Yin-Yang Cycle Week 2: 8/8-8/14

Sam, previously: Week 1 here ^ 8/8 Chest & back – yin (5 days since last trained) Smith Machine flat bench 6-2-2 *weight of machine not included (Pre @50) @70 / @100 6 (rpe 6) / 8 (rpe 7.4), 8, 8 (rpe 8.4), 6 Rest :60 BB bent over row 4-2-2 @135 / @95 8, 6…

Yin-Yang Cycle Week 1: 8/1 – 8/7

Sam, previously: explanation of new workout split here^ 8/1 Legs – yang BB stiff led dead @135 / @185 / @135 10 (rpe 6) / 10 (rpe 8/5), 8 (rpe 8.5), 6 (rpe 9.0) / 10 Rest :90 BB split squat @125 / @135 / @125 10 (rpe 7.3) / 8 (rpe 8.7), 8 (rpe…

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…

What’s It About?!

Sam, This piece of advice may need to go without being said, but I’ll talk about it anyway. It deals with that simple question in the title. To most non-writer/non-artists, asking “What’s it about?!” may seem like the natural way of expressing interest in whatever the artists is doing. This may be true in concept….

Wellness for Two, Four, Sixteen . . .

Sam, The essence of my Author’s Platform is to form a community of two seeming opposites: the literary and the active. As far as I see it, our brains, our bodies need a balancing of art and sport. Each target separate parts of the brain. We may have a physically dominant side (the easiest example…

The Author’s Platform

Sam, I think I have neglected to address to you an important piece of why I want to publish my novel Project Stripes. It deals with the author’s platform, a hard to define term agents and publishers want to know about when being queried. What I understand: the platform is my ability to sell my…

Write What You KNOW

Sam, The title of this post might be a phrase you’ve heard of before. If you’re a writer or just familiar with any great writer (Stephen King for instance), then you’ve heard this piece of advice repeated. It’s a word from the wise on a practical approach to writing. I wish to augment this truth…

There’s Only One Enemy

Sam, I’ve been gathering up my resolve at the start of this New Year for what I want to get done in 2016. One thing I’ve discovered in building my motivation is how no matter what kind of support group you have, who you surround yourself with, there is only one enemy: you. When you…

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Sam, To call back to a previous post of mine about why I love lifting weights, I wish to elaborate on the subject. Dipping into physical activity can coach artists (writers) to become better at our craft. Gaining muscle from weight lifting is not a laconic process. In a world where immediate gratification is something…