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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:29 am

hoosegow wrote:Ouch Robert, but I'm not there yet.
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Re: Random crap

Post by KenDowns » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:46 pm

Random Crap turns 200 today!

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:49 pm

It's worthy of note that the "Random Crap" thread has reached 200 pages. Testimony to Hoosegow's genius.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:58 pm

This is pretty random, but might be of interest to some.

One of my other interests is archeology. Not doing it, just reading about it. I'm especially interested in archeology of the Middle East, and archeology that relates to biblical history. So I came across this:Mixed Martial Artist/Military Recruiter.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Ironman » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:44 pm

I find archeology interesting too. The biblical stuff I like because of how it relates to American and European culture. When someone isn't familiar with the bible, much like being unfamiliar with Shakespeare, they miss out on many cultural references. It's nice to understand it in it's historical context too.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:50 pm

must .... resist ...

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:08 am

random crap is the best thread on the site. Soooo informative!

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Re: Random crap

Post by KPj » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:02 am

I'm stealing this thought but it's stuck with me since I heard/read it and adds to my fury of fads.

Why doesn't anyone do Dumbbell courses?

Can I become a certified Dumbbell instructor?

Can I call myself a Dumbbell Specialist?

Don't get me wrong, I love kettlebells and wish I had more access to them, particularly heavier ones but, at the end of the day, it's just a weight you hold on one had. Why all the fuss? Why is it "superior" for fat loss? Are they any more superior than a steep hill and a set of willing legs/lungs? And probably a lot less superior than just cutting the crap from your diet and eating better food.

CDBS (Certified Dumbbell Specialist).

On another note I think I would like to do the RKC because it genuinely looks like a great course and I reckon i'd come out of it with a whole new insight to more traditional kettlebell moves like Get Ups, wind mills, arm bars etc. However, I'd think the same thing if it was the "RDC" (replacing kettlebells with DB's). I know there is a slight technique difference with things like grip (fighting more to keep neutral wrists) and in cleans and snatches to deal with the whole "weight smashing into the forearm" issue. Which, btw, you don't get with DB's, so you would of thought DB's would be even more suited to your typical fad-class-loving-house-wife. But, hey, a smashed forearm is worth it for the superior fat burning effect (yet i'll still bitch about the bar digging into my shoulders on front squats.........SIGH).

Anytime i have questioned this I get answers like, "you can do different things with kettlebells". I say, "like what? Swings? Snatches? Cleans? Get ups? Arm bars?? I use all of them, regularly. With an innovative fat blasting functional tool. It's called a Dumbbell."

Like Kettlebells, like what I know of the RKC. Hate fads though. That is all.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Jason Nunn » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:46 am

KPj wrote:I'm stealing this thought but it's stuck with me since I heard/read it and adds to my fury of fads.

Why doesn't anyone do Dumbbell courses?

Can I become a certified Dumbbell instructor?

Can I call myself a Dumbbell Specialist?

Don't get me wrong, I love kettlebells and wish I had more access to them, particularly heavier ones but, at the end of the day, it's just a weight you hold on one had. Why all the fuss? Why is it "superior" for fat loss? Are they any more superior than a steep hill and a set of willing legs/lungs? And probably a lot less superior than just cutting the crap from your diet and eating better food.

CDBS (Certified Dumbbell Specialist).

On another note I think I would like to do the RKC because it genuinely looks like a great course and I reckon i'd come out of it with a whole new insight to more traditional kettlebell moves like Get Ups, wind mills, arm bars etc. However, I'd think the same thing if it was the "RDC" (replacing kettlebells with DB's). I know there is a slight technique difference with things like grip (fighting more to keep neutral wrists) and in cleans and snatches to deal with the whole "weight smashing into the forearm" issue. Which, btw, you don't get with DB's, so you would of thought DB's would be even more suited to your typical fad-class-loving-house-wife. But, hey, a smashed forearm is worth it for the superior fat burning effect (yet i'll still bitch about the bar digging into my shoulders on front squats.........SIGH).

Anytime i have questioned this I get answers like, "you can do different things with kettlebells". I say, "like what? Swings? Snatches? Cleans? Get ups? Arm bars?? I use all of them, regularly. With an innovative fat blasting functional tool. It's called a Dumbbell."

Like Kettlebells, like what I know of the RKC. Hate fads though. That is all.

Finally, someone else who agrees with me on this issue. :salute:

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:50 am

I've never understood why kettlebells are so popular for olympic variations. Makes no sense to me.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Nevage » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:43 am

I can finally front squat! :la: Haven't tried for a couple of years, my wrists weren't flexible enough last time. I think this is my new favourite exercise. I'm more of a squatter than deadlifter, but my short torso means my lower back is involved a bit too much sometimes. Sumo DL and front squats are the way to go for me.

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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:10 am

Four training related posts in a row. This is getting a little too non-random.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Ironman » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:56 am

I clicked the random article link on wikipedia. I learned that Henrietta Hall Shuck was a 19th century missionary to China. She was born in Virginia, but spent the last 8 years of her short life doing missionary work in China, and currently resides in a Hong Kong cemetery.

I hit it again and learned that Calophyllum savannarum is a flowering plant found in West Papua in Indonesia, as well as the fact that what is open in one tab apparently influences what you get when you hit the random link on wikipedia.

Then to prove me wrong it gave me an article on Richard Lindley, which is far too short to bother with. Then with my fourth and final click I learned that Sandor Earl is an Australian underwear model and also a professional rugby player, who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers.

Interesting how I get two articles related to this tab, then when I mention that here, I get one that is different, then when I mention how short it is, I finally get a long article (the first 3 were pretty short).

Well there is some sort of randomness for you.

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Re: Random crap

Post by KenDowns » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:16 pm

Yesterday I found a meteorite in my back yard. It is full of holes, partially magnetic, and was in a depression in mulch, meaning it must have fallen into that spot.

Then this so-called "friend" of mine (and I use that term loosely) who studies moon rocks at a University tells me it's a lump of basalt. What does she know? I say its a meteorite.
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Re: Random crap

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