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About Niccolo

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  • Birthday 01/14/1983

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  1. The gods of gains are fickle beasts. Tested both today. Got the heaviest I have since April, so that's good. Time to work toward my next meet in October. Snatch: 70, 75x, 75x Clean and jerk: 95, 100, 105x Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. My training cycle was terrible this last round with sickness and a nagging injury. I literally started squatting again three weeks ago after a month off completely and another month and a half of workouts with no squats. That being said, I've felt better this week. And my gym decided to test maxes this Saturday. And it's Singlet Saturday. So I guess I'm in. Not expecting spectacular, but it'll be nice to get heavy.
  3. I'm flattered, Mr. RaideR. However, the last few months have been...rebuilding for me. I've had sickness and injury to overcome. Hopefully, things will get better soon, since I just caught bronchitis. /ugh
  4. I found several recipes for dandelion wine online, but I would love to see yours too. I've never thought to make herb wines before, but I definitely want to try those. Sassafras isn't native to my part of the country (northwest), but I may be able to track some down. It would be interesting to brew with. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Fascinating! I want to try some of these. Gotta start harvesting dandelions now.
  6. Awesome! I'll see if I can find some to try this out! Here's hoping yours ends up well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. From my experience, using baking yeast is not ideal, but works well for first brews. The flavor will be a bit different than you'd expect if you used wine-specific yeast. Also, it may not go after all of the sugars and fully digest them into alcohol. Nothing bad, but may not end up exactly as the recipe ordered. One thing to watch out for is, as I mentioned above, you may not get a full fermentation because the mixture may have too little nutrients in it. If the yeast doesn't have enough nutrients, they can start to cannibalize the dead yeast, which can create a soapy flavor.
  8. Suuure. Take advantage of my sickness to beat me. 2018 will come sooner than you think! I'll get you next time, Endor Ranger!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Well, I came down with the plague this week, so I can't do the last workout in time for it to count. I can barely stand for more than a few minutes, so a workout like this is certainly out of the question. Oh well. Health is more important than the Open. I'll come back next year, hopefully healthy for the entire 5 weeks. Good job everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The deadlifts were about 3-4 minutes. I did sets of 5 with 5-8 seconds rest between. Wall balls were sets of 8ish. Just didn't have my usual strength on the row. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Way to go Endor!!! I got 40 cal on the row, which handily beat my score from last year. Woot woot!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I was most of the way through the row last year, if I remember right. My goal is to get to the HSPU this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I'm excited for the repeat! Looking forward to trying to beat my score from last year. I really enjoy my box's Friday Night Lights setup. They run heats all afternoon from about 3 to 9 pm with big crowds watching and cheering the entire time. They also bring in a DJ and have party lighting going on the entire time. It's a trip working out there.
  14. Dude. You have no idea how much your post means to me. I seriously had to take a moment after reading it, because it sounds so much like me. I’ve spent years chasing my rabbits, trying to catch them. I’ve managed to beat them on a few workouts that favored me, but as I got better, so did they. It’s pushed me to find precision (which I still don’t have), find strength, and find speed that I didn’t know I had just to keep up. I never thought that I could be that person for someone else. So, thank you, sincerely, for say
  15. Also, I'm really entertained how everyone thinks that I'm a badass. I'm flattered, but I don't know if I can live up to the expectations. Meh. Less worry. More badassery.
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