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The Vest-er


MEMBER SINCE   May 21, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dorsey's pass getting batted down harmlessly to the turf
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Mike Doss, Braxton Miller
  • NFL TEAM: Bungles
  • NBA TEAM: Pacers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Oct 2018

Boyd Epley changed the game and it took 15-20 years for everyone to get on that level.  There are some turd S&C coaches at the D1 level, but the playing field is relatively level due to technology.  FSU during their 2013 season used Catapult to track player movement and that was a crazy level of technology just 5 years ago.  Now there are high schools who have it. 

Comment 18 Aug 2018

I went in 2016. Didn’t have any issues with the fans because I was cordial. As others have said, it is literally in the middle of nowhere. The campus is nice and the downtown area is kind of cool. The stadium looks like a five year old with construx (those were awesome) made it. It’s really an eyesore. Getting into the stadium is a 45 minute process. The walkways to the restroom are narrow and it takes forever to get through the crowd. Afterwards, I stayed in the weirdest hotel ever in Altoona. Weird people. Weird layout. Just weird.

That said, when they blocked the kick and ran it back, it was one of the loudest experiences of my life. 

Comment 27 Jan 2018

This sealed the deal with Mrs. The Vest_er:

A skeleton walks into a bar.  He orders a beer and a mop. 

A few months later she confirmed her correct decision when I told her this gem:

We were having dinner and I ordered fried okra.  I said, "Did you know that okra has to be grown in valleys? It can't be exposed to the elements, like things grown on the plains.  It has to be okra wind free."  

14 years later and still going strong.  

Comment 27 Jun 2017

This is the old man take on Beaver Stadium. Amazing atmosphere. Tailgate area is great. When they blocked the kick last year, the stadium got loud. Then it got louder the closer he got to the goal line. When the ref raised his arms for the touchdown, it was the loudest environment I've ever been in. 

All that said, it's really hard to navigate. The concourse area isn't wide enough and getting into the stadium is a massive hassle. 

Comment 04 May 2017

I use the split squat as well.  I've also had some issues that prevents me from barbell squatting so I had to create something to get around that. Check out my DIY flywheel trainer.

Comment 04 May 2017

I have seen good crossfit and bad crossfit. 


1. Putting a barbell in people's hands and making them train with it.

2. Crossfit Games on TV

3. Creating community


1. Making the standard so low to become a level 1 trainer.  .

2. Embracing and celebrating the "unless I'm throwing up, I'm not working hard enough" mentality.

3. Using highly technical olympic lifts for high rep conditioning

4. Cookie cutter programming

5.  Sagittal plane dominant movements


Comment 04 May 2017

Love the field of strength and conditioning.  Was pulling 660 pounds which isn't remarkable, but I had to maintain a 3 mile run time (military requirement) which took away from power development.  Also, I recently had ACDF of C4-C7 and it has caused me to shift priorities to wellness and fitness.  I currently follow a 1x20 program 5 days a week and walk 2 ish miles 5 days a week. 

The diet has always and continues to be the nail in my tires.  I really enjoy junk food. 

Comment 03 Mar 2017

As a strength and conditioning guy, I love the combine. Either your training worked, or it didn't.  As a metric for future success as a football player, it has its flaws.  A 2011 study found that the biggest predictor of success in the NFL was............collegiate success.  That being said, I think the combine serves as a confirmation for what is on game film.  An NFL player is the most "generally skilled" athlete.  They have to call on a lot of skills often in a short amount of time.  While Zeke and Bosa didn't make the record books, they performed well in a general sense.

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Sneakers.  Loved it as a kid. Still love it now.

Comment 13 Jan 2017

The skipping breakfast study is a bit flawed. It still comes down to total calories consumed.  The new-ish (last 4 or 5 years) trend in diet is called intermittent fasting.  There are several types of IF, but basically you limit your eating by time.  The most well known for is 16/8 IF.  You fast for 16 hours and eat in an 8 hour window, normally breaking their fast later in the day (noon or later).  This type of diet isn't for everyone, but it does increase glucose sensitivity and is extremely helpful for type 2 diabetics.

Skipping breakfast ain't killing anyone.  

Comment 08 Dec 2016

John Glenn's response to Howard Metzenbaum's accusation that he'd never had a job.

"I've spent 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I lived through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on twelve different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, it was my life that was on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.

I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day, to a Veterans Hospital and look those men, with their mangled bodies, in the eye and tell them they didn't hold a job. You go with me to any Gold Star mother and you look her in the eye and tell her that her son did not hold a job.

You go with me to the space program, and go as I have gone to the widows and orphans of Ed White and Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their Dad didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day coming up and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell me that those people didn't have a job.

I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - some men - who held a job. And they required a dedication to purpose and a love of country and a dedication to duty that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible.

I have held a job, Howard."

Comment 29 Nov 2016

KMP, I normally would agree with you.  Tigers can't change their spots, etc.  But the 2010 Rose Bowl is a recent exception I can remember.  The vest and TP came out slinging it which was something that was missing during the regular season.  Not saying all the ills of pass protection/passing game will be fixed in 30 days, buy I'm not not saying it either.