Short.

4 days away from the gym- I think that is the longest since January. This next week will be light training-deconstructing form, tweaking it to make it more efficient. My squats are getting sloppy. And I would like to start cleaning on a regular basis.

I move back down south for school- I have 15/16 weeks to add 20 pounds to all my lifts at the same time drop 15 pounds. Adding 20 pounds to my lifts would bring them to: 525 squat. 425 bench, 545 deadlift. Dropping 15 pounds would put me about 235 lb body weight. I am looking to regain some of my aerobic capabilities and overall fitness. 

Training program soon to follow.

mattmcguigan:


mattmcguigan:

how to make friends

mattmcguigan:

mattmcguigan:

how to make friends

I hit a single of 405 for my bench press today, that is all. Carry on.

"I was told
The average girl begins to plan her wedding at the age of 7
She picks the colors and the cake first

By the age of 10 
She knows time,
And location

By 17 
She’s already chosen a gown
2 bridesmaids
And a maid of honor

By 23 
She’s waiting for a man
Who wont break out in hives when he hears the word “commitment”
Someone who doesn’t smell like a Band-Aid drenched in lonely
Someone who isn’t a temporary solution to the empty side of the bed
Someone
Who’ll hold her hand like it’s the only one they’ve ever seen

To be honest
I don’t know what kind of tux I’ll be wearing
I have no clue what my wedding will look like

But I imagine
The women who pins my last to hers
Will butterfly down the aisle
Like a 5 foot promise

I imagine
Her smile
Will be so large that you’ll see it on google maps
And know exactly where our wedding is being held

The woman that I plan to marry
Will have champagne in her walk
And I will get drunk on her footsteps

When the pastor asks
If I take this woman to be my wife
I will say yes before he finishes the sentence
I’ll apologize later for being impolite
But I will also explain him
That our first kiss happened 6 years ago
And I’ve been practicing my “Yes”
For past 2, 165 days

When people ask me about my wedding
I never really know what to say
But when they ask me about my future wife
I always tell them
Her eyes are the only Christmas lights that deserve to be seen all year long
I say
She thinks too much
Misses her father
Loves to laugh
And she’s terrible at lying
Because her face never figured out how to do it correctly

I tell them
If my alarm clock sounded like her voice
My snooze button would collect dust
I tell them

If she came in a bottle
I would drink her until my vision is blurry and my friends take away my keys
If she was a book

I would memorize her table of contents
I would read her cover-to-cover
Hoping to find typos

Just so we can both have a few things to work on


Because aren’t we all unfinished?
Don’t we all need a little editing?
Aren’t we all waiting to be proofread by someone?
Aren’t we all praying they will tell us that we make sense
She don’t always make sense
But her imperfections are the things I love about her the most

I don’t know when I will be married
I don’t know where I will be married
But I do know this
Whenever I’m asked about my future wife

I always say
…She’s a lot like you

Rudy Francisco (via katcossio)
You don’t test a gentle person the way that you don’t steep tea for too long. Submerge me and I will imbue, and what was sweet will be bitter. I will be strong on your tongue and unpleasant to the taste, and you’ll regret drowning me in your guile.

My gentleness is not for your taking.
n.t. (via aryasnark)

snh-snh-snh:

I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

circuitrants:

… And start the glorification of productive.

circuitrants:

… And start the glorification of productive.

smallandtinyhomeideas:

Hello Tiny HomeArchitect: Kevin Ward | Nanostead

Hello. I am the owner of Villagers, an urban homestead supply shop located in Asheville NC. In late winter of 2014, I was lucky enough to pair up with the good folks at Nanostead, to embark on this tiny home trailer project. I’ve set up this blog to share the journey with you. 

   - Natalie Pollard

    “Why Tiny?

…I insisted that all of my possessions should fit in the back of a van.

    Small quarters limit our ability to acquire. It creates a framework for making concessions and compromises. It helps us evaluate what is essential and worthy of our time, our money, our attention.

     It is truly remarkable how little I actually need to be content. I’ve been testing the boundaries of this, and have found for myself, the more that I own and the more that I want, the more burdened I feel. The conscious choice to live with less, for myself, is akin to freedom.

     There are plenty of inspirational quotes that say that far more eloquently. You’ve probably heard them.

Natalie is a fellow Tumblr Blogger in the process of a beautiful tiny house build happening now. The design of her home features a rare center-loft design which you may find inspirational or appreciate simply in it’s boldeness to rethink the current norm. I really enjoy her blog and I think you might also. Check it out.    ^_^  ~ Gabriel

beyourself711:

In The Morning, J. Cole & Drake cover. Sexy song. 

Beware the fury of a patient man.
John Dryden (via fateinmycoffee)
humansofnewyork:

"I want to make electronic music and perform in Japan. But it’s tough to stay motivated. At some point you forget your original intention, but you still have to keep doing it every day.""What do you mean by ‘original intention?’""When you start something, your motivation comes from a really strong feeling of inspiration. As you go on, it gets harder and harder to remember that feeling."

humansofnewyork:

"I want to make electronic music and perform in Japan. But it’s tough to stay motivated. At some point you forget your original intention, but you still have to keep doing it every day."
"What do you mean by ‘original intention?’"
"When you start something, your motivation comes from a really strong feeling of inspiration. As you go on, it gets harder and harder to remember that feeling."

iwishiwascoollikeyourmom:

rainbowshooterunicornsummoner:

An explanation of what radians measure: the angle in terms of the radius curved around the circle.

WHERE WAS THIS FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN I COULDN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME FATHUM WHAT A RADIAN MEASURE REALLY WAS. 

iwishiwascoollikeyourmom:

rainbowshooterunicornsummoner:

An explanation of what radians measure: the angle in terms of the radius curved around the circle.

WHERE WAS THIS FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN I COULDN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME FATHUM WHAT A RADIAN MEASURE REALLY WAS. 

thoughtsandsquats:

Andrey Belyaev’s insane 870 lb deadlift at 198.

thoughtsandsquats:

Andrey Belyaev’s insane 870 lb deadlift at 198.

revin68:

Lumber Jack skill level: “Expert” >=)

revin68:

Lumber Jack skill level: “Expert” >=)

Sometimes I wonder if I push myself hard enough in my training.

I am ok with cutting off a set of squats if my knee feels like it is going to snap or I am way too fatigued to properly to perform a set/rep. I am not going to grind on a training day-I believe it opens up to unnecessary injury and I have nothing to prove to any one but myself. On a leg day, I don’t feel like I have to drag myself out of the gym with my fingers nor do I feel like the next rep of bench is going to fall straight out of the lockout position. When I hear about people constantly injuring themselves without anything to show for, it confuse me-is it me or them who are training in a conductive manner. Each to their own…

I do believe in slow and steady gains- this means staying injury free and my case pain free. It is climbing up a mountain- you can go straight up the incline- you risk slipping, running out of energy and ultimately getting hurt in some way. Or you can take the switchbacks-the slow, winding trail up the same mountain. It is only when I take time to look down at the base of the mountain do I see how far I have come. I have come farther than I realize- In just the last few months I (all singles, PRs) benched 385 (with more in tank), squatted 505 and deadlifted 505 after a 5x2@475. Less than a year ago, getting under these weights seem ludicrous-something dream like. But I am doing it….

I feel that I am in a good place in my training. Just a year ago, going to the gym would be a chore, now I am looking forward training. People ask how I have time-I tell them I make time. For me, this means not sitting on my ass, watching TV and planning to get school work done so I can go to the gym.  

/rant /musing