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Old 12-09-2009, 12:42 PM   #11
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Most likely I would have not played college tennis. I would not have gotten caught up in the Nautilus machine craze of the 80's. I would have done gymnastics work for upper body strength, balance, and flexibility. I would have only deadlifted to build a base of strength and then tried to find an olympic lifting coach.
I would have started sprinting and doing more HIIT type training for my wind and certainly not have gotten caught up in the aerobics/low fat/high carbohydrate/triathlon bulshit of the 80's and early 90's...

Aside from that, though, I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:23 PM   #12
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I'd have made the squat my standard way of sitting on the floor, trained O-lifts from 16 onwards, and definitely not bought ABSolution - what a waste of £25 that was.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:38 PM   #13
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I would have squatted more, and gotten myself to a good gym, as opposed to that fern bar Nautilus crap I used to do. Perhaps I should have just stuck with that mail-order Charles Atlas program.

More bacon and more milk, that's for sure.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:00 AM   #14
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I would have reinvented the wheel in the name of forging elite fitness.

More seriously I would have actually built the squat racks back home at the farm that I considered building 15 years ago (or at the very least bought some), I would have learnt to powerclean properly rather than the rubbish I was taught as a teenager and I would have sprinted more. I used to hate sprint training despite being relatively fast.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:39 AM   #15
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-I would have taken the martial arts more seriously
-I wish I had heard about Parkour when I was a lad
-I wish I had gotten into gymnastics when I was younger
-I just wish in general I wasn't so darn couch potato-like for the first half of my adolescense!
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:33 AM   #16
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I would have ditched eating the nightshades earlier. I look back and see that they played such a huge role in the nagging mid-back pain that kept me from training SQ/DL/KBs heavy at all until my early 30's.

However, that also kept me from creating the "injuries of youth" that so many guys my age have from training stupidly when they were young and invincible. So maybe it's a wash.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:40 AM   #17
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If I could do it all again I'd take better care of my knees.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:02 AM   #18
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I would have avoided crew...I have two ruptured discs that cause me incessant pain.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:36 AM   #19
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Oh and I would of drank only WHOLE milk....not that skim crap that got me all fat/ bloated and terrible acne in high school....good times.

I won't even go into all the ridiculous things I got caught up in the "functional fitness" phase of personal training with clients.....

But then again....if I didn't do all the stupid things in the first place...I wouldn't be where I am right now....so it all works out for a reason.....no real regrets...
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:25 PM   #20
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I know this is an older thread, but I found it an interesting question...

-I would have never picked up a Muscle and Fitness magazine
-Started with SS or an OL technique program
-Saved alot of money on supplements and bad Gym Memberships
-Sprinted, Deadlifted, and Squatted (correctly) alot more
-Probabaly have furthered my football or baseball career
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