2-a-W Week 2: 6/6 – 6/12

Sam, previously: week 1 here^ 6/6 Legs (4 days since last trained) Warm-up as needed BB squat (Pre-set of 5 sec pause for 10 @95lbs) 4 of 6-8 @155 (first 2 were 8, second 2 were 6) Post-set same as pre-set Rest :90-2min BB hip thrust 4 of 10-12 @225 Rest :90 DB lying leg curl…

2-a-W Week 1: 5/30 – 6/5

Sam, 5/30 ARMS Warm-up DB lateral raise 45lb plate curls and overhead extension 3 of 10 Seated negatives *6 sets 1-3 @60lbs 3 of 6 Rest :90 4-6 @30lbs (full ROM) 3 of 8 Rest :45 Cable negatives push down *6 sets @80lbs 3 of 6 Rest :90 @42.5lbs (full ROM) 3 of 8 Rest…

Training Programs – Twice-a-Weeks –

Sam, I want to inject more fitness related content into this site. To start, I’ll log the workout split I’ve been doing since late May/early June. I was on the fence about posting any programs at first but soon realized I wouldn’t be at risk of losing my potential business by sharing what it’s like…

Week 5: 6/27 – 7/3

6/27 REST DAY 6/28 REST DAY 6/29 REST DAY 6/30 Legs (5 days since last trained) BB squat @90 (:05 hold) / @165 (squat) / @90 “” / @135 “” / @90 “” / @135 “” 10 / 4 / 10 / 10 / 10 / 10, 10 Rest :90-2min BB hip thrust @225 /…

The Power of Belief: Prophecy in ‘Harry Potter’

Sam, Twenty years ago, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was published to the delight of an ever-growing fanbase. The world of Harry Potter expanded, more of Harry’s past was unveiled to us, and we saw him at the height of his magical prowess (read here for why I think so). There’s so much I could…

The Humanity of Witches

Sam, For those of us not wanting to wait ten months until October, I would highly recommend watching the Netflix adaptation of Archie Comic’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. While I do have issues about portraying witches as exclusively Satanists (a Christian branding), the show has peaked my interest enough to want to write about it….

The Burning Scar in ‘Order of the Phoenix’

Sam, By the time J. K. Rowling finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, our hero and his friends’ accomplishments in Hogwarts (and out) were well known. Their adventures, for all their dangers and thrills, should impress and bewilder readers especially for children’s stories. I don’t see many books for young readers where the…

Designed to Move

Sam, “Humans are designed to move. Since emerging as a distinct species, humans moved (exercised) to secure food, escape from dangerous situations, attract mates, and do a variety of other activities that have allowed the species to thrive. [. . .] the organ systems involved in energy metabolism function best when subject to regular physical…

Not a ‘Monster’ Unloved

Sam, This is the physical revision of The Crimes of Grindelwald script. I’ve given some guidelines in the previous post about how I would have set up the film (and the previous Beasts‘ ending). I’m only going to focus on the inciting incident of the film, when Dumbledore recruits Newt to travel to Paris to find Credence. I…

‘What makes Albus Dumbledore so Fond of You?’

Sam, Following the relative success of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in my opinion), Crimes of Grindelwald was something of an enigma for me. Coming in to the theatre, the film’s ability to meet the level of its predecessor balanced on a knife’s edge. I thought I knew which way the weight would shift given my…