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Karl Schudt
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Everybody knows all there is to know about lifting
I was out on a fine Illinois morning lifting in my garage when a young guy came by selling bug extermination services. He saw that I was lifting weights. "So, getting a workout in?" he says. "Yes," say I, always charming and ready to talk to strangers. "Do ...
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Forth Eorlingas! Get under the bar!
You Indulge a lengthy quote from The Lord of the Rings: “Now Théoden son of Thengel, will you hearken to me?” said Gandalf. “Do you ask for help?” He lifted his staff and pointed to a high window. There the darkness seemed to clear, and through the opening ...
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Wasting Time in Kentucky
A sweet lamp at the entrance of the gym My family and I recently took a short vacation in Kentucky. It's a favorite getaway of ours, close enough to drive in a day and far enough south that we can taste an early spring. This year was no exception. It was a ...
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New Year's Resolutions and the Cheshire Cat
So the New Year is here. What are you going to do about it? If you are anything like me, you have a history of failed resolutions. Anything from losing weight, to learning Greek, to being a nicer person--I've failed at lots of things. I think the reason was...
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Dungeons and Dragons and Deadlifts
I was a nerd. I admit it. I would rather read a novel about wizards and fell beasts than some sort of brilliant and witty commentary on modern society. When swords are crossed, I'm there. Game of Thrones is better than Downton Abbey , no matter how intrigui...
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You want to be a novice
Untitled Document.md Starting Strength is a systematic approach to barbell training. The methods in it are not particularly new or original, although the explanations of the lifts are unparallelled in their accuracy and reliance on physics. The teaching pro...
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Neuromucular Efficiency and Programming: or, why I am not tougher than Nick D'Agostino.
At the recent Starting Strength Coaches' Association conference, I ran into Nick D'Agostino . It turns out that we are running the same sort of programming, DUP or Daily Undulating Periodization. It's an intermediate program where the rep ranges are varied ...
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Deadlifting and Shoulder Stability
Deadlifting and Shoulders I was preparing for a Starting Strength Press Camp last month, and in the process of reviewing anatomy, was reminded of how unstable the shoulder joint is. In order to provide us bipedal humans with useful upper extremities, the gl...
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Muscle: Your Body's Amino Acid Store
In my previous post , I talked about how your bone is not merely structural, but is also a mineral store for you body. It turns out that muscle is not merely for generating force, or for impressing other people, but is the protein store for you body. Why sh...
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