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by Sua Sponte
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: China is the Enemy
Replies: 57
Views: 4161

Re: China is the Enemy

That doesn't even kinda, sorta scratch the surface of the military and commercial espionage the Chinese have been involved in. Add this to the training of their students in our doctoral programs and we've pretty much not only had stolen away from under our noses trillions of dollars in research, we ...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Downsizing
Replies: 33
Views: 1163

Re: Downsizing

That captures the spirit of what I'm doing. I'm a creature of habit so I like the daily grease the groove chin/pull-ups and dips. I have a chin-up bar in my bathroom doorway. I do 5-7 on the way in, 5-7 on the way out and then 5-7 before I head down stairs. Once I'm downstairs, a quick 5 deadlifts, ...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Downsizing
Replies: 33
Views: 1163

Re: Downsizing

No, sir, I do not. But maybe I can give you some details that could prove helpful. My primary goal is around the endurance work. The hill hiking specifically. The goal here is to be able to cover ever more ground, day on day, without suffering a level of accumulated fatigue that keeps me from comple...
by Sua Sponte
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Downsizing
Replies: 33
Views: 1163

Re: Downsizing

Prefer the outdoors. When it gets too snowy, snowshoeing is still a better choice.
by Sua Sponte
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Downsizing
Replies: 33
Views: 1163

Re: Downsizing

How about a low-rep, low-fatigue, low-volume barbell program? All that wiry-strength Pavelisms... Would that work to maintain a decent strength base while downsizing? At 58, for me, the combination of a minimalist PttP/GtG/easy strength abbreviated routine coupled to Maffetone-esque hill hiking and...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 453
Views: 101116

Re: Right now I'm reading

Bronze Age Mindset by Bronze Age Pervert The most unique book I have read a very long time, I will have to read it again as the first time through it's pretty overwhelming. I give this book my highest recommendation. This turned out to be quite good, unexpectedly, but it took months to get through....
by Sua Sponte
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series
Replies: 44
Views: 5478

Re: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series

It's not a matter of getting over his writings. It's a matter of discernment and utility. PTTP, RIS and Beyond Bodybuilding were all pretty good, although I could never catch the body building bug for very long. Good then, still good now. PTTP has always yielded good results on a minimalist program ...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series
Replies: 44
Views: 5478

Re: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series

True. I've never found the conventional wisdom to be true; upper body pulling, for me anyway, doesn't develop biceps strength and size the way single joint does. Not so triceps.
by Sua Sponte
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series
Replies: 44
Views: 5478

Re: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series

Fat Cat wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Well I got better at the deadlift, and I really do like his way of curling. It actually gave me some of the best pipes I've had, as mine are stubborn and unresponsive.
I'll give it a shot. Elbows and shoulders are getting cranky from chin-ups anyway.
by Sua Sponte
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series
Replies: 44
Views: 5478

Re: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series

Lych wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:43 am
Sua Sponte, if you saw this thread that Mak posted, there are some goodies in there.
Thanks, Lych.
by Sua Sponte
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series
Replies: 44
Views: 5478

Re: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series

Pavel specifically presents curls as part of the PTTP curriculum. Stop your chest-greasy aggressives. I had to go back and look, after I found the book, and it turns out you're right. Nobody's more shocked than me. Except maybe you. He did say that he only included them because he knew Americans we...
by Sua Sponte
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series
Replies: 44
Views: 5478

Re: Ideas for "20 Years of Pavel Tsatsouline" series

Having been introduced to weightlifting via the Arthur Jones HIT method, undoubted contributions for me were more frequent, not to failure, and the deadlift being the key fundamental lift. With Jones, deadlifting was relegated mostly to SLDL with the squat being king. If PTTP has an issue, IMHO, it'...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: hot enough for ya?
Replies: 1249
Views: 211835

Re: hot enough for ya?

Not interested in getting into this argument. Hell, I don't even know where you guys get the time to write all this. Nonlinear fluid dynamics is not my area of expertise. I do have enough experience with it, I'm guessing more than anybody on here, and its modeling to have a good sense of its utility...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Easy Full-Body Workout
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Re: Easy Full-Body Workout

This is the kind of workout that I would have scoffed at 10 years ago, but now I think is just right for a lot of folks. Obviously this is not going to prepare you for strength sports, but it's plenty work for someone who wants to look and feel better and build some strength for outdoor fun. I've o...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Rucking Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: Rucking Thread

Mostly everything covered already. A few reinforcements. As johno said, start slow, start light, start short distance. No need to rush. BD story is a cautionary tale. After the WWII, a guy named SLA Marshall did a study and wrote a book about it. "The soldier's load and the mobility of a nation." In...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3821

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

I had a stroke a little than 2 years back. Odd sort of stroke, effected the 3rd and 6th cranial nerves and I loss control over eye movement. So odd, as a matter of act, the the ER staff here in small town MT didn't think it w as stroke at all. Metrics weren't bad; 130/85 BP (even under the stress of...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method
Replies: 22
Views: 2404

Re: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method

Also, if you want to get all geeky, the math argues against the fat-burning zone. Walk two miles in an hour, and you’ll burn about 200 calories, with roughly 140 of them fueled by fat. Cycle moderately for that time, and you’ll burn about 500 calories, with about 250 of them fueled by fat — so you’...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method
Replies: 22
Views: 2404

Re: Interesting Critique of Maffetone Method

What this article fails to recognize, and most people fail to recognize, is that the low intensity longer duration work is not just about burning calories. Its about a whole lot of physiological adaptations that are absolutely necessary in order to sustain higher intensity activities for longer dur...
by Sua Sponte
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

Re: YAMAM: Israeli Counter-Terror Unit

Vanity Fair got this exclusive?
by Sua Sponte
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss
Replies: 16
Views: 1785

Re: Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss

Personal experience and mil service say adding hills burns calories faster than adding either weight or speed. After adding hills, add weight. While everybody loves mega-sized rucks, keep it below 35lbs, 25lbs is even better but build slowly. If no hills available, then some combo of a bit more spee...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: gun control
Replies: 263
Views: 16844

Re: gun control

I don't know the source for what you're posting but I'll take it on faith that you've done you're homework. Surprised about the absence of increased violence during Prohibition but it did give rise to the Kennedy dynasty so not without wanton loss of life on that account. Not surprised about the oth...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: gun control
Replies: 263
Views: 16844

Re: gun control

It’s a little known fact that Prohibition greatly decreased the incidence of alcoholism and related disease in the population. Here’s a good factoid... In 1830, on average, Americans consumed 1.7 bottles of hard liquor per week, three times the amount consumed in 2010 Holy shit, that’s a lot of fir...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: 19 Hours Of Stoic Practice In The ER
Replies: 37
Views: 4591

Re: 19 Hours Of Stoic Practice In The ER

It's also good to know what hospitals in your area are cutting edge in stroke treatment. Amen to that. Had stroke of an unusual sort about 8 months ago. Effected the 3rd and 6th cranial nerves. My eyes were no longer synced; nominally staring straight ahead my left eye pointed about 25-degrees to t...
by Sua Sponte
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Willpower depletion debunked
Replies: 151
Views: 27248

Re: Willpower depletion debunked

Saw another big brain talk about nonlinear and chaotic systems, and one snippet of his talk stuck with me. He gave an example of a simple function that did "significant digit mining", so for example if X is the input, the output is 1000*X with the digits to the left of the decimal point removed, so...
by Sua Sponte
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: If you dig HD motorcycles...
Replies: 69
Views: 13534

Re: If you dig HD motorcycles...

Same, same. Especially the part about being able to use a standard street bike over much of the dirt and gravel roads you're likely to find. Let's face facts, a 500+lb adventure bike is till a 500+lb bike. Tires matter more than any other single factor and it's that rear tire width that screws with ...