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Off to Queenstown next week

This is the kind of scenery I will be taking in for a week – the less people I have to deal with the better

queenstown

Bicycle seats that won’t cause impotence or prostate cancer

First of all YES cyclists often suffer from impotence. Yes and I myself was affected by this many years ago when I was about 30.

Its not as if I did not know. Up until that time I had deliberately avoided cycling for this very reason but inexplicably I took it up for six months at a local gym. That was all it took.

Remember a 100 kg body builder is putting all of that weight on the same surface area as a small 12 year old child might while riding a bike. So the bigger you are the more damage cycling will do to your body.

I noticed a numb crotch while riding after 20 minutes or so. After a few months I stopped getting morning erections. At that point I stopped cycling – but it was too late.

I am a virile, randy heterosexual guy. But cycling not only killed my morning erections, it also killed my random erections during the day. You know how you might be sitting on the bus and a hot girl gets on and gives you the eye – you get a boner sometimes right?, or you may be sitting at home and have some sexual fantasy about a lady – boner time.

Well it all ended – I could still get a full erection but found it only happened usually while having sex or masturbating. I damaged my damned crotch simply by cycling.

Usually this is irreversible according to standard western medicine. We will discuss potential cures later.

First cycling is good except for this problem – the solution is a crotchless seat.

crotch bicycle seat

The best I have come across (no pun intended) is spyderflex http://www.spiderflex.com/saddle-specs.html

spyder seat

spyder seat

Here is a list of others:

http://www.spongywonder.com/

noseless seat bicycle

http://www.moonsaddle.com/
http://www.bycycleinc.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-No-Pressure-Bicycle-Seat/dp/B000DZGLVY

seat bike

This one still puts some pressure on “the region” – Its cheap but I wouldn’t buy it

http://www.ddwings.com/
http://www.spiderflex.com
http://www.nexride.com/index.html
http://www.realseat.com/
http://www.tri-d-tech.it/tu-modelli-eng.html

crotchless seat

Personally I’d go for DD Wings or Spyderflex – Who cares what it looks like – cycling looks fricken gay anyhow.

OK there is a huge selection – don’t go making your self impotent like I did.

Finally what about a cure after the damage is done? Well the only thing I can think of that directly addresses this is QiGong KungFu – these guys can take a full force kick to the balls so I’m sure they can fix a little cycling induced erectile disfunction.

Iron Crotch

Yes I am perfectly serious – You wanna fix it or not?

http://mastertu.com/iron-crotch-package
http://mastertu.com/health-bar-package

iron crotch qigong

The chinese name for this is Tiedan Gong which involves massage & lifting weights from the penis & scrotum. Tiedang gong means kongfu of Iron penis.

Now if you can stomach this gross video of some dude touching another dudes penis without throwing up… you may learn something.

Planning a Hike in Queenstown

I hope to make it to Queenstown New Zealand over xmas to climb Mt Ben Lomond

Queenstown

Its a full days climb to the summit & back down but I may take a tent & sleep high to see the night sky.

I’ve wanted to do this trek for 15 years so its time to do it.

Resistance bands for punching

Here is a band setup that will work your jab & perhaps you can use it at the same time as the mass suit.

If you take a look at the mass suit in my previous post its an excellent piece of kit. It looks like the products are compatible – as some of the lifelineUSA gear may be also.

http://www.perfectpunch.org/

perfect punch

This other product attaches to the waist so is wrong for japping.

http://www.myshadowboxer.com/

shadow boxer

shadow boxer

Now a cheaper alternative is simply to slip a resistance band around your shoulder – or loop it around a door handle or post behind your back. This will work your jab & if you want to work pecs its similar to cable flys.

The mass suit is better for upper cuts & hooks. For kicks its ideal as is.

Strength Band Gear

I want to tell you guys about some very cool equipment. Its based upon resistance band training.

No 1 is the “MASS SUIT” this can provide up to 70 lbs of resistance to most sports including sparing, running, even swimming.

mass suit

mass suit

mass suit

Yeah thats pretty damn cool and it can of course be used in addition to a weight vest. Unlike a weight vest this sucker will not cause knee & joint wear over time. But hey why not add the 70 lbs to your weight vest session any way ?

These things are expensive coming close to $300 new – but I’m gunna get one this summer anyway from www.MassSuit.com

The mask by the way is a breath or respiration trainer – there are several brands available and most are much less obtrusive than what you see on that guy.

The other place to get “fancy” resistance band gear is www.lifelineUSA.com. Again very expensive – especially if you have to pay foreign shipping but some great gear. The range is big but below are two examples.

vertical jumper

power pushup

power pushup

There are a few books on resistance or strength band training these days. The Resistance Band Workout Book & Strength Band Training are on Amazon & there is a good ebook from this site for $7 http://www.resistancebandtraining.com/

Kettlebell swing challenges 2500 in an hour, 10000 in a month etc

The swing is a great exercise for when you are stuck indoors. Its quiet – even silent. So if its the middle of the night & you need a quick exercise fix its ideal. Its also a great cardio workout.

Many folks soon learn that Kettlebells are not like regular weights. With Kettlebells you can go for volume in a way not possible with a barbell & dumbbell.

The guy in the video above is Rob Russell.

Here is a guy doing 6000 swings in under 2.5 hours

His form is fully lame ass though – can you really call that a swing ?

Here’s a good PDF program to get you started http://occupyfirstplace.com/KB10K.pdf

I think Swings are the fundamental Kettebell exercise – certainly the easiest but nothing is easy once you get beyond a few hundred reps.

The Kettlebell Long Cycle

Wow the Kettlebell long cycle rocks. This is the clean & jerk done with two kettlebells for 10 minutes continuously. You don’t put them down but can kind of rest in the rack & overhead.

Of course it means there is no real rest for the full time. The top guys do this with two 40kg KB’s which is diabolical. I’m a beginner on long cycle but I really like it. I like it even more than one arm snatch.

I do get a better endorphin hit off snatch though.

long cycle

This exercise is deceptively difficult. You may watch these guys doing it and think yeah I can do that. Well straight off the bat I doubt it. Here is a video of one of the sports top athletes passing out at 214 reps.

That’s Sergey Rachinskiy a top world champion.

Here is a good video showing proper form…

Here’s the main man Steve Cotter giving some long cycle instruction…

Finally a nine week program training long cycle 3x per week

http://kettlebellfitnessdk.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/9-week-kettlebell-long-cycle-training-program/

60 year old athlete with body of 20 year old

Cycling for Knee Strength & Rehabilitation

I am doing 3 months knee rehabilitation before I get back into my special forces style weight vest training. That kind of training will reveal any weakness & for me it turned out to be knee’s. Not surprising when doing 3 heavy long marches each week So if you saw my prior post on it I found a bunch of knee rehab programs which I am doing every day.

Luckily I have found the best exercise of all is the stationary bike. Which brought to my attention a German sprint cyclist at the Olympics. This guy is getting in the news because of his bodybuilder level thigh development.

cyclis legs

cyclist legs

thigh legs development

big legs

cyclist big thighs

By incorporating weights & sprint training on a stationary bike the knees can be strengthened particularly by increasing development of the internal quadriceps which is often a cause of knee pain – when the quads are too weak in relation to the required load on the knees.

Where to get 20,000 Calories for $20.00

Ho ho ho a weeks worth of calories for a 230 lb lifter for $20.00 I hear you shun.

Well as of this week I am doing it. For twenty bucks I can get 2 litres of Virgin Olive Oil and 10 lbs of spuds.

Haaa – body building just got cheap.

Throw in some meat, eggs, fish, veges & fruit and that’s it – CHEAP HUMONGOUS FOOD !!!

spuds

Olive Oil

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