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Bradley "Chelz" Manning Hung Up Phone on Harvard Dean Who Told Him He Was No Longer a "Fellow"/
Combo: And GAINZZ Thread

Strange -- I thought he'd been waiting for just that affirmation.

Anyway, still every inch the lady.

Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of state secrets and served seven years in military prison, abruptly terminated a phone call with the dean of the Harvard Kennedy school in an expression of her dismay at his decision to revoke her visiting fellowship in the face of severe pressure from the CIA.

Manning ended the conversation on Thursday as the dean, Douglas Elmendorf, tried to justify to her his decision to cancel the fellowship only a day after it had been announced.

Oh, and this sweetheart, who taught at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice and bragged that he was happy to be teaching cops who would soon be "dead cops," has been suspended.

"Some of ya'll might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John Jay College but I think itís a privilege to teach future dead cops," Isaacson tweeted on Aug. 23.

Below, the GAINZZZ thread. I don't put these up sometimes because I figure 50% or more of the readership just doesn't care, so I'm going to experiment with putting a news post and a GAINZZZ thread in one post. Comment on either (or whatever else) as you will.

The First GAINZZZ Thread About Actual GAINZZZ

I'm doing a slightly modified Stronglifts 5x5, about two months in. This means that I am still Weak AF and cannot answer the question "Bro, do you even lift?" in the affirmative yet.

I hope to be able to say "Yeah bro I do even lift" in maybe two more months.

Still, seeing some GAINZZZ. The big thing of Rippetoe's system or Stronglift's or the Starr strength system both are based on is just adding weight to the load every single time you lift. This sounds innocent enough when you're just lifting an empty bar, but starts to get daunting pretty fast.

Starting out with low weight allows you to train the form, the technique, without having to worry about thinking about it while under a heavy load. The idea is that by the time you're doing heavier work, the technique is mostly hard-wired into your brain/muscle memory.

Rippetoe's program, by the way, is really similar, except he calls for the powerclean instead of a row. I didn't want to do that, because the powerclean seemed scary to me.

However, if you watch this video of Rip teaching the powerclean to a guy from The Art of Manliness blog, it doesn't look that scary at all. (And keep in mind, you're going to start with an empty bar just to ingrain the movement pattern, and then you'll be adding five pounds per lift. So you'll get to do low weight, just practicing the move, before you graduate to a challenging weight.)

One big benefit of Rip's program: he calls for 3 by 5 for most sets instead of 5 by 5. I thought the 5x5 would be better because, you know, it's more, but...

The squats, man.

I'm thinking about going to that 3x5 set up, at least for squats. Doing five sets of five squats, heavy, three times a week (going up by five pounds each time) is daunting and draining, and sometimes I skip lifting a day entirely just because I don't want to do the squats. The other stuff -- fine. But the squats really do suck every drop of cellular energy out of your body.

One good thing about the Stronglifts program is that he has oodles of information, and even an app to track progress and tell you what to lift every day, all for free. The site is very thorough and includes videos for performing each lift, as well as lots of text guidance.

It's a really good beginner's system, with answers to almost all of the questions a beginner would want answered. I hear good things about Rip's system, too, and of course there are lots of videos of Rip coaching various lifts.

So: tell me about YO GAINZZZ, brahs.

Posted by: Ace at 07:07 PM




Comments

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1 FIRST!!!

Posted by: NIH at September 15, 2017 07:07 PM (/qEW2)

2 Where'd the blue thing go?

Posted by: FireHorse at September 15, 2017 07:07 PM (zkGZ8)

3 top 6?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:08 PM (wmaTe)

4 Fellow fellars fellating furiously.

Posted by: freaked at September 15, 2017 07:08 PM (UdKB7)

5 GOT SQUAT?

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2017 07:08 PM (dFWGS)

6 anyways, I'd be pissed, too, if I were Ms. Manning.

However, Harvard is out of their minds for offering xer a fellowship.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:08 PM (wmaTe)

7 Indian club exercises, ftw!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:08 PM (fA1SL)

8 Remember how shocked SHOCKED everyone was when Trump said about McCain that he "preferred his heroes not to be captured?"

A military ID is not a "get out of being a worthless fuck" card.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 07:09 PM (2wRtc)

9 That's a man baby!

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 15, 2017 07:10 PM (MCEs2)

10 We love to see harvard step in their own mess.

Posted by: Yale at September 15, 2017 07:10 PM (bc2Lc)

11 >>>5 GOT SQUAT?

i really think they're a cause of the dehydration. That combined with the martial arts stuff, doing them 5 days a week.

I'm gettin' too old for this shit.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:10 PM (8rNrN)

12 Hey pal, I got your gainz right here (grabs crotch)...oh, wait...

Posted by: Chelsea Manning at September 15, 2017 07:10 PM (7fIkH)

13 also, ace, no offense, buddy -- but you're maybe a little too old to get in to heavy weightlifting.

I used to lift in high school. Saw lots of dudes injured. And these are 18 year olds -- you bounce back a lot quicker at that age then at almost 29 (ahem). And, frankly, even in their early 30's, a lot of them had knee injuries, likely traced back to squatting.

(usual caveats: yes, with proper form you shouldnt injure yourself, but still... it's hard to have perfect form 100% of the time. Why risk it?)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:11 PM (wmaTe)

14 BOOBS

( . )( . )

Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 15, 2017 07:11 PM (Id9+8)

15 Boob thread terminated too soon. Could have gone 1,500 comments, easy.

Posted by: Weasel at September 15, 2017 07:11 PM (Sfs6o)

16 I'm not done with 'em, Weasel!

Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 15, 2017 07:12 PM (Id9+8)

17 I believe in only two things: Poontang, GAINZZZ, and the 1st Amendment.

Okay, three things, brah.

Posted by: Fritz at September 15, 2017 07:12 PM (D0riW)

18 Brad's next stop is male prostitution, drug addiction then hopefully, death.

It's better than he deserves.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2017 07:12 PM (5VlCp)

19 They keep hanging around.

Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (Id9+8)

20 A good job has been done so far of keeping thread topics out of troll-friendly territory. They may find a crevice to exploit here though.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (3myMJ)

21 Hail fellow, well met! Er umm ahh. Hail umm. Hmm. Hail feline, well met! No, that doesn't work. Anyone?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (gC2IV)

22
Not to rip on the 5x5, because it's great, but it's for simpletons.

It's good for novices but, for me, Pyramiding was the way to go.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (A/QWH)

23 (usual caveats: yes, with proper form you shouldnt injure yourself, but
still... it's hard to have perfect form 100% of the time. Why risk it?)
===

Guys lift too heavy too fast. With no warm up.

Because it's there.

It's what we do.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (2wRtc)

24 80085

Posted by: Texas Instruments TI-35 at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (zkGZ8)

25 >>>also, ace, no offense, buddy -- but you're maybe a little too old to get in to heavy weightlifting.

Maybe. But, you know, there's also a health risk to not being in shape, and not having muscle.

I've mentioned this before, but my chiropractor told me that my back was going to keep tweaking out of alignment unless I did deadlifts and put some muscle into my ass. (Apparently the glutes help anchor the spine and building them up will keep it all in better alignment.)

And people who squat have fewer hip joint problems later in life.

And also: I want to look like Daredevil.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (8rNrN)

26
I don't put these up sometimes because I figure 50% or more of the readership just doesn't care








Don't worry about it. It's not as if we read the content anyway.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (iFZVz)

27 They may find a crevice to exploit here though.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (3myMJ)

That's suggestive...

Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (Id9+8)

28 16 I'm not done with 'em, Weasel!
Posted by: Miley, commoner at September 15, 2017 07:12 PM (Id9+
--------
I see! Nice work!

Posted by: Weasel at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (Sfs6o)

29
On what basis was Chel-Z accorded the "Fellow" honor?

Should have offered her "Harvard Traitor" as a consolation.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (pNxlR)

30 No way to treat a lady.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uivCJAPhjQ

Posted by: huerfano at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (Dp2K8)

31 Oh, and this sweetheart, who taught at the John Jay School of Criminal
Justice and bragged that he was happy to be teaching cops who would soon
be "dead cops," has been suspended.




Make no mistake: they're not suspending him for saying it or thinking that way. They're suspending him for saying it publicly.

Posted by: Country Singer at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (yzxic)

32 It appears Chelsea Manning's 15 are up.

Please go stand in the line over there with the other lefty detritus. Yes, there is an opening behind Cindy Sheehan.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (F0ZHr)

33 I've been traveling this week, so I've had to make due with the hotel gym. Squats each day, with alternating overhead presses, or bench/rows, and then 30 minutes of fast walking on the treadmill.

Other than that, for the past month I've had limited access to a gym, so I've had to take it easy. Hopefully with the new job I can join the Gold's Gym three blocks away and go on my lunch break. I figure in an hour and a half I can get in squats and either bench, or overhead press, and one day a week I'll do deadlifts, pullups, and sprints on the treadmill. That will leave Saturdays for a longer (2-3 mile) run.

The other nice thing about my new job is that I'm two doors down from the community center where there are dance classes, and if that doesn't work I can make the later evening classes closer to home. So at least twice a week I'll be able to take tango and swing dancing lessons.

Of course, all of this is theoretical since I'll be on the road for pretty much all of October, and then two weeks a month starting in January, most likely.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (rvNNy)

34 Not good Gainz this week. Diet took a bit of a bad turn. Feeling bumbed.

Posted by: Max Power at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (q177U)

35 Scranton died?

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (bc2Lc)

36 Guys lift too heavy too fast. With no warm up.

Because it's there.

It's what we do.
Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (2wRtc)

All I can say is that I was spotting for a guy who locked his knees while squatting 390 pounds. He ended up being ok, but he was hobbling around like an 80 year old for a week. That cannot be good for your knees long term.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (wmaTe)

37 And also: I want to look like Daredevil.
===


I can hook you up, bro.

Posted by: zombie Rich Piana at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (2wRtc)

38 >>>It's good for novices but, for me, Pyramiding was the way to go.


well I am a novice. I know at some point the novice program is no longer effective, but it is effective for novices.

I've begun researching the various intermediate systems like concurrent periodization but I'm still a ways off from that stuff.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (8rNrN)

39 A thread about squats AND manning?
Gay.

Posted by: wooga at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (zsddc)

40 Hey Ace I was going through the internet last night on something that seemed unrelated and stumbled over a lot of stuff about people doing intermittent fasting ending up with serious gallstone problems. Might want to check it out. It might be an actual thing.

If it is, there's likely some way to protect your gall bladder. Artichoke is good for it I think. Supplements maybe. TUDCA might help. Something to get the bile flowing.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (4ErVI)

41 Stay thirsty my friend....OW!

Posted by: whazzizname got cockpunched at September 15, 2017 07:15 PM (g+Dix)

42 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE GAINZ IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT MANNING IS GOING TO DO!!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at September 15, 2017 07:16 PM (gC2IV)

43 25 >>>also, ace, no offense, buddy -- but you're maybe a little too old to get in to heavy weightlifting.

Maybe. But, you know, there's also a health risk to not being in shape, and not having muscle.

I've mentioned this before, but my chiropractor told me that my back was going to keep tweaking out of alignment unless I did deadlifts and put some muscle into my ass. (Apparently the glutes help anchor the spine and building them up will keep it all in better alignment.)

And people who squat have fewer hip joint problems later in life.

And also: I want to look like Daredevil.
Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (8rNrN)



I want to hear Matt Iseman announcing the Ewok Ninja at one of the city qualifiers for American Ninja Warrior.

Posted by: buzzion at September 15, 2017 07:16 PM (z/Ubi)

44 Maybe I should start a club for rejected losers who mistakenly thought they could become successful on the basis of their sexual perversion alone.

I could call it ... Sam's club. Welcome to the club, Chelsea.

Posted by: Michael Sam at September 15, 2017 07:16 PM (/qEW2)

45
And also: I want to look like Daredevil.
Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (8rNrN)

Well, fair enough!



Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:16 PM (wmaTe)

46 "Damn John Jay! Damn everyone who won't damn John Jay!! Damn everyone that won't put lights in his windows and sit up all night damning John Jay!!!"

You have no idea how long I've been saving that for the proper occasion

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 07:16 PM (ANIFC)

47 And before I forget: IT'S BRADLEY MANNING.

I will never surrender.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 15, 2017 07:17 PM (F0ZHr)

48 ace but ive become fond of ewoks

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:17 PM (FKrah)

49 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:11 PM (wmaTe)

I'm lifting at 68. No problems in general, except I can't bench what I did 30 years ago.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:17 PM (3myMJ)

50 They may find a crevice to exploit here though.

Posted by: Meremortal
-----------

Well at least you didn't say 'Chink in the armor'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 07:17 PM (7fIkH)

51 Also, there's an MMA gym in Santa Barbara that offers wrestling classes. Since I don't have anyone to train HEMA with in the area, this might be a good alternative. I can work on the basics and start working on some stuff from the manuals while keeping up the swordwork on the weekends.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 15, 2017 07:17 PM (rvNNy)

52 In one of the Bro/Science/Life videos, Dom says of the squat (and I'm paraphrasing), "Some says it's for back day. Others say it's for leg day. I say it's for some other day."

Posted by: bleakdaze at September 15, 2017 07:17 PM (gqm8O)

53 I know this is the wrong thread for this but did anyone else find it supremely ironic that the Man of Steel, Carlos Danger Himself, is begging the judge to go soft on him?

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (uU9xW)

54 I understand lifting to get into shape, just not lifting forever.

Find some actual activities that you enjoy, Ace.

...say, I don't know? maybe Climbing?

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (dFWGS)

55 I look at it this way, If I can still hobble along without any help, i'm good

snickers.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (FKrah)

56 I'm one of those age deniers banging on 50; started obstacles course racing about 4-5 yrs ago. Started seriously lifting about 1.5 yrs ago, plateaued. Discovered LONG TERM GAINZZ *must* incorporate MOBILITY, FLEXIBILITY, CONTROL, and ENDURANCE

Posted by: ElCid at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (WzmNb)

57 Posted by: Harry Paratestes
===

Oh I totally agree.

It takes a lot more discipline for guys to choose to back off than to overdo it.

Bro-science and "No Pain No Gain" has killed as many as it has served.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (2wRtc)

58 Squats are so last year. Manly men are hard cockroaching their asses these days.

Posted by: kallisto at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (g+Dix)

59 Nothing can replace...Brad.

Posted by: Liberty Mutual chick at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (Id9+8)

60 If I change my politics to Dem, can I just say anything I want?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (YJG+R)

61 I bet no one anywhere ever said, "Hey Bradley--show us your tits!"

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 15, 2017 07:19 PM (398bZ)

62 ace is only 29, sheesh everyone forgets the rules here

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:19 PM (FKrah)

63 Boobs. Boobs. Boobs.
Boobs. Boobs. Boobs.

Boobs!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (NWiLs)

64 The Manning wants to be a girl is merely annoying.

That he is a convicted felon walking around scot free pisses me off.

I have not thrown a punch in anger since high school. But I would have to seriously fight the urge to throw down if this traitorous f*ck ever crossed my path.

And with that I am going home to not think about this anymore.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (sGSvK)

65
"Manning ended the conversation on Thursday as the HARVARD dean, Douglas Elmendorf, tried to justify to her his decision ..."


No fan of Manning, but I'm having a hard time taking Dougie's side.

Let the butthurt be distributed widely, evenly ... and as thick as possible.

Posted by: Arbalest at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (FlRtG)

66 No agony, no brag-ony!

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (ANIFC)

67 I believe in two things, completely : Squats and Boobs

Posted by: Clay Travis at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (dFWGS)

68 I bought two cases of beer on the way home from work tonight.

That's two cases that I didn't have yesterday.

Can I count that as GAINZZZ?

Because I'm counting it as GAINZZZ.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (sdi6R)

69 dicks, peni, penis, johnsons, shlong, putz, schmekles

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (FKrah)

70 >>>I understand lifting to get into shape, just not lifting forever.

Find some actual activities that you enjoy, Ace.

...say, I don't know? maybe Climbing?

...

once i get stronger and can do a few pull-ups. I seriously need to work on grip strength. I know you always say "it's mostly your ankles and calves" but those are still weak too.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (8rNrN)

71 A hard cockroach ain't got no conscience.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (398bZ)

72 Everything in moderation, including moderation.

Posted by: OW! at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (UdKB7)

73 Posted by: willow
===

hawt

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (2wRtc)

74
Re: 3-rep sets, or 5-rep sets

This is great for gaining strength but you also need days when you actually Do Work.

Let's be honest, first of all, these low-rep sets are EASY. Bang-Bang-Bang, and you're done. You're not breathing heavy, and your heart-rate isn't even elevated. You're not "digging deep" to get those reps in to really tear your muscle fibers.

You gain from higher-rep sets, too. I'm not saying do Cardio while you Lift, but you gotta Exert 100% once in a while to gain strength. That means sets of 6-10 reps.

But NEVER ever "grind" when lifting. Never compromise your Form to get reps. That's grinding. When you move and squirm and breakdown your form to get the reps.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (A/QWH)

75 I've really never liked, the no pain no gain chat.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (FKrah)

76 ...yeah

Posted by: Miley, bewb ambassador ( . )( . ) at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (Id9+8)

77 If I change my politics to Dem, can I just say anything I want?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 07:18 PM (YJG+R)

Ummmmmmm....Yes! Feel free to practice any perversion and go public about it also!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (5VlCp)

78 Ace, I'm curious about your workout environment. You have posted videos of guys building their own workout equipment. The disadvantage to this would be if you're doing all your workouts at home on your own. That would make some of these exercises scarier than if you were working out in a gym with a spotter.

Plus, you just can't max out on some exercises without a spotter. With say a benchpress, you are supposed to take it to the point where you literally can't complete your last set of reps. If you can, you're supposed to up your weight. But, you can't do that without a spotter. It would be scary ending up under too much weight and being too tired to lift it off yourself.


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (pvjTE)

79 >> dicks, peni, penis, johnsons, shlong, putz,
>> schmekles

Go on ....

Posted by: Shep Smith at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (8O3HH)

80 >>>I've begun researching the various intermediate systems like concurrent periodization but I'm still a ways off from that stuff.

Ace, stop.
Linear progression works for the first year or two. Worry about other schemes later. Stop with the 'research'. Isn't that what led you to eyeballing potassium powder and examining the kitchen tile from the prone position?
KISS

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (RrhD2)

81 69. (Heh)

Love it when a posh chick talks dirty.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (fA1SL)

82 Harvard told Bradley the traitor
"You gotta' go-see you later.
We get kinda' funny
when it threatens our money
We suddenly love being h8ters!"

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (Ndje9)

83 "every inch the lady"

well, except that one or two angry inches, that is.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (LWu6U)

84 dicks, peni, penis, johnsons, shlong, putz, schmekles
Posted by: willow
------------

You forgot 'donger'.

Posted by: Mick Dundee at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (7fIkH)

85 Some of us find weightlifting enjoyable. I'm much stronger than I would be otherwise and it's helpful out in the yard, lifting and moving things, etc.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (3myMJ)

86 The Boob thread ist mort? *sniff*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (rb1zT)

87 I've really never liked, the no pain no gain chat.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (FKrah)

My mom used to say "You have to suffer to be beautiful." And I always asked her, "Why?" And she would snort dismissively and say, "Oh, Karen!"

Posted by: Miley, bewb ambassador ( . )( . ) at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (Id9+8)

88 You have to work your core, not just your glamour muscles.

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (ANIFC)

89 No gainzzzz to report. In my case gainzzzz would be losses, small losses, of weight. Don't want more muscle mass, but want to shed about 5-10 lbs. "Thin" by nature, still that way, so maybe that's even 5 lbs. seems intolerable. And still very active, including in gravity sports (where you're supporting your weight), so shedding some lbs. will only help with joints and skeletal issues long-term.

Had a bad bug in August, lost 3 weeks of workouts. And have trouble with dieting. Probably have to increase my output 10% and reduce intake 10% - for months - and hope for the best. Would prefer large increase in workouts and eat/drink the same. Swim/bike/hockey/low-weight-high rep workouts. If I'd just get organized and get into regular ocean swimming I could drop the weight pretty quickly, I bet. And a friend is a world-class ocean swimmer.




Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (QDnY+)

90 In most businesses, publicly wishing for the death of your clients would be a fireable offense.

Guess this cockholster gets the old, 'suspended with pay two-step' until people forget about him.

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (RKQ/v)

91
A thread about squats AND manning?
Gay.

put some muscle into my ass.


Yep


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (IqV8l)

92 dong, pecker.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (FKrah)

93

I've begun researching the various intermediate systems like concurrent periodization...

Try to avoid stuff like this with so many syllables. It's for pencil-necks.

Just do the Pyramid thing.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (A/QWH)

94 Ace, grip strength is crucial. Wink, wink.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (6Ll1u)

95 Isaacson was on Tucker's show last night.

He looks like an undergraduate pretentious douch, but since he actually teaches taught, he's an even bigger douche.

Posted by: logprof at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (GsAUU)

96 "Her." That's rich.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (Mouru)

97 Miley, pain has it's bennies, as a warning.

so moderate is best inho.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (FKrah)

98 dicks, peni, penis, johnsons, shlong, putz, schmekles
Posted by: willow
------------

Johnson?

Posted by: The Dude at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (ANIFC)

99 I've really never liked, the no pain no gain chat.
Posted by: willow
------------

I hear you. I'm a 'No pain, no pain' kind of guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (7fIkH)

100 If I change my politics to Dem, can I just say anything I want?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby
________

Not quite. Only the Oracle can say whatever he or she wants. Anything that the Oracle says comes from the Universe itself, filtered only by the intermediary which give it a voice.

But there are few things we can't say.

Posted by: WaterCow at September 15, 2017 07:25 PM (zkGZ8)

101 is Brad Manning trying to look like Tom Cruise in drag?

Posted by: the Butcher at September 15, 2017 07:25 PM (KtAmr)

102
Pyramid scheme gives you everything. Your muscles are all like WTF? and having fun.

You're doing sets of 10, and sets of 3's and stuff in between.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:25 PM (A/QWH)

103 >>once i get stronger and can do a few pull-ups. I seriously need to work on grip strength. I know you always say "it's mostly your ankles and calves" but those are still weak too.


I only suggest it as it is an activity that you can start from any level and actually make GAINZ.
If you enjoy it, you will progress appreciably and the side effects will be achieving all of those things you are waiting for (before you attemt to begin).

Also. Hot Ass Chicks in Spandex and Harnesses, Ace. Just hanging there. Right above you.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2017 07:25 PM (rGZMi)

104
John Thomas.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 15, 2017 07:25 PM (8O3HH)

105 Squats are brutal, I have the worlds worst knees. Everyone in my family gets knee replacements and I have already had a major knee surgery.

That being said, squats seem to stimulate the rest of your body to grow muscle.

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 15, 2017 07:25 PM (M+Lyo)

106 "...once i get stronger and can do a few pull-ups."
Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:21 PM (8rNrN)

Doing chin-ups? They are easier if you move your hands close together. As you improve, move your hands apart more. The back comes into play as you do that, which might help with pull-ups.

I suck at pull-ups and need to make them a priority. My chest is outrunning my back. Not good.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:25 PM (3myMJ)

107 Turns out the horney cockroach meme had legs!

Six of them, or seven . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (6FqZa)

108 I'm a 'No pain, no pain' kind of guy.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (7fIkH)

absolutely.

I mean why buy trouble , we get pain naturally why do it just because!?

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (FKrah)

109 don't wanna bump no more wif no big fat woo-man

Posted by: some 70s brutha at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (g+Dix)

110 88 You have to work your core, not just your glamour muscles.
Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (ANIFC)

From what I have seen of Rippetoe's stuff, he really focuses on exercises that work as many muscles as possible at once. His argument, iirc, is that the muscles do not function in a normal work situation in an isolated way- so why should you train them that way?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (rb1zT)

111
Nearly twelve weeks out from my NSTEMI heart attack and installation of a stent. I've been in cardio rehab for fourteen sessions, continued practicing intermittant fasting at 16:8 for at least five days a week, switched my diet to cut out as much salt as possible and reduced fat intake. My weight is down to 195, first time below 200 pounds in a decade and 23 pounds lower than I was at the time of my MI. Took my first VO2 test Wednesday and "aced" it by scoring in Cat I. I see a cardiologist on Monday, at which point I'll learn to what extent my heart's ejection fraction has improved from its post-attack level of 40% - 44%. I'll be asking him about strength training during my appointment.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (pNxlR)

112 Johnson?

Posted by: The Dude
________

We Democrats have put two Johnsons in the White House. All you Republicans can claim is a Tricky Dick.

Posted by: WaterCow at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (zkGZ8)

113 108. I thought you girls liked foreplay.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (fA1SL)

114 Whoever said liberals were humourless scolds? Or that they can't cooperate for a sublime cause?

http://tinyurl.com/ya3w4drm

Posted by: The Gimp at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (jdWK0)

115
84 dicks, peni, penis, johnsons, shlong, putz, schmekles
Posted by: willow
------------

You forgot 'donger'.
Posted by: Mick Dundee at September 15, 2017 07:22 PM (7fIkH)

You see my Dong rear soon, Lound-Eyes!

Posted by: Whoa Fat at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (ANIFC)

116 Miley, pain has it's bennies, as a warning.



so moderate is best inho.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:24 PM (FKrah)

I'm a minimalist. My boobs are mammarists.

Posted by: Miley, bewb ambassador ( . )( . ) at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (Id9+8)

117 dong, pecker.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (FKrah)

damn the torpedoes

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (M+Lyo)

118 You have to work your core, not just your glamour muscles.

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (ANIFC)

I've never heard that name for it.

Posted by: X-ray at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (vzgzF)

119 Pego!

Posted by: Thomas Johnson at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (UdKB7)

120

Every successful Strong Man has "light days" as well as Heavy days.

(spare us the period yokes)

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (A/QWH)

121 Do 5x5 and do all the warm-ups and you'll be amazed at you progress

Posted by: Regular joe at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (7PllL)

122 In most businesses, publicly wishing for the death of your clients would be a fireable offense.
---------

Heh. The local socialists held a forum for City Council candidates. Their first question was 'Are you a socialist?'

One of the guys that said 'Yes' is a financial adviser.

Yeah, like I'm going to that guy for advice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (7fIkH)

123 Stronlifts is great. I used it to track my progress for the last two years. I use it to stay in shape versus bulking. Great app as well even just the free app

Posted by: SpifftheSpaceman at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (IwiEG)

124 miley ^5..
I figured I did my pain, birth 6 times, with no drugs.
and the teen years.
good enough for me.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (FKrah)

125 20 A good job has been done so far of keeping thread topics out of troll-friendly territory. They may find a crevice to exploit here though.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:13 PM (3myMJ)


Hater!

Posted by: Chelsea Manning at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (4A5fG)

126 I still wonder if Manning is sincere or if this was a gambit. "If I become something perceived as silly, harmless, grotesque, people will not give me the sentence I deserve". The time at which he realized his "identity" seems a bit too much of a coincidence.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (/qEW2)

127 Willow, have you given up already?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (398bZ)

128 >>>Just do the Pyramid thing.

well i'm only two months in. not even two months. Actually a month and a half when you subtract out the week and a half I lost after my dehydration.

I can stay with linear periodization for awhile.

Except for the overhead press, where I'm plateaued. maybe i'll look up pyramiding for that.

anon y mous,

I have a lame set up which isn't even a power rack, just a cheap set of uprights with some lame "safety arms" (not safety pins, just arms that stick out a bit).

And I mostly work out alone, so yeah, I am always very aware that if a lift goes wrong, I may be in trouble.

When I get up to higher weight, I'll either switch to the floor press or dumbbell pressing, and as far as squats, I have a trap bar and may switch to trapbar squats.

Those changes will largely eliminate the danger of lifting without a spotter.

I might start going to the gym at some point too. I felt like a spazz going in there previously but now that I have a plan for each workout, I feel less stupid.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (8rNrN)

129 >>Every successful Strong Man has "light days" as well as Heavy days.


The key is to just go with the flow.

Posted by: garrett at September 15, 2017 07:29 PM (dFWGS)

130 Schmekles? How have I lived for 29 years on this planet and not heard that one?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 15, 2017 07:29 PM (Mouru)

131 45
And also: I want to look like Daredevil.
Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:14 PM (8rNrN)

Isn't Matt Murdoch blind?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 15, 2017 07:29 PM (McXSl)

132 pat..

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:29 PM (FKrah)

133 Rippetoe is great for form and starting out, but he's not a fan of accessory work or lifting for aesthetics; I feel like he's so popular in part bc you can do his program and still have a beer gut, but you'll get stronger

Posted by: brak at September 15, 2017 07:29 PM (5iU/N)

134 I'm stumped too.

Posted by: Thomas Johnsons Maypole at September 15, 2017 07:30 PM (UdKB7)

135
We need to have an AoS weight lifting Meet.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:30 PM (A/QWH)

136 Aw, every inch the lady !

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 07:30 PM (QC/4S)

137 Hoping Manning falls within the 70% or whatever it is statistic for people with his illness offing themselves. Soon would be OK, too.

And "leaks". One of the greatest distortions, all in one word, in play today. "Leak" could be anything from harmless inside baseball to noble outing of unlawful behavior to ...... felony violation of secrecy statutes and contracts?

No, this latter thing is vile, and incredibly dangerous, and indefensible. So I cringe when "leak" is now used to denote felonious violations of the Espionage Act etc. Ya know, things for which people were *routinely* EXECUTED before recent history. As serious a crime as homicide.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 07:30 PM (QDnY+)

138 Btw creatine hydrates the muscles. Ironically if you don't drink 8 cups of water while taking you risk dehydration.

Posted by: Regular joe at September 15, 2017 07:30 PM (7PllL)

139 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 15, 2017 07:26 PM (pNxlR)

Sounds like you are doing awesome, keep rocking it!

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:30 PM (3myMJ)

140 126 I still wonder if Manning is sincere or if this was a gambit. "If I become something perceived as silly, harmless, grotesque, people will not give me the sentence I deserve". The time at which he realized his "identity" seems a bit too much of a coincidence.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 07:28 PM (/qEW2)

He got his pardon and oodles of attention and accolades. He seemed like a pretty damaged personality before the whole hide the weiner part of it entered the picture.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:30 PM (rb1zT)

141 cloyd heck yeah, i'm into minimalist owie defensive now

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:31 PM (FKrah)

142 >> I felt like a spazz going in there previously but now that I have a plan for each workout, I feel less stupid.


Hey - Look at that Furry Spazz in the Crocs!

The one with the Messenger Bag.

Look at him!

Posted by: Buff Guy at Gym at September 15, 2017 07:31 PM (+p3XK)

143 A year ago I used to do a 1000 rep routine involving 10 body weight exercises ( 100 reps each) 3x a week. It allowed for time goal setting to complete. Now I just play tennis.

The older I get the lazier because of boredom of working out.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 15, 2017 07:31 PM (LuKE7)

144 119 Pego!
Posted by: Thomas Johnson at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (UdKB7)

It willa come back to you-a.

Posted by: Steely Paolo at September 15, 2017 07:31 PM (ANIFC)

145 >>>From what I have seen of Rippetoe's stuff, he really focuses on exercises that work as many muscles as possible at once. His argument, iirc, is that the muscles do not function in a normal work situation in an isolated way- so why should you train them that way?

he also said, I think: "You don't have to do isolation exercises to work on your weak points if you're a novice lifter, because if you're a novice, you're NOTHING BUT weak points. You have to add muscle everywhere."

Harsh, but fair, I think.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:31 PM (8rNrN)

146 114 Whoever said liberals were humourless scolds? Or that they can't cooperate for a sublime cause?

http://tinyurl.com/ya3w4drm
Posted by: The Gimp at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (jdWK0)

...Yikes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:31 PM (wmaTe)

147 >>.Btw creatine hydrates the muscles. Ironically if you don't drink 8 cups of water while taking you risk dehydration.

hmmm... i wondered about that

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:32 PM (8rNrN)

148 "We need to have an AoS weight lifting Meet."

Now THAT'S a recipe for injury. Especially since alcohol will be involved.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:32 PM (3myMJ)

149 I still wonder if Manning is sincere or if this was a gambit.

Did they ever find out who thought it was a good idea to recruit him? Because that guy should be recruiting in Antarctica now in an unheated shed.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2017 07:32 PM (O5Q3r)

150 On the flip side, I have somehow managed to lose a solid 2 inches off my waist and probably 15 pounds in the last month somehow.

Only real change was drinking less beer. ::shrug::

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:33 PM (wmaTe)

151 I guess I have to take off my clown mask now.
have to study . kisses and hugs.

ace stay hydrated, and don't forget to enjoy looking good, not keep worrying about even better.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:33 PM (FKrah)

152 My mom used to say "You have to suffer to be beautiful." And I always asked her, "Why?" And she would snort dismissively and say, "Oh, Karen!"
Posted by: Miley, bewb ambassador ( . )( . ) at September 15, 2017 07:23 PM (Id9+

That must've been uncomfortable. Did she know your name was Miley?

And can I get an application for an internship?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2017 07:34 PM (tbOMB)

153 >>>We need to have an AoS weight lifting Meet.

Yes then we could argue squat depth and length of bench pause!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 15, 2017 07:34 PM (9iSX9)

154 I dropped some more LBs.

Since becoming self-employed - I work out at lunch when I'm home. I eat out even less now. I still drink a damn ton of beer - and I don't intend to stop. No dinner. Nothing after 1:00.

The "wedge" look is back - way wider at the shoulders than the waist. Arms are OK. Been hitting the stair machine hard - my wind is good again.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 15, 2017 07:34 PM (fiGNd)

155 You were wrong, Weasel.

Posted by: Miley, bewb ambassador ( . )( . ) at September 15, 2017 07:34 PM (Id9+8)

156 In my younger days, mostly when I was in the Corps, I was a work out freak. Now, whenever I get the urge to exercise, I just lie down til it goes away.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 15, 2017 07:34 PM (gC2IV)

157
You'll never believe what my latest thing is:

KEGELS.

I try to do 100 kegels a day. It's good for boners and endurance.

Boner exercises. Girls can, of course, do it, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:35 PM (A/QWH)

158 I've been doing a modified form of Rippitoe's starting strength program I saw in Mens Health (cause too cheap to buy book) for about 3 months. One modification: about halfway in I had to switch to microweights - little one pounders and the like - to increase the weight each time, but more slowly - 5 pounds each week rather than each workout. I'm just too small, weak, and inept for the rate of progress Rippitoe maps out. My principle gainzzz appears to be soreness.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at September 15, 2017 07:35 PM (8NLb9)

159 25 reps does sound like an awful lot so the 3x5 might be better. But I can't imagine doing squats with free weights. I like to have something to grab for balance doing them with just my own bodyweight. I'll only ever try to do leg weights with a machine. But I'm more likely to check out one of the indoor climbing places if I decide I'm actually going to work on leg muscles. I think that might be fun enough that I would overcome my "go out where there are people" barrier.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at September 15, 2017 07:35 PM (eASYU)

160 Glad Ace superseded the boobs thread-- that had played out seven times over.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 07:35 PM (YiCkI)

161

I do my Kegels in the car, while in traffic. Might as well make gainz while sitting in traffic, I figure.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:35 PM (A/QWH)

162 "...an expression of her dismay..."
...........

Why do they keep calling him a her? They're only fooling themselves.

Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 07:36 PM (HgMAr)

163 Glad Ace superseded the boobs thread-- that had played out seven times over.
Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 07:35 PM (YiCkI)


Those words ... in that order ... just read all fucked up.

Posted by: ScoggDog at September 15, 2017 07:36 PM (fiGNd)

164 The other attractive thing about rippetoes programs is the time factor, because he emphasizes a small number of sets, low reps, but at maximum weight, it takes less time to do the work out.

It kind of cuts against the grain, because I usually think that you get out what you put in and seems a bit too 'get ripped quick', but what I did was not too bad and seemed to work- before I started working 60 hours a week every week.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:37 PM (rb1zT)

165
Yes then we could argue squat depth and length of bench pause!

Heh.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:37 PM (A/QWH)

166 >>>One modification: about halfway in I had to switch to microweights - little one pounders and the like - to increase the weight each time, but more slowly - 5 pounds each week rather than each workout.

I don't think that's a modification -- I think Rippetoe and stronglifts both mention that at some point the +5 pounds per session is going to have to go down to microloading and maybe 5 pounds per week.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:37 PM (8rNrN)

167

( . ) ( . )

Posted by: Thomas Johnsons Massive Maypole at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (UdKB7)

168 My match rifles weigh about 20# each. I try not to ever lift anything heavier than that.

Posted by: Weasel at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (Sfs6o)

169 Darn, I missed the Brooke Balledwin thread. Anybody link nudie pics of her? Don't make me go back and read all the comments.

Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (HgMAr)

170 >>>I don't think that's a modification -- I think Rippetoe and stronglifts both mention that at some point the +5 pounds per session is going to have to go down to microloading and maybe 5 pounds per week.

3%.
As close as you can get.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (9iSX9)

171 In my younger days, mostly when I was in the Corps, I was a work out freak. Now, whenever I get the urge to exercise, I just lie down til it goes away.
Posted by: Duke Lowell
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*lame fist bump*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (7fIkH)

172 B ( . ) ( . ) B S!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (NWiLs)

173 >>>ace stay hydrated

i'm trying. I think I'm just not yet drinking enough. I was going for like 3 liters, but I think I need at least 4 on workout days.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:39 PM (8rNrN)

174 Those words ... in that order ... just read all fucked up.
Posted by: ScoggDog at September 15, 2017 07:36 PM (fiGNd)
--------
Thank you Mr. Dog!

Posted by: Weasel at September 15, 2017 07:39 PM (Sfs6o)

175 Why do they keep calling him a her? They're only fooling themselves.
Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 07:36 PM (HgMAr)

They're not even doing that.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:39 PM (3myMJ)

176 Don't be so hard on Chelsea. It's his time of the month.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2017 07:39 PM (mJ8mX)

177 Hey who shrank my boobies??


Posted by: Thomas Johnsons Massive Maypole at September 15, 2017 07:40 PM (UdKB7)

178 I don't have any gainz to report but I did start drinking more water in the morning ever since Ace shared his dehydration story. I take a sip of water for every sip of coffee.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at September 15, 2017 07:40 PM (Zd2ZF)

179 173. That's a shit-load of vodka, my dude. No wonder you've got the trots.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:40 PM (fA1SL)

180 Posted by: Thomas Johnsons Massive Maypole

'Sup, bruh?

Posted by: Steele Johnson in a Speedo banana hammock at September 15, 2017 07:40 PM (8O3HH)

181 ( . ) ( . )

Posted by: Thomas Johnsons Massive Maypole at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (UdKB7)
............

( ' ) ( .)

Posted by: Botched at September 15, 2017 07:40 PM (HgMAr)

182 Why do they keep calling him a her? They're only fooling themselves.
Posted by: wth
---------

In fairness, they named him a fellow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 07:41 PM (7fIkH)

183 Anyone else having problems with the Ads Bleeding into the posts?

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 15, 2017 07:41 PM (dKiJG)

184 Nice that Hahvaaaahd felt shamed enough to cancel (or was it just the ire of the CIA?), ditto for the JJ Law School, but the imponderable remains:

does the willingness of these institutions to pull this outrageous crap in the first place tell us all we need to know, or do the cancellations paint a *slightly* less dark picture of where things are?

I vote for DOOM. When even Motel 6 feels obliged/wants to publicly diss ICE, we've moved way beyond just the alien/fascist tech companies and their totalitarian/racist obsessions.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 07:41 PM (QDnY+)

185 Keep lifting ace. I'm barely 165 and bench 355 in my late 30's. No injuries here yet.

Posted by: Mr Pink at September 15, 2017 07:41 PM (9nXpB)

186 183. Sonobi is having a heavy flow day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:41 PM (fA1SL)

187 I think I'm just not yet drinking enough.

I hear you, Ace!

*cracks open third forty vodka of the day*

Posted by: Hillary C., NPOTUS at September 15, 2017 07:42 PM (fuHHM)

188 xher ?

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 07:42 PM (QC/4S)

189 ( o)(o )

Posted by: nearsighted at September 15, 2017 07:42 PM (tbOMB)

190 181 ( . ) ( . )

Posted by: Thomas Johnsons Massive Maypole at September 15, 2017 07:38 PM (UdKB7)
............

( ' ) ( .)
Posted by: Botched at September 15, 2017 07:40 PM (HgMAr)
----------
The second is the preferred interpretation. Implied bouncing.

Posted by: Weasel at September 15, 2017 07:42 PM (Sfs6o)

191 183 Anyone else having problems with the Ads Bleeding into the posts?
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 15, 2017 07:41 PM (dKiJG)

That's just ole Sonobi, keeping an eye on us.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:42 PM (rb1zT)

192 Off, regal Spanish hosiery.

Posted by: fluffy at September 15, 2017 07:43 PM (U0v/A)

193 JMO- I think 95% of the readers wait for the GAINZZ thread to see what Ace has done to himself next.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2017 07:43 PM (D24Mk)

194 Sonobi is experiencing GAINZZZ, brah

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 07:43 PM (QC/4S)

195 Best weight gainzzz. Contract this low-level flu or whatever it is going around. Dropped 12lbs in a week.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 15, 2017 07:43 PM (mcI77)

196 ace when I used to run I drank at least 2 liters of water, and than other sources of fluids.
remember electrolites also.
potassium

balance with excersize.
we need you to keep us sane, and you keep us laughing at the obsudities in life

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:43 PM (FKrah)

197 "Anyone else having problems with the Ads Bleeding into the posts?"

Nope, just scroll right by it.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:43 PM (3myMJ)

198 My belated contribution to the boobs thread

coff coff memememe

Oh I'm just wild about titters
'Cuz titters are wonderful things
Their tips are made out of rubber
Their middles are made out of springs

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
But the most wonderful thing about titters
Is grabbing hold of one, graaaaabbing hold of one!

Posted by: random lurker commenter at September 15, 2017 07:43 PM (dab45)

199
Why do they keep calling him a her? They're only fooling themselves.
Posted by: wth


I cringe when I hear that, too.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2017 07:44 PM (IqV8l)

200 146 114 Whoever said liberals were humourless scolds? Or that they can't cooperate for a sublime cause?

http://tinyurl.com/ya3w4drm
Posted by: The Gimp at September 15, 2017 07:27 PM (jdWK0)

...Yikes.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 15, 2017 07:31 PM (wmaTe)


Why don't they just commit suicide? That would show they are serious about atoning.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 07:44 PM (sdi6R)

201 170 - You're right he does; I've seen him say so online. But I think he intended his lifters to be less of a nancy than me . . . not switch over to such low increments so early. If I were his son, I think he would drown my disappointing ass in the tub.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at September 15, 2017 07:44 PM (8NLb9)

202 I got a cheapo Fitness Reality cage and bench combo for $250 on Amazon. Holds 700 lbs. Great peace of mind. Oh and get a belt at some point, should help work through plateaus.

Posted by: Regular joe at September 15, 2017 07:44 PM (7PllL)

203 193. C'mon - where else ya gonna get to read a drunken ewok live-blogging his disaster-pants?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:44 PM (fA1SL)

204 and I can't type and study. so I best close this thread ..
and be a minimalist!

maybe I do have adhd.

anyway may your Friday be filled with boobs. and not Us boobs.

Posted by: willow at September 15, 2017 07:44 PM (FKrah)

205 ( * )

Posted by: Hope S. at September 15, 2017 07:44 PM (8O3HH)

206
(........*........) (..........*........)

Posted by: Bigboobie at September 15, 2017 07:45 PM (UdKB7)

207 They're not even doing that.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:39 PM (3myMJ)
.........

I don't think they're even fooling the poor drunks at 2:00am.

Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 07:45 PM (HgMAr)

208 Linked over at Instapundit, a review of Ken Burns PBS series:

http://tinyurl.com/yae6hknl

I enjoyed the review. It is a period I need to read more on with this type of viewpoint.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:45 PM (rb1zT)

209 >>>I got a cheapo Fitness Reality cage and bench combo for $250 on Amazon. Holds 700 lbs. Great peace of mind. Oh and get a belt at some point, should help work through plateaus.

I keep looking at that one. I saw the cage alone for $195 or something, then the price went up, and now I want it to come back down.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:45 PM (8rNrN)

210 (@)(@)

Posted by: Silver Dollar at September 15, 2017 07:46 PM (tbOMB)

211 180 Posted by: Thomas Johnsons Massive Maypole

'Sup, bruh?
Posted by: Steele Johnson in a Speedo banana hammock at September 15, 2017 07:40 PM (8O3HH)

Step aside, boys.

Posted by: Brock Long, FEMA Director at September 15, 2017 07:46 PM (ANIFC)

212 Weasel - 20 lbs? Wow. Is that F Class hardware, or something else (don't know my competition disciplines all that well)? I always think about the weight of my M1s, and their ammo, when I handle them, and what it was like for small/light Depression-era guys to haul those things around the world.

Speaking of boom-sticks, was watching some documentary footage from the eastern front last night, Soviets taking German POWs. The sentries were holding some sort of rifle with a flat, knife-like bayonet attached (not the spike bayonets, so not 91/30s). Did not get a close/clear look at them. Best snippet showed a sort of heat-shield (round-ish holes in an outer shell) over the end of the barrel - but these were long rifles, not PPshs or anything. Doesn't help that my WWII small arms knowledge ain't all that, but puzzling.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

213 I don't think they're even fooling the poor drunks at 2:00am.
Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 07:45 PM (HgMAr)

Got a buddy who got drunk and fooled in NOLA. Was talking up this "chic", who was all over him. Turned around and the guys with him were laughing their asses off.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (3myMJ)

214 I missed the boobs thread and get the tranny thread.

Perfectly sums up my week.

I'm done. I'm done. I'm done.





(Well, at least until i finish chores and come back here.)

Posted by: tbodie at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (8Unxl)

215 That's the Ken Burns Vietnam PBS documentary. Sheesh. Premature posting. Might need to do Sooth's kegels.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (rb1zT)

216 From morning thread: "What the hell does that supposed to mean? Not Amnesty, not citizenship but you let people stay?"

It means you give them a green card. Duh.

Posted by: RokShox at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (yehh7)

217 I keep looking at that one. I saw the cage alone for $195 or something, then the price went up, and now I want it to come back down.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:45 PM (8rNrN)


Put it on your wish list and 80-90 percent of the time it will drop in price within a week.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (mcI77)

218 183 Anyone else having problems with the Ads Bleeding into the posts?
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 15, 2017 07:41 PM (dKiJG)
.............

Why on earth did I read that as "ass bleeding"?

Posted by: Bradley Manning - Dumbshit at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (HgMAr)

219 can someone tell me what Manning was going to be doing for Hahvahd and its students as a "fellow"? does he actually know anything worth learning or was he just going to bitch and moan about how he/she/it was treated?

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at September 15, 2017 07:48 PM (ILitO)

220 212. SVT 40, based in the heat shield.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:48 PM (fA1SL)

221 From morning thread: "What the hell does that supposed to mean? Not Amnesty, not citizenship but you let people stay?"

It means bend over and spread'em W-I-D-E

Posted by: Under Fire at September 15, 2017 07:48 PM (mcI77)

222 I've been blessed by the God, to accidentally have perfect form with power cleans... I'm a bit embarrassed to admit but cleaning 315 in the gym draws a crowd. I can actually clean as much as I bench, due to form and let work.

Posted by: Inogame at September 15, 2017 07:49 PM (cZFsB)

223 Linked over at Instapundit, a review of Ken Burns PBS series:

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Yep, and a good video by Victor Davis Hanson.
When he mentions 'the domino theory', you need to also remember the 'Wars of National Liberation' on the African content. All were supported by, and encouraged by, Marxist Revolutionaries.

And that should put Barack Obama in historical perspective.

And it ain't over until its over, and it ain't over yet.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at September 15, 2017 07:49 PM (m9X4Y)

224 Meremortal- Did you ever get your bullwhip?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2017 07:49 PM (D24Mk)

225 221 From morning thread: "What the hell does that supposed to mean? Not Amnesty, not citizenship but you let people stay?"

It means bend over and spread'em W-I-D-E
Posted by: Under Fire at September 15, 2017 07:48 PM (mcI77)

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Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2017 07:49 PM (NWiLs)

226 >>>Put it on your wish list and 80-90 percent of the time it will drop in price within a week.

hmmmmm

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 07:50 PM (8rNrN)

227
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Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2017 07:49 PM (NWiLs)

Precisely

Posted by: Under Fire at September 15, 2017 07:50 PM (mcI77)

228 I also added a couple of other lifts to routine. Not that damn powerclean though; also find the powerclean intimidating.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at September 15, 2017 07:50 PM (8NLb9)

229 I enjoyed the review. It is a period I need to read more on with this type of viewpoint.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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I expect a great deal of very interesting film and commentary, but I also expect a *very* biased (if subtle) presentation of facts and opinions.

Ken Burns is a hopeless Lefty.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 07:51 PM (7fIkH)

230 Did they ever find out who thought it was a good idea to recruit him? Because that guy should be recruiting in Antarctica now in an unheated shed.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2017 07:32 PM (O5Q3r)


Heh. YES. I remember that. He was an outspoken homosexual, even before DADT was repealed, and he was ALWAYS insubordinate. He was mentally imbalanced, unfit to serve. He was discharged as PVC, but he had held higher ranks, but was demoted because of his erratic behavior.

You'd think the military by this time would have this thing down to an exact science, and yet there are goodness knows how many Nidal Hassans and Bradley Mannings in the ranks today.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 07:51 PM (/qEW2)

231 Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at September 15, 2017 07:48 PM (ILitO)

He probably was going to stand around while they all worshipped him like Obama used to get treated.

The whole secret to identity politics is to assume the right identity. The more abnormal the better. It's become a contest.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:51 PM (3myMJ)

232 Palp, of course! (smacks head) Just reviewed the SVT-40 appearance, and sure enough. Even found a pic with the bayonet - flat, similar to ours/Brits. So, SVT-40s they were. Possibly late-war? Didn't think that many of those were in the hands of the soldats until late in the game - or even then.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 07:51 PM (QDnY+)

233
You need to perfect your deadlift before you start doing powercleans.

Deadlifts are all you need, anyway.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 07:52 PM (A/QWH)

234 Duh PFC, not PVC. PVC is a plastic, like his vagina.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 07:52 PM (/qEW2)

235 I miss the boob thread and come back to guys talking about doing squats and Kegels.

My timing blows.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2017 07:52 PM (/tuJf)

236 A couple of talking heads blathering on Fox about the traiter formally know as Bradley. They are trying to see who can say she and her the most in a single breath.

If I mangled one of my dog's legs and called it a 'tail' would you play along and call it a tail too, or recognized I am fricken nuts and called me out?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 15, 2017 07:52 PM (IWbvi)

237 Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (QDnY+)
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Hi Rhomboid - yep, F-Open. And with the front rest and rear bag full of sand and a range bag full of ammo and other shit and shooting mat and spotting scope and stand..... It's ridiculous.
Hmmmm... I will have to think about that description. Soviet, huh?

Posted by: Weasel at September 15, 2017 07:53 PM (Sfs6o)

238 [ . ] [ . ]

Rick Perry's wife's boobs.

Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 07:53 PM (HgMAr)

239 Meremortal- Did you ever get your bullwhip?
Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2017 07:49 PM (D24Mk)

Dude, no I'm awful! Got distracted with the bass (happens a lot) and also started thinking that lariat tricks might be fun. I've done nothing about that either.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:53 PM (3myMJ)

240 Yep, and a good video by Victor Davis Hanson.
When he mentions 'the domino theory', you need to also remember the 'Wars of National Liberation' on the African content. All were supported by, and encouraged by, Marxist Revolutionaries.

======

People then & now still deride the Domino Theory, even though it was clearly what happened.

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 07:53 PM (ANIFC)

241 Turned around and the guys with him were laughing their asses off.
Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:47 PM (3myMJ)


One of the best threads on a gun board started, hey guys, get serious with this chick, she's hot, she's talking about the future . . . .


Then he posts pictures . . . .


Epic thread.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2017 07:53 PM (tbOMB)

242 232. I thought they were sorta reserved b/c they were harder to produce than the 81/30's. Probably nkvd units had them by that period.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 07:53 PM (fA1SL)

243 . .

MeAgain's IBTs.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at September 15, 2017 07:54 PM (8O3HH)

244 (___*___)
Posted by: Insomniac at September 15, 2017 07:49 PM (NWiLs)

Threadwinner

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 07:54 PM (ANIFC)

245 236 A couple of talking heads blathering on Fox about the traiter formally know as Bradley. They are trying to see who can say she and her the most in a single breath.

If I mangled one of my dog's legs and called it a 'tail' would you play along and call it a tail too, or recognized I am fricken nuts and called me out?
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 15, 2017 07:52 PM (IWbvi)

You wouldn't need to call it a tail before we would do that. /s

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:54 PM (rb1zT)

246 Love me some thread gainz.

I still run a P90x random workout of the day - I own X, X+, X2, & X3 (rarely do x2 because of all the equipment stuff). I will also add in accessory lifts -
rear flies, band pull apart, face pulls, extra rows because my posture is still a work in progress and the back can take the volume. I follow Dr John Rusin on facebook and he's got a lot of good stuff there.

I haven't been trying to lose any weight lately, I mean I'm 170-175, so it's not like I need to drop anything at 5'11". Just some recomp/maintenance and it's been working. I could get a little leaner, I'm close to seeing abs.

I set a new record for me of 20 chin ups last week. Never had gotten above 18 previously (4 years ago). And started adding in some weighted pull ups, 20 pounds in a backpack for a couple of sets of 5.

Ever since I changed my goal of being a certain weight to a 'goal' of working out 5 times a week, I've been much more consistent. Still do IF, because it's easy for me to skip breakfast (and still workout in the mornings), and I can do without the extra calories. I have trouble getting below that with diet though. I figure I'd rather try to have a permanent change and have a long slow march than drop it all off quickly, but then fight to keep it at some lower level. IDK, I could be wrong. Either way, I think I'm in a pretty good place for now.

Posted by: Memories at September 15, 2017 07:54 PM (mwcEF)

247 I miss the boob thread and come back to guys talking about doing squats and Kegels.


==


"More boob threads"

Posted by: Carnac the Magnificent at September 15, 2017 07:55 PM (QC/4S)

248 Bitches be crazy, yo.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 15, 2017 07:55 PM (oVJmc)

249 Posted by: Under Fire at September 15, 2017 07:48 PM (mcI77)

Odd, this comments seems completely out of place.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 07:55 PM (3myMJ)

250

Ace: Take a look at the various calisthenics videos on YouTube. Check out "Athlean X" (3.7M subscribers), particularly, the video on calisthenics:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yddk5ysv

Pay particular attention to Pro #3, #4 & Con #2, #4

I'm doing the "100 Pushups per Day for 30 Days" (some other YouTube channel) in addition to pullups, dips & lifting ... it seems to work quite effectively, and has made getting my eating plan right (shaking my 8 Reeses Peanutbutter Cups / day habit) much easier.

Posted by: Arbalest at September 15, 2017 07:55 PM (FlRtG)

251 Moar womyn than Bradley will ever be

https://youtu.be/58jjS_daWXU

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2017 07:55 PM (ZqlGu)

252 as much as trannies disgust and revolt me

harvard was just effing rude

Posted by: happyfeet at September 15, 2017 07:56 PM (mLfQi)

253 Anyone have any good, non-liberal histories of Vietnam to recommend? It's one subject I have stayed away from because it seemed like every book I picked up seemed to start with My Lai and end with the triumphant hippies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 07:56 PM (rb1zT)

254 I see the combo @ $278 now w/ free prime shipping. Sure beats getting decapitated for missing a heavy bench rep.

Posted by: Regular joe at September 15, 2017 07:56 PM (7PllL)

255 I don't know if she's an 'Ette, but she should be!


https://tinyurl.com/y9kd2b3l

Posted by: Country Singer at September 15, 2017 07:56 PM (yzxic)

256 JS, did you get D&C tix?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 07:57 PM (PUmDY)

257 238 [ . ] [ . ]

Rick Perry's wife's boobs.

Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 07:53 PM (HgMAr)


John McCain's boobs soon

[x] [x]

Posted by: Under Fire at September 15, 2017 07:57 PM (mcI77)

258 >>JS, did you get D&C tix?

No, not yet. Don't know if I can make the dates yet but I am working on it.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2017 07:59 PM (/tuJf)

259 Place I volunteer got an advance copy of the handsome book that accompanies the PBS Vietnam series.

As Mike H. says, there's a 1% chance any PBS/Burns presentation of such a topic will be solid history. The holy of holies (for many - waaaay beyond the ranks of "liberals" and "progressives", ahemm) is the whole package of myths about Vietnam. I don't do pet theories much, but in this case I have a pet theory (i.e. just spitballin') that the near-universal embrace of myths and suppression of facts about Vietnam, esp. the final chapter, is explained by the "left's" normal embrace of their own b.s., and more interestingly the desire of the rest to not feel any more shame/guilt than possible over the betrayal/waste of so many lives.

Recently decided not to interrupt my eastern front binge with the "Hue 1968" book. Cheated, glanced at the epilogue, and sure enough - the standard myths about the end game. Wasn't the focus of the book obviously, but was enough to sour me (for now) and go back to Stalingrad.

Funny - not ha-ha funny - but WWII "revisionists" almost exclusively must ignore/distort the actual history to make their stupid points, while Vietnam "revisionists" are the ones actually looking at the history, and using the sources that became available (Soviet, North Vietnamese, Chinese) to debunk the conventional wisdom.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 07:59 PM (QDnY+)

260 >>>C'mon - where else ya gonna get to read a drunken ewok live-blogging his disaster-pants?<<<

On the bright side, the new Pocket Defibrillator comes with an implantable port for those occasions when hydration is borderline.

Posted by: Fritz at September 15, 2017 08:00 PM (D0riW)

261 This spiteful, immature behavior by Manning is something he had exhibited throughout his entire military career. He was never mentally fit to serve - gay narcissist.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 08:00 PM (/qEW2)

262 Moar womyn than Bradley will ever be

https://youtu.be/58jjS_daWXU


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2017 07:55 PM (ZqlGu)
............

I just wanted to say thank you for that.

Posted by: wth at September 15, 2017 08:00 PM (HgMAr)

263 >>>Ace: Take a look at the various calisthenics videos on YouTube. Check out "Athlean X" (3.7M subscribers), particularly, the video on calisthenics:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yddk5ysv

oh I do, I look at that guy's vids and a bunch of bodyweight lifter's vids too. There's this guy with an English accent (I think) who's good.

For now i'm mostly going with the iron.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 08:00 PM (8rNrN)

264 John McStains CAT scan X, don't come back

Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2017 08:01 PM (D24Mk)

265 if you do the push-up thing, where you just do a lot of push ups every day, don't you need recovery days, or do you recover in a day?

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 08:01 PM (8rNrN)

266 Scored Boston and msg shows

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 08:01 PM (PUmDY)

267 259 - The best "revisionist" history of Vietnam is Lew Sorley's "A Better War" about our victory under General Abrams, and then how we threw it away.

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 08:02 PM (ANIFC)

268 I ran 5x5 four of years ago when I was just starting out. It was very good for me, went from squatting the bar to 255 5x5 and from 135 to 315 on the deadlift. I wish I had known however when to quit. After I did that last 5x5 I was so worn out I took a "break" from lifting that turned into a year. I should have had an intermediate program waiting in the wings.
I also never made much progress on the upper body lifts on that program, kept stalling out. When I eventually got back into lifting I used 5/3/1 and was able to break through my sticking points on that one.
I don't powerclean because 1) I suck and 2) I have a home gym in my apartment and don't want to bang on the floor, but when I did try them in a gym they seemed like a great exercise. Maybe if I ever buy a home I can do them in the basement or something.

Posted by: DM at September 15, 2017 08:02 PM (garNZ)

269 I had a tendency to push myself too hard doing SL 5x5, trying to hit my numbers every time. I found that once I started lifting based on how I felt rather than trying to increase the weight every set, I wasn't as likely to hurt myself.

I eventually moved to a big 3 routine. Just squat, deadlift, bench press with a rotating focus on power, strength, and hypertrophy. For example, I'd do squats as hypertrophy (reps), bench press as strength (5 rep sets) and power for deadlift. The next session, rotate the rep ranges for the exercises. http://bit.ly/2h6l6yR

Now that I've developed some basic core strength, I'm rewarding myself by spending more time on aesthetics by doing more isolation exercises.

I give deadlifts their own pyramid workout day (8 reps, 6 reps, 4 reps, 3 reps, 1 rep - increasing weight the whole way up until you hit close to your 1RM- then a few sets going back down). Rather than wearing you out, all the warm up sets help you to be physically ready for the max lift and not get hurt.

Posted by: Xander Crews at September 15, 2017 08:02 PM (fGsuF)

270 Gainzzzz on squats.
Once you have the form and technique down, and you have a competent partner/spotter working with you try this.

Load bar to rweight you can fail safely @ 10 reps (see competent partner/spotter).
Remove 10 pounds per side and lift to failure.
Remove 10 pounds per side and lift to failure.
Remove 10 pounds per side and lift to failure.
Repeat until bare bar and lift to failure.
Get spotter to help you out of bed, car, or chairs next day for 24-36 hours.

And no resting between sets except to remove weights.

Forget the name of this but you're pretty much crawling once DOMS sets in.

Heh

Posted by: Fewenuff at September 15, 2017 08:02 PM (gHE26)

271 >>>I see the combo @ $278 now w/ free prime shipping. Sure beats getting decapitated for missing a heavy bench rep.


i have the collars off so I can shake the weights off

it's painful, I know. I've done it before.

it's not ideal.

at the moment, I am just being very wary of attempting any lift where I feel i'm on the edge of failure. I just quit on the set.

Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 08:03 PM (8rNrN)

272 So, who's watching the PBS show on the Monterey Pop Festival? And who remembers the music when it was new?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 08:03 PM (6Ll1u)

273 Remember how shocked SHOCKED everyone was when Trump said about McCain that he "preferred his heroes not to be captured?"

A military ID is not a "get out of being a worthless fuck" card.
Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 07:09 PM (2wRtc)

President Trump was wrong. Forget John McCain and think about Admiral James Stockdale, to name just one example. Stockdale's picture should be the first thing you see when you look up 'Heroic'.

Posted by: troyriser at September 15, 2017 08:03 PM (4qf5a)

274 Aetius haven't read it all yet, though I have it, but Moyar's "Triumph Forsaken" is a pretty heavy look at the topic. Not an easy read. Dense. But serious and from what I've heard intellectually serious and honest. Thought he had a trilogy of which this was the first part. Also have been told "A Better War" by Sorley is more in the direction we're talking about - not just the default (and generally wrong) assumption of futility, failure, horror, etc.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:04 PM (QDnY+)

275 You, bradleymanning has no gainz. You actually done been minused of yo' 'stuff'.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2017 08:05 PM (zLDYs)

276 there is more to that Manning story...has to be; gets superior treatment, his sex change fantasies fulfilled, gets a pardon - what the hell did he give the CIA in exchange for all that ?

Posted by: Carnac the Magnificent at September 15, 2017 08:05 PM (QC/4S)

277 Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:04 PM (QDnY+)

Thanks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 08:05 PM (rb1zT)

278 mkay , Carnac confused

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 08:06 PM (QC/4S)

279 Looking for some 9mm with a bit of panache?

http://monsterhunternation.com/2017/09/13/mhi-bullets-for-charity/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2017 08:06 PM (ZqlGu)

280 TOWERING BLAST to Left Field!!!

3-1 Tribe, Bottom 3rd, two out.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Just a Guy With a Keyboard at September 15, 2017 08:07 PM (Ckg4U)

281 272 So, who's watching the PBS show on the Monterey Pop Festival? And who remembers the music when it was new?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 08:03 PM (6Ll1u)


None of us, since we're 29. That was like 100 years ago.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

282 Forgot to mention, Ace: I started 5x5 because I had a constant sore back and was having back spasms that were making me miss work. After a couple of months the back pain was gone for good. I've had two very minor back spasms in 5 years. Those compound lifts, done correctly, do wonders for your back. Keep working on form!

Posted by: DM at September 15, 2017 08:08 PM (garNZ)

283 ace, for the love of allah, be careful.

One headline we don't want to read is

"Famous (well, anonymous) Blogger Found Buried Under Weightlifting Gear"

The conspiracy theorizing that would ensue would make that surrounding Breitbart's untimely passing look like a weather report.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:09 PM (QDnY+)

284 lionised by the elites. why ?

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 08:09 PM (QC/4S)

285 I'm in Staten Island and have the evening and tomorrow off. Any recommendations from the Horde?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 15, 2017 08:09 PM (rvNNy)

286 Wasn't Robert Byrd the Grand Kegel? Isn't that a racist term?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 08:09 PM (/qEW2)

287
"Famous (well, anonymous) Blogger Found Buried Under Weightlifting Gear"

Like the Columbo episode.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2017 08:10 PM (IqV8l)

288 TOWERING BLAST to Left Field!!! 3-1 Tribe, Bottom 3rd, two out.

Screw those mamby-pamby SJH snowflakes that want me gone. Hot damn!

Posted by: Chief Wahoo at September 15, 2017 08:10 PM (Tyii7)

289 283 ace, for the love of allah, be careful.

One headline we don't want to read is

"Famous (well, anonymous) Blogger Found Buried Under Weightlifting Gear"

The conspiracy theorizing that would ensue would make that surrounding Breitbart's untimely passing look like a weather report.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:09 PM (QDnY+)

Or we would start to wonder if, in covering Harry Reid's story, the abyss stared into you, as it were.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 08:10 PM (rb1zT)

290 U know what? I'm as white as just about any other caucasoid.

But when some other white guy, with heroin in his back pocket, backs into a cop car, & then flees the police in a high speed pursuit? And then he gets shot dead for being a doped-up adzhole?

I just don't give a zhit, frankly. Darwin Award.

Next story, please.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 08:10 PM (YiCkI)

291 Or worse - Headless Blogger Found Under Topless Model.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2017 08:11 PM (ZqlGu)

292 265 if you do the push-up thing, where you just do a lot of push ups every day, don't you need recovery days, or do you recover in a day?
Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 08:01 PM (8rNrN)

I say you don't need recovery days. Herschel Walker and male gymnasts are my anecdotal evidence.

Posted by: Jack Sock at September 15, 2017 08:11 PM (LuKE7)

293 291. It was a statue inspired by a French clinician......but without any clothes, a different gender, and no head.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:12 PM (fA1SL)

294 Awwwwww, now he knows how to feel to be disappointed

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 08:12 PM (ghofu)

295 Ace, the squats aren't making dehydrated. It's the not drinking a gallon+ of water daily. I'm guessing if you're not drinking enough, you aren't be eating enough for the 3x5 Starting Strength. To make the kind of gains that Rippeto talks about, you need plenty of protein and fuel. And 3x5x275 squats are fun!

Posted by: Mellow at September 15, 2017 08:13 PM (zAHgE)

296 90. I heard that a couple of democrat congressmen have filed ethics complaints against Sarah Sanders for her comment yesterday that the ESPN chick had committed a fireable offense.

Posted by: Jen the original at September 15, 2017 08:13 PM (/Qs0S)

297 at the moment, I am just being very wary of attempting any lift where I feel i'm on the edge of failure. I just quit on the set.
Posted by: ace at September 15, 2017 08:03 PM (8rNrN)

Been there, done that. Once you get a power rack you'll see your gainzzz take off. As a stopgap, I used a pair of sawhorses as safeties.

Posted by: Xander Crews at September 15, 2017 08:13 PM (fGsuF)

298 Anna that's interesting - RMR is a good outfit and Jake is also solid. Watched his biz grow from a small operation. He's an active participant in several gun forums and he's a good guy to ask about any component/ammo question. Good insights into the industry and helps explain ongoing trends.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:14 PM (QDnY+)

299 Down in Monterey lyrics always crack me up.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 08:15 PM (PUmDY)

300 Lost 5-6 lbs in 5-6 weeks just by not snacking. Same food, I just eat it all at meal time.

Work is wiping me out, however. I'm not recovering and I'm losing strength. I'm experimenting with adding protein to solve that. TJ's sells "Pure Protein" shakes. 35g of protein per can. I like the taste and the fact that I don't have to eat six more eggs. It's just easier.

We'll see...

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2017 08:15 PM (FV+Yl)

301 there is more to that Manning story...has to be; gets superior treatment, his sex change fantasies fulfilled, gets a pardon - what the hell did he give the CIA in exchange for all that ?

Posted by: Carnac the Magnificent at September 15, 2017 08:05 PM (QC/4S)

Manning gave nothing to the CIA. President Obama commuted Manning's sentence because Manning made himself a member of a politically protected class. Releasing him was very popular among a significant portion of the progressive base.

Looked at from a certain perspective, having his penis and testicles surgically removed and his breasts enlarged was the single best strategic move Manning could make.

Ponder that one. This is a guy who doesn't believe in the no-win scenario.

Posted by: troyriser at September 15, 2017 08:15 PM (4qf5a)

302 Does anyone else here use the Captains of Crush grippers?

Posted by: Mellow at September 15, 2017 08:16 PM (zAHgE)

303 283 ace, for the love of allah, be careful.

One headline we don't want to read is

"Famous (well, anonymous) Blogger Found Buried Under Weightlifting Gear"

The conspiracy theorizing that would ensue would make that surrounding Breitbart's untimely passing look like a weather report.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:09 PM (QDnY+)



Nah, none of us who live more than 10 miles from ace would care.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 08:17 PM (sdi6R)

304 Correction: Famous blogger found dead under pile of Pron.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 08:17 PM (6Ll1u)

305 304. That's 'heroic blogger'.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:17 PM (fA1SL)

306 And if you rotate the bullets just right, the image changes to that of a manatee.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2017 08:18 PM (ZqlGu)

307

265 "if you do the push-up thing, ... don't you need recovery days, or do you recover in a day?"


I do the 100 pushups (initially 5x10, now 4x25, with a 90 sec walk between sets) every day (before anything else), and I'm half way through. No rest days, but a lot of stretching and protein minimizes the soreness.

I do 2 or 3 days on an elliptical, and 3 days of light to medium lifting; mostly dumbbell curls & skullcrushers.

I rest on Sunday, and most Saturdays. This might be overtraining. I expect to need a week off at the end of 30 days.

Posted by: Arbalest at September 15, 2017 08:18 PM (FlRtG)

308 What exactly is this guy going for in the looks dept? He looks like he should be on Designing Women in the 90's (from Instapundit):

http://tinyurl.com/y9satnsg

Plus, he is an obvious idiot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at September 15, 2017 08:18 PM (rb1zT)

309 rickl, good point. Gotta keep that principle in mind.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:19 PM (QDnY+)

310 Mr. pink,
You're 165 and you bench 355? You're a monster.

Ace,
It's funny, I've been reading you for at least 14 or 15 years (only delurked in the last year or two) and I've always thought of you as a James Bond type figure...then I read your confession of feeling uncomfortable in the gym and it just shows how you can feel you know someone (online or in real life) and not understand them. I agree with some other posters that you should stick with the KISS principle. And join a gym and take advantage of the equipment. If you are serious and consistent it won't take long to earn the unspoken respect of the local denizens. And keep up the good blogging.

Posted by: Sensitive new age guy at September 15, 2017 08:19 PM (mYDmK)

311 TOWERING BLAST to Left Field!!!

Was that wrong?

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at September 15, 2017 08:21 PM (FV+Yl)

312 lol

Antifa Protester Arrested at UC Berkeley For Banned Weapon Pictured With Hillary - TGP

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2017 08:21 PM (tbOMB)

313 Ok peeps CB is back from his ammo run. Thanks to VIA who alerted us to the deal on .22lr at Walmart.

Bear in mind some stores may limit your purchases. The first store I hit is limiting to 3 boxes a day, so I got 3 and took off to another one. Fortunately, that Wally World had no limits so I took 10 boxes off their hands. 13 boxes total.

325 per box X 13 boxes, carry the one, and that comes out to 4,225 rounds total. That should put me back comfortably over 10k rounds total.

I'd call that a good day.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:22 PM (Jcg9Q)

314 TOWERING BLAST to Left Field!!!

Huh? What? What time is it?

Posted by: Jeff SezZzions at September 15, 2017 08:23 PM (Tyii7)

315 Ponder that one. This is a guy who doesn't believe in the no-win scenario.
Posted by: troyriser


Kobay-slashy MarOWWWWW!!!

Posted by: Jane T. Kirk at September 15, 2017 08:24 PM (Osb5s)

316 Interesting weekly address by Teh Donald. Especially the last part where he notes Sunday is Constitution Day, and talks in a scary, white-supremacist fashion about our amazing heritage and good fortune.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 15, 2017 08:25 PM (QDnY+)

317 What is the KISS principle?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 08:25 PM (PUmDY)

318 Barky went full tilt tranny. Who in his family is transitioning?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2017 08:25 PM (D24Mk)

319 The Jimmy Hendrix Experience at Monterey can't be beat, everybody was there. They scoffed at 29, just meant you were about to be the Man.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 08:26 PM (6Ll1u)

320 Does anyone else here use the Captains of Crush grippers?

Yeah, used to be able to close the 2. I'll have to find my 1 and make sure that one still, umm, works. I'm not positive.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2017 08:26 PM (FV+Yl)

321 Yeah I doubt Kirk would cut off Mr. Happy no matter the circumstances. It would probably motivate him to build some kind of penis torpedo launcher in fact.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2017 08:27 PM (ZqlGu)

322 That Isaacson cocksucker would be the first one to dial 911 if somebody said so much as "boo" to him on the street.

Fuck him straight to Hell.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2017 08:27 PM (FGgyZ)

323 (||) (||)

(==) (==)

Had my mammogram last week...

Posted by: Ow! My boobs! at September 15, 2017 08:28 PM (yD/Pf)

324 What is the KISS principle?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 08:25 PM (PUmDY)


It involves using a lot of makeup and wild costumes. It's also easier to employ if you have an abnormally long tongue.

Posted by: Country Singer at September 15, 2017 08:28 PM (yzxic)

325 Like the Columbo episode.
-----
Forget it, Jake. It's IKEA.

Posted by: detective at September 15, 2017 08:30 PM (mJ8mX)

326 I thought it was more marketing/licensing deal.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 08:30 PM (PUmDY)

327 The Jefferson Airplane played my cousin Larry's wedding, They did a lot of drugs.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 08:30 PM (6Ll1u)

328 KISS principle = Keep It Simple, Stupid

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 08:30 PM (YiCkI)

329 What is the KISS principle?

I'm a pastor, not a principal! Be that as it may, you may now approach...

Posted by: Hillary at September 15, 2017 08:31 PM (FV+Yl)

330 Fox news saying protesters are getting more violent in St Louis

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 08:32 PM (ghofu)

331 Ahh, Bill Clinton/Carville speak.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 08:32 PM (PUmDY)

332 Country Boy @ 313- 22lr----
sgammo in Stillwater OK. Best prices, good shipping, no state tax for us Texans. Word.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2017 08:33 PM (zLDYs)

333 They are heading to interstate to shut it down

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 08:33 PM (ghofu)

334 Lol, and now Equifax and the IT babe who got fired are trying to cover up the fact that she was a music major. Cute.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:33 PM (Jcg9Q)

335
Fox news saying protesters are getting more violent in St Louis
Posted by: Skip


I thought he said "less peaceful."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2017 08:33 PM (IqV8l)

336 Angry protestors?

Sounds like there are people in need of being nut shot and becoming Bradley Mannings...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at September 15, 2017 08:34 PM (ZqlGu)

337 317 - I think that's where you approach the biggest guy in the gym and sing Strutter while he benches.

But I'm new to this.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at September 15, 2017 08:34 PM (H5knJ)

338 "I'm guessing if you're not drinking enough, you aren't be eating enough for the 3x5 Starting Strength. To make the kind of gains that Rippeto talks about, you need plenty of protein and fuel."

Yes and no. Rip's book talks about 6 meals / 5000 calories a day but he does mention that he is talking about underweight teens who are full of natural HGH and T. If you are almost 29 that probably does not apply.

Posted by: DM at September 15, 2017 08:34 PM (garNZ)

339 I thought Chelsea wanted to be a "gal", not a "fellow" anyway. Why is "she" so upset? Is it "her" time of the month?

Who is less attractive, Chelsea Clinton or Chelsea Manning?

Posted by: MathMom at September 15, 2017 08:34 PM (ftgZs)

340 302 Does anyone else here use the Captains of Crush grippers?

Posted by: Mellow at September 15, 2017 08:16 PM (zAHgE)

=============

I bought a couple cheap-ass adjustable-resistance grippers off the interwebs (made in China) and then a "Gold's Gym" one at the local Walmart (made in Hong Kong), and the cheap-ass metal springs in them keep breaking after about one month of daily use.

So my wife goes to the local hardware store and picks up a bag of generic springs about the same size -- so now I have several replacements.

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2017 08:34 PM (BiLU+)

341 They are heading to interstate to shut it down

===

Yeah, that's a mess

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 08:35 PM (QC/4S)

342
Fox news saying protesters are getting more violent in St Louis

Because they're not "protestors."

They're Rioters.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 08:35 PM (A/QWH)

343
Who is less attractive, Chelsea Clinton or Chelsea Manning?
Posted by: MathMom


Bradley Clinton

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2017 08:36 PM (IqV8l)

344 Country Boy @ 313- 22lr----
sgammo in Stillwater OK. Best prices, good shipping, no state tax for us Texans. Word.


Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2017 08:33 PM (zLDYs)

Found it, bookmarked, thanks!!

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:36 PM (Jcg9Q)

345 341. Freestyle Normie Flattening qualification heat, Missouri?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:36 PM (fA1SL)

346 I have been going since 0315hrs and going it hard to boot

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 08:37 PM (ghofu)

347 U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May criticized President Donald Trump for speculating about the bombing that took place on a London train this morning.




Sod off you worthless Limey bitch

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 08:37 PM (auHtY)

348 Who is less attractive, Chelsea Clinton or Chelsea Manning?
Posted by: MathMom


Is this a trick question?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at September 15, 2017 08:37 PM (S6Pax)

349 341. Dodge Challenger time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:38 PM (fA1SL)

350 Who is less attractive, Chelsea Clinton or Chelsea Manning?

Posted by: MathMom at September 15, 2017 08:34 PM (ftgZs)

===============

I'd hit both of them.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 15, 2017 08:38 PM (BiLU+)

351 I could never get the powerclean form down. So I never did them. Went back to my old routine.

I disagree with "you might do it wrong one day so why bother" as a philosophy, though. My hip joints seem to be getting looser (GAINZ?) and I suspect that as my squat form gets better, the deadlift--oy, I still have problems with deadlifts, too, actually--form will get better and the powerclean will get more in my reach.

Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 08:38 PM (CcUfv)

352 Civil unrest in STL not bad.

Now Ferguson? THERE was some righteous riotin'!

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 08:38 PM (YiCkI)

353 GOT SQUAT?

I am unsure which part of the post this comment refers.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 15, 2017 08:39 PM (r+sAi)

354 Fox news saying protesters are getting more violent in St Louis

Because they're not "protestors."

They're Rioters.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 08:35 PM (A/QWH)

And your vehicle is a legitmate means of self defense.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:39 PM (Jcg9Q)

355 I'd hit both of them.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 15, 2017 08:38 PM (BiLU+)



With a tire iron

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 08:39 PM (auHtY)

356 "her"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2017 08:39 PM (39g3+)

357 322 That Isaacson cocksucker would be the first one to dial 911 if somebody said so much as "boo" to him on the street.

Fuck him straight to Hell.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2017 08:27 PM (FGgyZ)


He looks awfully pleased with himself.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 08:39 PM (sdi6R)

358 Dodge Challenger time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:38 PM (fA1SL)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:40 PM (Jcg9Q)

359 This tweet says it all about boobgate

https://twitter.com/RennaW/status/908795134237712384

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 15, 2017 08:40 PM (39g3+)

360 Dana Loesch is on fire

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 08:40 PM (ghofu)

361 353 GOT SQUAT?

I am unsure which part of the post this comment refers.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 15, 2017 08:39 PM (r+sAi)

==============

Heh.

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (BiLU+)

362 For "she's" a bally-shed fellow?

Posted by: Downcast at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (0m0zi)

363
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May criticized President Donald Trump for speculating about the bombing that took place on a London train this morning.

Why?

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (A/QWH)

364 A research fellow. No shut. Mister Bradley Manning, mentally ill man pretending to be a woman, had a childish tantrum and betrayed his employer, us. What would this little dick-hole have to teach anyone? Nothing. He was hired as a middle finger to the nation, and no work would be required of him. It's like Caligula making a horse into a senator. The little creep would have increasingly acted out, partying, making outrageous statements, sucking dick in public, look at me! And his new owners would have applauded every step of the way.

Utter decadence and corruption.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (t5m5e)

365 That SpaceX blooper reel has over 2 million views on YouTube since yesterday.

I'm probably responsible for 50 of them, though.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (sdi6R)

366 KISS' first album never gets old. Actually, the first six and Alive I and II still hold up.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (PUmDY)

367 FOX News local affiliate (Channel 2 KTVI) is laying it on pretty thick, imo.

There are 2 dozen protesters in the CWE (Central West End)? So what. BFD.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 08:42 PM (YiCkI)

368 @363

he said that terrorist was known - probably on a watchlist, as they all are

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 08:43 PM (QC/4S)

369 Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:40 PM (Jcg9Q)


How'd your stalking following of the hot latina jogger go yesterday?

Posted by: buzzion at September 15, 2017 08:43 PM (z/Ubi)

370 Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (t5m5e)

You get more of what you reward, less of what you punish... works with humans and animals...

They wanted to reward him for betraying his country.....

The public backlash said otherwise...

Posted by: Don Q. at September 15, 2017 08:43 PM (NgKpN)

371

he said that terrorist was known - probably on a watchlist, as they all are

Is this untrue, or yet to be proven false?

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 08:44 PM (A/QWH)

372 Freestyle Normie Flattening qualification heat, Missouri?

==

if the motorists are alert...

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 08:44 PM (QC/4S)

373
President Trump was wrong. Forget John McCain and think about
Admiral James Stockdale, to name just one example. Stockdale's picture
should be the first thing you see when you look up 'Heroic'.
===


Stockdale yes.

McCain no.

He was a shit pilot who crashed multiple aircraft and endangered lives. He probably saved lives when the NVA locked him up.

He conducted himself honorably. Fine.

President Trump was right.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 08:44 PM (2wRtc)

374 Well, I'll just share some philosophy of Gainnzz from back when I was literally 29 ... gleaned from a book the Ahnuld "wrote" back when he was fresh off Mr Universe.

To bulk up, heavy weight, few reps; to build strength without bulk, lower weight, lots of reps. I followed the second course and it has served me quite well over the years.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at September 15, 2017 08:44 PM (Umfx1)

375 U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May criticized President Donald Trump for speculating about the bombing that took place on a London train this morning.

Why?
Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (A/QWH)



He said it was terrorism and oh dear how dare he say that!!! A couple of hours later ISIS claim responsibility. The bitch owes him an apology and one to the British people. What's left of them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 08:45 PM (auHtY)

376 349 341. Dodge Challenger time.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:38 PM (fA1SL)

18 wheels a rollin
We gotta do what they say can't be done
We got a long way to go
and BLM to run down
Now sit back and watch ole bandit run....

10 .. 4.. there good buddy...

Posted by: Don Q. at September 15, 2017 08:47 PM (NgKpN)

377 339; they are both ugly enough that getting a hummer from either one would be considered anal.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 08:47 PM (KP5rU)

378 Soothsayer,
DJT tweet :
"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and
demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be
proactive!"


Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 08:47 PM (QC/4S)

379 369. Swept her off her feet and into the trunk of his car.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:47 PM (fA1SL)

380 he said that terrorist was known - probably on a watchlist, as they all are

Is this untrue, or yet to be proven false?

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 08:44 PM (A/QWH)

They also accused him of speaking of classified intelligence, so I'm guessing it's true.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:49 PM (Jcg9Q)

381 I was just watching Fox live on you tube; a man came up to the reporter and started lecturing him, saying first things first but slurred. I turned it off.

not everyone should have the megaphone.

at least that's what I think.

Posted by: booknlass at September 15, 2017 08:49 PM (SBgDf)

382 "Here kitty..."

Harry Dean Stanton, RIP.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 15, 2017 08:49 PM (l9m7l)

383
RIP Harry Dean Stanton.


also Jerry Sandusky's son has plead guilty to sex crimes. Natch.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 15, 2017 08:49 PM (r+sAi)

384 "they are both ugly enough that getting a hummer from either one would be considered anal."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 08:47 PM (KP5rU)

I'm stealing that. Consider it Ripped-Off like a tourist in Shanghai.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Just a Guy With a Keyboard at September 15, 2017 08:50 PM (Ckg4U)

385 What's the better rock moment? Pete Townsend beating the crap out of his guitar, or Jimmy Hendrix burning his guitar? And explain your answer.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 08:50 PM (6Ll1u)

386 373
President Trump was wrong. Forget John McCain and think about
Admiral James Stockdale, to name just one example. Stockdale's picture
should be the first thing you see when you look up 'Heroic'.
===


Stockdale yes.

McCain no.

He was a shit pilot who crashed multiple aircraft and endangered lives. He probably saved lives when the NVA locked him up.

He conducted himself honorably. Fine.

President Trump was right.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 08:44 PM (2wRtc)

I'm probably going to get flamed for this... but....

Why do we celebrate POWs? Why do we celebrate those who get wounded in combat?

Vice celebrating those who WIN? Those who do it right and go home?

Yes... they made sacrifices... and sometimes its just bad luck...

But shouldn't we celebrate with equal fervor those who do it right? Those who didn't make that mistake? Those who did the mission without casualties?

Posted by: Don Q. at September 15, 2017 08:50 PM (NgKpN)

387 How'd your stalking following of the hot latina jogger go yesterday?

Posted by: buzzion at September 15, 2017 08:43 PM (z/Ubi)

One time around the property was all I dared without risking a complaint. Still good enough though to file away in the Spank Bank Hall of Fame.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:50 PM (Jcg9Q)

388 Yo, Chelz

FOAD. Monday would work for me. I can provide some limited non-lethal assistance;

Rubber hose
Several large plastic bags
3 bottles of Nyquil (Blue Pill, Bitch!!)
Two new single edge razor blades
A lama
2 small rodents
Aspirin

XXX OOO the Hampster

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 15, 2017 08:50 PM (MCEs2)

389 384; be my guest my friend.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 08:51 PM (KP5rU)

390 Prager was wondering what the tipping point was in England, as in how many attacks is it going to take?

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 08:51 PM (ghofu)

391 Dude, as part of the other %50, we need the GAINZ threads.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 15, 2017 08:51 PM (xJa6I)

392 Hendrix - the fire was by far a greater Dionysian display than the mere smashing of the instrument.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 08:51 PM (fA1SL)

393 381

Liquor & street fightin' -- a classic pairing.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 08:51 PM (YiCkI)

394 This is the first I saw of the London thing...
https://twitter.com/laura_s_parker/status/908706762257186817

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2017 08:51 PM (mJ8mX)

395 Who is less attractive, Chelsea Clinton or Chelsea Manning?

Posted by: MathMom at September 15, 2017 08:34 PM (ftgZs)


That is like asking "who is less attractive, an ugly woman or a bag of golf clubs with a dress draped over it?"

If I were really desperate, I might try to start a relationship with the ugly woman, but the golf clubs would never even register on my consciousness as something with which it would be appropriate to have a relationship with.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 08:52 PM (Osb5s)

396 Some Dem hack from around St. Louis says the protestors have been "largely absolutely peaceful".

That cracked me up.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 08:52 PM (3myMJ)

397 "be my guest my friend."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 08:51 PM (KP5rU)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Just a Guy With a Keyboard at September 15, 2017 08:52 PM (Ckg4U)

398 Trump: Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!

I wonder if there was a principle which might have guided this "terrorist" to do what he did. Something that viewed the death of nonbelievers to be a just cause. Something that involved "cast[ing] into the hearts of those who disbelieve".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 15, 2017 08:52 PM (6FqZa)

399

Shit.


Harry Dean Stanton's gone.

Shit.

Posted by: otho at September 15, 2017 08:52 PM (qGuLD)

400 LOL, a Zerohedge comment:

THIS JUST IN!!!

Michael Brown celebrates three years of being crime free!!

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:53 PM (Jcg9Q)

401 Harry Dean Stanton was great in Alien.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at September 15, 2017 08:54 PM (6FqZa)

402 Harry Dean Stanton's gone.



Shit.
===

"Avenge me, boys! Avenge me!"

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 08:54 PM (2wRtc)

403 When in the USAF I was a big Hendrix fan, had it on all the time

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 08:55 PM (ghofu)

404 LOL, a Zerohedge comment:

THIS JUST IN!!!

Michael Brown celebrates three years of being crime free!!

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 08:53 PM (Jcg9Q)


Hysterical

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 08:55 PM (auHtY)

405 Yes, Stanton was great in Alien.

91, natural causes.

Everyone should be so lucky.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 08:55 PM (3myMJ)

406 At my age, all I care about now is functional strength and cardio.

Lifting extreme heavy weights is a young man's game.

Going to do the Rocky Run in November, anyone else doing it?

Posted by: Kreplach at September 15, 2017 08:56 PM (9A6UB)

407 Is St. Louis burning yet?

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 15, 2017 08:56 PM (MCEs2)

408 And the fastest car I ever rode in was a Plymouth GTX.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 08:57 PM (6Ll1u)

409 Is St. Louis burning yet?

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 15, 2017 08:56 PM (MCEs2)




They got lit up for 7 runs in the 6th inning today

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 08:58 PM (auHtY)

410 "Prager was wondering what the tipping point was in England, as in how many attacks is it going to take?"

Before they surrender officially?

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 08:58 PM (3myMJ)

411 I AM following the GAINZ thread. I oddly enough was paralleling a lot of what ACE was doing at the same time without knowing it. I just got back from my second session. Strength training session.

Posted by: Bogart at September 15, 2017 08:58 PM (GzeOI)

412 408; hemi dodge dart. a beast.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 08:59 PM (KP5rU)

413 Going to do the Rocky Run in November, anyone else doing it?


Posted by: Kreplach
===

speaking of Philly

also at Zerohedge

"Pennsylvania Will Run Out Of Cash Tonight, Leaving $860MM Of Bills Unpaid"


Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:00 PM (2wRtc)

414
Harry Dean Stanton was great in Shawshank Redemption.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 09:00 PM (A/QWH)

415 Kreplach at the Art museum?

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 09:00 PM (ghofu)

416 I'm probably going to get flamed for this... but....

Why do we celebrate POWs? Why do we celebrate those who get wounded in combat?

Vice celebrating those who WIN? Those who do it right and go home?

Yes... they made sacrifices... and sometimes its just bad luck...

But shouldn't we celebrate with equal fervor those who do it right? Those who didn't make that mistake? Those who did the mission without casualties?
Posted by: Don Q. at September 15, 2017 08:50 PM (NgKpN)



Because they're generally not shitheads like John Kerry and John McCain.

Your question is like asking "Why do we respect marines" when people are talking about Jack Murtha. Because he's not the baseline.

Posted by: buzzion at September 15, 2017 09:01 PM (z/Ubi)

417 4 police officers injured 13 arrested

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 09:01 PM (ghofu)

418 Had an old crown vic, decommissioned highway patrol interceptor.
Had the ecm reflashed - used to work for such & such a company - back to police specs. Damned thing was a beast.
V-8, V-8, V-8!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 09:01 PM (fA1SL)

419 @415

Yes, the race starts and ends at the museum.

The hardware is pretty sweet this year.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 15, 2017 09:01 PM (9A6UB)

420 Anybody notice how cities and/or states running out of cash is making the news more often lately? The next downturn is gonna be ugly.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee - Molson labe! at September 15, 2017 09:01 PM (Jcg9Q)

421 Whose dick do I have to cut off to get a pardon?

Posted by: Bowe Bergdahl at September 15, 2017 09:02 PM (ANIFC)

422 hemi dodge dart. a beast.
===

Olds Cutlass 442. 6.6 liter V8.

I would trade Ms. M. and 5000 rounds of .223 for that car.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:03 PM (2wRtc)

423 Harry Dean Stanton used to live on a dog-leg curved street, so many cars crashed thru a decorative exterior wall that the last time had it rebuilt with an armco barrier inside.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at September 15, 2017 09:03 PM (MIz97)

424 hemi dodge dart. a beast.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 08:59 PM (KP5rU)

Muscle-y cars of that era could be dangerous. The combination of unsophisticated suspensions, huge heavy powerful motors, and in some cases, short wheelbase...they were hard to handle.

I have 427 Vette story but probably best saved for the ONT.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 09:04 PM (3myMJ)

425 And then Adolf Hillary began screaming at Sergeant Wasserman Schultz, "Is St Louis burning?!!"

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2017 09:05 PM (mJ8mX)

426 Fox preempted Tucker for Antifags?

That's bullshit.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:05 PM (2wRtc)

427 I'm part of the 50% who prefers the GAINZ specific threads, too.

Also, Stanton was not in Shawshank Redemption. Kind of an oversight now that I think about it. Confusion with James Whitmore, maybe? Or did the joke whoosh over my head?

Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 09:06 PM (CcUfv)

428 "Prager was wondering what the tipping point was in England, as in how many attacks is it going to take?"

Before they surrender officially?

Posted by: Meremortal


*snort* Of course they *have* surrendered. Prager of all people should realize that England has nothing in common with Israel.

Despite the finest efforts of all the 'intellectuals' and 'artists' in the world, Israel cannot be convinced that it has a moral obligation to let murderous, subhuman barbarians flood their country and slaughter them at will. But England and the rest of Europe has a deep conviction that they *deserve* for that to happen to them. England is getting what it *wants*. They are the masochists, and they've hired a hairy chested sadist with a leather mask to tie them to the bed and beat them to death. Because that is what they want. Great. I don't really care anymore, since both parties are happy.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 09:06 PM (/qEW2)

429 I saw a story on Yahoo which it looks like they've already pulled that "protesters" in St. Louis have been targeting some journalists. *checks farks to give* Looks like I'm all out

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 09:06 PM (auHtY)

430 Those who did the mission without casualties?
Posted by: Don Q. at September 15, 2017 08:50 PM (NgKpN)

Sometimes "doing the mission" requires getting your ass shot up.

Posted by: Meremortal at September 15, 2017 09:07 PM (3myMJ)

431 Oh Christ, I just realized I've been reading Ace and (changing) Friends for over 10 years now.

I found this site through Little Green Footballs, before the fall.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 15, 2017 09:07 PM (17QyB)

432 Olds Cutlass 442. 6.6 liter V8.

I would trade Ms. M. and 5000 rounds of .223 for that car.
Posted by: Mortimer
---------

Heh. Hammer's ongoing project is a '78 Cutlass 403.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 09:07 PM (7fIkH)

433 Uncle Palp @ 418 Crown Vic---
I had a white one (ran like a scalded dog) when I was in tombstone sales. It was funny to see speeders stand on the brakes when meeting me on the road.

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2017 09:07 PM (zLDYs)

434 They threw water on one reporter 5 hours back.

The local media are frustrated that there's not much there there.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 09:08 PM (YiCkI)

435 4 police officers injured 13 arrested

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 09:01 PM (ghofu)
***********************

But mostly absolutely peaceful.

Posted by: gNewt at September 15, 2017 09:08 PM (1me8P)

436 Kaspersky antivirus...had a bad feeling about it

Posted by: runner at September 15, 2017 09:09 PM (QC/4S)

437 My highschool car was a 69 Dodge polara with a 454 magnum 4 barrel,, it would scoot.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 09:09 PM (6Ll1u)

438 433. That car looked like somebody'd thrown a frag grenade into it to dislodge a colony of badgers who'd nested in it. Exterior was pristine and had the zebra paint job. Lotta fun - everybody got outta my way on the interstate.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 09:09 PM (fA1SL)

439 424; wasn't built to turn, that's for shitsure.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 09:10 PM (KP5rU)

440 How long before the teevee managements start hiring thugs to attack the teevee reporters and claiming that they were nazis doing the attacking?

Posted by: the guy across the street at September 15, 2017 09:10 PM (sf2BM)

441 Hammer's ongoing project is a '78 Cutlass 403.
===

Olds just got so much right.

Even my buddy's Mustang Mach II couldn't touch it.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:10 PM (2wRtc)

442 Also, Stanton was not in Shawshank Redemption. Kind of an oversight now that I think about it. Confusion with James Whitmore, maybe? Or did the joke whoosh over my head?


Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 09:06 PM


Might have been thinking of Cool Hand Luke, maybe?

Posted by: otho at September 15, 2017 09:11 PM (qGuLD)

443 Thanks, Jeff. That's very nice of you to say.

Posted by: Ross Geller, Ph.D. at September 15, 2017 09:11 PM (mJ8mX)

444 My friend had a Buick Skylark, it wasn't bad.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 09:12 PM (6Ll1u)

445
Olds just got so much right.

Posted by: Mortimer
---
GM was much more interesting when the divisions were independent.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 09:13 PM (7fIkH)

446 otho--

Cool Hand Luke, maaaybe...

But more likely "The Green Mile", eh? Same Frank Darabont/Stephen King team up!

Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 09:14 PM (CcUfv)

447
Confusion with James Whitmore, maybe?

The the big guy with the healing powers.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 09:14 PM (A/QWH)

448 417 4 police officers injured 13 arrested
Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 09:01 PM (ghofu)


Why were the 13 police officers arrested?

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 09:14 PM (sdi6R)

449
Oh, that's right. The Green Mile.

Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 09:14 PM (A/QWH)

450 Just found my #1 Captains of Crush. Can't quite close it with my left. No prayer, of course, with the #2!

Definitely going in the "To-Be-GAINNZed" list. The ability to close the 2 'radiates' to the rest of the body somewhat.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2017 09:14 PM (Sv2/X)

451 Tucker had the night off, Brian Kilmeade was temp

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 09:14 PM (ghofu)

452 ricki I'm a carpenter not a reporter, but I'm trying

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2017 09:15 PM (ghofu)

453 Tucker had the night off, Brian Kilmeade was temp
==


Ok. I'll let it go once.


Once.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:16 PM (2wRtc)

454 Tucker has the night off?

Damn! Loved Bury Me in Texas.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 09:17 PM (YiCkI)

455 Oh Christ, I just realized I've been reading Ace and (changing) Friends for over 10 years now.

I found this site through Little Green Footballs, before the fall.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at September 15, 2017 09:07 PM (17QyB)


Ok. Be honest. When you first started reading this site, did you get the impression that ace was a 19 year old?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 15, 2017 09:19 PM (/qEW2)

456 Watching that Brooke "boobs" Baldwin clip again and it's apparent that--though she may have been initially stunned--I think the frantic one was whatever producer was screaming into her earpiece.
And that black guy was a total beta cuck for piling on....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2017 09:19 PM (89VjS)

457 "Gunsmoke. Kelly's Heroes. The Godfather Part II. Alien. Escape from
New York. Repo Man. Pretty in Pink. Two and a Half Men. Big Love. The
Avengers -- and 189 or so more roles."

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2017 09:20 PM (mJ8mX)

458 66 Chevelle, 396 4bbl 4 spd.

I rue the day I sold it.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at September 15, 2017 09:20 PM (MCEs2)

459 "Oh, and this sweetheart, who taught at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice and bragged that he was happy to be teaching cops who would soon be "dead cops," has been suspended."

I just saw a pic of him in the Daily Mail. You're not gonna believe this, but he's a super skinny 29-year-old white dude with long hair and a dopey look on his face. The average third-grader, boy or girl, could take him.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2017 09:20 PM (2NqXo)

460 My this date in history app says this is the 67th anniversary of the Inchon landings.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 15, 2017 09:21 PM (O5Q3r)

461 459. And vice versa, doubtless.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 09:21 PM (fA1SL)

462 Nothing more pathetic than a self-hating white dude at a BLM festival.

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 09:22 PM (YiCkI)

463
I just saw a pic of him in the Daily Mail. You're not gonna believe
this, but he's a super skinny 29-year-old white dude with long hair and
a dopey look on his face. The average third-grader, boy or girl, could
take him
===

He was on Tucker last night. Rat's nest hair and unintelligible babble.

grammie winger said he was kinda cute.

Chicks are weird.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:23 PM (2wRtc)

464 Confusion with James Whitmore, maybe?
Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 09:06 PM

I once stood behind him at a grocery store in Mammoth Lakes, California. My brush with greatness in 1980.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2017 09:23 PM (2NqXo)

465 a self-hating white dude at a BLM festival.
===

L'Cuck du Vin

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:24 PM (2wRtc)

466 Ace, part of the 50% who likes the GAINZZ!! threads, but pairing it up with a news item is even better.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2017 09:24 PM (YXJ+5)

467 Yikes. Apparently Rosie O's ex- has committed suicide.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (oVJmc)

468 459 "Oh, and this sweetheart, who taught at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice and bragged that he was happy to be teaching cops who would soon be "dead cops," has been suspended."

I just saw a pic of him in the Daily Mail. You're not gonna believe this, but he's a super skinny 29-year-old white dude with long hair and a dopey look on his face. The average third-grader, boy or girl, could take him.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 15, 2017 09:20 PM (2NqXo)

He looks like the Incredible Hulk's used Q-tip

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (ANIFC)

469 hah!

Watching Tucker from Monday.


ESPN

"Endless Stupid Political Nagging"

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (2wRtc)

470 I like GAINZZ but they usually show up at times I can't throw in.

Right now I did something stupid and volunteered to make dinner for the family, so they're all at the gym and I'm home sauteeing chicken.

Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (TppKb)

471 Tom Arnold committed suicide?

Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (CcUfv)

472 >>>Oh, that's right. The Green Mile.

I always thought that would be a witty nickname for little Bruce whenever I transition. But no matter how many times I recite it to myself, I'm always too stupid to remember it after the transformation takes place.

Posted by: Bruce Banner at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (/qEW2)

473 Didn't somebody make a 455 cubic inch engine? A Chevy derivative? My roommate had his 67 GTO totalled by an old lady one day.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (6Ll1u)

474 "Protesters periodically slowing down to keep from fragmenting"

Turn out the lights, the party's over...

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2017 09:26 PM (YiCkI)

475 Rosie--Wait, Rosie O'Donnell?

Not Portia di Rossi?!?

Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 09:26 PM (CcUfv)

476 Lifestyle choice, Mr Peebles.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2017 09:26 PM (mJ8mX)

477 The green mile - total and obvious rip-off of the old Cartaphilus legend

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at September 15, 2017 09:26 PM (fA1SL)

478 Porsche is dead?!?

Posted by: josephistan at September 15, 2017 09:27 PM (ANIFC)

479 Damn Ace, you always post the "gainzzz" thread when I go out to dinner...

Anyway, having done Stronglifts and then Starting Strength, I'm comfortable saying Rip's an actual coach, while Mehdi's a marketing wizard.

Once you get past the novice stage, things get a little more complicated.

As for me, I'm a month out from Raw Natls and I'm gonna get smoked in my age group, but I'll set PR's in all three lifts...and that's OK by me.

Posted by: browndog at September 15, 2017 09:27 PM (bGMOs)

480 Actually, Ace's Gainzzz threads are some of my favorite of the week.

It's nice to not always have to be so intense [and miserable] about the state of politics, terrorism, and America all the time.

One thing that helps me a lot on motivation -- [I'm a trail runner and I like to run alone] is the two times a week I get into the gym to lift, do a little light elliptical, and stretch. Even though I'm still a loner, I really like to see everybody else working out and if I watch between sets, I can learn a lot. Every time I go [for years now] I can see people trying different things [much better than me] and I can make mental notes to try it too [when nobody is looking]. That got me into different stuff -- like the plyometric jumping for instance.

When you see other people Doing Things you think "okay, it's really really not physically impossible -- I just *thought* it was."

I do think that in general most people are "timid" about trying stuff.

And I don't think weightlifting is *ever* just for young people. I'm in my 40s, and it's *great* for me -- it especially helps me to balance out muscle and also work some things that don't get as much work when running. The loss of muscle mass is a huge problem for people who are aging and it's best to work out to avoid that.

Posted by: Igor at September 15, 2017 09:27 PM (IpLlO)

481 Was there donut powder at the scene? Maybe it wasn't a suicide.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2017 09:28 PM (mJ8mX)

482 No, Portia was with Ellen.

I can't keep my lesbians and near lesbians straight.

Heh.

Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 09:28 PM (CcUfv)

483 Brush With Greatness:

I was at a baseball card show in 1988. I was having my rookie cards appraised and I was looking to buy sets of Topps, Donruss and "Score"... (short-lived company).

I was standing in the hallway and some old dude dropped some dollar-bills as he exited one of the rooms.

It was two fifties and I briefly wanted to keep them, but my buddy said, "We should find that guy and return his cash."

I knew he was right, so we ran him down and it turned-out to be Hall-of-Famer Bob Feller.

He signed some pictures for us and we were better-off for having been good kids.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Just a Guy With a Keyboard at September 15, 2017 09:28 PM (Ckg4U)

484 473: buick, olds, pontiac all had 455's.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 09:28 PM (KP5rU)

485 Didn't somebody make a 455 cubic inch engine? A Chevy derivative?

uh...

GM did stupid things, they let all their divisions do basically identical V8 designs. Which resulted in a whole lot of 350s that didn't deserve to live, and in the end, didn't.

The Pontiac 455 was the most absurdly stretched smallblock imaginable, in SD form was cast-iron evidence that you could in fact polish a turd.

The Buick and Olds 455s were 'big-blocks'.

As was the Chevy 454.

Posted by: JEM at September 15, 2017 09:30 PM (TppKb)

486 375 U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May criticized President Donald Trump for speculating about the bombing that took place on a London train this morning.

Why?
Posted by: Soothsayer On Ice! at September 15, 2017 08:41 PM (A/QWH)



He said it was terrorism and oh dear how dare he say that!!! A couple of hours later ISIS claim responsibility. The bitch owes him an apology and one to the British people. What's left of them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 08:45 PM (auHtY)

++++

That's not quite it. He said that the perps were known to Scotland Yard - something he knew because the British intelligence was shared with our intelligence agencies. It was not public info.

The criticism is that those working with the perps will now know the Brits were already on to them.

Most likely, any potential accomplices already expected as much, but still, Trump shouldn't be taking stuff the British are treating as classified and putting it out in public.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 15, 2017 09:30 PM (pvjTE)

487 'Didn't somebody make a 455 cubic inch engine?'

Olds 455. Got one in my motorhome and another on a stand.

Posted by: Bigboobie at September 15, 2017 09:30 PM (UdKB7)

488 "Manning ended the conversation on Thursday as the HARVARD dean, Douglas Elmendorf, tried to justify to her his decision ..."


No fan of Manning, but I'm having a hard time taking Dougie's side.

Let the butthurt be distributed widely, evenly ... and as thick as possible.


Posted by: Arbalest at September 15, 2017 07:20 PM (FlRtG)


I'm willing to bet that those $h!tstains at Harvard were surprised by lots of wealthy alum telling them, "Hey you know that gazillion dollars I gave you? I want it back."

Who knew offering a "fellowship" to a traitor tends to make the citizenry cranky?

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at September 15, 2017 09:30 PM (5Yee7)

489

pic of him ( Isaacson, who taught at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice ) in the Daily Mail.


Isaacson looks like a Charles Manson fanboi.


I wonder if the NYPD could close a few cases ...

Posted by: Arbalest at September 15, 2017 09:31 PM (FlRtG)

490 Wasn't there a Chevelle and Monte Carlo with a 454?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 15, 2017 09:31 PM (89VjS)

491 As for me, I'm a month out from Raw Natls and I'm gonna get smoked in my age group, but I'll set PR's in all three lifts...and that's OK by me.

That is exactly it. Become your best. Good luck next month.

Posted by: t-bird at September 15, 2017 09:33 PM (kuiuS)

492 I read that as Howard Dean not Harvard Dean, and wondered why Howard Dean was talking to him in the first place.

Posted by: lin-duh falling at September 15, 2017 09:33 PM (kufk0)

493 490; both

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 09:33 PM (KP5rU)

494 486
That's not quite it. He said that the perps were known to Scotland Yard - something he knew because the British intelligence was shared with our intelligence agencies. It was not public info.

The criticism is that those working with the perps will now know the Brits were already on to them.

Most likely, any potential accomplices already expected as much, but still, Trump shouldn't be taking stuff the British are treating as classified and putting it out in public.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 15, 2017 09:30 PM (pvjTE)


Yeah, but aren't the terrorists pretty much *always* known to authorities? They're not allowed to do anything beforehand because racism.

Posted by: rickl at September 15, 2017 09:35 PM (sdi6R)

495 From Television City in Hollywood California, here's the star of your choice.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 09:38 PM (6Ll1u)

496 In the name of all tha is good, do not skip leg day.

Love it. Embrace it.

Legs are the word of the day.

Spread the word.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 15, 2017 09:39 PM (DMUuz)

497 Cool Hand Luke - Harry Dean Stanton - Just A Closer Walk With Thee

https://youtu.be/ckulh3cSPuU

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 15, 2017 09:40 PM (FUu/Z)

498 463
I just saw a pic of him in the Daily Mail. You're not gonna believe
this, but he's a super skinny 29-year-old white dude with long hair and
a dopey look on his face. The average third-grader, boy or girl, could
take him
===

He was on Tucker last night. Rat's nest hair and unintelligible babble.

grammie winger said he was kinda cute.

Chicks are weird.
Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:23 PM (2wRtc)


The serpentine neck and pin head mop top gets them every time.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 15, 2017 09:40 PM (IWbvi)

499
In the name of all tha is good, do not skip leg day.
==

Leg day dehydrated ace!

Google it!

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:40 PM (2wRtc)

500 "but still, Trump shouldn't be taking stuff the British are treating as classified and putting it out in public."

Oh, puh - leeze;
When we are sure that our intelligence services are cleaned of commies, MB supporters, and all the other anti-Americans who are feeding everything to our enemies (foreign & domestic) as fast as it comes in I'll start worrying about the President making an indiscreet remark while shaming our spineless "allies".

In other words, "meh".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at September 15, 2017 09:42 PM (Umfx1)

501 473 Didn't somebody make a 455 cubic inch engine? A Chevy derivative? My roommate had his 67 GTO totalled by an old lady one day.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 15, 2017 09:25 PM (6Ll1u)

Pontiac, olds, Buick.

If I recollect correct, the Pontiac 326 thru 455 had basically the same block.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 15, 2017 09:43 PM (IWbvi)

502 500; this, times eleventy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 09:44 PM (KP5rU)

503 Ace, 5x5 is a brutal set/rep schedule. Esp for squat and deadlift. 3x5 is plenty.

Posted by: Dude at September 15, 2017 09:45 PM (MSdyI)

504 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at September 15, 2017 09:45 PM (J2oJa)

505
Michael Isaacson looks like he's trying out for a faggy 80s band

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 09:45 PM (auHtY)

506 Leg day dehydrated ace!
Google it!
Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at September 15, 2017 09:40 PM


Ace needs to suck Oxygen Dihydride up more. Emulate the French Foreign Legion - Hydrate or Dry!

Posted by: Gwenyth P., lifestyle advocate at September 15, 2017 09:45 PM (DMUuz)

507 ONT is NOOD!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) Just a Guy With a Keyboard at September 15, 2017 09:45 PM (Ckg4U)

508 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at September 15, 2017 09:45 PM (J2oJa)


Down Hillary, down girl

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 15, 2017 09:46 PM (auHtY)

509 That's not quite it. He said that the perps were known to Scotland Yard - something he knew because the British intelligence was shared with our intelligence agencies. It was not public info.

The criticism is that those working with the perps will now know the Brits were already on to them.

Most likely, any potential accomplices already expected as much, but still, Trump shouldn't be taking stuff the British are treating as classified and putting it out in public.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 15, 2017 09:30 PM (pvjTE)

You don't want anyone knowing that the Brits are on to them cause then they will only be allowed to kill dozens of people at once. Good job Scotland Yard.

Posted by: StrawMan at September 15, 2017 09:46 PM (AQODf)

510 ONT

Posted by: andycanuck at September 15, 2017 09:46 PM (mJ8mX)

511 505; i thought flock of seagulls broke up?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 15, 2017 09:46 PM (KP5rU)

512 Why does the Sonobi ad block my view of Ace's wisdom?

Posted by: Mark at September 15, 2017 09:48 PM (KyRkd)

513 Huh, so this Chelsea is waiting for some affirmation. Good luck on that shit.
HE should still be in prison, JMHO. And the US taxpayers paid for that mutilation.

We have come to a depraved point, this is truly sick. Sorry JMHO from a real Americam who doesn't buy this sicko crap.

Posted by: Farmer at September 15, 2017 09:51 PM (yJ1e6)

514 The Buick and Olds 455s were 'big-blocks'.

As was the Chevy 454.
Posted by: JEM
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Olds 425, Chevy 396 also, as contemporaries.

If we fall back to an earlier generation, the number grows.

FWIW, Pontiac only ever made one V8 block (with the exception of the 265 and 301). Small to large, 287 to 455.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 15, 2017 09:54 PM (7fIkH)

515 What Mark said.

Also, I am currently watching a commercial. Experian wants to protect my information from the dark web. Aren't these the guys that allowed my information to be hacked? Now I am supposed to let them protect me? Sure. Sure.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at September 15, 2017 09:55 PM (gppsv)

516 Actually, it was Equifax that had the breach, not Experian.

Posted by: moviegique at September 15, 2017 10:01 PM (CcUfv)

517 Thanks, moviegique, for the correction. I blame the wine.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at September 15, 2017 10:03 PM (gppsv)

518 Do the damned squats Ace. I promise you that your knees will refuse to do them in 10-15 years.

Posted by: vukdawg the lurker at September 15, 2017 10:23 PM (Xy0A5)

519 Do the squats and lifts. Build slowly. Every one you do increases your ability to do more, slowly. Every one you do is better than not doing one. No instant remedies. Slow and steady. You will be amazed at the results in 3 months.

Posted by: grateful at September 15, 2017 11:33 PM (T5xAO)

520 Put me in the "like the GAINZZZ threads" camp.

Dropped 35 lbs in 6 months with intermittent fasting. Lift two or three days a week. Do a boot camp type workout two days a week.

And started logging my food intake. That's the reason for most of that weight loss, methinks.

Posted by: altered states at September 15, 2017 11:45 PM (JrTRI)

521 I've been following the stronglifts program for over a year. At 46 I am in the best and strongest shape of my life and I was a pro whitewater rafting guide for 15 years. In my mind the absolute key to it has been the squats. I went to the gym for years but I never squatted because it hurt. But that right there is the key. You aren't going to the gym for warm tingles. Squat, baby and learn to love it.

Posted by: Adam at September 16, 2017 02:40 AM (5oKrH)

522 I clean and I have a nice snatch too. Man up!
25# down since November 19th doing macros. I eat all the foods. All the carbs.

Posted by: Hazchic at September 16, 2017 02:50 AM (VUPYS)

523
ace,

I have lost 13 pounds in about two months that I largely credit to my casual experiments in mini-fasts on a 'most-days' basis where I only eat about 1.5 meals per day.

It's actually been a pleasant experience.

As you said would be the case, I often enough slide right past a vaguely intended break-the-fast meal simply because I forget or because my schedule requires another priority's attention.
On at least three occasions I've found myself just naturally slipping into a true 24+ hour fast.
I have found that in _some_ small ways my general discipline has improved.
For instance, I'm far more conscientious of when I eat. And it's fairly easy to make adjustments in my schedule to eat when it best suits events in the day.

Assuming I keep at it, I look forward to hitting my target weight of about 175 in about two and a half to three months.

Because of the modest weight loss, going for runs (about 2.5 to 3.5 times a week) has been MUCH easier on my knee - which is sometimes prone to strain/tendonitis or some such minor annoyance that can deter me from kinetic exertion.
If I can hit that target weight, it's conceivable that I might not have much of a knee issue left to speak of. - - - That would be SWEET.

Your sharing your research and experimentation into fasting has been a significant help in my health life regarding weight loss and exercise. (And I have not yet even attempted a fast longer than about 34 hours.)

So thanks again, and please keep up the great blog.


Posted by: Cold Civil War at September 16, 2017 04:27 AM (Z2PYk)

524 Not being entirely sure how old you are, another argument for Rippetoe's program vs Stronglifts is volume. The older you are the more volume sensitive you get. at almost 50, I have a hard time recovering sufficiently from doing 5 work sets on top of all the warmups. This is really well covered in "The Barbell Prescription" by Sullivan. He's a Rippetoe disciple that wrote a book targeted directly at the 40+ lifter. I highly recommend it. Very detailed and an excellent guide for the hows and whys of lifting for foagies.

Posted by: johnnykeynes at September 16, 2017 12:09 PM (0X6cL)

525 Ace, I've done Rippetoe's plan for beginners and it absolutely works. Forget the 5x5, it's too much stress for a beginner to recover from in a 48 hour period. The 3x5 system every other day is the ideal amount of stress for a beginner to recover from. Follow his program exactly as written, eat an excess amount of calories and get your 1 g/lb protein requirements. Get 8 uninterrupted hours of sleep a night (lifting should help with insomnia), work on perfect form. Watch Rippetoe on Youtube and learn. Check out the startingstrength.com website -- lot's of resources. Resist the urge to do cardio on your rest days or go on a cut. If you do the program as planned, you should be squatting 300 lbs in three months and every aspect of your body will be orders of magnitude stronger. You might be a little doughy after three months, but you're strong and vastly improved in all areas of health and performance. After you're strong, then you can start dialing in the nutrition and focusing on aesthetics. My experience is once you have a three plate squat you don't really care about having a six-pack anymore. Not-strong guys care about six-packs. Go get strong, Ace.

Posted by: Trevor at September 16, 2017 02:51 PM (Jenpn)

526 Hi
Get a fucking trainer, you do not know what you are doing
Get a good trainer via the starting strength website, they now offer online training as well
Learning to play tennis, shooting a gun, those horses from Spain that Patton liked all require teachers. Are you so fucking stupid to think weightlifting is different? Do you actually want to make progress or just fuck around?.
For reference I went from a shaky squat of 115 to a solid 405 x 5 in 2 years with a starting strength coach, at 40 years old
I hope you are not too fucking stupid to understand this, maybe next time I will draw you a picture you dumb cunt
Have a nice day

Posted by: Dont be fucking stupid at September 17, 2017 10:18 PM (ELb6Z)

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