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Motherfucking Swede  2016 Powerlifting Coach of the Year Father of #5thSet @mfswede🖤 Owner of Keyhole Barbell Columnist-Elitefts.com FMFM: Swede

Had the opportunity to talk with former world record powerlifter turned coach @janaemariekroc at the women's pro/am on Sunday. Though this took place on probably hour 70, with only three total hours sleep in that period, I can tell you it was enlightening to get some perspective from another competitor who was a much better lifter than myself and made the switch to coaching later in life. -
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Not to say I never have the urge to jump back into the fray, but it's interesting to me that lifters with more talent and success on the platform, who eventually move to coaching, like Janae and Greg, seem to be more nostalgic about their time on the platform and less satisfied being on the sidelines as a coach. This reinforces that balance and sustainability make you a better competitor. My memories from that time period are mostly nightmares, with brief moments of joy and never enough of it.-
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One of the things we talked about was how competition was really unhealthy for me, personally. It brought out all of my worst attributes and every person and relationship in my life suffered as a result. -
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I never thought I'd be able to survive knowing I wasn't really competitive anymore. Coaching saved me. I'm someone who always hated teachers and authority figures of any kind. Now my whole life is about connecting and fostering relationships with people so I can teach them how to balance the things I never could. Coaching has been my saving grace. Even if I don't end up doing this forever, I will always be grateful for the things it has taught me. I've never had it so good. -
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PS- if you talk shit in the comments, keep in mind I'll probably end up seeing you in person at some point and you'll definitely see what my hands can do. 😉
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#5thSet #goodatlife

What a weekend. Thanks to Greg and my entire Keyhole/5thSet family, as well as Gene, Ame and the RPS, without whom none of it would have been possible. Recaps to follow.
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#5thSet #5thSetRPS #goodatlife

New 5thSet —Do Not Touch The Bar— spotter tees
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5thSet Brown and Camo baseball tees
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5thSet black and grey tees
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All live right now on feedmefightme
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—Swipe up in my story—
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#5thSet #feedmefightme

As we live, we age. It's part of the whole slowly dying in the impermanent nature of life thing. Change. -
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I've always had a sort of sacrosanct respect for age. I remember the first time I grew a beard; the way it made me look older, wiser. I liked it. -
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Everything worth having comes with a cost. Wisdom comes with experience and the price of our experience is our youth. Not that I think I am in any danger of becoming wise, but I've learned a good deal over the years; mostly that I don't know as much as I thought I did when I was still in possession of the youth I once had. 😌
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I like the lines and scars all over my face. They are part of my story, what I will scream into the abyss. I've had to earn them. -
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#5thSet #goodatlife

The most difficult part about a love ending— is that it doesn't end. It might change, but almost never does it simply end. -
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When you really let yourself love someone, you learn everything about them; what they've dealt with, what makes them the way they are, how they handle things, what is important to them, their weird behaviors and quirks. You learn who they are as a person, intimately, if you care about them enough; all their facts and feelings. All of that goes into a file— and you carry it with you. -
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Even when the relationship is done you carry these files with you. At least, I do. And there is a tremendous weight to that. -
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The idea with Clues About Ghosts was to sort of unload the heaviest parts of some of those files; to turn the page- both figuratively and literally, so I can accept the catharsis that comes from it, move out of this quicksand— and carry on. As a result of the context, this work is very powerful. I know you'll appreciate it. -
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#5thSet #cluesaboutghosts #goodatlife

We are still booking seminars through the end of June. The contact info to book one is in my story. -
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#5thSet

Great training session with my BFAM @brandonlilly3 over at LAC today in Lexington. We each did 50,000 m on the rowers, head to head, and he beat me by about an hour and forty five minutes. Jk lol— I benched, because I didn't want to actually die today. (For once😂)
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It's always awesome to get some training in with old friends and make new ones, like the young star in between us, Garrett. Thanks for the help today, guys! 👊🏽👊🏽
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#5thset #goodatlife

@r.h.sin — He's one of the handful of male internet meme-makers disguised as poets who give voice to the deluded, self-aggrandizing, inner dialogue of the stereotypical basic Instagram female who, themselves, apparently lack the reading comprehension it would take to digest more than a single sentence in a sitting, never mind the simple skills of articulation required to type that drivel out.
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Do you post that bullshit, yourself, and feel attacked right now? Write, in your own words, how that makes you feel. -
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If you're willing to do it, I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to those who choose not to, either out of cowardice, or feeble-mindedness, or laziness, or apathy, or abject fear of any legitimate introspection. -
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So rh Sin spoon feeds it to you and you buy his books for the Instagram photo op: "Just love love love this book," —a book which, it begs mentioning, consists of a total of 200 sentences. It's the easy thing and it feels good. Expression of experience using multiple choice cue cards. When we lose our ability communicate concisely, we lose our ability to think and, eventually, to make decisions for ourselves. -
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What a brilliant marketing strategy, though. Now you can take pictures of your favorite single sentence pages and regurgitate that narcissistic, ego-boosting bile, because all of your exes are the real "narcissists," anyway. Amirite?
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This is why self-awareness and accountability are at an all time low. At it's core it's not a male/female issue at all. We've "evolved" our sensitivities and allowed technology to progress to such a point we encourage complete and utter denial of the fact we are almost entirely responsible for the state of our own lives, and people in similar denial all over the globe will co-sign our bullshit. We simply pick someone else to lay the blame on for our misery, label them as something unbecoming or politically incorrect like a narcissist, or a racist, or a sexist, or emotionally abusive, or a whore: it doesn't matter if these labels fit well or even at all. -
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Another XPC/Arnold, another huge win for 5thSet lifters. We are consistently able to execute within a margin of error less than 1%. -
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Ellen Stein does it again- 25 pounds more than last year and an 18 pound PR total of 1025 raw at 132. She's 65 years old, in case you live under a rock. We've been together for years now and I don't think there has been a single meet where she did not PR. I see no argument against Ellen as the greatest and most consistent female lifter of all time, routinely outperforming women 30 years her junior on a pro stage. 9/9, etc, etc... Swipe to see her 430 pull.
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JP Carroll had every excuse in the world not to do this meet, and maybe the thing I love most about him is that you will never hear any of those. He doesn't talk a bunch of shit about how great he is. He keeps his head down and works, then shows up and executes. 2280 for the heaviest raw total of the entire XPC, again; 30 pounds more than last year and about 180 more than anyone else. This is his 940 squat.
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Hopes and dreams are great, but they have no place in competition. If you want to win, you have to operate in reality; you need a sound strategy based in that reality. -
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Eventually everyone will get tired of making "Not the meet I wanted" posts. -
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5thSet will be here.
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Both books are available for a package deal on Elitefts, and the original methodology book is available on Amazon in paperback. -
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#5thSet #goodatlife

TO THE ARNOLD: It's that time again! Be sure to stop by booth 666 wearing your greasiest 5thSet swag— every lifter who has a girlfriend in my DMs gets a free mushroom stamp across their face! -
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Thinking of doing some online coaching over at the XPC, too. Don't hesistate to say hello: I love signing boobs and butts!
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#5thSet #goodatlife

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I remember twenty years ago, when I was young. -
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I didn't like people in general much more than I do now, but— I would often go out in public to read or write at a coffee shop for the day and, before I'd leave the house, I'd make sure I looked put-together and smelled good, in the hope that if I were to meet an attractive female, whom I had something in common with, I'd make a good impression. Maybe, if I was lucky, we'd have a conversation and things would click. This was the sort of thing a single person would hope for back then. -
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Now, I can scroll any social media and pick a female to interact with, or entertain any of the multitude of already-spoken-for women in my DM's who are anywhere from desperately trying to start conversation to directly sending nudes of themselves not 24 hours away from the #mcm post for their soulmate. (I've been just as vile in the past.) -
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Relationships are disposable now, they are expendable assets. -
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Now, I can swipe right when I'm tired of being alone— like I'm hungry and ordering a pizza, but the quirky bio and the filtered photos don't even hint about the rot that's lurking just beneath the seductive tattoo toppings on the surface; the wretchedness that waits, beyond a few hopeful dates. -
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The human race has had it's time on this planet. -
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Here are a couple of photos of me by the ocean, hoping it washes us away soon. I hope we all get smashed to bits by tidal waves and washed into volcanoes and turned into fucking lava.
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Happy Tuesday :)
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#5thSet #goodatlife #betterattheother #fitspo

My dude. Love you, bruh. @r.h.sin
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