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  • I enjoy watching elite level crossfit athletes...

    I enjoy watching elite level crossfit athletes compete - they are really impressive. And I looked around at a few crossfit boxes years ago when i was first getting into lifting. Ended up opting for...
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    Needing more recovery time is the biggest thing...

    Needing more recovery time is the biggest thing I've noticed in my 50s. I've had to drop from a 5 day program to a 4 day a week program. When I push beyond that I start accumulating nagging...
  • Liberal checking in here. I would prefer...

    Liberal checking in here.

    I would prefer that the White House not celebrate any religious holidays; separation of church and state. Instead, we might give a little more attention to our secular...
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    We just celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary...

    We just celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary yesterday. Still very happily married.

    Looking back, one thing I've learned over the years is that we are each responsible for our own happiness...
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    This is an excellent point. My current...

    This is an excellent point. My current trainer/coach has a background in athletic training and specializes in working with masters (i.e. older) athletes. It was like searching for a needle in a...
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    IMO, good training/coaching is a tool that can be...

    IMO, good training/coaching is a tool that can be very useful at certain points in your training journey. But, as with everything else in life, you need the right tool for the right task. It...
  • Thread: All Of The TV

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    My sister and I would get up every Saturday at...

    My sister and I would get up every Saturday at 6am and go downstairs and watch cartoons. My parents would sleep in (probably thrilled that we were otherwise occupied). Dad would then make us all...
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    I've had this about 4 times. No idea why I get...

    I've had this about 4 times. No idea why I get it periodically or what triggers it. For me, the worst of it passes after 1-2 weeks at which point I'm able to move around and complete daily...
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    At my last company there were service awards that...

    At my last company there were service awards that they handed out at 1 year, and then every 5 years after that. They were always changing what they were and no one was ever really happy regardless...
  • Yeah, I think this is a good point. When you...

    Yeah, I think this is a good point. When you are rolled into an ER you are going to get treatment regardless of whether you have insurance or can pay for that treatment. And keep in mind the ER...
  • And the San Jose Mercury News reports that the...

    And the San Jose Mercury News reports that the de-funding of Planned Parenthood will hit California in ways that most probably didn't anticipate:

    "And, ironically, Planned Parenthood officials...
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    I was born and raised in Detroit (with a sizable...

    I was born and raised in Detroit (with a sizable polish population) and Fat Tuesday was all about those paczkis. They were everywhere - even in the regular grocery stores. I never fully realized...
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    I do these pretty frequently superset between my...

    I do these pretty frequently superset between my oly assistance work. They are an easy way to work some direct ab work into my routines. I just use whatever plates I already have on the bar...
  • I gotta say that it really makes me sad when I...

    I gotta say that it really makes me sad when I see athletes caught in the middle of these political situations. Regardless, of whether we win or lose, the individual athletes have trained for years...
  • Thread: Extreme Vetting

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    They are reporting at least 7 being detained at...

    They are reporting at least 7 being detained at LAX and another 3 at SFO here on the west coast. All have either valid visas or green cards.

    Also 2 Christian Syrian families were detained at PHL...
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    Looking around my current gym I've noticed that...

    Looking around my current gym I've noticed that there are few folks who seem to just always have a trainer. They have been serially training for 5 plus years. They are just not very interested in...
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    I started wearing knee sleeves when I switched to...

    I started wearing knee sleeves when I switched to training mostly olympic lifts. Every workout involved squats of some sort and it was really taking a toll on my knees. The sleeves really did...
  • This was also my experience. When I first...

    This was also my experience. When I first started on this journey, I was completely out of condition, my nutrition/eating off the rails and I got no regular exercise. My primary focus early on was...
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    As a former librarian I do a lot of reading in my...

    As a former librarian I do a lot of reading in my spare time - I particularly enjoy history, classic literature and science fiction (go figure eh?) I also draw and do some photography - I'm trying...
  • Keep doing what you are doing and ignore him. ...

    Keep doing what you are doing and ignore him. IMO, he's WAY out of line. It's not anyone's place to tell you how you should or shouldn't look. Moreover, as a trainer, he should know better than...
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