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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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Triceps/tennis elbow

Hey guys, so I’m pretty sure I have tennis elbow lmao. I’ve got soreness/fatigue in my outside upper forearm, and I’m pretty sure it’s from lifting combined w my job (stocking, lifting light crates/boxes for hours) I just wanna make sure it isn’t a form issue, because it only really acts up w...

Hannahp21‎, Today 04:25 AM
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Exclamation Left Calf doesn’t grow

This is a strange one... When I was born, I was born with a talipes (or club) left foot and it got treated with surgery when I was still a baby. Now that I am training, I am having great results on my right calf and any other muscle in my body, but but my left calf only stayed with the muscle...

kiieran‎, Today 05:44 AM
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How to improve my terrible squat form?

I feel if i go below parallel, that i end up with the butt wink as you can see in this warm up video. I also feel like my butt is sticking out too much in a weird way when i come up. I tried going less deep here and the form seems a bit better but i'm still struggling the most with this...

backinthegymbro‎, Today 02:50 AM
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Question re: weights for building shoulders/arms

Hi all, I am new to Bodybuilding.com currently on a fitness journey, my main goal is to build upper body strength, definition in my shoulders arms and back. I am currently doing the below using 5kg on each side. Lateral front raises 4 sets 8 reps lat side raises 4 sets 8 reps bicep...

Franfitness1990‎, Yesterday 04:27 AM
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Question Torn skin and calluses

Hey y'all, I don't really know if "exercises" is the right label for this but lately I've begun to work more often and consistently but I'm beginning to get blisters right under the fingers of my hands, when I'm using them of course, leg day is fine; gives them a chance to heal but every other day...

SebastianP05‎, Yesterday 11:53 PM
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Strained Lower back

Always felt pressure on my lower back on the way down when doing squats until I started to kinda arch my lower back inwards while chest out. Started to feel the pressure on my legs more than the lower back. However, I started to go abit heavier while arching my lower back inwards/ chest out and...

Cautious1‎, Today 01:09 AM
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Big difference in reps/weight question.

I've been away from the gym for a couple of weeks due to injury. As such, yesterday, I wanted to take a day or to recalculate my 10RM for the All-Pro workout program. My results where concerning for 2 exercises: -1 Squat: When I started the program months ago I couldn't really squat without some...

Kxer0‎, Today 12:09 AM
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Deadlift form check

Hi. Could I get a form check. https://youtu.be/_62owY-ag_w

Ultradian‎, Today 12:49 AM
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Maintaining weight lifted

Would I be right in saying that when in a deficit if you aren’t able to increase the weight lifted each week while losing weight, you should at least be trying your hardest to maintain the weight your lifting??

Liftnsquat‎, 09-25-2019 02:50 AM
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High bar Squat form check

I noticed that I have a little bit of a buttwink at the bottom of the squat. Is that bad? https: //youtu.be/4OefjRylU 58

BDJestel‎, Yesterday 01:54 PM
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Forearm pain during BB bicep curl

Pain is only present when doing the exercise itself and maybe 5 seconds after releasing the bar but its on the pinkie finger side of my forearms, typically the lower half. In my program at the moment I am doing this and DB hammer curls which give me no problem at all. So, any idea what could be...

STRYDG‎, 10-20-2019 06:10 PM
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Ab exercises

I want to try something other than just a regular crunch for ab work. I am still new to lifting so my upper body strength is not the best for the hanging ab crunch. Do ab coasters work well or are there any other beginner friendly exercises I should try?

CoryJWil‎, Yesterday 07:53 PM
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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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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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RDL Form Check

TIA! https: //youtu. be/vMqQ2OhcLQg

LifterWest‎, 10-16-2019 12:51 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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Feet excercises.

Hello there everyone ^_^ So i just got back to working out 3 days ago and i'm a bit out of it obviously mainly my feet, Whenever i workout on the treadmill my feet start to hurt and only my left foot.and only the right side of my left foot from the bottom hurt There's also my right foot,it hurts...

grizzlybear0‎, Yesterday 01:10 AM
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Uneven lats with picture

Hey everybody, I have noticed that my left lat is smaller and less bumpier than my right one. I've been lifting for almost 2 years. Gentlemen could you judge and give me your opinions? Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english :P ://imgur.com/a/Wfa2Dkt Edit: i forgot to mention that...

fsociety0‎, 10-20-2019 05:02 PM
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Reasons for not getting a decent pump?

As the title says I am not getting the same crazy pumps as I use to, I'm eating about 250-300 carbs throughout the day before hitting the gym getting plenty of protein and am well hydrated throughout the day. I train in a 3x12 rep range reaching failure each set, this has only started happening...

MonketBonket‎, Yesterday 10:06 AM
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Will boxing training affect my recovery from lifting?

Im trying to do 50 minutes of intense boxing training once a week, followed up by a long relaxing Epsom salt bath to relax the muscles Im going to load up on calories on that day, but will the training affect my ability to recover from weight lifting on the other days? My lifting routine...

LawrenceValenti‎, 10-19-2019 07:44 AM
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Rate My Program

It's just two different full body workouts, made up of my essential compound lifts and a couple isolations thrown in. It might not look like much but this is is the program that built my physique over the course of 2 years. Not only has it done me the most good, but it feels good and if I miss...

GrassFedGorilla‎, Yesterday 06:45 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, 10-17-2019 12:47 AM
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Weak BP compared to pec dec fly -weak triceps or something else?

According to strengthlevel.com, my pec dec fly is in the 74th percentile, but my bench press is only in the 40th percentile. Does such a big gap between these two exercises necessarily mean my triceps are weak, or could there be some other weakness?

DieselYeah‎, 10-20-2019 12:11 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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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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