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    Thats the idea,it shifts from some shoulder help...

    Thats the idea,it shifts from some shoulder help to stabilizing with arm strength.
    That being said it can be uncomfortable and will not be right not everyone.
    A shoulder width grip or narrower...
  • IMO lunges can be a great asset to training...

    IMO lunges can be a great asset to training wether it be bodybuilding or strength.
    Unilateral work is really unique and can shore up weaknesses.
    Mr Olympia Ronnie Coleman can't be wrong doing his...
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    I was also going to say that you need a good...

    I was also going to say that you need a good stretch with what ever movement you choose.
    Exercises where the elbow go up parallel to the head like DB extensions or leaning over rope extensions.
    The...
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    Safely in a power rack with pins set just below...

    Safely in a power rack with pins set just below where you bring the bar to the chest.
    Other than that if you don't have a rack get a spotter or use weight you don't need a spot with.
  • Triceps especially on lockout the last 1/3 to...

    Triceps especially on lockout the last 1/3 to 1/4.
    Thats why some bodybuilders stop short of lockout to lessen tricep involvement and put more on the delts.
    Rows and presses are pull and push...
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    A favorite of mine with dumbbells. It shifts...

    A favorite of mine with dumbbells.
    It shifts leverage slightly to upper chest and shoulders.
    You should explore different angles and see feels best for you on what your trying to build or...
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    Lower traps I'm guessing your talking between the...

    Lower traps I'm guessing your talking between the shoulder blades not top of the shoulders?
    So that would include rhomboids also.
    A chest supported row with a full contraction/pull elbows back as...
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    Ill throw my two cents in here. First on the...

    Ill throw my two cents in here.
    First on the decline bench make sure if you get one that the part that holds the legs is adjustable up and down,and in and outward.
    I have a really good decline but...
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    Im old school and just use a yearly/daily planner...

    Im old school and just use a yearly/daily planner written down.
    It's really not that hard unless of course you have a high number of say fifty clients.
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    I couple bars with black zinc. They don't chip...

    I couple bars with black zinc.
    They don't chip and hold up well functionally and ascetically.
    Dont know about the others you mentioned.
    I also have a cheap chrome plated bar that I've actually got...
  • I think both together would have a good benefit....

    I think both together would have a good benefit.
    Heavy weight low reps though would be less effective for muscle hypertrophy but depending on type of muscle fiber(slow or fast twitch)some can make...
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    I concur ,so many variables as mentioned above....

    I concur ,so many variables as mentioned above.
    Also consider if they do manual labor or not or are athletic but non weight trained.
    Technique for sure if your untrained you could be doing...
  • The short answer is yes but really not directly....

    The short answer is yes but really not directly.
    The BP is a basic upper body compound movement hitting many muscles including chest.
    You can't really isolate areas totally but only direct more...
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    I concur with strongfella's and other comments...

    I concur with strongfella's and other comments about foot placement and depth.
    When i targeted glutes/hams my legs were high on the platform,wide and toes actually off pressing from the heels.
    For...
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    I would advise working a "face the wall squat"(do...

    I would advise working a "face the wall squat"(do a search)first and get proficient with it right now.
    Then you can transition into a goblet squat.
    The goblet squat is similar but different in that...
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    Use it or loose it is a true statement here....

    Use it or loose it is a true statement here.
    Strength and muscle hypertrophy diminish when not challenged for a long time.
    Of course you had good reason.
    It's like taking five steps forward and...
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    It could be,your basically adding weight to your...

    It could be,your basically adding weight to your pull ups and bodyweight is challenging as is.
    You should analyze the program your doing for them and maybe try something different.
    Maybe the...
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    Not a doctor but time usually heal most things....

    Not a doctor but time usually heal most things.
    Dont do anything that hurts or irritates it until all pain is gone.
    You might try heat/ice and massage in the mean time.
  • I don't know your reason for using push downs as...

    I don't know your reason for using push downs as a progressive movement but you may better with a barbell movement like close grip BP of EZ skull crushers/extensions.
    That being said if you have a...
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    More than enough if your really putting great...

    More than enough if your really putting great effort into each set.
    I will concur the other comment that you should have a hamstring exercise in there and possibly take out the squat or leg press....
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