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    Thanks for posting an update. Was wondering how...

    Thanks for posting an update. Was wondering how things were going and if the cortisone helped. Sorry to hear things still aren't completely resolved. Are they planning on doing any tests to check...
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    Transitioned to primarily oly lifting a little...

    Transitioned to primarily oly lifting a little over a year ago. Definitely in it for performance gains these days and having so much fun!
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    Most of my gym floor peeves have already been...

    Most of my gym floor peeves have already been covered so I'll move on to locker room etiquette. People who leave their stuff all over the benches in the locker room then walk away make me crazy. ...
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    I cut down a pair of Everlast junior boxing hand...

    I cut down a pair of Everlast junior boxing hand wraps and use them as wrist wraps. I like that they provide support but don't feel constraining. I also have some rogue short wraps which I will...
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    My husband and I go to the gym together but each...

    My husband and I go to the gym together but each do our own thing while we are there. Going together does help us both stay consistent though. If one of us doesn't feel like going or is having a...
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    With regard to short term motivation: I've...

    With regard to short term motivation: I've always tried to have a few short term performance related goals in addition to any longer term transformational goals. These shorter term goals keep me...
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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.
  • 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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