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  1. @mu

    Puzzle time

    same in French... that's brilliant though!! Thank you very much! Some progress is happening yes, little by little Exactly the full Java cuppa Yep I'm telling myself that the next few months are going to be a bit hectic anyway, just doing the thing is good enough, no point getting annoyed/frustrated with practice, there is enough stress. Internet is pitifully slow right now, with or without VPN, it's just a pain. I will catch up with threads as soon as I can but HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADY!! Yesterday was rest from training. I did 1 Java quizz. Today Cirque Physio + hanging raises + P2 hams + HS consistency. P2 went okayish, not very good, but not very bad either. Pretty much the usual. Maybe HS to crow to firefly was similar to HS to V-sit this time (so first one was a little better than usual and second one a little worse ) HS consistency: 17/25 ok, also the usual on this cycle. Then I did aerial silks alignment + conditioning (meathooks) followed by Cirque Physio (peanut stuff & lats were particularly tender today). /* Challenge Log */ P2: 3/3 _ 3/3 2/3 HS: 3/3 _ 3/3 2/3 [deload] _ 5/5 _ _ Stretching: 2/2 2/2 2/2 1/2 Hanging-raises: 6/6 6/6 6/6 3/6 Cirque-Physio: 18/18 12/12 18/18 11/18 Legs: 4/4 4/4 4/4 2/4 Ball-flex: 4/4 4/4 4/4 2/4 Aerial: 3/3 3/3 3/3 1/3 Java-tests: 3/5 5/5 6/5 4/5 Work-prep: 0.5/1 1/1 0/1 0/1 Market-review: 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 Aerial-puzzle: 1/1 1/1 1/1 0/1
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    Puzzle time

    I was working from home today so things were a bit more flexible. It was still a long day. This morning, I did some Java tests while having coffee. Then a good warm-up + HS consistency: 17/25. First sets were tough, I kept kicking forward instead of up, mostly because I was looking too close to the parallettes (at least that's my cue). Then I worked on exploring the range of scapular elevation needed to fix my piking / overdoing the hollow body position. / nerd rambling/ The init cue seems to be a slight wrist rotation, from there elbows straighten further (it feels like they are coming together almost, they are not but it's the feeling I have). Then the scapula elevates, and then finally hips/butt and legs come closer together. That place feels much lighter too, which makes me lose balance at the moment because I still hold more tension than needed somehow. Then work related stuff. Big prod update done. Some side projects accounting done. While lunch was getting ready, I reviewed one company, again a service/infrastructure/business intelligence one. Possibly some AI but not the type I'm interested in. It's an international company, it's a very big actor and they are hiring like mad. However, they seem to mostly work with proprietary products on business (or government) processes that I have very little interest in. There is one Java ad with a more open source listing of tech including GWT, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a HR cut&paste mistake somehow. Salary scale seems a little on the low side in development but general reviews from employees are quite good. 20mn by bike from city centre. Then more work. Fixed some furniture that belongs to the landlord. And I just finished Cirque Physio + hanging raises + 1 ball drill + P2 elbows. P2 was very frustrating. On all elbow lever stuff, my chest was way too low and I kept pinching my left palm. The middle lever spin transition was even more infeasible than usual. I had to walk my feet a lot, same for lever switches. Tuck planche with knee support: very short holds & high-frog towards 1-leg: just coming out slowly with 1 leg (still making sure elbows/forearms are ok – it still feels super heavy, I will go slow). Pike PU the usual on the lazy side maybe, same for single bar PU. To sum it up: struggle and frustration. It might be because of morning HS + doing P2 after a full day instead of early morning... and general low mood. Now we are waiting for a friend who should take over our flat when we leave. /* Challenge Log */ P2: 3/3 _ 3/3 1/3 HS: 3/3 _ 3/3 1/3 [deload] _ 5/5 _ _ Stretching: 2/2 2/2 2/2 1/2 Hanging-raises: 6/6 6/6 6/6 2/6 Cirque-Physio: 18/18 12/12 18/18 4/18 Legs: 4/4 4/4 4/4 2/4 Ball-flex: 4/4 4/4 4/4 2/4 Aerial: 3/3 3/3 3/3 0/3 Java-tests: 3/5 5/5 6/5 3/5 Work-prep: 0.5/1 1/1 0/1 0/1 Market-review: 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 Aerial-puzzle: 1/1 1/1 1/1 0/1
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    Mad Hatter and the Swamp Creatures

    Ha ok. It might also be easier to commit to because the current plan is time-constrained, then you re-assess, exercises change etc. I really like this self-assessment thing. seriously A bit sad for her because she sounds like a very serious and diligent person. Maybe she got a friendly cheap offer, that sort of thing. But it will surely smooth out after a few rounds.
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    Puzzle time

    Cheers! I'm sure you could. I mean you know I could definitely not do that a year ago. Thanks NF on that one! for good advice and having to report in regularly! You never know. It's a bit like Raptron walking into an aerial taster class and straddling up. She has already done all the hard work by other means. It can be frustrating/annoying because shinies are shinies, everybody wants them! but if they were easy to get, they wouldn't be so shiny of course. Yesterday: Ball drill, silks alignment and conditioning (straddles) done. My shoulders were very very tired by then. I tried some ball throw in the air for my puzzle goal but I was too tired. So I sat on a chair, did a foot-lock to get some tension in the silks and practised the throw that way (foot → between the silks). Both sides. That was quite fun actually, definitely easier to train than in the air but believe or not, I still need practice I did not manage to do my work prep item. I should try to complete that item during the week because these days I'm feeling very lazy on week-ends, and “entitled lazy”, if you see what I mean. Today hips, hanging raises, Cirque Physio, ball drill and legzzz. This week is P2 elbow dominant, I usually try to get my HS on Sat/Tue instead of Sun/Thur but today I was running really low on energy + I was not in a great mood either (transition period sadness and anxiety => poor sleep => everything is like a big effort all a sudden). Anyway I should be able to buffer them another day, nothing like a blood rush to the head to feel better.
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    Mad Hatter and the Swamp Creatures

    Woaaa! Exciting! I recognize a bunch, but it looks like there are quite a few new little buggers as well This is a very long list! I assume sets/reps follow her usual count? It is your weekly load right? I'm feeling a little overwhelmed just reading it Do you have to do it in 2 sessions absolutely or is it possible to spread it out in a bunch of big sessions + smaller ones if needed (is the flexy programme flexible ) ? Odd question maybe but why do you need to do so many pike / straddle drills if they are happy? is that the maintenance/improvement load? As opposed to say shoulders/back needing more work? That last big list looks even more loaded than her traditional programmes. Is the Facebook group already active? I think that's one of the perks. For instance, I still don't get the TFL active release. I'm probably doing it wrong.
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    RogueLibrarian steals into 2019

    I google-imaged jock strap because I wasn't sure it was the same thing I had in mind I always assumed the behind was thong-like because of the shapely butt shape (male aerialists also wear this) but no, it's a plain hole with strings around the butt. I learned something.
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    Mad Hatter and the Swamp Creatures

    I really like Laphroaigh and Lagavulin (smokey++ not everybody's taste though). I used to profoundly dislike whiskey until I discovered the good stuff. It's great to read about all your new classes! I want to go to classes too! The bit about your work is great news. Boredom can be such a pit! If you can have both a nice environment + learning new stuff + some routine you're very comfortable with, that's the best really. Is Cirque Physio programme running now? or is someone still RTFM on testing before launching in a prod environment
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    Puzzle time

    The sound of upper abs cramping like mad Same! It's doable in English but not in French where 3rd person plural pronouns are gendered. And it's not just pronouns... e.g. to write "all the users", totally gender neutral in English, in French with inclusive writing you'd have to write "Tou-te-s les utilisat-eur-rice-s" (tous les utilisateurs / toutes les utilisatrices). You could get used to writing/reading it, pronouncing it can be a little tricky I did legs yesterday night. Today was Cirque Physio, hanging raises, HS endurance and I hit 48s! PB!! Just one in that range though, most were between 20-30s, and a bunch below that as well. I have a little pike tendency and today I think I clicked on how to fix it from the shoulders (rather than from the legs). It's still a bit fuzzy and delicate, but I got the feel I think. I'll have another session with aerial and puzzle stuff later on.
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    Raptron: Winds of Change

    OMG! That would be awesome!! ha ha seconded
  10. @mu

    Puzzle time

    Ok aerial silks alignment and conditioning done. Here is a video of my last German hang / skin-the-cat, I left the sound on for the abs howl I forgot legs! I will see if I can get them done tonight, otherwise tomorrow... /* Challenge Log */ P2: 3/3 _ 3/3 HS: 3/3 _ 2/3 [deload] _ 5/5 _ Stretching: 2/2 2/2 2/2 Hanging-raises: 6/6 6/6 5/6 Cirque-Physio: 18/18 12/12 14/18 Legs: 4/4 4/4 2/4 Ball-flex: 4/4 4/4 3/4 Aerial: 3/3 3/3 2/3 Java-tests: 3/5 5/5 6/5 Work-prep: 0.5/1 1/1 0/1 Market-review: 1/1 1/1 1/1 Aerial-puzzle: 1/1 1/1 0/1
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    Thug Life: China Style [WhiteGhost]

    come on, they were teasing you Lovely new goal item though I hope your mum lives her last moments in peace and pain-free.
  12. @mu

    Puzzle time

    Nice so how does it work for "we" when there is mixed gender in the group? French is very gendered. And it's weird what it does to your head. When I hear Persian speakers indifferently using she for a man or he for a woman, I can't help smiling a wee bit. And I'm pretty anti gender binary and all. I will not necessarily write s-he etc..but I'll try to care about default references eg. instead of "the user ... he/she", I will use the plural "users... they"). Today hanging raises + P2 Straddle work / elbow lever to straddle => still feet heavily grazing the floor + legs bending, but maybe feeling a bit more comfortable with the move (maybe) bent arm stand + 1-leg crows => the usual but I completely forgot 1-leg crows oops HS to crow to firefly => better, more actual reps than HS sticking issues, some mild face plants... HS to V-sit to seiza => also good overall, still need work but getting there slowly HS lowers => HS no longer sticking for some reason, I only got a few rep worth the calories expenditure really... HS 5+s consistency: 19/25! Quite good for post-P2 consistency. I tried to push more in my left, that seems to help Now I notice that even if I mess up an entrance (slight under/over kick, arm bending), I can still recover from it, not always but it's coming! I will do silks later on.
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    Puzzle time

    Hanging raises + Cirque Physio drills + ball drill + backbends (drop back head first head first head first ) /* Challenge Log */ P2: 3/3 _ 2/3 HS: 3/3 _ 1/3 [deload] _ 5/5 _ Stretching: 2/2 2/2 2/2 Hanging-raises: 6/6 6/6 4/6 Cirque-Physio: 18/18 12/12 14/18 Legs: 4/4 4/4 2/4 Ball-flex: 4/4 4/4 3/4 Aerial: 3/3 3/3 1/3 Java-tests: 3/5 5/5 6/5 Work-prep: 0.5/1 1/1 0/1 Market-review: 1/1 1/1 1/1 Aerial-puzzle: 1/1 1/1 0/1
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    lucky fire dragon breaks free and remembers to feel awesome

    We sleep on a mattress on the floor but it's a good solid mattress. I've had to sleep on the floor with minimal padding for a while (~8 months), definitely not for me. But I don't like a soft mattress either, I don't sleep well on those.