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Injuries - Discussion / Medical Books
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:09:50 AM »
Steve, do you know any good books to read on any kind of injuries and how to rehab? Especially, something oriented towards wilderness medicine. I'm just looking to beef up my knowledge for outdoor survival skills and EMT work.

Diet / If I were lost...
« on: February 12, 2011, 08:59:29 AM »
What foods should I bring along in case I get lost in the woods. Olive oil, whole Milk? I'm sure anything fatty would be perfect.

Diet / Cholesterol
« on: January 19, 2011, 04:23:00 PM »
Why do I see everyone taking cholesterol pills? I hear they lower cholesterol but it seems there's no reason, is there? I know it's not something to worry about, but what if one has really high cholesterol?

Should they take fish oil and vitamin D instead.

Training Journals / Fast Guppy's training Journal
« on: December 24, 2010, 09:25:00 AM »

Run a mile sub 5, and run 3 miles under 18 minutes
Swim 500 meters sub 9 minutes and swim 1500 meters under 28 minutes
125 Push-ups (hard to do)
shit ton of sit-ups (not to hard)
Shit ton of flutter kicks (not hard at all)
Over 25 Dips (Kind of hard)
over 21 Pull-ups/chin-ups (Kind of hard)
5 Muscle ups
Rope Climb with only arms.
Squat 2x bw (400)
Bench 250 (doubt 1.5x bw which would be 300)
Overhead press 145
Powerclean 225-250
Deadlift +450

Current Goals

2x bw squat
250 bench
225 lb power clean
400+ Dead-lift
Swim 500 meters under 11.10
Run 1.5 miles under 10.10

Diet / GOMAD and Paleo
« on: March 09, 2010, 07:47:13 PM »
I can gain weight on paleo by drinking a gallon of milk a day, right? or do I have to stop GOMAD completely?

In addition, how do I reduce bodyfat percentage on paleo if the majority of calories come from fats? Just lower it and up protein?

Diet / Skin Clarity and Good Readings
« on: February 15, 2010, 10:27:42 AM »
This morning I found I had a bloody nose in the first time for a long time. I looked into the mirror to find not only a bloody nose but a few zits! Oh, my. I don't have a good diet, I don't know if I get enough nutrients. It's hard for me to eat a lot, but I know when it gets harder to progress I'll have to fix my diet sometime.

Are there any things I can do to make my skin healthier? Nice smooth skin is what I'm aiming for. It's necessary for me because I work in film and believe it or not people have offered to pay me to model.  :-\ I'm not sure if I'll do that. Depends on the money . . .

Are there any good books for nutrition? I need something for beginners? I read an article of Lyle Mc, and I have to say I didn't understand much. . . I'm no Steve Low.  I need to learn the basics then learn about what ever Lyle is talking about . . .

Injuries - Discussion / Upper Back hurts
« on: February 09, 2010, 09:10:17 AM »

I sprained some muscle in my back doing chin-ups. I was about half-way up maybe a little over half way and I felt a pain. I got through the rep but the pain is still here. I can feel it somewhere by or on my thoracic spine.
The pain’s not too bad but it’s been with me for two days now.

Injuries - Discussion / Pink, nasty and everlasting scars. How?
« on: January 16, 2010, 04:02:20 PM »
How can I get rid of or make my scars a little better? I have a shit ton of pink scars on my elbows and hips. In addition, my hands have pink birthmark that never disappeared.I have a good feeling it's no coincidence that both my scars and birthmarks are pink.  Is there any way to get rid of any of this?

Diet / How Much?
« on: November 11, 2009, 06:28:31 PM »
So I need 40 percent of carbs and what's the other 60 percent?  Protein and fat? and how much of that do I need.

I'm 180 now and i want to keep that body weight so im guessing 3,000 calories is what i'll need daily.

Diet / I know this sounds strange
« on: November 03, 2009, 06:53:11 PM »
but I need more carbs. I only eat oatmeal in the morning and a few from the veggies I eat. I need more carbs to maintain muscle mass. What's a good source of carbs that isn't shitty for me. It would increase my calories too which need to go up.

Socialize / Movie of the week
« on: September 16, 2009, 06:40:25 AM »
I'm doing this simply to share some good movies with you if you haven't seen them. I find it annoying when I rent out a bad movie so I will share to you the movie of the week.

This week's movie is The Basketball Diaries. This is a true story starring Mark Wahlberg, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

the trailer

Diet / Pain in the As$
« on: July 26, 2009, 07:47:47 AM »
Okay, so pretty much everyone is giving me shit saying things like weightlifting is unhealthy. Being "big" is "unhealthy" and you're just going to get fat.

My parents always give me crap for drinking a gallon of milk a day and they say it isn't healthy. They're the same people who tell me when you get old your metabolism lowers and then you get fat. They say that because it happened to them, but they forget the fact that they ate really crappy. They say they eat healthy, but I've seen what they eat. Breakfast cereal, potatoes, shit load of bread and greasy bbq.They told me if I could get 5 "experts" to say a GOMAD is healthy then they would believe me. My dad was trying to say healthy has to be universal. So drinking a gallon of milk has to apply to everyone. I think what's healthy for one person might not be healthy for another. Drinking a gallon of milk a day is healthy for me. My dad claims that most experts say it's not healthy.

If you could help me shut my parents up for a bit by giving good testament proving that it is healthy for me then I would be forever grateful. Could you describe why most so called experts believe why it's unhealthy?

Could you please help me out? I live with typical roadies. So I need some advice. danka.

Diet / pro-workout
« on: July 03, 2009, 06:38:25 AM »
what should I eat pro-workout? I'm just curious because I get hungry yet, I don't want a protein shake before I workout.

Diet / Ummm. . . . Health Issue, not really diet?
« on: June 12, 2009, 03:30:26 PM »
This really doesn't have much to do with diet but I want to get rid of my mold in my bathroom, and I always get suggestions that never work. I don't want to breathe that crap in. In addition, how do I get everything smelling good?

Also, what's a good easy way to get my teeth healthy and super white besides brushing my teeth 24/7.?

Sorry for being off-topic, I just wanted you guys to see it. I don’t know anyone who is an expert on everything except you guys and all the girls tell me to do is open my windows. Doesn’t really work. Feel free to move this thread to another forum.

Diet / Yum Yums to make
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:11:13 PM »
I just need snacks. I don't need a dinner or lunch just snacks throughout the day when I'm working. In addition my boss is pregnant so i need something healthy for her to eat around the work place. Any suggestions for some yum yums?

Diet / Soy
« on: June 03, 2009, 02:20:51 PM »
Why do people hate it so much?  I don't have any of it but I don't understand what's so bad about it.

Diet / Good books on nutrion/diet
« on: May 21, 2009, 11:20:46 AM »
I need some good reads on nutrition but I want to make sure I'm not getting a load of crock. Any suggestions from the experts?

Diet / Diet: Good, bad, and bullshit?
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:27:56 PM »
Okay, I’m confused. I'm relearning all this shit I found out about exercise, but my knowledge inherit to nutrition is lacking considerably. My diet I think is a joke. Probably because I'm not eating enough. My typical day consist of a bowl of cereal for breakfast, three-four glasses of milk a day, lean meat and some vegetables for dinner, Two things of muscle milk throughout the day, and a protein shake at night (the one on the nutrition page).   

At 6’1 I weigh 170 now and I don’t want to gain anymore than 10-15 pounds of muscle.  My questions are what good protein shakes? What’s a good diet to get on to maintain bodyweight without sacrificing muscle? 

edit: my bodyfat was 8 percent a year ago, now it's 9 or 10. I want to keep it low!

Injuries - Discussion / Ab pain
« on: February 15, 2009, 08:43:33 AM »
It always feels like my right oblique is cramping after everyworkout. I can't get it to go away. Tips?

Parkour And Freerunning / Starting as a Beginner
« on: October 27, 2007, 11:03:03 AM »
I have found starting Le Parkour in a America is extremely vexing. I saw a few viedos which inspired me to get my dumb ass out to go to do parkour. I felt like I could be like one of the cool "euro kids" and impress all the "girlies". SO to start off I look around on the internet on how to train for le parkour. I found nothing great. All i got was some techniques and descriptions.

I do understand that doing gymnastics, Martial arts or some other activity would help Le Parkour. SO I google up places to condition for le parkour. First I tried gymnastics. Holy Moly, what I found was not pretty. Every gymnastic site I went to was ALL GIRLS! Not just girls but the perkie rainbow perfectionist I like to play the disny theme songs on my clarinet girls. The kind of girls that if you were to hang out with them your friends would think of you as a homosexual. What ever happened to male gymnast? It was a statistic that they are the strongest pound for pound athlete. I mean I'm no sexist but I just don't feel like cramping my style.

Now I looked up martial arts/ I found Tay kwan Do (however you spell it) galore. I look on the site and it was a bunch of little kids. Now again what happened to all the NINJAS! Where are those strong looking guys that kick everyones ass and teach you how to do back flips.  Now see a fully grown adult fighting with little kids. What are you telling your self? Its kind of retarded huh.

The other places were something very similar to Rex Quan Do from Napoleon Dynamite. "Do you think anyone wants to get a round house kick to face while I'm wearing one of these bad boys?"

My story makes my heart heavy, and my prostate weak. My bladder is full to bursting.

America just isn't crazy about le parkour. I wish it wasn't so but it is. I think it has a lot of potentiol there is justno activity so it seems impossible to get started. 

Now if anyone could help me out here how do i get the upper body strength. Right now I'm unconditioned, I weigh 165 pounds i'm 18 years old, I can do about 3 pull ups, I can bench 2 sets of ten of about 120 pounds. My legs have the strength to do it I can squat 250 twenty times and maxed out at 310. Finally, how do you work on jumping? What kind of jumping is suited towards le parkour?

How do I become more coordinated? Whats the trick? I know you an do this by practice but how? What works best?

What shoes do you personally suggest? What pants do I need? I'm taking that shirts don't matter at all?

How did you Pros get started? What workouts did you do? Whats your logic in thinking when doing "tricks"? 

Is there anything you would suggest?

Edit Oh yeah I'm about 6 foot? Is this a bad thing?

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