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    You could try the old school iron shoes,i have a...

    You could try the old school iron shoes,i have a pair from Ivanko.
    They have a small bar that goes through them to add weight plates on each side also.
    Standing one leg leg curls.
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    I'll add my two cents. Yes you could use the...

    I'll add my two cents.
    Yes you could use the trap bar as a leg movement if you wanted but each rep would have to be precise.
    Suffolk punch's answer above is right on IMO.
    You can maneuver the trap...
  • I'll concur with the above comment,bench in a...

    I'll concur with the above comment,bench in a power rack with safety pins just slightly below chest level or get a spotter or both.
    He means either safety arms or pins in a power rack.
    Some racks...
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    Yes you can never totally eliminate the work of...

    Yes you can never totally eliminate the work of other areas from a target area.
    It will be different from person to person.
    You might want to try straps on bicep exercises to help eliminate some...
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    Start focusing at the top and work down. Cable...

    Start focusing at the top and work down.
    Cable pull ins or DB pull overs across a bench are a good exercises to stretch the lats where they tie in to the shoulders.
    I always do cable pull ins...
  • First you have to make your own decision on the...

    First you have to make your own decision on the back extensions(i call them back raises)if they are beneficial for you.
    It looks like you've done your research you have to come to your own...
  • Your technique isn't that bad at all. As...

    Your technique isn't that bad at all.
    As mentioned that third rep your back is probably getting fatigued and need to stay tight so you don't go forward compared to the previous reps.
    Some good...
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    What protocol are you using? And where are...

    What protocol are you using?
    And where are sticking points?
    You might ask this in the powerlifting section also.
  • Yes but you have to find out yourself what works...

    Yes but you have to find out yourself what works better for you and what doesn't.
    It's a trial and error thing so it can take some time to find what works best.
    Keep a training journal and record...
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    There's nothing like getting personal...

    There's nothing like getting personal instruction.
    It will be hard to know exactly when you need to improve on when you can't ask questions or have a qualified eye watching you.
    This forum maybe...
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    That's hog wash. I started my son at 13 years...

    That's hog wash.
    I started my son at 13 years old with the powerlifts.
    First though i recommend some basic body weight strength movements.
    Push ups,planks,pull ups,non weighted or goblet squats to...
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    I have a couple of Ivanko bars i bought in the...

    I have a couple of Ivanko bars i bought in the past from Ivanko.
    They do not have markings that identify them as Ivanko so you basically have to go on looks.
    Like the post above mentions some...
  • RDL's ,make sure your hinging your hips back with...

    RDL's ,make sure your hinging your hips back with slight knee bend.
    Slowly push the hips back with more of your weight on your heels.
    The bar depending on flexibility will come down to about knee...
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    I would call it outer chest. As mentioned its...

    I would call it outer chest.
    As mentioned its true you cannot train a specific area with out others area getting involved.
    You can though direct more stress to an area.
    Bench pressing with a wide...
  • See a medical professional,maybe a chiropractor...

    See a medical professional,maybe a chiropractor or physical therapist preferably someone that works with athletes..
    Members on the forum unless they declare so ,are not medical professionals to give...
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    You must set goals and achieve them. Have...

    You must set goals and achieve them.
    Have several small goals that lead to a larger one.
    Discipline is very important if you don't have it you won't achieve you goals.
    As far as motivation it...
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    It could be. It would depend on how important...

    It could be.
    It would depend on how important calve work and this particular machine is to you.
    I have one but it has to stay outside my garage gym under a tarp.
    I also have other equipment out...
  • Stop doing them and see a medical professional....

    Stop doing them and see a medical professional.
    A chiropractor,physical therapist and orthopedic doctor and get a clear answer for your issue.
    I don't clunking/catching is a normal feeling as you...
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    Thats a nice looking vertical leg press machine....

    Thats a nice looking vertical leg press machine.
    IMO you need to be careful because it can put the low back in a bad position and cause issues.
    I would only go as low to where the low back doesn't...
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    It can work for some but sets need to be very...

    It can work for some but sets need to be very intense and hard.
    This type of training is not a strength training protocol but you could get stronger because the weights need to be heavy enough to...
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