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    Remember, those short, silky running shorts from...

    Remember, those short, silky running shorts from '80s? They were cool everywhere, especially the gym.

    Now, we got an 80yr old guy and 50-something year old guy in our gym benching, squatting,...
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    Youth vs. Experience: An old bull and young...

    Youth vs. Experience:

    An old bull and young bull are sitting on a hill contemplating a herd of cows down in the valley.

    The young bull is snorting, pawing at the ground and getting all charged...
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    Yeah, we got a young guy in recently with the...

    Yeah, we got a young guy in recently with the hoodie thing pulled way forward over his face. He's too young to have OD'd on Rocky movies (that's a different old fool we see) so I figure he's been...
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    What I find more than passing strange is why...

    What I find more than passing strange is why otherwise intelligent, reasonable people actually attempt to address posts like this. :)
  • Oh, don't worry, it gets even worse. I've worked...

    Oh, don't worry, it gets even worse. I've worked in "people" businesses all of my life so I think I recognize EVERYBODY. It's gotten to the point that even when I really do recognize somebody but...
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    Oh yeah, the other thing I don't worry about...

    Oh yeah, the other thing I don't worry about after 35 years in gyms is guys talking smack. Especially when they have no idea whatever what another guy even means by "backing off". But big talk is...
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    Sticky: Twenty-eight years ago on this day, 3/16/85, I...

    Twenty-eight years ago on this day, 3/16/85, I walked into my first meeting and have been clean and sober since. It's been a great run and better is yet to come!
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    BTW, as of today, 3/16 I'm clean and sober 28...

    BTW, as of today, 3/16 I'm clean and sober 28 years!
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    Just finished "With the Old Breed" by E.B. Sledge...

    Just finished "With the Old Breed" by E.B. Sledge a wonderfully named Marine mortar-man from '43-'45. It's his memoirs of his front line service in the charnel houses of Peleliu and Okinawa and a...
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    Ahh, the "London Bach" is wonderful to exercise...

    Ahh, the "London Bach" is wonderful to exercise to. Back in the original Walkman days, I used to ride a racing cycle all over S. Florida to Handel, Bach, Albinoni, Purcell and other Baroque masters....
  • Hey, I've trained with free-weights since 1979...

    Hey,

    I've trained with free-weights since 1979 at the age of 18. At 35 I brought out some arthritis in my shoulders from going too heavy and decided that I was never gonna be Mr. Olympia so why...
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    Kinda like this guy you mean? :)

    Kinda like this guy you mean? :)
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    I'm a 52 year old competitive bodybuilder who is...

    I'm a 52 year old competitive bodybuilder who is also a trainer in a local big-chain gym that caters to the mature beach/snowbird crowd and aging yuppies more interested in just not getting fat....
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    Learning when to say "when"...on intensity,...

    Learning when to say "when"...on intensity, poundage and duration of exercise. Since I've also become a PT I have to watch out especially for overdoing things. Since I'm still about 20 years old in...
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    See, now to me that's a Tank Top. Back in the...

    See, now to me that's a Tank Top. Back in the day, at least around here, a "wife beater" was a t-shirt or sweatshirt with the sleeves cut off usually worn over a big beer gut and fat, soft arms to...
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    Bingo, if you're talking about oranges for eating...

    Bingo, if you're talking about oranges for eating I'd be very surprised if it came from Florida. Our oranges are okay but their skins are thin, tight and mottled in color. Not very appealing...
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    I use two gyms and they both have them. What I'm...

    I use two gyms and they both have them. What I'm wondering is what in the hell are the 2.5lbs "plates" for? :)
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    That was funny. But not too shocking around here...

    That was funny. But not too shocking around here in the land of retirees. I've been behind countless headless drivers creeping along with nothing but two boney claws hanging off the wheel for...
  • Yeah, I found I could change out the clutch and...

    Yeah, I found I could change out the clutch and pump by simply laying the washer on its back since all the machinery is at the bottom. My guess is they give full instructions as a liability...
  • Good job. Like you, I found it wasn't too...

    Good job. Like you, I found it wasn't too difficult and in the last couple of years have fixed my washer three times (pump, clutch & lid switch), fridges' freezer defroster once and dishwasher main...
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