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  • Personal Narrative: My Freshman Year At College

    much lighter weight. This time I completed several sets of controlled repetitions, and I returned to my room an hour later invigorated that I took a risk and succeeded. I was hooked immediately. I began weight lifting 5 days a week and found a new sense of dedication that was unparalleled. 3 months later, despite my decision to go back to the gym after walking out in shame, I still lacked confidence. In constantly remembering what it felt like to fall to the ground, I had let fear get the better of me. I didn’t actively try to raise the weight in my exercises because I was afraid of failing again. On a Monday in December, I walked into the gym and was delighted to find that they had purchased new barbells. I grabbed one, loaded on the usual amount of weight that I used for barbell rows, and started lifting. I noticed it was significantly harder than it had been the previous week and thought I must be getting weaker. After a brief struggle, I finished my set and checked the bar. The new bars were 15 pounds heavier than the old ones. The voice in the back of my head telling me that I couldn’t do it was wrong. I could do it. The only thing holding me back was my thoughts, and in overcoming them I progressed through freshmen year with greater self-confidence and an even greater vigor for weight lifting. After an enjoyable freshman year with some substantial progress in the weight room, I was becoming increasingly annoyed with myself. I had been lifting weights for months, but…

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  • Barbell's Aesthetics Class Analysis

    something so simple. A barbell. Not something commonly known to be considered “beautiful.” But throughout our Aesthetics class we have mentioned many different theories and many different philosophers and artists takes on those theories. Which helps you look through life with a finer eye. As an avid member of the CrossFit community I’ve gone through many experiences with a barbell and the way it has affected my life. My first initial class changed my experience of working out so much.…

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  • Barbell Shrugged

    One of the most common ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ is to get fit. Depending on the person, this can mean losing weight, gaining muscle or just being active. The podcast Barbell Shrugged, hosted by Mike Bledsoe and Doug Larson, is updated weekly with new content related to weightlifting and training. The topics vary greatly, ranging from How to Fix Your Lower Back to The Pros and Cons of Scaling Workouts. For each week’s topic, the hosts bring a special guest with an expertise in the area to be…

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  • What Is Weightlifting Shoe Essay

    distinctive. Over the hundred years of international weightlifting competitions the form of the weightlifting shoe has been formulated. The shoe type that is available today is the model in the form of top class weightlifting shoe. These shoes are designed in such a way that very much coincided with the rules and functions of the modern competition program. The design and the function of the modern weightlifting shoe solely based on the history of the developmental techniques of the…

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  • Fitness Test Essay

    Crossover, Kneeling Hip Flexor, Quad Stretch, Pec Stretch, Lying Leg Crossover, Backswing stretch, Butterfly WEDNESDAY Squats (15 x 2) Oblique Push-ups (15 x 2) Walking Dumbbell Lunges (50 x 1) Hanging Leg Lifts (15 x 2) Swish Ball Raised Crunches (50 x 1) Swiss Ball Oblique Crunches (25 x 1) THURSDAY FRIDAY Chin-Ups (5-10 x 3) Lat Pull Downs +5-10% lbs (10 x 3) Reverse Fly +5-10% lbs (10 x 3) Seated Row +5-10% lbs (10 x 3) Overhead Dumbbell Extension +5-10% lbs (10 x 3)…

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  • Personal Fitness Program

    done before and work my way up. For example, for bicep curls, I will do 4 sets of 12 repetitions with 20 pound weights. For shoulder flies, I will do 5 sets of 10 repetitions with 15 pound weights. For pushups, I will do 5 sets of 20 repetitions with 15 second breaks in between. There are countless types of exercises you could do for the various muscles in your body. In order to work and strengthen my deltoids, I will do the shoulder press with dumbbells. I have some experience with shoulder…

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  • Stoughton High School: A Short Story

    I wake up at 6 in the morning, walk by my kitchen refusing to eat breakfast at 6:10, and pack my duffle bag by 6:35. After brushing my teeth at 6:50, I leave for school at 7 with my brother and my father. Classes begin at 7:35am and end at 2:12pm. Standing in the locker room changing my clothes and lacing up my shoes by 2:25, I remind myself why I put myself through this ritual every single day. The gym doors open at 2:30, when dozens of student athletes crowd the athletic directors office…

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  • Barbell Research Paper

    Orientation: The basic piece of equipment for weight training and bodybuilding is barbell. You will find the terminology for various components of a barbell illustrated below: Exercise barbells are the simplest form, and they can be either adjustable (with the weights added or subtracted to change the poundage, or weight, on the bar) or fixed (with the weights either welded or bolted semi permanently in place). Home gym barbells are usually adjustable, while the barbells in a commercial gym…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Bench Press While Entering Public School

    Having endured months of intense conditioning, the time came for us to see if our work paid off. It was max-out day for varsity football. But not just any max-out day; it was bench press day. Every coach and player in the weight room knew that I was working toward this record since achieving second place in my freshman year. I did my dynamic warmup and hit a few reps of 300 to prepare. I grabbed my belt and tightened it accordingly; ironically, it grew a conscience of its own and decided not to…

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  • Barbell Brigade Research Paper

    Los Angeles, California is one of the most popular cities in California, along with California being one of the most popular states in the United States. Not only because of their popularity is the reason for taking that one ticket to any place of which I desire, but for a certain business that is run in Los Angeles that attracts my attention. The one and only business is “Barbell Brigade” opened in 2013. Barbell Brigade started off as a small gym opened by two individuals but since has blown…

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