Here’s my first blog of the year. Haven’t been free to write sooner. So if you follow me on Instagran @confessionsofanangrymetalhead you’ll most likely also see the hashtag #jimwendlerisgod underneath most of my lifting related posts. Well, he is; and here’s one of many reasons why!
Underneath this is the link to a blog piece I just discovered on his website which pretty much sums of his training philosophy along with that of most real lifters using two very extremely different musical styles. So click down below, read, enjoy, and ask yourself this: Are you real? Or are you just a phony?
Quick Powerlifting Update
I recently signed up for my second powerlifting competition, The RPS Jersey Rumble, happening on Saturday, May 20th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark, NJ. Unlike last year, where I competed in the 198lb weight class I’ll be in the 181lb class this time, since I dropped down to 172lbs since last May. I’m still undecided on all my lifts. I’m pretty sure I’m going for a 400lbs Deadlift. I’ll either go for a 300lbs squat or I’ll go a bit higher. My Bench Press? QDisgraceful. I might keep that real low.
I hope to start recording my meet prep soon. It’s been so hard because while my new gym is surprisingly really good there are nights were it’s just so fucking overcrowded with college kids. Fuck, I had to foam roll by the outside locker area just two nights ago because the entire designated stretching area was crowded. A stretching area! Oh yeah, since I last wrote in here I had to leave Sports Club because they increased my monthly payments without warning me. Unacceptable. I’m now at Blink Fitness, which surprising has five Hammer Strength power racks and Olympic bars with knurling so deep and juicy, as one of my Instagram followers put it, that it WILL rip up your shins during deadlifts and WILL rip the skin off your hands if your grip isn’t there. I just wish it wasn’t so crowded at night!
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