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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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Calling anyone interested in a friendly strength competition for this spring/summer

Last fall, a few of us took part in a competition/collaborative effort where we uploaded our lifts and challenged each other to greater progress. It was fun, and to the best of my knowledge all of us made improvements. My squat is finally out of pathetic territory but still needs a lot of work...

EliKoehn‎, 03-26-2021 06:50 AM
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What's wrong with my bench press? So disappointed!

Guys, Could you please comment my bench press form? I'm so disappointed, just can't progress my bench press, failing even at 65kg. Been eating 4,000 cals to no avail. https://youtu.be/psbQAg4W5Jo Thanks.

Fitsy‎, Yesterday 10:34 PM
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Hip flexor pain squats

So I've made a thread before about a friction burn kind of pain when doing heavy front squats In the front of my hips. I've now been getting the same pain on back squats. I think squats are too good an exercise for me to get rid of completely so I'm looking at ways to resolve this issue. Can any of...

safcpaul‎, Today 02:50 AM
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Am I overusing drop sets?

Hi, I've got into a routine where I tend to use / abuse drop sets as when I don't it feels like I'm not really working the muscles as well. For example on Chest / Tricep day I'll start with the rope pushdown and start at 20kg and do as many reps as possible until failure then drop to 15kg and...

Bobdabuilder1‎, Yesterday 02:56 PM
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Unhappy Why I can't see any change in my body? Why my genetics so trash?

(First of all, I want to say sorry for any grammar mistake. I'm from Brazil, but I like to read a lot about bodybuilding and diet in english, and this Forum has a lot of guys who knows a lot, so I hope someone can help me with my trouble.) I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm lifting for 8...

Zyzzfodase‎, Yesterday 04:12 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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Poll Poll: Favorite Variation Of Biceps Curl

Which of these biceps curl variations hit them best for you? Note: Feel free to add specifics in the post, such as if you use an EZ curl bar, or Football bar to curl with, or grip movement angles for example.

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-10-2021 08:41 PM
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Cooling the body for better physical performance

I was listening to this podcast with Andrew Huberman, "neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine" xaE9XyMMAHY He is talking about heat being the enemy of physical performance and how proper cooling of the body can...

jaxqen‎, 05-27-2021 05:04 AM
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Unhappy I need some advice

Hello, I’m slightly new to bodybuilding and started around about a year ago. I then stopped due to lockdown and recently got back into it. I did my arms and shoulders on Monday and then moved to Abs and legs on Tuesday. Please bare in mind I took over a year of break due to lockdown and these...

NotoriousWrath‎, 06-10-2021 10:09 AM
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Workout after covid

Hi everybody! Sadly, me and my husband tested positive for covid. Our symptoms were very mild. We only coughed a little and lost our sense of smell. We haven't had any fever or low oxygen saturation. Next Tuesday I'll be able to go back to my normal life. I'm feeling well, and I want to...

agalvisa90‎, 06-10-2021 12:05 PM
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My exercise course is finally complete.

This is free so I hope it doesn't come across as spam. I make no money off this. This is geared towards general health and fitness, not solely bodybuilding/powerlifting/etc. https://www.healthierwithscience.com/general-exercise-course/ Regular posters here who feel they know what they are...

Heisman2‎, 06-08-2021 03:56 AM
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Lightbulb is TRX any useful?

never tried it cos i m a hardcore power lifter i m keen to try though what do you think? can you recomend a routine? cheers

pussymagnet2‎, 06-09-2021 02:04 AM
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How is my deadlift?

Thanks for everyone's help from my last post about form on the squat and RDL. I've moved onto ICF 5x5 so now doing conventional deadlifts. I'm pretty happy with my squat but would just like a bit of feedback on the deadlift. 125kg x 5. ht. tps://youtu.be/9dT3zC4kRX0 Cheers gents 👍

OKapricot‎, 06-09-2021 01:08 PM
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Need help with getting back to my old shape

I hope someone can help me in this regard.Currently, I have not trained in the last 7 months (due to the pandemic). Now the gyms here have reopened since the beginning of this month. Here's what I plan to do now: This whole month full body workout (3 times a week) and cardio the other 4 days. I'm...

AndySolomon‎, 06-09-2021 02:11 PM
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Advice on dealing with inner elbow pain/golf elbow?

Hi everyone. I have been dealing with sharp inner elbow pain for quite some time now lifting weights. It started inner left elbow now my right inner elbow is starting to hurt as well as the right forearm. I have been lifting since I was 16 so I know that there are alot of soreness and sharp...

dc1225‎, 06-08-2021 08:49 AM
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Any trap bar RDL converts?

Low back hasn't felt great recently and is notable during RDLs. I don't pull from the floor. So I temporarily swapped to some heavy dumbbell RDLs, putting dumbbells to my side in neutral grip and using lifting straps. This movement feels amazing. I feel I'm getting an even better hamstring...

VTLifts‎, 06-09-2021 07:24 AM
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Suicide runs for a stronger lowerback

Can I get a stronger lower back just by doing suicide runs and other sprinting drills?

funkyjackedcat‎, 06-08-2021 03:37 AM
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Max heel lift for squats?

I have weightlifting shoes that have had the heels increased to 3 inches. Is that too much for high bar back squats? Is there an ideal heel height to be able to squat well without overdoing it? Thanks!

deepfriedoats‎, 06-09-2021 08:57 AM
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What to do with lifting straps after use?

What’s up guys. I was wondering what a good move is for lifting straps after you’re done with them. IE I deadlift first, use them, then I’m done with them for the rest of the workout. Do people just carry them around? I’m new to straps obviously... the bars at my new gym have trash grip. Cheers

stuntman21‎, 06-08-2021 01:42 PM
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Will this training routine build size?

Just starting out with limited time due to work. looking at doing compound workouts for gaining weight and mass. The days i have for training are Wed, Thur and Sunday. This is the the routine i will be doing. StrongLifts 5×5 Wed: Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row Thur: Squat, Overhead Press,...

StevenEaton‎, 06-09-2021 02:59 AM
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Smile help form check

i made very short videos, can you help me check my form: (please correct the link before trying to copy paste it as i have fewer then 50 posts). squat: https ://w ww. youtube.com/ watch?v=TXBOmt9hYsU bench: https ://ww w. youtube.com/ watch?v=jJ9yqZgygaY

Maoll‎, 06-01-2021 10:31 AM
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Lightbulb What re sum cool excersises i can do in a crossfit gym?

hey all a box opened next to my place and i decide to go there for the summmer i do not participate on their team programs i just lift alone what are some cool excerises i can do? my goal is alphaness

pussymagnet2‎, 06-06-2021 04:21 PM
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Why do my forearms burn when I perform JM Presses?

I tried to follow the advice from JM Blakely’s video on JM Presses and he says to “punch up” and point your fists up at the top of each rep. I also performed the exercise without wrist wraps because I found it is difficult for me to maintain proper hand position at the top using the wraps. I felt a...

redmchalo‎, 06-03-2021 04:21 PM
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Poll Poll: What is your absolute favorite exercise?

Just for fun. What is your absolute favorite exercise? You could like it for any number of reasons: a natural aptitude performing it, respect for the challenge, the aesthetics it contributes to, functional strength it provides, or anything else. But the idea is that you actually like it and enjoy...

EliKoehn‎, 05-23-2021 05:49 PM
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300 push-ups a day?

I know that the gains people post on YouTube and stuff are mostly fabricated and I’m not considering doing it. I’m just wondering however in terms of muscle growth wouldn’t doing 300 a day affect it because it isn’t giving your muscles time to rest?

JustinSmith52‎, 05-24-2021 11:10 PM
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