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by nightbird
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 14
Views: 4986

Re: Anybody in Germany?

It's funny - I always fondly think of Swabia as my ancestral home until I get to spend more than four days there. :D

That being said, most of my relatives are still down south and I like them.
by nightbird
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1762
Views: 322728

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My literature professor: "So it follows that the poetic function of language is a result of the projection of the principle of equivalence from the axis of selection to the axis of combination." *blank stares from the students* Professor: "Well, that's what people sound like after ye...
by nightbird
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1762
Views: 322728

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My math teacher in 8th grade, when the class wouldn't quit down: walks over to the blackboard, draws a square, places his left hand in it and turns to the class with a maniac grin on his face. The noise dies down as people realise he's about to go ballistic. "This... This is my relaxtion rectan...
by nightbird
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:38 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 14
Views: 4986

Re: Anybody in Germany?

raudorn wrote:
svenman wrote:as a fellow Bawüler I welcome anyone who isn't Bavarian. (Just kidding)


... How did I miss this? The enemy of my enemy is my... Well, kidding.

My mum's from Heidenheim, does that mean I can get dual citizenship?
by nightbird
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is Wealth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: What is Wealth?

As a former native American culture afficionado, I would like to point out that many tribes were confused by the European settlers' neverending hoarding. I guess what it came down to was that they, as a culture, were more relaxed about bad things happening, no matter how well you're prepared. Greed ...
by nightbird
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 466
Views: 203807

Re: Recommend a book

I can't recommend China Mievielle's Bas-Lag novels "Perdido Street Station", "The Scar" and "Iron Council" enough. Inventive, subversive high fantasy with a touch of Lovecraft in it. Other books I recently read and liked: "Job" by Joseph Roth. To quote Wikiped...
by nightbird
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:42 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Anybody in Germany?
Replies: 14
Views: 4986

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Berlin native and resident here.
by nightbird
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Video Games to Play During Intervals
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Re: Video Games to Play During Intervals

The point isn't just to exercise, I'm aware this method is probably not the most efficient way. But I'm motivated and having fun. We're not machines. Therefore, "I'm motivated and having fun" is one of the most important things you could say about an exercise regimen. However, I suggest y...
by nightbird
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitbit and gym for 2wk: Calorie deficit but no weight loss?
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Re: Fitbit and gym for 2wk: Calorie deficit but no weight loss?

Keep in mind that our body consists of 80% water. Therefore, water retention caused by carbs/salty foods/muscle soreness/hormones (menstrual cycle) can change your bodyweight by several pounds. Here's my advice to her: weigh yourself everyday to get many data points. Keep in mind that 1kg of actual ...
by nightbird
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 140989

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

9975 + 27 = 10002 What now? The computer programmer in me tells me we're at -9997 now. I'll add a few and bring us back up to -9992. I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time we reach 10,000. For the past four Weeks, I've been doing 100 total pullups on Monday and 5x5 weighted ones on Friday. So if...
by nightbird
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 109918

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

Finally managed to side vault over a hip high obstacle.
by nightbird
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Source of cravings
Replies: 2
Views: 3612

Re: Source of cravings

There are physical and mental reasons. I think angry squirrel summed them up pretty nicely; maybe we should add that your blood sugar also plays a big role. When you're used to eating sugary foods frequently, your body will adapt to this and you'll crave sweet food if you haven't had any in a while.
by nightbird
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fit club quick questions thread
Replies: 16
Views: 8373

Re: Fit club quick questions thread

What's a good, cheap source of not-too-terrible food to meet one's caloric requirements? Given that just about all food nowadays is marketed to people on the basis of it not having so many calories, as if that's a plus. (I guess it is, but not for me since I'm way too skinny and don't eat enough. I...
by nightbird
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"
Replies: 43
Views: 10730

Re: 1498: "Terry Pratchett"

That was beautiful. Rest in peace, Mr Pratchett.
by nightbird
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

I've decided to discontinue this log, primarily since it doesn't do what I thought it might do. For the record, I keep a training log in a notebook, so it's not like I'll stop keeping track. But over the last few days (which were spent fighting a stomach bug) I realised it - is yet another thing on ...
by nightbird
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

MON 13-10-14, 5:55pm

3x5 box jumps

squat - 70x3, 80x3, 90x3
bench - 50x3, 55x3, 62.5x3

dips - +5x8, 8, 15
chins - +5x8, 8, 9

ab wheel rollouts - 12, 12, 15

prowler - 10 round trips

Took it easy on the main lifts and didn't go balls out on assistance - the prowler, however, was brutal.
by nightbird
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

FRI 10-10-14, 2:25pm

power clean - 45x3, 3, 3, 3

front squat - 50x5, 5, 5

push press - 40x5, 5, 5

pull ups - 17, 8

10 prowler round trips
by nightbird
Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

WED 8-10-14, 9:30am conditioning 5 sprints (I'd call them hill sprints but it was actually fairly flat ground), immediately followed by 20 pressups the first three times, then 10 the last two. I'd already spent the previous 30 minutes walking around the park looking for a pullup bar (no success), so...
by nightbird
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

MON 6-10-14, 12:15pm DELOAD squat 5x20, 40, 60, 60, 60 - sans squatting shoes since I left them at home. This is not an issue with a single plate on each side, thankfully. bench press - 5x20, 50, 50, 50 deadlift - 5x80, 80 In theory, this was all I had to do... But I got bored and played around a bi...
by nightbird
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

SAT 04-10-14, 4:25pm chin ups - +20x6, 6, 5, 6, 2 squat - 5x20, 40, 65, 75, 82.5, 92.5 2x105, 1x105, 8x82.5 The second rep of the planned triple felt really unstable and awful, so I racked it and added a single one minute later - which was, surprisingly, a really solid rep. I could have probably tur...
by nightbird
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

WED1-10-14, 9:00pm

chins - +20x6, 6, 6, 5, 2

squats - 5x20, 40, 65, 75, 82.5, 82.5

OHP - 5x20, 40, 45, 50, 5x55 PB

deadlift - 5x60, 100, 112.5, 1x125, 5x135 PB

A good day.
by nightbird
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

MON 29-9-14, 2:30pm Chin ups - +20x6, 6, 5, 4, 4 Squat - 5x20, 40, 65, 75, 82.5, 92.5, 2x102.5 Gah. I think I a) need more rest and b) need to program differently. I was already tired when I reached the top set. Bench - 5x20, 45, 52.5, 60, 65, 4x72.5 SO close! I thought I had the fifth rep but the t...
by nightbird
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

SAT 27-9-14, 1:00 pm

Muay Thai

A heavy focus on infighting and counters today.
by nightbird
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

FRI 26-9-14, 12:20pm I was coaching a friend on the barbell basics, which turned this into a looong session. This also meant longer rest periods (by doing other stuff in between), so today's numbers are a bit inflated by that ;) chin ups - +20x6, 6, 6, 7 squat - 5x20, 40, 60, 70, 80, 90 3x102.5, 1x1...
by nightbird
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Running is bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 8240

Re: Running is bad?

I think most of this comes from paleo guys constructing strawman arguments - which is, admittedly, easy considering how many people get injured from running. I guess the main issue is that so many people go from being sedentary to running 15+ miles a week within two or three months. Long distance ru...
by nightbird
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

WED 24-9-14, 9:00pm chins - +20x6, 5, 5, 5, 4 squats - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 80 OHP - 5x20, 40, 45, 50, 4x55, 1x55 The fourth one came up pretty fast but I didn't have it in my heart to grind out a fifth one. So I waited for 30 seconds. deadlift - 5x60, 100, 112.5, 1x125, 3x135, 1x135, 1x135 Minor...
by nightbird
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

TUE 23-9-14, 7:30pm

Muay Thai

It's getting better...
by nightbird
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

MON 22-9-14, 9:20pm abbreviated session since I was late and the gym closes at 10 squats - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 90, 100 PB Wooo. The last rep was a proper grinder, but still. chins - 22.5x5, 20x5, 5, 4, 3, 2 OK, I'll stick to 20 for a bit longer. ring dips - 10, 9, 8 with one minute rest periods....
by nightbird
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 140989

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

The last two weeks' total...

9374+150=9449
by nightbird
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

FRI 19-9-14, 12:45pm chin ups - +20x7, 5, 4, 4, 4, 1 squats - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 90, then 102.5x1, 1, 1 (very little rest in between singles), 8x80 bench - 5x20, 45, 52.5, 60, 65, 3x73.5, 8x60 The guy who spotted me just couldn't take his hands off the bar. So it doesn't really count but I know...
by nightbird
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

THU 18-9-14, 8:45am

5 hill sprints

These are LONG sprints on a STEEP hill. I usually question my life choices after the second one.
by nightbird
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

WED 17-9-14, 6:30pm chin ups - BW+20 x6, 5, 5, 5, 4 squat - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 80 OHP - 5x20, 40, 45, 50, 53.5 The last set was a PB for bar speed at that weight; I guess I could have done eight, ideally. Deadlift - 5x60, 100, 110, 120, 132.5 PB! Kettlebell circuit - two rounds of 10 snatches 1...
by nightbird
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

TUE 16-9-14, 7:30pm

Muay Thai

A fairly easy session, more focus on technique.
by nightbird
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

MON 15-9-2014, 4:55pm chin ups - BW+20x6, 6, 5, 4, 4 squat - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 90 I completely chickened out here. Guilty as charged. bench - 5x20, 45, 52.5, 60, 65, 4.5x72.5 I think the fifth rep would have been there if a) I hadn't doubted myself b) I would have stayed tight c) My hamstring ...
by nightbird
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

SAT 13-9-2014, 1:00pm

Muay Thai

God, I hate my kicks.
by nightbird
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

FRI 12-9-2014, 7:30pm chin ups - BW+20 x6, 5, 5, 4, 4, 1 My arms were sore as hell but surprisingly it did not affect the chins. Maybe they're not that great for your biceps if you're good at them? squat - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 90, 2x102.5, 1x102.5, 8x80 My upper back collapsed under the last rep ...
by nightbird
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

WED 10-9-2014, 5:30pm chin ups - BW+20 x6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3 pause squat - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 80 OHP - 5x20, 40, 45, 50, 3x53.5, 2x53.5 I think four reps would have been possible but I didn't quite believe in it. deadlift - 5x60, 100, 110, 120, 1x132.5 Boom. I just felt an urge to stop after the fi...
by nightbird
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

TUE 9-9-2014, 7:30pm

Muay Thai

a few interesting counters, grappling at the end.
by nightbird
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

MON 8-9-2014, 4:55pm chin ups - BW+17.5 x7, 6, 5, 6, 4, 2 The goal here is to use your 6RM and get 25 reps in as few sets as possible. I guess I'll have to make the load heavier. squat - 5x20, 40, 65, 72.5, 80, 90, 4x100, 1x100 Not what I wanted, but hey, 4x100 is my all time best so far. Not bad fo...
by nightbird
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21472

Re: Nightbird's Log

SUN 7-9-14

Helped as a loader & spotter at a powerlifting meet... It feels like I helped a big family move house. I'm just mentioning this since, while I hope it won't affect tomorrow's session, chances are that it will.

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