PJ was at the gym today. We didn’t speak, but I nodded to him. He was doing camber bar shrugs (w/straps) with 405 and 495. Up to 315 on “seated” “military” press. It goes without saying that both of these exercises are done with terrible, practically White Lightning, form. Also tremendous NNNNNARRRRGH sounds. Also 4 sets of each every hour. Fortunately he was using the half-rack.
When I joined the gym several years ago, I asked the broad at the front desk. “So, um, are there any special rules?” She got my drift, and said, “No, this isn’t Planet Fitness. Just clean up after yourself and be courteous. We even have one guy who is a real grunter. It’s fine.” That’s PJ.
I spotted some cop on decline and incline. PJ asked other people for spots on his ridiculous military press exercise. I seriously would have said no if he asked me. I was in a hurry and also don’t want to look like I condone that bullshit. I guess I’m that guy from the Fatman story. Fucking Lego beard.
PJ: 50% Alpha, 50% Gamma
White Lightning: 100% Gamma
Weight: 196.4 (unchanged) sigh
Manta Ray Squat: 45×4, 135×3, 225×2, 315, 345, 355, 365, 375, 385, 390; 320,325,330,335,340×2, 320×3,3,3,2,2,2 (last rep paused on final set)
Take that, Wo!
Partial Squat #11: 405, 460, 505, 525, 545
Got a nosebleed from that last set. Blood all in my mustache & beard. Wiped it on the back of my hand. Got it on my shirt sleeve. Gamma.
Floor Press: 45×8, 95×6, 135×4, 175×2, 215×2, 255, 280, 305, 320, 330; 255,260,265×5, 270×4
Sumo Deadlift: 135×3, 205×2, 275, 325, 345, 365, 385
Most I’ve ever pulled Sumo is 465 after doing it 1x a week for about 8 weeks. Just felt like trying it bc I ripped a callus off and am sick of conventional deadlifts for today. It would behoove me to watch some videos on youtube and learn what the fuck I am doing wrong.
Time: 2 hours
Out of breath.