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JoeGood
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Not sure exactly how much a pood is but its got to be heavy cause it sounds like it.

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kmcnyc
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nice work MJ glad to see you trucking along

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ecogenx
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Has the whiskey killed you? Where you at?

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mjnewland
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Sorry y'all, my life has been a train-wreck for the past 5 weeks. I haven't read anyone else's logs. But, life is getting back to normal. sort of.

Joey! 1 pood = 36.1 pounds. its an old-fashioned measure in russia.

Kev! i wish it were more like trucking and less like waddling up hill in the mud carrying a big rock

Stevie! death by whiskey would have been much more pleasant. Life intruded, and took away all my spare time for awhile.

I have re-commenced the rehab, and I am lifting again. sort of. the weights are very low, just trying to get the feel of the squat and bench back without causing myself so much soreness that I have to take time off. Doing a daily regimen of kb swings in the morning (had to cut weight back to 28 lbs) and in the afternoon I do front squats, bench, good mornings, military. sometimes some kerlz and tricep stuff. 3x10 on everything except for squats.

yesterday squats were 3x5 with 55. bench with 3x12 at 55, 65, 75. military was 3x10 with 55. Tonight will be the first time I do good mornings.

Just trying to ease back into it. squats are accompanied by the feeling of things burning and stretching, but not snapping or breaking, so that's good. The majority of my squat related issues are extremely tight and weak adductors, and my right hip flexor tries to help with every movement, so i stretch and roll the shit out of it trying to inhibit it.

I think I'll build back reasonably fast, provided I don't push the squats too hard.

In Laramie. all rehab issues complicated by being at 7,000 feet. and being fat and weak

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ecogenx
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The prodigal son has return. Glad to see you're back at it. Hope the DOMS don't keep you out of the gym. I haven't drank whiskey in months but am getting a bottle for the weekend.

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PeteS
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ecogenx wrote:
The prodigal son has return. Glad to see you're back at it. Hope the DOMS don't keep you out of the gym. I haven't drank whiskey in months but am getting a bottle for the weekend.



I haven't in days, but intend to have 2 tonight. Season finale of the show 'Justified', can't make it through an episode w/o some bourbon.

MJ, glad you are back.

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hel320
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Weight don't matter when you're making a comeback. Just get beack into the routine and the increase will come.

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mjnewland
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last night did some more lifting where "weight don't matter cuz i'm making a comeback".

this morning swung my tiny, little-girl kettlebell of 27 lbs 10x10.

weighed 292

i'm going on one of those expensive pre-made no-food diets next week called medi-fast. time to join the thundering herd of fat people

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PeteS
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nice to see you back at it. good luck with the medifast

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ecogenx
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mjnewland wrote:
last night did some more lifting where "weight don't matter cuz i'm making a comeback".

this morning swung my tiny, little-girl kettlebell of 27 lbs 10x10.

weighed 292

i'm going on one of those expensive pre-made no-food diets next week called medi-fast. time to join the thundering herd of fat people

Medifast will have the weight falling right off. Get all ripped up for summer.

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JoeGood
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ecogenx wrote:
mjnewland wrote:
last night did some more lifting where "weight don't matter cuz i'm making a comeback".

this morning swung my tiny, little-girl kettlebell of 27 lbs 10x10.

weighed 292

i'm going on one of those expensive pre-made no-food diets next week called medi-fast. time to join the thundering herd of fat people

Medifast will have the weight falling right off. Get all ripped up for summer.



x2

It can be rough for some but it works.

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mjnewland
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thanks guys. One of my in-laws and his entire family have done it for at least a month and they all lost a minimum of 20 lbs. One of them became a rep for the company. The cost is actually a little less than i would normally spend on chow for a month anyways. I have high hopes. losing a pile of weight before july would make my year.

on the downside, the president of our throwing club, the Sons of Scotland, is stepping down. Saturday will be the 213th and final Highland Games that he organizes. And it will be the final games held on the Field of Dreams.

Because this is such a big deal for me personally, I will be throwing, even though I haven't thrown anything for over a year. There are a couple guys in the club that may seize the helm, so while the club will survive in a new location, we'll probably never get to throw on the Field of Dreams again. I will throw "soft" so as not to hurt my tender self. I'll try and get some pics, and learn how to post them.

Now, for work. i wasn't able to swing this morning due to ignoring my alarm clock, but I lifted, if you can call it that. I got 4x5 front squats at a whopping 45, 65, 75, 85. 3x10 on bench 95, 115, 135. 3x5 goodmornings at 45. 1x10 at 55 for military press. On the front squats I am doing it with my arms extended out in front of me so I can learn the upright posture properly. It felt pretty good today, and why wouldn't it with almost no weight?
291

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mjnewland
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now, listen to this song and try not to cry

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hel320
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Love that song on nice, wet, foggy days here in the Smoky Mts.
Practice for the games: Since I haven't procured a caber yet I'm using a 12', 4" pvc pipe to practice the pick for the caber. Surprised me how much it's help being how it's so much lihter.
Good luck on the diet. I've delivered a lot of boxes of those pre-made diet plans. Several of the people getting them have made really good weight lose progress.

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thebruce13
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Good luck with the diet plan and WO. I did a drop of 40 pounds one fine summer with the move more eat less plan. Involved tons of walking and water. You can up the metabolic set point with a bit of a hike especially before break fast.

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mjnewland
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no lifting today, but I did manage to swing the kettlebell, 27 lbs, 10x10, this time I did RKC planks every other set.

man I'm fat and hard-breathing

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mjnewland
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no more exercising, but I did throw at the final highland games at Jeff's house.

I also scored a pitchfork (2 tine) for the Sheaf from someone that didn't want it any more.

I didn't keep track of my throws, because I was trying not to throw hard enough to hurt myself. There was some comedy though. note also that I have not picked something up and thrown it since October 2010.

On the weight for distance, i threw one from the power position, then on my second I tried the single spin throw Carl Darby taught me. I tripped and launched myself out of the trig from the spinning. Only their concern for my well-being kept the guys from laughing. for 45 seconds.

The other 2 comedic acts both happened on the sheaf.

I got to go first, because the lameness of my sheaf toss is legendary. I called for 12 feet cuz Ive done that before, and was reasonable sure I could hit it. Grabbed a fork at random (it was actually the fork that was given to me at the end of the games, perhaps by someone hoping for additional comedy in the future). As I stuck the fork in the sheaf, I was thinking, hmmmmm, tines are a little rusty, could use some sanding and a shot of teflon. walked to the bar, and tossed the sheaf. Except it stuck on the rusty tines, over balanced me and sent me into a rolling heap. once again, calls of "are you okay" were interspersed with calls of "clumsyfuck".

I ran the tines back and forth in the sheaf a little, threw it again, and hit 12'. i was ecstatic, and called for 14'. of course, none of the real throwers come in before 16', so I was throwing by myself. at 14' a miss then a hit. PR!! or so I thought. I got ready to toss at 16' and someone came up with a new sheaf and dropped it at my feet, saying "here big guy, try it with the boy's sheaf". I'd been patting myself on the back for hitting tosses with the 12' women's sheaf. so I speared the 16 lb sheaf, and didn't even come close.

The most important things were, great guys and gals, great weather, great meat, great whiskey, and most importantly, didn't hurt myself.

I know its long, but most good stories are. And so is this one.

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hel320
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Things I've heard about; people stabbing themselves with the pitchfork. Things I seen, sending the sheaf straight out horizontally and taking out my camera tripod. Things I've done, twice; launch the sheaf and the fork as one unit over the bar.

Think I have some kinda of dubious record for the "sheaf with fork attached" 16'. The girl's sheaf story is priceless. I've never thrown with a 2 tine fork but many of the guys swear by them and the whip you can get from them. Glad you had a great time.
Speaking of Carl, I looked at some of the Las Vegas meet pix on facebook and didn't see him in it. Must still be out on the island.

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mjnewland
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hel320 wrote:
Things I've heard about; people stabbing themselves with the pitchfork. Things I seen, sending the sheaf straight out horizontally and taking out my camera tripod. Things I've done, twice; launch the sheaf and the fork as one unit over the bar.

Think I have some kinda of dubious record for the "sheaf with fork attached" 16'. The girl's sheaf story is priceless. I've never thrown with a 2 tine fork but many of the guys swear by them and the whip you can get from them. Glad you had a great time.
Speaking of Carl, I looked at some of the Las Vegas meet pix on facebook and didn't see him in it. Must still be out on the island.


And its a good thing cuz them girls get so lonesome

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mjnewland
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Sorry i haven't had time to troll y'all's logs, but work has been crazy. tonight was the first time I did any kind of exercise since the games last weekend.

front squat 6x 65/75/85, good mornings 85x 10/10/10.

not much to report. not getting any younger or handsomer.

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ecogenx
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Great story. Wish I could have been there to help you up (and laugh at you).

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mjnewland
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yesterday 4/30/12
kettlefagging with 27 lb gaybell, 10x10. every other set did a quick plank.


yesternight 4/30/12

front squats 7x 95/105/115
bench 10x 135/145/155

not much time last night. need to start getting some rows with the bench. adductor still very stiff, but not tearing loose from the bone, so that's good.

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mjnewland
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tonight
front squats 8x 95/105/115
nothing else.

THIS DIET SUCKS. Here's why. at work they brought 2 monstrous costco sheetcakes. not 1. 2. you know, with 2 layers of frosting an inch thick. 1 chocolate and 1 vanilla.

I prowled the room the cakes were in for 5 minutes, walking around and around, justifying having a piece (or 5).

I left without having any cake. this is hard, because part of my Marine training was, "if you get the opportunity to eat or sleep, take it, because you don't know when you'll get another chance". turning down free food is really hard for me. especially cake. especially when they have both kinds of cake.

I didn't have any of the verdammt cake.
I used up all my self control. for a week.

better be worth it.
somebody call me the waaaaahmbulance

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ecogenx
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Way to be strong. I have those same inner arguements with myself all the time. And if you're like me even a small sliver of cake would turn into 5 pieces (or more).

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hel320
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Cake, pastry, etc, I can take or leave. Meat, now that's food. Be proud you past it up and use that to fortify you for the next temptation.
How's your leg holdin up on the front squats?

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