Monthly Archives: August 2011

Training, 8/23/2010, Deadlift

Earthquake hit right as I was shutting off my car in the gym parking lot.  Thought something had gone horribly wrong with my car.

Anyway – rushed today, only had a little time to train to begin with, and I had to get back to the office to make sure it didn’t fall down and get in touch with all my folks (many of whom work in Northern VA and DC).

Deadlift

135×5

185×3

225×1

260×3

300×3

335×4

Bad food day, not enough water, and distracted and rushed.  I’ll take it.


Training: 8/21/11, Press

Press

2×5 @ 45

65×5

95×1

105×3

120×3

135×6

Pulldown

4×8 @ 160

Face Pull

6×10

Hammer Curl

2×12 @ 30

20 mins bike

 


Training: 8/20/11 Squat

Squat

45×5

95×5

135×5

185×1

220×5

255×5

285×5

Pretty easy

Leg press

90×20

180×15

270×10

Seated Leg Curl

50×20

2×15 @ 100

Pull Down Abs

2×20 @ 120


Deadlift, 8/17/11

Deadlift

135×5

185×5

225×1

245×5

280×5

315×5

Pull Thru

3×10 @ 100

Incline situp

3×10

Hammer Strength Shrugs

3×20 @ 135

 


I don’t know, either

Penn Jillette’s commentary at CNN is awesome.

It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.

People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we’re compassionate we’ll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint.

So well said.  Compare this to the crap Warren Buffett got published, where he complains that he pays too little in taxes, but does nothing to increase his tax burden voluntarily (he could take a larger salary instead of capital gains, hell, he could contribute all of his earnings if he wanted).  Instead, he thinks we should use force to take more stuff from more people.

I know one thing:  which side I’m on.


Major Media = Statists

There’s media bias everywhere… and all of it is against Ron Paul


Oh, hello police state

The Long Beach police department will detain you if your pictures don’t have esthetic value.

“If an officer sees someone taking pictures of something like a refinery,” says McDonnell, “it is incumbent upon the officer to make contact with the individual.” McDonnell went on to say that whether said contact becomes detainment depends on the circumstances the officer encounters.

McDonnell says that while there is no police training specific to determining whether a photographer’s subject has “apparent esthetic value,” officers make such judgments “based on their overall training and experience” and will generally approach photographers not engaging in “regular tourist behavior.”

This policy apparently falls under the rubric of compiling Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) as outlined in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Special Order No. 11, a March 2008 statement of the LAPD’s “policy …  to make every effort to accurately and appropriately gather, record and analyze information, of a criminal or non-criminal nature, that could indicate activity or intentions related to either foreign or domestic terrorism.”

Among the non-criminal behaviors “which shall be reported on a SAR” are the usage of binoculars and cameras (presumably when observing a building, although this is not specified), asking about an establishment’s hours of operation, taking pictures or video footage “with no apparent esthetic value,” and taking notes.

That this is even considered reasonable should scare you.


Training 8/14/11 – Press

This may look familiar, repeating 5 week.

Press

2×5 @ 45

65×5

90×5

120×5

125×8

Misloaded the second work set which probably cost me a rep on the last set.

Pulldown

4×8 @ 150

Face Pull

4×15 @ 100

Hammer Curlz

3×10 @ 30


Training, 8/6/2011 – Bench Press

Bench Press

2×10 @ 45

95×5

135×5

170×5

195×5

220×6

Incline DB Press

2×15 @ 50

DB Row

3×10 @ 50

50×25 “Kroc” style

Rope Pressdown

3×15 @ 80

Not the best day; one of those days where it’s tough to wake up, feeling run down a bit from the week.  But got done what needed to get done, so progress was made.

 


Training, 8/4/11 – Deadlift

Deadlift

135×5

185×5

225×1

245×5

280×5

315×5

Way harder than it should have been.  I am out of shape.

Good Morning

45×6

2×5 @ 135

Planks

2x20s

Hammer Strength Shrugs

2×20 @ 135

 


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