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Watch “Five Chinups. Dedicated to Britney Spears Billboard 2016 Awards” on YouTube

Help me drive some clicks and views on this YouTube video. It’s rare that you would know any man in his late fifties, who can do chin-ups.      https://youtu.be/KGWDR53E2jI

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Cousins Not So Distant

Cousins Not So Distant
By K Jay Willis
May 13, 2016, Thursday
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—– I had some spare time on my hands, so I stretched my family tree to 800 ancestors, and 110 living descendants.
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—– During February 2015, I joined Ancestry . com on their free trial.  And after researching my father’s side, I had 250 ancestors.  I figured I had enough, so I researched and found about 200 ancestors for on my mother’s side.  Then I remembered that most recruiters really like job candidates who rely on the family card.  So I kept going and building the two trees further.
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—– During a military holiday, I wondered how many of my ancestors were veterans.  So I looked through all of those ancestors, to find military service.  I didn’t just want the selective service card.  I wanted records of actual military service.  I found actual military forms.  And I found gravestones with military labels.  And I found death certificates that referenced military service.
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—– I found more veterans on my father’s side, than on my mother’s side.  So I kept looking on my mother’s side.  Soon I found an equal number of veterans on my mother’s side as my father’s side.  And by then, I had more ancestors on my mother’s side than my father’s side.  Since my mother is the family driver for genealogy, the ancestral advantage suited me fine.
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—– I had three dozen veterans, out of 800 ancestors.
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—– Then it occurred to me that recruiters like job candidates who have common ground.  So I looked to cover as many unique states as I could.  I posted those states as Facebook hashtags.  And I posted the last names as Facebook hashtags.  Also, I made a YouTube video of the major unique surnames, and I posted that by YouTube tags.
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—– But I still had free time.
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—– My family width is thin.  There aren’t many of us.  And geographically, we are on the opposite coast of our grandparents.  So I tried to find those ancestors who had the most children.  I found a half dozen ancestors who had more than 10 children.  And I continued to categorize ancestors by the number of children they had, while I stopped at four children and didn’t reduce further.
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—– I made graphic genealogy charts for my current living cousins and in-laws to find me.  And I attached those charts to every ancestor who had four or more children.  And I attached those charts to all three dozen veterans so their families could find our family.
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—– But there’s always the chance that the members of Ancestry aren’t as currently involved in research as I currently am.  And soon, I’ll too lose interest in genealogy, and cease research.
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—– So I decided to email my current cousins and current in-laws, who are also interested in my ancestors who had many children.  I found 110 cousins and in-laws who are interested in the same half dozen ancestors as I am.  I invited my cousins and in-laws to add my sparse thin family to their distant extended trees.
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—– And that’s how I met my 110 cousins and in-laws.
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Mom
Robert Miller Henry (1823 – 1904)——-40
Arthur Bitle (1828 – 1912)————–10
Lawrence Albert Crampton (1877 – 1957)—5
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Dad
Eugene Garfield Tubbs (1882-1952)——-20
Heine Julius Miller (1847 – 1934)——-20
Sarah Jane Harter (1831 – 1909)———10
William Alexander Emert (1877 – )——-10
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110 emails approximately
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Copyright (c) 2016, by K Jay Willis, All Rights Reserved.

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Favorite Hat for Good Walk.

by K Jay Willis, May 22, 2016
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Physical fitness has similarities to studying. When we are studying, we need our favorite chair. We need our favorite beverage, and maybe our favorite hat, and our favorite climate-control. Maybe we need a little of our favorite music, radio, or video on the background. Physical fitness is similar, or it doesn’t work at all.
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The list of comfort environments, that enable a good workout, is endless.  What works for one fitness enthusiast may inhibit a different individual.  When I use the word “inhibit”, I mean that the shoes of one fitness enthusiast will entirely stop the workout of another.  But unless an active person satisfies his own environmental list, the workout won’t happen either.
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A personal trainer will ensure his relationship to the fitness client, if he asks questions and finds the comfort zone of his client.  Within limits, he wants to land the prospect, keep his prospect, and make sure his prospect achieves a maximum of success.
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Copyright (c) 2016, K Jay Willis, All Rights Reserved.

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Favorite Shirt for Good Ride

by K Jay Willis, May 22, 2016
Audience: Southern Bicycle League
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Physical fitness has similarities to studying. When we are studying, we need our favorite chair. We need our favorite beverage, and maybe our favorite hat, and our favorite climate-control. Maybe we need a little of our favorite music, radio, or video on the background. Physical fitness is similar, or it doesn’t work at all.
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The list of comfort environments, that enable a good workout, is endless.  What works for one fitness enthusiast may inhibit a different individual.  When I use the word “inhibit”, I mean that the shoes of one fitness enthusiast will entirely stop the workout of another.  But unless an active person satisfies his own environmental list, the workout won’t happen either.
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A personal trainer will ensure his relationship to the fitness client, if he asks questions and finds the comfort zone of his client.  Within limits, he wants to land the prospect, keep his prospect, and make sure his prospect achieves a maximum of success.
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Copyright (c) 2016, K Jay Willis, All Rights Reserved.

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The Walk for May 10, 2016, Tuesday

May 10, 2016, Tuesday
As I walked today, I talked and wrote this.
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I was alternating lower body exercises with standing overhead presses and standing upright rows, and blew out my 5th finger and 4th finger. Now they won’t move easily. So I guess I’m going to have to back off from the 30 pound EZ barbell, and go to either a 20 pound EZ barbell or a circuit machine that doesn’t use hands.
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A person just rotates the exercises around the injuries. You do lower body exercises until the adductors mess up on the hips. And do walking exercises until the plantar acts up. And do dips until the rotator cuffs act up and the wrists act up. And do chin-ups until the wrists act up. And I guess do overhead presses and upright rows until the 4th and 5th finger act up and just rotate between all geographic body anatomies. In that way I’ll be sure I still have general mobility. But I’ve never had any injury happen on the BOSU balance ball. But I do have a whole lot of people always walk in front of me, when I practice standing on one foot. It’s odd that way.
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I think the biggest discipline I have when walking is to just avoid eating at every place that I encounter during the walk. For instance I could drop into dollar stores and get dollar packs of cookies. Or I could drop into fast food places and eat off the dollar menu which is grab-and-go. The biggest problem really isn’t walking in the morning when it’s cool, or the late evening when it’s cool. And the biggest problem isn’t stretching the plantar fascia or stretching the calves. It’s really just resisting dropping into places to eat. Because eating is a distraction and it’s more fun than walking; but after a good walk it could cost me upwards of $10 every time walking. And that’s no fun at all. The point really is walking, and then posting the walk so that other people see that I actually did walk one mile, two miles, five miles, eight miles or 10 miles. The biggest addiction used to be milkshakes. And at 500 calories for a large milkshake, that was terrible. And it also made me sluggish, so I didn’t want to do anything else. So it really helps to not eat a large chocolate milkshake, even though they do taste really good, or a strawberry or vanilla milkshake, or whatever the flavor of the day is.
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Sometime today I’ll take all of these posts and migrate them over to the WordPress site, with a copy and paste. The point of Facebook is really graphics and short bullets statuses. But the point of the WordPress site is for people who like to read and want to read. So if there’s a post on a WordPress site, that’s 300 words, or 600 words, chances are the audience will read it. But if it’s on a Facebook post of 300 words or 600, chances are the audience will read the first five words and then ignore the rest. It’s too much bother. So I’ll take all of this statuses and move them over to the WordPress site. I already have one WordPress user who follows me specifically for my fitness posts.
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I like walking early in the morning or late in the evening, because the sun is always on the south side or the north side of the road. So there’s consistent shade on the morning, while I can walk on the east side of the road shaded by trees. And in the evening I can walk on the west side of the road, shaded by the western sun. And I prefer walking in the cool of the day because I can walk with jeans on. There’s just so much, in the news, of people with indecent exposure in a metropolitan city like Atlanta. And I really don’t like those gym shorts, or even the LA style shorts and all that. Because if my signature is jeans, then the investigation would always go to somebody who had 1960s style shorts on instead. It just takes away the guesswork. So I like to wear jeans even when I’m working out, because I’m not breaking a sweat when I’m lifting weights anyway. I could be lifting weights for 15 minutes, or a half an hour, or 45 minutes or an hour, but I’d never break a sweat. But I’d still be gaining strength
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I am one of the few adults in my late fifties who can do walks like this. Many people can only get into their cars, and go to the grocery store, and then get into their cars and go home. And they go to work the same way. They get into their cars, and go to work, and get into their cars, and come home. But beyond that they can’t do anything. And it really doesn’t matter how much they weigh or not. They could be thin people; but they’re not mobile at all; they can’t walk at all. And give them the least little breeze and they’re done. So I can still walk distances like this without really stressing it. I can walk distances like this and still be ready for more stuff in the afternoon without having to take a week off and recover. It’s a mighty thin dividing line, so I have to use the five mile walk as proof of my superiority over somebody else who’s competing for the same job. I’m the better choice and you know it, so you would give the job to me instead of the other person. And the other person will willingly do without, with my blessing. Because the pie really doesn’t get any larger. I need it for myself, for my ancestors, for my cousins, and for any possible legacy unlikely as that may be.
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I think it’s important to note that when I do talk to strangers I’m very often coarse, brief, terse, and closed-ended. And when I exert myself the conversation skills aren’t quite turned on, and my mind isn’t turned on either. So when I meet somebody I’m more apt to verbally flip them off, when exerting myself. The point is to finish the walk, not to talk. And very often a passerby won’t have my best interest at heart at all. A passerby or traffic may want to take advantage of me. So I just always keep my guard up whenever I’m doing a walk, and it wouldn’t surprise anybody at all if I respond to that effect while walking either. So I’m just about always on defense mode when walking, and that’s what you get. I asked the cop one time while he was in his cruiser if it was okay to verbally flip people off. And he said he said that I could. He said that we can pretty much can say anything we want to , without getting arrested. And I remember that and use that. So if somebody was to say to me that I verbally flipped them off, the person that they talked to would say yeah I probably did. He does that all the time. So what else is new.
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Feel free to ask me from where I get my creativity. Here’s one answer. I encourage my hunger and discount my comfort, while my family supports me. That’s a complicated way of saying that I sleep on the floor, with several throw-blankets and a stack of teeshirts for a pillow. That physical discomfort enforces a creativity, since it daily introduces an edge. Your company can own this edge also, if you own me.
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I’m going to politely suggest that I need pay for play. I need somebody to bet on me, before I release photos. Otherwise it’s just a freak show, while an audience gawks at a mash-up of laundry on a floor.
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Journalists make more money from relaying the stories of others, because there’s not much to speak of if the journalist only speaks of himself. There’s only one story from that one. But there’s a bunch of stories, when we speak of and about others.
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Exercise format for 5.May.2016, Thursday.

Exercise format for 5.May.2016, Thursday.
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One legged leg presses.
Circuit machine seated adductors.
Overhead presses and upright rows with 20 pound EZ barbell.
Circuit machine seated adductors.
Overhead presses and upright rows with 20 pound EZ barbell.
Circuit machine seated leg extensions separate legs.
Overhead presses and upright rows with 20 pound EZ barbell.
Circuit machine seated leg curls.
Overhead presses and upright rows with 20 pound EZ barbell.
Standing bicep curls on the 20 pound EZ barbell.
Overhead presses and upright rows with 20 pound EZ barbell.
Repeat various to fill up 1 hour.
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The overhead presses and upright rows are meant to keep the heart rate raised while I transition into the next exercise.  And please notice that most of the sets alternate between upper body usage to lower body usage and back to upper body usage.  Lastly, please notice that all the repetitions are with lower weights.  These lower weights cause the same muscle exhaustion, but I avoid the muscle collapse that causes me to want to rest for several minutes while I catch my breath.
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Copyright (c) 2016 by K Jay Willis, All Rights Reserved.

 

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Media Free Gyms.

LA Fitness doesn’t have TV sets in the free weight areas, and I like that. TV sets can be distracting. But instead of continuously bothering the gym attendant to change the TV channel, just go to a different gym where there are areas that are TV free. In LA Fitness Gyms the TV sets are in the cardio areas but cannot be seen from the free weight areas where the circuit machine areas. And I modified my weight workouts to keep my heart rate up. I carry a 20 pound EZ barbell with me, and I do upright rows and overhead presses in between sets on the circuit machines.

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