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    Aerochick, another trick you could try at home, work or the park (or wherever its suitable or convenient) are horizontal pull ups:

    http://slideshow.ivillage.com/diet/g..._pullup_1.html
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    Thanks! Monkey bar fitness, here I come!

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    Just don't go ape-**** like the kung fu monkeys :)

    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D.D
    Great article, thanks.

    I never used to feel the core doing pull-ups as i was rushing them and swinging, rather than tensing my core to keep my body stable.

    The latter is so much better for building strength throughout the core as well as using the lats more efficiently.

    I'm on a personal training course at the moment and learning proper technique has made me realise how badly about 90% of the average gym-goers techniques sucks. Everyone seems to be obsessed with rushing and jerking their movements and they are certainly not training for power.

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