Paul Makepeace ;-)

April 12, 2006

Some heavy stuff

Posted in: Drivel, Food, Google, Sport

Whoa. According to the gym scales here I weigh 84kg / 186lb / 13st 3lb. This is the heaviest I've been in my life, and that was when I was training and eating like a freak at Gold's in California in '01-'02 (and I definitely don't have the body I did then). I haven't really done any aerobic work since my accident last year, and no strength work for a few months. Coupled with the free & decent food in this weight gain is looking like it has some solid foundations...

The food here in Google Mountain View is exceedingly good. It's mid-range restaurant quality, sometimes better, and there's a strong emphasis on using organic produce. The cartons you can use to take food away are recycled cardboard. I've come away from meal times feeling stuffed, which is very rare as apart from the occasional fried breakfast in London I tend to eat small meals.

So combined with the gym here and free, excellent meals I think I'll train for size & strength and leave the slimming to somewhere where the food's not as good :-) Ireland, for example.

As a random aside, I dropped by a local supplements shop and I was reminded the stuff you can buy in America is pretty amazing: over the counter hormones, powerful stimulants, and a range of "ordinary" supplements that boggles the mind. I stuck to a tub of blended protein and some glutamine (a particularly "good" protein). Leave the endocrine experiments to the freaks...

Posted by Paul Makepeace at April 12, 2006 23:45 | TrackBack

Its horribly overhyped, but Spike (sulbutiamine) works for me, in a totally non-buzz, just wide awake and focused all day manner. Its a bugger to get in NZ.

And 82kg, heaviest/strongest I've ever been, can briefly hold one leg front levers now. But my hill climbing on a bike sucks arse.

Posted by: Jez at April 13, 2006 12:31

try a raw food diet...good for body, soul, mind and planet

Posted by: jdap at May 22, 2006 09:57

Are you still working for Google?

Posted by: Mary at May 20, 2010 00:28
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