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      Senatus Populusque Marianus, Citizen: Enlist today!   09/21/2017

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  1. I'm currently obsessed with Faith No More's "Angel Dust" album. Specifically "Everything's Ruined," "A Small Victory," and "Crack Hitler." To answer your next question, yes, "Crack Hitler" is a song about a crack head who thinks he's Hitler. Genius. Jim Martin Station!
  2. Stopping By

    Hey Vande, welcome We're doing pretty good. We got heavy into Mechwarrior a few months ago and then things got really slow around the end of November. We just recently jumped back into The Division though and it's been a lot of fun. There's actually lots of stuff to do. Still just a shooter-looter but it's been good. How ya been? What ya been up to?
  3. The Health & Fitness Thread

    300 lbs deadlift, getting stronger. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  4. The Health & Fitness Thread

    So I figured I'd start this thread to see if anyone else was/is in a similar predicament or is just interested in some basic fitness. Three weeks ago I finally got the gym membership I've been meaning to get for the past three years and thank fuck I did. Whence I last got out of the Army my fighting weight was right around 210. After I got out I kept up with weight training pretty hard for the first year and probably bulked up another five to seven pounds so somewhere around 215 is probably what I should weigh. Fast forward to last Halloween. Saw some pictures of myself of last Halloween that a friend threw up on Facebook a month ago and was basically horrified at my appearance. Had a physical a few weeks ago and I tipped the scale at 249.5. And, TBPFH, I've pretty much felt like shit for about three years now. Three or four headaches per week, pretty sedentary lifestyle, ate whatever the fuck, drank, smoked cigars, et cetera. I did not feel particularly good or energetic. Never got tested for it but I'm sure I was probably on the path to diabetes if I let it go until I was 40. So, I can't say I radically altered my lifestyle but changes need to be made. I'm just starting my fourth week at the gym. I decided that my first two months were going to be nothing but boring ass cardio. I actually don't mind cardio. I started out doing thirty minutes on the eliptical and I've progressed to forty-five minutes on the elliptical at the maximum resistance level. Today I'm going to start something new and do twenty minutes of running on the treadmill and thirty on the elliptical. Last week I introduced a fully loaded load bearing vest to my elliptical workout. Shit is heavy. I have six twenty-round mags of 7.62NATO, IFAK, fully loaded camelbak, and some other miscellaneous shit in there likes binos, compass, et cetera. The nice thing is that on the elliptical it's pretty bearable. I'm going to do my first two weeks on the treadmill sans LBV. Eventually I'll transition to my fully loaded plate carrier. On the diet side, I cut back on booze and just eat a lot healthier during the day. Lots more vegetables, obviously. At work I keep bell peppers, avocados, and some fruit on hand. I eat everything raw but only because I'm just too lazy to cook vegetables at work. I drink a shitload of those Naked fruit/veggie smoothies. At least two glasses per day. I pretty much just constantly eat at work now. Almost every hour I eat something. An apple, a pepper, a banana, an avocado, yogurt, and so on and so forth. For dinner I still pretty much eat whatever I want. I've cut out sweets almost entirely. In fact, until Valentine's dinner I had gone three weeks without eating any candy whatsoever. On V-Day I had two truffles and the wife and I split a beer float. But, the best thing to come out of all this is that with the exercise came plainly feeling better, more energy, and, most importantly, I can't eat nearly as much in one sitting. I fill up much more quickly. I never have room for seconds. I have a personal rule to never eat past 2100 unless I plan on staying up pretty late. Everything past 2100 is protein. Anyways, I've dropped an even ten pounds in three weeks. Today marks the start of week four. The most important thing about all of this is that I make my workout my top priority. My wife is also working out with me but often lets excuses get in the way of making it to the gym. For me, doesn't matter what time it is, how tired I am, how much sleep I'm worried about getting, I'll gladly be late to anything, so long as I get my workout in. I push my wife HARD and she started out in way better shape than I did. We only work out maybe a third of the time together. And I work six days a week, every week, and I take no days off from the gym though I go easy on Sunday and do the entire workout on the elliptical. One of the most helpful things in all of this is that my gym is close. Like, two blocks away close. Makes it very easy. If it were warmer I'd walk there. Come the end of week eight I plan to work in some calisthenics and weight training. I'd like to incorporate my rifle into all of this but I get enough weird looks with just the LBV on. Dorkuses in Minnesota would probably shit themselves if they saw me walk in with a rifle and I live in an area where I probably couldn't even workout with one outside when it gets warmer which is frustrating. I've found that the more military shit I can incorporate into it the higher my interest and motivation gets. I've started doing rifle drills at home post-workout So, I know this got pretty rambly and disjointed but if anyone else out there is looking to get started on getting back into decent shape Snap Fitness has an intro price of $9 for the first month. After that it's $20 or $30 or something. Getting back into it has been surprisingly easy and I'm way ready to be back in fighting shape.
  5. Operations Night B [DIVISION]

    OPERATIONS NIGHT A [DIVISION] 1. Situation Weekly scheduled activities for the 47th Legion. 2. Mission During mission time officers and NCOs will organize group activities for the unit as a whole, coordinate the participating legionaries, and enforce uniform standards. 3. General Instructions a. Special Teams/Task Organization Officers & Carians: Organize legionaries for the following activities: Dailies/weeklies; Incursions; Survival; Last Stand; PvP. b. Common Uniform/Equipment The color scheme for your armor will be "dark grey and blood red." c. Special Weapons/Ammo/Equipment None d. Commo Legionaries are to muster in the "Barracks" channel in Discord. 4. Special Instructions Legionaries will muster at the base of operations.
  6. The Health & Fitness Thread

    Alright, I was looking pretty good today so here is a pic from two months ago and one from today. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  7. The Health & Fitness Thread

    Figured I'd do a quick update. I'll probably do some pics after next month because that'll be three months lifting but the results are already pretty pronounced and I'm quite pleased. Overall, I'm down about 15 lbs but I had to get off keto as I was unable to eat the calories I need to keep up with my lifting routine which is six days a week and a combination of the Thor workout and 5x5 Stronglifts. You can check out my routine here. I'm burning anywhere from just shy of 2k calories per workout to as much as 2,500 and on keto the fat just makes everything so rich that I found it hard to eat in great quantity. As a result, I was getting calorie failures in the gym where my muscles wouldn't tire out and fail but would abruptly stop responding altogether and that was getting frustrating. But all of my weights are up considerably since I've started. I've been aiming for the 5-lbs-per-week rule (increase the weight of everything by 5 lbs at the start of each week). Having my two co-workers there to help me out and train with has also helped a ton. It's been so great seeing my deltoids, triceps, biceps, and trapezius pop out and even though I have chub still I actually have ab lines on the sides and just under my ribcage which is really weird to see. I even got hit on at the gym today by some twenty-something undergrad and that made me feel pretty good. She really liked my workout shirt.
  8. The Health & Fitness Thread

    Lightfoot actually talked me into the keto diet as well. I have stringently followed the diet (not one fucking carb over Thanksgiving weekend! ask @Odin) and I started some pretty heavy duty lifting with a friend and co-worker as well. Like, the last upper body workout he and I did was a 2,500 calorie burn according to my heart monitor. Anyways, we just finished up the second week of that program and, though it's mostly water weight, I'm already down 14 lbs, I usually weigh myself on Mondays and tend to have my "wooshes" over the weekend so we'll see where I'm at tomorrow. My lifting program has escalated to six days a week though, thankfully, somewhat shorter workouts (push, pull, legs, push, pull, legs, rest) of around six top eight exercises. This goes for four weeks and then we move on to the 5x5 strong lifts for probably around five months or so and then on to mad cow.
  9. 0.4 Economy Update

    Originally posted here.
  10. Development Roadmap

    Originally posted here.
  11. The 47th is currently playing on the Bob (U.S. West) official game server.
  12. Important Links

    Official Website Official Forums (currently redirecting to Steam forum) Edengrad on Steam
  13. 47th Legion on Steam

    The 47th Legion can be found on Steam here. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/47lg Additionally, if you go to you click on your name on the top right and then click on "My Settings" you'll see a new field under "Contact Methods" where you can enter your Steam ID.
  14. 47th Legion on Steam

    Can't remember, is the group open or closed? Rejoin if possible. If not I'll shoot ya an invite.
  15. Dual Universe officially supports player organizations with a community portal. You can join the 47th Legion's official Dual Universe organization here: Official Unit Listing
  16. Important Links

    Official Website Official Unit Listing Official Forum Official Recruiting Thread