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  1. Girl getting sore knees from swings - suggestions?

    Not a KB expert but it almost sounds as if you are doing something right: loading your hamstrings at the bottom of the swing. I get such pain after an oly lifting meet sometimesif I do an espcially...
  2. Off to meet my new nephew soon. Where to train in Boulder, Co.?

    I'm heading up to BOulder Colorado for a week in january to meet my new nephew. Any advice on where I might train for a week when I'm there. I figure an o-lifting platform and bumper plates is too...
  3. How does steroid testing work, and is it easily possible to have a false positive?

    The steroid tests ignore testosterone since everyone has it anyway. The T to epiT test is supposed to catch illegal T use. The 6 to 1 ratio is supposed to be set high enough to account for natural...
  4. How does steroid testing work, and is it easily possible to have a false positive?

    Here's what I remember from some lay-studies in Bio-chem, though I might have garbled this in memory.
    Steroid testing is a two step process. First, the blood or urine is checked for tell-tale...
  5. My take (long)

    The following is just my opinion. The power cleans should be a great addition to your workout, if you incorporate them in such a way as to maximize your benefit.
    Consider this, you're doing PTTP to...
  6. tommy kono's wide grip military presses

    When Tommy Kono had to train somewhere short on plates, like when he was in the army, he used to substantially widen his grip on the military press, while putting his heels together (after rules were...
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    Strange that. (a little history)

    It's unfortunate to hear that things there in Britain are as bad as they are here in the US. It's strange because there have been so many influential strength writers from the isles over the years....
  8. Bear in mind...(some bumper plate tips)

    Not to contradict your advice but here's some (maybe too much) info that anyone planning on buying and using bumper plates should know. Bear in mind that there are few things harder on a barbell then...
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    The Neglected Art of Mental Preperation

    I'm preparing for a competiton total on the classical olympic lifts on Saturday, which means that now is the time I put the most focus on my mental preparation. This just made me think about how many...
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    I would interpret that as 10 sets of 2 reps.

    Followed by 5 sets of 2 reps, 5 sets of one rep. etc.
    Hope htis helps
    Mike
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    wow, what a bloated, rambling post, sorry all.

    I guess I let this one get away from me a bit. I apologize if I come off as a blowhard here.
    As always,
    with respect,
    Mike
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    Know what Rezazadeh did in training on 8/23...

    in the training hall in Athens? (For those who don't follow olympic weightlifting, an alarmingly large group here in America, Hossein Rezazadeh of Iran is the current world record holder and Olympic...
  13. No disrespect to ironmind...

    Doc Strossen is a first class guy and he runs a first class company. But...
    I don't like the Ironmind kettlebells for two reasons.
    1. Not the safest design.
    2. the same thing can be made on the...
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    RIS and the isometric power rack

    Anybody tried this. Pavel kind of suggested it in his HARDSTYLE article on isometrics. Anyway, I have the book, and I have a portable isometric power rack I built so I might just give it a try on a...
  15. Thread: Olympic lifting

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    New york

    From what I understand there is a lively lifting community in NY. Tons of meets in lost battalion hall, where ever that is. Don't let poor equipment stop you. If a cheapo bar is all you have, you can...
  16. Thread: Olympic lifting

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    Olympic lifting

    Nick, Jim Scmitz videos, available at
    www.ironmind.com are almost certainly the best and most comprehensive i've seen. Check them out. jim Schmitz is one of the very best coaches in the U.S., he...
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    OOps! Sorry, heres the content.

    Thought I'd post this for those of you who don't what to throw your expensive kettlebells. Just purchase a cheap hex dumbell. 100# for the 56 pound weight or fifty five pounds for the 28. use a...
  18. Any advice on training to press the Inver stone?

    Hey all,
    I am casting about the web for any advice on training to lift the Inver stone, as I’ll be in Inverness, Scotland in April of 2006 for a wedding and hope to press the famous 268 pound stone...
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    A possible answer

    I don't know if you are a girevec or a WL, in either case this should help. If your back hurts in the power jerk, the likely problem is that you are letting your midsection go loose and allowing your...
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    Probably an assisted bench, but context will decide...

    Every once in a while in a powerlifting mag or video (I recall seeing this once in an old copy of video powerlifting magazine in particular) you'll come across some story about a guy doing a thousand...
  21. Thread: I'm Knackered

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    Re: I'm Knackered

    I've found that its best to take about a week off. If you're in really bad shape, rest completely, otherwise, run, ride a bike, keep active, just stay off the weights.
    When you come back, come back...
  22. Thread: I'm Knackered

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    Re: I'm Knackered

    I've found that its best to take about a week off. If you're in really bad shape, rest completely, otherwise, run, ride a bike, keep active, just stay off the weights.
    When you come back, come back...
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    Wisdom from the gym

    Hey all, I was thinking over some of the conversations I've had with my coach especially, and also other lifters and athletes I've known. I thought I'd share some of the simple, but useful, training...
  24. Hips low enough?

    Ever seen a guy flip a tire in the World's Strongest Man competition?
    Some guys' technique in this event has been described as a combination between a squat and a deadlift. The point being that you...
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    I've noticed that...

    Thanks Mr. Friedes,
    You are correct. In the past I have noticed a nominal decrease in lifting performance when circumstances (car trouble) forced me to bicycle everywhere. On the other hand, I...
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    An intro and a question

    Hi everyone,
    My name is Mike, age 22. I started training two and a half years ago w/ PTTP and RKC and I picked a lot of useful information up from the good people on this forum. Thanks. Since then...
  27. The gold medal belongs to...

    the man who not only works harder but also, and perhaps more importantly, smarter than everyone else. I think an old coach, dick green, who was an assistant coach on the american national team...
  28. Thread: Olympic lifts

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    However, If you only have KBs to train with at home...

    Just in case you are turning to KBs because you don't have regular access to a platform, Heavy KB presses and two KB snatches and high pulls (be sure to do a real oly style second pull, DO NOT EVER...
  29. Thread: Olympic lifts

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    Re: OLYMPIC LIFTS (long)

    I find kettlebells useful every once in a while to throw in some one handed stuff for more strength and stability in my wrists and shoulders. Mainly snatches and presses (though the KB I have, the...
  30. i knew your mutant badass...

    but he did the press portion while in a full squat w/ more than bodyweight. Of course he was juiced like heck.
    lifts.
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