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    Im going to respectfully disagree with hips...

    Im going to respectfully disagree with hips higher at the start.
    Leg drive on the first 1/4 to 1/3 of the deadlift is very important to get the bar moving.
    You hips are to high at the start and you...
  • You didn't mention your diet/eating habits. That...

    You didn't mention your diet/eating habits.
    That will have a big effect on your fat loss goal.
    As far as training you will get what you put into it.
    Intensity and effort is what you need to ensure...
  • Thread: Face-pulls

    by Garage Rat
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    You must adapt to what you have available. Use...

    You must adapt to what you have available.
    Use your high pulley with a rope attachment,go ahead and lean back to the right angle.
    You can also go with band pulls.
    A band such as a mini band and...
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    I got some good vinyl type material at Joanns...

    I got some good vinyl type material at Joanns fabrics and recovered a flat bench i have.
    It worked out really well.
    You could look for an auto upholstery shop in your area for material also.
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    I second the hammer curls. Do them together...

    I second the hammer curls.
    Do them together strictly and squeeze .
    You can't totally eliminate the biceps so don't worry about it.
    Also the wrist roller exercise rolling up with hands on top...
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    One of your biggest challenges will be...

    One of your biggest challenges will be transitioning into that diet protocol from what your currently eating.
    I would recommend several smaller changes and go slowly.
    Doing 10,000 steps is a good...
  • You've just added additional stress to the...

    You've just added additional stress to the movement that your body is not accustom to.
    Going from a rep protocol to weighted protocol probably gave it a bit of a shock.
    Listen to your body and get...
  • First off we are not doctors here so it would be...

    First off we are not doctors here so it would be speculation on our part on what your issue is.
    Try using wrist wraps not straps there is a difference.
    Does it hurt with other exercises?
    As you...
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    There was a post about this a week or two ago....

    There was a post about this a week or two ago.
    It's about feeling and working a muscle and how to do that while thinking what your doing and doing it so it feels the best.
    It is something learned...
  • Straps are an assistance tool. Depending on what...

    Straps are an assistance tool.
    Depending on what your purpose is would determine what and how you use them.
    As mentioned for a bodybuilder you want to eliminate some aspects of an exercise so you...
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    Yes a video would give better feed back. Usually...

    Yes a video would give better feed back.
    Usually when you start to move to much forward in a deep squat it is a mobility and or a flexibility issue.
    Could be tight hamstrings,hip flexors,or poor...
  • I would experiment and see what works for you....

    I would experiment and see what works for you.
    Keep a training log and note what your doing.
    You might also want to take before and after pics on what ever protocol your using to see if it worked...
  • When you retract "pinch" your shoulder blades...

    When you retract "pinch" your shoulder blades together you help get that inner back thickness.
    This will usually be done with a slight lean back while pulling.
    The other method would be to stay...
  • Thread: Planks?

    by Garage Rat
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    That would require a dedicated effort of proper...

    That would require a dedicated effort of proper eating to lose body fat.
    You will never see your muscle underneath the fat if you don't lose some body fat.
    You can't really target it either it will...
  • Thread: Planks?

    by Garage Rat
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    Planks make many muscles work together as a unit...

    Planks make many muscles work together as a unit providing you do them with tension hard style and not just bridging the body and call it a plank.
    Your not targeting a specific area.
    A good one for...
  • I agree. Forced reps are better suited for...

    I agree.
    Forced reps are better suited for bodybuilding.
    I don't know of any pure strength protocols that call for forced reps in the training.
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    Thats what i would do. Have a lower rep more of...

    Thats what i would do.
    Have a lower rep more of a strength protocol on session and a higher rep hypertrophy for another session.
    You still can get size benefit from lower reps but it's not ideal...
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    I would recommend using TRX or other type of...

    I would recommend using TRX or other type of straps to train with.
    Sounds like you should just use bodyweight training.
    Not a bad thing if your committed.
    Just look at olympic gymnasts.
    Lots of...
  • What are you doing your bench for/purpose? If...

    What are you doing your bench for/purpose?
    If it's bodybuilding then you need to try to feel it in your chest.
    First off i will say the bench press is not the best pec movement.
    Many other muscle...
  • I'm nto a doctor but i will say the area you...

    I'm nto a doctor but i will say the area you mention has a lot of cartilage.
    Cartilage is not flexible like muscle.
    When moved beyond a normal range you get the symptoms you described.
    It takes a...
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