Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Real Estate thoughts

I think it may be my time to start really looking at buying property within the next 6-12 months. In the SoCal market, while still high, anything and everything is on sale.

Prices are reverting back to 2003 rollbacks.

People are simply walking away from their properties. Handing the keys to the lender. These are comp killers driving the market lower.

This coupled with the fact that interest rates are still at very low levels means opportunity.

As Warren Buffett says:

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Today's workout

Strongman training-

I have been taking it easy and really trying not to aggravate my bicep. I have been skipping allot of the events.

12" log - clean and press each rep. 235/ 4 in 1:15.
-Hit 3 in less then 60 seconds. Bicep bothering me a little on these.

Yoke- 540/ 50ft, 620/ 50ft, 670/ 40ft
-back felt good

tire drags- 200+tire/ 50 ft x 2 sets
-heavy drag!

My weight is around 222. I have been making good upper body gains in the gym. Hit a big PR on Monday. Hit 265+ bands on the overhead.

My back is also feeling better. It has been jacked up for as long as I remember.


This is my first post in quite a while.

Since my last past, I ruptured my bicep while training for nationals (missed nationals), spent 3 weeks in Central America, and almost took another job selling computer security software.

I ruptured my bicep shortly after my last post. I got sloppy during the tire flip (900 lb tire) and felt a pop in my right bicep. Unfortunately (dumb move), I did not get it treated immediately.

Over the past 2 months, I got an MRI and have seen 2 specialist. The first orthopedic thought I may be too late for surgery and said my right arm would never be 100% again. He said I would have 65%-75% strength in the arm. My bicep, while not a complete tear, did tear somewhat and since I did not get it fixed, it reattached (but in a weakened state). He said surgery could be an option but they would have to cut out another tendon (knee) to replace the bicep tendon. I thought this was a terrible idea.

The second specialist (who specializes in arm injuries) recommended I stop lifting any weights for the next 6 months after which he could reevaluate and could determine if he could operate. I also thought this was a terrible idea and told him I would not stop lifting weights. We compromised and I am not doing any pulling/ curling movements. He also gave me a script for a daily anti-inflammatory which I have been taking. It has been working. My bicep is not nearly as achy as it used to be and it seems to be getting better. I have a follow up appointment middle of next month.