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mcJ78

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Oct 2021
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    Hairdo complete - there was a terrifying moment when I walked in thinking the girl was blow drying some comedy poodle that looked like Bob Ross before I realized it was Mavis, thankfully we got caught in the rain on the way back & it calmed down a bit. Either way it's the first I've seen her eyes in months, much better, even if they did shave her arse into the bargain.

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    Steve Cotter is good - has plenty of videos etc on YouTube on form, there are loads of other 30min etc. workouts to follow too.

    I always recommend going to a class & have some old school Russian kettlebell fanatic tear you up real good - I always found I done 10x the amount of work during a 45 minute class than an hour in the gym randomly flinging the bells around

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    How did get up there? Other than dark magic obviously.

    We're lucky to have minimal foxes despite being pretty rural - there's no access to our garden other than through the house & same on the other side of the block so it's fairly secure, this is useful as Mavis sometimes takes a notion to "play" with the chickens resulting in them squeezing under the shed in a panic & vanishing for days at a time.

    Mavis is going for her first big girl haircut tomorrow, current state: mop. I have been charged with taking her & describing exactly what my wife wants, this could be interesting.

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    This is something I didn't really catch onto before - I was stuck doing about 1.5x my bodyweight on squats, absolutely doing myself in and aggravating a dodgy knee in the process and not making much progress.

    Currently trying to build it back up after a bit of a hiatus & will look into drop sets / going down to 3*5 sets as soon as progress starts to slow down

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    For years I went to the gym & just picked up the same weights every time out of habit, rarely wondering why i wasn't getting stronger - then I read up on stronglifts etc. and started keeping track of what i was doing & made a point of making small increases every week or so, wasn't long before all the stardard lifts had increased 10-20kg.

    Tldr - if I don't track & stick to a routine I end up trying to randomly increase my squat by 20kg & nearly shit myself.

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    Yeah, if the Garmin interface was more like strong it would be perfect & would keep all my activity data in one place - because OCD.

    I like to keep track of weights to keep me motivated, find it helps to see a progression - the activity summary on strong gives you the total weight shifted per workout which I find curiously addictive

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    I had a play around with Garmin - they've somehow taken a simple idea and made it far more complicated than it needs to be, there's too many steps to edit anything e.g. weight used within the workout or even changing units of measurement, where you have to go into settings & change everything on your account to read in metric which also changes your cycling settings from miles to km too - Garmin y u do dis?

    Strong it is - eay to use, edit, add / remove bits - would be great if the progression graphs were free but meh, it'll do as it is

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    Don't try to bring reason into this - it's clearly the foreigners trying to straighten our great British bananas & sell us out of date petrol

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    Had a look, it's the Georgia Guidestones - they were commissioned in 1979 by a group of (presumably wealthy) American Christians with some sage advice for humanity:

    From wiki:
    "A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones[8] in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, and Russian.

    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
    Guide reproduction wisely—improving fitness and diversity.
    Unite humanity with a living new language.
    Rule passion—faith—tradition—and all things with tempered reason.
    Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
    Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
    Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
    Balance personal rights with social duties.
    Prize truth—beauty—love—seeking harmony with the infinite.
    Be not a cancer on the Earth—Leave room for nature—Leave room for nature."

    Seems legit, I'd go for that

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