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by storm fox
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So You Want to Lose Weight"
Replies: 20
Views: 5492

Thanks

That's oodles of win, thanks for posting it.
by storm fox
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wow....I actually did it!
Replies: 15
Views: 4116

Nice

As others have said, this is actually a big deal, and especially your emotional reaction to turning down a bad habit. These "little" wins are actually huge in significance. It starts with one, and each time after that, the habit is strengthened and you gain more sovereignty over your bad habits.
by storm fox
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New testimonial almost 2 years back with NoS :)
Replies: 14
Views: 4968

Yes

Deb, I'm glad you've been sticking to it, and I hope you reach your goal and maintain your habits effortlessly.
by storm fox
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pizza is not Evil?
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

Thompson's Pier!

I love your sig line! Army of Darkness is such a fun movie.
by storm fox
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another Helpful S-Day Tip from Tim Ferriss
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Another Helpful S-Day Tip from Tim Ferriss

I really like this, and I think Reinhard has recommended the same. One of Ferriss' readers had problems with cravings during the week, but instead of caving to them, she kept a piece of paper with her and wrote down each item that sounded so amazing during the week. On the weekend, if she still want...
by storm fox
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why You Should Stop Worrying About S-Day Gains (LONG)
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Points well taken.

I agree that consistency and tracking trends is more important than exactly when you weigh yourself. As far as women timing weigh-ins with their cycle, I think that's great advice. As a man, I completely missed that. I'd have to post a bunch of rolleyes if someone considered it TMI.
by storm fox
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why You Should Stop Worrying About S-Day Gains (LONG)
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Oops!

Yes, I'd totally forgotten about Reinhard's averaging of 3 monthly weigh-ins.
by storm fox
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why You Should Stop Worrying About S-Day Gains (LONG)
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Why You Should Stop Worrying About S-Day Gains (LONG)

Skip to second paragraph if you want to skip the back story. This relates to my "planned ignoring" of the scale. I've noticed some people check the scales on Monday morning and start hating themselves for enjoying S-Days. In a lot of my diet research, S-Day-type strategies are recommended. Since Tim...
by storm fox
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pizza is not Evil?
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

Pizza is not Evil?

I've eaten pizza twice on N-days, but have limited it to a single plate and have not suffered any gut bloat or any apparent fat gain. Depending on the size of the slice, I eat what fits on a plate without stacking (2-4 slices depending on the size of pizza). This is really retraining me to see simpl...
by storm fox
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: When to go up a size?
Replies: 12
Views: 14589

When to go up a size?

Just like the title says. When do you know to move up say, from a 12 to a 16? I don't need to be told exactly when, because I'm fairly certain it's not possible to tell through forum posts. Are there any guidelines or rough estimates?
by storm fox
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Neglecting the Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Neglecting the Scale

In my past goes at No S, I overemphasized the scale and de-emphasized the habits as a means to an end. I now realize how backward and typical this is, and have resolved NOT to look at the scale until 4/2/11. Not only is it a Saturday, it avoids checking on April First (because this time I'm not fool...
by storm fox
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

Thanks!

Thanks for the warm welcome back. :D
by storm fox
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: This guy inspired me!
Replies: 1
Views: 3325

This guy inspired me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBv-iaNAnpE I used to do similar work in a feedstore for 8 years, although our loading/unloading was not nearly as hardcore. If we had to unload a truck, each pallet was usually loaded with 40 bags each weighing 50 pounds. Sometimes the trucks had 4 pallets, sometimes ...
by storm fox
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sledge Exchange?
Replies: 3
Views: 4260

Hammer exchange

Blujay, I don't have what you're after, but what about your area's discount or hardware stores? Local hardware stores usually have pretty good selections, and Home Depot usually has 10 and 12 pounders. In my area, Big Lots sometimes has large hammers, and a bargain outlet store called Ollie's almost...
by storm fox
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Fat Burning
Replies: 9
Views: 7965

Hmmm

From everything I've read, you burn a greater percentage of fat at low intensity, long-duration exercise (i.e. urban ranger), while at higher intensities, you burn more stored sugar (glycogen). I've heard some questionable info that after you exercise, your body favors the opposite stored fuel sourc...
by storm fox
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Habits Recommended in the Book Corps Strength
Replies: 5
Views: 2626

Eating Habits Recommended in the Book Corps Strength

The book is "Corps Strength" by Paul Roarke (sorry, I was having italics editing issues), a retired US Marine. His exercise recommendations are very cool, but take longer than 14 minutes (the price of going from "pretty good" levels of fitness to "holy monkeys!" levels. He has sustained fitness into...
by storm fox
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Failure Mod "Tracking Bogeys."
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

If it works for you

If it works for you, then great, but I like the simplicity of 3 colors, and the clarity of even 1 slip-up=Fail. It's the hardline moderation that appeals to me. That's why I chose a monitoring system instead of a punishment/reward system.
by storm fox
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Failure Mod "Tracking Bogeys."
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

No S Failure Mod "Tracking Bogeys."

In the past, when I've failed on an N-day, I have the problem of binging because I've already failed, and thought I might as well just "live it up" for the rest of the day. I like to think that knowing this is helpful, and that remaining cognizant of the harm this kind of thought pattern can do to h...
by storm fox
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Another Reason 14 Minutes can be so Good
Replies: 3
Views: 5702

Another Reason 14 Minutes can be so Good

I have been really thinking about the 14 minutes of ANYTHING, and I may have stumbled across another reason it can be more powerful than uberprograms. I see again and again in vlogs, blogs, and forum posts what boils down to, "I trained extra hard/long today, so I blew my diet. Oh, well, after train...
by storm fox
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article about actresses and what they eat
Replies: 14
Views: 4340

Yeah...

Re: Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts also had a body double for several of the scenes (for what reasons and which scenes, I'm not exactly sure. I haven't seen that movie in at least 5-7 years) that don't show her face. Also, male movie stars can have just as hard of a time. It's not unheard of to gain 10...
by storm fox
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2683

I'm Back!

I have been elbows deep into nutritionism and "optimization." Low carb, slow carb, paleo, intermittent fasting, calorie counting, and all manner of obsessing, micromanaging, fretting, etc. All the while, I was fighting this small, soft background thought of, "I had sustainable success on No-S. I cou...
by storm fox
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Animal Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 7894

Hmmm.

I got my deadlift to 400 pounds by doing kettlebell swings with a single 65 pound KB. The swing is a movement full of momentum and acceleration/deceleration. If momentum-intensive lifting doesn't build strength or muscle, tell it to by back, hips, and grip. I'm not trying to be rude, but rather putt...
by storm fox
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of not eating healthy enough
Replies: 31
Views: 10109

nice!

Wosnes owns, and so does NoelFigart. There is much wisdom, and you could do lifetimes of research and scarcely come up with better practical advice. This is a very good and sharp crew.
by storm fox
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Day Laborer (still going) and Urban Deranger (demoted)
Replies: 9
Views: 8249

Dice

Eric, are you referencing Dan John's "Workout Randomizer?" I think it's a pretty good way to keep things random and fun.
by storm fox
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Animal Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 7894

My Friend Mo.

Chiangmaiboss, no disrespect, but what is wrong with using momentum? Is it not a natural, useful thing to speed up objects as we manipulate them? I know some people try to eliminate momentum, but I don't see where that applies once we're shovelling snow, throwing a ball, or jumping to catch a frisbee.
by storm fox
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My husband won't let me walk anywhere!!
Replies: 24
Views: 11312

hmmm

Glad things are somewhat resolved. Get him to watch shows other than "Middle Class Women Abducted in Public by Unknown Creeps". It will do you both powerful good to feed less traumatic things into his anxieties.
by storm fox
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I don't believe that No S works well with strength training
Replies: 13
Views: 5442

Oh.

I'd steer clear of bodybuilding, unless you really love it for its own sake. I can scarcely recommend any athletic training book more than Infinite Intensity by Ross Enamait. YRG fitness system supposedly goes well with swimming, and there are people who have gotten the kind of physique you're after...
by storm fox
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Large Meals Encourage Snacking?
Replies: 7
Views: 2687

Sounds like a blood sugar spike and crash to me, but what do I know?
by storm fox
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Worried that 14 Minutes isn't Enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 8657

Cool.

I didn't originate the guts, these are heavily tweaked programs from simplefit.org and crossfit.com. The 1 to 1.5 pushups to squats ratio is easier to recover from for sure. I like the Karl Gotch 1:2 idea, and when I only do squats and pushups, I tend to not go crazy on the pushups for the recovery ...
by storm fox
Tue May 25, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Worried that 14 Minutes isn't Enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 8657

Worried that 14 Minutes isn't Enough?

WARNING! This is just part of what I'm doing. It is strenuous and can be miserable or maybe dangerous if you go at it too hard. Talk to your doctor. I'm not a certified fitness or exercise anything. I'm also poor as hell, so don't sue. Less-urgent but important caveat: If you don't have a few months...
by storm fox
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breakfast like king, lunch like prince, dinner like pauper
Replies: 11
Views: 4119

Russian variation of the saying...

The Russian variation of the saying is: Eat your whole breakfast, share your lunch with a friend, and give your dinner to an enemy. I think walkerlori's approach sounds great for people who thrive by eating a heavier breakfast. Some people seem to do well with this approach, others do well on the op...
by storm fox
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Love My S Days!
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

ugh

Kathleen, yes, the body is a great teacher! I ate a funnel cake on Sunday, and for hours afterward, felt terrible. I could've had a quarter of it and had all of the pleasure and none of the pain. As it stands, I don't think I'll be attempting any portion of a funnel cake for a while. Many treats are...
by storm fox
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Love My S Days!
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

*

I'll admit, I haven't reigned-in my behaviors on S-Days yet. I actually don't care to reign them in at this point. At this point in my habit-building, I think cracking down on S-Days would be a mistake. I'm really letting the S-Days be as decadent as I care to have them as I build my N-Day habits. M...
by storm fox
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One hundred pushups: my thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 14928

pushups

I'm no pushup ace, but if you just want to incorporate pushups into your regular workouts, I like the workouts at www.simplefit.org. There are others, but this can get you moving in the right direction.
by storm fox
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Love My S Days!
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

I Love My S Days!

Just had to say it. Treats are nice rewards, and I need not regret a thing!
by storm fox
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to diet
Replies: 36
Views: 7998

not alone

Hey, I know what you mean. I struggle with diet and make myself miserable with one extreme or another, but it's not worth it! No S is the sanest, humanest diet you will ever be on. As has been brought up many times, this isn't the only diet that works, but it is probably the only diet that gets easi...
by storm fox
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 55540

neat

This thread made me very happy! I love discussions of useful, lifelong fitness, and this thread is all about that very thing. Thanks, Chiangmaiboss! This has cured my Monday blues.
by storm fox
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back on the Wagon!
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

Happy to be back.

I do well on No S, and I find it liveable, and it deals with my excesses pretty well. What's not to like?
by storm fox
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back on the Wagon!
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

Back on the Wagon!

Hey, I'm trying to get my act together, and that includes getting back to the No-S habit. I keep falling off the wagon in times of chaos and disorder, which is not big surprise, but it is a big concern, for the reasons mentioned in the book.
by storm fox
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Anyone tried/heard of SuperSlow?
Replies: 5
Views: 10540

meh

Thumbs down on SuperSlow from me. Tried it, but never liked it, and never got results. What about shovelglove, kettlebells, or crossfit?
by storm fox
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise????
Replies: 9
Views: 3740

ah

I would continue the walks, for all the reasons everyone has listed. Kettlebells absolutely get my vote. Kettlebells can be done outside handily. You can even leave them in your car (seatbelted in-and don't think I'm joking. Free-range kettelbells in your car can cause problems!). There is also body...
by storm fox
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The 2008 "durings" are here!
Replies: 18
Views: 5214

Family

Reinhard,
I really like the 08 pictures, as they put you in a social context-as in the same social context in which the diet works. And, well, awww, you guys are all so cute! :D
by storm fox
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: new twist on an old workout
Replies: 2
Views: 8065

new twist on an old workout

Saw this posted on another message board (work/family safe):
http://fitdeck.com/
I really like the deck of cards workout, but this really seems like a cool innovation. It made me realize, you could take a regular deck of cards workout and apply it to shovelglove.
by storm fox
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oprah needs No S
Replies: 36
Views: 19806

oh

Blue, that sounds aweful.
by storm fox
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Colon cleanses
Replies: 9
Views: 3016

ugh...

+1 to what everyone has said. Deb, years ago I decided to try the saltwater thing. Revolting, painful, nasty. I tried it as an experiment to see if it changed how I fealt. Long story short, it was a lot like having food poisoning sans vomit. Sorry to be gross, but it can't be healthy. I don't know w...
by storm fox
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A month of No S and I've gained over six pounds!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 6825

hi

Hi, I may not have an answer for you, but I did want to throw out some support. With hypoglycemia, I would really recommend clearing any diet with you Dr. since diet can have such a profound effect on the problem. Some questions for you: The first sounds bad, but please don't take it as such. It's b...
by storm fox
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Depression Era Cooking
Replies: 100
Views: 62165

huh

I'd be interested to know her definition of "fat." If it matches up with the modern "skinny-fat," I think it's absolutely plausible. But I would find it hard to believe that she would have ever been "fat" by most standards.
by storm fox
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Depression Era Cooking
Replies: 100
Views: 62165

tried

I finally got around to making the poorman's meal. AMAZING! When rewatching Clara's vids, did anyone catch her little quip about being fat during the depression at 1:09 during the episode on the poorman's meal?
by storm fox
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Ridicule from family and friends:(
Replies: 24
Views: 14879

Just

All that has been said here is gold. I don't do much SG, but I respect the hell out of it. "Normal" methods get "normal" results: i.e. burnout, metabolic syndrome, or lack of any results whatsoever. I don't dig bodybuilding or Mike Mentzer, but he had a great saying, "If you're going to lead the orc...
by storm fox
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove supplement: Chin up bar
Replies: 9
Views: 11365

pullups and stuff

A friend of mine couldn't do a single pullup, but I asked her if she could hook up a doorway bar, and she was all about it. I ran into her later, and after a month or so, she could do two full reps. She may not pass any Spetsnaz standards, but she made a ridiculous improvement for a grandmother in h...
by storm fox
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove supplement: Chin up bar
Replies: 9
Views: 11365

This you may like

http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/69/

Reinhard, did you have any idea that your advice is so cutting edge? My landlord won't let me install a doorway bar, and the door gym/iron gym ones don't fit. I have a pullup bar in the shed, though, and it gets plenty of love.
by storm fox
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Healthy Snacks
Replies: 6
Views: 2974

wow

That's some staggering calculating we're supposed to do. Over the long haul, that's a load of concious thought to dedicate to a diet while you actually have a life outside the research lab. Tell me, why do most diets fail again?
by storm fox
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Burpee Fun This Morning...
Replies: 1
Views: 6939

Burpee Fun This Morning...

I did the countdown from 14 to 1 rep in 13:58. 105 reps. I will not seek to add anything until I can pace it to do 1 set per minute and not scramble on the last 4 sets. So far, that means I have two favorite burpee-only workouts (half my bodyweight exercise days are dedicated to burpees, while the o...
by storm fox
Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideal weight vs realistic weight
Replies: 8
Views: 2917

for athletes

I've heard that for a lean, muscular build that men should start at 100# at 5 ft, and add 10# for every inch after that. Then again, I've heard a lot of ridiculous things over the years...
by storm fox
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: July challenge...anyone up for it?
Replies: 47
Views: 11121

late to the party

Well, I guess I'm late getting back to the party, but I really have to say that I like this challenge. To clarify, I like the metric of this challenge. It's not, "who can lose the most by starvation and diuretics," or "who can add X pounds to press/pull/squat by the end of the month," it uses habit....
by storm fox
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sorry No-s is taking up all the oxygen lately...
Replies: 6
Views: 4585

spilling the beans

I've been all Secret Squirrel about it, but I'm working on a zombie-themed Shovelglove workout. I'm such a nerd!

Reinhard, please write a shovelglove book.
by storm fox
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Some interesting No S related links
Replies: 10
Views: 3257

Some interesting No S related links

Surfing...
found a good one:
decently flattering for Reinhard
http://www.conversiondiary.com/2008/06/ ... ttony.html
by storm fox
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where did we get...???
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

devil's advocate

Hello, I'm not trying to be the Devil's advocate here, although my position may be taken as such. I do not do well at all if I restrict the protein I eat. I have tried to do so for environmental reasons, for ethical reasons, and for purported benefits to health and athletic prowess. Protein, and mea...
by storm fox
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Quick Draw
Replies: 7
Views: 10330

Playing around today...

I like this one. It also works with a scenario I am ironing out. What about "rifleman?" The head of the SG is the muzzle of the rifle. Pull the "rifle" up, pause (to shoot, of course!), lower, and repeat. Problem is, it could be hard on the base of the neck unless posture is perfect.
by storm fox
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Handing Up Supplies?
Replies: 1
Views: 5506

Handing Up Supplies?

Hi, all I was thinking along the lines of a scenario (classified for now), and thought of this move, which I call "handing up supplies," for now. If this is someone else's move, please let me know and I won't take credit for your work. Procedure: SG is head down, handle up grab SG as near the head a...
by storm fox
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: bodyweight move-Ecstatic Worshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 11841

14 min

This morning I drove at it decently hard, doing burpee intervals of 1 min on/1 min off. Pretty rough work indeed. I got 91 reps in 14 min. Long way to go, I know. Once the gut is burned off, I think I'll be doing better.
by storm fox
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet on TV
Replies: 16
Views: 5915

huh...

Yeah, that nutritionist should read the book before she makes the assumption that every S Day is a food orgy. I also was amused at how she acted as if it were really difficult to go without snacks. Oh, God, what would become of us if we couldn't permasnack? Puh-lease. I have no idea about some peopl...
by storm fox
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: bodyweight move-Ecstatic Worshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 11841

yup

Yeah, I totally underestimated the burpee until, for mere variety's sake, started doing them. As any fool would, I thought, "hey, I'm tough, how hard can it be?" I rolled the Workout Randomizer (thanks, Dan John), and apparently I'm doing burpees for intervals of 1 minute on/1 off for 14 min tomorro...
by storm fox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: bodyweight move-Ecstatic Worshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 11841

bodyweight move-Ecstatic Worshipper?

I couldn't think of a clever name. The exercise is called the burpee by most, the bastardo by some, and difficult by all who try it. There was some internet buzz on the burpee while back over a journal article in which prisoners in the California Correctional System or some such supposedly did burpe...
by storm fox
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Optimized Oatmeal Revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Optimized Oatmeal Revisited

Has anyone used a thermos to cook their oatmeal? I imagine that this way, steel cut oats could be used. Themoses are not hard to maintain, but it is a whole extra item to lug along. Back in the day, when I was getting ready for Y2K, I learned this from preparedness nuts. They can be some creepy peop...
by storm fox
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 11578

stuff

I do a mix of stuff (barbell, kettlebell, bodyweight), although I'd like to finally codify things, trade some intensity for more frequency, etc. Fine tuning. I work with kids (TSS), so I am active. The 4-year old girl I work with needs to be carried a good deal in our community time, and often at ho...
by storm fox
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Storm is Back on the Wagon!
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

Storm is Back on the Wagon!

Need to build and reinforce good habits.
Start weight: 188 Pounds
Waist at navel: 35.5 Inches
Bad Eating Habits: Grazing, Sweets, wanting "my money's worth" at the buffet, occasional dietary micromanagement.
by storm fox
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S for Athletes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

evaluating priorities

After careful consideration, I've decided that maybe the "athlete" thing was more of a slippery slope excuse that has kept me in a holding pattern of bouncing from one excess to another, overtraining, overeating to recuperate, etc. Facing facts, I am not an athlete, I just like vigorous physical act...
by storm fox
Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S for Athletes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

No S for Athletes?

Hello, I was curious as to how this can be done. My training is very metabolically demanding and requires a goodly amount of energy (which makes it effective for fat loss). However, I have found that periodically, when my training really kicks up and my body decides to adapt by building muscle inste...
by storm fox
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is the craziest diet you've tried?
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

Warrior Diet-No Question

Mine was the Warrior Diet, in which you eat very small amounts of whole foods and water during the day, and then, after you work out, you eat a huge salad, then a protein and cooked veg, and lastly, whole food carbs.
by storm fox
Thu May 17, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I Done Fell Off'n the Wagon!
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

I Done Fell Off'n the Wagon!

The last week of class and finals week, I buckled. I fell completely off the wagon and everything else was a deck of cards. The diet went, then the energy went, then I felt all crappy, and then the training went. My typical spring allergies followed, and it has taken until today to resolve to get ba...
by storm fox
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Everyday System for Nutrition?
Replies: 8
Views: 3495

Everyday System for Nutrition?

This is mentioned on the NoS page, and I was curious as to whether it is in the works. I have had a decent time with NoS, and am wondering how to tackle the nutritional nuts and bolts.
by storm fox
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sweets
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Okay, are berries a sweet, then? I found I got very sensitized to sweet things from only having desserts on S-Days. I was countin git thus: Plain frozen berries or berries in oatmeal-not an S. Berries with 100% grapejuice-counts as an S. I kind of broke it down like this because I eat a good deal of...
by storm fox
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is denial always bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 3190

The first week or two, not only was there a feeling of denial for me, but actually of hardship . No kidding. I was so out of control with my eating that any positive change, any discipline, any delayed gratification was very hard. By the third week, I was really enjoying it. And today, I woke up aft...
by storm fox
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dieting Does not work
Replies: 4
Views: 2793

Just a point to nit-pick: From 1980 to 2000, the percentage of Americans who were obese more than doubled, from 15 percent to 31 percent of the population, Mann noted. I feel vidicated here. I think I was in 12th grade when they changed the classification of "obese" to 20+ pounds overweight (forget ...
by storm fox
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 558263

I'm in as of Monday 4/9/07. Bodyweight @ start-190 (kinda dehydrated-usually heavier) 24 days in-183.5 (a tad bloated from having the flu earlier this week, too). I've noticed that my bodyweight can fluctuate usually about 4 pounds in a couple of days, even during the week. I've head this attributed...
by storm fox
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Storm's check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

I'm still on, and kept to it through the flu. I've been really busy, and those simple rules have still kept me in line and kept me losing fat. I think I've actually put on some muscle, though, which should further help fat burning.
by storm fox
Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: If you have 20 min, you can do some crazy stuff....
Replies: 8
Views: 5842

I respect your shugging for sure. I have discovered that I really do much better playing with all sorts of toys and running amuck that way.
by storm fox
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: If you have 20 min, you can do some crazy stuff....
Replies: 8
Views: 5842

If you have 20 min, you can do some crazy stuff....

Here's my log: http://p069.ezboard.com/ftheironworksfrm16.showMessage?topicID=68.topic Nothing amazing or all that great, but the whole point is to keep things interesting enough that I'll look forward to training and it will feel more like play. For those interested in nuts and bolts program design...
by storm fox
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Storm's check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

Catching up to 4-1-07
Still going strong. I'm not bothering to fill in for last week, but the habit is already getting entrenched. Weekends, I have a hard time with, but I'm working on that.
by storm fox
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 10 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 5621

Kevin's strategy is time-honored among martial artists, lifters, and others who like to get more out of their bodies. Call it "bracing," call it "feed-forward tension," or call it whatever you like. Main points to focus on are your grip (crush the shug!), butt, and abs (don't push your stomach out, ...
by storm fox
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: tabata method
Replies: 12
Views: 8753

Soap Swings are an education. I'd start with a lighter bell than you've been swinging with, and yes, liquid dish soap. Don't expect a high rep count. The other note, from Pavel, is to not "candy up" the swing at all. That is, don't slow it down (making it easier on the grip and getting you more reps...
by storm fox
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a Victory in numbers, but in habit!
Replies: 3
Views: 2421

Not a Victory in numbers, but in habit!

No, I haven't done anything huge that can be quantified. No big time milestones or anything. However, at work today, there were many reasons to celebrate: 2 birthdays and the seeing off of my mentor. I was dreading the moment the cake and ice cream would be trotted out. Ice cream has always been my ...
by storm fox
Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: tabata method
Replies: 12
Views: 8753

A couple I recently tried are Floor Wipers with KB's, and "Renegade Manmakers." I guess the only way the names could have been worse would be if they were floor makers and man wipers. Silly. Good exercises, though. My bread and butter are: 1-hand C&P, 1-hand snatch, a few different types of swings. ...
by storm fox
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: tabata method
Replies: 12
Views: 8753

KB snatches really are awesome overall, aren't they? I have a snatch workout coming up tomorrow. Many low-reps sets over 20 minutes. As long as my palms hold out, anyway. I have learned to stop when the palm starts tingling in "that funny way." Doing so hurts my ego, but I no longer get palm tears.
by storm fox
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New, and heavy...
Replies: 6
Views: 2885

I have tried a bunch of diets, and no-s is by far the sanest, most humane, most sustainable thing you can do to get your eating in order. No 8 meals per day, no crazy macro/micro nutrient counting, no trying to stay up to date with the latest "good" and "bad" foods. I have found my body does well wi...
by storm fox
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 300 workout
Replies: 14
Views: 8652

Sorry, I made an error. The 100# overhead is no big deal. This gentleman was only using 1 hand, and wasn't very big, even in his youth. He was very proud of it and I want to make sure I relate it accurately.
by storm fox
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie question: What sorts of exercise do you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 9548

I really like exercise, especially strength and strength/endurance training. Lately I've taken up far-parking (bits and pieces of walking add up) and a few days of sustained walking. I occasionally do tabata intervals, but they're a once in a while thing.
by storm fox
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Storm's check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

3/23/07
Success! And onward toward the weekend!
by storm fox
Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It is good to get hungry between meals
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Hey, that's a damn good point.
by storm fox
Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Storm's check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

3/21/07
Success!

3/22/07
Success!
by storm fox
Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 300 workout
Replies: 14
Views: 8652

Update: I admit, I did read into it way too much. It comes from my media analysis training. Thankfully, this time I was wrong. So I can enjoy it as a kick-arse highly embellished telling of something that happened. Good. I'm going to go see it again. It's good motivation. Most of what can be said ab...
by storm fox
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It is good to get hungry between meals
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Charles Staley, whom I have great respect for, has said that a major problem in dieting is that people want to avoid hunger. He recommends that for those trying to lose fat, hunger between meals should be welcomed. So, in his view, hunger is relatively neutral, but it can be used to sabotage weight ...
by storm fox
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Storm's check-in
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

Storm's check-in

Start:
Monday 3/19/07
Start Weight-190 lb

3/19/07
Success!

3/20/07
Success!
by storm fox
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Plating
Replies: 19
Views: 9651

Trouble is, with me they're not just waves...they're tsunamis! I'm a bit of a fundamentalist with this diet. I eat nothing between meals, and I don't drink caloried beverages between meals either. Water is the only thing I take between meals. I went with No S because A) It is probably the most human...
by storm fox
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Book
Replies: 83
Views: 35540

Congrats! This is the other reason for my rejoining the group! See if they can possibly put this thing on shelves by January 1, 2008. You are guaranteed to sell a heap of 'em then!
by storm fox
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Steve Justa on workouts for Fat Burning
Replies: 1
Views: 6336

Steve Justa on workouts for Fat Burning

Let me calmly state how much I doubt anyone has the time to invest in this. I ordered a back issue of Milo (Dec 2002) for an article by Steve Justa, who our own Reinhard has been repeatedly compared to. In this article, entitled "High Endurance Workouts to Burn Fat," Justa describes the strategy tha...
by storm fox
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 300 workout
Replies: 14
Views: 8652

My wife and I saw that movie. Its apparent political message disturbed me greatly. To lionize a king who declares an illegal war against the will of his advisors bothers me (besides, I don't think that part is actually historical, but is rather a post-911 twist). And the idea that the Spartans knew ...
by storm fox
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Re-introduction. The Comfortable are Afflicted!
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

Re-introduction. The Comfortable are Afflicted!

Hello again, all. Ever hear the saying, "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable?" I've gotten too comfortable, and it's afflicted me. I have not been doing any strongman stuff, mostly kettlebells, and not nearly regularly enough. I'm constantly hovering around 190 pounds at 5'8" with a 38...
by storm fox
Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Storm's Daily Check-in, Start 12-4-05
Replies: 6
Views: 5038

continued...

Saturday and Sunday were both S days, so, hey, I succeeded.

Monday, 12/12/05-Success!

Tuesday, 12/13/05- Success!

Wednesday, 12/14/05- Success!