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  • I agree don't get hung up on BF measurements...

    I agree don't get hung up on BF measurements especially if your using several methods of measuring it.
    If your going to just stick with one type.
    That being said i agree with Alex above ^^^ that...
  • Certainly poor genetics for any lift can make it...

    Certainly poor genetics for any lift can make it more challenging.
    I have long arms not something you don't want for optimal benching but helped on the deadlifts.
    You can't change the way you were...
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    One arm DB work can be a good. Your able to move...

    One arm DB work can be a good.
    Your able to move the arm in the best position to feel the bicep while curling.
    I don't think it matters what type you do as long as your getting a good feel on the...
  • Louie Simmon's of the Westside powerlifters would...

    Louie Simmon's of the Westside powerlifters would probably tell you to work on your speed.
    Half way could tricep lockout strength also.
    Board presses from half way to lockout maybe 2-3 boards.
    Get...
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    Your issue as a beginner is probably technique...

    Your issue as a beginner is probably technique and feeling what your doing.
    If your arms are sore then you have an issue if working chest is your goal.
    With most chest exercises you need to keep...
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    I certainly agree ^^^ you have many years of...

    I certainly agree ^^^ you have many years of growing ahead of you.
    A few words of advise here,
    If arm are a priority focus on them.
    Give them more work and back off on other areas.
    IMO being able...
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    Depends what your goal is with them. They...

    Depends what your goal is with them.
    They certainly take out the balance factor which helps focus more on quads.
    Most usually keep legs forward as mentioned,stance is usually where you are trying...
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    No, depending on your goals. What you listed as...

    No, depending on your goals.
    What you listed as a goals can be done be done at home.
    You can get a lot done with minimal equipment.
    TRX type straps,kettlebells,dumbbells ,a pull up and dip bar can...
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    Yes i agree you should try different methods of...

    Yes i agree you should try different methods of recovery.
    Foam rolling,massage,hot/cold therapy all could help.
    I have the hyper volt massage gun that works real well for sore/achy areas.
    Another...
  • A more simple way to track progress and not rely...

    A more simple way to track progress and not rely on iffy BF measurements is simply take pics from month to month and compare them.
    The same poses and lighting.
    Train hard in the gym for...
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    You may want to try overhead holds for time with...

    You may want to try overhead holds for time with a BD kettlebell.
    The get up is a great movement for shoulders and the whole body as your in many different positions when doing them.
    As with most...
  • IMO humble opinion i would focus getting strong...

    IMO humble opinion i would focus getting strong all the way around.
    Four days of bench press or variations for a beginner isn't optimal.
    Even Westside powerlifters(some of the strongest guys) only...
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    Restart. Lose body fat first and slowly gain....

    Restart.
    Lose body fat first and slowly gain.
    Muscle is gained slowly over time.
    You must be patient,have the right training,recovery and diet for you.
    If one thing is off it won't go as planned....
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    What is your goal? Eating more than you need of...

    What is your goal?
    Eating more than you need of anything in general usually leads to weight gain.
    That weight gain in not necessarily muscle in fact muscle would be the harder thing to gain....
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    I use the Florissant type shop lights that are...

    I use the Florissant type shop lights that are about three feet long with two tube bulbs.
    These bulbs last a long time,are low energy using and give good light.
  • Yes,elevating the heel usually put more pressure...

    Yes,elevating the heel usually put more pressure on the quads and the knees tend to go forward when you do so the knees take more resistance.
    Much like on oly lifter with heeled shoes.
    Squatting...
  • It looks like the bottom one was not lined up...

    It looks like the bottom one was not lined up right when it was manufactured.
    Sometimes this stuff happens with products made in China.
    Im not knocking your equipment itself as i have a power tech...
  • Some front delt work could help also with bottom...

    Some front delt work could help also with bottom half strength.
    Plate raises and incline DB front raises(lying back).
    I concur pause BP's are probably one of the best for bottom half.
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    Unfortunately York products are made in China...

    Unfortunately York products are made in China these days.
    Not like the quality product they made in the old days in the USA.
  • I believe york products are made in China these...

    I believe york products are made in China these days that could be one of the issues.
    Also if a product has issues as mentioned or is a poor seller that's a reason to stop making and selling it.
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