Is She Out of His League?

You see it all the time, and every time you ask yourself, “how the fuck did that guy score that girl?” I’d be lying if I said there was one finite reason, but lets go over a few possible scenarios.

1. Hot women are just that: women. They have the same thoughts running through their heads as everyone else. They question themselves, have insecurities, and they are conditioned to dealing with douchebag guys. Just because they are hot, does not make them girlfriend material. These girls can have weird hobbies, sense of humor, or just be plain awkward. So when you see them with a guy who is awkward, you can almost bet the girl is awkward herself. It is also important to remember that girls place values in other things than looks, they can be attracted to a guy because he can sing, dance or because he’s hilarious.

2. They have been together since high school. In high school girls are not pretty and guys are little dweebs. It’s a perfect match at the time, and as the high school girls mature into beautiful women sometimes their male counterpart remains looking like a little kid. The feelings of love were there before she turned into a smoke show. Now the only question is how will she deal with all the new male attention she receives for being a rocket ship.

3. Women who continually get screwed over and played around with by men start to build resentment towards men in general. They often lose their confidence after questionable past relationships where they dated Captain Douchebag. This has lead the women to look for different qualities in men. Suddenly now the nerdy guy from her history class has some appeal.

4. Women who have just moved often have limited social circles. Once they start to hangout in a particular social circle they may only get to know the guys in that particular circle. She’s new to town, she doesn’t want to be lonely, so she gets to know a nice guy who is not very visually stimulating.

These are only a few reasons. Below are related links

Never Ending Relationship You Shouldn’t Be In

High School Sweethearts to College Enemies

The 5 people You See Partying on Halloween

I want a dog on Halloween, just for this

Most of you are going out to some sort of Halloween party tonight. So for that reason, I’m going to write on the 5 people you will see out tonight!

1. Sexy Kitten – Sexy Kitten, it’s been 364 days and now we are set to meet again. Every single year I see the Sexy Kitten prowling the bars looking for Catnip. She is in all black, whiskers drawn on, and she’s wearing ears that she bought at Spencers earlier that day. I don’t have anything against the Sexy Kitten other than its lack in originality.

2.The Guy Dressed Up as Woman – I don’t know how I feel about this costume, it usually makes me laugh initially then it transitions to creeping me out as the dude wearing the dress gets intoxicated and tries to hit on women. I mean hey to each their own, it’s just not for me.

3.The “Cool” guy who doesn’t dress up – I hate this guy, he is the guy who ruins Halloween the single greatest holiday on earth. Halloween is a time where you can dress up and act like someone completely different from and get away with it because you are wearing a costume you put together hours before. It’s acceptable to be slutty, nerdy, and to get down wearing an animal costume without it being weird. The guy who doesn’t dress up is afraid of looking like an idiot, but without dressing up he ends up being the biggest idiot at the bar. Women want guys who can tastefully laugh at themselves, not the guys who post up at the bar and jaw-flex every time a girl walks by.

4.The guy who’s costume is borderline to good – I love dressing up for Halloween, but I dress up knowing that by the end of the night my costumes will probably have turned into a complete mess. I am okay with it, I am committed to this costume for one night and I expect it to be ruined in the morning. There is always the one guy who spent upwards of $100 on his costume and you can tell. I saw a guy dressed as Shrek and I immediately looked for a donkey to start talking because this guys costume was so good. If you have the time and money, then all the power to you! Just don’t break the bank for a costume that you aren’t willing to break and leave outside a bank.

5. The Group Costume – When a group of friends can actually coordinate a group costume it is a thing of beauty. This can range from a 70’s basketball team, a Rock band, the Jamaican Bobsled team, or the Ninja Turtles.  You might think that some of the group costumes are played out, but there is a reason that you continually see Mario and Luigi and that’s because it’s a sick costume!

For more on the type of people who don’t dress up on halloween take a look at

Sun Never Sets When You’re Cool

Don’t Be That Guy

At Razor’s Edge Performance, our main focus is usually on developing athletic performance; but like every other guy out there, we still want to look good wearing a wife beater or no shirt at all. Pretty much every guy wants to develop massive guns and that’s pretty obvious if you’ve ever stepped into a gym, any gym. The problem is, most guys are going about it completely wrong. Don’t be THAT guy.

If you’ve ever done more than 1 TYPE of curl during a single workout, you’re being that guy. If you’ve ever done more than 1 type of kickback or triceps press in a workout, you’re being that guy. The truth is, if you want bigger bi’s or tri’s, you need to put on mass in your entire upper body. If you get bigger, you’ll look bigger. Isolation exercises will not do it for you. Here’s something to try.

For the next two months (a great way to finish the calendar year), try replacing every set of curls with a set of chinups or pullups. If you’re doing more than 5 sets of curls, this amount of pullups/chins will do as much or more for your biceps, give you an iron grip and give you a back as thick as a mcdonalds milkshake. Ok, that’s a bad example, but it’ll be pretty jacked. You’ll be crushing people with your handshakes and filling out a shirt like never before. Alternate between chinups and pullups, as the chins will hit more bi’s and upper back and the pullups (overhand grip) will work more brachoradialis and lats. Studies have also shown that chinups even have noticeable pec activation. So ditch the curls until new years and start pulling yourself off the ground.

Now to the other half of the upper arm, the triceps. The kickbacks and cable extensions aren’t going to get you huge. Ya, I’ve seen Jay Cutler do them to but he’s also got an intense “vitamin” protocol and probably does 1000 sets of bench press first. Instead of isolation tricep exercises, switch all those sets you would’ve done with dips or close grip bench (that means 14″ between hands or less). If you dip as many reps as most guys do extensions then not only will you have a killer horseshoe going on, but your chest and shoulders will also be seriously chiseled. Your bench will be stronger than ever even though the goal was giant meathooks.

I don’t know many guys who actually have jacked arms, so most of you guys have no reason to ignore this article. Do yourself a favour and until December 31st, make the changes I’ve stated. January 1st you’ll wake up and realize you’ve turned into a monster.

Kyle

It’s About Getting Better!

Calling to Texting to Tweeting.

When was the day that it became weird to call someone on the phone after meeting them? It has become the norm to text each other sporadically in hopes that you may hangout one day. The problem with texting is simple, there is no tone behind what you are saying. Texts like, “Sounds good,” can be misinterpreted and completely thrown out of context. How many times have you exchanged numbers with someone only to have nothing come of it because of basically a lack of effort. Is it a lack of effort, or a lack of balls completely? Sending a text to a girl you just met is easy, you are not put on the spot, you usually have your best friend acting as a co-author, and you aren’t tied into an immediate conversation. The truth is, as easy as texting may be, it really is a cop-out for calling a person. People don’t want to put themselves on the spot or here the words, “Oh I can’t hang out because of (insert excuse here).” The build up isn’t as grand and the fall isn’t as hard when you send a text. I once met a girl who after talking for about an hour suggested that I add her on Facebook and we go from there. Why in my right mind would I take a step backwards? I have already met you in person, talked for a while and now the next step is posting on your Facebook wall like the rest of the jabronis from your highschool? It would have been easy to accept the Facebook invite and become one of her 500 friends on Facebook. However, is it really my intention to talk once and then become Facebook friends? I recently had a girl tell me to follow her on twitter….I think it is way more intrusive to give away your Facebook/twitter and allow someone the ability to take a glance at your accomplishments, family, pictures, and recent activity. Leave something to the imagination, a little mystery never hurt anyone.

Now you could argue and tell me that texting is less intrusive than calling and I wouldn’t argue back. I will say that just texting puts you in the same league of guys that she meets every weekend. If you text your way to a First Date and all goes well why don’t you try calling her after that? Though you may be awesome, you are not Casa Nova and if you’re wondering; yes she has been on dates with other men and yes she could be possibly dating other men at the moment. Calling after you have hung out will not make her like you, but it will at the very least make you different. Different stands out, and standing out is what you’re trying to accomplish. If you are confident enough to ask a woman out, why can’t you be confident enough to call her?

If you text a girl and she doesn’t respond, THAT DOES NOT MEAN TO CALL HER! She could have responded, but she didn’t, do not become the desperate looking guy that she and her friends all laugh about. Also, for bbm users, if you send a message and she reads it but doesn’t respond, DO NOT FREAK OUT. She is not living her life around your every move, and it might take her a second to get back to you. It might be hard to believe but some girls are not glued to their phones at all times; they have lives they are living too.

That’s my rant for the day, click below for a related article on Drunk Texting that was written a few months back.

Art of the Drunk Text

10 People You Will See at the Club

 

We’ve all seen them, now lets make fun of them!

1. Blackout Bob – It’s 10 pm; the doors to the bar just openend and the first customer through is none other than Blackout Bob. He’s part of the in crowd, though when it comes to drinking hes an outcast. He gets soo piss drunk that he can barely function throughout the night. He’s slurring his words, hitting on ugly girls and may have a piece of clothing already damaged from his walk to the bar. He will most likely pass out around 11:30 when everyone else decides to show up. Now everytime you leave the dance floor you see a  guy having a nap on the couches. Wish Bob sweet dreams!

2. Uncomfortably Old Guy – Every bar I have been to this happens. I am not talking about the 35 year old guy at the 25 year old bar. I am talking about the 50 year old guy at the 19 year old bar. He’s dressed either way too well or way to poorly. He posts up, usually by himself and creeps visciously. Everytime I see this guy I think he is here to pick up his daughter, but then after I see him try to lure girls in with his cane, ungroomed beard, or pony tail; I realize hes just the uncomfortably old guy.

3.General A. Grabber – General A. Grabber here reporting for Booty Sir! Ya you read it right, this is the guy at the bar who thinks that grabbing women as they walk by is the best way to pick them up. This guy has balls, but hes also probably got some battle wounds from girls responding negatively to this. Count on this guy to get grabbed by the 300 pound bouncer shortly after he goes on his grabbing spree.

4. You Just Got Served – Everyone is dancing, everything is good….but the night is about to get weird. You Got Served is the guy or girl who thinks that their life is a music video. This person is not a dancer, but god damn it on a friday night at midnight they are! They always try a move that they aren’t really talented enough to do, and it usually results in an epic fail. This person does not use their dance moves to pick up women, they are legitimately lost in their own moves.

5. OMG I got my sisters fake – To quote Chris Rock, “If a girl says she 20 and looks 16, shes 12.” Yes there is uncomfortably old guys at the club, but there is also uncomfortably young girls. These girls all drink vodka cranberrys (I know you’re saying all girls drink that), they are piss drunk early, they dance on the risers, they talk to every guy and the best part…they leave at midnight because they all have to get back to Tina’s house before their parents find out.

6. Birthday Princess/Lost My Phone girl – I was going to make these two seperate people, but after looking at it more I realized that it usually is the girl with the stupid tiara on that turns into the girl who is crying about her lost phone later in the night. I am convinced that some girls just wear tiaras out in hope of attention and free drinks. I thought the whole Tiara thing would fade out after your senior year of ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! It’s okay though because the birthday princess who is caught up in her night, is also the same girl who drinks the most. She ends up crying because she lost her phone, and her dad’s going to kill her blah blah. When you ask where it got stolen from, they usually tell you they put it right out in the open. I have limited sympathy for stupidity at the bar. I once saw a girl crying because it was 2 am….Are you Serious??? You can’t fight time! pick your battles!

7. I have Rhinestones on my shirt…that makes me tough – I find I spend a lot of time making fun of the jersey shore wannabes and I’m sorry that I’m not sorry. You all make it too easy. Not only can you smell this douchebag’s cologne before you get in the club, you get in and he nearly blinds you with all the god damn beads on his shirt. His group of friends resembles some weird jungle kingdom all with different beaded animals allover their shirts. These guys say “bro!” more than you thought was possible. They wear sunglasses in the club, they never fight…but every night they almost do. Guys hate you, Girls hate you, Please don’t come out.

8. I just came to get MO – MO stands for Makeout! These are the people that come to the bar and makeout either with one person way to intensly for a bar setting or they make out with multiple people all over the bar. Kissing at the bar you will see everywhere, though it can get carried away and sometimes I feel like I am watching a soft core porno just inside the smoking section.

9.Sargeant Smoker- People smoke, I get it. This is the person who has to go out to the smoking section every 10 minutes for his next nicotine fix. I don’t want to wait in a line to go hangout outside the bar, while you smoke all night. Buy some nicorette and go meet some girls!

10.The Fighting Couple – Last, but definitely not least. Every group of friends has the couple that continually fights in it. To be honest it’s their business and I don’t really care if they duke it out on the regular. I do care when their fighting is brought to the forefront of everyones night and their drama pours out. They say drunk words are sober thoughts…If this is true then these two shouldn’t be together after the debacle you just witnessed.

 

The Story About Your Six Pack

Maybe you’ve heard it. Maybe you haven’t. By what I see in the gym each day, I would suggest that you either haven’t heard, or just want to ignore the information. The secret is about core training and your six pack. They are not related. Doing those 200 crunches at the end of the workout may give you a burn, and make you feel like you are shredding up your stomach, but it is only increasing the endurance of your abdominals.

The truth is, your abdominals, as muscles, are different than a lot of other muscles in your body because they cannot hypertrophy (grow) very much in response to exercise. If they did, you’d see some people with abs that shot out of their torsos and extended for about two feet. Wouldn’t that be weird? Anyways, the point is, that doing an exhausting amount of core work at the end of your workout may help build core strength, which is important for a lot of things, but it won’t improve the chances of seeing those bottom two, four, or six abs.

So what am I trying to get at? Don’t waste your time. The truth is, we all have a fixed amount of work we can do, or time we can spend in the gym. Having a 6 pack is about having a low body fat percentage, not strong abs. So let’s go\ over a few things that can help you lower your body fat percentage and start to see more of those abs…

– Walking

– Sprinting

– High-Intensity Circuits

I know the first two things look like they contradict each other. You might also be asking why I didn’t list jogging. Here is the deal for cardio for body composition. Jogging and other steady-state forms of cardio work can help you, but they are not the most effective, and it comes down to a cost-benefit analysis. Jogging may be more effective than walking, but not as effective as sprinting. Sprinting can really wipe you out physically, but it needs to be done if you want major changes. Walking won’t really fatigue you very much, but used effectively can give you a very nice boost in burning excess body fat. In the middle is jogging, which tires us out, burns a little bit of fat, but ultimately serves to waste time. High –Intensity circuits are a fantastic strategy for improving body composition but require good planning. They involve doing exercises that use a lot of muscle, but taking very short rest periods between working sets. This provides the body with a dose of resistance training, and cardio at the same time, proving to be the most effective approach.

The way to get the best results is to put all 3 approaches together. Try to make at least one of your resistance training workouts each week a high-intensity circuit style workout. At the end of one or two more workouts, do 8-12 sprints, either outside, on a rower, bike, or treadmill. When I say sprints, I mean sprints, so make sure you are going all-out or very close to it. Finally, add 25-35 minutes of brisk walking 2-3 days a week to put the cherry on the top. Whether you are sore or not from previous workouts, you can always pop out and try to take on a brisk walk.

Tying this all together, instead of wasting your time with 200 crunches at the end of your workout, or 5 different core exercises, try using strategies that will help burn more body fat. Do one intense core exercise to get that work in, then move on to some sprints!

Cory Kennedy is a co-founder of Razor’s Edge Performance, a training and sports nutrition company that uses the most effective and efficient ways to improve performance and reduce injury. Cory can be reached at info@razorsedgeperformance.ca

The Pestering Ex.

It’s been two years since you got out of the shitstorm that you called a relationship. You are over your ex, you found someone new who is actually good for you. There’s only one problem….You’re ex isn’t quite over you and is now starting to resemble the creepy guy/girl you see every morning at the bus stop. The Pestering Ex had all of your attention when you were together, and they took you for granted. In their mind, they still believe that they can get you back with creepy/desperate ditch efforts. It’s easy to say something like, “you don’t know what you’ve got, until it’s gone,” or “people want what they can’t have,” but how about this for a slogan, “You pissed yourself, now get on with life.”The Pestering Ex may initiate contact in what seems to be a non-threatening way with something like, “Hey, I hope everything is going well and your family is alright, what are you up to these days?” You should delete this message! It reads friendly, however, it means something completely different like, “You were the best thing that ever happened to me, please take me back.” If you decide to start talking to your ex you will definitely jeopardize your existing relationship. Most adults should be comfortable with their partner both having girl and guy friends, however, a recent ex should not fly. You are not trying to make your ex happy, you are trying to make your existing partner happy, so make a logical choice when it comes to responding. If the Pestering Ex does not continue to pursue further, then you are lucky. Usually following the seemingly harmless message comes the more desperate confession of all their flaws and how they have changed. If you are in the same social circle, all you have to do is count the days before you run into each other drunk and they spill their heart again.

It Gets better, when you are single but they still believe that you are together. Recently one of my friends Mark (fake name). was talking to a girl named Susan(also a fake name) about doing business together. They’re Facebook messages were strictly professional and did not indicate anything further than a professional relationship. Little did Mark know that Susan had recently broken up with her boyfriend and he was logging into her Facebook to check her messages. I’m not going to get started on how weird, creepy and insecure this is, I will let you know what he did next though. He sent a tough guy message from his own Facebook telling Mark to watch his back and that he should leave Susan alone if he knows whats good for him. Mark messaged Susan and said , “Hey your BF is a little overprotective and I don’t think business together will be appropriate at this time.” Susan messages back and strictly states that she is single and that her ex will not be prying into her life anymore.” This comes as great news to Mark as he did not want to lose a potential client, though two days later the ex boyfriend shows up dressed like a hipster version of eminem from 8 mile at the bar we are partying at. He made it awkward, he didn’t approach us to say anything, he just stared. I had no idea who this guy was so as I leaned into Mark and asked him who the special needs Vanilla Ice was, he responded, “Susan’s crazy ex.”