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post #9701 of 12478

Jacob, just adding my voice to those expressing empathy. Keep us up to date, and if there's anything Chewers can do to help, let us know.

 

Sir Bradito speaketh much wisdom:

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

What I found helps is being proactive. Updating your LinkedIn, revising your resume, sorting out your unemployment insurance -- all those activities are boring and a pain in the tuchus, but when you get them done, you'll feel better. And you'll be in a better position to find the next opportunity.

 

Get a routine going - including setting a certain amount of hours aside every week day devoted directly to job hunting activities. Figure out a way to reward yourself for diligence, and keep plugging away.

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I'm sorry to hear this. As someone who just LOVES deadlifts and deadlifting, I am truly sorry to hear this. 

Also, I messed up my left hip flexor three weeks ago and haven't been able to deadlift or squat just until this past Friday. It was heaven. Even if both the deadlifts and then squats (yesterday), were very very light loads. Listen to your neurologist. I listened to my PT and am thankful. But you should be getting a list of exercises for you to do to build your strength in the surrounding areas to help assist your bad lower back.

I'm listening to both my neurologist and my PT. Every other day at the gym I'm doing the workout my PT taught me which takes the better part of two hours. It's the inbetween days in which I find myself at a loss. I've got workouts for my chest, arms and upper back sorted, its working out my legs that has me confused.

I've been doing Wall squats, dumbbell split squats, step ups, and the leg extention/hamstring curl machines, basically anything that I can think of that uses relatively light weights and still hits my legs hard enough for me to really feel those last few reps.
post #9703 of 12478
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

I'm sure there are a lot of good things about living in Georgia but it sounds like they really need to sort out their employment regulations if you can effectively get fired for that (even though I'm sure they dressed it up as something else). 

It's called"at will" employment and it's not uncommon here in the US.
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It's called"at will" employment and it's not uncommon here in the US.

 

Thanks. I'll Google it and have a read.

post #9705 of 12478

Raynis: so sorry for your loss. 

 

Jacob: Bradito has great advice; get into a routine and treat the job search as a job. 

 

BUT, before you do that, take one, or two days at most, and just get shit faced drunk. Just purge all the anger, sadness, frustration etc. Howl at the moon, yell at the walls, just don't do something crazy like watch the Prequels. 

 

Then, establish and keep to a routine.

post #9706 of 12478

That sucks, Jacob.  Hope it sorts out quickly for you. 

post #9707 of 12478
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Originally Posted by smugbug View Post
 


I'm sorry to hear this. As someone who just LOVES deadlifts and deadlifting, I am truly sorry to hear this. 

 

Also, I messed up my left hip flexor three weeks ago and haven't been able to deadlift or squat just until this past Friday. It was heaven. Even if both the deadlifts and then squats (yesterday), were very very light loads. Listen to your neurologist. I listened to my PT and am thankful. But you should be getting a list of exercises for you to do to build your strength in the surrounding areas to help assist your bad lower back.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tim K View Post


I'm listening to both my neurologist and my PT. Every other day at the gym I'm doing the workout my PT taught me which takes the better part of two hours. It's the inbetween days in which I find myself at a loss. I've got workouts for my chest, arms and upper back sorted, its working out my legs that has me confused.

I've been doing Wall squats, dumbbell split squats, step ups, and the leg extention/hamstring curl machines, basically anything that I can think of that uses relatively light weights and still hits my legs hard enough for me to really feel those last few reps.

 

My Tired Shit of the day: my body seems to have a Governor that keeps me from getting into really good shape. 

 

I started running, cross country and up stairs (city blocks lengths of stairs). Result: Tendinitis. Forever. 

 

Tried lifting weights. Result: Hemorrhoids. 

 

Tried push-ups and sculling. Result: damaged Rotator Cuff. 

 

The only exercise I've found that doesn't cripple me is Yoga, and since I've moved I've not yet found a good Yoga studio. 

post #9708 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post



My Tired Shit of the day: my body seems to have a Governor that keeps me from getting into really good shape. 

I started running, cross country and up stairs (city blocks lengths of stairs). Result: Tendinitis. Forever. 

Tried lifting weights. Result: Hemorrhoids. 

Tried push-ups and sculling. Result: damaged Rotator Cuff. 

The only exercise I've found that doesn't cripple me is Yoga, and since I've moved I've not yet found a good Yoga studio. 

It is really easy to overdo it if you jump into the deep end when you start your workout. I always spend 15 or more minutes warming up before a workout and then a good 20 to 30 minutes on stretching after working out. It also helps to know your body type, specifically knowing what types of muscles your body is geared towards developing and then designing your workouts around your strengths. The main two types are slow twitch and fast twitch muscles. Having a lot of slow twitch muscles means you're more geared toward running and other long term activities. Fast twitch muscles are good for lifting and doing explosive moments for short periods of time.

Due to some quirk of fate I'm made up of predominantly slow twitch muscles, but can't run because I'll have an asthma attack. So I have to lift, but I do so using relatively light weight and a lot of reps. A friend of mine is made up of predominately fast twitch muscles and I've seen him do 400lb squats so fast that he permanently bends the bar. He'll be totally spent after an hour at the gym and I'll still be only halfway through my workout.

Then there are things like my back that you can't really help. Back injuries run in my family and I herniated my disk when I was on a vacation by simply standing up too quickly when getting up from a chair. So also keep your family history in mind when designing your workouts to help prevent future injuries.
post #9709 of 12478

I've always barely warmed up or even, not. I've never had issues. The worst was recently where I screwed up my left hip flexor - but that was due to my stupidity and eagerness to get back at it.

 

I also, very very rarely go over an hour at the gym when its just me, training. When I have a training partner, than its 1 1/2 hours. When its squat, deadlift or bench day, its a little closer to two hours. I carry a protein shake (whey protein for fast absorbency) with me and have a pre and post training drink. I've done this for years and believe its a big reason why I can lift the way I do. And why I haven't suffered any serious injuries. 

post #9710 of 12478
I've never warmed up any either. All this talking about it is giving me the itch to get huge again. God I felt good back then. I wanna be in the four plate club again! I wish I had a picture of what I looked like..
post #9711 of 12478
It's awfully small potatoes compared to the last few items in this thread, but I'm getting pretty damn tired of this thing where asshole drivers have started flashing their high beams at you to passive-aggressively indicate their displeasure. I don't know if it's a California thing or if they've started doing it everywhere, but I'm ready for it to stop. What, are you too cowardly to honk, you passive-aggressive shits? You have to try to blind me instead?
post #9712 of 12478
Or they could be warning you that a state trooper is posted up up ahead..
post #9713 of 12478
Or telling you to turn your lights on after dark.
post #9714 of 12478

Yeah, it's usually, heads up, cop ahead, or turn on your lights dumbass.  And I've been on both ends of these transactions.

post #9715 of 12478
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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post

Or telling you to turn your lights on after dark.

Or just turn your lights on in general. In California you can be ticketed for not having your lights on in the middle of the day if it's raining. There is a law that says something like if the weather or road conditions requires you to turn on your windshield wipers then you have to turn your lights on as well.
post #9716 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Tim K View Post


It is really easy to overdo it if you jump into the deep end when you start your workout. I always spend 15 or more minutes warming up before a workout and then a good 20 to 30 minutes on stretching after working out. It also helps to know your body type, specifically knowing what types of muscles your body is geared towards developing and then designing your workouts around your strengths. The main two types are slow twitch and fast twitch muscles. Having a lot of slow twitch muscles means you're more geared toward running and other long term activities. Fast twitch muscles are good for lifting and doing explosive moments for short periods of time.

Due to some quirk of fate I'm made up of predominantly slow twitch muscles, but can't run because I'll have an asthma attack. So I have to lift, but I do so using relatively light weight and a lot of reps. A friend of mine is made up of predominately fast twitch muscles and I've seen him do 400lb squats so fast that he permanently bends the bar. He'll be totally spent after an hour at the gym and I'll still be only halfway through my workout.

Then there are things like my back that you can't really help. Back injuries run in my family and I herniated my disk when I was on a vacation by simply standing up too quickly when getting up from a chair. So also keep your family history in mind when designing your workouts to help prevent future injuries.

 

How do I figure out what kind of muscles I have?

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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post

Or telling you to turn your lights on after dark.
Or just turn your lights on in general. In California you can be ticketed for not having your lights on in the middle of the day if it's raining. There is a law that says something like if the weather or road conditions requires you to turn on your windshield wipers then you have to turn your lights on as well.
Well, that'd make sense if it didn't primarily happen in situations where there's no cop ahead and I already have my lights on.
post #9718 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post

How do I figure out what kind of muscles I have?

Google to the rescue, this article seems to cover how to do it.

Basically find out your one rep max in an isolation exercize, which is the amount of weight you can only lift once before failure. Then once that muscle group for that lift has rested a while do the lift again using a weight at 80% of your one rep max. If you can only pump out 4 to 7 reps before failure then that muscle group is mostly fast twitch, 15 to 20 reps means that muscle group is mostly slow twitch and around 10 reps means you have an average mix of both slow and fast twitch muscles in that area.
post #9719 of 12478

Anything "the internet" finds confusing

 

Amazingly I have less interest in whether a picture is Bill Murray or Tom Hanks than I did whether a dress was blue or gold.

 

What I really object to though, is that this is somehow classified as "news". Leave it on feacesbook where it belongs.  Don't report on it.  There is. No. Point.

post #9720 of 12478
Sorry but my own 'tired shit' was people snootily pretending that the dress thing wasn't interesting! Even worse we're the ones who thought they had a tidy explanation for it even though they clearly didn't. It was a genuinely unique phenomenon to my knowledge.

The Hanks/Murray thing is funny more that anything else. I mean, those two look nothing alike but that photo is uncanny. People will have moved on by tomorrow.
post #9721 of 12478

I'm very sorry about your friend, Raynis.

 

Jacob- That sucks about your job, man. It was laid off and not fired though, right? So you can at least use them as a reference?

 

I know if anybody ever said the "U" word around my company (it rhymes with "yewnion"), the managers would shit themselves to death from sheer terror, and then have Loss Prevention scour the tapes for a reason to fire the employee.

 

Maybe you can use the downtime to come up with the premise for a bestselling series of books. Try something about a magical boy wizard, a girl that shoots arrows, and a terrible post-apocalyptic future where the only kind of mayonnaise is Kraft Olive Oil Mayo.

post #9722 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Paul C View Post

Sorry but my own 'tired shit' was people snootily pretending that the dress thing wasn't interesting! Even worse we're the ones who thought they had a tidy explanation for it even though they clearly didn't. It was a genuinely unique phenomenon to my knowledge.

The Hanks/Murray thing is funny more that anything else. I mean, those two look nothing alike but that photo is uncanny. People will have moved on by tomorrow.

Snootily??

Just because I don't like something the fucking proles are into?

;p
post #9723 of 12478

Dresses?  Hanks/Murray?  Y'all some behind the times fools.  Shiny legs or not shiny legs is the new hotness.

post #9724 of 12478

Definitely Bill Murray's legs.

post #9725 of 12478
I'm with Andy on this shit. These memes are a big pile of "who cares?"
post #9726 of 12478
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Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post

Dresses?  Hanks/Murray?  Y'all some behind the times fools.  Shiny legs or not shiny legs is the new hotness.

I want the internet to pull a Halloween 3 on the whole of humanity.
post #9727 of 12478
I think Karl Marx owes religion an apology, because it's pretty evident that the real opiate of the masses is stupid Internet memes.
post #9728 of 12478

Are those really memes, or just mild optical illusions that too many people are sharing?

post #9729 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

Are those really memes, or just mild optical illusions that too many people are sharing?

 

I'm waiting for the "The Internet can't decide if this is an arse or an elbow!" headline

 

post #9730 of 12478
I literally have no idea what's going on this thread.
post #9731 of 12478
New tired shit- I have an eye stye. What is this shit? Apparently, annoying, uncomfortable little zits on your inner eyelid are fairly common in your 40s and up, so hooray for me!

I'm lucky I'm already married, because obviously I'm disgusting. And here I thought the most disgusting thing about me was that my nose hair was turning grey.
post #9732 of 12478
You may have a phantom pillow farter in your midst..
post #9733 of 12478
What? Nah, it isn't like pink eye. According to googling, anyway.
post #9734 of 12478

I forgot how I got rid of my last eye stye, it's been years. I think I left a facecloth damp with hot water on my eye for a while, and it went away in a couple days.

post #9735 of 12478
Thanks! Yup, what I'm doing. Except my wife is a certified master herbalist, so she's made some concoction that the facecloth soaks in beforehand.
post #9736 of 12478
Fun fact: Snake Plissken wears an eyepatch because he's self conscious about his eye stye.
post #9737 of 12478
Fun fact: would not hug Brad.
post #9738 of 12478
Few would.
post #9739 of 12478

*hugs*

post #9740 of 12478
I placed an order on the 19th of this month for a costume for a Halloween party I'm going to today. I payed an extra $10 for expiditied shipping and it still isn't here and the tracking number shows it won't get here until novemeber 1st (yesterday it said it would be here on the 27th!). I knows it's just a consume and all, but I haven't been this angry in a long time. I can't spend today going out to look for a costume, I don't have the money or the time.
post #9741 of 12478

"The customer can wait. It's not like he needs it soon anyway..."

post #9742 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Tim K View Post

I placed an order on the 19th of this month for a costume for a Halloween party I'm going to today. I payed an extra $10 for expiditied shipping and it still isn't here and the tracking number shows it won't get here until novemeber 1st (yesterday it said it would be here on the 27th!). I knows it's just a consume and all, but I haven't been this angry in a long time. I can't spend today going out to look for a costume, I don't have the money or the time.

 

Jeez, that sucks. 

post #9743 of 12478

Demand a refund, Tim.

post #9744 of 12478
I've already demanded a refund for the costume and the shipping via an email, but I have to wait for it to get here first before I can send it back to them and until then I won't be getting my money back.
post #9745 of 12478
What's the costume?




Please say Leto Joker.
post #9746 of 12478

Please don't say Leto Joker. 

post #9747 of 12478
My money's on a Ken Bone sweater!
post #9748 of 12478
Trying to do a Fallout 4 costume. I received the Pip-Boy special edition of the game as a gift last holiday season which came with a awesomely detailed Pip-Boy, I had all of the other patches and accessories and all I needed were a pair of blue coveralls. All the local stores only had navy coveralls, I needed them to be a royal blue and only could find that color online.
post #9749 of 12478
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Originally Posted by Tim K View Post

Trying to do a Fallout 4 costume. I received the Pip-Boy special edition of the game as a gift last holiday season which came with a awesomely detailed Pip-Boy, I had all of the other patches and accessories and all I needed were a pair of blue coveralls. All the local stores only had navy coveralls, I needed them to be a royal blue and only could find that color online.
could you bleach the color out of the navy ones then use fabric dye from Michael's or another art supply store to soak the coveralls in?

I've seen those used before and they get the job done
post #9750 of 12478
I no longer have enough time to do something like that, I also just don't have to stamina to get too crafty with this sort of thing because of my back issues. I can either go to the gym and do my physical therapy or make a costume. I can't do both.

It sucks but I have to budget out each day according to how much time I'm able to spend on my feet. I'm trying to spend most of today off my feet to hopefully give me enough stamina to manage all the standing I'll have to do when I go to the party (it's a nighttime block party, so the chance of finding a chair will be nil). I've resigned myself to wearing a superman costume I wore two years ago, but it is going to make my night harder because I can't conceal a back brace under it like I can with a pair of coveralls.
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