I got there early because I wanted to take the little lady to eat, and low and behold, there's a GOD DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT GOING ON!!!! WHAT THE FUCK IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY AND DECENT?!?!?!
I'm from the South. So I know what Country looks like. I just don't remember it being this ugly and dirty.
I personally think that anyone who really loves country music, must have something chemically wrong in their brain, or not functioning correctly. I know music is a lot like, all that beauty in the eye shit, yeah yeah. But country music is one music, that seemed to be universally despised outside of the people that love it. It's whining, putrid, awful, horrible shit and I think that people who really love country music are more dangerous than terrorists.
The people there to see this event, the great majority of them, most definitely had not been in a shower that week, or put a bar of soap up against their ghastly flesh.
Now someone will end up piping in about Hank Jr. and old country and all that shit, but it's bullshit. If you LOVE Hank Jr. more than likely you love a bunch of modern day country as well. And I bet if you do, more than likely you either have "those" country friends, or you are that country friend. Shitty, rotten looking goatee, dirty ass pants, work boots on, and your dads button up gas station work shirt. It has been some time since I've seen that big of a collection of fat dirty people. If someone had thrown tooth brushes into the crowd I'm sure the majority of them would have confused said items as alien artifacts. That's if they knew what the word artifact meant, which they wouldn't. So they would just be supremely confused.
I on the other hand, had good looking friends to hang out with that smelled good felt good to touch on........
|What are you doing with your Saturday night?|
I saw three people sitting at dinner, all on Facebook on their cell phones, not even talking to each other. I wanted to slap the shit out of one of em and tell the other two "at least your next status update will be interesting...."
My carb backloading is starting to become workable. Basically right now, I want to lean up a bit, and maybe even more down the line. So I'm doing the following........
Saturday - light carb backload and clean - rice or white potatoes
Sunday - heaviest carb backload and dirty - rice, ice cream, cookies, M&M's
Tuesday - medium carb backload and 50/50 - rice, ice cream
I have also started doing steady state everyday again (in the morning, and fasted) and am adding in more small sessions during the week. That's again, the great thing about the way my training has evolved. I know I only have 2 big sessions a big to really gear up for. In the meantime I can do up to 4 or 5 small sessions a week and don't notice any difference in recovery. It's good shit. I will be writing more about big and small sessions.
I think I will be switching my other big workout around from Sunday to Saturday as I have found, if I do go out to party, it's on Saturday night. And then Sunday I'm all fucked up and can't lift great.
Did the podcast last night with Jamie and Phil, and well, it's fucking hilarious. About 2 hours, and we do actually cover some training, but that is most definitely not the highlight of the show. Shit got ridiculous.
Just to reiterate to you guys, if you want poly-cotton they will be in limited supply when the shipment arrives, and they cost extra. They won't be fucking $40 that spreadshirt wants, but it's not going to be $18 either. Just giving you a heads up, if you want one that bad. I will be keeping a few for myself because they are the shitz.
Not a ton for today, it's Monday and life sucks after such an awesome weekend. However I plan on throwing parties the next two weekends in a row! Fuck yes bitches.
Oh no, Paul Carter has forfitted his lifting for the sack of cheap thrills!!!ReplyDelete
No I just rearranged them for the sake of cheap thrills!Delete
It's a little scary how glued we've become to little screens. Personally, I spend pretty much all day and most of the evening in front of a PC.ReplyDelete
I heard a radio report the other day about how some restaurants are adding tablet PCs to their tables. Patrons would order food & refills through the tablet instead of through a waitress. They could even use it to play games while they wait! Just what we need--even *less* human interaction.
One of the things I've been doing is "No-Computer Sundays", where I try to fill my day with activities that don't involve PCs, smart phones, gaming consoles, or whatever.
Great idea anonymous.Delete
Hey, Paul. I finished the UB/WCS program this weekend. I've done a complete write up here:ReplyDelete
The hight points are that I set Rep PR's and projected increases to my 1RM in Squat, Dead, T-Bar Row, and Bench, and I actually trimmed up a bit around the mid-section. The best results were with High-Rep Squats where I took my 15 RM to 20 Reps in the final week, and also increasing my Deadlift by increasing my high rep strength on T-Bar Rows. Thanks for everything!
Wow Neal. You really put it out of the park. that's three cycles in a row with PR's each time. And thanks a ton for such in depth write ups.Delete
I wish people would take my training advice to heart as much as you do, and just DO the program.
Many many thanks.
What are you doing for steady state cardio lately?
Same as usual, fast paced walking early in the morning.Delete
I gotta get back on this shit. Nothing had me losing weight and feeling better than when I strove for 10K steps a day.Delete
2poly-cotton in xl, please. This mornings post on jimwendler.com stop my shitty mood for the day. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Glad it made someones day.Delete
You are not alone with the desire to slap, tazaer or cattle prod people that are playing games, txting or updating fb while they are with friends. A few of my friends do it while we are hanging out and it annoys the piss out of me and the rest that aren't cell phone junkies.ReplyDelete
If anyone in my group is doing it I tell em to fucking stop. "You are OUT, with friends. Be social with THEM."Delete
pretty sweet weekend...but what does your diet look like?ReplyDelete
Lots of pussy at the moment. BOOM.Delete
Hey Paul, for next weeks Chaos and Bang can you cover some of your favorite Stand-Up comedians and specials? You seem like a funny dude and I want to expand my stand up library.ReplyDelete
Ahhhhh nice question. Remind me again going into the weekend.Delete
Haha, yeah they always pick the shittiest types of music for those live power and light performances. But Rock Bar and the Shark Bar are the goddamn shit.ReplyDelete
Used to go to downtown KC all the time when I had a girlfriend from there. I might be heading over there in about a month or so to visit a friend of mine.
If you're up for it and you have time, I'd be with grabbing a couple drinks somewhere and bullshitting about lifting, mma, or some other shit. And if you bring one of those large poly cotton shirts, I'll buy it from you on the spot!
Will do. I usually post it up on facebook so let me know if you do. I only ask that as a man, you're able to bring at least 1 chic.Delete
haha, sure man, should be no problem. I'll actually have to add you on my work facebook becaues I deactivated my personal one (long story). But i'll shoot you a message and we'll go from there.ReplyDelete
Paul, what are your thoughts on front squats?ReplyDelete
I love fronts. I think they are one of the best movements you can do that show real overall body strength. To me, the front squat and the incline press are the two best movements you can do that carryover to sports work.Delete
Would you use fronts and incline barbells as a main movement or a 2x10 type movement during your fight / strong 15 training?Delete
You could program them in the strong-15 template, sure.Delete
What about Zerchers?Delete
Zerchers are dumb. Unless you're a strongman.Delete
Paul, how did you train when you were younger? I understand you've dialed it back a bit as "you've put mileage on." I'm 22, been lifting for a few years, and would like to subject myself to something more abusive than 2 heavies/weak. I totally understand that I'll have to bring it down a notch as I get older, but I don't want to leave any progress on the table for now.ReplyDelete
I was balls out every workout. To complete failure as usually beyond. I tried to break rep PR's every week, and trained as hard as I could to do so. It was more bodybuilding style training, Yates like, but still as heavy as I could go.Delete
did them for the first time in a long time. this is what i noticed....no lower back pain that i get from squatting some times...and i went ass to grass with 225 for a single and i was totally up right. i have had issues with leaning forward with the back squat as you know. i may alternate between the two from week to week.ReplyDelete
Nice t-shirts, Paul! Just got them, now I just have to outgrow them within the year, so I can buy some XLs!ReplyDelete
To reach that goal I've been running your Big_15 for the past five weeks with great results. Guess I'll stay on it until winter before doing your Strong_15. It's some hard eating though. I just ate till I was full, well shy of puking, the past week, and my weight stopped moving instantly. Gotta man up, face my rite of passage or whatever it was... How much do you think I should gain a week? I'm 5'9, started the program with 355/285/450, BW 178. Used to eat like 3500 kcal/day, switched to 6000-7000 kcal/day, sits all day in front of a computer. It also seems I have a lot better repping strenght vs 1RM in the SQ than the other big exersises. My SQ seems the weakest of the big 3, could the rep/1RM issue be related to my legs being less developed than the rest of my body? Thoughts? I do them real strict, good depth.
BTW,Hank Sr. is the shit, not jr. If you've got that brain disorder that I've got anyways.
Cheers from Norway!
I don't miss that kind of eating, but it must be done if you want to grow fast.Delete
Thanks for the support brother!
wen we chillen lolReplyDelete
My guess is we did this past weekend......anonymousDelete
Dude when we were parking we kept seeing all these lifted trucks. And not the brand new F-350 wealthy southern fratboy lifted trucks, like 40 year old rust buckets with the bumper falling off and some giant decal saying "cowboys ride it better" or some shit. Then I heard that vile filth playing outside and my immediate thought was, oh god I hope Paul is not a closeted country music fan. I was super relieved when I got there and found that everyone at the table seemed to have all their teeth, no one was wearing overalls, and vodka was being consumed rather than sasparilla.ReplyDelete
LOL I got into Angel's as soon as the doors opened so I could get away from it all!Delete
Paul, what are your thoughts on drinking? I know how you feel about beer lol. Some people think alcohol will make your muscles fall off. If someone drinks 1-2 times a week and doesn't stay up all night or get wasted, is it really as bad as people make it out to be?ReplyDelete
I think you might wanna read this (not to steal Paul's answer):Delete
not to mention TONS of old time lifters drank regularly and they were pretty big and strong (Norb Schemansky, Reg Park, Arnold, Goerner, Saxon, etc.). Read Jamie's stuff on that
I think 1-2 drinks a week is fine. Most people don't do 1-2 though, if they are drinking.Delete
Most annoying thing is when you are talking to someone and they recieve a text message-THEN FUCKING BLANK YOU as they read and reply to it. When as a culture are we gonna tell these fuckers to get some fucking manners?
Press pr 216!!, inclines still producing
Ive been doing 10 x 3 in the squat for the last few weeks-nothing ive ever done has hurt as bad as this- hoping to go from 218-235/240 in the next 6 mths- thinking the 10x3 is the way to go.
Cheers from england
"blank you" awesome expression.Delete
Mainstream country sucks, just be careful not to lump smaller genres like folk/bluegrass/alt-country in with the mainstream stuff. There's some real talent out there but they're getting squashed by the awfulness of Radio Station Country.ReplyDelete
I can let it go with the teenagers- spunkbubbles dont know any better but fully grown adults?? In any other situation people would think your a fucking pleb for doing this but because its "technology" everyone seems to make an exception. If I was single I would stay away from girls glued to their fucking blackberry like the fucking plague.
Had a mate who was dating this bird who was obsessed by her mobile- she didnt like it when he told her he wished she paid as much attention to his schlong!
Thankfully the uk's only exposure to country music was billy ray cyrus- dont break my achy breaky heart- I can still remember everyone line dancing like they were coboys-fucking priceless.