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by newguy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Jump rope
Replies: 18
Views: 445

Re: Jump rope

I skip rope a fair amount. Usually as active recovery between sets of cals or KBs, sometimes as a stand alone when I'm traveling and don't want to hassle with finding a place to run or ride in a strange city. Agreed about having a rope with a bit of heft to it to get the spin down easier. CrossRope...
by newguy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Jeffersson /straddle DL
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Jeffersson /straddle DL

The thing with shit like this is ... could it work? Sure.....maybe. Could it not work....sure...maybe. It doesn't sound completely crazy. Maybe you need to deadlift more than once every two weeks to maintain that lift. Maybe you don't? Just try and see. If the deadlift goes down....then you'll know....
by newguy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0
Replies: 88
Views: 2549

Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Since Tuesday I've been dealing with an ear infection. So I continued to do Way of Energy in the morning and then just whatever I felt up to during the other days. Some light push ups, squats, and stretching. Sat 1/18 AM Warm up Way of Energy Wu Chi 14:00 Later AM Back series Up/Down Dogs 15 Push up...
by newguy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0
Replies: 88
Views: 2549

Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Mon 1/13
AM
Way of Energy Wu Chi 12:00

PM
back series
push ups 5, 5, 5, 4
Hindu Squats 19
16 kg 1 arm long cycle switch on the minute 4:00 on, 2:00 off, 2:00 on, 2:00 off x 2
Dynamic strength series

Tue 1/14
off
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by newguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0
Replies: 88
Views: 2549

Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Fri 1/10 Off ------ Sat 1/11 AM Way of Energy Wu Chi 12:00 Later AM back series push ups 5, 5, 5, 2 Hindu squats 17 walk/jog 50:00 (about 20:00 total worth of jogging ---- Sun 1/12 AM Way of Energy Wu Chi 12:00 Later AM back series push ups 5, 5, 5, 3 Hindu squats 18 16kg 1 arm long cycle switch on ...
by newguy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Hip Strengthening
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: Hip Strengthening

The hip isn't a muscle. So I don't know about really strengthening it as opposed to the muscles around it. And muscles are strengthened through movement. (Or iso but same concept). And I'm not trying to be a condescending bastard here, but helps to sort of frame how to approach the issue on your own...
by newguy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1645

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

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 :)
Now that's spiritual well being!
by newguy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0
Replies: 88
Views: 2549

Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Wed 1/8/2020 AM Way of Energy Wu Chi 10:00 PM Back series Push ups 5, 5, 5, 1 forward lunge 3/3 Hindu squats 16 16kg 1 arm long cycle switch on the minute 2:00 on/1:00 off x 2, 2:00 on/2:00 off x 2 (8:00 total) ---- Thu 1/9/2020 AM Way of Energy Wu Chi 10:00 PM (at gym) elliptical 20:00 treadmill (w...
by newguy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1645

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 newguy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1645

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

Fat Cat wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:34 pm
To paraphrase Garm, the hidden imam of IGX, prior to his occultation: "learn to embrace being an asshole." It's incredibly liberating.
Thinking this through.... is it not possible to be both kind and an asshole?
by newguy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1645

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 newguy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Megareps
Replies: 32
Views: 1331

Re: Megareps

Where did all you knuckleheads get the idea that GTG was meant to be heavy weights????

I always thought it was more in that magic 70% range. Or it was things like some push ups, pull ups from a pull up bar in the doorway.....that sort of thing.
by newguy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0
Replies: 88
Views: 2549

Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Tue 1/7/2020

AM
Way of Energy Wu Chi - 10:00

PM
back series
push ups 5, 5, 5
forward lunge 2/2
hindu squats 15
dynamic tension series

HH pacing 20:00 with 6's
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Still trying to get myself back into the groove of things. Figuring out what I want to do and how I want to do it.
by newguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Rucking Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2663

Re: Rucking Thread

His squat dip thing - The idea was a bar at chin/chest height that you could squat and pull. Squat down while holding the bar, use legs and arms to drive up. Almost like rowing but standing up. And the same with the dip. People used robust walkers and other stuff to replicate, but as mentioned suspe...
by newguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Rucking Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2663

Re: Rucking Thread

...I'm doing more HH work. But as I've done that I've come to question a lot of the conclusions the good doctor Leonard Schwartz came to. HI Newguy: My sense of Dr. Schwartz is that he was the kind of open-minded guy who, if he was still around, would also be questioning his own previous conclusion...
by newguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: ::::::::::GUAVA FORTRESS::::::::::
Replies: 155
Views: 4522

Re: ::::::::::GUAVA FORTRESS::::::::::

That's awesome. Amazing work. Hawaii (Maui) is the one place I've ever been where I legit never wanted to leave. We did a couple of hikes (nothing serious, on the beaten path so to speak) and I distinctly remember feeling like I could spend the rest of my life hiking/walking those forests. Have a go...
by newguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0
Replies: 88
Views: 2549

Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Mon 1/6/20 AM Way of Energy Wu Chi 10:00 PM light back work push ups 5, 5, 4 Hindu squats 14 16kg goblet squat 5, 5 16kg 1 arm long cycle switch on the minute 2:00 on/2:00 off x 3 -- Today was a light day. The KB work felt fine. Back feels good and strong. Later I might (emphasis on might) do a litt...
by newguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Rucking Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2663

Re: Rucking Thread

At this point I don't see myself going onto the trails with the pack. I may at some point come spring/summer. For now it will mainly be the bike path.
by newguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: ::::::::::GUAVA FORTRESS::::::::::
Replies: 155
Views: 4522

Re: ::::::::::GUAVA FORTRESS::::::::::

Hello Mr. Gato,

Quick question regarding your hikes.....are these more relaxing, meandering style hikes? Or are these more conditioning hikes? What would you say your exertion level is?

I find it pretty impressive that you are regularly doing 2 hour hikes along with your lifting.
by newguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Eye of the Goat
Replies: 45
Views: 708

Re: Eye of the Goat

Do you normally go without any carbs?

Because if not.....that could certainly be causing some of this.....
by newguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1645

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

I'm willing to bet that the ones arguing for universal moral principles are also prone to left wing politics... ??? I’ve always thought of left wingers as apologists for the rest of the world, arguing that each culture was unique and good, just mis-understood in its own way. Yes, I think that's fai...
by newguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1645

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

You think so? I tend to think morality is universal. Details may vary, and opposing sides see the story and reasoning differently, but the principles are the same. Self sacrifice for a worthy cause is one of the most common themes in every culture. The concept of morality is probably universal. Eve...
by newguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Spiritual Well-Being
Replies: 68
Views: 1645

Re: Spiritual Well-Being

I’m interested in this thread. I quite like Bram’s description of flow. I find that hard to achieve and have done for the past two or three years, largely due to; - Having a kid. Spare time before they go to sleep doesn’t exist. - Addiction to screens. My attention span has been massively impacted....
by newguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0
Replies: 88
Views: 2549

Re: Don't Call it a Comeback 2.0

Sun 1/5/20

back series
push ups 5,5,3
Hindu squats 13
24kg goblet squats 3,3,3
Walk/jog - 60:00 (mostly walking)
back series

Late PM
Way of Enery wu chi 5:00
by newguy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Enter the Croissant
Replies: 27
Views: 937

Re: Enter the Croissant

He also mentions The Optimal Diet by Dr. Jan Kwasniewski which is a low carb diet that is mostly fat that should come from long chain saturated fatty acids. The specifics of his diet are in this interview. He did write a book on it. https://musingsofamountainmama.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/homo-op...