The week that was, in internet land – Volume 11

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. – John Bohannon
And this is why you don’t trust the media about nutrition stuff.

Vegetarian top athlete gets rhabdomyolysis – Ergo-Log
Moral of the story: don’t be vegetarian.

Starting off right – Paul Carter
Advice for new lifters.

What supplements should you take – Bryan Krahn
More awesome from Bryan Krahn.

Why you need strength training to lose fat for good – Phil Heather
Weights good.

Overstressed and overeating – John Berardi
Oh hello, article written about me. And probably lots of you too.

The week that was, in internet land – Volume 10

The hard road of betterment – Paul Carter
A wise man knows he knows nothing.

How eating better can make you happier – Examine.com
Yup. Eat less crap and you will feel less like crap. Amazing.

The science behind caffeine – Examine.com
Apparently less is more. Guess I should take this IV out then.

Is uncertainty in complex disease epidemiology resolvable? – Wasim Maziak
Remember what we said about science being hard?

Why Fitspiration Is Killing Your Motivation – Lawrence Judd
We like this a lot, even if Lawrence totally spells his name wrong. Focus on the process, not the goal. We’re not saying it’s easy, but it’s pretty much the only way to make sure you actually make it to your goals.

The week that was, in internet land – Volume 9

Happy May long everybody! Hope you’re not dead from too much fun over the weekend.

When “Just Lose More Fat” is Not the Answer – Shoee Walsh
This one is mostly for the ladies. Though some of the guys here could stand to read it too.

8 truths to live (and lift) by – Paul Carter
This guy knows what’s up. Not your usual fitness writing, but definitely worth reading.

15 Expert Tips to Unleash your Athleticism – Eric Bach
Some good thoughts here. It’s not ALL picking up heavy things and putting them down.

When To Eat Delicious Food And When To Avoid It – Mike Israetel
This guy knows his shit. Seriously.

The New Approach to Training Volume – Nathan Jones
And interesting article on how training affects hypertrophy. And everything else. Aimed at a more advanced lifting crowd.

Why You Should Ignore Canada’s Food Guide and Follow Brazil’s Instead – Genevieve Fullan
Yup.

Sunday Update: May 10, 2015

Life, FTW

 

So, how’s it going?  That’s awesome.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there (Hi Mom!).  And for those managing to not murder their dick bag off spring, congrats and keep up the good work!  Also to those moms out there that are managing and working on improving themselves to the best they feel they should be, while having to care for another human (not just their significant other, you know who you are), keep kicking ass.

It’s never easy to get yourself into a routine and stick with it.  There are days where you finally feel like you have found your niche, and you are into a routine that works for you and yours.  You have finally gotten used to things, and have regimented it to a science.  You wake up at a certain time, no longer feeling sluggish.  You prep meals, get the kids to school/daycare, hit the gym or exercise program you love, work, pick up the kids, and get dinner made, help with their homework, cleaning done, and the day is over.  All is well.

Then something comes along and throws a wrench into the mix.  Your whole routine is destroyed, and your journey from flabby to fabby is gone.  You feel like it won’t happen, and say “Fuck it!” and revert back.

Wait..what?  You’re going to let a little thing like life get in the way of your well being?  That’s a horrible way of looking at life.  If that’s how you approach every situation, then quit now.

My job has changed in a direction that I had not foreseen, and currently I am able to get the gym and do any kind of fitness one day a week.  IF I’m lucky.  I am constantly traveling, which makes keeping a decent diet hard.  It’s easier than most people think, but time consuming and a pain in the ass.

The fact that I haven’t gained back most of the weight is awesome.  That’s because, although I haven’t eaten the cleanest while in transit, I also haven’t gorged and consumed 5000 calories.  I still consumed roughly the right amount for me, but with a lack of mobility, that can make it hard.

I know it has been a few weeks since my last update, as being on the road happens.  The key is to remember to get back on the horse and work.  Straight up giving up on your goals just means that we are right, and you’re stupid.  Life happens, and you have to remember to no let that stop you.

Anyways, the results.

Last measurements:

  • Weight: 306.6 lbs
  • Chest: 122.6 cm
  • Right Arm: 45.7 cm
  • Left Arm: 45.7 cm
  • 2″ Above Navel: 120.7 cm
  • Navel: 126.4 cm
  • 2″ Below Navel: 120.0 cm
  • Hips (widest point): 115.6 cm
  • Right Thigh: 68.6 cm
  • Left Thigh: 68.6 cm

This week:

  • Weight: 309.2 lbs
  • Chest: 128.3 cm
  • Right Arm: 47 cm
  • Left Arm: 47 cm
  • 2″ Above Navel: 122.6 cm
  • Navel: 124.5 cm
  • 2″ Below Navel: 121.9 cm
  • Hips (widest point): 116.8 cm
  • Right Thigh: 66 cm
  • Left Thigh: 66 cm

So there are some things that I ended improving on.  Not much though.  My arms have gotten a touch bigger, but I attribute that to my weight training.  The rest is all a matter of getting back on track when things slow down with work.  When that happens I have no idea.  But as I said before, this thing takes time.  If you want an overnight change, go get lipo and stop demanding things.

The week that was, in internet land – Volume 8

We’re gonna be back on the posting train this week folks. Life is un-fucking itself a little bit for us.

What the dadbod is really all about – Paul Carter
Ooh dis is gud. Really good. I’m surprised he doesn’t have more nasty comments at the bottom.

Does Light Load Training Build Muscle in Experienced Lifters? – Brad Schoenfeld
tl;dr Yes. Don’t be stupid if you can help it.

The Sport Psychology of Goal-Setting – Michael Israetel
Goals are important. How you set them in a big way determines if you are going to achieve them or not.

5 Strategies for Overcoming Binge Eating – Tara Senic
Good tips for those of us who struggle with not occasionally eating ALL THE THINGS.

Good Fiber, Bad Fiber – How The Different Types Affect You – Joe Leech
I had no idea, to be honest. Good info.