Monday, December 22, 2008

Can't beat 'em

The last few years its dawned on me that your chances of not breaking your diet rules during the period 11-15 through about 1-5 are very slim.
We all here the anecdotes about pounds, the complaints about the types of foods, etc. If it were really such a problem, you'd just go to Vietnam. Have you seen those skinny bitches?
Really, what you are looking for is an excuse; an out. But I'm with you this time. Me too, boo hoo hoo.
So for the last couple of years, I have relished this period, and I have made lemonade. Not literally, as you can buy that at Chik-Fil-A, but rather figuratively, in that I have made every 'Holiday Season' into my corner of the year to actually pack on some pounds.
So, while everyone else is crying about getting fat, I am eating their babies. I started for the seconds time on my 'Superer Squats' just over two weeks ago. I am done squatting for now (can you believe my parents don't have a power cage???) but I will continue with some other hypertrophy workouts through Jan 1st. It's gone good so far; I was light at the end of the last IF cycle, ~ 152ish, and I am nearing 167lbs now. Not too shabby for 3 weeks.
This is pretty consistent with the results I received the first time I worked this program, as well as the time I have led one client through it.
Here's a video of me wrapping up my last workout; it's ten sets of five, performed every minute on the minute in the back squat. This load is 185lbs. I did this program last year, peaking at 172lbs, with a final workout at 215lbs, but it was done off a box, not the ball, and was likely a tad higher.

Superer Squats at 185lbs from Full Circle on Vimeo.

Here's some other dude doing a similar program on a smith rack


Evelyn Rodas said...

Soooo funny!
"So, while everyone else is crying about getting fat, I am eating their babies."
Thank you for this. Excuse me, I have to go get fat (and strong) now.

Melissa Byers said...

I believe the technical term for what happened to Smith Rack Guy is "taco'd". I believe he got taco'd.

Love this post. I've found my new annual Holiday effort.

Jason Struck , RKC said...

that is indeed, classic taco.

nay perhaps a quesadilla. That kid is bent.