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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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Back of shoulder pain/burning during chest and tricep lifts

I have been having pain in either my rear delt or the underlying tendons/rotator cuff for a while whenever I do chest (bench, flies, pecdeck etc) and or tricep exercises (dips and push downs but does not hurt with anything overhead). It is not a sharp pain but more of a burning feeling (not the...

gregoriocortez‎, Yesterday 01:32 PM
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Form check for a 3 plate squat?

https://youtu.be/zM-0XQz7RME Is there any issues here? Lately I’ve been trying out my maxes on my squat whenever I go to the gym and I’ve been having fun with it. Last week I got in 305 lbs for a single but failed miserably on 315 later that week. I’m not into powerlifting and I mainly lift...

Odifududix‎, Today 10:27 AM
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Went up by 2.5kg on squat now I'm 8 reps short

Hi guys, ok so I went up in squats after getting 32 reps in 4 sets (105 to 107.5kg) now I am about 8 reps short, is this normal? I know I may be short by a bit as it is heavier but 8 reps seems a lot considering it is only 2.5kg increase

themorganator4‎, 10-16-2020 02:21 AM
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Unhappy Right Arm/Elbow Pain Immediately after weight dips and/or weighted pull ups

Greetings all, (If you're a "cut to the chase" kind of person, see next paragraph) Returning member, I became a hardcore runner for about a year to stop being fat before I started trying to gain. Started lifting again in July. I've progressed from a measly 3x3 pull-ups and 3x3 chin-ups to...

userWPTBCG4EVKN‎, Today 09:21 AM
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Form Check: Back Squat

May I have some feedback on my squat? Thank you. https://youtu.be/IaQZmydcflE

slimchopra‎, 10-24-2020 07:25 PM
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Favorite Arm Workout?

I have arms day tomorrow and I was wondering what everybody's favorite workout is? I do a dumbbell only regiment, so I'm pretty limited. But I would say concentration curls are my favorite.

Bedubs123‎, 10-18-2020 02:36 PM
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Landmine press - Overhead Press alternative?

Overhead press pretty much murders both my shoulders. I got diagnosed with torn labrums in both, though they are only minorly torn. Small SLAP tear in left, small posterior tear in right. Anyway been experimenting. It seems that kneeling landmine press (one handed) is far easier on the...

ProgrammerHunch‎, 10-25-2020 09:51 PM
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Hamstring Tightness

Hey guys. So I went many years not giving my glutes and hamstrings the attention they needed. So lately, I've been really trying to kick butt at it. (Haha. Pun) My glutes seem to working great but my hamstrings have been so bad. I use to stay away from squats and deadlifts because once I got...

Zschnack87‎, Today 01:01 AM
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Been sore after every workout and affecting performance at work

So I work a very demanding job thats mental and physical and always on the go. I kind of want to give up weights as Im sore after every work out and affects my performance at work when I'm sore as I move slower. I wasn't like this when I was in my early 20's and I would always have energy to...

NLNFunKti0nz‎, Yesterday 07:30 PM
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OCR Question: Chronic Tennis/Climber's Elbow?

I do Spartans and Savage Races, so my training focuses on things that probably aren't typical (wall climbs, bucket carries, everyday deadhangs/pull-ups, etc). My problem is, after workouts and races where I climb walls or go extra hard on pull-ups/carries, I often end up with excruciating pain in...

Theaut0‎, 08-27-2017 11:04 AM
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Thumbs up WorkOut Beats Official

Hi All, My New youtube channel for Workout Music. WorkOut Beats Official Please find the link and support! Thank You!

razikzainv‎, Today 02:26 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 10:38 AM
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grip strength

i've been trying to incorporate more grip strength stuff into my routines. but other than farmers carry and dead hang, I don't know what to do. what are some options i can mix in? and/or are there some other things i can do throughout the day?

Jdizzlean‎, Yesterday 09:04 AM
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Thumbs up Focus and goal on training

Hi everyone, i have a few years of consistent training under my belt and had always priorities training over anything in my life. To me training is not fun or enjoy, it used to be suffering and pain for me but recently i have been more focus on it and it is less or suffering. Previous year of...

Mobc1990‎, Yesterday 04:53 AM
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Safer Pull Ups using Ab Sling?

An old hand injury has made pull ups more difficult. Is it possible to achieve them with less pain using an Ab sling to take the tension off my hand? Can pull ups be done like this? Ab sling used for pull ups?

William2018‎, 10-23-2020 02:06 PM
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Activation of triceps in DB flat bench press vs. DB incline press

I know the triceps are hit better in DB flat bench press compared to DB incline press. But how much is the difference exactly? Is it a difference of 20 pounds for each DB? So in other words, would a pair of 50s on flat hit the triceps the same way a 45 degree incline does with a pair of 70s?

Liberal3lite‎, 10-25-2020 09:13 PM
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Coping with an injured wrist?

So yesterday I tried testing my max on the squat and failed at 315 lbs after being able to do 305 lbs for a rep earlier. When the bar fell, the safety pins caught the weights though I believe the bar landed on my palm and made my right wrist sore. There is no pain though there is some discomfort...

Odifududix‎, 10-25-2020 01:23 PM
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How long should you rest after finishing a compound lift

How long should you rest after finishing a heavy compound lift of 5 reps of 4 sets then moving on to isolation exercises I moved to cable flys and shoulder press but my chest is sore for 2 days And I’m been doing the same routine for past 4 weeks

xehirl‎, 10-24-2020 06:40 PM
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Wrist Roller vs Forearm Curls? Both? One?

I am very interested in improving my forearm strength and increasing flexibility due to some repetitive stress injuries I have from things like computer use and boxing. I bought a rack-mounted wrist roller and it's incredible compared to a handheld unit. It seems like I can purely isolate the...

hglip‎, 10-25-2020 12:25 AM
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Cool Deadlift, Bench, Front Squat form check

I recorded myself doing 3 of my 4 main movements. I just started doing front squats. The weight is heavy for me as I'm following a 5 rep strength program. Can you guys please critique my form? I've noticed from the video that my upper back wasn't strong enough for the last front squat reps;...

Nuthead007‎, 10-24-2020 04:53 PM
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Form check high bar squat

Can someone advise me on my squat Form. I am doing fierce 5 novice. I am stuck at 70kg weight for squats . I do 65 kg in this video. I might be going for a deload for my back squat. My rdl is already 80 kg and seems easy to progress. My front squat is now 60kg *5. I am on a lean bulk but my body...

chillz88‎, 10-14-2020 01:27 PM
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[WTA] Inconsistency of curling strength

Hi everyone. I have a question that puzzle me for weeks. My inconsistent strength of bicep curl. Be in barbell curl, db cull or hammer curl. Eg: last week my db curl was 24lbs 10x4. yesterday was 26lbs 10x2, then had to drop down to 20lbs for another 10x2. I check my note somewhere last...

ZeekTrytoBuff‎, 10-22-2020 07:31 PM
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Front Squats

So I recently tweaked my low back. Nothing serious, but definitely a yellow flag. I’ve chosen to sub in front for back squats to ease up on my posterior chain so I can continue to progress on deadlifts without pre-fatiguing my lower back (I follow up squats with deads), and so far it’s going well....

Xpiro‎, 10-22-2020 07:27 PM
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Improving Asymmetry and Upper Chest, please help!

Hello! I'm a casual lifter but I'm hitting a wall with my pecs. My upper pecs, I just can't seem to work them out properly, I do a fair amount on the incline bench and incline dumbell press. Is there a way to fix this or is it just my chest muscle insertions?? I'm also unsure about how to...

Justvisitingrn‎, 10-23-2020 08:29 PM
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Hammer Strength Incline Press

Anyone know the weight difference between the hammer strength incline press machine from the one that has the lat pull down on the other side compared to the one that dont?

pinfante‎, 10-24-2020 04:38 PM
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