Training Overview

My training as of late has been going much better. A lot of it has to do with me just really being smarter in the weight room. For me, this is understanding that I'm no longer 16 years old - and while I continue to make progress - I don't/can't lift as often as I used to. GRANTED, my goals are the same as they used to be (strong and in great shape) so that makes a difference.

Now if my goals were different...some people came into the EFS weight room not too long ago and claimed all I train for is "looks." That's just f*%&ing retarded since I'm uglier now than I've ever been. I could use less weight, a little more volume, etc. But I don't want to do that and honestly, I don't know if I COULD do that.

7 Lifts to Maximize Your Entire Genetic Potential for Strength and Mass (along with PB&J)

  1. Bench Press
  2. Dips
  3. Chins
  4. Squats
  5. Deadlifts
  6. Standing military press
  7. Barbell Curls

Pretty simple isn't it?

I think it's safe to say if you knew someone that could hit all of these, words like "beastly" and "awesome" would come to mind. Words like "thin," "slight," or "frail" probably would not.

The Most Important Thing in Life

Pictured is the design that's going on the seat of my bike. This was designed by Warren Ramsey. The bike will probably be a rolling chassis this week. This thing is going to be sick!

A few notes about training as of late: my back has been giving me problems in both the squat and the deadlift. I've backed down on the numbers on the deadlift for a bit (although I am doing higher reps) and I'm coasting a bit on the squat. I am squatting today and I'm curious to what I can do and if I can push it.

Sometimes I think people get a little too nuts on the last set and I think many people would be best served if they did the last set for the set reps...or just a few over and call it a day. This is not a license to be a pussy; just understand that we are training for something bigger than today.

Goddamn starter motor went out on my Harley last week and it should be done for a small road trip coming up. This will be a great trip to relax and let the wind blow through my beard. I found a nacho chip in it the other day AND a little rolled up ball of Kodiak; the same rolled up ball you get when you wash a can of Kodiak. If you've done it (washed a can of Kodiak), you know what I'm talking about. Anyway, I'm a clean guy but there is no way to manage this monstrosity.