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    NancyTree thanks, glad to hear that

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      Yeah, that's why the Mediterranean has jellyfish now.

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        Hello darebee! How was your Sunday, hopefully good I had a nice day. Oh at first I have to say this kinda funny (sad? XD) anecdote- someone had tried to steal a 20kgs plate from our local gym XD the dude was caught in the lobby, idk how he was trying to conceal it XD heard that from the staff, had a laugh. Other stuff, since covid has really picked up again, the health ministry is debating even further restrictions. I understand, but what I don’t is that they possibly order a complete shutdown of all the capitals sport facilities while the bars and clubs can stay open due to “economic hardship”. I know, I am an absolutist, I don’t do clubs and I like to exercise so perhaps im not the most neutral, but still that grinds my gears XD
        Anyhow, to business: Metabolic conditioning is the word of the day
        Part 1: Hiit. 1 min each exercise, 5 sec rest. 2x12 kgs dumbbells used
        Rounds 1,3,5: Double thrust burpee- jumping lunge to barbarian squat- mountain climber rogue row- jumping farmer squat to overhead press- ape hop to power clean- squat teep to high knee sprint- sprinter abs to bicycle punch
        Rounds 2,4: burpee to ground pound row- close to wide squat to front rise- shoe shiner to squat hop- bunny burpee to sit out- cross climber mule kick- thai lunge to standing fly- tuck jump burpee
        Part 2: conditioning. 22kgs kettlebell, 100 speed ropes in between and after each exercise, 5 rounds: Deadlift 30 reps- goblet squat 30 reps- Swing and row 15 and 15 reps- crush press and two handed curl 20 and 10 reps
        Part 3: fight endurance: 3x5 min rounds of heavy bag, 10 burpees, 20 archer push ups, 30 hindu squats, 40 v ups and 50 jumping jacks in between each round
        Again a lovely, hard and fun workout. Hiit and rope weights combo is such a killer really if you want to take full advantage of a good metcon, I really suggest trying this
        BTW, what jump rope do you use? I use a regular heavy thai rope, but have not really tried any special ones.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_6G...vQgJqM&index=7 Hammerfall, such a classic of modern power metal
        And this then: Did you know, that a big part of the formation of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth was due to the Teutonic order. Kingdoms of Poland and Lithuania were rather hostile towards each other, having fought many wars against each other. However, when the Teutonic order went renegade and attacked Polish lands (Poland was already firmly Christian in the 14th century), the royal houses decided on a royal marriage- on the condition that Lithuania converts. Ironically then, one of the most powerful Christian states of the 14th and 15th centuries was formed because a crusader order tried to harass a fellow Christian kingdom- and was severely beaten in many wars afterwards by their former targets. After the battle of Grunwald (1410) the order started to decline and wane in power.
        Lets get ready for the next week! Have a good day or night you good people!

        ps. Gandhalfit i did not know that, thats cool

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          Well, it's a fact alright. I don't even know if they're eatable, they're just annoying. To continue on that though, this migration is also named Lessepsian migration after Ferdinand Marie, Count of Lesseps or something.

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            Gandhalfit I think i might have been sleepy on a couple of our biology lessons, but i would not eat a jellyfish as my first option

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              That is a funny way to look at economic hardship. After all, who will be taxing the health care system in 30 years, the avid drinkers or the avid lifters?

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                I am also not the most objective person when it comes to bars and clubs vs sport facilities since I usually avoid clubs like the plague so I fully agree with your statement it is pretty unfair to people whose priorities are not party oriented xD

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                  Hello hello! Hope you all had a good first day of the week I had much to do, had some material gathering and planning, then got in some nice sparring with the dude from the club who is going to the comp. However it seems ever more likely he wont be able to compete, since if the sport events are banned that would naturally mean his match is cancelled. Sucks for him :/ Nevertheless we had a fun time, did this time some padwork and sparring again for 5 rounds. Its funny, I have noted this year how many dudes in mma try to play to their “weak” sides to confuse opponents- strikers wrestle and vice versa. Ground game is not my strongest suite, but its still funny when guys try to desperately do takedowns or throws and actually are surprised when me with at least decent bjj can out wrestle them XD So if your style is, lets say kyokushin, please prefer karate stuff- and do yourself a favor Anyhow enough martial arts, lets go to the main workout of the day: legs

                  Powersets: Back squat- 5x4 reps 70 kg, Deadlift 5x4 reps: 75 kg, band resisted kb swing 5x15 reps: medium band+26 kgs kb.
                  Endurance sets: Lunge- 6x15 reps/side 22 kg, kb goblet squat with hold 6x 20 reps 26kg kb 10 sec hold, kb deadlift 26 kg kb 5x25 reps
                  Plyo triset x3: Plyo bulgar squat 15 reps/side, 22 kg, close to wide squat 22kg kb, 12 reps, explosive single squat with negative, 22kg kb 10 reps/side
                  Plyo superset x3: jump squat to sparta squat, 10 kgs 12 reps, weighted knee tuck 10 kg 10 reps
                  Endurance runtrough x4: Cycler squat 22kg 20 reps- lunge with twist 22kg 10 reps- plie squat 22kg 12 reps- calf rise 22kg 15 reps
                  Amrap set, 45 sec each exercise x4, 26 kg kb used: sumo squat- sumo deadlift- thruster
                  Goblet squat, 22kgs, 20 reps 3 sets
                  Finisher: burpee and 2handed kb swing death ladder: 22 kg kb, from 10 to 1, after done, 2x5 min heavy bag and 150 crunches, 50 leg rises

                  Got in some decent lifts. My squat is so much better than my regular deadlift (I usually do either endu kb or with sumo stance) its kinda goofy XD Anyhow I was pleased, and the other sets really wrecked my legs, which made me happy. Also I am growing fond of integrating more death ladders into finishers- perhaps I should try some more? Do you like to do death ladders in your finishers?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M65mswPJN80 yes I know I am a huge history nerd, but the music video suits so good with Poltava
                  And then this: Did you know, that during the British attack on Tirah, Afghanistan in 1897, a group of 21 sikh soldiers fended off around 10000 afghan warriors for several hours in a small hilltop outpost. The sikhs used a heliograph, a primitive signal device, to send messages to a nearby fort of the battle, making it one of the first instances of “live-action battle reportage”. The battle resulted in afghans taking the post, but the sikh troops held out long enough to enable the reinforcements to successfully mount a counter-attack. The sikhs are celebrated and remembered in the Saraghari day in 12th of September, as the battle is rightly considered one of the great last stands in history.
                  Stay safe- stay awesome! keep on rocking!

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                    Heya folks! How was your day? I had a quite nice regular old Tuesday. I mean yeah my relations with parents are still not what I would wish, but this is something I kinda already accept, just wish I could be more of the son that they really deserve. I just sometimes feel unworthy of them, but now this is enough rant XD A nice thing that happened today is that I heard one of my good friends is getting his graduation work accepted, so proud of him! Now I just have to wait for my masters thesis course to start XD If you studied at university, did you find writing your works interesting?
                    Anyway, today´s main workout was an upperbody workout:

                    Powersets: 5 reps each lift, 10 calisthenics: set 1, 6 sets-Bench press (60 kgs)-heavy band resisted push up. Set 2, 5 sets- military press (38 kg)- tarzan pull up. set 3, 4 sets- band (medium) resisted kettlebell row (26kg)- dip with hold (5 sec)
                    endurance runtrough, each set 3 times: set 1: alternating kb (16kg) floor press 20 reps- alternating kb (16kg) bent over row 20 reps. set 2: standing row (25kg) 15 reps- farmer rise (2x12kg) 30 reps. set 3: dumbbell power clean (2x12kgs) 12 reps- rogue row push up (2x12kg) 15 reps
                    explosive triset x3: power snatch 45 kg 3 reps- alternating devil press: 16 kgs kb, 10 reps- 2handed swing 22 kg kettlebell, 15 reps
                    endurance complex, 2x12 kg db, 3 sets, 12 reps each exercise: alternating curl- ground pound row- alternating front rise- overhead triceps extension
                    close grip bench press: 45 kgs, 18 reps 4 sets
                    Arnold press: 2x12 kgs db, 8 reps 3 sets
                    Finisher: 2 rounds, 1 minute each exercise: burpee push up- star jump squat- high knee into squat teep- thai lunge into squat hop- mountain climber burpee- shoe shiner into sprawl- hindu push up into sit out- sprinter abs scissors- jumping lunge into double roundhouse- punching push up
                    150 crunches, 50 high crunches with 5 kgs- 100 elbow strike crunch- 50 v up into butt up

                    Ah, another challenging but nice workout- Good mix of explosiveness and staying power, really felt afterwards XD Its funny how I have really started to actually like including Olympic lifts into powersets, something I would have shunned couple years ago XD
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U72ALxWdHEs goofy, in a very good way

                    You know this is about to happen: Did you know, that the Mutapa kingdom (1430-1760) in southern Africa was governed by a monarchy with bicameral ruling house- the kings “close attendants” (professional officials) and “his wives” (government ministers). The “wives” were not all women- they were called wives because it was believed that a noble women such as the queen should be consulted by her husband in critical matters. However there were appointed positions for “wise women”- in essence making them into one of the first legally appointed female ministers. For example, the “wife of regal seniority” was likely always a woman, and responsible for corresponding with foreign traders. (Chancellor, 1987)
                    And there we go, into new adventures. Keep crushing it you fine folks!

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                      Women in power! Always love these facts, thanks!

                      My parents both had bad depression when I was younger. It got to the point where I was raising my sister. When she first started talking, I had to stop her from calling me Mom.

                      She's 21 now and I don't like everything about her. It's the biggest indication we all raised her well. She has her own opinions! Her own thoughts, feelings, beliefs!

                      As a sort-of mother, I can say with authority that it would take a lot to make her a daughter we don't deserve. Don't put yourself down! You're how you are supposed to be and if they have any problem with that, that's on them and has nothing to do with you.

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                        I found writing my master thesis very interesting (and demanding, but still I felt very gratified when I finished writing it). It has been an year since I finished my thesis and I still do some work on the ideas in it for a patent we are preparing with my supervisor. Starting that final step before getting your desired degree can be very exciting. Congratulations to your friend, and good luck and have fun with your masters thesis
                        PS: I know I have said this before but I enjoy those facts very much. I feel like I get to learn something interesting every day I log on darebee

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                          I have to agree with JCU . Please consider adding some supersets of "Pats on Your Own Back" and "Self Hugs" to your Upperbody Days. From what you've shared, and what I've seen you write in this and other threads, you seem like an amazing person.

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                            SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Ninshubur JCU thanks you all for the kind words! Sometimes i just have to really push myself to have some self value for myself, but i think most of the times if i just concentrate enough i can do it and thanks, i like to put out some trivia on more varied topics of history, it helps me too to really dig deeper into some of the topics we learned from lectures, some more foregin and some more well known

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                              Gday! Hope yours was a good one, I had an action packed for sure had to run a load of errands from the morning, and then had some time to prep the classes before my workout. Ah, today was a tiring but good one. I was practically alone at the gym (minus the staff) the whole time, wonder where everyone was. Are people starting to sandbag their routines? XD Alas, I had a metcon day-
                              Part 1. hiit, 1 min each exercise, 12kgs dumbbells used in weighted moves.
                              Rounds 1,3,5: High knee to star jump knee tuck- bunny burpee- defender push up (push up to plyo push up to sprawl)- close to wide jump squat to shoe shiner- v-up to punch bicycle
                              Rounds 2,3: jumping jack to wood chopper- hindu burpee- jumping goblet squat to hammer curl- thai push up sit out- low explo lunge to teep- archer burpee- jumping squat to overhead press- high knee to push up to row- aper hop to devil press- sprinter abs to butt up
                              Part 2: conditioning
                              Rounds 1-3: 3min jump rope, 6 min amrap of following (22kg kb): 30 squat-25 floor press-20 single deadlift-20 bent over row- 20 lunge-10 overhead press
                              Rounds 4-6: 50 high knee rope- 15 2 handed swing (22kg kb)- 10 burpee- 5 man makers (12kgs dumbbell)- 150 boxer skip- 15 jumping goblet squat (22kg)- 10 pull up- 5 squat power clean- 50 speed crunches
                              Then I was going to do part 3 with heavy bag, but since one of the staff guys was ending his shift, he asked if I wanted to spar with him. I of course did, and we had a set of 5 3min rounds of sparring boxing. we both did 20 push ups for active recovery between rounds.
                              Very nice and hard workout again. I was also happy with the sparring, a surprise but a welcome one Although the guy is a new employee (a 40 something dude) I have become buddies with him. When we talked afterwards in the locker room we found out we both served our conscription in the same brigade (tho he was in a supply battalion as a truck driver and ofc served like 20 years before me). Had a fun time sparring with him. His background was in kickboxing, and it showed in his handwork XD No offense meant, just saying it shows when the kick is taken out of the picture, even as I myself use muay thai, I still prefer my hands so much I feel no so much held back. I think many practice their kicks so much they likely sacrifice some of their offensive and staying power to get the perfect precision kicks in. Of course they rack points, but then when not allowed thing happen. Still had a very good sparring. Anyhow, a fun and tough workout session, me like
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIl0cY4X10I somehow this song has been in my mind for a couple of days now
                              Aaand: Did you know, that the institutionalized drill of different arms was created in its modern sense by lieutenant-colonel Jean Martinet in the mid- 1600. This innovation was driven by his interest in his most famous innovation- the standardized bayonet. He watched hunters in the Bayonne region plugging their muskets with knives to finish dangerous game, and then adapted this to military use. The use of bayonet was drilled in open fields to troops, thus forming the drill order and technique of drilling modern armies still use today. He also introduced the system of magazines to the supply chain, so that the army had no longer the need to forage in friendly territory. It is believed that lt.col. Martinet fell to accidental friendly fire in 1672 during a siege.
                              Hope you all have a wonderful day/night!

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                                Nice that you got the unexpected sparring.

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