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  1. Thread: Priorities ?

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    Do I have to pick from those? I don't think I...

    Do I have to pick from those? I don't think I can.

    If you want my honest top 3...

    1. Athletic goal -- rock climbing performance, definitely priority #1
    2. Have a strong foundation in all major...
  2. Thread: Favourite book?

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    The Lord of the Rings The Count of Monte Cristo...

    The Lord of the Rings
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    1984
    The Stranger
    The Vampire Chronicles
    Harry Potter series
    Siddhartha

    Just finished Ender's Game, which someone mentioned earlier, and...
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    So, embarrassingly, I suck at squats. As a...

    So, embarrassingly, I suck at squats. As a competitive climber and avid long distance runner for many years I never really trained them (thinking heavy legs might be counterproductive) and it's a...
  4. Man, those vids make me cringe. Good luck with...

    Man, those vids make me cringe. Good luck with the recovery OS. You'll be crushing again before you know it!
  5. Thread: Meet results

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    Great performance Rich, congrats! It's amazing...

    Great performance Rich, congrats! It's amazing that you lift so much at only 148. Out of curiosity, how tall are you?
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    Nice OS! I think you're going to progress fast...

    Nice OS! I think you're going to progress fast now that you've got the movement dialed. Something tells me we'll see a "Yayyyyy.....Deadlifted 400" thread very soon.
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    Good call on the negatives Gorbag, definitely one...

    Good call on the negatives Gorbag, definitely one of the best ways to progress the pull-up.
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    sbhikes, go you! Full bodyweight pull-up is a...

    sbhikes, go you! Full bodyweight pull-up is a huge milestone, well done!

    When you're trying to progress to your first unassisted I think variety helps a lot, just to make sure nothing gets...
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    At 3:45 -- "there's no such thing as strong...

    At 3:45 -- "there's no such thing as strong fingers".

    A day of climbing would see him reconsider that. :)
  10. Awesome. Post some updated vids next week, it'd...

    Awesome. Post some updated vids next week, it'd be cool to see how you progress. Good luck!
  11. Rich, what's the idea behind this press 2.0...

    Rich, what's the idea behind this press 2.0 you've referenced? I'll youtube it when I get a chance, since you mentioned there's a 30-min video about it, but I don't have time right now (and won't for...
  12. No, you don't want your elbows to flare out when...

    No, you don't want your elbows to flare out when benching.

    Here's a decent little youtube clip on bench form, complete with amusing narration. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRVjAtPip0Y
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  13. Ahh, okay, this is certainly true. I agree that...

    Ahh, okay, this is certainly true. I agree that to activate your core maximally you have to use a belt, and thus to squat your heaviest you'll have to use a belt. I like squatting without one because...
  14. Hey Steve! All in all things look pretty awesome,...

    Hey Steve! All in all things look pretty awesome, here are the few things I noticed...

    SQUAT

    Great job keeping the lower back tight, the lumbar spine looked neutral and safe generally. Maybe...
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    Yeah, just flatten the back a bit more. "Better...

    Yeah, just flatten the back a bit more. "Better extension", as Rich said. But I agree with him, they look pretty good already!
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    I'd rather critique your video, it seems you have...

    I'd rather critique your video, it seems you have a bad case of VVS my friend. ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA

    Aside from that, I think yodiewan might be right... pause your...
  17. I don't really workout at work, but I fit in...

    I don't really workout at work, but I fit in certain exercises throughout the day. Whenever I'm in an empty exam room (I work in a doctor's office) I'll take the opportunity to do a few pistol...
  18. OP, you've already gotten some good responses. If...

    OP, you've already gotten some good responses. If it helps though, here's the way I like to explain it. A concentric contraction is when a muscle shortens while it contracts, and an eccentric...
  19. Thread: Dip Challenge !

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    Nice Rich! You're steadily closing the gap on Mr...

    Nice Rich! You're steadily closing the gap on Mr A.
  20. Thread: Dip Challenge !

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    Well done Greenbeast! You too Rich. With...

    Well done Greenbeast!

    You too Rich. With 100lbs, adding any reps is awesome!
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    Monster workout Rich, 3 PR's! Do I remember...

    Monster workout Rich, 3 PR's! Do I remember reading somewhere that you only weigh around 160? That's nuts, well done!
  22. Thread: Dip Challenge !

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    I was pretty nervous myself! I usually do ring...

    I was pretty nervous myself! I usually do ring dips, saw horses were the best thing I could think of on the spot for the vid. Definitely not gonna push my luck any further with em tho!
  23. Thread: Dip Challenge !

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    Well, here's my effort from earlier today. Can't...

    Well, here's my effort from earlier today. Can't quite hang with the monsters of this forum but I'm pretty happy with my 5 reps! My "weight belt" was a regular pants belt with some rock climbing...
  24. Thread: Dip Challenge !

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    This thread is awesome, it's really inspiring to...

    This thread is awesome, it's really inspiring to watch all these videos, also fun to see forum members "in the flesh".

    You guys inspired me to give the dip challenge a try myself this morning....
  25. Poor nutrition. Resistance training is awesome...

    Poor nutrition. Resistance training is awesome and those people are doing a great thing for themselves, but if they're eating a toxic, processed, crappy quality diet then they're only partway to...
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