Tuesday, October 18, 2011


PT for the last couple days plus link to a good article/write up on intermittent fasting.  

10/18 - 20m HIIT shadowboxing
10/17 - [afternoon PT] - goblet squats, sissy squats, rdl, lying hipx, calf raises, angled calf raises, mason twists, crunches
[evening PT] - 3 PruFit metcon circuits - 4m/4m/2m
circuit 1 - weighted crunches, squat to cable high pull, incline treadmill, bw row
circuit 2 - dips, hyperx, balance ball mountains climbers, jump switch lunges
circuit 3 - pushups, abs

IF article link - Experiments with Intermittent Fasting by Dr. John Berardi

100 Year Old Marathoner laughs at your "I'm too old for that" excuse bullshit.

Centenarian smashes world record for the oldest marathon runner as he completes Toronto race in 8 hours 25 minutes | Mail Online: "100-year-old smashes world record for the oldest marathon runner as he completes Toronto race in a sprightly 8 hours and 25 minutes
*He started running aged 89 and runs 10 miles a day 
A 100-year-old British runner has become the oldest person to complete a marathon.
Fauja Singh finished the 26-mile Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Canada on Sunday – ahead of five other runners – in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds..."

Monday, October 17, 2011

The False Dualism of Left/Right/Big Government/Big Business/#OccupyWallStreet/The Tea Party Movement...

So here's what I fail to understand, how people still buy into this stuff now that's it's just so blatant.  In the last, let's say, call it a year, in the U.S. there have been two grassroots protest movements getting all sorts of support, criticism and media attention - the latest batch of #OccupyWallStreet folks who are, ostensibly, against the corporate banking overlords and money exchangers who've totally gang raped the economy.  And, of course, the Tea Party Movement who protested Obama's secret plan to turn us all into  Socialist Europe.

The thing is, neither group, is wrong, in the sense of they've totally missed the point.  Wall Street and the corporatocracy have indeed swindled the economy over and over again.  And the Obama administration has, of course, pushed for more government regulation, central planning and control over the lives of its citizens.  [Like, I would argue, every administration has for at least the last 70 years...]  But...

...how do people not see that the real problem is that Big Government and Big Business are the SAME THING?  An intertwined, incestuous, symbiotic complex.  Inseparable from one another.  And by falling into the right/left 'rah-rah' my team, your team bullshit, false duality dialectic - you fall prey into exactly the role required to keep you powerless and them in control.  

The two sides in this debate aren't right/left/business/government - because those who 'defend' business from the intrusions of government in the early 21st century in America are actually defending a crony corporatism wherein corporations buy influence, power and cartel monopolies from the government under the guise of preferential legislation they call "regulation."  Big Government makes Big Business with Big Regulations.

Big Business simply cannot endure without Big Government "regulating" it - to its own advantage.  Big Government cannot endure without the piles and piles of cash, influence and jobs [in the never ending D.C. to lobbyist to corporate board cycle] provided by Big Business.

Both the Tea Party folks and the #OccupyWallStreet crowd have finally woken up to the fact that they're being fucked, but can't quite figure out how and by whom.  Too many still suffer from the delusion that if they can only get the right people - from their team and side of the argument, of course - then everything will be okay.  And by playing into the same tired bullshit argument, nothing will ever change.  

That's by design.

"The table is tilted folks, the game is rigged. Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people, white collar, blue collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about…give a fuck about you! They don’t care about you at all, at all, at all.

And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans are and will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white, and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday. Because the owners of this country know the truth, it’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it." - George Carlin

"My approach to the injustices is to do something active to help. I personally think protesting without any clear request or outcome is far from the most efficient approach to changing the quality of life for those in need. That's just my opinion and approach I am not telling anyone else how to live their life in this regard. Finally, while it's true investment banks and others took full advantage of all Americans in the crisis, I think we need to remember they were only able to do this because our political leaders (of both parties) gave them our money! ...but the focus is not only on what "they" did and the problems "they" created but also on things we can do to take back control our own destiny..." - Tony Robbins

"Don't look for media-approved ideologically sound Right Causes where there are none. Look out of the window instead, and do something about what you see there." - Warren Ellis

So Very Awesome - Keiko Fukuda, 98 year old female judoka, founder of judo's last living disciple.

'Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful' - Flying Carp Productions - Documentary Films: "In a world dominated by men, a tiny 98-year-old named Keiko Fukuda is the highest ranking woman in judo history and a true living legend. In July 2011, Fukuda made world history when she was awarded the 10th degree black belt - judo’s highest honor. She now has the distinguished title of “Shihan” (grand master) and is the only woman in the world to hold this honor. Fukuda is also the last living disciple of Jigoro Kano, judo’s founder."

Cooking/Food Log.

The week's food.  Not pictured - a mixed grill plate I had over at a friend's place on Saturday night.

Free/Cheat meals - sake, beer, pizza and Japanese cream stew.  Not pictured -  whatever side dishes I scarfed down with my mixed grill plate Saturday night.

Made for my other half.

End of an Era - "Report: K-1 Grand Prix 2011 Cancelled."

Report: K-1 Grand Prix 2011 Cancelled - Bloody Elbow: "It looks like the dreams of a 2011 K-1 World Grand Prix may finally be dead. Reports are beginning to surface that the Final 16 of the Grand Prix, scheduled for October 29 in Nanjing, China, has been cancelled, though there is still no official word from K-1."
'via Blog this'

Sunday, October 16, 2011


PT for the last few days and links to a couple great articles on training, fitness & psychology.  Both worth clicking over/reading in full.

10/16 - chins, pushups, db swings, hand conditioning

10/15 - 20m HIIT shadowboxing, dips, pullups/chins, hyperx, stretching

10/14 - db bench, dips, lateral raise, rear delt laterals, 1a db row, bw rows, overheadx, tri pushup, 1a db curl, hammer curls, hyperx

Let Fitness Change Your Life « Tony Hortons World: "...When you decide to eat right and exercise regularly, the person you become has it much easier. Life isn’t as complicated, and more opportunities come your way. This simple philosophy changed my life. I used to have so many problems when I was younger. Everything was difficult. So much drama and conflict. I was lazy, tired and overwhelmed much of the time. Life was a struggle because I couldn’t deal with reality. Not in a million years would I have equated a poor diet and lack of physical activity as the bane of my existence.
In my late twenties and early thirties, I began to eat better and workout more regularly. Suddenly, new opportunities came my way, my confidence improved and the drama began to fade...
The more consistent I was with workouts and diet, the more opportunities came my way...
Joy, happiness, opportunities, success and the life you want comes from making “the change” to a lifestyle that involves taking care of yourself. What seems hard as hell at first will turn your life into a wonderful world of endless experiences, purpose, plenty of opportunities and the vim and vigor to enjoy life for the rest of your life. The issues and drama of the past will fade because you had the courage to make consistent fitness and healthy food a priority."
Fuckarounditis | Intermittent fasting diet for fat loss, muscle gain and health: "...The statistics all point towards the same conclusion: we have a global outbreak of fuckarounditis.
Fuckarounditis is a behavioral disorder characterized by a mediocre physique and complete lack of progress, despite significant amounts of time spent in the gym.
Fuckarounditis most commonly manifests itself as an intense preoccupation with crunches, curls, cable movements, belts, gloves, balance boards, Swiss Balls and Tyler Durden. Fear of squats and deadlifts is another distinguishing trait. Physical exertion is either completely lacking or misapplied (towards questionable or unproductive training practices)...
The onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood and may go undiagnosed for a lifetime. Diagnosis is set by a professional and based on observed behaviors and physique progress.
Symptoms, preventative measures and intervention strategies are reviewed and discussed..."