"Adam, the problem with that is that you'll build up the "targeted" muscle, but not the supporting muscles, tendons, etc. If you try to switch from a heavy weight on a machine to that same weight on a barbell, you're likely to…"
"Ah, but Carl, they're just pretty-large, they're not strong.
My gym only has 2 squat racks, but I never have problems getting into one. I'm in Boulder, so everyone is so freakishly cardio-centric.
The funnies thing I saw was a hugely…"
"Just started weightlifting. Push Press is my enemy - my top is a lot weaker than my bottom.
Push Press: 40
Pull Up: 1x3, 4x-50 (graviton thingy)
Still working on holding form on the legs. Have…"
"Eaten? The biggest, fattiest, juiciest ribeye I can lay my eyes on.
Cooked? Probly the Easy Roast Chicken from Everyday Paleo as a regular dish. It's incredibly easy, but really really yummy.
Special Occasion: This…"
"I'm not a parent, but I read this book a while back: http://www.parentingbeyondbelief.com/
It's really good, and it might have something to help you in it. Check your local library!
The only thing I can think of is keep putting…"
When you go out, don't dress to meet your own minimum "dressed up" standards, society's imposed standards, or any of that.
Dress to make the other women jealous of your lady.
There's tons of guys out there…"
"Hmm, that sounds suspiciously like Stephenson's newest, 'Anathem'. The scientific order stays inside their walls, advancing science & technology irrespective of the dark ages and enlightenments of the outside world."
Computers, Calisthenics, Bicycling, Woodworking, Board Games, Video Games
Atlas Shrugged, Snow Crash, Ender's Saga, Mars Trilogy, Stranger in a Strange Land, Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, His Dark Materials Trilogy, The God Delusion, Fast Food Nation, In Defense of Food
Bourne Trilogy, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (original), Man on Fire, Stranger than Fiction, Juno, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Get Smart
Johnny Cash, Feist, Jamiroquai, Daft Punk, Outkast, Over the Rhine, Deathcab for Cutie, Hank Williams Sr., Just Jack
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. -Heraclitus
If you mean your marriage to last a lifetime, then you marry your best friend, not because the sex is great; it's mutual respect and love that binds, making whole lives together possible.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. -Joseph Addison
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. - John Galt
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? - Douglas Adams
One step forward, and all is total darkness...
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Hello Jacob . Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd also give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also the most active group on AoM at the moment. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"i know she read the text ten min after i sent it, because she sends "read reciepts" im not sure if you guys understand what that is but if you have an iphone and you turn that on it tells the person your talking to when they read your…"
"I think that in the Sabbath it is a call to place the material things of the world aside. For one day we are called to Discern, to take in to account what has transpired in our lives. It is not onlt a commandment but a rather dignified, and…"
"While I agree on your first five points, not sure I buy that any creature comforts are feminizing. In a passenger vehicle, the comfort of the passengers matters, though certainly not if at the expense of the function. None of the items…"
"You've got a damn good point, Ian. If it's an experience I'm after, I'd grab a big stick and march to my destinations. Unfortunately, there are time-restraints so I must resort to transit as I do not own a car! When there is no…"
"The tea idea is pretty cool. I gave up alcohol this year (with the exception of a few hiccups) and I find I miss the collector's impulse I get in accumulating a nice selection of scotches or tequilas etc. Tea seems like something I could pick…"
"I have to second what Andrew and Carl said. However, with my thick, low eye brows that make me look angered all the time, I can't say I look terribly innocent. However, the quiet traits let me hear what should not be heard.