Me: Happy Juneteenth!
Karena: IS IT THE NINETEENTH? WAIT…I THOUGHT…
Me: Haha house ethnic awareness champion!
Rex wanted to play Pokémon Sorry tonight. We own the Pokémon version of just about every board game. They are generally better than the originals. However Pokemon (not doing the accent anymore) Sorry is better than regular Sorry like stepping in dog poop is better than getting it on your hands. It’s like a randomized version of Parcheesi (10x champ, ring for each finger btw). You just draw a card and push Charizard or Hoppip or whoever along, occasionally sending someone back to their start. We are missing some of the pieces cause we got it at a thrift store, so whoever is Fire has to have an Electric on their team and vice versa. We are also missing the rules (which don’t exist online, so we have to use the printed rules for regular Sorry), which results in constant arguments. And you have to go through the deck and reshuffle like eight times IOT complete a game.
Me: Just deal the cards and move my pieces along accordingly. There’s no skill to this game.
Karena: HAHA. IT’S SO TRUE.
Me: Imma go lift.
Karena: SIT DOWN.
Despite our best efforts, Rex is like the worst sport in the history of sportsmanship.
Rex (on the first turn of a game): Six… that means I’m in first place. Mom, you’re in second place because you went four spaces. Dad is in last – haha!
Me: But I haven’t even moved yet!
Rex: Hahaha! Making excuses, I see.
Me and Karena: HURRY UP! JUST MOVE YOUR PIECE!
Repeat until the last turn of the game (he is very optimistic) when someone else wins, and he has a tantrum.
Tonight during Sorry, he did a new thing where he stuck his tongue out anytime he drew a card with another team’s Pokemon on it, meaning they couldn’t do their special move. If he drew his own team’s Pokemon, meaning he could do his special move, he also stuck his tongue out. Since all the cards have a Pokemon team on them, that meant that he was taunting on 3/4 of all card draws. I shut this down by putting him in the front leaning rest and making him push til it was his turn again. (I don’t like making him lose his next turn, since it disrupts the integrity of the game). Two rounds of this was successful at keeping his tongue in his mouth thereafter.
However I ended up winning, and he knocked my pieces over.
Me: Ahhh! My championship Pokemons! Chickorita!
Karena (furious): GET ON THE FLOOR AND START DOING PUSHUPS. I WANT TEN REAL PUSHUPS.
Ten real pushups is tough for Rex, since he’s a cheater, and especially tonight because he kept laughing. Until:
Karena: MOVE BACK FROM THOSE BLOCKS. (Quincy left her wooden blocks on the floor.) IF YOU BLEED ON MY RUG YOU’RE CLEANING IT UP.
Rex collapses (not on the blocks) and sobs.
Karena: GET UP AND STOP CRYING. I’M EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT AND I CAN DO A PUSHUP BETTER THAN THAT.
Me (watching with interest, and some concern): Be careful of Coach Junior!
Karena: [does several pushups and gets up] MY BELLY TOUCHED THE GROUND BUT I CAN’T HELP IT
Me: Actually it’s okay if your chest touches the ground as long as you don’t rest…
Karena: IT IS?
Me: Yeah, and I don’t know what the rule is for pregnant bellies but I’m sure that they’d count. But it’s time for him to go to bed.
Karena (to Rex): DON’T GET ANY YOGURT OUT OF THE FRIDGE TOMORROW MORNING. IT’S PUSHUPS AND WATER FOR BREAKFAST UNTIL YOU CAN GIVE ME TEN GOOD ONES.
Ahh good old family game night.
Squat: 45×5, 135×3, 225×2, 295×1, 330,335,340,345×3
Bench: 45x10p, 135×4, 205×3, 240,245,250×6, 255,260×5
I read this article, and came up with an easier method of calculating the intensity/difficulty/strenuous voluminosity/workload of a set/exercise/workout than what this guy was trying to do. Instead of his mish-mash, just:
where R is how many reps you do in a given set, M is your max, and W is how much weight you used on the set. This has the added benefit of coming up with a whole number typically 0-100 rather than a decimal between 0-1. (you can just divide by 100 to compare with the various tables at the end of the article, however I don’t believe they are particularly meaningful)
So for first work set of squats (using 440 for a max): 3 x 440/(440-330) = 12
This works for multiple sets too (337.5 being the average weight): 12(440)/(440-337.5) = 51.5 which is the workload for today’s squats, and the same number you’d get if you added up all the sets separately.
Bottom Position Squat: 405,425x1
Sumo+Lite Band: 135×2, 225×1, 245,255,265,275,285x1
Mil Press: 140×4, 145×3, 150,155×2, 160×1
Front Squat: 135×3, 180×4, 185x2x3, 190×3
RDL: 135×5, 185×3, 205×3, 215×5
Time: 2:11 but at least 15 minutes was wasted on algebra and computation.