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    Here's another tip: Try to accelerate through...

    Here's another tip: Try to accelerate through the pulling-phase of your stroke. That will keep you from subconciously letting up in mid-stroke, which is common. And as stated above, make sure your...
  2. Thread: Intro to lamb?

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    Google a recipe for Stifado. Lamb is used in...

    Google a recipe for Stifado. Lamb is used in Greece but some of the recipes use beef. Basic ingredients are lamb, tomato, onions, red wine, cinnamon and nutmeg. Amazing.
  3. Thread: Tabatas

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    "Fun Tabata workouts"? I've never heard of such...

    "Fun Tabata workouts"? I've never heard of such a thing.

    Actually I do Tabata workouts on a semi-regular basis, alternating with pushing a Prowler, but due to become more regular based on my...
  4. Starting Strength is a fantastic program. ...

    Starting Strength is a fantastic program. Simple, straightforward and very effective. I have been using it since Oct 2011, taking last summer mostly off for paddling, then resuming this October. I...
  5. I have been using C2s off and on for several...

    I have been using C2s off and on for several years. They are one of the best (in my opinion) pieces of equipment out there. Whatever your needs are they can contribute effectively. You can go...
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    I love a T-Shirt I saw for sale on a Lifting...

    I love a T-Shirt I saw for sale on a Lifting website: "If Deadlifts were easy, they'd be called Ellipticals".

    That being said, I sometimes jump on one after lifting.
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    Quicky Primal Snack Spread

    Last night I was looking to eat a good primal snack as part of my last meal after lifting. I had some runny Almond butter in the fridge. I had some hard coconut oil in the pantry. So I warmed up...
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    Some folks recommend placing the pan in an oven...

    Some folks recommend placing the pan in an oven and set the oven on Clean mode. That should take most or all of the seasoning off. I haven't tried it myself, but it sounds like the easiest way to...
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    Here is a simple anecdotal response - no...

    Here is a simple anecdotal response - no scientific references, n=1, etc.: I recently donated whole bood. My diet contains an average 60-70 g carbs/day. Moderate O3, little O6, lots of EVOO,...
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    To answer another of your concerns: I...

    To answer another of your concerns:



    I would guess some of both. Heavy Squats are "unknown territory" so it is common to begin tentatively. Secondly, many of the gains a beginner has are due...
  11. Thread: Is water enough?

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    For long efforts RitaRose is right on the mark. ...

    For long efforts RitaRose is right on the mark. If you are working hard for more than a few hours, water alone can be dangerous...even fatal. In this years Texas Water Safari (260 miles paddling in...
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    I never named any of my canoes or kayaks. Hmmm,...

    I never named any of my canoes or kayaks. Hmmm, maybe I would have less tendency to abuse them if they had nice names. Oh well, if I were to start now one appropriate name would be "Cirrhosis of...
  13. Thread: Bike Seat Damage

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    Sometimes the problem can be resolved or...

    Sometimes the problem can be resolved or prevented by careful adjustment of seat angle. I know this by negative experience - I went on a metric century one weekend after switching to Scott DH bars. ...
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    Neckhammer - Thanks! Several of those locations...

    Neckhammer - Thanks! Several of those locations are not too bad for me. I will certainly look into that this week.

    Kevin
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    We can get plenty of lamb. Lots of greeks, greek...

    We can get plenty of lamb. Lots of greeks, greek restaurants and greek groceries here. But I have never seen lamb bacon in stores. I have gotten beef bacon from TJs, which was OK. But the lamb...
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    I don't know the reasons pro/con. But I must say...

    I don't know the reasons pro/con. But I must say it worked pretty well for Carl Lewis.
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    I have found the Promised Land.....Lamb Bacon!

    I had it for the first time tonight. The vehicle was not primal - a flatbread. But it was baked with goat cheese, onions and LAMB BACON. Ooooohhhhhhhh. Incredible! Now I am obsessed with...
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    1 pkg Kerrygold + 1 popsicle stick = AWESOME ...

    1 pkg Kerrygold + 1 popsicle stick = AWESOME (OK. just fantisizing)

    Seriously, it is great in pat-sized bits. I do it all the time.
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    I have found that a pretty good slug of coconut...

    I have found that a pretty good slug of coconut oil gets things moving right along. Especially in the early stages of using it.
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    Faux Thai: Saute it lightly in butter or coconut...

    Faux Thai: Saute it lightly in butter or coconut oil with sliced green onions. When nearly done add a can of coconut milk and some grated ginger and simmer until the fish is just done. Super simple...
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    One of the most heavenly things I ever had was...

    One of the most heavenly things I ever had was goose liver lightly sauteed in butter. Pate foie gras is nice but this simple treatment was so much better. I had it with pheasant and it left the...
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    I had to back off formal SS for the paddling...

    I had to back off formal SS for the paddling season - it was too much. Now I squat maybe 1x per week, dropped the working sets to 225lbs. Stopped DLs - my lower back has gotten a little hinky and...
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    Years ago I tried a super-slow plan at a place in...

    Years ago I tried a super-slow plan at a place in the Chicago suburbs that had been written up in Outside magazine. The piece claimed the technique would "get you strong". I tried it for awhile -...
  24. Thread: Gripe of the Day

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    OK, dear, we got a late start because you went...

    OK, dear, we got a late start because you went back into the house for some unexplained reason. You know the way to where we are going. You know how long it takes. You recognize all the landmarks...
  25. Thread: Score!

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    Of course. But it's not always possible, so a...

    Of course. But it's not always possible, so a source of the good stuff is really nice to have. I actually think goose fat is far tastier, but the last goose I could even find cost me $70.
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