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So a year ago today I started lifting. My two biggest goals were functional strength and minimized gym time. Reading through various routines I liked the sound of a program called 5/3/1 (with a beginner's twist). I also found that it utilized big, primary lifts - which happened to pair well with a thing I heard others shooting for: the "Thousand Pound Club". Whelp, now I've got a 3rd goal I guess.
Here's a quick look at the weight I was moving 1 year ago today (9/30/15):
Overhead Press: 60lbs
Bench Press: 105lbs
The weights were intentionally on the lighter side until I was confident that form was solid and I wasn't going to injure myself. Fast forward today and the weight that I'm moving looks more like this:
Overhead Press: 135lbs
Bench Press: 185lbs
I had no idea if the routine was something I would stick with... if it would really allow me to get stronger at only 3-4 hours of gym time a week. Here I stand a year later, stronger than I've ever been and confident that every single hour spent in that gym has been worth it.
I had the worst Pokemon Go experience I've ever had today.
I found a Golbat in the wild. Cool. He was 983 with an orange ring. Awesome. Not bad, right?
No matter what I did, I ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT CATCH HIM. Guys, I'm level 18. I know how to catch 'em. I know how to nail Nice, Great, Excellent. I know how to Curveball. I know how to Razzberry. I know how to Great Ball. I know all the tricks.
No matter what I did, he either knocked them away or popped out repeatedly. I'd throw, the ball would curve WAY to the left or right. I'd throw, he'd knock it away.
I spent over A HUNDRED POKEBALLS on him. I used 30 Pokeballs and SEVENTY SEVEN GREAT BALLS. I USED THEM ALL. I USED ALL MY BALLS
Then I was done. I had to run.
Fuck everything AND FUCK YOU, GOLBAT.
Yeah, valor could have caught him np.
Valor reporting in. I guess it did require a 2nd pokeball though. Must've been an off day.
That was absolutely the most difficult survey I've ever been tasked with completing.
Caught this gem of a show yesterday. #Thraxgiving
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