Are You Not Entertained?
30 SEPT 2014

Squats:
105 x 3 x 1
120 x 3 x 1
135 x 3 x 1
145 x 3 x 3
150 x 3 x 1

Notes: 150 was, at the start of this program, my goal max for the year. Now, I max 170 and I’m squatting 150 for reps. Ballin’.

Shit happens yo. Just make sure to get yourself back on track. Dont beat yourself up for slipping up.

I will try to do the thing. Thank you, friend.

xekstrin replied to your post: I made really, really shitty food deci…

food and eating are not a weakness or a punishment! Forgive yourself. You’re not a machine.

I haven’t been making great decisions for about a week now. It’s just discouraging because I haven’t been in the most stable (or buoyant) of moods lately, and this always sort of compounds that.

I’ll try not to dwell on it though, thank you friend.

I made really, really shitty food decisions this weekend that weren’t in line with my weight loss goals or my weightlifting goals.

Ugh.

I should probably go on the Cube or something after smolov is over…my bench press is suddenly lagging way behind my squat and deadlift.

I mean if I plan to pull 225-235 at the end of mag/ort and squat 200 at the end of smolov, my 125 bench will look a little….lacking….

weaponsgradegains:

My macros are 100% Pizza.
~~Follow 4 Fitness~~

weaponsgradegains:

My macros are 100% Pizza.

~~Follow 4 Fitness~~

majorleagueinfidel:

"When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you." -Walter Payton

majorleagueinfidel:

"When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you." -Walter Payton

27 SEPT 2014

Squats:
95 x 4 x 1
110 x 4 x 1
130 x 4 x 1
145 x 3
145 x 4 x 2

Notes: after two days of heavy squats and heavy deadlifts being on the same day, just doing squats was a breeze.

soldierporn:

ISIS bombed by female UAE fighter pilot.
(Article by Erin McClam, 25 SEP 2014. Source.)
The first female fighter pilot for the United Arab Emirates led the mission when that country joined the United States and other allies in airstrikes against ISIS over Syria earlier this week.
Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri graduated flight school in 2007 and was one of the first three to join the Emirati air force when it admitted women. She flew an F-16 Desert Falcon on Monday night.



“She is a fully qualified, highly trained, combat-ready pilot, and she led the mission,” Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirati ambassador to the United States, said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”



“Actually, funny story is, the U.S. tanker pilots called in for air refueling and asked for the UAE mission, and when they heard a female voice on the other side, they actually paused for about 20 seconds, radio silence,” he said.
Mansouri, 35, was born in Abu Dhabi and graduated college with a degree in English literature. She told the magazine Deraa Al Watan earlier this year that her love of country and a passion for challenge and competition drew her to aviation.
But she said that she never focused on competing with male pilots: “Competing with oneself,” she told the magazine, “is conducive to continued learning.”
Mansouri served in the Army before enrolling in flight training. She told The National, an English-language Emirati news outlet, in 2008: “A woman’s passion about something will lead her to achieving what she aspires, and that’s why she should pursue her interests.”
“Being in the air force is a responsibility,” she said. “I feel proud, especially that I am part of the first batch. And that encourages me to continue in this field.”
Earlier this year, the Emirati government presented Mansouri the Pride of the Emirates medal for excellence in her field.



The Emirates were among five Arab allies that joined the United States in the first round of airstrikes in Syria to beat back ISIS forces. They were the first to confirm their participation.

Otaiba, the ambassador, told MSNBC that it was imperative for moderate Arab and Muslim countries to step up and say: “This is a threat against us.”
He said the fight comes down to: “Do you want a model or a society that allows women to become ministers in government, female fighter pilots, business executives, artists — or do you want a society where, if a woman doesn’t cover up in public, she’s beaten or she’s lashed or she’s raped. I mean this is ultimately what this breaks down to.”

soldierporn:

ISIS bombed by female UAE fighter pilot.

(Article by Erin McClam, 25 SEP 2014. Source.)

The first female fighter pilot for the United Arab Emirates led the mission when that country joined the United States and other allies in airstrikes against ISIS over Syria earlier this week.

Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri graduated flight school in 2007 and was one of the first three to join the Emirati air force when it admitted women. She flew an F-16 Desert Falcon on Monday night.

“She is a fully qualified, highly trained, combat-ready pilot, and she led the mission,” Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirati ambassador to the United States, said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“Actually, funny story is, the U.S. tanker pilots called in for air refueling and asked for the UAE mission, and when they heard a female voice on the other side, they actually paused for about 20 seconds, radio silence,” he said.

Mansouri, 35, was born in Abu Dhabi and graduated college with a degree in English literature. She told the magazine Deraa Al Watan earlier this year that her love of country and a passion for challenge and competition drew her to aviation.

But she said that she never focused on competing with male pilots: “Competing with oneself,” she told the magazine, “is conducive to continued learning.”

Mansouri served in the Army before enrolling in flight training. She told The National, an English-language Emirati news outlet, in 2008: “A woman’s passion about something will lead her to achieving what she aspires, and that’s why she should pursue her interests.”

“Being in the air force is a responsibility,” she said. “I feel proud, especially that I am part of the first batch. And that encourages me to continue in this field.”

Earlier this year, the Emirati government presented Mansouri the Pride of the Emirates medal for excellence in her field.

The Emirates were among five Arab allies that joined the United States in the first round of airstrikes in Syria to beat back ISIS forces. They were the first to confirm their participation.

Otaiba, the ambassador, told MSNBC that it was imperative for moderate Arab and Muslim countries to step up and say: “This is a threat against us.”

He said the fight comes down to: “Do you want a model or a society that allows women to become ministers in government, female fighter pilots, business executives, artists — or do you want a society where, if a woman doesn’t cover up in public, she’s beaten or she’s lashed or she’s raped. I mean this is ultimately what this breaks down to.”

thickthighsandcoffee:

thereal-khaldrago:

cynicallyliftingamazon:

9.25.14 

120 lb bench PR

Fuck yeah baby!!!!
Good fucking shit 👌👌👌💪💪💪👊


(Try and keep that lower back down but good job!)

^she’s arching her back on purpose

Yooooooo dat arch is perfect girl and 120 is huge! Way to go!

25 SEPT 2014

Deadlift:
145 x 8 x 1

Squats:
105 x 4 x 1
110 x 4 x 1
130 x 4 x 5

Notes: squats were hard today.

the-treble:

( headline source )
So I finally took the time to type up why this discussion even existing boils my blood. So here it is…
This entire discussion is a distraction for the plebeian masses. This is all they can muster fake outrage over while our government steamrolls its military and its veterans. If we wanted to talk about Obama’s (or any government representative’s) disregard or disrespect for the military, I would be seeing my news feed clogged with outrage over the fact we’re potentially going back into combat while we still can’t feed, house, or provide fair medical care for our current active military and our veterans. There would be links to pieces about the cuts to pensions. There would be links to the fact our active military families require food stamps to feed themselves. If there was really true outrage over the way America treats its military and veterans, there wouldn’t be a 20-year-old mentally ill homeless Marine who stands on the corner by my house begging for food because he can’t hold down a job and the government can’t or won’t help him. If there was really outrage over disrespect to those who serve/d our country, the VA wouldn’t be destroying backlogged medical cases. There wouldn’t be Vietnam vets who are going to die of cancer in the next couple months before they can reschedule an appointment they missed because they got a flat tire.
This is all false outrage because people are looking for reasons to hate on the president. There are plenty of good reasons to have a problem with our current Commander in Chief. Drone strikes against Pakistani children. A weak administration. Lying about Guantanamo. Repeating our history of training rebels who will undoubtedly become a national security threat AGAIN. Refusing to take an actual stance in protecting victims of sexual abuse in our military which has institutionalized retribution and backlash against people who speak out against the violence.
But this latte salute is on par with his tan suit. Does anyone remember what he actually said during that speech when he wore that suit? Does anyone know what he’d actually just announced before his latte salute? Airstrikes in Syria. But what is every headline right now? His disrespectful latte salute.
I’m disgusted by everyone’s fake outrage over something so abysmally insignificant. We have veterans starving in the streets and active military members on food stamps to feed their children. We have disability refused to victims of MST and a variety of other physical and psychological issues.
But no… THIS is what is disrespectful. THIS is what warrants a bunch of bullshit posts and headlines. THIS is what is important to the ignorant voters and masses. And that speaks more to the disrespect that the population has for the military and veterans than it does the administration’s “disrespect.” “Disrespect” against us is being used as a prop because they don’t actually give a shit about anything that substantially affects us. If conservative, Republican, and right-leaning people actually cared about the military, they would be holding their party’s feet to the fire for repeatedly denying budget increases for medical care and jobs bills. They only care about some fucking lattes.
…. I obviously have very strong feelings about America’s lip service of “supporting our troops,” when it’s very clear that they don’t.

the-treble:

( headline source )

So I finally took the time to type up why this discussion even existing boils my blood. So here it is…

This entire discussion is a distraction for the plebeian masses. This is all they can muster fake outrage over while our government steamrolls its military and its veterans. If we wanted to talk about Obama’s (or any government representative’s) disregard or disrespect for the military, I would be seeing my news feed clogged with outrage over the fact we’re potentially going back into combat while we still can’t feed, house, or provide fair medical care for our current active military and our veterans. There would be links to pieces about the cuts to pensions. There would be links to the fact our active military families require food stamps to feed themselves. If there was really true outrage over the way America treats its military and veterans, there wouldn’t be a 20-year-old mentally ill homeless Marine who stands on the corner by my house begging for food because he can’t hold down a job and the government can’t or won’t help him. If there was really outrage over disrespect to those who serve/d our country, the VA wouldn’t be destroying backlogged medical cases. There wouldn’t be Vietnam vets who are going to die of cancer in the next couple months before they can reschedule an appointment they missed because they got a flat tire.

This is all false outrage because people are looking for reasons to hate on the president. There are plenty of good reasons to have a problem with our current Commander in Chief. Drone strikes against Pakistani children. A weak administration. Lying about Guantanamo. Repeating our history of training rebels who will undoubtedly become a national security threat AGAIN. Refusing to take an actual stance in protecting victims of sexual abuse in our military which has institutionalized retribution and backlash against people who speak out against the violence.

But this latte salute is on par with his tan suit. Does anyone remember what he actually said during that speech when he wore that suit? Does anyone know what he’d actually just announced before his latte salute? Airstrikes in Syria. But what is every headline right now? His disrespectful latte salute.

I’m disgusted by everyone’s fake outrage over something so abysmally insignificant. We have veterans starving in the streets and active military members on food stamps to feed their children. We have disability refused to victims of MST and a variety of other physical and psychological issues.

But no… THIS is what is disrespectful. THIS is what warrants a bunch of bullshit posts and headlines. THIS is what is important to the ignorant voters and masses. And that speaks more to the disrespect that the population has for the military and veterans than it does the administration’s “disrespect.” “Disrespect” against us is being used as a prop because they don’t actually give a shit about anything that substantially affects us. If conservative, Republican, and right-leaning people actually cared about the military, they would be holding their party’s feet to the fire for repeatedly denying budget increases for medical care and jobs bills. They only care about some fucking lattes.

…. I obviously have very strong feelings about America’s lip service of “supporting our troops,” when it’s very clear that they don’t.

23 SEPT 2014

Deadlift:
160 x 2 x 1
180 x 2 x 1

Squats:
95 x 3 x 1
110 x 3 x 1
130 x 4 x 1
145 x 3 x 1
135 x 5 x 2

Notes: sad.

fitblrs: you should only do cardio 3x a week at most!!!!!
trackies, marathoners, basically every runner ever: lol
lifters: whats a cardio?

surge-to-new-levels:

fulltimeillin:

Hey guys and gals let’s have a productive conversation about the squat stance. iliftthereforeiam, iron-inside, jesstosterone, bikesbrainsbetterliving, surge-to-new-levels kelskicksass, seepatlift,? Anybody else who cares to jump in?

Awesome, love a good conversation on lifting. My opinion is that there isn’t one true stance that works for everyone.

I’d say rule of thumb is find a position where if somewhere were to try to push you , you wouldn’t buckle over easily and go from there to see what works for you starting out.

Personally I’m a “wide” squatter but that’s just what works for me. I’ve tried closing it up but I just fold right over. Others are the complete opposite.

I’d also like to note that a raw stance will differ a lot from a geared one. No one in a raw stance should ever really be that super wide IMO

I agree with this. I have a super narrow squat stance (I’m also a raw lifter). It may be from being in a narrow squat so much playing catcher in softball, but the narrow stance feels a lot more stable and strong to me than a wide one.

By no means do I think that a narrow stance works for everyone. I think it’s about what sort of stance makes you feel like you’re more in control of the weight. Squatting (for me anyway) is the most mentally taxing of the big three, and having a stance I’m comfortable in gives me the confidence to push myself farther.