Apparently other people contemplating suicide stumble on this blog.

This is a screen cap of my blog’s dashboard. Draw your own conclusions.

I went to a Starbucks today before I trained, and when I drove up to the drive-through menu, the girl on the other end had a pretty sultry voice. I immediately imagined her as a hot caucasian phone sex operator wearing a button-up shirt, glasses, and with her hair in a bun. As her phone sex session would continue, she would let her hair down, unbutton her blouse gradually, and remove her glasses. When I drove up, the girl was actually Asian, probably Korean, and she didn’t look pleased to see me. I don’t know, I haven’t cut my hair in a while. Or, it’s possible she was a soul mate, and she hated Asian-Americans as much as I did. Things got real awkward real fast. She ran my card, left the window, and someone else brought me my drink. I drove away listening to this song.

I didn’t do too much mobbing before tonight’s workout, just the best shoulder mob ever and some rolling on external rotators and medial border of my scaps.

I benched 240lbs 3×5 touch-and-go for a lifetime volume PR, then got another set of 4. Felt pretty good benching tonight. The new bench grip is working out for me pretty well. I’ll attempt this again next week and shoot to complete 240lbs 4×5, then attempt 245lbs for multiple sets of 5. If it doesn’t go, I’ll microload and attempt 242.5lbs. This is all fucking moot though, words are fucking cheap, I’m a man of action. I’ll do it live.

Something that probably helped a lot with making this happen was that I carb loaded the FUCK up with some Chinese take out from First Chinese Barbecue. Combination fried rice + barbecued pork.

Brent: i’m about to get some Chinese take out
Brent: do you have anything to say about that
Jake: i hope they give you lots of napkins
Brent: ? explain
Jake: because Chinese food is messy, and you’d need lots of napkins
Jake: and it would be cheap and inconvenient if they did not give you enough

Auto-regulated some high-bar squats up to 390lbs for an easy single. Gonna volume squat tomorrow (among other things). Ask me if I give a fucking shit about resting a muscle group 48-72 hours.

The Obsolete Man asks:

Brent are the two mobs you listed for better squatting both on the mwod site? Also could someone please tell me if these shoes are good for squatting & deadlifting thanks.

It’s actually one mob that I mentioned in the post you’re talking about: I guess it’s called the tabletop stretch. However, there is another version that I like as well: at 1:05. This includes the wall stretch, where you wrap a band around your hips and around both knees, then shimmy into a squat position with your feet propped up on the wall – the band approximates your hip to the back of the socket. And while we’re on the subject I feel this has helped with squatting and pulling as well: the couch stretch, though I haven’t used it with a band yet.

As for the DoWins, they’re a fairly common shoe for OL and squatting. The heel is .75″, so some people don’t like pulling in them because I guess it makes that much of a fucking difference. But most people who aren’t Gordon fucks like them for squatting. If you are a Gordon fuck, you will know, because you will complain about feeling like you are going to fall over the first time you squat in them. This is one of the reasons Msingh is such a fucking douche. If your overall mobility isn’t fucking garbage, you shouldn’t notice a significant difference squatting in the DoWins other than the fact that your feet are firmly planted and you feel more stable. I like pulling in my Adidas, which also have a .75″ heel. The argument for pulling in a heel is that the increased tilting of the shins allows for more knee extension to be used in the pull, meaning more overall muscle mass can contribute to lifting the bar.

To answer the search term “why is Msingh a douche,”

1.) He’s like spar. You can’t talk to spar without her frothing at the mouth about discrimination, civil rights, and equality. You can’t talk to Msingh without him ranting uncontrollably about how fucking fat he is. Women with irrational body image issues have a problem with that too.

2.) Benches with an uneven grip and doesn’t realize it or attribute significance to it herp fucking derp.

3.) Sucks as an athlete, but gives his opinion like anyone gives a fucking shit.

4.) Spends more time bitching and arguing fucking minutiae than he does trying to get better. He is a classic keyboard gymrat. 90% of the shit that he talks about doesn’t fucking apply to him, because he isn’t benching fucking bodyweight. Cry me a fucking river bro. He’s like the fucking lady that wants to lift at USAW-sanctioned meets wearing a long-sleeved shirt because she’s incapable of adapting to the fucking 21st century, i.e. they both couldn’t be more irrelevant. They also apparently snatch the same weight.

This list could go on.

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  1. The Obsolete Man

    Thanks for the answer Brent. I started a shitty LP programme a couple of months ago and recently changed to Starting Strength which has been much better. Have managed to gain 20lbs so far and I am now at the point where I feel that along with the weight getting heavier that there are other things that may begin to hold me back, which is why I want to start doing mob and get some proper shoes.
    I read a review of those Do-Win shoes late last night and apparently they arent built to last, which obviously puts me off getting them. I like the look of the Rouge shoes that Rippetoe designed, which do have good reviews but I cant seem to find any UK distributer. The only shoes I seem to able to get hold of in my price range are the Do-Wins or Addidas Power Perfect II. You mentioned you have Addidas, are they the Power Perfects? If so would you say they are ok for squats, deadlifts, presses & power cleans? I find all the different heel heights a bit confusing at the moment and dont understand the effect they have on the lifts.

    • Which LP program?

      • The Obsolete Man

        Well it was sorta my own 😆 I read alot of Jason Ferruggias stuff and used his rep system of 2 x 5 working upto 8 reps then upping the weight. I selected my own lifts and looking at the SS lifts I was doing way too much. I was squatting, pressing, deadlifting, weighted press ups, weighted chins & weighted dips 3 x a week. I was pretty tired all the time whilst doing this.
        I did like the rep range he suggests for hard gainers but obviously progression is alot slower as I was using 5 reps one session, 6 the next… Hit 8 reps and up the weight. I might return to this when I stall on the 3×5, although that might not be a good idea.
        Gone from 156 lbs to 175, most of the weight gain came in the last month or so using SS. I am looking to hit 100kg on my squat this week which will be a bit of a milestone for me. I was pretty happy when I hit 100kg on the deadlifts, I know this is very light still but it felt good to get into triple digits after spending years doing bodybuilding shit and lifting weight like 10kg doing front/lateral & rear raises 😆 .

        • Just do what brent does when he finished LP. Don’t give a shit. He’s pulling my 1RM for a set of 5.

        • There’s a reason you’re only at 100k on squat — the 8 reps, my friend. Fives are low enough to have a greater load, but still enough reps to garner a bit of hypertrophy.

    • like any shoe, WL shoes will wear in out in a couple years.

      you can maximize their life by not walking around in them, i.e. wear regular shoes to the gym, put the WL shoes on to train, then change shoes when you leave. there’s no reason you couldn’t wear any half-decent WL shoe for at least 2 years with some effort to ensure they last

      i have the 2004 Adistars, and have had them for … at least 3 years. the outside rear edges of the heels have worn a little but they are still 100% functional

      i have squatted, pressed, pulled with and without WL shoes, and imo doing all barbell lifting with the shoes is better than barefoot or flat shoes. the heel is largely irrelevant imo as long as it’s not like, 1″+ … .75″ is the standard and anything greater than that is excessive (and if 1″+ feels good to you you need to do some fucking mobbing)

      • The Obsolete Man

        Thanks Brent, I think I will get the Do-Wins then as they are cheaper.

        • at the very least, you should be able to squat, bench, and press in the shoes

          you might be one of the people who prefers pulling without the heel

          but for the benefits you’d get from every other lift, they are worth the purchase

    • The shoes will last. You won’t be Olying in them 24/7 so don’t let that shitty reviewer affect your decision on getting them.

  2. would you attribute the “cheeky kunt” searches to Thomas Vale being an effective troll?

    Also, assuming you have seen Ben’s post about the trap cut t-shirt, your thoughts on it?

  3. Patrick Stroup

    I oface’d at the Msingh rant.

  4. What’s up with the Asian American hate?

  5. Brent, i have problems with my high bar squat man, i seem to good morning the weight on the way back up any ideas how i can counter this?

    p.s- Msingh is a f*** tard man.

  6. patrick stroup

    this is for brent…

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