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    When you anchor your feet under a weight or bar...

    When you anchor your feet under a weight or bar and do say sit ups or crunches the hip flexors(top of the quads)help considerable especially if you abs are weaker.
    So the quads feel it more than the...
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    Keep the protein intake up. Also I've found...

    Keep the protein intake up.
    Also I've found creatine and leucine helpful supplements.
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    I would suggest wrist straps. When you grip the...

    I would suggest wrist straps.
    When you grip the bar without them you put more tension in the arms and they end up doing more of the work is what you don't want.
    I would ask you do you feel your...
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    One of the hardest things to do is maintain a...

    One of the hardest things to do is maintain a bodyweight once you've lost a good amount.
    The percentage is low for people that are able to keep it down.
    Once they reach the goal there is no after...
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    Yes but your body will eventually adjust if your...

    Yes but your body will eventually adjust if your there for a period of time.
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    Your issue is opposite of most older guys in they...

    Your issue is opposite of most older guys in they can weight easy and not necessarily muscle.
    IMO you need to get in at least three days of training quick and intense with compound movements less...
  • Without seeing you do them you may be bending...

    Without seeing you do them you may be bending over to much when you step up and then straighten out at the top part of the step.
    Stay upright, maybe start with a lower step.
    Drive straight through...
  • Dumbbell bench presses. Try one arm at a time if...

    Dumbbell bench presses.
    Try one arm at a time if you have a weaker arm.
    One DB at a time press the number of reps then switch arms.
    You can also try doing more sets for your weaker side to help...
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    You can start just using the bar for exercises....

    You can start just using the bar for exercises.
    It may be slightly larger in diameter than the standard bar which may work the grip a little more.
    The oly bar was originally used for olympic lifts....
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    You need to use both if your concerned about...

    You need to use both if your concerned about using the heavier weight.
    Keep with the lighter for sets but have days where you use the heavier DB's.
    You may only get sets of one or two reps but keep...
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    Both styles work the abdominals. For functional...

    Both styles work the abdominals.
    For functional type abs to help your lift and everyday strength you might use in the real world you should IMO do weight exercise.
    Suit case walks with a heavy...
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    For bodybuilding the narrow stance squat is a...

    For bodybuilding the narrow stance squat is a good one for the outer(sweep)of the quads.
    The issue with very close stance is balance and stability with a free bar.
    These are better done IMO with a...
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    I like stiff arm cable pull ins. They hit most...

    I like stiff arm cable pull ins.
    They hit most of the back except maybe lumbars.
    With those i either do back raises or DL's bar only.
  • Id certainly agree with wolf rose's comment. A...

    Id certainly agree with wolf rose's comment.
    A SSBar is one i personally use quite a bit.
    The yoke bar EliteFTS is my go to.
    Also the football/swiss bar,i have the one with the angled handles so...
  • The progression i use when teaching is first...

    The progression i use when teaching is first learn the "face the wall squat".
    It's a bodyweight squat to help you get in a proper squat position.
    Maybe start with feet 12" away and progressively...
  • It could be genetic and the way your put...

    It could be genetic and the way your put together.
    One i like for upper outer are wide lat pull downs where you have a scapula "dislocate"full stretch at the top,then a controlled retraction not a...
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    The one that you feel the quads working the...

    The one that you feel the quads working the best/hardest if bodybuulding.
    I personally go from a feel stand point and as you mentioned it can be a personal thing depending on how your built.
    Not...
  • You should research coach Dan John's stuff. He...

    You should research coach Dan John's stuff.
    He has some recommendations that older folks should be able to do or strive for.
    Things included are hang from a bar for 30 seconds,stand on one leg R&L...
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    They've had some out there years ago. Two types...

    They've had some out there years ago.
    Two types that come to mind are ones with nematic shock absorber type resistance,so the harder you push and then pull the more resistance but really hard to...
  • I would try different leverages/angles for...

    I would try different leverages/angles for progression.
    Feet on a block progressing to maybe a bench.
    Bands might be an option.
    Putting a band under each hand and around the back for extra...
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