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    Hello and good morning to all. Feeling pretty...

    Hello and good morning to all. Feeling pretty good (little sore but manageable) after an awesome weekend of hanging with the family. Went to the Yellow daisy festival, went swimming, ridign bikes and...
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    Despite getting some truly shitty news from the...

    Despite getting some truly shitty news from the Doc today I am still doing my best to remain upbeat and positive. I injured my back years ago, which the Army denies whole heartedly, but I went to the...
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    It's always a good day to be alive and today is...

    It's always a good day to be alive and today is no exception. It seems everytime I take a break form this site I come back with a new outlook. I am always trying to evolve my mindset and training and...
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    Good morning to all. Had a bit of a disagreement...

    Good morning to all. Had a bit of a disagreement yesterday with one of our fellow Primalers but after doing a little thinking I figure it isn't worth the time to focus on the negativity. It all...
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    Thank you Rich for your kind words of...

    Thank you Rich for your kind words of encouragement. I will do my best to live up to your standards from here on out and I will work on owning my decisions. I will put aside what I think works best...
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    I wish him nothing but the best in his recovery...

    I wish him nothing but the best in his recovery but thats a bit of an extreme. I didn't realize that weight lifting was so important to you that you'd throw out something I can't or anyone else can...
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    Thank you for the post and I do have a good bit...

    Thank you for the post and I do have a good bit of knowledge about weightlifting but at this point in my life its not the best thing for me. Whether thats mental (fear of reinjuring my back/shoulder)...
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    Right there with you man. I already put up a pull...

    Right there with you man. I already put up a pull up bar in the backyard and next will be the monkey bars.
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    And the douchebag strikes agian. Its not a list...

    And the douchebag strikes agian. Its not a list of excuses its called overcoming a horrific injury to the back you jacka$$. I get it, you're a big proponent of lifting weights and thats great for you...
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    I used to lift weights all the time and I...

    I used to lift weights all the time and I understand the dramatic changes it can make but for me bodyweight makes more sense. I also injured my back in the Army so I had to tread lightly to find what...
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    Feeling much better today after a solid 8 hours...

    Feeling much better today after a solid 8 hours of sleep.

    Todays food:
    Breakfast: cup of almonds, 3 hard boiled eggs, banana, 2 strawberries, 5 baby carrots, handful of blueberries and 2 sweet...
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    Had an outstanding weekend but unfortunately I am...

    Had an outstanding weekend but unfortunately I am sick as a dog with a upper Respiratory infection. My own fault and add that to the fact I sabotaged my workout routine, diet with candy and beer...
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    Run really fast.
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    Today's food: Breakfast- Broke down and got...

    Today's food:
    Breakfast- Broke down and got McDonald's. I hate it but I was starving and late for work.
    Mid morning snack: 2 sweet peppers,1 hard boiled egg, blackberries, carrots and a handful of...
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    What a great weekend. Nothing beats spending...

    What a great weekend. Nothing beats spending good, quality time with family. We took the kids to the Children Museum of Atlanta (which is awesome), played in the rain on Saturday and then spent a few...
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    Daily plan: Fitness: Walked 9 flights of...

    Daily plan:

    Fitness:
    Walked 9 flights of stairs so far plus a total of 1 mile on my lunch break.
    175 push-ups
    150 squats
    50 lunges
    100 dips

    Food:
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    Good morning. What an emotional roller coaster...

    Good morning. What an emotional roller coaster this weekend was but I am going to only focus on the positives and use the negatives as a tool. This past weekend I laid to rest a dear friend who had...
  18. The biggets benefit for me is a new sense of...

    The biggets benefit for me is a new sense of purpose. I feel more alive and alert than before b/c I have become more aware of my body and how to take better care of it. My sleep has improved, my...
  19. Agreed. I origanally put Herschel wouldn't be the...

    Agreed. I origanally put Herschel wouldn't be the best example but took it out at the last second. I completely understand and I can see where you're coming from.

    I see the world a little...
  20. 1 arm pull-ups are ridiculously hard. Muscle ups...

    1 arm pull-ups are ridiculously hard. Muscle ups even moreso so I give lots of props to anyone who can complete just one. Weights can be a great tool to utilize and if thats your thing then go with...
  21. I'm not sure I understand where the limitations...

    I'm not sure I understand where the limitations are you speak of. When I do pull-ups, push-ups, etc I literally do any and all variations possible. There is more freedom in being able to do...
  22. @dabears I have to respectfully disagree....

    @dabears

    I have to respectfully disagree. Barbells aren't the most efficient way to gain strength, there are just one way to gain strength. They can be very tough on the tendons and joints. He is...
  23. www.madbarz.com (http://www.madbarz.com) is a...

    www.madbarz.com is a great site if you want to stick with just bodyweights. They focus on using the pull-up bar and the parallel bars you can find at outdoor parks. Theres also easy instructions on...
  24. I have been in a quite a few fights from my time...

    I have been in a quite a few fights from my time in college and then the Army (little more serious fights) but they are never like the movies. 90% of all fights end on the ground which gets a little...
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    Bodyweight workouts are the way to go. Don't...

    Bodyweight workouts are the way to go. Don't worry but it sounds like you might want to try a different approach. Simplefit is a great routine and here are a few other sites that could really get you...
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