– I finished the “Fish Picture of the Month Archive” page to the right. It has all of the past Fish Picture of the Month posts in an easy to find format. Just like the last blog. The “Movie Review” page is still under construction and is going to take much much longer to finish. There are simply a lot more posts to re-format and fix and link, ect.
– School is murdering my lifting motivation again. That and the aches and pains are coming back. I just need to chug along for 2ish more months. Openers are still looking like 385/280/455 ish but we will see. I would love to open closer to 405/295/475 but bombing would be embarassing lol.
– I got my weight down to 188 this morning. I will probably take one more cheat and then try and hold sub 190 throughout February and March so I can get used to it and get a steady setting on my belt. An 8lb water cut shouldn’t be too bad.
– Something Awesome: Training Blogs
Training blogs are 100% superior to training logs. They have every feature of a training log… but improved to the 1000th degree. The ability to categorize your workouts makes it so you can find say… your last deadlift workout in two seconds. With a normal log, you would have to scroll and scroll and scroll. Also, comments are 100x more awesome in blogs, especially for popular blogs/logs. In a log, some huge dude posts a video, and 15 people make constructive posts like “OMG HAVE MY BABIES!!! YOU ARE SO AWESOME!” So, the next time you want to find out what you did last workout, you have to scroll through all that. Or, as a fan of a log, if you want to see what the thread starter is up to, you have to read all that shit. With a blog… not so. All comments are neatly contained out of the way making it easier for all parties involved.
So why do people not like Blogs? Especially blogs on lifting forums? I think it is ego. I think people WANT huge, inflated threads in the training section. They want 100 comments between posts. It makes them feel like a stud. To accomplish that in the blog section, YOU AND ONLY YOU would have to make post after post after post. And there is no way you can keep up with Hastalles posts. Not possible lol.
– Something Awful: “Video Only” Training Logs
They are really fucking boring and time consuming. With a normal log, you get the workout, in words, maybe followed by a highlight video or sometimes for the obsessed, the whole workout. Which is fine. If I see something in the workout I want to see, I can click the video and watch. Otherwise, I can read a workout in 30 seconds and move on.
But video-only logs? Nope… I have to sit through 5 minutes of warm ups and shit to see the main lift, which may be something shitty I didn’t want to see. So what happens is… I ain’t wasting my time. Even if it is someone impressive like Brandon Lilly. I wish this trend would just die. Give me words damnit. Same with podcasts… boring as fuck. I don’t have time for that shit. I can read a transcript in a minute… podcasts take forever not counting buffer time. Fuck that.