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    Mark is over at strongfirst.com now and no longer...

    Mark is over at strongfirst.com now and no longer with DD as far as I know so you might check over there for info too.

    Check out this page from his site giryastrength.com and look in the upper...
  2. Except Pavel is still teaching certs (that DD is...

    Except Pavel is still teaching certs (that DD is making money off of) for another TWO months. DD still uses Pavel's image everywhere possible on it's website to sell it's products and makes the...
  3. I've always respected your opinions even if I...

    I've always respected your opinions even if I don't (as in this case) always agree with them.
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    Great job Jeff. Very impressive pull.

    Great job Jeff. Very impressive pull.
  5. An update from Pavel on the situation.

    An update from Pavel on the situation.
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    He was never tested even close to 600 times -...

    He was never tested even close to 600 times - that's one of those myths people like to repeat over and over. You might want to check that out...reports vary but it most likely is something more...
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    Most likely your strength levels and routine did...

    Most likely your strength levels and routine did not support your diet. It is also something that you need to do for the long haul and by that I mean years. I gave you some advice on bulking in the...
  8. I have also had a full hip replacement on my left...

    I have also had a full hip replacement on my left side. Mine is also metal on metal.

    I can do anything I like aside from running or pounding on it. Squat, deadlift, swings, jump rope...whatever....
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    I'd like to point out that you aren't doing VWC...

    I'd like to point out that you aren't doing VWC correctly either. KJ is very specific that it is 7 reps minimum for the 15:15 protocol and the program doesn't work the same way at slower cadences....
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    To me Bear is purely a heavy weight (barbell)...

    To me Bear is purely a heavy weight (barbell) done twice a week up to 20 sets. If you can do 20 sets you need to add weight until you can't. Two to three (for younger guys) times a week. Tons of rest...
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    What you are doing has nothing to do with the...

    What you are doing has nothing to do with the Bear in any way shape or form. Just doing 20 sets of something isn't the Bear.

    Not saying your program is bad especially if it's working for you. Just...
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    Nice work Chris! My best years ago was 300. I...

    Nice work Chris!

    My best years ago was 300. I always wanted to hit hindu squats again to work up to the 500 mark.

    When I did them I would just do a certain amount of reps most days of the week....
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    +1 to using chalk. It helps noticeably. ...

    +1 to using chalk. It helps noticeably.

    Also...I would say use the standard alternating grip instead of the hook grip for now. I don't see any reason to do anything more than the very basics....
  14. Brutal! Nice work Pol!

    Brutal! Nice work Pol!
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    It depends on where you can mount it. If you have...

    It depends on where you can mount it. If you have a garage with rafters or a heavy wood beam somewhere around your house a rafter mount bar works well. This is what I have.

    Rafter Mount Chin Up...
  16. Have you tried doing some swings alongside your...

    Have you tried doing some swings alongside your CC work? Assuming you have healed to the point where you can do the movement correctly and without pain I would think this could be something...
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    Thank you very much Jason. I appreciate the...

    Thank you very much Jason. I appreciate the feedback. I did wrestle one year (wwaaaayyy back in time for my HS freshman year) and tried to think about what I would have done back then. Our coach...
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    You might benefit from doing goblet squats on...

    You might benefit from doing goblet squats on your PM days. Do them before swings and before or after TGU. Make sure that you have total control over the movement and get comfortable in the bottom...
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    No problem. And just to follow up. If you want...

    No problem. And just to follow up.

    If you want to incorporate pistols into your routine I don't see a problem with that as long as it's done intelligently. Can you already do pistols? Do you have...
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    Remember that Tabata is more than just doing...

    Remember that Tabata is more than just doing things in the specific work/rest time periods. There are specific rules for heart rate, level of effort in relation to VO2 max, etc. to make it Tabata....
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    First off...no issues with adding the FPP. ...

    First off...no issues with adding the FPP.

    Second. What type of squats are you talking about? And why the hell would you want to do them tabata style?

    There are a number of ways you could add...
  22. Correct. The two week cycles or block training is...

    Correct. The two week cycles or block training is explained in ROTK.

    I use block training with PTTP and VWC for a while and it works well. It is pretty cool to come back to VWC after two weeks off...
  23. Thread: Creatine

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    I already posted that I haven't had any adverse...

    I already posted that I haven't had any adverse reaction. I also mentioned that everyone will react differently. I think you'll find that most people will react quite positively, but that is just...
  24. Thread: Creatine

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    Like I mentioned above...look for creapure on the...

    Like I mentioned above...look for creapure on the label. It's a higher quality creatine from Germany. There are many companies selling it with their label on it. You can find it usually for somewhere...
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    I just want to point out an error here. The...

    I just want to point out an error here. The adaptions you make from the training while taking creatine do NOT go away once you stop taking it.

    Creatine simply helps you train harder when you take...
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    Ditto. And while everyone will react differently...

    Ditto. And while everyone will react differently to it it's one of the best bang for your buck supplements out there. No side effects whatsoever here. I usually cycle it here and there when I'm...
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    Frank, Work in intervals. I recommend working...

    Frank,

    Work in intervals. I recommend working 30 seconds off with 30 seconds of rest for a certain period of time. At a general recommended tempo of approx. 40 swings a minute that can be done by...
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    Just on the variety days. And be smart in your...

    Just on the variety days. And be smart in your loading, make sure to think about the long term goal and not try get too heavy too fast.

    Your off days are crucial. Aside from that make sure to get...
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    I had good success years ago adding PTTP...

    I had good success years ago adding PTTP deadlifts on my two variety days. Don't do the additional pressing...just the pulls.
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    Exactly. And like I mentioned before...I *think*...

    Exactly. And like I mentioned before...I *think* I've heard DJ make that same point when he talks about pullup volume for older people.

    I believe the bigger point to take away from what he is...
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