Mark Rippetoe

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Mark Rippetoe

People seem to have acquired the idea that they have the inalienable right to stroll through life without either having sweated, picked up anything heavy, worked hard, or eaten less than they wanted at every meal. This approach is, of course, wrong. And it has resulted in a lot of expensive, unattractive, and entirely preventable problems amongst people who seem puzzled about why things aren't going well.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A squat cannot be performed on a Smith machine any more than it can be performed in a small closet with a hamster.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Olympic Snatch is gymnastics with a barMore Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The spine is best at bearing a load in an archMore Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I recommend that you change colleges.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You do not need to do many different exercises to get strong - you need to get strong on a very few important exercises, movements that train the whole body as a system, not as a collection of separate body parts. The problem with the programs advocated by all the national exercise organizations is that they fail to recognize this basic principle: the body best adapts as a whole organism to stress applied to the whole organism. The more stress that can be applied to as much of the body at one time as possible, the moreMore Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A weak man is not as happy as that same man would be if he were strong. This reality is offensive to some people who would like the intellectual or spiritual to take precedence. It is instructive to see what happens to these very people as their squat strength goes up.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that produces the level of central nervous system activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Humans are not physically normal in the absence of hard physical effort.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Physical strength is the most important thing in life. This is true whether we want it to be or not.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Big arms are fun, and if their training doesn't interfere with the rest of the program, wait till everybody's gone, like I do.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An adult male weighs at least 200 poundsMore Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Accumulating injuries are the price we pay for the thrill of not having sat around on our asses.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any idiot can get on a treadmill and watch TV and then take great pride in the fact they've ?exercised.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can teach idiots to squat in ten minutes.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only legitimate use for a glove is to cover an injury... A desire to prevent callus formation (possibly so as to not snag one's pantyhose) does not constitute a legitimate use. And if you do insist on wearing gloves, make sure they match your purse.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I recommend against a wooden squat rack, for much the same reason that I recommend against a wooden car.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Opinions are like phasers - everybody ought to have one.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If every day of your life you are told by authority figures that the Earth is flat, you will be scared of falling off the edge whether you want to be or not.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Poor form in the gym is caused by insufficient yelling.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no substitute for milk. Sorry.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are few things graven in stone, except that you have to squat or you're a pussy.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was driving home the other night, listening to the radio, and the guy filling in for Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM was talking to some other guy about Nazis, UFOs, the Kennedy Assassination, time travel, and George Bush, and how it all relates to OneWorldGovernment. This, of course, made me think about barbell training.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But then again, those who argue against squatting and deadlifting on the same day may just be pussies.More Mark Rippetoe [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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