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Testing week lows & highs & lows

Posted on January 13, 2015

This past week was supposed to see me testing 8 lifts to get a sense of where I’m at & where I want to go. Had it all plotted out in my notebook. Neatly. I tested 4ish. Then it turned into a deload week. What happened is no reason that’s important to you, I guess. Life things. This is why I almost always regret making fancy plans & writing in my notebook in ink — I’m capable & willing to handle the plans, but some outside influence always rolls through to derail things. And then my nice notebook has a bunch of irrelevant shit scribbled in it. In ink.  Fuck it, I only do this for exercise & fun. I’m not an athlete. On…

Sometimes people ask me how to get in shape, & this is what I tell them

Posted on December 31, 2014

This is New Year’s resolution time. You may know how I feel about waiting for the new year. But a lot of people use this time to reassess their habits & fix themselves, so good for them. I only know what works (so far) with me. But in the last couple of years, more than a handful of friends have asked me what I did to get into (mediocre) shape & what they should do to get in shape. I tell them some general rules that tend to work for most people, then suggest they find a good gym & learn from someone who knows, because I’m not qualified to be specific & I’m not really all that fit, so who am I to be anybody’s…

Shit and tumors

Posted on December 6, 2014

I can see the Google search terms that bring people to this site, & literally every week I get at least one person who comes here googling some variation of “If I get diarrhea right after I eat do I count the calories?” [Sits quietly rubbing temples for several minutes.] OK. Listen. For the last time: I don’t fucking know because I’m not a scientist, but if you get diarrhea, don’t worry about counting calories. I’m not saying anything about the calories. I’m saying don’t worry about it, because your anus is barfing & that’s enough to worry about right now. Yes you’re trying to keep a record of precisely how many calories your digestive system absorbed before dinner rode the chocolate flume to…