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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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Lifting around boxers fracture, seeking advice

(I’m 23 not 51 don’t know how to change that) A little over two weeks ago I got a boxers fracture and broke my 5th metacarpal right under the pinky knuckle. I am very into lifting weights so the biggest challenge for me has been to figure out a way to stay active. I’ve been able to figure out...

rbtg324‎, Yesterday 07:23 PM
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Squat form check

Hi guys, Could you please critique my form? I used to have low back pain in the past when squatting, which is thankfully now gone. However I'm getting middle back pain now, which feels spinal rather then muscular. Considering the pain I'm experiencing, I wanted to ensure I perfect the form. ...

Fitsy‎, 04-30-2021 11:59 PM
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post workout soreness

hey everyone so this might be a silly question but here goes. so my work out split is : mon:chest/triceps tue:back/biceps wed:legs/shoulders thur:chest/triceps

Fang1991‎, Yesterday 06:27 AM
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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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How much extra do I burn walking?

I try to walk 10-12km every day. Whenever I google how many calories does someone burn while walking I get wildly different answers. I also have multiple disabilities that would either make me burn more or less calories than the average person. I have T2/T3 T10 and L5 spinal cord compression...

Rebecca2019‎, Yesterday 11:06 AM
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How many calories am I burning while walking?

I try to walk 10-12km every day. Whenever I google how many calories does someone burn while walking I get wildly different answers. I also have multiple disabilities that would either make me burn more or less calories than the average person. I have T2/T3 T10 and L5 spinal cord compression...

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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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different quadriceps home training?

my quadriceps are weak, although I have no problem with upright posture in the common operations of life, I would risk injury if I lift weights over 24 kg. I have searched the web for bodyweight or free weights or elastic bands exercises, but I have not solved all the questions. I only know...

Lastworkout‎, 05-02-2021 07:31 AM
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Question Need help with unilateral core excercises

Hi, I need some advise on evening out the core muscles (size and general strength). Post lockdown I have noticed some REALLY big ab and oblique size loss on only one side of my body. For the past year Ive been working from home (mostly bed) with a really awful posture and haven’t excercised...

userMANVA5VYVDB‎, Yesterday 08:51 AM
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Kettlebell Swings For Ab Work On A Lower Body Day...

Would kettlebell swings be a good movement at the end of a lower body day on an upper/lower split for supersetting as an ab movement with calves? I've been doing ab rollouts with an ab wheel on those days, but thought of maybe adding kettlebell swings instead as a finisher, or would it be too...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-16-2021 06:48 PM
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non-essential amino acids

What are non-essential amino acids made of and where are they found?

Lionel6‎, Yesterday 06:42 AM
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Question is consistency and longevity better than intensity?

Beginner here, would it be wiser overall to do weaker exercises for a longer period of time than to do harder exercises for a shorter period of time?

RachetsRevenge‎, 09-05-2019 03:52 PM
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What's the difference in muscle activation between close and wide grip chin ups?

Do they target different bicep heads? Does one have more back activation?

Hoxton12‎, 04-29-2021 09:50 AM
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Why don't I feel bench press in chest?

I use a flat bench with dumbells because it's the only equipment I have access to right now. When I do bench presses though I feel it way more in my triceps than my chest.

dusky99‎, 04-13-2021 08:39 AM
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Spaced repetition system in bodybuilding and learning diverse abilities.

I have thought of mastering as many exercises as possible in order for them to complement you in all the exercises you know. For that I have thought of a spaced repetition system. (IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT A SPACED REPETITION SYSTEM IS: It is basically a system used for learning stuff that...

UFuckinMirin‎, 05-05-2021 06:14 PM
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Shoulder slap tear surgery

Hi all, So after gyms reopening and relieving me of some tough mental health issues, I've gone and got myself a slap tear in my shoulder. I require surgery which is 4-6 months out of action and probably longer to regain the same muscle/strength back. My question is, within reason, can I...

usadmybad‎, 05-05-2021 08:25 AM
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Question How does my deadlift form look?

Do I need to improve my deadlift? I was using lighter weights this time, not super heavy weights. I've watched deadlift tutorials on how to deadlift and been trying to improve them but I keep screwing them up no matter how many times I practice. Would it be worth it to hire a personal trainer...

diamantkung3n‎, 05-04-2021 11:43 AM
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Question weak triceps that dislike training

hi. I am behind in training for various reasons, but I also have a gap in technical knowledge so I am writing now. the most problematic muscles (at least for me) are the triceps: previously I tried standing French press but I had very very painful tears / shrinkage / tear to the tendon on the...

Lastworkout‎, 05-01-2021 02:15 AM
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Why is pressing strength in particular so sensitive to changes in bodyweight?

This is something I've both heard from a few places but also experienced myself, anecdotally. All else being equal, there seems to be among lifters a close correlation between one's bodyweight and their pressing strength, in particular. The past few months, I've weighed about 10-15 pounds less than...

EliKoehn‎, 03-12-2021 06:55 AM
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Best exercise with weights for bad back

Hey guys, new to the forum, hope you're all good. I'm 60 yrs. I've always done some weights. But my back is giving me trouble. Lower back discomfort.. What would be a good exercise to keep the arms toned?. With some weight if possible. And, can I still bench some light weight? Thanks in advance...

Dobalganero‎, 04-30-2021 02:52 PM
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Safety squat bar vs front squats?

I'm learning to front squat (to replace high bar back squat) in hopes of reducing low back injury risk. Curious how safety bar squats compare to front squats in terms of low back strain and general muscle activity. Front squat more core and upper back? I've never used a SSB and local gyms...

VTLifts‎, 05-01-2021 02:56 PM
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Not Motivated to Squat Anymore

I've been lifting for about a decade and my favourite exercises have always been front and back squats. 5 months ago I ended my gym membership and installed a rack in my garage a few weeks ago. Since then, I find myself not motivated to squat. I however am still motivated to do my other lifts...

icu222much‎, 04-29-2021 06:57 PM
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Question Hiking 10 miles per day

Hey yall I am absolutely not a fitness person or jogger but ive been hiking 10 to 12 miles every night for the last 3 months and haven't felt any negative affects from it but I was wondering is there any long term damage im doing by hiking this everyday ?, such as wearing out my knees prematurely...

BryanNew‎, 05-03-2021 02:48 PM
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Accessory Exercises?

I'm able to have an extra day at the gym, but I dont want to do my main workout routine since that one is already established and I don't want to overwork it. So I want that extra day to be a relatively brief workout, but that still gets a pump What are some exercises that are good to add? I was...

Neovictor‎, 05-03-2021 10:39 PM
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Push ups with handles

I do push ups (weighted) with handles instead of flat bench and have seen greet results so far, but since the 6” tall handles technically put me at an incline and slightly emphasize the lower pecs, last month I decided to elevate my feet on a 6” cinder block to get a more well-rounded stimulus....

Xpiro‎, 04-30-2021 05:27 PM
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