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Re: Random crap

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:04 pm
by robertscott
Jungledoc wrote:I'll offer to play rhythm guitar and do back-up vocals!
you're in. We really need to expand the brass section though

Re: Random crap

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:53 pm
by Jungledoc
Matt, how do you hand hold a 500mm lens? Even at f8, aren't most of your exposures too slow to really make hand-holding this long a lens practical?

Re: Random crap

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:51 pm
by Matt Z
Not really ... at least not with the ISO turned up to 800. Also the Pentax KR camera body has a shake retuction feature that probably helps a little.

Re: Random crap

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:34 am
by Wouter
Not really random crap, but I didn't feel like posting a topic:

I'm going to start Dan John's 40-day program today.

I'm not sure on the weights I'll use:
- 50% 1RM and add weight every workout till it's getting pretty heavy and then adding weight when I feel like it
or
- Using pretty heavy weights (like he says, no grunting or straining) and adding weight when it's easy

I think I'm going to use the first possibility.

A) Deadlift 2x5
B) Front squat 2x5
C1) Press 2x5
C2) Clean 2x5
D1) Incline bench press 2x5
D2) Curl 2x5
E) snatch 1x20-50
F1) calf raises 1x10-15
F2) front lever progression 1xmax

I added 4 extra exercises (squat, a press, a pull and calf raises) I might drop them when the weights get higher though

Re: Random crap

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:50 am
by robertscott
i would do it like Dan John says to do it. He knows more about strength training than the rest of the world put together

Re: Random crap

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:35 am
by teafan
Today, on my way back from the gym, I was chased by a horse...

Re: Random crap

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:01 am
by stuward
Wouter, Dan John recoomends 5 exercises. You should do exactly 5 exercises.

" A large posterior chain movement (the deadlift is the right answer)

• Upper body push (bench press, incline bench press, military press)

• Upper body pull (pull-ups, rows, or, if you've ignored them like me, heavy bicep curls)

• A simple full-body explosive move (kettlebell swings or snatches)

• And something for what I call an "anterior chain" move (an abdominal exercise). I think the ab wheel is king here, but you can also do some movements best suited for lower reps
"

Re: Random crap

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:29 am
by Jungledoc
I think there is a rule against discussion training on RC. This is sacred random territory.

Re: Random crap

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:50 am
by Wouter
stuward wrote:Wouter, Dan John recoomends 5 exercises. You should do exactly 5 exercises.

" A large posterior chain movement (the deadlift is the right answer)

• Upper body push (bench press, incline bench press, military press)

• Upper body pull (pull-ups, rows, or, if you've ignored them like me, heavy bicep curls)

• A simple full-body explosive move (kettlebell swings or snatches)

• And something for what I call an "anterior chain" move (an abdominal exercise). I think the ab wheel is king here, but you can also do some movements best suited for lower reps
"
Yeah you're right. I'll drop the calf raises, curls and incline bench.
But I'll still do the squats.
Jungledoc wrote:I think there is a rule against discussion training on RC. This is sacred random territory.
Aaight, won't do it again. haha

Re: Random crap

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:16 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
the most fullfilling part of my work day is consuming all the good food I bring.

that speaks to my work interest, actually

Re: Random crap

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:22 am
by stuward
Does anyone know where Tim is these days? He hasn't visited the forum since Boxing Day.

Re: Random crap

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:16 pm
by robertscott
stuward wrote:Does anyone know where Tim is these days? He hasn't visited the forum since Boxing Day.
I've been wondering that myself.

Re: Random crap

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:30 pm
by KenDowns
Somebody put a post on Facebook:

"Eat organic food, or as your grandparents called it, 'Food'"

Re: Random crap

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:52 pm
by Jungledoc
stuward wrote:Does anyone know where Tim is these days? He hasn't visited the forum since Boxing Day.
Last time he "went silent" for a couple of weeks he was still reading, but not posting. You are right that he hasn't visited at all since Boxing Day. I've tried to email him--he has his settings to allow it, so I'll see if I can get an answer. I also asked for his permission to share a little about his health issues.

Re: Random crap

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:38 am
by KPj
Jungledoc wrote:
stuward wrote:Does anyone know where Tim is these days? He hasn't visited the forum since Boxing Day.
Last time he "went silent" for a couple of weeks he was still reading, but not posting. You are right that he hasn't visited at all since Boxing Day. I've tried to email him--he has his settings to allow it, so I'll see if I can get an answer. I also asked for his permission to share a little about his health issues.
Was wondering the same, hope he's ok...

KPj