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Bill Starr | February 24, 2011

"Of all the places I trained in during extremely cold weather, the most memorable were the winters at Fielder’s Shed. There was no insulation and no heat... I can recall one workout right around Christmas time, and I was the only fool stupid enough train. It was bitter cold, 17º F with wind chill in the single digits. I could easily have bailed, but I didn’t, and I ended up getting in a very productive session."

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Bill Starr | February 17, 2011

"When I heard the news that Jack LaLanne had died, the first thing that popped into my head was, 'Reports of his death are greatly exaggerated.' Jack Lalanne can’t be dead, I thought. He was supposed to live for another ten years. At the very least, he would crack the century barrier still full of vim and vigor. He was the benchmark for all of us involved in physical fitness. I recalled the remark he made frequently, 'I can’t die. It would ruin my image.'"

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Steve Hill, SSC and Mark Rippetoe | February 15, 2011

"...as the weight gets heavier, it becomes a larger percentage of the total mass of the lifter-barbell system. As it does, it becomes more critical for the weight to be over the mid-foot as closely as possible, because otherwise you will have to do one of two things: 1) you will have to counterbalance the weight by extending part of your body away from the mid-foot in the opposite direction, or 2) you will have to input a horizontal force on the bar to move the weight back to the balance point, which is hard to do well, and which we will discuss extensively..."

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Bill Starr | January 26, 2011

"The midrange of an exercise is often taken for granted. When only lighter weights are being used as is the case in many fitness programs, this doesn’t pose much of a problem since the athlete isn’t going after any demanding poundages. However, for those who are seeking a higher level of strength, the middle matters a great deal."

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MAJ Ryan Whittemore | January 20, 2011

"At present, passing the APFT and meeting body composition standards is either left up to the individual Soldier to do in any way the Soldier wants to do it, or the Soldier is forced to conduct a PT program designed by his immediate supervisors.  In either case, the wrong people are doing the program design.  This is where the Army shortchanges PT, and for some reason does not treat it in the same way as other combat-essential tasks."

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