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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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    I don't drink many sweetened beverages these...

    I don't drink many sweetened beverages these days. I take my coffee black and gave up drinking soda years ago. I used to drink a lot of diet coke back in the day and never noticed any adverse...
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    That's me these days too. I'd like to say I'm a...

    That's me these days too. I'd like to say I'm a cheap date now but since I can only drink one I immediately head for the good 18 and 20 year old bourbons.
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    Reese's are one of my candy weaknesses. The...

    Reese's are one of my candy weaknesses. The other one is those red swedish fish candies. I have no sense of "when" with either. I will eat them until they are gone.
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    I'm going to go with "Twix"

    I'm going to go with "Twix"
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    It feels like it is way too early for me to start...

    It feels like it is way too early for me to start complaining about all the valentine's day displays in stores. But they have forced me to do it by putting those displays up the second xmas was...
  • Lots of middle aged guys in shinny new gym shoes...

    Lots of middle aged guys in shinny new gym shoes in my gym this week. They seemed to be largely on the mat and the cardio equipment but would make occassional sightseeing circuits around the weight...
  • Thread: Hook grip

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    I hook grip cleans, snatches and all pulls...

    I hook grip cleans, snatches and all pulls (Snatch pulls, clean pulls, DL). I also hook grip on OH squat and snatch balances. I don't hook grip on narrower grip overhead motions though like jerks,...
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    I go through phases on this sort of thing. ...

    I go through phases on this sort of thing. Right now, I'm loving snatch balances and overhead squats. I've put them both into my standard warm up rotation largely because I just like doing them...
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    I use kettlebells primarily for MetCon these...

    I use kettlebells primarily for MetCon these days. For example, did 15 KB swings every minute on the minute for 8 minutes the other evening. I'll also superset goblet squats with a KB, swings and...
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    I believe women in general are scrutinized a lot...

    I believe women in general are scrutinized a lot for their bodies. At various times over the course of the past five years I've been told, I'm too fat, I'm too thin and now I get told I'm too...
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