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  1. Hello RJ, I had a torn pectoral and had the...

    Hello RJ, I had a torn pectoral and had the surgery a year ago. There are different types of tears, I had to have mine re-attached to the left shoulder area. It can also be torn from the breastbone,...
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    Training with very heavy weights is brutal early...

    Training with very heavy weights is brutal early in the morning, especially if you are wiped out working long hours. But there are other things you can do instead. At least for the time being or...
  3. My guess it is because he comes from the old...

    My guess it is because he comes from the old school Russian Kettlebell way of training. The 3 main sizes, 1 pood, a pood and a half, and 2 pood's. Thats 16kg, 24kg, and 32kg kb's. The approach to...
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    Thanks for the Reply Andrew. I grab it in the...

    Thanks for the Reply Andrew. I grab it in the middle of the handle, not towards one end or the other. I have been keeping my wrist straight, not bending it. I don't keep my elbow in as tight to the...
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    The Bottom's Up Press. I know I don't practice it...

    The Bottom's Up Press. I know I don't practice it enough, but I don't have much strength with my left hand on that one.
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    This is a really cool clip of an Okinawan Uechi...

    This is a really cool clip of an Okinawan Uechi Ryu master doing hand conditioning. This is excellent. You really don't want this old guy smacking you upside the head. Enjoy.
    Part 1...
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    Wing Lam has a really good instructional DVD, it...

    Wing Lam has a really good instructional DVD, it is called "Shaolin Iron Palm Training". I highly recommend starting with that. He also makes excellent striking bags and Dit Da Jow. Dit Da Jow is the...
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    Wolfeye, what I used was pea gravel. The largest...

    Wolfeye, what I used was pea gravel. The largest rocks were about the size of peas, the smaller ones about the size of cornflakes more or less. I was not striking large rocks. Iron balls or Steel...
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    I've done some Iron Hand training so I'll tell...

    I've done some Iron Hand training so I'll tell you what I know. There is the traditional training method of striking a bag kind of shaped like a small pillow, on a table about waist high, with...
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    Monkeys that are in really good shape do lots of...

    Monkeys that are in really good shape do lots of pullups, but there are a lot of fat lazy monkeys that just sit on the couch stuffing their faces with bananas and spend all day watching Planet of the...
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    Dennis is right. See a doctor and get it checked...

    Dennis is right. See a doctor and get it checked out. Take it from somebody who had is bicep pop loose from the elbow joint. Having to have it surgically re-attached and all the recovery that goes...
  12. Deep squatting with too much weight on the bar is...

    Deep squatting with too much weight on the bar is bad for your knees.
    Deep squatting with bad form is bad for your knees.

    Deep squatting in good form with a weight you slowly built up to over...
  13. Thread: Torn Pectoral

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    Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.

    Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.
  14. Thread: Torn Pectoral

    by Flattop
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    Torn Pectoral

    I tore my pectoral a couple of months ago and was wondering if anyone had experience with this injury and what to expect. I was just doing a set of dips at the time when it tore, but I most likely...
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    Anyone with shoulder or elbow pain doing pullups...

    Anyone with shoulder or elbow pain doing pullups can try hanging straps and handles on the pullup bar. I like Ironmind endless loops. I used to do lots of softball pullups, before I hurt my shoulder...
  16. Hey Peaceful John, Steve, Darren and Jeff, I...

    Hey Peaceful John, Steve, Darren and Jeff, I appreciate the input and will definitely look into it. I have to keep the TAPS in the bedroom, so this is one of those cases where form matters as much as...
  17. Overhead Presses or TGU's, I stick with one for a...

    Overhead Presses or TGU's, I stick with one for a few months then switch.

    Snatches or Swings, usually snatches.

    In the very near future, I will step into them like slippers and do pullups on...
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    Excellent clip. Hockey players are warriors. It...

    Excellent clip. Hockey players are warriors. It is a brutal sport. It really sucks that there might not be a season. The Rangers have the best team since they won the cup in 94, and might have to sit...
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    Rope Climbing on a TAPS

    Being an apartment dweller in NYC, it is not easy to find a place to do some rope climbing. So I bought a 7 foot Manila climbing rope to hang from the TAPS. Short trips up and down are better than...
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    I hope this helps you. I have not read these...

    I hope this helps you. I have not read these books myself yet, but they might be perfect for you.

    http://www.superstrengthbooks.com/ sells reprints of classic strength training books, some over a...
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    Mine's holding up just fine. It has not moved...

    Mine's holding up just fine. It has not moved from the spot I put it together though. I would not leave it outside, metal does rust.

    I just ordered a 7 foot climbing rope to hang from it. You have...
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    A lot of people who workout hard, are obviously...

    A lot of people who workout hard, are obviously very physically fit all seem to be defending my favorite breakfast food, the egg, including the yolk. I did not read one post where anyone was...
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    Both of my parents smoked. I had a cigarette in...

    Both of my parents smoked. I had a cigarette in my face for as long as I can remember. I grew up with my eyes burning. To this day I consider the smell of a cigarette worse than the smell of vomit....
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    I read Dinosaur Training and followed Brooks...

    I read Dinosaur Training and followed Brooks Kubik's training principles before I ever heard of Dragondoor or Pavel. Brooks emphasizes low reps, heavy weights, compound exercises, and a return to the...
  25. Thread: Indian Clubs

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    I use them on occasion. I can tell you from...

    I use them on occasion. I can tell you from experience that they are an excellent rehab for shoulder injuries. It is something you can do on your off days as a form of active recovery.
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    I've done it. It is brutal, and you will make...

    I've done it. It is brutal, and you will make some incredible gains. Absolutely get yourself a copy of Super Squats. The first 16 or 17 reps are easy:D. My face changed from red to blue to different...
  27. Thread: Cardio

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    I don't think it's wise. Training for useful...

    I don't think it's wise. Training for useful skills, such as training to fight, swim, or run are all fantastic cardio workouts, and have a tremendous carryover effect in daily life. Being able to...
  28. Jeff, I think you should give Indian clubs a...

    Jeff,

    I think you should give Indian clubs a try. I hurt my left shoulder last August trying to roof my heavy bag with a liver punch. For months it hurt just to put my jacket on. Healing was...
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    I would keep it. As you get stronger with the...

    I would keep it. As you get stronger with the main lifts, the lighter bells are great for doing more difficult lifts. The 16kg is a great starting point for both the bottoms up press and the waiters...
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    If you are looking to put more gas in the tank,...

    If you are looking to put more gas in the tank, get yourself a copy of the Bas Rutten Mixed Martial Arts Workout. It sells for 60 bucks, but would be a bargain at 600 bucks. Stick with CD 1- the...
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