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    #31
    A very belated welcome!

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      #32
      Nice work on the pyramid. I should do those more often, but they are tough.

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        #33
        Hi! ‘Tis this time of the day again when I update my log. So, my day was a fine Friday, was yours too? I had very little to do at work, but that didn’t mean I would have been just sitting around, did some preparations and tried to help others however I could Got in some very good workouts too. Also the weather was again very summery, morning had some little gulls of rain but after that- cloudless and sunny. Its so weird to don sun lotion just about daily when going on normal business, this is not the finnish summer im used to XD Well, ill log in my workouts now:

        Morning- Since I had no bjj class, I decided to up some extra cardio/combat/calisthenic work. My body is not made for Fridays without the feeling of battle XD So, I walked to our gym and went to the auxiliary tatami to do this: 25min of sprint thai rope jumping ( my rope of choice is this: https://elitesrs.com/collections/wor...muay-thai-rope). I really suggest you buy a heavy thai rope if you wish to 1.use rope as a method of cardio or 2. practice footwork for martial arts. Then, did 5x3 min of very intense conditioning heavybag work, chained at minimum 4 strikes. After this, 2x5 min of power striking and 3x3 min of speedbag work. Then I did high rep calisthenics work. Overall, I had a lot of fun and had a good workout that well subbed for martial art work of the day.

        Afternoon: Metcon massacre XD Well I decided to try to improve on the “Ludus” workout I did a short while back. So I think I went kinda over the top this time ( at my level XD) Did the beginning calisthenic work and the timed run again with 10kgs kettlebell, and then moved to amraps. Got to: Jump goblets: 94, Bench right: 40, bench left: 41. But, im not done yet. 2 REPS LESS THAN LAST RIGHT BENCH? UNACCEPTABLE! So, I felt I had some good energy still, and yes I did the amrap a second time XD Got to: Goblets: 68, Bench right: 35, Bench left: 32. Still, I could move and breathe. So, I decided to crank up the intensity and do a 20rep rundown of each with the 10kgs kb, three times: Squat-crush press- bicep curl- one leg Romanian deadlift- Russian twist. Felt like I still could take on some more punishment, so I grabbed my jump rope and did a round of 5min. After this, I felt I was in the same condition as the French army after the battle of Agincourt, meaning thoroughly destroyed. So, a worthy workout and I was a happy lad! Did probably go a little “overkill”, but you know me. I love my metcon/ endurance strength work, and I am not gonna leave the gym on those workouts on my own power XD No but seriously I was very happy about this exercise. Hard, good work

        What other stuff then? Well, our internet connection rebelled sometime during the day, since my rock radio connection lagged heavily. This, being as I work mostly listening to web radio, was extremely agitating. I need Amon amarth, metallica and sabaton as a booster in order to function properly as a worker. As for overall situation of Helsinki, well its still bad. More infections and the rate is not slowing down :/ Perhaps one day then…
        Btw I was thinking to ask you guys, what do you think about the Olympics? Are they going to be pushed trough (seems so)? Imho that sounds like, super bad idea. Mass meetings of different citizenships in a tight-packed city? Yea sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I understand the have been planning for years but still? Do we really need this?
        Anyhow was yours day fine? Hope it was, and hope that you have a fine time and stay safe. Keep going for whatever you are going for, and stay awesome! See ya!

        PS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIyplrbf2MA if you need a powerfull boost to your workout, use this
        Last edited by TheGrayLynx; July 2, 2021, 03:40 PM. Reason: edited the spacing

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          #34
          Regarding the Olympics: from what I've read and seen, it's a money grab from the IOC. Most officials in Japan are against it, but legally can't stop it. There's probably going to be another spike after it, which could be disastrous for the whole world. Wait and see, unfortunately. At least we are aware of it?

          Thanks for the music choice!

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            #35
            The Olympics : it seems that the non-Japanese spectators won't be allowed. Although I am vaccinated, I am much more afraid of the consequences of Euro soccer, it is madness to continue to fill the stadiums as they do.

            (Love the music)

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              #36
              I am a fan of the Olympics, it is the only sport that I watch consistently. That said, I have no idea why cities want to host them. About one in ten of summer olympics makes money (the winter games are more cost effective) which is a horrible return on investment. As a person that is also environmentally conscious, it makes me wonder about the environmental impact of hosting. On the other hand, one season of any North American sport league probably makes the environmental impact seem negligible. I guess the strangest thing for me is that the games don't have to be so expensive, with brand new everything in terms of buildings. From what I have read this is the plan going forward, to create as few new buildings as possible, and to create buildings that will be multi purpose and therefore part of the city.

              For instance, I know that when Toronto hosted the Pan Am games in 2015 that they turned the athletes village into low income housing. Ideas like that are going to make the games sustainable long term. I think Tokyo is the last one where the host city does not need to show how they will use exisiting facilities or reuse them afterwards. As for Covid, it is all unknown, we are getting to the point where holding such events is possibly OK but possibly also contains significant risk. It could be a super spreader event, it could be a non issue.

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                #37
                Hello good people of Darebee! Whew, today was a packed one. Had some ups, some downs and something in the middle. How was your day? At work we had some real busy going, since we decided to push the project to complete state so that we could just hand it over to the customer. Well, we did it, so this means I am now going to have some vacation time On the rougher side of things, I want to come clear about my problem. I have mentioned sometime back about my exercise addiction and anorexia athletica/eating disorder. Sometimes like today, I realize I still exercise way too much, and don’t gain weight to reach healthy limits. I am still vastly underweight, but somehow have fear of gaining weight. I guess I fear returning into the state I was as a kid: fat and bullied. Now I am just skinny and absolutely hate my body, for a completely different reason. I want to be able to be happy and live with myself, but I don’t know how. Even just a simple tought, like dropping my morning boxing work makes me anxious and frightened. I just wanted to come clear about this, and am deeply sorry if some of you find my outburst inappropriate. Anyhow, back to normal and logging:
                Morning- the usual. However, as said, I decided to drop my morning cardio from this day on, no matter how much it freaks me out. So today was the last (not counting thaiboxing which I will continue) session of calisthenics + bagwork. New routine is only the walk and bodyweight work.
                Afternoon: Leg day. Did farmer squats, 8 sets 18 reps of 40kgs (yay I upped the reps by 3 ), straightleg deadlift 6sets 10 reps of 45kg, lunges 6 sets 14 reps of 25 kg. Then I did supersets, set 1: 3sets of 10 reps: Bulgarian split squat, 10 reps/leg 18 kgs, step ups, 10 reps per leg 12 kg. Set 2: Single leg RDL, 20kgs 10 reps- goblet squat 25kgs 12 reps. Set 3: glute bridge 12 reps with count hold, 10kgs per leg- calf rise 15 reps 12 kgs per leg. The I did the Cuman complex as a triset 3 times- Close to wide squat into Cossack squat into sumo deadlift back to back with 22kgs. Finisher was the death ladder, this time burpees-tuck jumps-jumping goblet squat-russian twists, 10 kgs kettlebell on the weightwork and ladder was from 10 to 1. Then abwork of: 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, used 5 kgs plate. Overall, this time went for heavier auxiliary lifts, subbing more weight instead of reps/tempo. Its nice to change the pace sometimes. I was very happy with the Bulgar squat, really felt the extra burn. Otherwise, the somewhat lessened tempo offset the extra weight. Was able to hold good form, perform the moves with control and overall felt the workout was a real blast. A very satisfying but tough workout (for me lol), so am happy.
                After pondering my problem I felt drained. Luckily the weather was good, so got some good walking time listening to audible. I try to calm my thoughts the best I can, but somehow I feel still a little hazy.
                I really don’t know what else to add really. Sorry for lacking any witty( or cringy?) remarks of the day. I hope you all have had good time 😊 Also, keep crushing it, stay on target and be awesome! And stay safe, you rock!
                Ps. Some epic soundtrack additions for your gym/run playlist? well her goes todays track XD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERj08qJ2FAU
                Plan Z might have been a stupid fantasy- but at least Sabaton got some “metal machine (XD)” from it

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                  #38
                  It's absolutely appropriate to write about such things on here - as I'm sure you have seen, it is a very supportive place. From what I have seen of you, you are amazingly fit and capable, and need fear nothing. You seem pretty darned smart, too. I really hope you are able to work through these problems. You definitely do not deserve to be miserable. Are you at all in a position where you could seek help?

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                    #39
                    CarbonaraTamara Thanks for the kind words Well, the thing is that here in finland (probably in many other places too) eating disorders (in men) are so rarely discussed and diagnosed that when i was diagnosed (was 19 at the time), i was told rather straightforwardly that only places to get anything resembling help would be support groups, if i could find one. To be absolutely honest, and to be clear, what im going to say is in no means a slander, but reality: the finninsh male culture does not allow this condition. Yes, i know my friends know and others can see i am way too thin for my height (hence i wear thick clothes whenever possible) and my parents know, but the absolute shame i would bring to them if i spoke openly or seeked help on my own would be devastating. Hence i just have to get better myself. I did actually go to a psychiatrist when diagnosed, but the experience was frankly humiliating. And, yet to clarify i am not attacking anyone, just saying the atmosphere i live in does not allow me to seek help with my own name and face. yet the thing is i was bullied so hard as a kid, i am absolutely terrified of not working out. When my condition was at its worst, i spent well over 4 hours a day doing exercises, now i atleast have been able to cut that time down. I know my problems are mainly psychological, and i just have to figure a way to deal with them. Anyways thanks again I pondered if i even should come clear here since i really dont want to burden others (yes not even in the web), but since im anonymous here i felt i could vent some gas off (and be selfish XD) Also, if any of you reading this have any problems about mental health, please please get any help you can- you deserve it (i am not really in a position to say this, but others may have the chance at least )

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                      #40
                      The hardest thing is to get along with ourselves, we are our worst critics, with age we learn to be kinder to ourselves and to others, life is difficult for everyone and we all benefit from a smile every much
                      When I train and lose myself thinking about the result, I try to get back to the important thing: having fun, I train because I like it and it makes me feel good, in that order, the results are simply a plus

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by TheGrayLynx View Post
                        the absolute shame i would bring to them if i spoke openly or seeked help on my own would be devastating. Hence i just have to get better myself. I did actually go to a psychiatrist when diagnosed, but the experience was frankly humiliating. And, yet to clarify i am not attacking anyone, just saying the atmosphere i live in does not allow me to seek help with my own name and face.
                        Have you considered online psychology consultations?

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                          #42
                          Louve rose this is probably the best way
                          Fremen you are very right about that, i would very much like to grow up and internalize that thinking pattern

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                            #43
                            I am very sorry to hear that you can't find help or speak openly about such a serious problem. This must make everything so much harder on you. That stigma around mental health issues is causing so much damage to so many people. I had friends batteling with mental health issues and at the time they could not talk to anyone (even, and especially, their families). After they found help and after some long years of therapy and working on the problems they are now well and in a good place. But they needed years to get to that place. This just goes to show that mental health is much more difficult to "heal" than most physical problems.
                            I don't really have a good advice for your situation, so I can only offer support (which I am sure you'll get a lot of, from everyone here. It is a really amazing place). I think it is so important that you shared this here, maybe this will help others in similar situations to open up. In any way we should not ignore such issues, quite the opposite - we should talk about this more, and you sharing your story is a big step in the right direction! So thank you!

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                              #44
                              I am sorry to hear that this has been your experience. Sadly, I'm not surprised either. This is true everywhere I know, unfortunately, eating disorders are seen as for women only! Aren't we lucky? But of course it is not true. Here is an article about it. https://www.verywellmind.com/male-ea...orders-4140606.
                              It is not your fault. You're now 20-something, time to plan how you get to 30. You are so capable of doing it! Blessed be.

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                                #45
                                I have a feeling that Damer would be a huge help in this situation, I hope that he sees this and reads the backscroll. Blessed be!

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