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    This weekend I met a woman who has won several...

    This weekend I met a woman who has won several cross-fit competitions. The thing is, she doesn't do cross-fit. She trains people for cross-fit competitions using barbell strength training and...
  2. Thread: Why?

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    Strength training is a form of cardio. It's much...

    Strength training is a form of cardio. It's much like sprinting. A max effort really gets your heart rate up super high and it takes a while to come back down, then you go for another set. See? Just...
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    I usually do not try another rep if the last one...

    I usually do not try another rep if the last one was any bit of a struggle. I have had to call out for help too many times. I actually don't bench press very often though.
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    There is not the full range of motion with a...

    There is not the full range of motion with a floor press as with the bench press.

    You must be pretty darn strong already if pushups aren't challenging!
  5. I have a theory that the anxiety and all that is...

    I have a theory that the anxiety and all that is a symptom of two things: lack of the vitamins that animal foods provide and lack of protein. Why wouldn't a person have anxiety if their base organism...
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    My boobs would look like that with a pointy bra....

    My boobs would look like that with a pointy bra. But the rest of me wouldn't.
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    Probably the cheapest thing you can do is to buy...

    Probably the cheapest thing you can do is to buy a rotisserie chicken and make soup from the bones. Probably equivalent would be to buy some chicken feet and make soup from them. I made some chicken...
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    A chocolate bar is one serving. Sometimes I have...

    A chocolate bar is one serving. Sometimes I have half a serving.
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    You're looking in the wrong place, OldSchool....

    You're looking in the wrong place, OldSchool. Come to my gym. So many pretty college girls and more and more of them are squatting and deadlifting heavy. The guys are mostly skinny college guys...
  10. Thread: Toning Arms?

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    I have huge ugly upper arms. I'm also 50 years...

    I have huge ugly upper arms. I'm also 50 years old. Before I got into lifting weights my arms were like bingo wings, wap-wap. It has taken 2 years, but they have firmed up a lot. When I move my arms...
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    I'm a little afraid to taste them. And man, if...

    I'm a little afraid to taste them. And man, if that tiny little two-bite bar is 140 calories I must eat a million calories a day.
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    Having spent two days in a strength workshop plus...

    Having spent two days in a strength workshop plus having had a few other coaching sessions along the way, I think it is valuable to meet with a strength coach. They all seem to have different ideas...
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    I got a bunch of interesting trail food as a gift...

    I got a bunch of interesting trail food as a gift today. All from REI:

    - Epic bars (lamb jerky bars)
    - Primal jerky (beef and pineapple or mango)
    - Moon cheese (freeze-dried cheese?)
    - Dark...
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    You might see if you have a powerlifting gym in...

    You might see if you have a powerlifting gym in your area. I had to do periodic google searches for a couple years before I finally got a hit. Turns out there is a powerlifting gym here and they are...
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    Still, you put that over your head like it...

    Still, you put that over your head like it weighed 20lbs.
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    The forward thing goes away when the weight gets...

    The forward thing goes away when the weight gets really heavy. Because it has to. When it's so light there's nothing forcing you to be perfect. At least that has been my experience. Other than that,...
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    You should ask people who are actively employed...

    You should ask people who are actively employed where you live where they went.
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    They whole body stuff is more effective than just...

    They whole body stuff is more effective than just focusing on arms or legs. More effective toward general strength. Maybe not necessarily more effective toward building pretty muscles, although you...
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    I think Mark's definition of lifting heavy things...

    I think Mark's definition of lifting heavy things doesn't include much progression or heavy weight. He does have progression for his bodyweight fitness program, but it is mainly toward getting you...
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    That looks really pretty. Years ago we were...

    That looks really pretty.

    Years ago we were hiking in a cloud. Everyone was tired. All the men were close to mutiny because we could hardly see where the trail was in the mist and people didn't...
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    I hope we have chicken for lunch. Then on my...

    I hope we have chicken for lunch. Then on my birthday I'm going out and getting a big ol' slab of some kind of flesh. GainzZz!
  22. Thread: Taubes theory

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    I ate a freeze-dried ice cream sandwich the other...

    I ate a freeze-dried ice cream sandwich the other day and washed it down with a beer. Does that mean I fell off the wagon? Nah. It just means I went backpacking with friends who packed in beer and...
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    The best part of paleo is how good it makes you...

    The best part of paleo is how good it makes you feel. How strong, awake and vital. How happy, too. Plus everything tastes better. Including fresh fruit. At least that was my experience. Makes it easy...
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    I have a habit of trying on my new age before I...

    I have a habit of trying on my new age before I get there. My birthday is on Sunday. For my birthday I bought a ticket to a two-day workshop at a powerlifting gym I found here in Santa Barbara. Brian...
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    Well, that all makes sense. I found a very low...

    Well, that all makes sense. I found a very low carb diet curbed my hunger, too. I also find a very high protein diet curbs my hunger even if I eat a lot of fruit and potatoes.
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