Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's not the answers, it's the questions.


9/15 - giant sets [pull/push/legs] x2 circuits -- close grip chins/tri pushups/glute bridge for 10/10/20, pullups/pushups/prisoner squats for 10/20/30, chins/wg pushups/split squats for 10/20/15 each leg -- finisher band chest pull aparts 2x25

9/14 - shadowboxing 5x2m rounds boxing, 3x2m rounds kickboxing + 5 neutral grip pullups every round break [40 total] - Body Transformation: Muscled Recovery:

History is Instructive.

Thomas Szasz, RIP - "Mental illness is a myth whose function is to disguise and thus render more palatable the bitter pill of moral conflicts in human relations..."

"I am sorry to report that Thomas Szasz, the great libertarian critic of coercive psychiatry, the "therapeutic state," and the war on drugs, died over the weekend at his home in Manlius, New York. He was 92."

Link -
"What people nowadays call mental illness, especially in a legal context, is not a fact, but a strategy; not a condition, but a policy; in short it is not a disease that the alleged patient has, but a decision which those who call him mentally ill make about how to act toward him, whether he likes it or not."

Misunderstanding Szasz's ideas:
"...yet he was constantly misunderstood. How many times, for example, has someone suggested that Szasz's argument against the idea of mental illness has been refuted by research on the biological basis of schizophrenia? The implications of that research are routinely overstated, but set that aside: Even if the most breathless pop-science coverage of those investigations were accurate, they wouldn't affect Szasz's distinction between metaphorical mental diseases and actual physical lesions. They would simply move schizophrenia from the first category to the second one. Far from being unable to process such scientific developments, Szasz wrote thoughtfully about something similar that had happened in the past, when the treatment of epilepsy moved from the dominion of the psychiatrists to the dominion of the neurologists.

Meanwhile, there seems to be no limit to the medicalization of our lives..."
"Szasz says the category of "mental illness" turns willed behavior into a disease, taking away both rights and responsibilities from the actor just because his actions strikes a doctor, family member, or judge as inexplicably bizarre and strange."

"We've always been at war with Eurasia..."

"Our greatest invention since 9/11..."
"You hippies really make our job so much easier..."

Thursday, September 13, 2012


9/13 - slightly under the weather -- one set max chinups [20 reps] -- at it more tomorrow.

9/12 - incline pushups 4x25, band presses 4x20, band laterals 3x20, band face pulls 3x20, band shoulder rotations 3x20

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


9/11 - ladder to 8 reps for pullups, chin ups, neutral grip pullups [108 reps total]

9/10 - treadmill/intervals 3miles - Body Transformation: Fitness Business:

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Nothing but truth.

" one hires philosophy majors."

"Johnny Depp as a douchey yoga instructor. Does it get any better?"


Moving/Settling In - couple missed days, a lot of GTG [grease the groove (multiple submaximal sets)] workouts...

9/9 - 10x10 prisoner squats/wide  grip pushups, chins 3x8, GTG 7x10 neutral grip pullups

9/8 - no PT

9/7 - GTG pullups 10x8 + 2x10

9/6 - burpees x50, GTG bw rows 5x15, 15m treadmill intervals 1.7m

9/5 - 15m treadmill intervals

9/4 - no PT

9/3 - pushups 4x25, chins/gtg 6x12, pulls/ng pullups/chins - 4x8

9/2 - no PT - Body Transformation: New Life Resolution: