Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Training - Aging is a choice.

10/1 - bench, dips, inc db press, decline situps, run stairs, steam room 

Tony Horton Kitchen's Photos: "First – thanks for an awesome program. Between Tony Horton Kitchen and P90X, I was able to lose 70 pounds in 6 months. Progress picture attached if you're interested. So I wanted to say thank you. Second - this change has driven me to running triathlons and also having a goal to get to single digit BF. I exercise daily and sometime twice a day..."


Aging is a choice.  "Hugh Biddick Bodybuilding- Masters 60+ 1st place" 


  

  




— #transformationtuesday officially over 70 lbs lost...: "officially over 70 lbs lost so far! Left photo; February 2013, right photo; Saturday, September 27th, 2014." 

 WITH X BLOOD: "IT HAS BEEN A YEAR SINCE I STARTED INTERMITTENTLY FASTING, AND IT HAS BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE IF STARTED TAKING MY TRAINING VERY SERIOUSLY. I’VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO TO REACH MY GOALS, BUT THOSE GOALS ARE ALSO CONSTANTLY SHIFTING AND CHANGING TO MATCH MY PROGRESS. LOOKING AT HOW MUCH I’VE CHANGED PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY IS VERY ENCOURAGING, I ALMOST LOOK LIKE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSON, AND I CERTAINLY FEEL COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. LESS STRESS, MORE CONFIDENCE, HAVEN’T GOTTEN A COLD OR ANY OTHER ILLNESS IN A YEAR, AND I’M MUCH STRONGER AND MUCH LEANER. IF YOU’RE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR LIFE, BODY, MIND: DON’T HESITATE TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES TODAY, BECAUSE TIME WON’T WAIT."

The scale is secondary.   Kate Windsor — Transformation Tuesday: On the left: my college...: "On the left: my college graduation on May 17, 2012 On the right: a picture from September 28, 2014 I am almost 25 pounds heavier and so much happier."

"It's something to do."

"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided." - Anthony Robbins


Looks surprisingly excellent.


Nathan Fillion, still awesome.  The Playboy.Conversation: Nathan Fillion | Playboy: "Tell me about the most elaborate practical joke you’ve ever played. [Fillion’s Firefly costar] Alan Tudyk used to smoke. And he came to my house and pulled out his cigarettes on the porch and I handed him a lighter. It was one of those shocking lighters and it shocked the crap out of him. So we all had a good laugh. And I handed him another lighter. He said, “Boy, that was terrible.” I handed him another lighter and it was a shocking lighter too that just looked completely different from the first lighter. So that shocked him too. He refused to light a cigarette at my house after that. Just after we started Firefly, he was moving from New York and looking for a place to live. I said “Come to my house, I’m out of town. You can feed my cat while you look for a place to live, it will be perfect for everybody.” He goes, “Great.” I had left a pad of paper on the coffee table. The very last day of the two weeks, he said, “Ah, I’ll just write Nathan a little note. Just let him know everything went great.” The pen was a shocking pen. Two weeks it’s sitting there and he almost got away with not getting shocked. It was close!"


Town Wants to Ban Cameras After Cop’s Obama Rant Goes Viral - Reason.com: "Remember Richard Recine, the (now former) Helmetta, New Jersey, special officer caught on video declaring that he does not have to abide by the Constitution since "Obama decimated the friggin' Constitution"?  Helmetta officials were plenty embarrassed when the video went viral, and yet they chose to honor the spirit of Recine's rant by pushing for a ban on photography and video in public buildings. Under the proposed ordinance, citizens would need a permit to capture such moments of candor in the future, although public meetings would be exempt from the requirement. The ACLU says the ordinance may be unconstitutional. However, violators would still face up to $2,000 in fines and up to 90 days in jail. But it's OK, because officials are cracking down on photography for the sake of the children."


Vermont Cop Pulls Car Over for Nonexistent Traffic Violation, Tows It to Search for Evidence of Nonexistent Crime - Hit & Run : Reason.com: "Trooper Lewis Hatch stopped Zullo, a 21-year-old resident of Rutland, on Route 7 in Wallingford around 3 p.m. on March 6, ostensibly because snow partially obscured the registration sticker on his rear license plate. But as the ACLU points out, that is not a traffic violation under Vermont law. In fact, the complaint says, "Mr. Zullo was perfectly obeying all applicable traffic laws when driving through Wallingford that day."

After detaining Zullo for an hour and unsuccessfully pressing him for permission to search the car, Hatch had it towed to the local state police barracks. In his application for a warrant to search the car, Hatch claimed to have smelled "the faint odor of burnt marijuana coming from within the vehicle." He also mentioned seeing an air freshener and eye drops in the car, and he reported that a drug-sniffing dog at the state police barracks "alerted twice on the trunk," then "climbed up on the hood." In Vermont, the ACLU argues, such evidence does not constitute probable cause to believe a search will reveal evidence of a crime, since possessing up to an ounce of marijuana is no longer a crime in that state, which last year made it a civil offense...

Hatch reported that he found a pipe and a grinder in Zullo's car, both containing "marijuana residue." (Did he find them in the trunk, to which the dog supposedly alerted? Hatch did not say.) Zullo was not charged with any offense, since there was none to charge him with. But he did not get his car back until about 10 p.m., seven hours after he was stopped. "To add insult to injury," says ACLU of Vermont Executive Director Allen Gilbert, "the state police made him pay $150 for the tow, as if the situation was his fault...

Hatch was dismayed that Zullo obstinately insisted the cops stay out of his car and that he bizarrely seemed to think he had a right to his own possessions. To Hatch's mind, people who want to avoid the inconvenience and indignity that Zullo suffered should simply cooperate by waiving their constitutional rights. Or to put it another way: If you don't want your car towed, do what I tell you."



White House Shrugs Off Dead Civilians in Syrian Strikes - Hit & Run : Reason.com: "The drone rules President Barack Obama has put into place require they can only be used if there is a "near certainty" that there will be no civilian casualties. (These rules are mere empty gestures, though. There have been civilian casualties from drone strikes anyway, regardless of policy). But the citizens of Syria and Iraq won't even get this lip service. This is an area of "active hostilities," which is what I guess we're calling undeclared wars at the moment. The drone assassination policy does not apply here, Yahoo News has been informed: The "near certainty" standard was intended to apply "only when we take direct action ‘outside areas of active hostilities,’ as we noted at the time," [National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin] Hayden said in an email. "That description — outside areas of active hostilities — simply does not fit what we are seeing on the ground in Iraq and Syria right now."  

This dude gets it. 









Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Training - Motivation Fades, Cultivate Discipline.

9/30 - deadlifts, chins, bb row, back xt, treadmill/incline walk

9/29 - press, pike pushup, seated db press, side swings, plate raise/halo, laterals, leg raise, stairs, steam room -- treadmill/intervals, situps, steam room

9/28 - rest/off

9/27 - steam room, stretch



Jack Lalanne knew.  RossTraining.com Blog: "Jack’s message is still as relevant today as it was when he first shared it."

"What's the good of living if you're miserable all the time?  I am convinced if you will spend just a little more time trying to eat better... get more physical activity...  this wonderful body of ours cannot be functioning right, it can't be happy and it can't repair itself properly if you don't give it the right amount of exercise...  it affects your mind... and you're just kind of down in the dumps... it's not conducive to being happy."

"Now let's find out why people are tired...
1. Lack of Exercise
2. Empty Calories
3. Nervous Tension"
RossTraining.com Blog: "Don’t we all know someone who always complains about feeling tired? If anything, I would guess that more people are tired today than they were in years past. Jack LaLanne’s generation didn’t wake up in the middle of the night to browse their phones. They couldn’t even watch television as stations would sign off the air in the evening. Nowadays, people still eat crap and don’t exercise enough, but they also stay up half the night watching television and playing with their phones. It often seems like today’s generation has more knowledge and technology, but also more problems. Despite all of the information that is accessible to all, people are still tired and out of shape. Little has changed in that regard. Imagine if more people simply followed Jack LaLanne’s advice? Does it really need to be more complicated than that? Do we really need more research to confirm why people are lazy and out of shape? Rather than arguing and debating about what causes the problem, let’s instead encourage more people to get up and move while nourishing their bodies with real food. Science may have evolved in recent years but most people have not. Jack LaLanne was ahead of his time and I don’t see many people today who will be able to follow in his foot steps. He was still going strong in his 90′s. Most people today are struggling to get around in their 40′s and 50′s. Perhaps we aren’t as smart as we’d like to believe. Rather than continually seeking out new information, maybe we should instead listen to the advice that Jack LaLanne was preaching to the masses many decades ago."

Timeline Photos - Abby Huot - Athlete, Writer, Fitness Model: "Never say never! So insanely proud of this gorgeous mother of 2. She's down 52 lbs! Thanks for trusting me, Juli, you inspire me EVERY DAY!!"





Heidi Somers - Mobile Uploads: "I saw something I wanted and I never stopped fighting for it. It was 4 years ago when I was trying on shorts and saw the amount of cellulite I had accumulated on my legs from gaining weight. I remember thinking...what have I done to my body? I use to be so tiny in Highschool! 



People told me "You'll never go back to being skinny like you use to." And they were right. I didn't want to go back to being skinny...I wanted an athletic body."



Timeline Photos - Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Arnold Schwarzenegger Brian Shaw just deadlifted 750 pounds... For five reps! For reference, my one rep max was 715." 





Batman FTW.  Also, abs.

Timeline Photos - Lift Big Eat Big: "I feel very strongly that if someone can get through the first three months of lifting, they will be able to stick to it long-term. Being overweight to the point that it becomes a detriment to your life isn't just about eating too much: Oftentimes it goes hand-in-hand with depression, which as some of us know, is not something you can simply "snap out" of. 

Check out Streaky here, my O.G. sponsored athlete. She decided to take the necessary means to change her life though lifting and eating for her goals, and it has worked out very well for her, in only the space of a few years. If you know someone that is overweight, and you consider them to be "lazy", they may be extremely depressed, causing them to eat more, causing more depression, etc. So, next time you see an overweight person in the gym, offer them support instead of turning them into an internet joke. Go forth and lift huge. "









Jen Jewell - Timeline Photos: "I once fell off the fitness wagon, but I didn't let myself stay off track for long! Check out how I got my motivation back, stayed focused, had fun with my fitness and never looked back!"





 

Accurate.