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Andrew Lewis | August 28, 2019

For the frugal, a few hours of work and $3.19 of contact cement can replace the $100 and one-week wait it will cost to have a squat shoe professionally shimmed. Having called ten shoe repair shops, I noted a price range between $69 and $150...

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | August 21, 2019

I’d like to tell you what it is I’m doing, and how it’s an excellent way to get strong. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a physiotherapist, I’m not a chiropractor. I’m a lifter, a coach, and a practitioner of the much-maligned double layback – and I can offer you some insight into what I know about this incredible lift.

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Jim Steel | August 14, 2019

I was thinking the other day about what it felt like to be big as hell and pretty damn strong. I may be a used up fifty-something has-been now, but in the old days I did okay for myself in powerlifting. I remember like it was yesterday...

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Mark Rippetoe | August 07, 2019

The production of force against an external resistance is the way all living creatures interact with their physical environment. Even plants do this, albeit very slowly. This ability has been in development for at least 3 billion years, and it's time to embrace it as a unifying characteristic of life. Even the tiniest scrap of your successful physical existence (your tenure in Hospice does not constitute any aspect of this) is predicated upon your ability to move, and this ability is predicated on the production of force by your muscles.

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Mark Rippetoe | August 04, 2019

Avem un membru aici la WFAC ( Wichita Falls Athletic Club ) care a castigat in greutate 25 de kilograme in 11 luni de zile. Si vorbesc prostii. Zach Evetts a inceput aici cu noi in August 2009, iar pana in 12 Noiembrie cand l-am cantarit si i-am masurat grasimea corporala, a pus pe el 25 kilograme greutate corporala si putin peste 14 kg de musculatura (Lean body mass) . Asta insemnand 1.3 kg de muschi( LBM ) pe saptamana, aproximativ rata de crestere observata in tinerele animale crescute la ferma. Multi purcei cresc atat de repede, si multi oameni fac bani crescand purcei. [Romanian translation of The Novice Effect]

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