Friday, August 29, 2014

Training - "Say yes to your workouts no matter what."

8/29 - pullups, pushups, bw rows

Awesome work. 
Eat Clean Train Dirty: "I’m not proud of many things. but yeah this is one!"

 HOW TO GET MOTIVATED when you don't feel like WORKING OUT - "Say yes to your workouts no matter what."

"They don’t care about you, at all." - George Carlin

Republican, Democrat, right, left, conservative, liberal... all the same.  And you aren't part of the team.  Twelve triple three: Secret history of Reagan's exec order that spawned mass surveillance - Boing Boing: "Ronald Reagan issued Executive Order 12333 in 1981, reversing the Carter and Ford reforms of government surveillance (sparked by the Church Commission, convened in the wake of Nixon's wiretapping scandal); GWB expanded it twice more, once during each term. This order is the legal cover and excuse deployed internally by spy agencies when they break the law and violate the Constitution. In Ars Technica, Cyrus Farivar tracks down many internal memors, and statements from a wide variety of ex-spies, including the famous NSA whistleblowers Bill Binney and Thomas Drake, to paint a vivid picture of how 12333 is the all-purpose excuse for any kind of funny business."

Kabuki theater.  Same, same.  Identical nonsense.  Guess Which Party Says Rand Paul 'Blames America' (Seriously, Guess) - Hit & Run : "Pop quiz: Which political party's press secretary put out a press release today that criticizes Sen. Rand Paul because he "blames America...on foreign soil" and subscribes to a radical isolationist policy that would "make American less safe and secure"?

...And the answer is...the Democrats. The above statement comes from DNC National Press Secretary Michael Czin. You would be forgiven for thinking otherwise; this is the exact criticism that Republicans have hurled at both Democrats and members of the Paul family for years. But with Rand Paul as the likely Republican presidential contender and interventionist Hillary Clinton as his likely opponent, the absurdities of party politics demand a switching of the unhinged attacks."

Carlin knew. 

"...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 care about you, at all, at all, AT ALL.  And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Thats what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick thats 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."

Former LAPD Deputy Chief Explains the Militarization of American Policing - Hit & Run : "LAPD Deputy Chief Stephen Downing (Ret.) writes:  It is sad that it took a police killing and the excessive deployment of a military presence by local law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri to focus national attention upon a problem that has been metastasizing within American law enforcement since the early 1970s. The militarization of local law enforcement was seeded by the Nixon administration's declaration of the war on drugs in the early 1970s, and took root in the 1980s as result of President Reagan's escalation that poured millions into the drug war, shifting the focus of local law enforcement away from violent and property crimes to mostly small-time drug offenders."

Ricky Gervais spiral.

Grooting.  'Grooting' has entered the lexicon | Robot 6 @ Comic Book ResourcesRobot 6 @ Comic Book Resources: "The 40-second scene from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy depicting a Baby Groot dancing to Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” is so adorable that it’s taken root in our hearts, leading to countless works of fan art, and the creation of little potted replicas, both official and … not. But it also has introduced the world to a new word: grooting. What’s grooting, you ask? Mutant 101 defines it as (ahem) a verb meaning, “to move tree-rhythmically to the Jackson 5,” as in “his arms grooted like branches in the wind”; or to “move in a quick and lively way.” Yes, tree-rhythmically. Urban Dictionary offers up “The act of spreading ones legs and bending the knees while slowly waving the arms to resemble baby Groot.”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Training - "The mind always fails first..."

8/28 - squats, calf press, leg xt

2014 NPC Powerhouse FX New York Classic - Promoting Women In Bodybuilding Fitness and MMA: "John Multon Bodybuilding- Light Heavyweight 2nd place and Masters 45+ 1st place" 
2014 NPC Powerhouse FX New York Classic - Promoting Women In Bodybuilding Fitness and MMA: "Tim Dougherty Physique- Open 4th place and Masters 35+ 1st place"


Ridiculous/brutal/awesome leg workout.  BB Prep Vlog 7: Leg workout & Tire flips

The struggle is real.

Training - "Bench Press, Huh?"

8/27 - bench, incline db press, dips

P90X - Timeline Photos: "Frank V. was a former competitive athlete who felt he had let himself go. He had no energy to play with his kids. He completed 90 days of P90X3, and lost 20.5 pounds and 5.5 inches! He said, "P90X3 has made me feel like I am 21 again! I have more energy than I can remember and feel as good about myself as I have in a very long time! The fact that it all happened in 30 minutes is still shocking to me!""

The Shredded Couple: Tavi Castro & Sandra Prikker Talk With | "Quick stats: Tavi: Age: 24 Height: 178 cm – 5’10” Weight: 92 kg – 202 lbs Sandra: Age: 24 Height: 165 cm – 5’5” Weight: 52 kg – 115 lbs" 

"I've wasted time, I've wasted breath, I think I've thought myself to death..."

Campus Cops Are All About the Military Swag, Too (Cameras? Not So Much) - Hit & Run : "As Politico notes, campus cops at universities all over the country are also receiving re-purposed combat equipment: Florida International University campus police have military-grade rifles. Ohio State has a Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicle. And Florida State has a brand new Army Humvee. These Pentagon hand-me-downs are just a few examples of the militarization of local police that has extended to college campuses — raising fresh questions about exactly why police departments would need such defense-grade hardware. ...

The kind of extreme incident for which campus cops claim they need military equipment—an active shooter, for instance—is extremely rare. Over-aggressive campus policing, on the other hand, is not."


Scott Adams Blog: Easiest Diet Plan Ever 08/26/2014: "Disclaimer: Do not get your health advice from cartoonists...

Here's the easiest diet plan of all time: Eat as much healthy protein as you can. That's the entire plan. Okay, your brain just came up with several reasons why this plan is dumb and incomplete. Allow me to anticipate those objections and address them...

The beauty of protein is that it has three important properties: It suppresses appetite, it doesn't make you sleepy the way simple carbs do, and it helps build muscles that will burn more calories naturally. Our brains are wired in such a way that it is always easier to run toward something attractive than to resist something attractive. So instead of resisting carbs, you run toward protein, which can also be delicious. There is no need for willpower when you can eat as much as you want of anything in the healthy protein category...

Simple carbs create a physical addiction. You crave your junk food and you might believe your craving is some sort of natural urge baked into your unlucky DNA. But in my experience, and in the experience of people I know, once you kick the bad carbs habit you lose the cravings in a few months. You don't need willpower to resist something you don't want. Eating poorly is addictive. But it turns out that eating healthy can be equally addictive. It took me years to get there, but at this point junk food literally looks like poison to me. I couldn't be less interested. For me, no willpower is needed because my body is now conditioned for healthy eating...

Dieting is a psychological process. Most diet plans get that wrong, focusing on portion size while relying mostly on willpower for success. My plan turns that around by removing all willpower from the equation. If you feel hungry, run toward healthy protein (some peanuts, a nice steak, a protein shake) and never feel deprived. It might take a few weeks to lose your carb addiction, but during that time you will be eating as much as you want. Once your body is conditioned to prefer a healthy diet, it becomes almost automatic after that..."