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Old 08-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #211
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The bench press per se is not a risky exercise. When done right, it can help improve upper body strength and size. It's only when form takes a back seat to numbers and when it's grossly overtrained that problems result. Injuries occur in the shoulders and elbows when the bench press is overtrained, poor technique is used, such as rebounding the bar off the chest and bridging, no other exercises for the upper body are included in the program, and there are no core exercises done for the upper back. Quite often, it's a combination all these factors.

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:17 AM   #212
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JM Blakely Quotes

"Admit that you are under-eating!"

"I don't feel sorry for those who lack the discipline to eat more"

"I don't believe you if you tell me you can't eat more than you're eating now"

"You must not excuse yourself from eating what you are supposed to when you are supposed to"

"Carry mayo with you and add lots of it to everything"

"Dip potato chips in honey"

"Always have a jar of peanuts in your car"

"It takes less than 50 seconds to eat two candy bars"

"Never drink any fluids that don't have calories"

"Above all, you must accept the inarguable fact that you must put more food into your mouth"

"Remember - If you want to beat the man, you've gotta out-eat the man!"
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:13 AM   #213
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JM Blakely Quotes

"Admit that you are under-eating!"

"I don't feel sorry for those who lack the discipline to eat more"

"I don't believe you if you tell me you can't eat more than you're eating now"

"You must not excuse yourself from eating what you are supposed to when you are supposed to"

"Carry mayo with you and add lots of it to everything"

"Dip potato chips in honey"

"Always have a jar of peanuts in your car"

"It takes less than 50 seconds to eat two candy bars"

"Never drink any fluids that don't have calories"

"Above all, you must accept the inarguable fact that you must put more food into your mouth"

"Remember - If you want to beat the man, you've gotta out-eat the man!"
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:46 PM   #214
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Posted this elsewhere and had to remind someone that if you eat like this you have to train twice as hard as you eat.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:56 PM   #215
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:49 PM   #216
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Best quote ever.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:28 AM   #218
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"Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts."

"Recovery doesn't come in a can. Recovery is sleep."

"Back in the 1970s, I ate a high-protein diet to get bigger and stronger. As a senior at Utah State, I weighed 218 pounds with eight percent body fat, and threw the discus over 190 feet.

Then I got some advice from the people at the Olympic Training Center. I needed carbs, they advised, and lots of them. They pointed to studies done on the American distance runners. Being an idiot, I took the advice to eat like emaciated, over-trained sub-performers. It took years of high carbohydrate grazing to learn the evils of this advice."

"Years ago at a clinic, a young man told me, "Squats hurt my knees." I asked him to demonstrate for me, and after he did said bluntly, "Squats don't hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees."

"Look at your goals. Look at your behavior. Does your behavior match your goals?"

"Someday you're going to pay for the 10,000 crunches you were sure would build a six pack. Instead, those built a bad lower back. Ab work does absolutely nothing for you. Just ask any long-time strength coach."

"The Soviets did a study about the correlation between maximum Olympic lifts and assistance exercises. The first four lifts with “highest correlation” for helping on the competition platform were:

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An article on one of America’s lifting superstars once summarized his secret with this wonderful line: “through extensive work on the powerclean had laid the foundation for John Terpak’s versatile athletic success.”

The Russians noted in the 1970′s that, simply, “A lifter must do many power cleans and squats to succeed.”

I’m also convinced that power cleans are one of the “secrets” to gaining muscle weight."
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:52 AM   #219
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:12 PM   #220
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Some do not like his brash straight forwardness, but I do. Tell me like it is so I can fix shit, baby! There is no room for a friggen cry baby in this body, I have work to do:

A quote from Lyle McDonald:

It's hard in that hard work is hard (in the sense of being effortful), because it's hard.

And people are lazy. The discomfort that is required to make progress at anything is beyond most people. It gets a little bit difficult and they stop.

I knew a guy back in Austin who did supplements and always asked me to design him one that 'worked'. I said come up with something that would make people actually put some effort into the gym and watch their diets. That's what works.

I also think it's 'hard' in that there is such vast mis-information out there. 99% of what's in bodybuilding comic books is garbage, a bunch of stuff that nobody actually does made doubly irrelevant by the drug use of professionals. Nobody knows how to train naturals any more and everybody ends up on idiotic training schemes focusing on the wrong things (the pump, exhaustion, etc) so of course they don't grow.

And it's in the magazines vested interest to make those guys think that the solution is a pill. Because giving free training advice that works doesn't make you money, selling a stupid supplement at $45/month for a year does.
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