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    When I took a few months off, it was at the...

    When I took a few months off, it was at the insistence of my PT. Once he saw how out of order my shoulder was, he didn't want me doing anything in the gym until we had gotten some things corrected....
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    I have been training with knowledge and purpose...

    I have been training with knowledge and purpose since January of 2010. Since then, I have taken off more than a month once--when my shoulder was so damaged that I needed PT to re-teach it how to...
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    It is. Reality TV show about arm wrestlers. I...

    It is. Reality TV show about arm wrestlers. I have learned so much about forearm and arm training, it's insane!
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    Are you scheduled to appear on AMC's Game of...

    Are you scheduled to appear on AMC's Game of Arms?!?
    http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/Game-of-Arms-AMC.png
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    You've completely missed the point several times...

    You've completely missed the point several times over in this thread. Singles, doubles, and triples, have all been used successfully by intermediate and advanced lifters for decades. Since before you...
  6. Thread: overtraining??

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    Over-training gets talked about waaaaay too much...

    Over-training gets talked about waaaaay too much and diagnosed far too often. Very few people train hard enough to actually over-train. Most people who think they are over-training and actually...
  7. Thread: Random Thoughts

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    I went to my first show this past summer to...

    I went to my first show this past summer to support a friend who was taking the stage at age 47. It was fun and interesting. Lots of huge men and women in the audience and crowd. Loved the way women...
  8. Thread: Logs and advice

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    I was not saying that I we were arguing, I was...

    I was not saying that I we were arguing, I was reflecting on the disagreements that I have experienced. So, for me, it was easier and better on my BP to not have a log than to have one.
  9. Thread: Logs and advice

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    I think it also comes down to a person knowing...

    I think it also comes down to a person knowing when they shouldn't say ANYTHING.


    I can only speak for me, but I did speak my mind in my log. Then I decided not to have one. Because I am not...
  10. Thread: Logs and advice

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    Consider that you are talking to your BF and...

    Consider that you are talking to your BF and before you even finish speaking, he cuts you off and starts talking, giving you responses to your half-concluded statements. All the time.

    Wouldn't...
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    I was referring to when the discussion came up...

    I was referring to when the discussion came up and some told others that they have no right to not want unsolicited advice. I find that kind of thinking obnoxious.

    I agree. My point is, what...
  12. Thread: Logs and advice

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    I think it does and I know firsthand what the...

    I think it does and I know firsthand what the support can mean for someone as they are just getting started, or when they get frustrated, etc. My point is that it's not up to others to tell anyone...
  13. Thread: Logs and advice

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    I think the important lesson from reading all the...

    I think the important lesson from reading all the responses is for each of us to resist the urge to presume that our own approach or desire for our logs will be the approach that everyone else who...
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your...

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
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    I didn't run off. I've belonged to multiple...

    I didn't run off. I've belonged to multiple places for a long time now. I have, however, found what works for me. And what works for me is being someplace where most of the lifters are stronger than...
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    Great post, DJ! Regarding giving advice:...

    Great post, DJ!

    Regarding giving advice: People should "know their wheelhouse" as I call it. Know it and stay in it. This means that each of us has to understand that things at which we...
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    Hey Joe, Earlier this year, my doc diagnosed...

    Hey Joe,

    Earlier this year, my doc diagnosed me as hypertensive and with high cholesterol. I had been eating tons of beef and eggs. I hadn't been a believer in meat/eggs raising it, but since...
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    Thanks, Joe. I get you. It's just been easier to...

    Thanks, Joe. I get you. It's just been easier to focus without all the noise, if that makes sense. I removed myself from a situation that was not helping me meet my goals.

    The site is clearly...
  19. Thread: Random Thoughts

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    Agreed. But in the same breath, I would be...

    Agreed. But in the same breath, I would be foolish to think I should give Lebron James or Tom Brady basketball and football advice.
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    Joe, you have made great accomplishments. You...

    Joe, you have made great accomplishments. You have completely transformed your physique. And yes, there are others who have done/accomplished similar things: either via entering a comp, dieting down,...
  21. Thread: Random Thoughts

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    So, this post is about what you "think" someone...

    So, this post is about what you "think" someone else thinks of themselves? Interesting.

    I am of the opinion that I can always learn from other people. However, as a friend said, "Could I learn...
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    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSwlvgQSdpZAZQMwGkDKmRmOswD_YqzsEBpBGd2ufJUzAiuUuNTnA

    Great rant, ED. There is little perspective on true accomplishment on this forum and so...
  23. Thread: body fat%?

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    Great goal. Add more muscle. The more muscle you...

    Great goal. Add more muscle. The more muscle you carry, the more fat you can carry and still look lean. I'm 240 at 17.5%

    Those pic comparisons posted are a little misleading because the various...
  24. There's nothing to cut, really. If you cut now,...

    There's nothing to cut, really. If you cut now, all you will do is lose muscle. Bulk and add more muscle, which will reduce your BF%.
  25. Thread: Random Thoughts

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    Gorgeous shots!

    Gorgeous shots!
  26. Thread: Bf & question

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    ^^This. I was going to say about 12.5%....

    ^^This. I was going to say about 12.5%. Definitely not under or at 10%. If you wanted to be lean, you are lean.
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    Once you've seen people get in a dunk tank and...

    Once you've seen people get in a dunk tank and have their true BF% calculated, it really changes everything. 15% is not a bad place to be. I am hovering close to 18%, but I like where I am.

    The...
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    Consider for a second that two methods can both...

    Consider for a second that two methods can both give similar results and both be inaccurate. I want to be clear that I am not knocking Gabro's work. But he is closer to 15% or a little higher in that...
  29. Thread: Random Thoughts

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    Almost hump day...

    Almost hump day...
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    How did you calculate your bodyfat?

    How did you calculate your bodyfat?
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    \ Looks closer to 15% to me. Keep charging!

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    Looks closer to 15% to me. Keep charging!
  32. Thread: Bulk or cut?

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    Bulk more.

    Bulk more.
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    T There's nothing to cut. You're already lean....

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    There's nothing to cut. You're already lean. If you cut, you'll do nothing but lose muscle mass.
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    Pleasure. Went to GA. Good times. I can't...

    Pleasure. Went to GA. Good times.


    I can't complain too much. Elbow has been giving me fits. Trying to keep my size and train around it.


    Hey Trucker Man! How's life? You back in the gym?
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    Good here. Been travelling. Things well on your...

    Good here. Been travelling. Things well on your end?


    Hey Frither!


    Andrew! How goes? School? Training?
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