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    I prefer the barbell in a power rack with the...

    I prefer the barbell in a power rack with the safeties set because I can lean back somewhat and focus on squeezing my middle/upper traps up and back. Also, I can take them to fail when I'm done I can...
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    Full ROM pressing will lead to more explosive...

    Full ROM pressing will lead to more explosive lifts and once you get the technique down, the weight will come.

    When I first started lifting I didn't go full ROM and hurt my shoulders in the...
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    What is your goal?

    What is your goal?
  • Do you do deadlifts or study them? It seems...

    Do you do deadlifts or study them?

    It seems that you continuously post information about stuff, but don't really say much of anything of substance in regards to you actually doing what you post...
  • This is not good information whatsoever OP. ...

    This is not good information whatsoever OP.

    Your back rounding is not good.

    You simply need to clean up your form.

    This guy gives you no actual advice of what to do but sites a bunch of...
  • Conventional 1. It doesn't look like you are...

    Conventional
    1. It doesn't look like you are using your legs to drive the weight up
    2. You are starting the lift with Your chest down and shoulders rolled forward

    Those two reasons are likely...
  • Thread: Balanced lifting

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    Use dumb bells for free weight and single arm...

    Use dumb bells for free weight and single arm (preacher curls) for machines
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    Probably not. Rest and recovery along with diet...

    Probably not. Rest and recovery along with diet is what allows you to add weight to the bar more consistently.

    More weight on the bar for a given rep scheme typically = dem gainz.
  • Thread: Bar to Chest

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    From a safety perspective yes it makes a big...

    From a safety perspective yes it makes a big difference.

    As far as the development of only your chest, actually touching the bar to your chest? I don't know.
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    If you find yourself tapering your intensity to...

    If you find yourself tapering your intensity to complete the total workout, then yes it's too much.

    If you can make gains with every move (which is highly unlikely given that amount of volume),...
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    How's your cardio capacity? When my cardio...

    How's your cardio capacity?
    When my cardio capacity is crappy (when I haven't done cardio consistently in a while) and I push myself for reps in weight training, I don't feel as good and have that...
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    "Initiate" same as conventional deadlift. ...

    "Initiate" same as conventional deadlift.

    However:
    -Keep the back of your legs/calves about 3-4 inches from the bar
    -keep core tight
    -actively flex your chest and front delts <--this is a...
  • I am not trying to be condescending or a jerk but...

    I am not trying to be condescending or a jerk but I highly suggest you master the body weight squat before adding a bar and some weight.

    If I would have taken the above advice when I first started...
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    No hate. Very impressive to be able to handle...

    No hate. Very impressive to be able to handle that amount of weight at your bodyweight.

    However:
    - It's heavy as hell. Need to drop it down about 30lbs and get those hamstrings strong enough to...
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    1. Rest 2. Forget whatever weight your are...

    1. Rest

    2. Forget whatever weight your are currently benching and start over from scratch. Once your technique is good, the weight will come.
  • Thread: elbow pain

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    If that is what is going on...you need to warm up...

    If that is what is going on...you need to warm up a lot before doing heavy overhead extensions.

    I've had triceps tendonitis, worked through the pain stupidly, had one of my elbows swell up...
  • I would go in early, do short workouts, and eat...

    I would go in early, do short workouts, and eat immediately after.

    As the day goes on my energy fades dramatically.

    Luckily, my job has a gym. I go to it at lunch. Whenever I go to the gym...
  • Thread: elbow pain

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    look up triceps tendonitis and reply back if that...

    look up triceps tendonitis and reply back if that is more in line with what you have
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    I don't know about you but once I have done...

    I don't know about you but once I have done something once, I usually find it easier to do it the second time.

    My advise although easier said than done is this. Just do it.

    When you get to rep...
  • No way to definitively tell but my best guess...

    No way to definitively tell but my best guess from knowing and training with people from ground zero as far as lifting is that the person with the larger frame and bigger wrists, knees, and ankles...
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