The thread of tallness

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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 28 Aug 2013, 08:50

Metcarfre wrote:I have to admit I've had a lot less back pain since I started lifting. I do a fair amount of squats and deadlifts, which involve the back and core heavily.


You're not alone; I have heard actual evidence to that effect mentioned somewhere before.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby MotorWaffle » 28 Aug 2013, 13:10

I used to loath doing squats, but now that I force myself to do them I find I feel better.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 28 Aug 2013, 13:18

I have actually never done a weighted squat; done plenty of one legs (which are horrendous), but never really got round to trying them. Do my fair share of deadlifts and pillow humpers* though.

*It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Hepheastus » 02 Sep 2013, 01:48

My pseudonym is Ix wrote: Do my fair share of deadlifts and pillow humpers* though.

*It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like.


Wait, that's a thing?
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 02 Sep 2013, 03:37

Yeah, lower back training exercise. Works pretty damn well too. Why, you heard of them?
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby plummeting_sloth » 03 Sep 2013, 16:41

I will say my own back pain went away considerably when I just started carrying myself better. As something of clumsy kid who felt like he always took up too much space, I had a way of hunching and scruntching myself to be smaller. When I became more confident and carried myself straighter, a lot of the aches went away.

It also meant I started to by clothes that emphasized my size rather than be baggy to de-emphasize. And what do you know... I looked like garbage less.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Lord Hosk » 03 Sep 2013, 17:48

has anyone said airplane bathrooms yet? I forgot about those until today.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Fezzul » 03 Sep 2013, 23:24

Airplane bathrooms are horrible. As were half the bathrooms I tried to use when I was in Vietnam. They were built with people distinctly smaller than me in mind.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Cerk » 04 Sep 2013, 06:05

To be fair, airplanes in general are a bit of a pain. Hell, public transport in general is.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby plummeting_sloth » 04 Sep 2013, 06:21

Yeah, definitely airplane everywhere. When I had to fly to Thailand, I got bulkhead seating on the way there and it was almost tolerable. But they messed up and didn't give me it on the way back. After trying in futile for them to honor what I knew I purchased, I just went and bought some somewhat heavy painkillers (Woo, Thai pharmacies!) and basically stood in the aisles at every possible moment. For 12 hours.

Fuck planes.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Wraith » 06 Sep 2013, 10:15

Things I have hit my head on:

1. Ceilings
2. Ceiling FANS (while moving)
3. Tunnels
4. Top bunks
5. cabinet doors
6. desks
7. A B2 stealth bomber.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Metcarfre » 06 Sep 2013, 11:03

I've also hit my head on the barrel of a GAU-8 30mm cannon and been yelled at by a US Air Force technician of some sort.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 06 Sep 2013, 12:10

I cannot think about that gun any more without thinking of this: http://what-if.xkcd.com/21/

Sorry for the completely irrelevant aside.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Lord Hosk » 06 Sep 2013, 17:42

Wraith wrote:Things I have hit my head on:

1. Ceilings
2. Ceiling FANS (while moving)
3. Tunnels
4. Top bunks
5. cabinet doors
6. desks
7. A B2 stealth bomber.



Every G* D* Chandelier in every f* house I have ever live in.

Also the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs...
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 06 Sep 2013, 23:51

Lord Hosk wrote:Also the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs...

Reminds me of something; my stairs bend back round on themselves, so the landing crosses above the top of the stairs. The gap's about two and a bit metres, which is too large to be a problem for someone not massively tall like me- except for the one time I jumped from halfway down, ended up smacking my head on it, almost going arse over tit and falling flat on my back onto the rest of the staircase. A both painful and embarrassing experience.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby MotorWaffle » 16 Sep 2013, 14:28

Fun fact: The ceiling of the US mint in DC has alarms that trigger if anything touches the ceiling.
The ceilings are 6 feet tall in many hallways on the tour.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Hepheastus » 23 Sep 2013, 03:24

why are the ceiling alarmed?
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Kthanid » 23 Sep 2013, 05:26

I live in a really old house (built sometime around WWII) and everything is so damn small, I have to hunch to even walk down the stairs to the basement and the stairs are so small I have to walk sideways or my feet wouldn't fit. Also, the upstairs bathroom is the worst, the left side of the room is built against the roof so it slopes down, I have to almost bend double to use the mirror or sink.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Lord Hosk » 23 Sep 2013, 05:32

Really wanted to be clear about that did you?
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Kthanid » 23 Sep 2013, 08:07

Holy balls, what the hell did my computer do?
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Fezzul » 23 Sep 2013, 08:21

Look, I know you're new, but trust me, we're not that concerned about high post counts here. You don't need to hyper-inflate your post-count to impress us.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Jamfalcon » 23 Sep 2013, 08:35

I think his comment about his computer means it was an accident. I think it usually happens when the forum's running slow if you hit "Submit" more than once.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Kthanid » 23 Sep 2013, 08:54

Ahhh that makes sense, I don't give a damn about post counts, I've been signed up here for a few years, I just don't say anything unless I feel I have a reason to.
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Master Gunner » 23 Sep 2013, 09:14

Fezzul wrote:Look, I know you're new, but trust me, we're not that concerned about high post counts here. You don't need to hyper-inflate your post-count to impress us.


...NOW you tell me???
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Re: The thread of tallness

Postby Ptangmatik » 23 Sep 2013, 09:40

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