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@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

@  Kaon : (12 June 2021 - 08:03 PM)

man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM)

Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 June 2021 - 05:53 PM)

Aw, it's not even a shiny.

@  Sabrblade : (12 June 2021 - 05:27 PM)

A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 05:20 PM)

I didn't even try this time.

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!


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Allspark 2021 fitness thread. Come one, come all!


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#1 Darth_Prime

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Posted 03 January 2021 - 04:22 PM

Happy 2021 everybody.

Welcome back, or welcome for the first time, to any and all that either have fitness to share or questions to ask. Here we track our exercises and see if we can be better than last year as a collective whole. We also state our individual fitness goals for the year. For me, its being more consistent. Finding a good rhythm between work, home and exercise time. Hopefully continuing to sign up for different virtual events will help to keep me honest.

Im sure a few people might have numbers to post, but here are last years.

Miles: 1517.61- swimming, biking, walking, running, skipping, crawling...anything you can track in distance
Uppers: 37,349 - push-ups, overhead arm claps, bicep curls, tri extension, shoulder raise, chest press, back rows...anything that works the muscles from the waist (not core) up.
Lowers: 32,616 - squats, lunges, calf raises, leg extension, leg curls, jump rope, jumping Jacks...waist down.
Core: 12,058 - sit ups, planks, crunches, flutter kicks...anything that works that mid section.

Now, exercises like burpees. Just toss them in whatever you want since they are kind of a full body.

If you have questions, comments, concerns, advice....feel free to post it here. Hope everybody is able to reach their goals.

Miles: 0 + .81 = .81
Uppers:
Lowers:
Core:

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Posted 03 January 2021 - 06:27 PM

5 mile walk yesterday, chest/back/shoulders today. 

Starting around mid-point last year my short term goals were to just work out more days in a month then the previous month, as I was trying to get in the (new) routine of working out at home and gave me the extra motivation of "trying to get my days in" and beating the previous month's total. I peaked in Aug with 19 days, fell back a bit in Sept with 16 days, Oct was a bust for various reasons with 4 days, came back a bit in Nov with 12 days, then fell off again in Dec with 6 days... which should be easy to beat in January, in fact I'm hoping to have that beat within the first half of the month. Ultimate goal is to get up to and maintain 20+ days of some sort of physical activity a month. 

 

Miles: .81 + 5 = 5.81
Uppers: 277
Lowers:
Core: 109



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Posted 03 January 2021 - 07:40 PM

Glad someone picked this up, because I am NOT in the head space to do it this year.


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Posted 04 January 2021 - 02:03 AM

I was just kinda waiting to see if you or Fero might. Lol.

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 08:10 AM

Thanks for starting the thread!

Blurg, I checked page 1 of the last one and Jan 3, 2020 says I was 149lbs.

Jan 2, 2021 has me at 182lbs. How embarrassing! Darn you quarantine fats!

I won't take this lying down! Back on the pony! Giddy up! Yaaaargh!

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 02:02 AM

Leg day, rest day, arm day today.

Miles: 5.81
Uppers: 277 + 180 = 457
Lowers: 280
Core: 109 + 135 + 90 = 334



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Posted 07 January 2021 - 10:10 AM

I am coming back to the fold this year. Using the stimulus check, the missus and I ordered a nice exercise bike that we are going to put in our home office. The home office will finally get fixed up too. Expect to see a lot of biking miles this year from me.


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Posted 09 January 2021 - 04:10 PM

Here is the bike that I bought:

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I just put it together and did a 4 minute test mile on it! I am liking it so far. 

 

 

Miles: 5.81 + 1.01 = 6.82 
Uppers:457
Lowers: 280
Core: 334


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#9 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 01:29 AM

Well, I'm not up to good start. Family wanted cake. Got a slice on the first day. No one else wants. Got a quarter yesterday. Got a quarter today. That means I ate over HALF the cake myself! Argh!

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 07:47 AM

Yeah... I'm really unwilling to waste food, even if it's bad for me.

I somewhat recently got a Fit Ring for the Switch. It's pretty silly, but provides some motivation. Naturally I had misplaced the strap while cleaning and just found it the other day, so I haven't used it that much yet... Need to get into a regular routine.

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 10:58 PM

Here is the bike that I bought:
 
https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
I just put it together and did a 4 minute test mile on it! I am liking it so far. 
 
 
Miles: 5.81 + 1.01 = 6.82 
Uppers:457
Lowers: 280
Core: 334

Good luck with the bike!

Miles: 6.82 + 1.5 = 8.32
Uppers: 457 + 65 = 502
Lowers:
Core: 334 + 45 = 379

We did a practice PT test today. I havent taken an official one since May of 2019 before I deployed. COVID keeps pushing it all back. But, now that Im in the 40 bracket life is pretty easy. Still felt good about how I did. Only thing I really need to improve is my run time, I want to knock about a minute off of it. As of now, April is when we start back. I bet it gets bumped again.

20 of the 45 push-ups where the first 20 I had done since June when I got home. And they were with my kids on my back.

My wife joined Weoght Watchers and has been going strong for about a week now. To help support her, and drive myself a bit, I signed up too. Its essentially based on points. You scan an items barcode. I get 48 points a day. I didnt really start u til about 3pm so I didnt care about today. You also get extra points, I used some today. Haha.

I also bought a smart scale from Wyze. Tells you your body fat and a bunch of other stuff. Seeing that 30% body fat is also motivating me to get a bit serious again.

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 12:16 AM

10 days in, 10 workouts. Ill try to add totals.

Anyone want to add weight lost to our totals?
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 04:31 AM

Oooh, adding weight loss sounds good. How tho?

Also, after a certain point, it's not about the weight loss numbers because it'll be how your body looks/adjusts.

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 11:20 AM

Miles: 8.32 + 2.66 = 10.98
Uppers: 502
Lowers: 280
Core: 379


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 06:28 PM

I’m on board for tracking weight loss. But I think it’s more of this is what I am on day X, and this is now what I am on day Y. Or now and Dec 31st. Unless somebody has a other idea of how.

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 08:13 PM

I would be down for measuring weight loss, I always pack on some winter weight, and then burn it off in the Spring. Though every year it takes a little longer and gets a little harder. This may be the motivation I need.
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:06 PM

January 11 - 239.6

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:05 PM

Miles:10.98 + 3.71 = 14.69
Uppers: 502
Lowers: 280
Core: 379


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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:15 PM

I was thinking we could just post a net gain or loss and add it to the total.

So if I started, Id post my stats and add them to the total as usual.

Then for weight loss:

-250 (our current total loss) + 3 pounds gain = -247

I agree that after a while it becomes a number. But if we made it a community goal to drop 100? 200? It could add another component to this thread.

Also. A few years ago it was suggested to post photos, but I backed out because I didnt want my before photo public.

Im less conscious about that now, but thought Id throw it out there. Could do something like the sub /progresspics on Reddit maybe.

Stats:
Worked out every day so far. Havent been tracking reps closely but what I do know:

Miles: 14.69+4.68 = 19.37
Uppers: 502 + 190 = 692
Lowers: 280 + 100 = 380
Core: 379

Edited by Kup, 11 January 2021 - 10:19 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 12:05 PM

5 mile walk Thurs, torso day Saturday. 

Then my back went out Sunday so just waiting for that to go away. A nice frustrating curb to any motivation. 

 

Miles: 19.37 + 5 = 24.37
Uppers: 692 + 304 = 996
Lowers: 380
Core: 379 + 109 = 488





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