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@  Lazy Garou : (22 July 2018 - 06:39 AM)

Theres possibly a transformer-collecting rick hopping the multiverse that has all the fan vote options available through the years.

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2018 - 10:38 PM)

I have the green one and it's more or less okay. One side has louder clicks but it was like that form the get go

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 05:23 PM)

Well, his gold isn't quite the color I associate with GPS and I see little, if any swirling in it. But hip ratchets in gold plastic that loudly clicked once only to be suddenly silenced. Hrmm. Messing with it now, one leg has no ratcheting and the other ratchets at something like 80 degrees apart.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

I like that figure. :(

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2018 - 03:37 PM)

Please no GPS on HFTD Sea Spray...

@  Darth Gonzo : (21 July 2018 - 03:32 PM)

That moment when you realize GoBots is being talked about more then Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 July 2018 - 02:11 PM)

Anyone have experience with HFTD Seaspray? I just bought a used one (for a buck!) and all his hip ratchets broke on first movement. Does he just generally have fragile ratchets or is GPS starting?

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 09:24 PM)

Remember it, for it is the last thing you will hear before I *shuffle* EXPRESS MY FEELINGS IN SONG!!!!!!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Blitzwing, eh?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 PM)

Huh.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 06:29 PM)

He leaks his crankcase, then we all catch a few new dents.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 02:58 PM)

Quick, somebody put his hand in some warm oil and see what happens.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Guys, SSSHHHHH. Megatron is passed out right over there, and dude is a MEAN drunk. Don't wake him up.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 02:04 PM)

*checks Hasbro's offerings* so, never. :(

@  Jetstream C-18 : (20 July 2018 - 01:26 PM)

They're all hugged when Omega Supreme gets back

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 10:00 AM)

Megatron is hammered! Now, I, Starscream am leader of the Decepticons!

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 09:47 AM)

And megatron is so confused as to why no one is shooting at him anymore that he starts binge drinking.

@  unluckiness : (20 July 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Grimlock eats them for lunch.

@  Paladin : (20 July 2018 - 08:09 AM)

Optimus wants to free the Minicons. Ultra Magnus says it infringes states' rights.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 July 2018 - 08:07 AM)

So... the nicest beings in the universe are fighting with each other?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2018 - 08:01 AM)

No Decepticons. It's Autobots Civil War.

@  Gryllid : (20 July 2018 - 07:55 AM)

New York Comic Con is in October, maybe there?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:49 AM)

So.. thus far, Hasbro only revealed Autobots for Siege. Any ideas which show they will reveal the Decepticons at?

@  Nevermore : (20 July 2018 - 05:44 AM)

So where did the "Stege" logo come from? All I can find is Sipher posting it an making fun of it. Where did that inconvenient version originate?

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 11:53 PM)

True. But it was due to Transformers' use of the name that Saban at the time couldn't use it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 11:38 PM)

But that's not necessarily a reference, just an attempt to use "Technobable" name.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 10:57 PM)

It's not Power Rangers, but Saban's VR Troopers was originally going to be titled "Cybertron".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 09:26 PM)

@paladin Energon would be too obvious. That's why I like Ore-13. It's not overt.. but still a nice nod.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2018 - 08:05 PM)

the original Sentai called it "Enetron." all they have to change is ONE LETTER.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 06:26 PM)

@saberblade True.. But I don't know.. I just want something simple like the "Energy source" in Beast Morphers to be Ore-13 or something like that.

@  Sabrblade : (19 July 2018 - 05:41 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: Operation Overdrive did have a weapon called the "Transtech Armor" ;)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

*sigh* This is going to be a long subline.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 July 2018 - 04:49 PM)

I already hate the overuse of "STEGE".

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2018 - 04:16 PM)

I just want Power Ranger refferenes in TF and Vice versa now.

@  Onyxstrike : (19 July 2018 - 11:32 AM)

I think Hasbro might be after more than just my money this time around with these reveals.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 02:39 PM)

@TheMightyMollusk Thanks for clarifying.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 12:34 PM)

@Otaku, most people were oblivious. The smart ones did their emergency shopping the day before, so there wasn't much left anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 09:37 AM)

@wonko Only happened a few times and I don't remember the exact details, but yeah.

@  Otaku : (18 July 2018 - 08:06 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Is that really the same thing? I mean, it is if the people were casually shopping and oblivious to the danger to them or the employees of the store, but if they were desperately trying to get needed supplies themselves... or am I just supposed to be smart enough to know you wouldn't have brought it up if it wasn't the former? >_<

@  wonko the sane? : (18 July 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Okay, what? I've had to explain why the TV wouldn't work when the power is out to children, but never to an adult in their right mind.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:44 AM)

*When I worked at the cable call center, some people wondered why their TV wouldn't work when there was an outage...

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2018 - 07:43 AM)

w

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 July 2018 - 03:11 AM)

We had people still trying to shop while we were being pushed by state police to shut the store down due to flooding. The police finally had to help herd them out.

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Or working for an airline and people complaining about not being able to take off in severe weather, and expecting us to know when the bad weather will end. *points at window*

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Outages/fire alarms are fun when you work retail and people complain that they can't keep shopping.

@  Echowarrior : (17 July 2018 - 07:11 PM)

Outages occasionally happened at the fulfillment center I used to work at. Never fun.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:51 PM)

Apparently the early shift (i.e. those who didn't participate in the walkout) were sitting in the cafeteria, waiting for power to return, while the late shift couldn't even enter the building.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 July 2018 - 04:18 PM)

Oh, wow. I thought the news about the website outtage would have been the topper, but that pretty much wins.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

Whoopsie.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2018 - 04:14 PM)

First the union called for a two-day strike yesterday, and then today the entire city where the Amazon warehouse I work at is located apparently had a power outage.


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:24 AM

Hello all, and welcome to the 2018 edition of the allspark exercise thread. Where the community meets to share it's goals, intents and methods for living a healthier, longer life.

 

Now, for those whom have been paying attention: we did not meet out community goal last year. We came close, but didn't hit it. However, we DID add aspects to the rote so I kinda feel it balances out. With that in mind, a normal exercise routine would build upon what we've accomplished and add more. But we have to hit the goal before we can exceed it. So this is year is once again 5000 all round. I know we can do better this year, and I hope more allsparkers will choose to join us.

 

Miles -

Upper Body -

Core Body -

 

Let it begin!



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:56 AM

I might as well put down my goal at the first page. BMI whatever aside, I looked lean at 135lbs and I'm 5'6 (yeah, it's not in kg and cm).

I should check a scale tomorrow but my last weigh in was 167lbs and that was before two buffets. I'm probably 169lbs.

Let's just say I need to lose 35lbs. 1lbs a week would be ideal.

Focusing on diet then exercise. Here we go.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:19 AM

Fero: YOU CAN DO IT! The real trick is portion control, being aware of what you are eating and how much of it.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:29 AM

Is the 5000 reps for the upper body / core?

Where do leg day reps fit in? Core?

Edit: also the company I work for is doing a fit for 2018 series I produced. It has a Christian slant since I work for a ministry but if anyone would like a link to it just let me know. Were releasing one segment each Monday this month.

Edit 2: okay sorry I realized that I dont understand how core works to hit the 5000. I held a plank the other day for 2 minutes straight. Does that count towards the number?

Also feeling guilty since Ive been doing a daily workout routine since mid September and didnt take part in this.

Edited by Kup, 01 January 2018 - 10:33 AM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:38 AM

You should feel guilty. We could have used your help to get to 5000 miles last year. MORE TO THE POINT: if you aren't here we can't cheer you on and support you.

 

Core and upper body are generally counted by reps regardless of the exercise. So while 2 minutes planking is impressive (and dude, it is.) it's still just one rep. Yes, 5000 for everything right now, and depending on if/when we hit goals, we move the goalposts. By all means: share exercise videos! One of the worst things amateurs and enthusiasts can do is hurt themselves trying because there is no one and nothing there to correct bad form and posture.

 

Speaking of: Hey DARTH! Think you can post those exercise pages again like you did last year? You know, the batman, the lannister, those if you still got them?



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:18 AM

Leg day = Core?

 

Also its not likely my miles would have made much of a difference. I didn't run as much last year, spending Jan to June and Sept to Dec on lots of strength training.

 

Today:

 

Miles: 0

Upper Body: 225

Core: 0

 

 

Just so I make sure I'm doing this right: 225 is 25 reps x 9 sets of chest press.

 

The first fit segment goes live in about 20 minutes (12:01pm EST if I remember right), but once live it'll be visible here: https://wtlw.com/fit...ysical-fitness/


Edited by Kup, 01 January 2018 - 11:40 AM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

My goal is just to stay more active. Personal goals, 1000 miles biking (887 for 2017) and 125 miles running (107 2017).

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

Leg day = Core?

 

Also its not likely my miles would have made much of a difference. I didn't run as much last year, spending Jan to June and Sept to Dec on lots of strength training.

 

Today:

 

Miles: 0

Upper Body: 225

Core: 0

 

 

Just so I make sure I'm doing this right: 225 is 25 reps x 9 sets of chest press.

 

The first fit segment goes live in about 20 minutes (12:01pm EST if I remember right), but once live it'll be visible here: https://wtlw.com/fit...ysical-fitness/

You are not only doing it absolutely right, that's hugging inspiring right there.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:45 PM

So this is my 2016 vs 2017 miles, steps, etc. I lost my Garmin watch for a bit and I dont always use Garmin when on my cycle ops using Zwift or treadmills. Strava said the 800 some miles for cycling.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

You are not only doing it absolutely right, that's hugging inspiring right there.

Well to be clear, what I've been doing all year has been high rep, low weight. Initially, I felt like I was cheating, but I can say this: I'm far, far trimmer and look better with my shirt off than I ever have before. If I wasn't so self conscious about my physique still and publishing a shirtless photo on a public forum, I'd show how I looked on 1/2014 compared to today. So if anyone is struggling, I'd recommend you give serious consideration to high rep, low weight routines. I do everything at home.

 

I've used 2-20 pound dumbbells for most chest press/bicep, shoulder press sets. Usually, I try to get in 25-30 reps per set, every so often (if its a chest press only day) I'll do one set of 50 to start and work my way down (maybe my next set is 40, then 35, etc). 

 

For other exercises, like shoulder cuff stuff, butterfly, back, I've used 2-5 pound dumbbells. The exception is some specific moves I do with a 15 pound kettlebell.

 

Recently, I added 2-25 pound and 2-10 dumbbells to my lineup, basically bumping up everything to the next level. Started doing 1-25 dumbbell for triceps (I think the specific move is called skullsmahers?)

 

Between each set, I walk for 200 steps (95% of the time, sometimes, if its a full upper body day and I'm needing to get the last few exercises in quickly I'll do only 50 steps). 

 

A really beneficial thing I've found is to calculate the total weight I've lifted that day. While I don't always do it, on days where I'm aiming to push myself a bit more I will. I just take the total number of reps x whatever the weights I used were. My record was 13,000 pound day on Dec 13. I can really only set records on chest press days, so doing the math that was probably 325 reps x 40 pounds (2-20 pound dumb bells). 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:32 PM

Miles: 0 + 3.08 = 3.08
Upper Body: 225
Core: 0

Went for run. 39 but feels like 50. My knees and hands agree with the 39 degree part. Lol. Took a walk for a cool down when done. I find as the older I get the more and more helpful the cooldown walks get. I wanted to go mountain bike today but obviously that didnt happen. I had this crazy idea though: Run a mile everyday.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:52 PM

Alright, its go time again! Gonna be in a wedding party July 20th.

With people from my old high school. Some I havent seen in 17 years and who I will *never see again!*

I must use this vain and trivial event. Harness the power of superficiality... and actually use my treadmill!

Wish me luck!

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

You are not only doing it absolutely right, that's hugging inspiring right there.

Well to be clear, what I've been doing all year has been high rep, low weight. Initially, I felt like I was cheating, but I can say this: I'm far, far trimmer and look better with my shirt off than I ever have before. If I wasn't so self conscious about my physique still and publishing a shirtless photo on a public forum, I'd show how I looked on 1/2014 compared to today. So if anyone is struggling, I'd recommend you give serious consideration to high rep, low weight routines. I do everything at home.
 

This is what i attempt to do on strength days. If I don’t do this, 3 sets of 10. If you look up “Body For Life” it’s a great system. They set up theirs as sets of 12, 10, 8, 6, 12 then next exercise.


 

Alright, its go time again! Gonna be in a wedding party July 20th.
With people from my old high school. Some I havent seen in 17 years and who I will *never see again!*
I must use this vain and trivial event. Harness the power of superficiality... and actually use my treadmill!
Wish me luck!


Hahaha....and hope the skinny cheerleader is now fat divorced and smokes?

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:44 PM

Nahhhhh

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

This is more for myself to look back on. Current weight: 243lbs.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:57 PM

Oh dont get me wrong, its the same for me. But thats not exactly been a great motivator for me the past year.

The toddler doesnt help, though!

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

Oh dont get me wrong, its the same for me. But thats not exactly been a great motivator for me the past year.

The toddler doesnt help, though!

I have a 4 month old...Its hard to get away sometimes.  



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

Miss: 3.08
Upper: 225
Core: 100 squats + 50 calf raises + 1 minute wall sit = 151
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:21 PM

Miles: 3.08 + 3.6 = 6.68
Upper: 225
Core: 151

 

Took a long walk for supplies in very cold weather.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:09 PM

Miles: 6.68 + 1 = 7.78
Upper: 225
Core: 151 + 45 = 196

Did a 1 mile warm up on the treadmill then:
Sets of 15, 12, 10, 8
Chest fly
Chest press
Back row
Last pulldown
Tricep press
Bicep curl

I wasn’t really sure last year and I’m not sure this year what all those count for. Lol.

Also, here is my new goal for 2018: 2018km between running, biking, hiking. Comes out to 1253.927 miles.



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