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Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
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Hello Everyone!

I am Coach Ed Thompson. I posted on allot of threads to help answer questions.

I am starting this thread for my fellow nerds and geeks.

Officialy, I have crowned myself Lord of the Geeks. Duke of the Nerds. I do not believe there is anyone out there that can challenge me on that but of course I'll take all comers.

I just finished my third time with P90X. Doing a mass based program. Did very well. Pics will be coming soon.

Today I'll be starting X2. I have already done it once and had incredible results. Looking to use the mass I acquired and achieve even more.

I am also looking to make new friends along this journey and have some fun talking about sci-fi and fantasy and all things geeky and eventually having Arnold's accent because we're so buff.

So who are the geeks out there in beachbody?
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/7/12 5:14 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
So last night me and my wife finished watching Alphas Season 1 on Netflix. Great series! Looking forward to watching the second season. It starts out kind of slow but really picks up the pace mid way through the season. On to my workout!

11/6/2012 - Core Synergistics 2. This video gets harder the better in shape I am. I am finaly able to do Half Angels unmodified. I can only do 6 max. Man, that is a hard move. I also can do the stability ball burpees correctly and I have enough strength to do one legged medicine ball burpess. Basicaly a diamond pushup on med ball one legged in burpee style. Yeah, I know. Crazy hard! Only did about 4 before the timer went out. It will take some practice to get faster.

11/7/2012 - Plyocide. This video is gold. Fast feet chair jumps. In chair pose hold muscles isometricaly. Moving your feet fast for an opposing cardio burn and then an explosive jump occasionaly. Just brilliant. Every move in this video is just genius! I am blown away but the thought process that went into these videos. Then the resistance stretching at the end. Wow! This is why X2 is my favorite. Just incredible how the body gets worked in such a different dynamic way.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/8/12 7:53 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
11/8 - Rest Day. Taking the day off.

Been watching the trailer for the Hobbit. Anyone as psyched about this movie as I am?
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/9/12 5:25 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
11/9 - Total Body X and ABX2

So I was 191 the last time I did X2. I got really good with my frame. I'm 214 now after my bulking phase. So I was off on a few exercises. Mule kick burpees I only got 4. 2 med ball side arm balance pushups I only got 10. Now my power type moves were solid. 4 point pull ups I did 9 while dead lifting my frame and not using the lower half at all. 1 arm chest press felt easy with 35 pounds so I'll increase to 50. I was surprised my balance was still decent with warrior 3 kickbacks and curls. Although my balance on 1/2 chair deep swimmer presses was really bad. I was impressed that I can do 8 levers. I could have done ten but my hands were burning. The pullup bar was really cold and I have terrible calouses.

ABX2 was O.K. Could not finish row your boat, tornados, and seated slow bicycles at the end.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/10/12 11:42 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Hey emoticon I am one! I am a gamer. HUGE GAMER. I love video games of all sorts lol. Mostly 1st person shooter. And WoW. Anywho! I am looking to loose weight and get lean and beautiful. My fiance is doing P90X with me, we are on day 3 (as of today) and my muscles are killing me. But that means its working right?
One of the reasons I want to get fit, is so I can look AMAZING for blizzcon2013 >emoticon I want to dress up as my Belf fire mage. Or lady sylvanis. But everyone does her so...I ll probably just pick out my favorite mage teir. But I digress, I notied no one posted in here and I was like. YOUR NOT ALONE BRO! I AM HERE! LOL
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/13/12 5:06 AM as a reply to AlexAdrenylin.
AlexAdrenylin:
Hey emoticon I am one! I am a gamer. HUGE GAMER. I love video games of all sorts lol. Mostly 1st person shooter. And WoW. Anywho! I am looking to loose weight and get lean and beautiful. My fiance is doing P90X with me, we are on day 3 (as of today) and my muscles are killing me. But that means its working right?
One of the reasons I want to get fit, is so I can look AMAZING for blizzcon2013 >emoticon I want to dress up as my Belf fire mage. Or lady sylvanis. But everyone does her so...I ll probably just pick out my favorite mage teir. But I digress, I notied no one posted in here and I was like. YOUR NOT ALONE BRO! I AM HERE! LOL


Supercool, Alex. Sorry I didn't reply right away. My playstation 3 had the dreaded yellow light of death. So I had to tear it apart this weekend and fix it. First person shooter, awesome! Have you had a chance to look at Halo 4, yet?

It's great that your fiance is doing it with you. That helps ALLOT! I'll have to look up blizzcon2013. We have dragon con in Atlanta. There was a guy there who had nerf footballs on leashes. He was a nerf herder. Loved the star wars reference. Thought that was very funny.

P90X is a grind. The best advice I can give you is keep pushing play. In the beginning you'll be all amped up. About day 45 the hour to an hour and a half every day for 6 days will begin to take it's toll. Always push play. Even if you only do 15 minutes and walk away frustrated. Keep pushing play. Almost like Dory from Finding Nemo will Just keep swimming.

Thank you so much for posting. I'm super excited that someone with my likes and dislikes has joined. Now if we can get a few more people to join the thread.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/13/12 5:09 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Time to play catch up.

11/10 - Yoga X2. I haven't done a Yoga video in about a month. So by the end my legs were destroyed.

11/11 -Balance and Power. The added muscle allowed me to do a few things. I could do Lolalosas with dumbells. I did the stability ball plank crunch with my toes on the ball instead of shins. Wow!


Hey Alex, I like posting how my workouts went. Gives me a chance to look back and learn. Also helps me stay accountable. Do the same if you think it will help.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/13/12 6:00 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
got you both beat. i am a gamer. i have all of the current systems. yes, even a 3DSXL. will hold off on a Wii U until bayonetta 2 comes out. i also watch anime...LOTS! i watch american animation too, any "good" animation. i also have a thing for sci-fi & horror. i like to read comics/manga!

i did 2 rounds of "insanity", "tai cheng", and i just started phase 2 of "rev abs". i'm planning on "P90X" after "rev abs", then "les mils combat" for the spring/summer. i also go to the gym pretty regular.

well, off to do "power intervals 2". good day! emoticon
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/13/12 6:46 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Gamers are still pretty cool. I think gamers have almost completely broken out of the geeky mold. NBA and NFL guys are almost all gamers. Are you an RPG guy?

Now the anime thing brings you back into the fold. I have to give the edge to Alex though. She dresses up as her character and goes out in public. I don't think you have even scratched the surface of her superior geekiness.

How is Rev abs by the way. Never done it. Very curious.

As an aside, I have a geek card I'm holding in case someone tries to knock me off the mountain as the superior geek.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/14/12 5:17 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
11/14 - Plyocide.

Death by jumping. Not really. Nice video. Gets my heart rate up. Did better than last week. I've gotten really good at the soccer move in the middle with the medicine ball. Legs are dead. The 12 minutes of stretching at the end is money. My body feels so much better.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/15/12 6:07 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Coachedthompson:
Gamers are still pretty cool. I think gamers have almost completely broken out of the geeky mold. NBA and NFL guys are almost all gamers. Are you an RPG guy?

Now the anime thing brings you back into the fold. I have to give the edge to Alex though. She dresses up as her character and goes out in public. I don't think you have even scratched the surface of her superior geekiness.

How is Rev abs by the way. Never done it. Very curious.

As an aside, I have a geek card I'm holding in case someone tries to knock me off the mountain as the superior geek.

...yea, um no. i don't play sports games...EVER. i've also never played a call of duty game. not my thing. after bulletstorm, fps's are just..."meh". some of them are good (resistance, the darkness, halo...). i do like rpg's though, but i like those "quirky" games best. a recent example would be lolypop chainsaw, or madworld. my world, my way is another fantastic game.

as far as cosplay goes. love it. i really admire the time, effort & creativity that goes into the costumes...however, cosplaying in a convention environment is not "in public". note my profile pic. taken in public. emoticon

rev-abs is just what i wanted for right now, also pretty enjoyable. insanity got me to a point where not only could i see my abs, but i could feel them. so yea, wanted to focus more on that. i borrowed P90X from a friend who said i could use it as long as i like. i watched a few of them and i may just order my own. my friend only has the bare bones dvd's and she misplaced the books. i may take "holiday" money and just order the deluxe version.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/15/12 9:36 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Lolypop chainsaw is awesome! Interesting game choices..

O.K., so she doesn't do "public" per say but hey it still takes guts to dress up. I'm always impressed with how well thought out some of the costumes are.

P90X is pretty awesome. Just finished my third time through it. Highly, highly recommend it. Doing P90X2 now.

Do you have an XBox or PS3?
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/16/12 5:19 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
11/16 - Total Body X and ABX2

Yesterday was my rest day. I always have to get myself psyched up for this brutal workout. Man, this is tough. Mule kick burpees are so hard for my 6'5" frame. I look like a new born baby giraffe. Moved up in reps in some and down in others. Increased weight from 35 pounds to 50 pounds on 1 arm chest press. My warrior 3 tricep kickbacks and curls are getting more solid. Really getting my head farther forward and my leg higher up. Legs at my IT Bands and hip flexors are good and jacked up. Feeling pretty tired.

ABX2 - I hate abrimone. Pooped out on about rep 15 on tornados and had nothing in the tank during seated bicycles.

Body is good and destroyed.
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RE: Calling all Nerds and Geeks! Join me in the quest to get ripped.
11/17/12 9:15 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Coachedthompson:
Lolypop chainsaw is awesome! Interesting game choices..

O.K., so she doesn't do "public" per say but hey it still takes guts to dress up. I'm always impressed with how well thought out some of the costumes are.

P90X is pretty awesome. Just finished my third time through it. Highly, highly recommend it. Doing P90X2 now.

Do you have an XBox or PS3?

i'm not starting P90X until january, but i've been previewing the dvd's. it looks like fun and i'm getting stoked for it!! maybe, if the stupid world doesn't end, & we get an x-mas...i'll have "holiday" money to pay for it.

i have both an xbox 360 & 2 ps3's (original 60 gig & the new 500 gig that came with assassin's creed III)...also a Wii. i have some older systems too, and all of the hand helds. the Wii-u comes out tomorrow, but i don't do "standing in line" so i'll wait until bayonetta 2, the game that sold me on getting a Wii-u in the first place.
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