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One Man, One Mission: To Blog Everyday This Week- Even If This Post Goes Up After Most People Have Left Work Already

Posted Sep 01 2009 3:18pm

First off, I want to thank the handful of people who took time out of their 18th update on Facebook work day to remind me to blog today.  I’m actually not at CP at the moment.  Instead, I took the day off and filled it with all sorts of fun activities, such as catching up on client emails, listening to the latest episode of In the Trenches Fitness, doing some grocery shopping, deadlifting 500 lbs for a double…..twice, taking my car to the car wash, and watching episodes of The Deadliest Warrior on Spike tv.  I never knew this show existed.  But now that I’ve watched a few episodes, I can’t help but wonder, “who would win in a battle royale between William Wallace, an F-16 fighter jet, Swine Flu, and my abs?”  That’s what I like to call a conundrum people.  Discuss…….

Secondly, here’s reason # infinity on why CP is more bad-ass than your gym:

How much do you deadlift?

The quote above was taken from a conversation/smack talking session between two of our high school baseball players while they were training yesterday.   Almost brings a tear to my eye.

Lastly, anyone who reads my blog or articles, knows how much I like to preach the importance of training environment.  In short, surround yourself with like minded individuals who will not only push you, but also hold you accountable (i.e. call you a girly man when you miss a lift), and the likelihood that you’ll get leaner, stronger, faster (or whatever your goals may be) increases ten-fold.  As such, every few months we get a fresh batch of interns that make their way to CP to not only learn as much as they can, but to also experience hands on, individualized coaching with a variety of clientele ranging from professional athletes to general fat-loss clients.  Not coincidentally, all of our interns get a helluva lot stronger during their stay.

Take for instance,  Roger (who you may already know from is hazing earlier this summer).  When he started with us back in June, Roger’s best bench press was 275 lbs.  Here he making a smoke show of 300 lbs:

And here’s 315 for the heck of it:

That’s a 40 lb PR in a matter of three months.  Nice work Roger!  This ain’t no game (sorry, inside joke everyone).  Somewhere out there, a little piece of Kevin Larrabee’s soul just died.

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