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BillwestIcon...15-06-2018 @ 11:57 
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Rick said:I know a lot of people with f**ked backs, but no lifters.
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I'm not 100% sure this is true, I know one or two, but they seem a lot more motivated to get them sorted out.
HamIcon...16-06-2018 @ 23:41 
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Benefits of lifting? Feeling better, looking better, which leads to feeling better mentally which leads to confidence which leads to better opportunities presenting themselves...

it's an awesome win win win cycle!

As with anything: too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing...most of us ignore the signs of "too much" like aches and pains and niggles though...we're just liftersHappy
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...16-06-2018 @ 23:47 
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Today I pulled a stuck washing line pole out of the ground for someone.
Fakeinjury17Icon...17-06-2018 @ 14:50 
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Self esteem. Feel a lot more confident at higher BW. Also less stressed since starting training in 2012. In terms of competing, more confident too as it provides a 'reason' for all the time cost and eating.
unit94Icon...17-06-2018 @ 22:14 
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what is everyone's fran time?
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It allows me to lift attractive girls up very easily at salsa dancing, this is definitely a benefit Tongue
GordyIcon...18-06-2018 @ 17:32 
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Post Edited: 10.08.2018 @ 16:34 PM by Gordy
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slow_lift_joeIcon...19-06-2018 @ 00:01 
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The Iron has taught me the following :-

Self Respect
Restraint
Self Control

Plus how to progress gradually.

I personally believe it has helped me so much in life and in many ways it has had a clear positive effect on my well being both in mind and body.
FatpeteIcon...19-06-2018 @ 07:07 
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Billwest said:
I'm not 100% sure this is true, I know one or two, but they seem a lot more motivated to get them sorted out.


I once spoke at some length with an orthopedic surgeon who told me that if you compared two men, one who had lifted all his life and one who hadn't, there would be a huge difference in their physiques and well being. Nowhere he assured me would that difference be more noticeable than in their backs.
TerminatorIcon...19-06-2018 @ 12:55 
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jerking is obviously great,
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slimsim said:The biggest *health* benefit for me is seeing my mates. I work from home and don't currently live with my missus (at least not for the next 7-weeks) so if I didn't go to the gym I could easily go days without speaking to anyone on anything other than a business level. That would drive me potty!

1hr in the gym chatting s**t is like having 4-5 pints with the lads, just without any fuzzy head the next day.


this is exactly how I feel... full time wfh for me, and live alone
Funky_monkeyIcon...20-06-2018 @ 09:00 
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General benefits?

There are NEVER left-overs.
No food gets thrown out.
All you can eat is much better value for money.
Restaurants are better value for money provided you only buy ONE meal, not two (see 2nd point: no wastage.)
Problems with too much money? Spend it on MORE food!
JamesHIcon...27-06-2018 @ 23:03 
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Fatpete said:
I once spoke at some length with an orthopedic surgeon who told me that if you compared two men, one who had lifted all his life and one who hadn't, there would be a huge difference in their physiques and well being. Nowhere he assured me would that difference be more noticeable than in their backs.


Did he suggest that the difference would be a positive one - that lifting would be beneficial to well-being? I am curious to know.
little_aIcon...28-06-2018 @ 10:49 
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JamesH said:
Did he suggest that the difference would be a positive one - that lifting would be beneficial to well-being? I am curious to know.


I'm not sure how many ortho surgeons Pete know's, but if it's the one I'm thinking of he definitely advocates lifting as a positive lifestyle activity James. He was also quite a bit more than 'just' an orthopedic surgeon and now well into his 70's still squats and pulls heavy on a regular basis. Whilst I don't bother much with gurning heavy lifting anymore when it comes to general benefits I'm with Pete on this one. It's just a pain to get the balance right.
JackRevansIcon...28-06-2018 @ 12:07 
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lifting has definitely kept me out of a lot of trouble over the years. It makes me not want to do things like drink lots of alcohol and do lines of coke and stuff because I know it will definitely make my next training session worse. In the long run this has been very good for me, and hopefully will continue to do so.
FatpeteIcon...28-06-2018 @ 12:12 
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Post Edited: 28.06.2018 @ 12:12 PM by Fatpete
JamesH said:
Did he suggest that the difference would be a positive one - that lifting would be beneficial to well-being? I am curious to know.


Oh yes, hugely beneficial. Like comparing day with night

And it is the one LittleA thinks it is
JamesHIcon...28-06-2018 @ 21:44 
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Post Edited: 28.06.2018 @ 21:50 PM by JamesH
little_a said:
I'm not sure how many ortho surgeons Pete know's, but if it's the one I'm thinking of he definitely advocates lifting as a positive lifestyle activity James. He was also quite a bit more than 'just' an orthopedic surgeon and now well into his 70's still squats and pulls heavy on a regular basis. Whilst I don't bother much with gurning heavy lifting anymore when it comes to general benefits I'm with Pete on this one. It's just a pain to get the balance right.



Fatpete said:
"Oh yes, hugely beneficial. Like comparing day with night

And it is the one LittleA thinks it is"


Thank you to you both for the replies.

I am very glad that is the case. My own presumption has always been that it is. I would by no means class myself as anything more than average in terms of natural physical ability; however, I think that, over the years, the benefits have shown. Aside from lifting I play cricket. Even at my least athletic (e.g. 120ish Kilos) I have seemed to be more durable than contemporaries, bowling 200+ overs per season without issue, year in year out, whilst some more talented friends have more or less broken.

LittleA - I think I am in a similar boat there with lifting. I still have a bar, plates and a rack which get used several times a week. I have just learned not to really care how much I am lifting. Provided it is fairly frequent and fun the objective is achieved, usually with very few reps or worries.

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