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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: 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 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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Deadlift leverages and upper back

Would it stand to reason that hips-high deadlifters (me) would experience more thoracic rounding with heavier loads because the torso is more horizontal? I have poor thoracic mobility so it’s almost impossible to resist, but I wonder if it would be easier to keep my shoulders down and back if my...

Xpiro‎, 12-03-2021 07:12 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 07:50 AM
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Narrowing down to 2 exercises in each muscle groups?

I've heard from several people that quality matters more than quantity. And that many successful bodybuilders do ~2 exercises in each muscle group instead of ~4-5. (i.e. 2 shoulders, 2 chest, 2 triceps, on push days). Which should I narrow it down to. For example: shoulders, I'll keep the...

tadpole25‎, Yesterday 07:45 AM
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Sumo deadlift form check

Sun tzu‎, 12-03-2021 01:12 AM
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Cool Conventional Deadlift low back rounding fixed with arms inbetween thighs?

Basically I have long legs and short arms and couldn't deadlift properly for many eons, it's literally impossible to straighten my lumbar back, trying as hard as possible only makes it less curve and build up a ton of lactic and that is just on set up, usually dropping my hips low would help a...

Azrairc‎, Yesterday 12:29 PM
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Just 1 triceps exercise ?

Hey, question. I train fullbody training, mainly compound movements, with some quick isolation exercise here and there. For triceps, i do compounds like dips,bench-press. I have question on isolation exercise. I know there are 3 heads of triceps, every is working with different exercise. I dont...

Shakewhey‎, 12-06-2021 04:23 AM
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Quad iso blues

I have absolutely been spinning my wheels with quad isolation for a long time. Sissy squats fatigue my lower back before my quads even get going, and leg extensions **** up my bad knee before my quads get anywhere near failure. I can’t use any amount of weight that I can sneeze at because my knee...

Xpiro‎, 12-04-2021 01:50 AM
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Is this dumbbell routine effective for building bulk?

I am trying to bulk up my muscle using low weight/high rep exercises to failure (while also losing bodyfat). I am currently doing a low weight/high rep (to failure) split program like this: Day 1 (most current workout, a few more reps each time usually) Push-Ups to failure (4 sets) Chest...

SWT1972‎, 12-03-2021 12:37 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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What to take for a headache

I woke up with a splitting headache today, and just got done my workout which obviously didn’t help… Anybody know what to take that won’t ruin my gaaaaiiiinz and give me some much needed relief??

BeginnerGainz‎, 12-04-2021 03:54 PM
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Question T booster or multivitamin

Ass the title says should I go t booster(Now testojack series) or should I invest in good multivitamin? I'm 24 yrs old, and would like to hear ur experiences with t boosters and with multi..

Darkseidd21‎, 11-28-2021 05:19 AM
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Sudden Headache

Hey Guys, Last week i have unpleasant event. i was weight lifting for 1 year-ish and this thing happen for first time. Suddenly when i doing my squat PR my right head have acute headache. The headache strong enough that it kill my mood to continue my workout. I call it a day, and have plenty rest ...

Vall4You‎, 12-05-2021 03:07 AM
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Squat Form Check?

nmn‎, 12-04-2021 12:14 PM
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Talking Push ups for beginners!

I can't do any push-ups? First of all - don't be embarrassed if you recognize yourself in the title of this text. Secondly - people who do not have any fitness usually cannot do any push-ups or just a couple of them. Even better consolation will be the fact that the average person can hardly do...

UrkelaFikela‎, 12-04-2021 02:35 PM
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Why do I fall backwards when squatting?

Cliffs: What are some common reasons people fall backwards, and what troubleshooting steps do you recommend (besides posting a video)? ... I try to keep my knees from going past my toes and get my upper leg down to parallel and think of sitting on a toilet. My trainer warns when my...

Darkius‎, 11-04-2021 11:58 AM
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Post 8 Best Excercise For bigger Shoulder and TRAPS

benefits of Shoulder Excercise:Shoulder or scapular strength exercises can promote healthy movement patterns and improve posture and muscle function. Doing these exercises on a regular basis can help to treat and prevent injuries and allow you to move with greater ease and strength,

userXY8UWRDVPBS‎, 11-29-2021 06:21 PM
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Pure NR3 CBD Gummies

BUY NOW@>> topcbdoilmart. com/pure-nr3-cbd-gummies/ Pure NR3 CBD Gummies:Whatever the method of using it, only one thing need to be noted that it has to be used each day without stopping in any other case it'll now not have an brilliant impact.If you need to buy Pure NR3 CBD Gummies visit its...

purenr3cbd‎, 12-03-2021 02:39 AM
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Quad vs groin on squats

Hello all, I'm pretty new to lifting and noticed something strange tonight while squatting. I've been slowly working my way up in weight, targeting 8-12 reps per set, and as usual, I put an extra 10lbs on the bar tonight. But, I noticed something strange. Rather than feeling it in my quads like...

hanzosbm‎, 12-01-2021 06:47 PM
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Smile Push ups

A push-up is a common calisthenics exercise beginning from the prone position. By raising and lowering the body using the arms, push-ups exercise the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the...

Ksharia‎, 12-02-2021 06:50 AM
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How to do push-up

It tests the whole body, engaging muscle groups in the arms, chest, abdomen, hips and legs." The best, most complete upper body exercise in the world is the push-up 1.*************.us/7222601

sudsree‎, 12-01-2021 08:03 PM
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Pendlay rows question

Hey guys, I wanted to get back to doing pendlay rows but I haven't gotten yet to doing 20kgs on each side yet and the weights in the gym are smaller than oly plates. I try to add a weight under the plates but still not enough. The next idea is to use the power rack but I think it's going to...

chillz88‎, 11-29-2021 08:21 AM
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Lacking endurance during workout

Hello! First time posting, looking for some advice with some recent issues. After a bit of a break, I've gotten back into the gym almost daily over the last few weeks but im having an issue with endurance. This has been an issue in the past and is a contributing factor as to why I fell out of...

stillafatguy‎, 11-29-2021 09:06 AM
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Squatting more than once a week

After a number of non weight room setbacks over the last few years I need to get my squats squared away and back up to where they were...Clearly once a week does not work for me, I am doing the Russian Squat Program and it is progressing well, but its done in 2 after that? I am not...

Cantplankwell‎, 11-29-2021 12:49 PM
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Conventional deadlift: is mid-foot *always* the best bar placement on setup?

Here, I've got the bar directly over mid-foot on setup and have bent my knees forward until my shins are against the bar prior to initiating each rep. Yet I'm still told that the bar is too far in front of me, my hips are too high, I'm going to goof up my lower back, etc. I certainly feel the...

EliKoehn‎, 11-26-2021 09:31 AM
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Wink The Perfect Push up (Do it right)

Traditional pushups are beneficial for building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles. Pushups are a fast and effective exercise for...

Fardin002‎, 11-30-2021 04:37 AM
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