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    Thanks for your reply--that helps a great deal.

    Thanks for your reply--that helps a great deal.
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    Get Strong question for Al Kavadlo

    Hi Al-

    I am enjoying your Get Strong book--intelligent progressions with clear programming.

    What rep cadence as far as time is concerned would you recommend? --the book states use a ...
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    Get Strong Question

    For Al/Danny<br><br>First off,excellent book with top notch graphics and no-fluff content.<br><br>If one cannot meet the progression standard for a given exercise after 4 weeks(but pass all the...
  4. Unless you are recovering from injuries/have...

    Unless you are recovering from injuries/have chronic issues/absolutely new to exercise,you don't need to tread so slowly.I don't think you need to do as many reps as prescribed--1-2 sets of solid 20...
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    AS long as you need--it is not a density...

    AS long as you need--it is not a density workout.You want to stay fresh to perform perfect reps.The sets can also be done by greasing the groove throughout the day rather than completing them all in...
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    Bodyweight is great--but there isnt a heavy lift...

    Bodyweight is great--but there isnt a heavy lift involved.

    Watch the gymnastics the last two weeks at the Olympics if you want an idea of otherwordly bodyweight strength (crosses,malteses,inverted...
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    Heavy get ups are greatly under rated;the press...

    Heavy get ups are greatly under rated;the press is like the bench press--nobody asks (orcares ) what you can get up but its all about how much can you press.
    The S and S program works very well--...
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    Its another form of density training.I use it...

    Its another form of density training.I use it for submaximal reps with pullups and a pushup/hand stand variation. You get in quality work with some rest--you can do active rom in between as...
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    I like this advice. A SLOW OAPU is a...

    I like this advice. A SLOW OAPU is a challenge--if I try adding reps,my shoulder can roll forward,fatigue begins,lose form,etc.Tension is king here.
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    What you propose isnt GTG-its circuit/Met Con...

    What you propose isnt GTG-its circuit/Met Con training.GTG is doing submax reps(no more than 50% of your max) for the purpose of treating the exercise as a practice to get better at a skill--get...
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    If you are concerned with healthy shoulders,why...

    If you are concerned with healthy shoulders,why would you want to do explosive muscle-ups?These may look cool but like cigarettes,if it doesnt get you now,the odds are you'll pay later.
  12. Thread: GTG at 62

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    The problem with setting a goal for a given point...

    The problem with setting a goal for a given point in time is that people tend to rush to get there--form gets sloppy,become more enamored with counting reps than performing the exercise with proper...
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    Here's a question to consider--no right or wrong...

    Here's a question to consider--no right or wrong answer... wouldnt it make sense to mimic life when one trains at times--sometimes shit just occurs and there isnt time for warmups,foam rolling,etc. ...
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    RPT is not new at all. It makes perfect sense--I...

    RPT is not new at all.
    It makes perfect sense--I never understood why one would do several sets and then try to lift their heaviest weight on the last set. I always found all these warm sets a...
  15. Agree w/ Tom--good points

    Agree w/ Tom--good points
  16. A OA PUll up is a very specific skill -- multiple...

    A OA PUll up is a very specific skill -- multiple horizontal row reps wont get you there--anymore more than doing 100 pushups will get you a one arm pushup.The more specific a skill,the less...
  17. Having the bar at hip height is NOT mandatory....

    Having the bar at hip height is NOT mandatory.
    On the CC pullup DVD series,John Ducane says you can place the bar/rings/etc. at sternum height; also dont be a slave to the numbers--if you can do one...
  18. I certainly remember you-- would appreciate some...

    I certainly remember you-- would appreciate some of your ideas on bodyweight training--pullups,pushup progressions,programming,etc.You had very practical and relevant information.
    Welcome back.
  19. Stop worrying about what might be and start...

    Stop worrying about what might be and start working on getting stronger. Worrying about gaining extra muscle is like not gambling because you're afraid of making too much money.Pick bodyweight OR...
  20. Thread: My CC journey.

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    You are becoming a slave to the rep numbers.You...

    You are becoming a slave to the rep numbers.You are caught up in numbers/what level you are at rather than truly feeling the muscles stimulated by the exercise.

    Here is a suggestion--Paul Wade...
  21. Thread: Training Frequency

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    Sometimes same but different works--pick...

    Sometimes same but different works--pick something where the intensity matches the old exercise--dragon flags starting at the bottom relaxed forces full body tension-stop at 45*;I find a higher angle...
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    glory is fleeting; pain lasts longer

    glory is fleeting; pain lasts longer
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    No doubt its damn hard--but how many guys are...

    No doubt its damn hard--but how many guys are doing them after 40?It tends to catch up over time with the joints over time.There are very impressive feats on youtube--virtually all are young...
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    The benefits dont outweigh the risks in my case...

    The benefits dont outweigh the risks in my case and I'm sure others as well..Too much strain on wrists and shoulders.There are some who dont have the flexibility,proper arm lengths,etc to get the...
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    Equipment for Sale-Tampa,FL area

    All items are in excellent condition.
    Pick up only around the Tampa,FL area.Before placing them on Craigs list,I wanted to give the folks here at DD first crack.

    Kettlebells-
    1)24kg- $25...
  26. why dont you post your question on Pavel's site...

    why dont you post your question on Pavel's site since he wrote the book that you are doing the routine from?
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    forget aluminum--get a galvanized steel pipe 1...

    forget aluminum--get a galvanized steel pipe 1 1/4" diameter--and dont paint it.I've had one outdoors for years in heat and humidity without any problems.
  28. The NW techniques work best for exercises that...

    The NW techniques work best for exercises that you can only manage a few reps at most with--one arm pushups,one armed divebombers,etc.You do not train to failure with this system--you want to stay...
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    Schedule a back off work where you cut back on...

    Schedule a back off work where you cut back on volume at least by 50%.
    After this,you may move up to a higher level doing the beginner standard.If you can do 20-30 reps in an exercise,you have the...
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    Go onto step 4.There is nothing magic about three...

    Go onto step 4.There is nothing magic about three sets--you can get the same benefits from two or even one hard one.IF you got a single set of 30,you have the strength to move on.More isnt always...
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