Site menu:

Enter your email address to sign up to the Discipline or Regret RSS feed!

Delivered by FeedBurner


Eating natural foods, taking the time to plan meals and snacks. Pre-planning is the key! Low carbs, lots of protein, healthy fats and plenty H20

Supplements & Drugs; none!


Strength Training; Mon, Wed & Fri doing big compound exercises that hit the big muscle groups.

Cardio; currently none.

Next Weigh in:


ReBoot Stats


Weight: 287lb

Body Fat: 44.7%

Muscle: 25.1%


Weight: - 21.6lb

Body Fat: - 3.3%

Muscle: + 1.6%


Weight: 308.6lb

Body Fat: 48.0%

Muscle: 23.5%


Before you start any exercise program or change your diet please contact your doctor before doing so.

Train safe! Eat healthy! :-)

Klankers and Mosquito Killers


One thing that I have been observing a lot lately is the way people workout with weights, and about 80% of what I see here in Indonesia is rather worrying.

The gym that I am in runs a rather aggressive marketing campaign and if you don’t use a personal trainer then you will not receive any (or much) assistance, I watch as the trainers pass people by who are throwing around the free weights or machines like they’re trying to kill mosquitoes.

What I have come to learn is that whether you are pushing or pulling your movements should be in a piston-like manner, not a throwing or using momentum to blast the weights away or thrust them towards and then let them drag back into the start position.

About 3 or 4 times I have spoken to people and shown them what I have learned; I did this purely out of concern. The first person I spoke to graciously received what I had to say, but the others got quite offended.  So I have kind of backed off from any more approaches.

I get so annoyed when I see the personal trainers walk past a Klanker (smacking weight plates together) and not care if that person will hurt themselves, I suppose they are just happy they had their we-are-not-legally-responsible forms filled in for each member.

Anyway I thought that I would vent out my frustrations here because I know you guys would listen :-)

How about were you come from, do you (or if you) spoke to someone in your gym how do they (how would they) take it?

And to those throwers and mosquito killers be warned, take your time when you are lifting. Remember PISTON-LIKE movements, count two seconds when you push or pull the weight, then pause for one second and then when you bring back to the starting position take another second or two.

Well, take care and train safely!


Comment from AndrewE
Time April 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

In my gym they will come over and give you some friendly advice.

Comment from Andrew
Time April 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

Yeah that’s the kind of service you’d expect, right? I have been in Indonesia for 6 years now and sorry to offend any Indonesian readers (the truth hurts) but Indonesians don’t know anything about customer service!

Write a comment