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by Bram
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 254
Views: 15113

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Monday, June 10th-Sunday, June 16th Monday - Surf, Full Body, and Meditate Tuesday - Surf Wednesday - Meditate Thursday - Meditate Friday - Surf and Upper Body Saturday - Rest Sunday - Surf Interesting week. I PR'd on Monday on Box Jumps at 39". In the past I'd done 48", but that was landing with b...
by Bram
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 254
Views: 15113

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Been thinking of what I can do to become more effective as a surfer and person. My mind keeps coming back to the concept of wu wei in Taoism. Or "without action." For example, when I'm surfing, the most common criticism I get from other surfers is how much I flail my limbs. If you watch a great surf...
by Bram
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 254
Views: 15113

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

I'll add you to the list of people confirming it's good to trust your fear sensors. Thanks for chiming in, I know Hawaii has more of a dangerous shark presence than San Diego. Heard some stories of surfers in Hawaii getting told "feet up" when a shark's in the area. That's not really a thing where I...
by Bram
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: The Magical Rest Week
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: The Magical Rest Week

Beer Jew. do you compete? Just assuming you do with the structured high-intensity approach.
by Bram
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: The Magical Rest Week
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: The Magical Rest Week

You know your body and needs best. That being said, when you are thinking about recovery and long term adaptation, it is worth considering the difference between strength and numbers. The two do not always go hand in hand. The recovery period may lead to an increase in strength that is not initiall...
by Bram
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mountain Bike Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 37350

Re: Mountain Bike Thread

Thanks Fuzzy and Nafod!

Trying to get 52 bike rides to work in by the end of this year, starting when I got the bike on Friday.

I have a short commute, but my other bike is a very clunky beach cruiser and no fun to commute on.

Today's my first trip, very enjoyable.
by Bram
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: The Magical Rest Week
Replies: 19
Views: 569

Re: The Magical Rest Week

I think it's interesting that the powerlifters (Powerlifter54 and Bear Jew) still do the compound lifts, albeit at lower volume/intensity for PL54 and lower volume for BJ. A big part of my rest week is zero compound lifts, just a couple sets of stabilizers. Do you guys not program any skipping of yo...
by Bram
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 440
Views: 95816

Re: Right now I'm reading

Smugglers Cove - a book on the history of Tiki culture in America, how to make 100 different cocktails (including creating about a dozen different homemade simple syrups), how to create a Tiki party and space in your home. 10/10 - wonderful book Dark Horse - non-fiction book by some Harvard research...
by Bram
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mountain Bike Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 37350

Re: Mountain Bike Thread

After trying to get basically this bike for the past 5 years, and wanting one for the past 10, I got this yesterday: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1109/6048/products/media_dbaa7f09-bdb0-405c-9c01-0e9ce057bdb8_1024x1024.jpg?v=1550091903 Described as a BMX bike for dad. 26" tires, so it's a bigger...
by Bram
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: The Magical Rest Week
Replies: 19
Views: 569

The Magical Rest Week

I did a site search back to 2016, and found nothing, though there's little doubt this is a subject covered many, many times before. After lifting regularly for the entire year, my body finally said, fuck the gym and I took a week off from standard training. I still surfed as much as I wanted - 7 ses...
by Bram
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 254
Views: 15113

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Looked up the shark attack you mentioned. Relatively close to shore. In front of his wife. Just awful :( A number of surfers have been discussing it the last week. Sometimes you're in the water (or on the shore), get the worst case of heebie jeebies, and just bolt. And everyone seems to agree that y...
by Bram
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Do you even lift, bro?
Replies: 53
Views: 2050

Re: Do you even lift, bro?

I recently read this article and thought it might interest you: This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike https://www.outsideonline.com/2125031/what-happens-your-body-thru-hike There's got to be a component of those results that is the immersion in nature, as much as all the exercise. I have...
by Bram
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 254
Views: 15113

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

May 26th-June 2nd After a couple months of training, my body felt like it needed a week off. Lifting this week was two short stabilizer workouts of about 15 minutes each: light glute extensions, upper back, and vmo work. I actually placed the back of my knee against my car bumper (because I forgot ...
by Bram
Sun May 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 254
Views: 15113

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

May 12th-May 25th Continuing the 3-day a week format: Upper Lower Full I started experiencing L groin hip pain on all 5 surf sessions of Week 1, which is something I've never struggled with. After considering a number of options, I made the following changes: 1) I switched from an athletic squat st...
by Bram
Thu May 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: So are we gonna talk about GoT or what?
Replies: 18
Views: 421

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: 18
Views: 421

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: 1374

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: 828

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: 828

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: 828

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: 828

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: 167

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: 440
Views: 95816

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: 1374

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: 529

Re: Reload by Pavel

I miss the insane John Ducane hyperbolic ad copy :(