My back has always been by far my strongest body part and muscle group besides my legs. Love training it but I cant over train it because i get big fast and I get out of proportion. Being a HULK is a lot of work. HA. Had a great day training back at my favorite Golds gym with the best back equiptment. Used a few hand and grip strengthening toys I had.

I love being the biggest guy in the gym that people come up to and ask for advice. Helping out people that have the same goals as I had is really fulfilling. I hear all the time how people want to achieve what I have. I love giving them advice to help out their form for most part or showing them some new exercises. I remember being that age or just walking into a gym and being overwhelmed. I was never intimidated at all but people tell me they are all the time. Find someone to lift with and ask some guys in the gym some questions if you have them. If they are dicks or act douchey they are probably really insecure and not good advisors anyway and just rely on roids.

This was the second time I was visiting Alcatraz. As soon as I checked in I was met by these three beautiful girls visiting from Japan. They were visiting San Fransisco like I was but was on the way out off the ROCK. I met up with them for a drink in Chinatown that evening. I have been to Alcatraz a few times. The second time was the best. In this time I got to take my time and see a lot more. If you ever get to San Francisco YOU BETTER visit Alcatraz. It is a national park and well taken care of. You start the tour out in the showers and work your way through all the cells. From Al Capone to the Bird Man this site is packed of interesting history. The girls were flight attendandts and a lot of fun. They were here on layover, decided to dress up and see some history. They also were singers. They were kinda like Americas Dixie Chicks. I ROCKED THEIR WORLD. They showed me some fun too.

Since my workouts have been focused on heavier weight and keeping form I have noticed my muscle thickness and denseness have come back as to where I was before my surgery. Feeling 100% again I am happy with progress. This week turned cold here again in ATX. Hate goin’ out in it haha. I got a NEW VIDEO filmed and it will be out soon. All THE COCKY FLEXING YOU CAN HANDLE.

I been eating a whole hell of a lot more than usual so I need to keep up the catrdio game and not get discouraged with the cold weather. Tonight its my version of chicken Fajitas made in the oven. Id rather grill them but I am not able to tonight. Hit my favorite gym up north tonight its an hour drive but well worth the equiptment. Added a lot more to my AMAZON WISHLIST for those of you who ask me about things I like and use and wish for.

This picture was tasken about two years ago in Puerto Rico. I was there for a week. Was a great time. This is before Hurricane Maria destroyed the island. I was at the highest point of Puerto Rico called El Torro Verde or “THE GREEN BULL”. It is a Zipline park that is no longer there. This Zipline that I am on is the longest highest and fastest zipline IN THE WOPRLD. It is located in the very interior part of the island. It took me an all day drive there with no cell service and just a paper map given to me from hotel. There were three phases nto the zipline. The first part was head first and the rest was feet first. There is a video now in the Bull pen with the head first phase. It was a great expierience and really sad that the park is gone now.

I’d definitely head back there. The people were amazing and so were the beaches although this is when Zika virus just broke out with mosquitos and the resort I was staying out took on all precautions and instead of suntan  and sunscreen they would spray us down with bug spray.

Back when I was competing in Strong Man and The Highland Games, hand, forearm and overall grip strength was imparitive to the sport. I trained my hands and forearms at least three times a week. Once you start getting stronger arms and grip strength your normal exercises become so much better. you are able to control the weight more, isolate more and build an overall denser muscle.

FOR EXAMPLE: This is my newest toy. Iron Bull Cannon Balls. This is like a handle that you would use at a gym. Except it is focused on your grip and forearm. I started my back workout tonight using them to pre-exhaust my grip and forearms but at same time I was isolating and warming up my back muscles. Of cours I couldn’t go really heavy but thats the point. building those smaller muscles and firing the isolated muscles to be worked for rest of workout. After I blew my wad and exausted the hands and forearms through functional back warm up, I then gave them a rest and relied on straps and not my hands for lifting heavy weight for my back exercises that were already fired from the pre-exhausted excersises before. My proven theory is that when you go back to the same pull down as shown in picture but with regular bar, you will hit back harder because of the grip strength aquired from this type of training. Straps should only be used this way in my opinion. Straps are a crutch and if not used properly, just an injury waiting to happen.

This was my bull Douglas. I had him up until 2015. He got too big to breed the herd. He’d mount them and was too heavy and end up hurting the cows. He knew how to fuck.  This is me feedin’ him an Oreo. We tease our happy bovine with some sugar. They devour them but I doubt they know how good it tastes dunked in milk. He is extremely docile but he tear’s through barbed fence to get to cows in heat on neighbors property. Too big for the farm.

So back to the picture. I was visiting the parents and was living in San Diego. I just torn the first of two biceps four years ago. you can see me in my sling in picture.He is a Brahma bull. It is a breed that has a hump on its neck and long ears. He was about 2,400 lbs here. I was 260.

THE HUMP: Just like the camel’s, that is a fat hump of tissue that stores water in arid conditions.

I did’nt know what to blog tonight because nothing amazing has happened since yesterday so I decided to try somthing new. I’ll pick a pic and talk about it.

This trip was a few years ago back when I was livin’ in San Diego. I and one of my best buds from Cali flew to Portland for a week. Great city. Very submissive. Stayed downtown and did’nt hear a peep. As a pedestrian you have the right of way anywhere in the city. Stayed in the PEARL district.

The city is cool but you got to get out of there at some point.  A road trip of 4 hours north into Washington statewill get you to Mt. St. Helens (shown here). Notice how high the clouds were. The valleys and canyons below. I was at an extreme elevation.

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Had a great weekend with more great weather and even better workouts. I hit chest and back and did some legs today before I went in to get bodywork done. Here you can see that I am being cupped. Cupping is a part of body work that uses suction to brimng the blood through all parts of the muscle improving circulation. This helps with recovery and also preparing the muscle for future lifts. I also had some scraping done on my traps. This breaks up and loosens the fascia in the muscle that keeps it hard and dense.

I have also been tracking everything I am eating and it has been great! Some days I have been undereating and had’nt known it. Now I plug in my meals and snacks int0 a food diary and I can hit a daily goal of calories, fats and protien in order to maintain muscle and drop some fat. This week I am set up for a body fat analysis. Cant wait to see numerically what a fat ass I am. Definantly taking this year to reach these goals

Another great weather day here in Austin, Texas. Was mid 70’s and its the middle litterally of January. Thank God for global warming. woke up ate me some breakfast and headed out for a haircut. Hit up the gym close to me for some HIIT and then home for some food and back again for leg day. I hit heavy legs today. High weight, low reps.

I have been steppin’ up my training in this new year. Consistancy with HIIT and really good workouts make me feel a lot better. It will be a whole year soon that I have had my surgery and I feel like I am just now at 100%. I have been doing 40lb curls but I havnt gone over 40lb. This weekend after a great birthday dinner, i went out to a Texas State Park, Enchanted Rock. I did some hiking up there and watched the sunset. It’s an hour west of Austin. Very steep climb in a lot of areas and really cool cactus and succulents. Natural sping water runs out of the top. This week going to keep up the good workout ethic.