1.) I have started deadlifting weekly. the problem? My arms are very short. I mean, even for my height. Which means, the bar gets pushed into/under my balls. Yeah, TMI, but that's what happens. I have tried to get around this in a few ways, one of which was a cup. The problem is that the cup adds horizontal space, and it is, at higher weight, harder for me to go around. So the solution I have come up with for the time being: sumo deadlifts, where one uses a close grip and the leg stance is like that of a sumo wrestler. I have heard people debate traditional vs. sumo deadlifts, but for the time being, my balls are not being crushed, so that's an immediate point towards the sumo deadlifts.
2.) I tried to bench 225 on Friday. Note the word "try"; it was too much for me as the spotter had to do quite a bit of the lifting. A guy who works at the gym came up to me and said, "... yeah, I was going to say that you'd be able to do that much more if you pushed with your heels but your legs barely touch the floor!" I could have taken this as a short joke, but he was right. Many people say you feel bench everywhere, and I never have beyond my waist, and this would explain why. So my next bench day? That's right, I'm putting weight plates under my feet.
3.) So the Hell Week at work wasn't too bad, thanks to my department hauling ass and stepping up everywhere. I had my boss' key and locked up every night, and then after work Friday, I managed to lose the key. I thought to myself, "Oh, maybe I just left it at my desk." And insert panic here, when I see NO KEY. Why is this under Gymtales? Because, somehow, I left the key at the GYM. I honestly have no explanation, but they had it, and now I have it. The call to the gym asking them if I had it was great. The guy at the gym's front desk said, "Is it square and fat and ugly? Yeah, I got it!" :: laugh ::