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Fuerza Quest: A Gravity Wars Story


His gym is less than ten miles from me. Actually thought about joining a while back.


I feel like Larry got some Invinciblitus* and thought he could do it all was a lot of the issue.

*Clinical term for someone who thinks they are invincible but in reality are not.

So jealous, I am going to have to buy my own PL bar in a couple months when weights get higher and you guys have world class coaches/gyms next door.

CARBIN UP!!! After a few low calorie days decided to do a carb up. I thought this would be some kind of challenge but it is 1pm and I ate 400g of raw rice or about 1.3kg of cooked with veggies and I have 0 bloat. Guess I was a bit depleted. I still have 600 calories I could eat what ever with. Not feeling like a cheat so maybe more rice and veggies LOL.

My veggies were peppers and onions #verticaldiet LOL



Volume PR and a half for Bench…also pretty sure that is the most weight I have hit 13 reps for so cool.

Really half assed arm pump…couldnt focus and was goofing off with wifey (completely not her fault…well sort of LOL)

POOR LUIS: He is going to a different Physio, thats the good part. He was pretty annoyed I had him Benching 75lbs today and he said it felt a bit tight not painful but now he is going to the physio so he probably wasnt even ready for that. Hopefully he gets some rehab exercises and he can hammer that.





Deadlifts were brutal AF. I am feeling a bit rough right now and I have to go back to train Sofi, going to probably do some abs and yoga.

PHYSIQUE Too hairy to tell but I am feeling awesome. I dropped eggs to carb up hard last 2 days. Back to eggs and lower carbs tomorrow though.



He is dead, not technically yet buuuuut the gym chick messaged him asking if he would be at the gym tomorrow I assume for a spot. So Luis will not be making it to WPC after all. LOL


Luis is in talks with the WPC Mexican Director or who have you.

Squat depth is parallel (just going to use that as a bail out if needed)

Head lift and heave is good to go on Bench, Going to add that in on later reps as most people add tap and goes. I will probably also do about half of my reps that way in the peak. I am pretty sure that gives me a 205+ bench as of now.

Now the FUNNY PART: Meet days are flexible like just show up and lift when you can like LOOOOL!!! Vive Mexico (Luis said it first).

The obvious angle here is lift on Sunday to know what I need to lift etc. But truly I want to go head to head with Pikis (100kg) and Israel (90/100kg) if at all possible.

Which brings me to Competitors Update:

Pikis is leaning out and doing some BB stuff. He might be trying to get into the 90kg class and I am also pretty sure he is battling injuries. His IG account isnt showing a lot of training.

Israel is probably actually going to be in the 100kg class. He just did a Mock Meet and went 300/155/300@99 w/wraps for 755. He missed a 320kg quarter Squat, he could be very dangerous in 12 weeks.

ME: Going to push it to the best that I can and keep the injuries in check. As of right now I think we are all very even. Hopefully I can pull away…



“On this edition of: The Meathead Sleuth! Bot checks in on his competitors, weighs in on meet format, and loses a dear friend? Stay tuned to find out!”


hahahaha Totally stealing this for something, not sure what yet!!!

Dum Yates


Cable Back Fly

Some Curls

Great back pump, not a great bicep pump. I think I ran out of carbs. Only ate once this morning and it wasnt a ton.

DIET: Going to try and potato and veggie blast my way through the weekend in hopes I can get another half cm off my waist.

PREP: I am having some fun. The training is feeling awesome and I think I finally figured out the Peak puzzle to do everything I want to do (with Squat Frequency). I am going to go Hulk smash everything mode from here to that Meet…with in reason to stay healthy obviously.




Just posted a 485lbs / 220kg for 7…so very suspicious :smiley:

I am going to tag him next week for my 525 AMRAP con “tu turno”…I mean as long as it is a decent set.


Head lift is fine and heels can come up. I am going to bench 210+ and that will be key if I am going to win. I am going to make my Bench training a little more aggressive in the later weeks.

DAYS CONFIRMED: Luis wants to lift on “his” day and so I will keep my day as well. He weighs in Thursday and Lifts Friday. I weigh in Friday and lift Saturday.


Shit AF Workout:



So I forgot my bench grippy mat thing (cannibalized yoga mat) and also my gym is down to 1 straight bar (that is still bi-curious) that was being used. Once again to all of you people with fancy shit like flat floors and straight bars I am insanely fucking jealous, yes profanity is necessary.

1st working set my back slipped and I tweaked a trap muscle. If I am being honest with myself I think me trying to do the head lift and heave had something to do with it. Subtlety is key, note for future. But I used it on a couple of warmup reps and Damn I could feel it.

I tried desperately to front Squat but that didnt work. I probably would have gotten it in another hour of work or so. I will work on it every Squat session until I can just do front Squats again. I also mildly inflamed mi SI joint…but no worries I am popping them Aleve so I wont feel nothing later. Normally I would wait it out but I am just not in that mood.

Annnd dont even feel like eating so I meal prepped another days of food that is smaller so I dont have to eat so much today LOL.

OK going to idk what, HAPPY SATURDAY!!!



Leg 2 of 2 is today and we are winning 2-1 but Leg 2 is in their stadium so I dont have the highest of hopes. As being raised a Detroit fan this “tempered” hopes strategy allows me to still enjoy Football LOL Well I mean that and rooting for good teams.

Arms and some light Rear and Lateral delt prehab.

Had a gun plan but scrapped it to just have some really light pump chasing fun.

Physique It is coming in, a little leaner and I will probably have an update photo. My scale is straight trash though so I am relying on gym scales and I just want to get my gym weight below 100kg. That will set me up to be in the low to mid 90s for the weigh in with out much work.

OK GOING TO SNACK NAP And Watch the Lebron show from last night, no spoilers!!!


WE WONNNN!!! Ok Santos Won, but I played a large role in their success by noticing it :smiley:

LOWER #1: 2 Working Sets


great hamstring activation in Squats today. I kind of think because of my leverages and mobilities if I want good posterior activation in Squats my back is going to do some rounding. On limited amount of work that is fine but when the volume is increased I get sore to the point of immobilized.

Luis IPF wanted to coach me and its not that I dont think he is a good coach is just that no coach will know my body better than I do…and when I dont ignore all that I know it goes pretty well. But when I try to train like what others say and do I get broken.

LOWER #2: Prehab
Ham Curls
Quad X
Ham Kickbacks
Concentration Curls
EZ Bar Curls

New Bicep Program Named: DAYS ENDING IN Y
Everyday I am going to try to hit 1 or 2 exercises with a lot less weight and a bit more reps and a TON more concentration telling that muscle GROW MTHR FKR!!!

OK making The Hook Grip Hand Size Video, this will be my favorite video I think.