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Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 13 2015
15:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Applied my new lifting philosophy tonight and focused on legs and pounding out the reps.  Nothing super heavy but a lot of volume, and I flung a lot of sweat around the room.

I've been doing this since Thanksgiving. The idea was to try to prevent weight gain over the holidays. It seemed to work plus I enjoy the high rep low weight workouts better.

I always hear "lift heavy" but I'm not convinced there's much difference (at least at my age) between 20 reps at 150 pounds and 10 reps at 300 pounds for strength/hypertrophy. Even if there is, at this point I'm lifting more for the metabolic benefits than I am to increase strength or muscle size.

I think volume is the key unless you drop too far below a 1 rep max (less than 60%?).

Having said that I've now been doing the same (basically) workout for 6 weeks or so. It might be time to shift gears to a more strength focused workout.

Flinging sweat works too:)

What I was told is you build power in the 1-3 rep range, strength in the 5-8 rep range, hypertrophy in the 10-20 rep range, and endurance in the 20+ range.  I'm focusing on that far end of the strength range for the next several weeks to see if it helps me bump up the main lifts.  We'll see.

Up early this morning for a dark and muddy trail run with the girls.  I really like this group I found.  We did about 5 miles with lots of hills.

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 13 2015
05:34 (UTC)
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Applied my new lifting philosophy tonight and focused on legs and pounding out the reps.  Nothing super heavy but a lot of volume, and I flung a lot of sweat around the room.

BSS Bodyweight 3x10

Stiff leg deadlift 3x8 at 75, 95, 95

BB complex hang snatch, OH squat, snatch balance, 3x10 at 20

front squat 3x10 at bar

calf raises 2x35

swiss ball glute roll thingies (I forget what these are called) 2x10

Fitness Recovery week Jan 13 2015
04:59 (UTC)
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A week off could help a lot if you're fatigued, and it won't hurt your performance.  Marathon runners often taper for a week or longer before a race.  If anything, it might give you a little boost.  I vote yes, and even more frequently than that, especially with all the cardio you're doing.

The Lounge in light of the terror attack in Paris... Jan 12 2015
20:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by kikt:

And because the majority of people haven't learned to be critical about the media and can't form their own opinions we are going to have some soert of agency that decides who is allowed to publish what. With 'teeth and transparency'

What a lovely idea. Quaint, too, and with a long tradition. In (East)Germany it was only abandoned 25 years ago.

 

Seriously, if we just want the plain news we don't need ANY publication. We just subscribe to the basic text at Reuters or dpa (I'm sure there are English equivalents) They just state 'This happened at that time, there.' Voila! Noone ever gets offended and everybody can form their own opinion.

Was there some suggestion that the Paris terrorists mistook Charlie Hebdo for a legitimate news organization and that's why they targeted it?

Otherwise, "accreditation" is a fancy word for content-based censorship.

Weight Loss Is This An Attainable Goal? Any Advice Appreciated!! Jan 12 2015
20:43 (UTC)
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10 pounds in 6 weeks is a bit ambitious, 10 pounds in 10 weeks a lot more achievable.  If you are consistent with adding exercise and strength training, in 6 weeks you'll probably start to see some body composition changes that may have a much greater effect on your appearance than the number on the scale.  The challenge for losing weight is just maintaining a caloric deficit; for me, personally, it's much harder when I'm working out hard because you need energy to fuel the workout and exercise makes me hungry.  That's why a large deficit to achieve close to 2 pounds a week would not be remotely realistic for me with your exercise plan.  But your mileage may vary.  Good luck!

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 12 2015
19:22 (UTC)
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Original Post by meganr:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by meganr:

I'd probably be the opposite - I'd worry about my knees on the BSS.  I have to be careful on any squat variation that my knees (esp the left) does not drift in. 

I don't think knees collapsing are dangerous the way lumbar collapsing is.  It's just not as strong a base and might, over time, lead to some imbalances.  In the Oly lifts they really hammer on pushing the knees out but it's not because of injury, it's because you'll fail the lift - when your knees are out, your core is engaged, your lumbar spine is protected, and your base is solid.  Lose one piece of that chain and the bar is likely to go to the floor.

Understood.  Was strictly referring to what I know my particular weakness is with that knee.  I have to swallow some pride and go less heavy on squats basically because of fear of pain.  Been there.

Ahh.

I like the BSS because it's pretty much impossible to compromise your lower back, and that's my big fear with squats.  I'm swallowing my pride and not going as low as I'd like.  ;)

The Lounge With a taste of your lips I'm on a Chat, You're toxic, I'm slippin' under. Jan 12 2015
19:00 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by nebi-hime:

Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

D's dad does lip to lip smooches too.  D warned me about it before I met his family for the first time.  4 years later and I still haven't managed to completely squash my horror at that one.

I hated working at one French-oriented company just because of the cheek-kissing every colleague, every day. Blargh. Even the hand-shaking is too much for me.

I'll hug L and occasionally hubby.

You're Belgian! Don't they have the same customs in that area? 

I guess I know nothing about Belgians, really.  :D

The Belgians kiss three times.  THREE.  It's spectacular!

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 12 2015
18:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by meganr:

I'd probably be the opposite - I'd worry about my knees on the BSS.  I have to be careful on any squat variation that my knees (esp the left) does not drift in. 

I don't think knees collapsing are dangerous the way lumbar collapsing is.  It's just not as strong a base and might, over time, lead to some imbalances.  In the Oly lifts they really hammer on pushing the knees out but it's not because of injury, it's because you'll fail the lift - when your knees are out, your core is engaged, your lumbar spine is protected, and your base is solid.  Lose one piece of that chain and the bar is likely to go to the floor.

The Lounge The Packers Won Jan 12 2015
17:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

Original Post by igloogal:

Ah yes, it was karma. They shoulda lost last weekend against the Lions.

The referees giveth and the referres taketh away.

Don't even tell me that reaching the ball toward the end zone isn't a "football move."  I don't care for Dallas but that was a crap call.

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 12 2015
16:04 (UTC)
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^good lord, those are some heavy hang cleans!

Fitness gym workout suggestion Jan 11 2015
20:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Squats.

Deadlifts.

Chin ups.

Overhead presses.

^This.

What the beautiful and brilliant lysistrata is saying is that no amount of abs work is going to "target" trouble areas. Spot reduction is a myth. Big moves that use the maximum muscle mass will provide the biggest bang for your buck.

And plus they all require core stabilization.  :) 

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 11 2015
20:46 (UTC)
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Oh, he'll be fine.  According to the breed standard, scars are to be considered "honorable" in the vizsla.  If only they knew.

Fitness gym workout suggestion Jan 11 2015
16:21 (UTC)
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Squats.

Deadlifts.

Chin ups.

Overhead presses.

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 10 2015
21:21 (UTC)
198

Well I had a MM kind of morning!  I got up to run with the trail group this morning, plus I went a little early with the dogs so they could poop and stuff.  We did a 5 mile loop on the single track most of the way, lots of hills and a pretty uptempo pace.  Rupert managed to tear his ear open on the last mile so there was blood everywhere, people were looking at us a little strangely.  After I got him cleaned off and got some breakfast, I went in for another session with the trainer to check my form and look over my logs.  He put me through lots of reps and I got a lot of good feedback.  I think I'm going to shift my workouts a little to isolate the Oly lifts a little more and do more volume with power lifts on other days. 

Bottom line is I beat up my legs pretty good today!

The Lounge in light of the terror attack in Paris... Jan 09 2015
23:05 (UTC)
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Outrage by proxy is so tiresome.

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 09 2015
19:30 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

A friend posted this on her Facebook Feed. It looks like fun. I may give it a try this weekend.

I don't know, I think you should try this one that a friend of mine posted on his Facebook feed.

Sure, if you want to start with Phase 1.

... find a soccer ball?

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 09 2015
19:09 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

A friend posted this on her Facebook Feed. It looks like fun. I may give it a try this weekend.

I don't know, I think you should try this one that a friend of mine posted on his Facebook feed.

The Lounge in light of the terror attack in Paris... Jan 09 2015
18:39 (UTC)
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Arab cartoonists respond.

Fitness JANUARY 2015! Fitness Group All Are Welcome Jan 09 2015
05:39 (UTC)
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Momentous PR for me with three-digit back squats.  I did 2 at 105 and then backed off and did my full sets at 75.  Woot!  Rest of the workout was some BB complexes - straight leg deadlifts and cleans, and hang snatches and push presses - some negatives, and some planks.  Negatives were good too, I tried for and got some vertical lift.  Great workout tonight!

The Lounge in light of the terror attack in Paris... Jan 08 2015
23:39 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by lysistrata:

I'm also, of course, not the first person to wonder why these cartoons are persecution while "The Book of Mormon" and Piss Jesus are hilarious and high art.

Well, I'm going to agree with this guy and say that the Mormons were just clever enough to capitalize on an opportunity.  It was quite brilliant, actually.

And plenty of people decided to go the outraged victim route with Piss Christ.

ETA:  Not that I think the cartoons are persecution - just observations on differing reactions to perceived blasphemy.

Yes, outraged victim sure, murderous rampage no.

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