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  • Powerlifters still do the main lifts in the...

    Powerlifters still do the main lifts in the "off"season, working their weakness on those lifts.
    BP lockout-work board presses
    DL lockout- try pause DL's.
    Pull from the floor to the knee and hold...
  • I made micro plates with small chain,small...

    I made micro plates with small chain,small washers and zip ties.
    I have a really good digital food scale to weigh them.
    Took some chain about the circumference of the bar laid it on the scale with...
  • While they may be pricey for what they are,they...

    While they may be pricey for what they are,they replace having to buy any thick bars which could be hundred of dollars.
    Definitely a good supportive grip and forearm developer.
    Using them for...
  • I keep a training journal and log my sessions....

    I keep a training journal and log my sessions.
    When i turned forty i started keeping forty and over PR's.
    When i turned fifty i did the same thing.
    This in itself helped me personally stay...
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    Can you squat down deep with just bodyweight.

    Can you squat down deep with just bodyweight.
  • And just a suggestion "weight lifting"is a sport...

    And just a suggestion "weight lifting"is a sport where two lifts are contested the snatch and clean and jerk.
    So you don't sound like a novice in the gym lets call what you want to do weight...
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    Nice! They are old maybe 60's-70's. I...

    Nice!
    They are old maybe 60's-70's.
    I personally wouldn't pay more than a dollar a pound but some might pay mre because they are york.
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    With the deadlift everyone will have to find the...

    With the deadlift everyone will have to find the technique that works best for them.
    Getting the hips a bit lower will engage the quads more to help drive from the floor to the knee.
    After that the...
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    The fuller range of motion you go the more muscle...

    The fuller range of motion you go the more muscle stimulation in the area you are training.
    That being said sometime training full range with heavy weights can lead to shoulder issues.
    Case in...
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    Ironwill is right. Leverages and form will...

    Ironwill is right.
    Leverages and form will change slightly the heavier you get and you will get more of a true look at where your technique needs work.
    If thats your max weight throw of fifty more...
  • Building muscle isn't a supplement it's lift hard...

    Building muscle isn't a supplement it's lift hard and heavy,eat plenty of food to recover and get plenty of rest.
    The supplements may help in your recovery but you have to really push it on your...
  • Love to see a video of your squat. Hard to...

    Love to see a video of your squat.
    Hard to believe there is a over a 100lb difference between the lifts if you are full squatting 470.
    You should have the leg drive and back strength for at least a...
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    No scientific evidence to back this up. Only...

    No scientific evidence to back this up.
    Only endorsements from celebrity athletes that get paid to say its good.
    A regular neroprene sleeve will certainly help keeping moist heat in the area and...
  • Thread: weights

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    Make the best use of what you have. As Conner...

    Make the best use of what you have.
    As Conner said above there are tons of good bodyweight exercises that you can also do.
    Dumbells are pretty versatile many things you can also do with them.
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    Very good! Keep up hard training.

    Very good!
    Keep up hard training.
  • Also the smith machine dictates your bar...

    Also the smith machine dictates your bar path/groove of the bar which could effect your strength on it.
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    I would recommend you work with boards doing some...

    I would recommend you work with boards doing some board presses.
    Start higher 3-4 boards with weight above your max.
    Say 3x300,then drop a board and when you can get three reps drop again until you...
  • No you won't squat more with knee sleeves at...

    No you won't squat more with knee sleeves at least not a significant amount anyway.
    Knee sleeves have become popular because many raw division powerlifting orgs allow knee sleeves so most lifters...
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    Work on your flexibility issues and keeping the...

    Work on your flexibility issues and keeping the heels on the floor.
    In the mean time i would use a box to use as a target for your butt while squatting.
    Find something you can adjust an inch or two...
  • If you want to engage the quads more deadlift off...

    If you want to engage the quads more deadlift off a block 4-6"or more.
    Not an ideal quad exercise but can help.
    Also for your knee recovery i would recommend sled dragging.
    Dragging backwards is...
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