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  • Shikari
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    Over the last few days, I have been doubling up on 1 minute HIIT and Reboot. I'm using the boot as warm up for the HIIT program, and it works well. But today, I decided to experiment! I like variety.

    1. I set up 3 "days" of Reboot as a super set, back-to-back-to-back. A little something like this:

    20 high knees
    10 count One Arm plank (left)
    20 high knees
    10 count One Arm plank (right)
    20 high knees
    Left arm plank again
    20 high knees
    Right arm plank again
    20 high knees
    20 butt kicks
    10 count squat hold
    20 butt kicks
    10 count squat hold
    20 butt kicks
    10 count squat hold
    20 butt kicks
    10 count squat hold
    20 butt kicks
    10 count squat hold
    20 high knees
    5 count push up hold
    20 high knees
    5 count push up hold
    20 high knees
    ​​​​​​​5 count push up hold
    20 high knees
    ​​​​​​​5 count push up hold
    20 high knees
    ​​​​​​​5 count push up hold

    That's set 1. Repeat 2 more times for level 1, 4 more times for lvl 2, and 6 more times for level 3. As always, go as fast as possible on the # exercises. Tabata style. Tomorrow, will do it again, but a different super set.

    2. The one minute HIIT day 15 -- hmm, some arm exercises that seem aimed at tendon strength more than muscles. But that was done also.

    3. ​​​​​​Because I had some more time, I finished up with Fight Night workout wearing my 20# weight vest. I find that it's designed for someone with a beefier chest than me. If I adjust it so it's snug, the velcro straps are not secure. I think I am going to have to find someone who can put a stitch in the sides to tighten it.

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  • Shikari
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    Day 22: some orphans should stay unadopted. Like this one...

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    Minimum is 60 jump knee tucks... Maximum 350 pushups in sets of 50

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  • Shikari
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    The Orphanage, Day 21: up and at 'em. Morning, and you want to be the first one to the bathroom. It's a mad dash for all 40 in your dorm! You jump out of bed, duck under the fists and kicks of your fellow orphans, lunge forward! Some one tripped you, but no matter -- give them the old "one two" punch! Gotta get there !

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  • Shikari
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    It's only 11 hours and 40 minutes, Io6 ... That's not that much splitting. Over two days?

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  • Io6
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    Hmmmm decisions, decisions. To hold the splits for 11:40 today or to split it into 5:50 today and tomorrow.
    It's ~4 songs of hold...how long can I hold the splits for before I get too bored or my legs give out?
    I certainly didn't do this in 2016 but I'll let you know how I go.

    Ha!! I miss read that! I'm not doing 700min over two days
    I might do what I outlined above for fun though.

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  • Shikari
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    Is anyone other than me doing this?

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    There are a few more hours in February, you all

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  • Shikari
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    Io6 You are correct!!! You win a prize!

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    Take it home for the kids!



    Form -- 8 lines, then 6 lines.... Rhyme scheme varies, but... It rhymes with bonnet.

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  • Io6
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    I'm not guessing...Google. Thanks for the opportunity to find out about Countee Cullen! His body of work is fascinating. I had never heard of the Harlem Renaissance before.
    As to the style, I really don't know! He changes his rhyming scheme from ABCD ABCD to AA BB CC. I feel like I need to consult a friend who studied Arts.

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  • Shikari
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    From The Dark Tower

    We shall not always plant while others reap
    The golden increment of bursting fruit,
    Not always countenance, abject and mute,
    That lesser men should hold their brothers cheap;
    Not everlastingly while others sleep
    Shall we beguile their limbs with mellow flute,
    Not always bend to some more subtle brute;
    We were not made eternally to weep.

    The night whose sable breast relieves the stark,
    White stars is no less lovely being dark,
    And there are buds that cannot bloom at all
    In light, but crumple, piteous, and fall;
    So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds,
    And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.


    Guess the poet and win a prize! Tell me what poetic form it is and win two prizes!!
    🥇🎖️🏆

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  • Shikari
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    No worries Fremen , I enjoy "seeing into the life of things" every now and then, when my schedule permits, that is. 🤣

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  • Fremen
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    thanks, today I needed a good mouthful of "intangible"


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  • Shikari
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    Fill your mind with beautiful memories. As my old friend Bill used to say, he owed a lot to childhood memories:

    To them I may have owed another gift, Of aspect more sublime:

    that blessed mood,
    In which the burthen of the mystery,
    In which the heavy and the weary weight
    Of all this unintelligible world,
    Is lightened:

    that serene and blessed mood,
    In which the affections gently lead us on, -

    Until, the breath of this corporeal frame
    And even the motion of our human blood
    Almost suspended, we are laid asleep
    In body, and become a living soul:

    While with an eye made quiet by the power
    Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
    We see into the life of things.

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  • Shikari
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    Another sneaky workout: Paladin.

    It catches up with you. At first, you might think -- this is nothing! 6 pushups? Easy! -- but then comes the plank walkouts and taps. Then, repeat the push ups and walk outs and taps. 5 sets gets your sweat on. 😇

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  • Shikari
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    What really are fly steps? Are they what a fly does? Are they what you do if you are pretending to fly? Are they just another term for "cool" steps?

    You're looking pretty fly. 💸

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  • Shikari
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    Day 20: maybe you are finding a home here? It's a bad place, but you're getting to be a baaaad dude!
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