Today on the way to work, the car started making growling noises while accelerating. Then when I pulled into the parking lot, it made clanging noises that anyone with a piece of shit car recognizes as “Your muffler is bouncing off the pavement” The muffler was hanging 2 inches off the ground and most of the rest of the exhaust system was also hanging. Could have been worse, and not in an ironic mope way:
- Exhaust system was known to be rotted and held on with tape + bad welding job, so this was not a surprise.
- Made it to work on time
- After class was able to drive 1.5 miles with my blinkers on to a repair shop so as not to waste AAA call/hours of waiting for a tow.
- Had to spend 5 hrs there – but wrote a lot (longhand in a notebook) and took a 1 hr nap in the chair
- Had to pay a lot of money – but less than I anticipated and (considering I was basically at their mercy) it seemed like a pretty fair deal. Unless it falls off tomorrow.
So ended up working out late tonight for only 95 min.
Enemy was there with his gf. Her ass is getting fat. She squatted 105×3. Not to parallel.
There was some guy there I’d seen before. Call me the amazing Kreskin, but I could look at him and say “You do starting strength” (takes forever to set up to lift & squats looking at the floor 5 feet in front of him) and “You used to play rugby” (big white guy 6’3, 240+, not strong/knowledgeable enough to have been on a college football strength program). Actually I’ve seen him several times before and desperately wanted to tell him that his squats (340×3, but he is high with 135) were all 3 inches high, but I do not give unsolicited advice.
Today, however, at the end of my workout, I took off my headphones, and started packing my bag. He was doing – or trying to do – an overhead squat with 135 lbs. This literally almost made me yell “STOP! YOU ARE GONNA KILL YOURSELF” But he wised up on his own and tried with the bar. Another fail.
Finally he turned to me and said, “You know anything about overhead squats?”
Well, really I don’t. I’ve quit them twice. I can maybe do 95 lbs. Maybe. He told me a crossfit guy bet him that he could not do one with any weight. I told him to bet the crossfit guy he couldn’t squat 315 and he’d at least break even.
But this opened the floodgate and I told him about his squat form (stance too close) and his rounded back while deadlifting (not a problem on a max set, but he is unable to assume the arched back position – at all, ever). Not like I’m a creepy know-it-all who’s been watching you with a critical eye for several weeks.
High Bar Squat: 45×4, 135×3, 210×2, 280, 345, 370, 385, 395, 405; 360,365,370,375,380×1, 360×2, 360x1p
Excuse of the day: had to squat in half rack because of Rip Jr.
Bench: 45×10, 95×4, 145×3, 195×2, 245, 295; 285×1, 290x2x1, 295,300×1
Excuse of the day: no time to get spotter
Snatch Grip DL: 135×2, 205, 275, 345, 385, 405
Front Squat: 135, 225, 255, 285, 305, 315; 240x1p, 245,250,255×1, 260×2
up to 255 with the fancy grip.
DB Bench: 1 set
Cable Row: 2 sets
Lat Pulldown: 1 set
Shoulder Band Pulling
I think this is a lot for 90 minutes. I was winded.