UFC 150 - If Bendo did enough to win the title from Frankie the first time they fought, I can't understand for the life of me how Frankie Edgar didn't do enough to get it back in the rematch. Judging makes no sense to me anymore. I'm not a "he got robbed!" kinda guy, but if what Bendo did in the first fight was enough, then Frankie got robbed Saturday night.
Cool story from this weekend...........So Saturday night me and the little lady go out to eat. We try Houston's, and there is a 45 minute wait. We put our name down anyway and go sit by the bar. I'm not happy though and neither is she. "You wanna try Fogo?" she asks me, referring to the Brazilian steakhouse across the street. "Sure". So we walk over and check to see what the wait time is there. "30 minutes" we are told. Cool, that's 15 minutes less and better food. So we go stand outside to wait because it's nice out and I recognize the guy leaning against the wall, also waiting to be seated. His name is Dexter McCluster and he plays for the Chiefs. I introduce myself and we chat for a bit. His girlfriend shows up to eat and as it turns out, she's from New Orleans (we are originally from a small town just north of NOLA). So we all hit it off and chat for quite some time before Tiff and I are called in to be seated.
When we sit down at our table, it turns out it's a table for four. Dexter and his GF haven't been seated yet, so I go back outside and ask if they'd like to join us. So we spent the next 3 hours chattin it up, having some drinks and eating WAAAAY too much awesome Brazilian steak. We exchanged numbers and made plans to hook up later for more food and fun. Great guy.
So I've been at the 100 rep curls and the 100-150 reps for triceps for a while now. Going way back to when I was talking about "small workouts". Over the past few months I've really bumped up the reps and volume to make sure I'm getting in a shit ton of reps. This is my pic from over the weekend.
This is exactly what happened to me after I tore my bicep the second time I was doing tons of reps for biceps and triceps, light weight, a few times a week. For whatever reason, my arms really seem to respond to it. If your arm growth has been stagnant throw in the poundstone curls once a week, then another session of high volume dumbbell curls (5-6 sets of 25, LIGHT with short rest periods) and you will see the benefits.
No podcast night night. Jamie was busy with some business stuff and I had to run errands to get ready for my Ohio trip. We are going to try and get back together on Tuesday night if possible and knock it out then.
So I've been tinkering with the new split, and am going to have some articles out about it soon and also how to incorporate some of the various cycles from Strength Life Legacy into it.
Also, and this should excite some of you, I'm working on a strong-15 volume tapering method. For those of you who love higher volume work on the three powerlifts. This is something I have actually kind of been doing by default with my squatting because I've had to stay light. But I will be implementing it with my new split, and with my bench and pull as well because I can't do reps on bench for more than a couple of weeks at a time.
I managed to get around to also watching a movie with the fam this weekend. Wrath of the Titans. Terrible reviews. We loved it. Acting was bad, story was terrible, lots of random shit happening for no apparent reason. It had a lot of special effects and was fun, so we all laughed and cheered and had a good time. A movie doesn't always have to click with the intellectual in me for me to like it. If my girls like it, I will probably like it with them.
I leave for Ohio Thursday morning, won't get back until Sunday night so don't expect a lot of updates or an update until possibly next Monday. I should have some solid stuff for when I get back however, since I am staying with Pegg and will see Wendler and possibly Kara Bohigian on my travels out there.
I will be offering up some online personal training soon. Right now, I probably get 100-150 questions a week and I like to answer as many questions as possible. However I need to consolidate things like "can you take a look at my routine and tell me what all I need to fix" type of questions. Basically, guys asking me to write out routines for them. I can't possibly get around to always answering these as thoroughly as I like so I am going to be creating some online options for those who are SERIOUS about their training.
To add to that, if there is one thing that bugs me, it's the guy that says he can't pay for online coaching (or coaching in general), but somehow finds a way to pay for beer and bullshit supplements. I suppose it's a built in mechanism to keep the blowhards away, but still, I hate when someone goes "Oh I will I have to check to see if I can afford $50" when I know plenty of teenagers who blow $200 a month at GNC on protein and NO-XPLODE.
Get your priorities straight.
Once again, for those that don't have me on Facebook........
.........I put up an article that you single dudes must read. It might explain a lot about what you are dealing with today out of women with "Princess syndrome". My advice for you is to constantly cut these women loose as soon as you run across them. Never waste a moment of your time trying to please a woman who cannot be pleased and needs constant attention and catering. Let some other schmuck fall on that sword.
I hope your Monday tastes like a 2x4 with nails in it.