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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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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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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, Today 02:04 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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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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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, Yesterday 01:51 PM
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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 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, Yesterday 10:44 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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Something wrong with my Deadlift?

Dear Community, i could use some help to fix my Deadlift, i watched a lot of videos and did some analyzation but i can`t find the solution. It looks like 2 movments, maybe my hamstrings are too weak or to stiff ? Heres the deadlift: https_://imgur.com/a/z2B8sCV Link without the _ :)

OnkelTomFlash‎, Yesterday 03:16 AM
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How to squat high/mid-bar, but using your posterior chain

Hello guys, I'm new here and this is my first ever post. I've been training for 20 months, and have already deadlifted 200kg, squatted 165kg and pause benched 115kg at a bodyweight at 93kg. I'm actively pursuing a powerlifting career. I just threw this information out as a way to introduce myself....

jabanurmes‎, Today 09:34 AM
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When to do stretching ?

Hey, i have a question. I have really bad flexibility of my entire body (mostly legs) so i decided to do some fullbody stretching. My question is, when is the best time to do it ? Right after a workout / on rest days / every day ? Thanks

wariorpolni‎, 02-09-2020 06:00 AM
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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, Today 06:58 AM
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Bulking/gaining weight

Hello, im an 18 year old female around 5'4 and the last time I weighed myself I was about 56kg but I, unfortunately, am not pleased with my body weight. I want to be able to reach around 60-65 kg because I'm way too slim. (In my eyes anyway) Ive gained weight and if I had to guess, ive gained...

angelangeangel‎, Today 03:47 AM
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Should I aim to progress with chin-ups or lat pulldowns for my vertical pulls?

Hey everyone, I'm currently doing Candito's Linear Strength/Hypertrophy program (basically PHUL with some exercise substitutions) but I would like to focus on improving my chin ups as my main vertical pull exercise. I currently can only do sets of 4 for bodyweight chin ups. Should I stick to this...

Odifududix‎, 02-14-2020 11:32 AM
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Physical Therapist says lay off lower body- need advice-pic included.

Probably not the best title for this question but here it is: The PT says lay off all lower body exercises due to sacroiliac joint pain for 4-8 weeks while I’m getting treatment. I know I can do the rowing aching for cardio, though my goal is to recomp then bulk. My stats are 5’1’’, 100 lbs. ...

AMarieV‎, 02-14-2020 12:16 AM
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Switching Low Rep (Strength) >>>> SHRT (Super High Rep Training)?

I wanted to just here you guys input on what would happen to my body physically, as I've been highly considering this lately. Long story short, I started training about two years back from over 10 years off. Over a decade ago, I use to train with (SHRT) by doing 1,000 plus push ups a day, 250+ dips...

WeightedDip‎, Yesterday 09:04 AM
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Bench press - 2 related topics

1) I read somewhere that said not to train infraspinatus the day before bench press. It didn't say why, but I'm assuming the author thinks that would mean benching with a fatigued rotator cuff. 2) On a similar note, I notice sometimes that when I'm benching and really struggling with the reps I...

jademonkey‎, 02-13-2020 03:24 PM
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rope hammer curls

hey bros. if done effectively/properly, do rope hammer curls hit the upper portion of the forearms too?? or do they strictly isolate the biceps? I always feel it in my outer/lower bicep and upper portion of the forearm when I do these

Charlieburg21‎, 02-10-2020 03:01 PM
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Assisted pullups using cables

Odd idea, but if you don't have access to an assisted pullup machine but you do have a lat cable setup available.. Could you strap the carabiner(using high cable, not low) to your weight belt, do the pullup and use it that way for assistance instead? Would it change the end result you get from it,...

TheShadowMan‎, 02-13-2020 11:10 PM
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Question

Maybe a dumb question.. I'm new to working out, so just started a month ago. Every workout I do, I get from YouTube. I always look up proper form before doing them. The question is. I feel stronger, sore, and I been feeling great. I took a week off due for my kids.

Badeggsam‎, 02-13-2020 01:27 PM
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Should I, and How Should I Go About Deloading?

I am an 18 year old, and i am currently just below 240lbs, (I lost 20 lbs in the past 2 months), and I’ve done football in high school. Now that the season is over and Im getting ready for college, I’m focusing more on my health by losing weight and getting more into weightlifting. I currently...

SolidDomo‎, 02-14-2020 12:18 AM
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Classic dumbbell vs barberll bench thread

I've been incline pressing (lowest setting though, so probably in between normal incline and flat) 105 lb dumbells for 5x5. I have to be able to bench 225 for at least a couple right? Haven't done barbell in forever cause no spotter and hate setting up in the squat rack.

JiaWong121‎, 02-14-2020 12:06 AM
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Sumo squat depth

Why would it be harder for me to hit depth with a wide stance? It’s difficult for me not to A2G narrow squats, but I can only barely get the crease of my hip tonline up with the top of my knee with a wide stance. Hip flexor inflexibility?

Xpiro‎, 02-13-2020 10:29 PM
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Lean bulking...do I need ab exercises?

I skipped my ab exercise because I got so bored. I don’t feel anything unless I go for 15-20 reps. And I get bored by the time I reach that number. I do sit-ups while holding a 6lbs bag. I want to know if I can just stop doing abs. I do: squats: 245lbs 3 x 5 Front squats: 195 3 x 8...

hcuraB‎, 02-12-2020 07:47 PM
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lat exercises?

so my lats are pretty good up top but i have pretty wide hips, what are some exercises that will grow my lats to make me wider up top and extend my lats all the way down to my hips for a V shape and kind of hide my wide hips

recorb‎, 02-11-2020 05:24 PM
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