Books and Fitness: Second Week of October

I was editing like mad this week, so I kinda sacrificed my reading/fitness this week.


  • Went to Gym. Bench day, OHP day
  • 70 pullups
  • Read some ‘The Rage of Dragons’ by Evan Winter
    • It’s good, but slightly overhyped. I’m having some trouble with some of the exposition being slightly stilted.




Here are my theoretical 1RMs from last week:

  • Bench: 231lbs
  • Squats: 249lbs
  • (Sumo) Deads: 298lbs
  • Overheads: 145lbs (This is never going up again, and I’m fine with that)

Here are this week’s 1rms:

  • Bench: 203lbs
  • Squats: 198lbs
  • (Sumo) Deads: 258lbs
  • Overheads: 145lbs (This is never going up again, and I’m fine with that)


Okay, I’ve reached 100 reps of half-assed pullups. Starting next week I’m going to start increasing the percentage of full-assed pullups

You may note that above I have reduced my 1rm. This is because I’m officially swapping to my new routine this week recording-wise, and my app calculates my estimated 1rm differently for this routine than my old one. That said I know I can do better, so I’m going to add some grit and try harder this coming week.


Here are my theoretical all-time max 1RM from last year:

  • Bench Press: 260 lbs (118kg)
  • Squat: 316lbs (143kg)
  • Deadlift: 366lbs (165 kg)
  • Overhead Press: 171lbs (78kg)

I have a while to go before I get back my lost gains.


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