Monday, March 28, 2011

Everything you say to me...TAKES ME ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE EDGE AND I'M ABOUT TO BREAK!

As far as I'm concerned, this might have been Linkin Park's only good song, and it's been a while. Since then they've sold out, peddling god-awful songs to the equally god-awful Transformer movies. They haven't said anything worth saying since this song. At least that's saying more than a lot of members on strength training forums have ever said. Fittingly enough, that Linkin Park song kind of sums up how I'm starting to feel about a lot of these fucking pukes. I'm sure all of you know, I think that Sally, aka Gubernatrix, is all kinds of awesome! Somewhere she lamented about looney tunes that inhabit pretty much every strength training forum. Someone asked her why she even bothers going there in the first place. I don't recall if she answered, but I can certainly can answer that one...
It's where, as many of us call it, "the underground" communicate.
I don't know if we're a cohesive movement yet but what I'm referring to are a bunch of us strength trainers who look at the state of things in our subculture and realize that there's a lot wrong with strength training. Too many gyms have become too sterile, over-mechanized, and fluffy (As BT'er Amanda calls them). The training protocols are too narrow or closed-minded around their particular cultish strength following of partially. To top it off, they're followed mindlessly by unfocused and undisciplined dopes. So, there's a few of us here and there, looking for a more independent approach to strength training and more serious, less pretenous places to train in. Underground. Minority. Kind of one and the same thing. We're pretty scattered around. On the upside, we have the internet to stay in touch. On the downside, it's still the internet. The faceless internet. So, you can say whatever you want and be everything you want to be... or at least pretend you are. Flame away and sculpt a story that you're God's gift to training... like we won't see through you! Fuck it, it's the internet, right? So, somewhere in the book of being phony-awesome, it's written that puffing thyself up must entail making everyone else's stuff look not nearly as hard. On my 100 rep-1/2 BW Squat goal...
100 squats with 1/2 bodyweight doesnt seem all that to me.... anyone else think that?

They probably didn't. I know what I think: I think you should try 100 reps, BW-only first! That's not exactly the easiest thing in the world to do (except to the more hardcore, High-rep BW junkies). It wouldn't surprise me if said dip-shit has even done that menial piece of physical training, say nothing of tacking on an extra 70-100 lbs (or, in this person's case, more like 50 lbs)When you choose to be an asshole, you'll have an idea of what to criticize so as to not look like an IGNORANT asshole too!


The mark of the "never-been." Then, every once in a while there's the has-been that shows up...


OOOOOH, I must have hit a nerve, little Justine is foaming at the mouth ....Actually no, I'm your height or a little bit taller plus approx 85-90 pounds, didn't you say you were 175 ?...That's what I weighed when I got out of High School and didn't have anywhere near the development that I have now. Regardless of what you blather about in your holy 'Blog', your knowledge in this stuff is VERY limited, so don't be angry that at age (near) 47 I'm still waaaaay bigger than you, with a ton more muscle, can still eat and drink basically anything that ... Not too bad for a guy my age that couldn't give a rats ass about looking like some "in shape" poofter Go back and look again. Could you imagine if I actually trained the area and cleaned up my diet a little??? Say, lost about 30 pounds and carved it all up with some 'contest' type training?...I'd still weigh 50 pounds MORE than you ...

Actually, I don't want to imagine. Who the fuck cares about what what anyone was when they were teenagers or what they could look like if they actually had, um, I don't know... DISCIPLINE? No doubt about it, when it comes to the bulk thing, I didn't win the genetic lottery like fatso here did. Winning that lottery is much like every other lottery that people win: they piss it all away because they're fucking stupid and unfocused. Blowing the fortunes of this lottery is just as pathetic as blowing any of the other ones. Besides, credibility and respect in this subculture is built more on accomplishing what's deemed unobtainable to you rather than maximizing your blessings. If anything, squandering away your gifts, or not developing them to their fullest, is repugnant!


People like this are wasting valuable time, typing up their worthless bullshit stuff. Time that they could use to actually train enough be as great as they pretend to be. If they actually took just 30 serious minutes of training then, who knows, they might not have to waste those keystrokes and every one's time, pretending to be awesome.


You might have something worthwhile to contribute!


5 comments:

Gttremblay said...

I just read some of your articles and I love you're way of thinking and your training. Great blog !

Dray said...

Some skinny wannabe actor weighing in the range of 130 lb's of skin + bones and a few abs stapled on has been challenging me to get proof of my lifts lately, all the while claiming such radical feats as easily being able to do handstand pushups (them being "easy") and refusing to strap on an extra 45 lbs to make the weight difference between us, 30 lbs in the overhead press for ten reps (doubting he's ever done a handstand pushup at this point?) and not being able to get as far in as I could with a planche back when I was training it as a secondary movement.

Now that I'm lifting he doubts I even do (because I don't have specific set x rep schemes apparently) and only gets to me to talk about lifting for 15 minutes and then whine about the fact I don't have any proof yet.

Justin_PS said...

The wingnuts abound!

Anonymous said...

My god... You called Linkin Park AND Transformers awful... You officially have no taste and I have half of America on my side.

Justin_PS said...

Ha!!!!