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Old 04-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #361
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Relying on studies and research before you make any gains is like choosing the perfect baseball bat for hitting home runs based on research, when you still can't hit the ball.
Good one.

People do that all the time though, don't they. Wanna start playing golf? Go down to the sports store and unload as much money as you can on a set of clubs that the salesman recommends. Afterwards you may ask where to get some instructions on how to use the danged things.

But when it comes to weightlifting, it's even more basic than that. We use our muscles every day, We don't need a science manual to tell us how to do it, our parents taught us before we could talk. Lifting isn't much more complicated than walking.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #362
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This skinnyfat punk in his mid 30s asked me to spot him on the bench. He had 90 kg's on the bar. He unracked, put his feet up on the bench and then raised his ass off the bench in kindof a "bridge" position. I mean his ass was 20cm off the bench! Then he did half reps with the bar directly over his delts, pausing about 10cm over his collarbones. I racked the bar, asked him what the hell he was doing, gave him a short lecture and told him to get his shit together before he bothers me in my training again, and walked away.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #363
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:23 AM   #364
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:50 AM   #366
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