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    What ever you do first will take some...

    What ever you do first will take some energy/strength away from the second movement.
    I would go on what you need the most lats or back thickness.
    Both pull downs and rows are good movements.
    You...
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    To be straight it takes discipline and it's...

    To be straight it takes discipline and it's really all on you to be discipline.
    Having a friend/training partner with a like minded goal it can be a bit better as you can support each other on your...
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    Dips are great if you can do them but they are...

    Dips are great if you can do them but they are not for everyone.
    My rules these days as a senior lifter is don't go below 90 degrees meaning upper arms go no farther than an L position.
    Do slower...
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    I agree with the above 'dabbling"your training...

    I agree with the above 'dabbling"your training will not show the true effectiveness of your training protocol.
    You need to commit to a protocol,document your training(training journal),and come to a...
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    Ill add my two cents,be tight with everything...

    Ill add my two cents,be tight with everything before you pull.
    Have straight arms with tension pulling the bar before you actually pull.
    Retighten each rep.
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    The one thing i can can say with certainty is at...

    The one thing i can can say with certainty is at your age you can get away with a lot more sets and reps and still be ok.
    What you really want to try to do is be efficient and have good intensity...
  • Thread: Weights/Bar

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    I will this "you get what you pay for". Do not...

    I will this "you get what you pay for".
    Do not buy anything made in China.
    There are many quality bars out there from companies like Titan,Rouge,EliteFTS,Ivanko,Ect.
    Look for sales.
    For me the...
  • IMO looks fairly good. You do not have to squat...

    IMO looks fairly good.
    You do not have to squat with a belt but eventually when you add more weight your upper and lower back could be weak links on your front squat.
    So a couple things here,you...
  • Thread: Forearms

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    Higher reps are the best for muscle development...

    Higher reps are the best for muscle development in the forearms.
    20 reps average or higher.
    The weight won't be super heavy and try to do full range with what ever you do.
    Heavy weight will work...
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    Everyones pretty much covered the options...

    Everyones pretty much covered the options ^^^above.
    The stability ball leg curl is a killer.
    If your gym has a glute/ham raise bench you could try those but review technique first most people turn...
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    Your probably doing easy version. The standard...

    Your probably doing easy version.
    The standard glute/ham raise is fairly difficult even for the strongest guys that haven't done them before.
    I saw a strength coach one time correct the technique...
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    You need to a doctors advise an endocrinologist...

    You need to a doctors advise an endocrinologist for the best info.
    The other thing is on the forum steroid talk is not allowed so if you get a message you'll know why.
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    90 degrees shoulder width or closer will work the...

    90 degrees shoulder width or closer will work the quads more with feet a little lower on the platform pushing from the balls of the feet.
    Higher and wider pushing from the heels more will hit the...
  • I rarely jump to set weight without some type of...

    I rarely jump to set weight without some type of warm up lower weight to dial in technique and see how i feel with it.
    Some days even warm ups feel bit heavier and other it's light.
    Warm ups also...
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    It would depend on what your purpose is but...

    It would depend on what your purpose is but generally 90 degrees is good as some people go lower and it starts to round the low back and that may open them up to a low back issue.
    Now if your...
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    You might also want to seek the advise of a...

    You might also want to seek the advise of a chiropractor or physical therapist that works with athletes.
    It sounds as if you have a pre existing condition that keeps happening.
    The other things as...
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    I don't like taking a chance on something i can't...

    I don't like taking a chance on something i can't try out first.
    It could be a waste of money.
    That being said i have the power tech counter balance dip/pull up station that i bought without trying...
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    The "clam shell"exercise is good easier...

    The "clam shell"exercise is good easier bodyweight movement for abductors.
    Lying on your side legs bent,raise the top leg as high as you can with slow movement back and forth.
    High reps are the...
  • Thread: Front squat

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    You may be able to maintain some size but really...

    You may be able to maintain some size but really you need progressive resistance,intensity or both to gain muscle.
    If you can't do a front squat without the upper body endurance then it's not an...
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    You have experiment some what to see what is...

    You have experiment some what to see what is right for you.
    In my experience dieting to aggressively/fast will cost you some muscle.
    IMO the slower you drop bodyweight the more it will be fat as...
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