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  1. I was thinking of doing it as a DIY project I can make in my yard. (I have a Lowe's across the street from me, which I totally should be utilizing more.) If we happen to know anyone with a bit of background in structural engineering perhaps we can all come up with a blueprint for a bad-ass outdoor calisthenics rig. Maybe we can start with something like this, or this, then eventually evolve into something with stall bars, pommel horse, etc.
  2. Autistic as well. I've been having issues with this lately too. Years ago I meticulously tracked calories, and was able to make intuitive eating work, probably because my intuition then was built on a foundation of years of macro-counting. I think it started with the quarantine, when my workplaces closed and my physical activity dropped severely. (I was going from around 15,000 - 30,000 steps per day to like 600.) Then our bedroom had a mold problem, which we haven't been able to fix, and I've been sleeping on the couch since June or something, so sleep's been shit. Haven't been to jiu-jitsu m
  3. I was working on a basics breakdown but I guess I just forgot about it. I've used Bas Rutten's workout since '07. You can access it through Spotify or iTunes.
  4. Captain's Log: A 10-day boss battle kept me preoccupied. Protein and jiu-jitsu were neglected, and I largely forgot what happened, but I seemed to be putting in 8-12 hours a day every day, and was able to grind my F up to a B, so I'm satisfied. Now I just need to make sure I stay one step ahead in my following course that starts tomorrow--Programming and Database.
  5. Captain's Log, Days 3 and 4: Tuesday - no jiu-jitsu, did 50 pull-ups as I studied. I got heavy. Hit 102g of protein and studied from 1600 to midnight. Wednesday - jiu-jitsu at noon. 50 thick bar pull-ups, and school from 6 to 10. Only got 87g of protein. Week 2's total is 34 hours of studying, 1 jiu-jitsu session, and 1 missed protein day.
  6. Wait, houses have basements here? I thought we're all just floating in swampland...
  7. And yet you keep coming to Florida... ๐Ÿ˜† Did the quiz, by the way. True Neutral Human Monk, unsurprisingly. The only thing weird is I'm not a Dwarf (but it was close).
  8. I never really specifically practiced the cross , but I do know I was always under 140 when I could pull it off (and doing more than 10 pull-ups ๐Ÿ˜) I do remember recommending that to everyone when I learned it. Got it from Charles Bennington (yes, that's his name) from the old CF Gymnastics course. Have you been doing any specific wrist mobility work? Some folks can't hold the false grip because they just can't get their hands to that position. But I think you've got the right idea with practicing it now. A strong false grip takes a lot of ROM you'd otherwise have t
  9. Captain's Log: First 2 days. Got my daily minimums of protein in, and I didn't even have to resort to protein shakes. Keep it up. Perhaps try to get some in earlier. Studying was a lot (10+ hours), but largely untimed. Put it on a schedule and take breaks. Missed jiu-jitsu earlier. I forgot why. Anyway, here's the home routing and switching station I built. Sucks that I still seem to have no idea what I'm supposed to do with it.
  10. Yeah, I'm quite unreliable like that, but at the same time am able to get. Whoops! I actually thought I filled this out. I was still figuring out small goals for this week's test run and going from there. ๐Ÿ˜…
  11. Yeah, I think it's like loss aversion or something, right? I'm horrible at it, I didn't even think of the breaking bulbs. I guess wear glasses now? I mean I'm still filling out these internet raffles I keep not winning. You're fine, I don't think his anxiety was caused by it; I'm thinking it's more the opposite. And I am quite certain that I am not doing it correctly as I never seem to be in the appropriate state of situational awareness--I'm either ready to get jumped at the organic foods section at Target, or I'm daydreaming on a foot patrol in Afghanistan. "You seem re
  12. Since I've been gone and have regressed so far back, I'm treating myself as I would a complete beginner. I'm joining the as a Rookie and cultivating an alias for now, Alex Hawthorne, swashbuckling space smuggler and captain of Yakita LHA21 A2 Apex Transport starship, The Unreliable. The real guy got crushed by my escape pod because he's an idiot; there's no point in letting his ship go to waste. This alter-ego will serve me well in cultivating what I need to be in the following weeks. The Outer Worlds has some fantastic characters, including background and development. One of the g
  13. I don't think most people actually conduct any actual risk assessment at all. Like, you'll have guys who carry around a gun every day, but don't carry a first-aid kit or even a tourniquet, which they are more likely to use, or a fire extinguisher/seatbelt cutter/glass breaker in their vehicle. On the other hand, firearms in the house make people so nervous but they won't bat an eye over the death trap that we call a 'swimming pool.' I only know of one guy who chronically assesses risk, and his anxiety is so bad we have roughly the same level of [dys]functionality despite him being way smart
  14. Welp, I guess I didn't get that much done from my list. Not surprised. Rollover into this year then, in addition to some new house maintenance projects that must be done sooner rather than later. I'm not thinking of it as self-sabotage; I'm thinking of this as re-starting my game completely at a different difficulty level with different starting stats. I'll break the quest down further as I proceed.
  15. I only know the push-up and pull-up AMRAP boards. My situation with this is weird. I'm I'm not diagnosed as bipolar but my doc has me on bipolar meds. Meanwhile I'm either just numb or distracted that I can't really pay enough attention to the effects of the drugs (unless they're outrageously obvious) , so I just swallow what I'm told to.
  16. Perfect! I'm going to have to log in more then! My current course is actually based off the CCNA curriculum, but there are occasional concepts that I miss because I totally bombed my Network Fundamentals class last term (I think that one was supposed to prep us for CompTIA Network+). Haha, this is exactly what my old-timer professor keeps joking about whenever the topic comes up. He was a pilot in the Marines in the '60s, and I don't know if he's aware that he's re-used the same joke that the only cloud computing is the computing done on a plane from the clouds like three times
  17. Computer Science/IT. (But I'm totally telling people it's "Calisthenics Studies.") I'm usually the dumbest person in the room, which means I get the most learning, so that's good. But I have a really hard time conceptualizing and I often need my hands on it for me to understand. I know! All of my thirst-fans are beyond outraged! (There's also a certain Canadian website I make Fallout: New Vegas-referenced comments in when I'm not supposed to , and others have followed suit. The hilarity has been catching on until they dismantled my profile there as well. The audaci
  18. Anyway, I actually did not do too bad last week. I think I hit half the days with all three. However, rookie mistake, I cannot remember which days they were. In the past I would have written it down in my planner, but because this is 2020 I had already tossed that damn thing when it was October and it was still unused. Haha
  19. Dear sweet baby Jesus... Is this what cultural appropriation feels like? ๐Ÿ˜† I'm glad to be of service to society. My wife always finds me laughing by myself. Back then she used to ask why. Now she knows I have a duty to my community. Yeah, I'm thinking I'll do the throwbacks to the classics. Especially with the "on this day" feature. We'll see if any of them did not age well.. Yeah, apparently OnlyFans is a bust. They're cracking down on it by blocking payment providers, and Zuck has been deleting IG profiles with OF links. Only certain celebrities
  20. (From the diatance) "Dem white-face 'Possums r makin' the property values drop!" I'm super awkward, both in and out of the net. I've become pretty good at apologizing because my feet always seem to find themselves into my mouth, so to speak. There is one thing that seems to be universal here though, no matter the guild, topic, or challenge: when in doubt, post a GIF.
  21. In and out. I'm readjusting to a school schedule. Hahahah. Thanls! I mean there's probably a market out therr for Hobbit feet.. Anyway, finals week was a diasaster. Pulled a 36-hour cram session for a class I had no hope of passing (mostly on the principle of going down swinging). But, I got some sleep now and I'll be on it again. Hopefully. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  22. Whoops! Missed it. Finals week was one long sprint (or drag). Was barely conscious the entire time. Heh. Will try again this week.
  23. Nonono, I get negative, and I don't want to bring that energy, so I bail. We're like dogs with our troubles--when one of us howls, we all start howling. ๐Ÿ˜† Hmm. Might be a good thing to have something scheduled that would force one to do chores. ๐Ÿคจ Cool idea.
  24. I mean we're over-achieving experts at planning stuff, but with implementation... Right now. But once I get on that Wim Hof program that's all I'll need. My blood will be alkaline AF. "Ze kewld makez you powerful." ๐Ÿ˜ญ I tell you, it's these celebrities getting in on our action. Feet pics used to be so popular. FL summer. Gross. Haha. Yeah, we did not leave the house either. 2020 was pretty much just lying on the couch playing video games and eating Pringles. Damn boars. Once I catch my breath it's over for these swine
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