I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I rarely watch commercial television since all of the characters are fictional and reality TV is geared for people who have, unfortunately, a 12 year olds maturity level and a white trash brain.  The first thought that went through my head when I was told you couldn't change a channel with out seeing something about Whitney's death was GET OVER IT PEOPLE!  She had a good voice, but Susan Boyle from the UK's voice is just as good and most likely better, so is Adele's, so is Beyonce's...shall I keep listing names?  She was not a great actress, in fact, she only made movies because she was a pretty Pop Star, not because she was swimming in talent.  She didn't write any of her own music, she depended upon someone else's talent for that.  She did travel with a huge entourage who let her do what ever she wanted. She did marry Bobby Brown and, from things I've read, turn into a failed Pop Star crackhead.  She made a lot of money but never became a philanthropist, giving herself the sweet life but rarely thinking of others.  Of course she is related to Dionne Warwick who scammed millions from stupid people with her phony clairvoyant hot line.  So when it comes to Whitney, all I can say is GET OVER IT PEOPLE!

Adonis my ass or working with dumbbells

I'm sure there are some of you who think weight training is a dirty word because you equate it with muscle soreness.  I have one thing to say to you:  get a life!  Muscle soreness tells you the muscle hasn't been used in, and this is a presumptive guess, YEARS!  Most likely because you're middle aged and lazy.  "No pain, no gain" is just as true as "use it or lose it."  The choice is yours.  You can maintain the muscle you have, maybe build a little on it, or you can continue to slowly waste away.    Let's put some emphasis on the word waste.  Maybe you want to be 85 and have the muscle tone of an 8 month old baby.  I don't.  So get your ass out the sweet spot of you Laziboy and grab some weights.  Now there is something you need to be very much aware of, your age!  If you're in your mid-twenties you're probably not going to have much of a problem.  However, if you just happen to be middle-aged, like me, you're not going to want to start swinging around 25 pound dumbbells.  Start easy!  Ten pound dumbbells are fine.  In fact I'll let you in on a little secret, when you're a young, strapping Adonis having big biceps and shoulders and pecs capable off poking out some one's eye is important as hell, poundage is fine.

See, even back in the Greco - Roman days they used dumbbells

The bigger the plates the bigger the muscle.  However, if you're middle-aged, like me, your days of even dreaming of looking like one of the statues above are long gone.   However, if you lust for six pack abs and don't mind working your balls off there just might be hope for you (slim hope to be sure).  The truth about abs like that?  We all have them, they're just covered in body fat.  The truth of the matter is that you should be more concerned about muscle maintenance at this stage of your life and lower weights is the way to go.  The results you want are strength not size.  Muscle mass disappears as you get older, this is normal.  The only way to keep your muscles from doing a fade out is to work them and when you work them it should be a repetitive routine.  This doesn't mean you should stick to low poundage, medium (for your body weight and size) will work just fine.  You just need to workout regularly, on a fixed schedule, otherwise all you will end up doing is wasting your time, which is the type of thing a porko deluxe might do.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Quickie Here

Because my scheduling has been odd the past couple of days, there's just going to be a Quickie post, and it wasn't odd because of the Superbowl, I was actually playing Skyrim while the teams were battling it out on the field.

Anyway, if you want to lose weight you need to calculate how many calories you can consume every day.  Here's a quick formula to do just that.

Take your weight in pounds and multiply it by 11  (as an example 200 lbs x 11= 2200).

Take that total and multiply it by the calories you expend because of activity, if you're over 40 and are sedentary that figure is 40% or 440 calories.  Add the 2 figures together.  This gives you 2640 calories which is what you should be eating if you want to maintain your weight.  If you want to lose one pound per week you need to subtract 500 for a total of 2140 calories per day.

Working out will increase the number of calories burned which will cause the weight to come off faster.  Do not plan on losing more then 2 pounds per week, if you do you're an asshole.  Because it's going to come right back on the minute you stop working out or stop watching your diet.