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Figueroa King

When I lived in L.A., whenever I was having a bad day or needed to clear my head, I’d run. I’d push open the shitty gate we had that didn’t really do much, take a left around the school and run up side streets parallel to Vermont Avenue, which was a pretty big street. I’d pass the ice cream trucks, caged roosters kept for cockfighting – smell the carne asada and weed that was coming from homes where people were playing dominoes in the garage. I’d cross under the bridge, the traffic and helicopters drowning out whatever I was listening…

The Work Ahead

Five years ago this time, I was in Los Angeles trying to figure out what my life was going to look like after I finished school. To that point, I had spent four years as a journalist covering urban poverty – homelessness, mental health – and was tired of the writing. I wanted to take a more active role in combatting these issues at their core, so I applied for a teaching job in the place I knew I could make the biggest impact – back home, here in North Carolina. I’m humbled, I’m grateful for the recognition – but…

Fall 2018 Exercise Routine

Workout: Adaptation of Fierce Five Intermediate Program Lower Day A: Squat (3×5) at Max Weight with three warmup intervals (1×5) every 40-50 pounds Back Extensions (3×8) at Max Weight with three warmup sets at 50-pound intervals Leg Curls (3×10) at Max Weight with two warmup sets at 20-pound intervals Leg Press (3×8) at Max Weight with three warmup intervals every plate added (90 pounds) Calf Raise (3×15) at Max Weight with two warmup sets Dumbbell curls (3×5) with warmup sets starting at 20 (3×10) and working to max weight Upper Day A Flat Bench (3×5) at Max Weight with four warmup intervals…