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Marvin's Discussions

Is it too soon to look for a new job?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marvin Jul 14, 2013. 19 Replies

Yesterday I was asked by my assistant manager to decide whether to resign or improve my performance at my job because "I'm the weakest link", despite that he said himself that my co-workers are…Continue

Can someone critique my resume?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marvin Jun 9, 2013. 10 Replies

I'm aware it's very amateur-ish, but it's primarily skilled-based and filled with computing experiece and extracurricular activities. I know it's not much, I felt it was better to start now anyway…Continue

 

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Will replied to Marvin's discussion How can I develop a better attitude and be less miserable? in the group Growing in Manliness
"It's been over a year since OP.  Here's hoping he's out of the dumps."
Oct 13
Upside down bloke replied to Marvin's discussion How can I develop a better attitude and be less miserable? in the group Growing in Manliness
"Hi Marvin, Thanks for your honesty and courage posting.  I really want to help you out.  I think that your just in the process of finding out who you are.  I would say as you get older and learn more you will gain in confidence.…"
Oct 13
Marvin replied to David Johns's discussion Toilet seat
"So no one sits down?"
Sep 14
Travis Spuhler replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"Those posers who only do half, or third squats give a ton of people a bad name, lol.  For myself, I currently rep 225 comfortably 6-12 times (depends on the working load of the workout), but Leg press closer to 600... Right now, the biggest…"
Jul 19
Carl Monster replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"Hard to gauge here unless you posted a video, esp of the squats. I see guys load up the bar with three 45's each side, then proceed to squat about, from what I would do, 1/3 the way down and then head back up again, their poor knees wobbling…"
Jul 18
Marvin commented on Steven C.'s group Exercise
"Just started a new squat challenge and did 125 today. I only feel the sensation in my thighs though."
Jul 18
Rick Shelton replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"Dig ditches.  I've been working on the drainage in my yard installing a french drain and I'll tell you that's a workout and a half especially if you have to go through tree roots.  I'll miss the workout when I'm…"
Jul 18
Marvin replied to Stein's discussion Around the house in the group The Shirtless Man
"Considering that I live at home, I wear shorts and a shirt, and only bare my chest or my entire body in the evening when I'm out of the shower, home alone, or in bed. Now if I lived on my own, I wouldn't wear anything. And what do you mean…"
Jul 14
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Michael J. K. replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"I can already open jars wife can't.   But I need to get more inshape I am 52 in 2 days I want to keep going strong. "
Jun 17
Brian Splash replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"im not sure if it has anything to do with what you can bench press or lift id be more concerned about being able to open a jam jar that the wife can,t . "
May 15
Travis Spuhler replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"Honestly man, your lat pull numbers are NOT bad at all. I weigh about the same as you do (I'm closer to 230, but makes little difference) and to date, I still only rep up to 150 on lat pulls.  Each of us is physically different of course,…"
May 15
Saxon replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"There are several different schools of training, and definitions of "strong", but I am pretty old school and think you should focus on basic, functional strength. Could you survive a week of old-fashioned farm work? Then you are…"
Apr 22
Benjamin Nelson replied to Marvin's discussion What would be considered physically weak? in the group Exercise
"First and foremost, don't ever worry about how much weight you can put up. It will eventually come if you keep at it. Second, the only way you ate going to be successful in the gym is to go in with a plan. You don't have to have a notebook…"
Apr 19
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What would be considered physically weak?

I'm obviously not a gym rat and I'm very ignorant about fitness, but I am trying to improve my health and overall body composition. To skip the point, I'm not certain on how to have a decent workout and what defines someone as physically strong. Though I'm not entirely sure of what I can do (or what my max is), the last amount of weight I've squatted was 205 lbs. which doesn't seem to be a lot since I believe most people can squat twice their weight (I weight 234 lbs. or so). I did 10 reps of…See More
Apr 19

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At 5:43pm on July 3, 2013, Alexander said…

Read your recent post in Growing in Manliness, trying to reply...but keep losing my post (things are hectic at work).  I'll try to post soon, we're going through similiar things.  I wonder how much of your backstory leading to these issues is like my own. I'm posting here so you don't feel everyone is just ignoring your post.  

I think, I need to learn to trust again, and it sounds like you're struggling with the same thing.  Maybe we can help each other?  Send me a message once we're friends and we can talk.

 
 
 

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Michael J. K. replied to John Gardiner's discussion Loveto be naked
"all nudists are not gay   that said there is nothing wrong with our bodies or being naked or being in a thong we may not all look good in skimpy swm attire but it happens.    feeling good about ones body no matter how many clothes are…"
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Out to Build Bridges

This is a GSRM (Gender Sexual Romantic Minorities or LGBTQ+) group.  But And straight men and cis-men are encouraged to join as well.However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled.  The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities.  This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered.  And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.Debate…See More
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Michael J. K. replied to Michael J. K.'s discussion listening can be good at times in the group Male Survivors
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Michael J. K. replied to Rick Thompson's discussion There are Many forms of abuse. in the group Male Survivors
"Been doing okay but thinks have been up and down the last few months.   Been depressed extreaemely sad.  A lot of emotions flying around.   Need hugs to be held all the above.   Male friendships with caring men is so…"
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Tarquin Anstruther replied to Josh Allen's discussion My Fathers Bodybuilding Progress Leading Towards The 2014 Championships.
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Michael J. K. commented on Steven C.'s group Exercise
"I AM going to get on the bike Friday and ride 20 or more miles"
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