An old friend from high school is moving to town and wants help moving, so Teh Wife and I are helping her move in Friday. There will be beer and pizza, so I will be there.
Weekend was good. Pascha and all that jazz, then lots of food. I had hoped to get some training in on Sunday morning, but there just wasn't time, so, whatevs. I had been up until like 4:30am. Very good times.
I bought some RAM for the desktop (2x2 GB). Prices have gone up since I got the computer last August. The email confirmation I got for buying the desktop had an ad in it for this much RAM for $40. I ended up paying about $110 and couldn't find anything much better, pricewise, for stuff that would work. Paid almost entirely with gift certificates. There's a $25 rebate, but you can't always trust that to go through. Anyway. I currently have 1GB in there, so this will be much better.
For some reason I got dragged into a couple of discussions about strength training this weekend. This friend of mine got a lot of bad ideas about proper programming from a friend of his who is a competitive bodybuilder (pyramid style training, too-specific splits, quasi-religious ideas about training), but also got some very good ideas from him (full depth high bar squats, full range of motion on all lifts, the need to be strong, barbell training in general). I told him what I do, which is simple progressive strength training with sets across, squatting 3x per week, and typically doing full body workouts rather than splits (though simple upper-lower splits work well, too) and that if he wants to know more I can lend him a helpful book or two. He balked at the idea of squatting 3x per week. You don't have to go heavy all the time, though... Another guy was talking about how he had been doing P90X for the last year, which is pretty good. A lot of people rag on P90X (for instance, Crossfitters), but it has several good things about it: it has good conformance, it's easy psychologically, you're doing stuff that's mostly worthwhile, you'll get the results advertised, and you won't get injured (incidentally, it beats Crossfit in all of those, especially the last). The only real downside is that there is no way it can get you as strong as you need to be (a problem shared with Crossfit).
Anyway. I, apparently, have a meeting in a little bit that I have forgotten about, so I'm eating the lunch I packed right now. After the meeting, I will get some milk.
Oh! There was some hail on the way in! It was awesome. Very strong rain, too.
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