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    Typically 70-80 degrees on the benches that have...

    Typically 70-80 degrees on the benches that have the actual numbers on them. That is the angle where I am most comfortable and can best engage the muscles without issue.
  • Whatever you can do with consistency, good...

    Whatever you can do with consistency, good technique, and make gains (progressive overload) with overtime will give you the best results.

    If you squat technique and training is chit (including...
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    Do what feels best (and pain free) for your body.

    Do what feels best (and pain free) for your body.
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    Breast Dips.... Seriously though... Approach...

    Breast Dips....

    Seriously though... Approach Chest Dips the same way you would Decline or Flat BB Bench, including the scapula retraction prior to descending. You won't have to flare your elbows...
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    In my personal training I typically reverse...

    In my personal training I typically reverse pyramid on whatever lift I'm trying to prioritize. Most other compounds I just do straight sets with a goal of increasing the weight after reaching my...
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    Maybe try pause squats then... or possibly...

    Maybe try pause squats then...
    or possibly minimize your training volume to make squats the priority.
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    If you are relatively untrained bodyweight...

    If you are relatively untrained bodyweight chinups/pullups will definitely add muscle mass to your frame.......up to a point.....as long as you are eating to grow.

    They will also improve your...
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    Try Front Squats on a different day. Gaining...

    Try Front Squats on a different day. Gaining strength on Front Squats typically helps my back squat.
  • At this point I'd keep it light and hone the...

    At this point I'd keep it light and hone the technique, ramping up slowly overtime.

    I go with a relatively heavy weight for my size, when I'm done with a set of 8-10 and rack the bar my...
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    1. Same position as a high bar squat -...

    1. Same position as a high bar squat - https://pendletonfitness.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/bar-positioning.jpg

    2. It's up to you, but speaking for myself (and my experience with previous joint...
  • Revisit your technique and tie up any loose ends...

    Revisit your technique and tie up any loose ends (which can detract from the amount of weight moved).

    If your technique is spot on, Shoulder Pressing and CGBP are tried and true ways to help...
  • Form looks good. Maybe a little more hip drive on...

    Form looks good. Maybe a little more hip drive on the concentric, but that's up to you. Some ppl do it the way you do to keep constant tension on the hamstrings. A hard lockout will hit your glutes a...
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    1. It's possible you may have the bar resting on...

    1. It's possible you may have the bar resting on your neck vetabre/spine causing a nerve issue with your hand (tingly)

    2. I would switch to EZ-Bar or DB or whatever grip that you can focus more on...
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    His pressing motion was strong once he had the...

    His pressing motion was strong once he had the bar in place for the eccentric/concentric. If he improved the setup a bit he will be rocking.

    I can't call your specific situation, but I've had...
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    1. Scoot further up the bench so that your eyes...

    1. Scoot further up the bench so that your eyes are nearly looking up directly to the bar. This will allow you to have a stronger liftoff and not have to depend on your arms and shoulders. This will...
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    Absolutely. I can't recall a time where my...

    Absolutely.

    I can't recall a time where my Shoulder Press (DB or BB) went but my BB Bench Press didn't. When I plateau on Bench I usually try to make gains on Shoulder Pressing.

    However, if you...
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    If you do high bar, try shoving your elbows...

    If you do high bar, try shoving your elbows straight down at the floor at the top of each rep, between reps...tighten your shoulders/back and hold that position when you go down for the next rep....
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    Looks like the high bar, bar position to me too....

    Looks like the high bar, bar position to me too. I thought you were trying to do high bar with a wide stance.

    If you are dedicating yourself to doing low bar, then your squats look pretty deep,...
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    Looks decent. If you brought your legs in a...

    Looks decent.

    If you brought your legs in a little, you may get a little more depth and speed/power out of the hole.
  • Thread: To Fail?

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    Short answer.....depends Longer answer.... In...

    Short answer.....depends

    Longer answer....
    In terms of Front Squats, many days I really push myself strength-wise. I'm not scared to fail a rep. If I'm afraid of heights I'll never know how high...
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