Fickle Fitness Findings (alliterative titles NEVER get old)
In recent news, a series of awesome events have occurred in the last two weeks or so. Almost all of them related to my passion for fitness/bodybuilding, none of which I can discuss here, yet. Trust me, though, it is worth the wait. (For me at least.)
Here’s some random crap to keep your mind busy while I go eat/breath/live very cool things:
I only buy organic, cage free, grass fed chicken eggs. It’s like $3.50 a dozen but it takes me forever to use them all, so the expense is negligible. That being said, I learned today that “cage free” or “free range” doesn’t necessarily mean anything. In most cases, it means the chickens are held in a large, enclosed area with a small door giving them the “option” of leaving, though 99% of those chickens will still never see daylight.
I’m hoping that because I pay the little bit extra for organic & grass fed, it means they really are happy go-lucky chickens in a big pasture. But who knows? In an effort to be less of a moron, I am going to buy my eggs from the farmer’s market from now on. At least that way I am supporting my local economy.
PS. I learned all this from a friend who owns chickens. She gave me half a dozen eggs yesterday because she’s wonderful. The reason I posted a picture of Oprah is because one of her hens is named Oprah. I am hoping I get to consume one of Oprah’s eggs.
My grip sucks. My pullup sets always get cut short because I can’t hold on any longer. I can’t get out a full set of deadlifts above 135ish without straps. It.is.sad.
In an effort to take down the Gods of poor grip, I am ending all of my upper body days with farmers walks. Last week I tried it with towels strung through plates like this
but the towels I used weren’t quite the right size. This week I did it with 45 lb dbells. I should have gone heavier. I also might try to do my last set of deadlifts every week w/o straps. I did today. It hurt. A lot.
Did any of my east coast readers feel the quake today? I DID!!! It was my first earth quake experience and it was SO cool. (But only because it was completely undestructive in my area) I looked up from my lab bench at work and saw all my buffers shaking like Jurassic Park.
Christina posted the.best.post.ever. yesterday.
Please, any and all fitness professionals, non professionals, whoever… go see this. Anyone who wants to push the strong, feminine thing especially. I am not even going to tell you what it is because I want you to be curious enough to click that link.
Seriously. Stop reading my blog now and go to hers.