Some high school kid with his friend in tow approached me during my workout and wanted to know how he could squat more. Honestly, I was trying to get my thirty reps in & get home before my wife left me. (Though it would be pretty awesome, as long as she took the kids with her.)
Kid: Hey, I don’t mean to bother you, but I notice you squat the big weights, and I was hoping you could give me some tips. What’s that thing you got on the bar [manta ray].
Me (panting): You can do high-bar. Low-bar. Yeah squat more if you sit back, feet wide. Olympic. Google “high bar squat”. If you want size. Quads. “So you think you can squat.” Youtube it. anything from EliteFTS. Sorry, gotta do another set.
Kid: Wait! Do you take any supplements? I take whey protein!
I told him I would set aside 5 minutes to talk to him if he showed up next week at the exact same time. Hope he doesn’t.
Not like I’m going to set the powerlifting world on fire, but sometimes I worry that I’ll do a Paul Carter and get sick or hurt right before my meet. I think the worst that would happen is a few guys at my gym and online would rib me, and I’d go out of state to a different meet a month or so later, so it wouldn’t be a big deal. Still fretful.
Guys I barely know have heard that I bench pressed 400 lbs with the slingshot. Even though I only told one guy about it. Bench press = the only exercise anyone gives a fuck about in America.
Porter was one who heard about it and said he had twenty extra bench shirts laying around his house and said I could try one any time. I was as gracious as possible but said no thanks. Been down that route. Tell ya what, if I ever compete in the IPF Worlds (masturbatory fantasy) I’ll shell out for a state-of-the-art, custom-fit Katana.
Weight: 190.6 (-0.2)
Three days ago @ 196, fat and depressed. Today walking around house with shirt off, confidence and assholery high.
Me: I lost ten pounds in the last coupla weeks. Can you tell?
Wife (joking): I gained ten. Can you tell?
Me: I figured it was either that or you were getting shorter.
I’m a witty guy – and she has long painful fingernails.
Manta Ray Squat: 45×4, 135×3, 225×2, 280, 320, 345, 365, 375, 380, 385, 390, 395, 400; 340,345,350,355,360,365,370,375,380,385×1, 340×2,2,2,2,3,2,2,2,1p
Dumbbell Bench: 30×30, 35×35, 40×20
Mil Press: 45×6, 95×3, 135×2, 175; 135x3x3
Tri Pushdown: 3 sets
Rope Pushdown: 3 sets
I like the single rope to use with one hand. Like to have a tri pump when I squat.
Partial Squat #12: 405, 455, 500, 510
Mostly motivated bc I did not want to do this exercise a third (or more) day in a row.
Sumo Deadlift: 135×3, 205, 275, 345, 395, 405; 345×1,1
So who’s in for 410 tomorrow? Colic said he was done. Fats? HS Illman?
full hypocrite pussy mode. felt good
(been neglecting these)