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Jim Moser | April 22, 2011

"For those of you who are not familiar with the Bulgarian system of training, it was developed by the famous Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadjiev. It was based on the premise that if you subject the body to a constant load of heavy stress composed of steady repetitive explosive movements, it would adjust to this load and adapt to handle the increased stress."

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Bill Starr | April 02, 2011

"Deadlifts, in one form of another, belong in every strength athlete's repertoire. To shun them is a mistake. They also belong in older athletes programs as well. They’re the best exercise to keep the back strong, and since more weight can be handled in the deadlift than any other full-range pulling exercise, they’re perfect for overloading."

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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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