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    I started pretty much from ground zero at age 45....

    I started pretty much from ground zero at age 45. Couldn't do a single push up when I first stepped into the gym back in 2010. I'd spent the year before losing close to 50 pounds just though diet...
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    I focus primarily on olympic lifting therefore my...

    I focus primarily on olympic lifting therefore my training is geared towards improving those specific lifts. So the vast majority of the time I'm training for performance rather than aesthetics. ...
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    I don't drink many sweetened beverages these...

    I don't drink many sweetened beverages these days. I take my coffee black and gave up drinking soda years ago. I used to drink a lot of diet coke back in the day and never noticed any adverse...
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    That's me these days too. I'd like to say I'm a...

    That's me these days too. I'd like to say I'm a cheap date now but since I can only drink one I immediately head for the good 18 and 20 year old bourbons.
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    Reese's are one of my candy weaknesses. The...

    Reese's are one of my candy weaknesses. The other one is those red swedish fish candies. I have no sense of "when" with either. I will eat them until they are gone.
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    I'm going to go with "Twix"

    I'm going to go with "Twix"
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    It feels like it is way too early for me to start...

    It feels like it is way too early for me to start complaining about all the valentine's day displays in stores. But they have forced me to do it by putting those displays up the second xmas was...
  • Lots of middle aged guys in shinny new gym shoes...

    Lots of middle aged guys in shinny new gym shoes in my gym this week. They seemed to be largely on the mat and the cardio equipment but would make occassional sightseeing circuits around the weight...
  • Thread: Hook grip

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    I hook grip cleans, snatches and all pulls...

    I hook grip cleans, snatches and all pulls (Snatch pulls, clean pulls, DL). I also hook grip on OH squat and snatch balances. I don't hook grip on narrower grip overhead motions though like jerks,...
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    I go through phases on this sort of thing. ...

    I go through phases on this sort of thing. Right now, I'm loving snatch balances and overhead squats. I've put them both into my standard warm up rotation largely because I just like doing them...
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    I use kettlebells primarily for MetCon these...

    I use kettlebells primarily for MetCon these days. For example, did 15 KB swings every minute on the minute for 8 minutes the other evening. I'll also superset goblet squats with a KB, swings and...
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    I believe women in general are scrutinized a lot...

    I believe women in general are scrutinized a lot for their bodies. At various times over the course of the past five years I've been told, I'm too fat, I'm too thin and now I get told I'm too...
  • Thread: fitbit

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    I think fitbit is primarily for people who aren't...

    I think fitbit is primarily for people who aren't very active and would like to change that and become more active. It easily allows them to see how much or how little they've moved around and...
  • I've found that I tend to sleep better if I eat...

    I've found that I tend to sleep better if I eat more of my carbs later in the day. So I try to make sure that I leave a few carbs available for an evening snack of some kind.
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    I think when we discover a new passion or...

    I think when we discover a new passion or interest it is natural to want to talk about it. It can be easy, in the beginning, to maybe over do that a bit and turn some friends off. If you don't...
  • Thread: Paleo?

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    I tried eating strict Paleo foods for about 6...

    I tried eating strict Paleo foods for about 6 months a while back. I did combine that with actually tracking calories and macros though so that I had a sense of what I was eating. Here's what I...
  • I lift 5x week. 3 sessions are Olympic lifting....

    I lift 5x week. 3 sessions are Olympic lifting. 2 sessions are generally an assistance program which will vary depending on what I feel needs additional work. As an Oly lifter, I always hold on...
  • Thread: Role models

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    I don't think the lack of a role model should...

    I don't think the lack of a role model should ever be used as an excuse for failure or poor behavior. That said, having good role models around I think does smooth out a few of the bumps we all...
  • In addition to the DBs other have mentioned don't...

    In addition to the DBs other have mentioned don't discount bodyweight movements. If bench press is too much look at some of the push up variations. She probably won't be able to do a push up off...
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    +1 for the blue Rehband sleeves here too. Love...

    +1 for the blue Rehband sleeves here too. Love mine. I haven't heard of grizzly.
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