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    A better lifting belt? That one right there is...

    A better lifting belt? That one right there is the BEST!
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    I like your approach. For me, I'll be back at...

    I like your approach.

    For me, I'll be back at work on light duty next Monday. For heavy work, like weight lifting, we're probably looking at late December, and I'm really chafing to get back into...
  • 3-4 weeks for a lifting approach which you then...

    3-4 weeks for a lifting approach which you then abandon for something else is not nearly enough consistency to show results. Sounds to me like that's your problem.
  • Most of the "classic" greats that I can think of...

    Most of the "classic" greats that I can think of tended to work out together as a group, but these were not in your typical commercial fitness gyms. They were dedicated hard-core iron gyms, filled...
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    I'm lifting vicariously through you for now, Zav!...

    I'm lifting vicariously through you for now, Zav! Good to see your progress, even when it's just maintenance!
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    You have to use that cosine thingy, and the...

    You have to use that cosine thingy, and the equivalent weight gets lower as you pull the bar higher. But from a leverages standpoint that's actually true of a lot of the weights we lift, even with a...
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    Don't despair, all those are still really good...

    Don't despair, all those are still really good numbers.

    I know the feeling, though!
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    To paraphrase a once-famous religious leader,...

    To paraphrase a once-famous religious leader, "The rich you have with you always."
  • Some remain tumours after birth and grow up to be...

    Some remain tumours after birth and grow up to be miscers.
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    And of course that remaining 1% is very, very...

    And of course that remaining 1% is very, very rich.
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    I think a lot of us have been through something...

    I think a lot of us have been through something similar. Sounds like you are focused in the right direction, but more than anything you're fighting the inertia of previously ingrained patterns. ...
  • Lone wolf here too. I'm not opposed to the gym...

    Lone wolf here too. I'm not opposed to the gym buddy concept, and I once used to work out with a friend and made good progress that way. There are those who really do need that social interaction,...
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    First you have to get to 35, but then you have to...

    First you have to get to 35, but then you have to just get over it.
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    I'm surprised that you're surprised.

    I'm surprised that you're surprised.
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    I'm already dreaming of next summer... and our...

    I'm already dreaming of next summer... and our high today is supposed to be 80.
  • Happy birthday! Remember, you spend a lot more...

    Happy birthday! Remember, you spend a lot more time being old than you do being young, so you probably have at least 40 good years of lifting ahead of you.
  • Go to a specialist. Could be a nerve issue.

    Go to a specialist. Could be a nerve issue.
  • Changing volumes and intensities around could be...

    Changing volumes and intensities around could be an approach to periodization. If you've done nothing but super heavy lifts your whole career, you might benefit from a switch to volume-based...
  • Interestingly, this podcast came out yesterday,...

    Interestingly, this podcast came out yesterday, addressing that very topic!

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    Yeah, this is fantastic, dude. It's the kind of...

    Yeah, this is fantastic, dude. It's the kind of success story we all like to see, and happens all too rarely.
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