Jim had a great little saying up on his site from a Q&A he did. Basically, training is for GO, not show. He has a family to protect, so he trains accordingly. I love little sayings like this, because they should always put things back into perspective. Even if you do powerlifting meets or strongman, or train in your basement.....your training should always be to make you a badder mother fucker. The motto's I constantly lean on are "Be strong...be in shape" and "your function should create your form". Jim's saying here is just another reflection of that. Train to be strong, do conditioning to be in shape, practice some form of self defense.
What the fuck do you think lift, run, bang really means? Strength, conditioning, fighting........
By golly my leg is getting better! I was able to do some movements today without a ton of pain! Yippee!!! First time in months. Obviously Wendy knows her shit, and I'm very lucky to have her to lean on when I get into a situation I can't fix myself. Which isn't often. But I think I'm going to try and get some videos with her once a month to address any questions or concerns you guys might have. When I do, I will give a heads up about it and you can send in any questions or videos about what you have going on.
Still won't be squatting 650 at the meet. Oh well, I guess 1800 will have to come another day. I'm not totally ruling it out. It will come down to how I feel backstage warming up. If 500 is flying off the handle with no pain, I may take 650 for a ride. But we'll see. It'll all come down to meet day and how much pain I'm in when I squat.
Summer is already upon us. My allergies are already kicking my ass, and we've already had some 87 degree days. I can only imagine the hell that is going to be unleashed on us this summer from the Devil's asshole.
So there was a place close to me that the wife and I used to visit. A little lounge that was really classy with couches and awesome bartenders.....and they closed. It's a shock to go to "your place" and realize it's been renamed and under new ownership. They took this place, which was very upscale and classy, and turned it into a god damn sports bar. Although I can't lie, their wings are the best I've EVER had. I mean by a fair margin too. And the bartender made me this red velvet cake martini that is now my new favorite drink. In fact, I drank them out of cake vodka. No kidding.
The last couple of weeks has been unreal hard for me personally. My mom had surgery and I had some other personal things going on, but I'm glad things have worked themselves out and shit is most definitely on the upswing. I have had time to do a lot of introspection about things and I'm making some positive changes in my life, and it's rubbing off on friends as well. Not only that, I've been able to help some other friends out that have been going through similar problems, and I think it's been beneficial to them as well.
I have in fact had a stomach bug. I have spent the last few days shitting my brains out (I KNOW you wanted to know that). So I'm going to take a few days off from training to try and recover. I am not sweating it at all. In fact, I'm a little crispy and could use a little rest. I never sweat this stuff anymore, because I've been training long enough to know that a little extra rest has never hurt anyone. In fact, you often come back stronger.
My wife wants to do a show after my meet, so I think she's going to end up talking me into doing a bodybuilding show to get ready for with her. I may do this. I'm on the fence about it right now, but I wouldn't mind doing a show for one of those "bucketlist" check off things. I would still never call myself a bodybuilder, even if I did it, but that's just me. I have never really viewed myself as a powerlifter either to be honest. Just more of a strength athlete or athlete overall. I wouldn't mind doing it, just to see if I could. I've never gotten truly shredded so I'm interested in seeing how I would fare in the process. My guess is I'd be around 210-215 in contest condition.
I'm stoked about all the movies coming out this summer. Especially the Avengers. I'm such a fucking nerd.
I'm going to watch the Girl with the dragon tattoo this weekend. I hear good things. I expect a movie boner. Anything less will be a disappointment.
I'm in the process of getting shirts done. I can't wait for em! I love the new design!
I got some mega million tickets. If I win, I will never post here again. Just kidding. This would become my new full time job. I've said all along, I do this because it's my passion, not because I have anything to sell. I'd still blog if a Zombie apocalypse happened.
Is it wrong that I WANT a Zombie apocalypse to happen? I think it is, but it seems fucking exciting.
I hope all you dudes and gals have a great weekend, and thanks again for all the support and comments you guys have for me. It really does make my day.
Do something worth talking about on Monday this weekend!