Thursday, December 20, 2012

Big Bad Wolf Mayhem and some training updates

I have officially gone book bonkers.  Went to the Big Bad Wolf sale three times over the past 1.5 weeks and have bought more than 50 books.  That's enough books to tide me over until next year.   Anyway, I just find it compelling how my interests have evolved over the past year or so.

My book rack has filled up completely.
These babies will keep me busy for a while.
Last year, I was reading a lot of strength training related stuff:  Starting Strength, 5/3/1, Power to the People, Enter the Kettlebell... you got the idea.  Recently, my interests have shifted towards health and wellness.  I may not have shifted  my interest so soon had it not been for a few things that had happened to me personally and to the people around me.

So yeah, another phase in my never-ending pursuit of knowledge has begun.  It's a good time to be a nerd.

Training wise, everything's been going peachy.  Am starting to go through a low volume phase and will kick off a brand new training programme next year.

An observation I made when watching people train:  There are guys who still have to do kneeling pushups.  What does this have to do with anything? Many years ago when I was practicing Taekwondo, we were trained in such a way that we focus on conditioning, then technique.  But hardly ever on strength.

I now firmly believe that strength should be the foundation of any sport.  As Rippetoe wrote in his book Starting Strength:  get strong to play sport, not play sport to get strong. When you are strong first, the rest comes easier.  You have better control, better movement, you learn and progress faster in your chosen physical discipline.

Okay folks.  That's my rambling for today.

P/S:  I have a bunch of books on network marketing that I would like to give away.  If you're interested, please let me know.  I will give it away for free.  Just promise to take good care of the books.


Iezan Tajuddin Woods said...

oh plsss save them for me..!

Aizan Suhaira said...

Lol! That's the fastest comment for a post I have received so far.

You want me to save the network marketing books for you or the other books that I bought?

I got some great health and wellness titles. Can share with you when you come down to KL (or when I go up north to Perak).

Iezan Tajuddin Woods said...

the marketing ones..weeee!
hope when u guys come down nanti our new house dah siap!

Aizan Suhaira said...

Text me your address babe. I'll poslaju the books to you.

Iezan Tajuddin Woods said...

really?awwww thxxxxx!ok nnt i text jap..