Sept 15 – P90X Chest, Shoulders, Triceps + AB Ripper X / Sept 17 – P90X Plyo X / Sept 18 – Burnaby Mountain Hike with 20 lbs weight vest / Sept 19 – Chest, Shoulders, Triceps + AB Ripper X / Sept 21 P90X Back and Biceps + AB Ripper X

September 30, 2009

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I’ve been a bit lax in updating my blog with my stats, so here is what I did last week…
– FlashAddict

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Sept 15 – P90X Chest, Shoulders, Triceps + AB Ripper X

slow motion 3 in 1 push-ups – 12 reps

bonus – 3 military push-ups

in and out shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 14

chair dips – 26 (get back to 34)

plange push-ups – 9 (hard)

pike press – 7 (hard)

side – tri – rise – 14 each side (owww)

floor flys – 4 each side (fuckkkkkkkkkk)

scarecrows – 15 lbs x 8

overhead tricep extensions – 25lbs (x2) x 8 reps

two twitch speed push-ups – 10 (had to go on knees ow)

y press – 25 lbs x 9

lying tricep extensions – 25 lbs x 8 (tired)

water break

side to side push-ups – 8 (arms tired)

pour flys – 15 lbs x 8 (hard)

seated side leaning tricep extensions – 20 lbs x 8 (ow)

one arm push-ups – 6 knee one arm pushups (very hard)

weighted circles – 1/2 the set with 8 lbs – hard – (light weight)

throw the bomb – 15 lbs x 10- ( do heavier next time)

clap or plyo push-ups – 7 knee clap pushups (was ugly)

seated slow-mo throw – 10 lbs x 8 (light weight)

front to back tricep extensions – 10 lbs x 8 (hard)

one arm balance push-ups – 6 (arms dead)

fly-row-press – 15 lbs x 6 (hard)

dumbbell cross body blows – 15 lbs x 12

cool down

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AB RIPPER X

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 23 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
960

Average Heart Rate:
126

Max Heart Rate:
159

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Sept 17 – P90X Plyo X
1 hour
929 calories
149 avg
166 max

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Sept 18 – Burnaby Mountain Hike with 20 lbs weight vest

Total Time:
1 hour 4 minutes
Reached the peak of Burnaby Mountain in 34:50 but damn was my heart pumping on the last stretch of Cardiac Hill!

Total Calories burned:
968

Average Heart Rate:
149 avg

Max Heart Rate:
183 max!!!

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Sept 19 – Chest, Shoulders, Triceps + AB Ripper X

slow motion 3 in 1 push-ups – 12 reps

bonus – 3 military push-ups

in and out shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 14

chair dips – 26 (get back to 34)

plange push-ups – 9 (hard)

pike press – 7 (hard)

side – tri – rise – 14 each side (owww)

floor flys – 4 each side (fuckkkkkkkkkk)

scarecrows – 15 lbs x 8

overhead tricep extensions – 25lbs (x2) x 8 reps

two twitch speed push-ups – 10 (had to go on knees ow)

y press – 25 lbs x 9

lying tricep extensions – 25 lbs x 8 (tired)

water break

side to side push-ups – 8 (arms tired)

pour flys – 15 lbs x 8 (hard)

seated side leaning tricep extensions – 20 lbs x 8 (ow)

one arm push-ups – 6 knee one arm pushups (very hard)

weighted circles – 1/2 the set with 8 lbs – hard – (light weight)

throw the bomb – 15 lbs x 10- ( do heavier next time)

clap or plyo push-ups – 7 knee clap pushups (was ugly)

seated slow-mo throw – 10 lbs x 8 (light weight)

front to back tricep extensions – 10 lbs x 8 (hard)

one arm balance push-ups – 6 (arms dead)

fly-row-press – 15 lbs x 6 (hard)

dumbbell cross body blows – 15 lbs x 12

cool down

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AB RIPPER X

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 23 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
960

Average Heart Rate:
126

Max Heart Rate:
159

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Sept 21 P90X Back and Biceps + AB Ripper X

wide front pull-ups – 14 green + blue band wide pulls

lawnmowers – 40 lbs x 10 (do more next time)

twenty-ones – 25 lbs x 16 (heavy at end)

one arm cross body curls – 30 lbs x 8

switch grip pull-ups – 12 green + blue band switch pulls

elbow out lawnmowers – 40 lbs x 8

standing bicep curls – 25 lbs x 8

one arm concentration curls – 20 lbs x 10 (owwwww)

corn cob pull-ups – 8 green + blue band corn cob pulls (hard)

reverse grip bent over rows – 25 lbs x 10

open arm curls – 25 lbs x 8

static arm curls – 25 lbs x 8 (biceps sore owwwwwwww)

water break

towel pull-ups – 12 green + blue band pulls

congdon locomotive – 25 lbs x 30

crouching cohen curls – 25 lbs x 9

corkscrew curls –  25 lbs x 8

chin ups – 12 green + blue band pulls

seated bent over back flys – 20 lbs x 10

curl up / hammer down – 25 lbs x 8 (arms tired)

hammer curls – 30 lbs x 6 (arms dead)

max rep pull-ups – 4 green + blue band corn cob pulls (ow)

superman – 10 secs on 2 secs off for 1 min

in and out hammer curls – 25 lbs x 6 (tired)

strip set curls – 20 lbs x 10

cool down

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AB RIPPER X

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 22 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
1029

Average Heart Rate:
132

Max Heart Rate:
164


September 11 Hike up Burnaby Mountain / September 12 P90X Legs and Back + AB Ripper X wearing 20 lbs weight vest:

September 12, 2009

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I made it to the top of Burnaby mountain in 32:40, which is an improvement of 1:50 from Wednesday’s time – but damn if it didn’t kill my lungs doing it!!!
– FlashAddict

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September 11 Hike up Burnaby Mountain

Burnaby Mountain Trail GuideBurnaby Mountain Trail Guide
Did my warmup along the Pipeline Trail and then started my first sprinti nterval 6 minutes into the workout once I reached the Powerline Trail and continued that the whole way up (1 min sprint / 2 min recovery walk)

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 10 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
964

Average Heart Rate:
139

Max Heart Rate:
177

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September 12 P90X Legs and Back + AB Ripper X wearing 20 lbs weight vest:

balance lunges – 8 each side with 30 lbs x 2

calf raise squats – 30 lbs x 2 x 10

reverse chin pullups – 12 green + blue band pulls

super skaters – 14 each side (ow)

wall squats 90 seconds @ 90 degrees

wide front pull-ups – 10 green + blue band wide pulls

step back lunges – 30 lbs x 8 each side

alternating side lunges – 30 lbs x 8 each side

close grip overhand pull-ups – 10 close in green + blue band pulls

single leg wall squats – 1 min ow

dead lift squats – 10 each leg

switch grip pullups – 12 green + blue band switch pulls

water break

three way lunges – 5 rounds each leg

sneaky lunges – 14 each leg

reverse grip chin-ups – 12 green + blue band reverse chin ups

chair salutations – 1 minute

toe roll iso lunges – 16 each side

wide front pull-ups – 10 wide green + blue band pulls

groucho walk – 45 secs

calf raises – 15 slow / 10 fast x 3 (out, mid, in stances) with 30 lbs x 2

close grip overhand pull-ups – 10 green + blue band close pulls

80-20 siebers speed squats – 20 each side

switch grip pull-ups – 12 green + blue band switch pull-ups

cooldown

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AB RIPPER X
Total Workout time:
1 hour 30 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
1160 calories

Average Heart Rate:
135 avg

Max Heart Rate:
161 max


September 6 Recumbent Bike Carido + P90X Chest, Shoulder, Triceps + AB Ripper X / September 7 P90X Plyometrics + Tabata Punching Bag / September 8 Hiked up Burnaby Mountain + P90X Back and Biceps

September 8, 2009

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I made it to the top of Burnaby Mountain (following the same path as before – but without the 20 lbs weight vest) in a total time of 34 minutes and 30 seconds. I was doing 1 minute sprint intervals followed by 2 minute recovery walks again, but was going hard all the way up the trail!
– FlashAddict

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September 6 Recumbent Bike Carido + P90X Chest, Shoulder, Triceps + AB Ripper X

35 mins on my recumbent bike

439 calories

132 avg

155 max

Took a few minutes break to drink water and stretch legs – then went and did:

P90X Chest, Shoulder, Triceps

slow motion 3 in 1 push-ups – 12 reps

bonus – 3 military push-ups

in and out shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 14

chair dips – 34

plange push-ups – 7 (hard)

pike press – 7 (hard)

side – tri – rise – 14 each side (owww)

floor flys – 4 each side (fuckkkkkkkkkk)

scarecrows – 10 lbs x 10 (light weight)

overhead tricep extensions – 25lbs (x2) x 8 reps

two twitch speed push-ups – 10 (had to go on knees ow)

y press – 20 lbs x 10

lying tricep extensions – 25 lbs x 9 (tired)

water break

side to side push-ups – 8 (arms tired)

pour flys – 10 lbs x 8 (light weight)

seated side leaning tricep extensions – 20 lbs x 8 (ow)

one arm push-ups – 6 knee one arm pushups (very hard)

weighted circles – 1/2 the set with 8 lbs – hard – (light weight)

throw the bomb – 10 lbs x 12 ( do heavier next time)

clap or plyo push-ups – 6 knee clap pushups (was ugly)

seated slow-mo throw – 10 lbs x 8 (light weight)

front to back tricep extensions – 15 lbs x 8 (hard)

one arm balance push-ups – 6 (arms dead)

fly-row-press – 15 lbs x 6 (hard)

dumbbell cross body blows – 15 lbs x 12

cool down

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AB RIPPER X

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 24 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
1096

Average Heart Rate:
134

Max Heart Rate:
166

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Monday Plyo X + Tabata Punching Bag

Total Workout time:
1 hour 13 minutes

Total Colories burned:
1036 Calories

Average Heart Rate:
142 avg HR

Max Heart Rate:
165 max

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September 8 Hiked up Burnaby Mountain + P90X Back and Biceps

wide front pull-ups – 12 green + blue band wide pulls

lawnmowers – 35 lbs x 12 (do more next time)

twenty-ones – 25 lbs x 16 (heavy at end)

one arm cross body curls – 25 lbs x 8

switch grip pull-ups – 12 green + blue band switch pulls

elbow out lawnmowers – 30 lbs x 10

standing bicep curls – 20 lbs x 10

one arm concentration curls – 20 lbs x 8 (owwwww)

corn cob pull-ups – 8 green + blue band corn cob pulls (hard)

reverse grip bent over rows – 20 lbs x 10

open arm curls – 20 lbs x 10

static arm curls – 20 lbs x 8 (biceps sore)

water break

towel pull-ups – 15 green + blue band pulls

congdon locomotive – 20 lbs x 40

crouching cohen curls – 20 lbs x 10

corkscrew curls –  20 lbs x 12 (do more)

chin ups – 12 green + blue band pulls

seated bent over back flys – 15 lbs x 12

curl up / hammer down – 20 lbs x 10

hammer curls – 25 lbs x 10

max rep pull-ups – 8 green + blue band corn cob pulls

superman – 10 secs on 2 secs off for 1 min

in and out hammer curls – 20 lbs x 10

strip set curls – 20 lbs x 10

cool down

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I didn’t do AB RIPPER X (body is tired!!!)

Total Workout Time (for both hike and Back and Biceps then riding my bike down and grabbing my car):
2 hours 15 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
1681

Average Heart Rate:
132

Max Heart Rate:
173


August 26 – P90X Shoulders and Arms + Ab Ripper X / August 27 Grouse Grind Hike with 20 lb Weight Vest / August 31 P90X Legs and Back + Ab Ripper X

September 1, 2009

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Hiking up Grouse Mountain and doing the Grouse Grind can humble you on the best of days…even more so when you are wearing a 20 lb weight vest…I like to refer to the Grind as THE STAIRMASTER FROM HELL!!!
– FlashAddict

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August 26 – P90X Shoulders and Arms + Ab Ripper X

alternating shoulder press – 35 lbs x 8

in and out bicep curl – 35 lbs x 12 (heavy)

two arm tricep kickback – 25 lbs x 12

alternating shoulder press – 30 lbs x 10

in and out bicep curl – 30 lbs x 10

two arm tricep kickback – 30 lbs x 10

ballistic stretch

deep swimmers press – 30 lbs x 7 (heavy)

full supination conccentration curls – 35 lbs x 6 (heavy)

chair dips x 32

deep swimmers press – 25 lbs x 9

full supination conccentration curls – 30 lbs x 10

chair dips x 23

ballistic stretch

upright rows – 35 lbs x 10

static arm curls – 30 lbs x 16 (ow)

flip grip twist kickbacks – 15 lbs x 10 (arms tired)

upright rows – 35 lbs x 8

static arm curls – 20 lbs x 16

flip grip twist kickbacks – 20 lbs x 8

stretch

seated shoulder flys – 20 lbs x 10

crouching cohen curls – 30 lbs x 10 (tired)

lying down tricep extensions – 30 lbs x 10 (heavy)

seated shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 16

seated cohen curls 25 lbs x 10

lying down tricep extensions 30 lbs x 8 (tired)

stretch

straight arm shoulder flys – 20 lbs x 10 (heavy)

congdon curls – 25 lbs x 8 (ow)

side – tri -rise – 30 each side (ow!)

straight arm shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 10

congdon curls – 25 lbs x10

side – tri -rise – 30 each side (owwwwwwwww)

cooldown

PLUS AB RIPPER X WORKOUT AS WELL

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Total Workout Time:
1 hour 33 minutes

Total Calories burned
1213

Average Heart Rate:
135

Max Heart Rate:
176

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August 27 Grouse Grind Hike with 20 lb Weight Vest

At least I made it to the peak of the mountain under 1 hour and 45 minutes. It was very tough going up the mountain with the obvious added 20 lb weight on my shoulders, plus my backpack with 3 bottles of water, but once you reach the clearing at the top, it makes it all worthwhile!

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 44 minutes 57 seconds

Total Calories burned
1604

Average Heart Rate:
148

Max Heart Rate:
171

The Grouse Grind® Trail
The popular Grouse Grind® is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to by Vancouverites as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.” Over 110-thousand hikers a year take on the challenge of the rugged terrain and steep climb, starting at the Valley Station and finishing at the Peak’s plateau, for a total elevation gain of 2,800-feet. The average climb takes just over an hour, with beginners requiring up to two hours to complete the trek.

Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
– Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
– Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
– Total Stairs: 2,830
Statistics: Annually, over 100,000 people hike the Grind™.
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.
For novice hikers, up to two hours is recommended.
Participants: Hikers range in age from 7 to 90, with an equal male/female split.

Course Record
The official course record to date for men is 26:19 held by Michael Simpson set at the 2007 Grouse Grind Mountain Run®. For women, the record is 31:04 held by Leanne Johnston and set at the 2007 event. Unofficially (that is, a record set outside the annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run®) the course record is an amazing 24:22, set by two-time World Mountain Running champion Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand. Jonathan set the record in June of 2004 while visiting Vancouver. The renowned runner has also participated in the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games.


http://www.grousemountain.com/Summer/summer-activities/vancouver-bc-hiking-trails-trips/grouse-grind.asp

http://www.grousemountain.com/

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August 31 P90X Legs and Back + Ab Ripper X wearing 20 lbs weight vest:

Holy $hit my heart rate hit 183 beats per minute during this workout yesterday…I was a lil tired afterwards…

balance lunges – 10 each side with 25 lbs x 2

calf raise squats – 25 x 2 lbs x 12

reverse chin pullups – 14 green band pulls

super skaters – 12 each side

wall squats 90 seconds @ 90 degrees

wide front pull-ups – 14 green band wide pulls

step back lunges – 25 lbs x 8 each side

alternating side lunges – 25 lbs x 8 each side

close grip overhand pull-ups – 14 close in green band pulls

single leg wall squats – 1 min ow

dead lift squats – 10 each leg

switch grip pullups – 16 green band switch jumping pull-ups

water break

three way lunges – 5 rounds each leg

sneaky lunges – 14 each leg

reverse grip chin-ups – 16 green band reverse chin ups

chair salutations – 1 minute

toe roll iso lunges – 16 each side

wide front pull-ups – 12 wide green band pulls

groucho walk – 45 secs

calf raises – 15 slow / 10 fast x 3 (out, mid, in stances) with 25 lbs x 2

close grip overhand pull-ups – 16 green band close pulls

80-20 siebers speed squats – 15 each side

switch grip pull-ups – 16 green band switch pull-ups

cooldown

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AB RIPPER X

Total Workout Time
1 hour 32 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
1248 calories

Average Heart Rate
138 avg

Max Heart Rate:
183 max!!!!!!


August 24 – P90X Chest and Back + Ab Ripper X / August 25 P90X Plyometrics

September 1, 2009

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I’ve been lax in updating my blog with my P90X stats, so here are the numbers from last week’s workouts…
– FlashAddict

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August 24 – P90X Chest and Back + Ab Ripper X

standard push-ups – 20

wide front pull-ups – 20 green band pulls

military push-ups – 10

reverse grip chin-ups – 20 green band reverse pulls

water break

wide fly push-ups – 12

close grip overhand pull-ups – 16 green band pulls

decline push-ups – 9

heavy pants – 14 green band pulls

water break

diamond push-ups – 12

lawnmowers – 10 green band lawnmowers each side

dive bomber push-ups – 7 (tired)

back flys – 25 lbs x 12

water break

wide front pull-ups – 20 green band wide pulls

standard push-ups – 15 (ow)

reverse grip chin-ups – 20 green band reverse pulls

military push-ups – 5

water break

close grip overhand pull-ups – 12 green band pulls

wide fly push-ups – 5

heavy pants – 25 lbs x 10

decline push-ups – 4 (ow)

water break

lawnmowers –  12 green band each side  (use weights next time)

diamond push-ups – 8

back flys – 25 lbs x 8 (hurt right arm – ow)

dive bomber push-ups – 4 (im done)

cooldown

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AB RIPPER X

total time
1 hour 17 minutes

total calories burned
1002

average heart rate
135

max heart rate

162

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August 25 P90X Plyometrics

Total workout time
1 hour 2 minutes

Total Calories
852 calories

Average Heart Rate
140 avg heart rate

Maximum Heart Rate
161 max heart rate


August 19 – P90X Shoulders and Arms + AB Ripper X / August 20 – P90X Plyometrics + Hiked up Burnaby Mountain (both while wearing 20 lbs vest)

August 20, 2009

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Holy $hit I am tired after today’s workout…it’s 8:30pm and am thinking very seriously about going to bed in the next 15 minutes…but I am very pleased with the results from today’s hike and more so from the simple fact that I completed it after doing an hour of Plyometrics!
– FlashAddict

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August 19 – P90X Shoulders and Arms + AB Ripper X

alternating shoulder press – 30 lbs x 9

in and out bicep curl – 35 lbs x 10

two arm tricep kickback – 30 lbs x 8 (heavy)

alternating shoulder press – 35 lbs x 6 (heavy)

in and out bicep curl – 35 lbs x 10

two arm tricep kickback – 25 lbs x 8

ballistic stretch

deep swimmers press – 30 lbs x 6 (heavy)

full supination conccentration curls – 35 lbs x 7

chair dips x 30

deep swimmers press – 25 lbs x 8

full supination conccentration curls – 30 lbs x 10

chair dips x 21

ballistic stretch

upright rows – 30 lbs x 12
(heavy)

upright rows – 35 lbs x 8

flip grip twist kickbacks – 20 lbs x 10

upright rows – 35 lbs x 8

static arm curls – 25 lbs x 16

flip grip twist kickbacks – 20 lbs x 8

stretch

seated shoulder flys – 25 lbs x 8 (heavy)

crouching cohen curls – 30 lbs x 8

lying down tricep extensions – 30 lbs x 8 (heavy)

seated shoulder flys – 20 lbs x 12

seated cohen curls 25 lbs x 10

lying down tricep extensions 30 lbs x 8

stretch

straight arm shoulder flys – 20 lbs x 8

congdon curls – 30 lbs x 6 (ow)

side – tri -rise – 30 each side (ow!)

straight arm shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 10

congdon curls – 25 lbs x10

side – tri -rise – 20 each side

cooldown

PLUS AB RIPPER X WORKOUT AS WELL

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Total Workout Time:
1 HOUR 33 MINUTES

Total Calories burned:
1275

Average Heart Rate:
138

Max Heart Rate:
172

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August 20 – P90X Plyometrics + Hiked up Burnaby Mountain (both while wearing 20 lbs vest)

Burnaby Mountain Trail GuideBurnaby Mountain Trail Guide
Plyometrics workout stats:
Total Time:
59 mins
Total Calories:
844 cals
Average Heart Rate:
144 avg
Max Heart Rate:
161 max

Burnaby Mountain hike stats (completed 12 sprint intervals – 1 minute run / 2 minute recovery all the way from the Powerline Trail, Trans Canada Trail and Cardiac Hill to the top of the mountain)
Total Hike Time:
1 hour
Total Calories burned:
868

Average Heart Rate:
143 avg

Max Heart Rate:
168 max

August 15 – Hiked up Burnaby Mountain wearing 20 lb weight vest

August 15, 2009

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When your mind is full of swirling negative thoughts, there is nothing better than going out and hiking up a mountain to clear your mind, at least temporarily…
– FlashAddict

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Burnaby Mountain Trail GuideBurnaby Mountain Trail Guide

Yesterday, was a day of reckoning in my life, full of convoluted thoughts and emotions, so to help clear some of that $hit out of my mind, I decided not only to get outdoors and hike up Burnaby Mountain, but to also do it while wearing a 20 lbs weight vest. I followed the same route and walked along the pipeline and powerline trails, but once I reached the Trans Canada Trail, I did 1 minute sprints followed by 2 minute recovery walks the rest of thw way up the mountain. That last sprint up the Cardiac Hill Trail…was more like a crawl, but I kept my legs moving and my lungs pumping…

Once I got to my condo, I picked up my bike and rode back down to the base and picked up my car.I was surprised to see that even with the 20 lbs weight vest, my time still IMPROVED so that was pretty sweet!

HIKING

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 4 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
868 calories

Average Heart Rate:
136 avg

Max Heart Rate:
171 max


Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version

June 19, 2009

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If you ever wondered what the deeper meaning behind music videos were…
– FlashAddict

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Reading The Screen – class notes from 2 weeks ago

December 1, 2008

been lazy again – my bad – here are my class notes from 2 weeks ago…

THE SHOT = smallest unit in film

PUTTING SHOTS TOGETHER = EDITING
– overshot = protective shooting to make sure all of the angles were covered (Shane is an example)
– Edwin S. Porter in 1903 = The Great Train Robbery (introduced cross-cutting / parallel editing)
– cutting back and forth between the sheriff, the townspeople and the robbers

D.W. Griffith – Intolerance was his masterpiece

– cutting to continuity – walking cycle across the room can be condensed for example from beginning to end
– establishing shot – how you introduce a story – geography shot (Lawrence of Arabia opening shot)
– cut to a full shot for example to zoom closer in as you bring in main characters
– in classical editing, the more information you place in the frame, the longer you hold the frame
– edit for dramatic intensity
– used closeup for intensity whereas before it was used solely for information
– thematic cutting / montage – different timelines intercut to break up linear storyline
– contemporary films showcase this primarily in romantic comedies now (usually short and doesn’t involve dialog)

Roger Spottiswood?
– when the audience absorbs all the information they need to receive, that’s when you need to cut
– if you cut too early, they will wonder what they are looking at – if you cut too late, they will get bored

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION 1917
– they embraced the camera in order to educate the world about communist ideology

PUDOVKIN – made MOTHER

– thought Griffith was brilliant but thought closeup could stand on its own
– especially if it is juxtaposed with another closeup
– inspired by Pavlovian theory about feeding dogs – putting meaning together with bell ringing and feeding the dog

LEV KULESHOV
– put one closeup with another closeup = greater meaning
– audiences fill in meaning when faced with ambiguity
– built stories around completely separate images by editing them together to make meaning

SERGEI EISENSTEIN
– the essence of existence is constant change / conflict is the synthesis of opposites
A + B = C (Thesis + Anti-Thesis = Synthesis) / light versus dark / mass of people versus single person
– if you photograph reality, then you create a truer reality in jolting the audience (masses being exploited by the bourgeois)
– compiling these shots was very different from German films
– they used long shots and takes to follow the scene

BATTLESHIP POTEMPKIN
ODESSA step scene

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI


Enter The Dragon (similar scene)

– Orson Welles 1948 – married to Rita Hayworth at the time (broke up by the end of shooting)
– 24 two way mirrors and 80 regular mirrors were used to create the shots

What happens when you join two pieces of film together?

Graphic connection
– match cut (similar position, colour, lighting,
– mildly discontinuous (contrasting shots to play off of each other – Pulp Fiction diner scene – clash in their positioning as they talk in the scene)

Rhythmic connection
– 24 frames per second and if you set cuts to specific number of frames for editing
– intense shots tend to be shorter and to decrease tension, shots become longer
– many experimental films base their editing on graphic and rhythmic editing (Ballet Mechanique)

Spatial relations
– editing creates space for the audience – they need to understand where they are in the plot, location, timeline…
– if you provide with important information, the audience will fill in the blanks
– cross cutting like in The Godfather part 2 between 1950’s Nevada to 1910 New York

Temporal relations
– constructs and manipulates story time
– Incident at Owl Creek is best example of this
– assumption that sequential scenes are linear, but this isn’t always the case
– elliptical editing = an action is presented so that it is edited to speed up the process
– punctuation cut (fade in, fade out to important information)
– empty frames (man walks up 2 stairs then man walks out of frame, then show top of stairs and walking on last 2 steps)
– cutaway (man walks up the stairs then cut to inside his apartment)
– overlapping editing (prolong the action in different angles, perspectives longer than it would happen in real life)
– jump cut (signifies spatial and temporal cutting)
– if the camera moves into a close up then the camera would ned to move 30 degrees or else it will be a jump shot

TRIUMPH OF THE WILL – Leni Riefenstahl

– Adolf Hitler’s muse film maker

Continuity Editing
– you need to tell a story clearly and it needs to be edited to reinforce the continuity
– graphic continuity is respected – important people, settings are in the centre third of the frame
– respect for cause and effect of what will happen to these characters
– spatial continuity 180 degree axis and when we film characters, the camera cannot cross this line otherwise the scene is flipped
– same principle applies to cars
– match cut = action that compresses time and space
– reverse shot = dialog scene cutting from person to person (helps audience if people’s eyelines are the same)
– cheat shot = Lord of the Rings type of effect to play with perspectives, sizing…
– in action films, you can cross the line, provided that the last shot is on the line (Mad Max)

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
– writer Nora Effron and Director Rob Reiner – diner scene

– onlooker who is watching the whole scene and they have the last line, which makes us laugh so hard = Rob Reiner’s mom
– classic example of not crossing the 180 degree line as well – also with Billy Crystal looking over at the end and then editing to Rob Reiner’s mom

TRANSITION SHOTS
– clean straight cut
– fade in / fade out
– dissolve = taking 2 frames of film super imposed = more significant link between the 2 scenes
– wipe = like a windshield wiper (also flips – 1968 version of Thomas Crown Affair is a good example of this)

A PLACE IN THE SUN – dir. George Stevens


– good use of dissolves to link different scenes together

GERI’S GAME

– film is so strong due to its editing

The Heart of the World (2000) – dir. Guy Madden

– inspired by Elita Queen of Mars (Russian silent film)

JU-DOU

– very few times were all of the characters in the same shot to show distance between them

E.T. – THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL


Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball…

September 16, 2008

[ open on three kids playing with their Happy Fun Ball ]

Kid 1: It’s happy!

Kid 2: It’s fun!

All Three Kids: It’s Happy Fun Ball!

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Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Do not use Happy Fun Ball on concrete.

Discontinue use of Happy Fun Ball if any of the following occurs:

  • itching
  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • tingling in extremities
  • loss of balance or coordination
  • slurred speech
  • temporary blindness
  • profuse sweating
  • or heart palpitations.

If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.

Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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Ingredients of Happy Fun Ball include an unknown glowing green substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

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