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by Tirofijo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Strong Sport benefits and programming?
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: Strong Sport benefits and programming?

Simply put it’s 4 mins of OALC OR biathlon 4 mins OAC followed by 4 mins of OAJ, all with only one hand switch. Weights are heavier (32kg or higher) & the base pace is faster (8 rpm). I liked it. It’s single bell so there aren’t as many flexibility issues at play and it requires less specialization...
by Tirofijo
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Strong Sport benefits and programming?
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Strong Sport benefits and programming?

I have a lot of respect for anyone that can do ten minutes of long cycle clean and jerk, and I'm intrigued by Kettlebell Sport. But I'm not the strongest guy - I can get a few military press reps with the 32kg but I am still far from my goal of a 1/2 half body weight press (40kg). As best I can tell...
by Tirofijo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: WTB Copy of Kettlebell Muscle (or Kettlebell Strong)
Replies: 13
Views: 4995

Re: WTB Copy of Kettlebell Muscle (or Kettlebell Strong)

Thanks for all the replies. I never found KB Muscle or KB Strong but did do Dry Fighting Weight (also by Neupert) It's a EDT-esque program of double KB c&p and double front squats. All the reps you can do in 30 minutes, 3 days a week, with different reps schemes on different days. I did acquire More...
by Tirofijo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: The couch thread
Replies: 34986
Views: 8396890

Re: The couch thread

Speaking of Glassman, I haven't seen a pic of Couch in years. How's he looking these days?
by Tirofijo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: WTB Copy of Kettlebell Muscle (or Kettlebell Strong)
Replies: 13
Views: 4995

WTB Copy of Kettlebell Muscle (or Kettlebell Strong)

Any of you reformed cattleballers have a copy of Neupert's Kettlebell Muscle laying around that they'd sell? I know I'm late to the KB game, but I want to try a time-efficient double KB program after I do Rite of Passage. I'm also looking for Kettlebell Strong. I've already gotten some good stuff fr...
by Tirofijo
Tue May 30, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dropbox
Replies: 509
Views: 123751

Re: Dropbox

Can someone shoot me the PW for this, please? Gracias.
by Tirofijo
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Buying a Concept 2 rower. Looking for advice.
Replies: 51
Views: 11553

Re: Buying a Concept 2 rower. Looking for advice.

This is useful. Thank you. I've been keeping my eyes open, but man they go quick. I live fairly close to Philly and New York, so I should hopefully find something soon. You can get alerts the minute they are posted on your local Craigslist. Set up a push notification on Ifttt. https://ifttt.com/cla...
by Tirofijo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Buying a Concept 2 rower. Looking for advice.
Replies: 51
Views: 11553

Re: Buying a Concept 2 rower. Looking for advice.

I hate paying retail and love buying used so I tried to buy one on Craigslist for about a week. But I lived in a wealthy metropolitan area and the decent ones either sold for close to retail or were snatched up in minutes it seems. I ended up buying new for $900 shipped. Christians Fitness Factory. ...
by Tirofijo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Correct Toes
Replies: 10
Views: 3246

Re: Correct Toes

The problem with Altra is that once you get used to wearing them, you'll hate all other shoes.

Needless to say, I like them. I have had five or six different pair.

I have a pair of Topo Runventure that have minimal rise and a wide toe box, too.
by Tirofijo
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Jumping off the 10 meter tower
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: Jumping off the 10 meter tower

Reminded me a little of airborne operations, except for all the thinking about it. Because of my big gun, I got to "stand in the door" and be the first one out for many of my jumps...just a gas. But had I ever hesitated, the jump master would have put his foot in my ass, because he had a whole lot ...
by Tirofijo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: accumulated marginal benefit
Replies: 40
Views: 11569

Re: accumulated marginal benefit

A slow cooker is something I'll probably never stop singing praises about - especially for single guys who can't cook and would probably save hundreds of dollars a month (and eat better) if they used one. Ok. I'm getting a crock pot. Any particular blog or book that you like for recipes? I eat out ...
by Tirofijo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: accumulated marginal benefit
Replies: 40
Views: 11569

Re: accumulated marginal benefit

Team Sky has said that this is the basis for their kicking everyone's ass in the Tour. 1% here and there adds up to 10 cumulative % over time. Find enough of these marginal gains and eventually you have a measurable difference between you and the competition. That, and their droogas program is bett...
by Tirofijo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Interesting Conversation with my Cardiologist
Replies: 58
Views: 15119

Re: Interesting Conversation with my Cardiologist

I'm 45 with a family history of heart disease. My bloodwork is one the wrong side of borderline, at best. It amazes me that science can't come to a consensus about preventing heart disease. Take statins --- Statins don't work and the side effects are hell. Eat a plant-based diet --- No, the China St...
by Tirofijo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Longer rests between sets to limit hypertrophy (Tactical Barbell bro logic?)
Replies: 25
Views: 8880

Re: Longer rests between sets to limit hypertrophy (Tactical Barbell bro logic?)ar

There are two ebooks on Amazon. Tactical Barbell - which is on it's third edition. https://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Barbell-Definitive-Strength-Operational-ebook/dp/B01G195QU2 Then there's Tactical Barbell 2 Conditioning - which as you might have guessed, is about conditioning. https://www.amazon.com...
by Tirofijo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Longer rests between sets to limit hypertrophy (Tactical Barbell bro logic?)
Replies: 25
Views: 8880

Re: Longer rests between sets to limit hypertrophy (Tactical Barbell bro logic?)

But I'm curious about the logic of resting to limit hypertrophy. I've never heard that from strength trainers. I know bodybuilders limit rest for the pump, but they aren't lifting at the same percentages of their max so they can do another set with a shorter rest period. This probably stems from th...
by Tirofijo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Longer rests between sets to limit hypertrophy (Tactical Barbell bro logic?)
Replies: 25
Views: 8880

Longer rests between sets to limit hypertrophy (Tactical Barbell bro logic?)

I'm reading Tactical Barbell on the recommendation of someone here. It's written by a pseudonymous author K Black that's part of a Canadian federal HRT. It's a waved periodization program for 'operational athletes' that don't want to bulk up as higher strength-to-weight ratio is important. You lift ...
by Tirofijo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Colts Trading Bench Press for Turkish Get Ups
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

Colts Trading Bench Press for Turkish Get Ups

I follow Strongfirst, among others, on my junk FB account. This popped up. http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2016/07/30/colts-trading-bench-presses-turkish-getups/87750490/ ANDERSON – It’s called a Turkish getup. And if you’ve never heard of it, then you and Indianapolis Colts defensive...
by Tirofijo
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: dem darkies be pissed
Replies: 65
Views: 13073

Re: dem darkies be pissed

They can't get ID's because it's too hard, yet can sign up and receive a variety of state and federal benefits. how does this work? Exactly. For the foreigners here...the idea is of a national identity card won't be entertained in the U.S. There's an anecdote that Reagan shot it down in a meeting b...
by Tirofijo
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: All or Nothing - A Season with the Arizona Cardinals on Amazon
Replies: 0
Views: 10558

All or Nothing - A Season with the Arizona Cardinals on Amazon

I'm not a pro football fan, but I binged watched all eight episodes this weekend. (Since I'm not a fan, I didn't know the outcome of any of the games except the last. I knew they didn't go the the Super Bowl, but that's it.) It was a little heavy on the players giving motivational speeches to each o...
by Tirofijo
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Delightful BMac Observations
Replies: 45
Views: 11336

Re: Delightful BMac Observations

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:I wonder if meth calves ever got over losing A girlfriend to Hop Sing.

I was hoping Dirt Diva, with Hop Sing waiting faithfully with a cup of soup, would make a cameo in the Barkley Marathons doc we all watched last week. No such luck.
by Tirofijo
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: learning a language
Replies: 52
Views: 8064

Re: learning a language

I'm fluent in Spanish (BA a long time ago, lived in LatAm for six years) and upper intermediate in French (thanks to excellent training from Uncle Sam.) I've used and can recommend yabla.com and Mango. I've used but don't recommend Rossetta Stone. I'm kind of on the fence about duolingo. You can onl...
by Tirofijo
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Sicario
Replies: 36
Views: 9905

Re: Sicario

Del Toro is really good and Blunt is hot as fuck but this felt like half a movie. They didn't explore anything in any real depth. Amazing casting, amazing shots... ...and a great build up to...nothing. I was waiting for it to just explode, but it just never came. This. I really liked it, but the en...
by Tirofijo
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Whiplash ---- best movie I've seen in a long time
Replies: 5
Views: 2939

Whiplash ---- best movie I've seen in a long time

JK Simmons nailed it as the physically and mentally abusive band leader, but the kid playing the lead was excellent as well.

Watch it.
by Tirofijo
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Video Cameras
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: Video Cameras

I have a GoPro. It's for action sports. Even with the add-on screen, it's not the first choice for recording simple things off of a tripod.

Get a cheap point and shoot camera. Or a used Iphone.