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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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    Are you bodybuilding or strength training?...

    Are you bodybuilding or strength training?
    Feeling muscles while working them is usually connected to bodybuilding.
    As mentioned doing the movement itself and doing it for a strength protocol you...
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    Underdog83 is right on with his post above ^^^....

    Underdog83 is right on with his post above ^^^.
    I see people post all the time their BF percentages and really how the measure it is the big issue.
    An approximate inexpensive way to measure is skin...
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    Yes absolutely !

    Yes absolutely !
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    When gyms are open again across the country the...

    When gyms are open again across the country the prices will most likely come down.
    That being said there will be a certain percentage that won't go back to the gym and be training at home so they...
  • Good question. I mix in bodybuilding kettlebell...

    Good question.
    I mix in bodybuilding kettlebell exercises in my training all the time.
    What you have to remember is a bit different than the DB since the weight is either hanging or off set top of...
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    Good advise above^^^. Certainly for a larger guy...

    Good advise above^^^.
    Certainly for a larger guy they can be harder.
    At 230 pounds that takes some strength right off the bat to actually do.
    Certainly heavier people will have more of a...
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    IMO yes,depending on how you do some of the...

    IMO yes,depending on how you do some of the exercises you posted.
    For example i have seen some guys get great bicep development from close grip chin ups(palms facing).
    Close grip bench press with a...
  • Your body will lose weight/bodyfat where it wants...

    Your body will lose weight/bodyfat where it wants to.
    When you lose weight through a calorie deficit you may lose some muscle size also.
    The goal here is to train hard enough to maintain as much as...
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    Give yourself some time as mentioned above. Ease...

    Give yourself some time as mentioned above.
    Ease back into and force yourself if you have to.
    When you train and especially with some intensity you produce endorphins which should make your mood...
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