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(06-27-2016 09:16 PM)Fortis Wrote:  4 years to reach 325 on deadlift?

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At 151 pounds I was pulling 300 after a year. But we should probably factor in that he doesn't go to the gym much (not that that somehow makes his # impressive, but still).

So, why are you still so tiny?

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(06-28-2016 10:31 PM)Suits Wrote:  
(06-27-2016 09:16 PM)Fortis Wrote:  4 years to reach 325 on deadlift?

Laugh3

At 151 pounds I was pulling 300 after a year. But we should probably factor in that he doesn't go to the gym much (not that that somehow makes his # impressive, but still).

So, why are you still so tiny?

Depending on height, 151 isn't small. Especially if very lean.
06-29-2016 05:19 AM
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Isn't lean superior?

I know that bigger bulkier is a trait a few women look for, but cut and proportional wearing nice clothes is ideal (if reasonably tall)
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yeah, at some point if your arms and shoulders get too big, you'd have to have your all your suits and sports coats custom made.

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(06-29-2016 09:37 AM)Kid Twist Wrote:  Isn't lean superior?

Depends whether you want to run away fast and fit through small holes or intimidate people.
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Taleb's been hanging out with Rippletoe of Starting Strength fame. Rippletoe was telling Taleb he could get him to 500 lbs on deadlift in 1-2 years.

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/789447484351377408
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Brief and clear introduction to the concept of the Intellectual Idiot:




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Taleb is a very original thinker. I recommend all of his books. Perhaps the best, and most accessible, is Fooled by Randomness. Black Swan is better known but reads more like a textbook. In Fooled by Randomness, he shares that he was working for a Wall Street firm. He was barely staying employed, but doing things his own way, and the right way. Guy across the street kept getting giant bonuses, until he blew up and lost everything, because he wasn't doing it right. That is just scratching the surface but there are some deep statistical and psychological insights in the book.
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(02-04-2017 09:03 PM)Hypno Wrote:  Taleb is a very original thinker. I recommend all of his books. Perhaps the best, and most accessible, is Fooled by Randomness. Black Swan is better known but reads more like a textbook. In Fooled by Randomness, he shares that he was working for a Wall Street firm. He was barely staying employed, but doing things his own way, and the right way. Guy across the street kept getting giant bonuses, until he blew up and lost everything, because he wasn't doing it right. That is just scratching the surface but there are some deep statistical and psychological insights in the book.

nnt does have a few EXCELLENT ideas - but i haven't heard anything truly new from him in a while. if you look at his most recent work (i have graduate level training in probability/statistics from cal) he is trying to do exactly what he is pointing out "economists" do - using complex/esoteric math to address things for which such math is a completely inappropriate language.

all the fame and (i)notoriety got to him, unfortunately.
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