My dog Medax is my coach, naturally. I am proud to announce the results of this 3-month-long nerdy and grand experiment! If you haven't read the earlier parts, please do so as they are chock full of info!Part 1: I set the stage for the plan to do decline pike pushups nearly everday for 6 weeks with the goal of 9 reps specifically. (Plus much more details like % intensity at different heights, 1-RM calculations and more). Part 2: I share the results and experience of those 6 … [Read more...] about Using the Pike Pushup to do a Handstand Pushup (Part 3, The Finale!)
The Constant Awesome
Since it is the new year and the traditional food-laden holidays have peaked and everyone is trying to lose some weight, this is a good topic to write about. So... let's answer the title first. Is weight loss as simple as being in a caloric deficit? Yes. The short answer is yes. If you eat less calories than your body burns, you will lose weight, but I want to go beyond those simplicities. Now, let's get to what I really want to talk about: This infographic that's been around the Internet … [Read more...] about Are Diets for Weight Loss as Simple as Eating in a Caloric Deficit?
In October 2018, I started doing feet-elevated pike pushups to build the strength necessary for a proper handstand pushup against a wall which I wrote about in a previous blog post here. Did I reach my goal? Let's delve in and find out, shall we? 😊 Recap: Goal was to achieve at least 9 reps of these feet-elevated pike pushups Why 9? Well, the question was... since those pike pushups are around 75% intensity of full bodyweight, and the 1RM (1-rep-max) table says you need to be able to do 9 … [Read more...] about Using the Pike Pushup to do a Handstand Pushup (Part 2, The Results!)
I started this blog post as a way to tie things up for the year and thoughts kept pouring out so much that I realized I missed creative writing. In just one week it has allowed me to write a little bit everyday and so, here goes nothing. You want what you can't have and take what you have for granted. So be grateful for what you have. Humans are really funny. They want what they can't have. Then when they get what they want, they don't really care for it anymore. I've always tried to be hyper … [Read more...] about Wrapping up 2018 with lots and lots of thoughts.
My latest YouTube video was in response to a question about my physique. This video got a lot more comments than usual and so it is deserving of its own blog post. I touched upon a lot of topics and basically just told it like it is. Watch it below or just read about it below since you're on my blog and it's for reading. 😊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ihbxmAmMNQ Summary... Over the years I've often gotten negative comments online about my physique or comments alluding to me being … [Read more...] about Body Image Perceptions and Issues as a YouTuber
For 2018, I had a dream of putting out a motivational video series and eventually my notes turned into this 5-part video series that is a collection of tips for reducing anxiety, stopping panic attacks, figuring out how to do the right thing, dealing with unforeseen circumstances, and getting through depression. I hope it helps you and please share it with your friends who may benefit from these tips! Part 1: How to Reduce Anxiety & Stop a Panic Attack in 1 Minute In this video I … [Read more...] about Mindful Motivation Series
Six months ago I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend. Living with the one you love, even with all its ups and downs, is a truly divine experience that I will probably write a book about one day... but not today. Training at Home vs Beach My new place is much further away from the beach and alas, I'm not able to make it to the Original Muscle Beach (OMB) as often. I've been doing almost all of my workouts at home and this has caused me to train in a very different, "minimalist" type … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Laser Focus
This blog post is all about my nerdy journey of attaining a handstand pushup against a wall! Note: I am not talking about a freestanding HSPU. That requires a solid freestanding handstand which I have not maintained. I am only talking about the goal of achieving the strength for a chest-to-wall HSPU. This is one of those moves that I worked on in the past, but have neglected for at least a couple years so I have to build up the strength for it again. And that's somewhat of a blessing in … [Read more...] about Using the Pike Pushup to be able to do a Handstand Pushup
The One Arm Pull Up (or One Arm Chin Up) was never a goal of mine until very recently and I'd like to talk about my foray into this journey. The r/bodyweightfitness forum goes through seasons where the userbase brings up the same theme repeatedly and it has been very pulling-oriented for the past year. Last year it was all about Pavel Tsatsouline's Fighter Pullup program (detailed below) and recently there's a lot of talk about one-arm training. The userbase is collectively getting stronger and … [Read more...] about The Quest for the One Arm Pullup
Hello dear readers. This major purpose of this post it to break the writers block and paralysis that has consumed me as of late. My thoughts will be all over the place, which is good, cause variety is good. Treat this as a stream of consciousness style post, the practice of which is to help my thoughts flow, to share what is going on internally inside me and to possibly reignite the flame as a writer. The evolution of content-creation When I first started this website, I posted anything … [Read more...] about Reigniting the will to blog