Miscellania on e-marketing and social media. I run makreting for 1-800-PACK-RAT. Used to be at Shop.org, and Discovery.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Official meet results and write up coming soon.
358 squat (PR). 214 bench (PR). Missed 484 on the deadlift twice - got it above the knees on the second time.
Friday, January 04, 2013
I preface this by saying I'm a huge admirer of Tim Ferris. That said, when reading the 4 Hour Chef, I was struck by this claim: "In less than 12 weeks, sans coach and following a printout from Barry, I went from a max dead lift of 300 lbs to more than 650lbs.
The only video I could find was this of him doing a rack pull from well above the knees. Technically, he could say he pulled a lot of weight. His hands were on it, and it moved a couple of inches. Realistically, though, powerlifters say "they pulled" something when they deadlifted it, off the ground. I'm pretty sure you could find any number of people who could pull 100-200 lbs more than their real deadlift max if they pulled from above their knees on a Smith machine.
>>> Ferriss, Timothy (2012-11-20). The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life (Kindle Locations 516-517). AmazonEncore. Kindle Edition. Footnote Three: 3 Pulling from the knees using a double-overhand grip (not hook) without wrist wraps. I could then do 475 from the floor for repetitions. See “Effortless Superhuman” in The 4-Hour Body for the full program description.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
I watched every episode of American Ninja Warrior this season. After the finale, in which no one finished the 3rd of 4 stages, I was annoyed. There was very little payoff for my investment of time. In addition, NBC had to build up one of the obstacles in the middle of stage 3, so they had at least something to narrate. Would anyone get over the "fingertip climb". Well, 23 out 24 failed before they got there, and one guy got through that, before falling off on the next obstacle.
I changed my mind after seeing a great article in the Washington Post, by Hank Steuver. Sometime's it's all about the progress you make towards a goal, and getting in the arena.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
I'm in the process of writing an update on Remark Media (MARK). I'll post the link when it's published, but the short synopsis is that there are a number of catalysts that could move the stock up from $3.40.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
It occasionally feels like an odd place to buy an appliance, but the last two times I have, Sears has done a great job. There've been about five messages about when it would arrive, the crew hit a relatively small two hour window, and the delivery guys were personable. They've certainly had their issues as a stock, but they do a nice job with their products.
Friday, March 16, 2012
TST had a bunch of news this past week, with a new CEO and new Editor and Chief. The stock's taken off on the news, and hit $2.20 this week. Maybe I'll just turn the blog into a stock picking site :)
Saturday, March 03, 2012
BNNX announced this past week that it's being acquired by MARK. It's gone from .05 to .11-.12 this week, and probably will gradually drift higher to about .14-.15 as the deal gets near closing.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
BNNX should still play out well. If you can get in under $.045, patience will be rewarded. TST at $1.75 was a great play, and at $1.80, you should still have room to move upwards, as they almost have to announce market moving news on their March 7th earnings call.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Two months to go until the next powerlifting meet. More details on the Facebook page, but the current goals are: Deadlift: 500 lbs. Long time goal. Have switched to sumo-style, and don't have much practice with 400+, so March will give an indication of where I'm at. Bench: 225 lbs. Long time goal. Also working on a new style here, have consistently handled 200, so we'll see. Squat: Not near a milestone. Did 336 last February, so on general improvement, would think 350 could be doable. Had done a bench squat with this recently, and the weight felt manageable on my back.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
A follow up to the previous post - I've been using MyFitnessPal for the last two weeks. It's made a noticeable difference in conscious eating. It's also helpful to see how much concentration is needed to maintain the level of protein consumption I'm working on.