -> 3 sets of...

BBforum5‎, 05-08-2021 09:51 AM
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Kettlebell Swings For Ab Work On A Lower Body Day...

Would kettlebell swings be a good movement at the end of a lower body day on an upper/lower split for supersetting as an ab movement with calves? I've been doing ab rollouts with an ab wheel on those days, but thought of maybe adding kettlebell swings instead as a finisher, or would it be too...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-16-2021 06:48 PM
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Squat form check

Hi guys, Could you please critique my form? I used to have low back pain in the past when squatting, which is thankfully now gone. However I'm getting middle back pain now, which feels spinal rather then muscular. Considering the pain I'm experiencing, I wanted to ensure I perfect the form. ...

Fitsy‎, 04-30-2021 11:59 PM
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Smile Vertical Climber Machine vs Rowing Machine

Hello everyone :). I come to this forum for all my bodybuilding wisdom since all of you are really good at giving good answers. I have learned a lot through the years from this website and I love it. So I love working out and I been using my rowing machine for about 2 years now. It...

StanKnight0077‎, 01-20-2016 11:23 AM
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Post would it be a bodybuilding exercise?

I have a strange question, I do not know if it belongs to the culture of your country, but it belongs to mine and to other antiquated ones. The question is: why do women, if they have to carry a very heavy basket (full of what? Clothes?), put it on top of their heads creating a base with a rolled...

Lastworkout‎, 05-07-2021 11:50 AM
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Why don't I feel bench press in chest?

I use a flat bench with dumbells because it's the only equipment I have access to right now. When I do bench presses though I feel it way more in my triceps than my chest.

dusky99‎, 04-13-2021 08:39 AM
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How much extra do I burn walking?

I try to walk 10-12km every day. Whenever I google how many calories does someone burn while walking I get wildly different answers. I also have multiple disabilities that would either make me burn more or less calories than the average person. I have T2/T3 T10 and L5 spinal cord compression...

Rebecca2019‎, 05-06-2021 11:06 AM
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Spaced repetition system in bodybuilding and learning diverse abilities.

I have thought of mastering as many exercises as possible in order for them to complement you in all the exercises you know. For that I have thought of a spaced repetition system. (IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT A SPACED REPETITION SYSTEM IS: It is basically a system used for learning stuff that...

UFuckinMirin‎, 05-05-2021 06:14 PM
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Question Need help with unilateral core excercises

Hi, I need some advise on evening out the core muscles (size and general strength). Post lockdown I have noticed some REALLY big ab and oblique size loss on only one side of my body. For the past year Ive been working from home (mostly bed) with a really awful posture and haven’t excercised...

userMANVA5VYVDB‎, 05-06-2021 08:51 AM
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Lifting around boxers fracture, seeking advice

(I’m 23 not 51 don’t know how to change that) A little over two weeks ago I got a boxers fracture and broke my 5th metacarpal right under the pinky knuckle. I am very into lifting weights so the biggest challenge for me has been to figure out a way to stay active. I’ve been able to figure out...

rbtg324‎, 05-06-2021 07:23 PM
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post workout soreness

hey everyone so this might be a silly question but here goes. so my work out split is : mon:chest/triceps tue:back/biceps wed:legs/shoulders thur:chest/triceps

Fang1991‎, 05-06-2021 06:27 AM
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different quadriceps home training?

my quadriceps are weak, although I have no problem with upright posture in the common operations of life, I would risk injury if I lift weights over 24 kg. I have searched the web for bodyweight or free weights or elastic bands exercises, but I have not solved all the questions. I only know...

Lastworkout‎, 05-02-2021 07:31 AM
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