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  • Calvin Nicholson
    Here is my official introduction: To break the ice, we recommend answering the following questions: What s your name? Calvin L. Nicholson How you were
    Message 1 of 27 , Jul 9, 2008
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      Here is my official introduction:

      To break the ice, we recommend answering the following questions:
      What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson

      How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity in that I enjoy both powerlifting and long distance running and want to improve in both strength and endurance sports. I came across the STREND organization.

      Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? No, I have not.


      Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC area.
    • greg_damian
      Hi Calvin, I live in Colorado so I can t help you with contact in NYC. I have done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird that is both strong and has
      Message 2 of 27 , Jul 11, 2008
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        Hi Calvin,

        I live in Colorado so I can't help you with contact in NYC. I have
        done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird that is both
        strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on body building.
        Body builders could give a rats but about endurance (and generally
        the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
        Good luck.


        --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, Calvin Nicholson
        <calvin_nicholson@...> wrote:
        >
        > Here is my official introduction:
        >
        > To break the ice, we recommend answering the following questions:
        > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
        >
        > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity in that I enjoy
        both powerlifting and long distance running and want to improve in
        both strength and endurance sports. I came across the STREND
        organization.
        >
        > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? No, I have
        not.
        >
        >
        > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC area.
        >
      • JOHN CARMONY
        Greg, you Hunk! Are you up to #130 lbs now? JC ... From: greg_damian To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
        Message 3 of 27 , Jul 11, 2008
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          Greg, you Hunk!

          Are you up to #130 lbs now?

          JC


          ----- Original Message -----
          From: greg_damian<mailto:greg_damian@...>
          To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
          Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member


          Hi Calvin,

          I live in Colorado so I can't help you with contact in NYC. I have
          done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird that is both
          strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on body building.
          Body builders could give a rats but about endurance (and generally
          the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
          Good luck.

          --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND%40yahoogroups.com>, Calvin Nicholson
          <calvin_nicholson@...> wrote:
          >
          > Here is my official introduction:
          >
          > To break the ice, we recommend answering the following questions:
          > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
          >
          > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity in that I enjoy
          both powerlifting and long distance running and want to improve in
          both strength and endurance sports. I came across the STREND
          organization.
          >
          > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? No, I have
          not.
          >
          >
          > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC area.
          >





          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • greg_damian
          I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six weeks ago. I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I am up to 140 now :) That s the
          Message 4 of 27 , Aug 17, 2008
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            I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six weeks ago.
            I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I am up to
            140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The bantam weight
            class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around 150 lbs and
            then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that would be
            a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really possible in
            eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite Physique who
            has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are definitely more
            intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating way more
            protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.

            Greg

            --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, "JOHN CARMONY" <jcar75@...> wrote:
            >
            > Greg, you Hunk!
            >
            > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
            >
            > JC
            >
            >
            > ----- Original Message -----
            > From: greg_damian<mailto:greg_damian@...>
            > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
            > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
            > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
            >
            >
            > Hi Calvin,
            >
            > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with contact in NYC. I
            have
            > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird that is both
            > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on body
            building.
            > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance (and
            generally
            > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
            > Good luck.
            >
            > --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND%40yahoogroups.com>,
            Calvin Nicholson
            > <calvin_nicholson@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Here is my official introduction:
            > >
            > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the following
            questions:
            > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
            > >
            > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity in that I
            enjoy
            > both powerlifting and long distance running and want to improve
            in
            > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the STREND
            > organization.
            > >
            > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? No, I
            have
            > not.
            > >
            > >
            > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC area.
            > >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
          • Matt Bogdanowicz
            Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight and concentrating on cardio.   Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is making running tough,
            Message 5 of 27 , Aug 17, 2008
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              Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight and concentrating on cardio.
               



              Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and swimming. 
               
              Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
               
              I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should be a awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and feild Masters World champs next year in Finland
               
              Matt


              --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian <greg_damian@...> wrote:

              From: greg_damian <greg_damian@...>
              Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
              To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM






              I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six weeks ago.
              I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I am up to
              140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The bantam weight
              class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around 150 lbs and
              then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that would be
              a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really possible in
              eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite Physique who
              has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are definitely more
              intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating way more
              protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.

              Greg

              --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY" <jcar75@...> wrote:
              >
              > Greg, you Hunk!
              >
              > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
              >
              > JC
              >
              >
              > ----- Original Message -----
              > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@.. .>
              > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
              > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
              > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
              >
              >
              > Hi Calvin,
              >
              > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with contact in NYC. I
              have
              > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird that is both
              > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on body
              building.
              > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance (and
              generally
              > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
              > Good luck.
              >
              > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND% 40yahoogroups. com>,
              Calvin Nicholson
              > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
              > >
              > > Here is my official introduction:
              > >
              > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the following
              questions:
              > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
              > >
              > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity in that I
              enjoy
              > both powerlifting and long distance running and want to improve
              in
              > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the STREND
              > organization.
              > >
              > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness Challenge? No, I
              have
              > not.
              > >
              > >
              > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC area.
              > >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >


















              [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            • Chris Lele
              Matt, Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I m actually traveling to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won t be able to Strend
              Message 6 of 27 , Aug 18, 2008
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                Matt,

                Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.

                -Chris


                --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...> wrote:

                > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight and
                > concentrating on cardio.
                >  
                >
                >
                >
                > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                > swimming. 
                >  
                > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                >  
                > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should be a
                > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                >  
                > Matt
                >
                >
                > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                > <greg_damian@...> wrote:
                >
                > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@...>
                > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                > weeks ago.
                > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                > am up to
                > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                > bantam weight
                > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                > 150 lbs and
                > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                > would be
                > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                > possible in
                > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                > Physique who
                > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                > definitely more
                > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                > way more
                > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                >
                > Greg
                >
                > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                > >
                > > Greg, you Hunk!
                > >
                > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                > >
                > > JC
                > >
                > >
                > > ----- Original Message -----
                > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@.. .>
                > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                > com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                > >
                > >
                > > Hi Calvin,
                > >
                > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                > contact in NYC. I
                > have
                > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                > that is both
                > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                > body
                > building.
                > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                > (and
                > generally
                > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                > > Good luck.
                > >
                > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                > Calvin Nicholson
                > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                > > >
                > > > Here is my official introduction:
                > > >
                > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                > following
                > questions:
                > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                > > >
                > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                > in that I
                > enjoy
                > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                > to improve
                > in
                > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                > STREND
                > > organization.
                > > >
                > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                > Challenge? No, I
                > have
                > > not.
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                > area.
                > > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                > >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              • stephen wilber
                Can anyone tell me if and when there will be a strend.? I had a hamstring injury which kept me from running for over a year...I have been running again now for
                Message 7 of 27 , Aug 18, 2008
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                  Can anyone tell me if and when there will be a strend.? I had a hamstring injury which kept me from running for over a year...I have been running again now for 1month and feel I can be ready by fall..as long as its not too far for me to get there..
                  thanks
                  steve
                  --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:

                  From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                  Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                  To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:11 PM






                  Matt,

                  Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                  to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                  be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                  some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                  your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.

                  -Chris

                  --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                  > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                  > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                  > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                  > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight and
                  > concentrating on cardio.
                  >  
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                  > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                  > swimming. 
                  >  
                  > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                  >  
                  > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should be a
                  > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                  > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                  >  
                  > Matt
                  >
                  >
                  > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                  > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                  >
                  > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                  > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                  > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                  > weeks ago.
                  > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                  > am up to
                  > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                  > bantam weight
                  > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                  > 150 lbs and
                  > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                  > would be
                  > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                  > possible in
                  > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                  > Physique who
                  > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                  > definitely more
                  > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                  > way more
                  > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                  >
                  > Greg
                  >
                  > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                  > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Greg, you Hunk!
                  > >
                  > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                  > >
                  > > JC
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > ----- Original Message -----
                  > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@.. .>
                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                  > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                  > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                  > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Hi Calvin,
                  > >
                  > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                  > contact in NYC. I
                  > have
                  > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                  > that is both
                  > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                  > body
                  > building.
                  > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                  > (and
                  > generally
                  > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                  > > Good luck.
                  > >
                  > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                  > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                  > Calvin Nicholson
                  > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > Here is my official introduction:
                  > > >
                  > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                  > following
                  > questions:
                  > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                  > > >
                  > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                  > in that I
                  > enjoy
                  > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                  > to improve
                  > in
                  > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                  > STREND
                  > > organization.
                  > > >
                  > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                  > Challenge? No, I
                  > have
                  > > not.
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                  > area.
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  > >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


















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                • Matt Bogdanowicz
                  Chris,   The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.  November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am looking into a possible host here in
                  Message 8 of 27 , Aug 18, 2008
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                    Chris,
                     
                    The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.  November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in Sacramento. 
                    I'll keep you updated
                     
                    Have a safe and fun trip!
                     
                    Matt

                    --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:

                    From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                    Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                    To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM






                    Matt,

                    Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                    to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                    be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                    some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                    your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.

                    -Chris

                    --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                    > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                    > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                    > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                    > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight and
                    > concentrating on cardio.
                    >  
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                    > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                    > swimming. 
                    >  
                    > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                    >  
                    > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should be a
                    > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                    > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                    >  
                    > Matt
                    >
                    >
                    > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                    > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                    >
                    > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                    > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                    > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                    > weeks ago.
                    > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                    > am up to
                    > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                    > bantam weight
                    > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                    > 150 lbs and
                    > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                    > would be
                    > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                    > possible in
                    > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                    > Physique who
                    > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                    > definitely more
                    > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                    > way more
                    > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                    >
                    > Greg
                    >
                    > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                    > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Greg, you Hunk!
                    > >
                    > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                    > >
                    > > JC
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > ----- Original Message -----
                    > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@.. .>
                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                    > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                    > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                    > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > Hi Calvin,
                    > >
                    > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                    > contact in NYC. I
                    > have
                    > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                    > that is both
                    > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                    > body
                    > building.
                    > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                    > (and
                    > generally
                    > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                    > > Good luck.
                    > >
                    > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                    > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                    > Calvin Nicholson
                    > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > Here is my official introduction:
                    > > >
                    > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                    > following
                    > questions:
                    > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                    > > >
                    > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                    > in that I
                    > enjoy
                    > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                    > to improve
                    > in
                    > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                    > STREND
                    > > organization.
                    > > >
                    > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                    > Challenge? No, I
                    > have
                    > > not.
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                    > area.
                    > > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    > >
                    >
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                  • stevie720@yahoo.com
                    So it will be in California in November? Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile ... From: Matt Bogdanowicz Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:29:52
                    Message 9 of 27 , Aug 18, 2008
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                      So it will be in California in November?
                      Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>

                      Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:29:52
                      To: <STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                      Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member





                      Chris,

                      The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.� November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.� I am looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in Sacramento.�
                      I'll keep you updated

                      Have a safe and fun trip!

                      Matt

                      --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:

                      From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                      Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                      To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM






                      Matt,

                      Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                      to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                      be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                      some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                      your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.

                      -Chris

                      --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                      > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                      > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                      > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                      > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                      > Great Job!�� I am just the opposite losing weight and
                      > concentrating on cardio.
                      > �
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                      > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                      > swimming.�
                      > �
                      > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water!�
                      > �
                      > I have 4 months to go to 40!� Can't wait, should be a
                      > awesome decade.� I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                      > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                      > �
                      > Matt
                      >
                      >
                      > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                      > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                      >
                      > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                      > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                      > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                      > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                      > weeks ago.
                      > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                      > am up to
                      > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                      > bantam weight
                      > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                      > 150 lbs and
                      > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                      > would be
                      > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                      > possible in
                      > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                      > Physique who
                      > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                      > definitely more
                      > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                      > way more
                      > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                      >
                      > Greg
                      >
                      > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                      > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Greg, you Hunk!
                      > >
                      > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                      > >
                      > > JC
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > ----- Original Message -----
                      > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@.. .>
                      > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                      > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                      > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                      > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > Hi Calvin,
                      > >
                      > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                      > contact in NYC. I
                      > have
                      > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                      > that is both
                      > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                      > body
                      > building.
                      > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                      > (and
                      > generally
                      > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                      > > Good luck.
                      > >
                      > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                      > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                      > Calvin Nicholson
                      > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > Here is my official introduction:
                      > > >
                      > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                      > following
                      > questions:
                      > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                      > > >
                      > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                      > in that I
                      > enjoy
                      > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                      > to improve
                      > in
                      > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                      > STREND
                      > > organization.
                      > > >
                      > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                      > Challenge? No, I
                      > have
                      > > not.
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                      > area.
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                      > >
                      >
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                    • JOHN CARMONY
                      November 8 would be great! Five year anniversary of my all time best performance. You can all witness first hand what happens to an athlete in the 50 to 55
                      Message 10 of 27 , Aug 18, 2008
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                        November 8 would be great! Five year anniversary of my all time best performance. You can all witness first hand what happens to an athlete in the 50 to 55 year age range.

                        Very sad!

                        JC


                        ----- Original Message -----
                        From: stevie720@...<mailto:stevie720@...>
                        To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                        Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:23 PM
                        Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member


                        So it will be in California in November?
                        Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...<mailto:skate_94538@...>>

                        Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:29:52
                        To: <STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>>
                        Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member





                        Chris,

                        The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year. I am looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in Sacramento.
                        I'll keep you updated

                        Have a safe and fun trip!

                        Matt

                        --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...<mailto:sirchrislele%40yahoo.com>> wrote:

                        From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...<mailto:sirchrislele%40yahoo.com>>
                        Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                        To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND%40yahoogroups.com>
                        Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM






                        Matt,

                        Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                        to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                        be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                        some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                        your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.

                        -Chris

                        --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                        > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                        > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                        > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                        > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                        > Great Job! I am just the opposite losing weight and
                        > concentrating on cardio.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                        > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                        > swimming.
                        >
                        > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water!
                        >
                        > I have 4 months to go to 40! Can't wait, should be a
                        > awesome decade. I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                        > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                        >
                        > Matt
                        >
                        >
                        > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                        > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                        >
                        > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                        > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                        > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                        > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                        > weeks ago.
                        > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                        > am up to
                        > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                        > bantam weight
                        > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                        > 150 lbs and
                        > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                        > would be
                        > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                        > possible in
                        > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                        > Physique who
                        > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                        > definitely more
                        > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                        > way more
                        > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                        >
                        > Greg
                        >
                        > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                        > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Greg, you Hunk!
                        > >
                        > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                        > >
                        > > JC
                        > >
                        > >
                        > > ----- Original Message -----
                        > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@.. .>
                        > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                        > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                        > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                        > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                        > >
                        > >
                        > > Hi Calvin,
                        > >
                        > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                        > contact in NYC. I
                        > have
                        > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                        > that is both
                        > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                        > body
                        > building.
                        > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                        > (and
                        > generally
                        > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                        > > Good luck.
                        > >
                        > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                        > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                        > Calvin Nicholson
                        > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > > Here is my official introduction:
                        > > >
                        > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                        > following
                        > questions:
                        > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                        > > >
                        > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                        > in that I
                        > enjoy
                        > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                        > to improve
                        > in
                        > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                        > STREND
                        > > organization.
                        > > >
                        > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                        > Challenge? No, I
                        > have
                        > > not.
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                        > area.
                        > > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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                      • Matt Bogdanowicz
                        Very inspirational to me!  I hope to be scoring as well as I can over the next 20 years from age 40 -60.  I believe I can score and open 9.5 and/or 7 elite
                        Message 11 of 27 , Aug 19, 2008
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                          Very inspirational to me!  I hope to be scoring as well as I can over the next 20 years from age 40 -60.  I believe I can score and open 9.5 and/or 7 elite even at the age of 50 if I play my cards right.  Of course records are meant to be broken, and if I am lucky enough to set an age group record, then no doubt someday it will fall to a deserving fellow.
                           
                          Matt






                          --- On Mon, 8/18/08, JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...> wrote:

                          From: JOHN CARMONY <jcar75@...>
                          Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                          To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                          Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 10:18 PM






                          November 8 would be great! Five year anniversary of my all time best performance. You can all witness first hand what happens to an athlete in the 50 to 55 year age range.

                          Very sad!

                          JC

                          ----- Original Message -----
                          From: stevie720@yahoo. com<mailto:stevie720@yahoo. com>
                          To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>
                          Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:23 PM
                          Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member

                          So it will be in California in November?
                          Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com<mailto:skate_94538@ yahoo.com>>

                          Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 12:29:52
                          To: <STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups. com>>
                          Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member

                          Chris,

                          The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year. I am looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in Sacramento.
                          I'll keep you updated

                          Have a safe and fun trip!

                          Matt

                          --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com<mailto:sirchrislel e%40yahoo. com>> wrote:

                          From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com<mailto:sirchrislel e%40yahoo. com>>
                          Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                          To: STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND% 40yahoogroups. com>
                          Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM

                          Matt,

                          Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                          to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                          be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                          some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                          your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.

                          -Chris

                          --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                          > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                          > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                          > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                          > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                          > Great Job! I am just the opposite losing weight and
                          > concentrating on cardio.
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                          > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                          > swimming.
                          >
                          > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water!
                          >
                          > I have 4 months to go to 40! Can't wait, should be a
                          > awesome decade. I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                          > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                          >
                          > Matt
                          >
                          >
                          > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                          > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                          >
                          > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                          > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                          > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                          > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                          > weeks ago.
                          > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                          > am up to
                          > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                          > bantam weight
                          > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                          > 150 lbs and
                          > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                          > would be
                          > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                          > possible in
                          > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                          > Physique who
                          > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                          > definitely more
                          > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                          > way more
                          > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                          >
                          > Greg
                          >
                          > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                          > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                          > >
                          > > Greg, you Hunk!
                          > >
                          > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                          > >
                          > > JC
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > ----- Original Message -----
                          > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@.. .>
                          > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                          > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                          > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                          > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > Hi Calvin,
                          > >
                          > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                          > contact in NYC. I
                          > have
                          > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                          > that is both
                          > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                          > body
                          > building.
                          > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                          > (and
                          > generally
                          > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                          > > Good luck.
                          > >
                          > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                          > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                          > Calvin Nicholson
                          > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > > Here is my official introduction:
                          > > >
                          > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                          > following
                          > questions:
                          > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                          > > >
                          > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                          > in that I
                          > enjoy
                          > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                          > to improve
                          > in
                          > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                          > STREND
                          > > organization.
                          > > >
                          > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                          > Challenge? No, I
                          > have
                          > > not.
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                          > area.
                          > > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                          > >
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                          >
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                        • Chris Lele
                          Cool. I m marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to enter the Elite division again. I m guessing you ll be doing the same. How many competitors do you
                          Message 12 of 27 , Aug 20, 2008
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                            Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                            enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                            doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                            may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                            strong competitive field.

                            Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                            and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                            the strend.com website.)

                            See you in November!



                            --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...> wrote:

                            > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                            > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                            > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                            > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                            > Chris,
                            >  
                            > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. 
                            > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am
                            > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                            > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                            > Sacramento. 
                            > I'll keep you updated
                            >  
                            > Have a safe and fun trip!
                            >  
                            > Matt
                            >
                            > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                            > <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                            > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                            > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                            > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > Matt,
                            >
                            > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                            > actually traveling
                            > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                            > I won't
                            > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                            > come back with
                            > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                            > With
                            > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                            >
                            > -Chris
                            >
                            > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                            > yahoo.com> wrote:
                            >
                            > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                            > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                            > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                            > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                            > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight
                            > and
                            > > concentrating on cardio.
                            > >  
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                            > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                            > > swimming. 
                            > >  
                            > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                            > >  
                            > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should
                            > be a
                            > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and
                            > feild
                            > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                            > >  
                            > > Matt
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                            > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                            > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                            > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                            > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                            > six
                            > > weeks ago.
                            > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                            > mode. I
                            > > am up to
                            > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                            > The
                            > > bantam weight
                            > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                            > around
                            > > 150 lbs and
                            > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                            > that
                            > > would be
                            > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                            > really
                            > > possible in
                            > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                            > > Physique who
                            > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                            > > definitely more
                            > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                            > eating
                            > > way more
                            > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                            > >
                            > > Greg
                            > >
                            > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                            > CARMONY"
                            > > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                            > > >
                            > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                            > > >
                            > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                            > > >
                            > > > JC
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > ----- Original Message -----
                            > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@..
                            > .>
                            > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                            > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                            > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                            > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > Hi Calvin,
                            > > >
                            > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                            > > contact in NYC. I
                            > > have
                            > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                            > bird
                            > > that is both
                            > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                            > on
                            > > body
                            > > building.
                            > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                            > endurance
                            > > (and
                            > > generally
                            > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                            > > > Good luck.
                            > > >
                            > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                            > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                            > > Calvin Nicholson
                            > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                            > > > >
                            > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                            > > > >
                            > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                            > > following
                            > > questions:
                            > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                            > > > >
                            > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                            > oddity
                            > > in that I
                            > > enjoy
                            > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                            > want
                            > > to improve
                            > > in
                            > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                            > the
                            > > STREND
                            > > > organization.
                            > > > >
                            > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                            > > Challenge? No, I
                            > > have
                            > > > not.
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                            > NYC
                            > > area.
                            > > > >
                            > > >
                            > > >
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                          • stephen wilber
                            Can someone please tell me WHERE this nov 8th event will be??...for the elite you do 15% of your body weight extra right? thanks steve ... From: Chris Lele
                            Message 13 of 27 , Aug 20, 2008
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                              Can someone please tell me WHERE this nov 8th event will be??...for the elite you do 15% of your body weight extra right?
                              thanks
                              steve

                              --- On Wed, 8/20/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:

                              From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                              Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                              To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                              Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 12:48 PM






                              Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                              enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                              doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                              may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                              strong competitive field.

                              Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                              and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                              the strend.com website.)

                              See you in November!

                              --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                              > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                              > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                              > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                              > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                              > Chris,
                              >  
                              > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. 
                              > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am
                              > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                              > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                              > Sacramento. 
                              > I'll keep you updated
                              >  
                              > Have a safe and fun trip!
                              >  
                              > Matt
                              >
                              > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                              > <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                              >
                              > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                              > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                              > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                              > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > Matt,
                              >
                              > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                              > actually traveling
                              > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                              > I won't
                              > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                              > come back with
                              > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                              > With
                              > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                              >
                              > -Chris
                              >
                              > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                              > yahoo.com> wrote:
                              >
                              > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                              > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                              > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                              > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                              > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight
                              > and
                              > > concentrating on cardio.
                              > >  
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                              > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                              > > swimming. 
                              > >  
                              > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                              > >  
                              > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should
                              > be a
                              > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and
                              > feild
                              > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                              > >  
                              > > Matt
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                              > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                              > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                              > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                              > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                              > six
                              > > weeks ago.
                              > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                              > mode. I
                              > > am up to
                              > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                              > The
                              > > bantam weight
                              > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                              > around
                              > > 150 lbs and
                              > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                              > that
                              > > would be
                              > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                              > really
                              > > possible in
                              > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                              > > Physique who
                              > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                              > > definitely more
                              > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                              > eating
                              > > way more
                              > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                              > >
                              > > Greg
                              > >
                              > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                              > CARMONY"
                              > > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                              > > >
                              > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                              > > >
                              > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                              > > >
                              > > > JC
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > ----- Original Message -----
                              > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@..
                              > .>
                              > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                              > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                              > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                              > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > Hi Calvin,
                              > > >
                              > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                              > > contact in NYC. I
                              > > have
                              > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                              > bird
                              > > that is both
                              > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                              > on
                              > > body
                              > > building.
                              > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                              > endurance
                              > > (and
                              > > generally
                              > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                              > > > Good luck.
                              > > >
                              > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                              > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                              > > Calvin Nicholson
                              > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                              > > > >
                              > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                              > > following
                              > > questions:
                              > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                              > > > >
                              > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                              > oddity
                              > > in that I
                              > > enjoy
                              > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                              > want
                              > > to improve
                              > > in
                              > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                              > the
                              > > STREND
                              > > > organization.
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                              > > Challenge? No, I
                              > > have
                              > > > not.
                              > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                              > NYC
                              > > area.
                              > > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
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                            • Matt Bogdanowicz
                              Steve,   Livermore area.    Bench press is 115%  and you add that extra amount in the pull ups and chins as well. Dips are at 120% of bodyweight, 
                              Message 14 of 27 , Aug 21, 2008
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                                Steve,
                                 
                                Livermore area. 
                                 
                                Bench press is 115%  and you add that extra amount in the pull ups and chins as well.
                                Dips are at 120% of bodyweight,  Shoulder press is an extra 10% so 60% over the open 50%
                                 


                                --- On Wed, 8/20/08, stephen wilber <stevie720@...> wrote:

                                From: stephen wilber <stevie720@...>
                                Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 10:42 AM






                                Can someone please tell me WHERE this nov 8th event will be??...for the elite you do 15% of your body weight extra right?
                                thanks
                                steve

                                --- On Wed, 8/20/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                                From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                                Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 12:48 PM

                                Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                                enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                                doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                                may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                                strong competitive field.

                                Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                                and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                                the strend.com website.)

                                See you in November!

                                --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                                > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                                > Chris,
                                >  
                                > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. 
                                > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am
                                > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                                > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                                > Sacramento. 
                                > I'll keep you updated
                                >  
                                > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                >  
                                > Matt
                                >
                                > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                                > <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                >
                                > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ yahoo.com>
                                > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > Matt,
                                >
                                > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                                > actually traveling
                                > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                                > I won't
                                > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                                > come back with
                                > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                                > With
                                > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                >
                                > -Chris
                                >
                                > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                                > yahoo.com> wrote:
                                >
                                > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight
                                > and
                                > > concentrating on cardio.
                                > >  
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                > > swimming. 
                                > >  
                                > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                                > >  
                                > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should
                                > be a
                                > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and
                                > feild
                                > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                > >  
                                > > Matt
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                > >
                                > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                                > six
                                > > weeks ago.
                                > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                                > mode. I
                                > > am up to
                                > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                                > The
                                > > bantam weight
                                > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                                > around
                                > > 150 lbs and
                                > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                                > that
                                > > would be
                                > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                                > really
                                > > possible in
                                > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                > > Physique who
                                > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                > > definitely more
                                > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                                > eating
                                > > way more
                                > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                > >
                                > > Greg
                                > >
                                > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                                > CARMONY"
                                > > <jcar75@...> wrote:
                                > > >
                                > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                > > >
                                > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                > > >
                                > > > JC
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@..
                                > .>
                                > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > > Hi Calvin,
                                > > >
                                > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                > > contact in NYC. I
                                > > have
                                > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                                > bird
                                > > that is both
                                > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                                > on
                                > > body
                                > > building.
                                > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                                > endurance
                                > > (and
                                > > generally
                                > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                > > > Good luck.
                                > > >
                                > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                > > Calvin Nicholson
                                > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                > > > >
                                > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                > > > >
                                > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                > > following
                                > > questions:
                                > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                > > > >
                                > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                                > oddity
                                > > in that I
                                > > enjoy
                                > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                                > want
                                > > to improve
                                > > in
                                > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                                > the
                                > > STREND
                                > > > organization.
                                > > > >
                                > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                > > Challenge? No, I
                                > > have
                                > > > not.
                                > > > >
                                > > > >
                                > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                                > NYC
                                > > area.
                                > > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
                                > > >
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                              • joseph.freni
                                Are there any more STREND events being held before this date? I would like to enter the next one if it is somewhat close to home. ... falls on a Saturday again
                                Message 15 of 27 , Sep 10, 2008
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                                  Are there any more STREND events being held before this date? I would
                                  like to enter the next one if it is somewhat close to home.


                                  --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                                  wrote:
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > Chris,
                                  >  
                                  > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.  November 8th
                                  falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am looking into a possible
                                  host here in Livermore for that date, as I have not heard anything
                                  back from Jen up in Sacramento. 
                                  > I'll keep you updated
                                  >  
                                  > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                  >  
                                  > Matt
                                  >
                                  > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                                  > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                  > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                  > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > Matt,
                                  >
                                  > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                                  > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                                  > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                                  > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                                  > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                  >
                                  > -Chris
                                  >
                                  > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                  wrote:
                                  >
                                  > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                  > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                  > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                  > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight and
                                  > > concentrating on cardio.
                                  > >  
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                  > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                  > > swimming. 
                                  > >  
                                  > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                                  > >  
                                  > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should be a
                                  > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                                  > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                  > >  
                                  > > Matt
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                  > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                  > >
                                  > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                  > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                  > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                  > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > >
                                  > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                                  > > weeks ago.
                                  > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                                  > > am up to
                                  > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                                  > > bantam weight
                                  > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                                  > > 150 lbs and
                                  > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                                  > > would be
                                  > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                                  > > possible in
                                  > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                  > > Physique who
                                  > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                  > > definitely more
                                  > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                                  > > way more
                                  > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                  > >
                                  > > Greg
                                  > >
                                  > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                                  > > <jcar75@> wrote:
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                  > > >
                                  > > > JC
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                  > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@ .>
                                  > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                  > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                  > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                  > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > > Hi Calvin,
                                  > > >
                                  > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                  > > contact in NYC. I
                                  > > have
                                  > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                                  > > that is both
                                  > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                                  > > body
                                  > > building.
                                  > > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                                  > > (and
                                  > > generally
                                  > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                  > > > Good luck.
                                  > > >
                                  > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                  > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                  > > Calvin Nicholson
                                  > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                  > > following
                                  > > questions:
                                  > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                                  > > in that I
                                  > > enjoy
                                  > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                                  > > to improve
                                  > > in
                                  > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                                  > > STREND
                                  > > > organization.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                  > > Challenge? No, I
                                  > > have
                                  > > > not.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > >
                                  > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                                  > > area.
                                  > > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
                                  > > >
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                                • Matt Bogdanowicz
                                  Not that I know of.   ... From: joseph.freni Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member To: STREND@yahoogroups.com Date: Wednesday, September
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                                    Not that I know of.
                                     






                                    --- On Wed, 9/10/08, joseph.freni <joseph.freni@...> wrote:

                                    From: joseph.freni <joseph.freni@...>
                                    Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                    To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                    Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 10:23 AM






                                    Are there any more STREND events being held before this date? I would
                                    like to enter the next one if it is somewhat close to home.

                                    --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                                    wrote:
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > Chris,
                                    >  
                                    > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.  November 8th
                                    falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am looking into a possible
                                    host here in Livermore for that date, as I have not heard anything
                                    back from Jen up in Sacramento. 
                                    > I'll keep you updated
                                    >  
                                    > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                    >  
                                    > Matt
                                    >
                                    > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                                    > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                    > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > Matt,
                                    >
                                    > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm actually traveling
                                    > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so I won't
                                    > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully come back with
                                    > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak. With
                                    > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                    >
                                    > -Chris
                                    >
                                    > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                    wrote:
                                    >
                                    > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                    > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                    > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight and
                                    > > concentrating on cardio.
                                    > >  
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                    > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                    > > swimming. 
                                    > >  
                                    > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                                    > >  
                                    > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should be a
                                    > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and feild
                                    > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                    > >  
                                    > > Matt
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                    > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                    > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                    > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                    > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about six
                                    > > weeks ago.
                                    > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling mode. I
                                    > > am up to
                                    > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed! The
                                    > > bantam weight
                                    > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target around
                                    > > 150 lbs and
                                    > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually that
                                    > > would be
                                    > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is really
                                    > > possible in
                                    > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                    > > Physique who
                                    > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                    > > definitely more
                                    > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also eating
                                    > > way more
                                    > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                    > >
                                    > > Greg
                                    > >
                                    > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN CARMONY"
                                    > > <jcar75@> wrote:
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                    > > >
                                    > > > JC
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                    > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@ .>
                                    > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                    > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                    > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                    > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Hi Calvin,
                                    > > >
                                    > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                    > > contact in NYC. I
                                    > > have
                                    > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare bird
                                    > > that is both
                                    > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing on
                                    > > body
                                    > > building.
                                    > > > Body builders could give a rats but about endurance
                                    > > (and
                                    > > generally
                                    > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                    > > > Good luck.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                    > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                    > > Calvin Nicholson
                                    > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                    > > following
                                    > > questions:
                                    > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an oddity
                                    > > in that I
                                    > > enjoy
                                    > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and want
                                    > > to improve
                                    > > in
                                    > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across the
                                    > > STREND
                                    > > > organization.
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                    > > Challenge? No, I
                                    > > have
                                    > > > not.
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > >
                                    > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in NYC
                                    > > area.
                                    > > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
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                                  • train_hard_win_easy
                                    Chris, Not sure if you remember me but I m Gurjeet, we met at the STREND last summer in Syracuse. I missed the event earlier this year after coming down with a
                                    Message 17 of 27 , Sep 13, 2008
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                                      Chris,

                                      Not sure if you remember me but I'm Gurjeet, we met at the STREND last
                                      summer in Syracuse. I missed the event earlier this year after coming
                                      down with a sinus infection a week before the competition!

                                      I have been training for the event in November. Right now I am a few
                                      pounds heavier than last summer (weighing in at about 157 versus 145
                                      last summer!) Too much drinking and not enough running! But I have
                                      been getting a lot stronger. I'm trying out some of the advice that
                                      John threw my way about doing more STREND dry runs and have also taken
                                      up some Russian training techniques to improve my power to help with
                                      the bench press as that is by far my weakest event. I'm cranking up
                                      the running as much as my legs can handle as I am hoping to set a new
                                      PR at the November event. I don't think I'll be game for the elite
                                      division but I look forward to seeing you out there.

                                      John, I have been training with Randall out here in Sacramento.
                                      Unforunately he won't be at the competition as he will be out of town
                                      for a wedding but having him as a training partner has helped a lot. I
                                      am shooting for a score in the 7 - 8 range. We'll see how the training
                                      goes!

                                      Lastly, Matt will there be online registration for this on active like
                                      in the past? If not, whats the best/easiest way to get signed up?

                                      -Gurjeet

                                      --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                                      > enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                                      > doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                                      > may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                                      > strong competitive field.
                                      >
                                      > Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                                      > and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                                      > the strend.com website.)
                                      >
                                      > See you in November!
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                                      > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                      > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                      > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                                      > > Chris,
                                      > >  
                                      > > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. 
                                      > > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am
                                      > > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                                      > > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                                      > > Sacramento. 
                                      > > I'll keep you updated
                                      > >  
                                      > > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                      > >  
                                      > > Matt
                                      > >
                                      > > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                                      > > <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                                      > >
                                      > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                                      > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                      > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                      > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > > Matt,
                                      > >
                                      > > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                                      > > actually traveling
                                      > > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                                      > > I won't
                                      > > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                                      > > come back with
                                      > > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                                      > > With
                                      > > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                      > >
                                      > > -Chris
                                      > >
                                      > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                                      > > yahoo.com> wrote:
                                      > >
                                      > > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                      > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                      > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                      > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                      > > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight
                                      > > and
                                      > > > concentrating on cardio.
                                      > > >  
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                      > > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                      > > > swimming. 
                                      > > >  
                                      > > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                                      > > >  
                                      > > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should
                                      > > be a
                                      > > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and
                                      > > feild
                                      > > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                      > > >  
                                      > > > Matt
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                      > > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                      > > >
                                      > > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                      > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                      > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                      > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > >
                                      > > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                                      > > six
                                      > > > weeks ago.
                                      > > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                                      > > mode. I
                                      > > > am up to
                                      > > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                                      > > The
                                      > > > bantam weight
                                      > > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                                      > > around
                                      > > > 150 lbs and
                                      > > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                                      > > that
                                      > > > would be
                                      > > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                                      > > really
                                      > > > possible in
                                      > > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                      > > > Physique who
                                      > > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                      > > > definitely more
                                      > > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                                      > > eating
                                      > > > way more
                                      > > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                      > > >
                                      > > > Greg
                                      > > >
                                      > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                                      > > CARMONY"
                                      > > > <jcar75@> wrote:
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > JC
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                      > > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@
                                      > > .>
                                      > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                      > > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                      > > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                      > > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > Hi Calvin,
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                      > > > contact in NYC. I
                                      > > > have
                                      > > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                                      > > bird
                                      > > > that is both
                                      > > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                                      > > on
                                      > > > body
                                      > > > building.
                                      > > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                                      > > endurance
                                      > > > (and
                                      > > > generally
                                      > > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                      > > > > Good luck.
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                      > > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                      > > > Calvin Nicholson
                                      > > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                      > > > following
                                      > > > questions:
                                      > > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                                      > > oddity
                                      > > > in that I
                                      > > > enjoy
                                      > > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                                      > > want
                                      > > > to improve
                                      > > > in
                                      > > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                                      > > the
                                      > > > STREND
                                      > > > > organization.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                      > > > Challenge? No, I
                                      > > > have
                                      > > > > not.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                                      > > NYC
                                      > > > area.
                                      > > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
                                      > > > >
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                                      > > removed]
                                      > > > >
                                      > > >
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                                    • JOHN CARMONY
                                      Wow. Gurjeet Great job. Looking forward to seeing you knock out an 8 in November! My days of 7+ are in the past. Now my goal is to do a 6 when I turn 60.
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                                        Wow. Gurjeet Great job. Looking forward to seeing you knock out an 8 in November!

                                        My days of 7+ are in the past. Now my goal is to do a 6 when I turn 60. Just have to live 5 more years more and stay healthy.

                                        The reps are OK. It is the running that is getting hard. Too much pole vaulting!

                                        See you in Nov.!


                                        ----- Original Message -----
                                        From: train_hard_win_easy<mailto:train_hard_win_easy@...>
                                        To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND@yahoogroups.com>
                                        Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 11:11 AM
                                        Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member


                                        Chris,

                                        Not sure if you remember me but I'm Gurjeet, we met at the STREND last
                                        summer in Syracuse. I missed the event earlier this year after coming
                                        down with a sinus infection a week before the competition!

                                        I have been training for the event in November. Right now I am a few
                                        pounds heavier than last summer (weighing in at about 157 versus 145
                                        last summer!) Too much drinking and not enough running! But I have
                                        been getting a lot stronger. I'm trying out some of the advice that
                                        John threw my way about doing more STREND dry runs and have also taken
                                        up some Russian training techniques to improve my power to help with
                                        the bench press as that is by far my weakest event. I'm cranking up
                                        the running as much as my legs can handle as I am hoping to set a new
                                        PR at the November event. I don't think I'll be game for the elite
                                        division but I look forward to seeing you out there.

                                        John, I have been training with Randall out here in Sacramento.
                                        Unforunately he won't be at the competition as he will be out of town
                                        for a wedding but having him as a training partner has helped a lot. I
                                        am shooting for a score in the 7 - 8 range. We'll see how the training
                                        goes!

                                        Lastly, Matt will there be online registration for this on active like
                                        in the past? If not, whats the best/easiest way to get signed up?

                                        -Gurjeet

                                        --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND%40yahoogroups.com>, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                                        > enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                                        > doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                                        > may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                                        > strong competitive field.
                                        >
                                        > Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                                        > and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                                        > the strend.com website.)
                                        >
                                        > See you in November!
                                        >
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                                        > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                        > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND%40yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                                        > > Chris,
                                        > >
                                        > > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.
                                        > > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year. I am
                                        > > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                                        > > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                                        > > Sacramento.
                                        > > I'll keep you updated
                                        > >
                                        > > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                        > >
                                        > > Matt
                                        > >
                                        > > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                                        > > <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                                        > >
                                        > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...>
                                        > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                        > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com<mailto:STREND%40yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > Matt,
                                        > >
                                        > > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                                        > > actually traveling
                                        > > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                                        > > I won't
                                        > > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                                        > > come back with
                                        > > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                                        > > With
                                        > > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                        > >
                                        > > -Chris
                                        > >
                                        > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                                        > > yahoo.com> wrote:
                                        > >
                                        > > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                        > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                        > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                        > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                        > > > Great Job! I am just the opposite losing weight
                                        > > and
                                        > > > concentrating on cardio.
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                        > > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                        > > > swimming.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water!
                                        > > >
                                        > > > I have 4 months to go to 40! Can't wait, should
                                        > > be a
                                        > > > awesome decade. I hope to compete in the Track and
                                        > > feild
                                        > > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Matt
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                        > > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                        > > >
                                        > > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                        > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                        > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                        > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                                        > > six
                                        > > > weeks ago.
                                        > > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                                        > > mode. I
                                        > > > am up to
                                        > > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                                        > > The
                                        > > > bantam weight
                                        > > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                                        > > around
                                        > > > 150 lbs and
                                        > > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                                        > > that
                                        > > > would be
                                        > > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                                        > > really
                                        > > > possible in
                                        > > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                        > > > Physique who
                                        > > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                        > > > definitely more
                                        > > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                                        > > eating
                                        > > > way more
                                        > > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Greg
                                        > > >
                                        > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                                        > > CARMONY"
                                        > > > <jcar75@> wrote:
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > JC
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                        > > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@
                                        > > .>
                                        > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                        > > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                        > > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                        > > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > Hi Calvin,
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                        > > > contact in NYC. I
                                        > > > have
                                        > > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                                        > > bird
                                        > > > that is both
                                        > > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                                        > > on
                                        > > > body
                                        > > > building.
                                        > > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                                        > > endurance
                                        > > > (and
                                        > > > generally
                                        > > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                        > > > > Good luck.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                        > > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                        > > > Calvin Nicholson
                                        > > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                        > > > following
                                        > > > questions:
                                        > > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                                        > > oddity
                                        > > > in that I
                                        > > > enjoy
                                        > > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                                        > > want
                                        > > > to improve
                                        > > > in
                                        > > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                                        > > the
                                        > > > STREND
                                        > > > > organization.
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                        > > > Challenge? No, I
                                        > > > have
                                        > > > > not.
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                                        > > NYC
                                        > > > area.
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
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                                        > > removed]
                                        > > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
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                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
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                                        > >
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                                        >





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                                      • Matt Bogdanowicz
                                        I should have a downloadable entry form ready by tuesday and can save it to the STREND group site under files.  I prefer mail in entry, but will see about an
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                                          I should have a downloadable entry form ready by tuesday and can save it to the STREND group site under files. 




                                          I prefer mail in entry, but will see about an online entry as well. 
                                          It would be nice to offer a basic division as well, because this is what brings folks in, as they are a bit intimidated to compete in an open STREND, let alone an elite division. 
                                           
                                          My goal is to reach a 7 this time (Elite), won't be easy, but I think 125 reps is possible.
                                           
                                          Matt


                                          --- On Sat, 9/13/08, train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...> wrote:

                                          From: train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...>
                                          Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                          To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                          Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10:11 AM






                                          Chris,

                                          Not sure if you remember me but I'm Gurjeet, we met at the STREND last
                                          summer in Syracuse. I missed the event earlier this year after coming
                                          down with a sinus infection a week before the competition!

                                          I have been training for the event in November. Right now I am a few
                                          pounds heavier than last summer (weighing in at about 157 versus 145
                                          last summer!) Too much drinking and not enough running! But I have
                                          been getting a lot stronger. I'm trying out some of the advice that
                                          John threw my way about doing more STREND dry runs and have also taken
                                          up some Russian training techniques to improve my power to help with
                                          the bench press as that is by far my weakest event. I'm cranking up
                                          the running as much as my legs can handle as I am hoping to set a new
                                          PR at the November event. I don't think I'll be game for the elite
                                          division but I look forward to seeing you out there.

                                          John, I have been training with Randall out here in Sacramento.
                                          Unforunately he won't be at the competition as he will be out of town
                                          for a wedding but having him as a training partner has helped a lot. I
                                          am shooting for a score in the 7 - 8 range. We'll see how the training
                                          goes!

                                          Lastly, Matt will there be online registration for this on active like
                                          in the past? If not, whats the best/easiest way to get signed up?

                                          -Gurjeet

                                          --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                                          > enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                                          > doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                                          > may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                                          > strong competitive field.
                                          >
                                          > Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                                          > and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                                          > the strend.com website.)
                                          >
                                          > See you in November!
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                                          > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                          > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                          > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                                          > > Chris,
                                          > >  
                                          > > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. 
                                          > > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am
                                          > > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                                          > > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                                          > > Sacramento. 
                                          > > I'll keep you updated
                                          > >  
                                          > > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                          > >  
                                          > > Matt
                                          > >
                                          > > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                                          > > <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                          > >
                                          > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                                          > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                          > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                          > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > >
                                          > > Matt,
                                          > >
                                          > > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                                          > > actually traveling
                                          > > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                                          > > I won't
                                          > > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                                          > > come back with
                                          > > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                                          > > With
                                          > > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                          > >
                                          > > -Chris
                                          > >
                                          > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                                          > > yahoo.com> wrote:
                                          > >
                                          > > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                          > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                          > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                          > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                          > > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight
                                          > > and
                                          > > > concentrating on cardio.
                                          > > >  
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                          > > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                          > > > swimming. 
                                          > > >  
                                          > > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 
                                          > > >  
                                          > > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should
                                          > > be a
                                          > > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and
                                          > > feild
                                          > > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                          > > >  
                                          > > > Matt
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                          > > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                          > > >
                                          > > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                          > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                          > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                          > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                                          > > six
                                          > > > weeks ago.
                                          > > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                                          > > mode. I
                                          > > > am up to
                                          > > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                                          > > The
                                          > > > bantam weight
                                          > > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                                          > > around
                                          > > > 150 lbs and
                                          > > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                                          > > that
                                          > > > would be
                                          > > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                                          > > really
                                          > > > possible in
                                          > > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                          > > > Physique who
                                          > > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                          > > > definitely more
                                          > > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                                          > > eating
                                          > > > way more
                                          > > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Greg
                                          > > >
                                          > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                                          > > CARMONY"
                                          > > > <jcar75@> wrote:
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > JC
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                          > > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@
                                          > > .>
                                          > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                          > > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                          > > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                          > > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > Hi Calvin,
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                          > > > contact in NYC. I
                                          > > > have
                                          > > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                                          > > bird
                                          > > > that is both
                                          > > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                                          > > on
                                          > > > body
                                          > > > building.
                                          > > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                                          > > endurance
                                          > > > (and
                                          > > > generally
                                          > > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                          > > > > Good luck.
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                          > > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                          > > > Calvin Nicholson
                                          > > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                          > > > following
                                          > > > questions:
                                          > > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                                          > > oddity
                                          > > > in that I
                                          > > > enjoy
                                          > > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                                          > > want
                                          > > > to improve
                                          > > > in
                                          > > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                                          > > the
                                          > > > STREND
                                          > > > > organization.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                          > > > Challenge? No, I
                                          > > > have
                                          > > > > not.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                                          > > NYC
                                          > > > area.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > >
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                                          > > removed]
                                          > > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
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                                        • Chris Lele
                                          Russian training techniques? Wow that sounds interesting. I m curious to learn more. I ve also put on some more muscle these last few months but am languishing
                                          Message 20 of 27 , Sep 14, 2008
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                                            Russian training techniques? Wow that sounds interesting. I'm
                                            curious to learn more. I've also put on some more muscle these
                                            last few months but am languishing a bit in the running. I've
                                            really got to start knocking out those miles if I want to do well
                                            in Nov.

                                            Otherwise really looking forward to it. My old roommate Ray
                                            from New York (the big guy in Syracuse) will also be there.
                                            He's planning to take part in the heavy weight division so that
                                            should be interesting.

                                            So if you want to cut down a little, dry runs will help. For raw
                                            strength, you may also want to try to add some weight on the
                                            exercises. I've been sticking dumbbells between my ankles and
                                            this has helped me get a lot stronger at pull-ups. Either way,
                                            I'm sure you'll be able to break 7 with your increased strength.
                                            Good luck!

                                            Matt, Hope your training is going well. 7 is a good mark to strive
                                            for. I'd like to get that myself but the way my running is going
                                            right now that would mean I'd have to knock out close to 140
                                            reps (pull-ups have gotten a lot better, but my dips have been
                                            plateauing of late.) I was thinking this time to help Strend get
                                            some more exposure, we should have someone video tape it.
                                            We can put the footage up on youtube, strend.com, as well as
                                            have strenders put it up on their facebooks/myspaces. Again
                                            it would be really great to see strend blow up. Having the open
                                            divisions will also help up participation (I'll be posting fliers
                                            about town and will have them in electronic form if any Strenders
                                            want some copies.)

                                            John, it'll be good to see you out there again representing. And
                                            I'm sure you'll give even us young guys a good run for our
                                            respective money.

                                            Well, time to up the interval running and lessen the beer drinking.
                                            I'm going to put in some time at the track tomorrow.

                                            Have a Strend day!

                                            Chris




                                            ----- Original Message ----
                                            From: train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...>
                                            To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                            Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:11:51 AM
                                            Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member


                                            Chris,

                                            Not sure if you remember me but I'm Gurjeet, we met at the STREND last
                                            summer in Syracuse. I missed the event earlier this year after coming
                                            down with a sinus infection a week before the competition!

                                            I have been training for the event in November. Right now I am a few
                                            pounds heavier than last summer (weighing in at about 157 versus 145
                                            last summer!) Too much drinking and not enough running! But I have
                                            been getting a lot stronger. I'm trying out some of the advice that
                                            John threw my way about doing more STREND dry runs and have also taken
                                            up some Russian training techniques to improve my power to help with
                                            the bench press as that is by far my weakest event. I'm cranking up
                                            the running as much as my legs can handle as I am hoping to set a new
                                            PR at the November event. I don't think I'll be game for the elite
                                            division but I look forward to seeing you out there.

                                            John, I have been training with Randall out here in Sacramento.
                                            Unforunately he won't be at the competition as he will be out of town
                                            for a wedding but having him as a training partner has helped a lot. I
                                            am shooting for a score in the 7 - 8 range. We'll see how the training
                                            goes!

                                            Lastly, Matt will there be online registration for this on active like
                                            in the past? If not, whats the best/easiest way to get signed up?

                                            -Gurjeet

                                            --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                            >
                                            > Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                                            > enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                                            > doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                                            > may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                                            > strong competitive field.
                                            >
                                            > Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                                            > and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                                            > the strend.com website.)
                                            >
                                            > See you in November!
                                            >
                                            >
                                            >
                                            > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...> wrote:
                                            >
                                            > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                                            > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                            > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                            > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                                            > > Chris,
                                            > >
                                            > > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.
                                            > > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year. I am
                                            > > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                                            > > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                                            > > Sacramento.
                                            > > I'll keep you updated
                                            > >
                                            > > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                            > >
                                            > > Matt
                                            > >
                                            > > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                                            > > <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                            > >
                                            > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                                            > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                            > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                            > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > >
                                            > > Matt,
                                            > >
                                            > > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                                            > > actually traveling
                                            > > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                                            > > I won't
                                            > > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                                            > > come back with
                                            > > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                                            > > With
                                            > > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                            > >
                                            > > -Chris
                                            > >
                                            > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                                            > > yahoo.com> wrote:
                                            > >
                                            > > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                            > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                            > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                            > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                            > > > Great Job! I am just the opposite losing weight
                                            > > and
                                            > > > concentrating on cardio.
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                            > > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                            > > > swimming.
                                            > > >
                                            > > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water!
                                            > > >
                                            > > > I have 4 months to go to 40! Can't wait, should
                                            > > be a
                                            > > > awesome decade. I hope to compete in the Track and
                                            > > feild
                                            > > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                            > > >
                                            > > > Matt
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                            > > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                            > > >
                                            > > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                            > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                            > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                            > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                                            > > six
                                            > > > weeks ago.
                                            > > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                                            > > mode. I
                                            > > > am up to
                                            > > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                                            > > The
                                            > > > bantam weight
                                            > > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                                            > > around
                                            > > > 150 lbs and
                                            > > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                                            > > that
                                            > > > would be
                                            > > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                                            > > really
                                            > > > possible in
                                            > > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                            > > > Physique who
                                            > > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                            > > > definitely more
                                            > > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                                            > > eating
                                            > > > way more
                                            > > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                            > > >
                                            > > > Greg
                                            > > >
                                            > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                                            > > CARMONY"
                                            > > > <jcar75@> wrote:
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > JC
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                            > > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@
                                            > > .>
                                            > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                            > > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                            > > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                            > > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > Hi Calvin,
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                            > > > contact in NYC. I
                                            > > > have
                                            > > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                                            > > bird
                                            > > > that is both
                                            > > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                                            > > on
                                            > > > body
                                            > > > building.
                                            > > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                                            > > endurance
                                            > > > (and
                                            > > > generally
                                            > > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                            > > > > Good luck.
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                            > > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                            > > > Calvin Nicholson
                                            > > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                            > > > following
                                            > > > questions:
                                            > > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                                            > > oddity
                                            > > > in that I
                                            > > > enjoy
                                            > > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                                            > > want
                                            > > > to improve
                                            > > > in
                                            > > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                                            > > the
                                            > > > STREND
                                            > > > > organization.
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                            > > > Challenge? No, I
                                            > > > have
                                            > > > > not.
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                                            > > NYC
                                            > > > area.
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > >
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                                          • stephen wilber
                                            so Matt and anyone else who can help....to enter we should fly there on friday, find a hotel, hope to have some good food, rent a car and get to the location?
                                            Message 21 of 27 , Sep 16, 2008
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                                              so Matt and anyone else who can help....to enter we should fly there on friday, find a hotel, hope to have some good food, rent a car and get to the location? I wonder if anyone who has done this could give me some
                                              idea as to what it all will cost...ballpark figure? I live in DC so it would be quite a hike for me...and quite pricey I would imagine.
                                              BUT if you want some competition at that 7 in the elite division I guess I have to go right? hehe...I suppose you guys do this thing early in the morning too? I am quite the late bird an usually dont even wake up til 10 30!!  early workouts are tres miserable for me..
                                              well any hints are appreciated..
                                              take care
                                              steve

                                              --- On Sun, 9/14/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...> wrote:
                                              From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@...>
                                              Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                              To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                              Date: Sunday, September 14, 2008, 1:02 PM











                                              I should have a downloadable entry form ready by tuesday and can save it to the STREND group site under files. 



                                              I prefer mail in entry, but will see about an online entry as well. 

                                              It would be nice to offer a basic division as well, because this is what brings folks in, as they are a bit intimidated to compete in an open STREND, let alone an elite division. 

                                               

                                              My goal is to reach a 7 this time (Elite), won't be easy, but I think 125 reps is possible.

                                               

                                              Matt



                                              --- On Sat, 9/13/08, train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com> wrote:



                                              From: train_hard_win_ easy <train_hard_win_ easy@yahoo. com>

                                              Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member

                                              To: STREND@yahoogroups. com

                                              Date: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 10:11 AM



                                              Chris,



                                              Not sure if you remember me but I'm Gurjeet, we met at the STREND last

                                              summer in Syracuse. I missed the event earlier this year after coming

                                              down with a sinus infection a week before the competition!



                                              I have been training for the event in November. Right now I am a few

                                              pounds heavier than last summer (weighing in at about 157 versus 145

                                              last summer!) Too much drinking and not enough running! But I have

                                              been getting a lot stronger. I'm trying out some of the advice that

                                              John threw my way about doing more STREND dry runs and have also taken

                                              up some Russian training techniques to improve my power to help with

                                              the bench press as that is by far my weakest event. I'm cranking up

                                              the running as much as my legs can handle as I am hoping to set a new

                                              PR at the November event. I don't think I'll be game for the elite

                                              division but I look forward to seeing you out there.



                                              John, I have been training with Randall out here in Sacramento.

                                              Unforunately he won't be at the competition as he will be out of town

                                              for a wedding but having him as a training partner has helped a lot. I

                                              am shooting for a score in the 7 - 8 range. We'll see how the training

                                              goes!



                                              Lastly, Matt will there be online registration for this on active like

                                              in the past? If not, whats the best/easiest way to get signed up?



                                              -Gurjeet



                                              --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:

                                              >

                                              > Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to

                                              > enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be

                                              > doing the same. How many competitors do you think we

                                              > may have in this division this time? I hope for a

                                              > strong competitive field.

                                              >

                                              > Maybe we can even get some good video coverage

                                              > and get this up on youtube (and maybe even

                                              > the strend.com website.)

                                              >

                                              > See you in November!

                                              >

                                              >

                                              >

                                              > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...> wrote:

                                              >

                                              > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>

                                              > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member

                                              > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com

                                              > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM

                                              > > Chris,

                                              > >  

                                              > > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003. 

                                              > > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year.  I am

                                              > > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that

                                              > > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in

                                              > > Sacramento. 

                                              > > I'll keep you updated

                                              > >  

                                              > > Have a safe and fun trip!

                                              > >  

                                              > > Matt

                                              > >

                                              > > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele

                                              > > <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:

                                              > >

                                              > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>

                                              > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member

                                              > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com

                                              > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM

                                              > >

                                              > >

                                              > >

                                              > >

                                              > >

                                              > >

                                              > > Matt,

                                              > >

                                              > > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm

                                              > > actually traveling

                                              > > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so

                                              > > I won't

                                              > > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully

                                              > > come back with

                                              > > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.

                                              > > With

                                              > > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.

                                              > >

                                              > > -Chris

                                              > >

                                              > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@

                                              > > yahoo.com> wrote:

                                              > >

                                              > > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>

                                              > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member

                                              > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com

                                              > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM

                                              > > > Great Job!   I am just the opposite losing weight

                                              > > and

                                              > > > concentrating on cardio.

                                              > > >  

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is

                                              > > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and

                                              > > > swimming. 

                                              > > >  

                                              > > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water! 

                                              > > >  

                                              > > > I have 4 months to go to 40!  Can't wait, should

                                              > > be a

                                              > > > awesome decade.  I hope to compete in the Track and

                                              > > feild

                                              > > > Masters World champs next year in Finland

                                              > > >  

                                              > > > Matt

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian

                                              > > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:

                                              > > >

                                              > > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>

                                              > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member

                                              > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com

                                              > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > >

                                              > > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about

                                              > > six

                                              > > > weeks ago.

                                              > > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling

                                              > > mode. I

                                              > > > am up to

                                              > > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!

                                              > > The

                                              > > > bantam weight

                                              > > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target

                                              > > around

                                              > > > 150 lbs and

                                              > > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually

                                              > > that

                                              > > > would be

                                              > > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is

                                              > > really

                                              > > > possible in

                                              > > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite

                                              > > > Physique who

                                              > > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are

                                              > > > definitely more

                                              > > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also

                                              > > eating

                                              > > > way more

                                              > > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.

                                              > > >

                                              > > > Greg

                                              > > >

                                              > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN

                                              > > CARMONY"

                                              > > > <jcar75@> wrote:

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > > Greg, you Hunk!

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > > JC

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > > ----- Original Message -----

                                              > > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@

                                              > > .>

                                              > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.

                                              > > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>

                                              > > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM

                                              > > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > > Hi Calvin,

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with

                                              > > > contact in NYC. I

                                              > > > have

                                              > > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare

                                              > > bird

                                              > > > that is both

                                              > > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing

                                              > > on

                                              > > > body

                                              > > > building.

                                              > > > > Body builders could give a rats but about

                                              > > endurance

                                              > > > (and

                                              > > > generally

                                              > > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)

                                              > > > > Good luck.

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%

                                              > > > 40yahoogroups. com>,

                                              > > > Calvin Nicholson

                                              > > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:

                                              > > > > >

                                              > > > > > Here is my official introduction:

                                              > > > > >

                                              > > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the

                                              > > > following

                                              > > > questions:

                                              > > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson

                                              > > > > >

                                              > > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an

                                              > > oddity

                                              > > > in that I

                                              > > > enjoy

                                              > > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and

                                              > > want

                                              > > > to improve

                                              > > > in

                                              > > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across

                                              > > the

                                              > > > STREND

                                              > > > > organization.

                                              > > > > >

                                              > > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness

                                              > > > Challenge? No, I

                                              > > > have

                                              > > > > not.

                                              > > > > >

                                              > > > > >

                                              > > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in

                                              > > NYC

                                              > > > area.

                                              > > > > >

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > >

                                              > > > >

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                                            • train_hard_win_easy
                                              Yes, Chris I have turned to the commi s for help in STREND! I recently read a book that Randall gave to me entitled: Power to the People: Russian Training
                                              Message 22 of 27 , Sep 17, 2008
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                                                Yes, Chris I have turned to the commi's for help in STREND! I recently
                                                read a book that Randall gave to me entitled: Power to the People:
                                                Russian Training Techniques for Every American by Pavel Tsatsouline.
                                                It has some very interesting information regarding how to build up
                                                strength that is actually useful. It primarily highlights the
                                                differences between Strength training and body building, two things a
                                                lot of people seem to get confused. Anyhow, it has completely changed
                                                the way I think about working out and I highly recommend it. I'm
                                                trying out some of his techniques right now and after just a few
                                                weeks, I would say that I have gained 10-15% more strength in my
                                                chest. We'll see how it translates into the rest of the STREND
                                                disciplines but it has definitely helped me greatly.

                                                I've been trying to do a balance of things to keep/get in shape. I
                                                have used extra weight in the past and agree that it does help out a
                                                lot in developing more strength. I'm not doing too many dry runs right
                                                now but I will probably do more of them as we get closer to the
                                                competition date. The running for me is a bit tricky as I am very
                                                prone to injuries and have to keep the mileage low. I've been running
                                                on the treadmills at the gym a lot and they seem to be much better to
                                                my legs that the open roads! I'm not doing any speedwork right now,
                                                just logging the miles to build the base and slim down a little. I'm
                                                hoping to get my run time below 18 minutes so we'll see how that goes.

                                                I think the videotaping and use of free internet sources is a great
                                                idea! I'm not too keen on video-editing but someone with a Mac could
                                                probably do that as easy as 1-2-3... My PC isn't so friendly with
                                                things like that. =O

                                                6.0 at age 60? That's quite incredible considering I scored somewhere
                                                in the 4 range at my first STREND at age 18! Even Randall put a
                                                whooping on me back then! I learned real quick that pure cross-country
                                                runners don't make very good STRENDers as my 16 minute 3 mile couldn't
                                                make up for my lack of strength... It will be good to see you out
                                                there in November, I'm sure you will give all of us a good run,
                                                especially with the numbers you can put up in dips!

                                                Matt, thanks for the quick response to my question. I'll look for the
                                                form and get it turned in as soon as I can.

                                                Have a STREND day.


                                                --- In STREND@yahoogroups.com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@...> wrote:
                                                >
                                                > Russian training techniques? Wow that sounds interesting. I'm
                                                > curious to learn more. I've also put on some more muscle these
                                                > last few months but am languishing a bit in the running. I've
                                                > really got to start knocking out those miles if I want to do well
                                                > in Nov.
                                                >
                                                > Otherwise really looking forward to it. My old roommate Ray
                                                > from New York (the big guy in Syracuse) will also be there.
                                                > He's planning to take part in the heavy weight division so that
                                                > should be interesting.
                                                >
                                                > So if you want to cut down a little, dry runs will help. For raw
                                                > strength, you may also want to try to add some weight on the
                                                > exercises. I've been sticking dumbbells between my ankles and
                                                > this has helped me get a lot stronger at pull-ups. Either way,
                                                > I'm sure you'll be able to break 7 with your increased strength.
                                                > Good luck!
                                                >
                                                > Matt, Hope your training is going well. 7 is a good mark to strive
                                                > for. I'd like to get that myself but the way my running is going
                                                > right now that would mean I'd have to knock out close to 140
                                                > reps (pull-ups have gotten a lot better, but my dips have been
                                                > plateauing of late.) I was thinking this time to help Strend get
                                                > some more exposure, we should have someone video tape it.
                                                > We can put the footage up on youtube, strend.com, as well as
                                                > have strenders put it up on their facebooks/myspaces. Again
                                                > it would be really great to see strend blow up. Having the open
                                                > divisions will also help up participation (I'll be posting fliers
                                                > about town and will have them in electronic form if any Strenders
                                                > want some copies.)
                                                >
                                                > John, it'll be good to see you out there again representing. And
                                                > I'm sure you'll give even us young guys a good run for our
                                                > respective money.
                                                >
                                                > Well, time to up the interval running and lessen the beer drinking.
                                                > I'm going to put in some time at the track tomorrow.
                                                >
                                                > Have a Strend day!
                                                >
                                                > Chris
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > ----- Original Message ----
                                                > From: train_hard_win_easy <train_hard_win_easy@...>
                                                > To: STREND@yahoogroups.com
                                                > Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:11:51 AM
                                                > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > Chris,
                                                >
                                                > Not sure if you remember me but I'm Gurjeet, we met at the STREND last
                                                > summer in Syracuse. I missed the event earlier this year after coming
                                                > down with a sinus infection a week before the competition!
                                                >
                                                > I have been training for the event in November. Right now I am a few
                                                > pounds heavier than last summer (weighing in at about 157 versus 145
                                                > last summer!) Too much drinking and not enough running! But I have
                                                > been getting a lot stronger. I'm trying out some of the advice that
                                                > John threw my way about doing more STREND dry runs and have also taken
                                                > up some Russian training techniques to improve my power to help with
                                                > the bench press as that is by far my weakest event. I'm cranking up
                                                > the running as much as my legs can handle as I am hoping to set a new
                                                > PR at the November event. I don't think I'll be game for the elite
                                                > division but I look forward to seeing you out there.
                                                >
                                                > John, I have been training with Randall out here in Sacramento.
                                                > Unforunately he won't be at the competition as he will be out of town
                                                > for a wedding but having him as a training partner has helped a lot. I
                                                > am shooting for a score in the 7 - 8 range. We'll see how the training
                                                > goes!
                                                >
                                                > Lastly, Matt will there be online registration for this on active like
                                                > in the past? If not, whats the best/easiest way to get signed up?
                                                >
                                                > -Gurjeet
                                                >
                                                > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                                > >
                                                > > Cool. I'm marking my calendar for Nov. 8. So I intend to
                                                > > enter the Elite division again. I'm guessing you'll be
                                                > > doing the same. How many competitors do you think we
                                                > > may have in this division this time? I hope for a
                                                > > strong competitive field.
                                                > >
                                                > > Maybe we can even get some good video coverage
                                                > > and get this up on youtube (and maybe even
                                                > > the strend.com website.)
                                                > >
                                                > > See you in November!
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...> wrote:
                                                > >
                                                > > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ ...>
                                                > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                                > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                                > > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 12:29 PM
                                                > > > Chris,
                                                > > >
                                                > > > The US STREND champs were held on November 8th 2003.
                                                > > > November 8th falls on a Saturday again this year. I am
                                                > > > looking into a possible host here in Livermore for that
                                                > > > date, as I have not heard anything back from Jen up in
                                                > > > Sacramento.
                                                > > > I'll keep you updated
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Have a safe and fun trip!
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Matt
                                                > > >
                                                > > > --- On Mon, 8/18/08, Chris Lele
                                                > > > <sirchrislele@ ...> wrote:
                                                > > >
                                                > > > From: Chris Lele <sirchrislele@ ...>
                                                > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                                > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                                > > > Date: Monday, August 18, 2008, 9:11 AM
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Matt,
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Any plans to still host a Strend this Sept.? I'm
                                                > > > actually traveling
                                                > > > to Argentina with my girlfriend from Sept. 19- Oct. 2nd so
                                                > > > I won't
                                                > > > be able to Strend it up those dates. I'll hopefully
                                                > > > come back with
                                                > > > some solid muscle after all that good South American steak.
                                                > > > With
                                                > > > your injury, maybe we could even postpone it a month.
                                                > > >
                                                > > > -Chris
                                                > > >
                                                > > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@
                                                > > > yahoo.com> wrote:
                                                > > >
                                                > > > > From: Matt Bogdanowicz <skate_94538@ yahoo.com>
                                                > > > > Subject: Re: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                                > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                                > > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:15 AM
                                                > > > > Great Job! I am just the opposite losing weight
                                                > > > and
                                                > > > > concentrating on cardio.
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > Down to 140 pounds, but I have a bad achilles that is
                                                > > > > making running tough, so a lot of indoor rowing and
                                                > > > > swimming.
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > Wow that is a lot of protein, drink lots of water!
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > I have 4 months to go to 40! Can't wait, should
                                                > > > be a
                                                > > > > awesome decade. I hope to compete in the Track and
                                                > > > feild
                                                > > > > Masters World champs next year in Finland
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > Matt
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, greg_damian
                                                > > > > <greg_damian@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > From: greg_damian <greg_damian@ yahoo.com>
                                                > > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                                > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups. com
                                                > > > > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 11:06 AM
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > I weighed in at 130 for the Colorado State show about
                                                > > > six
                                                > > > > weeks ago.
                                                > > > > I was very lean. Now I am in serious mass buidling
                                                > > > mode. I
                                                > > > > am up to
                                                > > > > 140 now :) That's the most I have ever weighed!
                                                > > > The
                                                > > > > bantam weight
                                                > > > > class goes up to 143.25 lbs. I am going to target
                                                > > > around
                                                > > > > 150 lbs and
                                                > > > > then cut back to around 140 for my next show. Actually
                                                > > > that
                                                > > > > would be
                                                > > > > a huge amount of muscle to gain. Not sure that is
                                                > > > really
                                                > > > > possible in
                                                > > > > eight months. I have been training with BJ from Elite
                                                > > > > Physique who
                                                > > > > has won the Mr. Colorado title and his workouts are
                                                > > > > definitely more
                                                > > > > intense than anything I have ever done. I am also
                                                > > > eating
                                                > > > > way more
                                                > > > > protein than I was in the past, 200 to 250 g/day.
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > Greg
                                                > > > >
                                                > > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com, "JOHN
                                                > > > CARMONY"
                                                > > > > <jcar75@> wrote:
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > > Greg, you Hunk!
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > > Are you up to #130 lbs now?
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > > JC
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > > > > > From: greg_damian< mailto:greg_ damian@
                                                > > > .>
                                                > > > > > To: STREND@yahoogroups.
                                                > > > > com<mailto:STREND@ yahoogroups. com>
                                                > > > > > Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:30 PM
                                                > > > > > Subject: [STREND] Re: New Member
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > > Hi Calvin,
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > > I live in Colorado so I can't help you with
                                                > > > > contact in NYC. I
                                                > > > > have
                                                > > > > > done three STRENDS now (I think). It is a rare
                                                > > > bird
                                                > > > > that is both
                                                > > > > > strong and has endurance. Right now I am focusing
                                                > > > on
                                                > > > > body
                                                > > > > building.
                                                > > > > > Body builders could give a rats but about
                                                > > > endurance
                                                > > > > (and
                                                > > > > generally
                                                > > > > > the opposite is true of the endurance junkies)
                                                > > > > > Good luck.
                                                > > > > >
                                                > > > > > --- In STREND@yahoogroups. com<mailto:STREND%
                                                > > > > 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                                > > > > Calvin Nicholson
                                                > > > > > <calvin_nicholson@ > wrote:
                                                > > > > > >
                                                > > > > > > Here is my official introduction:
                                                > > > > > >
                                                > > > > > > To break the ice, we recommend answering the
                                                > > > > following
                                                > > > > questions:
                                                > > > > > > What's your name? Calvin L. Nicholson
                                                > > > > > >
                                                > > > > > > How you were introduced to STREND? I am an
                                                > > > oddity
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                                                > > > > enjoy
                                                > > > > > both powerlifting and long distance running and
                                                > > > want
                                                > > > > to improve
                                                > > > > in
                                                > > > > > both strength and endurance sports. I came across
                                                > > > the
                                                > > > > STREND
                                                > > > > > organization.
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                                                > > > > > > Have you ever competed in a STREND Fitness
                                                > > > > Challenge? No, I
                                                > > > > have
                                                > > > > > not.
                                                > > > > > >
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                                                > > > > > > Would like to find fellow STREND athletes in
                                                > > > NYC
                                                > > > > area.
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