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    off topic...What did you specialize in for your Masters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmFist View Post
    off topic...What did you specialize in for your Masters?
    Exercise Phys. It's weird how much your overall interests change in just a few years. I originally wanted to get my PhD under Cordain at Colorado State to further the Paleo movement, but that was before I found powerlifting. Now, I'm looking at two main schools for my PhD: Texas and Kentucky as they have more of a S&C interest.
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    This session was far from my best day. I was never able to loosen up my back and I had to call it at earlier than I had hoped. Most of the crew ended up having a ****ty day and one of the guys had to dump a weight, which hasn't happened to us in several months. This whole next week is going to be an underload with only briefs on lower and raw for upper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Exercise Phys. It's weird how much your overall interests change in just a few years. I originally wanted to get my PhD under Cordain at Colorado State to further the Paleo movement, but that was before I found powerlifting. Now, I'm looking at two main schools for my PhD: Texas and Kentucky as they have more of a S&C interest.
    I always see the students in the grad program for ex/sci going everywhere and basically living in their gym clothes. Makes me jealous sometimes!
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    I've been thinking about going to Texas as well. The Hazelwood Act allows me to go to school in the state so I'm looking at schools in Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I've been thinking about going to Texas as well. The Hazelwood Act allows me to go to school in the state so I'm looking at schools in Texas.
    Which particular schools and for what speciality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I've been thinking about going to Texas as well. The Hazelwood Act allows me to go to school in the state so I'm looking at schools in Texas.
    Hell yes to this^^^
    I'm always jealous of my Texan friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    Which particular schools and for what speciality?
    I have a little time before I can go.

    Haven't looked much beyond UT as far as Texas schools, I spent a little time talking to Jason about it but haven't decided on a particular school.

    I am looking for a degree in exercise physiology with a more performance or S+C focus, my goal is to work with wither HS or hopefully college athletes as a coach/trainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I have a little time before I can go.

    Haven't looked much beyond UT as far as Texas schools, I spent a little time talking to Jason about it but haven't decided on a particular school.

    I am looking for a degree in exercise physiology with a more performance or S+C focus, my goal is to work with wither HS or hopefully college athletes as a coach/trainer.
    UT would be the top option. Texas State is getting there, but still needs some faculty improvements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    UT would be the top option. Texas State is getting there, but still needs some faculty improvements.
    Would you recommend a masters or bachelors for that?
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    UT is a hard school to get into my friend. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorton View Post
    UT is a hard school to get into my friend. Good luck
    I'm in UT and in top of my class for Manufacturing Engineering and it's not even a challenge...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorton View Post
    UT is a hard school to get into my friend. Good luck
    I have a buddy who's there.

    My GPA from HS was a 4.5 so depending on what I get with my SAT it shouldn't be an issue. Also with the hazelwood act and prior military service it becomes a little easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    I have a buddy who's there.

    My GPA from HS was a 4.5 so depending on what I get with my SAT it shouldn't be an issue. Also with the hazelwood act and prior military service it becomes a little easier.
    You'll get in and graduate no problem...I'm not kidding its easy as pie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza View Post

    You'll get in and graduate no problem...I'm not kidding its easy as pie.
    I wasn't too worried about it honestly. I don't really get worried about anything though lol.
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    That's sweet Austin is awesome. With that GPA I'm you'd probably get in any school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorton View Post
    That's sweet Austin is awesome. With that GPA I'm you'd probably get in any school.
    A lot will depend on SATs obviously, I plan to take it soon. I have to make the appointment with education services first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Would you recommend a masters or bachelors for that?
    Undergrad is irrelevant since most of the load is basics and minor. By the time you'd graduate, the landscape could be very different.

    Quote Originally Posted by Celorza View Post
    I'm in UT and in top of my class for Manufacturing Engineering and it's not even a challenge...
    UT-Austin or one of the affiliates? There's a world of difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    Undergrad is irrelevant since most of the load is basics and minor. By the time you'd graduate, the landscape could be very different.

    UT-Austin or one of the affiliates? There's a world of difference.
    So much school....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    So much school....
    You haven't even started the journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    You haven't even started the journey.
    Lol that's the worst part!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    Topical capsaicin?

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    Yes. I put on way too much yesterday and had a bright red patch for several hours yesterday. It really loosened up my back, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    Yes. I put on way too much yesterday and had a bright red patch for several hours yesterday. It really loosened up my back, though.
    A buddy just recently mentioned this to me as well. I may give it a shot on pulls and squats days.

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    Rodja,I have a question for you. What weight is typically the point where knee wraps come into play? My son is getting up into some good squat numbers and I am unsure on if/when to go here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Rodja,I have a question for you. What weight is typically the point where knee wraps come into play? My son is getting up into some good squat numbers and I am unsure on if/when to go here.
    This is a really difficult call to make. What style of squat does he generally use? If it's wide stance, then I'd say somewhere in the 80-85% range. If it's Oly style, then probably when he gets closer to 90%.

    It's not so much a weight thing, IMO. One of the guys that I train with (who is aiming for 800 in May) doesn't wrap his knees until the last microcycle in his training when he adds in the straps.
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    He is right in the middle of wide/Oly and says that his knees don't feel anything when he squats. We are going to test a max in March and I guess we will get an indication then. Thx Rodja.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    He is right in the middle of wide/Oly and says that his knees don't feel anything when he squats. We are going to test a max in March and I guess we will get an indication then. Thx Rodja.
    It's not so much feeling anything in his knees; it's more of an issue if the knees cave in instead of pushing out and/or staying in track with the femur.
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    We've been working very hard on the outward push and he has never had any problem with the knees caving so I guess we will see when the weights get maxed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    We've been working very hard on the outward push and he has never had any problem with the knees caving so I guess we will see when the weights get maxed.
    If he has a solid dip/bounce at the bottom, then he'll get a lot of knee wraps. They really help to spring you out of the hole.
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    A couple of major updates from the weekend. First, I've adjusted my training schedule to have one more wave of 2:1 followed by a wave of 3:1 prior to meet week and then the final week being active rest and mobility work. Next is a gear change. I pulled the trigger on a new pair of briefs: Metal Jack size 44. It'll be a tight fit under my sit, but I'll be able to get it with enough weight.
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    Sumo
    Worked up to 540x5
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    On paper, this session looks really good, but I wasn't able to really dig in once again and I'm one session away from pulling in only my suit. The main thing that the extra gear is preventing me from doing is to really push out on the side of my foot and generating maximum force to the bar. I'm not frustrated as my hips have loosened up and I was able to put in a solid sumo session, but it's a nuisance that I'm struggling so much with my gear.
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