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I Have Nothing to Declare but My Genius


#1

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Hi I'm Joe, for those of you who are new I included the handy dandy link to my old log(see above)in case you want to see anything there.

I'm a 43 year old who pretty much acts like a highly responsible, moderately well behaved 17 year old. I grew up in the inner city of Birmingham, Alabama but thanks to the efforts of my Grandfather I learned all the essential southern skills such as shooting, running a trotline, skinning catfish, and refering to everyone as Sir or Ma'am. For years I was certain I had escaped speaking with a Southern accent but my first trip to Chicago throughly abused me of that notion.

I spent a great deal of my youth with relatives in New Orleans and on the swampy parts of the Gulf Coast where I worked construction or on shrimp boats during the summer months. Here I learned that shrimping is hard work and that cajun and creole young women have a sort of voodoo thats hard to describe and harder to resist.

It was my honor to serve as an infantryman in the USMC and I attended the University of Alabama both of which I am inordinately proud of. I work at a University where I do thing the DOD prohibts me from being specific about.

If you continue to read this log you will find that I use self depreciating humor to motivate my self. Don't be fooled, in reality I'm am pretty damn cocky and while I might have the normal self doubts everyone does I'm fairly self assured.

This log will contain videos of my lifting and lots of me being a goofy ass.

You will not be wowed by my strength as you might be in some of the other logs posted here but I hope you enjoy your self. In my spare time I have gone back to school with the long term goal of geting a Doctorate in Economics, we'll see how that goes. I also Medieval Combat which I might mention here every so often. I really like to cook, as well as dance. I am terrible singer and if mankind can build a thing I can break it.

Now on to more important things.

Pie>Cake
Pancakes>Waffles
SEC>All
Alabama>Auburn

Finally, all hail the mighty Wendler from who all wisdom flows.

Hope you enjoy the log.


#2

I do already! Looking forward to the new log.

Oh, btw ASU> all.. and thats not Arizona State.. We do get trounced by all SEC teams.


#3


I killed your log! I am officially a log killer.

Here is my donation in return for the right to plop my ass in here and uhhh "critic" your dips.


#4

Jesus that looks good.

You will be glad? to know that I am having to do another arm day today so its dips again this week. I have a feeling they will not be up to par but we shall see.


#5

You should schedule Vandy, god bless the little slide rule guys.

I'm expecting big things out of 43 so here's hoping it ends up being worth your time.


#6

Great ad hoc vita to kick off you new log!


#7

You still claim you don't have a southern accent. Now that I have it in writing here I know you know it too :stuck_out_tongue: That point will be proved to you even more next week when you are all here :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

For some reason we like to schedule, Auburn, Alabama, LSU, and Florida. You get lucky and beat Michigan and what do you know, the slide rule guys wont play you....


#9

I loved the commentary at the end of that last video. Hi Joe!


#10

except for waffles>pancakes


#11

Arms

Dips

8x BW+35
8x BW+70
4x BW+105

CGB

8x135
8x155
8x175

BB Shrugs

12x225
12x225
12x225

DB Shoulder Press

8x50
8x55
6x60

Alt Hammer Curls

8x35
8x40
8x45

Standing EZ Curls

12x70
12x70
12x70

I failed you guys, the gym was full of outstanding sights but I couldn't get them on camera. You'll have to settle for my crappy dip vids. One the second vid at the end I'm making the faces because teh plates started swinging and I was afeared for my bits.


#12

8xBW+70


#13

4x BW+105

Forgive the goofyness at the end.


#14

Thats some impressive dipping!


#15

Indeed! Very nice dip'in.


#16

I lol'd at the funny face

didn't santa worked out at your gym :wink:

edit: had to watch it twice. lol again.


#17

It's funnier when you know the face was 'cause he was worried about his important bits


#18

I must say that I so thoroughly enjoyed the commentary at the end of your last squat vid that I laughed aloud. Oh, Joe. You are a funny one. And that squat wasn't that high or ugly. Kimba's got the record for the ugliest squat on tape with that horrific knee cave one.


#19

I missed the vid with the funny commentary. I had to go back and find it. LOL'd


#20

Yeah he's got to be in shape to deliver toys.

You mean you don't always watch them twice?