Thursday, January 15, 2015


What's going on? Not much here. Squatting and pressing mostly. Tonight I had to rush around and didn't train at work so I squatted in the basement with the Labs and the Kids. I was gonna do some curls but I couldn't picture it and I was gonna deadlift but I couldn't picture it, but I can always picture myself squatting. I have no idea why that is. Maybe I equate it with manliness or something. Although there are some badass women squatters. So maybe its because its the most hardcore exercise around. Hardcore. Over used, I know.

How about Uncomfortable. The most Uncomfortable exercise doesn't sound too appealing. But I think thats why I do it. Because I see people always shying away from the S_Q_U_A_T.

I always say, ya know how it feels when you did that one rep where you went real deep and it felt like your ears were gonna bleed and your lungs were gonna explode? FIND THAT FEELING, go to that spot. Yearn for it, learn to love it.

Nothing smokes you like a set of high rep squats. You walk that bar out and rep out the first 10 and know in your heart that you will get 20 reps and if you get 21 you will be even happier. So at rep 15, you think that all you have to do is a set of 5. That is a mind trick that always works, breaking it down in your head . Rep 18 and 19 are a struggle, but you get 20 just barely and call yourself all sorta names as you will yourself to get 21. And your lungs struggle to regain themselves and you feel a little different, you are waiting for everything in your head and temple to settle down.

It's the best day, Squat Day. Because if you aren't focused, you are screwed, son. Especially where some outlandish reps or weights are involved. You better be living in the present when you are trying to have a great squat day.  To be continued...

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.