(Been a jam-packed couple of weeks, with lots of travel and fun stuff that I’ve been doing instead of posting. And it’s not over, so posts will be a little scattershot through the end of the summer.) Had a great bench test the other week. I’m slowly getting climbing to my goal of 315. I …
I used to hate blue Kool-Aid so much as a kid, I would hide it when my parents would buy it. My brother just sent me this pic. Over 30 years later, they uncovered my hiding spot. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 A post shared by JJ Johnson (@jamesjjohnson1) on Aug 12, 2018 at 3:10pm PDT
Heavy overhead double. I banged up my shoulder a couple of years ago doing some strongman stuff and it’s been a long trip back to healthy. Counter-intuitively, it has been lots of lifting overhead that has “healed” my shoulder trouble. Last year’s Olympic lifting experiment laid in a solid foundation of shoulder strength that has been a huge benefit to my return to powerlifting.
I should say “to my short-lived return to powerlifting“, because I’m going to go to a strongman contest in September. It’s just a local, level 1 contest so the weights aren’t crazy. I’ve also got a lot of family travel coming up between now and then so there are a bunch of training conflicts. Still, I find it easier to train when I have a contest or meet on the calendar. It’s just more fun.
Loretta Lynn (still alive, btw) is an American Treasure.
This is a playlist I put together last year based on this NME Top 500 Songs of All Time list from 2014. It’s most of the Top 100. There are a couple that aren’t on Spotify.
They’re all hits (well, except the Blur songs, obvs.), and at over 7 hours long, it’s a nice way to spend a workday or two.
Snail Mail was great.
It was a mid-week show after I’d been on the road a ton over the weekend. It was still totally worth it.
Highly recommended if they come anywhere near you.
(7:05) Hott Minute (10:30) Freddie Gibbs – Freddie (14:45) Handsome Rambler Podcast (19:12) Slay the Spire (22:44) Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (27:23) The Pudding Followup and Footnotes Music Break: Serengeti – “Dennehy” garthbrookschrisgainescountdown.com Desus & Mero – Final Episode Girls Trip Uncle Drew Black Hammer Sherlock Frankenstein Teddy Pendergrass – Teddy
I’m not going to Comic-Con this year but I try to keep up with what’s happening there. This Elektra mural is siiiiiick. #sdcc #sdcc2018 #sienkiewicz A post shared by Bill Sienkiewicz Art (@billsienkiewiczart) on Jul 9, 2018 at 3:14pm PDT
It’s one of those albums that gets the major hype treatment from the baby boomers but, IMO, it lives up to it.