Monday, September 24, 2012

Blazing Saddles

     Happy Monday everyone (If there is such a thing). I hope you guys got some good rest time in, or good training... hopefully both. Grab your coffee, sit down, and lets ramble (or something similar). BTW, watch the video below.

This guy certainly has a one track mind from Flareblaze62 on Vimeo.

     So what did you think? Is this you, the person you aspire to be, or the one you despise? You're probably going to fall into one of the 3 categories. If you can't view the video, its a stereotypical "meat-head" being thrown out of a "gym". Why is this a bad thing? Why are people that really train smart and hard viewed as such idiots? Top-level individuals in sports such as Powerlifting, Strongman, Bodybuilding, MMA and CrossFit really know whats going on. They have spent years and years perfecting movements and training philosophies. Louie Simmons (ala Westside Barbell) brings in mathematicians and some real egg heads to find out the best scientific ways to train... maybe, the bigger the neck the bigger the brain.

     Now I see how people assume some sort of slowness to a knuckle dragging gym hoss. Even though you look like Mongo from Blazing Saddles, you still are one sharp cookie. Maye its because folks like that (and me) constantly talk about training, hitting weights, and all things in between. Most people will nod the heads and give you a courtesy smile like your a leper that just asked to share the same bed. But, when you run into a guy that ask about your training and helpfully critiques your form and function... you've found a fellow flat head, and he/she really gets it.

     So again, where are you in the spectrum? Do YOU get it? Do YOU have endless Facebook video posts of your lifts and workouts? Do YOU think you are the sane one (because you're right)??? Post thoughts, questions and comments below... and BECOME UNBREAKABLE!!!


Saturday's Training:

Squatting w/ Metal Pro Briefs:
135# 3 x 5
185# x 5
225# 3 x 3
275# 2 x 2
315# 3 x 1
345# x 1 (PR match, but this time w/o knee wraps)
add knee wraps
365# x 1 (PR)
385# x f (missed forward, so it's coming soon)

Good Morning (w/ pseudo SSB)
135# 5 x 10

multiple sets and reps

Russian Kettlebells Swings 55#
5 x 10 (focus on hip pop)

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