Doctor Delts may be taking a break from his nearly constant habit of buying new exercise equipment. I don't know how he has been able to afford buying so much, although he has alluded to some inherited money from an eccentric uncle. This odd relative gave up answering his mail for the last two … [Read more...] about Social Media Addiction Enters the Gym
Doctor Delts is really great at bench pressing, and is often able to hoist singles in the 400-500 pound range. I still give him a hard time, as I do to anyone who benches at the expense of doing pullups. He just laughs and tells me where I can go, and he's not referring to anyplace in the gym. In … [Read more...] about When Restaurant Menus Attack
Last week Delts and I each had had a hard workout. I had just reached my goal of 20 pullups, and Delts had just topped 400 in his bench press. We decided to have a celebratory cocktail afterwards. Over at Rosie Malone's, we laughed and were talking some trash about our friends, people in the gym, … [Read more...] about Dave Accidentally Invents a New Fitness Training Method
Delts has a fun job. He operates a special cherry-picker that's used for taking down trees that are no longer viable. He maneuvers the basket so he can get close to a large branch, at which point he uses a chainsaw to cut through it, and then the massive piece of wood falls down to the ground, … [Read more...] about Doctor Delts Has the Best Job Ever!
When I arrived at the gym last Tuesday, I found Dr. Delts trying to get on a Swiss ball. Something fishy is going on here, I thought. He usually scorns such equipment in favor of more metallic, manly gear. But at times he'll try almost anything. "Hey! What's going on?" I asked. "I know, I … [Read more...] about Doctor Delts vs. the Swiss Ball – A Fitness Smackdown
A new guy just began coming to the gym, and wow, does he stand out. His upper body is very big and muscular, almost no fat, and covered with random peculiar tattoos. He is tanned, possibly due to not wearing shirts much. He probably wouldn't have worn shirts at all here, except that gym … [Read more...] about Mystery Exercise Man Is All Upper Body