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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 09:07 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 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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Increase punching power with claping push ups ?

Hi, I am looking to increase my punching power thanks to claping push ups but I don't know how many reps I should do and or to increase ( If I should add more reps or idk).. What I usually do is 20 claping push up. 1 minute rest. 4 set

IronToniKO‎, Yesterday 03:36 PM
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Seems I can’t nail down proper deadlift form. Help me prevent slipping a disk.

I’ve deadlifted on and off for years and, no matter what, it seems I cannot perfect my form. I feel like I know the proper form, I’ve watched videos from the likes of Alan Thrall and Joe DeFranco. I understand the cues and placements. And yet, even after relatively light lifts, I feel some...

jerseyjuice‎, 09-10-2019 08:28 AM
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Regular L sit vs L sit straddled

Which exercise is more difficult? A regular L sit on paralletes vs a straddled L sit (so your legs are still in front of your arms. Same position as the regular L sit, but just straddled). I'd assume that the straddled L sit is easier because of better/increased leverage, assuming flexibility isn't...

Stallmp‎, 09-14-2019 03:25 PM
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At your local discount 24hr gym.. every day is arm day!

via Imgflip Meme Generator How many are guilty of at least one isolation arm workout every time they go to the gym? I bet more than are willing to admit it. Curl monkeys, we know you exist. We are watching and we are judging. We notice everything. Your lack of compound lifts. Your lack of...

metalbabble‎, Yesterday 05:08 PM
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Question Squatting and Anterior Pelvic Tilt? Questions...

I knew I had bad posture, but never knew how bad. What I do know is, I have never been able to deadlift or do bent over rows. My lower back goes out the split second I start one lift - leaving my lying on the floor convulsing in pain for 15 minutes and unable to walk for at least a week. I now...

ChuckersT‎, Today 01:07 PM
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Get Now QuickBooks support phone number

QuickBooks is a famous decision of numerous entrepreneurs since it permits to spare much time and keep all account related data sorted out. Be that as it may, in the event that you or your bookkeepers have never utilized it, you should allude to QuickBooks Support Phone Number to figure out how to...

kiyarilinkon‎, Today 01:58 PM
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Lightbulb Work the young

I might be a little young to be working out or trying to but, at camp (yes I go to camp) I met some awe inspiring people, one who was bullied and worked until he could bench 140 at 14 and is now 15 and another who would stick with me through thick and thin. This is why I want to workout but here’s...

workoutharry37‎, 08-31-2019 09:56 PM
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Am I just not built to squat or what?? Damn!!

I’m a newbie 2.5 months serious lifting experience. Currently eating 2100 calories a day average and slowly loosing fat and gaining muscle. Making good progress in the gym on all exercises EXCEPT Back SQUATS. It’s embarassing. That’s how bad it is. I started with the barbell and went out to...

TryingBB‎, 08-29-2019 11:58 AM
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Question is consistency and longevity better than intensity?

Beginner here, would it be wiser overall to do weaker exercises for a longer period of time than to do harder exercises for a shorter period of time?

RachetsRevenge‎, 09-05-2019 03:52 PM
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Bench hit a wall - on fierce 5

Been on fierce 5 for a while now my bench topped out at 90kg for 6 reps i went on a cut for 5 or so months and managed to keep most of my strength, big lifts went down a bit. Now im bulking again all my other lifts are going up steadily but my flat bench is not, even Incline bench is...

Zepha‎, 09-09-2019 04:56 AM
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Shedding fat on upper arms/shoulders

I know I can’t spot reduce. I am avoiding working my shoulders because I feel they would become more broad (Pics are on my profile.). Is there a way to tone and tighten up this area? I’m specifically concerned with the back of the shoulders near the armpits. Should I not be fearful of looking...

AMarieV‎, 08-30-2019 03:14 PM
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Question Cardio everyday

Hi guys, Just wondering whether I could do cardio everyday simply due to the fact that I prefer to eat more rather than eat less? I work a sedentary job and lift 4x a week. I’m not looking to cut any weight but feel as I should do cardio for health benefits but also because it just generally makes...

ben1500‎, 09-01-2019 05:06 AM
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I'm addicted to working out

Hi guys I have a problem. I'm addicted to working out. I'll probably see a psychologist soon but I absolutely hammer myself each day. I haven't even gotten stronger or anything in the last 2 years. It's funny because a lof my friends are envious of my physique but the way I train makes me...

sandman2019‎, 09-05-2019 12:08 AM
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Is my deadlift too weak?

So basically I've been going to the gym for 3.5 month now and I deadlift 95kg and squat 90kg. My friend told me that its weird and my deadlift should be much more if I can squat 90. I'm running SL 5x5

JAszczur1‎, 09-12-2019 04:03 PM
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Tennis Elbow and Exercising

Hi all Hoping you can please help. I acquired tennis elbow about 4-5 weeks ago. Have physio but still hurts when extending arm or gripping/ holding. I suspect it came from the tricep exercises below. I need to back to body/weight training as I’m getting married in 6 weeks. I had the following...

Reen23‎, 09-12-2019 09:15 PM
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Why do people dislike the assisted pull-up machine?

I did pulldowns for years and still couldn't do a single pull up. I then started using the assisted pull up machine twice a week, sometimes three times a week for a few months, and now I have progressed to doing sets of 6-7 overhand pull ups without any assistance. This is a great machine to build...

redmchalo‎, 02-09-2017 06:51 PM
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Skull crusher or isolated exercises' progression strategy

Hi, I'm a newbie in resistance training, having been worked out for 4-5 months. I want to train for hypertrophy. Currently I'm able to do skull crusher with 8kg DB (each hand) for 10 reps max. I try to do as strict form as possible. When I increase the DB to 9kg, i can only do 7 reps max. So if...

Kakashidinho‎, Yesterday 07:35 AM
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Chest and bicep

How to get strong chest and bicep like what plan i should do, i stuck with the same weight for bicep for very long period, 12-14 kg, dont know why , for chest , improve overtime but not a lot, ( i can only do 30 push in one go but it will hurt my arms a lot and shoulder)

HellcrowZero‎, Yesterday 10:09 AM
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Grip during 1 handed dumbbell tricep extensions behind the head?

Are you supposed to grab the dumbbell in the middle and simply hold it firmly in place to do the movement like normal. (to prevent it from sliding down) Or do you grab it low, so the plate of the dumbbell rests against the bottom of your hand/palm near the pinky when you turn the dumbbell upside...

backinthegymbro‎, Today 02:43 AM
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Bulgarian method for power ?

Hi, I am a boxer and I would like to know if the Bulgarian method would be good to increase my power, thanks

IronToniKO‎, Yesterday 03:32 PM
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Can I perform Dumbbell Flys, Push-Ups, and Bench Press in the same workout?

As the title says, can I perform Dumbbell Flys, Push-Ups (especially Incline), and Bench Press in the same workout? I know they mainly are for the same muscle group and it might cause something bad but I want to make it faster

JotaroKujo1‎, Yesterday 11:51 AM
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Narrow stance leg press

https://youtu.be/On_aZ8RS6Ek Just looking for form check, especially if it looks like my butt came off the seat (felt some pressure in my back a couple reps) switched from wide stance to narrow and low so I can hit just the quad

Hannahp21‎, Today 05:27 AM
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Squat: Inner pain Outer popping

The title says pretty much everything. When I go past a certain point my left knee clunks on the outer part whenever I get pain it seems to be on the inside of my left knee. My form is apparently good apart from I push with my right leg a little more than my left.

DanGiCS‎, Today 08:58 AM
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How to avoid using lats when using cable crossovers (chest)?

I trained for the first time in 4 years today and lost my mind muscle connection on the cable crossovers at the end. I was engaging my lats in certain parts of the movement. How to stop this? Also I've forgotten.... what height should I be setting the cables to? I was using a higher setting...

whufcwesthamuni‎, Today 08:05 AM
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Getting back into the gym after 4 years off?

I'm 25. Naturally I'm an ecto-mesomorph. I stopped the gym 4 years ago. I got to about 90kg (200 lbs) at 6 foot (183 cm) at about 12% bodyfat. I was pretty ripped but took the gym seriously. I'd push myself to the limits. From a strength perspective my 1RM's was: squat 185kg (408 lbs), deadlift...

whufcwesthamuni‎, Today 07:59 AM
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