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Has anyone here seen Misfits? I think the character Simon is actually, really, one of us!

Love Misfits, love Simon!  :)  And I think you're right!

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Love Misfits, love Simon!  :)  And I think you're right!

:)

 

Yes!! I love Simon!! The actor is in Game of Thrones this season as well :-)

Really? I might have to actually watch it then. Been avoiding it because the books make me want to set fire to the author. 

Who does he play? 

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Oh man I really like the books!  The television series, to me, is very different from the books.  I still like it in it's own way though.

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Hey guys, I will soon need some help for my secret project, the one I started during the previous challenge. I will need one or 2 persons with some good knowledge in BW exercises, from beginner to elite with their variations. There will be a bunch of work to do, so if you are willing to help, be prepared :D

 

Thanks a bunch :)

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Hey guys, I will soon need some help for my secret project, the one I started during the previous challenge. I will need one or 2 persons with some good knowledge in BW exercises, from beginner to elite with their variations. There will be a bunch of work to do, so if you are willing to help, be prepared :D

 

Thanks a bunch :)

I'd be willing to help - not sure I know enough, but I can try!

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Really? I might have to actually watch it then. Been avoiding it because the books make me want to set fire to the author.

Who does he play?

Not sure, its a small supporting role. Not sure if a name has been given and I havnt made it very far into the 3rd book yet so that's no help!

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Hey guys, I will soon need some help for my secret project, the one I started during the previous challenge. I will need one or 2 persons with some good knowledge in BW exercises, from beginner to elite with their variations. There will be a bunch of work to do, so if you are willing to help, be prepared :D

 

Thanks a bunch :)

hey me too i am at beginner level can do 2 sets of 18 pushups, 2 sets of 7 pullups, 2 sets of 10 one legged squats (with support for balance) would love to help if i can  

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Fellow Assassins, I regret to inform you that I must withdraw from this current 6-Week Challenge.  Think of it not as  I have had some serious priority shifts happen, and I will be unable to continue. Nothing bad or ill-fated has happened, in fact these priority shifts are quite the opposite. However, they require a serious amount of my (no-longer) off-time. I know some of you have probably been wondering where I have disappeared to, and this should explain my absence. Think of it of it not as my leaving, but more of withdrawing into the shadows. I will still be around and rooting for you all, but I will no longer personally be participating.

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Fellow Assassins, I regret to inform you that I must withdraw from this current 6-Week Challenge.  Think of it not as  I have had some serious priority shifts happen, and I will be unable to continue. Nothing bad or ill-fated has happened, in fact these priority shifts are quite the opposite. However, they require a serious amount of my (no-longer) off-time. I know some of you have probably been wondering where I have disappeared to, and this should explain my absence. Think of it of it not as my leaving, but more of withdrawing into the shadows. I will still be around and rooting for you all, but I will no longer personally be participating.

 

Thank you for your update and good luck with your new endeavors!!!

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New article by Al Kavadlo: Body Double: Bodyweight Alternatives to Strength Training Classics.  Not new info. for most Assassins, but it's cool to see the word spreading!

I wish Al wasn't so anti-GHR's.

Yes there is a sub to the deadlift, the ghetto GHR.

Al never mentions them because he hates the exercise. Most of the issues can be solved with minor modifications to the setup and approach.

- They aren't bad for your knees if your kneecaps can move freely. This is why something like a rolled up towel just below your knees to act as a contact point is a must.

- Pad up the ankles/heel so they don't put undue stress on the achilles.

- Hands out in front for a long, long time. Knee hyperextension is bad, don't put yourself in a situation where it can happen, always keep a little kink in the knee. Make sure your hands can stop you before you get to hyperextension. Hands out in front will also prevent broken noses.

- Take it easy on the negatives. Negatives trash your muscles, the stronger you get, the more extreme the effect. Until you are strong enough to do them unassisted, every rep will include a negative. Half ass many/most of the negatives, put your high effort work into the positive part of the reps.

Ghetto GHR's aren't a true sub to the deadlift but close. Especially when in the context of a full bodyweight program, which will usually include more back work, lower/upper, than a weight program. The GHR's fill the hole for extra posterior chain leg work.

But really I think the attempted link between weight work and bodyweight work needs to be broken. People need to understand a complete bodyweight program on its own merits. Comparing to weights will always make it seem inferior. General strength and physique results are comparable. When you get into "doing X means you can bench Y" is very much the wrong way of looking at it, specificity will always make weights win out when we measure strength against weights. Each has their benefits, weights are easy to learn and add load to; bodyweight will leave you with much more well rounded shoulder girdle strength, a much stronger core, and much better balance in the lower body as compared to weights, but it is far more complex to learn.

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I wish Al wasn't so anti-GHR's.

Yes there is a sub to the deadlift, the ghetto GHR.

Al never mentions them because he hates the exercise. Most of the issues can be solved with minor modifications to the setup and approach.

- They aren't bad for your knees if your kneecaps can move freely. This is why something like a rolled up towel just below your knees to act as a contact point is a must.

- Pad up the ankles/heel so they don't put undue stress on the achilles.

- Hands out in front for a long, long time. Knee hyperextension is bad, don't put yourself in a situation where it can happen, always keep a little kink in the knee. Make sure your hands can stop you before you get to hyperextension. Hands out in front will also prevent broken noses.

- Take it easy on the negatives. Negatives trash your muscles, the stronger you get, the more extreme the effect. Until you are strong enough to do them unassisted, every rep will include a negative. Half ass many/most of the negatives, put your high effort work into the positive part of the reps.

Ghetto GHR's aren't a true sub to the deadlift but close. Especially when in the context of a full bodyweight program, which will usually include more back work, lower/upper, than a weight program. The GHR's fill the hole for extra posterior chain leg work.

But really I think the attempted link between weight work and bodyweight work needs to be broken. People need to understand a complete bodyweight program on its own merits. Comparing to weights will always make it seem inferior. General strength and physique results are comparable. When you get into "doing X means you can bench Y" is very much the wrong way of looking at it, specificity will always make weights win out when we measure strength against weights. Each has their benefits, weights are easy to learn and add load to; bodyweight will leave you with much more well rounded shoulder girdle strength, a much stronger core, and much better balance in the lower body as compared to weights, but it is far more complex to learn.

 

What kind of a setup do you use for these?

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