Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Here an interview with a SF/F group from Greece. In English and Greek. Thanks to Alex Letsa for some interesting questions.


(Evil Monkey: "Deep genre is different than genre." Jeff: "Just as bull is different than shit." Evil Monkey: "Exactly!" Jeff: "I wonder how many writers will step in it this time." Evil Monkey: "At least they're not anonymous." Jeff: "True.")

Exercise (forgive this, but I gotta list it in detail from time to time):

Chest/shoulders (one after another without rest; 3 times total; 10 to 12 reps each)
- bench press (2 55 lb dumb bells)
- overhead press (1 70 lb dumb bell)
- reverse flyes (2 30 lb dumb bells)
- military press (2 330 lb dumb bells)
- shrugs (2 55 lb dumb bells)
- shoulder raise, to sides (2 15 lb dumb bells)
- shoulder raise, out front (2 15 lb dumb bells)
(At end of workout, one set of upright press on machine, 150 lbs, and same for incline press, 120 lbs and then 90 lbs)

Legs (each type interspersed with tricep/bicep or back stuff)
- incline leg press (800 lbs, three different leg/foot positions one after the other in sets of 15, top, 10, middle, 9, top, feet together; repeat three times)
- leg extensions (180 lbs three times, 10-12 reps each; 100 lbs to exhaustion right after third 180 lb set)
- leg curls (70 lbs, one leg at a time, repeat three times; 8 to 10 reps each)
- assisted squats (300 lbs, three sets, 10 reps; done at end of work out to exhaust already tired muscles)
- calf raises (using own body weight and step--30 straight, 25 toes in, 25 toes out)

- 5 sets using weight bench and own body weight, 12 to 14 reps, followed immediately by tricep machine pull down at 90 lbs (yay!)

- 5 sets of 21s using 45 lb barbell followed immediately by 35 lb barbell forearm curls to exhaustion followed by 25 lb barbell to exhaustion
- one set at end of workout (65 lb barbell, 10 reps; 55 lb barbell, 10 reps; 45 lb barbell to exhaustion)

- Single grip latt pulldown at 80 lbs (3 sets each side)
- Bar latt pulldown, wide grip, at 140 lbs (3 sets)
- Upright row, single grip, at 80 lbs (3 sets each side)

- 150 crunches
- 3 sets of obliques
- 3 sets using 70 lb weight and using abs to pull across body
(need to start ramping this up)

- 1 mile run to warm up
- 30 minutes on bike (half at highest level)
- 2 lap sprint

- 2 hours singles racquetball (my legs are as strong as they've ever been; most of the time, i feel like i could play all damn day)
- 1 set biceps, 65 lb barbell (just to wake 'em up)
- 3 sets tricep pull down at 110 lbs (yay!)

Thursday will be an off day. Friday will repeat Tuesday unless otherwise noted.


At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JeffV: I saw the Deep Genre thing. Steaming, sterling, unabashed whim-whammery of the first water. What's not to love?


At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Paul Jessup said...

Heh. Copycats.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Βάρδος said...

Thanks for the link back to our site, Jeff. Be well, and keep writing those stunning genre-bending novels.

Sincerely Yours,
Costas Voulazeris

At 7:42 PM, Blogger David Louis Edelman said...

JeffV: On behalf of DeepGenre, I agree wholeheartedly with the Evil Monkey. Bull is different than shit.

JeffF: Can whim-whammery, in fact, steam?

At 9:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David: When I get my whim-whammery in gear it can more than steam -- it can fart sparks six in a row and set the moon to dreaming. "Dive deep," as Melville said. You might come out the other end.


At 6:36 AM, Blogger David Louis Edelman said...

Then I bow to you, sir. :-)

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Joe said...


Trouser press, repeat for extra creases

Military press (squeezed two soldiers into small cupboard)

Zip up flies

Thought on bench presses, then decided just to sit on bench and read paper

Assisted squats by dropping off groceries and telling them to keep illegally occupying that building

Mixed up triceps with triceratops

Raised calf, then took him to field and set him free

Cardio - sprinted to the pub, replenished liquids


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