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    so in your thread you say you want get...

    so in your thread you say you want get stronger... but it seems like you only want get stronger in the bench press and don't care much about getting stronger in any other lifts that much. Everyone...
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    One of the best ways I found to raise the bench...

    One of the best ways I found to raise the bench press at least for me was to add things like chains and bands to the barbells. I know it seems silly but it really seems to help. When I trained years...
  • One little trick I found out by accident when I...

    One little trick I found out by accident when I powerlifted was simply changing the shoe you wear can activate more of the quads in the squat. I noticed when I did squats with a lifting shoe that had...
  • You can't get it fixed till COVID is over? Man...

    You can't get it fixed till COVID is over? Man some states and areas within states are more restrictive than others. Where I am at I have had the freedom to see doctors and dentists for just about...
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    If only I could afford both. It was either one or...

    If only I could afford both. It was either one or the other...and of course with the wife watching how much I am spending and the boss of the house it really was going be either one or the other I...
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    Bowflex vs Olympic Barbell

    So at the beginning of this Pandemic I was still training at Gym and taking precautions... but then with numbers going up of those infected and having several family members who got infected my wife...
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    Looks like the way most guys lift at my gym, all...

    Looks like the way most guys lift at my gym, all upper body and very little to no leg work. The benches are always filled, but finding an empty squat rack is easy.

    Fierce 5 or Arnold's beginner...
  • Bowflex... Yeah I really have never been a fan of...

    Bowflex... Yeah I really have never been a fan of them at all. I tried one once at a hotel I was staying at, I was very disappointed. They show commercials with a really buff dude all ripped as if...
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    I do a lot of dumbbell work in my routine, but I...

    I do a lot of dumbbell work in my routine, but I have a full rack of dumbbells at my health club to choose from. Honestly only having two 20kg dumbbells really limits your options. Can't really...
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    Make sure you eat a lot of meats and protein, eat...

    Make sure you eat a lot of meats and protein, eat more calories than burning so put on the weight. Drink protein shakes, eat protein bars, supplements like Creatine helps, take vitamins.

    For...
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    I found grippers always helpful. The best ones I...

    I found grippers always helpful. The best ones I have used in the past are those captain crushes grippers, but any grippers will help you out. I will do 5 sets each hand, reps vary from a few reps to...
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    The best program I found for strength was what...

    The best program I found for strength was what Ernie Frantz taught me, to keep it simple stick to three lifts: squat, deadlift, bench. Add assistance sparingly. Following an Olympic Lifting routine...
  • 6'2" 180lbs and 34 inch waist doesn't sound like...

    6'2" 180lbs and 34 inch waist doesn't sound like your really that fat and overweight for your frame. Your tall and have bigger bones than a shorter guy. You should bulk.

    My offseason weight when I...
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    Based off your lifts and that you been lifting...

    Based off your lifts and that you been lifting only 6 months you should stick to novice routines in my opinion. 5'5" 112 lbs , your biggest barrier preventing progress right now is you need to start...
  • Well I am really not a fan of either, but I quess...

    Well I am really not a fan of either, but I quess option 2 for you would be a better choice. Why not instead do something like Arnold's beginner program or Fierce 5 instead?
  • For a newbie only been lifting 3 months your...

    For a newbie only been lifting 3 months your volume in my opinion is overkill. When I started lifting all I did was bench press for chest and that was it. 3 sets of 5-10 reps once a week was my chest...
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    A trainer that thinks addressing technique is not...

    A trainer that thinks addressing technique is not important is not a good trainer. Trainers I had really stressed practicing technique. Find a different trainer.
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    I will incorporate shrugs and sometimes clean...

    I will incorporate shrugs and sometimes clean pulls to target the traps. I do it more to make my neck feel better, my neck has never been the same since I did greco roman wrestling in high school. If...
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    Another thing your not factoring in is water...

    Another thing your not factoring in is water retention. How much water your body retains fluctuates week to week. When your physically very active your body will start retaining more water weight....
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    Research has shown cardio combined with weight...

    Research has shown cardio combined with weight training and a high protein lower carb diet seems to result in most fat lost while retaining lean muscle mass.

    This approach worked for me I rode a...
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