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    I do things from a different perspective with...

    I do things from a different perspective with older client that don't really do much physical activity.
    First off just get them to move and move in all planes of motion.
    Lots of bodyweight stuff...
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    Best to try to get with other lifters to show...

    Best to try to get with other lifters to show you the ropes.
    Know rules of the org your competing in.
    Nothing worse than a lift getting turned down on a minor technicality because the lifter...
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    High rep squats are brutal. As you mentioned...

    High rep squats are brutal.
    As you mentioned just as much a mental aspect as physical when doing them.
    Way in my past BB days i would shock my legs with a 10 sets x 20reps x 225lb squat session....
  • They replace any thick bar work. Thick bars are...

    They replace any thick bar work.
    Thick bars are expensive.
    While 40 bucks is pricey,remember they are a one time buy and should last you forever.
    I have both kinds and really like them.
    Not an...
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    If he's not hiding anything and lets you look at...

    If he's not hiding anything and lets you look at his messages and being open about whats going on trust him.
    Im sure sometimes a client will try to take it beyond a trainer/ client relationship....
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    You will eventually hit a plateau,everyone does....

    You will eventually hit a plateau,everyone does.
    Don't be discouraged,just reprogram, drop the weight and work back up.
    Good luck!
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    Great to have when traveling and have no access...

    Great to have when traveling and have no access to a gym.
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    Using an exercise ball or even better the BOSU...

    Using an exercise ball or even better the BOSU half ball you have a lot of options.
    Ab wheel roll outs.
    Planks.
  • If your not going to compete in powerlifting and...

    If your not going to compete in powerlifting and are after primarly muscle gains in the back then yes it wouldn't be bad.
    I do agree like the post above full range DL will activate more muscle which...
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    I have a Serpa DL helper i love it. Why fart...

    I have a Serpa DL helper i love it.
    Why fart around wrestling with weights on or off when I'm trying to concentrate on the lift.
    Before that i just roller the weight on a 2 1/2 lb plate and put...
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    Jeff, i suggest one arm DB work of all kinds and...

    Jeff,
    i suggest one arm DB work of all kinds and especially more on the left arm.
    I am currently doing one DB bench press for my weaker left arm/side.
    I broke my elbow several years ago and it now...
  • Dan Johns "bat wing" exercise for the rhomboids...

    Dan Johns "bat wing" exercise for the rhomboids could help.
    Also DB rows with one arm elbow out position.
    With the one arm row you can get slightly more of a contraction in the upper back/mid trap.
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    Exactly ^^^^!

    Exactly ^^^^!
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    I agree with the above. Don't be in a hurry,take...

    I agree with the above.
    Don't be in a hurry,take it slow and methodically.
    You already mentioned you have issues.
    They really start to show when or if you get to the big weights and are not...
  • I would have you look at olympic lifters who all...

    I would have you look at olympic lifters who all wear a shoe with a heel and go rather deep.
    They have few knee injuries and for the most part pretty big quads.
    For bodybuilding i would try non...
  • I have my son use a 12' half foam to bench with...

    I have my son use a 12' half foam to bench with because of shoulder issues he's had.
    He's had one shoulder surgery already.
    Benching with a bar is not really super shoulder friendly but decreasing...
  • Are you using a lifting shoe with a heel or heels...

    Are you using a lifting shoe with a heel or heels on plates or a block?
    This could help.
    Anytime though you go deep in the hole your glutes and hamstrings will kick in big time.
  • Try using straps around the bar to help eliminate...

    Try using straps around the bar to help eliminate gripping the bar as much as possible.
    This should also lessen bicep activation.
    You right your technique could also be an issue,as well as the...
  • It depends what your purpose is. If your into...

    It depends what your purpose is.
    If your into just leg development yes keep the leg press after your squat movement.
    If your into getting your squat to max strength levels i would not do the leg...
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    Is your left side also stronger? If so there is...

    Is your left side also stronger?
    If so there is an issue somewhere and we can only speculate being on line.
    If this is the case i would try one arm DB bench presses.
    Lay down on a bench with one...
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