September 2010 Archives


If there’s one thing in the gym that every guy does, it’s be bench press. Every Monday in the gym is International Bench Press Day. Every third question asked in the topic of weight training is “how much ya bench?”. Every guy has that embarrassing “I had to have some random guy pull the bar off my chest” story. I know because I’m that random guy that pulls the bar off of some fool’s chest at least once per week.
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“Man, he’s so lucky that he was born rich”

“Oh, well, you have a fast metabolism so you don’t have to worry about getting fat”

“That guy doesn’t deserve her (but I do)!”

Do any of those sentences sound familiar? I bet you hear them every day or maybe you even say them yourself. Envy, jealousy, begrudging, resentful, whatever you call it, it’s the same thing: Bullshit.
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*Not a clean, but one hell of a badass picture and close enough!

When you’re as busy as I tend to be it’s important to prioritize and plan your day out. If you don’t you’ll spend the vast majority of your day running around putting out fires and getting nothing done. However, despite the best laid plans of mice and Isaac, life does still manage to get in the way sometimes. Last week I had one of those days where everything just went haywire and I spent my time holding the wagon together in addition to my normal tasks.
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A while back I was chatting about life and our current culture with one of my clients. This guy is one of the most successful and yet wise and down to earth guys I’ve ever met. He’s lived hard and he’s lived easy. He’s a guy who’s largely made his life into what he wants. He trains his ass off with me and at almost 50 years old and with a lifetime collection of injuries that should almost put him in a wheelchair he’d run 98% of 20 year-olds into the ground on will alone.

He said to me “You know, a while back you said one of the most pivotal things of our relationship and you probably don’t even realize it”. He was right, I couldn’t imagine what I’d said that was so profound, so I had to ask him to clue me in.
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I had the good fortune to attend a wedding this past weekend. I know, you probably all assumed that Isaac (aka Mr. McCrabby) would rather die than attend a wedding. However, I think you need to look at the positives:

-Assuming the wedding is a good idea you’ve got a great couple making a great decision together.
-Great food.
-Lots of people you’ve never met.
-A chance to rock a suit. What man doesn’t feel better in a suit? If you don’t, then get your ass to the gym.
-Dance floor.
-Lots of well-dressed women trying hard to look their best and be seen.

So, as long as it’s a good couple (it was) and a non-pain-in-the-ass ceremony (it was) then I really think that you have to look at weddings as a potentially great time.

In addition to just having a good time while I was there I participated freely in one of my favorite sports: People Watching.
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