"This volcano is San Pedro, in the highlands of central Guatemala. What you see below is Lake Atitlán, a beautiful lake surrounded by small towns populated with Mayan peoples, speaking 3 different Mayan languages in different regions around…"
"There's a book called "The Millennials" by Rainer, that discusses the millennial generation, having done extensive research and interviews with millennials. He has some very positive things to say about this generation, as well…"
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, banya, hiking, camping, canoeing (including portaging), kayaking, cycling, bridge jumping into the canal, skinny dipping, lying on a beach with lots of sunblock, working out, conversation, languages (currently spanish), story telling, mindfulness meditation, premium beer, practical jokes, second breakfast, laughter, and becoming a better man.
King Me, Healing the Masculine Soul, Picturing Men, Wild at Heart, The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia or anything else by C.S. Lewis, Searching for God Knows What, Velvet Elvis, The Bait of Satan, Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1984, The Time Machine, Margin, In Praise of Slow (I'm reading it so slowly I'm only halfway through after 3 years), The Rest of God. I also enjoy reference materials and dramatized audiobooks.
The Book of Eli, Gladiator, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, Planet Earth, Star Trek (especially Insurrection, but all of them),
Monty Python- Holy Grail, What About Bob, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clue, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Over the Hedge, Ice Age 3, Evan Almighty, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Transformers, and I'm a sucker for pretty much any nature-related documentary.
I'm very eclectic. Jazz, Rock, Inspirational, Soundtracks, Love that east coast fiddle music, oldies, latin american stuff, world music, and maybe a sprinkling of metal and hip-hop, but not too much. I can also tolerate country music in small doses.
"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - James Thurber
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." -Eames
How is the jiu jitsu going? I have been away from it now for over a year, and really want to get back to it, but hate the idea of having my ass kicked for weeks just to get back in the routine. Any inspirational thoughts on this one?
"That's a very tough situation.
It sounds as though he may have something physically wrong with him like a undetected infection, this could be causing the fatigue and aches.
As for the rest of his problems..... everyone has those problems…"
"This is not a decision you are qualified to make (if he is serious or not). He needs a professional to take a look at him.
You really, really don't want his suicide on your consciousness.
Let a professional decide."
"Right. So a basic progression would be:
One handed swings
For the grinder lifts go 2 sets of 5 every day until it's easy. For the ballistic lifts go for 10 minutes. Start low, add weight when it's easy. When…"
"Are you planning on competing in a bodybuilding contest were perfect symmetry is all important? If not then there is no real concern for "dysbalance" as long as you are balancing your workouts (work back exercise in your routine, not all…"
"Okay Shane I suppose I can start with light weights and go for endurance in the first weeks for gettin accustomed and building basic condition. I will just take my chance of
dysbalance and injury. There is not much i can do wrong with that approach."
You have gotten some fantastic advice so far. Almost to the point that I feel like I don't have too much to add (almost!).
WEIGHT LOSS GOAL
If you are really serious about losing weight, I recommend putting together a…"