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    Are you holding 130kg double overhand or mixed...

    Are you holding 130kg double overhand or mixed grip?

    I have trouble around there too with double overhand. 315 lbs rolls out of my hand with a 30mm bar. I started doing holds for 10-20 seconds...
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    You can use the ~$150 CAP OB-86. As a total...

    You can use the ~$150 CAP OB-86. As a total beginner you'll be fine with even a cheap crap $40 bar. But they tend to feel crappy, have crappy knurl texture. Will still be useful for rack pulls later...
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    Typically I don't go by my own experience or the...

    Typically I don't go by my own experience or the experience of similarly inexperienced people in a gym. If experts like Rippetoe say get lifting shoes with a certain height heel and 4x4 10mm belt,...
  • I would bet money your form is not perfect even...

    I would bet money your form is not perfect even if fellow gym bros say it is. Unless you go to some hardcore powerlifting gym. Where are your old videos?

    Your pain is probably from a muscle...
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    I wear a size 9.5 Nike free, old model with large...

    I wear a size 9.5 Nike free, old model with large front that doesn't squish toes. Not a tight fit. Size 10 Adidas Samba. And got 8.5 Adipowers. And that 8.5 is a bit loose if the sock is thin. But 8...
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    Sticky: Yea Rogue introduced this "Echo" belt...

    Yea Rogue introduced this "Echo" belt http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-echo-lifting-belt 10mm for $50.

    Are those Rogue belts some higher level of quality compared to the usual belts sold for $50?...
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    For the bar you want to make sure it's CAP OB-86....

    For the bar you want to make sure it's CAP OB-86. They have a bunch of other similar models that suck, not sure if that's the one you're getting.

    Standards are a sane way to go for dumbbells,...
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    EZ bars are usually 4' long, shortest straight...

    EZ bars are usually 4' long, shortest straight bars are 5'. You can get 5' bars for standard or olympic plates. When you want to fit more weight on these bars, you'll want the largest plates.

    What...
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    You can make a sandbag, or fill big milk jugs...

    You can make a sandbag, or fill big milk jugs with sand. Put a sandbag in your bookbag to increase resistance on bodyweight moves. Or get a 100 lb $100 weight set.
  • You can also buy a 5 ft barbell which will make...

    You can also buy a 5 ft barbell which will make it easier to do front squats, deadlifts, overhead press.

    And buying Ironamster bench and dumbbells you're shelling out quite a bit of money for not...
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    You'll want like 300 lbs, at least 100 lbs to see...

    You'll want like 300 lbs, at least 100 lbs to see noticeable results. Cheap adjustable weight sets will do the trick. And you'll want to eat more. 10-25 lb weights and isolation exercises won't do...
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    I guess if you're buying the S-2 you moved the...

    I guess if you're buying the S-2 you moved the furniture. Would be interesting to see how it all fits.
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    Doesn't seem like you know what you're doing....

    Doesn't seem like you know what you're doing. First of all if you're a beginner, when you read the advice of others who are not beginners, take it seriously. Are you interested in results or having...
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    Maybe Versa Gripps or...

    Maybe Versa Gripps or http://www.roguefitness.com/harbinger-lifting-grips

    These can be used in place of gloves without providing grip assistance, or wrapped under the bar to provide grip...
  • If your lower back hurts from shoulder pressing...

    If your lower back hurts from shoulder pressing you're doing them wrong and probably have bad posture.

    Some sort of pelvic tilt is likely...
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    You may technically fit the equipment in your...

    You may technically fit the equipment in your room, but it could feel very cluttered. The whole room is 70x100"? Or you have bed and other furniture there? Is this apartment in a building with...
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    Very likely you're holding the bar incorrectly....

    Very likely you're holding the bar incorrectly. You can look at a million pictures, videos and descriptions and still do it wrong. Videos work best though, you can watch someone get into position,...
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    A Bally's and a Jewish Community Center sounds...

    A Bally's and a Jewish Community Center sounds like the area I'm in right now in 2014. There's no Gold's here, maybe there was. There were no other gyms, although Google maps shows a bunch more...
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    Stop stinking
  • Put a bunch of wood or paper on the floor to...

    Put a bunch of wood or paper on the floor to protect it. Rubber will reduce noise but cheap crap often has smelly rubber. You'd have to look for used rubber that had a chance to off-gas. If you...
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