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  2. David_wigren

    Race to raw 375 T&G bench thread!!!

    Me too. I find this has the best carryover to other physical endeavors.
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  4. mcalpine1986

    Siamak's grip journey

    Great session. You are getting better at plate curls. I stayed with a 10kg olympic plate for months until it got really easy. The first time i thought my wrist would snap. Now they dont budge. They have really increased my finger strength and thumb pad size as well. Keeping going with reps and volume until you can easily get over 10 reps. Then maybe add microplates or a 1.25kg on top. With Having 2 plates to pinch then curl you have to squeeze more to keep them from slipping. Great fun though.
  5. mcalpine1986

    Getting back into grip.

    Bw 169lbs 1 arm kbell overhead press 16kg 2x5 L+R 20kg 1x5 L+R 24kg 1x5 L 1x3 R* 16kg 4x12 L+R Plate curls 15lbs x10 L+R 20lbs x8 L+R 25lbs 4x6 L+R 25lbs 1x8 L+R Plate wrist curls 20lbs x10 L+R 20lbs x8 L+R 20lbs x6 L+R 15lbs x15 L+R Neck harness extensions 16kg x25 24kg x25 36kg x90 36kg x55 36kg x40 Neck harness flexion 25kg band doubled x100 Pallet pulls 1000kg 4x80 metres
  6. Boulderbrew

    Corona Virus thoughts

    As things have begun to settle down on an emotional level across the country regarding COVID 19, I would like to share my experience. I am a respiratory therapist at a large hospital in Texas. Over the past few months I have worked nearly exclusively in "COVID ICU". My job involves caring for intubated patients and managing their ventilators settings. What is particularly striking about COVID 19 is its virulence. I have seen healthy men in their 50's with no comorbidities go from pacing their rooms, talking with family members on the phone, to intubated (on life support) in a matter of 24 hours. As expected, I have also seen sick elderly patients fall ill very quickly. The rapid influx of ventilated patients at my facility has been shocking. Critical care staff, many of whom have done this job for over 30 years all claimed this virus is one of the most alarming things they have ever seen. Patients don't just get this hypoxic and crash so fast with the flu or anything else that I have seen. It is disconcerting that people across all walks of life have required intubation due to Covid 19. Notice I have not mentioned death numbers yet. That's because, as most of you know the death numbers come primarily from the elderly. So why the concern if the vast majority of us will be fine in the end? A problem many hospitals have faced during this pandemic is a lack of critical care staff. When a patient requires intubation, a basic nurse or doctor will not suffice to care for the patient. The patient is going to need skilled healthcare workers at their side 24/7. When skilled workers are in short supply, what happens? You get intubated by a dermatologist, or a resident does the best they can to write orders for you. You see how this can be problematic? Lets imagine a new virus, Covid-20. Thank god Covid-20 has a 0% death rate. Unfortunately everyone who gets the virus has to be on a ventilator for at least 10 days. Once you are able to come off the ventilator, you quickly recover and can go home. You can imagine the strain this new virus would place on critical care staff. The patients should live, everything should be fine, provided the staff is competent enough to care for the intubated patients. I wanted to share this side of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not always about death numbers. Many patients who require intubation and extended ICU stays develop ICU psychosis and lasting PTSD. For what its worth, I think its time to open up the country. I am not going to stand in the street and scream at you for not wearing a mask. Please understand that the vast majority of critical care staff have no control over what the hospital bean counters call a "COVID-19 related death". If it means anything to you, my hospital has tied the most number of ventilated patient's it has ever had since opening in the 1960's. That alone should suggest that something is going on here. I certainly don't intended to stir the pot anymore or spark a debate. Just want to highlight that a lot of people seem to be getting intubated (not dying) due to this virus, that's all.
  7. Hubgeezer

    Corona Virus thoughts

    Reading about Toyota trucks here, and the mask-wearing boogeypeople even pop up inside them too.
  8. king crusher

    Corona Virus thoughts

    Thanks, yeah they were rare finds. Awesome trucks. There is a reason these old Toyota trucks are used the world over. They are very basic and rugged and can be fixed with a swiss army knife and a hammer. They might not be safe enough for the mask wearing crew though. No abs, no airbags, no crumple zones, no cameras etc. But if things go sideways quick, they will run and run and run.
  9. Bearcat 74

    Corona Virus thoughts

    Super nice. I’ve seen a grand total of 1 nice one but it didn’t look anything like those.
  10. king crusher

    Corona Virus thoughts

    Had the tan one first. It was all original with 50k miles. Regret selling that one. It was the sr trim so manual steering and no ac and more basic interior, no tach no tape player etc but a mint original interior. The red one was an sr5 so it had the factory chrome wheels, tach, tape player, upgraded seats, power steering and ac. The interior was original and very clean but not mint. It had body work and paint previous and the floors were rusted but the frame was solid. Still had the orig window sticker. Sucker was 10,600 in 1982 when you could get a full size ford or chev for about 6,500
  11. Bearcat 74

    Corona Virus thoughts

    I drove one that had a 22r and a 4 speed. Not knowing much about them I didn’t buy it and I’ve not seen another one worth buying since. The axles can be made to fit under a Samurai for stronger and lower gears. I built a set of 4.30’s from a tracker to put in my Samurai but I didn’t go with 32’s so they’re sitting patiently in the garage until the 30’s wear out and I buy a plasma cutter for a virtual lift. We need pics of cool old trucks, boosts the immune system I hear.
  12. king crusher

    Corona Virus thoughts

    The 20r was a good engine but the 22r had more power and much better flowing heads. You can put 22r head on a 20r. The 22r had a dual row timing chain with metal guides until 82. 81-82 are the most desirable for that fact. They had 4.10's. And fully boxed frames, solid front and rear axles, front and rear leafs too. The birefield front knuckles where the only slightly weak point but only with huge tires. The early trucks had a 4spd. The 82's had a 5spd. That's another reason they were liked a bit more. The older ones had round headlights and the double latched tailgates though which were a more old school look but not as convenient as a single latch tailgate. I had two 82's. I'll find a couple pics
  13. lone Wolf

    Corona Virus thoughts

    I think the thing that upsets him most in this situation with the mask and virus is he in the minority group . Everybody else carry a conversation without name calling.
  14. Bearcat 74

    Corona Virus thoughts

    Those are sweet rides. I would have gladly bought one but they’re impossible to find around here. 20r, 4 speed and 4.10’s or 4.38’s in the diff I think? Suzuki made an SJ413 truck that would be awesome but I think like 6 were imported. They have a slightly longer frame. The ones pictured have been sprung over with some work. I lust for one.....
  15. king crusher

    Corona Virus thoughts

    The sami is cool but not 79-83 toyota pickup cool.
  16. Bearcat 74

    Corona Virus thoughts

    I had mine in some terrible places with a roasted motor, bald tires and open diffs. Once I made some mods I don’t even use 4wd much. I also added disc brakes to mine because it has drum rears and they are terrible. I could rebuild the rear drums for $400 or add disc brakes for $350. I also put junkyard power steering on mine. We also have Jeep Cherokee with no lift, big tires, etc so it’s not a big vehicle. After driving my samurai in the woods when I take the Cherokee to the lease it’s like I’m driving a Freightliner around. Ive stuck mine one time in a creek that had a big silt wash. I poked through it and sunk about 1/4 way up the doors in sandy silty mud. Samurais are about as basic of a vehicle that’s ever been made. A pair of 10, 12, 14, and 17mm wrenches, a couple screwdrivers and a pair of pliers and you can field strip a samurai to the frame, lol. A 4 door tracker or kick with a 3” lift on 30’s is a damn fine vehicle. If a man had the skills to do a solid axle swap it would be even more gooder.
  17. Wade Gillingham

    Ghp Gripper Challenge

    Congrats to Riccardo Magni on his comeback. Welcome to the GHP Gripper Challenge list. https://youtu.be/VLQWa5nyPOQ
  18. Rick Browne

    Blob measurements

    simple...Large profit margin
  19. Billy Jack

    Corona Virus thoughts

    A lot of those things you pointed out are the exact reasons I have heard others say they like them for hunting solo. So many modifications available for pretty cheap. Most of the hunting club roads in our area are simply old logging roads because they lease from the timber companies. I have seen so many Z71's get hung up on them when they try to turn around it's pitiful. Then here comes Jim in his sidekick and just does a three point turn in the road and goes back the way he came.
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  21. Billy Jack

    Corona Virus thoughts

    The prostate cancer example is not an attempt at a strawman. That was a real life experience that I could use as a first-hand example. How is that an attempt at anything other than an example I could relate to? If you can't continue without arguing or getting worked-up I agree it may not be best.
  22. Bearcat 74

    Corona Virus thoughts

    Yeah I use the Sami for hunting. It’s the best off-road vehicle I’ve been around. I can turn mine around in a one lane logging road. Mine has had quite a bit of work done to it. I put cj springs under mine, overhaul .020 with flattop pistons, Toyota Corolla carb, sidekick starter, tracker alternator, 4.16 low range gears, 30” tires and I put a mini-spool in the rear. It runs great and goes about anywhere I point it. It hauled me, all my gear and a dandy 9pt off my lease this year. It was a little cramped but it got us out. I went with a Sami over a sidekick was because the Sam is carburetor vs fuel injection and if something goes weird in the woods I can work on a carb. A Sam also doesn’t have a computer to go haywire.
  23. Bearcat 74

    Corona Virus thoughts

    I was responding to where you said anything that makes you miss work, puts you in the hospital, impacts workouts etc worries you. Everything I said would do those things. Sometimes crazy stuff happens when you’re careful and paying attention. As to your comment on watch where you’re going, don’t multitask and be careful around heavy equipment those are good things to follow but since crazy things can happen, don’t mow, walk or wash dishes because you can’t control everything.
  24. DAVE101

    Corona Virus thoughts

    Or maybe watch where you're going, don't multi-task and text, and pay due regard when operating around heavy machinery The 1.5 seconds it takes to put on a mask hasn't paralyzed me so far.
  25. DAVE101

    Blob measurements

    Why would you want prices for specifically off gripboard? That caveat is mentioned in the first post.
  26. Andrew Dube

    Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride

    Sounds like a fun outside workout! Curious how you measure effort on the sheaf toss? Is it based on target height or more of a subjective measure?
  27. Thursday May 28, 2020 Log C+J 195×1×5, 175×8 Log strict press 135×7×2 A1 archer pushup 8/8×3 A2 crab reach 1/1×3 A3 pushups 20, 16, 14 B1 cable rows 30+yellow×12×2 B2 triceps pushdown 30+yellow×15×2 Circus DB 95×30s×4, 30s rest alternate arms each rep Reverse flyes (pause) 5×20×2 Happy to report I finished April's book and am 1/4 through May's: a reread of one of my all time favorite books Ishmael.
  28. king crusher

    The Rindo GPP Manly Man Test

    Good to know! We want video of the run segments. Especially the mile so we can see you laying on the ground doing a snow angle type movement out of breath holding your side lol
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