Sunday, February 24, 2008

Step Up!

As with any goal you want to achieve I think it's important to keep it fresh in your mind. So when it comes to health and fitness it isn't any different. One of many things I do to keep my health and fitness in check is to read about it on a daily basis. It can be anything from NY Times health news, Reuters, or even blogs.

I want to take this post to tell you about my favorite source. The blog is written by Tony Gentilcore, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. If you were to ever meet Tony, you'd understand exactly why he writes the way he does,'s Tony in a nutshell. His blog is entertaining, funny, and most importantly informative and educational. I'd say if you need some motivation on a regular basis, just reading his blog might do the trick. It can be found at the boston herald site here:

Step Up!

Cuz Tony Said So...

Test Day Recap

So testing day proved to me that my routines have worked thus far. All my lifts are up as well as other athletic performance markers, keeping in mind my program didn't have any plyometrics whatsoever.

So all in all I'm pretty happy with where I'm at. My bench is a little lower than I had hoped but hopefully I'll be able to break through my recent plateau with next month's programming. My trap bar dead lift form on my 355lb lift wasn't quite where it needs to be as well(understatement of the century). So those are my two major takeaways. I'll be focusing on strict form for my deadlifts, and ensuring that my bench press strength doesn't stagnate.

I've been training consistently for over 8 months now(has it been that long already!). I'd say the results are keeping me motivated. My back problems have all but gone away, I'm stronger, and generally feel better on a daily basis. I've gotten many comments about my improved posture lately too.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Test Day

So the big day is done, I don't have time to write up a full report right now, but here are the results:

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Stay Strong,


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Introducing the BILF

Hardee's Country Breakfast Burrito

At a meager 920 calories and 60 grams of fat, lets just say it's not a surprise obesity has become a problem. For $2.69 this can be yours, and if you aren't full from the burrito feel free to make it a combo with hash browns and a coffee.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

When John Speaks...

People Listen

Enjoy, Monday is the big test day. I'll post my results as soon as it's over.