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Forum: Living Strength 11-02-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,634
Posted By tom
How long should we wait before we give advice? ...

How long should we wait before we give advice?

I was big into the 20 rep squat and also advised everybody on it and promoted it. Jeesh.

So now I promote something else. In twenty years will I...
Forum: Living Strength 11-02-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By tom
My take: "Not enough" won't injure you, stress...

My take: "Not enough" won't injure you, stress you, or be detrimental to your longevity. There are many well-long-lived people who do no exercise. Besides the genetics you are given, moderation in...
Forum: Living Strength 04-08-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By tom
Nice going, Greg. I especially like the DVR...

Nice going, Greg. I especially like the DVR lawnmower. :)
Forum: Living Strength 03-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By tom
Now I wanna do pull ups again. Way cool

Now I wanna do pull ups again.

Way cool
Forum: Living Strength 03-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,767
Posted By tom
Glad to, Dyno. There is nothing simpler. I do...

Glad to, Dyno. There is nothing simpler. I do sets of ten jumping all out straight up. Then I come down (between jumps), but that usually happens naturally.

A few simple variations are jumping...
Forum: Living Strength 03-16-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,767
Posted By tom
Sixteen years ago, at 40, I did the complete 20...

Sixteen years ago, at 40, I did the complete 20 rep program. Combining it with the more reasonable Hardgainer way of doing things, I went up micro amounts (2.5, 1.25, etc) until I reached 400 at a...
Forum: Living Strength 02-15-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By tom
Whatever answer you get, there will be quite a...

Whatever answer you get, there will be quite a large margin of error either way. How about this, unless you are a competitive body builder or competitive runner, do them at a ratio you enjoy. I am...
Forum: Living Strength 02-15-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By tom
I made a couple of parallettes from 1.25" (I...

I made a couple of parallettes from 1.25" (I think) PVC quite a few years ago. They are sturdy and useful. I like them for the L-sit, frog, and other gymnasticky things I can do with them. Using them...
Forum: Living Strength 01-17-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,078
Posted By tom
Way to go, Matt. I'm rooting for you. And...

Way to go, Matt. I'm rooting for you. And especially for your kids.

Never been this far before.

Tom
Forum: Living Strength 12-18-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By tom
Good post, Greg. I'll add something I've...

Good post, Greg. I'll add something I've mentioned a few times. It might help some.

Back in '93 I heard about the writings and thoughts of Nakamura Tempu and Kyohei Toichi. The people don't...
Forum: Living Strength 11-23-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By tom
I'm an amateur. Everything is based on my own...

I'm an amateur. Everything is based on my own reading. That being said, I don't believe you require grain at all. My rule goes back to the millions of years before we cooked - no grains. For that...
Forum: Living Strength 11-14-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By tom
What a sad read. The article did him no favors...

What a sad read. The article did him no favors nor cut him any slack. I looks like he was always the way he was and is. His environment and business allowed him to live a life of what he did with no...
Forum: Living Strength 11-12-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By tom
Training is movement. Should you move every day?

Training is movement. Should you move every day?
Forum: Living Strength 11-11-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By tom
He always made wise, thoughtful sense until that...

He always made wise, thoughtful sense until that last sentence.
Forum: Living Strength 11-11-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By tom
Breakfast at 5:00 pm, looser on weekends (google...

Breakfast at 5:00 pm, looser on weekends (google nos diet). Not a stickler (annoying) in social situations - I keep it invisible.

No pain, either. If a day without eating made the human body...
Forum: Living Strength 11-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By tom
Shrinking, to answer your question, they are all...

Shrinking, to answer your question, they are all good - if that is what you want to do.

None of them are bad - if that is what you want to do.

Intermittent fasting works for me. It's what I...
Forum: Living Strength 11-05-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,760
Posted By tom
Please read Protein Power and learn the...

Please read Protein Power and learn the relationship between sugar and insulin. There might be other books, but that is the one that I learned from. I'm not an expert, but my opinion is that if you...
Forum: Living Strength 11-02-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,558
Posted By tom
What a workout. No wonder he can do what he does....

What a workout. No wonder he can do what he does.

There is nothing strange or wrong with his diet, though. Luckily for us, tough, physical exertion all day without eating is what allowed our...
Forum: Living Strength 10-31-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By tom
For me it was the weight. I was strong,...

For me it was the weight. I was strong, conditioned, and no one would have described me as fat. I didn't like my blood pressure and going into the second half century of my life sounded better at a...
Forum: Living Strength 10-10-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By tom
What keeps striking me is that, in addition to...

What keeps striking me is that, in addition to those being fantastic numbers, as I understand you are a long, lankish body type.

Thank you for your accomplishments, enthusiasm, and sharing.

Tom
Forum: Living Strength 10-06-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By tom
Private is good. Same congrats. Tom

Private is good.

Same congrats.

Tom
Forum: Living Strength 10-06-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By tom
Video? Is it viewable? Feedback: great job....

Video? Is it viewable?

Feedback: great job. Way to go.

Tom
Forum: Living Strength 10-04-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By tom
Not to beat a dead horse, but something popped in...

Not to beat a dead horse, but something popped in my head today as to whether John Wayne was the real deal, and Greybeard's doubts about the man.

As I mentioned before, I like John Wayne and he is...
Forum: Living Strength 10-02-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By tom
I'm a big John Wayne fan. He was an actor. That...

I'm a big John Wayne fan. He was an actor. That was his business and I liked what he did. I don't put mantles on him or anyone else. Maybe that might help.

I've seen all his movies as far as I...
Forum: Living Strength 09-06-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,639
Posted By tom
I can't think of where I saw or read this...

I can't think of where I saw or read this recently, but a very good case was made to go into a complete hang, not to hold the shoulders down. It was demonstrated that a complete hang opened up the...
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