Tag: 24 Percent

A man, a booth, and a story.

A man, a booth, and a story.

I wrote a commendation for my personal trainer Yoda earlier in the month after we finished up our 40 sessions. I sent it to our gym’s general manager and our account rep, along with my before and after pictures. I expected Yoda to get some kudos, maybe a bonus of some kind, and that would […]

Back to the Water

Back to the Water

Last Friday I completed my last set of sessions with Yoda. He commemorated the event by kicking the shit out of me and running me through the entire workout with no more than 60 seconds of rest between exercises. We didn’t do any handstand pushups, but there were plenty of farewell wheelbarrows, bear crawls, reverse […]

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You Ask the Impossible

You Ask the Impossible

I really enjoy my workouts with Yoda. I was waiting for this to happen, and it finally did — Yoda asked me to do handstand pushups. I was pretty tired by the time we got around to it. I couldn’t do a fully-vertical pushup despite a few attempts. I did get completely vertical and held […]

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A Lesser Man

A Lesser Man

I asked Yoda to caliper me last week before I left for California. It had been a little over a month since my last pinching. I have been doing all sorts of crazy plyometric shit with Yoda, and was interested to see how I was doing. I was also hoping to punish myself, since I […]

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20×20

20×20

Before I started my session with my trainer Yoda today, he talked about a Japanese training method called the “20×20.” No, this does not involve giant tentacles or robot monkeys. It involves doing 20 sets of the same exercise 20 times. You rest for 20 seconds between sets. The idea is to put your muscles […]

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Glug glug

Glug glug

After hearing Lady Jaye talk about swimming again and reading Fish Sprout’s latest swimming adventure, I decided to get back into the pool today. Wow, I’d forgotten how much swimming can kick your ass. I probably haven’t been in the water since the tail end of 2005 (seem right, honey?), and it was all I […]

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Now with half the fat!

Now with half the fat!

So, it’s the end of my second group of sessions with my trainer. As such, it was time for a fat caliper test. I knew that I was still losing fat around my midsection, but I felt guilty for slacking on my cardio schedule and for eating more cheese than I have in awhile. I […]

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Human-animal hybrid?

Human-animal hybrid?

To embarrass myself into more cardio time, it’s time for the monthly development shots. The front Holy shit, I’m starting to look like a real person! If my trainer can make my abs show, he will trick my body into doing something it’s never done before. More fat loss around the waistline, and some more […]

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Sasquatch: Man or Beast? Or Beast-Man?

Sasquatch: Man or Beast? Or Beast-Man?

It’s been less than a month since I posted faceless pictures of myself as a benchmark for my workout sessions. After my last fat-pinching, I had Lady Jaye take some updated pictures. The last rev of pictures are on the top in each group. The front The differences are subtle, and I’m not talking about […]

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There’s Less of Me to Hate

There’s Less of Me to Hate

I got calipered today by my personal trainer, Yoda. Another trainer had pinched me almost a month ago, and the result was 24% body fat. That was the highest my percentage had ever been, and I was determined to lower that number. Today, Yoda did a seven point measurement, which means he pinched my chest, […]

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