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    I've been under the impression that KB's have...

    I've been under the impression that KB's have always encompassed a wide variety of exercises - TGU's, windmills and so on in addition to the classic clean, jerk and snatch that dominates the...
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    Interesting thread. I was originally taught...

    Interesting thread.

    I was originally taught with this 'high bar squat' (though I never called it anything other than a deep squat) and always considered it a common squat and had a seriously hard...
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    How are you measuring your bodyfat? Calculation...

    How are you measuring your bodyfat? Calculation with tape-measurements? There are different formulas for crunching those numbers. There's hydro and dexa means as well as caliper and various types of...
  4. Wow - I hope things get better for you and your...

    Wow - I hope things get better for you and your family, soon.

    Perhaps a self-defense class would be beneficial - not just for you but for your wife as well.
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    Muscle mass isn't necessarily relative to...

    Muscle mass isn't necessarily relative to strength - as the issue of 'bodybuilder vs powerlifter' and subject such as 'having shoulders that are as strong as they look' reflect.

    Pavel gives good...
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    I don't see the outright benefits of this...

    I don't see the outright benefits of this particular swing/squat in the OP - and likely I won't incorporate it. The pendulum effect actually mutes the effort needed to do the swing and/or the squat -...
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    Overhead swings are present in several different...

    Overhead swings are present in several different workouts - Pavel doesn't discourage them in his 'From Russia with Touch Love.' He does note that they are 'more difficult.'

    Another squat/swing...
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    Wow - that's impressive. . . you really did them...

    Wow - that's impressive. . . you really did them smooth and clean - Gravity? What Gravity?
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    Good thread.

    Good thread.
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    I think you're right about the reps - I need to...

    I think you're right about the reps - I need to pull it back and take it a little slower for the next week - day off tomorrow.

    There's one instructor in Arkansas and I think I'll call him up and...
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    What gives? So I've been doing the swings...

    What gives?

    So I've been doing the swings every day - I've taken 2 days off (last Thursday and Sunday) - and today I planned to do my normal routine, since I haven't done it in a week - take a...
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    Very true - good points. I do appologize. I...

    Very true - good points. I do appologize.

    I have been posting more than I normally would. We're lake-locked here and I'm getting cabin fever. My town is cut off, my college semester ended early...
  13. Thread: Qigong?

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    Thank you for the input - it does interest me,...

    Thank you for the input - it does interest me, maybe I'll pursue it in the future when meeting with a trainer is possible for me.
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    I think you took my comment, which was a...

    I think you took my comment, which was a possitive towards her with a question about glove use in general, and thought I was personally attacking her - which I wasn't, just the opposite. And you took...
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    She's good - she's not the most 'capable' though...

    She's good - she's not the most 'capable' though - but that's neither here nor there. She's still at the top.

    Why did she choose to be gloved up for her 5 minutes? . . . I understand the desire...
  16. Interesting thread. Speed/pace when doing...

    Interesting thread.

    Speed/pace when doing certain exercises really makes a difference - I always get a feeling that most people take the same up speed as they do down speed.

    Do a normal speed...
  17. Thread: Qigong?

    by Silverfroth
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    Yeah - that's what i was thinking: instructor for...

    Yeah - that's what i was thinking: instructor for techniques. for this nature of focus I can't imagine being able to do things correctly by reading a book. Maybe some can? I don't think I could...
  18. Shoot yeah - creativity. Just do a hand-stand...

    Shoot yeah - creativity.

    Just do a hand-stand against the placid concrete wall and up and down you go. Sounds like CC
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    The snatch, presses (military, thumb, crush,...

    The snatch, presses (military, thumb, crush, punch, parapress - etc), the pass, jerk and TGU all work the chest - no bench required.
  20. Geesh man - some things shouldn't need to be...

    Geesh man - some things shouldn't need to be explained to people.

    I agree with Flattop - you 'trust' a fool you are a fool

    Being ignorant should be against gym rules.
  21. Thread: Qigong?

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    Qigong?

    So I know what this is in theory. . . and several people here have mentioned practicing it.

    So - how does that work out? From *what* it is it sounds hard to learn how to do without someone there...
  22. Have a closet? Do you have a clothes bar in there...

    Have a closet? Do you have a clothes bar in there already?
    Get some extended rod supports to make sure it's secured to the wall - driving these into the studs - they sell these that can handle loads...
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    The worst thing to do right now, though, is stop...

    The worst thing to do right now, though, is stop swinging/lifting altogether. You can bring down your routine if you're seriously sore - after you rule out injury - but you must do something....
  24. To regain function of my digits I use to do...

    To regain function of my digits I use to do resistance exercises with a heavy duty rubber band.
  25. Boris, is the iron ok or does it need some luv...

    Boris, is the iron ok or does it need some luv and duct tape?
  26. Thanks 305 - I'll work on the pistol and airborne...

    Thanks 305 - I'll work on the pistol and airborne lunge with this new input and see what I can manage.

    Good luck granite - I'm sure you can get it figured out.
  27. KB's are great for that, in my life anyway, as...

    KB's are great for that, in my life anyway, as far as the ballistics go - Swings, Cleans, Snatches, Slingshots, Tactical Lunges, Curtsies - all that kind of stuff.

    Full body motion anything - and...
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    WTF is up with that crap? Who the heck listens to...

    WTF is up with that crap? Who the heck listens to berber butt? Geesh - I don't even let my kids listen ot that tripe.

    We're a heavy metal, industrial grunge family - Zombie and Static X all...
  29. Just like typing right after a workout - not...

    Just like typing right after a workout - not happening for me very well. I think what causes a temporary issue is swelling and inflammation which can be countered with certain anti-inflammatory foods...
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    Curtsies, tactical squats and slingshots.

    Curtsies, tactical squats and slingshots.
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