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Option #1 and do not tell them about the possibility of your parents selling house so you would no longer have a resident address in the state.  The house sale is an unknown but you are knowingly leaving for school.

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

Option #1 and do not tell them about the possibility of your parents selling house so you would no longer have a resident address in the state.  The house sale is an unknown but you are knowingly leaving for school.

I haven't accepted an offer of admission yet!
post #50358 of 57260
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I haven't accepted an offer of admission yet!

 

When do you have till? I certainly wouldn't pass up starting school now to do this board thing tbh.

Try seeing if you can do it remotely first though.

post #50359 of 57260
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I'm being offered a position on the board of a health insurance company that was founded in the wake of PPACA and has made a lot of headway, I think it has like 55,000 insurees as of the last open enrollment period at least, so it's a pretty big operation. Board seats are 3 year terms. I think this would be a massive opportunity for my career, but I'm leaving for NYC in 6 months so I'm not sure how to handle this. I could do a few things:

1. Disclose upfront that I'm leaving and hope they still take me on. After I leave I could still participate via conference call and on the off chance that I'm back in town (meetings are monthly) but they'd have to be okay with that.

2. Don't tell them until a month or two from now that I'm leaving so I'm already on the board. Claim that I was expecting to go to school in Chicago, so I'd still be able to make board meetings in person and not have it affect my directorship, but that it didn't work out that way. Play the victim of circumstance.

Additionally, another requirement is that I get my insurance through them, which I can only do if I'm living in state. I can have my primary residence listed as my parents' house while I'm in school, but my parents just bought a house in FL and are considering selling our house in state so I don't know how viable this is or how long it would last.

However, I'm extremely excited to get involved with this company and it's an unprecedented career move for me. I think I could be an enormous resource for them, if just for a short period. I'm really drawn to option 2 even though it's not the most ethical. What should I do?

 

an unpaid board? fuck outta here, they should pay you some directors fees and reimburse travel expenses if you need to be present at a meeting

 

i would disclose that you are considering b-school in nyc and have already been accepted, that's the right thing to do

 

would not mention the insurance coverage thing

post #50360 of 57260
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an unpaid board? fuck outta here, they should pay you some directors fees and reimburse travel expenses if you need to be present at a meeting

i would disclose that you are considering b-school in nyc and have already been accepted, that's the right thing to do

would not mention the insurance coverage thing

I get paid for travel expenses, i.e. gas.
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I get paid for travel expenses, i.e. gas.

probably would be willing to pay for flights then

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@Khayembii Communique Tell them you are considering business school, tell them you would love to be on the board. If they only meet once/month I don't see the issue especially if you're in NY (it's a 90min trip with multiple direct flights every single day, if they meet at the same time every month you could probably get pretty cheap flights between JFK-O'Hare by buying the tickets a fair way in advance).

 

On another note, I ordered the gear for my basement set up. The only issue is my ceiling is 7'2" off the ground and I bought this chin up bar:

(click to enlarge)

 

I'm gonna have to mount it into cinder block as close to 7' as I can and then position myself so my head goes between the rafters with each rep (would give me another 6" clearance) so I don't head my head and actually get my head over the bar. What's the best way to attach something like this to cinder block? What's the best way to do this? I was thinking mounting some 2x4 to the cinder block and then using tapcon or lag screws with some cement glue on the thread to mount the rack to the 2x4's? My Dad is a builder and my brother is a carpenter but I know nothing about this stuff.

post #50363 of 57260
In about the middle of my bodybuilding cycle I'm thinking I sure would like to lift heavy. And now that I'm in the middle of my strength cycle I'm thinking I sure would like to do more volume. So I guess I'm going to structure my programming different this year. Do 4 months bodybuilding, 6 weeks strength, 4 months bodybuilding, 6 weeks strength, 1 month peak.
post #50364 of 57260
Why can't you do both?

I do 5 sets of 5 reps squats on Monday and 5 sets of 10 reps on Wednesday.

On Thursday I do 3 sets of 15 reps and lunges etc.
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If, after doing squats, my right leg is noticeably more sore throughout the entire leg (particularly the glute), that must mean my form is off in some way, right? I take it to mean that my left leg is not doing half of the work.

I've always had this issue with squats.. fucking shit.

Also, I have trouble getting to a position where the heels of my feet take the brunt of the pressure on the way up. I invariably feel like a lot more pressure ends up on the mids of my feet. Does that mean I'm leaning forward a tad too much?

Edit: I'm relatively tall (6'1") and have long legs, so I've always struggled with squats and deadlifts. In searching how to get the form down right, I found this technique called the seated squat wherein you place boxes or stepping boards behind you such that your bum makes contact with them at the end of descent. That way, you can comfortably descend much lower than normal without the fear of leaning and falling backwards. Anyone have any experience with this technique?
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Why can't you do both?

I do 5 sets of 5 reps squats on Monday and 5 sets of 10 reps on Wednesday.

On Thursday I do 3 sets of 15 reps and lunges etc.

You hit legs 3x a week?
post #50367 of 57260
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You hit legs 3x a week?

For the past 2-3 months I've hit everything at least 3x a week. It's great.

Monday:
Squat 5x5
Bench 5x5
Row 5x5
Lateral raise 3x10
Abs if I cbf

Tuesday
Deadlifts 5x5 OR SLDLs 3x10 (alternate weeks)
Seated DB military press 5x5-10
Weighted pullups 5x5
Seated hamstring curls 3x10
Decline bench 3x10

Wednesday
Squat 5x10
Incline DB bench
DB rows
Reverse flyes
Lying hamstring curls
skull crushers if I cbf
bicep curls if I cbf

Thursday or Friday
Squats 3x15-20
Flyes
Pullups 3 sets of as many as possible, unweighted, wide grip
Seated hamstring curls
Calves
Prowler push
Other accessory shit e.g. abs, leg extension etc etc, basically whatever I feel like.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

If, after doing squats, my right leg is noticeably more sore throughout the entire leg (particularly the glute), that must mean my form is off in some way, right? I take it to mean that my left leg is not doing half of the work.

I've always had this issue with squats.. fucking shit.

Also, I have trouble getting to a position where the heels of my feet take the brunt of the pressure on the way up. I invariably feel like a lot more pressure ends up on the mids of my feet. Does that mean I'm leaning forward a tad too much?

Edit: I'm relatively tall (6'1") and have long legs, so I've always struggled with squats and deadlifts. In searching how to get the form down right, I found this technique called the seated squat wherein you place boxes or stepping boards behind you such that your bum makes contact with them at the end of descent. That way, you can comfortably descend much lower than normal without the fear of leaning and falling backwards. Anyone have any experience with this technique?

You will most frequency referred to those as box squats. Make sure to sit back and feel the stretch in your hamstrings.

If your weight is concentrated mid-foot, you are probably sitting back far enough with the descent. Others may have more detailed suggestions for you.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post


For the past 2-3 months I've hit everything at least 3x a week. It's great.

Monday:
Squat 5x5
Bench 5x5
Row 5x5
Lateral raise 3x10
Abs if I cbf

Tuesday
Deadlifts 5x5 OR SLDLs 3x10 (alternate weeks)
Seated DB military press 5x5-10
Weighted pullups 5x5
Seated hamstring curls 3x10
Decline bench 3x10

Wednesday
Squat 5x10
Incline DB bench
DB rows
Reverse flyes
Lying hamstring curls
skull crushers if I cbf
bicep curls if I cbf

Thursday or Friday
Squats 3x15-20
Flyes
Pullups 3 sets of as many as possible, unweighted, wide grip
Seated hamstring curls
Calves
Prowler push
Other accessory shit e.g. abs, leg extension etc etc, basically whatever I feel like.

 

Hows it working for you relative to other splits you've done in the past?

If my elbows don't get better with a good vitamin I regimen over the next week or two, I'm going to lay off from pressing for 2-4 weeks. I'd likely have to do something similar to what you're doing to be able to make reasonable gains in that interim since it cuts way into what I'm currently doing.

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

You will most frequency referred to those as box squats. Make sure to sit back and feel the stretch in your hamstrings.

If your weight is concentrated mid-foot, you are probably sitting back far enough with the descent. Others may have more detailed suggestions for you.

Ah yes, box squats. That's the term I was looking for.

All the videos I see say that the weight should be concentrated on the heels of your feet as if you're pushing through the ground. I find it next to impossible to do this.
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