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    I didn't just feel sick...

    One fine day about 12 years ago, my brother (r.i.p.) and I were squatting at the Gold's Gym where he was membeer. I was doing the 20 rep squat program and had completed my set. (It was in the high...
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    And last but not least... Learn the words to...

    And last but not least...

    Learn the words to Anchors Aweigh!!!!

    Fred
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    You did say you were joining the NAVY?!? I don't...

    You did say you were joining the NAVY?!? I don't see any swimming listed in your workouts. Start swimming. Swim in clothing. If you are going into an aviation unit, you WILL have to swim in a...
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    It kind of depends on the set up. Some are easier...

    It kind of depends on the set up. Some are easier to use that others. They are a nice change of pace when looking for alternate pulling movements.

    Just do the first couple of reps slow... Slamming...
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    You're going to Icthus?! Go enjoy that and eat...

    You're going to Icthus?! Go enjoy that and eat all of the good food you can get your hands on. A little extra recovery time won't hurt you.

    Fred
  6. Thread: bowflex

    by Irish Grip
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    It is only for a month. Life won't end if you...

    It is only for a month. Life won't end if you work out on a bowflex for a month. Although, we may tease you when you return...

    Enjoy your vacation.

    Fred
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    You think you are short on time now...just wait...

    You think you are short on time now...just wait until the young'n gets here. I know my work outs when down the crapper for several months after each of my children were born. Just do what you can...
  8. Dude, folks are trying to offer you...

    Dude, folks are trying to offer you suggestions...

    When life gives you lemons you can gripe or work on making really good lemonaid. Sorry if you want orange juice but all you have is lemons at...
  9. I built a very sturdy bench a couple of years ago...

    I built a very sturdy bench a couple of years ago with 2"x12" boards, some glue and 3" wood screws. I used plans in a booklet from Iron Mind. I don't remember the name of the booklet but it is by...
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    Basically what they said, low intensity cardio...

    Basically what they said, low intensity cardio will not help. Gear up and push it as hard as you can. Carry two hose packs instead one and up more stairs, use a heavier sledge, pull a bigger...
  11. Thread: Pullups!

    by Irish Grip
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    Pull ups are my favorite upper body movement. As...

    Pull ups are my favorite upper body movement. As others have already said, start adding weight. You can also change your grip spacing and hand position (pronated,supinated, parallel).

    Fred
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    Would this be the "Combat Firefighters Challenge"...

    Would this be the "Combat Firefighters Challenge" that is on ESPN every now and then?? If so, my hat is off to you. Dropping the extra weight will do wonders for you times. Training in your bunker...
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    It is one of things you don't want to watch but...

    It is one of things you don't want to watch but you can't look away...
  14. Thread: Aikido?

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    I've studied Ki Aikido and Tomiki ryu Aikido. ...

    I've studied Ki Aikido and Tomiki ryu Aikido.

    If you are face planting, you might be letting your arm collapse as you start the roll. It's kind of tough to tell without watching you. Also, a...
  15. Thread: Aikido?

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    Shockboxer, Make sure you are rolling from one...

    Shockboxer,
    Make sure you are rolling from one shoulder to the opposite hip and are setting up for the roll same hand same foot. What style of Aikido are you practicing?
    Fred
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