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I’ve had a couple of days to rest (from weights, anyway), so now it’s back to lifting!
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Squat: 3 sets of 6
Barbell Curls: 4 sets of 10
Military Press: 3 sets of 8
Deadlift: 3 sets of 6
Kettlebell Shrug: 4 sets of 10
Athlete of the Day!
Nicknamed “The Greatest”, Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were three with rival Joe Frazier, which are considered among the greatest in boxing history, and one with George Foreman, where he finally regained his stripped titles seven years later. Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, epitomized by his catchphrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, and employing techniques such as the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope. Ali brought beauty and grace to the most uncompromising of sports and through the wonderful excesses of skill and character, he became the most famous athlete in the world. He was also known for his pre-match hype, where he would “trash talk” opponents, often with rhymes.
In 1999, Ali was crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC.
Athlete of the Day!
Redmond first broke the British record for the 400 metres in 1985 with a run of 44.82 seconds. This record was subsequently broken by Roger Black, but Redmond reclaimed the record in 1987 with a run of 44.50 seconds. The record lasted until 1992.
In 1986, Redmond was a member of teams that won the 4×400 metres relay gold medal at both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. The following year, he was on the team that won the 4×400 metres relay silver medal at the World Championships.
At the 1991 World Championships Redmond was a member of the British team that shocked the athletics world by beating the much-favoured American team into second place to claim the gold medal in the 4×400 metres relay. Redmond ran the second leg in the final and, together with team-mates Roger Black, John Regis and Kriss Akabusi, ran what was then the second-fastest 4×400 metres relay in history.
Injuries consistently interrupted Redmond’s career. At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, he pulled out of the opening round of the 400 metres 90 seconds before his heat was due because of an injury to his achilles. Before the 1992 Summer Olympics, he had undergone eight operations due to injuries.
1992 Summer Olympics
However, he was in good form by the time of the Barcelona Olympics. He posted the fastest time of the first round, and went on to win his quarter-final. In the semi-final, Redmond started well, but in the back straight about 250 metres from the finish, his hamstring snapped. He hobbled to a halt, and then fell to the ground in pain. Stretcher bearers made their way over to him, but Redmond decided he wanted to finish the race. He began to hobble along the track. He was soon joined on the track by his father, Jim Redmond, who barged past security and on to the track to get to his son. Jim and Derek completed the lap of the track together, with Derek leaning on his father’s shoulder for support. As they crossed the finish line, the crowd of 65,000 spectators rose to give Derek a standing ovation. However, as his father had helped him finish, Derek was officially disqualified and Olympic records state that he “Did Not Finish” the race.
Redmond’s struggle in the 1992 semi-final later became the subject of one of the International Olympic Committee’s ‘Celebrate Humanity’ videos, which proclaimed “Force is measured in kilograms. Speed is measured in seconds. Courage? You can’t measure courage”. In 2008, Redmond was featured in the “Go World” series of Visa advertisements promoting the Olympic Games. The advertisement highlights his 1992 injury, noting that “he and his father finished dead last, but he and his father finished”, narrated by actor Morgan Freeman.
On January 10, 2012, it was announced that his father Jim would be one of the Olympic torch bearers in London for the Summer Games
> *Originally posted by **[Frisor](/forums/2/topics/218590?page=75#posts-6938542):***
> TODAY’S WORKOUT
> Triceps extensions: 4×12
> Dips: 4×12
> Skullcrushers: 4×12
> Bicep curls (dumbbell or barbell): 4×12
> Hammer curls: 4×12
> Incline bicep curls (with dumbbell only this time): 4×12
D-did you just copy one of my previous posts for no reason?
I was supposed to go biking with some friends today, but it’s been pouring rain all day. Instead, I did this:
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Push-ups: 4 sets of 20
Squats: 3 sets of 8
Deadlift: 3 sets of 6
Pull-ups: 3 sets of 8
> *Originally posted by **[Hallucent](/forums/2/topics/218590?page=75#posts-6939677):***
> I was supposed to go biking with some friends today, but it’s been pouring rain all day. Instead, I did this:
> * * *
> Push-ups: 4 sets of 20
> Squats: 3 sets of 8
> Deadlift: 3 sets of 6
> Pull-ups: 3 sets of 8
That’ll do it, brother. Not bad at all. Keep up the good work!