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  • Get enough sleep........REALLY get enough sleep....

    Get enough sleep........REALLY get enough sleep.

    Sleep has always my differentiator between making gains or not. When I don't sleep well I also seem to be more bloated.
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    I did deadlifts for the first time in almost 8...

    I did deadlifts for the first time in almost 8 months last night and pulled 4 plates pretty easily (form was choppy though, hips rose too early, but back stayed flat, double overhand hook...
  • From a development perspective, the one that...

    From a development perspective, the one that isn't worth worrying about :)
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    I usually take a big breath before squatting. ...

    I usually take a big breath before squatting.

    Big breath = more pressure in abs
    more pressure in abs = solid core
    solid core = more stable squat

    When i am coming up out of the whole and have...
  • Thread: Front Squat Help

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    Technique is everything. 1. Start with...

    Technique is everything.

    1. Start with Frankenstein squats and get used to the bar and body positioning, the actual squat motion, and remaining upright
    --Frankenstein squats will force you...
  • Personally, decline. Easiest to get into...

    Personally, decline.

    Easiest to get into position. Start from floor.
    Hardest. Most effective.
    Easiest to fail a rep. Controlled drop backward.

    Standing seems like a pain to get the bar in...
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    I don't compare them, I use both because they...

    I don't compare them, I use both because they have different benefits and carry overs.

    BB Rows - hit my mid/lower traps and spinal erectors well and make them stronger. This has a direct carry...
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    Squat at least 2 times a week. Deep squats. ...

    Squat at least 2 times a week. Deep squats.

    Don't wear a wallet (you sit a lot, sitting with 1 half of your ass uneven (1 side higher than the other) will throw your back off over time).

    Get...
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    No telling bro. But multi hip sounds like a...

    No telling bro. But multi hip sounds like a deformity.
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    No doubt you'll get many varying opinions because...

    No doubt you'll get many varying opinions because different stuff works for different people but I've found a lot of value in the following:

    Front squats - work up singles to a heavy weight. Strip...
  • Unrack the bar and Point your elbows straight...

    Unrack the bar and Point your elbows straight down.

    Tighten your back and keep them pointed straight down.

    Your chest will be up, it will have no other choice but to be.

    Keep your elbows...
  • Look into ergonomics chairs and keyboards. I...

    Look into ergonomics chairs and keyboards. I would highly suggest that you check your posture in daily sitting habits (work, driving, etc). Sometimes a few months of corrective behavior can cure the...
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    It differs for different people...... I don't...

    It differs for different people......

    I don't do much cardio for direct fat loss, but it does help there. You just have to know how to balance it so that losing fat is accelerated but doesn't...
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    If you want to keep things as simple as possible,...

    If you want to keep things as simple as possible, progressive overload across multiple sets in the 6-20 rep range will get you big.

    It's simply harder to progress, the higher the rep range...
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    You may want to check your form and your starting...

    You may want to check your form and your starting position as they should be hamstring and glute dominant.

    But sometimes when executing a move with stellar form, you may expose the weakest link...
  • It'll work well up to the point where the weight...

    It'll work well up to the point where the weight becomes to much for that form and you injure yourself.
  • Thread: Sumo Deadlift

    by k9pit
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    Happens to my girlfriend when she does them...

    Happens to my girlfriend when she does them because of her nails...she tapes them.
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    Toes to bar.

    Toes to bar.
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    RDLs and Leg Curls. I like doing RDLs after...

    RDLs and Leg Curls.

    I like doing RDLs after Front Squats because unlike Back Squats there is little back fatigue carry over from Fronts to RDLs.
  • The more you exercise, the less sore you'll get....

    The more you exercise, the less sore you'll get.

    Epson salt baths and Icy Hot work wonders also.
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