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by JohnDoe
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Osprey Poco Kid Carrying Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Osprey Poco Kid Carrying Pack

You might need to request longer straps for the stirrups and a touch more reinforcement. Otherwise, you're good to go.
by JohnDoe
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Osprey Poco Kid Carrying Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Osprey Poco Kid Carrying Pack

https://www.osprey.com/ot/en/product/poco-POCOCHS20_191.html The linked pack is an update, but I've been out on the trails with my almost four year old and 15 month old and have carried them both a ton. This pack is amazing if you've got kids. I can carry the 38 pounder and he can even fall asleep ...
by JohnDoe
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: 10,000 Swings Program
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: 10,000 Swings Program

I doing 300 GS style per day. 10/20/30/20/30/40 x 2 somewhat GTG style. It'd be nice to get some bodyweight Armor of War stuff in, but working from home with little ones makes it tough.

Fortunate enough to be in a place where I can hike a lot too.
by JohnDoe
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Joker
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Joker

by JohnDoe
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 474
Views: 106654

Re: Right now I'm reading

Working on the Bible in a year with a generic pacing plan. Is it a two-track plan, like one for OT and one for NT, or is it a cover to cover plan? Two track. Three-ish chapters of the OT and slower through the NT. I like the two track for variety's sake, especially reading it before bed. I'm a hist...
by JohnDoe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 474
Views: 106654

Re: Right now I'm reading

Working on the Bible in a year with a generic pacing plan.

Working on Range, by David Epstein.

Working on From Dawn to Decadence, 1500-Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, by Jaqcues Barzun
by JohnDoe
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Game Changers - the documentary
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Game Changers - the documentary

I enjoyed it and watched the Wilks/Cresser back and forth. Currently trying vegan(ish) for a bit to see if I have more energy and feel good. Currently, I do. Sure, it's probably less junk, but what do I care? I've hunted and fished, but I also know that there's an ethical component to food that I ge...
by JohnDoe
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: My Experiment
Replies: 20
Views: 7583

Re: My Experiment

So I decided to do an experiment. I was doing basically a 2x2x2 Lift,Cardio,yoga or something similar. I was not making progress, I found I was skipping days, especially yoga because I didn't like doing it despite it definite benefits. I decided it was time to get serious. So I decided to alternate...
by JohnDoe
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Deadlift help
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Deadlift help

One, is that the lifter's center of gravity needs to be behind the bar. Two, minimize as much as possible any joint bending in the ankles, knees, hips and spine. What i mean by that is you should be in a position that requires as few levers to be moving at a time as possible. If, as you lift, you h...
by JohnDoe
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

That's similar to what Mike Caviston does for one level of his indoor rower workouts. I've always thought about it for KBs. On the erg you add strokes here and there in the same 60', which raises your average stroke rate/minute (and thus, the distance travelled) over a period of months. For KBs, you...
by JohnDoe
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

I'm no GS-er, but I am an out of shape father of two, so congrats. I'm doing 300 GS swings a day @ 53. 10/20/30/40 to warm up, then 3x50. I'm detrained and short on time, but it feels good. Especially after having done so many hard swings, GS just seems more natural. Going to go up a bell size after...
by JohnDoe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Cookbooks
Replies: 25
Views: 1450

Re: Cookbooks

Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is fun and based off McGee's On Food and Cooking , which is lots of science related to cooking, but not necessarily cooking per se. Some bread baking books are fun for a mix of science and recipes. I have Forkish's Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast , Robertson's Tartine Bread...
by JohnDoe
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Strong Endurance
Replies: 100
Views: 14905

Re: Strong Endurance

If they're not testing blood lactate, they're just making stuff up.
by JohnDoe
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: JohnDoe's Log
Replies: 73
Views: 16349

Re: JohnDoe's Log

2/11-16

400 swings per day at 53lb with 2-3 presses each arm after each set of 20 or 25 for a daily total of 40-50 presses at 53lb.

2/17
nada

2/18-2/21
400 swings per day with 3 or 4 presses each arm after each set of 20 or 25 for a daily total of 56 presses at 53lb.
by JohnDoe
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Coaching & Working w/ Adolescent Boys-- Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Coaching & Working w/ Adolescent Boys-- Advice

Rowing. My armchair psychology is that boys have their notions of masculinity wrapped up in sports in a way that girls don't. I have no issues with behavior and they typically give me great reviews as a coach. I've made very fast crews and very good technical crews, but boys just seem to be far more...
by JohnDoe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: JohnDoe's Log
Replies: 73
Views: 16349

Re: JohnDoe's Log

2/5 - 2/9 300 swings a day @ 53lb. 2/8 pulled a pretty easy 353lb deadlift after 275 of the swings. Back was sore the next day, but it was nice to know I am maintaining. 2/10 just didn't do them. Tired and wanted a day without thinking about knocking out a set of 25 or 50. 27 days straight of swings...
by JohnDoe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Coaching & Working w/ Adolescent Boys-- Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Coaching & Working w/ Adolescent Boys-- Advice

I'm about to start up with my spring coaching responsibilities and wanted to mine the collective IGX wisdom about working with high school boys. I've coached and taught both boys and girls and girls always seem to respond better. I pushed girls much harder when I coached them and they always viewed ...
by JohnDoe
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: JohnDoe's Log
Replies: 73
Views: 16349

Re: JohnDoe's Log

1/30-2/4

300 swings at 53lb every day.

Today is 21 days straight. First 7 w/ 200 and last 14 days w/ 300 a day. Might add a few presses soon. Still groggy most days with the newborn and toddler.
by JohnDoe
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: JohnDoe's Log
Replies: 73
Views: 16349

Re: JohnDoe's Log

1/19-1/20
200 kb swings @ 53lb spread throughout the day.

1/21-1/29
300 kb swings @ 53lb spread throughout the day.

Felt pretty good to get them in every day. There is no time for anything else with the little guys and work.
by JohnDoe
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: JohnDoe's Log
Replies: 73
Views: 16349

Re: JohnDoe's Log

1/14-1/18

200 kb swings @ 53lb each day.

Newborn is three weeks old today w/ a 2.5 yr old brother and the only thing that makes sense from a time and sleep perspective is to swing the bell GTG style. Moving up to 250 or 300 next week and will hold there.

I am tired.
by JohnDoe
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.
Replies: 15
Views: 2458

Re: Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.

Crew is an interesting thought experiment. Guys have been tall for a bit, but now they're tall and thicker. Like hoops, the heroic 'little' guy in the 2004 US mens eight was 6'1 in a boat that averaged 6'4+. The Canadian mens eight in 2008 was 6'5 and 225 or so, if I remember right. -Wooden shells w...
by JohnDoe
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: JohnDoe's Log
Replies: 73
Views: 16349

Re: JohnDoe's Log

11/1

60' or so of Yoga Doc's yoga workout. Slept like a baby last night.
by JohnDoe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: JohnDoe's Log
Replies: 73
Views: 16349

Re: JohnDoe's Log

10/31 warmup: -Ebbett's foot drills for 60 yds each (inversion, eversion, pigeon, duck, heel, toe) -2x16kg carries around a football field: farmers, rack, farmers, overhead, farmers, cross (overhead and suitcase) w/ 6 swings at each corner work: -2 KB FS @ 45lb: 8, 7, 6, 7, 5 -2 KB press @ 45lb: 9, ...
by JohnDoe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Introductory GS Materials or Recs
Replies: 30
Views: 3613

Introductory GS Materials or Recs

I'm considering what my best option is to continue to make progress and get in better shape (generalist who wants to look better and be strong-ish) with the arrival in early January of our second little boy. GS seemed like a good bang for your buck program in terms of time and equipment, but I've ne...