Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pat Robertson Leg-Presses a Ton?

Story here.

Well, perhaps he did. Perhaps it was a partial rep; it doesn't say in the article. And that must've been some leg press machine, with ultracapacity for holding so many massive steel disks. That's something I'd have paid to witness. An old dude pressing a ton! Who'da thunk Pat Robertson was a longtime powerlifter? But what's the deal with his scrawny forearms?! Mine look like bowling-pins: narrow at the wrist and like old oak branches towards the elbow.

Nevertheless, I've found the leg press to be my favorite amongst calf-building movements.

In fact, I've gone up to 700 pounds for full-motion-range, slow, controlled reps reaching twelvish. I'm a bit of a genetic freak when it comes to calf strength, in fact. It's my calves that surpassed everyone else in the gym for sheer power, including the most massively built guys who actually have competed. Oh, and my quads are positively Tom Platz-like in growth tendency (which is why I need do nothing for my freaking quads), though not renowned for excessive strength.

Oh, and here's a pic of Tom Platz, so you can get an idea of his leg size... and what mine would look like by now if I'd continued to work on my quads...


Below: Tom Platz. Cick here for bio and more freaky pics of the guy best known for quad mass...


By the way, please note that this isn't Aizlynne doing this post (really, would Aizlynne likely have a super-masculine, herculean physique the likes of which I herein speak?)... it's me, the Canadian Sentinel, who used to actually envision himself as the next Arnold, conquering the Olympian posing stage and going on to action flicks, blowing away them cursed jihadist bastards...

I did not make this up.

And, though I trained like a complete feckheaded nut between 1984 and 2001 (on and off from 1995, and not at all since 2001), I have unfortunately allowed myself to go a bit to pot... but the underlying mass never left me (thanks to my obsession with consuming adequate protein each and every day). It won't take me long to get back into the best shape of my life... just go back to the gym and cut up by, say, twenty-thirty pounds... (I mean, at 5'7, 200 pounds is a tad too fat, as I don't exactly possess the brobdingnagian mass of someone like that Platz fellow above left).

Well, many thanks be to Aizlynne for the opportunity to talk to a good number of folks about something I like that doesn't have to do with thumping leftists and ripping jihadists a new one...

Whew... I feel like I just wrote an article for FLEX magazine!

8 Comments:

At Sat May 27, 10:14:00 AM MDT, Blogger tomax7 said...

You and I should go on a weight loss competition...

I'm 6'0" and 250LBS...I want to loose 40 pounds by July/August.

Crap those stupid Body/Mass inidcators say I should be 180LBS.

Right, toothpick in the wind.

 
At Sat May 27, 11:15:00 AM MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Well, I like the challenge there, Tom... I confess to laziness... I was on track prior to Easter to cut up but during Easter, with all the naughty foods and the Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage and the Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale... easy to lose it... easy to let the self-discipline deficiency rear its ugly head...

 
At Sun May 28, 06:35:00 PM MDT, Blogger Taylor said...

Say, isn't that a picture of Tom Platz?...

 
At Mon May 29, 02:54:00 AM MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Yep. The post says it is. Who else could it be anyway other than the "Golden Eagle"?

 
At Tue May 30, 09:32:00 AM MDT, Blogger Gayle said...

Sheesh CS! I was wondering... I thought Aizlynne was building up her biceps! After all, I don't know what Aizlynne looks like and there are pleny of super-masculine, herculean built women out there. :)

 
At Tue May 30, 01:05:00 PM MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

As for the "super-masculine, herculean" women, I believe you're referring to mostly lefto-feminazis who actually suffer from a bad case of testo-envy and will cut their hair, wear masculine clothes and act like pigs and assholes totally unnecessarily just to prove that they can do it, too... as if there's something wrong with NOT being a pig and an asshole... so I guess us guys no longer have a monopoly on being those things...

And that's just Hillary Clinton...

I'll never understand that bizarre leftist belief that women need to transvestize themselves to prove they're equal... as we already are equal in the Free World and there's nothing wrong with looking different. Besides, if all the women looked like guys, I'd just become a total recluse and never bother to go out...

Geez... Hillary Clinton... what a terrible role model for girls... I'd prefer that girls emulate the Ann Coulters, Michelle Malkins, Kate McMillans, Gayles and Aizlynnes of the world...

 
At Tue May 30, 01:09:00 PM MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

BTW, I should've written "pigs and asshats". Guess I was just being a pig and an assho...hat, as my big, hairy ilk tend to be... heh.

 
At Tue May 30, 01:16:00 PM MDT, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

BTW, Part II:

I see there are already some girls emulating those conservative women (Ann, Michelle, Kate, Gayle and Aiz)... like Rebekah and Em ("Eye of the Storm" and "Young Conservative"), so there's plenty of hope still...

 

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