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Old 08-14-2011, 12:55 PM   #201
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:56 PM   #202
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:44 PM   #203
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Observed at the front desk today:

Boy 12 on tread mill for a few minutes (about 4M), gets off breathing far too heavy

Boy about 12 years old, and extremely over weight: "Working out is hard but it pays in the long run".

"Mom can I have a couple of dollars?"

Mom: "Sure son" (hands him 2 dollars)

Boy then goes and buys two snickers from the vending machine, eats them.

Boy: "Back to work now, it will pay off in the end" (goes back on tread mill)

Mom: "yes it will, son"
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:04 AM   #204
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Since the basic nature of correct ab function is isometric, the exercises in which the abs perform this function will provide exercises for the abs as well. This may seem childishly apparent, yet virtually every strength coach adds extra concentric/eccentric ab work to the program anyway. The thinking must be that just squatting, deadlifting, pressing, cleaning, snatching, chins, and barbell curls all of which involve trunk stabilization as a critical performance component do not provide sufficient ab work by themselves. I disagree.

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:44 PM   #205
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I understand that you are looking to get stronger, but doing one-leg squats aren't gonna get you there anytime soon. Here is something! Do RDLs, whats that you say? Well they are the best thing since sliced bread and yes they make your hammies happy! You want strong hammies right? Of course you do! Now do them or get the fark out of my gym...otherwise I will kick your leg from underneath you whilst your doing you one-leg squats!

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:13 AM   #206
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:12 AM   #207
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #208
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Mark Rippetoe: If you are making progress, don't change anything. There'll be plenty of time for assistance and ancillary exercises later. Plenty of time.

Assistance exercises are always the first thing you drop from a workout (like when you're tired or overtrained) and the last thing you add to a workout (like when you perceive that you need more exercises when in fact you just need to work harder or more productively on the exercises you're already doing.
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Loving the quotes. Very inspirational.

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