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Thread: A Brief History of Wichita Falls Athletic Club | Mark Rippetoe

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    Default A Brief History of Wichita Falls Athletic Club | Mark Rippetoe

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    April 1, 2024 is the 40th anniversary of the Wichita Falls Athletic Club. I thought I'd tell you about it.

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    Very stupid question given the article and it's history. But how do you get older deconditioned trainees in/out of a 45 degree leg press machine? Is it at floor level or raised? I have a person in mind that I'm training and initially I wanted to start her off on the 45 degree incline that's in the gym but getting her in/out was too much of a challenge so I used the horizontal one instead.
    She's now progressed past it but it does seem handy to know how to get a little old Lady in/out of the darn thing in the future.

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    Thanks - I've long wondered about how the WFAC (i.e., Mecca) came to be. Congratulations on the 40th anniversary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    Very stupid question given the article and it's history. But how do you get older deconditioned trainees in/out of a 45 degree leg press machine? Is it at floor level or raised? I have a person in mind that I'm training and initially I wanted to start her off on the 45 degree incline that's in the gym but getting her in/out was too much of a challenge so I used the horizontal one instead.
    She's now progressed past it but it does seem handy to know how to get a little old Lady in/out of the darn thing in the future.
    You help her, Subby. Put your hands on her and help her, like humans do.

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    Best gym in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernLifter View Post
    Best gym in the world.
    I had the great fortune of spending a couple of years training there in the early 90s at the Kemp location behind the car stereo outfit. Never forget the day Rip told me I was doing too many silly exercises while eating Kimchi he took as payment from another member. He proceeded to write down a version of A day B day 3 day a week workout. Lots of great memories from my time there and since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Berry View Post
    I had the great fortune of spending a couple of years training there in the early 90s at the Kemp location behind the car stereo outfit. Never forget the day Rip told me I was doing too many silly exercises while eating Kimchi he took as payment from another member. He proceeded to write down a version of A day B day 3 day a week workout. Lots of great memories from my time there and since.

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    You were very lucky to fall there.

    IŽll be curious: Did Rippetoe have a habit of kicking out people who did silly "bodybuilding" routines full of exercises?

    The question may seem dumb, but I need to figure out the situation.

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    I found your material back in 2008...its been one of the best things I could ever learn. I had the 2nd edition book and the first version of practical programming. I have since got the updated versions and gifted the old books to a few individuals I thought would use the knowledge. One day I will drag ass up there to WFAC. The lift and shoot course you have looks like good times.

    Does Old Angus McSnort still train at WFAC?

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    It's been years since I've seen him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernLifter View Post
    You were very lucky to fall there.

    IŽll be curious: Did Rippetoe have a habit of kicking out people who did silly "bodybuilding" routines full of exercises?

    The question may seem dumb, but I need to figure out the situation.
    Never saw that in the years I was there. Helped me in a lot of ways.

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