Thursday, September 29, 2011

i had a dream filled with machines

Almost fell back into a routine today, i need a big poster over my bed of one of the awesome VR scenes from Johnny Mnemonic (go 3ds max!) that says "HACK YOUR OWN BRAIN!" so i remember to get out of bed and go lift regardless, something like this:




See because he's hacking his brain and...ok if you saw the movie (which i hope you did), you know where i'm going with this.  Cycle 2 of 5/3/1 is almost over and man i gotta saw things have happened!  I'm gettin all strong again and have some size back, which is cool.  Really curious as to how this carb nite thing is going to work out becase it seems like a culmination of all the eating strategies i've tried over the last few years, or at least a culmination of all the eating strategies that WORKED (important qualifier).  So yeah we'll see, it's kinda interesting doing all this reading on conditions caused by depletion, esp when it's more from people who actually train since they can actually give you a relevant frame of reference.  Thankfully i'm not a hypochondriac so it's easy to call things out without panicking.  All in stride, i suppose you just have to accept that some things are part of the process and go on:

  • Press: 105/115/135x4
  • A1. Pullup: 5x5 12.5
  • A2. DB Shoulder: 5x5 45
  • B1. TBar Row: 4x8 115
  • B2. DB Incline: 4x8 60
  • C1. EZ Bar Curl: 3x12 75
  • C2. EZ French: 3x12 35

Not much on the gaming front specifically, altho i had some really interesting thoughts about...i'm not sure if it's entitlement, well yeah it is.  I was reading an article on this whole uproar over DC's new sexified characters (which i personally think is awesome) and i some of the comments provoked some interesting thoughts.  The whole topic of "internet white knights" is something i could touch on for days, but i won't, though i will say it's probably unfair to assign this condition to just to internet, i mean let's be honest, get into any group of mixed sexes and i'm sure you'll see all the dudes put on their faux coat of arms declaring their allegiance to the army of the enlightened...which is probably why i tend not to talk too much in mixed company, honestly it's not worth being pegged as the uncouth boorish neanderthal who actually likes all the things men aren't supposed to like in public.  Whatever.

No the topic i was more thinking of was this idea that "just don't buy the product" somehow doesn't seem to be a valid argument.  I gotta say, if the media and corporations have gotten us all to the point where we need our fixes so badly that voting with our dollar isn't a viable option anymore, they've already won.  Get used to the current state of things and prepare for a tidal wave of sexified comic book characters.  I must say it always blows my mind to see a company like EA, Activision, or Blizzard backpedal on some announcement they make.  I'd love to see someone stick by their guns for once and run some metrics on how insignifcant the conversion from internet rage to actual revenue lost is.  I'd imagine it's pretty tiny.  Fuck PR.

Today's TrainingTune: initial reaction - pneumatic detach.