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by Bram
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

First off, thank you motherjuggs&speed for the multiple thoughtful comments! Second, I randomly was going to do a short entry that gels with what you're talking about. Third, if anyone is interested, two comments ago motherjuggs&speed mentioned this book (which I plan to investigate): https://www.am...
by Bram
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

November 18th - Surfing + Meditation
November 19th - Rest
November 20th - Meditation
by Bram
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: The Mandalorian

johno wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:13 pm
JarJar Binks or I'm out.
So my dad worked on the Phantom Menace doing special effects. Him and everyone else he worked with who watched the early screen footage knew Jar Jar was a disaster.
by Bram
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 2
Views: 113

The Mandalorian

Well, ho-lee shit, after decades of live-action trash, the Star Wars universe has finally come up with something kick-ass. Yes, you need Disney+ to watch it (unless you're resourceful or lucky), but damn it feels good to watch an enjoyable Star Wars anything. I could quibble about a few bit characte...
by Bram
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

October 30th - Legs October 31st - Back November 1st - Chest November 2nd - Rock Climbing November 3rd - Surfing November 4th - Full Body + Meditation November 5th - Meditation November 6th - Legs + Meditation November 7th - Back November 8th - Chest November 9th - Surfing November 10th - Surfing No...
by Bram
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Monday, October 28th Saturday was scorching hot, Sunday was gusting winds so no surfing. Surfing 1 hour Had so much fun! I went out on my fish and the water couldn't have been more inviting. This sweet-hearted girl was out and immediately called me into a wave ("I've had enough already, you take on...
by Bram
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Thursday, October 24th Surfing 45 minutes Beautiful waves. Paddled like shit. Caught two waves that I was too far behind to make it to the open face. And one where I blew my first turn. Pounding my board in frustration. And it looks like someone dropped a cannonball from 20 feet on my board too (no...
by Bram
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Wednesday, October 23rd Meditation Class Seated Meditation 15 minutes [breath, posture, relax, aware] + Compassion Meditation I mentioned last week that having a few thoughts in my head as a teacher has really helped my teaching, and allowed me to keep the meditation itself very simple. Employed a ...
by Bram
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Workout Programs
Replies: 30
Views: 9464

Re: Workout Programs

Upper Body and Core Warm-up with a a few light sets of increasing weight until you are ready to go. Then perform 5-20 working reps per set, or up to a 90 second hold if doing isometrics (e.g. l-sit). On abs, make sure the lower back stays flat. On rows and reverse flies, smoothly bring the shoulder...
by Bram
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Workout Programs
Replies: 30
Views: 9464

Re: Workout Programs

2 Day Split, about an hour of workout time. Day 1 - Upper Body Pull and Legs Warm-up with a a few light sets of increasing weight until you are ready to go. Then perform 2 sets of 5-20 working reps per set, or up to a 90 second hold if doing isometrics (e.g. wall sit). On hamstring- knee flexion, ha...
by Bram
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Tuesday, October 22nd Surfing 30 minutes Beautiful waves, but another frustrating session as I mistimed a number of them. Towards the end I made a drop on a big beautiful wave, picked the wrong line and had it dump on my head. That said I came up laughing and thinking "Worth it!" ---- We have a lit...
by Bram
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Monday, October 21st Meditation Class 15 minutes Seated Meditation [breath, posture, relax, aware] + Compassion Meditation ---- Running in Place x 15-20 seconds and Jumping Jacks x 10-15 3 rounds Overhead Squats 6lbs x 10-15 and Spider-Man's x 10 each side and Inside-to-Outside Crescent Kicks x 10 ...
by Bram
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Reading "The Mastership Game," and came across this passage: "All problems have a solution. That I have always believed. When people declare there is no solution it simply means that they cannot see one. The limitation lies in themselves. Through the rigidity of the their minds or the imperfection o...
by Bram
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Sunday, October 20th Surfing 1.5 hours Shoulder felt better after the light rotator cuff work yesterday, but wore out after about 45 minutes. Got about 4-5 waves that I felt I surfed well and also fell a lot. Not only did my arms give out, but my balance was bad on a number of waves. Gorgeous day!
by Bram
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Just spent about an hour in a coffee shop re-writing my program. With my shoulder worn out, I've decided that I've been doing too damn much on the stabilizers and being counter-productive. So I cut the volume on mid traps, low traps, internal and external rotation. I also am now able to squeeze in e...
by Bram
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Saturday, October 19th Surfing 3 hours It was a short interval combo swell, with southeast winds, and so I guessed (accurately) that La Jolla Shores would be a good bet. Lots of beautiful waves were on offer and a teeming horde of people was there to chase them, even at 7am. My left posterior shoul...
by Bram
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Friday, October 18th

Surfing 30 minutes

Got one okay wave. Turbo paddle speed was gone and caused me to fearfully back off a number of medium-but-steep waves.
by Bram
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Thursday, October 17th First client didn't show today, so: Meditation 20 minutes [breathing + observing] ---- As mentioned a few posts ago, I had done what I thought was a killer back and ab workout, but my balance on a surfboard and my paddle speed both suffered. So I shuffled a few things around....
by Bram
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Joker
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Joker

Watched this last night and don't know how to review it from a 1-10 perspective. Joaquin Phoenix destroys in this role, he's phenomenal. But fuck, I found this movie just miserable to watch after about the 20 minute mark (where he does his first killing). It's so relentlessly miserable and oppressiv...
by Bram
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: Thinking In Bets
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Thinking In Bets

I've always found game theory to be fascinating, but difficult to find resources in a way that is easily accessible for my mind.

Thanks for the rec!
by Bram
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Wednesday, October 16th Meditation 15 minutes [repeating "impermanence," breathing slow, posture] + Compassion Meditation There was a huge amount of drilling during this meditation in the room above me, and during the compassion meditation a woman opened the door and asked loudly "is this where the...
by Bram
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Todd was no doubt investing those Breaking Bad residuals in fresh pies and ice cream.
by Bram
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 118

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

This just came out on Netflix and is a sequel to the show, taking place right after the events of the finale. Beautifully shot, with a number of noteworthy camera angles. I found it to be a polished version of a Breaking Bad episode, drawn out (a few people I talked to thought it was slow), with lot...
by Bram
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Tuesday, October 15th Surfing 45 minutes Fairly atrocious conditions. Managed a few waves where I just tried not to hit any rocks (hit a rock paddling out, the tide was quite low). Balance and turning power felt weak. This is something I've noticed when I don't train the TVA, so I'm going to re-do ...
by Bram
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 351
Views: 20285

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Monday, October 14th Surfing 30 minutes Very small waves. In a moment of absent-mindedness I cracked the tail of my board on my door as I was leaving home, dang it :( Got a few waves, just cruising along. My buddy was out along with a local I know, the waves were so small and the local lost the boa...