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  1. newGuy12

    Spread Your Wings.

    The "I could have been a contender" line of thinking is very dangerous, I believe. Its better to have the type of thinking that you illustrate in your post, much better. Funny, I was always picked last for kickball (and other games). This was before TKD, of course. Later, I lost interest in...
  2. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Well, as I understand it, "The Girls of Crossfit" will do the trick. I have a friend who is a US Marine -- he is one tough guy and very fit. He and his Marine friends do that Crossfit for fun and fitness. He swears by it. He said that I should do it, but of course, it does not fit my needs...
  3. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Yes Sir, and, Rippetoe's program is designed primarily for high school athletes. I am 42, and wish to baby my knees more than they do. Things will progress, like the tortoise and the hare. I'm having a great time of it. Safe is always important here. The lower back, too. I do not wish to...
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    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Yes Sir, I do know! This is going to be one tough cookie to crack. I have already had to "reset" on this quitting smoking, but I keep thinking about that rocket guy. He was met with all kinds of trouble, but he did not give up, and he finally realized his goal! To bluekey88: I have heard...
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    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    Good luck, have fun, brilliant having a before photo
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    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    Good luck, have fun, brilliant having a before photo
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    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    Good luck, have fun, brilliant having a before photo
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    just recieved 2nd dan

    Well, how about that? The bar just got higher... Congratulations!
  9. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Yes, its bad news. It is inconvenient to go through such a major life change as giving up smoking. But, I am weaning myself off and plan to quit (kick) on Thursday, so wish me luck. If this goes down right, I will soon be as strong as a Hung-Ga Man! No joke. Once I can squat 1.5 times my...
  10. newGuy12

    American Killed at Olympics

    There. Fixed that for you.
  11. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    From here: http://www.stopsmokingcenter.net/education/benefits.aspx That should be sufficient to kick the lifts up a notch in October!
  12. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Good News: I went to see the Strength Trainer. He "signed off" on all of the motions -- I do them correctly. He had to show me the powerclean, but I know it now, too. So, I can do the "Five Glorious Exercises": 1) The Squat 2) The Deadlift 3) The Bench Press 4) The Power Clean 5) The...
  13. newGuy12

    Excited

    Well, good, good, good! Practice is practice, but testing is testing. Everyone wishes to show good at testing. And they did! And yes sir, sometimes, life is good!
  14. newGuy12

    Excited

    I hope that they all do very well at the testing, Sir!
  15. newGuy12

    Paris Hilton responds to McCain's "celebrity" ad

    I may write her in on my ballot.
  16. newGuy12

    RBSD And TMAs: Does One Prepare You Better Than The Other?

    I know if the Aikidoka gets too "real", someone is going to get their arm ripped off. Some martial arts don't lend themselves very well too full out fighting (in practice), too many people would get hurt too bad. You can't very well practice it as one would practice, say, krav-maga. Even if...
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    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    But now an expert has told me that I was doing everything wrong! I have to change to Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength 3x5 until I can squat 1.5 times my own mass, and only THEN go for the hypertrophy. That's too bad, but that's the "Right Way", so that's what I'll do.
  18. newGuy12

    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    But now an expert has told me that I was doing everything wrong! I have to change to Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength 3x5 until I can squat 1.5 times my own mass, and only THEN go for the hypertrophy. That's too bad, but that's the "Right Way", so that's what I'll do.
  19. newGuy12

    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    But now an expert has told me that I was doing everything wrong! I have to change to Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength 3x5 until I can squat 1.5 times my own mass, and only THEN go for the hypertrophy. That's too bad, but that's the "Right Way", so that's what I'll do.
  20. newGuy12

    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    Good luck, bro! While you wax, let me wane/I must lose, that you may gain :P
  21. newGuy12

    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    Good luck, bro! While you wax, let me wane/I must lose, that you may gain :P
  22. newGuy12

    Comment by 'newGuy12' in media 'Christmas with the boys'

    Good luck, bro! While you wax, let me wane/I must lose, that you may gain :P
  23. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Hahaha! :jediduel:
  24. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    And people used bamboo shields instead of the modern day kinds!:headbangin:
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    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Yes, but you know that this iron can be addictive! It can freaking suck you in. The next thing you know, you are committed. I am feeling that way now. I am not so much on the Dark Side. I have seen it, in the Dojang. There are some fearful people. But the TKD is not so much evil, it has...
  26. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    I am not going to take any anabolic steroids or any other such thing. I am taking some supplements, though, two of them: 1) Creatine 2) Some whey protein That should be enough right there. Other body builders told me that everything else is just a waste of money, except maybe a multi...
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    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Oh, and to Xue Sheng, I am user 'missleRob' on the other forum there.
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    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Right. That's what I understand, so far. Its best to get plain STRONG first, with the big motions, with the barbell. THEN, one can go for the hypertrophy. It will take longer, but end the end, one is seriously strong. I have Mark Rippetoe's book Starting Strength coming from amazon.com...
  29. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Whoa! That's some horsepower! Rowdy! When I was a teenager, there was a bodybuilder that joined our Dojang, and my Old Master used to say each time he tested, "That's a HEAVYWEIGHT." (He was a huge guy). He eventually got to where he could kick very well, too! To see a big man like that do...
  30. newGuy12

    bodybuilding INSTEAD of the TKD

    Yes, also notice the thumbless grip (the hands merely hold the bar ON the back). The close grip, with the elbows back and HIGH. I will also do everything I can to have the best squat technique that I possibly can. The King of Exercises. Behold!
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