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Patience: From Doughboy to Dude.

There are some things you engage in for a minute. Some for a few minutes. Some for hours. Some for days. Some for months. Some for years. Some for decades.

I am learning that bodybuilding is in that last category. It's a sport of patience, persistence, and intense, regular dedication.

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Dad, Are We There Yet?

This is a political post, but it's going to take me a while to wind around to the final point. Bear with me; I hope it's worth the ride.

When I was a kid, we went on a lot of road trips. I mean, long, tedious, hours-spent-winding-through-wilderness road trips. We drove from Maryland to Jersey, West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, Florida... basically, if it was near the East Coast and somewhere south of New York State, my family would occasionally get a wild hare to pack all the boys in the car, load the trunk with luggage, and set off to visit family.

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Total Six-Pack Abs: March 29, 2009 edition

Mark McManus, the owner of the popular low-carb bodybuilding site, Musclehack.com, released today a new edition of his "Total Six-Pack Abs" book. This e-book, priced at around $30 depending on exchange rates, details a step-by-step nutrition and exercise program for achieving six-pack abs.

It's what I followed on my last twelve-week challenge to lose weight and gain muscle mass

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Review: Rapidwave Internet Service

As you may know, I've gone through a few internet service providers over the past few years. A brief review:

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Big Love Temple Scene

OK, I'm tired of being asked this today, so I'm going to say it once and for all, though I'm not going to link directly because, you know, hyper-sensitive and hyper-vigilant relatives. Yes, the scene in HBO's latest episode of "Big Love" -- very popular on YouTube today -- depicting a Mormon temple ceremony is accurate, including costumes, dialog, and set.

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Dieting Facebook Style

I just started goofing around on Facebook. I know, I know, Justin, you've told me for years that I should use it. Anyway, it's pretty cool; I'm up to around 200 "friends" on the site now, mostly people I know from school and work. I recently updated my status to show the fat-loss progress I was excited about:

New weight low today: 214.5 lbs. First time under 215 in half a decade. Another five pounds, and I'll be at my lightest since age 21.

My friend George McEwan asked me,

So are you eating canned air followed by a chaser of water? What are you eating to hit those weight goals?

Facebook, unfortunately, has a limit on status comments that is restrictive. Here's what I came up with to condense a plan that normally would take pages to describe into a Facebook-friendly length.

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Twelve Weeks to your Future Physique

Bodybuilding.com's resident twelve-week transformation specialist, Kris Gethen, has put out a free video series on how to do your own twelve-week transformation with him as your virtual personal trainer, with a video for every single day of your transformation:


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How To Fix The United States

The U.S. is left with a disaster scenario thanks to Presidemented Bush. His work destabilized our nation and imperiled long-term safety and prosperity. Meanwhile, I'm so fed up with the Obama administration already. For his entire campaign we heard “change". This guy hasn't brought any change. He's brought "tinkering". His slogan should have been "tinkering we can believe in".

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iPhone 3G

So the Wife o'Weed has received an iPhone 3G. I'm sure I'll answer this question as I play with it, but why would I need to jailbreak it? What apps or features would I need that Apple doesn't allow?

Any advice or recommendations are welcome


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Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
Wow. Wow.


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