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#361 OFFLINE   jvance

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

agreed Eric, very touching



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

You're a good man, richard. Thank you for sharing that

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:56 AM

I will always wonder the "real story "of that man and children. Maybe I was totally wrong and he was a friend or uncle. Perhaps the broken arm was from doing a fun activity instead of punching a wall in stressed anger over his family plight. The little girl seemed like she craved so much love but it was not put in a form perhaps she could readily see. I left happier seeing them enjoy the day a bit more together than having all that stuff in the store. Family , blood and people that have always stood by us are priceless, I hope for a moment or two each day we clearly remember and treasure that.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:32 AM

Great night training last night every one of the pack pushed a pr bench press. Hundo did 350 raw about at 190. Johnny that started out on a 65 lb bench has gained 30 lbs of muscle ,. and easily pushed 240. Ms S trained by Adrianne Wilson ripped up three heavy sets of deadlifts 4 reps with 180! She could barely lift the bar when she started. We all tried the new bosco squat bar and it feels better than any one I have tried . Lots of improvements . Big Donnie Thompson saw it and although having a seminar in Long Island today said "he MUST get one". We did a demo for him with the bar holding the world record squat, chains attached and bands ready to hook up. The ends of the bar don't curve up so the danger is lessened along with comfort using bands. The bar lies on your shoulders with almost no effort. Johnny is building a vice like grip and both he and Hundo are hauling up the pinched York pair of 35s on a regular basis. We have finished the prototype upgrades for the Adam Smasher grip combat device. Different than it started, but in may ways very user friendly and still keeping the raw intensity.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:41 AM

A sunny day out and rested up a bit for a good week ahead.
Easter is a special day for many and and a good time to reflect. No matter our individual beliefs ,I think it is wise to believe in something if only at very minimum yourself. A positive attitude and giving thanks for even the smallest good things are good perks for the soul.
I was lying in a hospital bed split open after 12 hours of cutting , sore ,worn and alone wondering how much time I had left and what suffering it would take before I was granted to turn the page. I quit waiting and decided to do what could, enjoy what I had left of life and play the hand I had been dealt. Easy, nice, what I wanted ... but no , just move on. Today changed, but better.
I saw a tribute program about Bo Jackson yesterday. A man gifted with almost superhuman powers cut short in his career. He lived it the best he could and no matter the pain , noise ,or distraction from the roar of the crowd . All he said he ever heard" was the sound of air rushing by "as he ran to the light of an opening ahead......A great one!


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