Reading, Writing, Reps; 24/01/17

My gym. 

I’ve been chugging along since my last post, but haven’t felt the need to blog every day as that would get awfully repetitive (more so than it is already).

REading and Writing

I’ve been continuing to edit a literature review of career education, alongside migrating my reference management from Paperpile to Zotero and then again to Citavi. I’m exploring Citavi and like what I see so far. It’s as much a knowledge manager as it is a reference manager. It seems to me to do in one app what I have been using two or three apps to do:

  • organise PDFs
  • maintain references
  • take notes on readings, including exporting highlights and notes from PDFs
  • organise and collate these notes into essay and article skeletons

It’s not perfect, particularly the citation download feature, but not so much as to be a deal breaker. I’m going to use it to read and draft an entire project so see how it goes.

Reps

In addition to gym visits and some kettlebell slinging, I’ve gone out and bought a new bike. I sold my comfortable but dorky and slow commuter on Gumtree and replaced it with a sporty single speed. I was a little unsure about getting a single speed, but a few test rides had me sold. I actually find it easier to ride than my old 8 speed, although hills can be work. Nonetheless, I see it as a good example of what Josh Hillis and Dan John call inefficient exercise, which they claim is fundamental for fat loss.

Today I was in the gym:

  • Barbell back squat: 70kg, 5/5/10
  • Standing barbell press: 32.5kg, 5/5/6; 20kg, 2×10

And that was it. Did I mention I follow a minimalist approach to strength training?