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    I've been working on my new website.

    It is in the early stages but I would like some feedback.

    It won't compete with this website, it is complementary.

    I'm putting one of the first articles up here for folks to get a feel for the tone, and the style of the site.

    ForgottenMuscle Past Funny BodyBuilding - The History of The Bench Press

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    i like the idea and look of it so far, although all the different shades of gray is kinda weird to look at

    2nd to last line of the opening paragraph- "In reality they were mostly salesman." should be salesmen, not to nag, just an fyi
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    You've done a lot of research, and the pics are great. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by warnerve View Post
    i like the idea and look of it so far, although all the different shades of gray is kinda weird to look at

    2nd to last line of the opening paragraph- "In reality they were mostly salesman." should be salesmen, not to nag, just an fyi
    Fixed the spelling error, keep find that kind of stuff, no matter how many times I proof read.

    As far as the gray tones, I want that look. Because most of my information has been gleaned from muscle mags of the error, I want it to look like you are reading one the muscle mags, of the time.

    I will be adding a lot of pictures, and scans from them. I think the pictures are worth more than my commentary. It takes a long time to write that stuff however, so adding content will be slow. What you see on their has taken me a month to put together.

    I will try to put a lot of those slide shows where you can dig through the pics I didn't put in the article and blow them up to full size, which is really interesting for some of the advertisements from the time.
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    i like the website.
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    I wonder what the weight loads were of older benches. That one dude had the bar coming down on his neck, awsome. Not a spotter in a single one of those pictures. No wonder it took so long for bodybuilding to get established, everyone that got good ended up killing themselves w/o a spotter. And that adjustable bench looks all sorts of flimsy.

    I like the article. I like your site as well. The gray on gray is good for the eyes. If anything, would it be possible to make your background that the text sits in a little darker. Just a little bit darker will make the site a little softer on the eyes and much more comfortable to read.
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    i likea da make romance esplosion on her stumitch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotripped View Post
    i likea da make romance esplosion on her stumitch!
    Sometime my sister, she show her vazh´n to my brother Bilo and say "You will never get this you will never get it la la la la la la." He behind his cage. He cries, he cries and everybody laughs. She goes "You never get this." But one time he break cage and he "get this" and then we all laugh. High five!
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