Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Training - "Rest Day?"

12/3 - deadlifts, seated rows, cg dips, calf press, 10min treadmill incline walk

12/2 - bench, wg neck press, inc db press, lateral/Gironda swing, db preacher curl, 10min treadmill incline walk

Jackman/Inspiring - Bodybuilding.com - Mutant Strength: Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Workout Plan:

You can make yourself into whatever you want - Tina Nguyen:

"fatty-2-fitty  Height - 5 ft 6 Starting Weight - 238 lbs Current Weight - 136.8 lbs Goal - To look like a ripped Jessica Rabbit!  Please follow and support me on my weight loss journey!" 

"So many of the tomato sauce."

"The way we stand, sit, and walk, actually has more longer reaching implications on our mood and happiness than we thought. The latest studies reveal it...

A slow, slumped walk on the other hand, can do the exact opposite and drain us of our energy.
Posture Changes Our Hormones ...expansive postures actually altered the participants' hormone levels—decreasing cortisol (C) and increasing testosterone (T):P This neuroendocrine profile of High T and Low C has been consistently linked to such outcomes as disease resistance and leadership abilities"

"According to findings published in the Journal of Sex Research, there is precious little evidence to support the “damaged goods hypothesis.” Instead, porn actresses were shown to exhibit above-average self-esteem, quality of life, body image and senses of spiritual contentment. The psychologists behind the study collected information from 177 porn starlets and compared it against data gathered from women whose professions don’t require nudity or potty mouth. On practically every measure of emotional well-being, the adult film stars scored surprisingly well."

Equality/The End of Male Privilege!  See, if a guy were to spit in another guy's face, he'd know he'd be about to get knocked on his ass.  But if a woman does it... well, let's go to the tape, shall we?
Oh, World Star Hip-Hop, you never fail to dreg up the lowest common denominator.


"1. Watching Porn before you lift can make you stronger Just before you down that pre-workout, make sure to hop on one of a billion free porn sites for a few minutes. In this study, the test subjects watched about 4 minutes of porn before lifting and saw dramatic rises in testosterone and 3RM performance."

I don't know what this is from, but it's awesome.

All the Science!  Shocking!  No.  Wait.  The exact opposite.  Men and women, different?  You don't say. - Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently - Olga Khazan - The Atlantic
"By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found that male brains have more connections within each hemisphere, while female brains are more interconnected between hemispheres...

Male and female rats navigate space differently. Women taking birth control pills, which alter estrogen and progesterone levels, have been shown to remember emotionally charged events more like men do in small studies. Migraines not only strike women more frequently, but they impact different parts of their brains, too. A study published last month in the journal Nature Communications found that genes are expressed differently in men and women throughout the brain. One reason autism rates are higher among males, the researchers suggest, could be because a form of the gene NRXN3 is produced at higher levels in male brains...

The differences were less evident in young children, but they became prominent in the scans of the adolescents. Child (B), adolescent (C), and adult (D) brains (PNAS) Scientists have long known that male and female brains are distinct, but the degree of these differences, and whether they impact behavior, is still somewhat of a mystery."

Obviously the differences become pronounced when those pesky different sex hormones kick in.  Also notice the great pains the article goes to to make sure to tell you that just because men and women's brains are different, it in no way means women are inferior.  And then they point out how the difference in women's brains make them better than men at multitasking.  Of course :/

Man, I wish.