We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Agreed. Especially with #9. I have had back pain off and on since my teens, sometimes it has been debilitating. One year ago I started to add squat and deadlift to my routine, but only after watching a lot of Mark Rippetoe's videos and concentrating on perfect form.
I haven't had anything more than some stiffness/mild aches in my lower back in a year. I am careful not to over do it, and keep form and modest steady progress my focus.
Can't say I like it every workout, and motivation often is low, but similar to attending church, at the end of each session I feel better and am glad I did it.
My strength is up significantly and all I've used is 25lb dumbells. Need to buy some more weights. Reps are getting too high. I feel better and noticeable weight has moved from fat to chest/shoulder/arm muscle. Back stronger too.