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    Powe lifter vs Calisthenics

    Just watched this and I still think it's comparing apples to oranges, but it was interesting to watch and makes you think what is the best method for general prepared fitness for a lot of different...
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    Beginners have no business playing around with...

    Beginners have no business playing around with muscle confusion. It would take a couple years for the average lifter(power lifts) to reach a point of diminishing returns to take that approach. ...
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    A) - Deadlift, bench press B) - Leg press,...

    A) - Deadlift, bench press
    B) - Leg press, chins, OHP

    Al
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    Michael, good post. A friend of mine(actually...

    Michael, good post.
    A friend of mine(actually karate training partner for the past 15 years is your age "68") Would go walking indoors at an arena during the winter months. Among a lot of older ...
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    Wanderinjack, I get what you're saying. I posted...

    Wanderinjack, I get what you're saying. I posted above, about what I did in training back when I was younger.
    Now in my late 40s, I train with kettlebells & body weight mostly. Back in the day...
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    Kirdenlynx what are your goals? Weight loss?...

    Kirdenlynx what are your goals?

    Weight loss? muscle gain? strength? general prepared fitness? Body building?
    If weight loss, how much? Muscle gain, again how much? Strength, what lifts or...
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    My sincere apologies on the spelling mistake. ...

    My sincere apologies on the spelling mistake. Wow that was terrible of me!

    I loved the early UFC, way less rules and 8 man tournaments!

    Though now the fighters are polished professional...
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    I haven't posted here in years but this was a...

    I haven't posted here in years but this was a fun(funny) thread that I wanted to contribute to.

    First in sports when all things are equal such as weight class, Then if ability, speed, and...
  9. Three exercises that could help your back,...

    Three exercises that could help your back, provided your cleared by doc.
    Kettlebell Swings 'hard style' not American overhead version. Teaches you to proper hip hinge while keeping neutral spine. ...
  10. Coming from a martial arts back ground, newbies...

    Coming from a martial arts back ground, newbies are usually quite intimidated at the beginning and are overcoming a lot of fear/anxiety by just starting. I always go over to them, introduce myself...
  11. 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...
  16. 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...
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    Three plates at the gym, and three plates for dinner.:D
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  22. 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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