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Another challenge- what fears have you faced or need to face?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Feb 17, 2010. 22 Replies

I am currently in Toastmasters because of my fear of public speaking, and it is getting much better. I am afraid of heights so I became a paratrooper in the Army (it didn't cure my fear of heights,…Continue

The challenge...have you done something manly today or just talked / blogged about it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dauvit Balfour Mar 8, 2010. 40 Replies

In the spirit of "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another", I would like to see more action and less talk. Most men talk a good game, but have little to show in the way of accomplishment.…Continue

The Manliest Manly Men?

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Original Cody Oct 18, 2009. 15 Replies

This just occurred to me while looking at the site. I do mean this constructively-The manliness men are those that spend the most time online and not actually doing manly things?Where are the points…Continue


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Preston replied to Mason Deane's discussion A crossroads in my life
"Military Police"
Nov 26, 2013
Preston replied to Ezequiel Ramirez Cervantes's discussion How to get rid of man boobs.
"Great job on your progress so far. A couple of guys have said this, but you have to get your bodyfat down. You need to lift and do cardio. It comes down to the net effect of calories in versus calories out/burned. Don't stress over doing the…"
Oct 9, 2013
Preston replied to Alexei Bublik's discussion What do you do to keep you, your body and more to the point, your skin feeling and looking healthy?
"1. Cardio and weights most days of the week 2. High protein, moderate carb, and moderate fat diet 3. Multivitamin / mineral, Fish oil, Vitamin D 4. Lot of water (I have read that this can have a big impact on skin health) 5. Green and black tea 6.…"
Jan 12, 2013
Preston replied to Devon Erickson's discussion Could use some Advice and Wisdom
"My advice while not directly related to your issues, but will have a positive impact on your midset, Start focusing on improving yourself: 1. Workout as many days as you can (minimum of 3 and max of 6) preferably mixing in some boxing or a contact…"
Nov 29, 2012
Preston replied to Justin Cook's discussion Folding pocket knife self defense or night in jail.
"I have surrendered a lot of Swiss Army Knives to the TSA. I have accidentally left them in my back pack though. As far as if it is illegal to carry knives of certain lengths concealed, it depends on the state."
Nov 9, 2012
Preston replied to Jake's discussion I'm skinny and tired of it.
"Check out: There is a book (under resources) and a coaching program. Dr. John M. Berardi is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Precision Nutrition Inc. and a former scrawny guy who gained over 70 pounds of…"
Nov 5, 2012
Preston replied to Brett McKay's discussion How Do You Want to Go Out?
"I plan to do a whole body donation. If my family wants to do a ceremony, I would like them to do a dinner for family and friends honoring me."
Oct 18, 2012
Preston replied to Ayden Dijkstra's discussion What's your manly morning routine?
"- 5:00 AM: Wake up, Coffee & yogurt, review goals and schedule - 5:15 AM: Weights and cardio at gym M,T,TH,F; stretching and core work W, S, SU - 6:30 AM: Breakfast and get ready for work - 7:00 AM: Commute or start work on work at home days /…"
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Preston replied to Derek's discussion Fighting tips?
"“90% of all fights end up on the ground because 90% of people don’t know how to properly punch someone so they end the fight on their feet” ~ My Boxing Coach Having said that, if you want a complete self defense system, Krav Maga…"
Aug 23, 2012
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Mar 2, 2012
Preston replied to Moi's discussion Doubting my ability to live a good life
"Nice job on the boxing. That is one of my favorite workouts also. I will be in the boxing gym tomorrow. Have a good weekend. Kelly"
Mar 2, 2012
Preston replied to Moi's discussion Doubting my ability to live a good life
"Steff, Great job getting up earlier today! Definitely listen to Steve about handling the depression because he has lived it. Something that occurred to me that you might try in the mean time or in conjunction with professional help, is a weekly…"
Mar 2, 2012
Preston replied to Moi's discussion Doubting my ability to live a good life
"Steve, Great counterpoints! I don't think it was a rant because you are speaking from experience. Since Steff mentioned suicidal thoughts, you are probably right. It seems that many people are calling themselves depressed (maybe because of the…"
Mar 1, 2012
Preston replied to Moi's discussion Doubting my ability to live a good life
"Here is what I suggest: 1. Wake up early (5AM) everyday and exercise. If you cannot afford a gym, do something like this:      or   …"
Mar 1, 2012
Nick H replied to Preston's discussion Will Gen X save the world? in the group Generation X
"Go to 5:00 and I think that explains OWS. Boomer Echo's "we are here. Give us attention"."
Jan 10, 2012

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Weightlifting, boxing, preparedness, travel, books.
Emergency, Absinthe and Flamethrowers, Four Hour Work Week, Freakonomics, The Story of Philosophy, The Corporate Athlete
Ali, The Bourne Series, I Am Legend, Bucket List, What Dreams May Come, Anger Management
Workout music: Disturbed, JAI-ALAI SAVANT, TI
Non-workout music: Reggae, Soulard Blues Band, Tom Waits
Don't talk about it, be about it. - Titus Warmsley

If you are not sure which path to take, pick one and you will figure it out. - Me

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

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At 7:33am on December 30, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Thank you Preston :)
At 9:24pm on December 23, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's wishing you a most joyous Holiday season to you and yours and a great New Year :)
At 3:05pm on November 5, 2009, Yankee Cowboy Bob said…
Thanks Preston. I'd look you in the eye to say that, but I can't see it.
At 8:03pm on November 3, 2009, Library_Goon said…
Great book. I have a bio of Gene Tunney but haven't read it yet - he's an interesting fellow.
At 3:13pm on October 30, 2009, Library_Goon said…
Have you read 'On Boxing' by Carol Joyce Oates? Great book! Really explores boxing from a psychological/philosophical angle.

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