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“Wow. Look at that douche doing hammer curls." 

“You see that clown eating out of a tupperware? Settle down, Arnold." “Yeah, cool lacrosse ball and foam roller... better make sure you're mobile you fuckin’ goof.” 

We've all been guilty of either saying things close to these or laughing when our training partner has. The common feeling within the strength community be it powerlifting, strongman, or even olympic lifting is that if it isn‘t something generally used in our sport it must be stupid and lame. And while I will be the first to say your pizza deadlift socks are whack...

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We live in an age that has quickly been foisted upon us that all but encourages quick, dispassionate interaction, dropping likes and hearts and comments like candy.  It’s a fact that if you look at friend and follower counts, our social circles cover a much wider spread than ever.  It is also a fact that the typical human cannot be truly happy without social interaction.  There’s a reason solitary confinement is a legitimate punishment for lawbreakers. Why is it, then, that despite all this socializing so many of us are so cynical, never truly happy?  I see countless individuals online...

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There is no shortage of evil on planet Earth.  Genocide, rape, disease, and starvation run rampant and there seems to be no end in sight.  In the moments we sit back believing peace has finally come to the human race there is someone plotting to throw us back into chaos.  Whether we like it or not, we are forced to participate in this ebb and flow of darkness.  The only reason this pattern exists is that we think we are powerless against it.  Far too many of us readily accept the idea we are victims and that there is nothing...

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Thanksgiving marks a brief time of year where people look to the past to reflect upon their lives and appreciate all that they have.  It’s also a time for people to examine their history to see what has lead their society and culture to its current juncture - to not only be proud of the highs but also acknowledge and learn from the lows.   To be aware of your people’s history and learn from it is to be strong.  Unfortunately, there are far too many individuals who refuse to do so; they willingly pull the wool over their eyes...

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