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Old 06-06-2008, 02:39 PM   #41
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Maybe we should change the "men will die for points" to "people can exercise to be happy and injury-free" or something like that...
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:41 PM   #42
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Gread thread.....this latest post at MDA really compliments it well too....
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/defin...mal-blueprint/

Like said by Gant...it's about the lifestyle now for me...and I so much enjoy just going to "play" with occasional workouts centered around it. Once I was able to fine tune IF and eating around it....amazing results in energy, performance and losing body fat. I need more "play time" and less intense workouts to achieve the lower body fat (as I have that stubborn fat from probably those years of beer drinking in college). Super intense compound sets over and over just depleted me, made me run down, injury prone and then led to physical and mental burnout. I've always stalled (physically and mentally in the past) at trying to drop below 10-8% BF....but now with more focus on play time and walking/hiking while fasted...the results are easier to accomplish...and no burnout factor, just an enjoyable one as I am just living day by day....and in no rush to get 6% BF....as that will come soon enough if I do the right things daily.

Younger years...intense focus on training...less on diet...going hardcore too often....lead to burnout...injuries...and a level of depression....

Now...focus on listening to my body for food and activity/recovery....enjoying slower intensity "play"....lifting heavy stuff (more full body movements)....never being in a gym....having more energy....not obsessing over needing protein shakes.....less injuries....increasing daily happiness and focus in life.....sounds all good to me.

Everyone want to get somewhere...and quick....when you ask the people with the best results and at the top of their game what tricks they used to get there...they probably just tell you....they just did what they needed to do daily and was in it for the lifestyle (there was no shortcuts). Time can fly...and results can come before you even know it. So mine as well enjoy it every moment. The winners will win anyways....because they perform at peak capacity when it counts (aka being in the zone...when the body takes over..and the ego is quiet)....not because they want to beat someone else and be better.

Funny.....it reminds me of the Peppi Le Peui cartoon....the cat with the white stripe running full speed from the skunk....all stressed out...and Peppi....just popping along at his pace and smiling.....with the occasional burst of speed and wham..and he always caught up to the cat....who was tired and gave up.....although I like to think I smell better than Peppi....
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #43
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.....although I like to think I smell better than Peppi....
Unless you are french it shouldn't be a problem.


I didn't realize until I was in my 30s the significance of Peppi being french and stinking. Then I laughed and laughed...


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Old 06-06-2008, 08:35 PM   #44
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Gant,

In the warm up section it says "rings x2". What would that be?

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Old 06-07-2008, 05:07 AM   #45
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Maybe we should change the "men will die for points" to "people can exercise to be happy and injury-free" or something like that...
This isn't going to turn into a yoga forum is it?

Feelings are for girls, and harmony is for songwriters.

If you're injury-free, you're not trying hard enough.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:09 AM   #46
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This isn't going to turn into a yoga forum is it?

Feelings are for girls, and harmony is for songwriters.

If you're injury-free, you're not trying hard enough.
I sure as hell hope not....I don't hug guys....unless it's St Patty's Day.

I think there is a difference between injury free from training....and sport/play....I don't want my exercise/training to injure me....as I do enough crashing my mountain bike and into the boards playing hockey. Then again....the more I crash the better I get at it.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:41 PM   #47
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Just noticed, on re-reading this month's PMenu (which is, BTW, excellent), that Coach Rut's new template for MEBB is quite similar to the GG template:

New MEBB template:

1) W/U
2) ME
3) Short strength-biased metcon (<10 mins)
4) p-chain movement

Hybrid/GG template:

1) W/U
2) Gymnastics progression
3) ME/DE
4) Short strength biased metcon (< 10 mins)
4) P-Chain movement
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:04 PM   #48
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Could there be benefits if gymnastics progressions were mixed into the warm-up? I've noticed great strength increases this way when I put more warm-up focus into gymnastics styled training then follow up with ME and then the strength based metcon as I did today.
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:43 PM   #49
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Kevin,
I'd say you answered your own question.

I would figure that as long as you are priming your body properly, you can do whatever it takes to get you ready.

I personally do a mix of dead hang pull ups, l-sits to tuck planche to push up on the parallettes, mixed with squats and finished off with a short, light set of KB swings to get it all working together.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:04 PM   #50
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Joe, "rings x 2" means 2 sets of that progression. I do however many reps I feel like doing. And that's not very many. Outside of the metcons, I do less than 50 pullups, pushups, and squats per week (and zero situps).

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This isn't going to turn into a yoga forum is it?

Feelings are for girls, and harmony is for songwriters.

If you're injury-free, you're not trying hard enough.
Yoga involves stretching, so no.

I was referring to enoying the workout. Just because I'm happy doesn't mean I have feelings for you clowns.

I have enough old injuries popping up that I don't want to create new ones. I have finally learned that injuries have less to do with intensity than poor judgment.
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