Athos – Me vs. Athlean-x

I wasn’t even able to get through a quarter of the glute workout I posted. I am not surprised in the least. At least I had my handy Athos app telling me I did a great job, so that I wasn’t surprised that I’ve been sore from what I accomplished. My goal is now to be able to do the complete workout, without DOMS.

Anyhow, I am not sure that I trust my pant’s ability to detect my glute signals at the moment, although it claims to always be learning and updating, and I did see evidence that it was doing a progressively better job. However, I still feel that before and entirely throughout my workout, it was displaying way too many false positives for high intensity glute activiation, at least on the visual. I was surprised then, when the final analysis showed that I hadn’t reached my max with my glutes as I did the other muscles. So, I am guessing it corrected itself afterwards.

I managed to go 20 minutes for an active 15. My hamstrings apparently had the highest level of effort.

Set 1: 25 goblet squats with 15 lb
Set 2: 100 high knees
Set 3: 25 Plank circles R
Set 4: 25 Plank circles L
Set 5: 25 goblet squats with 15 lb
Set 6: 25 seconds pulsing Superman
Set 7: 100 high knees
Set 8: 50 hip thrusts
Set 9: 50 kick ups
Set 10: 25 goblet squats with 15 lb
Set 11: 10 Alternating lateral lunge R
Set 12: 10 Alternating lateral lunge L

As I provided the program this log, I thought maybe I would be able to link up the activation visuals with the exercise I was going at the time. It is going to be harder, but not impossible. Since I also took video of my form, I can compare time stamps of the video and suss out what caused what.

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My aromatherapy labels

I am pressing on with the store. I will be picking up test prints of my labels tonight. Check them out I think they’re pretty sweet~

labels

I have a leg workout that I plan to do with the ATHOS pants. I know this is going to be a glutastic and leg killing workout, I might not even make it through. I have taken notes on the workout we will be testing out at this google document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GISpFWlHB7kG5cXM3liC9ns-OOnuw0f3swoj9gmVMmI/edit

Hopefully, I will soon have a tree crew remove some invasive trees and trim some of our trees so that more light gets in the part of the yard I am building raised bed gardens in. I am building three raised beds, and I have also dug into the ground so that the plants can have deep roots. I have built two, so today I will hopefully build the third.

No Stars

Introduced to this song by Twin Peaks, but didn’t catch its name. I ended up hearing it in a tourist shop in Iceland and made a recording so I would look it up later. Finally remembered to look it up. It is such a pretty song.

2/22/18

Planted some seeds. Hoping I’m doing the right thing by those seeds. I think it will be easier with the seeds that are direct sown. I think I’m supposed to wait until late March or April. It is pretty warm now and feels like a frost isn’t likely. However, the weather is so mercurial this time of year I suppose that it could. It was a beautiful day today though.

Followed the GMB Elements program today. Pretty proud of myself. I’m supposed to do it every day, but I don’t. Essentially it is 20 arm circles, 20 shoulder crossings, 20 “squat openers”, 20 leg lifts, 20 leg circles, 1 minute of elbow rotations on the floor, 1 minute of plank, 1 minute of putting weight on the back of my hands, 1 minute of putting weight with my fingers toward myself, 5 minutes of walking downward dog, 30 seconds cobra, 30 seconds L arm stretch, 30 seconds goalpost stretch, 30 seconds frog stretch. Hanged as much as I could on the pull up bar for a minute, did 3 sets of 2 pull ups, and 2 sets of 2 inverse pull ups. Followed a 20 minute dance cardio video, a splits video, and a backbend video by PsycheTruth, but to be honest, I didn’t feel like they were worth sharing. That’s not to say I recommend PsycheTruth videos in general because I do, but these just didn’t seem the usual quality. Anyways, it was a good day for my training program and I hope I can keep it up even whenever I finally start my new job.

I’m going to start reading Consider Phlebas by Iain Banks tomorrow.

More Sources from Who Rules the World

Finally finished reading it today.

For information on the Occupied Territories, Amira Hass:
https://www.haaretz.com/misc/writers/1.4968114

Articles by the guy who discovered US crimes in Laos, Fred Branfman:
https://www.alternet.org/authors/fred-branfman
(if you don’t know why Kissinger is a reprehensible monster, make sure you have a read)

Fred Branfman interviews Noam Chomsky:
https://chomsky.info/199702__/

John Kerry’s speech on the Two-State solution:
http://time.com/4619064/john-kerrys-speech-israel-transcript/