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January 10th, 2006

So, Last Night...

I did a massive scripting session that got me through January -- and with a couple of exceptions, it's all Tiffany and Leonard, kenya believe it? There's definitely some "go back to the strip's roots"-ness going on in it, which is a good thing. Of course, that makes it talky again, but oh well. ;)

I also got back to where I was and covered some new ground in Jade Empire -- meeting the fox spirit was very cool. :) Next, it's off to battle a demon named "Mother" who creates degenerate cannibals. How very Freudian. ;P I finally acquired the Storm Dragon style, which is much easier to create harmonic combos with -- and since Storm Dragon combos end up leaving a Focus power-up behind, you can pretty much do the whole fight in Focus mode if you just do combo after combo. Munchkiney, but effective. ;) But I still kinda prefer Dire Flame, just 'cause I'm used to it.

Tonight, is Finish Badges Night! Plus the regular Tuesday workout. But now, alas, it's off to work!

-The Gneech
I hope you folks aren't getting sick of reading these, 'cause they're not going away. ;) Even if bauske doesn't post any, I'm still keeping up my side of the bargain. ;P So anyway...

The first two-thirds of the workout I spent watching laurie_robey doing DDR while I did the Bowflex; the rest was spent with the tail end of You Only Live Twice and the opening credits of Goldfinger on AMC.

Before you kill me, Mister Bowflex...Collapse )

The good news is, I found the extensions to properly do the Military Press. The bad news is, I'm not sure how well I'm liking this new workout. There's a lot more cable-shifting and bench-adjusting, which interrupts the flow and is just plain a nuisance. Also, with the seemingly-random exception of the Military Press, there's only one set of anything, which leaves me feeling like I haven't done anything at the end. Unless I have the weight set really high, it usually isn't until the middle of the second set of any exercise that I start to get to the muscle failure stage.

I'll probably stick with this one for the time being, but rearrange the exercises a bit next week so that at the very least more of the exercises using the T-bar are together, since that's the most cumbersome part to change. I can probably shave a good 3-5 minutes off the workout by only shifting to and from the T-bar once, instead of shifting to it, back from it for another exercise, then back to it again.

Any comments re: this setup, you other athletic (or would-be athletic) types out there?

-The Gneech

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