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    Start with presses of all sort with barbell and...

    Start with presses of all sort with barbell and dumbbells even some machines are good.
    Feel what your doing instead of just pushing weight.
    On presses stop before the lockout and go only until you...
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    IMO you need to feel what your doing. The mind...

    IMO you need to feel what your doing.
    The mind muscle connection has to be strong when doing lat/back work because you can't see what your working.
    If your not feeling what area your targeting you...
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    Good strategy. One press movement one session...

    Good strategy.
    One press movement one session then something different next pressing session.
    They should both compliment each other.
  • Try both. Everything works for about six weeks...

    Try both.
    Everything works for about six weeks then the body adapts.
    Change things up and try a different protocol.
    Keep a training log to see what works well and what doesn't.
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    Depends mostly on how you do an exercise mostly...

    Depends mostly on how you do an exercise mostly although exercise selection can be important also.
    I agree static contracted holds on each rep will involve quite a bit of muscle recruitment.
    Other...
  • In my day i would do both. With the one arm...

    In my day i would do both.
    With the one arm lateral raise i would hold on to a rack or post and lean into it so i get stress in the delt right off.This stresses the lower part of the delt more near...
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    If your body building you don't have to do max...

    If your body building you don't have to do max single deadlifts.
    Sets of 8-12 reps with moderate weights will build your lumbars,glutes hamstrings as well as traps and other.
    3-4 sets and your...
  • I prefer a cage type rack. You can do most...

    I prefer a cage type rack.
    You can do most things in it and it has a pull up bar.
    You may have to bolt it down or anchor it with some heavy weights for some lifts.
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    It's ok but if you feel trashed a whole body...

    It's ok but if you feel trashed a whole body deload or layoff would be better.
    You nervous system still gets fried from hammering your other body parts and your body never really gets a rest.
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    Any super flat sole shoe will do. As mentioned...

    Any super flat sole shoe will do.
    As mentioned chuck taylors are a popular choice.
    Also Adidas samba's and wrestling shoe are another choice.
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    You can also ladder your pull ups. Do 1x,2x,3x...

    You can also ladder your pull ups.
    Do 1x,2x,3x then start again at 1x,2x,3x.
    You can get some volume in with out burning yourself out.
    Do these three days a week and rotate your volume.
    Try to up...
  • Add in a squat day like most every powerlifter...

    Add in a squat day like most every powerlifter does.
    Cut back on some of the stuff on your DL day if you feel tired come squat day.
    More volume doesn't always mean better.
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    "Interval training" has proven to be one of the...

    "Interval training" has proven to be one of the best protocols for fat loss.
    Example run for 30 seconds ,walk fast for thirty seconds.
    Do this for 10 or 15 minutes.
    You can do this many different...
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    Id have to agree with the above. No need to ask...

    Id have to agree with the above.
    No need to ask for advice here since we are not medical professionals.
    I would seek advice from another doctor preferably someone who works with or understands...
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    Its ok to do with what you have available....

    Its ok to do with what you have available.
    Squats on a smith mach. really help isolate the quads a bit more since there is no balance involved and the bar moves in a specific groove.
    Doing these...
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    Dont do what hurts your joints. How do your...

    Dont do what hurts your joints.
    How do your knees feel on other leg movements?
    Have you tried front squat with a pair of kettlebells?
  • Who cares,you have an issue and your posting on a...

    Who cares,you have an issue and your posting on a forum where people are not medical professionals and can only speculate what your issue may be.
    See a doctor,chiropractor or a physical therapist to...
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    That's fine but your starting out doing a...

    That's fine but your starting out doing a strength program and not necessarily a bodybuilding program.
    Rippetoe is not a bodybuilder and doesn't pretend to be.
    Your on a basic strength program....
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    What is your purpose? Strength or bodybuilding?...

    What is your purpose?
    Strength or bodybuilding?
    Both would be done slightly different.
    Strength for me would be bringing the DB's to the low outer pec line,elbows around 45 degrees and press in a...
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    Good advice already. Make sure your technique is...

    Good advice already.
    Make sure your technique is spot on and your tight before your pull.
    I might also stretch/massage your bicep also before pulling.
    The pain is definitely a sign to proceed with...
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