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Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010

Posted by Mandee on February 16, 2010   |   14 Comments

Rest day

Practice using Trigger Point products on the Ultimate 6

Obama Spurns Gun Control

Gun control, the Failed Experiment

Read and consider both articles, and post thoughts to comments.

14 responses to “Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010”

  1. Russell says:

    Article 1 makes an interesting proposal as to why the Obama administration has been leaning central-right on its gun-control policy. I don’t know if the author is right or not, but I think the president deserves credit when he gets things right.

    Article 2 makes a timeless point about the failures of Gun-control: If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. Ironically, I had a discussion about our gun-free school zone in a political science class I took at UAH last year. The teacher, and many of the students, were deathly afraid of the idea that students might be allowed to carry guns on campus. None of them seemed to have any sense at all that students might ALREADY be carrying weapons onto school property, as if the “gun-free-zone” signs posted around campus had the power of bullet-proof force fields. Considering that anyone who wishes to carry a gun in the state of Alabama need only apply for a permit,it’s safe to assume a large number of people in my classmates daily lives were already doing so. They had not considered this. I asked if any of them thought their classmates would run out and apply for a concealed carry liscence just because the law had changed to allow them to do so at school.

    More than anything else though, they had no sense of responsibilty for their own safety, probably due to a mix of inexperience and ignorance of how to use a fire-arm, and an attitude of dependency towards law enforecement that would prevent them from even considering self-defense.

    If I had let any of them know that I regularly brought my fire-arm onto campus I would have probably been arrested and called paranoid. That is until now.

    My father in law, who works for UAH, sent me this quote shortly after the recent shooting- “When seconds count, police are only minutes away!”

  2. z says:

    this pic makes me sad. I hurt my hand on Sat. and wont be picking up a barbell (or anything else) for a few months.

    • tracey says:

      That does suck, BUT things happen for a reason. Maybe it will give more time for other areas in your life .Like 2POOD.com. I’ll keep you in my prayers(mainly for sanity):)

    • z says:

      Tracey, thanks for kind words and also the plug for 2POOD, which by the way will be a sponsor of the Deep South Sectionals Event. I wont be able to compete now but will be there to cheer the rest of yall on.

  3. Emily D. says:

    I need this class tonight…..my arms/chest/booty/EVERYTHING is so freaking sore today!!!

    Last night was killer.

  4. Kyle Mosier says:

    Today was a good follow up to yesterday’s killer work out. I knew for sure I would be sore, but after the Trigger Point therapy, I feel pretty good. I’ll reserve judgment until tomorrow, though. Overall, the Trigger Point products seem very effective.

  5. Patrick says:

    The new toys for myofascial release are evil (in a good way). Especially liked the quad roller thingy.

    The HCG or pregnancy hormone diet came up today. Dr Eades rant on Snake Oil below was the first time I’d heard of it. Pretty good read.

    http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/statins/snake-oil-comes-in-all-kinds-of-bottles/

    When you get into the gray areas of medicine (weight loss, complementary medicine, accupuncture, chelation therapy, etc.) be especially suspicious. Just because your doctor recommends it Does Not make it safe nor effective. Caveat emptor applies when dealing with medical professionals.

  6. Kerri says:

    Favorite CF Quote of the day today:
    Josh: “Yeah, that’s the spot.”

  7. J.D. says:

    The Trigger Point therapy today was very helpful. It hurt quite a bit, so I’m sure it was “good for me” (nyuk nyuk!)

    About the articles— Russell I could not agree with you more. “Gun-free zones” only decrease the likelihood of any LEGALLY carried firearms around by law-abiding citizens. You might as well put up signs in a convenience-store saying “robbery-free zone” and expecting to see a drop in robberies.
    Perhaps most disturbing to me is your second point Russell– that people eschew ( and sometimes even ridicule) the need for self defense, self reliance, etc. I believe you are completely correct. Police do what they can but you cannot expect them to protect you always and everywhere. Events like UAH happen in a matter of seconds, maybe minutes (if you’re lucky). If anything, the events of the last several weeks have only increased my feeling that I should carry MORE often, not less.

  8. Katie says:

    Trigger Point stuff was great!

    I also made up “Kelly” from Sunday.

    I finished 5 rounds in 8:23, and was at about 4+16 at the 8:00 buzzer, as rx’d.

  9. Larry Lowe says:

    Did the WOD from Southeast Regionals at the YMCA before my sons basketball game

    Using 135# barbell
    max reps of Deadlift in three minutes = 43
    1 minute rest
    max reps of thrusters in three minutes = 12
    1 minute rest
    max reps of power cleans in three minutes = 13

    Total = 68

    135lb thruster crushed me.