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    I use the squat stands/sawhorses combo myself. ...

    I use the squat stands/sawhorses combo myself. Works just fine. I'd be careful, though; I've seen videos of guys losing their balance and falling forward with a lot of weight across their backs,...
  2. concerning the physical culture movement...

    Anybody here ever given the old-school York barbell courses a shot? I've stumbled across a few of 'em during my internet travels; an example is here:
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    I do know that a lot of Marines (myself included)...

    I do know that a lot of Marines (myself included) are going to lambast the living crap out of this movie...
  4. New sport, new goals, and need help...(long)

    Evening all,

    Well, I've spent 2 years working on a bulk, made good progress (about 40 lbs), added a tad too much to the waist but that's life. However, the times, they are a-changin'.

    I joined...
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    In addition, high-frequency, high-volume training...

    In addition, high-frequency, high-volume training may be great for the olympic athlete who can dedicate every minute of his or her life to it, but for the average 9-5 worker with kids or full-time...
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    That and by the third 'bounce' your form is...

    That and by the third 'bounce' your form is usually gone to hell.

    Like they say around here...check your ego at the door. If you can DEAD lift it for one rep but can't do another, time to lighten...
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    Sounds like straight-out genetics to me. He's...

    Sounds like straight-out genetics to me. He's that lucky part of the population that gains muscle lifting a powerbar.
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    Deads don't hit the quads as much as squats do;...

    Deads don't hit the quads as much as squats do; however, they do get most of the other musculature involved (hams, glutes, pretty much the entire back); and they also result in the same growth...
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    You hit the nail on the head. Been working with...

    You hit the nail on the head. Been working with just the bar and the weight for the past several months. Only other equipment I use is a pair of sawhorses for loading.

    Yeah, can't do...
  10. Permission to use that last sentence in my sig?

    Permission to use that last sentence in my sig?
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    body dysmorphia...experiences?

    Hello all,

    Today began like any other day...got out of bed, weighed myself (sweet...189 this morning), checked the mirror. Yeah, I look ok, but gee I'm still a really small guy.

    Truth is, my...
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    Thanks all! -p-

    Thanks all!

    -p-
  13. I'm no expert on rotator cuff injuries, but might...

    I'm no expert on rotator cuff injuries, but might I suggest parallel bar dips? Lean forward a tad bit, keep your elbows in, and just go with bodyweight for awhile before adding weight...try it, but...
  14. Scarz, I am in no way attacking you here...in...

    Scarz, I am in no way attacking you here...in fact, I commend your finding a solid bit of research to back your argument...
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    New PR: 300 lb deadlift

    Haven't posted much lately...school and work and all...but been busy behind the iron.

    Spent the last 5 months focusing on the deadlift. There were plenty of foul-ups, minor injuries, routine...
  16. Milk and tons of it. Find anything you think...

    Milk and tons of it. Find anything you think will go into it easily and blend a couple quarts up in the morning. I use stuff like carnation instant breakfast, cottage cheese, bananas, blueberries,...
  17. If you're training at home, a cheap way to spot...

    If you're training at home, a cheap way to spot yourself is with a pair of sawhorses...the standard ones are at just below parallel for me. Fail a rep, dump it on them.

    -p-
  18. I'm not including the SLDLs in the same workout...

    I'm not including the SLDLs in the same workout as the sumos. Sumos go on Monday along with parallel bar dips and overhead presses; SLDLs go on Friday with pull-ups.

    The routine is an abbreviated...
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  20. Sumo deadlift/SLDL in same routine?

    Hello all,

    Haven't posted in awhile, but came up with a question after reading some of Stuart McRobert's and a few other authors' stuff.

    It seems the general consensus, at least according to...
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