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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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Bad idea to do seated Smith machine shoulder press while my back heals?

I am following a routine that has the standing barbell overhead press as a staple of the upper-body routine. The person who created this routine said to not swap it out unless you're going to do the seated DB overhead press. I've been dealing with periodic lower back issues lately and am trying to...

beq1991‎, 10-11-2019 06:29 AM
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Pushups AND bench press

Is doing a push up regimen one night and then benching the next day too much? Or... should I do pushups just on my off days, or should I do pushups just on my upper days?

ChaunceShrew‎, Today 02:35 PM
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Thumbs up Dumbbell Bench Press and Bodyweight

If any of you do dumbbell bench presses what is your bodyweight and how heavy are the dumbbells you use, and the number of reps you do? Today I used 80 lb dumbbells for 2 sets of 8 reps and I'm 5'9" 145 lbs.

MuscleGainer‎, 07-22-2002 10:00 PM
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Can the pendlay rows and Fierce 5 be done with dumbells

Can they be done with dumbbells? Trying to be equally strong in both sides. Also is the Fierce 5 a good program for a woman? My wife and I are doing this together.

jamesfay72‎, Today 07:54 AM
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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, Yesterday 01:45 PM
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Shoulders/Chest failing without feeling fatigued?

Hello, First post so first off hello everyone! Just to give some background, I'm 24 (until Tuesday, but I'm still 24... For now!) weigh 64kg and I'm 5'10". Been going to the gym for the past year with some pretty unhealthy weight cuts thrown in, 'bulking' (if you can call it that) to 72kg...

Adam1303‎, 10-11-2019 08:23 AM
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Can't activate my lats when doing vertical exercises

So, basically, I can feel my lats very great when I am doing dumbbell rows or Climbing rows, but when it comes to vertical exercises like chin ups, pull ups, lat pulldowns, I don't feel them a little. I am now like 7 months in the gym, tried a lot of things like Lowering weight, using cues but...

ItsAras‎, Today 11:34 AM
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Bad posture, shoulder blades stick out, what do to?

I’m 15 years old and I’ve always been skinny and I’ve been trying to gain weight and I’ve maintained to finally gain 10 pounds in a month but I’m still going for more and while at it I realize now that I should fix my body to the way I like it and I should of started earlier but better now then...

RaymondONoodles‎, Today 10:13 AM
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Degress?

The other day I got under the bench and was doing what I did two days prior as well as two days the week prior and had a hell of a time. I was feeling ill at the time but still made it through my run. Also, I've been at 20 pushups in a row, working to 25. But today could barely pump out 15. Been...

ChaunceShrew‎, Today 09:20 AM
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Swapping OHP for lateral raises .. can it be done?

I have been lifting consistently for a solid 3 years now, I am veering off into the more physique side of lifting but keeping the foundation of my lifting heavy i.e. incline press, squat etc. I feel as if heavy inclines not only grows my chest but also my shoulders, I also do close grip bench press...

melpa64‎, Yesterday 07:43 AM
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Circuit workouts

Will getting in shape and building a base of strength and endurance help circuit training? I could not complete my kettlebell circuit last night at my gym.

tariq2333‎, Yesterday 09:19 AM
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Arrow How to fix my posture?

Can anyone recommend exercises to fix my posture please. Also I can't tell if my issue is forward shoulders, or if it is lats winging. Because as you can tell I have like a bump in my back from the side view, which I think the lats rotating upwards.

905letters‎, Yesterday 12:33 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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Tips for chest activation

Any tips on how to better activate “feel” the chest when working it? Lately I seem to be feeling a lot more work on my delts and biceps than chest. I dropped weight and reps for both press and flyes today and it seemed to help a bit. But other than keeping my shoulder down and back and puffing my...

Hannahp21‎, 10-11-2019 04:41 PM
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Dragon Flags & Elbow Pain

So I noticed that on the oblique/ab crunch machine I use weight way above most people at my gym, 110 pounds final set and I can do hanging straight leg raises 3x15 with no problem except my stupid grip starts to go. So I decided to set a new core/ab goal and I want to do 2x5 Dragon Flags and am...

coventgardenmar‎, 10-14-2011 02:56 PM
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Help: Back Fat/Lack of Definition

Hi all! First post here. Despite working out often and eating well, I've been struggling with a lackluster back for years now. And no matter what I do, I don't seem to see much of a change. It's really frustrating and demotivating, and I wanted to know if you had any tips or recommendations to...

ncm45‎, Yesterday 07:19 AM
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2 Excercises per muscle group?

Is it too much or too little to do 2 exercises per muscle group? A lot of muscles have multiple heads, begging for us to work all 2/3 heads. This is what I was doing because of the head issue. I'm doing arms 2 times a week. I'm now doing 2 warm up sets and 3 working sets with a drop set...

ChaunceShrew‎, 10-08-2019 08:58 AM
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Weighted Pullups

I don't have money for a gym membership (I'm a student) so i just do weighted pull-ups and weighted dips at the local calisthenics park.. Have no idea how much weight I use. I basically stuff rocks in my back and tie it to my dipping belt and do the exercises. But its more than 20 kilos. I start...

RizzJay21‎, 10-11-2019 01:29 PM
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Squats issue

Hello everyone, I am a female. 5'3, 123Lb. I recently became a member in the gym and I have been working out consistently for four months 5-6 times a week. Before that, I used to work out from home with a few dumbells and bodyweight. As for now, my biggest issue is squats. Ever since I started...

Hinder123‎, 10-11-2019 09:34 AM
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Squat Form Check

Am I raising my hips too early? Any other advise would be much appreciated! https ://youtu. be/yY3HTa8ueOI

LifterWest‎, 10-11-2019 11:55 AM
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Question about seated row technique

I'm doing seated cable rows with a medium-width V-bar, and in order to get full range of motion I'm pulling till my hands touch my chest (which also helps keep my chest forward). Question is, should it constitute failure if I can no longer touch my chest on a rep? Or should I be doing more reps...

laylowmoe‎, 10-11-2019 06:35 AM
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Benefits of doing this type of rope pushdowns?

I saw a video of phil heath doing rope pushdowns but in a reverse position, so his back at the cable station and looking to the opposite side https://youtu.be/Y1EG6BA70Zs

CapitanNemo‎, 10-11-2019 11:12 AM
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Is swimming bad for regeneration ?

Hello, i have a question ! I train 3x per week classic full-body training. On rest days i like to do some activities, mostly cardio (nothing extra, just like 20 mins of running or just walking with added weight etc.). I get free pemanent for swimming, so i decided to go swim and add it as my cardio...

wariorpolni‎, 10-11-2019 09:12 AM
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New to leg workouts

I am new to leg workouts. What are workouts I can do at home for my overall legs?

CreekIsland‎, 10-11-2019 08:17 AM
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Benchpress Form Help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13FfW1M6pVA&feature=youtu.be This was done on a deload week today, 72.5kg x 3@RPE 6 (4 more reps left in tank) at ~61kg BW. Any advice? My main concerns are setting up a bigger arch and perfecting my bar path, although I think if I paused it this would have...

AppropriateGuy‎, 10-11-2019 09:03 AM
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