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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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Wink Post Covid - Getting Into Shape - exercise recommendations needed

Hello, this is my very first post - so go gentle I'm approaching 40 and prior to having COVID towards the end of March, my weight had steadily increased to just under 18 stone. Since getting ill and generally having some major job interruptions, the one thing I really had some control over was...

Filmguyuk‎, Today 04:06 PM
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Is my squat deep enough?

Hi guys, I am a 16 year old girl following the stronglifts programme as I was quite underweight and weak and wanted to bulk up and get stronger. So far I have found it great but am quite confused about the barbell squat. I managed to get it up to about 57kg but that was with very bad form so I...

modernspartan7‎, 08-01-2020 10:02 AM
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Machines that work two antagonist muscles

Just a curiosity... Why aren't there (or are there?) machines that can work two antagonist muscles or two mucles in the same exercise? For example, a machine with two levers or something like this: - a hammer chest machine that on the negative movement works as a seated row for back - a...

jaxqen‎, Today 12:59 AM
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Question Weak glutes, hamstrings and abdominal's

Hey Guys, I have found that I have weak glutes, hamstrings and abdominal's. I am currently following Fierce 5 novice full body 3x a week and have noticed with some lifts my weaker or lagging muscle groups don't activate but my strong muscle do. I would like to know how I could improve or target...

fattofame3‎, Yesterday 12:21 AM
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Big arms without isolation?

Is it possible to get big arms with only weighted chin ups, rows , farmers walks, bench press, ohp and face pulls ? Goal is not to look like a bodybuilder but just a good looking Muscular Body

FullBodyAddict‎, 08-01-2020 05:33 AM
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Myofascial Release Therapy

Does anybody have any knowledge or experience with this? I booked a deep tissue/sport massage and when I explained my issues the therapist suggested myofascial therapy. She tried it on me as opposed to the deep tissue and I noticed I was much more mobile the following day. I'd like to hear...

luckyboy23‎, 07-13-2020 11:22 PM
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Exercises to get rid of these bulges..

Hi, I'm an office employee so I get to sit most of the time, however I do simple work out at home and have a good upper shape. The lower part is what I'm trying to get in shape, I know about the oblique exercises, however the following bulges are in the middle between the side body and the...

tryllz‎, 07-09-2020 01:13 AM
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Very weak bench for level of development?

Hey guys, My chest has always been my best muscle group. I had some mass there even when I was a skinny twig (well, some of you would still consider me that :D) and it would grow even when I didn't focus on it at all (for example, tricep dips as only push exercise). My triceps are fine and my...

alec935‎, 07-13-2020 06:11 AM
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Question What warm-up before back exercise?

How do I warm-up before exercising all of the back muscles?

VerdenMacht‎, Today 10:41 AM
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Squat form. Knees caving?

Hi there guys. I have been dealing with caving knees during squat. I also have had a few imballance issues in my glutes leading to issues in my medius. I have been working on this now and during heavy squatting I think my caving knees issues are gone. Can you check out and give opinion? For me...

rec90‎, Yesterday 10:46 AM
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Poll Poll: which of those exercise is superior for building quads

the Nebula leg press or the atx belt squat machine what do you think?

loebakprob‎, 07-27-2020 10:50 AM
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Umbilical hernia

Hello guys, I figured there is no better place to ask but here. I had my gallblader removed 1 year ago with laporascopic surgery. The problem now is I have about 8 milimeters wide bump in my bellybuton below the incision from the gallblader surgey. So I ordered an appointment with my doctor just...

onix1987‎, 08-01-2020 02:13 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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Substitute Kettlebell for Dumbbell? Which exercises?

There’s overlap between KBs and DBs for some things. Like doing lateral raises with a 20# KB is probably the same as a 20# DB. Shrugs must be the same I’d bet. I haven’t tied it yet, but chest flies might be overlappable. Not sure if the KB would rest against your wrist in a way is uncomfortable...

hglip‎, 07-31-2020 03:45 PM
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Can't do Pull-Ups!

Hello guys so I just bought a pull up bar that you don't need to screw and is being held by tension. Anyways when I tried to do one pull up. I was surprised I can't. How can I fix this? My lifts are Bench 225 Squat 325 and Dead lift 365 Rows 225. I'm 6'2 at 230 lbs and I'm cutting now

Cmiguel02‎, 07-31-2020 12:47 PM
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Dumbbell Specific Exercises? Which Better Than Barbell Equivalent?

If we made a list of every possible exercise that existed and the “tool” used (DB, Barbell, machine, etc) Which exercises that are dumbbell based that outperform barbell or perhaps are only available with DB with no barbell equivalent? For example chest flies with DBs seems to lack a barbell...

hglip‎, 07-31-2020 03:38 PM
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Best order of train full-body ?

Hello, i have a question. I train classic full-body training 4x per week. I just wondering, if it matters if i will do all push movements/pull movements/legs movements together in that training, or is it better to rotate it like push movement/pull movement/push movement/pull movement/legs ? Thanks

valinor333‎, 07-30-2020 06:10 AM
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Close stance squat for quads ?

Hello, i have a question. I train at home, and for legs, i do mostly shoulder-width stance squats. I want to target quads a little bit more, so my question is, will close stance squat target quads more ? I mean really feet without any space between them, thanks for answer

valinor333‎, 07-27-2020 07:36 AM
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Is adding volume a good substitute to adding more weight?

I recently started the Fierce 5 full body dumbbell plan after doing a homemade bro split routine, only problem is my limit to weight at home. For example, I do DB press for my chest but the weight isn't nearly enough anymore for 3x8. It feels like one exercise for each body part isnt enough. Could...

SANTAN14‎, 07-28-2020 08:54 PM
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Dumbbell shoulder press: How much weight?

So before i started doing these, i heard that this exercise didn't require a whole lot of weight, as this muscle is small and prone to injury. 25-30lbs was the suggested upper limit. Anyway, i'm guessing this was BS because after months at around this weight, i've not seen any significant mass,...

T150‎, 07-12-2008 05:17 PM
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Can you cause imbalance problems doing no presses?

Quit benching a year ago and i dont miss it. I don't need pecs as I'm a woman I still row a lot as I think it's an important exercise. It's ok not to bench ..right? My routine now is only squats deads rows ohp My goal is physical health and maintaining the muscle I already have

melDorado‎, 07-29-2020 01:09 AM
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How long does it take for you to increase curl weight?

I am just curious, how long did it take for you to increase your dumbell curl weight up by 5 lbs? (assuming you took proper nutrition and rest days etc). I have personally found that for me to progress from 15 lb to 30 lb was very rapid, i would say that maybe it just took me 3-4 months to increase...

QuestionMan666‎, 07-30-2020 06:09 AM
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Push up

I have been doing 100-150 push ups for 2 weeks and i don't see any change. I want to know about how long does it take to see a bit of result in the chest. Just a little bit change gonna make me feel better thanks

kengthesexyboy‎, 07-28-2020 12:04 PM
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At what point do pull-ups lose effectiveness??

I have to replace my pulldowns with pull-ups. So if I’m doing 3 sets of 8 wide grip, i can do the first set without breaks. Second set, can’t pull myself up as high The last 5-8 reps. Then 3rd set I need a full break halfway through. What would be the best way to incorporate my pull-ups now...

michaelv92‎, 07-26-2020 06:10 PM
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My right lat doesn´t grow.

I have been working out for 2 months now and my right lat doesn´t grow at all compared to my left lat. Which is weird because I am righ handed. How could I fix it and why is that?

Pajchel‎, 07-27-2020 05:34 AM
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