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MAJ Damon Wells | November 21, 2010

"The recent surge in the quest for a “well-rounded” and/or “functional” training program (and visible abs) has become the greatest inhibitor to effective training programming. The current trend in “fitness” training involves a complex array of what most perceive as balance of fitness parameters: strength, flexibility, skill specific, and high or low intensity endurance training. Becoming proficient in many skills or modalities is an attractive proposition and has become the fashionable gold standard for flashy, trendy workouts. Often, these techniques are applied haphazardly or in a method that emphasizes variety over consistency and progress."

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Bill Starr | November 17, 2010

"All segments of the pull are important, but it’s the final snap at the finish that usually makes the difference between a success and a failure on the full snatch, full clean, power snatch, and power clean...The bar must leap upward at the conclusion of the pull on those two lifts. When it doesn’t, there isn’t sufficient time to rack the bar on your frontal deltoids in the clean or lock it out overhead with arms straight in the snatch."

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Tommy Suggs | November 04, 2010

"The dynamics of rapid growth in the gym business consisted of three separate factors that evolved separately but were dependent, in the final analysis, upon each other.  The giant leap forward in the development of machines was the spearhead of the gym renaissance..."

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Tommy Suggs | October 26, 2010

"I was home for Christmas vacation from The University of Texas. It was 1956 and my weight training had moved from conditioning and body building to competitive Olympic lifting. My home was on the Texas Coast, Lake Jackson, and there was not an Olympic bar in the county. Houston, sixty miles away, offered my best hope for finding a place to train during my two weeks at home for the holidays. After examining the Houston yellow pages, I found one gym listed..."

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