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    I guess I feel like once someone starts into...

    I guess I feel like once someone starts into immediately blaming people who get injured, there's no way out from that to have a realistic conversation on safety. I might crash my car because I wasn't...
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    Hi, I apologize if this has been asked...

    Hi,

    I apologize if this has been asked repeatedly before. Before posting I did a google search, but google mostly just found people who reposted the program. I went through about the previous 20...
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    They cannot both give "support" and let your...

    They cannot both give "support" and let your ankle have a wide range of motion at the same time. That's not how it physically works.
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    This claim is b.s.: Running three miles a day,...

    This claim is b.s.:
    Running three miles a day, definitively cause muscle atrophy and will decrease strength levels.

    It used to be they claimed cardio would hurt your gains, then they did...
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    Running a marathon itself won't "cause" you to...

    Running a marathon itself won't "cause" you to look like this, but this pic makes the point that sprinters have a lot of muscles:...
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    If you want to squat low, I don't think buying...

    If you want to squat low, I don't think buying shoes (high tops) that are designed to restrict and inhibit ankle movement is the way to go.
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    If you want to build muscle you are completely...

    If you want to build muscle you are completely wasting your money on creatine.

    If you want to build muscle, you need to have your muscles lift heavy things, whatever those things are. And anything...
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    When you work your muscles out, that causes them...

    When you work your muscles out, that causes them to wear and get weaker. The actual increase in strength occurs when your muscles are repaired. On average it takes around 48 hours for your muscles to...
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    If you ever feel like doing the false grip, be...

    If you ever feel like doing the false grip, be sure to do it in a power cage where the side bars would catch the bar before it hit your chest if you dropped it.
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    Yeah, even if you don't do the diet advice SS is...

    Yeah, even if you don't do the diet advice SS is more focussed on leg strength than upper body it's not well balanced. If you do it, be sure to add pullups/chinups so you're doing either every...
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    Sticky: If you just like working out that's fine and...

    If you just like working out that's fine and everything, but even if you've just been doing it since August you could "deload", take 2 weeks off, and end up coming back to find that your strength had...
  • Lol, good point. Especially about the Yoga...

    Lol, good point.

    Especially about the Yoga Pants. :D
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    I didn't do warmpups before squatting. ****ed my...

    I didn't do warmpups before squatting. ****ed my leg up while trying to get lower on my squat, it was in pain for 3 months, and it didn't fully heal. Would periodically feel like crunching tinfoil...
  • Starting Strength is very lacking in upper body...

    Starting Strength is very lacking in upper body work. It's designed copying a football program, where the lower body was developed more and more important than the upper body.

    Look at any other...
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    If you want to do it right, you need to either...

    If you want to do it right, you need to either join a gym or have a barbell and more weights, plus some sort of rack.
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    I assume you're being sarcastic. (It requires a...

    I assume you're being sarcastic. (It requires a barbell).
  • Yeah, squats and deadlifts are the hardest ones...

    Yeah, squats and deadlifts are the hardest ones to replace.
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    Yeah, a simple wired computer is like $20-$30....

    Yeah, a simple wired computer is like $20-$30. It's likely more accurate than your gps as well, and doesn't burn up your cell phone battery. (The battery in a wired unit lasts almost forever).
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    The Elliptical, if one has to choose between the...

    The Elliptical, if one has to choose between the two. I like it because it also uses your arms (gets the blood flowing better) and it's one of the lowest impact workouts you can do.

    I know I'll...
  • Yes. By using a specific kinda of shoe,...

    Yes.

    By using a specific kinda of shoe, depending on how your body is built, you can sometimes gain an advantage by using the shoe. But that shoe usually can't be used for deadlifting, and it...
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