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What exercises can temporarily replace the barbell/dumbbell bench press?

I injured my shoulder rock climbing and I cannot bench press anymore as I get pain in that range of motion. Dumbbells are painful too. I can still overheard press fine, and I can do straight bar dips, ...
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Is it quite OKAY to do 45 Degree Leg Press alone to replace squat?

I am not a fan of squat to work out my leg, mostly for safety reasons. Is it OKAY to do 45 Degree Leg Press to replace squat ? By doing that alone, can I build myself a pair of strong-looking legs?
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looking for best way to progressively increase my leg muscles without making my hurt cartilage more hurt? [closed]

I have chondromalacia patella under which the cartilage has become a lot thinner than a normal person's. I have no idea why that happens to a young man like me. I have not had any external ...
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Pain after overhead press [closed]

I've been going to the gym for about a year. The last 3 months I decided to make my training routine a bit more, upper- back/ traps/ shoulder intensive. I basically am doing full body 3 times a week. ...
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Barbell “hip press” for pecs - viable exercise?

Context: for my workouts I can only consider free weights and bodyweight exercises (home gym with power rack). In my chest workout I currently perform: bench press (barbell) flys (dumbbell) hip press ...
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Exercise newbie: Pushups?

I've not long started to exercise and have slowly worked up over the last few months. Every day I do the following: 100 weight lifts (led down) 100 Sit ups 10 Pressups The problem is the press up ...
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Is Rippetoe's advice about the press terrible and wrong?

Mark says that your rotator cuffs will strengthen in the appropriate amount if you just press correctly: Pressing actually strengthens the rotator cuff muscles. When you press overhead and ...
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Barbell presses without a suitable power/squat rack?

Started Starting Strength at a gym today and when I came to the presses, I discovered that the power rack didn't have holes on the outside of the vertical members, meaning a loaded bar could only be ...
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Elbow movement during Rippetoe Press

When doing a (standing, overhead) press as described in Starting Strength, are your elbows supposed to stay in a vertical plane, under your hands and in front of your hands (more or less), staying at ...
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Supplemental exercises for breaking an overhead press plateau

Background: I've just recently completed the first 12 week period of StrongLifts. My finishing stats are below: Age: 24 Gender: male Height: 170cm (67in) Body weight: 68kg (150#) (I've been eating 4-...
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What's proper head/torso motion for overhead barbell press?

I'm ready to learn the overhead barbell press, but am very confused about the head, neck, and torso motion. When do you tilt in, when do you tilt out? Can someone clarify this? The arms are clear but ...
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How to warm-up for the over-head press?

In the Starting Strength chapter on the over-head press, Rippletoe writes The press starts at the rack with the empty bar. After a good shoulder warm-up, approach the bar. I suppose this means ...