Are You Not Entertained?
When I walk into the weights room, and I’m the only girl
surge-to-new-levels:

fowlerfotographic:

Kayla Heal breaks nation dead lift record in class 404 lbs

#teamlilliebridge

surge-to-new-levels:

fowlerfotographic:

Kayla Heal breaks nation dead lift record in class 404 lbs

#teamlilliebridge

I’m going to take today off and let my legs recover from the last two days of squatting. I’ll be good this week and let my legs rest so I can smash a PR or two on the first when I test for my 1 RM. Might do some bench work just to start pushing weight again.

After that, I’ll be running a truncated version of the Magnusson/Ortmayer deadlift routine during the Smolov break. I might see about extending it into the Intense/Taper after that. I’ll play it by ear and see how my legs feel.

I’ve gained almost 5 pounds in the last 3 weeks, but I feel a bit leaner (and I look it too), so maybe I’m getting some gainz after all.

25 AUG 2014

Squats:
135 x 3 x 10

Notes: in the immortal words of hoistdatrag, bring me that plate.

Please read this post about Laverne Cox and sign the petition: plansfornigel tumblr com/post/95485779906/laverne-cox-launches-media-campaign-in-support-of/ Link to petition: change org/p/netflix-remove-laverne-cox-from-the-cast-of-orange-is-the-new-black
Anonymous

I chose to actually read the buzzfeed article instead, and noted this at the bottom:

On Friday, after information about Synthia China Blast’s conviction — the rape and murder of 13-year-old Ebony Williams — began circulating, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project removed the video, at Laverne Cox’s request.

In a statement posted at the project’s website, the group stated:

“Laverne Cox partnered with us on our End Solitary campaign by reading a letter from SRLP member Synthia China Blast in a video, but has since requested that we remove the video from our site because of her concerns about Synthia’s convictions. We understand her decision is based on concerns about violence against children. We also understand that it is challenging to respond to the reality of violence within our communities, and is an ongoing challenge many of us face in our lives and work. While we understand this struggle, we also reaffirm our support for Synthia China Blast, and our position on prison abolition and transformative justice.”

Read the full statement here.

The project itself continues to support Synthia, however Laverne Cox does not. Maybe you should target your ire in a more constructive manner, and go after the people still supporting this person, instead of one of the only highly-visible voices for transwomen in mainstream media.

24 AUG 2014

Squats:
130 x 5 x 7

Notes: no missed sets today, which was wonderful considering how hard I had to work to get the last few reps of the last couple sets up. I really focused on tightening my core through every rep, and that made the last sets (especially the sixth, which I think I rushed into too soon after the 5th) a bit more manageable. Tomorrow I get to put the big girl plates on and squat 135. So stoked.

Hi there! Can I ask what you mean by 125 x 7 x 4 for those squats? I'm assuming the 125 is the weight.
Anonymous

Sure thing anon.

You’re right: 125 is the weight. 7 is the number of reps per set, and 4 is the number of sets I did.

This workout was supposed to be 5 sets of 7 reps each, but I only got to 6 reps on the 5th set.

22 AUG 2014

Squats:
125 x 7 x 4
125 x 6
125 x 1

Notes: missed the last set by one rep, and the sixth rep was ugly as hell. Not too happy with that, but I suppose failure is a part of the journey, right? It’s not a huge failure, so I’m gonna go ahead and still go for 130 x 5 x 7 in a couple days.

airbornebear:

everydaygun:

kingjaffejoffer:


Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow


propaganda vs news

They couldn’t just pay for it?

Police shut down all businesses in the area before nightfall, so no, they couldn’t “just pay for it”.Also I don’t think taking a 60 cent jug of milk to help a civilian who’s been tear gassed ought to be criminalized more than the fact that it was the cops who were gassing them.

airbornebear:

everydaygun:

kingjaffejoffer:

Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow

propaganda vs news

They couldn’t just pay for it?

Police shut down all businesses in the area before nightfall, so no, they couldn’t “just pay for it”.

Also I don’t think taking a 60 cent jug of milk to help a civilian who’s been tear gassed ought to be criminalized more than the fact that it was the cops who were gassing them.

..all I’m saying to you is, when I get under that bar something connects inside of me. Something that nothing else in this world fulfills that feeling. It is my drug, it is. It’s absolutely the one thing that I’ve given up pieces of my life. Given up pieces of my body, my mind. It’s not something that if you don’t understand no 10 minute video is going to make you get it.

But if you understand, then you’ll understand.

deadliftdamsel:

so this happened on Saturday… at the Westside Pro invite. My first professional meet!

*****600 POUND SQUAT 21 YEARS OLD AT 181!!!!!****

FINALLY!!!

puts me at #12 on the All Time rankings. 

If I hit 30 more pounds I’ll break top 5 :))))

If I can grow up to be half as badass as Anna I will be satisfied with my life.

weaponsgradegains:

simonavalle:

tokillthedragon:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

Maybe I haven’t clearly understood what depression really was. Is it a mind-control disease? Do you lose all control over your actions and choices? Does being “depressed” mean you have absolutely zero say in whether or not you suck-start a .45? Would someone please enlighten me? I’m confused.

^

A person that isn’t depressed wouldn’t even think about these actions in the first place. Yes, you still have control of your body, but the desire to end your life plays a big role in killing yourself. Try understanding what depression does first. If you ever know or knew what it feels like, then you’ll understand this: it doesn’t matter what may bring you joy in life, you’ll always feel down, hollow, empty, cold, like you’re life is down in the dumps, no matter how “good” your life may be

Anyone who invalidates or belittles depression and mental disorders can go fuck themselves with a cactus. 

Listen up you little shits. I have a degree in this stuff. Depression isn’t just “being sad”. It’s a disease that changes the chemistry of your brain. The way your neurons communicate with each other changes to the point it can’t properly use the neurotransmitter — seratonin — that regulates your mood, appetite, and sleep.
You become physically unable to regulate these things, and they are three of the four the primary ways in which your body maintains homeostasis (the fourth being temperature regulation via the blood, which seratonin also has a hand in but which is not affected directly by brain chemistry). Seratonin’s effects are terminated in the brain via reuptake. Put simply, your mood goes up (to mania in the extreme) when there is more seratonin in your synapses, and down (to depression in the extreme) when there is less. Depressive brains show too much seratonin reuptake. In other words, these brains are suppressing the seratonin response too much. The result is extremely low mood which isn’t affected by doing “enjoyable” things because the chemical response that marks them as enjoyable in the brain isn’t taking place.
Depression is the result of a physical change in brain chemistry and is treated by medical doctors every day like the disease it actually is, and if you think people with depression could choose to snap out of their disease at any time, you are an ignorant fuckwad. You might as well tell someone with a bacterial infection to think positive thoughts instead of taking their antibiotics. Those thoughts will do exactly the same amount of good for them as they will for someone with depression.

weaponsgradegains:

simonavalle:

tokillthedragon:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

Maybe I haven’t clearly understood what depression really was. Is it a
mind-control disease? Do you lose all control over your actions and choices? Does being “depressed” mean you have absolutely zero say in whether or not you suck-start a .45? Would someone please enlighten me? I’m confused.

^

A person that isn’t depressed wouldn’t even think about these actions in the first place. Yes, you still have control of your body, but the desire to end your life plays a big role in killing yourself. Try understanding what depression does first. If you ever know or knew what it feels like, then you’ll understand this: it doesn’t matter what may bring you joy in life, you’ll always feel down, hollow, empty, cold, like you’re life is down in the dumps, no matter how “good” your life may be

Anyone who invalidates or belittles depression and mental disorders can go fuck themselves with a cactus. 

Listen up you little shits. I have a degree in this stuff. Depression isn’t just “being sad”. It’s a disease that changes the chemistry of your brain. The way your neurons communicate with each other changes to the point it can’t properly use the neurotransmitter — seratonin — that regulates your mood, appetite, and sleep.

You become physically unable to regulate these things, and they are three of the four the primary ways in which your body maintains homeostasis (the fourth being temperature regulation via the blood, which seratonin also has a hand in but which is not affected directly by brain chemistry). Seratonin’s effects are terminated in the brain via reuptake. Put simply, your mood goes up (to mania in the extreme) when there is more seratonin in your synapses, and down (to depression in the extreme) when there is less. Depressive brains show too much seratonin reuptake. In other words, these brains are suppressing the seratonin response too much. The result is extremely low mood which isn’t affected by doing “enjoyable” things because the chemical response that marks them as enjoyable in the brain isn’t taking place.

Depression is the result of a physical change in brain chemistry and is treated by medical doctors every day like the disease it actually is, and if you think people with depression could choose to snap out of their disease at any time, you are an ignorant fuckwad. You might as well tell someone with a bacterial infection to think positive thoughts instead of taking their antibiotics. Those thoughts will do exactly the same amount of good for them as they will for someone with depression.