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    The collars are on backward, too. Probably all...

    The collars are on backward, too. Probably all Chinese. Notice the change weights have a dish to them, unlike the Yorks I've seen which are more flat with a "blood groove" on the 25#s. Hex bar...
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  • OP: Yes, you can lose weight while running...

    OP: Yes, you can lose weight while running AllPro. It's a very forgiving program that works while at a caloric deficit. Weight loss is more a function of nutrition than training; but, some...
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    If you are struggling with whether or not an EZ...

    If you are struggling with whether or not an EZ curl bar is necessary, and your budget for something non-essential but helpful is tight, why don't you go to the thrift store and buy a used one? I...
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    What I did with my power rack is to buy a 4x8 of...

    What I did with my power rack is to buy a 4x8 of 3/4 nominal ply. I cut it into two 4 foot pieces. Then, I glued and screwed them together. I installed t nuts on the bottom as you described, and I...
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    Yikes! You made those Weider International...

    Yikes! You made those Weider International plates look nice. Kudos.
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    I'd recommend getting a one nice, used kettlebell...

    I'd recommend getting a one nice, used kettlebell -- one of moderate weight that can be used to learn your way around a kettlebell. In my book, the uglier and the cheaper the better. But, of...
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    How about trying AllPro's simple beginner...

    How about trying AllPro's simple beginner routine? It's a three-day-per-week full body program, with built in deloads. It works while on a caloric deficit. It operates on both a repetition and...
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    I had a similar problem with old athletic tape...

    I had a similar problem with old athletic tape wrapped around a chromed cambered bar. I used a putty knife to scrape off what I could, and then Goof Off to get the remaining glue.
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    If you fail on a lift with a half rack, there...

    If you fail on a lift with a half rack, there remains a possibility you could miss the pins. If you fail in a full rack, there's no possibility of missing the pins.
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    I love my trap bar. I find it to be great for...

    I love my trap bar. I find it to be great for squat and deadlift, and so-so for farmer's walk. I can't use the thing for presses because the distance between the handles irritates my old shoulders....
  • I absolutely agree. While I've got a calf raise,...

    I absolutely agree. While I've got a calf raise, leg press, pulldown machine with low row, flat utility bench, FID bench, dumbbells, some kettlebells, roman chair, and various bars -- most of my...
  • My power rack is only 28" deep. It's an older...

    My power rack is only 28" deep. It's an older one, good and sturdy. My very first rack was only 24" deep. You get used to it, and you can do everything in it.
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    I drink my creatine post workoutt, because it's...

    I drink my creatine post workoutt, because it's tasty and I've developed that habit as a little reward after training. I don't believe in meal timing or silly anabolic windows, and absorption rates...
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    I like my DP plates, a whole bunch. Mine are...

    I like my DP plates, a whole bunch. Mine are kilo plates, but they're a nice copy of the Yorks. From what pictures I've seen in this thread and in the vintage iron thread, the DP bar is a decent...
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    Bought it years and years ago, when the first...

    Bought it years and years ago, when the first edition came out. Good pics.

    Here's a plug for another classic: Bill Pearl's Keys to the Inner Universe. Just saying. Both are nice books to have...
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    You think you have problems with messy kids at...

    You think you have problems with messy kids at the gym? Try my home gym: Local board of water and
    light crushed my sewer pipe out in the road so the basement floods when the washer rinses after a...
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    I usually just take a gulp of air as the bar...

    I usually just take a gulp of air as the bar rests at the bottom, expanding my chest and looking forward. I hold the air in my chest as I press up, keeping my eyes on the bar as it travels upward. ...
  • So a guy goes to the doctor. He says, "Doctor,...

    So a guy goes to the doctor. He says, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." The doctor says, "Don't do that."

    If it hurts, it's obvious you shouldn't do that. Rest it. Get advice from a doctor. ...
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    No, not legally.

    No, not legally.
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