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    TheLibrarian it is always difficult to seize the right moment for a change. When one is curious about testing if one can or can't do a move (it happens to me all the time) what I found works best for me, is to try it outside of my routine. In other words, I stick to the routine and progressions but constantly test new stuff. The point is that generally even if you can do Something it is not always the best idea to jump steps in a progression. As an example, I can do gecko push ups now (even 2 reps) but I should not forego all the in between steps since my standard one arm push up could still be better... I even regressed to close push ups again, there I polish the move, make it better, finer, smoother, tip top in every regards... Then I still have space to go for volume there and am thus still reaping benefits for doing so... If you remember well from my check in thread when I was doing my Atomic workouts I used to incorporate knee push ups until the numbers became really really high and dropped them only then. Lately I did some flat knee raises and there doing sets of 50 didn't challenge my abs anymore = I have outgrown this exercise so there is no point anymore for me to do it... True that I would push too much towards lower level exercises but reality show me that too many people completely kill their gains in trying to get to high level exercise too fast (to prove to themselves they can do it too) or trying at all costs to be at level III when reality is that they are far from being level III ... One of the points fostering that is that most benchmarks go on volume (take the 60 seconds Darebee test as an example... who is stronger the guy that can do 50 super fast and sloppy push ups in 60 seconds or someone like me who would do 3 or 4 push ups in that amount of time ? Being able to do both I can clearly tell you what is easier )
    Lately I was training in a parc next to my house at night... It is not too nicely crowded with many not recommandable people and I caught one thing that I found funny... Someone starting making funny jokes like "fuck that guy ! I can do more pull ups even after gong out" and one other (quite a bigger guy) answering him to "shut up ! you wouldn't even manage one rep like this ! " speaking of L-sit pull ups done at the count of 4 (4 up, 4 on top, 4 down and 4 low in 5 sets 5,4,3,2,1). It was fun to avoid problems (generally that is the conclusion when these people make fun of you) this way... but it is true that saying you do100 push ups (or a difficult variation) is always more impressing than the way you are doing them specially on people with limited knowledge

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      TheLibarian´s Log - 27.11.2017:


      main course:

      AtomicKnight - week 6 - Pull + Squat

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      Pull-Ups (3,3,3,3,3,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2)
      Squats (16,16,16,16,16,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15,15)


      Today I listened to some music during the workout - just some random stuff - haven´t done this a long time. It felt great and the training was better, the music pushed me a bit. Thanks "Bush", "The Library Suits" & "CO" ...


      I also adapted my Rest-Time. I raised it to 1 minute - works better IMO.

      Happy Monday Bees.

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        TheLibarian´s Log - 28.11.2017:


        main course:

        AtomicKnight - week 6 - Bridge+Kettlebell

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        Bridge (11,11,11,11,11,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10)
        Kettlebell-Swings-16kg: (11,11,11,11,11,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10)
        TGU-16kg: 4 (2 each side)

        Bridge and Swings were good. TGU was better then last week. Right-side is my chocolate-side Left side needs a bit more training. It felt still a bit wobbly (left), but definitely better then the last weeks - even the thing with the strain is better. I will also try to raise the TGU-numbers by +1 each week from now on.

        Enjoy your evening bees.

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          TheLibarian´s Log - 29.11.2017:


          main course:

          Historical Fencing: "Ringen"? NO "Langschwert"? YES

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          Yesterday was again Historical Fencing. It was planned that I do again a wrestling session. The problem: "traffic-chaos" on the roads and the "railway" always fails when one snowflake falls ...

          Therefore we were a small group (which is great for training) - but no wrestlers were present ... I picked then a "sword" from my master. The positive aspect of yesterdays training session: it was not my sword - therefore I didn´t have to do the sword maintenance afterwards

          Long story short: It was a great evening loyal to our slogan: "Stahl auf Stahl" (steel on steel)

          Today I will postpone my "AtomicKnight" day till friday, because today I will go playing squash with a friend after work. Tomorrow is no historical fencing (we have to pack for our vacation) - therefore I have time for the Atomic Knight.
          I also have a dentist-appointment on the morrow ... not something to look forward to ...

          Enjoy your day Bees!

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            Originally posted by TheLibrarian View Post
            I also have a dentist-appointment on the morrow ... not something to look forward to ...
            You too should be allowed to bring weapons..



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              noname I like your idea ... But I will wait till she is finished ... First: I need her expertise ... Then: ...

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                Originally posted by TheLibrarian View Post

                The problem: "traffic-chaos" on the roads and the "railway" always fails when one snowflake falls ...
                Here in Belgium, we tends to think that we are the only ones with chaos when the snow falls.

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                  Originally posted by Louve rose View Post

                  Here in Belgium, we tends to think that we are the only ones with chaos when the snow falls.
                  I mean, the British public admire how yours & Germany's transport services are able to effectively handle snow in comparison to our own services so this now has me worried that ours are even worse than we actually think they are

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                    Originally posted by Louve rose View Post

                    Here in Belgium, we tends to think that we are the only ones with chaos when the snow falls.


                    This "special-snow-chaos-theory" does not make a difference between countries - we "Terrans" are all sitting in the same "car" ... or "train" ...

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                      Originally posted by Lyra_H_W View Post

                      I mean, the British public admire how yours & Germany's transport services are able to effectively handle snow in comparison to our own services so this now has me worried that ours are even worse than we actually think they are
                      Worse than here ? Wow !

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                        Originally posted by TheLibrarian View Post



                        This "special-snow-chaos-theory" does not make a difference between countries - we "Terrans" are all sitting in the same "car" ... or "train" ...
                        About the trains, we have :
                        - in autumn, leaves on the tracks so they are slippy and the trains have difficulties.
                        - in winter, snow on the tracks so there are snowdrifts and the trains have difficulties.
                        - in summer, sun on the tracks, they lift themselves and the trains have difficulties.
                        Only spring is OK.

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                          Originally posted by Louve rose View Post

                          About the trains, we have :
                          - in autumn, leaves on the tracks so they are slippy and the trains have difficulties.
                          - in winter, snow on the tracks so there are snowdrifts and the trains have difficulties.
                          - in summer, sun on the tracks, they lift themselves and the trains have difficulties.
                          Only spring is OK.


                          same here ... apart from spring - because german-railways don´t need an excuse for failure like seasons - therefore the whole year is a real adventure.

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                            Originally posted by TheLibrarian View Post



                            german-railways don´t need an excuse for failure like seasons - therefore the whole year is a real adventure.
                            I feel less alone !


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                              The O-train here in Ottawa is a German make. I don't know why they didn't go with Bombardier - I thought Bombardier was used in Moscow? Whatever they're using in Moscow, if it's reliable, it's what we need here.

                              The railway switches freeze all the time.

                              Our roads are regularly plowed, we just get too much snow. Even if the plows are out constantly, there will be delays in getting to work. One year the city almost went bankrupt paying for snow removal.

                              /apologies for the obligatory Canadian whining about snow.

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                                Joomju , you DO have snow ! We seldom have more than 10 cm and we have mess anyway.

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