First off, a video.

Drink that one in for a bit.

You see, as you lift weight, you learn to get aggressive in order to excel, to do new heavy scary weights and squeeze out more reps.  As you get aggressive more and more often, as you cultivate this attitude of no fear, sometimes the foolishness starts to leak out.  And you know what?  That’s ok.  I think what Kenny did in this video is perfectly fine and awesome.  People in the gym all day learn to make it a joyful place, you can’t be serious all the time.  As long as you lift the weights correctly and safely, why not get silly?  No Fear and Foolish are actually friends, and once you meet one, you get to know the other.

If you are working through a tough workout, just let the grim mentality go in between sets and act stupid and silly.  Get intense and growl and grunt and make your eyes pop out during your sets, but when the set is over go dance in place and stick your tongue out and be stupid.  It does wonders for your output, you would be amazed at how it keeps your energy levels up.

OK!  My day, fasted cardio in the morning, then a full day of work, no time for lunchtime workouts.  After work, headed to the studio with Leslie for Back work.  We didn’t have time for arms, just back.  Needless to say, I was feeling inspired by Kenny.  I didn’t put on a horse mask, thank God, but I did whinny and shake my head in between sets and was just generally light and foolish.  And the workout flew by!  Def could have gone heavier.

Back:

widegrip pulldowns (30 sec rest) 120 x 12, 12, 12, 12

underhand pulldowns (30 sec rest) 100 x 12, 110 x 12, 120 x 12, 12

closegrip row with bar (30 sec rest) 75 x 12, 100 x 12, 125 x 12, 12

warmup

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one hand DB row (30 sec rest) 70 x 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 80 x 6, 6

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hyperextensions w resistance band (30 sec rest) 12, 12, 12

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notes: will go heavier next time.  the pulldowns were light cause they had to be, that machine is a POS, feed won’t feed, and weights smash into each other if you pull too quick.  The DB rows felt good so I did an extra set, whinnying all the way.  We used resistance band for the hyperextensions as that was a mini challenge within my 6 week challenge!

 

that was my day! Rock on!

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