Guess I’ll catch up now.

I missed all my 3rd attempts at on my PL meet on Feb 18, ended up with 200k/127.5k/200k for a sub 1200lbs total weighing 70.8k. Good. I pulled 210k double overhand hook on my 3rd attempt DL and took it to lockout but missed the “down” command due to failing grip. Taking 462lbs/210k to lock out is progress though, that’s a 5k PR all-time dead weighing 25lbs less than when I pulled 205k. If you suck off the floor, do some GHRs, focus on the hamstring curl element, and tack-and-stretch your hammies and glutes. This has been pretty good for my deads.

Dunno what happened with the bench and squat. 200k was smooth for the squat, I took 210k into the hole and ran out of gas on the way up. Wanted to finish with a conservative 132.5k bench after taking 127.5 but just wasn’t strong enough that day.

In my oly meet the week after I went 102 –> 107 –> x112, shooting for a 2k PR. Felt strong enough but 112k was out in front. Proceeded to bomb out in my c+js, though I cleaned all the way up to 138kg for a 1kg PR. I benched the day before this meet so maybe I could have prepared better for it /hand motions.

I’m not terribly upset about these, I qualified for the American Open when I totaled 247 at my meet in January and I’ll just total 1200+ at Raw Nationals and qualify for the Arnold when my 70.8kg bw nets me a 400+ Wilks.

Training has sucked since then, my first semi-decent training day was today. I power snatched + snatched 195lbs for two sets and then took 205lbs with a low power snatch. Did power clean + front squat + jerk with 115kg, had to re-calibrate my jerk after missing it a few times, then clean pull + 2 squat cleans + jerk at the same weight. Felt all right and was moderate effort.

So a couple notes:

Some dude at the gym Saul and I train at, who deadlifts like 600lbs+, was googling mobility and happened to find my blog. This guy would later tell me about this and say “I stumbled across your blog.”

“How do you know it’s my blog?”

“Because it has your picture on it.”

“I’ll talk to you here in a little bit.”

So there is one more person IRL who knows that I’m prone to suicidal ideation over things that don’t necessarily warrant killing yourself over.

Hey guys. Let me tell you what it’s like to write a blog. Things start innocently enough. You just wanna talk about lifting, and how much you want to fucking kill yourself sometimes. Like sharks in the water, people on the internet can detect your misery and they circle you, waiting for you to die, or at least become too weak to defend yourself so they can feast on your innards while you’re still alive. Then you have, just once, a good fucking time, and everyone’s up in arms about it. Oh Brent you’ve changed, uh oh Brent’s life is taking a new turn, oh Brent your blog fucking sucks now.

Hey guys. Honestly? Honestly? Honestly?

I got nothing. Hope you enjoy the ride. Not that anything exciting’s ever happened here. Best said it best: Hi I’m 24 and just got high. Go back to high school and fuck up properly. Fucking gromit. I’ll be training to not fucking blow at the American Open and to qualify for the Arnold Raw Challenge next year. I’d like to qualify for both the Arnold Classic for OL AND the Raw Challenge, and if my weight classes in those meets compete on different days I’ll probably do both meets, I don’t give a fucking shit.

This will be the first time in my life that I’m actually good enough to participate in national-level meets. USAPL Raw Nationals doesn’t count since you just have to post a total, neither does Collegiate Nationals since the q. totals are a fucking joke, but going to the American Open and hopefully the raw challenge next year will be significant milestones in my career.

I met cmoney at the Arnold. Cmoney, I’m sorry I didn’t hug you and get a picture. That’s about it. Had fun with the rest of you guys. I’m saying that sarcastically, since I didn’t fucking meet any of you.

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  1. Anonymous Coward

    I love you Brent. Your blog is a ray of sunshine in my day.
    Never stop not giving a shit.

  2. so what became of the bro who reads ur blog? That sounds like an interesting story. Do you both avoid eye contact now? More so than before? Is it “d-bol shuffle?”

  3. “I’m saying that sarcastically, since I didn’t fucking meet any of you.”


    Adam, Stroup (I think) and I are all trying to go to the Arnold next year to compete. It’ll be real fun.

    • Oh, also Brent, I want you to picture this.

      A packed gym. A loaded bar on the ground. Me in my Tank Top, Running shorts, High socks, Lifting shoes and a sweat band. Sexy an I Know it starts playing. I take a stroll over to the water fountain. I DANCE BACK TO THE BAR, SET MY SELF UP, SNATCH IT, STAND UP AND CATCH IT RIGHT IN TIME TO YELL “I WORK OUT.” in sync with the song.

  4. Lol you actually did get high? Have you ever gotten drunk? Have you ever sucked dick for dbol?

  5. Nice meeting you Brent. Don’t worry, I won’t blow up your spot.

    • Oh and you should have come watched the ping pong with me. We ended up catching the o17 (or o19) men’s final. It was a very exciting best of 5 that went down to the wire.

  6. Yeah if by some miracle I can get my fat ass down to 242 and post a 1400 total sometime soon I might be able too. Who knows. Really regretting doing my first meet at a fucking SPF meet but it will be ok I guess. At least it is at the beach.

  7. nobodystopsdblob

    Has this blog become about you complaining about us complaining about you not complaining?

  8. You clearly aren’t thinking about your future if you’re posting your fucking name all over a blog with content like this.
    C’mon, man. The HR people at just about every company on Earth start their background checks by Googling the applicant’s name.
    Have fun working the job of a twenty-something for eternity.

  9. Brent,

    How did you not just fucking end it after that hamstring injury? I’m out for a few weeks. No squat, dl, sn, c+j. Nothing that requires two functioning ankles. I’m doing lots of curls. I PR’d on anterior delt raises yesterday. Are there other single-joint exercises I should be focusing on? Ones that will make it all seem less hopeless?

    Sincere golf claps for your new adventures, btw. We’re all friends here.

  10. Dearest Brent,

    Stay strong brent…I still read your blog daily, even with all of the stuff I don’t like to read, which is like 80%, but I still love it.

    With love,

  11. mooseknuckles

    I am deployed in Afghanistan, and hate my life. You’re stories with frequent references of killing yourself are a ray of sunshine in my otherwise entirely depressing existence.

  12. Brent, I just watched American Psycho tonight, and I gotta say, at least you aren’t prone to homicidal ideation, right?

  13. cleaned 295 fairly easily yesterday bro. i’m coming at you. gonna hit 305 tomorrow or kill myself.

  14. Oh Brent you say your best recent training was when you failed a 115 Jerk multiple times then successfully recalibrated? Good. I’m 8kg from pressing that. When do you bench next?

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