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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 10:07 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 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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600-pound deadlift in 2 months

Hi all. I started deadlifting 2 months ago and just pulled a 600-lb deadlift yesterday. I have never deadlifted before 2 months ago and am excited and also a bit scared about my rapid progress. I weight 210 pounds and am around 14% body fat. I am natural and have never used steroids or any...

f22fighterpilot‎, Yesterday 12:43 PM
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Weak Shoulders! Shoulder Pain during Incline Bench and regular Bench?

Hey! I warmup when I gym with some biking for 10 min and some pushups, also I do bench without weights for 1 set of 10 reps. Then however, when I do my real sets, my left shoulder always get in huge pain during the pushes. I do 4 sets with 8 reps and my shoulder pain is whats holding me down,...

Zuovi‎, Yesterday 02:41 AM
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Cool Power test

A common lower power test is the vertical jump test and its meant to test your maximum output. Does this mean that an individual with a better vertical will also have a better leg press compared to an individual with a lower vertical. P.S is it more appropriate to say the vertical test measures...

Beast5555‎, Today 03:58 AM
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stamina getting worse

hello, i'm 15 years old and i started boxing when i was 14. it was hard in the beginning and i could only spar 3-4 rounds but after 5-6 months i could do more than 12. those were the golden days. my stamina was really good but then suddenly everything changed. i sparred 3 rounds maximum and i...

Kencho5‎, Yesterday 06:40 AM
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Uneven pecs

I need some help and advice from more experienced lifters out there. My pecs are not the same shape/size. My left is a wider broader shape whilst my right is smaller and rounder but protrudes out more.... Is there any suggestions to help fix this!

JSKD‎, Today 10:00 AM
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Sudden Bicep Activation from Bench?

Improving my bench has been my primary goal in the gym this year. I've been doing it anywhere from one to three times a week, consistently this whole year, with only one week-long break. The rest of my routine has been relatively balanced, but it has been bench-heavy. During my workout...

EliKoehn‎, 11-09-2019 07:33 PM
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bench more than i deadlift?

So long story short ive been lifting seriouslyish since mid summer and am using fierce 5 novice but I go 3.5 days a week instead of 3 just because more gains more money!!!!! anyways my lifts are progressing but my problem is I cant RDL effectively without my grip giving out after like 6 reps...

rexfrommex‎, 11-05-2019 08:55 PM
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I can’t see my abs

Hi everyone, My bodyfat is around 7% I’m around 5’10” and I’m around 156 lbs. Why I don’t see abs?

JackDrago‎, 11-11-2019 07:59 AM
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Lower back pain after legs?

Hey guys. So i hit legs really hard yesterday. I am sure that I didn't break my form, but idk. So i have this lower back pain today like right where my ass meets my back and it only occurs in very unique stretch positions. Its like a tightness kind of pain. Is it possible that after hitting legs...

richv24‎, 11-11-2019 01:32 PM
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Form check rdl

youtu.be/9r-e8nqHWmk Cant post the link unless i reach 50 posts. So this the only way. guys, would you mind checking my rdl form. I know i have to improve my starting deadlift from the floor. I do get back soreness when i do rdl but not pain. Any recommendations would help. Thankyou

chillz88‎, 11-09-2019 11:15 PM
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Squat form help

I have recently just started squatting. I tried to research online but otherwise I am self taught. I decided to record myself with light weights. I think I have some problems with my form. Does it look like I have some butt wink? How would I go about fixing it? Is it ok to still go light but with...

CoryJWil‎, Yesterday 07:06 PM
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Ab straps vs hanging?

I've been doing a lot of hanging leg/knee raises lately. Some people say straight leg raises are more difficult, but that the knee raises give a better contraction and work the hip flexors less. I don't know which one is better. I usually start out with leg raises and when fatigue kicks in, i...

backinthegymbro‎, Yesterday 02:47 AM
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Glute Imbalance Question

Hey! So I have a bit of scoliosis and glute imbalance which I'm assuming is from it - had it all my life. In the past year I've started weight training so I'm trying to fix it. But I can't figure out if my left side is the weak or strong side? Can someone with more experience tell if it's bigger...

Giselleco‎, 11-11-2019 12:46 PM
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Squat shift to right

I only recently realised that its probably quite a good idea to record lifts from different angles to check my form. Saw that during my squat, I start to shift to the right half way just after coming out of the hole, towards the last few reps. I have a minor knee pain in my right knee that I've...

tinytom11‎, Yesterday 03:22 AM
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Isolation exercises progression..

I tried searching but could not get a proper answer. Question about isolation exercises - this is for fierce 5. Program Says upper body movements to increase by 5lbs per week. Also says if you fail two workouts in a row, reset to 15% below the current weight. For bicep curls, it says do...

TryingBB‎, 11-11-2019 04:44 PM
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What am I behind on?

The way I have my program set up is that I try to go to failure and once I am able to hit my total reps throughout the sets I increase the weight. I am 26 years old, 5' 9" and 160 lbs. I only just recently started working out for the first time in my life and I know none of my weights are...

CoryJWil‎, 11-11-2019 08:25 PM
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Are my weight good from my age/weight and should I increase them?

Hi everyone, I am 20 years old 5'9 and 131 pounds currently bulking to around 145. I started lifting weights are 2 1/2 months ago and I have seen some great results in my arms and my legs. My dumbell weight for curls and shoulder press rn is around 20 pounds for 12 reps. My ez barbell curl is...

AL459‎, 11-11-2019 09:38 AM
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Switching from PPL to Upper/Lower...Questions...

READ 2ND POST FOR THE SUMMARY. I’m a beginner in the gym. My lifts use very small weights. I’m currently doing PPL 4 times a week, but I was recommended to use Upper/Lower because I can train each body part twice a week. Here’s my current regime. (All barbell weights are total (including the...

hcuraB‎, 11-10-2019 06:09 PM
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Side external rotations for scapula?

So I have a chronic case of tendonitis/osis in my tricep, which has been made worse due to some scapula winging. The physio said the scapula is most likely tugging on the tricep kinda thing. So I need to fix my scapula in order to properly rehab my tricep. My physio prescribed me straight-arm...

ReboundReps‎, 11-10-2019 02:47 PM
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Good workout for a beginner?

Hello! I used to strength-train using only my body weight or resistance bands, but now I want to progress more and start weight-lifting! However, I’m quite new to this. Is there a full-body routine you’d recommend (incl. sets & reps)? I’m an 18 year old girl and I want to get stronger, but not...

mmikka‎, 10-17-2019 01:47 AM
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can l build massive quads with hip belt squats ?

is it possible? l habe lower back problems

loebakprob‎, 11-06-2019 01:05 PM
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Increased gains after reducing volume???

WTH is going on? I’m a newbie. Seriously working out for last 3 months I think I have gained more muscle in 2 weeks on Fierce 5 than I did in 1.5 months of doing ICF? ICF - I was eating 2300-2500 calories @ maintenance Fierce 5 - cutting @ 1800 to 2000 calories per day and loosing...

TryingBB‎, 11-11-2019 09:20 AM
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Beginner Legs

Do i need to do squats if i do deadlifts 3x a week, bike up a giant hill to the gym 3x a week (burns like hell in the quads), and run 2x a week?

Hannesioo‎, 11-10-2019 02:29 PM
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Shoulder pain from bicep curls?

I just got back to working out after about 6 months of being away from it, I am on a diet at the moment as I am trying to lose some fat so I have been doing some cardio and 12 x 4 - 5 reps of bicep curls with a 16kg dumbbell, problem is my left shoulder always hurts after the first 2 reps! I am...

LDstan‎, 11-11-2019 09:29 AM
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Smile Best Smith Machine to Buy

Hi There, there's a lot of motivation going to a commercial gym, however as a mom, which time is really so impt., I was thinking of setting up a home gym. I do not have the budget to purchase expensive ones, my basement is huge so space is not an issue. I saw this Body Solid 7 Series, I found on...

techmitch23‎, 11-10-2019 06:18 AM
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