Sunday, 4 October 2009

Quote of the day 4th October

From the September 26-27 Rip Cert/Santa Cruz, California

“Crabs for dinner?

Crabs are a pain in the ass.

They are a hell of a lot of work and cost too much.”


Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Quote of the day 29th September

From the September 26-27 Rip Cert/Santa Cruz, California

On steps to take in helping coach back squat to
someone with one leg shorter the other.

“Step 1: get him a vas job and get him the fuck out of the gene pool.”


Saturday, 12 September 2009

Quote of the day 12th September

Coach Rip on shorts arms, deadlifts and cleans

Very short arms are a serious impediment to deadlift efficiency. Sumo may be your only option. This also makes cleans very difficult to use in your program.

The final solution is a vas job, so this defect does not get passed on into the gene pool.


Monday, 7 September 2009

Quote of the Day 7th September

Only people willing to work to the point of discomfort on a regular basis using effective means to produce that discomfort will actually look like they have been other-than-comfortable most of the time.

You can thank the muscle magazines for these persistent misconceptions, along with the natural tendency of all normal humans to seek reasons to avoid hard physical exertion.


Thursday, 3 September 2009

Quote of the Day 3rd September

Women who claim to be afraid to train hard because
they “always bulk up too much” are often already pretty bulky,
or “skinny fat” (thin but weak and deconditioned)
and have found another excuse to
continue life sitting on their butts.


Monday, 31 August 2009

Quote of the Day 31st August

Oh yes, the core is very important.

I talk about it here all the time, going on and on about the importance of Swiss balls and balance boards in core training.

Why, the core is absolutely essential to strength, health, and long life.

My advice is to get your one-legged Swiss ball squat up to 95 lbs. as quickly as possible so that your fucking core will be stable.

It's by far the best core exercise you can fucking do.


Thursday, 27 August 2009

Quote of the day 27th August

On resting in between reps:

It varies with the length of the set.
5s or fewer get a breath to reset. Longer sets might take 2 breaths.

During the last few reps of a true 20RM squat, just do what Jesus tells you.