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Bad-ass-ness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Feb 18, 2014. 101 Replies

I have seen a lot of .....for lack of a better word........ "Bad-ass-ness" recently. Now I am fairly open minded and realize that locations, occupations, experiences, physical ability, etc all…Continue

 

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Sean O' replied to AK's discussion Gin at my Retirement in the group Gin and Gentlemen
"Congrats."
Nov 28
Sean O' replied to N. R.'s discussion New Kid in Town
"I graduated high school in a small town just South of Rochester. Welcome!"
Nov 22
Sean O' replied to Argyraspide's discussion Greetings to all
"Sorry to hear about the plant closing. Hopefully someone will be able to figure out how to grow our economy. You are correct that is probably a discussion for another time though (probably in TGD forum). But the sentiment stands - Welcome."
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Sean O' replied to Jason Padenson's discussion Writing fiction?
"Thanks David. I will check it out."
Nov 16
Sean O' replied to Jason Padenson's discussion Writing fiction?
"Is anyone familiar with Scrivener? I stumbled upon it while reading some writing tips. It looks like it may be a good tool. I also found Lester Dent's Master Plot Formula."
Nov 15
Sean O' replied to Argyraspide's discussion Greetings to all
"Always room for another Vet. Welcome/Mabuhay!"
Nov 15
Sean O' replied to Jason Padenson's discussion Writing fiction?
"Thanks. After reading the reviews this made it onto my Amazon wishlist."
Nov 4
Sean O' replied to Jason Padenson's discussion Writing fiction?
"I agree. Research and analysis have become fairly old hat. But fiction requires my imagination. And, outside of problem solving, that is a skill I haven't really practiced since childhood."
Nov 4
Sean O' replied to Jason Padenson's discussion Writing fiction?
"I agree with Jason on this. It would take me 30 days just to map out my story line and do the research (I am looking at writing a historical fiction)."
Nov 4
Sean O' replied to Jason Padenson's discussion Writing fiction?
"Best of luck! I have written many academic papers and I am currently working on putting a bunch together to self-publish on Amazon. I have a few ideas for a short fiction navel that I have mostly just made notes about. So......I have no advice at…"
Nov 4
Sean O' replied to Araignée's discussion Traveling?
"What are you looking to experience? Culture and history? Adventure? Nightlife? Scenery and relaxation? That would greatly influence my recommendations."
Oct 17
Sean O' replied to Kneller's discussion Looking for a place to talk fitness (do you have an HRM?)
"That is not a goal.....that is a concept. A goal should be definite and quantifiable. For example: " In the next 90 days I want to drop my bf% from ____ to _____ while maintaing strength in the big 3 lifts". Finding an exercise that works…"
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Sean O' replied to Kneller's discussion Looking for a place to talk fitness (do you have an HRM?)
"What is your goal? Why won't you do deadlifts? Why did it require "a ton of research" to find a hamstring/posterior chain exercise?  Why do you feel that keeping track of your heart rate is more important than your perceived…"
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Sean O' replied to Bandaid Commando's discussion Its been a while in the group Wilderness medicine
"I like what I am doing. The trick is turning into something that gives a steady income. My primary source of income is still my pension. I am hoping that changes."
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Sean O' replied to David F.'s discussion Immigration & Expats
""Our gas cost more, our food costs more, to get anywhere off the island is either a long drive plus ferry or expensive flight" That is part of living on an island. Island living is not for everyone."
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Sean O' replied to Mongoose's discussion Tips for Suit Fits for Athletic Body in the group Exercise
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30 July 2016

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 8:40pm 0 Comments

I had an event to attend at my kids school on Friday so Fridays workout was shifted to today.

Leg press          200lbs x 5, 250lbs x 5, 300lbs x 3, 375lbs x 5, 425lbs x 3, 475lbs x 1

Goblet squat       50lbs x 15, 50lbs x 15, 50lbs x 15, 60lbs x 15, 60lbs x 15

DB Romania deadlift    50lbs       5 sets x 10 reps

28 July 2016

Posted on July 27, 2016 at 8:34pm 0 Comments

Bench press       85lbs x 5, 105lbs x 5, 125lbs x 3, 155lbs x 5, 175lbs x 3, 195lbs x 1

Incline DB press     45lbs x 15, 45lbs x 15, 50lbs x 15, 50lbs x 15, 50lbs x 15

T bar row        100lbs x10, 100lbs x 15, 100lbs x 10, 130lbs x 10, 130lbs x 10

27 July 2016

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 8:20pm 0 Comments

Conditioning and mobility

26 July 2016

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

Rack pull       200lbs x 5, 250lbs x 5, 300lbs x 3, 375lbs x 5, 425lbs x 3, 475lbs x 1

DB Romanian deadlift        50lbs      5 sets x 12 reps

Flutter kicks        5 sets x 15 reps

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At 8:41am on July 11, 2014, Carl Monster said…

Ha ha, we'll see about that. Trying to bust out of a bench plateau, goings been slow, but 5 3 1 is excellent for that.

I like doing dumbbell presses one arm at a time, really throws balance into the mix and involves the core muscles more. The 5 3 1 keeps me in the gym for an hour tops, letting me focus all my up-front energy on the major lift. Then I can go, or have play time with assistance work. As you can tell, I almost never skip assistance work.

At 7:51am on July 11, 2014, Carl Monster said…

I've spotted a guy with similar, his doctor told him to just not come down all the way to his chest on the bench; seemed to work for him.

But if you can't bench that way, I'm in agreement that you'll progress out of that weight quickly with dumbbells. I've seen you do your hybrid deadlift/squats and that's incredible weight you have there. Maybe you are past what the 5 3 1 can offer you? All I know it's been working with me, but then again I am way behind you strength-wise.

At 6:20am on July 11, 2014, Carl Monster said…

Hmmm...I don't use dumbbells for my core movements, it's the Olympic bar. I use dumbbells for the assistance work, and that certainly does not need to include dumbbells, it can be anything. To me that's the "fun" part because the core movements do get boring.

When I do the conversion to pounds I get 83; that's a heavy dumbbell.

If you need more than those I'd say you are already one strong mofo! 

At 10:17am on July 3, 2014, Carl Monster said…

Thank you; perspective is always welcomed, helping or no.

At 12:51am on January 15, 2012, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

Apologies for bringing the lunacy of idjit boy here, But i couldn't let that intended slight go....

At 7:30pm on January 14, 2012, Lucius Artorius Castus said…

I believe the "Military School" he "attended" was called the United States Air Force.

 
 
 

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