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    Good article on training & time mgmt

    Talks about fitting lifting in/around your spouse/significant other.

    http://squatrx.blogspot.com/2009/01/...nt-get-it.html

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    Thanks for posting it Brad!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    LOL:
    Training sessions scheduled on "date nights" are a major no-no. And, (if you didn't know this already) it doesn't matter if there are no plans whatsoever - do NOT schedule anything on your spouse's day off, Valentine's Day, major holidays, etc.
    I know what you're thinking; "But Christmas Day is a perfect training day!! Nobody else is in the gym and I have so much time!". You're preaching to the choir, buddy. Give it up. You can't win. Spend the time with your partner. ...and NO, I don't mean your training partner!

    I schedule training no matter the date and when I realize it infringes on a day when my wife is off work or something, I either lift quick or take advice from the next section of the blog:

    *OCCASIONALLY 'SACRIFICE' TRAINING TIME FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE*
    That goes a long way and I just make up for it the next day when she's working or is busy.


    Good article.

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    Interesting read, but anyone married for a long time already knows.

    I've got it easy, I train at 5 am before my wife is up, so there's no interference. I get up at 3:30 to eat first. All that said, if I know we're going out that night for whatever reason, I might skip a workout and sleep, so I'm not draggin' a$$ at the end of the evening. My wife is very understanding and actually has encouraged me to reach my goals.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    great article to read! thanks for posting it

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    a good blog post from Ross Enamait on training with a newborn:

    http://rosstraining.com/blog/2009/02...ith-a-newborn/

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    Newborn's should be training? Wow. Sorry, Brad, I couldn't help myself.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    I really enjoy Ross' stuff and didn't know he had a blog! Thanks for posting it!

    I wrote an article for Dan John's Get Up! a while back for new dads that I thought was pretty good: http://danjohn.org/rkc.pdf (edit: had wrong link)
    Last edited by Sensei; 02-25-2009 at 10:14 AM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

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    After 10 years of training, my wife finally "got it" when I brought her to a meet and she realized what i could lift and what it took to be competitve. But she still gets on me occassionally. A little give a little pull I guess
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    good article thanks.

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