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    I train at home these days but have used hammer...

    I train at home these days but have used hammer strength machines.
    What i like is they are designed to follow a more natural movement path for what ever muscle the machines are designed for....
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    Usually the slower you bulk up the less fat you...

    Usually the slower you bulk up the less fat you aquire if your eating clean.
    Eating more than your base calorie intake will help you gain weight but each person will more than likely be different in...
  • The higher angle shifts more leverage to the...

    The higher angle shifts more leverage to the shoulders and triceps.
    If your bodybuilding i suggest a lower angle incline about 30 degrees or so.
    If you want to get stronger on inclines then focus...
  • Its a pull but there is a hinge also involved as...

    Its a pull but there is a hinge also involved as mentioned above^^^.
    Please make sure you get some proper instruction before diving into the deadlift.
    You are thinking driving the feet through the...
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    I agree ^^^. And work push ups from knees or...

    I agree ^^^.
    And work push ups from knees or hands on a bench at an angle until they become easy.
    Work in some planks.
    Planks are like the top of a push up and work the body as a unit statically....
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    I would until you heal up use machines so you...

    I would until you heal up use machines so you don't have to balance anything.
    If you already covering legs at home the maybe upper body circuits with machine work.
    A movement for each body part...
  • I prefer shallow angle also. The higher the...

    I prefer shallow angle also.
    The higher the incline goes the more i feel shoulders/delts.
    I would say how you do them makes a big difference.
    Elbow more out and arc the dumbbells toward the face...
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    First off would be diet and being lean. Hard to...

    First off would be diet and being lean.
    Hard to try and divide abs in an upper/ lower because one area is always involved.
    We can only try directing more stress to a particular area.
    With many...
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    Yes pullovers with a dumbbell or standing cable...

    Yes pullovers with a dumbbell or standing cable pull ins.
    As mention push ups also especially a full push with scapula retraction almost rounding the back at the top.
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    Get checked by a chiropractor or physical...

    Get checked by a chiropractor or physical therapist preferably someone that works with athletes so they know exactly what your talking about.
    Your cuff injury may have healed up in a way that now...
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    Common sense is don't do them if you have pain in...

    Common sense is don't do them if you have pain in the joints or other places.
    Maybe try to alter the range you do them half way maybe and even elbow position.
    These while they give the triceps a...
  • Get a good qualified trainer to get you going in...

    Get a good qualified trainer to get you going in the right direction.
    Those weaknesses are common to people who spend a lot of time at a computer and are in a bent upper back position.
    If you don't...
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    You may want to add straps to your training...

    You may want to add straps to your training tools.
    TRX type straps open up a wide variety of exercises that can be challenging with the way your body is positioned.
    I have the lifeline brand straps...
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    Agreed,switch to doing Dumbbell bench presses....

    Agreed,switch to doing Dumbbell bench presses.
    The barbell BP is not the best chest developer.
    The range of motion for the arms specifically the upper arms,are limited on how much they move.
    With...
  • Thread: The Vacuum

    by Garage Rat
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    The abdominal vacuum is a great exercise. They...

    The abdominal vacuum is a great exercise.
    They work the intra abdominal muscle under the layer of abdominals that run along the front.
    They are not done much these days.
    Release all your air from...
  • Get a couple of strong saw horses at the hardware...

    Get a couple of strong saw horses at the hardware store.
    They can be your new spotters.
  • How long have you been bodybuilding? What are...

    How long have you been bodybuilding?
    What are currently doing?
    Is your diet in order?
  • Either put a board under your heels and or work...

    Either put a board under your heels and or work on mobility/flexability with your ankles,hip flexors,hamstrings.
    Deadlift with a flat shoe or barefoot.
    Running shoes are not a good option,
  • Genetics and hard work. You don't get them you...

    Genetics and hard work.
    You don't get them you earn them and it may take many years.
    Get going on the basics,eat well and get plenty of rest.
  • A bent over one arm DB row can help. Support...

    A bent over one arm DB row can help.
    Support yourself on a rack or bench with the free hand,stay bent over close to 90 degrees,angle the upper arm outward at 90 degrees even with the shoulder.
    When...
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