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G1579
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http://tnation.T-Nation.com/...cell_transplant


This one's very different, as it's a training log that involves virtually no weights, but if you read through it you'll see why I think it should be on the list. Anyone who has complained about anything should read it, and think about how lucky they are to even be training.

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant. He also discusses a lot about what it was like going through all that, and has one of the most inspirational attitudes I've ever seen. Unfortunately, sometime into the log his cancer came back, and he details his battle with it, until he passed away, 2 days ago.

Not a ton of 'weightlifting' or 'bodybuilding' knowledge to gain from it, but as far as attitude and inspiration, it is, IMO, the BEST of T-Nation.

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austin_bicep
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^^Thank you for bringing that thread to my attention.

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bignate
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Join date: Jun 2008
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^x2, wish i had seen this a long time ago, makes my injuries null.

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bignate
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Iron Dwarf
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Aw, man. I wish I had followed him as he went through all that.


I have a TON to be thankful for... even my wussy injuries are a blessing.

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athomefitness
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Gmoore17 wrote:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/...cell_transplant


This one's very different, as it's a training log that involves virtually no weights, but if you read through it you'll see why I think it should be on the list. Anyone who has complained about anything should read it, and think about how lucky they are to even be training.

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant. He also discusses a lot about what it was like going through all that, and has one of the most inspirational attitudes I've ever seen. Unfortunately, sometime into the log his cancer came back, and he details his battle with it, until he passed away, 2 days ago.

Not a ton of 'weightlifting' or 'bodybuilding' knowledge to gain from it, but as far as attitude and inspiration, it is, IMO, the BEST of T-Nation.


I mostly just lurk on the forums, but wanted to post and thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention. I read through EF5127's entire blog and finished it with tears in my eyes. The was without a doubt the most inspirational training log I've seen. Through all of his adversity he remained positive. I highly recommend everyone read his blog...even knowing how it ends. It is just beautiful. Definitely the best of T-Nation.

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elliottcorum
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Join date: Aug 2010
Posts: 117

Gmoore17 wrote:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/...cell_transplant

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant.

Thank you for posting that; it's definitely one of the best things that I've ever read. I hope many more people find their way to that log.

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cmcnabb
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Join date: Sep 2010
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First post ever on this site, just looking for some feedback. I have a backround of sports science and have a relatively good idea about the science behind training. Lately however I have come to a cross road and believe that I am not improving in regards to results and physique. I have always believed in periodisation and specialising a program whilst maintaing a healthy diet. In doing so I have decided to really crack down and create a good eating plan which hopefully will go hand in hand with a bodybuilding type program, ie I, bodybuilder.

I have in the past had problems with recruiting muscle fibres and activating my nervous system, especially in my chest. I read an article Nate Green posted on ballistic training, that is plyometrics in order to activate the nervous system. I thought the article was great and do believe that it is a great way to prep for training. I suppose my main question was - Could I do lets say a plyometric based workout in the morning and still have my nervous system activated for my main workout in the afternoon which is focused on gaining weight. My main goal is to periodise every six weeks, with my afternoon workouts being the main focus of my performance outcomes!!

Just looking for feedback

Cheers,
Colm

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Lukemonahan
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Join date: Sep 2012
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Gmoore17 wrote:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/...cell_transplant


This one's very different, as it's a training log that involves virtually no weights, but if you read through it you'll see why I think it should be on the list. Anyone who has complained about anything should read it, and think about how lucky they are to even be training.

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant. He also discusses a lot about what it was like going through all that, and has one of the most inspirational attitudes I've ever seen. Unfortunately, sometime into the log his cancer came back, and he details his battle with it, until he passed away, 2 days ago.

Not a ton of 'weightlifting' or 'bodybuilding' knowledge to gain from it, but as far as attitude and inspiration, it is, IMO, the BEST of T-Nation.


EF5127 is an example of a real man and an real example of what a man should be.

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