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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...
  • You might try one arm DB presses so you can get...

    You might try one arm DB presses so you can get into position with both arms for the one.

    Another solution if you have a power rack is a product called "power hooks" that attach to DB's then hook...
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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.
  • Using an adjustable box as a target my help with...

    Using an adjustable box as a target my help with depth and consistency.
    Dont sit just touch.
    Slowly reach depth(lower box) over time with several training sessions.
    Only lower when your solid at...
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    It may. I have a high bicep insertion also....

    It may.
    I have a high bicep insertion also.
    It's definitely hard to activate the low bicep when the arm at the bottom of bicep movements.
    As a young up coming bodybuilder i was always told to do...
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    First you should get diagnosed from a medical...

    First you should get diagnosed from a medical professional.
    They will be able to do things like x rays,MRI,a physical exam/test that people here cant.
    Anyone here including myself are speculating...
  • You certainly have enough tools to get the job...

    You certainly have enough tools to get the job done.
    Training wise i would think hypertrophy as your goal.
    The main issue is losing weight and gaining muscle at the same time is very hard and...
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  • Yes bodyweight. Leaning back hit the quads...

    Yes bodyweight.
    Leaning back hit the quads harder or you can do more regular squatting using straps lightly for balance.
    Lunges or split squats with foot back on a chair.
    Many options.
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    Shipping can't be cheap. Good to see the USA...

    Shipping can't be cheap.
    Good to see the USA making plates again.
    There was a time many years ago 30 cents a pound was a going price.
    Times have changed i guess and i think prices may drop...
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