Goals for the summer include:
(1) Get all of my major lifts (bench, deadlift, squat) into the triple digits.
(2) Write at least 2 pieces of short fiction.
(3) Finish Visa application process/pack house/prepare for move to the UK generally.
(4) Get down to my goal weight (165lbs).
(5) Start writing an article, any article.
A little bit of writing, a little bit of fitness stuff, and a touch of "major life changes." It seems like a well rounded list to me.
*Books Read 2013
28. "Ghost Spin" by Chris Moriarty
29. "Starting Strength: 3rd Edition" by Mark Rippetoe
A very, very handy book for folks who are into lifting and want some technical assistance. Not everything he says is great--as is true of more or less all fitness books--but there's some excellent troubleshooting stuff in here, plus lots of body science and in-depth explanations of mechanics.
30. "Strength Training Anatomy" by Frederic Delavier
This has color diagrams, and was cheap and small. Mostly, I like the color diagrams of muscle groups recruited, etc. (I found it at a Half Price Books for a couple of bucks. It's not worth much more than that, especially if you have other, better reference material.)( Books Read 2013 Complete ListCollapse )