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by Ray E
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: More scientific support for NoS
Replies: 12
Views: 7301

My oldest lived in Western France her 10th grade HS year and Face Timed with one of my daughters at home to show her host family our house in the US. When they were in the kitchen, her host mother asked what "that" room was and my daughter said it's the pantry. After explaining how we use a pantry, ...
by Ray E
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Yearly check in!
Replies: 8
Views: 8250

Reinhard, you make a great point about how far removed we are from "normal" eating patterns. Spring break last year we visited our daughter who was studying abroad in Paris and the biggest thing to me was how you "owned" your table at a restaurant. Once you were seated, you actually ate at an enjoya...
by Ray E
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 13
Views: 7333

Glad you enjoyed it! I too live in Atlanta and also lived in SF years ago. It's not quite the walking city San Francisco is but it's much nicer than it was 20 years ago and there's quite a bit to do. I love visiting cities for 2-3 days and checking them out by walking.
by Ray E
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Granola Gap
Replies: 6
Views: 4520

I like reading how former "evil foods" like whole milk and red meat are now deemed healthy by 60%+ of nutritionists, but this number would be 20% or lower if this poll were conducted 20 years ago. Perhaps they should no longer be called nutritionists, but food faddists since this really seems to be ...
by Ray E
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: story snacks - The French are overweight
Replies: 14
Views: 12562

I spent a week in Paris a few weeks ago visiting my daughter who's studying there and it was striking to me just how thin people are compared to the US. It was the same in Belgium and Amsterdam. I don't have any statistics, but it was obvious based on the eyeball method! What was even more shocking ...
by Ray E
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Finally! Full shovelglove workout video
Replies: 7
Views: 7434

Thanks. I do 10 movements, but squat when I do the bale hay because I think that's what I would do if I really were bailing hay. I do 36 reps on each side with a 16lbs hammer and 32 with a 20lbser though I use 15 minutes as my cut off. I'll finish with pushups and after work one max set of pullups. ...
by Ray E
Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Finally! Full shovelglove workout video
Replies: 7
Views: 7434

You look great doing those! Is this the typical pace you use when you workout, or do you move "quicker" through each movement? Thanks for sharing this.
by Ray E
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove for Girls?
Replies: 42
Views: 41095

Shovelglove works overtime if you can stick with it. I'm 51 and people ask if I lift weights when all I do is SG plus some pushups and pullups. I alternate between the 16 and 20 pounders. 15 minutes or less a day is so beneficial yet this is in such contrast to the "must move one hour/day" mantra we...
by Ray E
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Where do you walk if you don't need to go anywhere?
Replies: 23
Views: 20917

Now that I've been walking for a while, colleagues who have seen me in the parking deck on more than one occasion asked if I'm actually walking the parking deck. When I tell them I am, they remark that it's something they should do too. I don't mind if the entire building does this, as long as I can...
by Ray E
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 6
Views: 6448

The theme of his story in my opinion is moderation over time works very well. I like the part where he brings up macro nutrients but says in essence, why bother?
by Ray E
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Loss
Replies: 6
Views: 6448

Weight Loss

This is an excellent (in my opinion) testimonial of sorts from a writer who lost 125 lbs in 2015. What's interesting is how he had to take it one day at at time, yet he developed a habit that should last a lifetime similar to NoS. https://medium.com/@billbarnwell/the-easiest-way-to-lose-125-pounds-i...
by Ray E
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Where do you walk if you don't need to go anywhere?
Replies: 23
Views: 20917

We have a seven story parking deck that takes me 30 minutes to walk from the lowest level to the top level then back down. I listen to podcasts so the time really flies!
by Ray E
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 11 Minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

Gotcha. I thought you were referring to the RCAF routine. Isometrics are great from what I've read and don't take much time either.
by Ray E
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 11 Minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

Reading this they want you to do the exercises every day unless you feel sore, tired, sick, etc. It's only 11 minutes and if you work up from the lowest level, it will never become too difficult until you get your personal potential. Seems to fit in with the 14 minutes of "something."
by Ray E
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 11 Minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

11 Minutes

Not sure exactly where this belongs, but it's a link to an 11 minute Royal Canadian Air Force exercise routine that fits right in to the moderation theme. This may have been posted years ago, but I don't remember. My college roommate's dad did this routine almost every day as long as he could rememb...
by Ray E
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: My Shovelglove journey
Replies: 7
Views: 8386

Going slow is a smart strategy. I recommend sticking with the 10 core exercises listed on the movement section and keeping the reps at 8 until you can go for 14 minutes. Good luck!
by Ray E
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 20 lbs
Replies: 6
Views: 8178

Thanks for the complement, but I'm in decent shape. I rowed crew in college so my pain threshold is fairly high. It takes me 15 minutes or less depending on the day. Some of the movements are very fast while others are a little slower. To do more work, if I finish a movement with my right arm I'll s...
by Ray E
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 20 lbs
Replies: 6
Views: 8178

I continue to rotate through the 16 and 20 lber depending on how I feel that morning. I thought about the amount of weight I'm moving with the 16 pounder and it's actually quite a bit. It's over 11,800 lbs which doesn't take into account the force behind each motion. I imagine in 14 minutes I'm doin...
by Ray E
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 20 lbs
Replies: 6
Views: 8178

20 lbs

I just moved to the 20lber from the 16lber this week. I was doing 740 reps (movements) in under 14 minutes with the 16 and today it took me over 14 minutes to complete 680 reps. It was the right time to move up, but I imagine I'll be at this weight for good.
by Ray E
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Cannot workout for 14 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 5209

I agree...I do ~15 minutes a day. I sometimes go up to 17 minutes, but I believe I'm ready to move up in weight. Exercise time is a myth IMO...quality over quantity every time.
by Ray E
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hammer Weight
Replies: 1
Views: 3295

Hammer Weight

I've been using the 16 lbs hammer for quite a while, 5x/wk ~15-17 minutes each session. I vary the number of sets and reps (e.g., 21-14-7, 25-15, 13-13-13, etc.) using 10 different exercises. I'm curious as to when others moved up to a higher hammer. Were you consistently finishing your workout belo...