Showing posts from March, 2014

Asian Sociopaths

So I was talking to a former coworker at the gym, and he told me about a book he was reading called The Sociopath Next Door.  He was surprised to find out from the book that 4% of the U.S. population (1 in 25 people) are sociopaths:

"We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people—one in twenty-five—has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in twenty-five everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath. They could be your colleague, your neighbor, even family. And they can do literally anything at all and feel absolutely no guilt. 

1 in 25 people are sociopaths?!  Well that may explain the assholes I keep running into.  I was intrigued by this subject of sociopaths, so I decided to read this book myse…

Garrett Wang Looks Back on Star Trek Voyager and Ensign Harry Kim

Powerlifting Chains for Strength

Q: A couple of years ago you wrote an interesting article on Hypertrophy Training for the Ectomorph.
I need to freshen up my routine, and this one look varied enough to keep me interested.  May I ask a question about the weight used? Should I increase the weight on the lower reps sets; increase weights as I go; or keep the same weight for all of the sets? I hope you can clarify this for me. Thanks Dan

My Answer: You will need to adjust the weight from set to set to match the target reps.  So your weight should be heavier and heavier from set to set until you do the 15 rep set where you drop the weight. 

Q: Thank you very much for your quick response and great advice. It's much appreciated.

Would it be wise to follow the Low T/Fast-Twitch program outlined in your book for say 3-6 weeks at a time, then change it up for 1-3 weeks of higher reps and things like supersets, giant sets, rest-pause, etc? Would that be the best way to go?

Also, what is meant be barbell movements with a chain? …

Bruce Lee's Strength Training Principles

This video would have been better without the gong.  Nevertheless, a good review of Bruce Lee's training principles.  The main takeaway point from Bruce's style of strength training is that high tension exercises are what build strength.  Maximize tension, and you maximize muscle.