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Football / Re: NFL Combine 2020
« on: Today at 03:12:55 am »
seems dumbs to start a new thread about this but the combine is upon us again and i was reminded of one of the craziest combine moments ever. four years ago, byron jones broke the world record in the broad jump bob beamon-style, hitting 12'3", which is 8" farther than any other player since 2003. NFL verticals may be a little goosed because of how they measure reach but you can't fake a broad jump. pay attention to the other DB standing in the background at 0:04.

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44.5 inch vertical and 4.36 40 yard as well, which certainly contradicts his combine profile.

"Not a quick-twitch athlete".

"BOTTOM LINE Instinctive cornerback with good size and adequate speed. Has the ball skills and anticipation needed for the position. Jones' balance and overall athleticism could be a concern in man coverage and his season-ending shoulder injury will need to be examined. He would be an interesting free safety prospect with his instincts, but might lack the physicality for the position".

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:42:14 am »
BW- 91.8

147.5x1 (325lbs)

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Hamstring Curls-

Chin Ups-

Jump Rope-
40 skips

Walked 3km @ 6km/h
Jogged 500mx2 @ 13.5 & 13.6km/h respectively

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: February 25, 2020, 05:36:01 am »
i'm gonna go out on a limb and say the last book is full of shit.

I haven't read the book but I can imagine the message. Don't rely on others and make money to look after yourself. He/it may not be to everyone's liking but I think it's a message more people need to listen to. Making money is a different kind game to what everyone is taught in school.

the lie is deeper than that, though. the US welfare system is strained because people like donald trump want it to be. we have the resources to do a better, fairer job looking after each other than we do. that we don't is a political choice, and it's one that books like that play a part in supporting.

i'm not saying making money is wrong, or that self-help books focusing on how to invest better or save or whatever are all useless or false. you're right: we don't learn nearly enough in school about how money and finance work and if you're not born rich there's no obvious place to start learning stuff like that. i've got a book like that on the shelf: the millionaire teacher. but i haven't read it because thinking about money and investing and long-term and blah blah blah is intimidating and it's easier to muddle through.

but convincing poor people that the government can't help them, that any sense of collective responsibility is a constraint on individual potential, and they should rely on themselves is one of the most important strategies of economic and political elites have used to drive the concentration of wealth at the top, the gradual hollowing out of the middle class, and worsening quality of life for the poor in the US, UK, and other places over the last 40 years (not to mention a lot of other problems). i mean, class mobility is worse in the US than in the UK, which still has a real live aristocracy. plus, human beings are social, we rely on each other all the time! the idea that we don't or shouldn't is ludicrous, and it's worth thinking about who that idea serves. the 20th-century ideal of a man who goes out and works to feed his family of four while his wife takes care of the kids and the house relies on the wife taking care of the kids and the house without being paid. erasing that interconnectedness and reinforcing the idea that everyone is an individual whose sole purpose is to maximize their own gain is just wrong.

so sure, look out for yourself, try to make more money, yeah. but i wish more people would think about how to make our shared institutions do a better job of looking out for everyone. and for the love of god, who on earth would take financial advice from donald fucking trump? born rich as hell, a deeply terrible businessman who's gone bankrupt multiple times only to be bailed out repeatedly by his racist slumlord father, he'd be richer than he is today if he'd put the cash daddy gave him in an index fund and then sat back and done nothing. and he's now a deeply corrupt president who is using the US government as a way to funnel cash to his businesses. anything he has to say about finance is either stolen from somebody else -- in which case just go read that person -- or a lie.

 I saw the book in the library and decided to give it a read. I remember about 7 years ago I read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and thought it was a great book at the time. It was different than the usual finance books that all have the same 'live below your means and save x amount' and eventually you'll be financially secure. Kiyosaki claims that saving is a waste of money because since the US came off the gold standard, banks just print money so inflation makes money worthless. Therefore, he advocates for investing in assets by using other people's money (OPM). The major point Kiyosaki omits is that in order to borrow OPM you have to have a sizable income. Rather then avoiding debt Kiyosaki explains the difference between good debt (assets that produce income) and bad debt and advocates for people not being afraid to use debt and leverage in order to build up a sufficient asset base.

Literally half the book was just shameless self-promotion from Kiyosaki and Trump bragging about their wealth and the 90/10 rule. 90% of businesses fail while the other 10% thrive. They expect that in an increasingly globalised society this trend will become more entrenched. Ageing populations throughout the developed world were used as another the reason why the USA will not be able to provide adequate welfare for pensioners in the future.

The irony is that Trump and Republican politicians always claim that there isn't enough money to fund welfare, education and government services and are continually looking for "efficiencies". Yet they have no qualms about tax cuts that drain revenue and increase budget deficits, which they use as the justification for cutting services. In South Korea their currently undertaking uncoventional economic policy. The government has raised the minimum wage significantly and plans to fiscally stimulate the economy through increasing the public service and infrastructure spending. If the experiment is successful other countries may take note instead of following the same 'trickle down' policies and privitisation schemes, which have been implemented since Thatcher/Reagan in the 1980's.

Personally I hope for the best. Although, I'm preparing myself for the worst and investing for a rainy day.

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: February 23, 2020, 06:19:01 am »

Very alarmist book wrote in 2014 and none of the predictions came true. Quite opposite with booming real esate and share markets!

Book co-wrote by Robert Kiyosaki and Trump with most of the contribution coming from Kiyosaki. They discuss how the US system of pensions/welfare is unsustainable and how you can't depend upon the government to look after you.

Boxing / Re: Misc Boxing News
« on: February 23, 2020, 03:23:01 am »

fury punctured wilder's ear drum in the first knockdown (blood coming out of his ear), and potentially broke wilder's jaw before that, from the looks of the blood in his mouth.

not sure how wilder hung in there that long, looking so wrecked. he couldn't do anything though, seemed so weakened/unstable from that first knock down.

sux. bummed.

gypsy king dominant performance.

That's a good observation about getting hit in the ear.  Ears have a strong link with your body's sense of balance.

Boxing / Re: Misc Boxing News
« on: February 22, 2020, 02:15:14 am »
I'm going for the Gypsy King!

If it's anything like their last fight it will be amazing.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: February 22, 2020, 01:42:16 am »
BW- 91.7

122.5x1 (270lbs)
107.5x3 Prior to the workout I was aiming for 4 reps for this set but I didn't rest long enough. I probably would've grinded out a rept but I didn't attempt to.

Incline DB Bench-

Romain Chair Crunches-

Jump Rope-
30 skips + 5 skips on left + right leg

Walked for 4km @ 6km/h
Jogged for 500mx2 @ 13.3 & 13.4km/h respectively

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: February 20, 2020, 07:50:51 am »
Rest day.

It was ironic that I mentioned my will to play rugby again in my journal. Rugby pre-season has commenced and there is a league and union pre-season comp this weekend.

So far I have had offers to join 1 union club and 3 league clubs in the last 2 days over facebook. I'm grateful that they've kept me in mind but I"M INJURED!!!

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: February 19, 2020, 08:29:41 am »
BW- 92.0

145x1 (320lbs)

Leg Curls-

Chin Ups-

Jump Rope-
25 skips

Walked 4km @ 6km/h
Jogged 500mx2 @ 13.1km & 13.2km/h


135 x 5, 8

225 x 3, 5

315 x 1, 1  no pause but made depth almost pinned.

shoulder work with standing db

What's your bodyweight now?

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: February 18, 2020, 07:22:28 am »
BW- 92.2

110x3 this felt easier then last time I did 110x3

Bench Negatives-

Row Machine-

I was planning on doing chin ups but my lats felt pretty beat up after the rows so I did push ups instead.

Push Ups-

Jump Rope-
20 skips

Walked 3km @ 6km/h
Jogged 500m @ 12.9km/h
Jogged 500m @ 13.0 km/h

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: February 18, 2020, 07:18:04 am »
400 pounds!  :highfive:

Next goal get up to 450 :highfive:

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: February 16, 2020, 01:30:57 am »
BW- 92.3

Lat Pulldown Machine-

Trap Bar Deadlift-
182.5x1 (402lbs)

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Roman Chair Crunches-

Walked for 3km @ 6km/h
Jogged 500m @ 12.7km/h
Jogged 500m @ 12.8km/h

Jump Rope-
14 skips

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: February 14, 2020, 10:13:35 am »
Fri (14/2/2020)
Recovery BS 6x2x110
BP 5x6x80, 5x80
Dips 15x5kg, 14x5kg, 14xBW
KB swings
Row 8:30, Bike 8:30

On the last set of bench i knew i most probably didnt have a 6 in me (the previous set's 6th was a very very slow and grindy max effort) so i asked someone to watch over me in case i failed. Made him stop like 5m away and insisted only if i fail, and which he found confusing cos he was no doubt thinking is this guy for real, who doesn't know how to spot a bench? and ofc, the first 4 went up smoothly, 5th slowed down a bit and i didnt want to deal with someone interveing so i just stopped the set at 5 instead of attempting a 6th rep. lol. i miss my old gym which had a safety setup ..

I don't think I could ever go back to a gym without a power rack these days. 100% about the spotters as well. Years ago when I trained at Fitness First (they are now called Goodlife) there were no power racks and whenever I wanted to bench heavy I'd need a spot. Half the time the spotter would assist me when I was trying to grind it out.

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