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Many children of the 80s revere "The Lady" as the finest helicopter in existence.

I am among them.

 

Fixed wing aircraft must maintain a minimum forward velocity in order for the air to move over the wings fast enough to create sufficient lift to keep them in the air. Should an aircraft slow the to the minimum speed safety devices should warn the pilot they are at "stall speed." If the aircraft dips below stall speed, the wings will no longer generate sufficient lift and the aircraft will fall from the sky. Rotary wing aircraft, however, generate lift by moving their blades in a circular motion at very high RPM. If the tail rotor provides sufficient force to counteract the rotation of the main rotor, the helicopter can hover, appearing motionless in mid-air. Maintaining a hover is considerably difficult, as constant adjustments must be made to allow for the natural air currents around the aircraft.

 

In fitness, when progress stops unintentionally an athlete is said to have stalled. However, when someone stops their progress intentionally, they can call it a "hover" and make it the theme of their challenge.

 

I've been slowly progressing with KettleBells after a complete respawn. I'm writing all this out a week before zeroweek starts, and assuming I'll be at six reps for all exercises on the NF beginner KettleBell workout. My plan is to stay at six reps for at least four weeks beginning with zero week before adding anymore reps. I'm doing this to let my body adapt so I can improve safely and steadily, and also to work on form on the reverse lunges. Those who have followed me in the past know the only thing I hate more than burpees are lunges, and the only thing I hate more than lunges are burpees. I still don't get down to full depth on the reverse lunges, my knees freak out and I stop about halfway down. I'm going to work on getting lower in the lunge. I'll shoot for two to three KB workouts a week. Stretching or going for walks on off days are a bonus.

 

I'll also keep cooking. Those of you who don't know me, be warned. Don't come read this thread if you are hungry.

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22 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Don't come read this thread if you are hungry.

Seriously, don't do it!

Hover, I would have never thought to call it that but it makes so much sense!

 

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Here! I thought your challenge was all about hoovers when I first read it. Cometh the hour, cometh the hero

 

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Here for the intentional suspension of forward movement

 

Your explanatory paragraph reminds me of an Air Force friend of mine who often said "If the wings are moving faster than the fuselage, the aircraft is inherently unstable and therefore unsafe" to explain why he only flew in fixed wing aircraft

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3 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Here for the intentional suspension of forward movement

 

Your explanatory paragraph reminds me of an Air Force friend of mine who often said "If the wings are moving faster than the fuselage, the aircraft is inherently unstable and therefore unsafe" to explain why he only flew in fixed wing aircraft

 

I'm reminded of the fact that walking is only controlled falling, and is inherently unstable. Though, admittedly, we don't tend to do it thousands of feet above the ground.

 

(I admire your friend's point of view. That is the sort of geeky and opinionated grip on physics I can relate to. But darned if I don't also admire the engineering and maneuverability in a helicopter, because that is a sort of geeky and opinionated grip on physics, too.)

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On 8/30/2021 at 7:55 PM, RES said:

Seriously, don't do it!

Hover, I would have never thought to call it that but it makes so much sense!

 

Thanks, I felt pretty clever.

On 8/30/2021 at 9:53 PM, sarakingdom said:

Thanks, I am now very close to an A-Team challenge.

 

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Good idea foo.

On 9/1/2021 at 6:05 AM, deftona said:

Here! I thought your challenge was all about hoovers when I first read it. Cometh the hour, cometh the hero

 

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That seems like a really sucky way to drink beer. 

14 hours ago, Heidi said:

Here for moral support, A Team goodness, and to get inspired to eat.

I shall not fail thee.

8 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Here for the intentional suspension of forward movement

 

Your explanatory paragraph reminds me of an Air Force friend of mine who often said "If the wings are moving faster than the fuselage, the aircraft is inherently unstable and therefore unsafe" to explain why he only flew in fixed wing aircraft

The friend is not wrong, but Airwolf is really cool. 

5 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

I'm reminded of the fact that walking is only controlled falling, and is inherently unstable. Though, admittedly, we don't tend to do it thousands of feet above the ground.

 

(I admire your friend's point of view. That is the sort of geeky and opinionated grip on physics I can relate to. But darned if I don't also admire the engineering and maneuverability in a helicopter, because that is a sort of geeky and opinionated grip on physics, too.)

I'm with you on helicopters. I got to ride in one once and it was awesome.

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On 8/30/2021 at 8:53 PM, sarakingdom said:

Thanks, I am now very close to an A-Team challenge.

 

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2 hours ago, Happienumber said:

Iconic.

:) 

38 minutes ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

Hover away, friend! And GASP!!! LUNGES.  
 

who are you REALLY?

 

I’ll be cheering for your knees and your awesome not progress!! 🙂

They are reverse lunges. I still don't like them.

21 minutes ago, Scaly Freak said:

 

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Did you know there was an A-Team episode that featured the same model of Helicopter used on Airwolf?
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Little Kid me darn near lost his mind when I saw that.

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There's some Airwolf trivia for ya...

 

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Hover is an excellent fitness concept! I like it. I also wish you great fortitude and stoicism with regards to the dread lunges and any other fell exercises (i assume burpies have been defeated once and for all and will never be sighted in these lands again)

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I love this idea!! Here to follow for awesomeness!

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There's some Airwolf trivia for ya...

 

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Youtube has some video of his Airowlf Episode.

11 hours ago, Harriet said:

Hover is an excellent fitness concept! I like it. I also wish you great fortitude and stoicism with regards to the dread lunges and any other fell exercises (i assume burpies have been defeated once and for all and will never be sighted in these lands again)

Burpies are off doing their own thing. To paraphrase Heidi, "I have no enemies if I don't let them make me fight."

10 hours ago, annyshay said:

Hover! I like it. Good luck with the reverse lunges. They are a mighty foe!

Thank you!

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I love this idea!! Here to follow for awesomeness!

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1 hour ago, Big_Show said:

Happy hovering!

Thank you!

 

 

 

Today is a good day. Sra. Tanque is home for the US holiday, so I came in to work like normal instead of staying home with Little Bit (For those who didn't follow last challenge, her daycare class got closed for two weeks due to a COVID scare). Gotta get that holiday pay. I did KBs in the morning. In the initial post I expected to already be on 6 reps for each set, but that didn't happen due to the aforementioned school situation. Today was 6,5,5, and it was an appropriate challenge. I also cooked lunch before coming in to work. I put some cubed butternut squash on a baking tray lined with foil, and seasoned it with olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried thyme. I stirred and put it in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes. Meanwhile I cut up some chicken thighs (I held them over a skillet and cut them with chicken shears, it's faster, easier, and you don't have to clean raw meat juice off a cutting board) and cooked them in avocado oil till the excess liquid rendered out, then drained that from the pan and added salt, pepper, fresh chopped rosemary, dried thyme, garlic powder and white wine vinegar. Then I took the squash out of the oven, moved it to one side of the pan, and added about 20 ounces of broccoli florets and seasoned them the same way as the squash. It went back in the oven for another ten minutes, while the chicken had time to brown. It was all delicious.

 

Remember, you were warned not to come here hungry.

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18 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Remember, you were warned not to come here hungry.


I patently refuse to follow that advice. 

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I patently refuse to follow that advice. 

Then I hope pain is something you enjoy.

30 minutes ago, Happienumber said:

 

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What, praytell, are chicken shears?

A Freudian typo. I meant kitchen shears. 

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38 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

 

A Freudian typo. I meant kitchen shears. 

I never thought of shears for cutting up chicken. I recently was enlightened to it for herbs and veggies and I'm like "WHOA." But I can see chicken possibilities now too.  BUT Isn't it harder to clean shears? Hmmm...I do like that you have LESS clean up though and no meat juice on the countertops.

We have a Meat Cutting Board and a Not Meat Cutting Board. And you can't mix them up. OR YOU DIE*

 

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On 9/5/2021 at 7:46 AM, WhiteGhost said:

Here for the intentional suspension of forward movement

 

Your explanatory paragraph reminds me of an Air Force friend of mine who often said "If the wings are moving faster than the fuselage, the aircraft is inherently unstable and therefore unsafe" to explain why he only flew in fixed wing aircraft

Aren't all fighter planes inherently unstable though?

 

Love the hover idea!

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Love Air Wolf!  (Also a lover of A-Team)  ((and more embarrassingly, Greatest American Hero, lol))

 

This is a great set up, and to use Commander Shepard quote (of which I am allowed, because I am Command Shepard) - This is the greatest set up on the citadel.

 

Also, as a one time lover of military aircraft, the AV-8B Harrier can also hover, and it got its name from the harrier hawk, which ALSO hovers!

 

 

All this to say, lots of awesome things hover!!

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