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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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Biggest/proudest bench milestone

What is your (or what you think to be) biggest mile bench milestone? I was having a conversation with someone that just hit 140lb for a set of 1 and he was saying that he heard 135lb is a big or very important mile stone for most people. I personally think the biggest milestone is 225lb....

Lizzy3200‎, 04-07-2021 06:26 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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Poll Poll: Favourite type of press

Your favourite.

Sun tzu‎, 04-08-2021 02:15 PM
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newbie here, lost and overthinking

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a little guidance here. I have always loved lifting and going to the gym when I was younger, and how my muscles feel under load and of course the soreness of recovery. But in the past 15 years or so, work and life just got in the way. I recently purchased a small...

ladyhawk84‎, Yesterday 01:36 PM
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Replacing bicycle crunches

My daughter and I are doing a full-body dumbell workout and I chose bicycle crunches for abs because as far as I know they target the most muscles. But I've read that these can actually weaken the center of the abs over time, causing them to spread out and giving the impression of a 'pooch' (this...

TonyM78‎, Yesterday 01:59 PM
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Alex Viada/ Hybrid Athlete Training?

Has anyone here tried this style of training? I'm a long time weight lifter turned annual marathon runner who would love a program that lets me incorporate both running and lifting instead of focusing on just one or the other for long periods of time. I'm happy to pay for a program, it doesn't...

ycpspartan‎, 03-30-2021 07:06 PM
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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, Yesterday 12:36 PM
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Someone aware me on myo reps (reps till I’m out)

Title. What are they, what exercises do you employ them with, how are they progressed....they are new to me and I’m not sure where to fit them in my training.

BeginnerGainz‎, 04-08-2021 12:31 PM
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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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What's the alternative to bench press for chest

They locked down all gyms here. I do weighted push ups with 55lb, but I don't feel it in my chest much. Is there an alternative to bench press?

Splitlivez‎, 04-03-2021 02:54 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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Floor Press in circuits for endurance

This is the best way to use the floor press, but this is a great way to use the floor-press.

North5evil‎, 04-06-2021 03:50 AM
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Glutes Advice

Hi all, Brand new on here today. Brief background, I'm 53, a total amateur but in good shape for my age, lol! All the exercise I get, I do at home or on the hiking trails, so I never go to the gym. I basically just use dumbbells and ankle weights. I also do a lot of yoga and some ballet...

Jules227‎, 04-07-2021 10:12 AM
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Need advice on cardio

I do cardio 5 days a week. But from what I've been reading online it's very possible to do too much cardio. So I cut my cardio down from 1 hour elliptical/treadmill sessions to 30 minute sessions. But here my question and where I need help. If I walk slowly on a treadmill or go really easy on an...

CJthehuman‎, 04-05-2021 07:11 PM
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Upper chest not responding

Since covid-19 I've been working out at home with bands. I've made some good gains every where except my upper chest. I've tried decline push ups, banded incline press, low- high cross over etc. Any tips on what I can do for my upper chest chest.

sparky3‎, 04-06-2021 12:56 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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Possible to train arms without straining elbows?

Was just wondering if there are movements for direct bicep and tricep work that don't involve straining the elbow joints. I have been seeing good results on my forearms from using hand grippers daily and want to apply this principle to my arms but don't want to strain my elbows. Are there...

overtrainbrah‎, 04-06-2021 07:26 AM
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Can i do dead hangs everyday ?

Hello, i just want to ask, i want stronger grip for pull ups and deadlifts, i already do deadlifts without bands etc. but i want to add some dead hangs for it. Its just hanging so i guess its not that much for regeneration, so my question is, if i can do them for like 3 sets everyday, or should i...

BlackRack‎, 04-06-2021 03:50 AM
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Thoughts on full body workouts?

I've been dabbling in full body workouts for the past few weeks now and I am wondering if the best option for such workouts is in a circuit format or as a more run of the mill format with rests. Any thoughts?

micheblea83‎, 03-31-2021 10:02 AM
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Can’t keep lower back straight during deadlift

Hi all This is a video of me deadlifting 125kg for 5 reps. https://imgur.com/a/iWEY0dB I cannot seem to keep my lower back straight when deadlifting. I’m trying to push my stomach in between my thighs, but it’s not working for me. I stretch my hamstrings about 3x per week, and do...

andysafc97‎, 04-03-2021 01:18 PM
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Unhappy Deadlifts are to lower back like extensions are to triceps.

No matter warmup, hand position, foot position, hip height. You name it. Deadlifts to me hit my low back like tricep extensions hit my triceps. What am I missing? My deadlift is so weak that i can pretty much barbell row with perfect form, horizontal back, what I can deadlift.

dungeonfitter‎, 04-04-2021 10:23 AM
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Smolov style

Would the 6x6 and 10x3 which is implemented in smolov work in my program I do after a 12 week cut Or since I’m only coming off a 12 week cut should I be doing something like 3x6 once a week I’m power building

bheast69‎, 04-03-2021 12:56 PM
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300lb bench possible in the next 12 months?

I’m gonna go from 163lb bw to 180-185lb My Bench Pr is 270lb at 160. So the heaviest I’ve ever been is like 163 after 3 years of training. I’ve decided to keep getting heavier (instead of cutting down again) as my goal is to be bigger & stronger rather than lean or “ripped”. Since I’ve never...

Lizzy3200‎, 04-03-2021 11:18 PM
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Any tips for my dips (form check)?

Gym got new dip bars and decided to give the exercise a go (the other pair was way too wide for my arms). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5WrJebWQhY&list=WL&index=10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6f56nmZfw&list=WL&index=9 I did 30 total reps earlier which didn't feel too bad; I filmed...

Odifududix‎, 04-02-2021 10:23 AM
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Question Working the arms before lifting

One of my hobbies is sim racing. I have a force feedback wheel that offers resistance. It's a relatively minor amount, spread out over time. If I get a bit of fatigue that keeps me from doing my normal number or reps, will this negatively affect my gains? Or perhaps increase them? I know it will...

PumpCement‎, 04-01-2021 11:07 AM
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