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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: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ 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 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 09:12 AM
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Best workouts for vert with no equipment.

I was wondering the best workout for vert with no equipment. I’m currently trying to jump higher for my sport.

bob456789101112‎, Today 08:40 PM
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Working out on rest days?

I’m doing icf 5x5 so every other day is a rest day. I’m only about a month in so my weights arent heavy and my workouts end quite early. was thinking maybe doing some curls or something on the rest days could benefit me while im still lifting light weights. advice?

Yayayayayaya‎, Today 04:10 PM
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Collar Bone Pain?

Does anyone get collar bone pain and some trap muscle stiffness after doing bench or rows? today during my 5 x 5 incline bench and then dumbbell rows I started to experience collar bone pain and traps were kinda stiff. Nothing major but still, I usually am pain-free in and out of the gym. ...

JamSumo‎, Today 06:24 PM
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Leg day excercise

Hi guys, A few days ago I posted a thread about me not knowing if do enough. So I decided I would write all my leg excercises down, and let you guys help me decide if it is enough. My leg day workouts: Leg press: 4 sets starting 100kg ending 130kg 8-12 reps Leg extensions: one leg at a...

LetsgoPAPA223‎, Today 01:55 PM
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Pubic Bone and Hip Thrusts

I have a protruding pubic bone (please no jokes, I know how some of you can get ;)) I am finding it difficult to do hip thrusts. I do these at home with an arm curl bar and I put one of those cylindrical pads on them but it’s still slightly uncomfortable. I also have the longer bench press bar...

AMarieV‎, Today 05:30 PM
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Routine too basic??

Hey everyone! Been reading this forums for years but only recently made an account. Been in a plateau lately. Had a herniated disc sometime ago so I had to stop deadlift/squat/Barbell row. Please critique my upper body routine. Is this too much of a "bro split". Monday: Chest and Back Flat...

SanFranciscobro‎, Today 05:02 PM
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Seven exercises must

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using 1. Horizontal seated leg press 2. Lat pulldown 3. Cable biceps bar 4. Cable triceps bar (or triceps pushdown) 5. Chest press 6. Hanging leg raise 7. Cardio: Rowing machine

fhdigital‎, Today 08:04 AM
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hip belt squats...

Would hip belt squats be a good alternative to leg press? I work out at home so have no access to a leg press machine.

Benson1990‎, Yesterday 03:46 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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Resistance Bands?

Opinion on resistance band workouts? How they engage the muscle and whether or not they are worth taking the time to focus on?

harrisonstrohl‎, Today 12:20 PM
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Abduction vs Adduction Strength

I am wondering how other women's strength compares in the Abduction (Bad Girls) exercise vs. the Adduction (Good Girls) exercise. My wife's Adduction is considerably stronger than her Abduction. Just wondering if this is normal...

MongoMudd‎, 02-17-2020 06:25 AM
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bench press plateau

Hey everyone, Long time lurker here and finally decided to sign up and start posting/commenting. I've been lifting for a few years now and seem to have hit a bench press plateau for about a month now (haven't been able to increase weight or reps). Some basic info about me I'm about 187 right...

ab788‎, Today 06:07 AM
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Deadlift form check

Hey guys, Please let me know how it looks. My back has been getting really tight after deadlifts and i even got injured recently from deadlifts. I think i was rushing my sets and forgot to load my hamstrings and just pulled and took the weight on my lower back. This session i tried to slow...

Mystx‎, Today 04:43 AM
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How to build more distinct biceps and triceps?

So I've been wanting more defined biceps and triceps in the gym. When I go in, I regularly use the double handled rope on the cable to do tricep push downs. I also use free dumbells to do standard bicep curls with my upper arm hanging straight down and my forearms making the full range of motion...

AdamFrostburg‎, Yesterday 08:25 PM
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How much workload should I do?

Hi there, I started working out since end november/begin december. I do not take any suplementents. I get my protein from fish and different kind of foods. I train 5 times a week. 2 days a week waterpolo. The rest I bodybuild. I bodybuild between 2 and 3 hours. I waterpolo 1 hour. I...

LetsgoPAPA223‎, Yesterday 08:53 AM
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Zercher Squats

I started doing Zercher's and I feel that they work my entire body. My wrists hurt with a front squat, goblet squats drain my energy and back squats I cannot do because of a pinched neck nerve. Why do people feel the need to come up to me and correct me/give me advice that I need to clean the...

JamSumo‎, 02-15-2020 01:51 PM
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back workouts!

Ive got a couple questions about workouts/exercises. is rowing below your belly button (to the waist) more effective for lats? I've been trying to perform my bent rows an seated rows to the belly button and below, with a 45 degree back angle or so for the bent rows. I know rowing between the...

Charlieburg21‎, 02-17-2020 01:23 PM
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Arching back while doint bench press?

Ok guys, Im going to gym for 4 years now, with some small pauses. Nothing too much serious but also Im not f... around when exercising. I usually never arch/curve my back while doing bench press, only when Im doing my last reps... I read that its better if you arch your back, its better for...

johnnybgood8‎, 02-16-2020 02:04 PM
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am I finishing my workout too early? icf 5x5

i'm a beginner and i'm a month in doing icf 5x5. people say it should take about 90 minutes but i've been finishing my workouts in about an hour. i'm worried I might be doing something wrong like bad form/light weights. is finishing the workout 30 minutes early normal?

Yayayayayaya‎, Yesterday 05:14 AM
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Are my lifts decent for 15 years old

I’ve been lifting for a year and weigh 170lbs My current lifts... Bench-165 for 1 Squat-225 for 1 Shoulder press-120 for 1 Deadlift-275 for 1 I feel like they are okay for my age but I’d like your feedback.

Gimpy191‎, 02-15-2020 10:44 PM
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Please help

Is there anything i can to to get rid of my stomach fat. This is embarasing i hate living like this

Fat04stomach‎, 02-16-2020 06:58 AM
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How to really Target your traps.

https://youtu.be/5VaTV5RV0IU Someone embedded this for me. It’s been a while since I was on here. What you shouldn’t do! 1 Using ridiculous amount of weights - if you find yourself using a lot of weights to work your traps, ask yourself. What would Paul do? I’d tell you to drop the weight,...

fangsoflight‎, 02-14-2020 03:58 PM
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Palms hurting after lifting heavy weights

My palms hurt near between ring finger and pinky finger, happens sometimes when I lift weights for too long? how do I stop the pain from occurring?

rigidcom‎, 02-13-2020 10:13 AM
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High Reps vs Low Reps

I am wondering if there is a difference with the results (strength and size) after working out with high reps less weight vs low reps high weights? For the past 5 years I have been lifting 3 reps with the heaviest weights I can. I injured myself at the start of the year and the doctor suggested...

icu222much‎, 02-07-2020 10:16 PM
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Are Bro Splits Really As Bad As People Claim?

Over the past few years I've heard a lot about the importance of training frequency i.e. training each muscle twice per week, the benefits of minimalist training (power building), etc, but I still see a lot of 4-5 day split routines floating around. My question is, can naturals benefit from a...

ycpspartan‎, 03-27-2019 06:29 AM
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