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    I'm 53 and bench regularly, lifting for the past...

    I'm 53 and bench regularly, lifting for the past 7 years and competed for the pass 4 years. I've always believed that age has nothing to do will limiting your bench as I personally never had issues...
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    So in the years you competed in Powerlifting...

    So in the years you competed in Powerlifting didn't you ever cut weight to a lighter weight class? I'm assuming you competed in 82.5kg/181.7lb weight class. You could have dropped down to like...
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    Maybe bump again since Pre-Order for the GENESIS...

    Maybe bump again since Pre-Order for the GENESIS JACK 2.0 was May 5, 2020. I placed an order just now, because I had to build a home gym recently in a very tight space. Should get it in two weeks. I...
  • With your use of terms like "tone and sculpt" and...

    With your use of terms like "tone and sculpt" and saying "not the bulky body type" I can tell you have some misconceptions about lifting weights. Do read the links provided by OldFartTom, and forget...
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    I almost feel there is a genetic aspect to this...

    I almost feel there is a genetic aspect to this grip issue. Before I competed in Powerlifting, I had a difficult time teaching myself how to deadlift. Keeping a grip on the bar became unbearable as...
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    Happy Birthday and good job on your progress.

    Happy Birthday and good job on your progress.
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    Like any tool, it's usefulness depends on how you...

    Like any tool, it's usefulness depends on how you use it. I just looked at the calculator OP posted but I've seen the exrx.net standards before many years ago. I think both are fairly accurate, but...
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    Lifting weights for strength and size requires...

    Lifting weights for strength and size requires both the concentric and eccentric movement of the muscles. Not performing the eccentric portion (lengthening the muscle under load) on a primary...
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    6ft @220lbs. Either you are carrying a lot of...

    6ft @220lbs. Either you are carrying a lot of body fat or you are a novice. I wish I was still a novice so I can make gains weekly. Follow a novice linear progression program and focus on your...
  • Form is very important in completing any lift,...

    Form is very important in completing any lift, and sometime having the right gear can assist in proper form. But as I read on it doesn't seem like the squat shoes are your answer. Unless you have...
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    1 bedroom? no problem, no excuses ...

    1 bedroom? no problem, no excuses


    https://i.imgur.com/ghRBxrV.jpg
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    Had a formal meeting with the Facilities Director...

    Had a formal meeting with the Facilities Director and he gave explanations as to the selection of gym equipment, and offered a few solutions. It turns out the city had some involvement and...
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    RIP Franco Columbo. Nice video, learned a few...

    RIP Franco Columbo. Nice video, learned a few things about the man.
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    Nice locker room and showers too ...

    Nice locker room and showers too


    https://i.imgur.com/G9JfobD.mp4
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    Here is how it looks today: ...

    Here is how it looks today:

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    I wish we had a brainstorming session or at lease...

    I wish we had a brainstorming session or at lease a survey. The committee could have asked lifters to attend a meeting. But they didn't. It would be like asking me to pick out equipment for a...
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    I have absolutely no opposition to the Studio...

    I have absolutely no opposition to the Studio Group Exercise people. I commend them for getting out and working it, and the Studio looks great and State-of-the-art it's just not for me. I'm just...
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    Yes, we are in the Bay Area. My main gym is Bay...

    Yes, we are in the Bay Area. My main gym is Bay Club Fremont and we have 4 full power racks. My Office Gym, I jus t need to convince the decision maker that people will us it and it can be safe.
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    I wish more women like you were at my work,...

    I wish more women like you were at my work, because you certainly know about the benefits for lifting weights. Turns out the committee that managed the gym build has 11 people, 10 are women. All of...
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    Tom, I hope this is the case. I hope they are...

    Tom, I hope this is the case. I hope they are leasing the machines and didn't buy them so we can swap them out. I'm hoping once people start complaining about the lack of free-weights they trade a...
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