w2d3 – trying something new

hoping to earn points with fatman after his whining, I’ll write this post in english and see how it turns out.

I’ll try to make justice to a quite nice story I was told the other day about how WADA agents behave like 007 to get samples from athletes. as it were, samples from belarusian athletes needed collecting and analysing. unfortunately for the assigned WADA agent, the belarusian government would only grant a visa on condition that the agent would not find doping positive samples among their athletes.

WADA would not roll with this, however. the agent got smuggled into the country in the trunk of a car, probably cursing the worthlessness of eastern bloc cars the whole time. the athletes got an unpleasant surprise when they had to leave their much sought-after bodily fluids without a guarantee to avoid a doping conviction.

now, the agent just had to leave the country. apparently without any fucks left to give, the agent drove herself/himself to the border crossing, got waved over for document control and chose to tell the truth to the soldiers guarding the border. their commander, apparently a person with some appreciation of an assignment well done, said ”if you got into the country without a visa, it seems fair that you should leave without one”.

WADA – potential cheaters: 1 – 0

main lift

bench press, 5 / 5 / 5+. after warm-up:

  1. 5x 65 kg
  2. 5x 75 kg
  3. 8x 85 kg

I aimed for 10 reps in the last set, but today it just wasn’t there for me. still, I did more than the program called for. gathering strength for next week, instead.

assistance lifts

military press

  1. 10x 47.5 kg
  2. 10x 47.5 kg
  3. 10x 47.5 kg
  4. 10x 47.5 kg
  5. 10x 47.5 kg

that last set sure was heavy. I felt like an athlete, initially just pounding out the called-for reps. then, reality struck me. still managed to do what I had set out to do.

krocs (see video above, reps per hand/side)

  1. 20x 40 kg
  2. 20x 40 kg
  3. 20x 40 kg
  4. 20x 40 kg
  5. 20x 40 kg

used the liquid chalk today as well. I really appreciate the improved grip (and not getting cramps in the forearms).

I had time for a few quick finishers:

preacher curls (z-bar, fat gripz)

  1. 8x 37.5 kg
  2. 8x 35 kg

triceps pushdowns

  1. 10x 55 kg
  2. 10x 60 kg

v-grip lats pulldowns

  1. 8x 75 kg
  2. 8x 70 kg

that’s all, folks.

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9 kommentarer till w2d3 – trying something new

  1. James skriver:

    It’s certainly easier to read than the Google translation.

  2. jaysun1971 skriver:

    Excellent story. I do wish I had the ability to respond to a request to write a story in another language. Did Arne tell that one?

    • lyftapajobbet skriver:

      Yes, that story is one of Arne’s. I’ll follow it up with more, and then I probably have to take a new name for leaking secrets.

      • Fatman skriver:

        Much better, and that’s a great story. The next step will be to ask Arne to write an article for your blog about the perils of gucing. In English.

        And Google Translate actually translated the name of the liquid chalk as ”floating voice”, not sure what it’s supposed to be originally.

      • lyftapajobbet skriver:

        I think Arne can copy/paste something from his long career if I find a suitable bribe. He is a really nice guy, by the way.

        Google wants to tell you something. Not sure what, though.

  3. ruinchristmas skriver:

    Bra story. Jag är glad att du skickar meddelanden på engelska nu eftersom det innebär att jag kan läsa ditt inlägg i Firefox i stället för att behöva öppna Chrome just för dig. Inte för att du är inte värt det.

    Okay, I’ll stop.

  4. celicaxx skriver:

    This is a good story. I have no idea what is going on with your blog and you. Are you in USA now? And you’re studying sport science shit?

    • lyftapajobbet skriver:

      nah, still in sweden. visiting the US for something work related would be nice, though. I have thought about putting in enough work to qualify for a project at Mayo Clinic. we’ll see if I find the energy for that.

      the sports science is just a short course that I chose due to personal interest. this year, we got to choose to study something that interests us, since the autumn and spring has been quite hectic (at least for me).

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