The day before Memorial Day I went to the gym with Christine, Lola, and Roan. Roan’s approximating 8 months now, but don’t ask me how many weeks is that, because I don’t know, but Christine will tell you exactly how many weeks Roan is if you ask, or if you don’t.
Well he (Roan) was sufficiently well behaved, and so we were able to get in a fairly large order. Presses were mine for the day, dips, too, and a few front squats. The garage door to the gym was open which invited a breeze. It was 76—I was going to say degrees.
The double clean and press is in fashion for me again. Always I come back to it, and never can I leave it for too long without me awfully missing it. I had a cat like that once and he could climb any tree, but try asking him what the capital of Pennsylvania is and you quickly run into the end of his usefulness. Lola, in the meanwhile, is dumping to my left, on the parking lot, and I can’t help but think what a blissful world it is and how blessed I am to be charged with the care of an entire St. Bernard.
I’m halfway into my set. It’s funny how the mind wanders during a metabolic session, isn’t it? and how it thinks on all the things it can possibly think on just to keep itself busily distracted from what’s going on in the body. But it won’t hold on to an idea long; no, whatever bubbles up, always suddenly bursts, and then it’s on to the next great idea. The reader will have to forgive me for not recounting any of my great ideas now, for I can’t remember any of them.
The double clean and press: You should wear this movement like you wear your skin. It should be tight and it should be loose. It should be tense, at some points, like it is when you have a stomach ulcer, and at others totally relaxed, like it is after sex. Go heavy. But keep the breathing deep and deliberate.
So I’m looking for a couple of guinea pigs to come try out my new Minimalist Muscle program. The program itself is deceptively simple–just five movements with plenty of sets (you’ll be doing LOTS of double cleans and presses :-), heavy sets, I mean, big and disgusting.
It’s tough, but it will help you add muscle quick (if that’s something you’re looking to do), and will help you to do it cleanly, too, so you can add some size while staying remarkably lean.
As for my guinea pigs, I’d love to have any guy who’s ever had a “difficult” time putting on muscle, or any woman between the age of 25-55 who wants to put on a fair amount of lean (and tasteful, but NOT bulky) muscle.
If interested, CLICK HERE to join the Inner Circle, then shoot me an email at PatFlynn@ChroniclesOfStrength.com with the subject line of “I’m In” and I’ll get you the program on June 1st. First come first serve on this, so don’t dawdle, and serious folks only please.