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  1. Make sure her shoulder blades are squeezed...

    Make sure her shoulder blades are squeezed tightly together and her head is either straight ahead or facing slightly up. Also, experiment with a wider grip on the bar, a slightly lower position of...
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    I would avoid upright rows with a close grip as...

    I would avoid upright rows with a close grip as they can destroy your rotator cuffs. A wider grip places more focus on the medial (middle) deltoids but still hits the traps. I personally find...
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    Another suggestion is to add 1 or 2 weight gainer...

    Another suggestion is to add 1 or 2 weight gainer shakes per day. They easily pack 800+ calories and can be consumed very quickly (for those with a busy schedule). The downside is that unless you...
  4. Thread: Rate My Routine

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    Seems like a solid and complete routine (with no...

    Seems like a solid and complete routine (with no muscle groups being neglected). However, I would like to point out 1factor that may lead to over training down the road if left unaddressed. On...
  5. Poll: It's quite obvious that Wannabebig and AtLarge...

    It's quite obvious that Wannabebig and AtLarge Nutrition are the same company. Why else would anyone set up a large collection of forums (with an intent of attracting hundreds or thousands daily...
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    I agree. Check out SS or one of the other...

    I agree. Check out SS or one of the other programs that focus on developing a complete physique, rather than just the muscle groups that are visible in the mirror. At the very least, if you want to...
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    Check out this thread...

    Check out this thread regarding the maximum weight capacity of an EZ curl bar. I highly doubt you have much to worry in terms of the bar snapping. Olympic bars are designed to handle a lot of weight....
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    Also read this article: Boosting the Bench!...

    Also read this article: Boosting the Bench!
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    Make sure that you're training upper chest as...

    Make sure that you're training upper chest as well. Try adding some incline bench press if you're not already doing so (or even replace flat bench press with until you've made some progress with the...
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    Make sure to eat 6-7 smaller meals per day rather...

    Make sure to eat 6-7 smaller meals per day rather than 3-4 large meals. Include some protein, unprocessed carbs, and healthy fats with each meal. Drink a lot of milk (preferably whole milk). Get 7-9...
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    Try choosing a solid program (such as SS) and...

    Try choosing a solid program (such as SS) and following it for about 8 weeks or until linear progress has stopped. Then take a week or two off and start again with a new routine.
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    There are two factors that greatly contribute to...

    There are two factors that greatly contribute to the perceived width of your shoulders: upper back width and waist thickness. A wide upper back pushes the shoulders out while a thick waist gives...
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    Check out this article...

    Check out this article printed in Men's Fitness in August 2004.
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    To increase knee stability, consider performing...

    To increase knee stability, consider performing leg exercises with 1 leg rather than 2 (except for barbell squats of course). 1-legged leg presses work very well for this.
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    It's good how you have abs and cardio in between...

    It's good how you have abs and cardio in between the heavy-duty workouts (chest, shoulders, back, legs). Abs and cardio can be performed almost any available day without risk of over training. The...
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    Chest and/or shoulders pair very well with back;...

    Chest and/or shoulders pair very well with back; as do biceps with triceps. In addition to finishing your workout faster and getting some additional cardio, this method of opposite-muscle supersets...
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    4 days of rest per week is fine as long as every...

    4 days of rest per week is fine as long as every muscle group is being adequately trained. There are MANY effective weight lifting routines that consist of only 3 training days per with 4 days of...
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    When doing squats, make sure your knees do not...

    When doing squats, make sure your knees do not travel past the tips your toes. Also try a wider stance with toes pointed slightly out (that actually helped me out with that same problem).
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    Try taking ZMA (zinc monomethionine aspartate and...

    Try taking ZMA (zinc monomethionine aspartate and magnesium aspartate) tablets about an hour before bed. They can be helpful in gettig an undisturbed sleep.
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    The majority of exercises in SS, namely squat,...

    The majority of exercises in SS, namely squat, deadlift, and power clean, cannot be properly performed using dumbbells as they require a great deal of balance (using DBs would severely reduce the...
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