Friday, March 10, 2017


3/10 - 5/3/1 deadlifts, Power Half Hour Stretch
3/9 - Simple + Sinister/swings + TGU
3/8 - Defranco Simple Six, 5/3/1 press, chins, dips, speed bag
3/7 - Simple + Sinister/swings + TGU
3/6 - 5/3/1 power cleans, squats
3/3 - 5/3/1 bench, chins, pushups, pushdowns, cable curls
3/2 - Simple + Sinister/swings + TGU, Power Half Hour Stretch
3/1 - 5/3/1 deadlifts, situps, backxt
2/28 - Simple + Sinister KB/swings + TGU, Power Half Hour Stretch
2/27 - Defranco Simple Six, 5/3/1 press, chins, dips
2/24 - 5/3/1 power cleans, squats, Power Half Hour Stretch
2/23 - Simple + Sinister KB/swings + TGU, Power Half Hour Stretch
2/22 - Defranco Simple Six, 5/3/1 bench, chins, pushups, Power Half Hour Stretch
2/21 - Simple + Sinister KB/swings + TGU, Power Half Hour Stretch
2/20 - 5/3/1 deadlifts
2/17 - Defranco Simple Six, 5/3/1 press, chins, dips, Power Half Hour Stretch
2/16 - Power Half Hour Stretch
2/15 - 5/3/1 power cleans, squats, sauna
2/13 - Defranco Simple Six, 5/3/1 bench, chins, pushups

The Will to Prepare to Win - "As complicated as life can be, the road to success is usually straightforward. Continually outwork those around you and you’ll eventually rise towards the top in whatever you pursue. Just don’t expect it to be easy. If it were easy, everyone would do it, and we know that’s not the case."

 Katie Anne - #Recomp pt. 2 ✌ 170lbs in 2011 to now. The other...: "170lbs in 2011 to now. The other day I posted a photo when I was a runner, weighing anywhere from 114lbs to 135lbs during that phase in my life. Soon after, I was injured running and decided not to run in college. And subsequently, I set my sights on bodybuilding. However, I was seeking extremes for everything. Leading to weight swings of up to 25lbs in a matter of a few weeks (binging, restricting, etc). Throughout this time, I learned #moderation, not deprivation. I learned consistency over extremes. Each phase teaches us important lessons. Remember that."

Saturday, February 11, 2017

"...the real assumption that they bring to the news, even beyond their partisan affiliations, is an expectation of a smooth narrative."

All the News That's Fit to Fake - Hit & Run : "They expect news stories to look like the movies or TV shows that they're familiar with. Even if they're regular journalism consumers, the stories they remember best are these well done stories that tell a compelling narrative and make them feel like they're watching a movie or TV show. In reality, stories are messy and have real loose ends. That's the real bias that readers have to combat, and it's something that people in the media have to think about. Because, on the one hand we want to provide good, compelling narratives, but on the other hand, we don't want people to think they live in this world that's made up of these easy, compelling narratives. They don't."

"We're all living in a novel, and we've got a choice as to which kind of novel we're living in."  "I'm dreadfully sorry for the people who are living in naturalistic novels in the James T. Farrell tradition; you know, where everything comes to a bad end, and all there is is injustice and stupidity in the world. People are living in that tunnel-reality because artists created it for them. And they were good artists, in that they were strong, they were powerful, they were influential, and so there are millions of people living in that reality. Then there are people who are living in the heroic Hemingway tunnel-reality still, and there are a lot of timid academic people living in a T.S. Eliot tunnel-reality. Most of the country is living in a television-tube reality. I'm delighted to be living in science fiction. It's one of the more open and exciting tunnel-realities to be live in."

"I think government should be treated like religion, everyone should be able to pick the kind they like. Only it should be contractual not obligatory. I wouldn't mind paying tax money to a local association to maintain a police force, as long as we need one. But I hate like hell paying taxes to help the US government build more nuclear missiles to blow up more people I don't even know and don't think I'd hate them if I did know them."