Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thoughts about life, crap, training, and stuff - Travel Edition

Well it took longer than usual to get halfway home because some asshat had a wreck on the interstate.  Yes I know, I hear the cries of "Paul, someone could have been hurt or killed!"  More often than not, I have no sympathy for people in wrecks on the interstate, especially in Missouri, because outside of Ohio, I've never seen people who drive so shitty.  So no...no sympathy.

What is it about an accident that backs up traffic so long?  I mean, all four lanes were open, they were just on the side of the road but traffic was literally at a standstill for an hour.  People....scoot the fuck along.

Yes, I'm cranky, however I am staying at a Holiday Inn Express so I also feel smarter.  For those of you who follow my blog that have no idea what I'm talking about, go look up the Holiday Inn Express commercials.  Good stuff.

Super happy about shit drivers


I did train before I left.  I did 150 reps of curls with 65 over 5 or 6 sets and a bunch of band pushdowns.  I know, thrilling.

Ok so just a note to you guys who took cock biter at his word, he was called out by Brandon Cass, Dan Green, and Jamie Lewis.  That's three world record holders.  Cock biter can accuse me of name dropping all day long, but it doesn't mean shit because I know and talk to these guys.  I will be training with Brandon in the upcoming weeks (he's in KC) and Dan and I chat frequently.  Obviously, Wendler knows a little about me, and vice versa.  So accusing me of name dropping is pretty fucking stupid.  Calling me out on my lifts was pretty fucking stupid, and then there's the whole video taken down thing after it was obvious he used fake plates to try and "prove a point".  Folks, if you ever see a guy doing shit like easily besting world records in his basement while he makes "no big deal" faces, it's bullshit.  Jamie says he'll give cock biter $1000 if he can show up and out total him.  A grand.  Since cock biter was deadlifting "795" (he didn't even know how much it was in the description....seriously folks) and my and Jamie's goals are his warm ups, should be pretty easy to show up and grab a quick grand.  However, he doesn't plan on competing until "he can break Pacifico's record".  I won't be holding my breath on this happening, or cock biter competing any time soon.

However speaking of that whole incident, I'm fucking STOKED about the USPF nationals being back in Chicago, and once I get back to KC and get my MRI done to see what's going on with my leg/quad/hip, I will set my sights on that meet, and plan on smashing the living fuck out of 1800+ beltless.  Yes, I've said that for a year and a half, and I think it would have been in the cards back in March before the leg started fucking with me.  In fact, I'm not really concerned it's even there anymore.  The bench and dead are more than good for it, so once the quad is fixed it should be a done deal.  465 close grip and 725 are the goals there.  Hold me to my word, I'm fine with that.  

The 365 manual is almost done and I'm kinda sad that the deadline is approaching because the more I write on it, the more I want to add to it.  Some will be straight from the blog, like the LRB diet because I HATE writing about diets and shit so consider it just a revision.  However the training bits in it are NEW and not recycled.  It's some of the stuff that Jim and I have been talking about for some time.  I'm not going to say it's innovative because there isn't anything new under the sun, and after reading it initially you may go "that's it?" but to advanced lifters like Jim and myself, it's really been interesting and fascinating as hell.  For a lot of reasons.

Paperbacks are back in stock at Amazon, for those that keep asking.  I will also have some new shirts in soon and it's going to be a much better quality shirt.  I'm not just saying that.  It will be tri-blend shirt and they feel amazing.  I've been trying to duplicate the very original LRB death is winning...t-shirts I had from spreadshirt and I don't feel I've been able to do it justice for a while, but these are awesome.

Still doing carbnite.  I feel fine.  I'm really barely eating at this point and not too bad.  Weight is kind of hanging around 244ish even though I was down one day to 239-240.  I'm just rollin with it.

There's a pretty cool gym in the small town in Mississippi I am going to.  If it's still open (who knows?) I will try to get some vids.  I believe they have 200 pound dumbbells and shit.

I hope everyone is having an awesome early Holiday season.


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    1. Have you read the blog over the last few days?

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    2. I have. I saw him referred to as cock biter previously as well. Maybe I overlooked it. What I didn't do was read all the comments. Still didn't catch a link to the video in question.

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    3. LOL did you read the part where I wrote that he took it down?

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    4. I've also seen him referenced in the blog recently and I am assuming it is some Internet warrior who is basically giving you guys shit with nothing to back it up but hot air. Going as far as creating a video of a fake lift is pretty pathetic. Good luck on the 1800 for the future and looking forward to reading LRB365 when it comes out.

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    5. No, I didn't. I'll be honest, I skimmed. It was a lot to read, and I usually prefer the short version of e-drama. Does indeed sound like a typical internet bitch... no surprise he took it down. Because obviously everyone would be humiliated to be posting videos of themselves putting up outrageous PRs and should feel ashamed... whatever. Less drama more LRB365! lol

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    6. honestly, it's worth the read because of the outcome.

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  2. Are there any plans of doing a paperback for LRB/365?

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    1. No. and you'll see why when the manual comes out. It's going to be more like a "manual" rather than a book.

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  3. Paul I understand this is your blog. But damn man enough with the whole cockbiter saga. Giving the dude that attention was enough but he has had like three blog entries basically dedicated to him getting you fired up. Let the haters throw shade and take the high ground Brother.

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    1. I feel like that a guy that goes through that much trouble to make a video with fake plates...LMFAO..where he didn't even know it was supposed to be 795 and listed it at 775 (I can't stop laughing about that) is worth a bit of "pen time". That's a lot of trouble to go through in order to call me a bitch and say that sloppy rows are better than strict ones.

      Those faces he made were priceless. Maybe he will make a new one where he's deadlifting 9,754 pounds as he shrugs "meh, no big deal".

      cock biter you are the living embodiment of a weak sauce bitch made punk.

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    2. I thought his best comment was on his YouTube page of "405" Pendlay rows, it went something like:

      "Maybe they should rename these as I can do more than Pendlay"

      - what a cock!

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  4. Paul,

    Do you think you could do an interview with Dan Green or get him on the podcast please?

    Cheers

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    1. Yeah more than likely I could get Dan on.

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    2. Now that would be awesome!

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  5. When was the manual due for again? Mid-december?

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  6. Thanks for the inspiration. You and Jamie motivate the hell out of me.

    I think the primary reason for people moving so slow with crashes is they slow down to try and figure out what happened or some such shit. Drives me fucking bananas when there is a pile up and lanes are free. I don't give a shit what fuck-knuckle decided to die on the freeway, I just want to get from point A to Point B god damn it.

    Looking forward to the new manual. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Hey Paul,
    First off, I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving. I had a quick question for you. I sometimes cramp up during in my abs during training, usually only during direct ab or lower back work. I was just wondering if you've ever had this, or known of anyone who has, and any recommendations in dealing with it.

    I have increased my magnesium, potassium and sodium intake the past few days, as I tend to sweat a shitload training and otherwise. I'm hoping that will resolve the issue, just wanted to get your thoughts.

    Thanks, and I'm looking forward to the new LBR/365 book.

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    1. I've had it on those god damn crunches. I have no idea why, but if I do a lot of them my abs will contract so hard eventually that it feels like they are going to tear off of my pelvis. So I just don't do em. I don't know if that's what you are talking about but sounds like it.

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    2. Hey Paul,
      That's exactly it. I am not doing anymore crunching type movements. What would you suggest as alternatives? I figure the ab wheel, planks, and some ab pulldowns would be more effective.

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    3. Ab wheel works good for me, as does decline sit ups. Crunches I cannot do however.

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    4. Paul,
      Thanks for your input on this...I will be avoiding crunches at all costs, haha.

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  8. LOL that's a seductively gay pose on the bed dude, no homo intended.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    1. Thanks for setting me straight! No homo, oops just can't fucking help myself.

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