Saturday, January 31, 2009

100% 'organic'



suffered hypoglycemia earlier.. took me sooo much time to replenish my body's sugar.. thus.

felt light headed.. am ready to pass out, tell ya that.

i hate my job right now.. but with thousands losing their job like on a daily basis these days, gotta be thankful.. i still have one!

unless of course i was born with a silver spoon.. i wouldn't mind at all to be part of the statistics.

so it's shit i came into this world courtesy of my dad's poor dick.. thanks dad!

now, i'm being ungrateful, ey?!

may the good Lord bless his soul.

turning off sarcasm.

are you worried?

yep, we all have reasons to be.. things are getting way off our hands with whatever bad news we're getting.. friggin' wicked!

not only do we have to deal with global crisis, there's also killings all over, suicide, rape, murder, mass lay-offs, etc... i don't think i wanna read the news any moment from hereon now.


leg extension, squat, rack-pull, bent over rows, lat pulldown combos, bicep curl combos, some ab works and a 15-minute fast walk in an incline to the max threadmill.. you should be too darn sleepy when you're done doing those i just mentioned.

was able to bench 200 pounds of iron yesterday for about 4 reps.. darn shoulder nagged me yet again.

but it was manageable.. so i'm happy.

being 100% 'organic' (read: training naturally, no steroids) and get stronger as time passes by, gotta appreciate... some folks who're heavy on testosterone thinks they are the only guys who can lift heavy.. right.

even if they're 'ON' to something "special," yet they're too scared to squat lower or go heavier.. in fact, they're wearing safety belts already on the get-go.. pussy!!!

yeah, just lemme brag for a minute, ayt?

anyway, there's just too many jokers and comedians in the gym i dunno where to begin and who to snipe at.. guess i'm just way too advanced and knowledgeable, i hurt my shoulder sometimes.. ha ha!

some are all geared-up, ya know, belt, ipod, gloves, knee strap/wrap, lifting strap, super tight tank top and all that mambo-jambo accessories they put on.. but watch them lift.. dimwit can't even lift his own weight, much less, half his weight!

then there are others who look super serious like they're about to compete in a Strongman competition.. ya know, that killa lookin' face, only to wiggle or gyrate their booties when Christina Aguilera starts singin' on the gym's speakers!

you ghey, homs?

and here's the funny part: they'd immediately composed themselves when they noticed you're watching 'em... you're so BUSTED, baby!

get real.

some seem so focus like they're concentrating on the next set.. it'll be heavy this time.. like 20 pounds each side! har har! others just kept texting or sitting their asses down and thinking... what am i gonna do next??

whatcha gonna do? lemme tell you whatcha gonna do.. bust your asses already!

get intense.. move around.. superset.. drop set.. don't stop.. yeah, stop staring the darn wall! can't find the answer there.. the ants are too busy doing their little thing and you my friend, are wasting time!

the ladies are just as lame.. they'd start with the machines... they'd practically sweep them off.. like machine 01, then machine 02.. 'til they've done it all.. if they do free weights, they'd usually do it with bad execution.. some look like it is such an ordeal to bring the weight from point A to point B.. their scowling facial expression: priceless.

they'd usually top everything off with all that ab workout and abuse the cardio machine, later.

frankly, these guys and gals, they're typically the kinda folks who'd quit.. if i'm bored watching 'em perform, they'd be all the more bored with themselves..

really shutting down sarcasm mode now.. LOL!

i'm just letting it all out.. if you're one of 'em, read and re-read.. otherwise, we're good.

time to bid adieu... later, jackass!

heee heee heee

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ass to grass


been really tardy as of this late.. in all aspects!

tsk.. tsk..

hope to turn things around.

work had been riding me since forever.. i'd rather not talk about it.

workout, however, is doin' good... shoulder's feelin' fine.. but it's a day-to-day 'watch, see and feel' kinda thing... gotta be real careful this time... been doin' extra mile on lotsa stuff.. gotta step up and fill the void at home.. i like it this way though.. be totally independent from helpers and everyone.. gotta DIY if you wanna get things done.. don't wait for someone to step it up for ya.. pick up the pace..

can't worry about shit.. life's too short to worry 'bout anything..

seize the day and enjoy every sec of every moment.. we may never pass this way again.. i only had a shot of brandy and i'm talking this way already.. wait 'til i get another.. LOL!

night.. night..

Saturday, January 24, 2009

what happened, Lynn?

i'm a little disappointed. yesterday, since it was my rest day, i was all psyched up for today's workout... got everything ready last night cos deym, i'm itching to eat some iron.. this morning when i woke up, my shoulder (yeah, the right one, as usual) sorta reminded me to go easy... felt a stitch in my side.. argh!

the discomfort pretty much screwed up my very well laid out plan.. that is, to hit the gym balls-to-the-wall.

well, i guess i've done enough.. sorta 'salvage' whatever is left of me.. strength-wise.

incidentally, saw the ex-hubby of my former officemate slash k-fling on his way to the bathroom! of all place, hey?? well, i got nothing to worry about.. nothing happened between us, homs.. in fact, felt like being used that time.. sooo convenient, huh? whatever. can't keep digging the past.. forward it is.

wish we could train together sometimes, dawg.. damn, you are one helluva big guy, ese! wonder how much can you lift.. wimp?

most 'big' guys aren't really strong.. tell ya that.. some muscular guys aren't even strong themselves.. saw this guy just a few months back looking skinny yet today he's all muscular.. wonder why is that?? but get this, saw him lift one time. all he does in the gym is mostly on machines... can you guess how the heck he became Optimus Prime in a short span of time?? your guess is as good as mine.

anyhoo, gotta go now.. got loads of laundry waiting.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009


{forwarded message... thought i'd share.}

PAY ATTENTION TO THE P.S. at the end!!

Letter from the Devil

This can really make you think. It actually made me really mad while I was reading it, but it made me realize some things. Plus, I had to send it because of the P.S. This is deep... and I wasn't going to forward or share it, but that last line... you'll see.


I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores. You awoke without kneeling to pray. As a matter of fact, you didn't even bless your meals, or pray before going to bed last night. You are so unthankful, I like that about you.

I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed your way of living, Fool, you are mine. Remember, you and I have been going steady for years, and I still don't love you yet. As a matter of fact, I hate you, because I hate God.

He kicked me out of heaven, and I'm going to use you as long as possible to pay him back.

You see, Fool, GOD LOVES YOU and HE has great plans in store for you.

But you have yielded your life to me, and I'm going to make your life a living hell. That way, we'll be together twice. This will really hurt God.

Thanks to you, I'm really showing Him who's boss in your life with all of the good times we've had.

We have been watching dirty movies, cursing people out, stealing, lying, being hypocritical, fornicating, overeating, telling dirty jokes, gossiping, being judgmental, back stabbing people, disrespecting adults, and those in leadership positions, no respect for the Church, bad attitudes.

SURELY you don't want to give all this up. Come on, Fool, let's burn together forever. I've got some hot plans for us. This is just a letter of appreciation from me to you. I'd like to say 'THANKS' for letting me use you for most of your foolish life.

You are so gullible, I laugh at you. When you are tempted to sin, you give in.

HA HA HA, you make me sick. Sin is beginning to take its toll on your life. You look 20 years older, and now, I need new blood. So go ahead and teach some children how to sin. All you have to do is smoke, get drunk or drink while under-aged, cheat, gamble, gossip, fornicate, and live being as selfish as possible.

Do all of this in the presence
of children and they will
do it too. Kids are like that.

Well, Fool, I have to let you go for now. I'll be back in a couple of seconds to tempt you again. If you were smart, you would run somewhere, confess your sins, and live for God with what little bit of life that you have left.

It's not my nature to warn anyone, but to be your age and still sinning, it's becoming a bit ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I still hate you.


P.S. If you love me, you won't share this letter.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day


as expected, i failed to watch the Sinulog. kinda lame, huh? not really. as i've said before, i've grown tired watching it since time immemorial.. but, many went and partied.. flocked the streets and danced to the beat.. nice.. nice.. even politicians grab the rare chance of getting that much needed publicity.. election is just around the corner, homies.. you might wanna join the fun, ey?

first, join a party. there's plenty of 'em.. choose from a lookin' patriot to the goofiest party names out there.. good luck!

veering back to Sinulog, many said it was the 'biggest.' some said, it was the 'grandest.' hhhmmmmm... how come most people i know didn't bother to go, like me?? uhm, yeah.. does the line "we've grown apart" ring a bell?? tsk.. tsk..

while on the eve of the festivities people we're out partying, watching fireworks competition and whatnot, i was home washing the dishes and doing laundry.. my clothes of course. damn, that was boring! and tiring too!

we don't have a helper anymore, in case i didn't tell ya.

congrats to the newly-elected President of the US of A, Mr. Obama. his inauguration is happening right at this moment.. got a lot of work to do, sir.

hope things starts to get better.. for everyone.. even those two warring factions in the middle east.. Israel and Hamas.. can you guys just try to get along already?? you've been killing each other for ages now.. it's a pity to watch innocent civilians getting the brunt of your pride and greed.. duh!

so much for world peace, ha?

and what is wrong with the internet connection these days?? it's too darn slow!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sheila and the insects

got this distraction in the gym lately... sorry couch potatoes, this post ain't for you.. sit your asses in your nice and fancy La-Z-Boy recliners munching those trans-fatty chips, gulping soft drinks or beer while watching Rambo, Rocky or those testosterone laden Schwarzenegger movie.. or maybe you're playin' RPG games and whatever you can get your hands to, huh? yep, you can leave now and i'm done ranting.

i'm cool... i'm cool.. but i digress.

anyhoo, yeah, this lady is kinda distracting.. she's always wearing those tight leggings and super sexy tops.. whew!

just takes my breath away!

so there, i try not to be nicey-nicey with here cos we could end up having a relationship, great sex and all of that fancy stuff happening when you're in-love or in a mutual understanding kinda situation.. LOL!

she caught me a few times stealing glances and vice versa.. guess i appreciate her moves.. she's pretty knowledgeable with the things she does.. impressive, gotta say.

not too many femmes can do that.. two thumbs up to her!

*cough* *cough* i think she feels the same way for me... assuming!

so what's distracting you ask? well, she's always showing me (ok, us) her nice behind.. she'd bend over and do all that back exercises (some aren't even targetting the back muscles!) sorta, kinda flirtatious moves.. it screws up my darn breathing and tempo when i'm lifting.. damn it!

i can sense that she wants to say "hi" at me.. it's almost like she's just waiting for me to nod at her and we'll be best of friends forever and ever.. amen.

i know.. too forward of me, aye?

sometimes i wish we don't bump at each other at all.. then maybe i could do better in the gym.. on the other hand, it's nice having her around, cos then, me and the rest of the guys can draw some sorta inspiration.. after all, part of this whole gym thingy is to impress the opposite sex, right?

i feel bad when she's done and the first to go between us.. kinda think, "when are we gonna meet again, She?" i reckon Sheila's her name.. heard someone who knew her call her by that name..

it's nice to be inspired once in a while.. makes you feel young, and to some extent, a teener again.. 18 'til i die! ha ha!


met my partner earlier.. we had a nice talk.. we'd actually spot each other when the need arises.. unfortunately, we couldn't train synergistically since we're doing things differently.. i'm a natural while he's on gear.. i need a day or two to recover while he can recuperate quicker.. then there's whole lot of difference in our work zone, nutrition, etc.

so, it's a mismatch!

like today i had chest and back while he's doin' biceps, forearms and abs.. we never go swak on our training protocols..

we just have to work around our differences and hope we can still help each other out...

bottom line: we share the same passion.

more on this later, bud..

gotta flee!

Friday, January 16, 2009

eternal flame

so much flaming going around the forums i've been visiting, yo!

guess they're thinking they are the only guys who're "in the know."


you can lift heavy?




on steroids?

99.9% sure!

gawd, these guys have too much T on them... short circuits when somebody annoys 'em with just a teeny-weeny bit of things.. like how things should be done in the gym yadi-yada.


get off the juice, hombres, if your temper is getting shorter by the day.. that's a real bad side effect of being on it.. does roid rage ring a bell?


anyway, got my rack pull at 370 pounds for 2 reps earlier... if the friggin' bar would not have slip off my palms, i could've added more reps to it.. my lower back is shuper pump, meatheads!

finish everything with s'more lower back exercises.

my right shoulder feels fine.. i'm just a li'l cautious moving it in an awkward position cos it might pop again... argh!!!


i hope my buddy won't text me about going out tonight.. i'm friggin' ready to hit the log.. tsk.. tsk..

congrats to my friend Earl and her better half, Malou for their new born baby.


Thursday, January 15, 2009



there, i said it. no more pressure.

it's been good this year so far in many aspects, but the work had been really tough... like there's a number of extra-work to be done.

anyway, seems everyone else i bump into is in a diet frenzy.. what's up with that? at work, in the gym, wifey, etc.. oh, i get it.. it's New Year's resolution yet again, eh?



i guess it's better cos people are actually taking care of their health.. keep it up, homies!

make it a lifestyle.

me? nah. at least not yet... no worries though. i won't wait 'til next year if i decide to go die.. err, i mean, diet.

saw Leonardo DiCaprio smoke his lungs out in that bloody diamond movie, thanks HBO.. man, makes me wanna puff one.. inhale.. exhale... pheewwww!

it's been over three years.. zit! i ain't goin' back smokin' shit no more.

now, i want an internet connection at home...

and i'm getting it.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

weather with you



cold, huh?

it's almost Sinulog time... nah, this one, i can wait.. been to this festivity since forever!

the plan: to have no plans at all.

yeah, just roll with whatever comes my/our way.

in the meantime, right at this moment...

fade out.

Monday, January 12, 2009



ate a lot, thank you.

finally got my shoulder workout in full swing today.. darn pain is still there somewhere.. hiding.. in stealth mode, i supposed.

strength is still good.. guess the rotator cuff workout helped rehabbing the shoulder... FAST! still and all, gotta be smart (for the nth time) training the upper part of the bod.. got this vulnerability issue to deal with.. or it'd be so long farewell gym'n.

not much to update except for a boatload of work on my plate.. try to accomplish 'em all.. one at time, homie.. one at a time.

meanwhile, check out my buddies new website slash forum slash etcetera HERE.. i'll try to be a member soon.. missed the gals and gays of the defunct CCF, too!

si señor and señora, eh!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

gewd werk

so i made it through... weeeeee!

yeah, worked around the pain.. t'was good, respectable workout considering just a week ago, i sprained, injured, tore my right shoulder's rotator cuff.

strength-wise, it was all good... didn't lose even a shred of strength.. i gotta hold back a li'l, though... there ain't no way i'm just gonna plow through the weights with my injury still healing fresh.. no-oh!

felt sore when i reached 80% of my max strength.. next week, i'd still go by how things feel..

whew! cool it, homs!

bump into THIS SITE earlier.. since then, i can't stop grinning..

happy weekend y'all!

Friday, January 09, 2009

status: unknown

i'm about to hit it HARD today.. hopefully, i can go pyramid the weights all the way to the top and not wince in pain.. later.

i'll go by how my shoulders feel.. i'll hit as many as i could, but most likely, i won't max it out.

'til then,

stand by.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

die another day

whatta day!!!

this is the craziest day by far this year... saw a biker being rammed by a cargo truck while driving my friend's bike to an inspection section...

next, the bike failed the physical inspection.

thanks buddy!

then, i went to the emission testing center, but t'was offline.. tried later but still they couldn't process motorcycles cos it'll give their system unknown error..


after doin some paper works at LTO, went straight to a nearby emission testing center hoping things would finally get through... of all the day driving around town seamlessly, today whilst driving a bike with an expired registration, i got flagged down by a police and a traffic enforcer in a checkpoint.. why i drove it when i know its regstration is expired, you ask? well, i gotta physically bring the darn bike to the center in order for them to test it, you get?

so there. tough luck, indeed. talk my way through and was lucky not to get a ticket or my license confiscated.

good news: it passed the emission test.

i was hoping to get my bike tuned by a mechanic and get some parts replaced.. i couldn't make it.

i was gonna hit the gym now, but got a bad case of headache..


on the bright side, my shoulder feels better now. i should be able to bench some good weight tomorrow..

gotta chill.. next day should be brighter...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

less is more

the injury is healing well.. i guess.

regrets.. regrets.. regrets..

why you're always at the tail end of everything??


anyhoo, i'm now scrimping for more time when it comes to "leisurely activity."

wifey just started going to the gym and she can't fetch our kiddo, Neil, no more.

gotta rush out after office hours cos i just got promoted doing more family chores -- i have to bring him, and now fetch him to school.. nah, i can't complain.. i get to bond with the kid more than ever..

gotta be responsible with all these fatherly obligation.

more on anything later..


Monday, January 05, 2009


holiday's over.

now, get back to work!


wish there's a holiday every month like last month's... businessmen would complain, that's for sure.

anyway, though it was a holiday and me and my buddy, Earl, had a grand time makin' noise thanks to the videoke mic, drink to our hearts content, i wasn't letting 'em distract me from kicking ass in the gym.. no let up, homie, just serious workout after the fun.. the only time i took a break was on January 01.

since i never really took a week-long break (read: pre-determined) which usually falls after three months of bangin', and figured the long holiday break was enough to cover my base, like, i should be well rested after an hour or more of lifting... well, i felt really strong for a time.. i was getting very comfortable with my lifts and boy, i can feel my muscle swellin' good..

'til one fateful day....




ffuu---- fine.

ladies and gents, i tore my right rotator cuff yet again... you have no idea how pissed.. and depressed.. down.. devastated i am.

i was pushing it thin, i know.

what can i say? i've got so much motivation going in on me.. i'm on fire, baby!

what's more, a bodybuilder approached me a week ago and ask if i was lifting for competition.. my ego just went up to the roofs.. ya know, if you get noticed by no less than a competitor, then you must be at a certain level already.. i'm cool with regular folks looking in awe at how heavy i can lift or how huge my arms had become, it never bothers me at all.. but a bodybuilder? soooo much cooler.

many of 'em bodybuilders had complimented me for my strength and size.. that's modesty aside. in fact, one whose a personal trainer slash professional bodybuilder whose scheduled to start his cutting phase this week wanted me to join him in his quest to get shredded.. so yeah, even if i'm not into steroids, i get to be one of the "big boys" when it comes to lookin' like a bodybuilder.

now for the best part, this bodybuilder dude ask me to be his training partner. i don't really care if he's on gear as long as he's dedicated and knowledgeable, i'd be happy to train alongside him. we were supposed to start helping each other out today, but unfortunately, i friggin' had an awful mishap while doing cable front raise.. it was to be my finally set.. obviously, heavy enough. even though i was getting exhausted from all the previous shoulder routine i did, since i was on fire, i just kept going.

i ended up jerking my shoulders and body to get the weight up..



my right rotator cuff gave in.. shh---

ok, i'll try not to swear.. it's New Year. i know!

so there goes my careful planning blown to shh--- snooze.

now, as Mr. Eddie Torres, the Philippines premier powerlifter dude suggest,

"Ice the area for a few days. Try to see a sportsmed doctor too.

If possible, continue lifting but with very light painless weights so that your injury heals properly. Continue with the light rotator cuff exercises too. If you don't train and just wait a long time for this to heal, it may heal the wrong way and cause pains for certain movements in the future

You can take a small amount of aspirin (1/8 tablet) prior to training, then use ice after training."

guess i'm effed, bubba.

dunno for how long but the nagging pain is there.. it won't go away. not yet, at least.

i don't know what to say.. i'm trying to appease myself.. i guess no matter what others would say, it won't make things better..

tisk.. tisk.. tisk..

the night later, we had fun hanging around the newly opened bar uptown.. lotsa beers flowed.. friends came by.. an evening reminiscent of happier times... ya know, those Beach Roots Bar days where most of the 'owners' (10 to be exact) hang out.. only two guys were missing that night.. a buddy and his long-time girlfriend who, by the way, partly owns the now defunct bar, finally got married last month..


so many chit-chats to spill but to sum it all up,

it's checkmate... for me.