Talent sets the floor, and character sets the ceiling. The other day I had a kid come in that was wanting to start training with me. He is friends with and plays football for with my homedog Lee, but is one year older (14). I had yet to decide wether or not I was going to take him on or not, he would need to come in after school in the afternoons, and as you know my afternoons in the gym can be pretty hectic.
He came in with Lee, I usually only get about 45 min to an hour with Lee due to all the after school nonsense that is not making him stronger he has going on. I noticed that he weighed about 12 and a half pounds right when he walked through the door. I have them start to do a light quick warmup. Four minutes of casual barefoot jump rope, 5 minutes of stretching/mobility/activation stuff, then 15 minutes WALKING with the prowler. Then they came inside. Lee started deadlifting and I began to teach him to do a goblet squat with a 20lb KB. After he got about 5 awkward sets of 5, I turned around to answer a question from someone else in the gym, or perhaps to yell at someone in the class, don’t really remember….. When I turned back around the kid is standing there with his hands cupped, full of puke and says to me “I threw up”… I said, “Your not giving that shit to me, I don’t want it.”
The point of this story is that I have decided to take on this project and if this kid can do what he is told, and possesses the character to come in here and bust his ass then I will make him a superhuman. So, stay tuned for that.
Next awesome shit that happened was that my man Raike scored 4 goals in 2 minutes is his game last night. Raike is following a basically pretty simple rule that I try to instill in everyone. Just try and be better than everyone else, ever. You shouldn’t have to apologize for wanting to be the best and it is not being cocky. Slater Coe’s dumb ass told me that he didn’t think that I would clean #400. Fuck Slater, he is an idiot. The DarkSide isn’t the best yet, but we sure as shit aren’t going to pretend that we don’t want to be better than everyone else. I’ll clean #400 and then I’ll make Slater eat white dog shit.
Waylon was going to become the best too…. but that brings me to my next fucking point. The wedding, if you can call this fucking sham a wedding, is this weekend (April 28th, 2012) and I am really starting to run out of time to stop it. I have two nights that I am thinking that I will have an opportunity to save everything and ruin this wedding, and I am still entertaining any ideas if anyone has anything for me. I will probably make my move on Saturday, from all the movies I have seen that is the best time to stop a wedding. Plus, I figure that if I can’t actually stop the wedding, I know for a fact I can get wasted and ruin the ceremony or at least the reception.
but for now I can only offer this statistic, and this video of my best friend Raike scoring goals: the second that you get married, you begin a 22% per year decline in sex, which in four years will render your balls useless and basically make you a Eunuch
Despite his friends struggles, Lee had a pretty solid week of training. I think that this is the highlight. He is hitting a bodyweight squat (135#) for 12 reps and obviously had more, but that was so much of a PR I saw no reason to continue.
Nathan has been hitting some big PRs over that past couple of weeks, but the other day his snatches were sucking ass. He was doing a huge donkey kick for some reason. I had seen a video from Glen Pendlay of Donny Shankle doing a snatch without being able to move his feet. So, here is Nathan with a #165 snatch w/o moving his feet.
I didn’t really do anything cool this week that is worthy of really talking about, my jerks have been feeling much better and my accuracy is improving greatly. I have been to Kyle and theRapist Jamie both in the past week and am feeling pretty good for a little competition that Me, Taylor, Nathan, Shark, and Waylon are having this afternoon out back. $20 winner take all most clean at 90% of 1Rm without a miss…. Which should be fun.
Last but not least it is Shark “Press” Mittel with a set of 9 @ 210#.
Oh, and if anyone is interested Taylor is collecting some donations to help her with the fees and whatnot associated with going and competing at regionals. Any support for her hard work would be appreciated I am sure.