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by Bram
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Monday, January 20th First off, I plan on taking a break from all forms of social media until March: no online videogames, Youtube, Instagram, facebook, or here. Second, as I have written extensively/excessively about my mindset for different things, I have decided for the time being (might be wort...
by Bram
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 469
Views: 104191

Re: Right now I'm reading

Half-way through "The Blade Itself," book 1 of the First Law Trilogy. Fantasy, violence, funny, grotesque, political...about 5 stories (so far) woven together in a world of magic and horrible death. Just yesterday ended "Little hatred" (sequel to First Law Trilogy.). Not as good as First Law, but s...
by Bram
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

I'm often amazed at how people treat me based on what is, or isn't, in my mind and energy. People seem incredibly aware of other people's intentions in a way that I don't seem to be, or nearly as much. Things like your chessboard incident happen frequently in my life but I've noticed a huge variati...
by Bram
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 469
Views: 104191

Re: Right now I'm reading

Range by David Epstein. Highly enjoyable. Got through the first 40 pages or so, and it seemed he was just making the same point over and over. A good point, but a bit repetitive. Did you find it broke this pattern as you continued? Finished "Republic of Thieves," book 3 in the Gentleman Bastards se...
by Bram
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Wednesday, January 15th Meditation [breath awareness] + Compassion Meditation Thursday, January 16th - Upper Body Push DB Bench 55's x 4 sets and Machine Flies 100lbs x 4 sets DB Seated Shoulder Press 35's x 4 sets and DB Lateral Raise to Front Raise 12.5's x 4 sets Triceps Pushdown 50lbs x 4 sets ...
by Bram
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Tuesday, January 14th My low back has continued to bother me, so another attempt at core: Dead Bugs x 4 sets and Planks x 4 sets Surfing 1.25 hours Didn't notice my low back, first time I can remember not thinking about it while surfing in a few weeks. Performed well: late drops, strong turns, gene...
by Bram
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Monday, January 13th Surfing 1 hour It was so damn good when I got out, but the tide plummeted. Dinged up my board after taking a wave about 5 feet down the line, diving off, then taking about 6 waves on my head in two feet of water. Got some fun waves at the beginning, but was paddling sluggishly ...
by Bram
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Sunday, January 12th - Legs BB Wide Stance Squats 185lbs x 8 x 4 sets and DB Calf Raises 25lbs x 20, 20, 15, 20 DB Goblet Squats 30lbs x 15, 12, 12, 8 and Seated Calf Raises 45lbs x 10 x 4 sets 1-Leg Box Squats x 10, 8, 8, 6 each and DB Shin Raises 35lbs x 20, 15, 15, 15 Band Side Walk - Purple x 2...
by Bram
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: Hip Strengthening

A physio suspects an ongoing L knee issue is down to a weaker left hip. Indeed, when doing single leg work, my left side seems way shakier than the right (just like politics, heeyyooooo). I can't stand the Mike Robertson et al. corrective exercise crowd...all of whom suffer injuries themselves iron...
by Bram
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Saturday, January 11th - Back, Biceps, Abs PG Chin-Ups x 8, UH Chin-Ups x 7, OH Pull-Ups x 6, PG Chin-Ups x 6 Seated Rows 35lbs x 15, 15, 12, 12 - emphasized drawing shoulders back at beginning and bringing scaps together at end BB Curls 50lbs x 10, 10, 7 and DB Hammer Curls 20's x 12, 12, 10 and B...
by Bram
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Friday, January 10th Probably going to revert to a higher volume approach, but as I was under the weather today, just did a few stability exercises: Glute Bridge with Alt. Leg Extension x 15, 15, 11, 6 each and Cable Internal Rotation - Elbow by Side 50lbs x 20 each x 2 sets, Cable Internal Rotatio...
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Workout Programs
Replies: 31
Views: 9882

Re: Workout Programs

This is a 3-day a week routine for a client in good shape in his 40's. Day 1 - Full-Body Dynamic Warm-Up Running in place x 15-20 seconds and Jumping Jacks x 10-15 3 rounds Bodyweight Squats x 10-15 and Spider-Man Crawl x 10 each side and Outer Hip Circles x 10 each side 3 rounds Circuit: Stretch ca...
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1720

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

DikTracy6000 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:59 am
Bram wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:54 am
I hooked up with a hot girl later in the day after breaking up with her, so all good :)
Eighteen minutes ago, you were "hoping" she would be hot. Then presto. Bless your heart.
haha, well I don't think I'm getting posting privleges on this one. So the search likely continues.
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1720

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

Definitely scared of getting beat up. 4 on 1 is bad odds. But still could have done something. Even just yelled a bunch of crazy shit.
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Thursday, January 9th

Upper quads sore.

Notable because they never seem to get sore unless I do jump squats or push-press. Gotta figure it was the form emphasis.
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1720

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

And one thing this highlights is that there is no inherent conflict between kindness and standing up for yourself. There is a difference between standing up for yourself and being an asshole. One of my larger regrets in life is watching 4-5 guys beat 1 guy up outside a frat party in college (they w...
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1720

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

I hooked up with a hot girl later in the day after breaking up with her, so all good :)
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1720

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

Fat Cat wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Good for you, Bram. The only thing that would make you feel even better would be to post some pictures of this broad. [-o<
I won't post any photos, but hopefully the next girl I'm dating is both hot and alright with being objectified on this corner of the internet.
by Bram
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Wednesday, January 8th: Lower Body Strength Worked on a posterior pelvic tilt on hamstring curls; and a neutral low back on the stretches, lunges, calves, squats, and back extensions. Squeezed mid/low traps on walking lunges. DB Goblet Squat [3 blocks + med ball] 27.5lbs x 15, 12, 10, 8 and Seated ...
by Bram
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1720

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

Mostly, I agree with you and my post is only intended to make conversation. Probably I would say 99 percent (perhaps more) either kindness or acceptance is the way to deal with most bullshit, and not all moments when you have to take a stand involve violence. But I see a lot of young people today w...
by Bram
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1720

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

I dunno, "be kind" on one level is great, but if we're discussing hard talks with kids, and particularly with reference to spirituality, I think teaching kids that there are times to not be kind is also appropriate. Kids today are so bombarded with over-socializing messages about bullying, racism, ...
by Bram
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Monday, January 6th - Full Body Athletic After an epic night of partying, followed by idiotically drunk driving home with 13 drinks in my system, I have had about a 36 hour hangover. ---- Neutral pelvis on lying super-man, band press, endless rope, and all stretches. Stretch Calves, Hip Flexors, an...
by Bram
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Saturday, January 4th: Upper Body Push Stretch upper body + core DB Bench 55's x 15, 60's x 12, 65's x 8, 70's x 6 DB Lateral Raise 12.5's x 15 x 4 sets DB Skull-Crushers 17.5's x 15, 12, 10, 8 Band Anti-Rotation x 1 min each x 4 sets Cable Internal Rotation 50lbs x 20 each x 2 sets; Cable External...
by Bram
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Friday, January 3rd: Upper Body Pull Stretch Chin-Ups x 8, 6, 6, 5 DB Bent-Over Rows 20's x 20, 15, 15, 15 DB Curls 20's x 15, 15, 12, 12 and Cable Reverse Flies 20lbs x 15, 15; 15lbs x 15, 13 Hanging Knee Raises x 15, 11, 8, 7 Stretch Neutral low back on all exercises, curled pelvis on abs, tensed...
by Bram
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: The Virtue and the Way
Replies: 48
Views: 919

Re: The Virtue and the Way

Thursday, January 2nd - Lower Body Although I got many waves yesterday, I neglected to mention that many of my turns were associated with lower back pain. Nothing that interfered with any maneuvers, but obviously a sign to pay attention to. And even with my surfing being about the best it's ever be...