|Fuck you too!|
One of the best templates I've ever used for getting big and strong is below....I will use it again more than likely real soon.....
Train 3 X a week -
Day 1 - Squat / Dead
Squat - 5/4/3/2/1, 1x10
Block or Romanian Deadlift - 2x5
Abs - 3x10
Day 2 - Bench
Bench - 5/4/3/2/1, 1x10
Db Incline or Flat Press - 2x15
Rows - 6x10
Arms - Optional
Day 3 - Squat / Dead
Deadlift - 5/4/3/2/1, 1x5
Front Squat - 1x5
Shrugs - 1x20
Day 4 - Press
Overhead or Incline Press - 2x10-15
Dips - 1x10 or bodyweight for X number of reps
Chins - same as dips
Arms - optional
This is my usual shit. Work up to a nice single, then a back off set. Keep the reps high on the other stuff for hypertrophy or use a shit ton of volume, like 6x6-10.
Big Fish - Great movie in the Forrest Grump kinda mold. Watched it with the family last night. If you haven't seen it do so. If you are close with your dad, don't blame me if you cry at the end.
Don't ever tell women you are going to go out, unless you're 100% committed. I said last night "we should go out Saturday night" then this morning, I was kinda bleh about it. Well that doesn't work, and might get your balls chopped off. Don't even mention going out with the women unless you know for certain, and I mean FOR CERTAIN you are committed to it.
So I'm giving The Wire season 2 a chance. First episode right off I think, is better than any episode of the first season. The first season was just too damned slow for me. I thought the acting was great, and everything was done top notch but the actual movement was slow as molasses.
Guys, for the love of God, if you are single and out and happen to be talking to a lady you might be interested in, don't tell how beautiful she is. Once you do, you're done. The suspense is gone. There is nothing for them to be interested in you about anymore. You've lost. I have a friend that is really bad about doing this. If the waitress is attractive or if we are hanging out and end up talking to a female, without fail he will tell her how attractive she is. And without fail she has no interested in talking to him after that. A really beautiful woman already knows that, and once you tell her that, you're just the next guy to succumb to her siren song. Make her qualify herself to you. If you do want to tell her that she's beautiful, do so but make her qualify herself to you after that. "Yeah you're beautiful, but there are lots of beautiful women in here. Tell me something that is interesting about you that has nothing to do with your looks." Once she has to qualify herself to YOU, then you're good to go. This advice, free of charge.
|Just don't tell her how hot she is|
My Siamese cat is neurotic. He's literally like 21 or 22 years old, and that's no joke. He was 10 when we got him, and that was 11 years ago. So he's somewhere in that area. But for a week now he's starting this meowing thing at 4 o'clock in the morning on the dot. I mean, on the dot. Meowing like crazy. He stays down in my office and goes back and forth between there and the laundry area. So last night I finally get up (again) and go down there. And he takes me to the big shelves in the back of the laundry area, jumps up to the top and just looks at me. I went back to bed. He starts the meowing thing again at like 6. My wife goes down and checks on him, he does the exact same thing. I totally expect some Stephen King style shit to start happening around my house in the next few days.
|I swear this guy better not start showing up at my house|
If you are trying to get lean fast but are pressed for time and don't work on the weekends, train twice on Saturday and Sunday. Lift in the morning and then get conditioning in that evening. This works really well for people who are really busy during the week.
So I think my elbow problems were related to my old bed. No shit. We got the new bed and everyday the elbow feels better. I benched with a sore elbow this past Thursday night, and usually when I do that the pain for the next two days is pretty bad. But not this time. I have almost no pain at all. I hope this trend continues and that's all that it was.
I'm completely addicted to Monster right now. I drink two or three a day, and when I'm not drinking one, I'm thinking about when I will. Oh well, better than being addicted to meth, crack, or someone else's urine.
|Better than other peoples urine. Not that I'd know from experience.|
There is nothing new under the sun in terms of weight training, so if someone is trying to tell you that a certain program has secrets that have never been revealed.........kill that guy.
The Honey Badger doesn't give a shit..........
There is a difference in vacation and traveling. Vacation is supposed to be about relaxation. Traveling is where you do shit. Don't confuse the two.
I had a guy stop me in the mall a while back to ask me what he could do, very quickly, to look like me. "Train really hard for 20 something years". Why do people think that there is a quick fix to this shit? Like I had an answer as to how to quickly be 240 lean when you're a fat 220. I don't. That's why I said you need to enjoy the journey and not be overly concerned with the end.
I think the partial squat is one of the gayest most useless fucking things ever. And I'm not talking about guys squatting high, I'm talking about guys putting 9000 more pounds on the bar than they could ever squat and setting it on the pins so that they move it 4 inches. There is no carryover to this shit with ANYTHING. Period. Wait I'm sorry, there is. It increases your douche-ness in the gym and your ability to look like you went full retard. There is no "mental" factor because you've got safety rails up. There is no carryover to the full squat because all of the inertia to overcome to actually make the lift is from the bottom to mid-lift. So you either do it for attention (douche-ness) or because you're stupid. Take your pick.
Hot babe of the week (two for this post I suppose).........no idea on who she is but I love sweaters......
There is something I have picked up on lately about alcohol drinking. All the alpha/type A/competitive personality types I personally know, drink "drinks". All the "regular" dudes I know, are big beer drinkers. I train with competitive fighters and know lots of other high level lifters, and the majority I know that are highly competitive drink "drinks" when it comes to alcohol. All of the guys I train fighting with drink vodka, rum, etc. None of them are beer drinkers. Pretty much all the regular joe blows I know, drink beer. I have my reasons why I believe this is. Personally, I think it's because a lot of guys have a lot of follower in them and to be "one of the guys" you drink beer. The competitive types I know that do fighting and and lifting, don't give a fuck what people think and drink what they like. Sure, some will mix in a beer here or there, but for the most part when we have parties and hang, we all drink a mixed drink of some sort. Just an observation.
Random music post of the week. Drowning Pool covers Rebel Yell. I love old Billy Idol because it reminds me so much of my youth and makes me feel dirty.
If you don't have Monday off for presidents day, sucks to be you.
Otherwise I hope everyone has a great weekend.