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by Samik
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fat Curse -- a metaphor
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Fat Curse -- a metaphor

I will interpret this thread in the same way as PAstrychef. Apologies if that's off-the-mark. My advice is that the most important characteristic of any fitness regimen, diet, etc., is stick-to-it-ability. The best program in the world is worthless if you fall off after a week or two. A modest progr...
by Samik
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ...In my pants
Replies: 225
Views: 18796

Re: ...In my pants

Put my entire library on shuffle... first six results or so neither made sense nor were amusing. Then I got:

Danger Zone in my pants.

I am satisfied.
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: How many posts can you get in a row?
Replies: 4602
Views: 226034

Re: How many posts can you get in a row?

Unless I'm mistaken... 597! New Record! Woohoo! And if anybody is interested in the runner-ups: Samik 500 Idont_know12 200 Davean 163 Keozen 155 Pkuky 91 Joshz 85 Le4dGolem 82 Pr1mu5 60 Ansain 50 I can't freaking believe it. I thought I'd have that record forever. I thought this thread had been for...
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1733
Views: 111522

Re: One Letter Word Game

shalm
by Samik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1928: "Seven Years"
Replies: 51
Views: 6794

Re: 1928: "Seven Years"

This was nice to see. Hope everyone here is well.
by Samik
Mon May 29, 2017 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2670 + 54 = 2724 Our complex's little gym finally added a bar, but it's rather wide grip. Incredible how much more difficult it was for me. Anyway, that's probably my last contribution for a while. My travels begin on Wednesday. I'll have to see how I do at the end of the summer, when I'm probably h...
by Samik
Sun May 14, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2504 + 132 = 2636
by Samik
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2386 + 88 = 2474
by Samik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2264 + 77 = 2341
by Samik
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 262950

Re: Run 10,000 miles

04 APR: 41.1 + 3.1 = 44.2 - Eight weeks left before I head out on my trip, and my strength/cardio balance is all wrong right now. I'm in a mini addicted-to-lifting phase at the moment. Have to have to switch gears; the weeks are slipping away. (I guess doing something is better than doing nothing, b...
by Samik
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

2108 + 79 = 2187

Hit 17 last night, good and strict. Which is a high-water mark since '15JAN when I got 19.

Was a long slog to go from 16 to 17, but I'm also up in weight a bit, so, I'll take it I guess.

Now let's see if I can go from 17 to 18 in less than 2.5 months...
by Samik
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1900 + 92 = 1992

Going to make an attempt at another high-water mark soon. (Is there a more generally used term for something that's not a pb, but is a best in a recent time frame?)



sophyturtle wrote:I am helping
You are!
by Samik
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1599 + 30 = 1629

Zapheod wrote:We are moving this along pretty quickly. 10k will come in no time.

Yup, this one and the pushup one tend to scream by. Nothing wrong with that!
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 10347

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

Why is picking the wings of a fly a dick thing to do? I spent a month this past summer backpacking in Colorado. The black flies there, in some places, are absolutely unreal. Slather yourself in 98% deet all day long - forget about it, they don't even care. I got incredibly good at killing these thi...
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:56 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 262950

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Still working. Just elliptical the last couple weeks. Also variable durations and programs, so nothing to track really.

But, putting in good work.



I guess some would find ellipticals dull too, but I really like being able to just close my eyes and submerge.
by Samik
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

1220 + 75 = 1295
by Samik
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 262950

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Hi all! I'm quite proud of this thread as OP, so it's great to see it necro'd! I have a fantasy that many years in the future, after the comic has ended and the community has dispersed, this place will survive in a vestigial form as a fitness forum for nerds. 27.3 + 4.8 = 32.1 Three laps up and dow...
by Samik
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

827 + 64 = 891
by Samik
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3276
Views: 586518

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Had another end of the world dream. These are not a common thing for me - this is the third one, lifetime, that I can remember. (Spoiler alert: I'm now 0-3 in saving the world.) So, in this dream, the universe is created and managed by intelligent entities. It is implied that these are neither divin...
by Samik
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

I wish I was hitting 16. 2 months ago I was barely hitting 4. Now I'm barely hitting 10. I would say that once you're hitting double digits, you're officially good at pullups . Everything after that.. just becomes a grind to keep besting yourself by one every now and then. I'm not sure I'm ever goi...
by Samik
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Ab Roller vs Situps
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

Re: Ab Roller vs Situps

http://startingstrength.com/articles/abs_rippetoe.pdf Rippetoe has his faults, but his Abs article is dead on, as far as I can tell (dramatic language aside). Agree with his position on abs. Very rarely do anything special for them beyond the work they get in deadlift, squat, pullups, etc. Never no...
by Samik
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 262950

Re: Run 10,000 miles

This time I did ~ 7:00 / 9:00 / 5:00 / 11:30, and finished feeling like death. I'll bet! That 5:00 in the middle especially's a real increase over what you were doing before, nice one! Good luck if you do opt for distance instead of speed next time :) Well, the first and third split are the downhil...
by Samik
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Nice. That's a solid week.

603 + 40 = 643
by Samik
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 262950

Re: Run 10,000 miles

The siren's song of the elliptical is powerful. Just so easy to put music on, close my eyes, and go to work.

Still need to do real ground miles or my feet and lower legs won't be ready for the trail...
by Samik
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

347 + 16 = 363


Feel awful. Intended to do a full workout anyway. Got through one set and tapped out.

Still, haven't hit 16 in a while. Very strict, full range of motion, right through #16.

Can live with that as today's small victory.
by Samik
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

Unfortunately had to work on Saturday so didn't get around to start. Hopefully this week goes better. Also, do sit-ups/push-ups count? Well, there's a 10,000 pushups thread as well, that actually made it all the way to 50,785 , but has not been posted in for over two years (used to contribute, but ...
by Samik
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!
Replies: 116
Views: 70852

Re: Summer Mile Time Reduction Challenge!

Followup to last year's saga: Shortly after that last post I shifted gears to trail work as I started to make plans for a summer of backpacking. In one sense (the sense of lugging myself and a pack up and down mountains), I got in without question the best shape of my life over the summer - by the e...
by Samik
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

120 + 58 = 178

Turns out housemate had a decent doorframe bar, so back in business.



Sabrar wrote:Will also join to get some peer-pressure for motivation. Trying to start this weekend.

Peeeeer pressure.
by Samik
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 262950

Re: Run 10,000 miles

6.9 + 3.2 = 11.1 mi Same route as last time: a 0.8 mile hill that climbs 400ft, going up and down twice. Went ~32:30 this time, which doesn't actually reflect an improvement, as all the time gained was on the downhill. Last time, since it was the first time out, I took it real easy, especially downh...
by Samik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

24 + 30 = 54 Don't have time to go to the gym today or tomorrow, couldn't really find anything great to hang off of around my house. Wound up just hanging off a wallish thing and dragging my way up and down, for a kind of half pull-up half bicep-curl motion. Stayed pretty strict on depth and height ...
by Samik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13250
Views: 1278133

Re: Today I Learned

Slugs can survive extended refrigeration. Got my celery out of the fridge, broke off a couple stalks, felt something slimy on my thumb, figured it was a little bit of rotting leaf (celery has been in there about a week), absentmindedly tried to rub it off with index finger. It's sticking. It's movin...
by Samik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Oh My God Wow I Am So Unfit
Replies: 4
Views: 2715

Re: Oh My God Wow I Am So Unfit

Get on the horse should equal fall off the horse plus one. Or something. I might be rambling because I too am feeling too much from a mild workout today. I think the saying you're looking for is two steps forward, one step back? That's been the essential character of my fitness journey. An entire (...
by Samik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 262950

Re: Run 10,000 miles

Going to restart this for 2017, like dimochka did with the pull-ups thread. I have exactly 21 weeks to get back in shape, before taking off on a fairly aggressive summer backpacking tour. I did three months off this past summer, and had a wonderful time, but spent half of the summer just hiking myse...
by Samik
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)
Replies: 314
Views: 144044

Re: 10,000 Pull-ups (or Chin-ups)

I'm in. I have exactly 21 weeks to get in the best shape of my life, before I begin by far my most aggressive summer backpacking tour.

In for the night, but I will begin at some point shortly here. Just wanted you to know you weren't alone.
by Samik
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775414

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:Religion has barely come up this year, and Donald is hardly a devout Christian.

Thanks.
by Samik
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 775414

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honest question from someone who is, as yet, mostly politically uninformed: as an atheist, should I be concerned? If so, how concerned?
by Samik
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1670: "Laws of Physics"
Replies: 46
Views: 10187

Re: 1670: "Laws of Physics"

I actually beat this game. Once. Won a cute stuffed panda for my wife. You have to JUST miss the pin on the way in, and let air drag work its magic. Or, you were the one guy that weekend the carnie let win, so as to convince everyone else it's not a scam. Does anyone miss the indoctrination of lunk...
by Samik
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 10374

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

Ok new (concurrent) game, guess what city people are talking about from their description of its Wikipedia talk page. StClair, you are from Eugene, Oregon. Samik is Nashua, New Hampshire. This one was really hard, but commodorejohn is from Duluth, Minnesota. It was tricky because his user infobox s...
by Samik
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 10374

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

Hey I like this game, let's all list glosses of the talk pages of our respective home-places. I thought this sounded like a good idea. Then, I remembered that I grew up in the most boring city in America. ⋅  Distance from the sea? ⋅  Pictures ⋅  South ---- and neighbor...
by Samik
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28316
Views: 2650366

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

When people use old email threads as containers for all future correspondences, because they are lazy and it's easier to just hit 'reply' than 'compose', so that I keep having emails show up with long-since-irrelevant subject lines.

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