Rusk

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  1. Rusk

    The Battle Chef's Log

    NEVERsate Week 4 Day 4 BENCH MGS Barbell Row 4x8, top set 145# 8/8/8/8 Bench Press 4x8, top set 145# Bandy Twisty Things 4x8 8/8/8/8 SGS Wide Grip Row 4x8 125# 8/0/0/0 Close Grip Bench Press 4x8 125# 8/0/0/0 Bandy Twisty Things 4x8 8/0/0/0 Today I learned that if you do two heavy days like this back to back...
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    That Orc Keeps it Simple

    Today we're going to learn about the Flying Arsehole, more commonly know as the Horse Fly. Horseflies (sometimes colloquially called Mooseflies) and Deer flies are members of the True Fly family (tabanidae family or some shit nobody cares about). They are large (can reach well over 1 cm long), agile (damn hard time swatting them unless they've already bitten you), and the females are blood suckers (oh so many places to go with that. >.>) They can transport several diseases, mostly between livestock, including parasitic worms, anthrax, and another parasitic organism that escapes me. I'm not aware of any human-specific diseases they may carry. The standard horse fly is a drab brownish greying black-ey colour, and the slightly smaller deer fly is black with yellow hilights. Deer flies are a problem on my property, though I'd imagine that the next farm over (with their herd of cattle and horses) would have the bigger horsefly. Seriously, fuck those guys. They technically don't "bite" you in the sense that we think of biting. They basically stab you with their mouthey bits and lap up the blood with their sponge-like tongue. While their big compound eyes offer great vision, I find they exclusively harass Garm and leave Hubble and I completely alone. I think it's cause Garm is mostly black.
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    The Battle Chef's Log

    NEVERsate Linear Progression Week 4 Day 3 DEADLIFT MGS Assisted GHR 4x4 4/4/4/4 Deadlift 4x8 top set of 195# 8/8/8/8 Hollow Rocks 4x8 8/8/8/8 SGS Assited GHR 4x4 4/4/0/0 Stiff Legged Deadlift 165# 4x8 8/8/0/0 Hollow Rocks 4x8 6/5/0/0 AGS Reverse Hyper 20# 4x6 6/6/0/0 Farmers Walk 110# 4x25m y/y/n/n I ate waaay too much feta in my eggs before training, feeling sick to my stomach :/ Lifting straps have made a huuuuuuge difference in not feeling like death after deadlifts. Glad I finally got them. Swapping the dynamic hinge for the GHR before the deadlift was a good idea. I just feel generally wore out rather than strained in the lower back.
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    That Orc Keeps it Simple

    Correct. Not every player need take the path of enchanting and necromancy
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    That Orc Keeps it Simple

    You'd have to be a special kind of monster to brew up a potion of chicka-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee. +10 Speechcraft
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    That Orc Keeps it Simple

    Today we discuss... The Black Capped Chickadee! The provincial bird of New Brunswick, and my personal favourite. These little guys are ubiquitous in the woods and rural parts of the province. They are very social and friendly, and it's relatively easy to get them to feed out of your hand. They eat bugs mostly during the spring & summer, when they are plentiful. They also enjoy seeds, and typically will take a beakfull and then fly off, either to eat or to stash them for the winter. They have a good memory and rarely leave a stash of seed behind. I try my very best to avoid the woods during the summer (too much standing water, extreme breeding ground for ticks & mosquitoes), but during the spring and fall when I can roam safely these guys follow me everywheres, flitting from branch to branch. They don't really form flocks, they're more like gangs. A very strict pecking order is enforced, and during the winter they are able to control their body temperature to a degree, but are also known to huddle in groups to keep warm. Other birds, like nuthatches and warblers, typically join the group snuggle because they rely on the chickadees vigilance against predators. Chickadees have several different calls, which this video does a better job explaining than I do.
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    The Battle Chef's Log

    NEVERsate Linear Progression Week 4 Day 2 PRESS MGS Assisted Chinups 4x4 4/4/4/4 Overhead Press 4x8 Trying ramping sets, working up to 110# 8/8/8/8 Glute-Ham Halos* 4x4 3/2/2/2 SGS Assisted Chinup Negatives 4x4 4/4/4/4 Assisted Dips 4x6 6/6/5/6 Glute-Ham Halos* 4x4 2/0/0/0 AGS KB Press 20kg 4x8/side 5/5/5/0 Banded Face Pulls (green) 4x8 6/6/6/0 Conditioning 10 minutes AMRAP - 10 medicine ball slams - 10 sledgehammer strikes - 1 lap around the shop 1 *these ended up being Side crunches (or "horns" lol) instead of halos. Never felt as nervous about using a piece of equipment as I did sticking so far out from the GHD. Ended up adding 135# of plates to the thing to keep it steady. I'm a very top heavy guy and it was a bit more of a strain than I had anticipated. I want to win the lottery so I can establish a network of garage gyms around the world. End goal being I will move to which ever area is the coldest with least humidity. My entire bedding set needed to be changed 'cause I sweat clean through it all last night.
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    That Orc Keeps it Simple

    Many years ago my sister fled our ancestral tundra home for rainier lands. She has all but forgotten the gentle caress of winter and the metric tonnage of snow that envelops us.
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    That Orc Keeps it Simple

    I do prefer my moose ground. Moose sausage would be pretty darn good. Given a choice I'd actually take deer over moose (not that I would ever pass on someone sharing some moose meat with me). Alas I don't have much time for recreational hunting these days.
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    That Orc Keeps it Simple

    Hey all, I'm scaling this challenge back a bit. Every time I try to commit to some new habit or what have you, life tends to stop by and makes said changes impractical. I also feel like having lifting goals is lazy, since I would be doing it regardless of the challenges. Starting on the 9th, Challenge the 1st is to make a daily post related to nature. I'm fortunate enough to live on a small farm and I'm out & bout every single day with the dogs. There is plenty of plant & wildlife encountered, so each day I'll do a little journal entry about some plant or animal encountered, its uses and role in the grand scheme of things. It's hard to take pictures when holding on to two energetic dogs, so you'll have to be satisfied with whatever I pull of the intarwebz. Challenge the 2nd is to pick one section of the house to clean. I usually wake up at 3 AM, and by the time I have tended to the dogs, gone to work, ran errads/groceries, walked the dogs, lifted weights, walked the dogs again I -barely- have enough energy to stay awake until 7 PM bedtime regardless of caffeine. Not gonna lie, I've fallen asleep after a 400 mg caffeine pre-workout before. Things tend to get disorganized and untidy pretty quickly with me. Each Monday I'll post before pics of an area I want to clean, and after pics the following Sunday with the progress I've made. I am relying on you, the masses, to heap shame upon me if I cannot complete my task.
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