Making a marketing video

At my day job at Clear Measure we were recently approached by Component One to help them make a marketing video for one of their products that we have been using. It was a very interesting experience - a professional two-man video crew flew in and visited our Austin office…

Next exercise please.. and a new project!

Ok, I hit a wall of some sort on weightlifting after doing StrongLifts 5x5 for 14-15 weeks (although probably ~12 weeks working; I had some weeks off for injury). Final stats: Start4 weeks7 weeks11 weeks14 weeks Squat45lb85lb140lb195lb215lb Bench45lb65lb85lb120lb135lb Row65lb85lb105lb135lb155lb Overhead Press45lb60lb85lb95lb100lb Deadlift90lb120lb170lb220lb260lb I've also done some single deadlifts for fun,…

Week 11 of weightlifting

I'm in week 11(ish) of weightlifting - "ish" because there have been a couple of incomplete weeks due to some mild injuries. Luckily, stopping immediately and icing/anti-inflammatory/resting has meant the downtime has been minimal. Current stats: Start4 weeks7 weeks11 weeks Squat45lb85lb140lb195lb Bench45lb65lb85lb120lb Row65lb85lb105lb135lb Overhead Press45lb60lb85lb95lb Deadlift90lb120lb170lb220lb Chin…

Just stop thinking about food

I've written before about how we eat - in Eating Real Food I talked about how we're now eating from the "walls of the supermarket" now, where all the real unprocessed foods are. We've been eating this way for a year now - literally. I noticed on my calendar that…

Loving the standing desk

Here's where I stand all day while at work (incidentally at Clear Measure - the best little software company I've ever worked for): Yes, I deliberately stand up, even when I have a perfectly good "comfortable" office chair. If you have no idea I would do this, you might want…

Weight lifting, injuries, tabata and more

Exercise update.. more posts coming soon on other topics like online passwords and building my new standing desk at work. I just completed week 7 of the StrongLifts 5x5 program with the help of the very helpful (and free) app. If you're interested in the program I highly recommend it.…

Weight lifting update

I've been working on the StrongList 5x5 program now for 4 weeks, so here's an update on where I am today: Start4 weeks Squat45lb85lb Bench45lb65lb Row65lb85lb Overhead Press45lb60lb Deadlift90lb120lb Chin ups02 Pull ups0- Now, bear in mind that these weights are still quite easy - the point of the SL…

Built my own power rack

I tried the StrongLifts 5x5 program for a week at the local gym and love the program - but hate the gym. Just too many posers and too long a line in front of the racks! So I looked online for getting a power rack and found that a decent…

Next challenge(s)?

Now that the book is complete, the paperback on order and the landing page complete, I'm thinking of what to do next. Yes, marketing the book will take some time and energy, but I'm looking for the next challenge. I may record an audio-book version.. looking into either renting a…

Book Progress: Done!

It's hard to say "done".. but I'm going to do it.. "DONE". No more changes. Now I'm in production mode; a new web page will be complete soon, and selling a few different versions: A 3-format ebook bundle (kindle/ipad/PDF) $9.99 available now A paperback for $16.99…