Monthly Archives: July 2013

Why the Baltimore Sun has No Credibility

The TV critic can’t even hide his bias.

Sinclair’s conservative orientation is no secret. The company has long backed conservative candidates and causes.

And, as a result, Sinclair management does do some stuff that might be considered, well, hinky.

How on Earth did this get past an editor?  And how can we possibly take anything else he says seriously when he says this:

The question is whether its newly-acquired Washington muscle is going to tempt management into surrendering to its worst ideological tendencies — letting politics trump its journalism.

Well, thank goodness The Sun is looking out for that!

 


Training, 7/30/13

Bench Press

Warm up, then

8 sets of 3 @ 165, used 3 grips, less than a minute between sets.

4 Board Press

185×5

225×5

245×5

265×8

DB Row

50×10

80×10

90×10

95×8

DB Extension

2×10 @ 30

Front plate raise

2×8 @ 45

 


Training, 7/28/13

Box Squat

Warmup, then

8×2 @ 265 less than a minute between sets

275×1

315×1

335×1

Deadlift

8×1 @ 295, 30 seconds between sets

315×1

365×1

385×1

Pull thru

3×10 @ 140

Pull down abs

3×15 @ 140


Interesting Split

Here’s how the Maryland Delegation voted on the Amash Amendment to defund NSA data collection (better known as searches without warrants).  An AYE vote is a vote against warrantless spying, a NO vote is a vote with the Obama Administration to continue viewing the Constitution as an inconvenient list of suggestions.

Interesting how they are split.  Andy Harris I suspect would have voted NO were there an (R) next to the President’s name.  The rest are Democrats, and 3 of them are splitting from the Administration.

Maryland
AYE   R Harris, Andy MD 1st
NO   D Ruppersberger, A. Dutch MD 2nd
AYE   D Sarbanes, John MD 3rd
AYE   D Edwards, Donna MD 4th
NO   D Hoyer, Steny MD 5th
NO   D Delaney, John MD 6th
AYE   D Cummings, Elijah MD 7th
NO   D Van Hollen, Chris MD 8th

I recommend holding the NO voters accountable, but there’s not much history of that in Maryland.


Training, 7/26/13

Much better day today compared to yesterday.  Given that I slept for two hours yesterday afternoon (planning to take a 20 minute power nap), maybe I needed some sleep, as I’m not getting a full 8 most nights, and certainly not nights that I get up at 5AM to take care of dogs, eat, then get to the gym).

Also trying a little caffeine experiment, yesterday and today went with about 12 ounces of coffee instead of the usual Monster Lo-Carb energy drink.  The energy drink is FAR more effective for me, but I was curious about how much, and how long it might take to have the coffee replace it.  We’ll see if I continue.

Anyway:

Reverse Band Bench Press (Light band chocked around a band peg)

135×8

185×3

225×3

245×3

275×3

295×3

315×1

325×1

335×1

DB incline press

50×8

80×10

85×4,3

Pullup

7,5,5,4,4

Rear Delt raise

2×15 @ 25

superset with

Light band pressdown

2×12

 


Training, 7/25/13

Bad day.  Tired, never woke up, unfocused.  I guess the positive is that I can’t remember the last really awful training session.

Deadlift off 2″ Block

135×3

185×3

225×3

275×3

315×1

365xmiss (seriously?)

365×1

385xmiss, miss

GHR

3 sets

GHR situps

3 sets

 


Training, 7/23/13

Bench Press

45×15

2×3 @ 95

2×3 @ 135

8×3 @ 165, 3 grips, 45 second rests

185×3

225×1

245×1

255×1

4 Board Press

225×5

245×5

255×5

DB Row

50×8

75×8

80×8

85×10

DB Ext

2×12 @ 25

Front raise

35 pound plate x 2×12

 


Hierarchy of Coffee

In my house, in my opinion:

1) Zeke’s Coffee (local, Baltimore, good)

2) Peet’s Coffee

3) Starbucks (I like darker roasts, but the medium blend is good, too)

4) Dunkin Donuts

An honorable mention goes to Green Mountain, which I like, but can’t find anywhere.

Thoughts?


Training, 7/16/13

Box Squat

Warmup, then

8×2 @ 245, less than 1 minute between sets

275×1

315×1

Deadlift

8×1 @ 275. 3 seconds between sets

Pullthru

3×9 @ 140

Pull down abs

3×12 @ 140

That’ll do.

 


Browncast

Just a quick note:  If you are into food or are in any way a fan of Alton Brown, you should be checking out his podcast.

I mean it.  It’s awesome.


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