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    I totally get where your trying to target. Yes...

    I totally get where your trying to target.
    Yes there are movements/exercises that can help that area.
    Impossible to totally isolate as with most muscles another area will contribute.
    Basically...
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    Yes and know depending on the type of muscle and...

    Yes and know depending on the type of muscle and physique your after.
    Look at competitive gymnasts they have pretty good physiques mostly just working their events pushing or pulling around their...
  • IMO no. The floor press is essentially a partial...

    IMO no.
    The floor press is essentially a partial press like board or pin presses in a rack.
    Good for top half strength work but not as good for muscle building.
    The one floor exercise i like with...
  • Certainly could be some thoracic issue. Using...

    Certainly could be some thoracic issue.
    Using DB's the leverage is lower and your not confined into a certain position meaning you can move the weight into a more ideal position for you.
    With the...
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    I agree it depends on the intensity. Recovery...

    I agree it depends on the intensity.
    Recovery type work should be at a fairly comfortable pace that doesn't trash you.
    The fact you are sore is just that it's a new movement for you and the body...
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    All good answers above to take into...

    All good answers above to take into consideration.
    The number of movements isn't a main concern it's the intensity and what you get out of each set of each exercise that counts.
    Enough so your...
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    When you anchor your feet under a weight or bar...

    When you anchor your feet under a weight or bar and do say sit ups or crunches the hip flexors(top of the quads)help considerable especially if you abs are weaker.
    So the quads feel it more than the...
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    Keep the protein intake up. Also I've found...

    Keep the protein intake up.
    Also I've found creatine and leucine helpful supplements.
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    I would suggest wrist straps. When you grip the...

    I would suggest wrist straps.
    When you grip the bar without them you put more tension in the arms and they end up doing more of the work is what you don't want.
    I would ask you do you feel your...
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    One of the hardest things to do is maintain a...

    One of the hardest things to do is maintain a bodyweight once you've lost a good amount.
    The percentage is low for people that are able to keep it down.
    Once they reach the goal there is no after...
  • Thread: Altitude

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    Yes but your body will eventually adjust if your...

    Yes but your body will eventually adjust if your there for a period of time.
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    Your issue is opposite of most older guys in they...

    Your issue is opposite of most older guys in they can weight easy and not necessarily muscle.
    IMO you need to get in at least three days of training quick and intense with compound movements less...
  • Without seeing you do them you may be bending...

    Without seeing you do them you may be bending over to much when you step up and then straighten out at the top part of the step.
    Stay upright, maybe start with a lower step.
    Drive straight through...
  • Dumbbell bench presses. Try one arm at a time if...

    Dumbbell bench presses.
    Try one arm at a time if you have a weaker arm.
    One DB at a time press the number of reps then switch arms.
    You can also try doing more sets for your weaker side to help...
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    You can start just using the bar for exercises....

    You can start just using the bar for exercises.
    It may be slightly larger in diameter than the standard bar which may work the grip a little more.
    The oly bar was originally used for olympic lifts....
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    You need to use both if your concerned about...

    You need to use both if your concerned about using the heavier weight.
    Keep with the lighter for sets but have days where you use the heavier DB's.
    You may only get sets of one or two reps but keep...
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    Both styles work the abdominals. For functional...

    Both styles work the abdominals.
    For functional type abs to help your lift and everyday strength you might use in the real world you should IMO do weight exercise.
    Suit case walks with a heavy...
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    For bodybuilding the narrow stance squat is a...

    For bodybuilding the narrow stance squat is a good one for the outer(sweep)of the quads.
    The issue with very close stance is balance and stability with a free bar.
    These are better done IMO with a...
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    I like stiff arm cable pull ins. They hit most...

    I like stiff arm cable pull ins.
    They hit most of the back except maybe lumbars.
    With those i either do back raises or DL's bar only.
  • Id certainly agree with wolf rose's comment. A...

    Id certainly agree with wolf rose's comment.
    A SSBar is one i personally use quite a bit.
    The yoke bar EliteFTS is my go to.
    Also the football/swiss bar,i have the one with the angled handles so...
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