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by TheNegotiator
Fri May 27, 2011 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: NCAA nerds?
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Re: NCAA nerds?

University of Florida, football. I walked on a few months ago.
by TheNegotiator
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Personal Records
Replies: 159
Views: 73952

Re: Personal Records

For my Marine corps initial Physical Fitness Test at training this summer, I ran a personal record 18:40 3-mile. A perfect score is 18:00, so if I can shave off 40 seconds sometime in the next year, I can get a perfect PFT. Something to work toward.
by TheNegotiator
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many of you view exercise as a chore?
Replies: 47
Views: 11651

Re: How many of you view exercise as a chore?

I just want to run. A lot. Sometimes not running is a chore, honestly. It's not that I like the burn or the sweat or anything about running particularly, but that I have a desire that flares up sometimes to go pound some pavement. If I don't follow it, I feel... restless. That's a good word for it,...
by TheNegotiator
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 61142

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

Completely apart from the topic of tactics, one of my favorite parts of the game was the morality of it. The fact that there was never a light/dark meter made the decisions feel more real. And Bioware did a damn good job of making the choices. On my first playthrough of most games, I like to approac...
by TheNegotiator
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176447

Re: The Official Running thread!

Personal best, 3 miles in 19:02. I'm trying to bring that down to 18:00, which is a perfect 100 on the physical fitness test for the US Marines (whose training camp I will be at this summer).
by TheNegotiator
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Why do you do pushups/bench presses?
Replies: 31
Views: 5445

Re: Why do you do pushups/bench presses?

Very good point. But if you're one of those lucky people who takes pleasure from physical activity and training, then you can "work" on the book-learning, and while you relax you can simultaneously get the benefits of exercising/muscles/what-have-you. Which in a way reminds me of http://ww...
by TheNegotiator
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176447

Re: The Official Running thread!

Meteorswarm wrote:
Patman wrote:Ran half a hard tramping track called The Southern Crossing and it had me peeing blood for most of a week. Good times.


I hope you saw a doctor about this. Peeing blood is one of those things that is NEVER GOOD.


Much like compound fractures, burnt popcorn, or velociraptors.
by TheNegotiator
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176447

Re: The Official Running thread!

Marine Corps Physical Fitness test, part of which is a 3 mile run. A perfect 100 is 18 minutes, I did it in 19:40. Seeing as my goal was sub 20:, I'm happy. That was a personal best, too. Woop woop.
by TheNegotiator
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1747506

Re: Today I Learned

Donner and Blitzen are the German words for Thunder and Lightning.

(I guess I shouldve known lightning, from blitzkrieg, and more colloquially, a linebacker blitz, but still. Santa is a sneaky bastard.)
by TheNegotiator
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 6-pack
Replies: 96
Views: 21435

Re: 6-pack

So here's an angle a friend of mine just recently in formed me of: Speed of the lift. As in, a 4-5 second deliberately slow sit-up versus 3 sit-ups in that same 5 seconds. I've only really noticed a difference when I do leg-lifts in a captain's chair, doing it slowly significantly increases strain a...
by TheNegotiator
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most practical superhero power
Replies: 104
Views: 11531

Re: Most practical superhero power

I'm going with telekinesis. The reasons for such decision have already been enumerated upon. With it, you can jury-rig a bunch of other powers. Plus, it'd kinda be like being a Jedi. Which, as we all know, is fucking sweet.
by TheNegotiator
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Codify your system of morality.
Replies: 100
Views: 10031

Re: Codify your system of morality.

A little catchphrase I came up with a few days ago fits in here: The right thing to do is still the right thing to do, especially when it's impossible. This, in a way, relies on the idea that you instinctively realize the "right" thing to do, which is of course a matter or interpretation. ...
by TheNegotiator
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 913432

Re: Awesome Thread (to balance Rant Thread)

While naps got an earlier mention, I feel the need to expand upon them in the following way:

Naps...

IN THE SUN.

Well, not the actual Sun. That'd be uncomfortable. But in the sunshine, you know. It feels great. I picked that little trick up from my friend Catherine (also awesome, also a repeat.)
by TheNegotiator
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176447

Re: The Official Running thread!

Went for a three-four miler this morning on concrete. I was barely out of breath at the end, but my upper calves started REALLY hurting after about a mile. I usually do cross country where muscularly I'm fine, but this killed. Is this normal? Same thing happens to me occasionally, especially if I h...
by TheNegotiator
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

I'm running 4 miles/day cuz my gym happens to be 2 miles away. There+back. Gotta get there somehow. And it's not like extra running (at this level) can hurt my health. Sure, it might hurt my muscle-gaining ability (getting that caloric excess is a bitch), but health is supposedly more important than...
by TheNegotiator
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

Past week has given me the following discovery: Lack of a workout log = practical impossibility to determine over training. I think I've been making steady progress for the past year or so, but then again, maybe not. I know I haven't really been putting on much (if any) weight. By my calculations, n...
by TheNegotiator
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 176447

Re: The Official Running thread!

We got a cold front running through here all this week (Florida) and it made life so much nicer. Running in 60-70 a million times better than 85-90. I almost got confused because I wasn't drenched in sweat.
by TheNegotiator
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

True. The rest of that though, what with the no job stress and superior genetics, kinda sounds like a good deal to me. Know where I can get those?
by TheNegotiator
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

Wonderful. One question I have remaining, though (and it even brings us back to the topic over overtraining) is this exchange: The logic I'm going by is that if people can train for the Olympics and not suffer negative health consequences ... This is not the case. Does this mean Olympic athletes DO ...
by TheNegotiator
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

My form was terrible when I started, but I eventually got it to an acceptable level. It isn't perfect, but it's good. Or so I believe.
by TheNegotiator
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

Yeah, I did squats regularly back home, but the environment obviously changed when I'm at college. I want to work those back in. It's all a continual-adjustment process. (Deadlifts are my bane. I just dislike them. I did them while training for high school football but haven't been able to make myse...
by TheNegotiator
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

Fair enough. Here's my general workout, I know it's not perfect but its what I've done for the past year, and it seems to get the job done. Go ahead and pick it apart. First, realize that my gym is two miles away, so I run there and back. That is my 4 miles a day. Mon-Wed-Fri I also usually run anot...
by TheNegotiator
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Re: Overtraining

Well, I guess I have two main goals in mind: 1. US Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test. The 3 categories are 3 mile run, pull-ups, and crunches. Pull-ups can do my 20, crunches I can get my 100, but I'd like to pull my 3 mile time down a little bit, to approx. the 20 minute mark. I havent actually ru...
by TheNegotiator
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 22
Views: 3334

Overtraining

So I realize that the limit is different for everybody, but does anybody have any solid "rule of thumb" type guidelines for overtraining? There seems to be a lot of conflicting information about this and I want to try to clear some of it up in my mind. For instance, I run at least 4 miles ...
by TheNegotiator
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 6-pack
Replies: 96
Views: 21435

Re: 6-pack

Well, I figured I'd throw my two cents in because this is the damn intarwebs and thats what people do here. I'm 18 years old, 5'6, 151 lbs, with a 6.1 body fat percentage. I run 4 miles a day, lift for roughly an hour/day. I've been told not to lose any more body fat than I have now, because that pu...
by TheNegotiator
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Replies: 130
Views: 29826

Re: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)

I'm a longtime xkcd fan, but created an account just to throw in my two cents here. This book was massively depressing, especially part 3, without a doubt. Great, but soul-crushing (in an unintended literal sense). However, I tend to cling to any possible idealistic threads I can possibly pick up on...

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