Jan 24, 2021

Is this the ideal human build?

So, does this become the optimum workout?

Where do vanity and physical goals start to interfere with actual health?

and some discussion from Darwinian-Medicine.com, lifted from the site:

Finding the sweet spot

Both too little and too much physical activity, as measured against the genetically determined physical activity requirements of the organism in question, is detrimental in terms of its impact on health, reproductive function, and libido. This is true regardless of whether we’re talking about a bear, human, panda, or any other organism that can be said to be physically active.

Due to the rapid and profound changes in humans’ environment that have occurred over the past 10.000 years, and in particular the past couple of centuries, many contemporary people engage in less than optimal amounts of physical activity. Up until quite recently, all humans were physically active on a regular basis. Today, however, many of us spend the majority of our wakeful hours sitting on a chair, coach, or car seat, which isn’t necessarily surprising, seeing as we have evolved a tendency to avoid unnecessary exhaustion in order to save energy.

Here’s what a scientific review paper entitled Exercise and gene expression: physiological regulation of the human genome through physical activity has to say about this matter:

The current human genome was moulded and refined through generations of time. We propose that the basic framework for physiologic gene regulation was selected during an era of obligatory physical activity, as the survival of our Late Palaeolithic (50 000–10 000 BC) ancestors depended on hunting and gathering. A sedentary lifestyle in such an environment probably meant elimination of that individual organism. The phenotype of the present day Homo sapiens genome is much different from that of our ancient ancestors, primarily as a consequence of expressing evolutionarily programmed Late Palaeolithic genes in an environment that is predominantly sedentary. In this sense, our current genome is maladapted, resulting in abnormal gene expression, which in turn frequently manifests itself as clinically overt disease. (1)

Another, often overlooked, issue with respects to the physical activity patterns of modern humans has to do with excessive training. We are fairly flexible and adaptable with regards to how much and what type of physical activity we can safely perform. That said, the human body isn’t unbreakable. It’s well-equipped to deal with fairly high levels of low-moderate intensity activities such as walking; however, it doesn’t do so well when it’s subjected to a lot of intense exercise. High-intensity, high-volume training that is performed on a very frequent basis is detrimental with respects to its impact on health. Typically, it’s even more harmful than inadequate exercise. This is true regardless of whether we’re talking about bodybuilding-type training, endurance running, or any other activity that involves physical exhaustion.

Up one rep on the bench press…

Bench Press 140-155-175-155-140 5-5-4-5-5 Dips 125 11 Hammer Incline Press Machine 90 9 Dumbbell Curl 30 9
Curl E-Z Bar 70 8 Reverse Curl 45 8 Knee raise 0 10 Power Clean 75 3

Jan 23, 2021

01/17/20 186.2 omelet Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream salmon pk mayo cheese broccoli
01/18/20 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream steak cheese
01/19/20 187.8 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream chicken cream broccoli sauce
01/20/20 187.2 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream cheese sour cream rib eye green beans
01/21/20 187.6 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream brisket
01/22/20 185.4 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream burger heart spinach
01/23/20 185.2 burger bacon sirloin spinach

Jan 21, 2021

Power Clean 75 6 Pulldown 120-125 8-8 Seated Row 120-130 8-8 Dumbbell Row 55 8.8
Press Machine 65-85-95-65 5 Delt Machine 75 9-9 Tricep Machine 60-65-70 8-8 Cable Press Down 100-110 10-10
Side Pull down 10



Skipped lunch.

Jan 17, 2021

A hard workout, but feel better for it.  Note I gained one more rep on the bench press.   Changing routines, 2 body parts per day and more days off.  We shall see.

Bench Press 140-155-175-155-140 5-5-3(+1)-5-7 Dips 130-115 8-8 Flys 75-90 8-8 Hammer Incline Press Machine 90 9
Curl E-Z Bar 70 8 Dumbbell Curl 30 8 Reverse Curl 40 10 Knee raise 0 10


Noted another article which points the blame for modern problems on PUFAs from modern seed oil.  Apparently, when the mitochondria process the PUFAs, many free radicals are produced.  Free radicals are unstable and damage healthy cells.   And one cannot take enough Vitamin C to make up for it.  I also  note, that this opens the possibility of a healthy vegetarian diet.

Jan 16, 2021

01/10/20 186.6 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream steak ham cheese wings
01/11/20 186.2 village salad gyro meat tilapia cheese
01/12/20 186.6 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream bacon eggs burger cheese
01/13/20 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream ribs Rib eye spinach
01/14/20 186 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream burger cheese shrimp cheese sour cream
01/15/20 185.6 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream rib eye prime rib broccoli ice cream
01/16/20 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream bacon eggs salmon pk mayo cheese broccoli

Jan 14, 2021

Internet was down for 2.5 days. Annoying at prices we pay.

The point of this blog, is to show how my body reacts to the things I have changed: diet, jogging, lifting. I have dropped the bits about Keto and Carnivore and other things along the way, to show why I have changed (and continue to evaluate things.) In other words, ye ole N=1 experiment.

Some one asked me about essential nutrients in plants. Here is a complete list of things you will become deficient in if you avoid any plants


Or to show with a nice picture:

And here is today’s workout.  I am finding it difficult to put the squat bar on my back below the upper part of the Trapezoid muscle. This is due to the shoulder injury nearly 2 years ago.  It is improving, but not as fast as my ability to squat.  So today I just used the V-Squat machine.

V-Squat 135-180-225-270-315 5–1 Leg Ext 50 2×8
Leg curl 50 2×8 Toe Raise 365 12
Ab side crunch 10 6

Jan 9, 2021

Bench Press 140-155-175-155-140 5-5-2(+1)-5-7 Dips 135-125 8-8
Flyes 75-85 8-8 Incline Bench 90 8-7

and the diet:

01/01/21 185.6 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream bacon rib eye
01/02/21 185.2 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream steak eggs cheese
01/03/21 185 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream Prosciutto Gouda salmon pk mayo cheese ice cream
01/04/21 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream shrimp wings broccoli
01/05/21 187.4 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream ham cheese rib eye
01/06/21 187.6 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream burger pepperoni gr beans liver onions
01/07/21 186.2 Greek yogurt, Isopure, cream steak wings bacon cheese
01/08/21 186.4 eggs Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream liver onions
01/09/21 185.4 Greek yogurt, Isopure, honey, cream lobster shrimp cheese pepperoni ham cheese pepperoni