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Old June 20th, 2013 (11:30 PM).
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I don't really plan my summer. Actually, I never plan any of my days :-P
I just go with the flow and depends what my friends or my girlfriend wants to do :-)
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Old June 21st, 2013 (02:14 AM).
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I got my schedule for Fall planned out and it is AMAZING. 8D

Pascal programming, Pre-calculus, English, and Japanese. :3

I'd only have classes on three days, and on the third day I get to leave at noon! :D
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Old June 21st, 2013 (02:56 AM).
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I still need to register my classes for this fall I just hope that I can have an early enough schedule where my classes aren't too late though Dx
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Old June 21st, 2013 (02:58 AM).
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Have you planned the schedule out yet, at least?

That's what I do every semester as soon as the schedules are released. Just so I can plan it out and make changes if something becomes full.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (03:13 AM).
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Nope, not just yet D: but I really need to because as you say, time is running out.. all I have now is an academic advising guide for the area I choose to study in, and that has a list of classes I need to take and how many credit hours those classes are

Also, before I even register, I need to check up on any financial aid for my school so I dont make the mistake of having to pay everything out of my pocket.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (04:10 AM).
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Yeah checking out about financial aid is really important @_@ There are a lot of people who don't read the "rules" entirely and they don't end up getting the support! It is bad!

Also going back to "summer" part of the new SUMMER DCC.. it is Summer for about 3 days a month in England ;_; *looks outside to the bleak dreariness..*

I'm taking the summer to work on a new cosplay though!
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Old June 21st, 2013 (05:25 AM).
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Dude, I just OUT of school. Kinda don't want to even think about going back. D;

And I live next to Coney Island Beach. Aka Trash Beach.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (07:21 AM).
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I generally don't plan stuff like that. I intend to SR for a shiny Rayquaza...does that count? My only accomplishments yet this summer are catching a Kyogre with decent IVs and a shiny Chikorita...
The only thing I know of is that a friend I haven't seen since last year invited some people (including me) to their family's beach house in another state. I was there before, and apparently they were drudging waaay out in the ocean, and it was causing stuff to wash up. Like small starfish.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (07:39 AM).
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Dude, I just OUT of school. Kinda don't want to even think about going back. D;

And I live next to Coney Island Beach. Aka Trash Beach.
I remember Coney Island from playing this bad-ass game called The Warriors which was based off the movie of the same name. It seemed pretty legit then, but then again it was a video game and supposed to be like the 1970s.... I'm wondering though, why do you call it that??

As for summer plans... Where I live, it is extremely, extremely boring. What little there is to do, has been the same thing to do all my life, so as you can imagine, it has gotten quite boring. I think this summer I really should get a job, but for some reason I just haven't been into it. I'll probably get around to soon, though, because I REALLY need some cash. It's hard though, to find a job, because I'm not 18 and can't be as available as adults, which is the one redeeming quality around here I guess. Other than that... despite what I want, I'm just going to hanging out with friends all summer... every day... doing the same boring thing, in the same boring place.... ohdearsomeonesaveme._.

Oh, and @Slenderman: When I went to Science Camp way back in the 6th grade, we went out to the Tidepools and saw some amazing things. Sea Urchins, Starfish, there was even a Squid/Octopus thing, I don't really remember... but it was cool!
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Old June 21st, 2013 (10:00 AM).
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Wow, I haven't been online in a while. (aside from trying to be. . .)
New thread eh?

My summer plans? Nil.
I'm not really in school anymore, so I guess that killed part of the allure of it. Besides, autumn is my favorite. :I
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Old June 21st, 2013 (10:17 AM).
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My summer plans? Nil.
I'm not really in school anymore, so I guess that killed part of the allure of it. Besides, autumn is my favorite. :I
That is me too! I love the fall *_*!
THOUGH what's nice about summer is that it's not freaking DARK when leaving work like it is i winter. I like having daylight until 9 *_*!!! <3
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Old June 21st, 2013 (11:00 AM).
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Oh look, yet another dcc.
My summer plans? One week in the Algarve somewhere in August. Will be good to let loose all the stress from so many exams and Uni work.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (11:17 AM).
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My summer plans are work out and learn some coding languages if I'm not too lazy. My objectives are : sleep, eat, play, drink and be a lazy ass
Also exams just finished today so summer begins!
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Old June 21st, 2013 (11:31 AM).
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Every season has upsides and downsides. Wouldn't it be obnoxious for it to always be hot or always be cold? I don't particularly like heat, but without it, cold weather wouldn't be enjoyable.

I suspect the less-than-two-weeks of summer that remain will be wasted just kind of existing.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (11:38 AM).
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Don't you just hate it when that happens? I've been trying to start up pokemon again, except I've played each generation to death that I get bored easily.

@JNathan Working out is a good idea. I feel really stiff this morning, and I don't know why but I'm more inflexible than usual.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (11:55 AM).
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Do you actually work out? If you do, do you perform dynamic or static stretches? If it is the latter, then you should stop immediately... It is bad to do static stretches, or stretches without movement. To warm up/cool down, you should get into something dynamic like jumping jacks or leg lifts. Static stretches actually make performance worse... and if you think about it, it kind of makes sense. If you have a rubber band that you are shooting paper wasps with, it is going to loser power when it gets stretched out. So your muscles are like that, I'd imagine.

Working out is amazing though, I can't deny the benefits of it. I don't really work out, but when I do, I like to do it in the early morning when I wake up. All I need is a banana and a little bit of a protein shake or something and I'm good to do my morning routine. Of course, I follow it up with a good breakfast afterwards. But that is a lot of work, haha, so I don't do it very often as you might imagine, because I'm lazy.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (12:07 PM).
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Do you actually work out? If you do, do you perform dynamic or static stretches? If it is the latter, then you should stop immediately... It is bad to do static stretches, or stretches without movement. To warm up/cool down, you should get into something dynamic like jumping jacks or leg lifts. Static stretches actually make performance worse... and if you think about it, it kind of makes sense. If you have a rubber band that you are shooting paper wasps with, it is going to loser power when it gets stretched out. So your muscles are like that, I'd imagine.

Working out is amazing though, I can't deny the benefits of it. I don't really work out, but when I do, I like to do it in the early morning when I wake up. All I need is a banana and a little bit of a protein shake or something and I'm good to do my morning routine. Of course, I follow it up with a good breakfast afterwards. But that is a lot of work, haha, so I don't do it very often as you might imagine, because I'm lazy.
I heard the opposite. When you get out of bed you should slowly stretch the muscles first, and then gradually do static stretches with resistance (plank, horse stance/ squats, etc.)
At least that's what my podiatrist told me. It's good to stretch but not overstretch. Holding a stretch for 20-30 seconds is good, but don't "bounce" on it to try and stretch further.

I go to the gym twice a week on average (mostly I will go 2 times but sometimes I go 3 or only 1) but I'm thinking I might bump that up to 3 times a week mostly.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (12:18 PM).
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According to researchers, static stretching reduces strength by almost 5.5%. In a different study involving squats, static stretching was found to reduce strength by 8.3% – and was linked to increased feeling of instability. Researchers noted that the impact is greatest when muscles are stretched for 90 seconds or more – and somewhat reduced for stretches under 45 seconds.
But it doesn’t end there. Power is a measure of a muscle’s ability to produce for during contractions, and muscle power generally falls by about 2% after static stretching. Explosive muscular power – like bursting into a full sprint – was reduced by 2.8%.
While reducing output by a few percentage points doesn’t sound like a big deal, every pound or nanosecond counts – especially in the world of competitive sports. When races are won by hundredths of a second, reducing power by 2% is a game changer.

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That is the article that I read on it. But from what I understand, doing a stretch with resistance would be dynamic. I don't know about planking or horse stretches, but squatting would be dynamic as it encourages the movement of the muscles that you use to actually squat. But doing something like say... a flamingo, is bad, because you are just holding the muscle in that outstretched position. And while might provide a greater range of flexibility, it also comes with a power loss that ensures you won't have the proper strength to fully accommodate for it. It's like saying that high octane gasoline is better for your car, in most cases it is, but if you care is say... a Diesel that doesn't run on such a high-compression engine, then having the "better" fuel won't do you any good, it'll probably actually cause harm. While it is better, you just don't have the right type of engine to process it.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (01:06 PM).
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Ive been extremely lazy with exercise lately. I dont really work out and have little motivation to exercise, Ive been meaning to swim, but every day it just dosent happen :l
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Old June 21st, 2013 (01:22 PM).
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ANARCHit3cht, that's really interesting to note. I guess that's the main difference between yoga and pilates. I always thought that it is good to do still-stretches of muscles that are too tight, but then resistant training/stretches (which you are saying are dynamic stretches) for muscles that just need regular maintenance.
I wonder what type of stretches competitive dancers (or pole dancers especially) or contortionists would need.. because they have BOTH crazy strength and flexibility.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (03:13 PM).
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Well, one of my friends... well, kinda a friend (my friend tried to set me up with her, long story) is a dancer, and I know a little bit of what she does to get ready, and it's both yoga and Pilates, though it appears she does the latter more. It's really incredible when you stop to think about how jacked dancers really are. D=


Also, I called it Trash Beach cause it's literally covered with trash at times, and it's always really filled. Not nice, really.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (07:58 PM).
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I've never done yoga - the head of the department at my college tried to get all the music majors to do it but it never went anywhere.

I really do need to work out more though. Once I get my own place I'm either going to join a gym or buy some equipment.
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Old June 21st, 2013 (08:54 PM).
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I'm wondering though, why do you call it that??
Beaches in New England tend to be on the gross side. I wouldn't swim in the water at all on Connecticut's shoreline, though I did swim at Cape Cod a few years ago on vacation. My arms were so sore that weekend! I haven't been to the beach recently because I like to go with the dogs, and beaches don't allow dogs during the summertime.

Really, I do a lot of my working out at work. Running around a grocery store for six hours gets the heart rate going, and I've lost fat but gained muscle so I can't say that I lost weight. I just look more fit. Outside of work, I mostly walk, ride a bike, or play basketball for exercise. I've been meaning to start building strength in my body so I can learn breakdancing, or bboying as that's the proper term.

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I'll admit that I used to dance for years, and my legs were so strong in those days. I miss being that flexible.
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Old June 22nd, 2013 (10:02 AM).
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Dancing itself seems extremely difficult, even with the strength factor down. There needs to be synchronization with the beats, the melody, and a whole lot of other stuff.
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Old June 22nd, 2013 (10:08 AM).
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Ugh I can't dance to save my life. I used to do theatre and even though I usually got chorus , there was still lots of dances in the shows obviosuly cause that's how musicals are. I had such a hard time keeping up with the chreography and I'm sure I've flobbed up several times during final performances.
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