LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Jonathan Isn't The Only One Doing Sports

Bench-press anyone?

Now this is my kind of sport. Yeah, baby!


Blogger jel said...

is that you?

Merry Christmas Mark, and family!

December 20, 2006 7:49 AM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Merry Christmas, Janice!

No, that is not me. It would be great to Bench 700 pounds like he is doing though.

December 20, 2006 8:24 AM

Blogger jel said...

Hey Mark,
Thanks for the visit.
and yes I took both pictures, and then I took both and made them into one!

December 20, 2006 9:05 AM

Blogger jazzycat said...

Although I played high school sports a long time ago, I was unable to pull the string back on my son's bow a few years ago. I probably couldn't lift that guys bar that holds his weights.


December 20, 2006 9:51 AM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Janice - Clever girl!

Wayne - The bar weighs only 45 pounds.

December 20, 2006 10:33 AM

Blogger Daniel said...

At my peak I could only press about 250 lbs - last time I tried I was hurting bad at 150. Sigh.

Notwithstanding, I do have a nautilus in my basement, and have begun (pensively of course) to hit it again.

December 20, 2006 11:53 AM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Daniel - Good to see you again!

Yes, my personal gym is in my basement as well; free weights, much like what you see in the picture. They are called "olympic weights" with a 2 inch diameter bar and coresponding hole in the plate.

I know you just demonstrated your quick ability to convert from metric in your comment. That was not lost on me. I can not do the same thing so well.

The best I ever did in a contest was 385 lbs. That was good for only 3rd place in that particular contest. I had won other contests with 375 and 380 benches though. That was in the 220 pound weight class; 48 pounds and 16 years ago. In March I'll be 50 and much fatter and weaker than I was back then. Still I am thankful that the Lord blessed that time period for me. It was fun.

In workouts I had done 390 and even had 400 up, but could not lock my elbows on that one. O, so close.

December 20, 2006 12:16 PM

Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Two torn rotator cuffs . . . sigh.

December 20, 2006 7:56 PM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Hey Jonathan! Torn rc's? Not easy to recover from.

December 20, 2006 7:59 PM

Blogger Bhedr said...

Ol Bone crushin bluey. I suggest a new strategy JMOOR. Let the bluey win. He may be able to break a couple of those rotator cuffs if you ever debate...of course about all I can do is show you how to avoid that or use a technique or two that might induce shock or choke him before you move on...that is if he doesn't get ahold of me and shake all the change out of my pocket and flip me around like a fly swatter.

December 20, 2006 9:01 PM

Blogger Bhedr said...

Course not much you and Mark would argue over anyway in a debate.

December 20, 2006 9:03 PM

Blogger bluecollar said...

Brian - I'm a lifter, not a fighter.

Besides, Doctor Moorhead has my utmost respect. And, believe it or not, I like you too.

December 20, 2006 9:26 PM

Blogger Bhedr said...

Well thanks brother. That is a blessing to know. I like you to man. Jus havin a little fun.

December 20, 2006 10:13 PM

Blogger jazzycat said...

45# bar eh. Swimming at the Y has muscled me up, so I probably could do 5-10 reps with that bar. That swimming makes me hungry, so I have also grown elsewhere as a result....


December 21, 2006 8:46 AM

Blogger Bhedr said...

Interesting how that works aint it Zazzy. Hey I'm talking a bunch of trash anyway. I have no fight left in me and I'm nearing middle age at 38 so about all I do in the evenings is lift these 30lb dumbels with a few varying repititions. About all that does is keep my heart rate up and help me win at least one round in the arm wrestling competitions:-)

Thats about the length of my stamina anymore...and yes lifting dumbells increases my appetite and then I want to eat more...so I guess I need to quit lif...um eating:-)

December 21, 2006 12:17 PM

Blogger Even So... said...

Man, the juices are flowin, so glad I ran into this post after being over at JMoors with that G-A-G Groban stuff...

Blue...I'm 5'2"...at 135lb. and 22 years old I pushed up "three plates" (315 lbs.)...have tried more, but that was many years ago, and many, many, many lbs. since....

You know, Albert Beckles (know him anyone? famous bodybuilder who competed at high level into his 60's) said that a man reaches peak strngeth in his 50's if he is active, it is his recovery ability that suffers...saw Rocky Balboa last week....man, I think I'm gonna go for it again...I weigh a heck of a lot more now...maybe I can get "four plates" (405)...well, I can dream, the Rocky theme won't let me go....

December 28, 2006 11:44 PM

Blogger bluecollar said...

JD - 315 at 135...That is very, very good! 180 LBS over body weight! I've never come that close. The 390 was while I weighed 217 - 173 pounds over body weight.

Too bad you live so far away.

Thanks so much for the visit. Do come again.

December 29, 2006 5:25 PM


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