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by aussie luke
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Brief praise of jogging
Replies: 28
Views: 896

Re: Brief praise of jogging

Andrew Read's Run/Walk program https://www.wholelifechallenge.com/the-walkrun-program-2-0-run-for-60-minutes-straight-in-13-weeks/ Really, really good program. I think. The eccentric calf work helped me a lot. Was going to post this but you beat me to it. This plan got me from absolutely zero to ru...
by aussie luke
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Home gym thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Home gym thoughts

On the bike, get a Concept2 BikeErg and it will last forever and be cheaply maintainable and the resale will be close to new price if you ever come to sell it. Was actually going to suggest that same thing. We've had our C2 rowing erg for 15 years and all I've ever done is change batteries in the m...
by aussie luke
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Home gym thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Home gym thoughts

On the bike, get a Concept2 BikeErg and it will last forever and be cheaply maintainable and the resale will be close to new price if you ever come to sell it.
by aussie luke
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Translation:

Use a heavier bell for some sets sometimes.

Rest longer between sets sometimes.

Do longer sets sometimes.

Stop before you fail sometimes.

Push harder sometimes.

Go lighter sometimes.
by aussie luke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Two-Arm Jerk in GS: Really Worth It?
Replies: 29
Views: 1224

Re: Two-Arm Jerk in GS: Really Worth It?

Is the double rack position really an ideal posture to want to develop though? ...particularly for average people with no goal of competing who probably spend most of their time sat at a desk or looking at phones etc

Iirc the original VF WKC fitness protocol was all single bell wasn't it?
by aussie luke
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Is it still swings and getupsszzzzzzzzzzzz Comrade, it seems you were right! From the Strongfist forum: "Major changes are progressions for swings (that include 2 armed as well as one armed) and progressions for TGU." So no one can figure out how to start swinging a heavier bell or doing a heavier ...
by aussie luke
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Fat Cat wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:09 pm
Does anybody know what the differences between the first and second edition are?
*ahem*
It's been asked on the SF forums and even they don't know - or aren't saying
by aussie luke
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Just sinister. Database for masochists.
Replies: 26
Views: 7977

Re: Just sinister. Database for masochists.

Another way to get blasted in under 15 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVEmayyn8-M&t=650s Going to try adding one or two sessions like this instead of doing Q&D/A+A snatches ...seems like a much better use of 15-20 minutes Are there people who just train like this all the time? ...just free...
by aussie luke
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Ripe Turd wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Still swings and get-ups, but it now includes ad copy about secret numbered plans and seminars...
Sold
by aussie luke
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Simple and Sinister - second edition.
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Simple and Sinister - second edition.

Is it still swings and getupsszzzzzzzzzzzz
by aussie luke
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

I personally like the idea of A+A training scheme. I can't afford doing it on top of BJJ, the volume will kill me, unfortunately. What I would do though is to add variety - in addition to a set of 5 on the minute I would do, say a double cluster (5 reps, 15 seconds rest, 5 reps, then long rest), ch...
by aussie luke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

Why do you need a program? Showing up a 1/2 hour a day and doing what you're doing is great. Try it for 4-6 weeks, you're not going to get dick cancer by not following a program. Congrats on your baby. Thanks Guess I just mean some guidelines - like with S&S or Q&D of how a simple GS-based workout ...
by aussie luke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Q&D vs basic GS for fitness?

Our third kid was born 8 weeks ago just as the Q&D book was coming out, so being curious and critical of what it seemed to be I bought it and started the program to see. Turned out I was right and IMO the swings and pushups plan = a lot of time spent not doing very much. The snatch plan appealed to ...
by aussie luke
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Kettlebells for Running
Replies: 72
Views: 5874

Re: Kettlebells for Running

Well... now that we have established that S&S sucks at being a standalone program, let's discuss what would be a nice all-around KB centric program. My choices would be: - The Armor Building Complex (2 cleans, 1 press, 3 squats) on the minute plus pull ups. - Left of Passage: 3x(1,2,3) of some clea...
by aussie luke
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Kettlebells for Running
Replies: 72
Views: 5874

Re: Kettlebells for Running

Redditors are, in general, myopic in their acquisition of knowledge. I read that thread, but am not going to start arguing on Reddit with the group with people who get their knowledge third or fourth hand. Really? Because fucking Pavel put my ladder bit in Easy Strength without asking me, he may ha...
by aussie luke
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...
Replies: 62
Views: 10777

Re: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...

I have the freedom to go about my daily life with 0% chance of being shot, either on purpose or accidentally.
by aussie luke
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...
Replies: 62
Views: 10777

Re: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...

I live in Australia and am so fucking grateful we don’t have guns. Ignorance is bliss..... | A JEWELLERY maker produced sub-machine guns in his suburban home, selling them through an organised crime syndicate for $15,000 each. JAILED GANG FOUNDER'S LINK TO OUTSIDE WORLD Backyard arms trader Angelos...
by aussie luke
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...
Replies: 62
Views: 10777

Re: Why simply comparing U.S. gun laws with Australia's is bullshit...

I live in Australia and am so fucking grateful we don’t have guns. I’ve lived half my life here and half in the UK. Never seen a gun. (Apart from at a country show with big old muskets). Never known anyone who owns a gun. Would bet no one I know has ever seen/owned/touched a gun outside of any sort ...
by aussie luke
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: 2017, new shit?
Replies: 29
Views: 8417

Re: 2017, new shit?

Running.

Started running again in January. Done an 8k race and two half marathons so far since. Recently started adding a bit of trails too.

For a good chunk of this year been doing around 100 push-ups a day.

No rowing, no kettlebells.
by aussie luke
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: My Experiment
Replies: 20
Views: 7137

Re: My Experiment

Fwiw there is absolutely no benefit to using a high drag on the erg. Drop it down to somewhere between 110-125 (130 max). Even Olympic pros wouldn't train higher than that. Keep your stroke rate low 18-22 Biggest problem I had with using HR on the erg is temperature/airflow. Unlike running or cyclin...
by aussie luke
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Shooting in VA
Replies: 21
Views: 4767

Re: Shooting in VA

Clearly what you guys need is more guns.
by aussie luke
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Foreigners only- Comey testimony
Replies: 23
Views: 5500

Re: Foreigners only- Comey testimony

"News" are complete waste of time. A lot of useless wankers - professional protesters - would be without jobs or audience if not for Trump. Why the fuck people care about politics - especially in other countries - puzzles the shit out of me. Because the stupid shit that dumb fuck does can definitel...
by aussie luke
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Foreigners only- Comey testimony
Replies: 23
Views: 5500

Re: Foreigners only- Comey testimony

All over the news here in Australia Was broadcast live and I stayed up late to watch to the end in the hope of something instantly impeachment worthy. Highlight was ol' ramblin grampa McCain ...wtf was he on about? Not sure if he was serious or seriously trolling the whole fucking thing. Being half ...
by aussie luke
Mon May 22, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: New dad training
Replies: 14
Views: 5408

Re: New dad training

Plan nothing. Your life will be turned upside down and you will have no idea - for a while at least. Some things that have worked for me (now with a 2 and a 4 year old): Kettlebells - quiet and can use in a spare room/in front of tv Push-ups - just Plan to do like 100 a day in sets of 10-20 every ti...
by aussie luke
Tue May 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Nike's 2:00:24 Marathon test
Replies: 11
Views: 4366

Re: Nike's 2:00:24 Marathon test

Lots of racing shoes have hard plastic inserts these days.

Bikes get lighter. Swimming suits get slicker. Running tracks get bouncier...

Still a guy ran 26.2 miles in a hair over 2 hours. Minutes faster than anyone before. Literally twice as fast as I could on my best day.