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You do the rowing? Behind Olympic lifting, hitting the rowing machine is one of my favorite gym activities; those times when I can't O-lift, I imagine rowing is similar since it involves full-body explosive movement. Haven't been on water yet, but want to try it this summer. Never see anyone using the rowing machines, so I always figured that rowing must be effective and difficult-- after all, everyone always tries to take the easy route at the gym.I did 3x 500m sprints...
I made the terrible mistake of cycling 40miles on Monday since it was so nice outside and gym was closed. Then went for 3RM front squat yesterday. Needless to say, snatch session today was abysmal-- couldn't even get 100kg. I feel so worthless.Man, I wish not making PRs every time was the worst in this sport. Do Oly long enough and there will be times when just matching your PR from 2 months ago will seem impossible and you'll dwell at 10-15kg less and wonder why the fuck...
Interesting moments at gym today.... Someone volunteers to spot me on snatch. Had to politely tell him that having spotter for o-lifts is probably more dangerous than not having spotter; he'll either be in the way of the weight, or in the way of me as I'm trying to get away from the weight. Another guy asks me what exercises are good for getting abs. I tell him "heavy squats, deadlifts, and olympic lifts" and he looks so sad. Decide to show him dragon flags so he doesn't...
Yesterday snatched 104kg, then did some speed triples (back squat) at 315-335-355, instructions "Don't think just move." Quads still feeling pumped 24 hours later. Also, coach had me demo every exercise for Oly class the other day... "Put your bars down and watch him do it." Then I watch this and it puts me back in place as a weak amateur....
Interesting article on obesity. I've spoken with Dr Chow in person and he's quite intelligent and fascinating. I am slightly cautious about the ability for math to model health, given the tremendous complexity of the system, but some interesting tidbits show up in this article, particularly a few that have been discussed in this thread...http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/science/a-mathematical-challenge-to-obesity.html
Ego boost: coach has me demo all exercises for Oly class..... "Put your bars down and watch him do it." FTFM.Still, pretty good for those girls lifting a good 30-35kg over BWT, though they could probably get even a few more kilos if they didn't swing the goddam bar so far out front.
For Lagrangian and his Klokov man-crush..... From: http://liftbigeatbig.spreadshirt.com/wwkd-A9276616/customize/color/5
Be the bigger man, literally and figuratively.If anything, you're just going to make life harder for the other gym members who want to use the equipment. Are you really that shallow that you'll get some perverse enjoyment out of making other peoples' lives miserable? Perhaps it may be thankless, perhaps you feel slighted, but "making his job as hard as possible" is something spoiled teenagers, uneducated slackjaw rednecks, and angry PMS bitches do. I don't think you fall...
Agreed. Cecily @ 3:57
I'm tired of hearing about Bryce Harper already. Last night's ESPN broadcast was a Bryce Harper knob-gobbling slobfest, and that his "steal" of home was some miraculous thing. The kid plays wild, and it will come back to bite him. He's the kind of player that will end up hurting himself on a relatively inconsequential play and making outs at third base.Also, I'm glad Hamels plunked him. Don't care about the suspension (just moves his next start back a day) but the fine is...
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