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by Drake
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 284921

Re: Run 10,000 miles

956.3 +2.5(sun)+2.5(mon)+2.5(tues) = 963.8

I know, I know, need to vary the routine. Just trying to build up mileage for now.
by Drake
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 284921

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Back on the horse after a crippling IT band injury last year.

382.5+2 = 384.5
by Drake
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ams: getting fit
Replies: 72
Views: 17169

Re: ams: getting fit

The Plan I'm going to renew my gym membership when I get paid Friday and make a habit of exercising after work and on weekends. My goal is to make it to the gym five days each week. There's an indoor pool locally, so when stores start carrying swimwear, I'm going to buy a pair of trunks. I plan on ...
by Drake
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0841: "Audiophiles"
Replies: 266
Views: 46268

Re: 0841: "Audiophiles"

Since the mention brought out the audiophiles, I'd like to ask a question of those familiar with this brand: are Skullcandy products actually any better, or are people buying a brand? Personally, I can't stand earbuds (which is why I just use whatever Apple gave me with my iPod when I must), but my...
by Drake
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Eating Healthy with a "Kitchenette"
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Re: Eating Healthy with a "Kitchenette"

If you like Indian food I recommend Moghul Microwave. Also, If you have any wall space, hang up all of your knives, large utensils and pots/pans (if you get an electric skillet). Saves a lot of valuable cabinet space, and makes everything more accessible.
by Drake
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Help on gaining weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2850

Re: Help on gaining weight

You only eat 2500 calories and you're surprised you aren't gaining weight? I lost about 8kg on a diet that was roughly 3200 calories a day. You aren't eating enough to sustain your average 20year old male let alone put on weight. Eat 6-8times a day rather then 4 so you don't have to eat as much in ...
by Drake
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Help on gaining weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2850

Re: Help on gaining weight

Just some things to think about: How many calories do you eat? Everyone's appetite is different. Gut bursting four times a day sounds like a sure path to American style Obesity, but unless you are counting calories you never know. ( Anecdote: I have to count calories to keep on weight). And yes, met...
by Drake
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Cardio Options in an Apartment
Replies: 8
Views: 2565

Re: Cardio Options in an Apartment

You could always get a stationary trainer and hook your bike up to it. You can get a nice one for around 100 bucks. I also rather like the Tony Horton Power 90 program. The power cardio program is nice, and you can go up a few levels to P90X or whatever if you're already good at it. I will second t...
by Drake
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0670: "Spinal Tap Amps"
Replies: 110
Views: 28239

Re: "Spinal Tap Amps" Discussion

From http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33930 Only 5 blades? http://irregularwebcomic.net/comics/irreg1186.jpg The part that worries me is that this is more conceivable than it is funny. Still very funny though. :lol: Also: Why not amps that go to googol, Clarkkkkson and the xkcd number? Integers...
by Drake
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0665: "Prudence"
Replies: 123
Views: 33478

Re: "Prudence" Discussion

It has a small radio dish. Why does it need a cable? First thing I wondered about, too. I decided that the cable was power and communication while the dish was a receiver to monitor whatever is going on inside the closet. Also, any antenna nerds out their? Fractal antennas make the best wide band r...
by Drake
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: It's not the starting to be healthy, its STAYING healthy
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: It's not the starting to be healthy, its STAYING healthy

My question to the forum is this: what methods do you use to encourage yourself to stick to your plan? Is it little rewards, the martyr (I'm doing this for so-and-so), or is it sheer determination? For me, I do a combination of the above. To reward myself for staying consistent and improving in roc...
by Drake
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 85607
Views: 6068540

Re: Count to a million

10110001110
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by Drake
Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MJ's Fat-assery
Replies: 346
Views: 173748

Re: MJ's Fat-assery

Post your gym setup; I'd love to see it! Us lowly apartment dwellers must move the kitchen table whenever we want to do calisthenics (me) or yoga (girlfriend). If I must be a gym voyeur, then so be it.

Also, this thread got me pumped, so excuse me while I move the kitchen table.
by Drake
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0501: "Faust 2.0"
Replies: 96
Views: 18919

Re: "Faust 2.0" Discussion

I just got a brand new laptop. Turned on the power and was presented with the Vista EULA AND Dell EULA at the same time (you can only use this computer by agreeing to...)! Turned off the power, installed intrepid. So now I am using the computer with out agreeing to any EULA whatsoever. Go Linux! Eat...
by Drake
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0463: "Voting Machines"
Replies: 108
Views: 28757

Re: "Voting Machines" discussion

For awhile, I have thought the best solution would go something like this: -You cast vote on electronic voting machine -voting machine prints out paper receipt with unique ID/hash/whatever (Not unique to identify you, but to ID your vote) -during tallying process, all votes corresponding unique ID's...
by Drake
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Floating Watch Holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Floating Watch Holder?

you forgot a step, it should read 5- attach contraption to suction cup somehow 6- ?????? 7- profit! The only suction cup I could think of was this , which isn't exactly designed to be a base for mounting things. So I assumed step 5 was going to be ??????. Then I saw that . Too easy. Not sure if cas...
by Drake
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Floating Watch Holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Floating Watch Holder?

I know someone who used a block of wood, covered in a pool noodle type foam, with a suction cup on the bottom Do you own the kayak? i.e., is permanently mounting something an option? I'd say using a bolt a la Random832 sounds like the most secure solution to me, but you said someone else has a work...
by Drake
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Floating Watch Holder?
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Floating Watch Holder?

In my experience, when something gets out of the kayak, it's gone down stream and there is nothing you can do about it. We usually attach a small pelican case to the kayak with a carabiner. Anything important goes inside the case, and can be retrieved with a lost kayak later. Hope that helps.
by Drake
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Sushi
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Re: Sushi

I find that a lot of Americanized rolls or specialty rolls (I live in America) are quite heavy on the sauce (high sugar and mayonnaise), and are the richest/least healthy options. Nothing wrong with the traditional rolls (just fish and rice).

@Nath thanks or the link. good info.
by Drake
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Eating healthy quickly and cheaply
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: Eating healthy quickly and cheaply

Disclaimer: I have a high metabolism and shoot for about 1000cals/meal. I mostly do my own cooking, but when I am in a pinch for time Here are some of my fall backs: Box of Macaroni & cheese + 1/2 C lowfat yogurt + 1 can Tuna = 1000cals, 50+g protein and < $2.00 No milk and butter; Just yogurt! ...
by Drake
Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Parkour
Replies: 111
Views: 22448

Re: Parkour

If I put my hand under my arm and attempt to "brace" the muscles used to lower it to my side I feel it contract. Its the inner most edge of my pectoral. Inner most edge of your pec by your armpit? I'd call that your "lower chest" because it gets worked out on exerscies that focu...
by Drake
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: MMM PROTEIN!
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

Re: MMM PROTEIN!

No supplements for me. Whey can be a nice snack, but not necessary for someone with a balanced diet (IMHO). I did supplement when I was figuring out how to coordinate my diet with my schedule (I do all my own cooking), and those protein shakes were a godsend. When I was lifting, I got plenty big wit...
by Drake
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Re: High cholesterol+triglycerides (my story; add yours too)

# Absolutely no avacado Just curious, but was that particular restriction recommended to you by your doc? Blood serum cholesterol is most closely related to your level of saturated fat intake; especially meat. Raw avocado is comparable to olive oil in terms of saturated fat per serving (about 2g). ...
by Drake
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Crossfit thread (AKA, Oh balls, i'm sore!)
Replies: 41
Views: 7106

Re: Crossfit thread (AKA, Oh balls, i'm sore!)

To summarize from a different perspective: you are not actually training for any one thing in particular (hence the term 'cross fit'). After doing (a version of) cross fit for a few years, I can't outrun any runners and I can't out swim any swimmers, but I can out swim the runners, out run the swimm...
by Drake
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: When to eat meat?
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: When to eat meat?

You should try to take in about 3-4grams of protein for every 100 calories you eat. Your fruit-centric diet sounds like it may be a little low in protein, but your going to have to run the numbers to be sure. (10-15% calories from protein is what the govt. recommends ; when I am building muscle I fi...
by Drake
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Crossfit thread (AKA, Oh balls, i'm sore!)
Replies: 41
Views: 7106

Re: Crossfit thread (AKA, Oh balls, i'm sore!)

I have been doing my own version of crossfit for a few years know (read: cycling, swimming, calisthenic super-sets, and bi-weekly outdoor activites); couldn't be happier. From my own experience, I would say that you must very carefully decide how often to do your calisthenics, as they are very physi...
by Drake
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: When to eat meat?
Replies: 17
Views: 1983

Re: When to eat meat?

Where does the rest of your whole protein come from in your diet? Eggs? Beans and Rice? Tofu? If your diet is balanced, then I would say the chicken is roughly interchangeable with your other protein sources. (Unbalanced diet /low Nutrient diet may change my opinion)
by Drake
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Wherein proper technique is discussed
Replies: 19
Views: 1838

Re: Wherein proper technique is discussed

My $0.02 on the pull-up / chin-ups: The only thing your hand position changes are the muscles the exercise focuses on. i.e. try a wide grip pull-up (hands24-36' apart) and listen to your lat's scream. I have been wondering about the "proper" curl up. Is it knees bent, hands behind the ears...
by Drake
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ZLVT's brand spankin' new regimen
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Re: ZLVT's brand spankin' new regimen

Umm, don't think so, and the stairs I can only use if my hands are facing away from me in the harder position. they're like wooden boards fastened to a central slanted pole with no vertical wooden bits, just the horizontal, this gives us a limit on how high I can go Oh well, never mind then. Any pl...
by Drake
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: DDR + Workout
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: DDR + Workout

Everyone in the thread seems to be in sound agreement that DDR (and most gym equipment) overestimates number of calories burned. I absolutely agree. To help put things in perspective: the avg. 150lb male will burn about 100 calories covering one mile on foot, on flat terrain (Not on a treadmill or e...
by Drake
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ZLVT's brand spankin' new regimen
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Re: ZLVT's brand spankin' new regimen

no, I said that I'd reach n=50 on 25/9, I'm, on n=3 atm Is n=3 really wearing you out? what about n=25 3x/week? Traditional fitness wisdom says that you should design your workout regiment around two or three days of hard training, and do easy days in between. for someone whose fitness=0; that usua...
by Drake
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Types of excercise (Question)
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Types of excercise (Question)

That is a rather difficult question, because working out has a huge intersection with diet and biology. I'll post my $0.02, doing my best to avoid diet and biology, but I expect this thread to get a bit ugly. I'll start with a top down approach and let the details get worked out over the course of f...
by Drake
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ZLVT's brand spankin' new regimen
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Re: ZLVT's brand spankin' new regimen

for the moment just basic fitness please, preferably things that require no equipment, just me and some free time. O.K. Then I would say that your strategy of cycling/jogging/walking and calistenics is a good one. I'll throw in my two cents. - I do n pushups and n situps* 3 times a day (after I get...
by Drake
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How can I get fitter over the summer?
Replies: 18
Views: 2558

Re: How can I get fitter over the summer?

While Thai boxing does sound interesting I don't think I can handle martial arts again. I used to do Judo regularly, it really did make me very fit but the downside was it ruined my sleep. If I tried to sleep after a session I only got 2 or 3 hours of very broken sleep so I just had to give it up. ...
by Drake
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 27113

Re: "SUV" Discussion

At 5 mph just far enough into the road to prevent anyone going around you, thereby making the fossil fuel consuming cars queuing up behind you spend more time on the road and so consuming more fossil fuel. Noone rides at 5 mph. get a brain before you start mouthing off. Even at 15 or 25 mph, we'll ...
by Drake
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: One Month Transmogrification?
Replies: 36
Views: 3156

Re: One Month Transmogrification?

Congradulations!
by Drake
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: It's about that time
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: It's about that time

...I am also a salt addict, always have been. Although I have no personal empirical evidence that this is bad (my doctor says my heart is healthy) I figure I should cut down on it on a theoretical basis; I've been replacing salt with hot sauce on a lot of the chicken I eat. I've heard of people gai...
by Drake
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How can I get fitter over the summer?
Replies: 18
Views: 2558

Re: How can I get fitter over the summer?

Well, I've got a fairly alright hybrid, not one of those featherlight carbon fibre racers but not a old worn out mountain bike either. Sounds perfect. I have rode a couple of different types of bikes made out of a couple of different materials. IMHO, unless your actually racing or riding your bike ...
by Drake
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: BMI and you
Replies: 49
Views: 4783

Re: BMI and you

I'm male; mid to high BMI and very healthy. When I worked out a lot I pushed my BMI into the 'unhealthy' range.
If you can find a BMI calculator which asks for waist/hip measurement, I find it to be much more accurate for muscled people, but still fall short for people with petite builds.
by Drake
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: One Month Transmogrification?
Replies: 36
Views: 3156

Re: One Month Transmogrification?

Really didn't feel good going into it last night. Was at the end of a very long day which may have had something to do with it, but I'm really worried I've just been overworking myself. Going to lighten the pace on running this week in particular to make sure my ankles and legs are tip top come tes...

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