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Br0din   
15 minutes ago, Laghail said:

I think I can safely speak for @Emerald_Dragonfly when I say, please no questions about sex, religion, or politics. We like to have fun, but lets keep things manageable.

 

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We will ask what we want.

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RedStone   
1 hour ago, Laghail said:

I think I can safely speak for @Emerald_Dragonfly when I say, please no questions about sex, religion, or politics. We like to have fun, but lets keep things manageable.

 

1 hour ago, Br0din said:

 

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We will ask what we want.

 

This feels like a dare...

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Br0din   
8 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

I was really looking forward to asking how babies were made....

 

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Juni0r83   

What keeps the two of you working on the things that you know you need to do, nut aren't necessarily motivated or want to do?

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RedStone   
3 hours ago, Br0din said:

 

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If this is how you're doing it, I miiiiight have an idea as to why you're frustrated.... DM for details champ ;) 

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RedStone   
6 hours ago, Laghail said:

I think I can safely speak for @Emerald_Dragonfly when I say, please no questions about sex, religion, or politics. We like to have fun, but lets keep things manageable.

 

So. @Laghail and @Emerald_Dragonfly in the name of decency and nothing weird or potentially offensive, please answer the following three questions:

 

1: You are a praying mantis in heat. Would rather: lose your head afterwards, or devour your partners head? Trick question! You're both warriors :P  So. How would you prepare your partners head? Recipes appreciated.

 

2: How much can Jesus bench, bro? And how long would it take for him to rise from the deadlift? (Too soon?)

 

3: Who would win in a fight? Ghandi or Martin Luthor King Jr. Show your work. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Laghail said:

I think I can safely speak for @Emerald_Dragonfly when I say, please no questions about sex, religion, or politics. We like to have fun, but lets keep things manageable.

 

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4 hours ago, RedStone said:

This feels like a dare...

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4 hours ago, Grumble said:


@Emerald_Dragonfly@Laghail

 

 

What inspired you to start lifting heavy things? Has that inspiration changed and if so, why?

 

I started doing the NF Body Weight Program as part of my weight loss journey.  The only part that I liked were the DB Rows.  Before I knew it, I had gone from 3 lb pink dumbbells and was laughing at the clerk in Dick's Sporting Goods for offering to carry my 35 pounders.  I figured if I liked it, I was way more likely to keep doing it.  I wasn't wrong.  I searched for a trainer, couldn't find one, cried on here, and was told by @elvenengineer and KBGirl (who won't tag for some reason) that I could post all the form checks and vids I wanted,  that NF would help.  My very first BB workout is still in the form check section, lol. 

 

I am down significantly since then, but I can't say that my inspiration has changed.  I still want to lose more fat.  But my inspiration has evolved to include being STRONG, too. 

 

4 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

I was really looking forward to asking how babies were made....

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24 minutes ago, Juni0r83 said:

What keeps the two of you working on the things that you know you need to do, nut aren't necessarily motivated or want to do?

Physically?  SL was my driving force for so long that I am not sure that I have enough experience to answer that, yet.  There have been times that I have suffered through a tough workout because I didn't want to have to tell you guys that I sucked.  So you guys are my  motivation!  Also, I have a coach now, and I do not ever want to let her down, either.  So if she goes to the effort to write it in my program, I figure that I had better go through the effort of getting it done.  :-)

 

4 minutes ago, RedStone said:

 

So. @Laghail and @Emerald_Dragonfly in the name of decency and nothing weird or potentially offensive, please answer the following three questions:

 

1: You are a praying mantis in heat. Would rather: lose your head afterwards, or devour your partners head? Trick question! You're both warriors :P  So. How would you prepare your partners head? Recipes appreciated.

 

2: How much can Jesus bench, bro? And how long would it take for him to rise from the deadlift? (Too soon?)

 

3: Who would win in a fight? Ghandi or Martin Luthor King Jr. Show your work.

 

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3.  A bit of NSFW language.  Key & Peale are very much "watch at your own risk"...

 

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Laghail   
7 hours ago, Laghail said:

I think I can safely speak for @Emerald_Dragonfly when I say, please no questions about sex, religion, or politics. We like to have fun, but lets keep things manageable.

 

Damn autocorrect. I mean "please, only questions about..."

whatevs 

 

5 hours ago, Grumble said:

What inspired you to start lifting heavy things? Has that inspiration changed and if so, why?

 

I always did medium/heavy labor as either a full time job, or a side job after I went white collar, so lifting was a really good fit, but I got into lifting trying to get in better shape. 

Really, I wanted to get less fat because I was looking into applying for jobs overseas and resumes in a few places require a photo with the resume and I didn't want to be the chubby American in their stack of applications. Secondary reasons were my father in law, who's a wonderful man if also heavyset, getting a double knee and single hip replacement and me not wanting him to be my future. Also seeing my wife get a multiple autoimmune disease diagnosis made me want to maybe sidestep additional medica complications for our family, and chubby dudes get heart attacks. 

Eventually grabbed a gym membership so I could do more than random cardio or calethenics at home, and SL was my first program, something about Mehndi being pushy enough that my fundamentalism conditioned brain recognized a one true prophet. 

 

5 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

I was really looking forward to asking how babies were made....

 

Babies are brewed from liquid poverty and some kind of white hole that only emits human filth. A brown hole perhaps?

 

1 hour ago, Juni0r83 said:

What keeps the two of you working on the things that you know you need to do, nut aren't necessarily motivated or want to do?

 

I don't. I don't do things I don't want to. But I'm an adult so I usually have layers of feelings about things. I don't want to go to bullshit happy hour work social things, but I do want a tranquil relationship with my boss, but I don't want the carbs, but I don't want to be out later than 8ish unless I like the people I'm with. Being an adult for me means recognizing the higher priority wants buried in a decision and maintaining an awareness that I actually do want to go to the bullshit social thing, but maybe only once a quarter. For fitness? The only real "don't want to"  for me is consistent tracking. Running can be fun, lifting is fun, yoga is life saving, but tracking is the devil. I'm good for 3-4 days before i forget for a day and then say fuck it for another week. I'm keto-ing ATM just so bouts of shitty tracking don't sink me. 

 

1 hour ago, RedStone said:

 

So. @Laghail and @Emerald_Dragonfly in the name of decency and nothing weird or potentially offensive, please answer the following three questions:

 

1: You are a praying mantis in heat. Would rather: lose your head afterwards, or devour your partners head? Trick question! You're both warriors   So. How would you prepare your partners head? Recipes appreciated.

 

2: How much can Jesus bench, bro? And how long would it take for him to rise from the deadlift? (Too soon?)

 

3: Who would win in a fight? Ghandi or Martin Luthor King Jr. Show your work. 

 

1. Stuffed like a bell pepper with an andouille sausage and wild rice stuffing. But if we're praying mantises, the bare pair of rice grains that would fit in our insect skulls is fairly anti-climactic. 

2. I think the historical Jesus would have been a stone worker as much as a carpenter, the word that's translated into English means more a craftsman than strictly a woodworker. See also, yoked AF. How much would he bench? More than you bro, more than you.

Deadlift, ehh, 3 days to get it up.... maybe he's a bench specialist. 

3. MLK JR, hands down. Both men were martyrs for peace, but the reverend was a PR genius and a philanderer on the side. I respect a man that will die for his ideals, but I don't trust saints, and I'd rather have the cheater of the two on my side. 

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wildross   
17 minutes ago, Laghail said:

 

2. I think the historical Jesus would have been a stone worker as much as a carpenter, the word that's translated into English means more a craftsman than strictly a woodworker. See also, yoked AF. How much would he bench? More than you bro, more than you.

Deadlift, ehh, 3 days to get it up.... maybe he's a bench specialist. 

3. MLK JR, hands down. Both men were martyrs for peace, but the reverend was a PR genius and a philanderer on the side. I respect a man that will die for his ideals, but I don't trust saints, and I'd rather have the cheater of the two on my side. 

I think almost any adult male of antiquity would crush all but the most elite athletes of today.  Heck, most of the women probably would.  I know my dad and the other men of his generation (born in the 30's) that I grew up around were ridiculously strong compared to me/us.  My dad (who was 5'9" and about 170#) killed a grown ram by punching it in the head when he was angry.

 

In order to test his self control, Ghandi slept with young women who weren't his wife (with the intention of not having sex).  He admitted to often failing the test.  No record of what his wife thought of his testing techniques.  

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11 hours ago, Laghail said:

Running can be fun, lifting is fun, yoga is life saving, but tracking is the devil. I'm good for 3-4 days before i forget for a day and then say fuck it for another week. 

Truth.

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On 8/10/2017 at 10:40 PM, wildross said:

I think almost any adult male of antiquity would crush all but the most elite athletes of today.  Heck, most of the women probably would.  I know my dad and the other men of his generation (born in the 30's) that I grew up around were ridiculously strong compared to me/us.  My dad (who was 5'9" and about 170#) killed a grown ram by punching it in the head when he was angry.

 

Very recently, I called Bull when my father was quoting something he read about soldiers in Afghanistan having to carry a load of 70 kg / 154 pounds for a daily patrol.  Then I started looking up the issue online and found articles like this one:

https://mwi.usma.edu/the-overweight-infantryman/

 

How much did an ancient Greek or Roman soldier's equipment weigh?
 

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From the ancient Greek hoplite all the way up through the American Civil War infantryman, the overall weight carried by a foot soldier changed very little, holding steady at about forty pounds. Infantrymen didn’t see a significant jump in their load until the beginning of the twentieth century. During World War I infantry loads increased by 50 percent, up to over sixty pounds. World War II saw those loads increase again, to 80–100 pounds, depending on the type of weapon system the soldier carried.

 

 

On 8/10/2017 at 10:16 PM, Laghail said:

2. I think the historical Jesus

 

invented the deadlift, bro!

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Laghail   
1 hour ago, miss_marissa said:

@Emerald_Dragonfly @Laghail

 

What would you say is your favorite lift and why? What is your strongest lift?

 

My favorite lift is the one that's growing the most in the last month. Seriously. Bench is the slowest growing of the big three for me, but when I can eek out those 5 or 10 lb hops once a year, all is instantly forgiven. DL was growing the best over the summer, so it's been bae for a while, but by ratio, squat is my best lift. This article suggests than of male lifters (strength sport and non-strength sport athletes), a deadlift/squat ratio of 1.2 and bench/squat ratio of 0.75 is normal. Currently I'm at a deadlift/squat of 1.16 and bench/squat (touch/paused) of 0.69/0.67; or squat is out performing the other two.

Favorite lift outside of PL? If I had gym angels on my shoulder, when they aren't haranguing me in unison to do more mobility and conditioning work, they'd be arguing about prioritizing either functional strength or wilks. The functional angel remembers being a not-especially athletic kid and therefore has a fetish for compound body weight movements (pull-ups and TTB are this angel's cocaine) and an array of cardio to ape outdoor sports, rowing-running-biking; that angel is hellbent on being able to participate in whatever PE bullshit the other kids wanna do, just don't pick me last, fuckers. The wilks angel wants me to deadlift, eat pizza, and go nap. The three of us are working on a compromise.

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Laghail   
9 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:

 

How much did an ancient Greek or Roman soldier's equipment weigh?

 

 

@Agnarr, how much do reenactors ruck around? 

Edit: Or @Taddea Zhaan. Tagging didn't like you for a min.

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Grumble   
5 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:

Very recently, I called Bull when my father was quoting something he read about soldiers in Afghanistan having to carry a load of 70 kg / 154 pounds for a daily patrol.  Then I started looking up the issue online and found articles like this one:

 

As a support MOS Soldier, I can tell you I was carrying far more than expected 40 lbs of gear on brief excursions. It's not as bad as marines, but still a lot. 

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