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  • That's fucking amazing, Dave! 173 lb?!

    Post pictures, you shredded git.
    August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

    I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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    • Originally posted by Patrick View Post
      That's fucking amazing, Dave! 173 lb?!

      Post pictures, you shredded git.
      Amen to that. That is fantastic

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      • Thanks everyone. I will try and get some pics. I just don't want to do the pics in the mirror with the cell phone. One of these days I will get the wife to use her camera and take some real pics. But right now she has 2 classes to start getting ready for(teachers do a LOT more work on their off time than people know about) and some stuff she is doing with a couple of publishers, so coordinating the time to do something as simple as taking pics is rough right now.

        So last night while I was making dinner I looked over and saw that my oldest daughter was leading her sister in doing push-ups. I asked what they were doing and she said "We're exercising. We do it every night." WOOHOO, I'm a positive influence!!! She then showed me how she runs and jumps hurdles. I wasn't that thrilled that they were being done in the living room, but what can you do?
        My blog: My Primal Adventure

        "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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        • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
          I wasn't that thrilled that they were being done in the living room, but what can you do?
          Move out the furniture and bamn, big, new exercise room

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          • Fuck yeah. I'm with Jon. Who needs furniture? (says the guy who doesn't even have a proper bed anymore)

            Seriously, though, that's great about your daughters! What about agreeing to a policy of crawling- or "on-all-fours"-only types of movement in the house and save the running and full-out jumping for outside?

            For instance: Crawl, crawl, crawl, push-up, push-up, frog-hop, frog-hop, frog-hop, push-up, push-up, crab-walk, crab-walk, crab-walk, push-up, push-up, etc.
            August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

            I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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            • Originally posted by Patrick View Post
              For instance: Crawl, crawl, crawl, push-up, push-up, frog-hop, frog-hop, frog-hop, push-up, push-up, crab-walk, crab-walk, crab-walk, push-up, push-up, etc.
              You should send this to Mark. Sounds like it would make a great WoW.
              My blog: My Primal Adventure

              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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              • I might! I really want a Primal shirt. Speaking of which, did you get yours? Is it awesome?
                August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                • Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                  I might! I really want a Primal shirt. Speaking of which, did you get yours? Is it awesome?
                  Yep, I got it. It's awesomeness is beyond words. I need to get a pic of me in it at the park swinging on the monkey bars and send it to mark as one of the "Grok in the Wild" pics.
                  My blog: My Primal Adventure

                  "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                  • I submitted the following as a WOW:

                    Hi, Mark,

                    A buddy of mine on here (skink531) was telling me about his kids using his front room to show off their hurdling and running technique. While it's hilariously fantastic that he's inspired such exuberance for movement and activity in his kids, it could be a bit destructive.

                    I suggested a "crawling/on-all-fours" policy for the house, with running/jumping for outdoors. I then suggested the following alternative(s) and he in turn suggested I submit it as a WOW, so here we are!

                    No warm-up needed, really, since doing the WOW itself slowly at first can be a warm-up itself (if desired).

                    Required: a hallway or any floor space that provides enough room for the various activities.

                    1. Grok crawl a few feet. Do a push-up or five.
                    2. Pull your legs up to your arms. Frog-jump (or whatever the name for it might be) a few times. Do a push-up or five.
                    3. Crab-walk for a few feet. Do a push-up or five.
                    4. Duck-walk for a few feet. Then... can you guess? Just in case you all can't, I'll write it out: Do a push-up or five.

                    You can keep repeating those four a few times -- resting in between by hanging from a pull-up bar or by doing an indigenous squat -- or you can mix up the exercises. For instance, grab a box filled with books or other heavy objects and push it down a hallway floor (using "mountain climber" exercise-style form). Then flip over onto your back, leave the box behind (or use your head to move it, Shao lin monk style) and push yourself back down the hall along the floor on your back, using your legs and by twisting your torso to provide the movement.

                    Anyway, I find those kinds of activities great for low-destruction indoor movement. I happen to have a long hallway and find it boring as sin to just walk down, so I like to mix it up a bit when I go down it: crawls, hops, lunges, pushing, carrying... whatever!

                    Sorry this went long. Take 'er easy and Grok on!

                    -- Patrick
                    August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                    I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                    • Patrick, that is pure awesomeness!!! I will never again be able to just walk down a hallway.
                      My blog: My Primal Adventure

                      "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                      • It kind of makes me wish my apartment had hallways

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                        • That's it, I need a bigger house. Oh well. At least I have a decent back yard.
                          Georgette

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                          • No need for a hallway, necessarily. Your living room got a coffee table? Use your living room as a circuit instead of a hallway.
                            August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                            I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                            • OK, I need to come on here and rant for a bit, but it is my journal so I guess that's what it's for. I started reading through other posts and some journals today. I would never go onto someone else's journal and start yelling at them. That would just make me look like a douche bag. So if any of the people from those post happen to stumble upon my journal I will apologize in advance, but WHAT THE FUCK!!! I am seeing people talking about combining Weight Watchers and HCG with the Primal Blueprint! THIS IS NOT A FAD DIET THAT YOU CAN COMBINE WITH YOUR OTHER FAD DIETS!!! JESUS FUCKING ZOMBIE CHRIST, HAVE YOU READ THE PRIMAL BLUEPRINT? HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THE BLOG POST AT MDA? If you haven't I seriously suggest you immediately head over there and 1) buy the book and 2) read every archived blog post. I'm sure if you do this and truly open yourself up to the concepts, you will see what I'm talking about. There needs to be a complete shift in your entire way off life, not just in what you do or don't eat, or in how many damn calories you get each day. You need to change your entire thought process. Trust me, it's liberating. You will truly become a new person both inside and out. That's what we all came here looking for, isn't it? STARVING YOURSELF DOES NOT WORK!!! IT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!!! Look at the success stories on here and you will see that those concepts are nowhere in sight. Look, I've been there. I was at the point where I figured an early death from heart disease and/or diabetes was inevitable. A year and a half later I now plan to be swinging kettlebells and doing tabatas on my 100th birthday. I'm not trying to toot my own horn here, but I have had the success that everyone is looking for. I am in the best shape I have EVER been!

                              OK, I will step down from my soap box now. I will take the rest of my frustration out on my kettlebells. (that sounded a little weird and could be taken the wrong way)
                              My blog: My Primal Adventure

                              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

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                              • Just don't hurt the kettleballs. They're innocent I tell ya!
                                Georgette

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