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by Bram
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Is it all diet from here on in? What's left to learn in training techniques?
Replies: 19
Views: 438

Re: Is it all diet from here on in? What's left to learn in training techniques?

This is a serious question. What's there left to learn in training at this point? Don't we know how to get 99% of people as strong as they can get in a reasonable amount of time? It sure seems like any new breakthroughs are coming from nutrition and not technique or periodization or excercise selec...
by Bram
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Friday, August 23rd Surfing 1.25 hours Lots of fun waves. At the end everyone went in and I got this gorgeous and punchy wave. I tried hard to do a deeper bottom turn, got a hard* turn off the top, thought I was going to bury the front of the board, came out of it right in the heart of the wave, an...
by Bram
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Thursday, August 22nd Meditation 10 minutes ["impermanence" on the in-breath and out-breath] Very calm today. One measurement I use of my mind-state is how long I keep my eyes open. If I have a calm mind, my eyes stay open much of the meditation. If my mind is busy, my eyes may never open. Open eye...
by Bram
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Wednesday, August 21st Outdoor Meditation [naming thoughts] + Nature Time 15 minutes Woke up a little early today and found myself with some extra time before work. Headed to this spectacular meditation spot: a low, beach-side rock just out of range of the waves. I parked myself there and listened ...
by Bram
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Monday, August 19th Meditation 15 minutes [repeating "love" on the in-breath and out-breath] + Compassion Meditation One of the gym members, Aldis, committed suicide over the weekend. Every time I made eye contact with him he had a lopsided grin and always seemed to have good energy. But I never in...
by Bram
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Saturday, August 17th Surfing 1.25 hours Got a couple fun waves. This one girl around college age was ripping these tiny waves. I have no idea how she was getting so much power out of them. Ended my day checking out a new (to me) brewery called Poseidon Project. Met up with an old roommate and frie...
by Bram
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

If you've hung around a "racist" website for a decade, what does that say about you as a person? 1. I think this is a great place for unfiltered criticism. I definitely have been called out on fitness beliefs that were bullshit, and I appreciate that. 2. I came from Dragondoor, like many here, beca...
by Bram
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Workout Programs
Replies: 28
Views: 9001

Re: Workout Programs

I'm very excited to share this format with you....I think it's a great way to incorporate a lot of exercises in a balanced manner, with lots of wiggle room to cater to your individual preferences (power, bodybuilding, low-levels of fitness, higher-levels) 12 exercises, 2 sets each. Upper Overhead Pu...
by Bram
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Thursday, August 15th Surfing 1.5 hours The waves were infrequent, but I caught a good number of them. Only felt like I surfed well on my final one. Friday, August 16th Surfing 1 hour Infrequent again, but got a couple smaller fun ones. Felt like even though the speed wasn't there, I was doing a ni...
by Bram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Wednesday, August 13th Surfing 1 hour Fun waves today! The last 15 minutes it died, but there was a lot of runners (little waves that kept you afloat) and a few nice ones that I did some turns on. I ate shit on one of the best waves and ripped my shorts down to my knees, but luckily not off. Medita...
by Bram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

When I say "no one cares" I mean there is no outpouring of media handwringing and gnashing of teeth. I'm sure their moms care. And those 57 shootings, they aren't a one time thing, it's day after day. Much worse than any single "mass shooting" event. And to ignore it, or say it's not the same, is r...
by Bram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

Are the Freakonomics guys really different? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalized_abortion_and_crime_effect That's a fair criticism, they are trying to argue their point over and over according to your link. I brought up their podcast, because I think the left vs. right issue in this country does...
by Bram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Tuesday, August 13th Surfing 2 hours The ocean went to sleep the last 45 minutes, but I got a good chunk of waves before that. It's very small, but occasionally there'd be a section. One wave in particular was excellent (for the conditions) and I got 3-4 turns with some hustle on it. ---- My next r...
by Bram
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weck Method and Uncle Weck on Instagram
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Weck Method and Uncle Weck on Instagram

I know David, although it's been a number of years since I've talked to him. He was always a bright guy with a huge hunger for knowledge and constantly trying out new inventions. Regardless of anything else, his stuff is getting traction. I saw an article in Men's Fitness a few months ago of his bal...
by Bram
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Sunday, August 11th Surfing 45 minutes Tiny waves, still kinda fun. Monday, August 12th Chin-Ups x 8, 6, 6, 6 and DB Walking Lunges 30's x 15 each, 35's x 15, 40's x 10, 45's x 8 BB Bench 155lbs x 5, 165 x 4, 175 x 2, 185 x 1 and Hanging Knee Raises [neutral back] x 15, 10, 8, 6 BB Deadlifts 185lbs...
by Bram
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Saturday, August 10th BB Curls 60lbs x 12, 10, 8, 7 and Leaning Overhead Rope Triceps Extensions 42.5lbs x 15, 12, 12, 12 DB Shrugs 35's x 20, 18, 15, 12 and Cable Reverse Flyes 20lbs x 20 x 4 sets BB Ulnar Deviation 9lbs x 20 each x 2 sets and BB Radial Deviation 9lbs x 20 each x 2 sets Stretch Wr...
by Bram
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Friday, August 9th Surfing 1.25 hours Tiny waves for the most part, but got a few fun ones. ---- Seated Cable Row 50lbs x 20, 20; 60lbs x 10, 10 and DB Standing Overhead Press 30's x 10, 7; 25's x 8-10, 7-8 DB Windmill - Low Hand 25lbs x 10 each x 2 sets, 30lbs x 10 each, 35lbs x 10 each Bench Step...
by Bram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

johno wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 am

THIS SHIT WILL NOT STAND, MAN!
Cheers! :drinkers:
by Bram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon%E2%80%93Ehrlich_wager The interesting thing is that the business professor (Simon) was pro humanity and a proponent of increasing (legal) immigration while the Ehrlich, the darling of the left, was and is a monster who believes government should have both the rig...
by Bram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

Well, Subclaw I'm cool with your beliefs, not saying I agree with everything (or disagree) or thought about them super deeply, but they seem fairly reasonable, so right fucking on.

I have been to Bangor, nice place. Visited the University, ate lobster, went to a lake, etc.
by Bram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Wednesday, August 7th Meditation 10 minutes [focusing on the breath] + Compassion Meditation Four people in class today, two of them were very upset about the weekend's mass shootings. We talked about it a bit. I made the point that with our breathing meditation, we get a chance to let go of some t...
by Bram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

Will respond in a bit to subclaw and Turd....just in a hurry
by Bram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Mass Shooting in El Paso
Replies: 51
Views: 1001

Re: Mass Shooting in El Paso

Gee, Bram. If I had known that racist stuff made you feel so virtuous, I would have gone full Kaz for you. Johno, I think you're a good guy/cool person. We've always been civil if not helpful or friendly to each other here. So I'm just gonna say hello fellow Irongarmer. The mass shooting made me su...
by Bram
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Tuesday, August 6th

Box Jumps 33" x 10, 10"; 36" x 10 x 2 sets
and
Endless Rope 45 seconds x 577 feet, 585, 587, 562

Clapping Push-Ups x 7, 7, 7, 5

Mountain Climbers 45 seconds x 95, 77, 60, 54

Lying Back Extension - Arms at 45 Degrees x 3 minutes, 2.5 minutes

Stretching 15 minutes
by Bram
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating
Replies: 295
Views: 16977

Re: Working Out, Surfing and Meditating

Monday, August 5th Still battling the flu, but on the mend. Woke up drenched in sweat. Head hurts to the touch, throat hurts, appetite suppressed. Meditation ~10 minutes + Gratitude Reflection ---- Today's class I just had them breathe, told them if something comes up to let it go and focus on thei...