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by Bram
Thu May 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: So are we gonna talk about GoT or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: So are we gonna talk about GoT or what?

I originally gave "The Long Night" a C- But after a few days I revised it to an F Obviously the shit looked epic, but having the Dothraki snuffed out via a moronic strategy for a gorgeous cinematic and then two episodes later having them wreaking havoc with NO explanation as to how they survived is ...
by Bram
Thu May 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: So are we gonna talk about GoT or what?
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: So are we gonna talk about GoT or what?

Season 8 was a pile of poo, if you agree and you haven't seen this video:



But if you liked it, that's cool too. No big deal.
by Bram
Tue May 21, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Word of the Day
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Word of the Day

bo·na fi·des

a person's honesty and sincerity of intention.

"he went to great lengths to establish his liberal bona fides"

documentary evidence showing a person's legitimacy; credentials.

"are you satisfied with my bona fides?
by Bram
Sun May 19, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Phil Daru/Daru Strong
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Phil Daru/Daru Strong

Fat Cat wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:35 am
Thanks Bram, the quote actually jives with what I was trying, unsuccessfully to describe. Mahalo for the info.
That's been an area of confusion for me for years - what IS a plyo. Appreciate you bringing it up because I didn't know what the correct term was and had to get to searching.
by Bram
Sat May 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Phil Daru/Daru Strong
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Phil Daru/Daru Strong

Thanks for the reply PL54...
by Bram
Sat May 18, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Phil Daru/Daru Strong
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Phil Daru/Daru Strong

I thought box jumps are not an example of plyometrics; that's just jumping. Plyometrics have to have an element of rebound, i.e., you jump and then jump again with the absolute minimum of contact with the ground. No? I always step down when I box jump, but I'm trying to keep my joints around. But I...
by Bram
Wed May 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Phil Daru/Daru Strong
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Phil Daru/Daru Strong

I see your point on plyo's. Although I will use some variations for conditioning, like medicine ball slams, I also use some purely for explosiveness, such as a box jump.

If technique isn't compromised, do you find fault in using a medicine ball slam for example in a complex with other exercises?
by Bram
Wed May 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: If you liked "Free Solo"...
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: If you liked "Free Solo"...

Loved that movie, Tommy Caldwell has a great story
by Bram
Tue May 14, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 434
Views: 94892

Re: Right now I'm reading

Ahhh shit, been a busy year: Red Seas Under Red Skies - sequel to Locke Lamora (reviewed above) - easy to read, pirates/fantasy/caper Wrecked - Book 3 in the IQ series - Sherlock Holmes in the 'hood. Loved it, best book of the series Team Human - digital philosopher talks about the downsides of soci...
by Bram
Tue May 14, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Word of the Day
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Word of the Day

ve·rid·i·cal
/vəˈridək(ə)l/
adjectiveFORMAL
adjective: veridical
truthful.
coinciding with reality.

I'm mainly into words that are redundant with much simpler to remember ones.
by Bram
Tue May 14, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Reload by Pavel
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Reload by Pavel

I miss the insane John Ducane hyperbolic ad copy :(
by Bram
Sun May 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 246
Views: 14384

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

April 28th-May 11th Same shit, more or less. Upper Body Day Lower Body Day Full Body Day Lots of surfing. A couple meditation sessions a week. Continuing to rotate when I do my stabilizers, like do I do band-side walks at the beginning on leg day and rotator cuff at the end on upper body day? Or in...
by Bram
Thu May 09, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Do you even lift, bro?
Replies: 45
Views: 1172

Re: Do you even lift, bro?

Discussion and you can log-in/load screens quickly. Hmm, nice change. ---- Right now, 3 day split Lower Body - various low body stabilizers + squats, lunges, calves, hamstrings, hip extension Upper Body - chins, bench or push-ups, rows, abs, obliques + arms or shoulders (optionally), upper back stab...
by Bram
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mountain Bike Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 36523

Re: Mountain Bike Thread

https://www.redbull.com/us-en/san-diego-best-city-mtb

Haven't ever rode in San Diego, but grew up mountain biking and go when I visit family and friends. Gotta check out Noble Canyon.
by Bram
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 246
Views: 14384

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

April 12th-April 27th Experimented with some different training ideas: 1) doing high-volume, stabilizer-only days, mixed in with high-volume strength or speed days.... 2) and high-volume stabilizer and strength days..... They both sucked. Have recently settled for moderate volume strength or speed ...
by Bram
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Phil Daru/Daru Strong
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Phil Daru/Daru Strong

Not a huge fan of plyometrics except in very limited and specific application. Strength training needs to be very specific to your goals. And by that I mean The Whole program not just the specific exercises. Never forget carryover is usually very overrated. Can you go into more detail on the above?...
by Bram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Don't Yell at Your Kids
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Don't Yell at Your Kids

Information goes a long ways. If you believe or suspect that the yelling you've been doing is extremely counter-productive, then you can look for other solutions. I don't need more pain-in-the-ass family members :) So I passed the info on to a couple choice people. Haha, maybe they'll yell at me ove...
by Bram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Phil Daru/Daru Strong
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Re: Phil Daru/Daru Strong

Now the reason I'm enjoying this....I have been trying for a while to tie a bunch of different elements together for my surfing: 1) Dynamic Movements for joint health and increased surfing performance 2) Stabilizer Training for the same 3) Strength Training yadda yada 4) Explosive Training yup Up to...
by Bram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Phil Daru/Daru Strong
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Phil Daru/Daru Strong

This guy came up in my youtube feed and I quickly have devoured 20+ videos. He's the strength and conditioning coach for American Top Team - one of the top MMA teams out there - and pumps out videos on mobility, strength, explosiveness, endurance, etc. His workouts seems to be, generally: A) Dynamic...
by Bram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Game Changers
Replies: 37
Views: 2956

Re: Game Changers

Another one that comes to mind is telling yourself that you love what you're doing. In college I was an abysmally shitty cyclist, but I read an article by Marco Pantani, the famed hill climber in the Tour de France about how he got so skilled at hills. https://s-i.huffpost.com/gen/1819759/thumbs/o-L...
by Bram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Progressing the Power Clean
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Progressing the Power Clean

What's your 1 rep max and your height and bodyweight?
by Bram
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Don't Yell at Your Kids
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Don't Yell at Your Kids

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/well ... -kids.html

I've got a couple family members that verbally UNLOAD on their families and children....and those children got some issues.

Thought this was a good read
by Bram
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 246
Views: 14384

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

March 23rd-April 11th Today marks 1 month without social media (more or less). The main sites I stopped visiting were this one, Reddit, Facebook and instagram. I'll estimate an extra 90 minutes of free time a day. The benefits include: * More reading * More surfing * More eye contact (my phone is n...
by Bram
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Workout Programs
Replies: 26
Views: 8456

Re: Workout Programs

Thanks Odin! Hope you're doing well :) ---- This was an upper body workout I gave to a a guy yesterday, perhaps the hardest one I've ever designed. Please note that he performs external rotation work on a separate day: 2 sets elbow by side, 2 sets elbow on knee. The sheer volume of upper body stuff ...
by Bram
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 31
Views: 1413

Re: Social media

I dunno, I'm originally just here to workout and maybe share or checkout cool shit. But I feel that all the forms of social media kinda run together: clicking like a lab animal for the next hit, while on the major platforms they also study you as you click. "The Dawn Wall" was a good film, "Lost Cit...