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Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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  1. Kettle bells and medicine balls are all the rage these days. It’s amazing how these things are ccyclical. I keep waiting to go in the gym and see dude with handlebar mustaches lifting those barbells with the big balls on the end.

    One of the toughest routines I’ve seen are these two MMA workouts:



  2. Dan Summers says:

    My trainer makes me do Turkish getups on a regular basis. I can tell that they must be very, very effective, in that they are so bloody difficult.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    The current “big thing” seems to be variants of “stuff people used to do”.

    So dumbbells? Stupid. Nobody ever did anything like a dumbbell.

    Buckets of water/kettlebells? Brilliant! Do deep lunges with kettlebells!

    One of the sillier workouts involved hitting a truck tire over and over again with a sledge hammer. One of the less silly ones involved flipping the truck tire end over end and walking across the guys’ back yard over and over like that. “Organic Movement” or some hippie crap like that. “It’s not about the cosmetic muscles, it’s about the real ones that will allow you to do real things that you’ll encounter every day.”

    Tell it to Trotsky, pal. Just give me my diet plan and get back to barking “AGAIN!” at me.Report