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  • The way people normally squat safely around this...

    The way people normally squat safely around this is by using a power cage -
    http://www.carleton.edu/curricular/PEAR/IM/FitnessCenter0/Pics/Squat-Power-Cage.jpg

    As you can see, the adjustable...
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    I own resistance bands, and those "270lb" numbers...

    I own resistance bands, and those "270lb" numbers are completely made up by the band company. I own a set that goes up to "202lbs of tension", and it's...a little disappointing.

    If you can deal...
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    You should look more into where to place the bars...

    You should look more into where to place the bars on your shoulders and how to do it - the bar should't even tough your lower neck...
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    If you do one of the shorter routines, like All...

    If you do one of the shorter routines, like All Pro's -
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=160947761

    You should be fine. I personally find that as long as I've showered elsewhere in...
  • I would also say All Pro's, combined with...

    I would also say All Pro's, combined with flexibility stuff. I've personally found Defranco's Limber 11 immensely helpful -...
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    Yeah, I'd suggest All Pro's -...

    Yeah, I'd suggest All Pro's -
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=160947761

    Or Fierce 5 -
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=159678631
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    You might find this of interest: Shoulder...

    You might find this of interest:

    Shoulder Shocker by Joe DeFranco
    *****://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/shoulder_shocker
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    I agree with this as well. What are you doing...

    I agree with this as well.

    What are you doing for a warmup, and what are you doing for flexibility?

    You shouldn't "push through" chronic pain.

    Defranco's Limber 11 helped me greatly with my...
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    There's no need to become a big, bulky guy at...

    There's no need to become a big, bulky guy at all.

    You need to have *some* sort of muscle to have definition, but beyond that to look defined it's all about reducing your body fat so the muscles...
  • Here's a few that have been recommended over the...

    Here's a few that have been recommended over the years -

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/frankoman-dumbbell-only-split.html

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw3.htm
    ...
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    I can understand wanting to do something if...

    I can understand wanting to do something if you're bored, but have you read the thread on deloading?
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121391461

    For 1-2 weeks, I'd take it all off...
  • Yeah. The only way this might apply is for...

    Yeah.

    The only way this might apply is for people who are doing bodyweight-only exercises. Your body will acclimate to jumping around in a certain way, the only tool they have to try to squeeze...
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    This guy who advised you is an idiot. Insanity...

    This guy who advised you is an idiot.

    Insanity is fine for someone who wants to cut back on their diet, and also do some cardio to help in losing weight. Insanity is fine for someone who wants to...
  • My injury was in my legs, not my lower back (it's...

    My injury was in my legs, not my lower back (it's about hip mobility), but this made a HUGE improvement for me:

    Defranco's Limber 11 -...
  • It's usually the opposite, people are more likely...

    It's usually the opposite, people are more likely to find that switching from the barbell to the dumbbell reduces their change of injury, or shoulder pain from doing the lift.

    You gotta figure out...
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    1. A shoe with a flat, non-compressible sole,...

    1. A shoe with a flat, non-compressible sole, like Chuck Taylor's are often recommended -...
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    Yeah, as other people have mentioned - 1. Use...

    Yeah, as other people have mentioned -

    1. Use a local gym. This might mean doing a local trial pass, or joining a nationwide gym and using their locations.

    2. Bring dumbbells and a collapsible...
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    P.S. For how to do the lifts, you can also look...

    P.S. For how to do the lifts, you can also look in the thread for some of the lifting programs on this site, go though the first page and they'll have a list of youtube videos on how to do the lifts...
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    I pretty much agree with beardb from above. ...

    I pretty much agree with beardb from above.



    It's usually better to do any serious cardio afterwards. People often do light short cardio (like 5 minutes of jogging) to warm up before lifting....
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    It's depends what your goals are, but in general...

    It's depends what your goals are, but in general like other posters said, having faster planned progression isn't going to change what your body is capable. You'll just stall out and have to reset...
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