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    I briefly questioned my sanity last week when I...

    I briefly questioned my sanity last week when I realized I was hookgriping the car steering wheel.
  • Thread: Gym Selfies

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    I video many of my lifts when I'm trying to fine...

    I video many of my lifts when I'm trying to fine tune my technique. I have a little iphone app which allows me to mark up the videos and play them frame by frame in slow motion and then stores them...
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  • Thread: Words of Wisdom

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    "You know, Marie sharp's habanero sauce cannot...

    "You know, Marie sharp's habanero sauce cannot solve every culinary problem."

    -- My husband (as he observed me cooking dinner one recent evening).
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    I don't pay much attention to what other people are doing but poor gym etiquette is something I notice and it makes me crazy. There was a guy the other day who had 16 10 pound plates on his bar. I...
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    Addidas Adipower for my olympic lifting and...

    Addidas Adipower for my olympic lifting and squats. New Balance minimus for everything else.
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    Totally agree with this. Finding good physicians...

    Totally agree with this. Finding good physicians who understand this space can be really hard. I think people without specific experience have a tendency to just tell you to stop everything you are...
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    I just keep reminding myself that everyone in...

    I just keep reminding myself that everyone in that gym was a beginner at some point. No one is born knowing how to dead lift and bench with perfect form. Everything time you try something new in...
  • I was a philosophy major and kept a few books...

    I was a philosophy major and kept a few books that that were particularly meaningful to me or I thought I might read again. So, Plato and Aristotle still adorn my bookshelves today and I do pull them...
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    My husband and I are pretty serious foodies too. ...

    My husband and I are pretty serious foodies too. What we tend to do these days is eat at the bar in higher end restaurants rather than booking a table. We just ask for the dinner menu rather than...
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    +1 on snatch grip rack pulls. I find that I feel...

    +1 on snatch grip rack pulls. I find that I feel more engagement in my back/traps with them. You may want to use some straps though at heavier weights with the snatch grip in particular.
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    USA weightlifting has its own certification...

    USA weightlifting has its own certification program for coaching these specific lifts. When I decided to learn these lifts I looked for an experienced coach who had this certification. There is a...
  • Thread: Cheers

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    "All the world’s a stage and most of us are...

    "All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."
    -- Sean O'Casey
  • It has taught me to work smart and take the long...

    It has taught me to work smart and take the long view.

    ó It isnít just doing a workout, it is doing the right workout for my goals.

    ó It isnít just about what I do in the gym but also what...
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    4-5 days. -- 2 days with my trainer/coach and...

    4-5 days.

    -- 2 days with my trainer/coach and focused on olympic lifting
    -- 2 days on my own but running a oly program or oly assistance program
    -- 1 day is whatever I feel like working on
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    After 6 weeks of wrist pain that wasn't...

    After 6 weeks of wrist pain that wasn't responding to rest, ice and anti-inflammatories I finally made it into the Stanford Hand/Arm Sports Med folks this week. They ended up putting my arm/wrist in...
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    Love overhead squats and snatch balances. They...

    Love overhead squats and snatch balances. They are both part of my usual warm up routine these days. I did spend about 7 months really working on my shoulder, thoracic, hip and ankle mobility back...
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    I train because I've realized that it is core to...

    I train because I've realized that it is core to who I am as person. I don't feel mentally or physically content without some kind of intense focused physical activity in my life. I was a very...
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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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