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Of Iron and Bronze – 33

33. A comfortable rhythm developed in the days and weeks that followed, as we left winter behind and crawled toward spring and ultimately summer. We trained, we hung out together, we shared embarrassing stories late into the night, we made … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 32

32. Back to training. Day in, day out: training. Whether we lifted well or poorly at the Arnold conferred no special privileges. Aside from general congrats and high fives there were no prizes for good performances nor punishments for bad … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 31

31. She shut the door behind her, cutting off the light from the hallway. I settled back in. “That’s okay. I wasn’t quite asleep yet. Had enough fun?” “Yeah. I couldn’t take the crowd at the bar anymore. Especially after … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 30

30. The fabled showdown between Ricky and Myron, in which the latter was heavily favored for victory even if his training had been varied and inconsistent at best, was not to be. There had been no sign of Myron since … Continue reading

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Of Iron and Bronze – 29

29. I had the meet of my life at the Arnold, at least up to that point. A six-for-six performance and my best total by far. As always, Ricky was in the warmup area for my session, along with Nikos … Continue reading

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