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    I think I want to book my next vacation in your...

    I think I want to book my next vacation in your yard :-)

    Awesome job! Very very impressed with the craftsmanship.
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    Exactly the same here. And both happiness and...

    Exactly the same here. And both happiness and misery are infectious in relationships. If you are happy you spread that around and if you are miserable you spread that around too. I have always...
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    When I decided to get back into shape about 10...

    When I decided to get back into shape about 10 years ago I actually felt a little guilty about it - like I was being selfish. It was one of the first things I'd done in many years just for me. My...
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    exactly!

    exactly!
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    X-rays to rule out fractures and then a physical...

    X-rays to rule out fractures and then a physical exam to zero in on the specific motions and positions that triggered pain. My pain was up further on on the top of the wrist and radiated down...
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    I recently had some wrist tendon issues. It had...

    I recently had some wrist tendon issues. It had been a low grade problem for a few months. Meaning I was able to work around it and was still able to lift provided I warmed up properly. After a...
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    A 15kg women's bar would only be essential if she...

    A 15kg women's bar would only be essential if she wanted to focus on the Olympic Lifts (Clean & Jerk and Snatch). If you are planning on doing a basic strength program (i.e. Bench, Deadlifts,...
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    I really wish I'd never seen those no handed back...

    I really wish I'd never seen those no handed back squats because now I kinda want to try one. What could possibly go wrong?
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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.
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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...
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