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  1. I heard an excellent exercise for elbows and...

    I heard an excellent exercise for elbows and shoulders is farmer walks. use dumbells and just hold them and start walking, progressively get heavier as you get stronger.
    I also do Kettlebell get...
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    A thick rope, tied to some weight plates that...

    A thick rope, tied to some weight plates that hang below your elbow, when doing one arm presses.
    Careful not to go fast, as the plates will swing and hit you at the top.
    Just an idea.

    Al
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    Back in the 90's I used the squat rack for all...

    Back in the 90's I used the squat rack for all kinds of things.
    Bench press, seated military press, barbell shrugs, curls, pull ups, and squats.
    It was also useful for loading the bar on the...
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    Tim, good blog! I have those things in mine,...

    Tim,
    good blog!
    I have those things in mine, also a heavy bag, plates and dumbells, homemade dip station.

    Though 15 years ago, I would have gone with the Barbell, bench and power rack.

    Al
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    Love this thread. I'm sure most would agree that...

    Love this thread.
    I'm sure most would agree that lifting as heavy as possible with shorter rest periods is the best way to for muscle growth.
    But lifting like a power lifter in a strength cycle is...
  6. In around 1900, it is claimed that the average...

    In around 1900, it is claimed that the average life expectance was in the forties.
    But this was a misguided calculation. Because the infant mortality rate was 15%!
    That's what brought the average...
  7. Three plates at the gym, and three plates for...

    Three plates at the gym, and three plates for dinner.:D
  8. Ever watch kids play? I'm not talking video games...

    Ever watch kids play? I'm not talking video games here!
    They walk, run, sprint, crawl,climb and wrestle. They do it for fun!
    But they never do any one of those for a long duration, because that...
  9. When to terminate a set? Before injury! When...

    When to terminate a set? Before injury!
    When does injury occur? When speed and /or form deteriorates.
    That guy wiggling under the bench press to get that last rep, had all the signs to quit the...
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    First do sprints on an exercise bike. Second is...

    First do sprints on an exercise bike.
    Second is make sure you visualize your perfect body every day!
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    Sticky: hello, I've been lurking on MDA for a few years,...

    hello, I've been lurking on MDA for a few years, and have finally decided to go primal (with my wife).
    I currently started at 260 lbs, and my goal is 200 lbs. Obviously health is my #1 motivating...
  12. I agree, Barbells are king of the hill, for...

    I agree, Barbells are king of the hill, for strength and size.
    When I use to go to a commmercial gym for about 12 years, I saw my best gains from barbell training.
    Wrecked my shoulders, but I got...
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