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» Sparrow Legs Strongman Training (Go to post)14-01-2021 @ 23:38 
It's been a crazy-busy week this week, but I'll at least try and log what little I have done.


132.5kg x 8, 8

Bench press
87.5kg x 8, 8

150kg x 6, 6


Incline bench press
60kg x 12
80kg x 10
90kg x 8
100kg x 5

Concentration curl
25kg x 7, 7, 7

BW x 12
+30kg x 8
+40kg x 6
» Sparrow Legs Strongman Training (Go to post)10-01-2021 @ 17:41 


4 x 12 mins UT1, 3 MR

12 mins 3152 1:54.2 25 151
12 mins 2854 2:06.1 21 148
12 mins 3106 1:55.9 25 152
12 mins 3063 1:57.5 24 147

I was interrupted on the second rep and was off the rower for about a minute, so that's why the pace and SR is so low, but I know it was done at 1:55-1:56 pace because I kept it on that for the whole time. The rest between the second and third reps was also not 3 mins - it was more like 5-6 mins because I had something to do.

Not great pace, but I wanted to try to hold it more even, especially without a warm up.
» old timers occasional log (Go to post)10-01-2021 @ 17:36 
Lovely session. I'd have been done in after the first rep at that pace!
» Sparrow Legs Strongman Training (Go to post)09-01-2021 @ 14:35 
Post Edited: 09.01.2021 @ 14:35 PM by Sparrow

145kg x 8

Bench press
95kg x 8

162.5kg x 8

Wide grip chin-up
BW x 12
+15kg x 10
+30kg x 7

Seated press
50kg x 12
70kg x 10
80kg x 7
» The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Go to post)09-01-2021 @ 14:33 
Very nice!

Things are looking very promising for the 5k attempt.
» The Final Countdown (Go to post)09-01-2021 @ 12:20 

Hope youíre not out of action too long.

Turbo trainer when the ribís a bit better, perhaps?
» US Presidency (Go to post)09-01-2021 @ 11:23 
Thatís a very insightful post, Will. I think you have summed-up the current situation very well.

Of course there is a problem, like you explained, but the cause isnít as straightforward as people suggest. Itís very complicated and not an easy quick-fix.

Racism is real, and itís nasty and horrible. But thereís a big difference between growing up round kids calling people names and systemic racism, especially in the UK.
» US Presidency (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 23:06 
Post Edited: 09.01.2021 @ 08:41 AM by Sparrow
Rick said:
I don't insist on the number. But it needs to be livable, or there's no point.
I think a lot of people would still want to work, because they like that sense of meaning. And a lot would still want to work for a better standard of living. I wouldn't be quitting my job, even if roughly half my monthly net were suddenly not a direct consequence of it.
It would mean fewer people being forced into s**tty jobs to survive. Employers would actually have to pay enough to make such things worthwhile. I regard that as a feature, not a bug.
As for affordability - we afford all kinds of other things. If you look back at predictions in the 50s, everybody thought the automation age would lead to everybody working half the hours for the same amount of money. What actually happened is half of us work the same hours for the same money, most of the rest get almost nothing, and a few cream off most of that productivity gain for themselves. That may or may not be how we want to go on, as a society.

I get your point about the amount - I was just going off what you used as an example.

I, like you, would still choose to work if this is how things were. Iím not sure about everybody else.

How have the trials gone?

It almost sounds too good to be true. Who would actually pay for it?

Supporting the poor is something Iím definitely in favour of, as Iím sure most are.

LOL Andy - I donít even know who she is. Grin
» US Presidency (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 22:36 
Rick said:
Yup. All adults. And unconditionally, so indeed if you want to stop work and live very frugally you could.

Sounds almost too good to be true. I do like the idea of it.

For most people, 1200 per month + some extra cash-in-hand for a few jobs would be brilliant.

How could that be sustainable?
» US Presidency (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 22:10 
Another question - if everybody was given 1200 per month, could we choose to opt out of work?
» US Presidency (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 22:05 
Sorry, I have heard of that, I just didnít recognise the acronym. Grin

It does sound like it makes a lot of sense.

Next question - who gets it? Iím presuming from the title everybody, but I know what assuming can do...
» US Presidency (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 20:50 
PeteHodgson said:
ēSeems to have good ideals. ✅
ē Does lots for good causes. ✅
ēIs Terminator. ✅
ēRelated to Danny De Vito. ✅
Oops. Those numbers are meant to be ticks.

They are ticks when I'm typing now, quoting you.

I love Arnie.
» US Presidency (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 20:42 
Jonathan said:
It's a common misconception that socialism results in much higher taxes.
For instance, we did a spreadsheet to work out finances for when we're living in Sweden on the basis of anticipated income and taxation in Sweden. On the basis of about £90k profit a year on a forestry business, the tax on that (with liability split between myself and Kathryn) is only £28k. That's 32.3% tax and a small tax free allowance.
And what you get in return is massive. Free education, small class sizes, a perfect and unburdened transport network, good health service, minimal council tax (like a couple hundred quid a year on an average house), a social security net you can actually count on to support you fully (£2k a month sickness pay as a self employed person) and so on.
Socialism isn't about everyone paying more tax. It's about reducing the extremes so that no one goes without and that those with plenty pay just a little more.

Sounds brilliant and I can see why youíre moving there. By all accounts, you are a rich person! Grin

How would this work for people earning mediocre wages or low wages? The money has to come from somewhere.

If you take too much off the rich, they will move elsewhere.
» US Presidency (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 20:40 
Sounds good to me, although Arnie must be mega rich!

I donít hate him or any other people who make good money though - fair play to him/them.
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)08-01-2021 @ 20:35 
Fantastic row! Love how you accelerate into it. I can only image Iíve leave of sweat produced.

What did your HR get up to?

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