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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: 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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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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Beginner Question - Push Up in Place of Bench Press?

Hello all. I'm new here and just getting started with strength training. I've been a runner for a long time, doing about 5 miles a day and decided I'm tired of looking like an anorexic twig so decided to reduce my running and do more strength training. I currently have multiple sets of...

mike42oh‎, Today 05:10 AM
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Broke dominant hand. Pause training or build up weak side?

Title pretty much says it all. I broke my right hand and it'll be in a cast for a month or 2. Legs are a no brainer, but for upper body, should I keep working my left side or just pause all together? On the one hand, since it's my weaker side, this might be a good opportunity to let it catch up,...

hanzosbm‎, Today 05:31 AM
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T-Bar vs Bent Over Rows

Does the hinged "fulcrum" of a T-Bar row result in any significant difference of stimulus than a normal Pendlay row? The only immediate thing that comes to mind is that a barbell row is going to stress the whole posterior chain more since you have to maintain a static hold to anchor the weight....

EliKoehn‎, 04-18-2021 04:28 PM
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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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Need help with arm growth!!!

Alright so a little info. i’m an 18 year old male 150 pounds. and i’ve been working out for a year and like 3 months but November 2020 i got in a motorcycle crash and lost like all my gains so after that i basically restarted back to where i was when i first started. So now it’s going good i’m...

Kranjack18‎, 04-13-2021 11:16 AM
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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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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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Exclamation Re: EliKoehn

Not sure why I’m getting Access Denied even in PM’s now. The site just continues to break down it seems. Anyway, here’s my reply: “If I were you I would take the opportunity the next time you deadlift to experiment. Try different foot widths and angles, varying hip heights. Usually high hips...

Ironface‎, 04-21-2021 08:20 PM
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Push-ups and Muscle Mass

So I was watching a video and the guy said that once you can do about 10-20 push-ups you’ve gained all the mass (chest) your going to get from it and anything after you’re just building endurance. I’ve also heard that if you add weight to your push-ups this puts you back into gaining muscle...

bluestaar‎, 04-19-2021 10:23 PM
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Normal to have lower back tightness during kettlebell swings?

I'm doing the 10k kettlebell swing challenge and I've done 2500 so far. Is it normal to feel some lower back tightness? For me it creeps in halfway through a workout, other than that it feels fine between workouts. I just want to make sure I'm not at risk of injury.

bulldog91‎, 04-19-2021 05:15 AM
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how the hell to bench with DBs

tried DB bench today for the first time. BB bench is 185x5x5. i understand DB is more difficult so okay, let's try the 75s. no big deal if i don't get 5x5, i'm just trying it out. holy lord i felt like i almost killed myself getting into position. couldn't figure it out. finally just dropped to...

colontos‎, 04-15-2021 05:12 PM
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Tips for tall people who want to clean and press?

I haven't practiced yet, but it seems like I might have some issues getting the bar to rest on my shoulders. I think that my arms are so long that the only way to comfortably get my wrists back and under the bar requires that the bar is not resting on my shoulders. I'm 6'2. Also I saw a video of a...

Regality‎, 04-19-2021 10:08 PM
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Are these leg workouts redundant?

Like a lot of people, I'm stuck at home trying to make what little equipment I have work. Looking online for good leg workouts, it seems like most routines are full of redundant exercises. 3 sets of squats, then 3 sets of lunges, then 3 sets of one legged squats, etc. Seems like they're all...

hanzosbm‎, 04-16-2021 12:45 PM
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Should I cut anything out to stop my hips from getting wider?

I’m a guy and since bulking and lifting my hips have grown to 38.5, not a fan Are there any lifts I should remove from my workouts? Lifts I do that may be causing the problem Squats Deadlifts Hip Thrust Hip Abductors

navid93‎, 04-05-2021 02:27 PM
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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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Heart beating fast/light headed after set?

I train the the morning basically fasted. One clementine is all I have and like a sip of water. The past weeks I have been fine but this morning was a difffent story. I was mid set for triceps push downs and felt my heart start pounding and then I felt really light headed. I stopped and literally...

AbbieDerasmo23‎, 04-19-2021 05:34 AM
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Adidas Powerlift 2.0 shoes - Exercises

Hi all I have a pair of Adidas powerlift 2.0 shoes (with the raised heels) I was wondering what exercises I could use them for? Squats - I know they are great Deadlifts But what else?? Can you use them for leg press? Please comment what exercises are best to use them for. That would...

wale23‎, 04-17-2021 06:03 PM
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Best Application of Six Packs Abs?

Hi guys, I need to know which is the best android application (Free) for six packs exercise. I cannot afford gym because of my profession as I don't have time. I can do exercise at home. I have gone through many applications, but could not get the results. Can you guys please suggest me. Those...

Imranjaffery‎, 04-15-2021 08:06 AM
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Lat pulldown before rows?

I have 2 back days, both include lat pulldowns, both wth different grips. I usually do my lat pulldown before my rows, should rows come before pulldowns? Or one day rows before pulldown and pulldown before row?

TricepPushdown‎, 06-20-2017 05:54 PM
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Hip Thrusts & Glute activation

My friend is having a hard time activating her glutes while doing barbell hip thrusts. As we've increased the weight, it feels like her other muscles are taking over and so we've lowered the weight. We've investigated this problem via articles and videos, but I was wondering if I could get any...

kharneth‎, 04-16-2021 06:33 AM
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Need advice on overactive traps

My traps are overdeveloped compared to the rest of my shoulders and back muscles, and because of this I have a really bad habit of shrugging during exercises like cable rows and face pulls. Can I get some help or cues on keeping my shoulder blades relaxed during these lifts?

Dominator3214‎, 04-09-2021 12:36 PM
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Poll Poll: Favourite type of press

Your favourite.

Sun tzu‎, 04-08-2021 02:15 PM
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What kind of belt is this?

I broke a belt on a piece of equipment and I want to fix it. It looks like a car serpentine belt. I have a picture of it but it will not let me post it. It’s about an inch wide and really hard. It is folded over and bolted down to the equipment.

carnau‎, 04-14-2021 06:14 PM
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Count chin-ups as biceps exercise ?

Hey, i need help with this. I train fullbody training 3x per week. I cant do pull-ups because elbow injury long time ago and only movement that is painless for me is chin-up, so i do 2x per week chin-ups instead of pull-ups. I know its mainly back exercise, but i red some articles and some says...

BlackRack‎, 04-13-2021 12:41 PM
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No mind-muscle connection with right bi

My right bicep is the only thing I just can’t focus and get a contraction on. I never really developed that connection early on. I suspect using mixed grip DL’s at that point have something to do with it, considering I can contract my right tricep way better than my left while my left arm is bicep...

dweeegs‎, 04-11-2021 08:00 PM
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