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by macmad
Mon May 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 447
Views: 98088

Re: Right now I'm reading

The Fever by Deon Meyer
South African guy who writes in Afrikaans, and translated to English
Picked it up based on cover recommendation from Stephen King that it’s like The Stand
If you like the Stand and the Road by Cormac McCarthy well worth a read
by macmad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Reverse grip bench press
Replies: 13
Views: 4600

Re: Reverse grip bench press

I did these exclusively for a couple of months when I injured my wrist falling over during an attempt at a squat clean, then couldn't bench with normal grip Got up to 145kg in an allround weightlifting comp, 7.5kg below my bench PB It's a fun exercise but did nothing for my real bench or any specifi...
by macmad
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:49 pm
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: 10871

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

I bought to model E purely because the seat is higher off the ground than the D. Makes a real difference to comfort and also puts my tablet at better position when watching YouTube between bench press
by macmad
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Eric Bugenhagen is a special kind of crazy
Replies: 29
Views: 11213

Re: Eric Bugenhagen is a special kind of crazy

Speaking of Crossfit, the girl who came second in this year's world crossfit games represented Australia in the Olympics at weight lifting. I expected her to get crucified, but she came fifth. http://toowoomba.brisbanetimes.com.au/2016/08/15/tia-clair-toomey-inspires-new-generation-female-lifters/ ...
by macmad
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Strength makes you a Lion
Replies: 14
Views: 4381

Re: Strength makes you a Lion

South Africa have always had strong rugby players What the lions have that's different this year is a fast skilful style of play They were not thrown out of the competition for 2 years because of results, That was due to the South African government demanding the Kings be included ( as a mainly blac...
by macmad
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Russians invent the best sports
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: Russians invent the best sports

Poland has upped the ante on Russia with this http://www.news.com.au/sport/boxing/poland-team-fighting-championships-bring-street-fighting-into-the-ring/story-fndkzthy-1227001059614 “Team Fighting Championship (TFC) promotes a new approach to the martial arts where you can enjoy the exciting moments...
by macmad
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Death and the Marathon
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: Death and the Marathon

two deaths at this years Perth city to Surf 12km fun run.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/br ... ond-death/
by macmad
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Wedding rings and training
Replies: 49
Views: 6152

Re: Wedding rings and training

I lost my wedding ring a couple of years ago after about 7 years marriage, had switched to a chain around neck pretty quickly after wedding, and used to take that off before training and when got home from work. The ring with chain either accidently fell into rubbish bin which was next to kitchen be...
by macmad
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Sharks..they are scary.
Replies: 15
Views: 3344

Re: Sharks..they are scary.

I live in Perth and sharks are all over the news with the amount of attacks in the last year. but it won't stop me going swimming at the beach, as there has never been a swimmer eaten at a patrolled beach during the day Generally its: Surfers around the corner from a seal colony Surfers at beaches w...
by macmad
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Power to the People Professional
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Power to the People Professional

for competitive powerlifters it's a great book ( apart from the fluff piece about Dukil )
by macmad
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Amazon's Kindle ebook device
Replies: 35
Views: 6913

Re: Amazon's Kindle ebook device

picked up a Kindle last week. I've wanted one for a while but held off because previously Kindles in Australia have been uneconomical because of both limited selection and amazon charging extra for purchasing from Australia. There are ways to get around this and use the US selection but all were too...
by macmad
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Hurt Locker
Replies: 15
Views: 4947

Re: The Hurt Locker

just watched this on DVD. no idea how it even got nominated for an oscar let alone won best picture.
OK, but only tv movie quality. glad I only paid $2 in bali for the DVD, certainly not worth a movie ticket
by macmad
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Invictus
Replies: 12
Views: 2799

Re: Invictus

bet it doesn't mention the springboks only won the final because the Allblacks were deliberately food poisoned.
Will be just as shit as any other football movie of any code
by macmad
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: The couch thread
Replies: 34982
Views: 8303506

Re: The couch thread

what happens when a real athlete does a crossfit workout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHEkokQSGmU

notice the lack of slop
by macmad
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: The couch thread
Replies: 34982
Views: 8303506

Re: The couch thread

it's pretty sad when a 500lb deadlift takes up all the room on the bar and you need to tie the plates on to fit.
Obviously his gym wasn't expecting to develop any strong lifters as 500 should really only be an opener at best for
a guy his size. The oversize bumbers are just an ego trip
by macmad
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Pyjama Game - A journey into Judo - Mark Law
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

The Pyjama Game - A journey into Judo - Mark Law

I'm half way through this, but highly recommended, I did Judo for a couple of years over 20 years ago but even for those with no background in the sport/art it's a great book. The guy is a journalist who took up Judo at 50 after no having any sporting background covers origins, some biographical stu...
by macmad
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Percy Cerutty "Why Die?"
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

Re: Percy Cerutty "Why Die?"

I've read that, and even thought not a runner it's a great book.
by macmad
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Woll frying pan
Replies: 31
Views: 5191

Re: Woll frying pan

no need to season the Woll.
Turn the gas up high, pour some olive oil in, crack 4 eggs in, fry both side, and slide onto plate of toast and cheese
impossible to burn the oil or burn the eggs, no special cleaning required. No seasoning.
No idea what cornbread is, must be some hick yank thing
by macmad
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Woll frying pan
Replies: 31
Views: 5191

Woll frying pan

I've had this for about 6 weeks now after replacing the last pan which the non-stick coating bit the dust. By far the best frying pan I've used. It's not coated so the non-stick can't be worn off. Great for both eggs and steak. steak tends to stick slightly but the pan is easily cleaned, eggs with a...
by macmad
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Purposeful Primative
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Re: Purposeful Primative

I didn't actually read the diet and cardio stuff as it looked like waffly crap.
But the powerlifting stuff was interesting from a historical perspective, pity he didn't state that most of his heros
in powerlifting were juiced to the gills
by macmad
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Muscle Clamps
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Muscle Clamps

we have 4 sets at my gym and use for all powerlifts except during comp.
Best collars I've used.
But we ordered from www.liftinglarge.com
by macmad
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Metallica- Death Magnetic
Replies: 17
Views: 3089

Re: Metallica- Death Magnetic

the lyrics are absolute rubbish. There's certainly no Sanitarium, Puppets, One, or Nothing else matters on this record
But guitar work and drums are excellent. I bought this the same day I threw Load(ofshit) in the bin, that was the last Metallica album i bought.
by macmad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: The couch thread
Replies: 34982
Views: 8303506

Re: The couch thread

what no one else seems to have noticed is that BOTO is 6 foot tall.
If he chooses to be stick thin you can't use the excuse that the lifts are not bad for a 175pounder.
At 6 foot you should be at least 90kg/200lbs unless you're a high jumper or distance runner
by macmad
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: The couch thread
Replies: 34982
Views: 8303506

Re: The couch thread

Brandon, your CV just demonstrates that crossfit makes you mediocre at everything and good at nothing. none of your lifts are good enough for your height, your run times are pretty slow, and your rower times are possibly approaching average. Your snatch is good form with a light weight. I've got no ...
by macmad
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: mad training
Replies: 246
Views: 84114

Monday night: explosive: Snatch from high hang. 7 sets of 3 with 40kg Rack squat: 17 holes down, just below a half squat 5x70, 5x120, 5x160kg with titan briefs and belt on: 5x200, 1x240 off balance on 2nd, 3x240kg 2x260kg, 1x272.5kg ( the most weight I've ever walked out ). Hard to breathe on the la...