Leanne did her physical training fitness test yesterday. The AF (all military) requires members to pass a fitness test every 6 months. The AF test includes push-ups, sit-ups (elbows to knees), & a mile & a half run. While she tested I went out to show moral support--I was really happy that she didn't start testing until I was finished with my own workout. teehee
While waiting Ernie was talking to my 19-yo cheerleader about bodybuilding & "A muscles" verses "B muscles." I asked what he meant & he spewed some shit about how we have two muscle types & the way we work them should be grouped in A & B workouts. I asked how this related to fast & slow twitch. He didn't know what that meant. Okay--so where ever he got his training from doesn't talk about that. And maybe fast & slow twitch has been changed to something else. I don't know but I can't find ANYTHING on any website that says this. Any clue???
The conversation turned to competitions & how you should taper when in the last week or so of training before the comp. Cheerleader boy talked about a comp he did & how he learned that lesson the hard way--was doing 275/300 lb chest presses 2 days before a comp & then found himself unable to do more than 225 at the comp. DOH
Ernie began talking about how you have to really hurt yourself to do comps like that & that no one in our gym was going to win any comps because they aren't training correctly. This turned into a conversation (that I didn't participate in but took in with "awe") about competing & how no one in our gym was going to win any type of competitions; bodybuilding, figure (I think he glanced at me), or power lifting. Ernie said that our gym isn't designed to meet the needs of a competitor. Really? We have every type of equipment you could possible need.
Anyway, this pissed me off to the point of thinking that mother fucker threw down the gauntlet. My workouts are rocking. I'm kicking it up to a level of glorious DOMS almost every workout. My cardio is leaving me soaked & winded. I think I've got the diet thing figured out. I need to kick that up a notch. I am down 1.5 lbs this week (yay) but I still have a long way to go in 3 months.
Do you think it can be done? What do I need to do? I want to show this ass hole that he has no fucking clue what he is talking about.