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1/11/2018

Are You Planning Ahead for Spring?


It might be the bleak, cold of mid-Winter, right now; but in a couple months , it will be the start of Spring TOURIST season in Washington DC, and soon there will also be lots of lobbyists coming to the area as well. Some of you might be starting right now to plan for a trip to the National Capital area.

If you are either or anyone else coming to town (or even a local), how about keeping me in mind if you are into most things relevant to the MeetFighters site. Have 48 past opponents from this site, and more on the way (He hopes).

Lots of details can be found in my profile's text, pics, recommendations, and other blog entries here, including pics of my indoor matroom and the private back yard .wrestling/grappling area.

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1/04/2018

2018 Things I Really Want to Find


Finding submission matches (as well as gut punching and body boxing) has its ups and downs; but 2017 has been my best year yet, given the lack of gatherings within 100-plus miles of Washington DC.. But there are scenes I want to get into and incorporate as regular parts of my "fight-scene" life. However, so far that I have found that locally the following are next to impossible to find. Any help in finding local action for things such as (1) Pro (2) Promission (3) Rip & Strip (4) Full Leathers (5) Oil (6) Full Clothing, (7) Judo and Other Martial Arts (8) Outdoor Wrestling/MMA The problem is that I have not found anyone on this site living inside or near the DC Beltway (well over 200 members) willing to any of these 8 subject areas with me.

Maybe guys into these are scarce all over; but I'd expect an area as populated as the Wash DC region, these genres would exist in numbers large enough for viable encounters. Any leads or other help would be appreciated.

Leads would be appreciated. Better yet: If men into these would connect with me. Comments that I should not be interested in these genres would NOT be welcome.

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1/03/2018

Do I Have a "Pro Look" to Me? Should I Go for it This Year?


Quite a few men here tell me I have a "pro look, pro build" to me, yet it's difficult to find local men who want to get me started doing pro (or promission). Even guys with whom I've done submission, seem to want only the bigger guys when they move on to pro. Maybe from watching too much of it on TV.

I don't recall any unwritten "law" or tradition saying one has to be well over 200 pounds to do pro. Check my pics, even the recommendations; and tell me if I have a look or a demeanor to suggest I should be trying harder to find some pro action locally this year.

Day after posting the above, two more guys have told me they don't want to touch me for any pro action. I don't understand WITF is going on here in the DC area about pro..Both primarily do pro otherwise and are about my weight and height

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12/15/2017

Multi Tasking Part 2B


You saw Part 2A, the easy part-----Now for the tuff part, taking up as much as half or more of the session, where for each of 100 reps, you are holding each crunch as tight as your can. (Don't forger, you are NOT fully relaxing during any part of the entire session). Just imagine your nemesis is standing by and will be punching that gut when you are least expecting it. And this is not one of the crunch days yur devoting to pounding that gut.

All kinds of things to do with the rest of the body.

(1) The neck: If yur new to all this, you might be having to clasp your hands behind your head to keep you neck from going limp like that of a dead turtle. Start by tightening those neck muscles, even if only a few seconds without keeping it up with your hands, and do that longer and longer time after time. You need those hands 'n' arms for better things. At some point that neck should be tuff enuf so you can be using those arms to push down on your head or push it sideways, resisting with the neck muscles.

(2) Meanwhile, don't let the legs go to waste---scissor them, tightening them against each other as if yur doing a scissors on an invisible opponent – do them tight and see how long you can keep them tight. Work them both horizontally and vertically against each other

(3) At the same time, tighten up those butt muscles, the glutes. Few things look worse on a man than a butt that droops halfway down to the floor. Strive to be a literal hard ass.

(4) While doing all that use the bottom of one foot to press the top of the other real hard. Switch feet.

(5) When giving the neck a rest, use those arms as noted in my earlier blog post about multi tasking –, and work them against each other, with tightly clasped hands to strengthen the grip as you are using one arm to resist the other hard as you can at all crazy angles.

(6) Feel free to flex those back muscles while yur at it

(7) Come to think of it, much of this can also be done during all those other reps for the abs – the other 1,100 or so. Especially if the barbells, dumbbells, machines are not available. While at it, try some or all of this while you are on a Bosu, working wonders for the lower gut. Later on, try some keeping the eyes closed. Best if the Bosu is on your wrestling matt so if you go ass over head off the Bosu, it's not a hard floor. :)

**As always, start light 'n' easy and work up. If yur not used to strenuous exercise or are egregiously out of shape, check with yur licensed medical professional before starting this or really going out hellaciously with this. Merely relating here what I do with this on days I'm not pounding the gut or working out with the equipment I have scattered all over the house. Hit the mats with me; and as you may be tapping out, you will see this kind of working out at age 75 is not a waste of my time.**

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12/14/2017

Multi Tasking Part 2A


I spend up to an hour a day working the gut and the mid section in general. Part 2A is the crunch work part. 2B will be the multi-tasking part. I do an hour of crunch work. Why so long for only 1,200 or so? You'll see.

On the back, below the knees part of the legs on the weight bench. First 300 standard ho-hum crunches – the kind most people restricts themselves to. Then it's a hundred crunches (#301-400) still on my back at all various to the left half are ordinary; while the other half are the same various angles but add in a second angle simultaneously. You are crunches at the various angles and at the same time crunching 90 degrees from those angles also. Then you work the other side likewise (#401-500).

Number 501-600 is gut still flexed---YOu keep that but flexed nonstop for the whole section, no goofing up, crunch up and swing as far left as you can do it and then swing to the other side. Do 100 of those.

    • REPS 601-700 – are the hard part and takes up anywhere 15 to 30-plus minutes depending how long you take for each rep, say 6 to 20 seconds each ---This is where Part 2 will be detailed in the next entry, and is where you really multitask. You can opt to pound the gut during the entire period, but 601-700 is the most interesting part. This is up to or more than half the session, where you are less likely to think you are spending too much time on the abs alone, as you are working a lot more of the body – especially if you can't hit the weights today. **

701-900 is turning to your left as much as you can and do the same thing you did in reps 301-500; and reps 901-1100 is the same on your left side, – lower legs still on the bench so you feel really twisted.

1100-1190 is cooling down a bit being crunched and crunching up as tight as you can in a circular direction–switching clockwise/counter clockwise from time to time.

1201, st seq. or variant on some of the preceding: Can stop, or to make it interesting, some days doing it with the back on a Bosu–might want to work your balance doing all this on the Bosu, by keeping yourself with eyes clothes. You'll find it easier to stay on that Bosu if you do it nude; as your flesh will stick to the Bosu if you are not textiled. Doing it on a Bosu has distinct advantages (1) Works the lower gut below the navel more intensively (2) the on-the-back crunches can go as full sit-ups without messing up the tailbone (3) train your ability to balance, especially if you keep your eyes closed doing it.

Another thing one can do (except when doing the kind of stuff for 601-700) is have a weight on your chest, anywhere from 10 pounds up (I'm currently doing them with 40 lb)

Next section, Multi Tasking Part 2B ---- is the interesting part–Reps 601-600- As always, if you haven't engaged in vigorous exercise recently, start light and make sure your licensed medical professional believes it is safe for you.

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11/09/2017

Come Join Me Here


This is the matroom here at the house. Ten by Ten with a double layer of Dollamur[tm] mats on the floor and single-layer Dollamurs on the sides. This provides a safe area for most intensity levels. I like to have a balanced mix of trainees/opponents. 1/3 brand new members and others with fewer than 4 or 5 past opponents; 1/3 quite experienced with 20 or more; 1/3 the guys in between. Open to hosting very small groups provided everyone wrestles (grapples) everyone else present and are willing to share tactics so everyone leaves knowing more than when they arrived. Be clean, safe, sober, and in brotherhood. (Private space in the backyard in mild weather)

PS I need to find more local DC area guys to wrestle/grapple. Very difficult incenting locals to take me on.

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Steady Training Partners Wanted


If one expects to become a good wrestler, and remain a good wrestler, he should engage in matches or serious training a couple hours, two or three times a week. This is precisely what I want to do; but so far has happened rather rarely.

Anyone nearby seeking regular training partners? I could stand to have enough to ensure up to six hours of practicing holds, sparring, etc. Wrestling, light MMA, whatever. Demographics don't matter; Prefer those who take care of their bodies, reasonably HWP and within a feasible weight range (about 0-30 Lbs) for sparring. Check out my profile and recommendations for more info re: me. While I welcome very much travelers into the local area, for steady training purposes it is local men that I need, who can come enough so we can work out and become better at it.

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10/31/2017

October Has Been a Great Month---Help Me Have a Great November!!!


See that title about October???? Now's the time to help me make November great by joining me on the mats!!!

More than ten opponents in October with men from this site alone (more than all other sites combined), capped off with Halloween Day action with a good friend – Best month ever for wresting, and continuing a good spell running since May. It's helping me to become better; and am looking forward to finding more opponents before the customary Thanksgiving-to-New Years fallow spell sets in (Hoping to mitigate that dry spell, too). Want to find more guys to help me continue to grow in the sport and to get that 'past opponent count" up.

Open to most guys on the site; and have double layered Dollamur mats on the floor and single-layer Dollamurs on the walls, here in the house, enabling a safe environment for action at most intensity levels. Private outdoor space as well (weather permitting) Wrestling, judo, mma, body punching. Come take me on.

On the "to do" list, though is to find a way to get more local Washington DC area guys to be willing to take me on. Very little expression of interest or responses one way or the other. No open-to-the-public gathering spot for us since the demise of the DC Wrestling Club some years ago. Sure could stand to meet some of the more-skilled guys to teach me a few things. Very impressed with the guys in the UK. Open invite to you men happening to visit in my locale – seems like half the viewers of my profile, and more than half the good words are coming from the UK.

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10/25/2017

Oct 25, 2017: The Matroom Is About As Good As It Can Get


**NEW October 25, 2017 Dollamur Flexi-Roll[tm] mats on Floor now double in thickness, making it safer for harder falls &/or heavier loads Since the floor itself is concrete, I feel the added matting thickness is necessary for hard action.**

I just did my final splurge on mat acquisition; and now have things pretty much as best I can given the size of the house. (1) a 10 X 10 ft space with Dollamur[tm] mats, with the same-grade mats five ft high on the side walls, shelving, etc. (2) In the back yard up to 264 sq ft Dollamur mat space surrounded by tarps hanging from cables for privacy (privacy if the wind's not blowing too hard :) ) without having to dismantle anything in the house – outdoor mats stored in adjoining outbuilding.

Only time I'd have to dismantle what's in the house is if I want double thickness outside to make really rough action a bit safer – or to truck them out to the mountain place in WV. Or need to have workmen there; and that even led to their curiosity about all the piled-up mats, gi, etc, which led to one of them doing some gutpunching with me :) Never pass up an opp.

Looking forward to hosting guys here–whether it's one guy vs me, or a few guys all willing to grapple with everyone else (my hard rule, so nobody is left out). Neighbors all know I wrestle/mma; so that's no problem either. Which is good; otherwise their seeing men carrying large gym bags in and out of the place might believe something less sporting is going on. Hoping all the mats aren't akin to a 'cargo cult"-like failure. But lately, I've been having more luck finding guys to wrestle, etc., and the mats can have other uses as well.

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10/21/2017

Someone's Bad Day?


You thought you were either having a bad day at wrestling or you're not that good to begin with, when the opponent who walked in 30 minutes ago saying he could stay two hours, (and said he had no time to wrestle anyone else on this trip to DC) suddenly checked his phone for messages and decides he had to leave right now.

THEN: Thanks to some Internet postings, you find out the guy was moving on to "greener pastures," and wrestled for several hours (and later on even another) --- the 'sport' equivalent to movin' on to a hotter guys as in the old gay bar - bathhouse scene of days gone by.

Voila! I'm not such a bad rassler here after all :) as the first guy he moved on to is a superlative wrestler. Though I do wish guys could be honest about things; as catch a guy in one lie, what else can you believe coming from the subject. If a guy is going to lie about something akin to a wrestling match, how can you expect him to be honest about the really important things in life? Could you trust the guy to carry $1,000 in cash to make a deposit for you? or to spend an overnight at your house?

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Moving Up -- I'm for Real


Checked today (as of Wednesday, January10, 2018 23:00)) where having 48 confirmed past opponents puts me well up there among the distribution of the folks here on the site. Of the 15,496 members, the median number of opponents is only ONE (barely above the zero-one boundary) and the mean (average) was SEVEN . In terms of rankings, the members with 48 were in 447st to 456th place–(average rank=451.5 or 2.91percent (the 97.09 percentile) of the 15,496 total). Still a long ways from the top 127 members who are at 100+ confirmed opponents – 0.79 percent of members

To sum it up. Being in that top 2.91 percent (tho far from those with hundreds of past opponents) should be proof sufficient that (1) I'm here for real, (2) I'm a viable opponent, (3) and I am wanting to take on some of those guys who rank well above me to help me yet more to improve my skills.

This isn't a matter of vanity bragging. Rather, it is a bit of good old-fashioned advertising and a request for more of you "up there in the rankings" guys to start taking me on, especially if you like to teach your skills. :) The one thing that really irks me is the whole issue of age----If so many guys hadn't refused me simply because of age, I'd be more skilled and have well over 100 past opponents by now. I do have to wonder if there are many men among the DC area gay population who do not require a guy to be a good potential sex partner in order to wrestle him?

Funny as hell which some dickhead replies to me in a denigrating tone as though my wrestling is for sh*t---only to see he has only three past opponents and two recommendations over a five-year period

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10/19/2017

WITFs?


(1) Asking Local Guys to Give Me a Break – Just Let Me Prove Myself Here --- Invites Wanted –

This hit me like a ton of bricks the other night---- I have been on the site now for two full years; and in all this time, I have never received a genuine (time & place specific) new invite from anyone closer than Western PA, Ohio, and the Phila-Boston corridor . to meet and grapple at their facilities. Nobody from among the hundreds of members in the local DC area, except one who said I could come look at his set-up, no offer to come wrestle. This is quite the opposite from the experiences of nearly everyone I know here. The disturbing thing about this, is that if I did not have mats at home, I'd have no new opponents (i.e., guys I meet anew here.) – perhaps 6 rather than 48. It's not like some guys who come aboard the site and get an overwhelming number of solicitations to visit. (Guess I can say, it's good I'm not gung ho into travelling.)

I think you can realize why I was willing to lay out nearly $4,000 for mots for both indoor and outdoor uses. $4K would not cover many trips/accommodations to the west coast, or Europe from where I have received a decent number of invites.

LOCAL GUYS, take note If I make you tap, I will keep that confidential; so there is no need to worry about getting 'outed' that a guy my age whips your ass and necessitating expensive psychotherapy to restore your self image amongst your friends..

Other blog entries have yet more info about me, my wants, training, and what I have to offer you.

(2) So many guys tell me I have a "pro look, pro build" to me, yet it's next to impossible to find anyone local who want to get me started doing it. Even guys with whom I've done submission, seem to want only the bigger guys when they move on to pro. I don't recall any law saying you got to be well over 200 pounds to do pro. Check my pics; and tell me if I look like I should be trying to do some pro. Pics are current---3 of them below.

(3) Interesting that the guys who insist the most for someone to be sexually appealing otherwise they will never wrestle you---in their own right are often so unappealing, sexually, they would find action only as bottoms in the shower room of a prison full of sex-starved men.

(4) You think you were really bad at wrestling a guy when (1) He won't write you a recommendation; or worse yet (2) he rejects your recommendation of him and he refuses to acknowledge you ever wrestled him, or, the ultimate downer (3) He blocks you.

OTOH, to put a better spin on it, maybe you trounced him so resoundingly that he'd rather simply forget he ever met you, and doesn't want anyone else to know, lest they ask questions of how he fared..

(5) "On the bright side" Department: You wonder why some guy will never respond to your queries, or he says "no way." You wonder what is it he sees bad about you. Then you meet up with someone who knows the guy. And voila! You feel redeemed, when you learn that the person in question has a pic posted which is 10 or 15 years old, he weighs 50+ pounds more than what's in his profile (none of it muscle), and he hasn't wrestled anyone in the past ten years.

(6) "The Insult Department" are the guys who cut an encounter short or refuses to meet up at all, saying "I'm afraid I could injure you." citing my age. WITF is all that bullcrap about? I know what my limits are and will tap out if a hold on me could injure. Is it about falling? Duh! I went thru learning and practicing all the how to fall, rolling, the breakfalls, and related since back when I was 17 taking judo; and I still practice falls on the mats here to this very day.

Get over your fear for krissakes! Unless we are doing stuff in the Krav Maga Department sans protective gear, it's unlikely I'm going to shatter. Your ass is covered by "assumed risk" and the fact that Virginia is one of those very few "contributory negligence" States, in which a competent individual contributing as little as one percent to the injury (ipso facto, the act of wrestling), you can't be held liable for as much as one penny. I sure as hell ain't senile

(7) On the Subject of Cutting Things Short --- Some guys like to start slow, and gradually crank it up. Why assume after a few minutes that guys such as we are, can give it only that much? Many like to learn a bit about his opponent. It's a real slap in the face (and a kick farther down) to be written off at that point and having the match terminated. Ever think of such as thing as an hour-long match, where peak action is in the 0:15 to 0:45 with the first 0:15 ratcheting up and the final ):15 winding down. Why the big whiz-bank, in the big-ass hurry to end it at 0:10?

(8) In the Let's Have Variety and the Let's Learn, Let's Improve Departments – Seems like everyone has "practicing holds" "promission" "boxing" and other things in the profile; yet it's almost never anything else but submission from start to finish of an encounter. It's nice to take time to show a new guy some holds, safety tips, etc.; and nice for the rest of us to be shown the same from the more advanced guys during a session.

(9) It's a real bummer when someone visits to wrestle; and he wants to wrestle for a shorter time than it takes for me to sanitize the mats with cleaner/disinfectant afterwards

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10/06/2017

2017 Pictures


A few new pics of me and mat room..

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8/05/2017

The 75th Birthday Thing


My big 75 wrestling thing kind of fizzled. Although during that time span wrestled with a goodly number of the various age groups–including four from the 20-29 group (from various other sites) and made them all tap out. Kind of validating my existence, despite the big 7-5. Have every intent to do it again at the bigger 8-0.

75 years old---been out for over 50 of them, first experience 63 years ago. Been topped many times; yet the interesting thing is – never been topped by anyone stronger than me; never been topped by a guy who whipped my butt at wrestling. What's strange is that I don't consider myself all that strong, or all that good a wrestler. But at least I'm still getting stronger; and the wrestling is improving, despite times of a shortage of willing wrestling mates. Hope it happens on both counts soon; as one of these days I will be growing old and might be too gone to enjoy it. Came close to thinking it would happen the past couple weeks; but zut alors! rien! nada! zilch! in that department---but it was fun making him tap.

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7/24/2017

A Match Earlier This Year----Story of a Great Match


One night an [unnamed] gentleman in the DC area on business agreed to have a submission style w body punches wrestling match with me. He insisted how he would whip my butt handily in the opening moments, citing his youth providing speed, flexibility, and breath; and saying "I fight to win.". In today's opening seconds, he came on so quick, so hard, and with such aggression, I thought what he had said the night before was prophecy.

Didn't work out that way. I put to use a few things I was taught by a visitor from NYC a few days beforehand – an expert at wrestling – (and was really wanting to use for a first time) and the lower-body training I had added to my routine six weeks ago; and I really surprised myself.

Took control right quick and owned him on the mat for the entire hour. He tapped probably a dozen times, I not once. His "speed" was for naught, his flexibility was locked in my arms and legs gripping his body, and that breath was panting away and sweating away, while I hardly broke out in a deep breath or sweat.

It was relaxing for me–telling (but not in a ridiculing manner) him whenever he unwittingly passed up an opportunity to try to turn the tide – punctuated with saying, "I just gave you an opportunity; why did you miss it?" [That's part of how I try to train new guys.] Reminded him when he was open for arm bars and the like----and open to sleepers. But I refrained from throwing his words of last night back at him. (I don't do that unless someone is a butthole – At the time, it appeared his guy had class). I did have to say, "I also fight to win."

Lots of fun and wish he were local so I could train with him. Given his strength, if he absorbed what I showed him today and what would be available over a couple months, he could have me tapping out half the time.

It's all in harmless fun, no injuries, and no theatrics – one of the best exercises around. .. I came out of it feeling great and having kicked the butt of a guy young enough to be a son, yet having learned and taught things. I learned that my legwork can be a killer; as they had him trapped right good.

**Also I have some advice for everyone: When doing the macho, kickass, bravado talk on the Internet in setting up a [genuinely competitive] match, by saying how you are going to trounce your would-be opponent, be mighty damn sure you can back it up. This man became so frustrated that he was risking injury to himself and to his opponent trying to back up words he couldn't. I'll stick to the "Speak softly and carry a big......stick" approach unless it's playful or pro wrestling match, where we all know such banter isn't for real.

Here's more advice. This guy gave me crap about my age. That, too, helped to activate the aggro (AKA "Id monster" C.f., "Forbidden Planet") within. As with other trash talk, I won't try to hurt you (It's not in me to want to do that.); but that doesn't mean I won't come down hard on you and try to have you tappin' so much, one might think the mats were populated by a flock of woodpeckers :) **

Below is the match report/recommendation I wrote on him. He deleted it and the fact the match ever happened. He did the same to a friends of mine who met him around the same time. Apparently didn't want his friends asking questions about how the matches went for him. It said nothing negative and even included my wanting an encore.
"Had a great encounter with this gentleman on xx/x/2017 here in my mat room. It started with real gusto standing and went down on the mats right quick, where we wrangled for the better part of an hour. He is well built, strong, and was quite a fighter.

I hope he visits my area again soon, so we can have an encore; as he was one of my better matches. Next time, I want to do it in the back yard with more mat space – it would enable us to exploit better our mutual aggressiveness. "

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5/07/2017

May 6-7, 2017 Weekend


THIS WEEKEND has been a bit different....my two really nice guests were into boxing much more than wrestling. Probably did more in the gloves than in my past 60 years combined. Never realized I had that kind of aggro within me---quite exhilarating. But when the M.O. has been so much into the wrestling, it even tempts me, regardless of those bulky boxing gloves to take a guy down to the mat and start working him over

These guys could throw durned hard punches; but neither could get me to say "uncle" when I had them take bare knuckle shots at my gut–backed up to a wall. smile emoticon:) Great to see the reaction when after they take a few progressively harder shots, and I say "You can start punching anytime you want to." It's a real mind f***. Just shows the mentoring I've been receiving is paying off.

On the wrestling front, couldn't get either to budge my head in certain wrestling moves---the neck work with the weights is paying off----especially a few weeks ago when someone I was tussling with suddenly tried to crank my head (probably from watching too much TV). Should be back to plain ordinary wrestling Thursday with yet another traveler---seems easier to find travelers than willing locals

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4/14/2017

Multi-Tasking Part 1 -- While Walking, Work Your Upper Body Also


Came up with a good 60-or-so-minute workout – gets almost every muscle, no equipment needed–great for in between weights days and there is nobody around for a rough wrestling/judo/mma match. Especially great if running hurts the knees, can't or no place to swim, and don't want to go breakneck speeds on a bike going down the trail system. Do it intense enough and you should be at aerobic and will have exercised all kinds of muscles you don't get with most other routines.

First: Be physically fit enough to begin exercising in the first place. [Yes..I have to stress that, even for some users of this site.] This routine is not for couch potatoes or egregiously out of shape folks as their premiere routine–check with your licensed medical practitioner. Then, once cleared, ----Commit yourself to do these with intensity, con gusto, avec vitesse.

Walk, 15 min or so mile pace–clasp your hands–tight squezzing them like you mean it hanging on for life, for strengthening the grip. Manipulate the arms against each other at every possible angle (alternating which hand is clasping the other) Resist like you mean it. Do it in front, behind you, over the head, down low–so it's like multi-angle benches, mil presses, regular & Fr. curls, etc. and bend the wrists at times resisting each other--- and resist bending hand against hand at times, to work the wrists/forearms.

Keep your abs tough, tight throughout, and when "resting" from grasping the hands, tighten the abs more and pound them (use common sense, keep the muscles there tight as a drum, and avoid your ribs – You don't want to break them). And tighten up those butt muscles as you walk. Few thing uglier than as soggy-looking ass. After that, hand against the head and push, all angles–change hands at times, resisting with your neck muscles (again use common sense).

Make the entire cycle last 12-15 minutes; ("Rest" by merely walking–Keep up the pace). Work up to four cycles (like 4 sets) More if yur in Gung-Ho City

If you can last 60 minutes or so, you've had a good workout. And you'll have the sidewalk, rec trail, whatever; and wide open because people will think you're some crazy man gyrating, contorting your body madly – every which way but loose. and sure as hell will give you wide clearance. If anyone starts handing you crap, tell them it's one of your homework assignments for a mortal hand-to-hand combat course, such as krav maga.

If you had merely walked at a normal pace doing nada else, the whole upper bod would nave lain fallow, other than swinging the arms, and your breathing and pulse would have be rather zilchlike.

**Caveats: Make sure yur fit enough in the first place to try this. Clear it with your doc. You might be stiff the next day after yur first couple times doing this. Hint: Don't do the gut striking if children are in sight–Don't want them imitating it, not realizing the gut has to be tightened up for it to be safe. Same goes for any strikes below the navel around women and kids–could be misconstrued as some kind of a sexual thing.

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4/04/2017

Go for the newbies here


Seek out and go for those new guys coming to the site. They are our future----As an example, I was honored to get to wrestle with a gentleman as one of his very first opponents. Sure, he owned me on the mats; A very nice guy and stronger than the proverbial ox, i.e., stronger than at least 95 percent of the guys on the site, maybe 98 or 99 percent. New to wrestling; but with that strength, and his picking up skill at lightspeed, he will definitely be a top one percenter. Hope life is good for him so he has the time to get to wrestle the tidal wave of guys seeking him out. The lesson here: By turning down a newbie, you could be missing out on the ground floor of someone who is stellar – a bright shining star– wrestling wise, personality wise..

BTW, Don't construe this as not wanting the more experienced guys here. I seek to learn from you; so seek me out as well.

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2/21/2017

From a BDSM preference test--Does it indicate how one likes to wrestle.


Seems like I'm spending endless hours trying to find local DC area guys to wrestle me. Doing so, am trying to entice guys from the BDSM/leather community to engage in wrestling–by soliciting guys from their websites. From a site which tries to determine one's BDSM proclivities by answers to well over a hundred questions, these are the stats for me: Some seem to correlate with my wrestling tastes. I think it underestimated my desires to tame unruly brats of any age [Picture, February 2017]

91% Dominant
90% Non-monogamist
87% Master/Mistress
81% Primal (Hunter)
80% Experimentalist
67% Owner
63% Rigger
55% Switch
52% Daddy/Mommy
51% Voyeur
42% Exhibitionist
40% Vanilla
32% Brat tamer
23% Sadist
18% Submissive
15% Ageplayer
15% Degrader
13% Primal (Prey)
6% Brat
6% Girl/Boy
6% Rope bunny
3% Pet
3% Slave
2% Masochist
0% Degradee

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