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post #4621 of 37405
P90X is okay. Its best feature is keeping an undisciplined person, disciplined.

That whole industry is a glorified scam, though. Maybe not even a glorified one ...
post #4622 of 37405

One last thing about working out.

I sprint. I do NOT and can NOT run/jog for long distance. 

So there's a very nice park around a lake near my neighborhood that is 4.5 miles in a circle. Instead of running or jogging like most folks do, I sprint as fast as I can and then slow down and walk for like 30 seconds and then sprint like hell for 2 to 3 minutes and walk for 30 seconds. I do this for the entire 4.5 miles. Is this pretty stupid?

post #4623 of 37405
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Getting back to proper fit in the chest, I just bought a new blazer and may have gone a little small here. Shit. I tried one size up and thought the shoulders were a little bigger than I wanted, so sized down. I like the fit in the shoulders and I thought the chest was ok, but now this "bowed lapel" thing. Faack... What about the curved inner lapel line, as indicated here: http://parisiangentleman.co.uk/2013/11/25/lapel-gape-never-again-canvasses-chest-pieces-and-other-suit-mysteries/.

How does one determine whether the lapel line is curved vs straight & bowed? It seems like it might have an intentional curve but not sure how to determine. I should post up a fit pick (later). It would depress me to know I just dropped a decent chunk of change for something that's less than an ideal fit (already altered, so no return).

Isn't it possible some of Noodles recent store fit picks also had a curved inner lapel? I realize some obviously looked to be a bit small.

Did you read what JRD617 posted after seeing my horrific jacket pix? Check them out and should help. 

I hate it when the shoulders fit but the lapels bow. Then when I go size up, the shoulders divot. ($#)@(#*$)@(*

post #4624 of 37405
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I told her this one particular pair of jeans made her butt look ugly

Doodals, respect to you dear friend, dangerous in the long-run but respect to you icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #4625 of 37405
P90X is far from a scam of course not everybody will get the same results but when you look at all the workouts in the program, it is worth every penny.

@Noodles I was also a 38-40R when I got married, now I am pushing 42-44R. Kept my wedding suit for giggles...Hehehe
post #4626 of 37405
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LOL this thread moves pretty fast. Not quoting is dangerous. :P

Lol - tell me. All this talk about weight, exercise, marriage, food, s@x, and back full circle gets everyone going. 

 

For those who need a little break from all the excitement, check in here, why don't you. :devil:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/99388/great-back-doors-nsfw/9600#post_7075908

(whether to start with page 1 or from the rear is up to the individual. and nope, it's not about home improvement, ..., or maybe in a way it actually might be...)

post #4627 of 37405
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

One last thing about working out.

I sprint. I do NOT and can NOT run/jog for long distance. 

So there's a very nice park around a lake near my neighborhood that is 4.5 miles in a circle. Instead of running or jogging like most folks do, I sprint as fast as I can and then slow down and walk for like 30 seconds and then sprint like hell for 2 to 3 minutes and walk for 30 seconds. I do this for the entire 4.5 miles. Is this pretty stupid?


You can sprint for 2-3 min? :eek: I burn out after like 1, lol. I sprinted in high school and prefer it, I suggest if you prefer sprinting you run hills or do some shuttle runs or something.

post #4628 of 37405
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One last thing about working out.
I sprint. I do NOT and can NOT run/jog for long distance. 
So there's a very nice park around a lake near my neighborhood that is 4.5 miles in a circle. Instead of running or jogging like most folks do, I sprint as fast as I can and then slow down and walk for like 30 seconds and then sprint like hell for 2 to 3 minutes and walk for 30 seconds. I do this for the entire 4.5 miles. Is this pretty stupid?

You are unknowingly performing HIIT (high intensity interval training). It is one of he more proven ways to increase fat loss (albeit minimally). The fact you sprint all out for 2-3 minutes and then walk for 30 seconds until you regain composure means you sure are conditioned, it's a hyperbole, or you indeed are not pushing yourself 100% during the sprints. Read up on HIIT if that interests you.
post #4629 of 37405

I love the feeling when I sprint. It's like going into Star Wars warp...whatever they call it in the movies. 

post #4630 of 37405
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

P90X is far from a scam of course not everybody will get the same results but when you look at all the workouts in the program, it is worth every penny.

@Noodles I was also a 38-40R when I got married, now I am pushing 42-44R. Kept my wedding suit for giggles...Hehehe

 

38-40R?! Aren't you like 6'7?! Or am I mistaking you for someone else? 

post #4631 of 37405
Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

One last thing about working out.

I sprint. I do NOT and can NOT run/jog for long distance. 

So there's a very nice park around a lake near my neighborhood that is 4.5 miles in a circle. Instead of running or jogging like most folks do, I sprint as fast as I can and then slow down and walk for like 30 seconds and then sprint like hell for 2 to 3 minutes and walk for 30 seconds. I do this for the entire 4.5 miles. Is this pretty stupid?


I'll let someone with more sports science knowledge chip in, but my more bog-standard physiology knowledge suggests that your pattern of exercise will likely encourage fast-twitch muscle rather than slow-twitch. In other words, my guess is that you're just cementing your anaerobic sprinting pattern. I also wonder whether your aerobic fitness generally is fairly poor. If you want to be able to run long distance, you need to start running at a slow pace (but above walking speed) rather than sprinting and stopping. If a slow run is too much, then fast walk longer distances until you can build up endurance. Again, I defer to those with true sports science training; general medical knowledge doesn't delve into the details of the pros & cons of exercise techniques much at all.

 

However a blend of running and walking is a way of covering large distances quickly without getting exhausted. IIRC, in the day of armies marching around the countryside, some skirmishing troops used an alternating pattern of 3 paces running and 3 paces walking to increase their maneouverability on the battlefield.

post #4632 of 37405
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

One last thing about working out.

I sprint. I do NOT and can NOT run/jog for long distance.

So there's a very nice park around a lake near my neighborhood that is 4.5 miles in a circle. Instead of running or jogging like most folks do, I sprint as fast as I can and then slow down and walk for like 30 seconds and then sprint like hell for 2 to 3 minutes and walk for 30 seconds. I do this for the entire 4.5 miles. Is this pretty stupid?

 

It's called interval training and is actually better for you than jogging.

post #4633 of 37405
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

P90X is far from a scam of course not everybody will get the same results but when you look at all the workouts in the program, it is worth every penny.

@Noodles I was also a 38-40R when I got married, now I am pushing 42-44R. Kept my wedding suit for giggles...Hehehe

STOP IT~

I want to stay at 38R/40R. 

Am I really doomed?!

Oh boy.

 

The thing that drives me nuts is that she's 170cm and is super skinny. Like she wears 0 dress sizes and wears like size 26 for jeans. 

 

She's really fat. (Click to show)
post #4634 of 37405
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38-40R?! Aren't you like 6'7?! Or am I mistaking you for someone else? 

you sure are. I am just 6 ft. 

post #4635 of 37405

meant Kulata, Noddels. ;)

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