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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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Can I build bicep muscle with a 10 kg barbell curl ?

Hello , I am a beginner and I want to build bicep muscle with a barbell curl . Can I do it with a 10 kg barbell curl ? I tried it with a 20 kg barbell curl and it was way too heavy for me but the 10 kg barbell curl was easier. So can I build bicep muscle with a 10 kg barbell curl ? (If that's the...

LESNAR2003‎, Today 12:04 PM
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Lower back pain - Squat form check (video)

Hello community, I am following Fierce 5 UL program since April and so far I am satisfied with my progress. I started with 50kg working reps for squats and I am currently at 95kg x5 , so from a 56kg calculated 1RM to a 107 calculated 1RM. The problem at the moment is that my progress is being...

rpedrosb‎, Today 01:23 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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Imbalance due to mixed grip deadlifts

I have been using mixed grip for deadlifts for years, and because I always felt stronger having my dominant hand under, I never switched to the other way. However, I've definitely developed an imbalance. Hard to explain, but my whole left side just feels awkward, even benching my left shoulder...

lolhey‎, Today 12:48 AM
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Calorie deficit and weights

Hi I’m not sure if this is in the right section to ask but I’m Just looking for a bit of advice. I’m currently in a deficit and doing PHUL programme which I am enjoying. The weight is going up each week with lifts. Some not so much, I just wondered if when In a deficit and you can’t increase the...

Liftnsquat‎, Yesterday 12:55 PM
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Building muscle and strength

Does lifting heavier weight with lower reps build strength faster than higher reps lighter weight? Does the weight and amount of reps you do make a difference when trying to build muscle and will the muscle look any different if you do one instead of the other (bigger but less defined if you...

LawrenceValenti‎, Yesterday 12:05 PM
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leg day

after leg day my legs and knees always feel stiff, but on my upper push or pull days all my joints feel fine. why is this? is there anything i can do to fix this? all comments appreciated.

gwilacuz‎, Today 04:37 AM
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Sumo form check?

Started doing sumo a few weeks back. Feels so much more natural than conventional, and it seems to shift some load from my lower back to legs. Hit the gym this morning still a bit sore from squats on Friday, couldn't get much volume in but my back felt good and I was able to go heavier than usual....

jademonkey‎, 09-08-2019 06:19 PM
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Rest between sets and exercises

How long should you rest for between sets and exercises? I usually do a full body workout (6 exercises) in about 15-20 minutes I seem to always finish my workout before everyone else, not sure if I’m doing it too quickly and if I am is that bad?

LawrenceValenti‎, Today 04:01 AM
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Bilateral - Unilateral Superset?

I’ve read that it’s great to superset a Bilateral and Unilateral exercise. I’ve also been to fitness classes where they ‘triset’ Squats, Lunge L, Lunge R. To me it doesn’t make sense. To go from working both limbs, to then working one in a fatigued state, to then working the opposite after being...

mdbyfitness‎, Today 09:33 AM
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Military press form Check.(2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgHkkYZ0BOM The title,thanks in advance.

zanisbar‎, Yesterday 05:10 AM
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Question Bench Press Replacements

So I’m 17, my bench Press has got to 105kg and is no long progressing as I have been at the same weight the past month or so. I have been thinking to change the beginning of my push workouts slightly to maybe help with this by focusing on incline bench Press for some time, I’ve got 2 ways I want...

JoeHewitt‎, Today 04:41 AM
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Is it normal for me to be extra sore after starting to workout

I’ve just started to workout for the first time, i’m a skinny 19 year old and i haven’t done a lot of physical activity after i injured my shoulder. i’ve just hit the gym for the first time and it’s 2 days after my workout i am extremely sore where i’m slow to move, is it normal to be more sore...

hoodiez‎, 09-02-2019 07:01 AM
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Does sprinting and jogging count as “rest” ?

I do upper body and everything that doesn’t involve my legs Friday/Sat/Sunday, I do sprints Mon/Wed, and a 4 mile run Tuesdays. That too much or just right?

Merc009‎, 09-01-2019 08:05 AM
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Sore traps only after deadlifting

Hello everyone. I have what may be a pretty obvious question. So I work my traps twice a week on shoulder day and back day. I try to do multiple exercises on shoulder day, and I typically fatigue the hell out of my traps, but I’m not sore the next few days.... no big deal, but the day after I...

danceraymond‎, 09-02-2019 06:59 AM
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Number of training per week

Hello, I'm training for Badminton, I wonder how many sessions should I do per week, I've read that two or three is good, but more is bad because your body can't overcompensate and produce muscle ... Else it would make more catabolism than creation of muscle. But I prefer train 30 min per...

Chouxx‎, 09-03-2019 01:06 PM
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handstands

hi, i use to train handstands and i would get very sharp forearm pain from pressing very hard on my fingers to prevent myself from falling forward. after taking about 1 week off handstand training, the pain would go away. then when i start training handstand again, then the first day the pain...

Zakusa‎, 08-26-2019 04:48 AM
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Lots of cramps

This had not been an issue for me in the past. But recently. Mostly this past week, I have been experiencing lots of cramps throughout the day, typically in the legs. I drink lots of water an always have, I have been working on a new gym routine and my hamstrings seem to be getting the blunt of...

MonasheeMan‎, 08-23-2019 10:05 AM
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Can you gain abs from only using the ab wheel exercise?

Not a big fan of crunches, hoping this will be all I need with the correct diet.

Hoxton12‎, 08-28-2019 03:19 PM
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Smile hey guys!Can small framed people get average frame by lifting or not?

Sup brahs i have decided to start lifting again after dealing with some stomach issues. The thing is i have a small frame and i am 21 years old can i get an average frame not talking big frame just average sized. How much width can i gain by adding mass on my shoulders? Can i gain 1.5 inches on...

burkapyasa‎, 08-27-2019 08:29 PM
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Forearm workout question

Does anybody in here do specific forearm exercises or do most people hit them when doing lat pull downs, bicep hammer curls with the dumb bells or reverse bar bell curls? I usually work them with other muscles and have a decent set of forearms at the anconius area but they are quite skinny at the...

leroyS‎, 08-20-2019 01:56 AM
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Deadlift form video

Please evaluate and advise. My deadlift is weak (225lbs x 5) compared to my bench (260lbs x 5) https://youtu.be/2fHP4nSp5Ug

adimeco‎, 09-09-2019 05:38 AM
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Excercise for Health

Health the is the root of all happiness of a human being. So to be happy in life at first everybody should try to keep their health good. There are two ways to keep their health good. One way is the food and another is the exercise. First we should try to take the perfect food. Then we need to take...

adam0010‎, 12-02-2013 07:06 AM
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Question Joint health?

What are some, stretches, or exercises good for shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, and wrist health?

Gbro16‎, 09-15-2011 04:37 PM
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Question Shoulder workout volume

Is this too much volume for shoulders? Overtraining? Push/pull Military overhead press 4x6 Seated dumbell shoulder raise 4x6 Cable lateral raise 4x8 Lying rear delt facepull 4x10 Incline dumbell row (for rear delts) 3x6 I enjoy doing high volume upper body workouts because i can't work...

choppahaten‎, 09-17-2019 03:13 AM
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