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    Actually that could be a strength for you,the leg...

    Actually that could be a strength for you,the leg drive at the start.
    You should find where you have more of a weakness and work that.
    So where does your heavier pulls start tp slow down or your...
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    Yes never train into pain. Your just irritating...

    Yes never train into pain.
    Your just irritating your shoulder joint from what you mentioned.
    I would search for alternatives.
    Dumbbell presses or some type of machine press where handles are on...
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    Are going to do them all day long? Unless you...

    Are going to do them all day long?
    Unless you have a job where you move your wrist back and forth you'll be fine.
    Make sure you balance the flexion with extension.
    In other words roll some sets...
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    You need to experiment and see what works for...

    You need to experiment and see what works for you.
    Hit them from all angles with light,heavy weights,BB's,DB's,cables,high reps, low reps.
    All kinds of set rep schemes.
    You should also be...
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    It's good to take breaks through out the year....

    It's good to take breaks through out the year.
    You will feel refreshed mentally and physically.
    How long you do it could be an issue if your serious with training.
    A week to 10 days at most IMO....
  • While doing beyond the range push ups will give...

    While doing beyond the range push ups will give the pecs and shoulders more of a stretch it can be unhealthy for the shoulder joint/rotator cuff.
    I don't see the harm in a slight beyond the range...
  • It depends on what they call a sit. Some that i...

    It depends on what they call a sit.
    Some that i have seen for these type of tests are just short partial movements.
    Check the standards for your test and maybe search for video of it.
  • Yes a medical professional or physical therapist...

    Yes a medical professional or physical therapist that work with athletes would give you better answer and probably a more correct one.

    Just curious do you do any rear delt work?
    Also DB flys can...
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    Most people lose tension on the pecs when...

    Most people lose tension on the pecs when bringing the DB's together at the top.
    It's not right or wrong but how you are feeling what your working.

    I think the guy is an idiot for just dropping...
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    A good alternative IMO and maybe better than the...

    A good alternative IMO and maybe better than the original guillitine press.
    People have done it with dumbbells but don't call it the guillotine DB press.
    The reasons it may be better are one as...
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    I think you have to prime the nervous system with...

    I think you have to prime the nervous system with the movement.
    I do this with dips all the time.
    I can't jump right to weighted without several sets of warmups/priming.
  • It was a standard way back in the day military...

    It was a standard way back in the day military pressing was akin to standing at attention in the military.
    Heels together feet turned out a bit,standing straight and tall and pressing from that...
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    For incline and overhead DB presses you do one...

    For incline and overhead DB presses you do one leg at a time using your knee to help.
    You need to lean a little forward then back quickly while "kneeing' it up to shoulder followed immediately with...
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    You need to get instruction from a qualified...

    You need to get instruction from a qualified person.
    Maybe an experienced powerlifter that can actually show you techniques that can help you do a better lift.
    Also you may have some weaknesses...
  • Just remember not all bars are 45 pounds if your...

    Just remember not all bars are 45 pounds if your a perfectionist about weight.
    FYI some bars weight 20 kilos (44 pounds ) and other cheap bars can actually weigh less 40 to 43 pounds.
    Squat bars...
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    I had a welder make one for me similar to the one...

    I had a welder make one for me similar to the one in the picture without the short bar peices.
    If i had seen something like that years ago before i had mine made i might of went for the one...
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    Go to the site "powerlifting watch"you may find...

    Go to the site "powerlifting watch"you may find someone there.
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    Good advice above^^^. Keeping a strong mid...

    Good advice above^^^.
    Keeping a strong mid section(core) is good for protecting your back also.
    Squats,deadlift,any standing overhead press will benefit also.
    Keep training them hard.
    If you want...
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    I personally use a belt on higher rep squats. It...

    I personally use a belt on higher rep squats.
    It can be an individual thing and depending what your goals are.
    The more reps you do the more of a chance your form will become an issue so a belt...
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    Flex your bicep like your doing a curl without...

    Flex your bicep like your doing a curl without weight.
    If you can do this and your bicep is tight you should be able to do it with weight.
    As the others mentioned start with a lighter weight and...
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