I’m working out for my own benefit and gain, but over the last few weeks I’ve been getting more and more compliments on my physique. It helps remind me that I’m doing things right and a bit of a confidence boost doesn’t hurt. The other day I even got asked, “Man, why’d you start juicing?” My only response was to laugh for 30 seconds before stating that all I was doing was busting ass 5-6 days a week. To be fair, I’m surrounded by super knowledgeable people and wouldn’t have gotten half as far without them. That aside, today was a successful day for back. Also, ignore the messy bathroom and the dumb face.

On October 14, 1912, Teddy Roosevelt was shot just before his speech. Because the would-be assassin’s arm was jostled, he missed Roosevelt’s head and hit him square in the chest. The bullet, slowed by a 50-page copy of the President’s speech and his steel glasses case, didn’t hit any major organs, so he just asked the audience to quiet down while he went ahead and spoke for another hour. Source

“Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”

First page of speech:


John Schrank, would-be assassin, and his revolver:  

Chest X-ray:

“In the very unlikely event of the wound being mortal I wished to die with my boots on.”