I could be a better athlete.

Update: Hey guys I got a poll:

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Snatched up to 230lbs, cleaned 290lbs twice and missed the jerk both times. I could be a better athlete. I was being a real gordon fuck about dipping straight up-and-down, first rep went behind me, second rep was out in front and not that strong of an attempt.

Finished up with weighted chins, +75lbs x 4, and 3×5 barbell rows at 225lbs. I could have a stronger upper back.

I watched this episode of mwod last night and tried it out today – harder to do with the snatch, I’m not sure how flat I can get my back with straight legs and still hold onto the bar with the snatch-grip – but I thought it did make some things feel better. I did feel like my pull was made a bit more consistent (I didn’t miss any snatches or cleans today). I also felt like my extension was a little more organized, especially with the clean, glutes and hamstrings felt like they were real on.

Just realized my rhomboids and lower traps feel pretty fatigued right now. It’s fine.

Hey guys – can I be real for just a second?

This is an old video but I like watching it sometimes. Lots of emotion. Who are you when you are challenged? How much of yourself do you put into the things you care about? AC had attempted 505lbs x 5 a couple weeks before and came away with a triple, after a short deload he worked back up to 500lbs and really wanted to put this shit away. I watch this every once in a while when I want to feel like I’m not trying hard enough.

beonick writes:

Brent, did you watch Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon?

I watched both. I enjoyed Dragonball Z more. When I was in middle school and a freshman in high school I’d draw stick figure comics inspired by Dragonball Z.

stone wall writes:

Hey Brent, I think about you when i hear this song…
Does this make me an asshole or a concerned patron? IDK pick one.

That’s very sweet of you, Joe.

James writes:

Brent, did you ever think that maybe Starbucks girl looks forward to you coming in every day for your girly drink? Why would you want to make this girl sad by avoiding her?
So just ask the her out for a boba tea. If she shoots you down, then you can avoid where she works.

Hold on a sec I have to go get a towel and wash my hands, the very suggestion of this makes my palms real fucking clammy. I’m also not going to ask this girl to go get boba tea when there is a real cute Vietnamese girl who works at the boba tea shop? Thereby doubling the systemic stress that I’d have to face? Which would be amplified by the fact that I’m having to legit interact with someone I can’t maintain eye contact with for more than a second or two? What are you, a fucking amateur?

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  1. A hint of mocha is OK, lots of mocha is girly. Coffee plus mocha whey is fucking manly! Video of AC is awesome. As a former RAClete I know the facility and yes that is a giant fake 30ft tree in the weight room….is case you are wondering.

  2. mocha coffee of peace

  3. There are definitely more hetero beverages than a Mocha.

  4. Brent, a little chalk will help you with your sweaty palms. Is there only one fucking boba tea shop in all of Texas? Take her to a different one if you don’t want to see the cVg on your date.

    And while, yes, I am an amateur, it will raise your status in the eyes of cVg to see you with the cute *$ girl. But why can’t you maintain eye contact with her? If she agreed to go out with you, she probably likes you to begin with.

    Maybe you’ll get shot down anyways but you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

  5. So… do you take your women like you take your coffee?
    Insulin spiking and diabetes inducing?

  6. Brent srs question.

    So I go to the weightlifting club tonight peppering my angus for getting called out for high hip start, bar to close to my shin etc. Fuck. Thoughts on bar position over the foot during the snatch vs/ deadlift? Brb low hip start so I’m like every other fucking lifter. Brb Rip has confused the fuck out of me. Brb my favourite lifters rep a lower start. Brb lascek now looks like low hip start on C&J. mybrainisfulloffuck.jpeg

    Thoughts? Stay safe.

  7. Brent,

    Would love to see a video of your rowing so we can compare forms. Keep at it brah!

  8. Was AC crying at the end of that? Scary.

  9. Is iced coffee from starbucks a girly drink? I get it black and my friend still makes fun of me…

  10. Yo Brent,

    Why you no listen to unker rip?


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  12. video of AC was really cool.

  13. Why is your oly lift/back squat ratio so poor? Don’t get me wrong, you’re a strong as fuck dude, but it seems like you should be able to snatch and cj more given your squatting strength.

  14. There are only girly things to girly guys.. If you are a man and confident in your man-ness, then nothing is girly. A real man could watch Dr. Quinn medicine woman and sip on all the chocolate mocha he wanted to. A semi-man or man-wannabe couldn’t pull this off. He would be a sissy for saying the word mocha. But to a man’s man, the word girly takes on a whole new meaning. Girly means “something that will get you chicks”. So it all depends on what kind of man you are: man-wannabe, semi-man, or manly man. You decide. You have one day.


  16. What the fuck is wrong with you people?

    Mocha is delicious. I had an eggnog latte before I trained the other day, and it was damn good too!

    I think people are under the illusion that things like black coffee make them manly. Whatever, it’s fine.

  17. I think that everyone is forgetting that coffee tastes like shit anyway, and that the only real reason anyone should drink it is for the caffeine content. Its a caffeine delivery system. Its a 2 in my book. I really couldn’t care less about some jelly dicked coffee drink, and I think that trying to jazz it up with mocha is pretty stupid which is why i called it girly. If you put makeup on a horse its still SJP; a buffalo pie clock is still a piece of shit on your wall; putting rims on your 89 Corolla doesn’t actually ADD any value to your POS.

  18. Dr. Agkistrodon

    You can squat 400+ lbs. for reps. You can drink your coffee how ever you want to.

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