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  1. Dredging up posts of the past, I have been wondering what has happened to "Thor" over the last couple of years. His book, Raw Power! is apparently out of print, and going for anywhere between $79 to $414 on Alibris and Amazon. His claims that he benches 315 for who nows how many times seem to be a bit unrealistic to me since my former brother in law (not a vegan) benches 505 for 10 reps and 315 for up to 40 reps, and his phsyique looks a heck of a lot more lean and mean than Thor's. (Arlin) I had been asking around rawfood.com what had become of the Wolfe/Arlin team, but mum is the word over there on their website. The picture supplied caused quite a scandal at rawfood.com and after it was psoted by a member there only took a day or two to see the moderators unpost it. Supposedly the picture comes from an interview the two did for the San Diego paper. O43
  2. I've only caught the show here and there, although I get the feeling many of the Master's go a little easy on the American "students". So far the Savate episode has been my favorite, I was amazed by the fellow in Paris who still teaches- and he also taught POw's in WWII. O40
  3. Walked with wife. Weight is down to 180.
  4. I finished the Charles Atlas 12 Week Program on June 1. (I will do just about any workout program out there, and I liked it...) Spent the summer eating about 500 lbs of watermelon and watching baseball. I have started walking 4 days a week and doing a SuperSlow workout on Satruday's. I don't access to machines so I am using dumbells. Last Saturday I did the follwoing exercises: Dumbell bench press, barbell curls, lateral raises, dumbell military press, deep knee bends and roman chair sit ups. My average time under load was 98 seconds. We'll see if I can up that this Saturday. O40
  5. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. O40
  6. What would be a good tofu replacement? It doesn't agree with me. Thank you. O40
  7. The closest dealer is 250 miles away. And if I brought home a $2000 bamboo bike my wife would beat me with my graphite fly rod. They really are intruiging though. And a previous psoter was correct, in South East Asia and China bamboo is used for an incredible number of "heavy jobs" including building scaffolding. Jon
  8. I am not asking a medical question, I guess, but a supplemental question. What are the iodine levels (if any) in hemp and pea protein powders? My wife has to be on a low iodine diet for two months and cannot have any dairy or egg powders. (She used to drink whey protein.) We started her on hemp protein but then stopped because we can't seem to get an answer from anyone about any iodine in hemp. Any food chemists out there have any idea? Thank you ahead of time. Jon
  9. I just want to kow, will the girl in the bikini, holding the trophy, kiss me on the cheek when I win? July 1, count me in. Jon
  10. Hello, I have started getting into Isometric training: Muscle Control by Maxick, Powerflex by Jim Forystek and my Bullworker. I seem to be losing bodyfat, or in other words, I'm getting more definition. I have had this happen before, about 5 years ago I did exclusively Muscle Control training for a month and a half and had definition I hadn't seen in quite awhile. I did make any radical diet changes either. Jon
  11. I have finished everything else, now I'm into the first chapter of "Diet for a New America". I kind of like it. Jon
  12. Ravi, Way to stick with it. Continue to keep the updates coming. Jon
  13. Hey JW, With a sore ankle (just how sore, only you know your capabilities) anything you do that applies direct pressure will cause an uncomfortable situation. Unfortunately the leg press, squats, deadlift, pistols (one legged squat), even lunges etc. cause pressure. Alternatives might include: leg extensions, leg curls and leg presses with less weight but longer rep schemes. Jon
  14. Hot pink trunks. Not just on Robert, but in general. I think it takes a heck of a guy to get up on stage, minimally dressed and pose and flex and do all of that. To do it in any type of posing turnk, that takes an uberman. But, pink trunks? That takes ein superuberman. Jon
  15. My whole life. I have practiced shooting targets with them. I've never practiced shooting people and the last time I shot anything carbon based I was 12. When my kids got older I gave the guns to a neighbor who put them in a gun safe with his guns. I might get them someday, I might leave them. Jon
  16. A New York chef who became the darling of the Food Channel after he attained the status of a rock star in the culinary world. He fled the Food Channel when the Travel Channel offered him a show based on his FC series. "No Reservations" was born. This week he is in India where he has been raving about the vegetarian Hindu fare. He quipped, "In India they do vegetarian right. We can't in the states." (paraphrase) Julia Stiles??? She was just on Leno promoting "The Omen". Her diet, nor her love life became a topic of conversation. Jon
  17. Jump rope Stand on one foot wrap the other foot around your heal and do calf raises with your body weight. Hike (Some of the best calves I've seen are on gals who hike regularly.) Jon
  18. Ian Fleming, Bond gets to do what the rest of us can't. Someone mentioned "Siddartha" excellent choice. Henry Miller, I dig his stuff also. O40 (Someday, as I stated on another site I'll be O50). Jon
  19. I don't know if it is garbage, but I do know I had the same issues as you had. Gall bladder went ape crap and then I started to get intestinal issues. I found other things to occupy my time rather than sit on the thunder bowl. O40
  20. Ravi, I have done it, and liked it. (SCT that is...) Remember to 1) breath, your blood pressure ignites under this type of strain. 2) If you have worked into heavy weights you have two options A) use machines, B) if you don't have access to these machines use spotters. (But, as a previous poster stated, and I know from experience, deadlift and squats, with SCT is not optimal.) If you don't have either then do bodyweight holds (pull ups, push ups- which you seem to be doing, etc.). I have done static push ups, pulls ups and body weight squats. They're good when I have been on the road. Of course the "old" legs parallel to the floor wall sit is the same principle. I think they are just another take on the isometric idea. (See http://www.maxalding.co.uk) Jon
  21. have you seen Running Times? haven't read it in years, but i did like it better than runners world. http://www.runningtimes.com/ I bought a subscription to Runner's World. A speech/language therapist I work with has started bringing in Running Times. I like it better. Jon
  22. Hey Lifters, Happy Easter, Just got back from celebrating my anniversary (19 years, for you younger posters, it goes by quick) in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. Great place. On mainstreat, in Ketchum, there is a book store called Chapter One Bookstore, pretty cool place. In the back they have a Sunfood cuisine cafe, organic juice bar, and store. It's called Akasha. If you ever make it to the home of Hemingway I suggest it. Jon
  23. Hey Compassionategirl, Old thread, I know, but there is a book, not sure if it's still in print, but you could get it at www.alibris.com used, called "The Boxer's Workout" by Peter DePasquale. He wrote it as a seasoned amatuer for people who don't box. Also find a PAL (police athletic league). I used to workout at one in suburban Sacramento for $25 a year. If you get a bag you can purchase a heavy bag stand that you can put in a room, if a tree is not available. Speed bags are fun and work your arms and shoulders, as well as rythym. "The Speedbag Bible" by someone who's name I have forgotten, mentions that speedbag work is similar to the rythym a drummer sustains. Good luck. Jon
  24. Racquetball makes me sweat. I sweat heavy anyway. Second is jogging on a treadmill, where I work out on inclement days does not have any fans near their treadmills. It's like running in a crockpot. And I have people comment. One day some lady walked by and commented, "Oh look at you!" A younger lady, replied, "He's a guy, guy's are supposed to sweat." Shut her up. Jon
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