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Old 06-20-2011, 10:49 AM   #31
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:02 AM   #32
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That is one of the all time great quotes. Putting that on Facebook.

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Old 06-20-2011, 11:16 AM   #33
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Trust me, if you do an honest 20 rep program, at some point Jesus will talk to you. On the last day of the program, he asked if he could work in.
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In response to a guy complaining that his leg curl weight hasn't increased since he started deadlifting:

"That's like bitching about masturbation not being fun anymore since you started dating a porn star"
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On a respectable number of pull-ups:

Well, I can do 16, and I'm 51 and I weigh 210. So you have to beat me or you're a pussy. And if you do beat me, you're probably using drugs.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:30 AM   #34
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:54 AM   #35
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Although I acquired most of my injuries before I arrived at Westside, there was no room there for being hurt. We created an environment of 100% balls out, all the time. No deloads, no easy days, no quit. If it hurts, wrap it. If it's heavy, **** you, pull harder.

I can't blame Louie for this. I couldn't count the number of times he told me to back it down, only to see me add another 40 pounds and blow my nut sack off.

We never gave each other a free pass, especially on Max Effort lower body day. We never knew what movement we'd be doing, but always knew the goal to strain.

We'd start at 8:30 A.M. If you were late and Louie still allowed you to lift, you jumped in at whatever the weight was. If 405 was too heavy to open with, **** you. Next time, don't be late.

For that reason we'd always get there early, arriving at about 8 to eat McDonalds and drink coffee. During that time, we'd ask one another what lift we wanted to train that day. No one would agree on anything, until finally someone would roll in limping and say something like, "I don't care what the hell we do, as long as it's not low box squats. That would kill me today."

There. It was decided. Today we'll do low box squats.

We were lifters first. We trained Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday morning. Always. No exceptions. If you had a meet on Saturday, you lifted Monday, just maybe a bit lighter. Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving didn't matter. If it was one of those days, you trained. And you strained.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:07 AM   #36
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Loved that article. Did you see Dave's log post about how much pain you can deal with? Would make a good QOTD in my opinion.

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then I realized that there were two ways I could take this accident.

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Loved that article. Did you see Dave's log post about how much pain you can deal with? Would make a good QOTD in my opinion.

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or they only bench pressed and deadlifted, but, what the hell is wrong with squatting? What are you, afraid?
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