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Football / Re: NFL Combine 2020
« on: February 26, 2020, 05:49:21 pm »
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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- warm up run x 2 km

- mobilizations

- squat 112.5 x 4,1
felt off, cut losses.

~90 minutes later

- run 10.11 in 48:23
4:47 pace is a little too fast to be really relaxed. not breathing hard or anything but legs got tired after about 7 km. managed to come in quicker than i went out so it's all good. knees a bit achey post-run.

- stretch

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: February 24, 2020, 02:54:58 pm »
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.

- warm up run x 2 km
a little faster than i've been doing it, 13kph. felt fine and saved me 40 seconds of treadmill boredom, lol.

- mobilizations

- squat 110 x 5,5,5
nailed it

- bench 75 x 5,5,4

- pull up x 7,7,5

- low cable row x 10,10/side

- bicycle crunch x 20,20

- stretch

didn't feel super strong, nevertheless made progress.

Boxing / Re: Misc Boxing News
« on: February 23, 2020, 02:07:10 pm »
man fury really doesn't look like much. like nikola jokic.

Reading, Books, & Sheeit / Re: Book Journal
« on: February 23, 2020, 08:41:54 am »
i'm gonna go out on a limb and say the last book is full of shit.

- run 12.68 km in 1:02:58
super windy. kept it relaxed and still averaged under 5:00, which is good.

- superset x 2
-- hollow body hold x 30s
-- superman x 30s

- stretch

watched a bunch of running videos today, got excited about picking up training as it starts to get lighter and a little warmer.


- warm up run x 2 km

- mobilizations

- squat 110 x 5,4,4
will repeat once more. missing one rep is okay but not two.

- DL 120 x 4
mix of touch and go and dead stop. right pec felt a little strained after the fourth rep so i stopped.

- bench 75 x 5,4,3
pec totally fine. kind of odd, wonder what that feeling was if not a strain.

- pull up x 7,2
hands hurt. i think pull ups after DL just doesn't work somehow.

- cable row x 10,10
dunno what the weight settings mean on that machine so i just picked one that felt challenging but didn't pull me forward.

too crowded again to do core work or stretch. i'm gonna run today and will do core after that.

also, a lot of these barbell club kids are just not that strong. a couple of them are a lot bigger than me but they're throwing around weights way below what i was capable of back in the dunking days. like i'm 74 kg right now and squatting 110 for reps and it's baby weights, i feel bad about it. meanwhile, this big spanish dude who has all the cocky oly weightlifter mannerisms down pat was squatting 115 for sets of 4-5. another guy, a ripped crossfit bro with a shaved head, was DLing 140 for sets of 5 with veins popping out all over his head. that's not weak, but it's so much less than he looks like he should be able to lift, or than i could lift if i were even a little bit heavier and more muscular than i am now, much less as muscular as he is. i used to be able to squat that for sets of 5! then again, there's also that guy i mentioned the other day and a shredded japanese dude who reps 180+ squats, so they're not all hopeless.

it almost makes me want to commit more fully to lifting again. if would be fun to be able to squat 160+ again, bench 110+, and get my DL up to a quasi-respectable level (i was never good at DL). i won't, because i don't want to lose sight of the real goal of 18:xx. but it'd be fun.

800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / Re: Great "full race" footage
« on: February 20, 2020, 04:33:17 pm »
he did it mostly alone, too. like kipchoge's marathon WR. unreal. that's 50 <15-second 100m in a row.  :uhcomeon:

800m+ Running and/or Conditioning / Re: The Misc Running News Thread
« on: February 20, 2020, 05:44:53 am »
interesting article about the best US ultrarunner trying to qualify for tokyo in the marathon. the upcoming olympic trials will be the first actual marathon he's ever run.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: February 20, 2020, 04:13:11 am »
jumping in late to join the complaining about bad spotters. it isn't that fucking hard to spot without touching the bar inadvertently: you just stand there, in position, and pay attention. if the bar stops or starts to go down you reach out and grab it. not rocket science.

also glad you really seem to be not just on the mend but getting into the swing of things the last couple weeks. be really careful about returning to basketball, though. like maybe start with one pickup game. such a different kind of challenge for your body and brain. would be easy to let the thrill take over and then overdo it and get hurt. happened to me back when i used to play ultimate.

- warm up run x 2 km

- mobilizations

- squat 110 x 5,3,2

- pull up x 7,7,5

- push up x 20,20

- 45-degree hyper ISO x 30s

- stretch

intercostal thing tweaking a bit, annoying. glad i persevered with the squats although obviously i will be repeating 110.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: ADARQ's journal
« on: February 19, 2020, 08:46:43 am »
that video was wild.

cool to see you running again, at least a bit.

started a new volunteering gig and it has messed up my time management. no LT worry but i did not leave myself time to work out yesterday or today. back on track tomorrow. whoops.

- run 9.54 km in 48:50
very windy. amazing sunset, post-storm skies rule.

- stretch

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