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G.B. Kent BK4 and Edwin Jagger, with Chatillon Lux Champs de Lavande

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I figure the G.B. Kent BK brushes (the BK4 is shown in the photo above; the one on the cover of the Guide is the BK8 which ultimately seemed too large for my taste) are the inspiration for the Wet Shaving Products Monarch brushes, and the handle of the Maggard Razors 22mm synthetic is the same shape. It’s a very comfortable shape, and I imagine it has a name.

The lather from this now-vintage soap that closely resembles Truefitt & Hill’s old shaving soap (pre-outsourcing and pre-reformulation) was very nice indeed, and the Edwin Jagger razor did its usual excellent job. A good splash of the Chatillon Lux Champs de Lavande finished the job.

My morning routine is to take my walk between shave and shave post, which is why walk comments get included from time to time. Dr. Kenneth Cooper in his 1968 book Aerobics observed that regular cardio exercise leads to the formation of new capillaries and a denser capillary network to support active muscles better. He had a name for it that escapes me now—”vascular surge” or some such—but when the new capillaries finally open for business (which requires maintaining cardio exercise daily over a period of time), there’s a sudden improvement in performance.

In the book, he describes putting a pulley at the edge of his desk with a weight hanging down so that he could lift the weight using one finger. He found that he could do no more than 6 lifts (heavy weight) for some weeks, then suddenly he could do 12 or 20: the vascular surge.

I’ve now hit my daily step goal (5500 steps) for 29 days, and over the past 9 days I’ve done more than 8000 steps per day (two days above 10,000 steps and two days just over 9000 steps). And on my regular route my times for the last three days: 63 minutes, 60 minutes, 59 minutes. I noticed that my strides were more vigorous and that I was not getting so tired.

Interesting to see the body respond to a continued demand for better circulation to active muscles.

Written by Leisureguy

7 August 2018 at 9:18 am

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