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One Bourbon, One Squat, One Beer


OK, well I guess I'm retiring "Shut Up 'n Lift (Log)". http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_senior/shut_up_n_lift_dimeos_log?pageNo=40#bottom

I shut up, I lifted.

I laughed, I cried.

I got skinny. I ate, I got bigger and fatter, I got stronger.

Still a loooooooooooooooooong way to go.

So, here we go. More of the same, I guess. Not sure what I want to do right now, but I want my Bench, Squat, and DL to go up, and I still want a bigger back, shoulders, and arms.

What's a boy to do?

Had to travel this weekend, so I managed to get in a decent Back and Shoulders workout. I like the gym near my folk's house-- real weights, heavy dumbells, good atmosphere with some bigger dudes.


Cycle 3, Week 1

365x8 (I messed up my math. Was supposed to be 350#)

BB Shrugs:
225x5 (grip fail-- toast from DL)
225x20 (straps)
315x15 (pwr shrg)
405x15 (" ")
495x8 (" ")


That's it. Sorry, nothing exciting here today. Exhausted from the 8hr drive last night-- got in at 1:30 am and didn't get to bed until about 3am, so I was pretty worthless all day.


Nice thread title! and nice Deads for being exhausted!


your title is giving away my secret to lifting bigger weights. dangit


Thorogood was my first concert ever at the now defunct "Philadelphia Spectrum". I was 11. Was the "Maverick" tour. 1B, 1S, 1B is great AM cardio music :wink:


Wed, 6/24

AM: Treadmill 30min@3-4mph

Tri p/d: 20, 15, 140x15

B1: CGBP: 135x20, 185x10, 205x6, x6
B2: Alt DB curl: 40x10, 45x8, 50x10, 55x6

C: P.Curl: 80x8, 85x6, x6, 95x3

D: Tate press: 40x10, 45x8, x8

Ate a boatload of food. Oats/Eggs/Shake for breakfast, rice/meat, shakes, big-ass-bowl of red curry (pork) and rice. Cheesy Crackers and rice krispies w/protein shake for 'milk' (doh! thankfully PWO)

I've been on a Rice Krispies/Whey shake PWO kick for a couple weeks. Stu has his Pop Tarts, I have my Swedish Fish and/or Rice Krispies and protein.

I'm also finding that Thai food is like the PERFECT food for the, err, non-dieter. It's not as heavy as Chinese, and a bit tastier than Vietnamese (IMO). Veggies + Meat + Rice + Sauce. Perfect.

I'm also hooked on Sushi. I think I may try to eat all meals with chop sticks. It really keeps you from wolfing down the food.

One question: How the hell do you eat the rice with chopsticks once it becomes 'unclumpy' after you mix it in the veggies? I'm kinda retahded when it comes to chopstick technique.


Nice lifting on the deadlift.


Love the new title, Im a HUGE thai food eater...
Make it all the time.

My asian friends, raise the bowl or plate up just below the chin and kind of shovel it in.
nice right?


Groovy thread title and nice lifting!! Good luck.


Yesterday Off.

Today: Squ@'s

w/u crap


315x5 (belt/wrist wraps on)

Leg Press Machine:
7pps x 12
8pps x 10
9pps x 8

Calf Raise (in LP)
3pps x 15
4pps x 10
5pps x 10

Treadmill x 10 min @ 3mph

Sluggish today. I think I need more food. Mmmmmm, food.


Might I suggest pizza and beer?

Nice squats SD. I can't wait to be able to do 1 full squat at 355#.


Actually, they don't use chopsticks in Thailand. They use a spoon and fork, but not like we do. They eat with the spoon, and use the back of the fork to push the food into the spoon.

BUT, if you're eating noodles or noodle soup from a bowl, then they use chopsticks to grab the noodles or push them onto a spoon to help scoop them up.

So, you're good to go with American utensils.

If you're eating Chinese rice from a bowl, bring the bowl up to your face, and use the chopsticks to fling the rice into your mouth. You'd get old it you have to pick up one piece of rice at a time.

I like your log handle. It's bad to the bone.


No shit? Those bastards wanted to see us suffer! :wink:

I might accidentally fling a piece of rice into someone's eye.

da da DA da DA da! (bum-bum, bum-bum) da da DA da DA da!

thanks :wink:



BBBBBBBBBBBench to the Bone da da DA da DA da.

w/u, scap crap

C3, W1
Bar x 20
135 x 6
175 x 5
205 x 5
235 x 8
235 x 6 (deviated from template here)
* Stretchy band scap retracts and face pulls between sets

DB Inc Press:
60 x 10
85 x 8
110 x 2.5
100 x 5
100 x 4
* Stretchy band scap retracts and face pulls between sets

Incline "DC" stretch, 45-60 seconds x2
Flat bench " " "

Tate Press
25 x 12
40 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 8

DB Lat Raise (light shoulder work)
25 x 20
30 x 20
35 x 15

Skull Crusher (weight + EZ bar)
50 x 10
70 x 10 + 5 presses
90 x 5 + 5 presses

Jump Rope ~10 minutes worth, + 1 "Tabata Set"

Rope P/D: 100 x 10, 110 x 10

Fat boy pullups BW x 10 x 2
Hanging Scap retracts (half fatboy Pullups) BW x 10 x 2


Just dropping by to say hello. Love the log title. I love, love LOVE George Thorogood! I owned every single cassette he ever made, back in the day. I must have listened to "Woman With the Blues" a million times during a certain point of my life, then figured "I Drink Alone" was a better theme song. Ha. Perhaps a hint at why I decided to quit drinking for 13 years, lol...

Sigh....I only have a few on CD and I figure eventually I will have to join the rest of the world musically speaking and buy an ipod and download them all.

Thorogood is in Denver in July, but I won't be there until August, darn it.



Nice squatting Steely.


I want video with hat's and shit.

Sorry, I forgot to ask. Do you take requests?

Another thumbs up for the new log title.


Sunday - Off

Just did about 40minutes treadmill walk, jumped rope intermittently for about 15 minutes, and did stretchy/mobility stuff.

Sorry, no hats 'n shit.


Ill keep checking you out, even sans hat 'n shit


Cycle 3, Week 2

135x5, x5 (switch grip)


BB Shrugs:
225x15 (straps)
315x15 (pwr shrg)
405x12 (" ")
505x5 (" ") * I had to break the '500 mental barrier'

Stretchy, mobility shit.

Jump rope: 200 jumps

Hat of the day: iSatori beanie


Pictures? We could form a hat of the day club.