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Old 09-16-2006, 09:28 AM   #11
James Falkner
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Nick,

Sorry buddy, that was my chalk. I had to use a lot when I was doing smith arm curls, and also had some left over from my haircut earlier.
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:25 AM   #12
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John is spot on - a few years ago I pulled out all the pages that were ads for supplements or equipment, etc. and of 150 pages or so, I was left with about 20 pages of articles. Total garbage.
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:51 PM   #13
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“Squat without having to worry about balancing the weight”

I like that. It sounds so nice and safe, and Heaven forbid I should break a sweat.
Oh dear.... where is my towel,diet soda and gloves?
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:06 PM   #14
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I remember watching Urlacher on one of those shows where the athletes compete in a variety of feets, obstacle course, sprint, kayaking etc. Well when the OH lift came up he took the weight Warren Sapp failed at and JERKED it overhead easily. He is an OLY Lifter I guarantee you. He is too explosive to be a leg curler. And you can look at him and be pretty sure he's not to worried about bicep curls. M&F is a 300 page advertisement for the supplement and commercial gym industry.
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:14 PM   #15
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“Squat without having to worry about balancing the weight”

But that's the most fun part!

Peter, your comments remind me of the (seemingly) healthy guys at my local gym who take the elevator to the freeweight section...with coffee and newspaper in hand!
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:14 AM   #16
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Can't wait till I can do some seated calf raises today...afterall don't want to add any extra stability to my ankle...as mentioned above 99% of the fitness magazines are there to support the gym "machine environment" industry. Urlacker had trained down here in GA at a place that I know they made him do OLY lifts....and that's why he is elite in his sport.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:57 AM   #17
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"...take the elevator to the freeweight section...with coffee and newspaper in hand!"

Now that's just pathetic. That is also one of my biggest pet peeves.
Unless your are handicapped, take the freaking steps!!!
I almost died of a heart attack when a muscle head guy I know said that cardio work is when you do over 12 reps of isolated curls.:yikes:
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:21 PM   #18
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Sorry guys, I've got to add this to the thread:

http://www.mensfitness.com/fitness/118

Raises a serious WTF...?
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:13 PM   #19
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William, that routine makes me want to take a nap.
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:41 PM   #20
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Truth is...the average person is not ready to be truely fit....so the magazines play to the "it's ok...we will show some model doing a curl and then you will feel better about yourself to keep buying our magazine". Sad..sad...sad...let's see, 100+ fitness magazines on the market, hundreds of thousands of gyms with machines, 1000+ diet books....and yet obesity sky rockets each year....looks like a broke system to me.

Crossfit: When you are ready for the truth.
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