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  1. so i picked up my first road bike.. something like this for 75. it's a bit more beat up, but all the components are proper and the frame is pretty light, so i' cool w/ it. Now if i can only not crash:



  2. Curious...

    Why are you only doing two heavy days per month?

    Do you need to increase your endurance for any particular reason?


    I'm not sure what you mean by forearm tendonitis.

    Is the pain near your elbow?






    Only two heavy a month because I'm not really trying to build strength right now (except shoulders & arms). I'm trying to slim up a bit, as I've gained back a lot of my loss lately, in addition to improving my anatomical adaptation. In general, I'm trying to get faster, more explosive, and in better shape right now. Also, fyi, my weight is down from a high of 340 to give you an idea of where I'm coming from.


    Speaking of, I think I should clarify when newbs read "go heavy to get big." Lifting heavy means pretty much anything from 10 x 1 to 5 x 5, and works on improving strength, which is the ability to lift a heavy weight, which is not the same as power (the ability to lift a heavy weight faster). You can gain strength 2 ways... by improving the strength (or density) or the muscle you have by going heavy, or by increasing muscle mass (getting big). To gain mass, you should be doing sets between something like 7 x 8 to 4 x 12. This is very different from lifting for power/speed, anatomical adaptation (athleticism), or just to get cut (which is more diet than working out).


    For those interested, there are charts somewhere online telling you how your sets should be to reach certain goals.... including rest times and 1RM%.


    There's no reason I have that my endurance needs to be great, other than I hate running and am working on it for that reason alone. Also, I feel that my endurance should at least match that of an entry level cop... which I think is something like 11-12 minutes for a mile and a half.


    The pain is on the top,front, of the forearm. I saw a doc and it's def a form of tendonitis similar to tennis elbow.


    Another work out tip.... you can do 1 shoulder pulling and 1 ab lift every work out... just need to do different ones. Also.... don't sleep on complexes.

  3. Well, looks like I'll have access to a gym again in about a month, so say word.... developing a comprehensive plan involving jogging, form running, sprinting, traditional weight training, body weight training, heavy days twice a month, and aerobic training... maybe swimming if i gain access to a pool. As always... starting off w/ running, push-ups, and sit-ups.


    That being said.. I fucking hate jogging, but my endurance sucks ass.


    Does anybody have any advice on avoiding tendonitis? I developed it in my forearms from deadlifting, I'm pretty sure. It's since chilled, but haven't deadlifted in over a year.

  4. I lost 60 lbs in a year due more to changes in lifestyle. Diet wise, I didn't really try too hard, to tell you the truth, but it went as follows:

    -lots of spices and curries: pretty much no nutritional harm, adds a lot of flavor, and when things are really spicy (both hot spicy and just reg spicy), you don't desire to eat as much

    -meat once a week: almost never beef

    -whenever eating meat, mix w/ veggies: no steak or breasts, cut that shit up and mix it

    -no butter or cheese

    -little milk

    -little bread: my crutch

    -no peanut butter: my other crutch

    -little rice

    -little to no snacking: i don't have the will power not to turn it into a meal

    -skip a meal once and a while

    -obviously, this has left the need to eat lots and lots of fresh veggies

    -LOTS of water... 8-10 liters a day, chug 1-2 as soon as you get up


    however, i attribute most of the weightloss to lifestyle change. No car, job where I was on my feet all day, easier access to quality fruits and vegetables, no girl, work out routine


    i've since got a job where i sit all day and a girl that wants to spoil me, and poorer access to veggies.. hence, i've gained like 35-40 back :\

  5. OK, so before I disappeared from civilization, we had anonymous prepaid there in the states.


    the only companies i remember are Virgin and Boost.


    I thought the Gov't was trying to get it on some registration ish before i left. Even Virgin changed it so you can't automatically re-up w/ out a credit card.


    So can I still get my anonymous cell on?


    Any suggestions on companies?






  6. ok, so after doing the convict conditioning for a minute....



    -it's focus on no equipment

    -focus on overall development and not just for looks

    -fairly simple system

    -more physically challenging than anticipated

    -almost entirely focused on strength/ power, so can do a cardio routine the same day

    -different exercises.. it's nice to be upside down sometimes



    -some of the later progressions in a step can get boring (3 sets of 40 vert pulls)

    -not the fastest. you can't pump out a set quickly (120 vert pulls at the suggested 6 seconds a piece = 12 minutes of vert pulls, not counting rest)

    -some of the earlier steps are almost all form, so it's hard to know if gains are due to better form or actual strength.


    So i'm sticking with it for now. I'll probably reduce it if someone gave em a gym membership, but i ain't paying for that.

  7. The only other thread on this is some toy asking about spots.


    Anyway, my girl is moving to the US's capital. I'll probably end up there shortly enough. I'm taking it upon myself to find housing; otherwise, she'll end up listening to her co-workers and end up living someplace lame like Sterling, surrounded by Applebee's and Outbacks.


    So what are some decent semi-grimey (cheap) parts of the area to live in that she's not gonna get raped in?




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  8. Yeah, thought i'd have to see a techie at this point.'


    On to another issue. I was recently given a 2 year old Ipod chromatic. It had been used probably less than 50 times in 2 years. IT was working absolutely great at first, but after maybe 5 uses or so, it would freeze or die out of nowhere. I could reset it, and it would work from 3-30 minutes and then die again. IT was charging fine before, but at this point it doesn't charge at all (on a PC or a mac). When I plug it in, the connect screen turns on and it shuts down after 10 seconds.


    I'm guessing this is a battery issue and I need to swap it out?

  9. Either you have a short circuit in the case or a geometry problem placing an unacceptable stress on the motherboard.


    also check to see if you got thermal paste on the CPU( reseat the CPU)


    Clear the CMOS also (flip the silver battery over just let it sit in its little spot flip the computer on for a second and the turn it off flip the battery back


    I've tried both... same results.


    However, in reseating the CPU, I did notice that the capacitors adjacent to the CPU seem to have some corrosion or something on the top. Hopefully this doesn't mean the mobo is fried?

  10. The larger wattage power supply is the one you want to replace it with.


    Hope it's over 200 watts.


    Ok... I swapped out the power supply w/ a 250 watt PS, but the same thing is happening. I though it might be something as simple as the switch, but that seems to be functioning alright as well. I was thinking maybe it's the connection points from the PS to the Mobo, but the mobo stays lit up.


    Any more suggestions?

  11. tried the ram... no dice, so i have to swap out the power supply now (can't swap processors either)


    I've never messed w/ power supplies before and want to make sure I'm not going to fry my mobo or something


    This is the power supply i'm replacing:



    or 115/230 V, 10/5 A, 60/50 Hz


    I can have two supplies on hand w/ the following specs (written as on supply)



    100-127 V, 4 A

    200-240 V, 2 A

    50/60 Hz



    100-127 V

    200-240 V

    6/3 A

    50/60 Hz


    either seem like they'll work?

  12. yo kiddies... i need some help finding a program.. the particulars


    -been running and doing body weight stuff of and on for the past year. prior to that weights regularly

    -It's too cold most of the time and snowy to go out, but I occasionally go hiking or some shit

    -not willing to pay for weights or gym, as i am moving soon

    -have access to stationary bike, rowing machine, and some piddly weights (3 lb dumbbells and ish)

    -primary goal is burning fat, secondary goal is increase power, then mass (i'm a bigger cat)

    -have the time for 2 workouts in one day


    currently i'm working out about once a day for an hour with mostly rowing or burpees and/or pushups, sit ups, and some other slightly aerobic ish just to keep the heart rate up (shadow boxing, etc).


    say word

  13. I read some study they did on speed dating. it was about the chance to get a second date or something. for women, their chances were almost entirely dependent on their weight... for dudes, their height.



    so yeah

  14. So I inherited a 2.6 GHz Gateway 310 x. Only 2.6, but this is a step up from the 1.6 Ghz I'm currently running. However, it won't fully power up.


    It begins powering up as soon as i plug it in and then dies after about 5 seconds. If I turn it off immediately, I can press the power button later and it will boot up for 5 seconds and die, otherwise the power button doesn't respond after it dies.


    The green light around the processor stays on, and the red light towards the bottom of the motherboard flashes when i plug it in and again right before it dies.


    I tried unplugging some of the components (hard disk, cd roms, mouse), but it did not seem to have any effect.


    The motherboard and processor look ok in that i don't see any leaks from a surge or anything and i tried cleaning everything, but still no dice.


    Power supply issue or what?

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