Iíve been trying to convince myself to start writing a blog for a while now, but Iíve managed to put it off for the last few weeks. I woke up this morning and had a list of things I had to get doneÖ so far Iím making some progress. In case you havenít figured out yet, there was no kidnapping.
If youíve read this farÖ well Iím surprised to say the least. I thought most of you would have realized this blog will not be extremely exciting by now. Actually, thatís not true Iím selling myself short, Iíve got a lot of pretty awesome blog posts planned out for the upcoming week, so I think you guys should all enjoy it. Iím planning on updating it every few days.
For those of you who donít know me, my name is Greg. Iíve been involved in the poker world for quite some time now, 4 years I believe. Some of you guys may remember me from the days of Baller Poker (when it was still around).
Supplements + Working Out
I put an order in for some new supplements last week! Over the past year Iíve gotten involved in working out a fair bit at the gym. Not to the point where Iím some big looking juice freak (not the look I want), but just trying to build muscle and generally stay in good shape. Iíve always thought guys who have really big muscles (and think theyíre jacked) but have alot of body fat are complete fools. For anyone who goes to the gym you know exactly who Iím talking about! Anyways hereís a picture of the supplements I just bought (excuse the low quality blackberry pics):
I picked up a ten pound bag of ON Gold Standard Whey. This stuff is awesome, regarded as the best protein you can get your hands on these days. I picked a not so great flavour however, Rocky Road. Got a little too adventurous, I know to stick to the straight chocolate from now on. Usually end up taking 1 shake before my workout around lunch and one within 30 minutes after my workout.
I also picked up some ON Casein, which is a protein which takes longer to digest. The idea is that you take it right before bed so that your muscles donít start breaking themselves down throughout the night! Went for cake batterÖ turned out to be an okay flavour, but not great.
I also bought a pre-workout because it was on sale. Iíve never been a huge fan of pre-workouts, seems like most of the time youíre just buying a powder loaded with caffeine (not a great thing to be putting in your body). One of my buddies that I work out with says he can feel his concentration increase and he gets a way better pump when he takes this stuffÖ Iíve yet to feel anything. Any of you guys use stuff like Jack3d?
Also got ON Multivitamins and Glutamine capsules. Pretty much just your standard multivitamin, but has higher amounts of various vitamins than normal multis since they are for working out. Glutamine just helps your body break down protein and build muscle. Iíve never actually taken Glutamine caps before, but I figured it wouldnít hurt to start taking them.
Iíve hit a plateau as of late in terms of building muscle. Iím 6í4 and around 215 pounds and Iíve been stuck between 210-220 for the past month or so. Iíd like to add 10 pounds perhaps, but really not looking to bulk up much more than that.
I had a pretty awesome week last week. I helped a poker player I met from Miami come down and relocate to Canada (for the purposes of his Full Tilt Poker account). To be clear, he didnít actually move down here, he just flew down for a few days so that I could help him set up a moneybookers account and get his Full Tilt account switched to Canadian residency status. Pretty pumped to say I got everything set up so that he was able to cash out the day after he landed!
So all in all he was pretty happy with the trip, and I was happy that I could help him out. Itís pretty incredible that Americans canít cash out their Full Tilt funds, yet I was able to help an American who flew over to meet me get access to his funds within 48 hours! Needless to say I have a few more American players that I will be helping out over the coming weeks. I really feel sorry for all these Americans who are falling victim to all this ridiculous stuff going on with legislation and Full Tilt. At the end of the day PokerStars comes out looking like a real gem from all of this!
I was out grocery shopping yesterday and I came across something that I had never seen before! Iím sure alot of you American guys have seen this already, but itís new to me:
Grapples! Supposedly they are apples that taste like grapes! I wasnít really sure if these are some sort of genetically modified foods or if they are something else! A friend was trying to tell me that they are just apples that are soaked in grape juice, but that didnít really make sense to me. Anybody have any idea how these things are made! They cost $5 US for 4 of them. I figured Iíd give them a pass since I already had some apples at home.
Anyways that pretty much does it for this blog! Iíve got some pretty exciting posts coming up, so keep reading! Thanks for your time guys!