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    First paragraph of questions: No. In fact it's...

    First paragraph of questions: No. In fact it's the opposite. It's much easier for me to get into starting position with the double over since neither of my shoulders are rotated and both are the...
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    CGBP with regular Oly barbell DB Skullcrushers ...

    CGBP with regular Oly barbell
    DB Skullcrushers

    I used to do the EZ bar CGBP, but I prefer the ability to be able to rack and unrack the weight and go heavy without doing any makeshift things.
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    If it's set too high or low it can put your...

    If it's set too high or low it can put your shoulders in a bad position for unracking the weight.

    Also, keep in mind that if it's very low that you will have to spend more energy to rack it...
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    Besides the breathing technique that works best...

    Besides the breathing technique that works best for me (I breathe out on the concentric), cardio exercise (i.e., 20-30mins 3 days a week) has always improved my endurance for weight training reps...
  • do your regular chest workout then see how many...

    do your regular chest workout then see how many 20 rep bench sets you can do at 40-50% of your 1rm....with good form.
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    I don't know what your eating habits are like but...

    I don't know what your eating habits are like but take it from experience you may be short-changing your workouts by eating outright crappy.

    Your conditioning may take a big hit, meaning you may...
  • Try pointing your elbows straight down. ...

    Try pointing your elbows straight down.

    Imagine a line going straight down toward mid-feet.

    It is physically impossible for you to lean forward if your elbows are pointing straight down toward...
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    If 45 degrees is putting pressure on your lower...

    If 45 degrees is putting pressure on your lower back, it's highly likely you aren't locking your knees and glutes into place with the lift.

    Either way pick the one you can easiest progress with...
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    The only 2 ab exercises I do are toes to bar and...

    The only 2 ab exercises I do are toes to bar and kneeling cable crunches, both of which are more fun to do than sitting crunching stuff IMO. Sometimes I superset toes to bar with pull-ups or chins...
  • Thread: Knees caving in

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    Are you flat footed?

    Are you flat footed?
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    Common sense would say lifting something heavy...

    Common sense would say lifting something heavy over your head while causing your body to reach a state of fatigue to the point of it "failing" would not be a good thing, so yes.


    1 rep increase...
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    if you can strict ohp 110lbs but only bench...

    if you can strict ohp 110lbs but only bench 135lbs i think your bench press form is off (or your triceps are extraordinarily weak).

    Personally, my 5 rep max bb bench press is almost 100lb more...
  • Play with front squats. They may work for you....

    Play with front squats. They may work for you. They will tax your upper back and spinal erector stability though. I've never felt any direct lower back focused pressure with them.
    Smith machine...
  • Along with experimenting with the advice given...

    Along with experimenting with the advice given above, try slightly widening the grip and press the handles with your palms open (instead of actually gripping them).

    For me, it seems to stress the...
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    Depends on what your goal is. If for conditioning...

    Depends on what your goal is. If for conditioning rest times could be as little as 60 seconds, but keep in mind this is for light weights.

    In my opinion, if your looking to build strength or...
  • Thread: Knees..

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    The whole key is to strengthen the muscles around...

    The whole key is to strengthen the muscles around the knees.

    Squats, leg press, lunges, etc.

    As a general safety guideline, just make sure you are pressing through your heels no matter which...
  • Thread: need OHP help!

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    When you unrack the bar and have it on your upper...

    When you unrack the bar and have it on your upper chest it basically should be lined up from top to bottom as follows.....

    Bar (on upper chest)
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    Glutes
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    Mid-foot to Heels

    The weight...
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    go by feel or a percentage of your 1rm. In...

    go by feel or a percentage of your 1rm.

    In other words, something like .... squat 3 sets of 5 at 80-85% of your 1rm.

    Next session (after rest and recovery), add 5-10 lbs.

    You may need to...
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    i had a longer post, but i recommend you scrap...

    i had a longer post, but i recommend you scrap that routine and start over unless you are using this training at light weights soley for conditioning work.

    if you are doing this for "mass" or...
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    I would suggest you lighten the load and start...

    I would suggest you lighten the load and start with BB lunges with just the bar. You are training your body, ya know.

    Consider that 45lb bar a warmup for your DB Walking Lunge sets.

    Overtime...
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