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Basketball / Re: NBA 2018 - 2019 Season
« on: May 09, 2019, 08:41:16 am »
I'm disappointed with my man Ben Simmons this playoffs. I guess it turns out that having absolutely no jumpshot is not so good in today's NBA. I read this stat somewhere on RealGM about his jumpshot this season vs his rookie season:

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Jump shots outside of 10ft:
Rookie season: 31% on 187 attempts
This season: 20% on 87 attempts

I've never seen a player regressing so badly on such a glaring weakness from rookie to sophomore season. Bizarre given how crucial it is to unlocking his offensive game.

(Having said all that, the Sixers drive me crazy and I'm hoping they get squashed by the Raps, hehe).

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Does entropy usually take a posting break after the Easter tournament? Hope he's having a good deload and refreshing himself. He seems to put a lot of pressure on himself for this event.

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Basketball / Re: NBA 2018 - 2019 Season
« on: April 10, 2019, 12:15:45 am »
this is hilarious.

paul pierce got himself in some shit. lmfao.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvN8C0-Os9Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvN8C0-Os9Q</a>

I love this. And then how he refuses to concede even a little ground. I was reading some Instagram comments last night. Fucking hilarious.

lmfao i know. it's still cracking me up. he's 100% serious too. he's still getting roasted.. lol.

I don't think he's better than D-Wade, by a decent margin. But, PP was pretty good. Here's both players through 16 seasons (the most D-Wade will play when he retires after this season). If you respect advanced metrics, PP has better shooting and rebounding numbers, better VORP, more Win Shares (WS), and the same WS/48mins. He was a pretty skilled offensive player and is probably close to top 50 all-time. (Of course, playoff Wade >>> playoff PP, and Wade's '09 season was one of the best statistical peaks ever.)

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: acole14's journal
« on: April 08, 2019, 06:12:30 am »
pretty cool.

i'd probably get < 10 points on the overhead shotput throw. :<

I'm almost nervous to try it, because, based on my other scores, I should be throwing around 15m+....but I'm sure that I was only doing ~12m, which seems way off. We'll see  :huh:

oh man want to try this now. need to think about where i could do everything here. maybe i'll wait until belgium.

Yeah it does ideally require access to an athletics field I think, mostly for the throw. But you're in luck (in fact, you might have already seen this):

https://www.kuleuven.be/sport/sports/sport-offer/individual/indoor-athletics-hall

Looks so nice...*homer-simpson-drool.gif*

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: acole14's journal
« on: April 07, 2019, 05:29:16 am »
Here are my starting performances, except the overhead shotput throw, of which I haven't acquired a shotput to do yet - working on it.

30m - 3.93sec --> 67 points
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xjVpnFcDQA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xjVpnFcDQA</a>

Standing long jump - 2.80m (where the rake is placed) --> 67 points
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlUazXTGQWM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlUazXTGQWM</a>

Three jumps - 8.40m --> 68 points
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp-G4xjPmyk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp-G4xjPmyk</a>

SVJ - ~30.5'' (~305cm-228cm) --> 61 points
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XKi_rMt36k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XKi_rMt36k</a>

Total points for four events: 263

I'm pretty happy with those starting scores overall. I realised after I did it that, reading the rules again, I'm possibly starting the 30m wrong - for a standing start, I think I should instead start with my toe up to the line, rather than two feet back (as if I'm in blocks, which is just how we did it when I trained with the sprint group). I might try and redo that one to see if it's a big difference. I don't know how much I can gain on the 30m, but I can definitely make inroads on the broad jump and SVJ, and the 3xjump is very sloppy (I haven't done this at all since starting back at the track).

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Age vs Vertical
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:29:12 pm »
I know how you feel with the race distance getting messed up. My best '5K' was sub-20 (~18m35s or so), but the course was 300m short. I'm sure I could have still slipped under but I'll never know... :'(

From my n=1 cross-country experience (and when I did hill training for sprints), as adarq said^, the middle ground is where you want to be for downhill: too much braking and my knees/quads got sore, and as downhill running is overspeed running, running too fast will wreck your hamstrings in a way you probably don't want for a long XC run. For short uphill stretches(~200-400m), I found it was actually less painful (and probably less calories burnt perhaps) to accelerate up the hill hard and maintain that momentum for as long as possible to get over it faster, than just running my regular pace, if that makes sense. I always saved up my bursts for the start of the hills, and then mostly free-wheeled on the downhill.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Party's Over!
« on: April 03, 2019, 10:12:11 pm »
6 years ago on this day I was working in a meat factory for $20.50 an hour starting at 4am. Every day I would wake up early, get to work and watch the clock and calculate the money in my head. 90 minutes prior to close I'd hose down and clean all the machines, and come home soaking wet smelling like meat. At the time I felt very resentful because I had gone to uni for 4 years, which cost me 40k. Yet here I was underutilised, working in a low paying job, with most of my colleagues barely able to speak English. These days I have a much better job and earn double the amount, but I still feel miserable. 6 years ago if I was in my current position I would feel happy. However, now I still feel underutilised...

Sorry to hear that mate. Has the new role in the Army not been much fun so far?

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got into grad school today. not the program i'll likely end up in, but still, it feels good to get an acceptance letter. moving to belgium in the fall.

Education  :personal-record:. Congratulations.  Masters/Ph.D?

Where in Belgium? I loved the time I spent there, probably my favourite European country.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: acole14's journal
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:20:59 am »
Looking good mate.

Thanks mate!
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I have key access to the track down the road now (only a 1.5 year odyssey), so finally I might have a bit of clear air in regards to training facilities. I've started wearing my weight vest during 'gym' sessions and doing more weighted jumps. 100m ht is ~12.2 sec reliably, and recently, I ran a ~25sec 200m and 42sec 300m (this killed me), all just for fun. SVJ has probably ticked up a bit but haven't tested it. Now I can get to the track more regularly, I am going to train for the Quadrathlon, because I'm a few years away from joining the full-time adarq.org run squad, and I still like doing sprint/power-based training for fun (and bball is completely off the cards for now). There's even a score calculator, and playing around with some dummy values, I think adding on [SVJ''*2] to the final score is reasonable to make it a quintathlon (or, substitute for the overhead throw). Anyone else interested (@seifullaah)?

At first I was thinking that you were asking about long distance running some sort of marathon but times 4 lol. But vising the site I see what it is.

I like doing these kinds of tests. Last time I did standing long jump, 120m, 1200m (this was the worst, i prob mentioned it before but I was running the last 2 laps dragging my body, while my body was crying and saying stop lol). We should leave the overhead throw, my svj is weak  :P.

I'm definitely interested. But my 30m compared to your 30m now, long way off, I saw your 60m run and timed your 30m using quick time and you ran 3.93, that's elite level shit compared to my 4.5 no catching you there. or is there? after some fresh legs  :ninja:.

It doesn't have to be a head-to-head competition, just improvement on baseline a year from now, or whatever. Similar to what I was doing with FDL (although that was a bit of a washout, because he barely did anything but squat). And yeah, if you and I can both access a shotput, then I'm keen to do the throw. It's probably my worst 'event' of the lot based on some of the reported scores on that page. I'm way off  :huh:. I'm training for the SVJ/RVJ anyway so it would fit in nicely to add it in. But we can just measure the four events.

Looking good mate.

Thanks mate!
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I have key access to the track down the road now (only a 1.5 year odyssey), so finally I might have a bit of clear air in regards to training facilities. I've started wearing my weight vest during 'gym' sessions and doing more weighted jumps. 100m ht is ~12.2 sec reliably, and recently, I ran a ~25sec 200m and 42sec 300m (this killed me), all just for fun. SVJ has probably ticked up a bit but haven't tested it. Now I can get to the track more regularly, I am going to train for the Quadrathlon, because I'm a few years away from joining the full-time adarq.org run squad, and I still like doing sprint/power-based training for fun (and bball is completely off the cards for now). There's even a score calculator, and playing around with some dummy values, I think adding on [SVJ''*2] to the final score is reasonable to make it a quintathlon (or, substitute for the overhead throw). Anyone else interested (@seifullaah)?

At first I was thinking that you were asking about long distance running some sort of marathon but times 4 lol. But vising the site I see what it is.

I like doing these kinds of tests. Last time I did standing long jump, 120m, 1200m (this was the worst, i prob mentioned it before but I was running the last 2 laps dragging my body, while my body was crying and saying stop lol). We should leave the overhead throw, my svj is weak  :P.

I'm definitely interested. But my 30m compared to your 30m now, long way off, I saw your 60m run and timed your 30m using quick time and you ran 3.93, that's elite level shit compared to my 4.5 no catching you there. or is there? after some fresh legs  :ninja:.

hah @ marathon * 4. lmfao!

A fun fact about the track I train at now: Yiannis Kouros set a 24hr world record there in 1997 (I think) of around 290km, or nearly seven marathons  :o.

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spent the last several hours writing a letter to my gf in response to one she wrote me a couple of days ago. i have never wanted a milkshake more in my life. but it's 3:45 AM, everything is closed, and i don't have any ice cream. damn it.

Damn, sorry to hear that mate (on both fronts!). Hope you can get through this rough patch soon.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:08:16 am »
Weather is PERFECT nowadays for running outside and yet i haven't been. Need to fix that asap. Also i meant to ask you guys .. do my chances of a gametime dunk (in traffic) increase if i can take off further from the rim? I've looked at my videos and i always jump inside the circle. I feel like it's very hard to get that close to the rim without attracting defenders, esp with the ball. Thoughts?

It depends if you can still reliably dunk further out from the circle. What's your max dunking range?

ok ive never actually tried to dunk from further. Now that might be something i need to try!

But ive been thinking about this and actuaaaaaaaaly in full court competitive games i can barely get the 22" vertical to just hit the rim with a missed dunk inside the circle, im dreaming thinking about taking off further away as if i have that option during games (my vertical drops about 40% thanks to my shitty CV).. ha ha.

Might be a good 'training exercise' though to dunk from further?

Yep. Also, you could probably dunk from farther out with a running SLRVJ...but if you're losing a lot of inches with an SLRVJ vs DLRVJ, it might not be any better.

Specific 'dunk conditioning' could be good too: rep your most successful game dunk with short rest, until your vertical drops off, with the aim of beating the total dunk number next session. It's not that much different from just getting your cardio in, but it would give you more confidence to go for it when you're tired in a game.

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: acole14's journal
« on: March 29, 2019, 12:17:28 am »
Looking good mate.

Thanks mate!
____________

I have key access to the track down the road now (only a 1.5 year odyssey), so finally I might have a bit of clear air in regards to training facilities. I've started wearing my weight vest during 'gym' sessions and doing more weighted jumps. 100m ht is ~12.2 sec reliably, and recently, I ran a ~25sec 200m and 42sec 300m (this killed me), all just for fun. SVJ has probably ticked up a bit but haven't tested it. Now I can get to the track more regularly, I am going to train for the Quadrathlon, because I'm a few years away from joining the full-time adarq.org run squad, and I still like doing sprint/power-based training for fun (and bball is completely off the cards for now). There's even a score calculator, and playing around with some dummy values, I think adding on [SVJ''*2] to the final score is reasonable to make it a quintathlon (or, substitute for the overhead throw). Anyone else interested (@seifullaah)?

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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: chasing athleticism
« on: March 28, 2019, 11:48:55 pm »
Weather is PERFECT nowadays for running outside and yet i haven't been. Need to fix that asap. Also i meant to ask you guys .. do my chances of a gametime dunk (in traffic) increase if i can take off further from the rim? I've looked at my videos and i always jump inside the circle. I feel like it's very hard to get that close to the rim without attracting defenders, esp with the ball. Thoughts?

It depends if you can still reliably dunk further out from the circle. What's your max dunking range?

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I use Quicktime player for timing: it's free, it gives you a frame number, and you can easily toggle back and forth between frames. So long as you know your fps, you can get decently accurate times.

The full depth squats I do at the end of the workout low reps, 40kg is comfortable, but 50kg, I can't go low without my low back pain and hip pain and when going up the hip flares up and back is tight. so i was exaggerating out of frustration. 50kg backs and hips uncomfortably painful and tight and I can go up.
So it's not really a painful thing just gets tight and because of that it's painful. But box squat doesn't give me this problem.

Ok, maybe try to describe things as precisely as possible because otherwise you might get inaccurate feedback. It sounds like working on your squat mobility would be handy. This is a great routine.

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Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: Kingfush Unlisted Training Vids
« on: March 27, 2019, 06:08:21 am »
Nice man, well done. I hope you get 500 #1 soon.

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