Way of the Warlord: Phase 3

This is the third phase of our Way of the Warlord project.  Way of the Warlord is an interactive program to strengthen your body, mind, and character.

Phase 2 Complete

Phase 1’s homework was:

Physical: The Deadlift Challenge

Mental:Keeping Your Cool

Martial: Wall Kicks

Recap:

Physical: Last week I did the deadlift challenge 2 times, and pushed myself to get it three times total this week. Last Saturday, Tuesday, and yesterday.  It is no joke, but I stepped it up and added 15 lbs total yesterday.  I’m honestly glad its over, but it was fun

Mental: I went through hell and back at work last week.  Went from thinking my boss had it in for me, to getting a promotion to getting into a disagreement with someone at work.  I told myself to stay calm and keep from losing my cool.    It starts to become more natural the more you do it.

Let us know how you did on Phase 2

Phase 3

Physical: The 300 Curl Challenge

This is one of the craziest things that commenter and friend of the site, Hipponax (who is my trainer), taught me.  Do whatever work you want to do but at the end grab some 10 lb dumbbells and do 300 curls.  Break it down into 6 sets of 50 reps each.  I know what you’re saying, that 10lbs is nothing, but I guarantee you’ll be sweating and feeling that burn.  This is all about endurance. To start, we’ll just do it once next week after one of your workouts.  If you want to do it more, be my guest.

Mental: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

This week I want you guys to do something that scares the shit out of you.  Something you fear.  Something you have been holding back on doing.  I don’t care what it is, as long as its not something you’ve done a million times.

If you’ve never gone camping go do it.  Visit somewhere you’ve never been.  Shit, even try a food you’ve been on the fence about eating.  You’ll have to decide for yourself what that is.

For me, I’m going to force myself to learn a new concept for work. I work in the tech field, and there is a concept I’m struggling to understand.  I’m building a test environment and jumping right in to configuring it.  It’s probably going to get messed up and fail at first but I will work through the bugs until its completed.

Martial: Stretching Your Limits

This Martial Challenge is going to build on what we did for Phase 2.  This challenge won’t be as physically strenuous, but will test you nonetheless.  Those of you who have trained in martial arts before might be familiar with some of the stretches we’re going to be doing this time around.  As with every other challenge, you’ll get what you put into it.

For this challenge, you will be doing front stretch kicks and stretch crescent kicks.  The techniques themselves are fairly simple.  The challenge will come from the intense stretch you will be putting on your legs and hips.  While not exactly a martial arts video, this guy gives a good description of both kicks:

For this challenge, you will do both kicks every day; one set of each on both legs in the morning and the same in the evening.

Start off slow so you don’t pull anything.  As you get more comfortable (and limber) doing these kicks, increase both the range of motion of the kick and the number of reps you’re doing in each set.  Start at 10 and increase it by 1 every day.  By the end of this challenge, you will be doing nearly 200 kicks per day!

Conclusion

As always, leave your notes and goals in the comments.  Cheer your brothers on and hold each other accountable.  We’ll have a halfway check-in next Friday.

Phase 2 Check in next Friday 10/27

Author: Jnyx

J. Nyx is a father of three and co-owner of akingscastle.com. He understands that there is something missing in the community and that you can be a traditional, masculine man in our current age as well as a dedicated leader of your family.

  • B1k3_Ch41N

    Rising Kicks without warm up = Hamstrings fucked 4ever!

  • bem

    Yeah, camping – you know who you are…..

    • Jim Johnson

      You hollered?

      • bem

        you afraid of camping?!?!?? NEVER.

        • Jim Johnson

          Worst part about camping is the logistics involved with getting the clan out the door.

          • bem

            o I can imagine….getting us two adults packed and on the road is a circus….

            • Jim Johnson

              And imagine that half the time is finding shoes or coats for little kids who are milling around.

              • 7 year old girls yells, “I can’t find my shoes”
                Go in their room and the shoes are lying in the freakin’ MIDDLE OF THE ROOM. Point at them.
                7 y/o: “Oh, there they are!”

          • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

            I’m the indoorsy type

            • bem

              You make Howard Hughes look like Grizzly Adams.

              • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                I made Howard the Duck look like Grizzly Adams you kidding?

                • bem

                  highly underrated movie.

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger
                    • bem

                      I did.
                      and that picture is absolutely perfect for the point you are making. Fine bit of image-finding, that.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      c/o duckduckgo of course! first she wants to bang calvin klein, then she moves onto a bird…

                    • Jim Johnson

                      she wanted to bang her son. She is a freak

                    • That duck creeps me right the fuck out. His eyes…

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      his eyes creep you out? not his Grrr-animals PJs??

                    • Nah man, that’s what I wear to bed.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I had such an 80’s boner for her

                    • bem

                      mine remains…..

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      sergio tacchini track pants were not good for concealing that

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Those were the first things to go in college lol

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      track suit. Champion turtle neck. gold jewelry.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Red horn. Diadorio sneakers. Wife beater under track suit. Slick hair back

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      it was a confusing time to hit puberty. my fashion sense was 50% guido, 25/25 split between grunge and hood

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      but one thing you did know for sure is that underlighting and ground FX on cars was AWESOME. Give me a Mercury Cougar with Ground FX and an Italian Flag Underlighting with an 800 per channel alpine and some 18 inch speakers where the back seat used to be and a sub woofer…….i will be THE MAN

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      cruisin on Franny-Lew Blvd? I dont remember the underlighting much, everyone had it in Daytona Beach when I went there in’95 for spring break tho, was really bizarre.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      YES! The LOUIS U-EY. Gotta go all the way down, u turn and come all the way back over and over again until some chick gives you head and it absolutely happened EVERY SINGLE SATURDAY. I remember one girl (I even remember her name) in a blue VW bug. I pulled my car over near that bar with the white bricks that was there for ever and jumped in hers. fooled around a bit, got a BJ, she wrote her number on a match book and dropped me off at my car. Thanks for the memory dude

                    • bem

                      FRANNY-LOU!!!!!!!!

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      ever go to the Dublin Pub? great radio spot “buncha rogues n scalawags…”

                    • bem

                      Remember the radio spot, but actually never ‘cruised franny-lou’. Wore a groove in Hempstead Turnpike though b/w 1989-1992.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      that place was probably responsible for 20% of WDRE’s ad revenue…

                    • bem

                      Spit!/Uncle Sam’s!!!!!

                    • bem

                      dont forget the red horn thing around the rearview mirror

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      cornicello is my ride or die

                    • bem

                      I had a mummified frog foot, an arrow head, a garter belt, fuzzy dice, and a silver cross

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      Im guessing you never got laid in that car?

                    • bem

                      O come now, do I seem the type to fuk and tell?

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I had a bit steel foot gas pedal and an 8 ball shift knob. My buddy was an irish kid who had this POS white mustang. He rigged a guiness tap as his shift knob. The best part was that he stole the guiness tap from some shithole bar on cooper avenue while the bartender wasn’t looking.

                    • bem

                      “I had a bit steel foot gas pedal and an 8 ball shift knob.”
                      HO-LY RAKIN’ SHIT……
                      Same same!

                      And yes the coolest beer-pull-gear-shifts were those swiped from bars!

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I also have my grandfathers St Anthony prayer card laminated in the visor. mahdawn

                    • bem

                      ah yes I also have some guinea Catholic knick-knack my grandma gave me in my car.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      STEWGATZ

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      There is a certain freedom to wearing track suits all the time. It is the wardrobe version of absolutely not giving a fuck.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      you woulda been a rising star in the 90s Luchese crime family

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      If I ever win it big in the lottery, I’m tossing out all of my business suits and wingtips, and filing my closet with tracksuits and flip flops.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      only the capos wore white Keds w/o shoelaces…it was a sign of respect

                    • bem
                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Every year I look on eBay and say I am going to Guido up for Halloween

                    • “Where are my pants?”
                      “Over there, on my hope chest…I’ve never seen purple underwear before, Calvin.”

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      NICE!

                    • …like to duck her all weekend:

                      (Another fine post by GoingSaneNSFWSTFU)

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                so early in the day, yet so much winning in that comment lolol

            • Jim Johnson

              I imagine it would be a pain just to get out of town from where you are. Last night we took the kids up this canyon for a bonfire to cook pork chops and other grub. It was dark by the time we ate.

              • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                funny, but in actuality it isn’t. My family lives up north in apple country and has enough land to hunt deer on without leaving the property. I can jump on the metro north at grand central and be there in under 2 hours and get picked up by any one of about a dozen family members who are always down for something. Usually with them it is fishing in the hudson.

                • Jim Johnson

                  I guess I am not used to public transport. I couldn’t even imagine not having a car.

                  • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                    I get that. It was a big adjustment for me. I just got rid of mine about 4 years ago. But when you see the bills more often than you see the car it becomes a no brainer.

                    • Jim Johnson

                      I suppose rentals are available if you are going out of town. I was looking at prices for plane tickets, $500 or so from SLC to Washington DC, not bad but if you mulitply by 8, it makes more sense to drive.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Yes, I can rent a car pretty easily and having got rid of my car and the insurance and all other associated costs I don’t mind it. Usually I will take the train. It is easy and I can look at the river or read a book and often times meet some interesting people…can even have a drink at one of my favorite bars in grand central and then come home in the morning with a hang over and no fear of police….Christmas I will rent a car because carrying packages can be a hassle.

                      Yeah, i can imagine buying 8 plane tickets! 500 a ticket plus taxes plus whatever….shoot you could buy a beater car…drive it to DC….drive it back and then discard it for less money

        • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

          If you define camping the way I do….staying at a hotel with no concierge….then i am not AFRAID of it, I just can do better.

          • Boothe

            Man that is roughing it! And no steam room? What’s the point…

            • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

              Serious

  • dckhead_con_artist

    “I know what you’re saying, that 10lbs is nothing, but I guarantee you’ll be sweating and feeling that burn. ” – people ask me why my legs are so muscular but my upper body is much more gaunt. I have rarely performed squats or leg presses in my life. I played soccer from the age of 8 to now (age 44) which is the equivalent of running countless wind sprints for 60-90 min and changing directions . P.S. Bem, soccer players are not homos, sometimes.

    • Jim Johnson

      “sometimes”. I hear you about soccer, it kicks your butt it you are not in shape.

      • Henry VIII

        Have to agree. The health benefit of soccer are overrated. Well, if you have been an obese slob before, of course even an unmanly “sport” such as soccer would benefit you.

        • jammyjaybird

          Great, another soccer hater. Want me to start hating on American football? In what kind of sport do a majority of players never get to even touch the goddamn ball?

        • dckhead_con_artist

          I’m 44 with a blood pressure of 114 over 78 and we have pretty jerseys

          • bem

            our Jersey (the New one) suks….

            • dckhead_con_artist

              USA is like the Bad News Bears of soccer now. ICELAND even made the world cup.

              • bem

                Still I find the national aversion to Soccer to be hilarious.

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  fucking ICELAND!!

                  • bem

                    Don’t despair – we still kick their ass in ICE-hockey!

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      and female synchronized swimming.

                  • Gwydion

                    Iceland are taking it so seriously though, they have qualified coaches even for kids teams. If they keep this up, they’re going to become the New Zealand of football.

                    • B1k3_Ch41N

                      LOL the NZ of football! At least tell these people that you’re referring to rugby.

                  • jammyjaybird

                    I met a guy who played pro soccer in Iceland for two years. He got injured and had to come home but dammit he got to be a pro.

                    • I only ever got so far as amateur TKD fighter. Such an odd distinction between the two though. When you think of amateur, you think of a newbie, but the real difference is one gets paid while the other doesn’t.

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      at least they have plenty of ice to use in order to recover quickly.

      • jammyjaybird

        Or even if you ARE in shape. I’ve got a sports hernia from a serious 70 minute soccer game last weekend. No exercise for me, not for a couple weeks.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          how did you do that? extending your leg for the ball?

          • jammyjaybird

            Sports hernia isn’t really hernia — it means you’ve overworked your lower abdominal muscles to the point where it hurts to get out of a car or out of a bed. It’s also called “hockey groin” cuz hockey players get it so much from twisting to hit slapshots while at high speeds. But we soccer players and also football players get it too.

            Me, I think 70 minutes is what did it. I was doing great when the games were only 50 or 55 minutes.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              ah, i did not know that

            • dckhead_con_artist

              ice bath time!

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              I have to admit, soccer is probably the best team sport to play over age 30. joined a baseball league a few years back, didnt end well…bb can be pretty hazardous to your health lol

              • bem

                I’m in a book club and I think I pulled something in my back….

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  week 1: got drilled in the side. huge bruise. hurt when I coughed or sneezed. took 1 week to heal
                  week 2: had ball glance off the top of my helmet
                  week 3: got drilled in the side. huge bruise. hurt when I coughed or sneezed. took 1 week to heal
                  there was no week 4. getting drilled with an 83 mph “fastball” is brutal, cant imagine how it feels at 100 mph

                  • bem

                    thats why desk jockeys play SOFTball!

            • I remember that from my football days. Had to literally roll out of bed

        • dckhead_con_artist

          Do you stretch extensively before playing? I have to ice down my knees and ankles after every match except for indoor games.

          • jammyjaybird

            Warmup runs and twists, but not specific planted stretches. I never needed ice before either.

            Anyways, I now understand why there are no pro athletes over 40. Even if you’re in excellent shape, it’s a lot harder to avoid injury.

            • Boothe

              Wait until you are over fifty and pushing sixty. I still get up before five AM and hit the weights 5 days a week. But I have to take extra time to warm up, make sure my form is impeccable and watch my heart rate. I am in great shape and great health for my age, but a lot of the things I did with reckless abandon when I was younger would lead to debilitating injury now. You can still push it, but you have to listen to your body. Otherwise you won’t be working out at all for a long time.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              I do horizontal calf stretches (push-up position)
              I stretch the top of my foot/ankle, by planting my laces toward the ground and applying pressure.
              I sit in a v configuration on the ground and stretch each leg, especially the middle leg 🙂
              Hip Flexors and Psoas Stretch
              Seated Groin and Inner Thigh Stretch
              Twists
              one foot planted while other leg lifted up in a circular motion (for preventing hernias)
              simple arm tri and elbow plant stretches.

    • bem

      You’re mistaken – GOJ is the anti-soccerite. I think its a fine sport. Excellent exercise particularly for kids.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      if you fockers would stop flopping and score more…

      • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

        fapping? man, soccer is gross.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          remember Rizzo’s Pizza from Queens? they have a shop on the UES now

          • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

            Steinway street the original right? The UES joint didn’t make it. Between Nicks and San Matteo they couldn’t hack it.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              yep. SS.
              havent been there in forever, “new” menus touted shops on UES and LES…oh well

              • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                yeah the UES shop was near my gym and I thought it was cool. Didn’t know about LES one, but there is a shit load of competition down there….not easy to hock pizza….especially when rent is 14k a month

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  how do you make any money with rent like that? you know Manganaro’s Hero Boy on 9th? the only reason they are still there is bc the family bought the building back in the 80s…

                  • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                    yes i do, Manganaro’s is legend, and yes that is how. Same with Katz’s. All the jewish delis are gone but Katz is still right where it was because they had the foresight to buy the building (and just recently sold the air rights for a small fortune so they will be there as long as they like).

                    But yes, think of that. Pizza shop rent on LES about 14k a month. Then they pay their share of real estate taxes which might be another 10k a quarter or more. That is before they turn on the lights, hire staff, put in an over, turn on the gas and pay all the insurance. Then, because they are a pizza joint on the LES and serving a young population they have to be inexpensive AND because it is the LES there are another 20 pizza shops competing all within a short walk.

                    How any of these fuckers make a dime is beyond me.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      sold the air rights? meaning what? surrounding buildings or lots can build higher than originally zoned for?

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      in a nut shell it works like this. Let’s say you own a building in an area where you are zoned for 20 floors but your building is only 2 floors. Now you have “unused potential.” Well, you technically own the air all the way up to the zoning maximum to think of the hypothetical top of the building if the zone was maxed out. So now lets say I want to build a 200 million dollar high rise next door to your 2 floors with 18 floors of unused potential space. Depending on your historic district, zoning, and your FAR (floor to area ratio) part of your building or part of your unused potential may fall in the confines of my air rights. You can’t build on my “property” unless I give you permission. You obtain that permission buy purchasing rights. When I go to sell them I know you own an incredibly valuable lot that isn’t worth dick unless you build your building so I will sell the right for you to build through my unused potential at quite a premium. It is a super tricky part of the law and I am by no means an expert…the best I know is that when questions come up is to hire someone who knows better than me….that said, this is the basic facts.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      so the smart play would be to sell some, but not all, of your air rights as it would lower the value of your bldg, right>?

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      That depends. Picture a building with unused potential. If you build through part of it you need to pay off for the rights. Now if there is more unused potential that someone else may want to build through (the other side of the building) great for you….however, once the other guys are going through your theoretical space with their real or theoretical space it is occupied…can’t sell it twice. More detailed questions you would have to ask a zoning attorney. We have kind of hit the limits of my understanding of it and it is, without a doubt, one of the most complex issues in zoning law

                    • bem

                      Unless they are Famous and/or Original.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Santa: There are, like, thirty Ray’s Pizzas. They all claim to be the original.
                      But the real one’s on 11th. And if you see a sign that says “Peep
                      Show”, that doesn’t mean that they’re letting you look at presents
                      before Christmas.

                    • bem

                      Santa or Satan? totally forgivable typo.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      oh come on…say what you want but Elf was a great movie

                    • bem

                      Elf was crap. Crap. You want quality NY/Will Ferrell its “The Other Guys” or GTFO.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I will give you the other guys but Elf is solid is a solid holiday move . Ed Asner as Santa…Bob Newhart as Papa Elf and James Caan as the annoyed businessman who is the real father of Buddy. For shame Bem

                    • bem

                      Crap.
                      We gotta agree to disagree on this one.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      I agree with Hipponax on this one. I still cry at the end of Elf.

                    • bem

                      Understood…..2 wasted hours….never to return…

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Like all of a sudden Bem has an aversion to wasted by time

                    • bem

                      “not wasting, jerry, living, LIVING!!!”

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Oh man!
                      Give it a watch this year when they play it 853 times in one week before Christmas. Open your heat man!!!! open it!!!!

                    • bem

                      I’ll open YOUR heat!

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I’ll heart YOUR opening ….

                      hmmm, maybe that one didn’t work out so well.

                    • bem

                      hahahaha – that bit aint for everyone….gotta be careful.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Gay

                    • Jak

                      Still a better love story than Twilight.

                    • bem

                      how do you know?!?!? HOW?!?!?!?!?!?

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I wouldn’t know….fag

                    • I’m likely in a minority now (Friday’s are Freida’s lessons), but I don’t think several former SNL guys that get acclaim are very funny or at least they don’t make me actually laugh: Sandler, Fallon, Farrell, any Meyers that isn’t named Mike.

                    • bem

                      Agreed. Very few SNL alum become worthwhile comic actors. Most are over-hyped hacks

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      whats your favorite color bem? you dont like spaghetti and maple syrup you commie?>

                    • bem

                      It’s Crap. (not my favorite color, which is Thursday)

                  • bem

                    that’s the ONLY way any old businesses survive – someone had the sense to buy the building back when it was worthless…

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      there was this great italian jernt in queens- S’appori D’iischia. butcher by day, restaurant at night. in an industrial area though. the dad owned the buildings. son decided he wanted to be a player in manhattan, shut down the original…you know how that ended…

                    • bem

                      I love you for saying and spelling ‘jernt’.
                      EDIT:
                      but yes that’s a common tale. Dik inherits an established business but wants to play ‘developer’…
                      Even Straitzes Matzohs is going condo…

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      celebs and local pols would come in from manhattan to go there- food was dirt cheap and amazing, all bc his fam OWNED THE BUILDING. I miss that jernt, been closed like 5 yrs

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      also upvote for jernt

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Jewish Mother: Vhat did you say….your going to buy 50,000 square feet on E. Houston and A? Your are crazy!
                      100 years later
                      Guy At Katz: Here is your 28 dollar pastrami sandwich

                    • bem

                      “d’ nayb’ahood….its fulla schvatas and pertaREEKENS… I could plotz…..sell it and move to Raws-lin while you can boobala…”

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Your brother just bawt a place rit offa willis ahhhvenue. I dont know why you ahhhnt more like him. ahh dokta. All you do is make pastrawmi

                    • bem

                      -1 pt for ahhvenue
                      correct pronunciation is ahhvenOO.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      damn me and my poor alliteration skills. It’s like i am not even alliterate

                    • bem

                      Each time we have one of these back-an-forths, you, me, @cheeseburgercheeseburger:disqus, I lose YEARS of progress away from that aycent…

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      BAHOOOOO…..GET TO DA STAW AND BUY SOME GABADEAL

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      why do you hate your roots you dirtbag?>

                    • bem

                      Self-loathing LI-er. not uncommon….
                      “LI – From New York, but no, not really”….its a heavy burden.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Never understood why people from LI would be self loathing. They have everyone else to loathe them

                    • Murdoc34

                      Makes me wonder what the future holds for Detroit. Say it gets rehabilitated in the distant future, might be a good investment to leave to your kids. Plus, the entire city and much of the surrounding suburbs can be bought for less than the cost of a used Pontiac.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      they had a proposal on the table for a zombie theme park- the uninhabited portions of the city would be bought for this purpose by some “entrepreneur”…a project like that doesnt bode well for the city’s future

                    • Murdoc34

                      Unless it turns into a broad social movement and lifestyle trend.

                      Hippie, Yuppie, Foodie, Zombie. I’m ahead of the curve on this one and stand to make billions selling zombie supplies.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      Foodie Zombies! they only eat grass-fed brain with zero SSRI’s added

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Zombhebes…kosher brains

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Hey, I was a yuppie…now im an oldppie

                    • Murdoc34
                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      me at 28…except i had white french cuffs to match the collar

                    • bem

                      Full Frontal Lumbergh.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      philosophy prof dressed like a banker…

                    • banker dressed like Fiddy.
                      gynecologist dressed like a kosher butcher.
                      stripper dressed like a nun.
                      cowboy dressed like an Indian.
                      nudist dressed at all.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I always knew what I wanted just went about it the wrong way at first. By 28 I was already working part time at the company I am not COO of for 3 years and thinking how much I hate teaching

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      got me on this reference

                    • Office Space? What I was thinking, but not sure.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Never actually watched that

                    • bem

                      Remedy this immediately.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      ayyy gagootz….don’t tell me to remedy shit

                    • bem

                      ah-ight, ya mook!

                    • Honestly I was familiar with the reference from watching Mike Judge’s “Milton” shorts and knowing it inspired it:

                    • bem

                      I’m gonna have to ask you to go ahead and come in on……Saturday?

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      I’d love to gut a bass on my desk one day

                    • Spats too or just a keen, thorough coat of Saphir (or both)?

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      I never had spats….though I should have. I still go for a shine in Grand Central though.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      It’s funny, they would actually have to clean it up and put some money into it to improve it enough to make it a zombie post-apocalyptic wasteland.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      This is good and bad. Some of these old places downright fucking suck and only exist because “uh my grandma liked it here and I liked my grandma so they are the best”

                      Case in point: glasers bakery on 1st ave. they claim to have invented the black and white cookie. Seriously, there is nothing fucking edible in that place and right around the corner there is a hipster bakery marking amazing stuff but sure enough galsers has idiots lined up outside

                    • bem

                      Quite. Unfortunate, but neither ‘good’ nor ‘bad’.

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      Mmmhmmm but thinking makes it so

                    • bem

                      best avoided at all costs, that.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        we need more PUA skills in soccer then.

    • Gwydion

      Football (soccer) players may not be homos, but it’s still the only sport I’ve seen where falling over and crying can create a tactical advantage.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        no you’re wrong! There is usually a (((sniper))) in the stands!

        • Gwydion

          Of course! How could I have missed such an obvious part of (((their))) plan for global domination! First they come for the footballers….

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          deadly accurate! hamstring shot every time!

          • dckhead_con_artist

            and miraculously recovers within 1-2 minutes.

            • jammyjaybird

              It’s the miracle spray.
              http://www.dw.com/image/18520948_303.jpg

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                dry ice is magic

              • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                Funny, i thought the white shit that made soccer players move was inserted nasally cf. Ronaldinho

              • dckhead_con_artist

                My friends usually have beer in the cooler when I get injured

              • B1k3_Ch41N

                Beside the faking of injury I think that footballers get a lot of flack for going to the ground and then getting back up. The sharp and intense pain following a collision can be immobilising for some. I remember getting kneed right below the kneecap and being in such pain that I was not able to breath for like 20 odd seconds and then being back in the game in a matter of minutes.

        • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

          ugh, sniper in the stands of a soccer match. Don’t you people have crappy country music festivals over there?

      • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

        so you don’t watch much basketball I take it…..I think falling over and crying for tactical advantage is actually just called Labroning

    • B1k3_Ch41N

      Football or soccer (ughhhhhhhh) as you call in the US is excellent for muscle growth, especially the calves. For everyone who mocks the sport I recommend a full 90 minutes of playing it on a proper sized pitch and then tell me how they least used muscles feel.

      • Murdoc34
        • B1k3_Ch41N

          Nailed it Murdoc!

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        tell me how your face feels minus a tooth or three after playing irish hurling…those guys are nuts

        • B1k3_Ch41N

          I’ll stay out of anything that has the name Gaelic in it. I like my full set of teeth.

          • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

            Gay lick

            • Lou Skunt

              We’re still up?… WTF… I’m finishing a proposal ova heaaa… It never ends, does it…

              • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                Lol!

                • Lou Skunt

                  I’ve got one screen with business and one screen with bullshit. I keep looking to my left for the bullshit… just to get the business over with!

                  • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                    A joke for you and your bullshit screen

                    Man walks into a bar and orders a drink. He sees a sign that says “free drinks for life if you complete the three challenges”

                    So the man asks the bartender “what’s the deal”

                    Bartender says “the wealthy eccentric owner of this bar has set up three challenges that match his odd and eccentric proclivities and if they are completed he will grant that man free drinks for life”

                    So the man says “well what’s the first challenge”

                    The bartender says “well the wealthy eccentric owner of the bar grown habenero peppers. He makes the hottest hot sauce in the world. He wants a man to drink an entire bottle of it in one guzzle”

                    The man says that’s awful forget it. Just give me another drink.

                    Curious, the man asks “so what’s the second challenge”

                    Bartender says “the wealthy and eccentric owner of the bar owns a puma that he keeps outside and it has an awful tooth ache. He wants a man to extract the pumas tooth with his bare hands.”

                    The man says “that’s insane! No one would ever do that! Give me another drink”

                    Finally he says “just out of curiosity tell me the last challenge”

                    The bartender says “the wealthy and eccentric owner of the bar is married to a super model. However he is very sexually repressed and the supermodel says she will leave him if she doesn’t get fucked in the ass. So he needs someone to fuck his supermodel wife in the ass”

                    Well the guy is sitting there and he says “ah the hell with it! Give me that hot sauce!”

                    He chugs it down. Falls to the ground. Grabbing his stomach. Ooh and ahhh! But he gets up. Slams the empty bottle on the bar and says “now where is that puma”

                    The bartender says “the puma is out back through the door”

                    The man pulls his courage together and goes out and you hear all manner of noises. Growling. Screaming. Finally the man walks back in. Cloning torn. Blood coming out of his neck. He walks up to the bartender and says “now where is that supermodel that needs a tooth extraction”

                    • Lou Skunt

                      LOL!!!

                    • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

                      My gift to you Lou

  • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

    300 curls? @jnyx dude, not even supersetting with 300 kickbacks……
    Superset 6×50
    Curls (Alternating 10lbs)
    Kickbacks (Alternating 10 lbs)
    Make sure you squeeze for that contraction.
    I want to see if I can get you to drop a 10 pound weight then call you a fag

  • Henry VIII

    “Get out of your comfort zone”
    Probably the first, probably one biggest and toughest challenge that comes with the red-pill.
    But Once you have managed it once, thing indeed get easier get easier.

    • Murdoc34

      Brain getting hung up on the eventual paradox: One becomes comfortable being uncomfortable.

      • Jim Johnson

        You know you reached sucess when you feel uncomfortable hanging out on the couch watching reruns.

      • Easy fix. You make yourself uncomfortable in the fact that you’re comfortable with being uncomfortable.

        • Murdoc34

          I’m uncomfortably comfortable with that solution, but I’ll give it a go.

          • Jim Johnson

            I feel the Pink Floyd’s song “Comfortably numb” coming.

        • Vault Boy

          What if you become comfortable with that?

          • bem

            This whole thing is making me uncomfortable…

            • Murdoc34

              Then go eat a cheeseburger.

              • bem

                Now I’m fond of the dude, but lets not get nuts here.

            • Murdoc34

              The cheeseburger thing doesn’t make sense now that you’ve changed thin to thing. You’re making me look like a jerk!

        • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

          this obsession with making oneself uncomfortable is insane. Since the dawn of fucking time man has been trying to make himself more comfortable. Can you imagine telling someone in Ethiopia that you are actively trying to become more uncomfortable. This is like anorexia. Some serious fucking first world white people bullshit.

          • Moderation. All for clean clothes, cooked food, and dry a/c & heated places to rest. Not so much in favor of the reasons men invented machines to make all that easier on their wives.
            Ooooh, Sane, you sexist devil you…

  • Lou Skunt

    Getting out of your comfort zone is vital for personal and professional growth.

    I’ve seen this hold too many good people back over the years, and it seems to be more prevalent these days with people living in their little bubbles, with their cute little smartphones, etc. It really all comes down to fear. Don’t be afraid to fail… start with smaller things, and the more you do it, it will become easier to tackle the more substantial challenges. You almost have to approach it as a child would – with Excitement; no concept of fear or repercussion. You eventually replace the fear and become more motivated to experience the final outcome. Go for it!

    • You taking notes, @Hipponax1:disqus? You should approach camping with excitement! No fear!

      • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

        gtfo.

        • bem

          exactly. we all must gtfo from time to time.

        • What…you don’t wanna see my tits before I gtfo? Hurtful…

          • Hipponax (μητροκοίτης)

            if your head is any indication i would need a team of mexicans to ever see your tits.

            • bem

              HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

            • Haha, I’m only a yeti from the neck up. I think all the hair that would eventually grow on me had a meeting before puberty and came to the unanimous decision to migrate to my head.

          • bem
            • That’s gonna make things pretty rough on @Jnyx if I’m gone. He’s going to have to double his article output.

              • Speaking of, sent you something earlier today been having a problem with my gmail coming in as spam though. This is meeting Goal 2 for today’s article, much out of my comfort zone to try writing an article.

                • Jak

                  Hey GoingSane, I haven’t seen anything come across. Send me an email through our Contact Us page (Seek Counsel) at the top of our site.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              said while he was wielding a scimitar in front of an Abrams Tank

        • dckhead_con_artist

          that’s what the husband said when I creeped into her tent

        • TWSS

        • rockfish153

          I would give away every possession I own to get you in the woods with nothing but a sleeping bag, back pack and a pocket knife.

          The bitching and moaning about the lack of civilization would be priceless. Haha

      • dckhead_con_artist

        I camp outside underneath the windows of a teenage girl’s bathroom.

  • Red Hood’s Assault

    This is really good actionable advice! On the kicks, not sure of everyone’s level of limber is, but doing Chinese splits may help you as the helped me. Either way, looking forward to seeing more articles like this one.

  • Consolation_of_Philosophy

    Who has got an effective stretch for calves? Something other than the boilerplate stuff?