The 9th Soul

Book Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Posted in health, health defects, life by Fated Blue on September 14, 2015

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I bought this book without knowing what it was really about. I figured the teaser at the back sounded promising as it seemed to introduce a bunch of quirky, not-so-cliche characters which many books seem to use nowadays. It was also interesting how it involved a story of a suicidal boy which reminded me of how interesting “Perks” was.

To be honest, the book was a bit slow and depressing when it started. I’m not a fan of depressing books so I guess that has to be a factor too. I actually planned on skipping this book for another but I figured it should get interesting as a friend of mine, whom I really think is cool when it comes to song and book interests, told me it was worth a read. And it was.

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Life Update April 16 2015

Posted in health, internet news, life by Fated Blue on April 16, 2015

Hello. If you’ve read my previous entry a few months back, you’ve already realized I no longer work as a food scientist. It’s been more than two months since I worked in the food industry and to be honest, with all the things that happened to me, I don’t regret quitting.

So what happened in between? Well, I’m now an official freelance writer. I currently work for 4 clients in the U.S.. The good points about this is that I’m now able to work utilizing my passion or writing and the fact that my salary is officially almost 3x that of previous job. The dollar exchange rate makes me happy.

I’m now building my wealth and I’m currently looking for a small business to get some decent passive income on. Nothing too fancy; perhaps a small coffee shop or perhaps a franchise from a popular meat retailer would do for now.

I’ve also been working on my new website! It will focus mainly on fitness and health which would be dominated by my passion for kettlebell training. I hope you guys pay me a visit.

That is all. Thank you!

Modifying My Kettlebell Program

Posted in health, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on January 24, 2015

[A whole list of fitness blogs I’ve done]

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In an attempt to focus my workout into something basic yet essential, I’ve decided to modify my first workout program. This is what I may consider as an upgraded version if we’re to treat the first program as an overall basic workout routine.

I’ve been experimenting since January started and I’ve come up with a routine that’s guaranteed to give you the best bang for your bell without stressing yourself about doing them for a week.

The same schedule format will apply: 5 to 6 days a week, 20 minutes minimum on the clock.

Mind you, this revolves mostly around Hardstyle movements which means maximal effort in less repetitions. I’m fond of utilizing both GS and Hardstyle but I somehow always gravitate towards Hardstyle due to the maximal effort exerted in a short period of time.

Because let’s face it, 20 minutes isn’t that long. But if utilized efficiently, 20 minutes is more than enough.

For this program, you’ll need at least a pair of heavy KBs and one lighter bell. In my case, I use a pair of 32 kg and one 24 kg. The 24 kg is for the warm up while one or two 32 kg KBs will be used for the main workout.

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Welcoming 2015 with a running workout

Posted in health, life, Special posts by Fated Blue on January 1, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone! One of my personal traditions involve welcoming the new year with a run. I always run first thing in the morning and due to this I have to sleep extra early. I’ve been skipping the new year midnight for four years now and I don’t mind at all.

You can find my running details here

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Taking it slow but sure

Posted in health, life by Fated Blue on December 18, 2014

With regards to my previous bump blog, I decided to veer away from my program for a while. By veer I mean avoid so much speed workouts and for a while would mean the whole week or perhaps the whole month of December.

I’ve had recent bouts of migraine and I figured high speed workouts such as my 5-minute swings, both double and single, might trigger the nauseous feeling which might end up becoming a migraine (one way or the other matters not). I’ll still look forward to performing 5-minute swings again but I should wait until I’m fully healed. My body, and particularly my head, may not be able to cater to the focus-demanding workout as I once used to.

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Bumps into my program this December

Posted in food, health, health defects, life by Fated Blue on December 13, 2014

My program

First month

Second month

The whole month began with me ripping a callus on my left hand. This hampered my program and I had to focus on bodyweight workouts for one week. Not to mention how I condensed it from 20 minutes to just 10 because of lack of sleep (Christmas party performance practice) and fatigue from not getting enough sleep. The second week started out fine but last Wednesday was a cursed day that I had to stop training until I’m fully rested (and I’m sure I’m fully rested now; will train tomorrow).

I first suffered from chills last Wednesday at around 1:30 AM. The thing was, it wasn’t even that cold or rather not cold enough for me to have chills. I also felt feverish which made my body feel hot to the touch. Chills and hot temperature, I was already concluding that I wouldn’t be able to workout that morning but I never thought it would get worse.

A few hours later, I had a bout with migraine and nausea right after waking up. I figured it was perhaps due to overeating which resulted to a bad gassy stomach. I was seriously burping with an intensity and consistency that would’ve filled up a small hot-air balloon if put together. I ate too much the other day and I overestimated my body’s ability to digest and metabolize the food I ate. I couldn’t even walk straight without feeling the need to throw-up. I was then rushed to the hospital.

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Two months into my program

Posted in health, life by Fated Blue on November 30, 2014

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One month progress

Recent developments:

  • Upper body is ever so slightly becoming more defined.
  • Strength from torso up to shoulders have significantly increased.
  • Performing repeated 64 kg deadlifts are warm-ups to me.
  • I can now do 60 swings in less than 4 minutes.
  • I can now do 100 32kg x 2 double kettlebell swings in less than 10 minutes.
  • I now have a “better” 64 kg armor building technique (more below).
  • Legs have noticeably increased in endurance and strength.
  • I’ve evolved my usual push-ups to one-legged then to spiderman push ups.
  • Jerking a 32 kg is easier but pressing it is still far from reach.
  • I also (unintentionally) developed my pull-ups when I tried them a few weeks ago.
  • I can now almost do a full ab-wheel roll (from standing position). I stop before my arms stretch overhead.

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