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Everything posted by Mordechaj

  1. Go to a HEMA club, you can't throw a punch without hitting a nerd or a geek
  2. reading the start and middle of your post (falling out with the instructor) - I just hoped "let this guy discover HEMA, where there is skill instead great authority"
  3. What they said above + if self defense is a factor - at some point in time get classes in MMA.
  4. Fill PVC pipes with water, weight will move around when you try lifting/squatting, etc.
  5. I use every business travel opportunity to check up local HEMA clubs and crash in (announced) on their training. It's great fun to see other club's practices and quirks.
  6. Lidl and Aldi are your friends in this situation. Plan your meals for a week ahead, and you can get it
  7. I'm on a primal scheme. Before I regularly drank fresh milk, now only (home made) kefir. Can't drink milk any more - I immediately feel bloated and sluggish. It's not that I didn't feel the same thing before, I was just used to it. Yogurt doesn't seem to bother me, but kefir has much more health benefits!
  8. I've just been to my first HEMA class (hand-and-half swords for start).
  9. a b it of a necro, i know, but this is too good to miss:
  10. Something that might work for you: clasp the chest strap normally, but get the waist straps longer and clasp them over the chest straps, so you achieve a somewhat x shape with them. It often makes it easier to breathe properly and it still tightens the lower part of the pack to the back.
  11. that seems like an interesting story Taijibum, care to share it?
  12. This will be helpful to people learning tai chi, especially if they learn it on their own: http://brisbanechentaichi.weebly.com/skill-knowledge.html
  13. A bit of a necro, I know, but I wanted to share this with you: http://brisbanechentaichi.weebly.com/skill-knowledge.html It's the best presentation of the point of tai chi that I've come across.
  14. http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Minimalist-Running-Huaraches-or-Lifestyle/ made a pair, they are ok but I see improvements in the next pair that I'll make.
  15. poles are double edged, in some scenarios you'd be better off withouth them, so you can grab foilage/rocks easier.
  16. Reflective ankle straps for biking can be used for running as well, and you can have them on your wrist too.
  17. i'm using endomondo too, and i've gotten used to the interface but mapmyrun coud be better than endomondo. endo does not differentiate calorie consumption between real hikes and "hikes" of same lenght and duration, but made on the flat street. it's only interested in the type of activity, duration and mileage. it keeps track of your elevation changes, but they have no other impact, they count more calories burnt than other similar services and in trail enviroments they count ~10% too much mileage for the same path that i exported as gps file and imported into mapmyrun and runkeeper. runkeeper offers a bit short list of activities while mapmyrun is freakishly detailed, and endomondo in between. on mobile i used only endomondo, i've red that it's faster in finding starting location and the interface for smartphones is quite practical. if there could be a way of easy treasfer of profiles from endomondo to mapmyruni could be tempted, but i'll stay because of the social aspect (some rl friends and trail runners are onendomondo too). hope my rambling makes sense
  18. i run ((off)trail) and hike in trail barefoot shoes. i own a perfectly fine pair of boots that i'll wear only if it's below -15C and with snow cover because any kind of a boot is simply too restrictive and clumsy for me. -15C is still fine for me if i'm running through snow, but if i'm hiking (you'll stand still on a few occasions and enjoy the view i suppose) then the pace is not fast enough to keep my toes warm. i handle cold pretty well, so YMMW.
  19. Damn, you beat me to it. I haven't been able to articulate the answer to this topic for quite some time, oatmeal covers a lot of it for me (except that I take care what I eat and I like it).
  20. just yesterday i pushed off an unwated hug from an aquaintance on a friemd's birthday. he was slightly shocked so i told him it's not HIS birtday. there's plenty of touchy-touchy people out there, amd that's just fine as long as they recognise eachother. i'd suggest an armband or something but they fell out of fashion since ww2...
  21. i'm on the phone so i can't (more precisely - can't be bothered to) find the link but try searching tje forum, i'm quite sure there's been a thread on rotator cuffs.
  22. concrete questions will get you much better answers, true.
  23. i think i literaly don't leave the house without a buff or two in my pocket. been that way for a few years now.
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