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    I usually don't get lactic acid burn in my quads...

    I usually don't get lactic acid burn in my quads unless I'm doing 10 reps or more.

    As far as feeling cold, yeah you likely need more warmup.

    Personally I do much better when I start my...
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    For some people with long levers (i.e., me) low...

    For some people with long levers (i.e., me) low bar grows your ass and hams and your quads will still suck, mainly the tear drop muscles.

    High bar deep will hit your quads better, front squats...
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    I believe that if you can already hit parallel,...

    I believe that if you can already hit parallel, then you should just squat until your flexibility absolutely ends....and build the weight up from there.

    When you do that, you don't have to worry...
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    Unless you are pushing serious weight right now,...

    Unless you are pushing serious weight right now, it's likely a form or technique issue.

    As far as micro plates, yeah they help. I got some Ironbull ones from Amazon for about $40. I take them to...
  • Thread: deadlifts

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    Personally if you can split up your schedule, I'd...

    Personally if you can split up your schedule, I'd do them on a different day all to themselves (before a rest day). But if you can't I'd do conventional on back day and sumo on leg day after...
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    Your front squat looks fine in my opinion. ...

    Your front squat looks fine in my opinion.

    Did your knee just start hurting after you've started doing front squats or was it already an existing issue?
  • I do bent over rows for mid-traps and spinal...

    I do bent over rows for mid-traps and spinal erectors and DB rows for Lats.

    I pull the Dumbbells back and up getting a lat stretch on the eccentric.


    You can do DB rows for mid-traps and...
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    Try Weighted chinups randomly during the week...

    Try Weighted chinups randomly during the week along with your other regularly scheduled arm training.
    Also try machine curls with your palms open. Don't grip the handles. It will emphasize biceps...
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    It's highly likely you need to improve your setup...

    It's highly likely you need to improve your setup to get the weights into position while having your scapula retracted and shoulders in the correct position for that first rep.

    I used to have...
  • Thread: Front Squat 5x5

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    With Front Squats your technique will dictate...

    With Front Squats your technique will dictate much of it, especially when you first start front squatting.

    I believe some ppl say that you should be able to Front Squat ~80% of what you can back...
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    Same as bench. But Suicide grip (yeah I know)....

    Same as bench. But Suicide grip (yeah I know). Press off upper chest for maximum power
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    Standard disclaimer: See a doc Other than that...

    Standard disclaimer: See a doc

    Other than that what has helped me the most is:
    1. Doing band dislocates or face pulls before and after all upper body workouts
    2. Doing band dislocates or very...
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    I would suggest not combining EC with HIIT.

    HIIT will drive your Heartrate up enough once you get started. I usually take 200mg caffeine prior to workouts. If I do HIIT, I actually half it down...
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    In before...... Poster A: I lift XYZ weight...

    In before......

    Poster A: I lift XYZ weight
    Poster B: If you lift XYZ, I question your form
  • If you have it in you, I've found pushing a sled...

    If you have it in you, I've found pushing a sled from one end of the gym to the other and back about 5 times with timed rest periods (I.e., 60 secs) improves conditioning and helps keep the fat off....
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    I don't think about parallel, slightly under...

    I don't think about parallel, slightly under parallel, etc. I go to where my flexibility ends. My feet are in their natural position, I don't do anything special. My squat stance and foot position is...
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    It's fine. But as he said, if the hooks (where...

    It's fine. But as he said, if the hooks (where you unrack from) stick out too far you'll end up hitting them when locking the weight out. I actually discontinued a membership at golds gym over that. ...
  • Thread: squat struggle

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    Are you doing low bar or high bar If high bar,...

    Are you doing low bar or high bar

    If high bar, is your air squat (no weight, no bar) perfect and fast?
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    I haven't done HIIT "cardio" (i.e., sprinting,...

    I haven't done HIIT "cardio" (i.e., sprinting, elliptical, bike etc) for at least a year but when I did it the session would last somewhere between 15-20 minutes tops.

    5 minutes of steady state...
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    Flat feet here too. I don't have any issues...

    Flat feet here too.

    I don't have any issues with deadlift variations (I do convention deads barefoot).

    I do all other leg movements with oly shoes (including walking lunges).
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