There is a girl who makes very good animal noises floating around on YouTube with a pretty smile and laugh, I am in love with her.

Hit suprapatellar tack-and-stretch yesterday, lots of work on external rotators and scap soft tissue, and did shoulder IR stretching today.

Ribs, 3 eggs, 4 strips of bacon, a sweet potato, and a pro/waxy maize shake pre-workout today. Also, I was off from work, so everything was scheduled pretty leisurely.

Power snatched 190lbs x 3 for a slight PR, went on to snatch 225lbs. Again, this was at the globo gym. Felt pretty decent here. My best power snatch ever is 90k/198lbs for a double, I’m fairly certain I can surpass this reasonably soon. I also think power snatching 100k or 225lbs for more than one rep would be pretty cool. Also, now that I’m working on internal rotation for the right shoulder again, it’s very probable that I may make a fucking PR with the snatch without using bumpers.

Oh, roommate and his girlfriend are having sex, fyi, I’d punch my roommate’s girlfriend in the face if it were morally acceptable. She’s a typical hipster fuck face, just tries too hard imo, whines like a 12 year old when she’s 20, every other word out of her mouth is “baby,” she reads out loud to him in a really haha-pretentious reading voice that I actually don’t think is fucking funny at all, hyper-clingy, she’s always at the apartment, doesn’t have a life, when she’s not with him she sits at her apartment texting or calling him and just fucking sucks as a human being imo, she’s vegetarian, thinks meat is gross, thinks she’s fat when she’s not, really dumb and what makes that fact even more infuriating is my roommate doesn’t think she is dumb but she’s a fucking psychology major FYI 20 year old “psychology major” automatically means fucking dead beat wannabe intellectual, fucking get fucked dude. Her name is “Asia.” I’m fucking done.

No, I got more, something that fucking annoyed the shit out of me is she was using the oven to make her fucking vegetarian, fuck, I don’t know what they were, but she fucking put these organic rice cake things into a pan and topped them with like pesto or something I don’t know but it was definitely a fucking useless thing to eat and she was gingerly adjusting the topping onto the rice cake with her fingers, just everything about this made me want to fucking puke it was just too fucking pathetic, just the fact that she thought she was eating in a good way was sickening.

Cleaned 255lbs for a double and jerked it. Jerks felt pretty good tonight. I was going for a power clean on the first rep but that didn’t happen. Prob gonna try this again in a few days. 255lbs x 2 on the squat clean was a fucking joke though, not that that’s a big deal, but I’m fairly certain I’ll be able to make a PR squat clean double pretty soon.

Push pressed 200lbs x 5, 5 was a pretty terrible rep and the lockout took uncountable seconds to complete. Think I’ll be doing these a bit more, when I did them regularly, i.e. 1-2x a week, it drove my jerk up quite a bit. I haven’t done them for a while since I’ve focused more on benching and pressing the past year or two, but I’m experimenting with greater frequency at the moment so we’ll see where this takes us.

Deadlifted 330lbs x 6 double overhand no hook grip, these were unreasonably hard for the grip, especially compared to 325lbs x 6 last week. I may stay at 330lbs next week and try to focus on holding at the top at the end of the set.

Did some quick machine rows, at home I knocked out 20 chin ups touch-and-go for a rep PR, followed by 15 and then 10, finished up with curls.

  1. Ribs are bad for your arteries, Brent. You might want to reconsider your diet. I suggest Lyle McDonalds Rapid Fat Loss Diet.

    • i couldn’t be less convinced that this is Msingh. these may reflect his beliefs but this is just too blatant of an attempt to troll. don’t get me wrong, i absolutely do wish Msingh was trolling my blog, but this just isn’t as good as the real thing and is clearly a facsimile

      see if you can pull off AoA instead.

  2. As a rule, girls named Asia are terrible.

  3. Hey Brent,

    Would you happen to know off-hand what Mwod episode that suprapatellar stuff is, or maybe a description of what you do? Like the fuckwit I am, I let my right knee cave in on squats last week, and I’m trying to find different things to help work the kinks back out. Knowing almost nothing about the human body, the word “suprapatellar” sounds like it might do the trick.

    (And let me preempt at least part of your response by insisting that I’m already truly, deeply, yet not-unlovingly, fucked.)


    • he talks about it at the end of this one

      where does your knee hurt and what movements make it hurt?

      more than likely this mob won’t help something with the mechanism of your injury … typically those cause ligament sprains

      depending on the severity you’d want to ice 10mins on/10mins off at least twice a day until it stops hurting pretty much, rest it as much as possible for a couple days to a week, then go back into squatting high rep with a weight that your knees won’t cave-in with … 1.) high rep increases blood flow, helps with inflammation 2.) while you want to continue strengthening muscles around the knee, you want to do this while avoiding further stress on the ligament

      use your own judgement obv … if you feel it’s getting better without aggressive rehab, fuck it, train as normal but deload a bit to ensure you don’t go straight back to squatting with your knees going valgus

      also, if you are not doing mobs to help with your knees caving in i.e. hip flexion with external rotation bias, you should start

      • Thanks man, I really appreciate the feedback.

        Generally, the pain is on the outside of the right knee, near the lateral collateral ligament, although I’m not sure if the ligament is the problem.

        The pain’s definitely not enough to bitch about, and PVC rolling the IT band and all the tissues above the knee and in the quad seem to help.

        It usually flares up after walking for a long time, leaving my leg unsupported in extension for a long time, or generally putting my leg in weird positions: the external rotation mwod you linked to is a perfect example. My ass and hip structures are really tight, but it’s really tough to get into a good position on that one because it just destroys my knee. Maybe I’ll just start really easing into it and see what happens.

        Thanks again.

        • sounds pretty strongly like a very minor ligament sprain, just imo

          if it’s not worse after squatting/pulling workouts, might not be a big enough of a deal to worry about. icing absolutely wouldn’t hurt, if you are not already best friends with ice you should start 10/min on 10/min off 2x a day minimum

          as for your knee hurting with hip flexion/external rotation, try this version where you can sit on the edge of your bed or a box if you have one and the whole leg is supported, see if you can tolerate lacrosse ball rolling your glutes, etc.

          • If this is a chronic thing, then all hip/thigh mobs are fair game to him. If it’s acute as a result of the knee going in, I’m confused because typically it’s the medial aspect of the knee that gets stressed from knees going in.

            Work on the vastus lateralis to loosen up the IT band. Glute medius and TFL to finish the job from a the proximal end.

            In any case, get the external rotators of the hip strong so they can keep the knees out. Sounds like a ligamental sprain, albeit mild, like the Asian said.

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