Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Some of those exercises are tough, tough, tough. When I lived in Pasadena, one of my training partners was a Mexican guy who was like that. Until he stepped into the fight gym, he'd never been in a gym, never even lifted proper weights, but he was strong, strong, strong. He punched harder than some of the light heavyweights, and he would regularly supplex 250 lb guys. He was also sort of crazy, and for some reason, couldn't get the emotional discipline to take him to that next level, but he could easily have been a great fighter. Just goes to show that the guys at the top of the game aren't necessarily those who have the most natural talent, but are those who have a degree of natural talent, plus ridiculous work ethic.
     
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    ^Yeah, a lot of guys just watch that online and like wow, that's awesome but don't really comprehend how fu***** insane some of those things are. The reverse rows (where you stand with your back to the bar, put your hands behind your back and do rows) is a good example. That is ridiculously hard! The core strength the guys have who hit these body weight through air exercises constantly is amazing, most guys have trouble doing simple leg lifts, much less the range of motion these guys are doing.

    A lot of the guys that do that stuff are ex inmates, as they're used to not being outfitted with a gym. I had a bodybuilding buddy who got sent to the prison for a while, it was funny the exercises they would come up with due to the lack of equipment. One thing was how they would put 3-4 guys on top of him while he would squat against a wall.

    I totally agree with you too about the talent thing. I've seen some anything but physically gifted people do some crazy things because they turned it into a lifestyle instead of a hobby.
     
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    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    You mean a serious, for-real one-arm pullup, where you just let the other arm dangle (as opposed to the not real kind where you grab your forearm with your other arm)?

    If so, :worship2: :worship2: :worship2:
     
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    Yeah. One arm, no support. The type of workouts I did were not designed to pack on muscle, but you did get strong. I wasn't as good as some guys who could like, keep their body from swaying, though. Some people are just insane. I knew a guy who could do the human flag. I tried once, and I swear that I nearly broken my back.
     
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    Haha, LA Guy and more belts. You are the Aportnoy of belts.
     
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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    thanks for the compliment bows. appreciate it big time. how am i suppose to live up to this now :embar: :laugh:

    thanks for the tim coppens stuff shore!!
     
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    nothing to live up to if you keep on doing your thing :slayer:

    Also into that Tim Coppens stuff although there is no way I want to move in that direction now
     
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    If you're into car spotting you should check out this guys flickr stream. He lives in Hong Kong and shoots everything crazy over there. Maybe 3/4's exotics and 1/4 cult classics, but almost everything is interesting. Lots of focus on license plates too since I guess that's a big deal over there.
     
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