4 Hour Body Daily Report #5

Playing with the titles here, bear with me.

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 pieces of turkey sausage.

Lunch: Burrito bowl – beans, peppers, onions, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, beef.  Bowl of chili.

Dinner: Steak, green beans, broccoli

Dessert: Carb friendly ice cream

Workout: Deck of cards push up workout.  336 pushups in 35 minutes.

Overall: B. I’m a little worried about the Carb Smart ice cream, with dairy a no no.  Workout was solid, wish I had more time to do bench press since pushups are the only chest I get to do.

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4 Hour Body – 5/9 Weekend Edition

Friday

Breakfast: 2 Chicken Breast

Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Salad, too much ranch

Dinner: Eggs & Sausage

Workout: Swimming with the kids for an hour.

Saturday

Cheat day! Goetta, toast, eggs for breakfast. 2 McDonalds cheeseburgers and a chocolate shake for lunch.  Cheeseburger and french fries for dinner.  3 IPA beers. Did a 1/2 shoulder workout. It was a good day!

Sunday

Breakfast: Left over chicken breast and hamburger (no bun)

Lunch: skipped

Dinner: Sirloin Steak topped with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce, Broccoli.

Desert: Carb Smart Ice Cream.

Workout: Max Cardio Conditioning

Sunday was interesting, Max Cardio kicked my butt, which I probably needed for my cheat day prior.  I know I had too much dairy in the dinner portion but it was worth the taste.  I took a flyer on the carb smart ice cream.  We’ll see how my body reacts… I’ve been weighing in on Saturdays (broken scale at home), so far, down ~14 lbs in 2 weeks.

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4 Hour Body – 5/8/2014

Breakfast:  2 eggs, 4 pieces of bacon

Lunch: 2 bowls of chili, side salad with vinaigrette dressing

Dinner: Chicken Bowl with black beans, spinach, and salsa

Supplements: ammino acid, generic vitamin, fiber, garlic, omega 3

Drink: 2 cups of coffee, 5 glasses of ice water/ice tea.  1 artificial/aspartame drink.

Diet Grade: A.

Workout: Insanity Max Cardio Circuit.  Kicked. My. Butt.

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4 Hour Body – 5/7/2014

Breakfast:  3 eggs, 3 pieces of bacon

Lunch: Spicy garlic buffalo chicken salad

Dinner: 2 hamburgers, no bun, topped with black beans, guacamole & spinach .  Side salad with caesar dressing

Supplements: ammino acid, generic vitamin, fiber, garlic, omega 3

Drink: 2 cups of coffee, 5 glasses of ice water/ice tea.  1 artificial/aspartame drink.

Diet Grade: B.  Buffalo chicken salad was deep fried and used 1 packet of ranch.

Workout: 2/3 Bicep and Ab P90X workout.

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2014-5-6 4 Hour Body / Paleo Day In Review

Breakfast:  2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon

Lunch: 2 bowls of chili, 1 side salad with normal amount of cesar dressing

Dinner: 1 round steak, black beans, guacamole, hot sauce

Supplements: ammino acid, generic vitamin, fiber, garlic, omega 3

Drink: 1 cup of coffee (soy creamer), 5 glasses of ice water

Diet Grade: A.  I guess only the ceaser dressing was a short coming…

Workout: Insanity Pure Cardio

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4 Hour Body / Paleo Diet Combination

It’s been a long time since I posted GREAT content.  That is going to change, starting today, I’m posting progress on my 4 hour body/ paleo diet.  I’ve done my research and like some out of each of these thinkings, sprinkled in with my own workout philosophy.

4 Hour Body

Likes: Motivation, Lentils, Low Carb, No Diary, Supplements, Cheat Day, No Fruit

Dislikes: Workout plan

Paleo Diet

Likes: Eating Organic, Low Carb, No Diary

Dislikes: No Lentils, Fruit

Overall My Plan

No Sugar, No Diary, No Fruit, Lentils are good, Supplements, Cheat Day, Avoid anything out of box.  P90X on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Insanity on Tuesday & Thursday.

Meal Plan

Breakfast: A choice of: Eggs (combination of regular eggs and egg white).  Black beans, Spinach, Bacon, Sausage.

Lunch: A choice of: Homemade Chili, Salad with minimal salad dressing, Chipotle Burrito Bowl (beans, chicken, tomatoe, hot salsa, guacamole)

Dinner: Meat, Salad, Beans.

Workout Plan

Monday: choice of P90X chest day (~200 pushup) & (~100 heavy pants) OR deck of card pushups.

Tuesday: Basketball OR Insanity Pure Cardio

Wednesday: P90x Biceps & Back OR Biceps Drop Sets for ~30 minutes

Thursday: Basketball OR Pick Insanity Video

Friday: P90X shoulders OR shoulder/triceps zero rest workout ~30 minutes

Supplements

Green Tea x 2 a day, Regular Men’s Vitamin x 1 day, Garlic x 1 a day, Omega 3 x 1 a day, Amino Acid  x 1 a day.

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Mobile Phone – Gaming

The Latest Mobile Phone Features that Promotes a More Enhanced Gaming Experience

Every year, mobile phones are getting better and better because newer features and specs are installed. This is what makes the market more productive and competitive. Apart from the meeting the objective of excellent messaging and call quality, hardware and software upgrades also promote brilliant gaming and other sorts of mobile entertainment. From analog phones to cutting-edge smartphones, mobile phones are truly making life more convenient and satisfying. At this point, let us now look into the current aspects of mobile phones as linked with gaming.

Main Processor
The main processor is considered the brain of any computer or mobile phone device. If you are using your mobile phone for gaming, chances are, you will need to have other applications open in your phone in order for everything to run simultaneously. As of today, the latest smartphones in the market are equipped with a Quad Core hardware that is responsible in making the user able to achieve multitasking. For users and gamers alike, the processing speed must be 2 gig and up.

Graphics Processing Unit
Latest phone models today are embedded with an excellent graphics processing unit or GPU. This feature is great for video watching and gaming because you will not encounter any delays on the screen. The GPU allows videos to run smoothly, at the same time, accuracy and clarity of graphics are obtained. The ability to see every detail of the video on screen is a great advantage in gaming. Games such as mobile slots are full of graphics and as long as the GPU is upgraded, then gaming becomes more pleasant and convenient.

Random Access Memory
Today’s newest mobile phones are equipped with a larger RAM or random access memory to ensure that all files, apps and games, no matter how huge they may be, can be stored on your mobile phone. The RAM is responsible for providing fast loading of any application. Hence, this feature is vital in all types of games because faster loading results to continuous gaming. You can therefore perform all application in your phone at one time. For instance, playing mobile slots and replying to an SMS can be done simultaneously.

Responsive Touchscreen


In this era, where mobile phones follow only touchscreen platform, competition lies on how efficient this feature is among mobile phone companies. As mobile phones continue to thrive, the responsiveness of the touchscreen is what users and gamers are looking after. Fortunately, mobile phones today have achieved this quality. Fast touchscreen response is ideal not only for messaging and navigation but for gaming as well.

Gaming is one of the reasons why most mobile phones users long for a high-end full-spec smartphone. This is because they want to fulfill the best gaming experience and at the same achieve their goal of successfully winning the game. As we live in this electronic age, it is expected that the creation of innovative mobile phone will further increase and users as well as gamers will be happier and satisfied.

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Intel Ultrabook Final Review

This is my last look at the Ultrabook Intel sent me.  It’s been a very pleasant experience from start to end and I’m very happy to say I will continue to use the Ultrabook in both a development world but also as a go to laptop for surfing the web & general computer usage.

Kids

One pleasant surprise in using the Ultrabook on a daily basis is watching the kids interact with the Ultrabook touchscreen.  It’s very apparent they are much more engaged with a touch screen laptop then the old mom & pop keyboard only. 

Daily Usage

I have to say the biggest enjoyment of using the Ultrabook on a daily basis has been it’s responsiveness.  The thing is able to handle all my computer needs, including developing a recent PhoneGap application I’ve been doing.  I’m consistently running eclipse & debugging with my android.  The system performance has been outstanding. 

PhoneGap + Windows 8  + Sensors

One really neat application of this laptop is being able to play with my Phonegap application right on the laptop with Windows 8 and using the built in sensors in the laptop.  Although I didn’t target the windows platform my Phonegap application seems to work well on the laptop & I can get a quick debug environment setup.  The accelerometer & touch part of the application works flawlessly with Windows 8 and the laptop.

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Intel Ultrabook–Looking Closer

Intel Ultrabook – Looking Closer

I’ve been running with the Intel Ultrabook for a couple of month now. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the power this thing punches for being so light. Boot time has been incredible. It literally boots in less than 10 seconds. That’s reason enough alone to take a closer look. 

Daily Use

I’ve been using the Ultrabook daily. No problem running multiple instances of Visual Studio 2012, SQL Management Studio, Outlook & Google Chrome. The Solid State Drive is a real difference maker. I’ve even had Hyper-V running without issues.The Ivy bridge processor is the real deal.

Ultrabook & Windows 8

So there are a lot of concerns with system admins & programmers when it comes to Windows 8. Classic case of who moved my cheese. Once you get over differences, it’s very apparent a Touch enable laptop is essential moving forward in this environment. There are so many times I’ve caught myself using the touch screen, at this point the on board mouse vs touch is almost 50% split. Honestly, when I use my Dell E6420 on my lap I find myself touching the screen now. All laptop’s moving forward are all going to be touch enabled, err, as soon as Apple catches up.

Games

The Ultrabook Intel sent me has an GPS, Accelerometer, Gyro, & Magnetmeter, Web Camera, & Touch – all the stuff in your iPad that lets you play interactive games. You get this same experience with the Ultrabook. The hardware technology is basically like having a Kinect or Nintendo Wii in your laptop. From Fruit Ninja, to Ball Strike, to Google Maps you now just need developers writing the apps. Here you can learn more about Microsoft Sensor API.

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Ivy Bridge Ultrabook Review

I was fortunate enough to have the Intel people sent me a 3rd generation Intel Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. It’s not a pre-production model or a model that will ever make its way to production. It’s meant only for reference for the hardware vendors when they produce their Ultrabooks in the future, kind of like a developers preview of Windows that Microsoft releases. They asked me to review it and how I thought it measured up in a developer’s environment.

Hardware

The model they sent me included:

- High Definition Web Cam

- Intel Core i7 CPU @ 2.0 Ghz

- 180 GB Solid State Hard Drive

- Mini HDMI port

- 2 USB 3.0 ports

- 4gb RAM

- Touch Screen / Acceleromter / Gryro

Right off the bat you can tell the CPU is very fast, and able to handle what I do. Typically I have 2 instances of Visual Studio 2010 opened, SQL Management Studio, Chrome (with 10+ tabs opened) and I saw absolutely no lag running in Windows 8. I’ve only been using it for a week now but my first impressions are the CPU is a major upgrade from what I’m running now. Windows 8 boot time is under 5 seconds and of course the SSD rocks. The only bad sign is the RAM amount. Now, remind yourself that this isn’t production level hardware and I’m 100% positive when this hits the street you’ll be able to get it with 8+ gigs of RAM, but 4gb of RAM didn’t cut it 3 years ago and it doesn’t cut it today.

Size

I’ve been rocking a DELL E6410 for the past year+. It’s an absolute work horse, the best laptop I’ve ever used bar none. Of course, it’s not thin by any stretch. The Ultrabook Intel sent me is incredibly thin & light weight. I took it on vacation with me & it was great to just put it under by arm on my trek to the coffee shop in the mornings, no need to tout a bag, it’s ipad weightish. clip_image002

Touch Screen

Touch screen on a laptop that doesn’t pivot, WTF? Those were my initial thoughts. I was very surprised by the 3rd day I was using the touch screen more & more for tedious task like closing windows, dragging items, etc… We’ll see how the touch screen plays out but for now I’m actually liking it. It doesn’t replace the mouse or keyboard but when it’s on your lap, it’s sometimes just faster just to click the screen.clip_image004

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