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Ray Roman (10/21/14 Snatch Practice)

October 21, 2014

Practicing the snatch at a light weight of 90lbs tonight. I need to work on this some more!

Ray Roman “0 to 100″ Failed (10/15/14 Deadlift)

October 15, 2014

Working on a 1 rep max deadlift tonight. 405lbs is my 1 rep max deadlift as of September 2014. It’s crazy what a difference 5lbs can be! Tonight I failed but it’s all a part of the process, or should I say progress?

Ray Roman (10/12/14 Sunday WOD)

October 12, 2014

I’ve been doing this workout in variation 3 times now over the past 2 months. My last time was 12:43. This time I got 12:18 — a little bit faster but I was completely out of gas by the 2nd round. I skipped breakfast and did this WOD right in the middle of the day — I’m thinking the empty stomach, and 80 degree weather might have been the problem! Trying to get under 10 minutes on this at some point. Until next time…

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2 Rounds For Time (my time was 12:18):

1st round – 20 kettlebell swings (35lbs), 40ft dumbbell lunges (35lbs), 20 box jumps at 24”, 20 clean and jerks (135lbs). 2nd round – 10 kettlebell swings (50lbs), 40ft dumbbell lunges (50lbs), 10 box jumps at 24”, 10 clean and jerks (150lbs).

2014 PHS Homecoming (Photomontage)

October 1, 2014

Last weekend I shot some photos of my younger brother and his friends before they went off to their Homecoming dance. Here’s a quick photomontage I put together for him.

Ray Roman’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Response

August 24, 2014

Vernon Rodriguez challenged me to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Challenge accepted! I challenge Brent Canning, Annie Sites, and David Kano.

Make your donation towards Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at www.asla.org/donate/

NEW Podcast from The Hollywood MMA Show on SoundCloud

August 23, 2014

Checkout the new podcast I’ve been putting together with David Kano of The Hollywood MMA Show. Last week we released the first episode that features Nate Diaz, and Josh Berkovich. If you enjoy the podcast please ‘Follow’ at http://soundcloud.com/hollywoodmmashow

Barry Sonnenfeld

August 20, 2014

Well one thing that I don’t like about what new technology is doing to filmmaking all has to do with electronic stuff. First of all because now most directors watch their movie being made from a television monitor and not standing next to the camera. They tend to try to shoot things a little too close and there are many more close-ups in movies then there used to be because they’re now directing for television because they’re literally watching their movie being made on a television screen usually 30 feet away from where the actors are, and along with that because of the electronic editing I think that movies is starting to often be — not their movies but movies in general — often tend to be over cut. Comedies for me always play best in two shots because you get to see the action and reaction in the same shot. You get to see Cary Grant wearing the stupid fluffy bathrobe and Katherine Hepburn calling him Mr. bones in the same shot. If that was shot by a lesser director in 2007 there would be five or six cuts, and there would be a cut to Cary Grant reacting to her saying Mr. bones, and the scene wouldn’t to me be funny. So I actually feel in many ways that films are now sort of being hurt to a certain extent by lesser directors who don’t know how to use — how to sort of ignore that stuff. The ability to cut very quickly, the ability to watch a movie being made on a small monitor 30 feet from your actors I think has been hurting recent movies. -Barry Sonnenfeld

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