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Old 08-08-2011, 07:04 AM   #191
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:34 AM   #193
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:18 AM   #195
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The longer an athlete is in a sport, the more messed up they will become. This is part of the game and if you get out unscathed you are one of the lucky few. Most of us will have we have a lot of pain to endure if we plan to reach our highest potential. The farther down the path you go, the more minor pain you find needs to be ignored. Throughout our journey we will be tested. As athletes, when we pulled our first muscle we felt it was the end of the world and were out of the sport for good. If our joints hurt we would run to the doctor because we “knew” it was major. The ones who figure out how to deal with the pain and keep moving forward are the ones who succeed. Let me rephrase that; the ones who know the difference between what is “part of the game” and what is not are the ones who succeed. Simply put, they’re the ones who “ball up” move forward. The ones who bitch and complain that they can’t take the pain and look for excuses are the ones who stay put.
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Every program is 8 weeks to this, 12 weeks to that. When you look at it, though, Dave’s been training for 30 years. When he sees an 8-week program, it’s a very small bit of his overall training life. Yet all these guys want everything to happen in those eight weeks.

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