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by Dirt McGirt
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Leangains book
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: Leangains book

I don't disagree that every bodybuilding coach worth listening to is going to focus on those same principles, but in my own life experience's Venn diagram, the two circles "people giving 'professional' diet advice" and "bodybuilding coaches worth listening to" are orders of magnitude different in si...
by Dirt McGirt
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Leangains book
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: Leangains book

it's not good at all. Seems a little harsh to me. It's not a Pulitzer-winner, that's for sure, but I thought it had the following good things going for it: -He pays a lot of attention to properly calculating intake. As he points out, if you get this wrong a few hundred calories one way or the other...
by Dirt McGirt
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Steve Maxwell Advices
Replies: 31
Views: 4285

Re: Steve Maxwell Advices

I agree that while I like to see someone focused on 'telling the truth' instead of selling snake oil, this article smacked of surrender and self-pity. Also, some of it is just plain incorrect opinion asserted as fact. His claims that, basically, all routines and training modalities are the same (in ...
by Dirt McGirt
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Turbo Kid
Replies: 2
Views: 1872

Re: Turbo Kid

Man, I loved it for the scene where she taught him "the art of kicking ass," alone.

Although, sadly, this is because as soon as she 'revealed the secret' I actually got the easter egg/reference.
by Dirt McGirt
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: I Side With...
Replies: 31
Views: 5431

Re: I Side With...

dead man walking wrote:
read this. it's great.

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2 ... ry-con-man
I enjoyed this guy's christening of Jeb Bush as "Prince Dinkley McBirthright." Nice.
by Dirt McGirt
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Did any of you faygs see this?
Replies: 25
Views: 6784

Re: Did any of you faygs see this?

Furman's oversold review worked on me. I want ageless, portably-built muscle like Steve Reeves and John Grimek.

Someone Dropbox this bad boy.
by Dirt McGirt
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Forumrunner - Fixed
Replies: 17
Views: 2619

Re: Forumrunner - Fixed

On my iPhone 6 using IOS 8, I press the IGx forum tab I've always used, it spins for a second and spits me out of Forum Runner completely. Can't even take a screen shot, the process is so fast. Using version 1.6.2 of Forum Runner and I can access other forums. I did a search for IGx and our page ca...
by Dirt McGirt
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Inside out
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

Re: Inside out

I mean, it was pretty good, but it was not exactly a deep, heart-wrenching masterpiece.

So, when it comes to "you'll cry," probably not unless you're a hormonal teen girl who just had to move from Minnesota to a state with no hockey.
by Dirt McGirt
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Tactical barbell
Replies: 19
Views: 12284

Re: Tactical barbell

I agree with others, Tactical Barbell is worlds better than most of the other T-Mag inspired lifting/training drivel out there. BUT, it is good because of its simplicity. Pick a couple of 'big, bang-for-your-buck' lifts, perform them in a workout, do some conditioning or 'skill work' the next day, r...
by Dirt McGirt
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Center Mass Bells- Donnie Thompson
Replies: 13
Views: 11000

Re: Center Mass Bells- Donnie Thompson

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote:Isn't the center of mass of a regular dumb bell in the center of the handle, just like these?
Logic has NO place in the strength training world.

Also, they have been making PowerBlocks for quite some time, FWIW.
by Dirt McGirt
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Your Body Is Your Barbell
Replies: 16
Views: 4079

Re: Your Body Is Your Barbell

So, IGx is probably not the kind of place that gives a shit about copyright v. trademark (I know *I* sure don't.) but how many books have something like "city on the hill" in the title? And, back to this case, just a couple years ago you had the "you are your own gym," which seems like the current t...
by Dirt McGirt
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Hick
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: Hick

You can't watch the Horseman very often, but a couple times a year the 1-2 punch of that and Oldboy late on a Saturday night will remind you how cinematographically (is that a word?) effective violence can be in films if done the right way.
by Dirt McGirt
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Leftovers
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Re: The Leftovers

But, on the other hand, if 2% of people up and disappeared, you would freak the fuck out; so, I am guessing that the show is more about the social upheaval and less about how/why the people are gone. For now. So, I guess the above was a little prophetic on my part, but now it is pissing me off how ...
by Dirt McGirt
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Guardians of the Galaxy
Replies: 29
Views: 5886

Re: Guardians of the Galaxy

Went to a matinee today with the 10 year-old; he loved it, and this was the first flick I had seen in the theatre in quite a while I thought was worth paying the $8 for.

Also, JB's point that the soundtrack was awesome was WAY understated. They hit a homerun on that, not to mention the casting.
by Dirt McGirt
Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Handguns?
Replies: 227
Views: 50460

Re: Thoughts on Handguns?

I think you already identified the two most important issues to a consumer, generally, ergonomics and the trigger. For me, especially if it's a gun I am going to carry or compete with, the only two things I am really concerned about are POA/POI (usually I am changing sights, so this is not so import...
by Dirt McGirt
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Lets talk Rifles/Carbines
Replies: 25
Views: 2367

Re: Lets talk Rifles/Carbines

Also, never run combloc steel case ammo through your mini14. Not because of the cases, but because the bullets are bi-metal and they will wear out your barrel faster than normal. This is great advice. It is crazy how the same gun barrel, shooting plain old cheap federal stuff will last for 10,000 r...
by Dirt McGirt
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Lets talk Rifles/Carbines
Replies: 25
Views: 2367

Re: Lets talk Rifles/Carbines

Darth- The Mini-14 is a solid little rifle. Have an older Mini-30, myself. I'm not sure it's what to go with based on the reasons you gave, however. There is no inherent problem with 7.62x39 when it comes to accuracy. Sure, you are going to have noticeably more drop from 200 to 300 yard than with a ...
by Dirt McGirt
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Leftovers
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

The Leftovers

Anyone else catch this? I watched it on HBOgo while on a treadmill and thought it was OK, but largely 'meh'... The thing I like it about it, as compared to other 'rapture fiction,' is that it's only 2% of people. With only 2% of folks gone, the world *really* shouldn't skip a beat, logistically. It'...
by Dirt McGirt
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dropbox
Replies: 509
Views: 123703

Re: Dropbox

Threw a 3-parter in the strength file that can be hard to come by. Esoteric/worthless for some, some will dig it.
by Dirt McGirt
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Kazakhstan's specnaz
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Kazakhstan's specnaz

From what I have heard from a friend who did an exchange officer program w/Russia, the Kazakh military folks he met were 'interesting'...

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by Dirt McGirt
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dropbox
Replies: 509
Views: 123703

Re: Dropbox

You're dead on. I bought SERIOUS GROWTH (same as 'Big Beyond Belief,' later) out of Black Belt magazine in, I think, 1993? They have a website and continue to offer "free add-ons," but the free add-on has the same workouts in it as what you are buying in BBB. Really, it's genius. It's like @$$Fit, b...
by Dirt McGirt
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Dropbox
Replies: 509
Views: 123703

Re: Dropbox

Recently, I was reminded of some particularly comical old Russ Horine and Leo Costa products that had two great attributes: 1) they were highly secretive, "eyes only" products for the NAVIEE SEELZ!, but 2) were nothing more than charts copied straight out of the book "Big Beyond Belief" from the 90s...
by Dirt McGirt
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Bergdahl Craziness
Replies: 120
Views: 8090

Re: Bergdahl Craziness

I guess, to me, all of the other COCOMs are essentially 'where they need to be' for ops purposes, because if nothing else you have big bases in-theatre to operate from. In Africa, you are literally 'on your own' on the continent if you're not at Lemonnier. And sure, we *buy* lots of stuff, particula...
by Dirt McGirt
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Bergdahl Craziness
Replies: 120
Views: 8090

Re: Bergdahl Craziness

The Chinese will rape Africa silly and only a hand full of African dictators and their families will get rich. Nothing different than what Europe did in the colonial times and what western Businesses do today. However, the chinks will get a pass because they aren't white. This is the truth of it. A...
by Dirt McGirt
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Bergdahl Craziness
Replies: 120
Views: 8090

Re: Bergdahl Craziness

Highjack: China is buying Africa for what will one day seem like a handful of guilders. NO SHIT! I have deployed a couple times to do 'security force assistance' and 'foreign internal defense' in real Africa (not that fake US base, Djibouti) and out in the middle of the bush where people are standin...