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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Except that it's a banned drug!
    Not in Colorado these days!

    Talk about a High altitude camp
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    ... so the USOC training center in Colorado Springs should be the perfect venue to test this out?

    In the name of science, maybe USMS should run their next Masters Fantasy Camp as a test & control setting with some members doping and some not.
    Except that it's a banned drug!

    Too bad, it would be interesting to test the correlation between anxiety reduction + aggression increase in the pool. Maybe Mark should give it a whirl!
  3. pwb's Avatar
    ... so the USOC training center in Colorado Springs should be the perfect venue to test this out?

    In the name of science, maybe USMS should run their next Masters Fantasy Camp as a test & control setting with some members doping and some not.
  4. Water Rat's Avatar
    bring your BUSINESS to Bama!
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Do front squats and back squats give you trouble in those areas? For shoulder pain on back squats, I sometimes like to grip the bar reaaally wide, like touching the plates.
    I will think about that next time I'm doing back squats. All three of those areas can be touchy at times. I am ridiculously sore from yesterday ...
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Swim meet travel is infinitely more enjoyable than biz travel ... Even if you have to go to Alabama.
    Of course it is! But you still have the hassle and expense of traveling. That's one reason why Mark only does a couple meets per year. And you are lucky to have quite a few meets in your area.
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I'm waiting for the self-driving car to become a reality so I can once again get work done while in transit
    i promise and in complete seriousness I actually worked on that in my early career at the Iowa Driving Simulator(IDS) which later became the National Advanced Driving Simulator(NADS). I will never forget the t-shirts one of the engineers made up that had "Go" on the front and "NADS" on the back. 😄. Alas it has yet to come to fruition but I know people who are working in it still.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Good luck on whacking your to-do list. Keep swimming like you do, though, because I've found my to do list is even more daunting when I'm unbalanced due to lack of training.
    Swimming is my sanity check and my stress reliever. I am having so much fun swimming and still wonder why the heck I stopped after college. Alas there is no turning back the clock so I will make the most of my second chance.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Swim meet travel is infinitely more enjoyable than biz travel ... Even if you have to go to Alabama.
    i second Patrick's comments, but your comment did make me chuckle. You'll blow the rust off and have fun. Enjoy.
  9. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    And it seems easy on the elbows, wrists, shoulders.
    Do front squats and back squats give you trouble in those areas? For shoulder pain on back squats, I sometimes like to grip the bar reaaally wide, like touching the plates.
  10. pwb's Avatar
    Swim meet travel is infinitely more enjoyable than biz travel ... Even if you have to go to Alabama.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    I never understood zerchers. Doesn't the bar chafe your elbows?
    Nope, didn't at all. I think it does limit your weight somewhat. I just felt like it targeted my swimming muscles better. And it seems easy on the elbows, wrists, shoulders. From googling, it seems like it's a pretty respected lift.
    Updated January 21st, 2015 at 09:40 PM by The Fortress
  12. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    I never understood zerchers. Doesn't the bar chafe your elbows?
  13. pwb's Avatar
    The trouble I have with my meetings is that they are with different people and companies and on different things and I feel like I am juggling too many balls. My to do list is crazy right now and I need to get some time on my calendar to do followup activities.
    I feel your pain. Though I don't wish back the international travel and cross-country travel I did in my last company, long plane flights have always been the best way for me to finally catch my breath, whittle down my to do list and get caught up. As my flights aren't long these days, I'm waiting for the self-driving car to become a reality so I can once again get work done while in transit

    Good luck on whacking your to-do list. Keep swimming like you do, though, because I've found my to do list is even more daunting when I'm unbalanced due to lack of training.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    I don't know many male swimmers who row 65 with one arm.
    There is a woman at my gym doing seated overhead presses with 85 lb DBs right now .... Super bulky.
  15. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Interesting. I thought a knock on her was that she wasn't that strong. But that sure doesn't seem to be the case based on that vid.
    I don't know many male swimmers who row 65 with one arm.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Speaking of Coughlin, dig the shots of her doing dumbbell rows with 65 and front squatting 135 with chains: http://vimeo.com/102896201
    Interesting. I thought a knock on her was that she wasn't that strong. But that sure doesn't seem to be the case based on that vid.
  17. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Speaking of Coughlin, dig the shots of her doing dumbbell rows with 65 and front squatting 135 with chains: http://vimeo.com/102896201
  18. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Nice job chowmi!

    Are you planning on nationals since it's in your home state?
    Hi Fort! I PM'd you as well.

    Right now, I don't plan on it. But I said the same thing for Austin, 2008 and did amazing there. My goal is to stay healthy and injury free this year. I'll do our 1 day meet in Feb, and then see how I feel.
  19. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    That sounds like fun. If you give them plenty of space and just interact occasionally during the meet they will probably think it is cool. You are fast enough that there is no danger of being embarrassingly slow. My daughter and I have talked about doing something like this, but have not made it happen. About 1.5 years ago there was an open meet and we were going to enter a relay with my daughter's friend and her little brother, (who was about 7 at the time). We were pretty excited about it and even tried to think up a name for our relay team, but the meet got cancelled Have fun!

    Nice swims btw.
    Thank you! They're not really into the swimming, but will do a meet now and then. It will be a fun experience to have them swim in the same event!
  20. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Think of this meet as laying the foundation for a lifetime of engagement with your daughters through Masters swimming. For me, I love that my Dad and I still can connect through swimming masters. I hope that I'll do the same with my daughters later in their lives.
    Sorry to miss you - we swam on different days!!!! See you at the 1-day meet at Highland Park!!!
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