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Forum: Living Strength 05-14-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By blackbelt
Michael Beasley, Thank you for your concern....

Michael Beasley,

Thank you for your concern. I have to admit that I haven’t exactly taken your post as constructive criticism. No doubt that’s at least partly due to the medium of online...
Forum: Living Strength 05-13-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By blackbelt
Michael – Thank you for the input. ...

Michael –

Thank you for the input. Obviously you and I are different.

I know all too well that martial arts drills can be serious workouts. It all depends on your level of intensity. You...
Forum: Living Strength 05-08-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By blackbelt
Making Strides

It goes without saying that I was struggling to get back into a "good" routine for quite some time. Like it or not, I let “life” get the best of me, with work stress etc.

However, I’ve really...
Forum: Living Strength 04-30-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By blackbelt
John, As much as I was, and still am,...

John,

As much as I was, and still am, looking forward to the Isometric Power Belt course, I’m glad you made your “discovery” before doing so.

Being strong is great. But, we have to make sure...
Forum: Living Strength 04-28-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By blackbelt
Great! I'm looking forward to it. I...

Great!

I'm looking forward to it.

I hope your people are able to bring the project to fruition, once this pandemic is more "under control".

Rob (aka blackbelt)
Forum: Living Strength 04-28-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By blackbelt
John, That's a great, and very educational...

John,

That's a great, and very educational video. I was able to watch/listen to it yesterday.

I'm also seeing it shared on Facebook by more than one person. It appears some are beginning to...
Forum: Living Strength 04-14-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By blackbelt
You've got that right John. Good or bad, our...

You've got that right John.

Good or bad, our governor’s response to COVID-19 is making national news. It’s a real mess. At least more people seem to be waking up. I can only hope that they...
Forum: Living Strength 03-04-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By blackbelt
John, There's a factor related to the opioid...

John,

There's a factor related to the opioid crisis, particular heroin use, that I think few are aware of. At least, I wasn't until a few months ago.

The lady who cuts my hair was told by a...
Forum: Living Strength 02-25-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By blackbelt
I never really gave imaginary weight lifting much...

I never really gave imaginary weight lifting much thought (no pun intended) until I heard of Greg Mangan, and I heard of him only after experiencing DVR’s.

At their base, they’re the same. They...
Forum: Living Strength 02-20-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By blackbelt
John, That's an interesting article, and...

John,

That's an interesting article, and comes at a time when I'm slightly conflicted about that very thing.

I've recently started going to a doctor of Functional Medicine, mainly to get a...
Forum: Living Strength 02-05-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By blackbelt
The need for flexibility, or to what extent,...

The need for flexibility, or to what extent, varies with the individual.

As a martial artist, if I want to be able to kick to a certain height, that’s going to require an amount of flexibility...
Forum: Living Strength 01-31-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By blackbelt
I tend to find it funny, ironic and proud when I...

I tend to find it funny, ironic and proud when I hear people I trust, admire and respect tell me things my wife "read" and has promoted for years.

I’m sure it was during literally TONS of research...
Forum: Living Strength 01-29-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By blackbelt
Very enlightening, particularly given everything...

Very enlightening, particularly given everything going on in the world right now.
Forum: Living Strength 01-29-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By blackbelt
That all sounds very exciting John. I'm...

That all sounds very exciting John.

I'm looking forward to it.
Forum: Living Strength 01-28-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By blackbelt
I'm looking forward to it John.

I'm looking forward to it John.
Forum: Living Strength 01-28-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By blackbelt
Thank you for clarifying that John. Your...

Thank you for clarifying that John.

Your post is what my thoughts were.

Obviously, there is a chance of injury doing any resistance exercise, if you ignore danger signs and push forward.
...
Forum: Living Strength 01-27-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By blackbelt
I apologize for the misunderstanding.

I apologize for the misunderstanding.
Forum: Living Strength 01-26-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By blackbelt
Maybe I'm missing something. But, it sounds like...

Maybe I'm missing something. But, it sounds like ware is saying the bands would be more dangerous than weights. If so, I wholeheartedly disagree.

As a former weight lifter, I know first hand how...
Forum: Living Strength 01-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By blackbelt
Great to hear John. We all see things a...

Great to hear John.

We all see things a little differently. So, varying points of view can be enlightening.
Forum: Living Strength 01-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By blackbelt
John, I agree with you 1,000%. I still...

John,

I agree with you 1,000%.

I still remember reading about High Fructose Corn Syrup, YEARS ago in a Men’s Health magazine.

It took very little additional research for me to determine I...
Forum: Living Strength 01-23-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By blackbelt
Wow! That's not an "I'm surprised" wow. ...

Wow!

That's not an "I'm surprised" wow. That's an "someone finally said it' wow.

I sure some part of this is due to advances (technology, research focus, etc.).

I can only hope that more...
Forum: Living Strength 01-01-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By blackbelt
Happy new year 2020!

Happy New Year everyone!

I'm looking forward to seeing what the new year will bring.
Forum: Living Strength 12-29-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By blackbelt
bennyb, Good luck with your new chapter in...

bennyb,

Good luck with your new chapter in life.

Rob (aka blackbelt)
Forum: Living Strength 12-26-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By blackbelt
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well John and fellow forum members.
Forum: Living Strength 12-20-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By blackbelt
Wow! I don’t know where to start. First –...

Wow! I don’t know where to start.

First – The guy was barely breathing, if he was at all on the “isometric” machine.

Second – There’s NO way someone should do something that intense without...
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