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    When I first started motivation was something I...

    When I first started motivation was something I worried about a lot. Now that I've been doing this for a number of years I've realized you don't just need motivation you also need discipline. ...
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    I've never used gloves. I use chalk and/or...

    I've never used gloves. I use chalk and/or liquid grip when I lift. I also keep a pumice stone in the shower and give my hands a quick scrub with it each morning to keep the calluses in check. I...
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    +1 for the 7mm blue Rehbands.

    +1 for the 7mm blue Rehbands.
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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.
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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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