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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. Rais

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    I've always hated lifting weights, so I do boot camp and yoga twice a week with running mixed in. I find it's the perfect combination for building and maintaining strength, fitness, endurance, and flexibility.
     
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    http://phraktured.net/starting-stretching.html
     
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    Do your yoga. I dunno how old you are, but I am now 40, and a lifetime of heavy exercise and running is taking its toll. My joints are rocked from years of kickboxing and jujitsu and lots of repetition exercises, and years of running (I ran road races for decades) make me have the hamstring flexibility of a 90 year old man. If I had to redo things, I would have decreased each workout by 15 to 30 minutes, and did something like a shortened primary series in that. I'm doing more stretching now. Young enough for a fresh start, I hope.

    Also, for years, I trained two a days, six times week. I think that 5 days, plus a day of just stretching, is good, unless you are a pro athlete. Even then, it's too easy to overtrain.
     
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    That's some good advice.

    Do you have any other words of wisdom for us young'in?
     
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    yes, stop being a little twat, @Distorbiant
     
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    before a big lift, picture something that fills you with rage

    like the lack of refund for your ToJ
     
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    Senpai...
     
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    My father, who is older than you, competes in 50- and 100-mile ultramarathons after becoming bored with the ubiquity of regular marathons. He runs more in a week than I drive. After doing a shorter race he went on a 55-mile run alone on a bike loop that encircles the city. The reason I say all this is is because he's often not sore, and he attributes it to relatively recent foray into yoga, but intense classes not the bs sissy poses where the instructor is regurgitating the latest motivational self-help drivel as you fall asleep.
     
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    I agree. My wife is trying to teach me yoga (she has practiced for a long time) after a lot of resistance on my part, and although there have been stops here and there, and I have to adjust every pose, it's helping. I gotta say that above a certain level.though, a lot of it is genetic. I know fighters who train the same, eat the same, etc... and some just have more physical longevity than others. I feel that everyone can maintain a minimum level of fitness, but to run ultramarathons at 60+, which I've seen, takes luck as well as dedication.
     
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    No, but I am pretty sure that I could still break two ribs with one kick. Power stays longest.
     
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    Mobility takes just as much work as strength training, unfortunately, and is going to be inversely proportional to your strength unless you're actively stretching. IMO it's easiest to just do the yoga, but there are plenty of mobility programs out there that you can follow.
     
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    :(

    I've given up that battle. The thought of it only fills me with weariness. I decided to sell that (second) spot to someone else. I've just fought for so long... the battle has taken its toll.

    At this point I'm so sick of TOJ I'm not sure I even want the jacket I still have on order.
     
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    somebody here recommended the kelly starrett mobility programme, its helped me a lot. couch stretch is the best ever for tight hips
     
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    You've gone this far. You may as well go the full distance.
     
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    Hmm Fok your sagacious wisdom is very influential to me.

    I have a feeling that Drew simply won't refund people what they are owed as these slow trickle of orders come to a close.

    But a man still has his honor!

    It would all make a very good Judge Judy episode.
     
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    What happened with toj?

    Also, is there a way to print an international USPS label without that damn java interface? My work has blocked java making it a massive pain in the ass to ship anything.
     
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    Good advice fellas, I appreciate the input. I used to do lots of yoga a couple years ago, but I had to give it up when I chose lifting (too much $$$). I think it would be realistic to keep lifting for another year or so, hit my strength goals, and then transition into yoga once again. KJ, I think you're right: mobility demands a lot of work if it's gonna be done right. I remember how strenuous yoga was when I wasn't even lifting. It would absolutely kick my ass if I tried to pick it up now.

    Most importantly, I don't want to half-ass anything. If I'm gonna lift, I have to focus on lifting. I guess I'll wait until I've wrapped up this episode before obsessing about something that requires my full attention.

    One last question for Fok: which would you recommend to a newbie, jiu jitsu or Muay Thai? All the MMA/defense stuff is starting to pique my curiosity lately, and I'm wondering how reasonable it would be for me to pick it up within the next five years (I'm 24 now).
     
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