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    For that first rep, I'd recommend just a bit of...

    For that first rep, I'd recommend just a bit of leg drive, not enough to turn it into a push press, just enough to provide a bit of momentum to get the bar moving off your shoulders. This helps...
  • Well, it's worth asking why you dropped the dead....

    Well, it's worth asking why you dropped the dead. The short answer is that you need to incorporate some additional hamstring work.

    Even if you're squatting low bar/sumo stance, for most people...
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    I'd say so, but loading becomes really...

    I'd say so, but loading becomes really impractical after a certain point.

    They don't artificially pin your scapulae to a bench like bench press does, so push ups do have a certain advantage.
  • MMC should always be used while lifting as heavy...

    MMC should always be used while lifting as heavy as possible, within your target rep ranges, while maintaining MMC.

    If you're doing a heavy compound like deadlifts, MMC isn't just about your lower...
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    I used to do them all the time and alway felt a...

    I used to do them all the time and alway felt a great burn in my quads. They would be my first choice in the absence of a squat rack.

    The only thing that really bothered me about them was rep...
  • What muscles in the upper back, exactly? I...

    What muscles in the upper back, exactly? I prefer Yates rows for "upper back" if you mean stuff like rhomboids, teres major, upper traps, etc.

    If you mean mid/lower traps, then pulling to the...
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    Well, I don't have any issues with my posture...

    Well, I don't have any issues with my posture from not training abs directly. Though, I take issue with the term "directly", perhaps it would be better to say "...not isolating abs". Doing front...
  • Right. Likewise, intensity is just part of the...

    Right. Likewise, intensity is just part of the puzzle. Volume is part, but so are frequency and density. Based on what you're doing, increasing your density and lowering your intensity a bit would...
  • You're focusing too much on intensity. It's not...

    You're focusing too much on intensity. It's not about lifting as much as possible and going to a rep shy of failure every set, it's about consistency and progressive overload. Also, waiting 4-5...
  • Because there's a distinction between warm up...

    Because there's a distinction between warm up sets that are so low they don't fatigue your muscles at all or lower your working weight reps at all, and pyramid sets that are higher than regular warm...
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    I'd likely have to cut my workout frequency,...

    I'd likely have to cut my workout frequency, intensity, or volume if I started working abs directly.
  • Well, where you hit on bench doesn't really have...

    Well, where you hit on bench doesn't really have anything to do with it. It's a matter of emphasis. Pulling to abs will probably recruit your lats more, pulling higher probably your traps more. At...
  • I prefer pulling to my upper abdomen.

    I prefer pulling to my upper abdomen.
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    Depends on volume and intensity. I'd recommend...

    Depends on volume and intensity. I'd recommend one more day rest. So, i'd either do what you're doing lower/upper/rest 2x per week or do legs/pull/push 2x per week and rest the 7th (and maybe 8th)...
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    Doing them first I feel like someone ran over me...

    Doing them first I feel like someone ran over me with a truck while doing pull ups and bent rows. I was still able to hit my numbers on the lifts, it just felt like it took every ounce of energy and...
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    If this matters, I pyramid up sets of 5 on...

    If this matters, I pyramid up sets of 5 on deadlifts. Hit a pr on my top set last night, doing deads at the end of back day.

    Here's what I did: 215•5, 245•5, 275•5, 305•5, 350•5.

    My previous...
  • Here's another way of looking at it: the fact...

    Here's another way of looking at it: the fact that pyramiding up lowered your top set so much means the lower sets actually did fatigue your muscles, else you'd be lifting just as much as when you're...
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    Have you ever tried RDLs? They will work the...

    Have you ever tried RDLs? They will work the chit out of your hams.
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    I wouldn't. I'm all for hitting every muscle...

    I wouldn't. I'm all for hitting every muscle group multiple times per week, but deadlifting heavy more than once per week is a great way to burnout your cns.

    You might be able to get away with...
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