My friend’s older brother memorized the entire commercial and would pester us with quotations when we went over there, e.g. chasing us around and yelling “Come on, let’s take a ride to McDonalds” in the same voice as the kid.
It was funny (I was maybe 11?), but even at the time I recognized it as being a little insensitive. For you bleeding-hearts, listen, he wasn’t re-enacting it to special ed students. He was hitting us with a whiffle ball bat in the back yard while bellowing “Welcome to McDonalds”. It’s fine.
(btw today my friend’s brother is 40, still works at the same grocery store he did when he was a teenager, and still lives at home with his mom)
Anyway, for the past 25 years, I’ve had “Pie is up, perfect!” stuck in my head. It’s a one-man meme. Something I say for minor victories, like cooking eggs while making toast and feeding the baby.
Today wasn’t really any kind of victory at the gym besides that I went, but whatever. Pie is up. Perfect.
Weight: 188.0 (-1.4). Courtesy of my wife who made 27 chicken wings for the family. We split them 10-10-7-0 (baby had PB&J). I was drooling over the chicken bones on my plate and watching my son like a hawk. If he only ate 5, we could each have 11. And…if he only ate 3, we could have 12. Two more wings for me! Alas, it was not to be.
Low Bar Squat: 45×5, 135×4, 185×3, 235×2, 285, 335, 365, 385
Legs still really sore, even though I took 400 mg of ibuprofen beforehand (even though T-mag says not to). And didn’t do any more of those foolish banded squats. Tomorrow I’ll use 800 mg if necessary.
Manta Ray Squat: 225, 275, 325, 345x4x1, 350, 355, 360, 345×2
This got better as I got more and more warmed up. Pleased.
DB Bench: 35×35, 45×25,20, 55×25
BTN Press: 45×6, 65×4, 85×2, 105×2, 115×2
Mil Press: 135×2, 155×2, 165×1, 175; 175×2,2
Almost quit after maxing but glad I didn’t. Tried doing hang cleans the way Wo said, with letting the bar rack on my shoulders instead of my hands. Ended up with the weight like how it is in a front squat, at the ends of my fingers. Had no idea how to press it from there. Maybe should watch a video. Any suggested ones?
Sumo Deadlifts: 6 sets. Only PRs were on really high boxes with light weights because the leg soreness made 400+ lbs unthinkable today. Some kind of band deadlift tomorrow, which will be good.
One Arm Machine Row
Time: 2 hrs.