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    • wichita falls texas june seminar date
    • woodmere new york july seminar date
    • las vegas nevada august seminar
    I'm helping with a DoD study on stem cell injections for wounds, since apparently Chicagostan's such a good simulator for battlefield trauma. Not sure if that gets me into this top secret research scientist lifting club you've got going on here. I also don't look like I lift, so there's that. NSA is totally reading your log by the way.

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    The other day I told some people, including my mom, that'd I might be out of reach for a few days because I'll be in DC interviewing with some eggheads from DoD's R&D side, and a few of them actually said something to the tune of, "They'll reject you when they see your traps." (Pro-tip: I am not even at all yoked by gym standards...as my pathetic mid-400s DL will attest.) My mom's exact words were, in full seriousness, "See? You'll pay for your stupid hobby now. They'll take one look at your overly-aggressive shoulders and decide that they don't want to put national security in the hands of a big dumb troll." THANKS MOM!
    Your mom sounds awesome. BTW, that third CJ looked good to me...but what do I know? I'm a meathead powerlifting-type...

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    No no, this is all wrong. Don't say you're a weightlifter, only people in the know know how to differentiate a weightlifter from a powerlifter from someone who lifts weights. Obviously, you're training the olympic lifts, ergo, training to be in the Olympics. Just tell them that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandPlaneSteve View Post
    Don't say you're a weightlifter, only people in the know know how to differentiate
    True thing.
    In the hobbies section of my CV I've put 'weightlifting', because I think I am not just 'going to the gym', although everybody assumes that's exactly what I do.

    I've got a bit more luck with the French version, because I can use the word 'halterophilie', which is quite specific and different from the general expression 'aller a' la gym' (apologies to francophiles for slaughtering all the accents).

    IPB

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    Ha! You guys are hilarious. Yea, the way I figured, an organization whose explicit mission is to violently dispatch America's enemies, foreign and domestic, probably wouldn't have much of a problem with its pencilheads being beefier than the average nerd, right? We'll see.

    That said, I was not at the Pentagon; that's later. I had to take a week off training last week because I had to clear a bunch of work off my desk and then go to my buddy's wedding in Vegas where I was (co-)best man, but actually the one who had to do all the work because the other guy turned out to be his moderately autistic friend from Boy Scouts who was super nice but doesn't have all his marbles in the right places. But now I return. I'll include details later, maybe. For now, suffice it to say that my part in the shindig went down about as poorly as you guys have come to expect.

    Tentative table of contents for the coming novella / list of scenes for the movie

    1. Jack and Rachel
    2. Forever Hold My Peace
    3. Las Vegas...and Bacon
    4. Roxxy and the Algerian
    5. Sarah, Sweet Sarah
    6. The Bachelor Party, Part 0
    7. Of Mammaries and Men, or, Broton, DYEL?
    8. Sarah, Sweet Sarah
    9. The Tenure Track
    10. The Bachelor Party, Part 0.5
    11. The 30-Year-Plan...
    12. ...Comes Down To This
    13. Open Bar (Life is Not A Porno)
    14. Don't Stop Believing
    15. Epilogue
    16. Epilogue 2

    TL;DR until I write the long version: My head hurts pretty bad, the groom and I 1. can't talk and 2. saw our PhD advisor receive sexual gratification, the bride's sister (the MOH) is ignoring my texts and marriage proposals, I'm down my wad of hundos even though I didn't do anything of note, and I haven't worn clean underwear in days. Standard ops, basically.

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    What? Needs more words

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    If this lives up to the dust jacket blurb here I may have to retract my "poor man's fluxboy" designation from early in your log.

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    Meh we'll see. I'm working on it, but it's very easy to accidentally drift a poor imitation of Portnoy's Complaint. For now, suffice it to say that, for those of you who have never had the misfortune of going up there, Vegas, or the Strip, at least, is just a sweaty cocktease at best, and more often than not is nothing more than a sheisty playground for narcissistic dickwads, and I generally hate every moment I ever spend there for oh so many reasons. Off the strip though, you'll find and endless morass of broken dreams and lost fortunes. My kinda place, yes, but probably not so good for my sense of optimism.

    Fuck it.

    Friday half-assed training:
    Coach was like, "Oh good you have shaken off the wodka [sic]? Okay time to train!" Actually forget the sic. It's wodka from now on.

    Snatch:
    40kgx3x3
    50kgx3xwhatever

    CJ:
    60kgx3x3
    70kgx3xwhocares

    Pause squat:
    140kgx2,3 Very heavy for no reason. Will never do 200, much less 230. Time to quit lifting and just E&P full time. Am I a Corrie or a Dastardly?

    Has anyone heard of someone taking up smoking at age 29, knowing full well the health consequences and way too old to be under the influence of peer pressure? Well, now you have. Well, virtually, anyway. The groom got us all these honkin' fancy e-cigs as gifts for being on his wedding party, and insisted that we try them out right then and there. I'm finding that nicotine sure does take the edge off, and some of this shit is tasty, too. We're all going to die anyway, right?


    Saw The Martian with CG. Mandatory comparisons to Gravity and Interstellar: it's all the good of both movies, none of the bad, and Matt Damon joins the ranks of Hugh Jackman, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, etc. in the Sexy Middle-Aged Bods of Hollywood club. More seriously, the whole thing is a huge celebration of brainpower, a surprisingly comical two-hour romp of smart nerds kicking ass at jobs that can only be performed by smart nerds, and in the process (almost) literally making the world go round. On several occasions, CG actually stuck a fist out for a bump and whispered, "Science, bitch. Our people." Towards the end, I started genuinely hoping that if enough people saw this, it might finally put a speedbump on the anti-intellectualism that has quietly poisoned our national fabric.......which might in turn allow me to use my job as a pickup line at last??? A world in which the nerds and the arrogant douchebags are one and the same? Ahh one can dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffedsuperdud View Post
    Meh we'll see. I'm working on it, but it's very easy to accidentally drift a poor imitation of Portnoy's Complaint. For now, suffice it to say that, for those of you who have never had the misfortune of going up there, Vegas, or the Strip, at least, is just a sweaty cocktease at best, and more often than not is nothing more than a sheisty playground for narcissistic dickwads, and I generally hate every moment I ever spend there for oh so many reasons. Off the strip though, you'll find and endless morass of broken dreams and lost fortunes. My kinda place, yes, but probably not so good for my sense of optimism.

    Fuck it.

    Friday half-assed training:
    Coach was like, "Oh good you have shaken off the wodka [sic]? Okay time to train!" Actually forget the sic. It's wodka from now on.

    Snatch:
    40kgx3x3
    50kgx3xwhatever

    CJ:
    60kgx3x3
    70kgx3xwhocares

    Pause squat:
    140kgx2,3 Very heavy for no reason. Will never do 200, much less 230. Time to quit lifting and just E&P full time. Am I a Corrie or a Dastardly?

    Has anyone heard of someone taking up smoking at age 29, knowing full well the health consequences and way too old to be under the influence of peer pressure? Well, now you have. Well, virtually, anyway. The groom got us all these honkin' fancy e-cigs as gifts for being on his wedding party, and insisted that we try them out right then and there. I'm finding that nicotine sure does take the edge off, and some of this shit is tasty, too. We're all going to die anyway, right?


    Saw The Martian with CG. Mandatory comparisons to Gravity and Interstellar: it's all the good of both movies, none of the bad, and Matt Damon joins the ranks of Hugh Jackman, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, etc. in the Sexy Middle-Aged Bods of Hollywood club. More seriously, the whole thing is a huge celebration of brainpower, a surprisingly comical two-hour romp of smart nerds kicking ass at jobs that can only be performed by smart nerds, and in the process (almost) literally making the world go round. On several occasions, CG actually stuck a fist out for a bump and whispered, "Science, bitch. Our people." Towards the end, I started genuinely hoping that if enough people saw this, it might finally put a speedbump on the anti-intellectualism that has quietly poisoned our national fabric.......which might in turn allow me to use my job as a pickup line at last??? A world in which the nerds and the arrogant douchebags are one and the same? Ahh one can dream.
    Book was all about 'survival' I've heard the movie bends just a touch and turns it more toward 'HOPE && hope for science' which i'm all about. Still waiting to see movie.

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    starting strength coach development program
    What else can explain the rise of starting strength? A book that is actually read, with engineer speak like 'moment arm', F = m*a, and trebuchets.
    It's a book to make skinny engineers big and strong, able to attract an appropriate mate, and propagate the species. More nerds in the making. Go science!

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