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Finally Back In Action...

So after the toughest semester academically I’ve ever had in my life, I am once again ready to seriously devote myself to getting stronger and bigger. What Happened Last Semester I had a tough, time-consuming academic courseload and spent upwards of 10-15 hours a week working in a lab. As a result,...

Weightlifting Stats Update (5/17/08)...

Alright, so the date for my goal has come and passed. How did I do? “Be able to parallel squat 275 for 15 repetitions” - Not even close. I was banking on my squat progress being much faster than it actually was. I can bang out 240 pounds for 8 or 9 repetitions nowadays, which I still consider...

Sleep (and the Lack Thereof)...

It’s a vicious cycle. I’ve spent numerous nights this semester puzzling over homework in the wee hours of the night. I always promise myself, “Next time, this will not happen. I will start my homework the day it’s assigned.” Inevitably, new work is assigned. However, feelings...

A Brand New Year, and Some Reflections...

So a new school year has come. Everything is going by so fast… sometimes it all blends together. I’ve heard many times from graduates that college just flies by in a flash. I can definitely attest that is true for me. It seems like only yesterday I was folding clothes at the Gap. Now I’m...

Freshman Year Reflections...

It’s funny how life can never be predicted by your expectations. Before I came to college, I expected to still be able to continue playing poker, while maintaining decent grades and a fulfilling social life and learning new skills (I particularly wanted to get involved in salsa and Brazilian jiu...

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