Let me tell you what a douche Christian Thibaudeau, of t-bag nation is. Dude was my friend on Facebook. I came across one of his recent training videos and thought it looked like he had gotten significantly bigger. I was impressed with how much, so I dropped him a message asking what he's weighing these days. I never heard back. Sometime later, Facebook alerted me that Mr. Thib's was "a friend I should add."
So I went to his page, and sure enough. He had removed me. So I sent him a private message.
This was the actual conversation.........
Me - "Dude out of almost 5 thousand people I got removed? What the hell did I do?"
Tibadouche - "You kept asking what my weight was. I find it annoying when someone asks personal questions, The fact that I didn't answer your question should have been a good clue not to ask it again"
Me - "I looked back through our conversations. I asked ONE TIME. Mainly because I saw your recent vid and thought you looked like you had gotten a lot bigger. I thought only women took asking for their weight as a "personal question." JFC grow a pair."
That's right. Thibadouche removed me from Facebook, because I asked him a personal question. That "personal question" was, how much do you weight.
I thought only women thought that was a personal question. So here is the only thing I can deduct from that conversation.
Christian Thibadouche pees sitting down.
|Pees siting down|
I still haven't transcribed the Chaos and Bang 2. I am working on the software to get it calibrated better so that way when it does the transcribing, I have less work to do. I also have some other things in the works, so be patient.
I haven't watched a movie in for fucking ever! I go through these spells where I don't. I am also open to some recommendations to get me back in the flow. But something that will knock my socks off.
I haven't even watched the last two episodes of Dexter, and missed this whole season of TUF. I'm just not into the tube right now. I barely watch TV as is, and right now, I'm watching it even less.
Speaking of UFC, some kinks in Jon Jones armor was shown. Machida dominated him for that first round. Yes I know, he got subbed, but I think that cut in the forehead really took it out of him. He was not himself after that. I think Machida could be the guy that beats Jones because that unorthodox style really had Jones in a funk. I personally don't think Jones is going to have some epic long run. He lacks power, and at 205 a guy without power isn't going to hold onto a championship belt for very long. All you Jones jock toters can kiss my ass.
|Won't be champ for long|
Russian Leg curls are the fucking devil. I REALLY want to get good at these.
In case you haven't read all the responses, Rick wrote in about how Ed Coan talked about back building for a bigger deadlift. I can't say how much this REALLY encompasses my philosophy. Use the lifts to build the lifts, and get bigger to increase the ceiling for the lifts. That is essentially what I am doing right now. Because I am also trying to get leaner, I reasoned that it was possible I could concentrate on building 1 or 2 smaller areas at a time in a calorie deficit. It worked for traps. I'm not sure if it will work as well with trying to maintain the traps while building the hams, erectors, and rhomboids but if it does, I'm golden.
Anyway back to the point. If your erectors, back, and hams are fucking jacked you should be able to pull big using the deadlift and possible block dead to build it. This is not rocket science. This is also not weak point building. This is just building the body. Get the parts that do the work bigger, and their strength ceiling will expand. Just use the lift to get near that ceiling. If bench was a program for me, I'd be cranking the fucking pecs and shoulders hard as hell, triceps too. If legs were the issues I'd work hacks and leg press like mad after squatting. Get the areas involved in the lift as jacked as possible. This is how to use assistance and support work to your best advantage. Not trying to overthink fucking weaknesses in the movement. Look, you miss a lift because you didn't generate enough momentum from the weakest position. This is why bottom position work is so golden for raw guys. You put yourself into movement disadvantages. When those disadvantages become easier, i.e. you get stronger, then you move the weight with greater velocity and you then don't miss. You make that lift. It's not about training "weak points" in the movement. I think that's fairly dumb. But that's just my own way of thinking.
Jesus, it's like the population quadrupled when I go out. Stores are packed, the roads are packed. Where the fuck did all these people come from? I know this time of year there are more people out than usual, but this year it seems like we were invaded by another country for the purpose of clogging up retail outlets. In the morning I'm already pissed at the world, but getting behind people driving 0.07 MPH really gets my internal Satan going. I need to learn how to practice some calm.
I need to get a truck. The winter is coming and the SRT8 is a god damn death trap when the snow hits. Even in LIGHT snow, the backend comes out on me. And no, tires don't help. I just put some expensive ass tires on anyway, so I'm not changing em out. I want a truck anyway, so I'm making up any excuse I can to just get one. Hell yes.
I am going to Fogo tomorrow which is a Brazilian steakhouse where they bring out meat on a fucking stick to you. I love this place like Jesus loves sinners. I always eat way too much and get the meat sweats when I am there. I'm talking pounds and pounds of filet magnum and sirloin. Provolone injected sirloin no less. I generally ask them to just leave it. This always makes them have a sad. And I don't care.
I have a new training partner. My 13 year old. It's time. She's a skeleton and needs some confidence too. The teen years are hard as fuck. I know what lifting did for me during that time and I hope she can experience some of that same benefit. Plus I think having three girls that are jacked and can take care of themselves will be pretty fucking cool.
I hope that everyone is having a safe and awesome holiday season and remembering what I asked about essentially paying it forward. Try to do something nice for others and go out of your way to do so.