April 23, 2020
February 23, 2020
July 21, 2019
July 03, 2019
On Saturday June 29th I competed in the New Mexico games track and field. I ran in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and shotput. I finished in last place in the 100 & 200. But I finished in first place in the shotput with a throw on 10.95 meters, or 35 feet, 11 inches. This was the first time I'd thrown shotput since 1989, when I was in 8th grade 😁
June 06, 2019
I'm approximately 5 weeks out from the USPA tested powerlifting national championships. Starting today I switched from Avatar nutrition's conservative weight loss to a conservative reverse diet in the hopes of gaining as much strength as I can for the meet. This will be my first powerlifting national championships. I'll be lifting as a 308 in the 40-44 raw open division.
May 31, 2019
In April 2019 my two son's and I competed in the NASA New Mexico powerlifting state championships. Cody set 4 national records, 4 state records, and won the state championships in his division. Rion set 3 National powerlifting records, 4 state records, and won the state championships in his division. I was still recovering from competing the weekend before and only did one light squat, bench, and deadlift. Since I was the only one in my division I still won my 9th powerlifting state championship!
I haven't posted much in a long time. For some reason I couldn't log into my blog on my phone and I never have enough time to blog at home on my home computer. I just found out Blogger has an app. Perfect!
Summer last year I qualified for the USPA national powerlifting championships as a super heavyweight (SHW). I looked up the totals from last year and saw that the the SHW division has some monsters! I went back to CrossFit, this time at Black Box Fitness here in Albuquerque, and sprint distance track training to try and loose enough weight to drop a weight class. It worked! By December at the USPA New Mexico tested powerlifting state championships I had lost 42lbs and competed as a 308. Not only did I win 1st place as a 307 40-44 age group, I qualified again for nationals in the new weight class 😀. That was my 8th state championships win! Now I'm 5 weeks out from competing in my first ever USPA powerlifting national championships!
May 19, 2019
December 17, 2018
My son is 11 and weighed in at 30.6k. He went 5/6 and lifted a 15/21/36. His clean and jerk was a lifetime best.
I weighed in at 138.8k. I lifted in the 40-44 AG SHW division. I lifted lifetime best lifts of 101/128/229. I took 1st place in my division. My clean and jerk was high enough to break the New Mexico state record if we had lifted in New Mexico instead of Texas.
October 11, 2018
September 20, 2018
I was a little distracted this week I did all the workouts. But i didn't take any notes. But I was confused why all my numbers were going up except my pull-ups. I'm back up to 300lbs. Which explains both the strength gain and getting worse at pull-ups.
August 27, 2018
August 16, 2018
Another struggle I've had is trying to figure out if I should do CrossFit or track and field training for cardio. I've been doing CrossFit since December and hate it. CrossFit is more effective than anything else I've ever done at making me lose weight. But the problem is I absolutely love training for track and field and despise CrossFit. It's not as effective as CrossFit. But I enjoy it more. Sunday I made a decision. After 9 months of lamenting I cancelled my CrossFit membership and started track training. Today was my first day of track and field full time for my cardio. I had a blast! I think I made a great decision.
July 30, 2018
July 28, 2018
was 2 rounds ofof yolk carry of 410lbs, 3 175lb sandbag yolk, then 7 burpees over a 3 foot fence. I came in dead last. And I wasn't even close to the 2nd to last. It was humiliating. 45 reps.
60 seconds of max axle deadlifts of 375lb, 60 second restthen 60 second max reps of shoulder to overhead. I got 14 reps on DL and 8 for overhead press. 22 total reps.
5 Tire flips
100 ft Sled push @ 300
15 Axel bar cleans 175
20 calorie row
On this WOD I did a lot better than I thought I would. I finished 1 entire round and the 2nd round of tire flips.
Floater WOD was a max bench press. I benched 320 and took 2nd place.
AMRAP 20 Minutes
20 Slam Ball
1 Legless Rope Climbs
3 Squat Cleans 185/135lbs
5 Handstand Push-Ups
July 27, 2018
July 17, 2018
July 04, 2018
It was a great day that was equally heart breaking. My entire year's goal of being the first man in New Mexico to win all 4 state championships, NASA, USPA, USAPL, and weightlifting is over. So I'm ready to get back to training. Huge shout out to my current and former coaches Vernon Smith-Moore, Joaquin Chavez, and nutrition coach Barry Schroeder. I've lost 80lbs, become stronger, faster, more athletic, healthier, happier, and sexier 😅. You guys are more than just coaches. Your a friend, life mentor, and selfless. I couldn't have gotten to where I'm at without you guys. But the adventure isn't over yet. Next year I'll come back better and sexier than ever. #oldmanstrength
July 02, 2018
I have a NASA powerlifting meet on July 14th. Training has been going well so I think the meet will go well.
June 22, 2018
I want to, so badly.
If I do, I soon will no longer able to.
I consider this perspective, I begin to see a stark paradox; mens' want for a relief or a respite from that performance burden tends to be their undoing.
This is the same mistake men making their blue pill, beta conditioning. They believe that if they meet the right girl, if they align correctly with that special ONE, then they too can give up and not worry about their performance- or relax and only make the base effort necessary to keep my ONE happy. The beta buys the advertising that his blue pill conditioning has presented to him for a lifetime. Find the right girl who accepts you, independent of your performance, and you can let down your guard, be vulnerable, forget any notion of red pill truth because you're girl is a special specimen who places known conditions on her love, empathy, intimate acceptance or genuine desire love you. This is very seductive and inuring for Beta who's been condition to believe there can realistically be a respite from his burden.
Looking back on it, I was so grateful to my wife, who is easily the most sexually available girl I've ever been with, that I would have taken a bullet for her. I didn't want anybody else. I didn't even think about other girls- first time that ever happened to me in a relationship. I can remember thinking that even if she gained weight, lost her looks, and got old, I'd still want her. I would have "loved" her forever. I was good and ready to cash in my chips, exit the sexual Marketplace, and retire. I would have arranged my whole life around making her happy and would have felt lucky to have had that privilege.
At the time, all of that felt noble and brave, but looking back on it now, it just seems pathetic and pathological; the result of my neediness. But the thing is, what if she had reciprocated it? Wouldn't it have been a relationship worth having? Had she reciprocated it- if any woman was capable of reciprocating that- it wouldn't have been Disney movie bulshit, but the real thing. We're supposed to think such a thing is possible and that's what keeps us playing along. The red pill is really about recognizing it's impossibility, I think. There is no possible equity. To be sure, a woman can be loyal and dedicated to you, in theory, but theythey give that loyalty to the guy who needs it least. It's like a cruel, cosmic joke.
Such as it is, that girl lied to me, drained every penny and every ounce of energy I had the moment I showed weakness and needed her the most. Big surprise, right? With a red pill awareness now I can see how predictable that result was, but at the time I was blindsided by it. I never saw it coming. I couldn't understand how she could do such a thing when I'd vested so much in her, when I was so willing to give her all the things I've always wanted most. I assumed she wanted the same things- men and women are the same, right? That's what the egalitarians tell us. I couldn't understand how those things could be so valueless to her that she would just throw it all away like that. She didn't value them at all.
June 18, 2018
June 14, 2018
USAPL national open powerlifting May 9, 2019 in Lafayette Louisiana. As a 40-44 year old lifter I don't need to meet a minimum total. I just need a total at any USAPL meet.
USPA non-tested Nationals June 27-30 in Columbus Ohio. Need a masters total. Class 2 needed. At 275lb weight class that's 1580lb total. At the 242lb weight class that's a 1536 total.
USPA tested Nation July 11-14, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada. Need a class 2 total. At 275 it's 1249. At 242 it's a 1208lb total.
June 09, 2018
I'm so hungry all the time. I'm not sure if it's because my body is trying to build muscle from the powerlifting training or if my body is still freaking out from having dieted for 8 months continuously. I started a reverse diet last week. Not only will the gradual increase of calories help with the hunger, but it'll also help with building some serious strength. Perfect timing. I have two more important meets this year. July 1st is the LWC New Mexico state championships and December 1st is the USPA New Mexico powerlifting state championships. I plan on dieting again starting on December 2nd. The day after the USPA state championships. Until the state championships I'lI be focusing on getting as strong as pissposs. And that'll take extra calories.
June 03, 2018
June 02, 2018
I've decided I'm going to reverse diet for three months. Then maintain for three months.
May 31, 2018
May 26, 2018
May 23, 2018
May 19, 2018
May 18, 2018
On a side note my wife has been stressed out driving my son, Cody James to and from weightlifting practice with Coach Vernon Smith on Tuesdays. And now my daughter's volleyball practice is also on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It has gotten to much for her to handle. My wife asked me to pull Cody James out of weightlifting. Instead I called up Joaquin Chaves and asked him if he could take my son at High Dessert Athletic club. Coach Joaquin said yes. I'll be taking him to Joaquin Chaves on Monday's and Wednesday's. My mother-in-law will be taking him on Fridays. On one hand I'm excited that my son will be training three days a week with such an amazing man to guide my son in both weightlifting and life. But in the other hand this kinda sucks because his former coach, Vernon Smith was great with my son. I love Vernon. I think so much of him. Vernon been my powerlifting coach since I started powerlifting in October.
My son starts HDAC on May 28th.
May 17, 2018
Life is an adventure. And I'm trying to stay flexible, learn new things, and continue to grow.