Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ran Dom Lee

Yesterday was great ! alhamdullelahme, but also not so great for muscles

i havent had slept much something like 3 hours.. and my diet was absolutly horrible, i ate at more than 5 hour intervals,, i lose weight pretty fast and gain it pretty fast too. which is actually quite a good cobination for muscle building...I wasnt having enough water, and i ate some ice cream! when i was really hungry

I went out with some friends that i havent went out in ages with, some bros.. actually "cool " bros one of em pointed out that I had gottn wider :P which i was actually depumped.. the whole time.

despite being horribly depumped i still was relatively big.. and since i havent been going out for quite a long time.. i felt some what HUGE compared to other people. and every once in a while i would notice some stares... in the gym however i dont really feel big as there are many bigger folks.. the good thing abou being big is that people get out of the way for ya :P

even though i dontwalk around with my lats flexed and chest pushed out :P

I dont go out for that purpose, mostly handling the food with "normal" folks who are not bodybuilding oriented... i just get hungry every three hourse and i need quality food. I lost quite some muscle from yesterday ... and i havent been going full throtle my wrist hurts!

I just started taking some joint supplements

we prayed at nice masajid.. maghrib and esha.. were pretty good.
there was a mini lecture about isra and miraajj,, and one of my friends told asked me after we left the masjid..

Do you know who is the first one to go from Mecca to al Qudss and back on the same day (or night I forget )
I said the prophet Sallah Allahu 3alayhi wa sallam.. he said yeah i mean after him...?
Me: dunno
Him: Bin Laden, Owsamas father..
he apparently did it before 1967 just to be the first one after the prophet Sallah Allahu 3alayhi wa sallam to do it.. an apparently his company (Bin Landen its called) cleans the masjid al harram and takes care of it all year round for 1 riyal.


duude food is gettin expensive.. am so consious of it since i know exactly what i eat... its so horrible Allah al musta3an.

better go sleep again!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wallahi am Upset,,, terrorism..

After all these blasts in India killing and injuring many people.
now in Turkey..

this is sickining :(

Allah al musta3an.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bizarre But True; Hijabis Join the Force

Check This Out …. (its pretty short) Muslim PoliceWomen in London can now wear hijab as part of their uniform.

I never really thought much about it, till I read the police in hijab thing, women arent really suppose to be cops anyway. Imagine women cops in Kuwait or in Dubai, the Shabab (youth) would probably just go speeding right in front of their patrol car just to get a ticket from the policewomen. Or perhaps make themselves get chased to get “Arrested” ...
Or in Cairo ? Maybe a mother in law policewoman like figure from Egyptian black and white movies would be freaking out all deh wrongdoers from doing wrong..(sarcasm)

Maybe it works in the west, It certainly would never work out here in the Arab World. Even in fairly recent years I’ve seen Law enforcement women in the Kuwaiti airport that seemed like they were more so of models.

So what exactly are those two sisters going to do when some bum snatches the handbag of a nice old lady, run after him each with a hand holding their hijab and another lifting up their abaya ??
furthermore bros could go check out the cute police sisters deliberately steal something off the street when close to them so they get chased and arrested, then tell em all about their plan, get their pop’s number and convince her later to join the housewife force?

Some sisters/folks are just so quick to put anything in "hijab" in positive light, we have now “hijabi” swimmers, Olympic runners, mountain climbers and other athletes, maybe in the future God Forbid we’ll have hijabi bodybuilders hitting the back double biceps and side chest pose ?
hijabi this hijabi that hijabi models, hijabi fashion. blah blah blah..

Unfortunately Hijab these days has been watered down to something it is not.

The prophet salla Allahu 3alayhi wa salam said;
لتتبعن سنن من كان قبلكم شبراً بشبر وذراعاً بذراع حتى لو سلكوا جحر ضب لسلكتموه" قلنا يا رسول الله اليهود "
والنصارى قال "فمن" ؟
"You will follow the ways of those before you arm by arm and hand-span by hand-span, even if so they entre the hole of a lizard you join them"They said (the Companions) the Jews and Christians? the Prophet PBUH said "then who?"

(Bukhari and Muslim)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It was already 6:50 am I should’ve woken up 5:45, that’s what you get when you speak with a talkative friend over the phone. Some people simply like to go on and on. I don’t like being mean to others so I listen to what the have to say. I couldn’t eat my oatmeal and eggs for that reason. So I had to gulp down a protein-carbohydrate mix. I took my meals I pack every three days or so for work, along with my gym bag. I also took a cup of coffee sweetened with honey so that am more alert.

I arrive at the gym later than usual, I check in and its much more crowded. Filled with people who want to socialize instead of actually working out as well as occasional early comers who get boosts of enthusiasm twice a month or so. Well I don’t have time for the chit chat with ladies nor that it interests me.

Vishal comes by and says “You’re Late Bruva” with his thick cockney accent, “You’re getting big” he added. I say “Hey you’re getting back in shape yourself”. Vishal is a truck driver apparently he got laid off for two months for some quarrel he had with his boss, he was having a tough time with cash flow, he wasn’t eating enough and surely it reduced the size of his physique. He plans to be a certified personal trainer soon and quit his baffling job with unfixed time shifts.

I did my warming up and head to the free weights section, Its chest and biceps day, and as I was late I only had time to do chest training. So off I went “hitting the weights” as they say repetition after repetition set after set.

I was almost done, I had two more sets of “Dumbell flyes” to go. That blonde tall woman approached me, “ would you spot me please” she asked. I nodded to her request and walked off behind her to the flat bench press. Its not the first time she asks me. Apparently the bigger you are the more people feel its secure that you are the one to spot them. Well I am not that big but certainly at 248 pounds you seem big to the average person.

She asks me to help her on the 6th repetition as she growls loud trying to push the bar making everyone in the gym look at us. I slightly help her with the seventh repetition and during the 8th I am doing a lot of “spotting” the ninth repetition is actually me doing most of it. She screams “One More!” as I try to make her do most of the pushing I drip a few sweat drops over her face and one catching her eyes.

She screams loudly as she jumps off the bench after I place the barbell back in its place. I was a bit embarrassed sweating over her. “Im really sorry” I mumbled in a shy tone, She laughs and says” don’t worry, it smells nice” and laughs more as I raise my eyebrow thinking what on earth is she thinking. I walk off to finish my 2 sets after her telling me thank you and me replying “any time”.

I manage to make it on time at work. I love my job, well my internship, it could get annoying at times but I still love it. Charles comes closer towards me as I’am sitting on my desk “ don’t tell me its sardines for today” he shouted in his loud thick Nigerian accent. “Yes Charles its sardines today and its gonna smell bad”.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My New Workout Jorunal


I messed up my sleep and when you mess up yr sleep you feel so slugish to go and pump the hell out of your brains.

So I decided to blog about it as am surfing news,, inshaAllah i ll go to the gym in a while..

I decided i ll take a mini notebook with me to write the weights and reps and rate the pump after each work out he3! as geeky and nerdy as it sounds but this way i can improve better inshaAllah so i can keep adding reps or weight, i only keep track of my major motions like bench press and deadlift. keeping journals is what some pros have done.

Today I got shoulders+ traps and triceps inshaAllah..

Off I go.

maybe inshaAllah one day I ll be bigger than that dude!

a bit late I could have been, I was eating..I washed my hands and put on my clothes, I didnt eat much carbs so I decided it would be ok to have some fruit.

I grabbed 2 figs and munched one, and was about to take the next one with me as I opened the door to leave, but a thought rushed through, I always brush my teeth before leaving off to anywhere.

Looking at half of the remianing fig between my fingers, rich in its colour, so sweet and juciy; I sighed since its taste in my mouth was about to go all away after I brush my teeth.

I thought to myself; Subhan Allah,
what is it in this world of any desire that lasts long anyway.

Friday, July 18, 2008

One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Learning about Bodybuilding and the "Dog-Crap" Method.

Well “Dog-Crap” is a bit popular. But perhaps in the States. Here in the Arab world hardly anyone knows about anything well least from my encounters in gyms in Kuwait and Egypt.
I remember when I first went to a gym.. I think I was 15.. I use to work out everyday!!! For the first 2 weeks I worked out twice a day everyday except on Fridays.. I was so messed up, my muscles were all sore and cramped that my biceps would bend my arms.. That in order to straighten my arms I would tie plastic bags around my arms with a stick in-between! I later started going once a day except Fridays coz it was too much.

I remember that was about the time where I all of a sudden grew a lot over the summer and with working out I got all huge.. That was between 10th and 11th grade. I got taller than almost all the kids that were taller than me.. Well apart from the fact that I didn’t know anything from working out its still helped a bit.

I would then go in the summer. For a month or 2. I never knew that you had to eat ! To grow muscles.. Not much emphasis was given there.. Neither I knew that you had to rest.. Since if you overwork yourself which I was almost all the time.. It is counterproductive to muscle growth. Only many years later about 2 years ago I started reading about it.. it’s a whole new world..
I was defiantly wasting my time working out on whims and silly instructions by coaches whom never studied what they are telling you . Now I have to cut corners through bad shoulders from working out with bad techniques and I could have been much stronger and bigger now if only I new what I was doing back then..

Going back to Dog-Crap method.. Which includes improving through making slight improvements each workout you go through.. By either increasing your reps (even one rep is enough) or slightly increasing the weight you use.. This way you are constantly improving.

The smaller your goals, the bigger/more improved person you are (depending upon your goals)

He3,, I think I should one day open my own gym,, and employ folks whom actually know what they are doing.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Fiasco over Omar Al-Bashir, President of Sudan + Jamaat-e-Islami Responds with Protests.

Prosecutors in The International Criminal Court(ICC) wants to issue a warrant to arrest the President of Sudan.. Some sort of joke.. they want to charge him with genocide and crimes against humanity..

Well I have personally met with people from Darfur.. I dont really know what to believe.. different people say different things.. but a theme that keeps coming about is that the issue of racial difference between Arabs and Africans is not really the source of the conflict at all..
it seems though that the government has been seriously mad about the way they deal with things.. From other cases not necessarily Darfur.

Apparently Darfur, use to be where Egyptians got most of there Gold…so it had a lot of gold, ivory and was fertile climate.. Well now it has a lot of Oil, and Uranium too..

Other than that Sudan is one of those countries that stand in the face of the west…
So ICC just happened to forget about Bush and Bliar.. Leading an illegal warfare by the ICC standards.. Not to mention Guantanamo bay and abu ghraib.. No one was issues a warrant against yet even convicted of anything….

Obviously they just setting the ground for any future possibility of invading Sudan… perhaps since Iran seems like a far fetched goal..
Whats cool however is Jamaat-e-Islami of Pakistan carried out protests in Lahore chanting ant--American slogans and advocating Jihad against America. They are usually the first to protest for the pains of Muslimeen anywhere around the world.. I googled news on it to give you folks a link.. But didn’t find any it was on aljazeera though..


Kiss me..... out of the bearded barley....
Nightly.... beside the green, green grass
Swing.. swing..... swing the spinning step

Oh...... kiss me....... beneath the milky twilight,
Lead me....... out on the moonlit floor.
Lift your open hand,
Strike up the band and make the fire flies dance,
Silver moon's sparkling, so kiss me...................................................

Saturday, July 12, 2008

يَمُنُّونَ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ أَسْلَمُوا قُلْ لَا تَمُنُّوا عَلَيَّ إِسْلَامَكُمْ بَلِ اللَّهُ يَمُنُّ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ هَدَاكُمْ لِلْإِيمَانِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ غَيْبَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ بَصِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ
They impress on thee as a favour that they have embraced Islam. Say, "Count not your Islam as a favour upon me: nay, Allah has conferred a favour upon you that He has guided you to the Faith, if ye be true and sincere.

"Verily Allah Knows the secrets of the heavens and the earth: and Allah sees well all that ye do."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Strategic Vacuum, G.C.C needs to invest in Military

The Arab Gulf countries obviously have a lot of oil,, and ehm
American Bases.. The whole World is interested in Oil there but obviously the U.S has its bases there, and wont Allow Russia or China any control over that oil.

The U.S is never going to leave Iraq.. yess it will reduce its forces there but only to deploy them else where, Obama can say all he want The U.S never actually left any country it built bases in.. thats since second world war, there are still bases in Germany and South Korea. In fact the U.S has over 700 bases all over the world...

The U.S is power is starting to decline, yet still its Hard Power (Military) is unmatched.
The Gulf and pretty much all the Islamic World have been handed over from one power to another since the fall of The Ottoman Calphate. French, Brits, Other Europeans, Russians and lately the U.S and we will keep on being handed over to other rising regional powers till we are strong enough to stand on our own...

What we see with Iran is essentially the U.S wanting to contain it and especially to reduce its rising influence over the Arabian Gulf and its extending arm to the its western region..

The point is when the Gulf is so rich and with whooping oil prices and plenty of extra cash... maybe folks like in Dubai ought to invest in firearms and start producing their own weapons instead of doing a lot of crazy buildings, its good for the economy sure but can be blown away real quick in potenial futre conflicts

There needs to be a transition from that declining U.S power in the region instead of leaving it to potenial rivals the the GUlf needs to stand for itself..

the question is...
why the G.C.C doesnt invest in Firearms and Military equipment???

.. its good for the economy and the future inshaAllah!.. am not talking about buying the stuff from the U.S or U.K with high prices and reduced options am talking about producing your own stuff!!!
Hadith Qudsi

On the authority of Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, say: Allah the Almighty said: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness as close to it in measure.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008



yes honey.. the heavier to squat..


yes honey.. the heavier to bench press..

LOL i compltly lost it..alhamdullelah wa mashaAllah wa Allahu Akbbar to day i had the best PUMP in my biceps i had ever.. wallahy my skin was like so tight around my arams it was amazing and all the veins duuuudeeee!!!

I even alhamdullelah lifed more weights! for the first time i was curling 25kg dumbles dude!!! i was like stuck on barely 20 for a while.. the average dudes in the gym only go 15kg max..

I would love to talk about something i forgot i was about to talk abotu but i reaaaallly have to go !

salam.. later..

Monday, July 7, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Feminism,Counter Culture, health and looking good

I was watching Aljazeera, then I decided let me check out the Religious channels, And I came through Iqra, There were a bunch of hyper women in their mid/early thirties others a bit older in a Salon.

I was about to switch the utter shameless disgrace and tabaruj they attribute to Islam. But then, just a few words listening to them, I realized they were talking about health and weight etc…Interesting.. ?

Most of them married and were talking about how its good to look nice for hubby and what not and another older and obviously more full woman was saying NO!.. you don’t have to look great, we are being sold (by the west) that we ought to be satisfied by what we look…the culture of being satisfied by our bodies… ( as if we endorse the culture of being satisfied with not being satisfied with out bodies) we cant hormones make us like that ( FAT)…… she starves her self to diet….

WHAT UTTER DONKEY PLOP!!! Making excuses to be FAT and out of UTTER IGNORANCE !.. She got me pissed !

And then this other woman bragging about how she was always from 60 to 62 kg and when she exceeds she fixes her meals and doesn’t eat Dinner !


If you don’t eat you lose muscle too.. And yeah who said Muscles aren’t important ? They are they boost your metabolism which in return makes you burn more fat.. If you don’t eat your body simply goes into starvation mode and uses up every calorie as efficiently as possible and starts burning muscle as it slows your metabolism down and thus burn less fat in the process…am not talking about Arnold muscle am talking about descent size muscle not ping pong shoulder muscles covered with a 6 inch fat loaf.

Eating is not the problem.. Its eating the right stuff in the right quantities in the right time and you HAVE to exercise other wise yr wasting your time.. That older woman said.. They diet and then they become fat again.. And keep doing that.. Its hormones.. that’s coz they starve themselves then they give up and eat it all back again…. Exercising boosts your metabolism and allows you to eat since you burn it faster.. So you can enjoy what you eat from now to then even fatty stuff and just calorie loaded foods..

And why do they have to relate it to gratifying Hubby’s needs! As if its like bad to look nice and the big bellied perv that married me demands that I look good incase his wolverine eyes sway and look for other meat.
Not that I personally favor the model-ish sister over a more plump one.. But being healthy is a good thing and that means not having too much fat and having some muscle and working out, watching what you eat…
For those who want to get started I always say is great has a lot of info.. Often the basic principles of bodybuilding can be used to look like whatever you want.

Check this out its just on the front page of today

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Where everyone go ?

salam aleykum

I dunno why I feel that since i stop blogging a lot of other people stop doing that too.. or maybe we have some sort of patern in psychological vibes or woteva.

alhamdullelah finally been sleeping very early and waking very early.
it seems like the day is so much longer and has more baraka.

im growing alhamdullelah in an insane manner!... my jeans are getting too tight! which is the bad part!.. and am also now too fattish .. got some blubber neet to rid of.. my watch which i havent been wearing for some time coz i was lazy to go change the batery is now not loose like before!

i realised that i now need to eat even more than before!.. i cant really handle any more food per meal so am eating now more often.. havent been counting which is why am gaing fat.

other than that
keeping my self busy.
Ramadan is in two months inshaAllah ! isnt that insane!
time marches on subhan Allah.


Oil Prices are going up real high!
and for the first time i feel like obama might actually win..

oh well g2g