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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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Good workout for a beginner?

Hello! I used to strength-train using only my body weight or resistance bands, but now I want to progress more and start weight-lifting! However, I’m quite new to this. Is there a full-body routine you’d recommend (incl. sets & reps)? I’m an 18 year old girl and I want to get stronger, but not...

mmikka‎, Yesterday 12:47 AM
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5 months in and not much results

Hey guys, i worked out pretty consistently (military fitness type) for 4 years. Was in great shape physically, appearance was pretty good as well. I became stagnant for 3 years before deciding to jump back in. Originally i lost around 20 lbs, then got back into weight training at 188 lbs. Ate hard...

starkface‎, Yesterday 04:27 PM
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Tight Hip Flexors

Hi all, I have super tight hip flexors, along with very loose hip joints. Keep getting bad charlie horses when I train, and difficult to do a lot of movements properly like squats. Any suggestions?

thezwashere‎, 10-16-2019 07:00 PM
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Overhead dumbbell extension not increasing

I do triceps and chest on the same day. I’ve been bulking and all my lifts have been going up steadily, increasing in either reps or weight. However I have been stuck at The same weight for overhead dumbbell extension, at a 50 lb dumbbell for the longest time. How do I improve on this exercise?? I...

bronco3‎, 10-09-2019 12:31 PM
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Question Winged scapula making my right chest weaker?

Hi everyone, Whenever I would work my chest, I only feel my left chest and not right and after a while the development between the two became noticeable. So I stopped training chest completely. I figured it’s better to have no chest rather than a deformed one. No matter how much I concentrated,...

ArbaazRauf‎, 10-15-2019 11:17 AM
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Leg exercises during surgery recovery

Hello, so I’ve had surgery on my left foot and my doctor told me I wont be able to do exercises that puts heavy load on my foot for 5 months, so no heavy squats, leg press or deadlift. My doctor told me I could do leg extensions/curls but I was wondering if you can think of any other exercises I...

Degniz‎, Yesterday 12:38 PM
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Front Squat Form Check

As always, TIA! https: //youtu. be/PUfmm_yIKck https: //youtu. be/eejpj3nwg2c

LifterWest‎, 10-16-2019 12:50 PM
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I love to work out and run daily

Hello everyone i started to work out in a gym (normal program for losing weight rather than building muscles with low weight lifts at high numbers) I run daily and try to keep myself active at home via VR, but the thing is i sweat a lot and the weather is getting colder even when i'm not working...

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Share your personal favourite workout excercises

Curious to see what everyone prefers given the multitude of excercises out there Triceps - Tricep cable pull downs, one handed and two handed. Biceps - Favouring the hammer curl at the moment due to how it hits the anconious and forearm muscle although have been struggling to get a proper...

leroyS‎, 10-15-2019 04:30 PM
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Underappreciated Curls

Surely all of us have either heard or participated in the mockery of those who curl in the squat rack, or who claim to be strong when their curl would increase their laughable powerlifting total if they could substitute it for one of the Big Three. While a solid foundation of strength indeed lies...

EliKoehn‎, 10-12-2019 01:45 PM
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Question Activity level

Hello! Help me find out my activity level :) I think it's between sedentary and little exercise but I need a confirmation. So that's my daily routine, I walk 30 min in the morning to school (4km) and 30 min afternoon back to home (8 km in total, 10k steps) 5 days/week and in the rest of the day...

Tuberculolovich‎, Yesterday 07:34 AM
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Lifting for almost 2 years now

I started out with fierce 5 and after I couldn’t progress ever week I switched over to 5/3/1 and began playing around with different templates like bbb fsl etc I’ve been Doing that for this past year and have made some nice gainz but kinda tried it 5/3/1 what are some good Program recommendations...

bojanglez34‎, Yesterday 03:25 AM
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RDL Form Check

TIA! https: //youtu. be/vMqQ2OhcLQg

LifterWest‎, 10-16-2019 12:51 PM
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Cardio

Hey I’m looking for a bit of advice. I’m studying to be a PT next year and I know that when I get a job in a gym I’m going to be taking a lot of cardio based classes. I much prefer weights to cardio it’s my preference however, I’d love to improve my cardiovascular endurance but not end up...

Liftnsquat‎, 10-16-2019 11:52 AM
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App for randomizing workouts

I'm wondering if there is an app to randomize and create my own workouts. To prevent my body from getting used to workouts it's important to switch up excercises, rep counts, time under tension etc. Is there an app where I can put in like 100 workouts into specific categories (calves, biceps, chest...

12rep‎, 10-16-2019 04:27 PM
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Seated leg tucks on a slight decline benefit?

I saw this picture on Arnold's facebook and i was wondering if there's any benefit of doing the seated leg tucks on a minor decline setting like this. Every book/video i've seen, they're done on a straight bench.

backinthegymbro‎, 10-16-2019 02:07 AM
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Bench Press Plateu

Anyone have any idea how to increase my bench press, my bench has plateu’d at 70kg for 2 months with no progression where as my other lifts such as deadlift (130kg) and squats (105kg) have just been going up nicely. My military press is 40kg for 3 reps. I am currently 68kg and 5’9 bench two times a...

Jack8482‎, 10-10-2019 03:12 PM
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Question Bent over row weight used

Hi guys, Today I managed to lift 80kg for 8 reps on the barbell bent over row. Correct form was used with little jerking and a good angle. I’d like to know whether this is considered fairy strong or not. It was also an improvement from last weeks attempt! Thanks!

ben1500‎, 10-15-2019 06:44 AM
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Question Building muscle

Im trying to bulk up and have a very fast metabolism, I've recently started hitting the gym 6 days a week with the following routine Day 1) chest, triceps Day 2) back, biceps Day 3) shoulders, traps, abs Day 4) rest Day 5) chest, triceps Day 6) back biceps Day7) shoulders, traps, abs...

sethAB‎, 10-14-2019 10:46 AM
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Squat Form Check

Currently following fierce 5 novice. 17 year old male 5'5 and 114lbs. Any tips on improving my squat. Also when I am progressing the weight as the routine says my form is sacrificed. How could I go about adding weight without sacrificing form. Thanks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7yiGAJX0_8

Andrew578‎, 10-14-2019 11:40 PM
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Compound exercises

Ive started training 2 months ago and put off the big lifts because my form is bad, I’m not going to sacrifice gains any longer so I’m focusing on my form big time now How long did it take before you could execute a perfect squat and deadlift?

LawrenceValenti‎, 10-14-2019 08:41 AM
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What am I doing wrong here (squat video)

Positioned bar to where it felt comfortable Doesn’t look too comfortable when I watched it back What am I doing wrong here imgur.com/a/MP0bKxX

LawrenceValenti‎, 10-15-2019 09:29 AM
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Post Help with bench

Been working out for like 18 months, been benching the whole time. Recently I’ve been getting front delt pain from some exercises, so I decided to change my form on the bench. I start with my pointer fingers on the rings of the bar, chest out, shoulder blades trying to touch. And trying to keep my...

ccwc‎, 10-15-2019 09:56 AM
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Mind muscle connection vs Weight lifted

Dunno if this is an odd question but I was questioning myself while lifting last night. Was on the lat pull down and the previous time for the set/rep count I was lifting 66kg so thought I would try next lift more and the next delectable weight is 72kg. Got through the set OK but I didn't...

STRYDG‎, 10-14-2019 12:35 PM
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Weird genetics

My genetics are all over the place like I have a good bone structure but my muscles building is weird for example my triceps are really big and gain size very easily but my biceps gain in strength like I can do Arnold curls with 45s for reps of 8 yet I still barley have a bump there? What to do?

quicktallstrong‎, 10-14-2019 02:57 PM
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