Saturday, December 17, 2005

Inspiration

Check out this video of Tiki Barber's workout. [A story is found here.] Note the squatting of 750+ lbs. He's not too far over 200 lbs either for his own weight, so that is some pretty impressive strength. It is rather inspiring, at least if you're getting bored of lifting.

The PP research arm indicates after an extensive two-minute internet search that the record is somewhere between 1000-1100 lbs for a squat. That hurts the knees, back, and every other part of the body just thinking about it. With such huge [the technical term: freakin' huge] legs and thighs, how do these guys find pants off the rack? [Pic: Mr Shane Hamman, seen here squatting 1008 lbs. This photo was taken from the message boards of the Testosterone Nation [!!] site.]

We prefer running, tennis, and basketball here, but it probably takes a lot more work to get to squatting 1000+ lbs than it does putting out 16 miles. We can do the latter, and could never dream of doing the former [nor would we go beyond a fifth of that weight]. And then, as asked before, where would we find pants that fit? That is truly the vexing question, ranking up there with how many angels can dance on the head of a pin and whether Adam had a navel.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Note the Bible verse reference on the squatter's shirt!

Saturday, December 17, 2005 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous montster said...

I tried lifting weights once...
But they were to heavy!

I find that when the thought of exercise cross' my mind, if I lay down long enough, the thought passes and I'm okay again!

Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:09:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Oh, don't think that I wonder at times, especially when tired, what the point of all of it is.

The feeling of physical accomplishment seems to be the primary motivation, and of course there are reasons of vanity.

Monday, December 19, 2005 1:43:00 AM  

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