the napalm detroit barbell experience...

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  1. the napalm detroit barbell experience...


    it was time to put my wpc worlds thread to sleep, so here we go with a new adventure

    finally met jj at db today and gave him some cash. got there and there was a crew in full blown bench mode, about 10 guys and a couple women on 3 benches. tim, who i met at worlds and jj and his wife were squatting - she's pretty strong, i've seen her compete before. jj is an 800+ squatter.

    met clay brandenberg - the other owner w jj. clay is, how do i say this, large. like 5'11" 400 lbs large. he's benched 932 in an apf meet. yep, 932. he's worth a google. there was a little filipino kid, about 145 lbs doing a shirted 365 like it was nothing. i was pretty impressed and by that i mean a little intimidated by the weights these guys were throwing around. there were a couple obv bench only guys that were just brutally strong. big clay was coaching everybody up after they did their set.

    i've been to db before watching a meet, but this was the first time i've seen it in an everyday setup. they have everything freakin thing one needs, every bar, band and chain. ghr - a nice one too, two monos and i think 3 racks. 3 comp benches and db's up to 200. not a lot of floor space but every toy a powerlifter needs. they're having an in house meet jan 18, i'm not gonna compete but i'll be there trying to get to know everybody. having trained by myself for my entire life, it's gonna be a big adjustment for me training w a crew. no more in and out of the gym in 50 minutes, i'm guessing everyday is going to be a couple hours at least. have to plan more food, stay on the kid to get her homework done blah blah.

    but around here, these are the big boys. and if you wanna be one of the big boys, you have to find and train with them. the board on the wall is mighty impressive. i think tim said there's 3 world record holders here.

    i plan on starting to squat w the bar this week and see where it goes. i haven't done anything but air squat since worlds, this will be interesting. i don't plan on being ready to squat for nationals in may, so i'll prolly do bench only and dl only. we'll see. the goal is to do full power at worlds in west palm beach this year, so this log will be pretty boring squat wise until the middle of the year. there's gonna be a lot of rehab in the early part of this so bear w me.

    i'll be going to db on tuesday, don't know what the plan is yet jj said a crew gets there about 5.

    WEEEEEEEEEEEE.......


  2. Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
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  3. smoker145
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    First mutha ****a

  4. Cuatro.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
  5. smoker145
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    And homework isn't that important. Test grades weigh more than homework. 75%>15%

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    First loser (aka second)
    That's more like it.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    That's more like it.
    lol

    Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post
    And homework isn't that important. Test grades weigh more than homework. 75%>15%
    sigh...they are related...

  8. interview w big clay from before he did the 932:

    http://www.criticalbench.com/Clay-Brandenburg.htm

  9. Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post
    And homework isn't that important. Test grades weigh more than homework. 75%>15%
    Sweet, this thread comes with an abacus!!!

  10. In!!!!
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/231713-rob112-3-means.html
    "Train like a animal, think like a human"-RTS

  11. Subbed for the 600lb reverse band two board pressin.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  12. Subbed.

    You'll get a kick out of this; Alex said his resolution was to be less cranky. It lasted less than 2 minutes.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

  13. smoker145
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Sweet, this thread comes with an abacus!!!
    Had to google... Lol

  14. Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post

    Had to google... Lol
    Please tell me this is a joke......

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Subbed. You'll get a kick out of this; Alex said his resolution was to be less cranky. It lasted less than 2 minutes.
    2 minutes? You got him to be quiet for 2 minutes?
  16. smoker145
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Please tell me this is a joke......
    I've seen them before I just never knew the name. Just thought it was called a counter or something

  17. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post

    2 minutes? You got him to be quiet for 2 minutes?
    Not quiet. Just not cranky.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    2 minutes? You got him to be quiet for 2 minutes?
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Not quiet. Just not cranky.
    Bingo.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  19. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Bingo.
    Lol, I knew he couldn't be quiet for two minutes...

  20. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Lol, I knew he couldn't be quiet for two minutes...
    His daughter is worse. She's built just like him and will be doing nationals with him in May.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  21. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    His daughter is worse. She's built just like him and will be doing nationals with him in May.
    Yeah he was telling me about her in Prague. That'll be cool to see...

  22. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Yeah he was telling me about her in Prague. That'll be cool to see...
    I'll be there as well helping out since it's in Texas.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

  23. smoker145
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    lol sigh...they are related...
    Look at it this way..

    Would you rather catch a marlin ( tests)
    Or a whole bunch of mackerel ( hw, attendance, etc) ?

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    I'll be there as well helping out since it's in Texas.
    I might be there, haven't decided yet lol.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I might be there, haven't decided yet lol.
    Have you qualified?
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  26. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    Have you qualified?
    Dunno.


    Am I supposed to?

  27. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Dunno. Am I supposed to?
    Yep.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  28. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Yep.
    How does one go about doing that? I feel like old man napalm told me I don't qualify for that competition lol.


    I don't know how much I'm even gonna compete this year, I figure probably this January NAS show and TX Strongest in April, and then NAS Nats (if I qualify) but outside of that I figure I'll just train and go into 2015 as a more competitive <231 strongman (I figure I want to weigh 220 by 2015).

  29. You don't have to qualify for the APF nats, it was the first meet I did last year. I hadn't did a meet in 18 months before nats because of shoulder surgery.

    Top 3 in each wt/age class at nats qualify for worlds.

    I just sent my entry fee, that was it...

  30. Global warming, pfft, come to Michigan right now. We're getting ~foot of snow today, then the temps gonna drop from 30 right now to zero in the morning...
  31. smoker145
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Global warming, pfft, come to Michigan right now. We're getting ~foot of snow today, then the temps gonna drop from 30 right now to zero in the morning...
    Have you seen manbearpig mr. Gore?

  32. We are already at a lvl 3 snow emergency anyone one the road gets a ticket boo so much for having fun

  33. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Global warming, pfft, come to Michigan right now. We're getting ~foot of snow today, then the temps gonna drop from 30 right now to zero in the morning...
    Hell, it's supposed to get cold down here too. Not quite like you guys, but when Houston is supposed to get into the 20s its cold lol....
  34. smoker145
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    It was 0 at midnight, -2 in the early am the other day. Makes me thankful I'm not in Rhode Island no more.

  35. Quote Originally Posted by smoker145 View Post
    Have you seen manbearpig mr. Gore?
    No habla

    I've done the snow already once today and prolly will do it two more times...
  

  
 

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