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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

link for those not seen it yet
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/us-olympic-hopeful-banned-hgh-16149688#.T4x4EDEge5I
havent been to goheavy.com yet, i imagine everyone is hating on broz?
one of the dudes at my oly place trained w john broz before..told me "there wasnt a needle john didnt like"

http://www.pendlayforum.com/showthread.php?t=6601
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Originally Posted by John Broz 
I have recently been made aware of two testing failures from our gym, Average Broz Gymnasium.

The first was from an out of competition (OOC) blood test performed February 7th. *Pat Mendes tested positive for elevated levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH).

The second was an in competition (IC) test performed at the 2012 US Senior Nationals. *Josh Gilbert tested positive for Furosemide (diuretic). *

Both substances are listed as Prohibited Substances on the WADA Prohibited Substance list.


Both Pat and Josh have accepted the provisional suspensions and will comply with any additional measures that are required of them.

We are sorry for any negative attention that this may bring to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting in the USA and we hope for the best from American lifters in the future.

Maybe Rob Adell's departure had something to do with this?
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All,

As Glenn said, there is the moral dilemma presented to our athletes and coaches in sports in this country. Each of us makes his/her decision about which road he will take and advise his athletes to take(in regard to coaches). I made mine a long time ago. I made it not because I thought of using drugs was cheating, plain and simple. I was young.

Over the years, my position became more of a continuing attitude based on simply the fact that these were the rules we had in the U.S. and I would abide by them. I have no moral outrage at those who choose to (or have chosen to) use these performance enhancers. I respect too many athletes and coaches who have made that choice by neccesity or percieved neessity. I cannot bring myself to blame athletes for their choice. It is what they see as reality.

Coach Broz has sought the light while preaching that the idea that keeping athletes out of competion until they were ready to win the biggest championships, is a viable coaching philosophy. It isn't. It simply avoids allowing athletes to grow properly. He has promoted training programs which now may all be questioned. He has either promoted or allowed or was naively ignorant of drug use in his club, which unfairly brings questions about all the athletes and assistants there. He has posted his side of a falling out with an athlete, which now has to be questioned. He has brought about this discussion, which has to be the umpteenth one about drugs in sports I've seen. I'm tired of them. He has, in a number of ways, the worst of which in my mind is hurting the reputation of his athletes, hurt our sport and, more personally, the reputation, unfairly again, of the rest of the coaching community. We, and all our programs and successes will be looked at with a little more suspicion for a while because of this.

And, now, he will cause the inevitable taking of sides in this community, because he has made himself a known person, about something we have no time for. Again, it makes me tired.

We have produced medal winners with the present drug rules in force. The concentration shoudl be on finding and developing the talent to do so again, not this soap opera.

CoachMc
via http://www.pendlayforum.com/showthread.php?t=6601&page=6
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Damn that's nuts!!! No shit those dudes wre juicin
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Did you look at the book or just give it to her?

I feel you are over critiquing the material a bit. IIRC, yes, the recipes and the exercises are a bit over blown, but most "guru" books need the extra material to add some weight to the paperback. The basics are decent and it's written for women and, as said, it avoids getting too nerdy.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

16 to 12 is really not that hard. from 12 to 10 is tough and i hear 10 to 8 is really really tough.

In my experience, getting down to about 6-7% is pretty easy as far as hunger level goes if you know what you're doing. Getting below that is a bit tougher though.
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Anybody have experience with Inzer belts?, looking at getting a 13mm lever.

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I've got an Inzer 13mm 2-prong belt. Love it. But it took forever to break in.
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

I've got an Inzer 13mm 2-prong belt. Love it. But it took forever to break in.


Heard the 2 prong was a bitch to get on sometimes. 

 

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13mm single prong, fractured a rib breaking it in. Thing is a beast. Absolute love it now though. I would get a lever if I could do it over again. I do like the option of having it less tight on lighter sets though.
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Originally Posted by Kuki View Post

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Heard the 2 prong was a bitch to get on sometimes. 

After it's broken in, it's amazing. But I do recall when it was fairly young in its life, I wanted to throw that thing under a bus.
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Although I find my friend's lever belt very convenient, I would never get one because I use different settings for my squat, bench, and deadlift.
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First time I used it my 1rm went down, couldn't even get it around my waist really or under the loop. Was basically just squatting with the weight of the belt added.
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Although I find my friend's lever belt very convenient, I would never get one because I use different settings for my squat, bench, and deadlift.


This sounds ideal for me, thanks for the help guys. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by db_ggmm 
I feel you are over critiquing the material a bit. IIRC, yes, the recipes and the exercises are a bit over blown, but most "guru" books need the extra material to add some weight to the paperback. The basics are decent and it's written for women and, as said, it avoids getting too nerdy.

Yeah I understand this to an extent, but when you exclude crucial information and say stuff that's just wrong, that's where my problem lies.

For example, in the half of the nutrition section that isn't recipes, he says:
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Originally Posted by the book 
Say you eat 2,000 calories a day, and you're in energy balance...About 200 of those calories are burned off during digestion. Now let's say...you cut 500 calories a day...Now your TEF is about 150 calories a day instead of 200.

This is stupid. Your metabolism doesn't just immediately slow down. The entire point of cutting is what I said earlier, to eat at a deficit until you either hit your goals or, if not, until your metabolism slows down then you go up to maintenance for a week or two and keep cutting after.
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Originally Posted by the book 
I hope I've convinced you by now that "Eat less" is a formula for slowing down your resting matabolic rate. And "Exercise more" is a way to increase your metabolic rate. The combination, however, can be expressed this way: Slow down your metabolism while speeding it up. Does that sound reasonable? If a financial advisor told you to run up your credit cards while putting money away in a savings account, would you take that advice?...It is, to put it as simply as I can, illogical.

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The reward of eating less is that you have to eat even less as you lose weight and your metabolism slows down. I don't know about you, but I can't imagine that I'd be happy if all I got out of starving myself down to a smaller waist size is that I got to experience even deeper levels of starvation.

This is probably the dumbest fitness-related thing I've read in quite some time (and I follow this thread regularly so that's saying something).

He then writes an entire chapter on how low carb diets are dumb, then goes on to say "well everyone's macro needs are different" and concludes with absolutely no instruction for how to set your macro levels.

He talks in the next chapter about the "metabolic benefits" of eating at least 4 meals a day, then about the different types of fat (but, again, doesn't offer any instruction for macro calcs).

In the next section that supposedly shows you how to set up your diet, he has you calc out your maintenance level, then has a section titled "Adjust for your goals" which starts off by saying you shouldn't start with a deficit, then says:
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Originally Posted by the book 
Ideally, after four weeks with maintenance level calories, you'd assess your progress based on these criteria:

- Did you gain weight, lose weight or stay the same?
- Did your clothes feel loose, or are they tighter?
-Do you see any differences when you look in the mirror?
-How do you feel? Energized, or tired?
-How are your workouts going? Are you getting stronger from one workout to the next?
-How are you sleeping at night? Are you so tired you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow? Do you feel anxious or jittery? Or has nothing changed?
-Has your menstrual cycle changed?

All great questions to ask one's self for sure when evaluating progress (I for one track my menstrual cycle extremely closely). But then he "looks at what these signs indicate" by just going in depth further on the questions themselves and not what the answers mean. So a girl could answer the first question "Well I'm not losing weight, it's pretty much stayed the same." Now what? He doesn't say (further, it's even more confusing considering that he just wrote about how bad it is to reduce your caloric intake).

Then goes right into the "meal plans" which are sample plans with no background on how they were constructed whatsoever, just a list of foods to eat, then the recipes and the section's over.

As for the dumb lift I was referring to earlier, it was a Dumbbell single-leg Romanian deadlift:

361

Is this supposed to be "functional strength"? WTF is this shit?

Anyways, the lifts in general aren't terrible, I just think it's dumb that he's advocating so many dumbbell and bodyweight exercises when the entire point is to "lift like a man" i.e. progressively increasing weights.
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Calorie counting today so far doesn't look so great. I'm going to post it once I'm done eating for the day and let you guys rip it apart. I havn't eaten special today just because I'm tracking my calories, I'm just eating what I usually do.. I might skip out on ice cream tonight though
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