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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    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 ...
     
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  2. Rudals

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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?
     
  3. Rudals

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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. ($#)@(#*$)@(*
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Doodals, respect to you dear friend, dangerous in the long-run but respect to you :slayer:
     
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  5. kulata

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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
     
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  6. DeSense

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    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. [​IMG]
    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...)
     
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  7. luv2breformed

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    You can sprint for 2-3 min? [​IMG] 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.
     
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    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.
     
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  9. Rudals

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    I love the feeling when I sprint. It's like going into Star Wars warp...whatever they call it in the movies.
     
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    38-40R?! Aren't you like 6'7?! Or am I mistaking you for someone else?
     
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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.
     
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  12. New Shoes1

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

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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    you sure are. I am just 6 ft.
     
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    meant Kulata, Noddels. ;)
     
  16. Rudals

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    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.
     
  17. kulata

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    @Desense, I am only 5'10"
     
  18. TM79

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    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.
     
  19. Betelgeuse

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    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.

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