Message from Suomi Stronk in Fitness #general
Thank you for the uploads Will
@Matthias Of course brother. You look pretty good. That high guard can be a pretty effective base defense. I also think it's really important to have a CEO who can scrap, even though we are a peaceful organization.
we just got a lot of good footage in Southern California yesterday with @Robtheroman. Should be coming soon.
that last fight, Will just kept circling back 😅
i was waiting for him to be more offensive
A must watch
@Deleted User haha you know we can't be whompin' too hard on the new lads or they won't come back.
he looked alright for bein a new lad though
Yeah he really did
@Robtheroman I dream of a day that IE can make a video like that. Western men used to be that way. We can be that way again.
@Robtheroman That's who we're meant to be. Very inspiring.
(Also not a bad Thor Steinar ad)
@Robtheroman It's funny, I was just talking to my wife about this. When I was a boy growing up in the 90s, when we boys would read about the Spartans, Celts, Romans, etc. in class, we'd be totally pumped and wanted to be like them. Then our female (and some male) teachers and classmates would say things like "Well, yeah, but, you know, the Spartan men would be gay with each other," and "Well, yeah, but, you know, real men are sensitive to the needs of women." In this way, we learned to reject the masculine behaviors of old and were taught a new idea of masculinity that revolved less around physicality and brotherhood, and more around tolerance and understanding. This has been the experience of most western men in the modern era.
Agreed was the same when I was in school. Then I'd come home and tell my dad and he would be like they is warriors they ain't no faggots.(thick country accent) thank god I had my dad growing up to keep me on track and not believing the propaganda.
Start punishing mistakes with a nice left hook Will you're too soft on all us young'ins haha
Jokes aside, great footage guys and nice to see everyone making it out to train despite the cold.
We'll have to do some sparring sessions this summer.
I've gotten rusty living up in the mountains -- first time sparring in months and my defense was noticeably worse
Thought you looked good. You definitely move around good.
@Reinhard Wolff you’re still just as aggressive, which is a good sign. The rest is just mechanics.
We also learned that scrapping in freezing weather is pretty close to any other kind of scrapping once you get moving.
@Reinhard Wolff Without being sycophantic, that’s one of the things I know about you that I knew would make you a good leader. Most intelligent guys aren’t aggressive; their imaginations take over and they tend to be conservative. When you spar with an intelligent guy who is aggressive - that’s a rare combination. I’ve watched you spar with guys who outweigh you by between 25 and 75 pounds and your instinct is still to press the attack. There’s something about fighting that lets you get to know a man in a way that sitting down to dinner won’t.
@everyone /sir/ new years comic
lol so true
>use every method you can to try and get gains except actual consistent lifting
lol i love it
>be doing a solid clean bulk
>put on massive amounts of muscle
>start feeling horrible pain in my forearms
>haven't lifted since October. ALL of my muscle is gone. Pants getting tighter.
>I'm getting FAT
>January 1st. Starting to feel better
>tfw I'm gonna go back soon but I'm gonna look like a new years resolutioner.
Why is God so cruel guys
@Mark Vandal Aye but now you can think of your current physical state as a challenge to overcome. If there's one thing I've learned about IE guys, they love overcoming challenges.
challenges exist to be overcome
Using indoor resistance machine, which forces you to output a set wattage. If you pedal slower, the intensity automatically ramps up to maintain the same wattage output, you cannot rest, you cannot escape. Just like how 300 lbs in the gym is always 300 lbs, 300 watts is always 300 watts, no matter how fast or slow you go.