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May 6, 2011

Rant and Tip for May 6, 2011

Good morning all,
    Well I ended up working on squats yesterday going very deep and going lighter. Next week will be a heavy lifting week. Anyway I went ass to grass on every squat. The challenge was I was working out at the gym and the only equipment they have for squats is a smith machine. As I work on my form the smith machine becomes more of a hindrance. First off you really cannot lock your grip in because you have to rotate the bar off the hooks. Then the downward motion is in a straight line and that puts your body off a bit. I guess I have to heed my own advise again and just be flexible. Next week squats will be heavy and in the rack. I was talking to a friend the other day and he is a beast when it comes to the squat and dead lift. I told him I think I have a mental block on squatting 400. I start going down and I get afraid that I won't get back up. He said to me and I quote, "You have to be fearless".  Now here is the thing, if I do get stuck in the rack it is no big deal because the rack will catch the weight and I just walk out from under it. No big deal. OK I CAN DO THIS, I CAN DO THIS!!!!! I am a lean mean squatting machine. Ugh did I just say that. Today I am working dead lifts again to hone in on the form some more. My next meet is June 4th in Johnson City NY. Wish me luck.

Have a happy workout!!!


Be fearless! Now I am not saying that you need to push the weight I want to push or even to workout to the extreme I have taken myself. However be fearless to your commitment to make the changes in your life you want to make. Be fearless in your approach to each exercise. Tell yourself I do this because I know it will improve me physically, mentally and spiritually. Remember God said you body is a temple. So treat it like one and build that temple with solid muscle to support you in any endeavor.


  1. ok Kippers, i'll be fearless…. but not with the weights… lol

  2. Nice Rant and tip today Jim!