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“How do you foster and encourage a competitive spirit in a place where most dudes would rather stand around in the mirror admiring how awesome they are? I would love to have some awesome competitions with lots of folks really pushing to be the best. I would also love to see more dudes in our place practicing more fundamental, functional training, but you can’t have everything. Our squat racks only get used by about 8% of our membership… Read More »

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Kal-El

“My question is semi complicated, and think it’s just could be from overtraining. In the past few weeks, I have been training MMA daily, while supplementing rugby into the training. This makes my days of physical activity quite taxing. I try to stick to the nutrition guidelines you have given us, and for the most part I have been able to keep up. In the past two weeks though I really started to feel drained and tired. Two days ago while at rugby practice the coaches pulled me aside and asked me if there were any issues going on… Read More »

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Glutamine or Sheep Placenta?

“Every time I buy creatine from anywhere they want to sell me glutamine too. Should I buy it? Yes. Also, order some Branch Chain Amino Acids or BCAAs. I like to mix the 5 grams of creatine, 5 grams of glutamine and 10 grams of BCAAs in my pre and post workout shake… Read More »

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Circus Hands

“Keep training. You are on the right track, your friends are the ones who are fucked up. Most raw lifters should be able to deadlift more than they squat. Once you approach your limit on the strength curve, you start to see squat numbers matching the deadlift. But this won’t happen until you are so far advanced you won’t give a shit about this site…If I come across a raw lifter whose squat is equal or more than his deadlift, I assume he does not pull heavy in training. Or he has very small hands and is best suited to join the circus… Read More »

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Legs too large? WTF?

“Really? Legs too big? Are you serious? Have you not read anything I have posted on this site in the last two years? Personally, I think your problems much deeper if you are worried your legs are too big… Read More »

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NFL Training Secrets

“Phil Simms was the number seven overall selection in the 1979 NFL Draft. He played his entire professional career with the NY Giants and was MVP of Super Bowl XXI. He finished his career with 33,462 passing yards and is now a broadcaster for CBS. Many of you know Phil for his Sunday job broadcasting the NFL, or being the “go to” QB on Tecmo Bowl. I choose, however, to remember Phil for his greatest work: “Phil Simms NFL Workout.”… Read More »

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Jorts? Yes or No?

“Dear John, I have been following CFFB religiously and following all your advice on what it will take for me to get to the next level. From your earlier posts regarding programming, nutrition, sleep, etc., it’s clear that I need to be prepared in all phases of my life, both in the gym and outside it… Read More »

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Irony

“I am not sure how many of your read the NY Times or are fans of Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, but recently Taubes did a review of Robert Lustig’s lecture on sugar, called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” The 90-minute lecture discusses the effects of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and epidemic of obesity plaguing us today… Read More »

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Opulence, I has it

“This commercial has all the elements of humor, a Russian billionaire and a tiny giraffe. Actually, I am not sure why this has gone viral, but every time I see him kiss the mini giraffe, I can’t stop laughing. Really…everyone just wants opulence… Read More »

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Zardoz

“Dear John, an-nyung-ha-se-yo! I have been reading your workouts and website for many month and doing some exercises. I want to get strong, but I fear gaining weight. I have no money for new pants. I would also like to run marathon… Read More »

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