27 May 2009




19:39. My PR is 10:17. After the initial set of HSPU, everything went to shit.



1000: 1 pint milk

1400: 2 graham crackers (!)

1730: Rancho Bravo - 3 chicken tacos, 1 beef tongue taco

2200: Chipotle - 1 chicken bowl (chicken, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, cheese)


Backsquat 5 reps @ 20kg, 60kg, 100kg, 112kg (5th rep fail)

Been too long without a strength workout. Last time I backsquatted was 29APR09. Everything with the gym prompted me to spend all this time doing paperwork and setting up the new box and I lost time with working out. Oh well, I have the whole summer (+ the rest of my life) to get stronger.

13 May 2009

I've made the jump


I still love you PC.. the business partner made me do it.

You have a 2.53 GHz (Late 2008) MBP Unibody 15"

06 May 2009

Excuse me..

.. I'm getting really fcuking tired and discouraged with all of this right now.

Teasy Weezey

Open by the third week of May? Papers need to process quicker!

Tweet Genius

I love Boy Genius Report. The site is one of my favorite tech sites.

They created their own BlackBerry Twitter app, appropriately titled Tweet Genius. Check it out:

04 May 2009

Had to post this..

Because it's funny and there's a lot of truth to it:


This is crossposted from the IGx..."overflowing with foul-mouthed ignorance."

Thruster's Suck

I've edited it a bit.

Thrusters look great on paper. They deliver a serious punch to the CV system. Take a step back and you see the thruster for what it is: A bastardized low-skill compromise made up for trainees with training ADD. They do a great job to "mess you up" but, fuck, what's the purpose of it, really, because running sprints will fuck you up harder and faster, especially hill sprints.

Even if the weather is terrible, there are better options.

It's a ugly combination of front squat and push press and in most videos of the thruster, you see a whole lot of undesirable things happening. Add that in with a certain type of trainee's zest for doing something all-out without first acquiring the mastery, and you'll start to see why it's a junk movement, and not really a front squat + push press.

Let's start with the squat portion...it's not a front squat because you rack a front squat. Most thrusters have you doing some kind of squat with the bar being held at the shoulder level, but not racked. Given the somewhat high velocity of the thruster movement, this is a lot of unnecessary, and, dare I say it, stupid stress on the wrist, which isn't quite that robust of a joint. While this might not be an issue with PVC, or a lighter bar, eventually most folks doing this as a metabolic conditioning movement will put enough slop into it to do something nasty to their wrists. Let's also talk about rebounding out of the squat for a newer trainee...not a good idea. Some experienced olympic lifter types have adapted to this, but the newbie hasn't.

Now the overhead portion has a similar issue...you are essentially transfering forces from the ground, up through your legs and core, and then overhead...except it's not the core that's taking the brunt, it's the wrist. Pavel talks about leakage...even in the best videos of thrusters, you'll see leakage through the wrists. And shoulders. What happens when you rebound with the bar held in your hands, it jams your shoulders down.

Using dbs or kbs makes the movement more palatable since many of these issues are eliminated.

Overall there are better ways to get this response.

Now, the combination movement of front squat + push press isn't a bad strength movement combination and many have pointed out that it has it's use. That's not what I'm talking about here. I'm talking about doing it hard and fast with bad form. That's no way to develop virtuosity.

And, because it's funny:

Sunday, day 14

Weight: ?

Sleep: 7 hours or so


1200: 1 pint cream top chocolate milk

1430: 12oz chai tea

1600: some "veggie chips" from Costco

1700: 20oz mango-peach fruit blend smoothie

2000: Mongolian grill joint off of The Ave: beef, chicken, brocolli, carrot, spinach, lettuce, bean sprouts, tofu, pineapple, water chestnut, etc... teriyaki sauce + pineapple juice + sesame oil

2200: ice cream

WOD: uh oh again

Saturday, day 13

Weight: ?

Sleep: 7 hours


1100: 1 pint milk

1230: 2 slices pepperoni pizza, 12oz coke

1800: 5oz chicken, 1 cup mashed potatoes, 1/2 cup corn

2000: 12 slices of pepperoni, sausage & extra cheese pizza

2200: Applebee's: 24oz Blue Moon, order of boneless "buffalo wings", order of mozarella sticks, some fries

WOD: rest

Friday, day 12

Weight: 132.8lbs

Sleep: 8 hours. Finally knocked out when I wanted to.


1230: Kona Kitchen - 3/4 of a fried rice order (spam, green onions, bbq pork) + 1 scrambled egg + 1 egg sunny side up, 20oz coke, a side of fries

1330: Molly Moon* - 1 scoop vivace coffee ice cream + waffle cone.

1900: the rest of my friend rice

2200: movie theater popcorn + salt, some Junior Mints

0000: two 16oz Blue Moon

*I didn't know, but there's another location RIGHT next to the new Foundation CrossFit. Uh oh's.

WOD: uh oh

01 May 2009

Summer 2009 Blockbusters!

We're going to have some great popcorn flicks these coming months!

Star Trek

Ohura + Spock?! Oops! Sorry, spoiler. I'm excited to see Abram's take on this verse. And as always STAR WARS > Star Trek. Always.

Terminator: Salvation

Terminator Salvation Trailer from divino on Vimeo.

Been wanting to see this part of the John Connor story since seeing my brother's theatrical bootleg on VHS back in the 90's. Yay cyborgs!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformer "Revenge of the Fallen" trailer #3 from Bay Films/Michael Bay Dot Com on Vimeo.

Dan hates Michael Bay. I like his films when my brain is shut off- they're just so fun. Yay robots!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I started memorizing the spells they use and saying them randomly. Watch out for my killing curse! Yay wizards!

Where the Wild Things Are


Spike Jonze is taking the children's masterpiece and making a movie! OH SHIT! But really, I'm excited to finally see this in moving picture, even though I didn't particularly enjoy the original art from the book.

GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra

G.I. JOE trailer in HD

Fuck that subtitle, but damn. It's Crackdown: the Movie! Hahaha.. And it looks like some mindless fun.