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    After watching that video and reading most of that linked text, I thought the same. He seems to propose a 'method of no methods' to reach his natural state, basically saying its fruitless to consciously try to reach that state. But it seems like it's easy to say once you've already reached/entered the natural state, with the awareness and view that would entail.
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    That is what I used to look like dancing, in my drunken stupor, in the nightclubs... fully immersed in the music. With this amazing footwork... Hence I had to stop dancing... In public...
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    Found her!
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    Whoa whoa, let's take a breather here gents. Purely out of my selfish interests but I'd hate to see you senior fellas leave. Just like you once did, us junior bums learn a lot from you guys. Wether I agree with everything I read here or not, many posts open up new perspectives either for further research or to be put on layby for a bit of maturing.
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    Thanks for the welcome Rene I'm here almost daily, lurking... lol "The last great warrior poet of the north"... might be a bit of a stretch He just started getting popular as I left the great north. Cant say I really got into his music though
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    As an expat, I from time to time put my melancholic hat on and trawl youtube for anything swedish... and I stumbled upon a sami jojk by Jon Henrik Fjällgren. There are a fair few vids of him on youtube and it's hard to pick any particular
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    I've never seen them in a yin yang symbol before. Pretty cool. I wonder if they're connected to Fenrir? Or are they one and the same? I like it too. A reverse Google image search gave me this. Odin's raven 2, by Doriana Nisporeni Odin's raven 2
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    If you read swedish, there's a few on Tradera which aren't that expensive. Tradera
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    Hahaha ah crap, sorry about that That is weird though.
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    oops I just checked the link I posted a while ago and it works, all the comics are there. But is seems the site is now plagued with crappy ads, most not safe for work... lol So NSFW Valhalla comics
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    I think they're called Völva in Swedish. Remember reading stores about them as a kid. An interesting Google find - Völva
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    /Off topic... There is nothing better than a swedish julbord! Back on topic... \
  14. Yeah I've done the Bill Starr 5x5 program and many others. I liked the squat every day and smolov jr, but for me the best program for strength gain was Wendler's 5/3/1. I never liked the 5 rep range for some reason but I really enjoyed the triples and higher reps for the puuump. But probably like you, after many years of grinding myself down, I've had to change my training around. (As an aside, I wish my older wiser self could've told my younger self chasing strength gains would be counter productive in the long run. But then again, would my younger self have listened..... probably not! ) For me being inactive stiffens my back up straight away. So now I still lift but nowhere near 1rm or even 3's. I usually stay at the 10+ range. I've scrapped a few exercises as well. I mainly stick to Front squat - let's me get deep in the hole, straight lower back with no rounding. Feels good Trap bar deadlift - guarantees no back rounding when fatigued Power clean Snatch grip dl from deficit - awesome Lunges - kb mainly Leg press - minimal lower back strain Leg extensions Bulgarian deadlift for hammies Leg curls Kb swings Hill sprints The main thing I've incorporated though is mobility work. This has been really good for just feeling nimble and without pain. Part of it has been movement stuff which is super trendy on the interwebs right now. Check out Ido Portal, MovNat and Vahva fitness for really good movement training. And good 'ol stretching has a big impact. Tight hammies will definitely cause a sore lower back. Play around with it, see what fits. Stay in the upper rep ranges, concentrate on form and time under tension. And keep moving. Basic hument movement, get down low and crawl. Vahva fitness animal movement is awesome.
  15. There are heaps and it kinda depends what you're into and how much time you're willing to give it. These are some of my favorites that I do and I feel they work. Quads Back squat - bb, kb, db, bw... Front squat Lunges - with kettlebell Hill sprints! Leg press Leg extensions Jump flow Hamstring Deadlift - conventional, sumo, snatch grip (love that one), trap bar (awesome if sore/tender lower back), kettlebell, one legged... Back squat Romanian deadlift Power clean - only if somewhat familiar with o/l Glute-ham-raise Lying leg curls Kettlebell swings Glutes Squats (see a trend..?) Glute bridge Hip thrusts Single legged Bulgarian squats Core Planks - all types Ab wheel L-sit - tucked or straight V-ups Kb side bends Heaps there, but for simplicity pick one or two from each and hit it twice a week. Or one a day.... so many variations.