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    Sticky: Setting up dips in my home gym is a pain in the...

    Setting up dips in my home gym is a pain in the a**. Would perhaps flat dumbbell bench be a suitable substitution?

    EDIT: Giving this a go! Will report later on progress
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    I'm not quite sure how the bench press, where...

    I'm not quite sure how the bench press, where you're not actively squeezing your shoulder blades together, ought to look like. Found this video on youtube that seems to fit the bill. Is this the...
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    Hi! Thinking about hopping on this routine. I...

    Hi! Thinking about hopping on this routine. I workout at home and since my equipment is limited I'm not able to do every exercise, namely Seated rows, Rope pressdowns and Leg extensions. What would...
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    Yes, it does sound unlikely... Though I can't...

    Yes, it does sound unlikely... Though I can't help but worry that I'm possibly damaging the bar. I'd estimate the bend to about 1 mm, eg the difference in length between the sleeve(where it sticks...
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    Are my dips bending the barbell?

    Hi everyone! I'm sorry if I've posted this in the wrong section, it felt like the right place. Anyways...

    Recently bought a B&R barbell and it feels miles better than my previous nobrand china...
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    If your goal is to get bigger and stronger, I...

    If your goal is to get bigger and stronger, I wouldn't switch to madcows. It's great for strength gains perhaps, though it isn't for people with hypertrophy as a goal.

    My experience is that if...
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    Why not a push pull legs, 5x5 on the compounds,...

    Why not a push pull legs, 5x5 on the compounds, higher reps on accessory work. This way you wont have to do squats and/or dl's 10 times every week, as in your typical 5x5 program.
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    I'd estimate the incline I use to about 30...

    I'd estimate the incline I use to about 30 degrees. It could be the problem, but even if it is, can't do anything about it as it is on the lowest setting already. Followed your advice today and...
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    I just can't find the groove for the incline...

    I just can't find the groove for the incline bench. It feels very awkward and I always get a slight pain/burning feeling in my shoulders whilst doing it. Not in a good way, ie when you have a good...
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    An alternative to p/p/l is...

    An alternative to p/p/l is chest&arms/legs/shoulders&back/rest. Lets you focus more on your shoulders, though it isn't as flexible as a p/p/l as in you have to take a rest day between shoulder/back...
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    What good is a full body if he loathes the...

    What good is a full body if he loathes the thought of even going to the gym? If he enjoys his full body, awesome, but it's certainly not the only way to go as a beginner. As you state yourself, he...
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    There is no rule saying fullbody 3x week is the...

    There is no rule saying fullbody 3x week is the only way to go for a beginner. Pick the routine you enjoy the most, whether that's a brosplit, push/pull/legs or SS, and keep doing it for a loooong...
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    Okay so as I work out at home, I've subbed alot...

    Okay so as I work out at home, I've subbed alot of exercises. But finding an alternative for the leg extension is kind of hard. I hate lunges. If I do step-ups my head hits the ceiling. Bulgarian...
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    Okay so now I've tried right about every...

    Okay so now I've tried right about every variation of overhead dumbbell extensions there are. Standing, seated, incline, one hand, both hands. But everytime I do the overhead extensions I get this...
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    Hey Kelei! Did D1 today and I was wondering, how...

    Hey Kelei! Did D1 today and I was wondering, how to do the side laterals? I think you stated somewhere that you're supposed to internally rotate your shoulder when doing any kind of lateral raise,...
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    Common mistake. You have to do GOCMAD. Gallon of...

    Common mistake. You have to do GOCMAD. Gallon of chocolate milk a day. This will get your really large, no doubts.

    Rippetoe logic aside, do yourself a favor and do something like a push pull...
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    Hoppin' on this routine aswell. Only been doing...

    Hoppin' on this routine aswell. Only been doing it for about a week, but man, I've never looked this swole :P. I know it's probably just glycogen supercompensation, but yo, I just want to look good...
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    Workout A Squat X Bench Press 62.5x5...

    Workout A

    Squat

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    62.5x5
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    Workout B Squat X Deadlift 105x5

    Workout B

    Squat

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    105x5
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    Workout A Squat X Bench Press 60x5...

    Workout A

    Squat

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    60x5
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