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Old 04-17-2019, 01:22 AM   #7076
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You would not need to re-sew. I have seen some of the most exotic bodies possible in our clothes and they look great.
So that's what we are calling Sean Snyder these days?
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:22 AM   #7077
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How are you running now? I'm new but about 10 podcasts in
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:25 PM   #7078
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I'll echo some of the other posters with support for wrestling. I would suggest wrestling or BJJ because while you hope you never have to use it, if you ever get into a physical situation it's important to know what it feels like to actually get your hands on someone and control them and if it goes to the ground being able to roll with that person and put yourself in an advantageous situation.

I started wrestling in 4th grade due to my father who wrestled and he got me into it. I absolutely hated it at first and I got my butt completely handed to me for that first year. I would dread going to practice but my dad urged me to stick with it for the year and if I didn't want to go back after that, it was fine. I finally started to see a little success towards the end of my first year (namely I ended up wrestling in a tournament against kids who were worse than I was haha) and I finally got a taste of victory and I was absolutely hooked. I kept at it and ended up wrestling in HS with some good success and was able to parlay that into wrestling in college. The thing I like about wrestling (and other individual sports) is it forces you to rely on yourself. It's just you and another person out there on the mat and whether you win or lose is entirely up to you. Also, wrestling is really freaking hard and it forces you to become incredibly mentally tough.

I use the mindset I gained during my years of wrestling on a daily basis in that if there is something I really, really want I know that I have the mental fortitude and self belief to accomplish it. In the career world (I'm in sales/recruiting) it's helped me to make the extra effort knowing that my competition isn't as willing. I think there is a lot to be said in being able to outwork your competition and if you're willing to put in the time initially to learn the ropes your skill gap is going to grow once you get your feet underneath you.

The last thing that wrestling did for me was it instilled a killer instinct into me that is absolutely critical for my success today. I was a competitive kid growing up and I'm still extremely competitive now. Now, I'm fully cognizant that my personality type is not a fit for a lot of things, if you dropped me into a fully collaborative team based environment, I'm doomed because if I'm not working A players I become dismissive towards my co-workers if I view them as potentially hurting my bottom line.

On a side note, I really appreciate the thread, the podcast is great and I want to wish you the best of luck going forward.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:04 PM   #7079
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Quick dumb question: should I have my daughter wrestle too? Or is that weird? Thanks. Back to the grind...
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:15 PM   #7080
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My daughter wrestles.

It's actually a huge advantage because they have all female groups and the bar is a lot lower than boys.

Like my son who is 5 and gives up 33% in weight, can keep up with her and he's not even close to being one of the best in his weight/age.

My daughter who is 7 was neck and neck with the girl who finished 5th in state for age/weight.

To be honest, i'm more concerned with my daughter being able to handle herself in a physical situation. If my son gets his butt kicked, OK. But obv a lot more dangers out there for a girl.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:54 PM   #7081
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For what it is worth - wrestling can be great in a lot of ways, but can cause some serious disordered eating habits. My twin brother wrestled in middle/high school, and the things they had him do to hit a specific weight group still impacts him today
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:20 PM   #7082
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Sup water, you are a very good person to ask this question:

What if I just enable donations and people can pay whatever they want? What does that look like as time goes on iyo? What affect does it have on those who actually ship a few buck here and there?
I'm not sure I am the right person to ask, but I do think if anyone has the correct audience for it to work, its you. I think it would be more effective if you could donate in the same place you go to listen (if thats not possible, atleast have a link to where you can donate). I also think it should be mentioned that you accept donations probably in the beginning of the pod. Maybe a non-douchy way to do that would be to shout out/thank some (or all) of the people who have donated since the last pod or something.

It only has a positive effect on those who donate imo, since they can give or not give exactly what they want.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:48 PM   #7083
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For what it is worth - wrestling can be great in a lot of ways, but can cause some serious disordered eating habits. My twin brother wrestled in middle/high school, and the things they had him do to hit a specific weight group still impacts him today
Not at the youth level, and now there are pretty strict monitoring and limitations on weight cutting at the high school level.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:54 PM   #7084
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I'm not sure I am the right person to ask, but I do think if anyone has the correct audience for it to work, its you. I think it would be more effective if you could donate in the same place you go to listen (if thats not possible, atleast have a link to where you can donate). I also think it should be mentioned that you accept donations probably in the beginning of the pod. Maybe a non-douchy way to do that would be to shout out/thank some (or all) of the people who have donated since the last pod or something.

It only has a positive effect on those who donate imo, since they can give or not give exactly what they want.
As time goes on I do think it will be hard to sustain. I could be totally wrong but I feel like there will be much less repeat donators than there will be people who donate once or twice.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:17 PM   #7085
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So that's what we are calling Sean Snyder these days?
ex·ot·ic
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adjective: exotic
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originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country.
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Quick dumb question: should I have my daughter wrestle too? Or is that weird? Thanks. Back to the grind...
Definitely not weird. If she thinks it would be fun, get her into it too.

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For what it is worth - wrestling can be great in a lot of ways, but can cause some serious disordered eating habits. My twin brother wrestled in middle/high school, and the things they had him do to hit a specific weight group still impacts him today
Didn't think about this. I'd hope that at younger ages like DGAF's kids, there wouldn't really be any emphasis on anything other than learning and having fun but definitely something to be wary of if they kept going with wrestling and did it competitively where weight classes are a thing. Something to be wary of in general in middle/high school where peer pressure is such a thing even if they never wrestle a day in their lives though.

In other news, I hate poker again. Live poker is absolute torture. Drove >1 hour to play ~1 hour of 10/25/50 yesterday. Lost <1 buyin in mundane hands and tilt quit and drove >1 hour home which is just beyond ridiculous, even for me. Just gets old having every session of nlhe be a rerun of the same ****ty episode of a show I don't even like. Tried to channel my inner dgaf/gman once I got home and relax but failed and ordered a bunch of junk food from Pizza Hut. Live poker is WOAT lifestyle for me. I miss playing a couple hours a day online and going to the gym and basically having something that resembled a schedule.

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Old 04-17-2019, 08:07 PM   #7086
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Not at the youth level, and now there are pretty strict monitoring and limitations on weight cutting at the high school level.
At Starting Strength and the USSF we have instituted a "weigh out" system. This essentially solves all the idiotic and unsafe weight cutting that people do before a competition and insures that you compete at your natural weight. We hope this catches on everywhere
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Old Yesterday, 12:23 AM   #7087
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Ha thanks. I'm gonna keep tinkering with the format until it feels right.

I currently think maybe I'll write and read the lead ups like a story, keep the promo standard, really think through the worst and best play ahead of time (those seem to be weak points usually), keep the 10 notes as bullet points to spew off of as I see fit, keep the result a secret until the end, explain how it happened, and then do shoutouts.

I just wrote ^^^ for me, but if anyone has feedback on it, please fire away!
I enjoy the story of each podcast and everything flows well from the lead-up to the session notes to the result and then the shout outs.

The worst and best plays are probably the parts I enjoy least. Not because of the content but rather it messes with the flow of the story in my head because you are jumping forward in time and having to explain little things to give us context for the play when you are going to going through everything anyway. I would rather everything just flow in chronological order and you just say "This next note is my worst/best play" when you get there.

It is so minor and I only mentioned it because you said you thought the best/worst play segments were weak points.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 AM   #7088
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I haven't played for a few months now ever since talking about how poorly/average results have been how negative variance just feels like ****.

I've been looking into variable-ratio reinforcement schedules, which is how they make something like slots (and some video games) so addictive. It's where people don't know when the next pay out is, but they know it's coming. I think this mess regarding depression and dislike of poker is our brain realizing the trap that we're in and trying to fight it subconsciously. On the basic level, it's like trying to hit aces, a set, or a flush. You know it'll happen and you'll get paid, and it hooks you in. On the more meta level, it's like waiting for that next winning session or heater. You know it's going to happen, but you don't know when or how. Your brain isn't wired to handle that stuff well. Not knowing your win rate messes with your brain so much.

What's even scarier is the people that have broken even or lost for a year or longer and still show up expecting to win. It's the variable-ratio reinforcement trap. idk, guys. sean. dgaf. something is off. it's like we're the dumbass pigeons programed to pull the lever, but the odds are now at 0 instead of whatever they were before.

just some 1am thoughts though. not sure if its coherent. not sure if you can talk about it in your pod with the doc, maybe get a professional opinion on how things are messing with our brains

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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM   #7089
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I enjoy the story of each podcast and everything flows well from the lead-up to the session notes to the result and then the shout outs.

The worst and best plays are probably the parts I enjoy least. Not because of the content but rather it messes with the flow of the story in my head because you are jumping forward in time and having to explain little things to give us context for the play when you are going to going through everything anyway. I would rather everything just flow in chronological order and you just say "This next note is my worst/best play" when you get there.

It is so minor and I only mentioned it because you said you thought the best/worst play segments were weak points.
I'm still gonna be MIA from this thread until Wed, but thoughts on this:

The Lead Back (if necessary/interesting)
The Lead Up
Promo
The Session (just tell in order, no cap on notes but also try to omit the boring ones)
The Result
Shoutouts

I just dropped a new ep but your post today got me thinking, tell the poker story in order too?

IDK, I appreciate the feedback tho.
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM   #7090
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For what it is worth - wrestling can be great in a lot of ways, but can cause some serious disordered eating habits. My twin brother wrestled in middle/high school, and the things they had him do to hit a specific weight group still impacts him today


Ime it really depends on the roster

We had a backlog of great wrestlers at certain weight classes so some actually had to gain weight. While other cut huge to be more competitive.

I had to gain my freshman year to be allowed to wrestle at the lowest weight class


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Old Yesterday, 10:44 AM   #7091
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Imo - storytelling does not have to be linear and a lot of times jumping around can be more interesting (when done well).

I like your standard layout up to this point.

I haven’t checked out the new one yet but looking forward to it.


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Old Yesterday, 02:19 PM   #7092
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I'm still gonna be MIA from this thread until Wed, but thoughts on this:

The Lead Back (if necessary/interesting)
The Lead Up
Promo
The Session (just tell in order, no cap on notes but also try to omit the boring ones)
The Result
Shoutouts


I just dropped a new ep but your post today got me thinking, tell the poker story in order too?

IDK, I appreciate the feedback tho.
I like this script - I think some of the best and worst plays have seemed a bit forced in some sessions and I prefer having them highlighted as you go through the session in order. Also like uncapped notes - those are the best part of the pod IMO.
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Old Yesterday, 03:00 PM   #7093
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I just noticed the Poker Rags page on facebook ; it is simply criminal that they were only 33 likes to the fb page Imagine what good a "like" and "share" from everyone reading this thread would do to it
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Old Yesterday, 03:30 PM   #7094
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@dgaf, any shot at a black "Eye Test" shirt with white lettering?
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Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM   #7095
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i actually enjoy the lead up more than the actual session. not that i don't enjoy that too. but getting a glimpse into your life is something special. the myriad of bull**** you have to navigate is simply amazing. yet you still persevere and maintain that "cockroach" mentality. if you're too busy, have someone set up a patreon. i'm truly convinced there are more people who would be willing than those opposed. nothing is free in life, and these pods and the info they contain are invaluable.. at least in my opinion.. let me a take a sip

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Old Yesterday, 07:27 PM   #7096
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@dgaf, have you reached out to the vloggers yet? Should reach out to Ryan Depaulo and send him an eye test shirt.
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Old Yesterday, 11:13 PM   #7097
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@dgaf

Whoa, who doesn’t like the sips???? I love the sips (not kidding). For some reason I like knowing what you’re sipping on while podding. Please keep them in, it’s authentic and natural. Speaking of authentic, are you reading the lead up now? I think I like the free style better. Hearing you read it seems way less natural and from the heart.
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I was 52nd like on FBook. Love the "i'm just running bad" t-shirt. LOL

Have you thought about 1/2 or 1/3? I think your aggression would really benefit you a lot there. Wish I could play like you and it would benefit me. Also, you wouldn't be so underrolled.
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