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  • I know the word 'functional' has all sorts of...

    I know the word 'functional' has all sorts of special meaning these days, but I'm too lazy to care I guess. I personally don't think push ups or pull ups are anything unique for lifters. I imagine...
  • Horse Mat Vote

    If you do heavy deads, cleans, or Olympic lifts (snatch, clean and jerks), then there is no substitute for the extra thickness of the horse mats. Not as pretty as Regupol, but definitely tougher. ...
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    Go find someplace better to live then. You...

    Go find someplace better to live then. You weren't the only one oversees working for the military, but you obviously learned nothing from your experiences. Sure the US is gonna make mistakes, but...
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    NorwichGrad - keep lifting, stay out of...

    NorwichGrad - keep lifting, stay out of economics, or go back to the Philippines and be happy. I've heard your past rants about the US and Mark1T has tried to give you a brief summary of Fed...
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    If you are totally inexperienced, then get some...

    If you are totally inexperienced, then get some strength built up from machines and dumbbells. However, there is no substitute for getting under a barbell and doing squats, bench, and dead lifts...
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    Sticky: Made the investment for the Rogue RM-4 back when...

    Made the investment for the Rogue RM-4 back when they had 7 gauge posts and never looked back. Added pieces over time, but don't ever plan to change my rack. Also, I went with bumpers instead of...
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    This is the silliest article I've ever read and...

    This is the silliest article I've ever read and only applicable in today's upside down world I guess. A guy gets insecure when he finally becomes muscular and reverts back to being skinny and weak...
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    I was lifting at a local Gold's and a young guy...

    I was lifting at a local Gold's and a young guy (late 20's or early 30's and over 200 bodyweight) was flinging 25s and making a racket as he was moving from 275 lbs. to 315 lbs. for dead lifts. In...
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    Honestly, it may be due to you not lifting for...

    Honestly, it may be due to you not lifting for months. I know it sounds contradictory, but my traps used to get sore from driving over 4-hours. It didn't help that I mostly drive one handed with...
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    For stretching, look up Joe DeFranco's "Agile...

    For stretching, look up Joe DeFranco's "Agile 8"on the web. As for core, I don't do a lot of core work (ab wheel, hanging leg raises -"foot to bar"). Maybe once or twice a week if I remember. Most...
  • Honestly never think about it. Nice to be...

    Honestly never think about it. Nice to be complemented when someone finds out my age, but most of the time I forget my birthdays and don't really ever think about it. My endurance (basketball,...
  • Thread: An Old Quandry

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    Good points above. You need to consider moving...

    Good points above. You need to consider moving to an intermediate program to realize continued gains. A 5x5 program works as a beginner, but you should consider consider moving to something like...
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    Buy once and lift for life!

    I am a firm believer in buying once (difficult I know) and keeping my gear for the long term. Got the RM-4 back when it had 7 gauge posts and couldn't be happier. I think you are doing the right...
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    Competition steel kettlebells in 16 and 24 kg. ...

    Competition steel kettlebells in 16 and 24 kg. Great for warming up and getting some cardio without doing the hamster on a treadmill. Thought about getting a 32 kg, but never got around to it since...
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    Any of the 5x5 programs will work to begin with...

    Any of the 5x5 programs will work to begin with (first year). I would recommend reading Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe for basic training form and program. If you want to get serious about...
  • Definitely! Hard to say if you will be stronger...

    Definitely! Hard to say if you will be stronger than you were when you were younger, but that depends on how hard you were training then. If you were like many of us, you probably laid off for...
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    Best Belts - used mainly for overhead press and...

    Best Belts - used mainly for overhead press and squat. Might use it for heavy deadlift, but just as likely not. You gotta find out what works best for you. Good luck.
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    When my kids beat me in any physical activity, it...

    When my kids beat me in any physical activity, it fills me with pride. Currently, this only applies to sprints and jumps. My son challenged me to pull ups and knocked out 17 good ones, so I hit 18...
  • Originally you had to be a land owner to vote. ...

    Originally you had to be a land owner to vote. We have come a long way from those days. In summary, f you are to not capable of getting some form of legal identification, then you probably...
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    Congrats on the RM-4. I picked up mine about 6-7...

    Congrats on the RM-4. I picked up mine about 6-7 years ago and have no regrets (it has the 7 gauge posts, but no keyholes on the side). I have the bolt on plate storage posts on all four corners...
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