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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone here work out?
« on: June 14, 2007, 02:25:13 AM »
Interesting; I'll give it a try. 

it is not fun at all, it is pretty much torture. But you need to keep at it for at least 10 minutes. It only works if you are giving your maximum at it. If you don't feel like you are about to fall over and die when you are done, then you did not do it right  :-\

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone here work out?
« on: June 14, 2007, 02:08:02 AM »
I agree--it's just hard though because of time/money limitations.  I run maybe 5 times per week for around 3 or 4 miles each time.  In order to lose fat, I'll either have to start running more or eating less.  Harder than it sounds though...

Have you ever heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)? Basically, you walk/jog slowly for 60 seconds, then all out sprint for 20-30 seconds. You repeat these for 15 minutes and it burns an insane amount of fat, and you only have to do it for 10-15 minutes. I try to do this 1-2x per week, but it is incredibly hard.  It is the absolute best form of cardio to do by far for fat loss, and it takes like no time.

Why does it burn more fat than just running for the same amount of time?

im not sure the scientific reason, but it has something to do with the increased heart rate you get from doing the sprinting. High intensity cardio burns a TON of calories, but if you do it for too long it becomes catabolic and starts burning up muscle. that is why marathon runners you may see are very cut looking, but have almost no muscle. If you do HIIT, you get the benefits of an increased heartrate from high intensity cardio, but by doing it in spurts of 30 seconds and then letting your heart rate go back down, it isn't catabolic. It's supposed to be really good if you are trying to keep muscle but just lose fat. Doing high intenstity normally isn't good for fat loss, just cardiovascular reasons. So if you are running like 7 minute miles for your cardio, it's not burning up as much fat as you think. The best thing to do for fat loss is a long amount of low intensity cardio, like 45 minutes of it, or doing HIIT or sprints.  So basically you are gonna want to try to work up a big sweat, but not get too out of breath.  Most people don't know that back breaking cardio is not the way to lose fat, and the best way is either HIIT or long amounts of low intensity cardio

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone here work out?
« on: June 14, 2007, 01:56:50 AM »
I agree--it's just hard though because of time/money limitations.  I run maybe 5 times per week for around 3 or 4 miles each time.  In order to lose fat, I'll either have to start running more or eating less.  Harder than it sounds though...

Have you ever heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)? Basically, you walk/jog slowly for 60 seconds, then all out sprint for 20-30 seconds. You repeat these for 15 minutes and it burns an insane amount of fat, and you only have to do it for 10-15 minutes. I try to do this 1-2x per week, but it is incredibly hard.  It is the absolute best form of cardio to do by far for fat loss, and it takes like no time.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone here work out?
« on: June 14, 2007, 01:16:44 AM »
J has his little fitness thread around here somewhere, but yeah I try to lift or run everyday.  I'm trying to shed some fat right now.  It is hard because I'm used to eating so much. 

well right now im trying a new thing where I eat whatever i want, but do a crazy amount of cardio each week (5-6x a week), and i seem to still be losing more fat.  You really need to cut down on the eating though, or just switch to eating healthier foods and eat the same amount. Eating better makes a huge difference, you could probably not lift or run at all but just change your diet and notice a huge difference.

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General Off-Topic Board / Anyone here work out?
« on: June 14, 2007, 01:03:18 AM »
I have been lifting/running for almost 4.5 years now and it's my favorite thing to do. Plus girls seem to like it  ;D   ;D Does anyone else here workout?

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Word of wisdom dude. As far as I can tell, Mattheis is going to a worse school than you and is not even doing well in school. He won't be working in one of the firms you want to go to.



As usual, your wrong.

Well Iím not sure where Miami is ranked, but DU is T2.

As for doing well, I am doing fine.

Iíve now Am Jured 3 classes in law school, how many have you even taken?

I've published LR articles, how many have you even read?

Iím on law review, how many times have you even tried out?

I have legal job, how many have you had?

When you actually know something more that just parroting back what others on message board have to say, maybe I might give some thought to what have to say. Right now all your doing is telling people to be a follower, you will fit in well once you get to law school, there are tons of followers there like you. Many without jobs because they followed the same advice your giving.





DU is a fine school. My friend went there and did well, and got a job at a biglaw FT Lauderdale firm in Florida. Now he is becoming a patent attorney though

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Word of wisdom dude. As far as I can tell, Mattheis is going to a worse school than you and is not even doing well in school. He won't be working in one of the firms you want to go to.

The truth of it is that without nepotism, or good grades, you don't have a chance in hell of getting into a large firm. Your friend might get you a screening interview, but if her influence ends there you will get insta-dinged.

well I know she is close friends with a bunch of Miami corporate lawyers, but she can't force people to give me job offers, I need to use her as a bridge and network with these people myself I would think? But honestly this is better than nothing. It still feels nice knowing I have at least some type of connection to the place I am about to move to, where I know absolutely zero people at the moment. Im also guessing most people from my school will not have connections in the Miami area so maybe it will put me at a slight advantage?

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Personal connections will pay off more for you than good grades alone. People are people, they like to hire people they know something about personally. If given the choice between an unknown entity that is just a resume with X grades and Y school over an entity that is know to that person, and whom that person already likes, the later will almost always get the job. Law is about who you know and who likes you.

The thing is good networking takes time and commitment. Start working your networking contacts as soon as you get to law school and by the time end of 1L comes along people will know you well enough to want to help you. You need to know people pretty well, and when they know you pretty well, you wonít even have to ask for a job or introduction, they will do it for you. But you canít do this by occasionally seeing or e-mailing them once a month, you need to be more active than that. Weekly if possible.

People think OCI is the only way into a firm, its not, itís the only way into a firm as an unknown worker bee competing against 100ís of other unknowns for the same slot. Partners and associates are free to bring people in themselves and completely bypass the usual OCI route. It happens all the time. These hand picked newbies get more meaningful work sooner because your working directly with someone who already knows and trusts you, not just arbitrarily assigned to someone who has no personal stake in your ultimate success or failure.

I have gotten all my jobs through networking, I have never once done OCI or mass mailed a single resume. All of my jobs have in fact been offered to me, rather than me asking anyone for a job. It took about a year of hardcore networking, and going to meetings, CLEís, lunches etc, but after a year I had a good core of mentors and friends in the legal world. Since then people have come to me with offers. And when I have said I would really like to do X, someone has ALLWAYS said I know Y who does X, let me make a call and get the two of you together.

I would make networking with this person, and creating and nourishing my network my number 2 priority after grades as soon as you get to school. And then, depending on grades, my number one priority for years 2/3.


I actually have been saying since I got into law school that I will have 3 priorities in law school. #1 will be grades. #2 will be networking. And #3 will be continuing to go to the gym and staying in shape.  :D I haven't talked to this woman directly yet, but I am going to meet her for lunch probably the day or so once I move down to Miami. I am going to treat networking like a job and go completely out of my way and put forth tons of effort to have it pay off.

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she's not just gonna throw jobs at me, she said she would introduce me to her friends, and all her friends are Miami lawyers, so I'd have to make it happen myself. But I figure if I meet like 20 lawyers, all it takes is one that is interested in me and likes me, to take it farther than a 1st time introduction. 

So basically she'll just get you screening interviews? She'll need to do more than that if you want a callback, and an actual offer.

i dont even know what she could get me, but honestly i'll take what I can get.  Most people going to law school don't know anyone, and I happen to know a woman who knows almost all the major lawyers in Miami. I'm considering myself lucky, and I will gladly take anything I can get, even it is just introducing me to a bunch of local lawyers. And odds are, a lot of these lawyers are going to be alumni of my future school, so I am instantly going to have a connection with a lot of them and have a great subject to talk about with them.

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It might make getting a job easier, but you should still get the grades to help yourself, or have a good personality/interviewing skills. 

well I'm still dedicating my life towards suceeding in law school, but I am always looking for more ways to supplement myself at reaching success in the legal field.  I personally think I am great at interviews and speaking. As long as I am prepared, I can talk fine to anyone even if I just meet them. I don't really get nervous at interviews at all so I guess that might help me?


Yeah--I mean, if you had decent grades, plus good interviewing skills, plus good connections, you'd be in better shape than if you just had decent grades and good interviewing skills.  Did you really need to be told that though?
well I felt it did need to be asked because a lot of these firms seem to only recruit from the top 10% at schools like mine, and I wasn't sure if this was a strict cutoff for everyone regardless, or if it could be bent due to certain circumstances like me knowing someone well at the firm I am trying to get a job at.

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