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  1. Well, I can't say for certain, since I started an SSRI at about the same time, but in the past I found that to be true about a lot of sports.
  2. I've seen and heard the bjj chillness to be a factor of the old surfer community taking it up and having major influence on it. As for the choke outs being disputed, one factor is that for many of the moves, choke is a misnomer and they are actually strangulations. Strangling is cutting off the blood flow to the brain, so I think that's where the long term health aspect is shady. As for real chokes, where you're cutting off the wind pipe, the effects pose less danger long term, but could be potentially worse immediately, like from a crushed windpipe.
  3. I checked it and they didn't have Revolution Parkour listed from Beaverton, Tualitin and Gresham Oregon. Not that I could find, anyways. I'll try to add them if I can figure out how.
  4. You tend to lose your ego pretty quickly in bjj, so the hotheads aren't too much of an issue. You'll get the occasional hotheaded highschool wrestler who comes in, thinking they're gonna wreck everyone and they are probably the most dangerous, so just don't roll with anyone paying a drop in fee. Let the purple, brown and black belts work them.
  5. I think Wildross nailed it. I had this happening for years and now I have a torn RC. Lighten up your workouts and add in some rc stuff.
  6. It makes sense that general strength could only help me. I did throw braemar with some Highland guys for awhile. They have a couple variants on hammer, too. I know there are a few competitive strongmen there, so maybe I'll pick their brains. I guess the crux of my question boils down to something like, since the shot is in one hand, would 1 arm c&j's be better for me than barbell, or does the increased load of the barbell equate to more overall power and explosiveness? Perhaps a mix of the two? I feel like it seems logical that 1 arm c&j's would help, but I also don't want to muddy the waters too much and have too many useless lifts if they aren't going to help me throw 60 feet.
  7. That's fine, I'm not really doing strongman. I'm just joining a strongman gym, because the owner makes it a point to have all the cool stuff.
  8. I intend to join a local strongman gym, with my focus being on speed/power, but does general power have enough crossover to sport specific power? What I mean is, should I be focusing on things like hang/power cleans for shot put, or should I be developing the specific shot put movements? I can see maybe power clean and jerk being useful, since the SP relies heavily on the power position throughout the rotation, or the glide techniques. Anyway, I appreciate thoughts on this. Oly stuff isn't my milieu, so I'm not overly familiar with its practicality.