Category: Talk of Tech


Lane Splitter


This is a fun and extremely addictive iPhone game. It is a simple (well, simple concept) game where you use the accelerometer to swerve the motorcycle to avoid cars. It is fun and a great tool for training reflexes and hand-eye coordination. It is a buck on the app store, and it is well worth it.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lane-splitter/id392084834?mt=8

If you get it, add SirPierce555 to GameCenter so we can compare scores.

Pierce Through

Also, todays workout is ongoing…so I prolly wont post it until tomorrow morning.

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October 5th 2011


Another fun make up day cuz I missed the 4th…

Ankle Workout – http://www.wikihow.com/Strengthen-Your-Ankles…
Alphabet Range of Motion
Toe Raiser
Toe Tappers
Wall Pushups – 3 sets of 30 reps…so 90
Squats – 4 sets of 10 reps…so 40
Situps – 5 sets of 10 reps…so 50
Planks – 4 sets of 5 reps…so 20
Pushups – 4 sets of 5 reps…so 20
Wall Sits – 6 sets of 15 seconds…so 1 minute and 30 seconds (90 seconds)
Leg Drops Right Leg – 6 sets of 5…so 30
Leg Drops Left Leg – 6 sets of 5…so 30
Leg Drops Both Legs – 6 sets of 2…so 30
Weights…
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Right Arm – 4 sets of 10 reps with 10 pounds…so 40
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Left Arm – 4 sets of 10 reps with 10 pounds…so 40
Two Arm Palm Up Wrist Curls (holding the edges of the dumbbell) – 3 sets of 20 reps with 10 pounds…so 60
Two Arm Palm Down Wrist Curls (holding the edges of the dumbbell) – 3 sets of 20 reps with 10 pounds…so 60
Squats while holding a 10 pound dumbbell between legs – 4 sets of 10 reps…so 40
Jumprope – 0
Split Squats Right Leg – 6 sets of 5…so 30
Split Squats Left Leg – 6 sets of 5…so 30
Handstands – 1 sets of 10 seconds…so 10 seconds
Ankle Workout 2 – http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/betteru49.htm…
Standing & Balancing
Standing on an uneven surface & Balancing
Swings…
1 time of 1 minute and 3 seconds
1 time of 1 minute and 29 seconds (I can do the swings, but I get dizzy and light headed. I am working on that, but that is why the numbers are so low)
…so 2 minutes and 32 seconds
Hung from bar – 12 seconds
Misc – Did some parkour for a bit, walked around the park, walked up and down the big hill at Munson, reflex training, grip training
Walk – 3.7 miles

Totals since 9/26/11…
Wall Pushups – 990
Squats – 390
Situps – 90
Planks – 35
Pushups – 35
Wall Sits – 150 seconds or 2 minutes and 30 seconds
Leg Drops Right Leg – 70
Leg Drops Left Leg – 70
Leg Drops Both Legs – 55
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Right Arm (10 pound dumbbell) – 40
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Left Arm (10 pound dumbbell) – 40
Two Arm Palm Up Wrist Curls (holding the edges of the 10 pound dumbbell) – 60
Two Arm Palm Down Wrist Curls (holding the edges of the 10 pound dumbbell) – 60
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Right Arm (20 pound dumbbell) – 20
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Left Arm (20 pound dumbbell) – 20
Weighted (10 pound dumbbell) Squats – 40
Weighted (20 pound dumbbell) Squats – 10
Split Squats Right Leg – 75
Split Squats Left Leg – 75
Handstand – 110 seconds or 1 minute 50 seconds
Jumprope – 80
Swings – 2 minutes and 32 seconds
Hung from bar – 12 seconds
Walk – 11.2 miles
Ran – 0.3 miles

I am gonna hopefully get some exercise stuff for my birthday in (exactly) two weeks.

On a sad note, the world bids farewell to a visionary. RIP Steve Jobs. I wouldn’t have my awesome phone without you.

Pierce Through

Edit: Wow, I just looked at my totals from August 16th through September 13th (28 days) (https://myninjatraining.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/day-29/) and most of them are lower than my current totals from September 26th through October 5th (10 days). I love it.

Today’s Stuff


Didn’t complete my workout today, but did stuff.

October 3rd 2011
Ankle Workout – http://www.wikihow.com/Strengthen-Your-Ankles…
Alphabet Range of Motion
Toe Raiser
Toe Tappers
Wall Pushups – 6 sets of 30 reps…so 180
Squats – 6 sets of 10 reps…so 60
Leg Drops Right Leg – 1 set of 5…so 5
Leg Drops Left Leg – 1 set of 5…so 5
Leg Drops Both Legs – 1 set of 2…so 5
Jumprope – 50
Split Squats Right Leg – 1 set of 5…so 5
Split Squats Left Leg – 1 set of 5…so 5
Handstands – 2 sets of 10 seconds…so 20 seconds
Ankle Workout 2 – http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/betteru49.htm…
Standing & Balancing
Standing on an uneven surface & Balancing
Walk – 0.8 miles
Ran – 0.3 miles

Totals since 9/26/11…
Wall Pushups – 900
Squats – 350
Situps – 40
Planks – 15
Pushups – 15
Wall Sits – 60 seconds or 1 minute
Leg Drops Right Leg – 40
Leg Drops Left Leg – 40
Leg Drops Both Legs – 25
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Right Arm (20 pound dumbbell) – 20
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Left Arm (20 pound dumbbell) – 20
Weighted (20 pound dumbbell) Squats – 10
Split Squats Right Leg – 45
Split Squats Left Leg – 45
Handstand – 100 seconds or 1 minute 40 seconds
Jumprope – 80
Walk – 7.5 miles
Ran – 0.3 miles

Weight Tracker
October 3rd 2011
253.6 (unchanged, I’m okay with that. It is better than gaining. I had no choice but to eat junk yesterday due to work. So, the fact that I didn’t gain any weight from that just shows that I am doing something right)

Pierce Through

My Workout


Ok. I haven’t posted in a while. I have been busy. I still workout most days. I am down to 253.6 pounds as well as have put on some muscle. I am no longer using the totals (from August 16th) that I posted in my last post. My new totals are coming from September 26th and on. That is when my true set up workout began (instead of random stuff each day).

Here are some notes I wrote for myself, I will share them with you guys so that you will know all I go through.
– As my individual exercises become to easy, add 1 set to said exercise (the one that became too easy).
– Each month (starting on 9/26), add 5 reps to each set of each exercise and add 2 sets of 5 of another exercise.
– Start each new exercise at 90 seconds rest between sets. With all exercises, drop to 60 seconds after 1 month.
– If I don’t complete a goal on any day, add 1 set to the next days workout for the exercise I didn’t finish.
– When I post “(add one set tomorrow)” after an exercise…if it is for an exercise I will be doing the next day, just add one set. If it is for an exercise I wont be doing the next day (based on Workout 1 and 2), just do one set.
– With the “weights” section, follow the same rule as other exercises for added sets and reps…but also add a new exercise each month.
– If I like the APK WOD or believe it to be something that will help me out…add it to the workout it fits best with.

Also, the Situps and Planks each day are from an app on my iPhone (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ab-workouts-free/id420178541?mt=8). The app is amazing. I got the free version and used it for a while. Then I got the paid version (for $2, I believe) and it adds more workouts, plus more exercises. The creator of the app can be contacted through the email section of the app and he actually responds…quite quickly too. The app also has a small section on foods. All in all, the app is amazing and I highly recommend it.

The Split Squats and Handstands were originally a WOD on 9/26, but have been added to Workout 1 as of 10/3.

The Palm Up Wrist Curls with Both Arms begin on 10/4 with Workout 2.

Here are the workouts with the goals.
Workout 1…
Ankle Workout – http://www.wikihow.com/Strengthen-Your-Ankles – I do as many of these different workouts as I can for the day.
Wall Pushups – 5 sets of 30 reps…so 150
Squats – 5 sets of 10 reps…so 50
Situps – 3 sets of 10 reps…so 30
Planks – 2 sets of 5 reps…so 10
Pushups – 2 sets of 5 reps…so 10
Wall Sits – 4 sets of 15 seconds…so 1 minute
Leg Drops Right Leg – 4 sets of 5…so 20
Leg Drops Left Leg – 4 sets of 5…so 20
Leg Drops Both Legs – 2 sets of 5…so 10
Split Squats Right Leg – 4 sets of 5…so 20
Split Squats Left Leg – 4 sets of 5…so 20
Handstands (for now, I have 1 foot in the air and 1 at the top of the wall. I don’t have the balance yet for both in the air) – 4 sets of 10 seconds…so 40 seconds
Jumprope – As many as I can do before getting tired.
APK WOD – http://www.americanparkour.com/train/workout-of-the-day – That link is the WOD section, but each day. I will put the link to the actual WOD I did.
Walk Warm Up – http://www.pbs.org/americaswalking/health/healthprewalk.html
Walk – At least 1 mile

Workout 2…
Ankle Workout – http://www.wikihow.com/Strengthen-Your-Ankles – I do as many of these different workouts as I can for the day.
Wall Pushups – 5 sets of 30 reps…so 150
Squats – 5 sets of 10 reps…so 50
Situps – 3 sets of 10 reps…so 30
Planks – 2 sets of 5 reps…so 10
Weights…
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Right Arm – 4 sets of 10 reps with 10 pounds…so 40
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Left Arm – 4 sets of 10 reps with 10 pounds…so 40
Palm Up Wrist Curls with Both Arms (holding both edges of the dumbbell) – 5 sets of 20 reps with 10 pounds…so 100.
Squats while holding a 10 pound dumbbell between legs – 2 sets of 10 reps with 10 pounds…so 20.
Jumprope – As many as I can do before getting tired.
APK WOD – http://www.americanparkour.com/train/workout-of-the-day – That link is the WOD section, but each day. I will put the link to the actual WOD I did.
Walk Warm Up – http://www.pbs.org/americaswalking/health/healthprewalk.html
Walk – At least 1 mile (Walk to Munson…while there, do parkour, swings, walk/run the trails, etc. Will record all that I do)

Workout Schedule…
Monday – W1
Tuesday – W2
Wednesday – W1
Thursday – W2
Friday – W1
Saturday – My Workout of Epicness (the planks and situps from the app), Ankle Workout, Walk Workout and Walk if possible.
Sunday – My Workout of Epicness (the planks and situps from the app), Ankle Workout, Walk Workout and Walk if possible.

Okay. Here is the what I have done today, followed by the totals chart (from 9/26 on)…
October 1st –
Wall Pushups – 3 sets of 30…so 90
Squats – 3 sets of 10…so 30

Totals since 9/26/11…
Wall Pushups – 720
Squats – 290
Situps – 40
Planks – 15
Pushups – 15
Wall Sits – 60 seconds or 1 minute
Leg Drops Right Leg – 35
Leg Drops Left Leg – 35
Leg Drops Both Legs – 20
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Right Arm (20 pound dumbbell) – 20
One Arm Palm Up Wrist Curl Left Arm (20 pound dumbbell) – 20
Weighted (20 pound dumbbell) Squats – 10
Split Squats Right Leg – 40
Split Squats Left Leg – 40
Handstand – 80 seconds or 1 minute 20 seconds
Jumprope – 30
Walk – 6.7 miles

I will also be keeping track of my weight. I take it after I wake up and shower everyday, so it is around the same time. It was around 260 as of August 24th. Below is the beginning of the tracking.
September 26th – 255.6
September 27th – 256.8 (+1.2…sad…oh well)
September 28th – 256.8 (no change)
September 29th – Forgot to check
September 30th – 254
October 1st – 251.4 (-2.6, w00t! So close to dropping below 250. Somewhere I haven’t been in over half a decade)
October 2nd – 253.6 (+2.4. Darn. I worked, so I couldn’t work out or eat the healthiest. A pattern will occur…I will gain weight on the weekend and loose it on weekdays)

Pierce Through

Project Cafe


So, all true Nintendo fans have known that Nintendo was working on a console said to be much more powerful than the PS3 and 360. Well, it seems the statements may be true. Info has been leaking the last few days about Project Cafe…said to be the codename of it. It will apparently be announce at E3 in June. I can’t wait. Until then, I read the rumors. There are some very interesting ones…including that the controller will have 8 buttons, including two analog sticks and a 6″ Touch Screen and that the console will run 1080p HD graphics and be much more powerful than the PS3 and 360. It better be MUCH more powerful than them because they will prolly have the inevitable PS4 and Xbox 720 in a year or two and if Cafe can’t beat them, then it loses the console war again after winning it for like a year. It sounds awesome. Below, I will post a link to GoNintendo’s archive of posts about it so that you can read all about it.

http://gonintendo.com/storylist.php?page=2&t=0&s=Project+Cafe

Just click on newer stories to see the others.

Enjoy.

Talk of Tech #2

Also, I now have 13 movies I need to review because I am beginning to review all movies I see, not just ones I see in theaters. They are…

Arthur
Tron
Tron Legacy
Kung Fu Panda
Bounty Hunter
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Soul Surfer
Ninja Vs Alien
The Social Network
Scream 4
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
The Fast and The Furious
Fast and Furious

I will try and review at least one a day because I want them all reviewed before April ends because I will have many awesome movies to review from the end of April on (Fast Five, Thor, Pirates, Transformers, etc)

So, until then…

Pierce Through

Edit: Project Cafe was CONFIRMED to be shown at E3. I so can’t wait.

Xperia Play


This is the start of my Talk of Tech posts.

I will discuss different techs.

Today’s post is about the Xperia Play…a phone I may be getting this summer.

The phone is amazing. It is, in all actuality, a Playstation Phone. You can view it at http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/products/mobilephones/overview/xperia-play?cc=gb&lc=en.

It is an android 2.3 (gingerbread) phone with a 4″ touchscreen and slide out PS2 like controller. Being an android phone, you have access to all 150,000+ apps and games on the android market. As well as the Playstation Suite, which is a new thing from Sony. Here is some info on the Playstation Suite…http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/27/sony-announces-playstation-suite/

Here are some more specs…

  • The first ever PlayStation® Certified smartphone with dedicated gaming keys, L/R shoulder and 4-symbol keys
  • 4” multi-touch 16 million colour screen
  • Console-like gaming experience with superb stereo sound
  • Powered by Snapdragon, 1GHz CPU and the powerful Adreno 205 graphical processor, optimised for advanced gaming
  • 8GB micro SD (included), upgradable to 32GB

 

There is a lot more about the phone, but this is a little taste of it. It seems amazing and I want it.

Talk of Tech #1

Pierce Through