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One major difference between the barbell squat and the Smith machine squat is how far you can bring your feet in front. With the barbell, there is only one position—feet directly under the bar. In contrast, the Smith machine follows a fixed path, thereby removing the need to balance it, so you can bring your feet out to various distances. The article that ...


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The first picture is a more accurate depiction of a proper rack position (i.e., over the eyes). The reason for beginning with your eyes under the bar isn't because it's easier to unrack (it's arguably more difficult). The primary reason is to allow full range of motion throughout each rep. When you bench press, you should create a "J" curve; ...


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Firstly, moving your scapulae through a full range of motion in a pull-up will not work the muscles responsible for elevating the scapulae (i.e. upper traps and levator scapulae), as gravity does the work of scapular elevation during a hang. It's only the muscles responsible for scapular depression (pec minor, lat dorsi) that will be worked. The rhomboids ...


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This is kind of a debated topic from what I have found online, but it seems better for shoulder/scapular health to start depressed, rather than dynamically adding weight(using full ROM). from topic boards on different fitness websites, it's not bad to use the ROM and avoid depressing shoulders, but depressing shoulders will avoid overactive traps, help ...


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Why searching for THE proper grip? Why not actually taking advantage of variations? What do you think is best for overall performance? Running at the same pace always or having some slow days, some fast days and then everything in between? It’s the same for grip. Vary your grip. You can actually read in Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding bible how he used ...


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