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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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Post Push Up

● BENEFITS AND THE RIGHT WAY TO DO PUSH UP● The upper body muscles that come into play in the push-up are the deltoids of the shoulders, the pectoral muscles of the chest, the triceps and biceps of the upper arm, the gluteal or hip muscles, and the erector spinae of the back. In daily life,...

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Push ups

The push-up (sometimes called a press-up in British English) is a common calisthenics exercise beginning from the prone position. By raising and lowering the body using the arms, push-ups exercise the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of the...

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Range of motion in pro bodybuilding history

Just curiosity Does anyone know who started the "partial range of motion" that most pro bbuilders use these days? If you watch Arnold training, for example, it's all full ROM, with: - great lat stretches when doing pulldowns, cable rows, t-bar rows - going deep on squats - all the way up...

jaxqen‎, 05-22-2022 12:33 PM
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Pull ups

Hey guys, I want to get into pull ups. I am a big heavy guy, so I know it will be difficult. However, i am wondering how to build towards them in a training schedule Cheers

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Lightbulb Chest and core exercises

PUSH-UP The push-up (sometimes called a press-up in British English) is a common calisthenics exercise beginning from the prone position. By raising and lowering the body using the arms, push-ups exercise the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of...

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Question Incline carryover to flat

My bench got up to 100kg x 5 and 90kg x 10, then plateaued. I also got covid in the interim, which severely affected my training. Since recovering from covid, I’ve nearly got back up to those previous weights but I’m starting to get elbow tendonitis. I believe it’s from an overzealous attempt to...

Ironface‎, Today 12:12 AM
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Question Incline bench bigger than sumo deadlift wtf?

Do I started sumo around 3 weeks ago and although first 2 weeks was getting used to form I tried today and max out at 135 I could've done more but I felt like my lower back would give up. Yesterday I incline benched 135 for 7-8 reps and today I'm like wtf how could possibly my incline bench is...

Darkseidd21‎, 05-20-2022 03:39 AM
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How do you "feel" pecs on a bench?

I'm a pretty big gym noobie who maxes out at 40 for the bench. Tend to use dumbells more often because no spotter. But no matter how little or high my weight or reps, I can't feel the squeeze in my pecs (front of chest). I hold eccentric/concentric, keep elbows at 75 degrees, and pull shoulder...

Squooshy‎, 05-19-2022 06:56 PM
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Smile Are my Shoulders wrong? (Rotation,or something..)

Hi, i have photo where i " pose " just for fun, (lats pose), but my shoulders look like are something wrong with my body, or only shoulders... here is photo with pose, tell me what are wrong with my shoulders, because not look normal ... height: 179cm, weight: 68kg. https:...

named321‎, 05-24-2022 11:21 AM
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Back squats in the bin

Ok so after 8 years of trying and failing, I have decided to throw back squats in the bin. I have made no progress on them in this time frame because as soon as I hit between 90-120kg I get injured: bad back and bad knees and as a result I have to go back down in weight, do various other rehab...

themorganator4‎, 05-24-2022 10:23 AM
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Weightlifting videos

I was going to make a thread about this particular video, because I found interesting, but then I thought that it can be a thread where everybody can post something so I named it Lifting videos Basic strategies for bringing up weak muscle groups by Scott Stevenson iKBFWy3eHT0

jaxqen‎, 05-02-2022 04:35 AM
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Unhappy Exercise recommendations (shoulder instability and weak tricep from injury)

I have a cervical disk herniation from a recent injury, as a result I lost all strength in my tricep around 6 months ago. I’ve slowly been building it back up after rest and a cortisone shot and it’s no longer impinging the nerve (or at least not as much), and I’ve gotten back around 80% of my...

Nbio‎, 05-24-2022 05:08 AM
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Talking Workout routine opinion?

This is what my plan is (I fell off for a while due to work and had no time but I plan to come back in full force Workout Routine 4 days a week * 100 squats * 100 crunches * 100 hip dips * 25 push ups * 100 arm reps of choice

Eejakee‎, 05-21-2022 01:17 PM
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Benchmarks/ranks for bodybuilding?

Sorry if this is a dumb question or if it's been discussed before, but what if there were benchmark chart to rank peoples progress, sort of like in kovaaks or pvp games. Has anyone made a chart like this? Bronze, Silver, Gold, Plat, Diamond, Master Grandmaster. Bronze/Silver would be...

tadpole25‎, 05-21-2022 08:22 AM
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Question Help on my PPL WORKOUT ROUTINE

Hello! I've been training for almost 3/4 Months and I've decided to try out PPL I'm 1m84 74kg, doing a body-recomp and aiming for HYPERTROPHY! This is the PPL workout routine i've been doing and I wanted some reviews about it if someone could help ( More exercice to add? Are they in good...

HediPelouse‎, 05-21-2022 03:47 AM
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Body cues/tips for each exercise - where to find them?

For instance, in a RDL, I'm referring to cues like - "make sure no one can take the pen from your armpits", and NOT stuff like "keep the bar close to your thighs". Where can I find a comprehensive list of cues for each exercise, so that I can perform them in good form? Thank you.

musc1emadness‎, 04-28-2022 10:11 PM
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Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral Row

Why can’t I feel these? I mean, if I use the low handles I can feel my lats pretty well, but I’m trying to recreate something more like a Pendlay row using the high handles with a wider grip to hit my upper/mid back. I’m super aware of my back in general, and I’ve tried messing around with the seat...

Xpiro‎, 05-20-2022 04:57 PM
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Shoulder Trouble

I’ve been at it for about three months now and everything is going good and I’m actually seeing changes that are very motivating. The only area that I can’t get right is my shoulders. It seems that any kind of overhead work I try to do hurts my shoulders. Incline bench, over head press, lat raises....

JoweW‎, 05-16-2022 07:14 AM
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Bench press and squat

Hello everyone. So im sorry if im posting this in wrong sub but im new here. Im 21 and have started lifting 4 months ago. My question is are my bench press numbers okay or im just screwed genetically in that sense. Im 6ft 226 pounds prolly around 23-25 percent bodyfat and i can do 200 pound bench...

noobie656‎, 05-20-2022 07:41 AM
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Small Lats

What’s the best way for me to hit my lats while not hitting my traps at all or very minimal trap involvement. My lats are very small compared to my overdeveloped traps and I really don’t like the look. Any suggestions? thanks.

jose24034‎, 05-11-2022 05:55 PM
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Remedy for ab cramps immediately after crunches?

A few years ago, I would get ab cramps when I did crunches. It would happen once I did crunches and then bent down to pick something. It would be very painful. But then it went away. Today I was doing hanging leg raise and after the workout went to drink a sip of water and suddenly got lower ab...

Salil‎, 05-18-2022 04:11 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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Red face Achievable improvements within a year for a skinny total beginner like me?

TL;DR Just wonder based on your knowledge/opinion how far can I improve in 1 year? Is being able to curl a 30lbs-dumbbell very unlikely to achieve? My current status: • Ectomorph. 29yo, 5'10', 58kg(127lbs). Very skinny. Small bone-frame. Almost no muscle and no fat. • One arm standing...

marvena‎, 05-15-2022 07:37 AM
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Question Getting into bodyweight fitness

So I canceled my gym membership as finances are a bit tight atm but I refuse to give up so looking into bodyweight fitness but it seems there's lots of exercises that are kinda for "show" and challenge which is great but my goals are to just kinda adapt from my gym goals to without equipment and...

Brotatoch1p‎, 05-14-2022 07:44 AM
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Coach Kassem on why anterior loaded squats aren’t necessarily “more quads”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CdVrCTLuazX/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

BeginnerGainz‎, 05-09-2022 04:45 PM
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