I hate to admit this, but MTV's "The Jersey Shore" is recorded on my Tivo. I am not ashamed to admit that it's there because my wife loves to watch the train wreck that is their lives. But I have to say, I do enjoy watching it when it is on because I find Pauly to be freaking hilarious and the endless fights between Ronnie and Sammy can make anyone feel better about their relationship. What does all this have to do with fitness? Well, I am going to use the guys to go through what my goals are and are not...all that GTL (gym, tan, laundry) time has paid off for a few of them.
Ronnie is as strong as an ox (and seemingly as dumb as one too). The guy looks like he could lift a house and move it out of hte way of a nor'easter hitting the shore. I will not debate his strength but his physique is not quite what I'm hoping to gain with all my working out. My step-brother is always talking about "getting huge" and although I can understand that goal..it's just not what I want...at all.
Vinnie..yeah he's pretty funny. And according to Snooki..he's huge in a completely different way than Ronnie. wink wink nudge nudge. Vinnie is the least cut guy in the house but let's assume he is very strong..his diet is just not right. He has a layer of pudge before getting to his muscles. Again, this is just not what I am looking for myself.
Mike "The Situation"
Mike is known for his abs (which I find repulsive because they just don't look natural). He is a pretty cut dude but when I look at him I just don't think athletic. he spends a lot of time at the gym but I don't know if he's any good at anything but lifting some weight and getting cut. He almost looks fake strong. He's definetly weaker than Ronnie (proven when Ronnie knocks his ass out in Italy). So although the situation is closer to what I hope to mold my body into..it's not quite there.
I feel like Pauly is the best person out of the guys (with Vinnie a close second). He is funny, never really takes anything overly serious and seems like a nice guy. Other than his billion tattoos, I think if I could choose any body to have out of the guys..it would be his. He seems strong..has an athletic look to him and is not too big. He is cut but not overly so that I'd feel like I'm in a Mr. universe competition.
So there you have it..I think I would choose Pauly D's body.
I can't begin to tell you how fruity I felt googling "jersey shore guys shirtless" to get the pictures above.
Strength: 65% x 5; 75% x 5; 85% x 5+ shoulder press
WOD: 15 minute AMRAP 25 box jumps, 20 KB swings, 15 T2B, 10 burpee
Strength: I did 8 of 85lbs on the shoulder press. My 1rm is 95lbs so I think I'll be able to beat that..at least I hope so!
WOD used RX on all but the KB swing. I wanted to work on my form there. i did 2 + 61 (9 burpees short of 3 rounds)