…a country previously most notable for being the equivalent of a speed bump to the German Army.
Just found out that the former Olympic lifting guy (6’3? 220, best C&J = 120kg) at my gym is from Sweden. He has only a barely discernable accent. I’ve talked to him at some length 3 other times and this was the first time I noticed it.
I could have mentioned that I sent a mini-band to Sweden, or told him that I know what lyfta pa jobbet means, or even asked him how Carl Gustav was doing. But instead:
Me: Sweden, whoa, I have an internet buddy from there…
Oly guy: I have to get going now.
Me: Me too.
I really did have to get going, and left the gym. He meant that he had to move away from me to do dumbbell bench.
Weight 183 (-1.8)
LBS: up to 435, 395x15x1
Oh, yeah, Wo, did 410 beltless. which i think wore me out a little hence the 435 but whatever. #winning
BTN: up to 170, 140×3,3,2,3,3,2
sumo+ monster, 7 sets, all prs, up to 355 off 2″
Weight 182.8 (-0.2)
Manta Ray Squat: up to 375 ugh; 355x 18 reps of singles and a few doubles
Bench (i quit medium grip, just gonna use whatever grip is my favorite that day: up to 350, 315×3, 315x12x2
Sumo+lite band, 230 off 5″, 250 off 4.5″
Both workouts were like 2:05-2:10
The gym has a college special of may-august for $99. For some reason it seems like only guys do this special. Monday at 11 am there were 25 college guys lifting and 0 college females. Today from 3-5 there were 15 college guys and 3 chicks.