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Sticky Thread Sticky: Ask an Exercise Science major anything

Ask away. This thread will be nice for any basic or advanced questions as well as help me develop my knowledge and proficiency in my field. background in: biomechanics kinesiology exercise physiology athletic injuries all kinds of workout programming as well as advanced courses in...

y0lked‎, 07-12-2016 09:07 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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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: 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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Does swimming make you stronger?

I hit the gym 3 times a week and swimming 3-4 times.I was wondering if swimming will make me stronger.I know it won't help me build muscles,but i'm more worried about strength rn.

oksdoksdoksdo‎, Today 02:53 AM
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Lat pulldown stall/adding different variation?

So I have stalled on neutral grip lat pulldown. And I wonder if it is better just to deload it and continue the same variation or deload AND change the variation, for example do neutral grip chins or just underhand grip pulldowns? Which way is better? I found different opinions on this. ...

HeMB‎, Yesterday 03:15 AM
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swimming

How effective is swimming for losing weight?

bethanyraylmart‎, 07-11-2014 02:36 PM
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How do you cram in your workouts in your busy days?

I do not have time in my workday to exercise, so I am getting up an hour earlier or so to do it then. However I need to eat at some point before leaving for work too. I hear some opinions saying you need to eat before you exercise for energy and a better workout. Is this true? How long after...

nbrown892‎, 06-17-2018 06:30 PM
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Fierce 5 biceps aren’t really growing

My biceps aren’t really growing on the fierce 5 program... What should I do?

Novii‎, Yesterday 09:24 PM
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stretching before working out?

Does stretching before each work out lead to better results? If so, how and why?

dob7dob7‎, 06-18-2018 07:27 PM
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Does deadlifting use these muscles?

I'd been under the impression that squats were mainly quads and glutes with some hamstring and deadlifts were mainly posterior chain, hams, glutes and some of quads, upper back and forearms. I was reading fierce 5 routine and he recommends swapping FSQ AND RDL for DL and ham curls because deadlifts...

Gonghu‎, Yesterday 05:11 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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Symmetry

G’day lads I’ve been lifting for about 3-4 years now I’m 23. I raced motocross when I was younger and broke my right arm 3 times in that time. And for the last few years my left arm is noticeably bigger than my right arm. So question is how can I get my right arm up to the size of my left? ...

connorread236‎, Yesterday 07:11 PM
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Bench Press Issue

Hi, I have been working out for abot 2 years now, and I’ve always had this problem wih my left shoulder when benching. When I get on heavier weights or closer to my max my shoulder will kind of pop out almost and I am unable to move hat arm. There is no pain, but I usually will fail that rep...

BenJohn02‎, Yesterday 06:09 PM
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Post Lagging body parts

I've been looking everywhere for a solution to my "middle obliques" And I cant find anything. I work them once a week, but they dont seem to get any more full. Another issue is, my upper back seems flat, I believe my teres major, posterior felt, and traps are the issue but im not sure. ...

NoCam4U‎, 06-17-2018 01:14 PM
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Shrugging during lateral raises?

So I found that my left shoulder hurts if I don't shrug doing lateral raises. First I shrug all the way up, then I raise my arm. So this ensures the lateral delt still gets worked right?

ProgrammerHunch‎, 06-16-2018 03:38 PM
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Help with dumbell press

I recently started training again after a several year hiatus and am having trouble with dumbell form. My left shoulder was bothering me so I had my girlfriend film me so i could see what was happening. She said my body lays somewhat crooked on the bench, my left arm comes down quicker and also...

ajisgod321‎, 06-17-2018 04:00 PM
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Question Weak Left Shoulder

Does anyone have any tips on how to improve the strength in my left shoulder? It's considerably weaker than my right. My program from the gym trainer has me doing 2 upper body workouts per week. For shoulders in the 1st workout I have standing dumbell military press 4 x 8 reps, cable face pulls...

PixieChick1‎, 06-18-2018 04:08 AM
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How do I calculate total work done on an exercise?

I slightly injured my back recently and I don't want to lift as heavy as I usually do. But I still want to work out and maybe still do the same amount of work without pushing my back too far. Let's say I'm doing a flat bench press and let's say I usually lift 150 lbs for 3 sets of 6 reps. Can I...

yasento‎, Yesterday 08:48 AM
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Squat Form Help

Hey guys. Everyone has been extremely helpful in my other form posts that I've made in the past week or so, so I figured I would get help with the lift I've had the most problems with, squatting. My squat weight is simply awful compared to my other weights (below BW). I've struggled with this...

adc0406‎, 06-18-2018 02:33 PM
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Sumo Deadlift Form Check 320lbs

Hi so here's the story back in january i hit my PR 1 Rep 400lbs Sumo DL so i started to ease back and stop sumo deadlifting heavy 350+.. fast forward a few months later around a month and a half ago i pulled my back while sumo deadlifting 300lbs x 9 so i stopped for about a week and then restarted...

Kingslaaay‎, 06-18-2018 06:57 AM
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Post Pistol Squats worth it?

Is pistol squats really worth the effort and time to progress into? Especially with adding additional weights later on? Isn’t Regular weighted Squat some what the same?

risingstarl96a1‎, Yesterday 08:45 AM
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How much muscle do you gain per month?

For those trying to gain weight, how much weight do you gain per month on average? I'm trying to figure out what a realistic goal for myslef is. This past year I've gained around 1.3lbs/month on average, but that is averaging in set-backs where I lost weight(vacation, being sick, etc). I'm...

jond‎, 10-29-2006 09:08 AM
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Need help with my workout routine

Hey guys, I'm a 16 year old that plays soccer on Sundays so I try to lift as soon as possible early in the week so it doesn't affect my performance. my main goal is to build speed and strength and I've only been lifting weights for 5 months now and see some improvement in my physique but barely any...

Justaregularboi‎, Yesterday 10:48 AM
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Reps and two 1RM Deadlift pulls - Form check

Hey guys, could I get a critique on my form? I attached a set of 5 reps, then two 1rm pull attempts. Thanks in advance. hFsALK8ekJU A7u9-JeJyF0 ekh27kSToOk

adc0406‎, 06-14-2018 09:44 AM
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Combining chest/triceps, back/biceps

Friends, It's common knowledge that an arm workout (isolation) be combined with compound work. For ex., back workout with biceps. I find this logic hard to understand, because after doing back workout (rows and pullups for instance), my bicep curl performance suffers because the biceps are...

bodyartt‎, Yesterday 10:16 AM
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OHP crooked barbell

At the top of every rep my left hand is higher than my right hand, so that the barbell locks out unevenly. Is this a problem I need to fix? My right arm is generally stronger than my left, so I don't think it's a strength imbalance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcCTdt4Y3xw BTW, how to...

ECGordyn‎, 06-18-2018 06:14 AM
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Squat Mobility Issues

I've always struggled with squat form due to mobility issues, and I'm looking to fix them. I believe my issues are the following: When I initiate the squat, if I don't lean forward I will experience a good level of tightness in the front of my ankles as well as my mid back and groin before I...

Abrew94‎, 06-18-2018 07:54 PM
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What muscles can you workout everyday to get better results?

hi, What muscles can you workout everyday to get better results? I hear that you can workout yours ABS and calves muscles everyday to get better results true or no?

dob7dob7‎, 06-18-2018 07:25 PM
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