Thinkin and Growin

Been there done that

Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Sun May 31, 2015 7:54 pm

Brick 11

Thursday 5/28


Frequency Pushups
20x5

Chins
20

Situps
135

Bench
5,5,6x150 (7th rep with a little help from my friend)

Squat
5,5,8x215

Disappointed with the reps on the squat. Still getting acclimated to the burpees and Gumpin' though.

Burpees
22 in 54 sec
22 in 57

Jam of the Day

Wax - No Smoking in the House



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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Sun May 31, 2015 8:08 pm

Brick 12

Friday 5/29


Pushups
100

Situps
135

Chins
20

Burpees
22 in 54 sec
22 in 56

Mile Run
6:34

Jam of the Day

Hall & Oates - Beanie G and the Rose Tattoo




Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude
-Zig Ziglar
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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Sun May 31, 2015 8:27 pm

Brick 13

Saturday 5/30


Pushups
100

Chins
20

Situps
135

Burpees
22 in 52
22 in 55

800M Run
2:44
2:52

Push Press
13x105
11x105

Deadlift
9x285
8x285

Jam of the Day

Li'l Wayne - Shooter




To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift
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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:40 pm

Brick 14

Sunday 5/31


60 Min Low Intensity Cardio

Rest


Flex's Book Club

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Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything
Kevin Cook

This week's book is about a subject I know a lot about, hustling. Having been in the pool world for 10 plus years I've been on both sides of many hustles and prop bets. Kevin Cook does a phenomenal job telling the life story of the best hustler of all time, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson. From a young age Titanic had a knack for moving money from other people's pockets into his.

From poker, to golf, to billiards and prop bets the man rarely booked a loser. He would bet a man that he could throw a watermelon onto the roof of a 10 story building. Knowing that this was an impossible task, the sucker would take him up on his offer. Titanic would then go to the roof of the 11 story building next door and toss the watermelon across the alley onto the roof of that 10 story building.

He got his name when he walked into Snow Clark's poolroom and beat all the regulars. He then asked who the best stick in the house was, Snow of course, and took him for $500. To give him a chance to get even, Ti bet him $500 that he could jump over a pool table without touching it. Young Alvin walks to the dirtbag motel down the street, brings back a mattress and lays it down beside the table and dives headfirst over it. Somebody asked Snow who the kid was, he says I don't know but they oughtta call him Titanic cause he sinks everybody.

The first thing you learn in the poolroom is if somebody comes to you with a proposition, no matter how impossible it may seem, you never take the bet. This quote from the book sums it up perfectly. "Son, no matter how far you travel, or how smart you get, always remember this: Someday, somewhere, a guy is going to show you a nice brand-new deck of cards on which the seal has not yet been broken. This man is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. Now son, do not bet this man, for as sure as you stand there, you are going to wind up with an earful of cider."

If you have the Netflix you should check out Hustling America. Magic expert Alex Conran travels the country trying to get marks to fall for some of Titanic's best tricks.
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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:10 pm

Brick 15

Monday 6/1


Low Intensity Cardio
60 Minutes

Frequency Pushups
8x14

Situps
135

Frequency Chins
5x4

Burpees
22 in 51 sec
22 in 54

Jam of the Day

Tito & Tarantula - After Dark



Lowly dog! Bow your head! Kneel and worship at the feet of Santanico Pandemonium!
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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:52 pm

Brick 16

Tuesday 6/2


Low Intensity Cardio
60 Minutes

Frequency Pushups
4x15
6x10

Frequency Chins
2x5
5x3

Situps
5x15
3x25

Burpees
25 in 57 sec
25 in 1:05

Jam of the Day

NOFX - Linoleum
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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:55 pm

Brick 17

Wednesday 6/3


Frequency Pushups
22x5

Chins
25

Situps
10x15

Bench
5,5,6x155 (7 and 8 with spot)

Squat
5,5,9x225

Burpees
25 in 56 sec
25 in 1:15

Jam of the Day

Bassment Jaxx - Red Alert

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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:59 pm

Brick 18

Thursday 6/4


Frequency Pushups
7x16
1x8

Frequency Chins
7x3
1x4

Situps
3x20
6x15

Burpees
25 in 58 sec
25 in 1:03

Jam of the Day

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:25 pm

Brick 19

Friday 6/5


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NLP For Dummies
Romilla Ready

I've always been a fan of the Dummies series. These books usually provide a good base of knowledge without getting overly complicated or technical. I've heard a lot about NLP in the past few years from JP, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins and others. I wanted to learn more about it, so I picked this book up.

The authors go through the main presuppositions of NLP and use real world anecdotes to explain how they work. The book isn't necessarily organized in the most thoughtful manner. I've been treating it as a menu, jumping to the sections that seemed to interest me most. I remember JP talking about the "swoosh" technique in one of his podcasts and really wanted to learn more about that.

I've gotten really good at using this technique in my pool game. When I find myself faced with a shot that I see myself missing I can switch out that image with a crystal clear one of me laying down a smooth stroke and pocketing the ball.

I have also been practicing building rapport with the customers that I work with in my service job. I've only been in the industry for a few months, but have found that how I present myself can make me look a lot more credible.

I'm really excited to learn more about NLP, and I think this book has given me a leg up.
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Re: Thinkin and Growin

Postby Flex Luthor » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:50 pm

Brick 20

Saturday 6/6


Push Press
13x115
12x115

Deadlift
10x295
9x295

Burpees
25 in 59 sec
25 in 1:09

800M Run
2:56
2:59

My fast called in sick this week, will be hitting sub 2:30 next week.

Jam of the Day

Paul Wall - I'm Throwed



Fresher than a fruit bowl, leanin like a gas gauge.
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