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    Looks like some buttwink, then you shoot your...

    Looks like some buttwink, then you shoot your butt up before driving up. Why do you think you can't squeeze a stretched muscle? Every isolation involves squeezing a stretched muscle. You can (I hope)...
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    I'd stick to one triceps isolation and one biceps...

    I'd stick to one triceps isolation and one biceps isolation. No need for 6 sets isolating these muscles after they are already hammered with pushes and pulls.

    Deadlift on pull day is fine but I...
  • Speculating that a few isolations won't impact...

    Speculating that a few isolations won't impact recovery much compared to the compounds. Also depending on how advanced you are and what your goals are they may not really be necessary. Maybe you're...
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    As a beginner, I'd say perfect form with a weight...

    As a beginner, I'd say perfect form with a weight you can keep perfect form. For me, I had to do a LOT of submaximal sets and reps to really train the movement, as squatting isn't such a natural...
  • I make sure not to let shoulders roll forward...

    I make sure not to let shoulders roll forward because it can cause subacromial impingement on the biceps tendon. I got that from rows, my brother got it from pull ups, and my other brother tore the...
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    Went and dislocated my finger in a bike crash so...

    Went and dislocated my finger in a bike crash so gotta take at least a few weeks off and probably another few weeks easy :(
  • You SHOULD lean forward. If you think about it...

    You SHOULD lean forward. If you think about it it's physically impossible to squat with the weight on your back without forward lean. But you may be trying to good morning the squat. Things that may...
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    I love sumo. Feels waaay more natural to me, and...

    I love sumo. Feels waaay more natural to me, and the first time I tried it I lifted my max conventional weight. I have shorter limbs also, yet somehow still struggle with squats :(

    But I mean...
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    What I like doing: First push day: Low rep...

    What I like doing:

    First push day:
    Low rep horizontal push
    Med-high rep vertical push
    High rep chest accessory
    High rep shoulder accessory
    Tricep burnout

    Second push day:
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    Still adding weight each session. Reduced reps by...

    Still adding weight each session. Reduced reps by 1 on dumbbell bench press and by 2 on front squats.

    Within ~90% of pre-COVID weights, except on squats. I read online front squat should be ~75%...
  • I don't either, but I'm also not like most...

    I don't either, but I'm also not like most people. Lots of people like all sorts of things that seem weird to me! And it seems lots of people like handicapped competition and participation trophies....
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    I took 1 month doing home workouts plus 2 months...

    I took 1 month doing home workouts plus 2 months off. Just riding my bike. When the sidewalk workouts opened up at the gym, I started LOW. Add 10-20 lbs per session. Take a couple weeks to get back...
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    Working my way back up in weight. Alternating the...

    Working my way back up in weight. Alternating the 2 above workouts for now, 2 or 3 times a week. I'm back up to working near failure, but still weight is 75%-80% of prior weight. Going to keep adding...
  • Some ideas: - Dumbbell hack squats. Elevate...

    Some ideas:

    - Dumbbell hack squats. Elevate heels, keep back vertical through the whole movement, squat below parallel. Quad killer. I'd start with 25s or 30s.
    - Clean the dumbbells and hold...
  • You could do different things that benefit...

    You could do different things that benefit opposite people.
    1) bf% lost
    2) strength
    3) endurance
    4) speed/power
    Perhaps weight 2-4 so that half the score is based on improvement. The skinny...
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    I think it's normal and perfectly fine if the...

    I think it's normal and perfectly fine if the last bit is the hardest as fatigue sets in. Be careful to not roll your shoulders forward too much to get that last bit. It's a good way to impinge your...
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    You won't be able to get full range without...

    You won't be able to get full range without leaning forward. You won't be able to keep your wrists aligned with your forearms if you don't lean forward. Also I imagine if you don't lean forward...
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    No one said it but 5'-11" 163 lbs really isn't...

    No one said it but 5'-11" 163 lbs really isn't that skinny depending on where and what the mass is. I was about that weight at 5'-10" and people always said I was muscular (from prior gymnastics)....
  • I think perhaps people recommend beginners "just...

    I think perhaps people recommend beginners "just follow the program" because (1) a lot of people are just dumb, (2) even smart people can get caught up in what they feel like doing vs what's best,...
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    Did you quit again? My gym just opened for...

    Did you quit again?
    My gym just opened for sidewalk workouts and I'm also stuck with cleaning the bar to squat. I'm sticking with front squats for now. 135 lbs the other day lol. Feels bad man.
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