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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.

Hmmm...I used to walk from one end of DC to the other. I love walking and can walk for hours without getting tired at a nice decent pace. 

If you look at pictures of sprinters vs marathon runners, they are totally different. That's what I am going for. 

I probably need professional help on working out. 

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@Desense, I am only 5'10"
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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

What I mean when I call the exercise industry a glorified scam is that a consumer can spend a lot on a packaged DVD set that contains a workout routine they can find on the internet for free. I'm not debating if the workout will yield results or not.

It's the same way WeightWatchers is a glorified scam.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

While wife shopped...
RLBL, RLPL then all Zegnas. All 40 R Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





 

What the F happened to the images? The blue windowpane is gorgeous. Funny tho, how some of those Zegna's form some ripples in the chest as the ones you tried in Suit Supply.

 

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Here's my routine:

30 minutes of jump ropes

Dumbbell squats with 40 lbs dumbbells (3 sets of 15 reps)

100(?) push ups

Curls with 40 lbs dumbbell push ups

 

(And...nonstop sex

 

Check out about Myo Reps. Myo Reps allow you to have more "effective" reps en less time. 

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I probably need professional help on working out. 

 

I highly doubt it. While it is helpful to have someone with experience guide you when you're starting off and put you through movement assessments to see if you have any pre-existing deficits in strength/ROM, you can also accomplish this on your own. There many excellent resources available online and I'll list a few below:

 

Movement assessment/correction:

www.ericcressey.com - Amazing selection of articles on common postural and movement issues. Specializes in working with throwing athletes so most of his stuff is based around maximizing shoulder/thoracic spine performance.

 

www.backfitpro.com - Dr. Stuart McGill's website. Probably the leading authority on lumbar and spinal health in relation to athletic performance

 

www.t-nation.com and www.elitefts.net - Has articles from many excellent sources about everything ranging from training to diet to corrective exercise to rehab. Decent amount of nonsense you'll have to sort through, especially on T-Nation. Elitefts also features an exercise glossary with video as well as a Q&A section where you can submit questions/video to their athletes(some of the top lifters and coaches in strength training) and get specific advice.

 

 

Once you get that sorted you can choose a training program. I'd recommend 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler. It's very, very easy to follow and effective for beginners. Builds around the 4 "big" movements: Squat, deadlift, bench, overhead press. Requires access to Olympic barbells and weights.

 

Stay away from bodybuilding.com and its forum. Troll level: INCREDIBLE. Usefulness: Damn near zero.

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In other news I would like to ask you guys for a favour. 

 

Some mates and I are participating to win a government competition to get some extra funds for our business. We need to gather a lot of documentation and a girl from out team, made this survey to add those statistics to the investigation. Can you help me by answering them? They are short, 14 questions in total, won't take you more than 4 mintes.

 

Clags told me to share this with you so I can gather more data.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

1) https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/RGTSL8Q

2) https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/RB67TZV

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^ Carmina?


Was this for me? If it was regarding the shoes being held up in customs being Carminas, then yes. The first time I ordered from Skoatiebla..asdfsdjlkfjalsdjfsadfgoat. My Carmina Austerity Brogues got held up in Customs for ~3 weeks. I contacted him direct but he couldn't do anything I think unless they sent them back to him. They finally made it to me with no damage or anything but it was torture seeing it just sitting there on the tracking page.
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jungalo whats in your shoe rotation now?

Mine is quite heavy on loafers and wingtip "shitkickers" now.

I only have 3 oxfords for wear with suits
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Done.

 

 

 

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I'm sure I will get flamed for this because it seems to elicit passionate reactions from people...but I think I've benefited greatly from following a kind of modified paleo diet. Fairly close to what's described in 'Perfect Health Diet'. Basically, eat a lot of fish, meat, and vegetables, and cut sugar and carbs, especially wheat and corn. Don't worry about calories, it's counterproductive.

Also recently I've started doing yoga and pilates, which are much better for what I'm trying to achieve than lifting I think.
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done here.

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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. ($#)@(#*$)@(*

I did see what JRD posted; the link I included was his.
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I'm sure I will get flamed for this because it seems to elicit passionate reactions from people...but I think I've benefited greatly from following a kind of modified paleo diet. Fairly close to what's described in 'Perfect Health Diet'. Basically, eat a lot of fish, meat, and vegetables, and cut sugar and carbs, especially wheat and corn. Don't worry about calories, it's counterproductive.

Also recently I've started doing yoga and pilates, which are much better for what I'm trying to achieve than lifting I think.


You're really stupid and this is a dumb idea. Also, real men lift and women do yoga, so that's stupid too.

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women do yoga

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I actually forgot to include that I am doing a variety of stretches as well in my workout routines. These stretches are particularly aimed at correcting Lordosis. I don't know who told me about that, but it was very helpful information for me, thanks! It's not quite yoga, but I certainly see a lot of benefit and I have seen some posture improvements already. :)

 

I can certainly see how a regimen geared around that could be very beneficial.

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