Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Some artwork I made at work today.

I like to use scrap pieces of steel to practice bending while I'm at work. It just gets thrown away after forgotten about but one of the guys I work with took a picture of this one with his phone.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Charlie Bronson

Like a lot of people, I find this man fascinating. He's a proper lunatic. It astounds me when a relatively normal person can go so completely apeshit for no apparent reason. I've observed this sort of thing (on a much smaller scale obviously) in real life with many of the guys I grew up with. It's almost like violence is an addictive drug.

Solitary Fitness is one of my favourite books that I've read on working out. Anyone who can follow this regime and put 100 per cent effort into it will end up a powerhouse. Much easier said than done when you consider that "Bronco" himself has got literally all the time in the world to do pushups all day long but there's still a lot you can take away from it. Some of the isometrics are brutal and they tire you out fast. For my neck in particular I've found they work better than anything else.

There's a lot more to it than just a collection of exercises though. It's an all encompassing system and method of healthy living along the lines of Charles Atlas' Dynamic Tension or any of those old fashioned mail order fitness courses. A very interesting read, if nothing else, just because of the perspective he brings. Some of the shit he writes is literally laugh out loud funny. For me anyway, but I'm an asshole and make no apologies about it.