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    You can do other leg work also. Barbell hack...

    You can do other leg work also.
    Barbell hack squats,dumbell lunges,and zercher squats are a few.
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    All reps would pass in a PL meet is what people...

    All reps would pass in a PL meet is what people are saying.
    Those are nice and a standard below parallel depth.
    Keep up the good work.
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    Good advice above^^^. Work on your mobility. Do...

    Good advice above^^^.
    Work on your mobility.
    Do a search for the goblet squat.
    Do it and stay as deep as you can slowly prying your elbows against your inner quads to loosen up.
    Stay down for at...
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    What is your purpose/goal. Wider squats usually...

    What is your purpose/goal.
    Wider squats usually are better for powerlifters as they get the strong hips/glutes/hamstrings more involved in the lift.
    Shoulder width or narrower will involve the...
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    Yes you can. You can even use a barbell. Put a...

    Yes you can.
    You can even use a barbell.
    Put a foam pad across your knees and the bar across the top of your quads with toes on a 2x4 block while seated on a bench.
    When the knees are bent you...
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    What did your doctor say?

    What did your doctor say?
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    The first thing i like is it's not made in China....

    The first thing i like is it's not made in China.
    For the most part made in china =crap.
    Its an only bar (no knurling in the middle).
    Depends how much your planning to lift with it.
    I personally...
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    Do some serious work with bodyweight squat first....

    Do some serious work with bodyweight squat first.
    Get below parallel and do lots of reps.
    I have a partial hamstring tear and it took awhile to get squatting again.
    The worse thing you can do is...
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    Examine your workout and be aware of what you are...

    Examine your workout and be aware of what you are doing.
    I would make sure your keeping a training journal to keep track of your sessions.
    Example,if you know when the back issue started you can...
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    What is your goal? If its to get a max single...

    What is your goal?
    If its to get a max single squat then pause squats can help.
    If its a bodybuilding goal of getting the quads bigger and not worrying about max strength keep doing the down and up...
  • Its OK not to use one but proceed slowly. Not...

    Its OK not to use one but proceed slowly.
    Not using a belt will strengthen up the "core" which will help protect your back in the long run.
    Using a belt acts like an artificial layer of...
  • Ive had something that sounds the same deep in...

    Ive had something that sounds the same deep in the intercostal area.
    It took a long time to go away,like 8-9 months.
    I had to train around it and do nothing to irritate it.
    Im not a medical...
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    Leverages change as the weights get heavier and...

    Leverages change as the weights get heavier and begin to show where your weaknesses are.
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    Double bodyweight is good,triple bodyweight is...

    Double bodyweight is good,triple bodyweight is elite.
    Thats your eventual goal 3x bodyweight!
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    I agree ,more leg drive needed. Pause this video...

    I agree ,more leg drive needed.
    Pause this video at 10 seconds,the back is nearly parallel to the floor.
    You need to engage the the quads/hams and glutes more at the beginning( the first third of...
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    A good trainer will ease her into leg work...

    A good trainer will ease her into leg work slowly.
    Regardless there will always be some leg soreness especially if you have never done leg work.
    Let her know working legs will burn a lot of...
  • Yes you did them right. Its a posterior chain...

    Yes you did them right.
    Its a posterior chain exercise hitting glutes,hams,and low back.
    Did you use a belt?
    If not your glutes and hams could be the weaker area of your posterior chain.
  • In my last meet i was first or second up in my...

    In my last meet i was first or second up in my flight.
    I was also the oldest lifter in my flight and not the heaviest so i didn't sweat it.
    Thirty years ago i would of been in the bottom few guys...
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    The one thing is he didn't really care,your not...

    The one thing is he didn't really care,your not his client.
    If you were i think his words would of been a little different.
    One comment/opinion isn't the end of the world.
    You can always make...
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    Its still inclined the same it won't make a...

    Its still inclined the same it won't make a difference on the angle worked.
    It may make it easier for you to unrack the weight when set at a certain height.
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