Sunday, October 2, 2011

now it begins

First a little bit of disgust.  This little gem popped up in my inbox this morning, usually I would think nothing of this sort of thing, except that it came from a gym where i used to train whilst living in the bay.

Really?  How about this, what if i told you could lose 10 pounds of fat in 30 days for free, but the guarantee had to come from you?  That you would stay consistent and do what you were supposed to do, no matter how hard it might seem or how much people might look at you weird?  Yeah it sucks when you have to be accountable to and by yourself, but honestly, you're going to make the greatest gains and reap the greatest rewards when you cross into that territory.  You stop blaming all the failed programs, books, websites, supplements, and realize that yeah, this is actually one of those things you yourself can control.  Seeing a gym prey on its customer base like this makes me well...kinda sick.  I'd expect this from a 24 Hour or some such, but not from a small one-off gym.  Ah well, i guess in these lean times, everyone's a target.

Gonna be interesting to see how this carbing thing works out tonight, about to go buy food and settle in for some hardcore refueling action.  I'm seeing alot of the symptoms i'm reading about, main one being i'm not actually getting much leaner, even though my calories are pretty well in-line and my carb intake has been minimal.  Definitely strength, but yeah, not much fat loss, so thinking I'm primed for this sort of thing.  Going to try an experiment for this first time out, that being keeping fat to a minimal since i've been taking in a bit of fat over the week, fish oil and all that madness.

Totally addicted to fitocracy now, not even going to lie.  The challenges are pretty much my cocaine:

  • Deadlift: 215/245/275x10
  • Chinup: 5x5 12.5
  • Good Morning: 5x5 225
  • Glute Ham Raise: 4x8
  • Seated Row: 4x8 150
  • Uni Shoulder: 3x12R/3x16L 40
  • DB Row: 3x12 75
  • Incline Press: 12/12/10 115
  • Close Grip Bench: 12/11/10 135

  • Close Grip EZ Curl: 3x8 85
  • Hi Hammer: 3x8 35
  • Kneeling Chindown: 3x25 200
  • Stiff Pushdown: 3x8 150
  • Overhead Extension: 3x8 100
  • Kneeling Neutral: 3x25 200

Ok so after spending some real time in Glitch, live is MUCH better than beta already, as it should be.  The thing i like most, to be honest, is some of the tweaks they've made to the control scheme.  I really enjoy being able to play with both hands on the keyboard (which i guess you could always do, it just didn't come up in the beta tuts).  It also does look like the maps have been re-jiggered a bit so as to give a bit more of an idea of a progression path, which is also cool.  Combined with the offline skillups, I may have another game on the pile for a bit.

WMS 2011 was just a few weeks ago, today's training tune was inspired by this little pre-competition clip featuring one of my favorite strongmen, Iceland's Stefan Solvi Petursson. I love the part at ~1:55 where the dude off camera shouts "Let's Get Better". Fuck yeah! Let's Get Better!:

Today's TrainingTune: Sacred Lie - Disturbed (yeah, weren't expecting that were ya?)