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  • Bar placement is key. Work on shoulder mobility...

    Bar placement is key.
    Work on shoulder mobility to get a better position with the barbell.
    Take a long stick or PVP plastic pipe and wedge your self into a squat position with the arms/shoulders....
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    There is no right or wrong how you do them or...

    There is no right or wrong how you do them or selecting exercises.
    What is important is that you focus on a particular movement and feel stretch and contract rather than go from point A to point B....
  • Were you cleared to squat again? Just curious....

    Were you cleared to squat again?
    Just curious.
    While i haven't had my hip looked at but I'm sure it has some issues.
    I can squat to parallel at best.
    I would hate for a doc to say your squatting...
  • You need to add in more exercises. Rows,overhead...

    You need to add in more exercises.
    Rows,overhead presses,tricep work,even front squats and if you don't have a rack clean the weight to the shoulders.
    You'd be ok to take a week but i would...
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    And a good morning hugging a DB in your arms. To...

    And a good morning hugging a DB in your arms.
    To be honest I'm not sure you'll be able to hold on to your DL strength depending on how long away from the gym.
    You should though be able to come back...
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    No. Specifically building muscle requires a...

    No.
    Specifically building muscle requires a protocol that inhibits hypertrophy.
    While crossfire in general can help average people gain some muscle that is not it's purpose.
    You need to explore...
  • Yes there it is^^^^. You cannot do the same type...

    Yes there it is^^^^.
    You cannot do the same type of strength training as you were doing but you have many other options with bodyweight and simple equipment.
    For now you need to change your mind...
  • Surgery would be your only option. Loose skin...

    Surgery would be your only option.
    Loose skin cannot be tightened up.
    As some people age they loose the elasticity in their skin which causes some area to wrinkle or sag.
    This can be true the...
  • Weights like high rep squats will only really...

    Weights like high rep squats will only really help your endurance for squatting.
    You need to play basketball or run to make your body more efficient at that particular activity.
    Running or...
  • You may want to do a goblet squat for reps but an...

    You may want to do a goblet squat for reps but an 85 could be challenging depending on your current strength.
    Do a search for"goblet squat".
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    You need mobile shoulders for those. Unless...

    You need mobile shoulders for those.
    Unless these are feeling really good there are many other better rear delt movements IMO.
    Mr Olympia Lee Haney use to do a similar behind the back shrug.
    You...
  • It never hurts to add in forearm work.

    It never hurts to add in forearm work.
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    I do them at the start of any ab/core work....

    I do them at the start of any ab/core work.
    Either 3-6 sets of ten or ill do sets of hard holds for 3-5 reps.
    These holds can be 15- 30 seconds or even longer but you need to work up to it.
    Also...
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    There is not a right or wrong way to implement...

    There is not a right or wrong way to implement them.
    Make sure you suck in as hard as possible trying to pull the belly button to the spine.
    Also when completing them(the vacuum part) i bear down...
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    It may be your genetics. If your fairly lean and...

    It may be your genetics.
    If your fairly lean and don't see even a little bit of the lower abs then that may be the way it is.
    Not everyone can have that six pack look.
    Work in a lot of core and ab...
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    Depends on what equipment you have. Rope push...

    Depends on what equipment you have.
    Rope push downs with elbows out.
    While pushing down each hand travels outward in an arc,hands face the body at all times.
    Hold at the bottom briefly for each...
  • From what i am reading your PT is recommending...

    From what i am reading your PT is recommending this squat for ankle strength correct.
    You may want to ask them about doing heel raises(calve raises) off a block.
    Many old time bodybuilders /lifters...
  • Or plastic buckets with water. Rig up a pull up...

    Or plastic buckets with water.
    Rig up a pull up bar with a pipe and hit close grip chin ups.
  • Yes your limited with the heavy KB. You could...

    Yes your limited with the heavy KB.
    You could also add sumo DL for reps,suit case walks and maybe KB ball curls putting the hands around the ball and curls it if your strong enough.
  • Yes you have to get the right mind set yourself....

    Yes you have to get the right mind set yourself.
    You should set a goal like you have(170 lbs 8%BF).
    Now have many small goals heading toward the main goal.
    You have to really want it and it needs...
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