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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #123201 by AlexG
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A pair of articles by TC Luoma @ T-Nation, thought I'd pass 'em along. B)

Main Link: www.t-nation.com/all-articles/authors/tc (for all things by TC aka Atomic Dog)

Link: www.t-nation.com/powerful-words/10-great...bout-lifting-weights

Link: www.t-nation.com/opinion/9-reasons-couples-should-work-out

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #123382 by AlexG
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One that I thought was worth a read.

Link: www.t-nation.com/blogs/no-show-no-problem

Some don't bother w/ going to a gym (those accumuated membership fees do add up),
prefering instead to have one @ home.

Link: www.t-nation.com/training/build-the-perfect-home-gym

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4 years 8 months ago #123482 by AlexG
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Link: www.t-nation.com/training/in-defense-of-crossfit

Female CrossFitters

CrossFit girls – women who lift weights, do metcon, and train aggressively, largely without using steroids and other drugs – are sexy. They aren't posing and flexing, they're performing, and generally looking damn good doing it, at least at the higher levels.

Women who would never call themselves bodybuilders, or even Figure athletes, wanted to look like the prototypically memed CrossFit girl: lean, tough, super fit, athletic and with enough muscle to look very "toned" in the words of the general public, without looking "manly."

It wasn't okay to be a bodybuilder in many women's mind, but it was more than okay to be an athlete. Annie Thorisdottir, two-time CrossFit Games winner, was featured in Vogue magazine.

A strong woman in an anorexic fashion mag? Game, set, and match.

Women in droves are lifting weights, squatting, deadlifting, climbing ropes, sweating, and building beautiful bodies. In an increasingly unfit world of prediabetes, muffin tops, and insulin resistance, CrossFit helped redefine sexy and gave women the green light to do what they should have been doing all along to look their best.

Your wife or girlfriend, once content with running on a treadmill, took one look at Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet and magically became interested in setting PRs, building thick, muscular legs, and learning to clean and jerk. Maybe she even bought a pair of bootie shorts. Thank you, CrossFit.


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4 years 7 months ago #123641 by AlexG
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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #123643 by Ashlee
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where haagen Dazs and the evil Ben & jerry are criminals of the state.
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4 years 7 months ago #123677 by AlexG
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An article on Crossfit by John Romano.

Link: www.t-nation.com/powerful-words/crossfit-and-steroids

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4 years 7 months ago #123772 by AlexG
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Commentary by Christian Thibaudeau

Link: www.t-nation.com/blogs/why-are-you-competing

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4 years 7 months ago #123775 by jsimon
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Another good article, though I wish he would address the same problem to the bikini class. There's virtually no training involved. Sadly I fear there's so much being raked in with application fees that it'll be pushed more. Sad, sad, sad.

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #123796 by AlexG
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jsimon wrote: Another good article, though I wish he would address the same problem to the bikini class. There's virtually no training involved. Sadly I fear there's so much being raked in with application fees that it'll be pushed more. Sad, sad, sad.


It's not just the commentaries, the training articles (admittedly, not every one is for everyone) are replete w/ information. B)

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #123806 by jazztival
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AlexG wrote: An article on Crossfit by John Romano.

Link: www.t-nation.com/powerful-words/crossfit-and-steroids

Not sure how to feel about John Romano's take on anything once you look at his life choices
Can't really admire somebody who abuses women let alone Shelly"SIREN"Beattie

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4 years 6 months ago #123823 by AlexG
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An opinion piece on Planet Fitness by Sean Kelly.

Link: www.t-nation.com/opinion/planet-fitness-nightmare

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4 years 6 months ago #123987 by AlexG
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Opinion piece by Mark Rippetoe.

Link: www.t-nation.com/opinion/women-in-ground-combat

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4 years 4 months ago #124480 by AlexG
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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #124487 by jazztival
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AlexG wrote: An article by John Romano.

Link: www.t-nation.com/powerful-words/ladies-6-reasons-not-to-compete

Wait a minute,..doesn't every woman John "beds" get onstage??
He was married to Shelley"SIREN"Beattie ya know
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4 years 3 months ago #124673 by AlexG
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An article by John Romano.

Link: www.t-nation.com/opinion/should-steroids-be-legal

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4 years 3 months ago #124680 by jsimon
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I usually like his articles, but this one is way off base. He says "You may be thinking, steroids are illegal because they're dangerous! Really? Compared to what? Swallow a bottle of Tylenol and see what happens. Swallow a bottle of Vitamin C and see what happens. Drink three gallons of water in a single sitting and see what happens". That's true, but no one has ever said, "My headache is gone, so I'll take more and be even less headachy". In bodybuilding, more is more with steroids. The object is to get big, and you do that with PEDs. My brother had to take low to moderate amounts of steroids for seven years due to his intestinal condition. I saw him become more irritable. I saw his face become more acne filled. He called it his "moon face". Worst of all, the prolonged dosage resulted in sapping the calcium out of his bones. As a result, his back posture got worse and also suffered a fracture rib from a minor trip on a sidewalk curb. He had to stop a lot of exercising because his bone density was getting worse. He's had surgery for his intestines, been free of daily steroids, and now doing and feeling much better.

But the argument for steroids is still for sport. Well what about those who don't want to risk their own health with the side effects? What about those who can't afford them? In the spirit of sport, should athletes who don't use PED's have to compete against those who do? He argues that steroids "least for adult men in good health and under the watchful eye of a doctor". But in a highly competitive sport like bodybuilding, how naive does he have to be that that'll happen? Athletes will see what the competition is doing and start the game of one-up until something bad happens, then there will be a pause to investigate, and then it'll start all over again. His article is simply wrong.

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4 years 3 months ago #124682 by jsimon
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One other point. He mentions how abundant steroids are in Mexico and there aren't any known problems with steroid related homicides and such. If that's the case, where are the influx of Mexican bodybuilders? Surely if they're so safe, the number of Mexican athletes across the board should be news making. So where are they?

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4 years 3 months ago #124833 by AlexG
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An article by Dani Shugart.

Link: www.t-nation.com/blogs/steroid-users-on-soapboxes

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4 years 3 months ago #124834 by cactusjoe
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She may be right, but I found her tone a little too bitter. And because of that, at the end, all that stayed in my mind is this bitterness and maybe a false feeling of jealousy and envy towards those who chose to use enhancing drugs to bypass their genetic limitations.

It took away all the "to be really proud of yourself, make progress by your own means, not by chemical ones" speech.
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4 years 3 months ago #124853 by AlexG
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A T-Nation interview (from 2005) w/ Jelena Abbou (aka The Fahrenheit Girl ) . . . :blink: :woohoo: B)

Link: www.t-nation.com/living/fahrenheit-girl

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4 years 4 weeks ago #125449 by AlexG
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Interesting read, even if you don't w/o. B)

Link: www.t-nation.com/workouts/hard-body-training-for-women

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #125963 by AlexG
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Recall reading about the before in a BBing book, a real case of rapid muscle growth.

(Yes, the subject is male - so you've been warned. ;) Still, an interesting article.)

Link: www.t-nation.com/workouts/the-colorado-e...ment-fact-or-fiction

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3 years 11 months ago #126025 by AlexG
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Pro or con, the article title sayz it all . . . :blink:

Link: www.t-nation.com/training/breast-implants-for-girls-who-lift

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3 years 11 months ago #126034 by cactusjoe
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The conclusion says it all.
Interesting article.
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