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    If you lift at home, you might consider buying a...

    If you lift at home, you might consider buying a safety squat bar (couple hundred bucks I think). Or convince your gym owner to buy one.
  • I switched the other way, and it wasn't an...

    I switched the other way, and it wasn't an immediate thing. It was just that where I was stalled on high bar, I started progressing again and making larger than normal increases each week for awhile...
  • I would say mixing weightlifting with cardio like...

    I would say mixing weightlifting with cardio like this just compromises your lifting in exchange for more calories burned.

    There are many ways to burn calories, but there is only one way to...
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    Wall slides and shoulder dislocates. You have to...

    Wall slides and shoulder dislocates. You have to do them consistently, every day.

    Foam rolling helps too. Get the roller right into the joint between the pec and the front delt.
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    You need to lose fat mate. The last thing you...

    You need to lose fat mate. The last thing you want right now is a surplus.

    Keep lifting while you cut.
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    Skinny and fat are relative terms. Trying to use...

    Skinny and fat are relative terms. Trying to use some kind of label like that doesn't help much, especially when you're 14 and still have growing left to do.

    If you're obese or severely...
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    This will be an interesting test to see if 20...

    This will be an interesting test to see if 20 gummy bears are enough to ward off scurvy. Please report back when/if your teeth begin to loosen.
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    The approach below assumes you can weigh your...

    The approach below assumes you can weigh your food and count calories. If you can't or don't want to do this, then you need to find some other systematic way to reduce portions.

    Basic Fat Loss...
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    Instead of tracking macros as you go about your...

    Instead of tracking macros as you go about your day's eating, plan it the day before. Not exactly to the gram, but at least lay out all your meals for the next day in whatever app you use. That way...
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    I would label it as ancient sea salt and mark it...

    I would label it as ancient sea salt and mark it up 20%.
  • Well, avoiding injured areas makes sense, but...

    Well, avoiding injured areas makes sense, but only while healing. Unless you have a specific lower back injury, avoiding low back work longer term will probably just make things worse. if you have...
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    I would say that unless you've been training...

    I would say that unless you've been training (seriously) for 1-2 years, training specifically for either strength or hypertrophy is mostly meaningless.

    In the beginning you will probably do better...
  • A tight IT band will sometimes become an issue...

    A tight IT band will sometimes become an issue when squatting. Get a foam roller and roll it out before every squatting session.

    Let it heal before you squat again though.
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    - Start keeping a detailed food log of everything...

    - Start keeping a detailed food log of everything you eat. I suggest www.myfitnesspal.com.

    - Start adding in additional calories with larger portion sizes, more calorie dense foods and extra...
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    I've never felt any need to avoid either.

    I've never felt any need to avoid either.
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    If your job depends on meeting those tests, train...

    If your job depends on meeting those tests, train specifically for them. Do pushups, bench press, sprints etc. Specificity of training is king.

    Once you're past that, setup a proper routine and...
  • Looks good mate. Check these out: how bulking...

    Looks good mate. Check these out:

    how bulking works
    reasonable expectations

    I find it helpful to watch my waist with a tape measure. I take a measurement every day and keep it in a simple...
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    In that situation it might be better to just...

    In that situation it might be better to just systematically add an extra portion and/or and extra meal. You can always keep eating as you are and then every night make yourself a nice calorie-dense...
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    The links I posted point out a clot of the...

    The links I posted point out a clot of the commonly made errors. Read through those and look to see if you're doing some of those things.
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    Normal enough during a cut yes, but unusual at...

    Normal enough during a cut yes, but unusual at the beginning.
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