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by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: creaky old knees
Replies: 20
Views: 4578

Re: creaky old knees

The one thing I do that makes an immediate difference is to sit on my heels for a few minutes each day. Maybe 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time, alternating between toes tucked under (to stretch the bottom of the feet) and pointed behind me, several times a day. I do this both barefoot and in minimal...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Sonnon's gone mainstream?
Replies: 26
Views: 6685

Re: Sonnon's gone mainstream?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3L8WD03mzU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3L8WD03mzU :-k He certainly seems to be overthinking the whole "stimulation vs simulation" issue. Compare with something Dan John would probably say: these guys are in Quadrant II, they have to have a whole bunch of high l...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: How to spot when your life has decayed
Replies: 35
Views: 12202

Re: How to spot when your life has decayed

Mickey O'neil wrote:I drink cold brew when possible. I get heartburn like a motherfucker.
Grandpa's Spells wrote:I know some major coffee nerds who have switched to cold brew, particularly people sensitive to acid.
Mickey, I think your sig photo just carbonated my hormones.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Center Mass Bells- Donnie Thompson
Replies: 13
Views: 10873

Re: Center Mass Bells- Donnie Thompson

They'll sell because they look all cool and hi-tech and space-age and stuff.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: my elbow hurts
Replies: 67
Views: 12204

Re: my elbow hurts

hang one handed from the bar Not sure if serious, but Ido had a hanging challenge that a lot of people said cleared up shoulder and maybe elbow pain. Not a magic bullet - I pursued the Ido hanging challenge and it aggravated something in a tricep attachment that still hasn't completely cleared up. ...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Drinking helps you live longer. Period. Full stop.
Replies: 149
Views: 16767

Drinking helps you live longer. Period. Full stop.

http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/truth-wont-admit-drinking-healthy-87891 The more alcohol a society consumes, the fewer alcohol-related problems and alcohol-related deaths (including cirrhosis) it has. The aftermath of the Temperance movement still has American public institutions looking a...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: rip ivan doig
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: rip ivan doig

Wfe's a big fan, has spoken enthusiastically about several of his books. I should check him out. (And RIP, Ivan.)
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Oh shit this made me cry. THIS was a man. I am not related.
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Re: Oh shit this made me cry. THIS was a man. I am not relat

After spending his formative years in Kirkland, Wash. with a fishing pole in hand, Don decided his life’s calling was to yell at deckhands on commercial fishing boats in Alaska. As a strapping young man of 19, he moved to Dutch Harbor to fulfill this dream. Over the next 40 years, Don was a boat co...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Terry Pratchett
Replies: 7
Views: 1834

Re: Terry Pratchett

The audiobook version of "The Wee Free Men" (narrated by Stephen Bridges) is possibly the most moving work of fantasy I've ever encountered. I will always treasure it. Thanks, Mr. Pratchett.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Eat Bacon, Don't Jog
Replies: 14
Views: 4885

Re: Eat Bacon, Don't Jog

I liked the book, but it's got that quality of "truthiness" and uncompromising zealotry that (as Shaf said) isn't going to hold up so well 3 years from now.

"Just Ride" was a classic of its kind.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Lenovo n20P Chromebook
Replies: 0
Views: 2508

Lenovo n20P Chromebook

I read a couple of favorable reviews of this model and decided to ask for this for Christmas, and my wife came through. It's a bit more expensive than some Chromebook models, but it seems worth the extra money to me. Great "build quality" - the thing feels and looks solid and slick, keyboard has a g...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: 60 pages down, about 1200 to go...
Replies: 3
Views: 873

60 pages down, about 1200 to go...

Sorry I haven't been more active, life and continuing education has gotten in the way. I spent months passing Network+ certification tests and it didn't do me a damned bit of good at work,even though they insisted I get it, so fuck 'em. Going the Cisco Route (pun!) (CCNA, CCNP and up) and go work fo...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Your Body Is Your Barbell
Replies: 16
Views: 3965

Re: Your Body Is Your Barbell

Fat Cat wrote:Sup Lemon, any link to the product?
Didn't think I needed one, since you can currently find it in any Barnes & Noble/Books-A-Million. Also, I'm lazy.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Your Body Is Your Barbell
Replies: 16
Views: 3965

Your Body Is Your Barbell

At last, a useful and helpful product from Men's Health. YBIYB is BW training for strength and fat loss. You do 8 different exercises (and their progressive variations) in a circuit. The progressions and micro-progressions to the harder variations are well thought out and workable and the criteria f...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: American Muscle
Replies: 18
Views: 3613

Re: American Muscle

I made it through about 20 minutes and had to shut it down. I guess I was expecting something else. Tired of this dumbass "reality" shit. One of my friends worked building sets, etc., on that Tommy Lee Jones-Goes-To-UNL reality show awhile back - and he confirmed that "there is nothing more scripte...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Mon May 26, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: The Bonobo and the Atheist
Replies: 17
Views: 1682

Re: The Bonobo and the Atheist

My current thinking on atheism is best summed up by Lee Child's character "Jack Reacher" in one of his recent novels (I think it was "Nothing To Lose")

"We're all atheists. You don't believe in a thousand gods, why does it bother you if I don't believe in a thousand and one?"
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Punch The Clock - Now With IF and Barefoot Training
Replies: 52
Views: 12849

Re: Punch The Clock - Now With IF and Barefoot Training

Bobby wrote:How`s the dog? still getting those long walks in?
Oh yeah. 90 minute walks barely puts a dent in his energy level, but fortunately he now has a buddy next store to play dog games with on a regular basis.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Punch The Clock - Now With IF and Barefoot Training
Replies: 52
Views: 12849

Re: Punch The Clock - Now With IF and Barefoot Training

Thanks. Shit, one week into it and I'm already a week behind. Basically, I am alternating nights of going to the local health club and doing Joe Franco's "Agile 11" as a warmup, then doing dips, leg raises and calf raises in a superset, and then doing kettlebell swings, goblet squats, and pushups, a...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: El Rey Network
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: El Rey Network

This was added to my cable line up just as I was considering dropping cable for Internet streaming. Not bad. I especially like the Thursday night "Kung Fu Theater" programming - all those old classics I'd heard of but never seen because I live in the Scandanavian/German/Lutheran/Farmer region of the...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Punch The Clock - Now With IF and Barefoot Training
Replies: 52
Views: 12849

Re: Punch The Clock - Now With IF and Barefoot Training

OK, I'm back after a brief absence. Blame work and life balance. (IE, there is no such thing). Mostly I plan to keep up a variation of what I was doing, but I will use Dan John's "Kettlebell Chaos" (latest issue of Men's Health, March 2014) as my basis, along with some of pushup/pull progressions fr...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Trance
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: Trance

Danny Boyle strikes again with another great looking movie that has 2/3rds of a great plot and then falls apart in the last 30 minutes. (Just like "Sunshine").

I liked it, but wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't a big fan of Hitchcock mind-fucks.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Armour ov WAR!!!!!!111 by Tom "Silat Pimp" Furman
Replies: 45
Views: 16957

Re: Armour ov WAR!!!!!!111 by Tom "Silat Pimp" Furman

I got it and liked it. Good stuff, Tom...especially enjoy the terse, minimalist, No-BS format. As others have said,a $10 nugget that gives everything you need and nothing you don't.
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Almost Human
Replies: 22
Views: 5546

Re: Almost Human

I also think this show is a surprising over-achiever. Interesting how much of the tech is cool and 'futuristic,' but still stuff that makes you think, 'yeah, why don't we already have that?' Based on Doom and LOTR, I used to think Urban sucked. But, I thought his dredd was WORLDS better than Stallo...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: IT types-- tell me about TeamViewer
Replies: 16
Views: 1971

Re: IT types-- tell me about TeamViewer

I use Teamviewer to remote into my work PCs from home and from my home PCs to work (instead of the supplied Juniper/Dameware combo work supplies for on call). (If I have to remote into another user's PC on my work domains instead of my own from home, I go ahead and use Juniper and Dameware). This do...
by Abandoned by Wolves
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Ha! Another reason I like Alton Brown...
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

Re: Ha! Another reason I like Alton Brown...

Agreed. His recipes can be hit-or-miss, but he's such a great food nerd and smart ass that he tends to carry the viewer along with him. His stuff did more than any one else to turn me into a decent cook.

"I Carry". Whadda card!