(assisted) Muscle ups

Something I was chasing on and off for a year or so is being able to do a muscle up. Losing about 30lbs of pure body fat in that time helped. Still, I have problems with the transition and false grip (too much pain). The kids’ gymnastics coach told me “really, it’s mostly technique” which …

Sweet Potato Waffles

Trying these tonight with some jerk chicken drumsticks I have in the oven. So I made them, and they were pretty easy to make. Mix some grated sweet potato with an egg and a couple of spoons of flour or flour substitute, spice it up to make it savoury, and waffle it up. They turned …

Riding Fixie

Finally I did it. I borrowed the bike and changed the drivetrain to have a really low gear ratio. It didn’t take me long to get used to riding fixed. It’s definitely a lot more fun. The way I have it (and even with the transitional gearing of 44t/22t) it’s easier to ride up hills …

Fixed

No way I was going to throw my printer out. All I had to do was clean the mirrors and lenses. They had some fine dust stuck in them. I wonder if using cheap toner had anything to do with getting the printer so dusty that cyan would be all over the page and magenta …

Apple picking time

This bag of apples was a really nice gift from a local orchard. I shared a bunch. The yellow apples were the best for eating, but I forget what they’re called. They were a variety I might not have eaten before. I made an apple / cranberry crisp out of a sample of the three varieties in the …

Habits vs. accounting

Regarding “diet” or nutrition: I used to think you could get by with just habits, that is, “good eating habits”, like refraining from eating “dirty / deadly dozen” type foods. I found that over the years, good habits are almost impossible to keep up without some sort of accountability. If this is something you are dealing …

The L-sit

Lots of ways to do this, lots of ways to integrate one into your everyday life. Sitting on a chair or a bench, waiting for something? L-sit on that. Examples: bench / chair L-sit floor L-sit horizontal bar L-sit parallel bars L-sit rings L-sit slackline L-sit. This one’s fun. First thing I tried when I …