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  1. It's really worth the read. Some with a...

    It's really worth the read. Some with a background in gymnastics/parkour like Mr. Anthony may not find it as ground breaking, but I've never seen anything like it. Even books like Overcoming Gravity,...
  2. Explosive Calisthenics: New Book by Paul Wade / Al Kavadlo

    I'm a purveyor of fitness e-books. I read quite a few, and every now and then one will stick out and catch my attention. I came across the new book "Explosive Calisthenics: Superhuman Power, Maximum...
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    The alkaline/acid debate is iffy at best, but as...

    The alkaline/acid debate is iffy at best, but as a sufferer of LPR (a form of acid reflux without the heartburn) I do take acid levels seriously. All vinegar (including ACV, balsamic), lemons, sodas,...
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    Agreed. Just be prepared that there is a 99%...

    Agreed. Just be prepared that there is a 99% chance their background was not in Starting Strength, and may view form/frequency differently. Most tend to stick to a 3 day split based on the big 3...
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    After your first day, you'll probably answer your...

    After your first day, you'll probably answer your own question with "as little as possible" :p

    As others have mentioned, there should be no need to do anything more. Eventually you will get...
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    Have you considered trying a push/pull split...

    Have you considered trying a push/pull split instead? I know guys like Mentzer were big on body part splits, but the body is so complex with how the muscles all intertwine that something like a leg...
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    I've changed up my goals quite a bit this year....

    I've changed up my goals quite a bit this year. In 2013 my goal was to lose fat/ get stronger by Starting Strength, and I gained fat and got stronger so I felt it was still a win. Gained about 30lbs...
  8. Ignore Oldschhool, you have to love him but he...

    Ignore Oldschhool, you have to love him but he thinks kettlebells are the path to snap city (like some people think lifting weights makes women bulky or that squats are bad for your knees).

    Simple...
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    I'll second the recommendation to read Simple and...

    I'll second the recommendation to read Simple and Sinister. It really is a great program that is fairly clear and straight forward. Even if you have other goals ahead of you, mastering the Simple...
  10. Thread: born to run?

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    My outside opinion as a non-competitive runner is...

    My outside opinion as a non-competitive runner is that runners tend to get the mentality that more is better. Ask any converted runner about their training, and they will say they started doing 5Ks,...
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    They are also relatively affordable, plenty of...

    They are also relatively affordable, plenty of decent ones on Amazon under $200. The nice thing is they take up less room the a full rack set up, and they can also be used for farmers carries.

    My...
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    I just switched to a higher frequency program...

    I just switched to a higher frequency program from Michael Matthew's "Bigger Leaner Stronger", and I like it. I wanted to try switching up my programming away from just a strength focus, and it is so...
  13. Poll: I think in your situation you are going to have...

    I think in your situation you are going to have to lay off the Crossfit. I differ in opinion on this than most of the others here, but I think Crossfit can be a great match if you are: relatively...
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    No I can, and I do. The problem is that is causes...

    No I can, and I do. The problem is that is causes a bit of a moment arm that becomes increasing hard to fight against at higher weights.

    I am at work, but maybe a few pictures can help explain...
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    Bob Peoples was the perfect example of a pioneer...

    Bob Peoples was the perfect example of a pioneer lifting 700lbs+ with spinal positioning that would make some people quesy: http://pressingtostrongman.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/peoplespulllg.jpg
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    Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) / GERD

    Hey everyone,

    So this is just my un-primal experience, but I thought I'd get a new thread started regarding LPR. There were some around here, but they have been inactive for over a year.

    I...
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    The best combination of Paleo principles with...

    The best combination of Paleo principles with Peat would probably be Ari Whitten's "Forever Fatloss". It's an e-book on Amazon for like .99, but it is so well packed with information that just makes...
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    That is probably my timeline too--although I've...

    That is probably my timeline too--although I've been stuck on 385lbs for a few weeks now. For some reason I don't have much of a mental barrier for singles, but I've almost given up on sets of 5...
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    I got a doctor's note when I was 13 that I wasn't...

    I got a doctor's note when I was 13 that I wasn't supposed to lift anything over 35lbs for the rest of my life because of my Scheuermann's disease (a form of kyphosis that causes disc degeneration in...
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    If you are not an athlete or professional, and...

    If you are not an athlete or professional, and your job doesn't depend on it, you are completely in control of your own training. I think too much of training and programming focuses on where you...
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    I have to second the recommendation to read Ari...

    I have to second the recommendation to read Ari Whitten's "Forever Fat Loss". It is currently $.99 on Amazon kindle, so not much to lose. He essentially sums up the key elements of Mark...
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    I recently did a Dan John 6-week mass challenge...

    I recently did a Dan John 6-week mass challenge that had me doing start the session with a 5x10 backsquat, and proceeded to kill me for the next 90 minutes after that. The only way I was able to get...
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    I think a lot of it comes down to individuality....

    I think a lot of it comes down to individuality. I lose weight quickly on low carb, but I never seem to get out of the flu and feel terrible. Some people feel great, and shouldn't be afraid of a...
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    Exactly. It's the reason both the steak and eggs...

    Exactly. It's the reason both the steak and eggs diet and the potato hack work, as does PSMF. The body can process carbs and fat just fine, but when there is an abundance of both there is major spill...
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    Nobody heard you during the Men's locker room...

    Nobody heard you during the Men's locker room convo, so I'll try my hand at an answer ;)

    If you are just trying to lose weight, what you are doing should allow you to see progress for a while. You...
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