Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hashtag Inversions Make You Hot


So my newest endeavor is handstands. Seeing yogis on IG (particularly @kinoyoga, @carsonclaycalhoun, @fitqueenirene, and @patrickbeach) do inversions has had quite an impact on me. The strength (core, shoulders, arms, etc.), flexibility, balance, and mindset required to do these things is just so impressive. So I'm a man on a mission to get some really sick handstands down. I've incorporated yoga into my fitness regiment, so if anyone's down, join me for some free yoga at Bayfront park every Saturday morning at 9am!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nostalgic



I haven't heard this song in many months. I threw it on just now and a wave of memories came rushing back (which is funny because I was just discussing with someone earlier today how music can be attached to memories and when you hear something in particular it takes you back to an exact time and place in your past). So this song takes me back to living in D Place. I would wake up at 6 something in the morning, hop on my bike, head down NE 2nd Ave through the design district, hang a right onto 36th St, and a quick left on NE 1st Ave into the shops of Midtown. Straight down, past my job at the time, and across the street to Crossfit Wynwood (ignore the fact that I used to Crossfit for a while). It's so vivid in my mind: passing the restaurants such as Buena Vista Deli and Lemoni Cafe, trying to race the morning buses on my bike, the calm of the streets while ASAP flowed through my headphones, etc. I would complete my WOD, reverse route, and get back to my apartment. I miss that place. I'm putting in the necessary work to go back there (well, not back to D Place, but back to downtown). I'm doing well in school, and I graduate with my BSN next year. So one day I'll be back in that area that I love so much. Maybe I'll play this song to celebrate.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fixie

I held this one-handed track stand for the longest time before heading to downtown to ride bike yesterday. There's still so much to learn :)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Caesy Neistat

I almost forgot about this guy. I gotta spend a day catching up on all of his new videos once the semester ends.


And I just found out he married Candice :3

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hablando Basura

I remember driving up to Orlando to see Trash Talk. That was hella fun. You remember that, don't you?
Well here they are with Odd Future making some cameos. And speaking of which, seeing OF when they came down on Halloween was so fucking sick. What a show!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Progress

Disclaimer: only a meathead will probably find any interest in this, ahaha.

I'm fucking stoked on my progression in the gym. I was thinking about it during my workout on the bench today. I remember when I first hit 205x7 on bench. It was the most I had ever done and I was hella stoked. In an unfortunate turn of events, I ended up spraining my wrist the very same day in an unrelated accident and I had to stop working out for a very long time. I never really hit the gym the same way again until now. Fast forward some years from that injury to some months ago. I came up super fucking fast and hit 205x7 in no time. I maybe could have done more, but I was so happy that I started laughing once I came up on 7 and had to rack the weight, ahaha. Fast forward to now, just a few months later and I'm hitting 215x7. I'm not sure if 10lbs sounds like a lot but it definitely shows that I'm progressing. The goal is 2 plates x7 and then 2 plates x12. Can you imagine (I'm not even taking any supplements)? I'm coming for ya B-)

For PR, maxed out during winter break 2013 and these were the numbers on the big 3:
Bench: 260
Squat: 280
Deadlift: 315x2 (pictured below) (not sure what the 1 rep max is)
Can't stop. Won't stop.