November 18, 2013
I let Rae “help” me do the video commentary on this last video. I’m not sure what I was expecting would happen. But this is pretty typical.
November 13, 2013
Today I made an effort to inspire today’s youth.
I’ll forever be ingrained in that kid’s memory as “that asshole who clean and jerked 400lbs.”
It feels good to make a difference.
November 13, 2013
Here’s my new video production. In it, I showcase my two lifters, Jason and Emelie as they finish up the last week of a grueling 12 weeks of front squats. Front squats are probably one of the most taxing thing on a weightlifter’s schedule and I think we can all identify with the pain and frustration that often comes along after many, many weeks of front squats.
Accompanied by a wonderful cover of a Radiohead classic, idioteque.
November 12, 2013
I reenacted this scene from Predator tonight (with chalk) as I worked my way up doing cleans off the low blocks. I went for a PR double at 173.
Billy died during this scene. I didn’t do much better.
November 11, 2013
Here’s a film featuring someone whom I’ve had the honor of training with while he was still at California Strength, Donny Shankle. The film is especially pertinent to me because I partake in both activities featured in the film (not oil painting specifically). In fact, I even did some artwork for Donny himself (check out the T-shirts and keychains on his blog.)
Did you watch it yet? I mean, the expression, “I know that feel, bro” could not be applied any more appropriately.
November 5, 2013
Both Jason and I competed at the Golden West Open in Redding this weekend. We both had pretty huge days. Jason especially killed it going 6/6 hitting 125 and 160. I went 4/6 hitting 143 and 177, giving me the total I need to lift in the A session in the American Open.
Here’s the video from this weekend. Big thanks to Redding Barbell for doing such a great job hosting the contest.