Home alone tonight. Last time, this happened. http://t.co/Cmeka1D66R
@back_my This is something I spend a lot of time doing, though. When not curating this account.
Me and my art director Andreas are saying cheers for the weekend. http://t.co/xikEcSrk1k
@ENordinOfficial Oh hell yeah.
@back_my It means a scientific outlook in life, ie inquiry and critical thinking.
@Pelle_Z I don’t stand a chance in the other lifts!
What shapes my view of the world, other than libertarian ideas? A belief in secular humanism and scientific skepticism.
@tiagoddias Far right as in anti-immigration. In my mind a libertarian party can never be anti-immigration.
@ChristerOlsson I said slash, not fine tune.
@tiagoddias Because there’s not enough support to be found for a libertarian party.
@emretsson I really like Roger, the store owner, even though he’s probably a communist. ;)
@emretsson Same store?
@Ludvigsart I approve.
@tiagoddias It never sticks.
Slashing taxes? Forget about it! Too many people depend on made up jobs in the public sector. We need our revenue stream.
Changing labour laws? No way, we’re to busy not scaring anyone by being libertarian.
No one is proposing big changes, not even while in government. Just different degrees of good ol’ social democratic practice.
Most Swedes have a hard time grasping that even Swedish right wing parties are guided by what is basically left wing principles.
@emretsson That’s an ugly argument.
@Dhiel Framcigarr at Kungsgatan. :)
@emretsson Most liberal flavors in Sweden would be considered left wing in other countries.
@kimthecynic Doesn’t take much to be considered ”right leaning” in Sweden, though.
Without putting on a racist or tin foil hat, I should add. There’s alternative news sources out there – all of them shockingly stupid.
Svd.se is a liberal-conservative daily newspaper, one of few in Sweden that present contrarian views to the left wing majority.
@ObviousNonSense Awesome to hear. And thank you!
@JustReadNtweets Not at all, that’s what’s so absurd about it.
@JustReadNtweets This is not my experience.
@KoostheFennec And it should never ever become illegal.
Scientists have also shown that whining about people smoking outdoors is directly related to being a crybaby.
Cigars and single malt have been shown to drastically increase quality of life. The scientific community has reached a consensus.
@andacbaran It’s sort of close to Sthlm. That’s the extent of my knowledge in this matter.
Just bought three cigars for the weekend. Gonna share each one with you because cigars are good for ya. http://t.co/v4VDZULx03
RT @Gswedes: .@sweden
Something told me it was over
When I saw you & her talkin
Something deep down in my soul said Cry girl
-I’d Rather G…
@Gswedes Goosebumps, every single time.
@gpb1979 You’re too kind, mate!
@thelovelymrfred A sigh of relief!
@thelovelymrfred I’ll be in London in 20 days so now I’m super scared!!
My friend @BrekiT is one of those horrible classic liberals scaring kids at night.
This is live from my ad agency. Friday breakfast together, a tradition. http://t.co/I0Le55j0nE
@axelhult You become what you lift.
Hey Etta, please sing a song for me. Please and thank you. http://t.co/Jk9Asd1Vy1
@3ntangled They can’t handle a powerbar!
Had a tad too much fun at the gym this morning. Now I’m late for work.
@jrwyke You are a true inspiration!
Had to take the new powerbar for a ride, even though my legs feel like shit after squats. This is 220,5 kg/486 lbs. http://t.co/rsgQnAihID
@FrancoisJabbour Regarding accessory lifts: incline dumbbell press is a good one. Also military press.
@FrancoisJabbour A third session with something like close-grip benching could really help. Also always work on improving technique.
@FrancoisJabbour Bench more. Vary your routine more, with added volume.
@FrancoisJabbour Never be dogmatic. Do heavy singles, do 5×5 or 8×8, but also mix in sets of 20 sometimes. It will make you stronger.
@Ghanimibbe It varies. Today that’s what I did. Other days I’ll just do 5×5 or something. Cant go heavy all the time.
Finished my squats with 150 kg x 16 reps. My preferred cardio. http://t.co/F1lnEkwh6X
@Ihana_Talvi Yes mam.
This is 235,5 kg/520 lbs. Won’t go higher today. Now it’s time for rep work. http://t.co/tsyzCY3B3V
@RicardoHarvin Got the safety bars.
This is 225,5 kg/497 lbs. http://t.co/cqkUhW9JoI
@indigocat Good choice!
Still warming up the squat. My history of knee injuries makes me take this part seriously. Never just put plates on the bar. Ramp up slowly.
Here it is, my new baby. An Eleiko PL Training Bar. Swedish quality at its finest. http://t.co/RGmF4q9Qxi
@RicardoHarvin Ha! Thanks.
@CapThisWeekend Let this be a lesson for you. When in doubt, lift heavy shit.
@axelhult Not cool, man.
Many powerlifters get psyched before heavy lifting through the help of aggressive music. I choose a different path. http://t.co/bJtmEntBa6
@pmcd81 Thank you too, mate. Too kind!
Still on my way to the gym. Will be there in 15 minutes. Just hoping I’ll get my hands on the brand new powerlifting barbell.
The plan for this squat session is to work up to weights close to my personal best (240,5 kg). We’ll see what happens.
@jrwyke Sir, yes sir!
@moabrglf Will probably account for some backache tomorrow!
@axelsampieri This is just insane. How can the world be this cruel?
@BrownThinks The Swedish people approves.
@Jvxta Yes. Yes it does.
@Jvxta You are becoming a man. This is what it feels like.
@Jvxta Why are you up?
05:04. Rain is pouring down over Stockholm. Grab your short shorts—we’re going to the gym.
20:50. Bedtime for me. I’ll wake you at 5 am tomorrow for squats and deadlifts.
@Ihana_Talvi I’m not that sexy.
@akendeall Hehehehe. Cheers.
@akendeall It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks. It sucks.
@axelsampieri Run. Run for your life!
@BlckPorcelain thx ;)
@MichaeljonF See. This is just another reason Swedish alcohol policies suck. We could never have this. *crying*
@BlckPorcelain Cape Town is on my to visit-list!
@jitterbug212 Sweden sooo does follow you! Don’t spread lies.
@3ntangled Most def.
@jitterbug212 Don’t know, don’t care. I was followed by Sweden once, then unfollowed two weeks later. Lol.
@denkert You’re back, my favorite hobbit!
I slap myself in the face for this sometimes.
Other reactions are more understandable from my point of view, with me being a dudebro and whatnot.
This explains more than a few knee-jerk reactions to me curating for a week, from fellow Swedes. Contrarian views must not be heard.
This account follows so many Swedish tweeps identifying themselves as communists. You are welcome to your own conclusions.
@Fallen_Woman Thank for understanding.
@hystericsurvior It is.
Sending a message to my wife. Tonight she’ll sleep with the bottles. http://t.co/7NHcsRkC3I
@literateblonde This makes me so happy. Thank you!
@otmeahij Aw dude :(
@AdrianSertl Would have been better if cellared.
This is something called elderflower cordial, some sort of nonalcoholic drink for kids. And me, apparently. http://t.co/oqjPH8cTLP
@elamir55 It would be rude not to drink the emergency wine! My wife is not rude.
@LegoGubbe No beer. :(
@Little_MissMaja This. I need this is mine life!
@LordKalemander You’re too kind. <3
Please send emergency wine, world.
@joyfc Don’t be cruel.
@Gabbie Not cool!
It’s like she’s stopped loving me.
My wife is doing the cooking tonight. Asked her what wine she wanted with the food. ”None, we’re not drinking tonight,” she said.
@The_Quirk Close enough.
Tomorrow is Squats & Deadlifts Day — every Friday is. This day brings joy to people all over the world. Embrace it. http://t.co/VLGXpzUViZ
@hellofrmSG You are dead to me.
@JamesHMcLaren Hson is a shop with historical values.
@raghu_shadow Not likely, no.
@hellofrmSG To what song?
@amcalp This I know nothing about.
@raghu_shadow It’s illegal, probably grown in someone’s wardrobe and not as strong as in the US.
@baconlard No can do, dude. Those are not cigars!
@waterconflict It’s fucking raining.
@baconlard Depends on what you mean by inexpensive. The tax on tobacco is crazy. Expect around 100 SEK for a good non-cuban.
@baconlard It fucking better!
I call this masterpiece ”Swedish dickhead in the rain”. http://t.co/HUb8sXgRGx
@baconlard Brace yourself, cigar & whisky weekend is coming!
@JamesHMcLaren Hson at Hötorget in Sthlm.
@CapnCole Good man!
@belola You have a point!
Alright. We’ve cooked, strength trained and gotten drunk together. My week as curator is halfway done. Any suggestions for tonight?
@heathermcrobie You’re going on Santa’s naughty list!
@belola ”true fact” is an oxymoron. ;)
@bill_mosher Haha, good observation!
This is the most fun I’ve had since Sweden invented pornography.
@nipunad It’s a fabulous person and that’s all that matters!
”Oh no, someone I don’t fully agree with is curating the Sweden account!” http://t.co/kwElsjKrE4
@hpp4559 Stupid commies and their stupid snow!
@3ntangled Does lifting my spirits count?
This should not be controversial. http://t.co/VJCPI7Wf5N
@TribeTestMgr Eleiko PL Training Bar!
My gym has a new powerlifting bar. It sorta makes me happy or whatever. http://t.co/ibLCJyLAJg
@realrhyean Good. MCD is not food fit for any living thing.
@adamlcox ”My” part of the community is all Swedish. Sorry!
@adamlcox Too kind. Thanks!
@flatbreads Yeah well … not even close.
Been doing this for almost fifteen years though, so I’m well seasoned.
Showing clients new ideas is a always mixture of nervousness and excitement.
Not a big fan of talking shop, but life as a copywriter at an ad agency isn’t all that bad.
Soon off to a client to present stuff we’ve worked on for a month. Big moment. Rehearsing my keynote. http://t.co/MPZukzmpvv
@vedgex And a tomato can’t cross the road, be driven over and turn into ketchup. Good luck with your PhD in dissecting jokes.
The strength training community is my favorite part of Twitter. Everyone’s helpful and tweets are read with a generous mindset.
@emretsson He was a darling.
@emretsson I enjoy being a master in a world of minions.
”Life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness” is not Sweden’s guiding principles. We’ve adopted ”State, regulations & the pursuit of taxation.”
Just another vegetarian responding to my dog joke this morning: http://t.co/q3EtZonT8g
@partynovels You deserve a beer. Or many.
@MichaeljonF Welcome to the party. There’s beer in the fridge.
@partynovels I’m pulling your leg, mate. Your tweets made me laugh.
@partynovels Serves you right!
That was the plan but our diplomatic relations with the animal kingdom has been lacking lately. @Vanessanosebest
@cmbsweden I’m on it!
Our Prime Minister, Stefan Löfvén, known for being a fierce negotiator, has also sent a fan letter to the cast of Vikings. Awaiting reply.
Also nukes. If you have any just laying around, send them our way. Please and thank you.
The government is looking into fixing the Swedish Armed Forces, sending recruiters to the medieval week on Gotland. http://t.co/6Nim0gFq23
@MattBruenig Sure. People would actually have to apply themselves for an income. A welcomed change.
@DerekOblinger I see what you did there.
@MattBruenig In relative terms, definitely.
@MattBruenig Begin by reducing it by half. Let’s see where we go from there when we get there.
And as I told you two nights ago: Don’t ever burn your garlic, fool.
Try being a contrarian once in awhile. It’s so much fucking fun.
Also peace and quiet.
If you spend your life allowing yourself only to hear things you agree with, do you know what you’ll end up with?
The mind of a child.
@TribeTestMgr So sorry to hear that!
@zzzooey Yes. Definitely not a cat like yours.
@renggapriska I see nothing wrong with this. It’s just cultural preferences.
@TribeTestMgr Miss him everyday. Four years have gone by.
But dogs are gluten free? @Linda_FB
I did not eat my dog.
He’s still in the freezer.
At least he was delicious.
@juliacasablancs I feel you. Missed two sessions last week for the same reason.
I will also do incline dumbbell presses and heavy dumbbell rows before the workout’s over. Will spare you further details, though.
Did 20 kg x 20, 40×10, 65×6, 85×4, 102,5×3, 112,5×2, 120×2, 130×1, 135×1 and 120×5. Now it’s time for 3 sets of close-grip bench press.
This is 130 kg/286 lbs. You can see my form starting to break down as soon as it’s getting heavy. http://t.co/ZxyKOtJ5uV
I don’t know what’s worse for Sweden’s image: our trainee government or me posting workout videos.
At least I’m not wearing spandex.
Warming up the bench for you. You’re up next. http://t.co/jHfmlBCm9v
@Kettilikorthet I’m disappointed.
I’d rather be hitting the squat four times a week – easily my favorite lift.
For me, this means three bench sessions per week.
It’s not what I’d like to do, but what I have to do.
You can’t ignore a bad lift, just hoping it will improve by itself. Make it a priority instead.
Regarding bench press. Of the three powerlifts, it’s by far the weakest link of the chain for me. So I train it the most.
@techboy_88 Lol! Thx.
Picked today’s workout shirt just for you. http://t.co/ea8DWH5yKO
05:14. Are you ready for our bench press session this morning?
@5TeaLeaf5 Protein shake before and after. No solids until lunch.
@MelPolilla Truly does.
@axelsampieri Do it!
But first we’ll bench. I will wake you up in 8 hours, 5 am sharp. Get your boobies ready.
Calling this a night, going to be. Tomorrow we’ll talk about other stuff. Swedish Elvis impersonator Eilert Pilarm, perhaps.
The barber shop scene put a smile on my face. Then I remembered that I’m angry. And not close to drunk enough.
Just watched the season finale of Looking. Apparently only a special episode left of the show, since HBO decided to cancel it.
Am I alone in this?!
Whenever I post of photo of alcohol on Instagram, I tag it with #fullkåtochtacksam. It translates to ”drunk, horny and grateful.”
@etellurian If we had nukes we’d use ‘em. But we don’t so we’ll passive aggressively shake our hands in the general direction of USA.
Sweden is officially #TeamRichie
@moabrglf The episode with the funeral. I was in awe. The writing, the acting, the setting.
@ImitationJordan No contest!
@BarryFreedNYC Not every chef in Sweden does New Nordic Cuisine. And not all NNC is overly simplistic.
I command you to watch every damn episode of Looking, then go demand a third season from HBO. Brilliance like this doesn’t come along often.
@ImitationJordan Richie FFS!!
@gen_genetico I’m a little to flattered by this. My wife is telling me to stop it with the smirk.
For shame, America. Canceling the best show on tv.
HBO canceling Looking is a moronic decision. Sweden does not approve will call back its diplomats from the US.
@axelsampieri I here you. Ketchup.
@axelsampieri You put ketchup on everything in Mexico, right?
@StuartyPhilpott You should punch yourself for saying that.
@axelsampieri I will cook carnitas on Saturday and you will probably think I do it all wrong. When that happens: please shut up.
@axelsampieri Is my plane ticket coming anytime soon?
@Omkarmalin Just told everyone. Pig’s eye and veal brains.
@TribeTestMgr If you buy from small, passionate merchants you’ll get your hands on some great stuff, yes. Not streamlined for the people.
@nipunad Walked to Ballard twice. Ate at Bitterroot BBQ. Visited a street fest (this was in July). Loved it.
The waitress liked it, though. Gave me a free bourbon.
The eye was actually by accident. It laid there, I had my steam going and suddenly it was in my mouth.
Another culinary highlight last year was eating a veal brain and a pig eye. Yum.
@HScholdstrom Don’t be late to the party.
@nipunad Spent a week in Seattle, yes. Loved the city.
@nipunad The theme was a truly great month on the American west-coast.
@HScholdstrom Good eye!
@mut3b1 I frequently visit their original location on Södermalm. :)
@BrekiT You told me. Have yet to be taken there. By you.
@justcallmesonja So are spices.
@mut3b1 Already said that. ;)
A chef at Bastard in Malmö said it best: ”Frying up a carrot and putting it on a plate doesn’t mean you have a dish.”
Sweden never really stood a chance. New Nordic Cuisine is finding its rhythm, but it’s still overly simplistic.
Top three restaurants for me 2014 was:
3. Le Pigeon, Portland
2. Bestia, LA
1. State Bird Provisions, San Francisco
I eat out way to often, by the way. Last year I tried 106 restaurants, not counting my everyday lunch places and fast food joints.
@tazjin Until you try good pizza.
@TribeTestMgr It’s a mark if freedom.
The cheapest one-star restaurant in Sthlm is Gastrologik, but it’s not cheap.
For good service and great french classics, try Matboden Södermalm.
Best places for steaks are AG and Svartengrens. Do go to Rolfs kök for melt in your mouth beef cheeks.
You’ll get good burgers at Flippin’, Phil’s, Bun Meat Bun, Lily’s and Svenska Hamburgerköket. Pizza? Not so much, no.
Someone asked me about restaurants in Sthlm. My favorites in Sthlm right now (all affordable) are: Lilla Ego, Nook and Shibumi.
@wellsoliver The bar Tweed in Gamla Stan in excellent. Just be prepared that drinks in Sthlm are really expensive.
@wellsoliver If you can get a table at Lilla Ego, Nook or Shibumi, you really should.
Tonight’s bottle of Bordeaux is not pre-approved by the Swedish government. Hallelujah! http://t.co/QQAwwRHhlS
@perbjoerklund SB is the middleman because our government forces this upon us. I wish this to change. That’s it.
@HeyShahRukh thank you right back!
@perbjoerklund directly to restaurants, but have around 30 wines available through SB BS. SB gets no credit for this. Non at all.
@perbjoerklund No, my argument is that SB import mostly crap. For instance, Vinopia AB has some really great stuff. They sell mainly …
@Jaredg23 Please never ever do that.
@3ntangled Does she even lift?
@perbjoerklund If you’re gonna act like a simpleton, at least get your facts straight.
@perbjoerklund You’re counting wines sold by private companies through SB (beställningssortimentet). True numbers are 1720 red, 856 wine.
@3ntangled Are you coming over or not?
@3ntangled My biceps aren’t.
@3ntangled Have no beer and no snacks. Do have a bottle of wine open, but it’s all MINE!
@3ntangled ( o Y o )
@MikeET86 Google is your friend.
@perbjoerklund The price is a non factor. Luckily one can private import quality stuff these days. Thank you and good bye.
@perbjoerklund No, that’s because SB sell crap that good sommeliers don’t want at high end restaurants.
This is a lie most Swedes believe: https://t.co/X9KY12ePZV
@blueorchids Citizens are helpless kids and should be treated as such.
@perbjoerklund That’s the biggest myth about SB. Look at the restaurant scene, after EU everyone is buying true quality from everyone but SB
@perbjoerklund Average price on wine-searcher is 126 kr, I paid 133 in Sweden. Still beyond the point. I want a free market.
Also: Swedish alcohol policy. Super boring part of it all.
Decanting (and slightly chilling) a bottle of 2009 Chateau de Lugagnac. The wait is the boring part of loving wine.
@Kontathepal And this concludes our little chat from out of the blue.
@Kontathepal I don’t think we can get rid of taxes altogether. But every misspent SEK is theft; Sweden has stolen a lot from its citizens.
@Knightyjr Anywhere but Gothenburg. Preferably Stockholm, though.
@KoostheFennec it’s an open wound.
@nipunad No lift even don’t do.
I’m shunned by my neighbors. :(
Apparently you’re not supposed to make fun of rich people thinking the world is coming to an end because their kids tried cigarettes.
My biggest regret in life is being kicked out of the official Hammarby Sjöstad group on Facebook.
Riding the tram through Hammarby Sjöstad, the beautiful part of Stockholm I call home.
At least I’v found my soundtrack for the evening. http://t.co/Ckv7x47Tfn
@TrashLowther Much appreciated!
My workday is over but wife’s working late. Have to take care of myself tonight. http://t.co/3L2iSX5zs5
”No cream or nutella for me. I’m on a diet.” http://t.co/mzCAXC9wpK
So this is a first. My boss is making waffles. http://t.co/ffJvusPFYZ
News broke today that Swedes are importing more alcohol than ever. G. Wikström, Minister for Public Health, comments: http://t.co/XidclM809U
@sdmolloy Ah! Love me some Islay any day of the week.
@Maebhcon I know. We are a generation of cowards.
@Maebhcon Salman Rushdie, perhaps?
@_Tomalak I’ll take that as a huge compliment.
@_Tomalak Sorry but I do not.
@sdmolloy Good man!
@notrashidajones Thank you. I will send all future jokes your way first, for approval.
This would not be an adequate summary of the majority view here in Sweden, though.
Free speech is always a hot subject in Sweden. This speech by Hitchens summarize my views: https://t.co/JSzCl2DVpD
@theviviakay I support this message. I also support beer, and you should get one for being kind.
Hahaha, no. Rehab is for quitters.
Next week: Sweden goes to rehab.
@jackobin_ That’s sort of the nicest thing today.
Won’t cook for you tonight. Instead I’ll drink a bottle of red wine for you. That’s how much I care about y’all. Taking one for the team.
@TribeTestMgr No one will ever know.
From behind. http://t.co/62YFktcVGA
@Fondacey I gave them all away.
My only fashion guru is Bill Kazmaier – in a kilt. http://t.co/mGLkKcvwdr
On a side note I actually own to pairs of pants that fit. This is decadence in a nutshell. You ever only need one pair.
Flattered that so many of you brand me a hipster. Just wish I could fit in their clothes.
Guess what day it is at the gym tomorrow.
Correct! It’s bench press day! http://t.co/5UiyGnuhh2
@GodiePeCo Good man.
@GodiePeCo I’ll put my money on my side to win.
@westwordrose Our only great contribution to the sandwiches of the world!
@dstergiou Snack Bar, K25.
Had me a vegan for lunch once. Didn’t taste so good. Sort of funny, though, since grass-fed beef usually tastes just fine.
If in Stockholm, go to Snack Bar in K25 for proof that all Swedes aren’t vegan hippies.
@larsxsamuelsson Snack Bar, K25.
Did not get a good photo so here’s one I stole from the interwebz. http://t.co/j3xospwwYP
Yeah, the fries were inside the sandwich.
Had the most decadent lunch possible. A baguette filled with meat, cheese fried onions, sauce and a large portion of fries.
Or super cozy. One never knows these things beforehand.
Sometimes I unbutton my pants to make things extra uncomfortable.
Waiting in line to buy lunch, sharing my private space with passive aggressive Swedes. No one says a thing, but body language says it all.
@TribeTestMgr Fried chicken!
@thecuriosity True story.
@afiqio She does.
@waterconflict Too warm!
Just married. http://t.co/Bi5yX5VPmx
A day that still bring tears to my eyes. Look at Ronja. I’m in awe. http://t.co/zv8Q7qaVBF
I seldom get the chance to visit Värmland, but two summers ago I went back to get married there, at Sillegården, Västra Ämtervik.
I live in Stockholm, but I’m actually from this small place called Hammarö in Värmland, a truly beautiful county.
@howtoampotato I own a winter jacket, but I hardly ever use it. This makes me weird according to other Swedes.
@bjorstadius You big bully, you. :(
@SheepOfJesus Take it and run like hell.
@LEMONedPearl It’s a conspiracy!
Today we are celebrating the Waffle Day in Sweden. I’ll have my waffles with a cold lager – hold the waffles.
@Alexcused No habla tequila.
Why am I not #drunkbeforelunch? This day is off to a rocky start.
@Joistick_ Thank you, Jorge!
At work. Time to dance. http://t.co/BnHENbNwnA
@TribeTestMgr Yes, but that’s not what the cliche says — and that’s why it’s dumb.
@TribeTestMgr If the one you do has zero effect, it’s a waste of time. If it hurts you (those do exist) you’d be better of not working out.
@Carly_B People. They are just wrong.
@theregos Also pants. And shoes. Gotta have shoes.
This heat wave is killing me. http://t.co/RUfITGg6a4
@ottilves That’s not what the cliche in my tweet above says either. Please take your argument elsewhere.
WHO’S A GOOD BRO? YOU ARE! YES YOU ARE! NOW DO ONE MORE CURL FOR DADDY! GOOD BRO!!
Standing next to one right now, actually. I know you’re not supposed to feed them or anything, but I soooo want to.
FYI. Arm training really isn’t that much fun. No matter how hard I try, I’ll never become a Curl Bro™.
@ottilves Don’t quite care to, since that episode is on a completely different topic.
@edwario Visited twice last summer! Loved it. Say hi from the married Swedish couple, will you?
@TheBenjoo Might be one laying around.
Best gym in Stockholm must be Sundbybergs TK, an athletic club that dates back to 1931. Home of some truly strong boys and girls.
@OhlsonEric Eggs and bacon.
Here’s a short video from Loprinzi’s: http://t.co/vAvR7PqLXZ
Built more than 60 years ago. Still has dumbbells from the 50s. And a cat. The gym has a cat that shits all over the place.
Speaking of gyms. This one might be my favorite gym ever! Loprinzi’s in Portland, Oregon. http://t.co/xR6bxWrj3s
@tamasys Depends on the quality of the workout. Will it improve anything? Will it actually make things worse, ie hurt you?
”The best workout is the one you’ll actually do!”
This. This is bullshit. A lazy cliche.
@dpinsen Oh the joy.
This is a gym for people more concerned about showing up in the right outfit than actually making progress.
At Sats Hötorget this morning, the gym closest to work. Hate it here, but only doing accessory work today so It’ll be OK.
@SiddHegde The horror!
@axelsampieri I would die. No joke.
@LEMONedPearl Usually somewhere just north of 30 C.
@axelsampieri That’s just nasty.
Brace yourselves. Summer is coming. http://t.co/17FBDwXZw6
@tiagoddias Must be all this deadlifting. Cuts of the oxygen supply for the brain. ;)
@wellsoliver Britney Spears.
@tiagoddias Thank you! It’s just my routine, been doing it for years.
Actually, he has a proposition to ban dreams. Turns out to much dreaming is bad for public health.
He’s not mature enough to take care of himself. It’s sorta cute.
Have to leave the Swedish Minister for Public Health, Gabriel Wikström, off at daycare first.
As curator, this is a responsibility of mine.
Good morning, peeps! It’s 05:30 and time to hit the gym.
@Milk0matic Dude, silent mode!
@Ol_olsa 8 hours. I will wake up automatically after 8,5, so that seems to be my max. Around 8 hours is a good goal for most people.
@EricHagstrom9 We are not, sadly.
@lesbianhulaboy Aww man! Hate when that happens.
@lesbianhulaboy Can you tell me all about in in a two hour rant on YouTube? It would be more credible.
@dhardgrav3 We’d win figure skating.
@scarface_83 WHAT IF I DID?!
Might be all these chemtrails counteracting the silver, though.
How do you guys feel about colloidal silver? Bought it for penis enlargement purposes, but now I’m sceptic.
@dhardgrav3 Yeah, well, the winner takes it all … Ha!
@justcallmesonja Please be quiet, I’m trying to sleep.
@HugoRammsy Main USP.
@justcallmesonja Baby goes gaga.
@3ntangled Curling, just like parenting.
Pros: make you look less fat, might prevent back spasms.
@justcallmesonja Better. You mean better.
So yeah. I’ll be waking you up at five am tomorrow. We’re going curling.
Mainly curls. Curls for the girls.
Wednesday’s are usually rest days for me, but lately I’ve been going to the gym just to do the stuff I never get around to otherwise.
@larsxsamuelsson This is a reasonable request.
So sleepy now. It’s almost half past eight, damn it! But I’ll try to stay awake a bit longer.
@mammakarlsson See. It’s a part of our national heritage.
@Hanna_mb Carbonara FTW.
My first single malt this evening was a Talisker Dark Storm. Now I’ve switched to Glenlivet 18.
@wellsoliver Not so much a hero as he is a sex icon. You can even find him as a blow up doll in ordinary grocery stores!
@_AmyWinston That’s just nasty.
@Britt_W I will use it on my firstborn.
Still not as genius as naming the projectile in badminton ”shuttlecock”, though.
Next up I’ll reveal the true story behind floorball – how Sweden tried to convince the world that child play could be thrilling.
@Tomhlynch Not sure I did. Was scared and self conscious as fuck my first time there. It got better, though.
Someone asked me about hockey.
Just to clarify: Sweden was just joking, world. We pretended to like hockey as a practical joke.
@LA_Anders You should ask for a refund and find another gym. Seriously.
@Dani_B I feel that no matter where you turn, you’ll encounter hyperbole and bullshit. A critical mind is my favorite resource.
@Telanstus Yes! I recommend avoiding them.
@Fiocious_ I don’t know who that is.
@BrekiT Squatters. I prefer curling people whilst they’re squatting.
@Evil_Fever I lift, therefore I even.
@LegoGubbe Curls for the girls.
@memoytortas Yeah, check out the book Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe.
@BrekiT Why not curls with the ez bar in the squat rack? That’s what it’s there for.
@sundbergdennis Sweden giggles.
@sandranicoles I pick things up fast!
Hey, it’s one hour ’till bedtime! Anything you want to know before I tuck in? *hoping for questions on strength training*
@Cunobaros I’m giggling.
@Mwezzi I approve.
It reminds me of my childhood.
@Jacquesson Use ‘em if you got ‘em.
My next order of business would be to replace our anthem with the beautiful song ”Runke Ball” by national treasure Eddie Meduza. Google it.
@Vassaste_Kniven That would be my next move.
@acsedef Would if I could, but our government told me not to. (They like to meddle in everything.)
@nipunad You’ve been paying attention.
Chaos should be my middle name. Instead it’s Björn. Sort of cool since it means ”bear”. But still.
This ”curator of Sweden” title should really come with more benefits. I want to rewrite some laws (ie most of them) and abolish taxes.
@JesperAhlin Might be a nice farewell present.
@mtired021 She’s the one with the penis issues?
@Perzec Garlic pasta. Must be my breath.
@elinaveera I’m a libertarian in a left wing country that loves its paternalistic bans and taxes. And I’m sort of an asshole.
Activating emergency broadcast: LIFE IS BETTER WITH BUTTER!
@elinaveera No worries. Story of my life.
I apologize for nothing.
My cooking just lost Sweden almost as many followers as our foreign policy has lately.
@adaytejedor My bad.
@ViaMarsala18 It happens so easily.
@savoryexposure Thank you, Broderick, awesome to hear!
@simonhyttfors Tzatziki, Kungshallen.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. Eat it to become one with the universe.
(Sorry ’bout the lighting in my kitchen, btw.)
That’s about it. Only thing left is to combine your al dente spaghetti with the sauce, the cheese and the parsley. http://t.co/oh30TEDGaP
(If you’re feeling naughty you can always add a couple tablespoons of butter in to your oil and garlic mix. I did.) http://t.co/ougrbb7IHw
Along with your roughly chopped Italian parsley, mmkay?!
By now you will also have your cheese grated and ready to go.
And I’m talking ridiculous amounts of cheese! http://t.co/eUBt1roWvY
Your kitchen will smell amazing right about now. Pour half a cup of pasta water in the pan to stop the garlic from burning.
Slowly roast the garlic on medium heat. This should take like ten minutes. Do not burn your garlic, fool.
Pour half a cup of olive oil in a cold pan, with your garlic and some chili flakes. http://t.co/z7e79VMrYX
Slice your garlic. A. Lot. Of. Garlic.
I used like eight cloves. http://t.co/MLIXyshV1i
I’m back. It turned out great. This is what I did.
Start off by getting your water boiling, for the pasta.
This is a quick dish so I will get things started now, then I’ll come back and show you what I did. Wish me luck.
This is what we’ll need: Olive oil (the slutty kind), garlic, PG-cheese, parsley, butter, chili, salt & black pepper. http://t.co/br4d2UZtSs
Ha! It’s Tuesday. Which reminds me: Start by poring a big glass of red wine for yourself. It will make me seem less confused.
This dish is almost vegetarian, by the way – if you leave out the parmigiana reggiano. Which would be a silly thing to do.
I will cook for you today. Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is on the menu, the perfect pasta for an ordinary Wednesday.
@bingmert That’s also a solution.
If you want to do one thing to drastically improve quality of life, don’t put on a pair of running shoes. Find a barbell, pick it up.
This is awesome. You’re never too old to lift.
Unless you’re dead. Don’t be dead, stupid.
Workday’s just about over. Feel I’ve accomplished everything I set out to do today. http://t.co/gCtmvqBD59
Powerlifting. It’s like badminton but the feather weighs more. @LordPeterWimsey
Heading back to the agency after a workshop with a new client. I’ll be with you soon, my minions. http://t.co/RLKuJGRL6U
@liquidparanoia Good observation.
@Styrkelabbet Never ever. Feed me, please and thank you.
This is me on a diet. http://t.co/jlGhZp2hmM
@MelPolilla Good one!
@MelPolilla After you.
@JennieGyllblad Thank you!
Some of you were unable to watch the video of my hometown from above. This link should work better: https://t.co/iL8wlljggd
@Ilona_ I have weird genes.
@bennosaurus Not in Sweden, no. Got it two years ago. Radio will come next years, or so I’m told.
Sorry about the shirtless pic. Won’t happen again.
Told you yesterday how I started lifting weights only a handful of years ago, for health reasons. Before and after: http://t.co/0R7mS1kvyR
@Styrkelabbet Been there, done that.
@LunaCentifanti Good choice, though!
Walking to work. Singing and swinging. http://t.co/bACnc9m0lg
@mixtejp No, thank you for the compliment!
@Oreamuno No christmas card for you!
@mixtejp They call us curators. I’d like to be called Mr Ambassador.
@alexhorre Happy to be here!
@lbasuxx I go to sleep at 9 pm. It was hard the first couple of months, then I got used to it.
@Rasmus1972 Yeah, sort of is.
@imMattis Thank you, Mattis!
@jrwyke Yeah, just another boring fact of life.
@TribeTestMgr I will. No stress though.
@gebackenemaus I lift 4-5 days a week.
The most important part of ending my workouts: putting the wedding ring back on. http://t.co/nYJN59plsm
@VinoMutt Worst myth in all of fitness.
@axljka My mirror image tells me I’m real.
@cyclopoietes Sure does. Feasted on one just days ago.
@Dhiel I love them. :)
@cmbsweden Thank you, Christopher.
@locust9 Thx mate!
The heaviest pause squat for today: 210 kg/463 lbs. Workout’s almost over. http://t.co/uSTxmZyNyp
@simonlecowell Getting hurt from bad technique is the worst thing to do.
Sumo? Some like it better.
But at least I’m the right kind of asshole. The kind that wants you to have more freedom in your life, not less.
@niksunen Never tried them.
People always think I’m an asshole because I lift. Such a silly assumption.
I was an asshole way before I started lifting.
@EquitiesInHel The mirror will only confuse you. Always turn away from it.
Deadlifts done. Ramping up the squat right now. Will focus on pause squats today, for an even bigger ass.
@wan1603 Well thank you!
@Fr1edoberT Been up since 5 am.
@nickobeano I seldom curl. Just trying to give people what they want: an excuse for flexing in the mirror.
Unless you’re doing curls for the girls.
As you see in the video, I face away from the mirror deadlifting. This is the correct way to do it. The mirror is not your friend.
@hannireynolds Thx :)
Doing 5 sets of 3 with 210 kg/463 lbs this morning. http://t.co/nQGcglMxU2
@axelsampieri She did it again. Lol.
@baisalov Yeah. Good eye.
My wife just hit a gym pr in the deadlift: 150 kg/330 lbs. She weighs 63 kg/139 lbs.
@dpinsen Much higher volume/frequency.
Last warmup. 200 kg x 1. Now the fun begins. http://t.co/zm6JwYMvrV
@rymagnusson Also cows, lambs and whatnot.
@henrikviberg Chinese girls doesn’t count.
What does powerlifting has to do with Sweden? Not much, I suppose. Just trying to show you life outside the skinny jeans norm.
Even the strongest powerlifters will start their workouts with an empty barbell, slowly ramping up to their top sets for the day.
Warming up for a lift is important. But a good warm-up isn’t running on the treadmill. Do the lift in question instead. Ramp it up.
@Ihana_Talvi Yes of course.
It’s Tuesday. For me that equals two hours of deadlifts and squats.
We’ll talk about other stuff in the evenings. Mornings are reserved for lifting.
Yeah, this is what our mornings together are going to be like. I’ll be lifting and telling you all about it.
@tamasys I see what you did there.
@Antelundgren It’s a way of life.
Heading out. Slept really bad, both of us. But that’s never an excuse to miss a workout. http://t.co/RqgEbjX2iZ
Good morning! It’s 05:15 and I’m getting ready for the gym.
@Aclaxon Strictly forbidden.
@coffeemort Tried it, didn’t like it.
@emretsson Extremist on the right likes to yell at me, too.
That’s it. Bed time. Do not disturb, please and thank you.
@Politicub Nice choice!
@HazelKLarkin All of the above.
@menehunemedia Yes and they are the worst. I hate the Moomins.
But he’s strong as fuck so there’s that. And he loves single malt. So if he brings a bottle he shall be fed.
It’s the craziest thing. This dude doesn’t eat sauce. Regardless of sauce – he won’t touch it. The same with tomatoes. o.O
I’m having a friend over for dinner on Saturday, him and his girlfriend. But he eats like a kid so I’ll have to adjust.
I actually know my way around the kitchen quite well. Wish I had the opportunity to show you during my week as Sweden, but it’s not to be.
I know! Let’s talk about gluten tomorrow! I’ll make some pasta for y’all and we’ll die together.
A lot of feelings in here already. And I haven’t even said a thing about NotFit yet …
@Politicub Thanx, don’t hear that every day.
@kohulme Not enough. Have done 132,5 kg competition style (paused on the chest).
The gym opens at six a.m. That leaves us with two hours of lifting before I have to go to work.
Letting Al Green play this evening out. Don’t forget that we’re going to the gym together in 9,5 hours. I will wake you up.
@peppedasilva We are all teenagers in the eyes of our government.
@buches_LFC It never disappoints!
@MOSHWORLD1 No, I’m a libertarian.
@Araneatrox Well thank you very much, good sir.
@buches_LFC Partagas Serie E No. 2. My go-to cigar.
@Fashtastic I feel you. Laid in bed all weekend long with a cold.
Bed time is fast approaching. Finished my cigar, had a couple of sandwiches, oppressed some socialists. Not a bad evening.
@peppedasilva They might talk like five year olds, but Denmark is the country for grown ups in Scandinavia.
@rosehipsdontlie The metric system is good for you. Embrace it.
@henrikviberg Booo! Get off the stage! You suck!
I came in second, btw. Too fat to compete with her.
This is all raw lifting, btw. If you know the difference.
I came in second. To fat to compete with her.
This is all raw lifting, btw. If you know the difference.
Here she is deadlifting 148 kg. She won the meet on points with this lift: http://t.co/nujCDFML5c
Now to some truly impressive lifting: my wife Ronja bench pressing 85,5 kg (she weighed in at 63 kg): http://t.co/mIAP4HJ4Z8
@SBrannholm You’re too kind!
@SheepOfJesus Wouldn’t touch that horrid word!!
Some dude wanted me to say the N word. So here goes:
You, sir, are a Nincompoop.
@MOSHWORLD1 Why would I? I’m not ignorant.
@AndyLeandy Maybe I did? I’m a shitty mess.
@fanexfox Thx. As a Swede I’m used to angry socialist yelling at me.
Here’s my final deadlift, 253 kg: http://t.co/dFWGBCwDn7
@DrumSgtBeaker Already banned in Sweden. Should be up to the owner, though.
Back to lifting. Want to see some of my best lifts? Sure you do.
@ludnell I’m way fatter!
@DrumSgtBeaker Don’t sit on my property and we’re fine.
@OhlsonEric Good boy.
@rosehipsdontlie 253 kg.
Making it illegal as soon as you identify an issue is the lazy minds way out.
Now a socialist is yelling angry stuff at me because I don’t want to ban smoking. You can always count on socialists!
Mainly because I suck at benching. But I’m working on it.
Today squats is my favorite powerlift, followed by deadlifts. In last place: the bench press.
@LunaCentifanti It’s so much fun, right?
@dakkster You’re a big bundle of feelings. It’s good to have feelings. I approve of feelings.
During that time I also gained around 30 kg of body weight (i.e. became fat).
At first I could barely squat the bar. 2,5 years later I squatted 240,5 kg/530 lbs in my first meet.
The surgery was a failure and six months later I still had troubles walking. So I picked up a barbell and started squatting.
@dakkster So ban yourself, you big polluter.
So, about this thing called lifting. I’m actually quite new to it. Started basic barbell training three years ago, after knee surgery.
@marchagh Thank you, voice of reason.
@Itsmejohnjay All of it.
@axelsampieri You can rehab?
@Vilkenparadis I disapprove.
@jrwyke It does, it so does.
But let’s not ruin this windy evening by talking politics. Do you even lift?
Enjoying a smoke on my balcony while I still can. In Sweden we have a lot of intellectual weaklings lobbying for a ban. How I despise them.
@AndyLeandy Embrace the peat and you’ll never look back.
@Nozze666 Good man.
Weapon of choice number two. (Yeah, I get two because I’m bigger than you.) http://t.co/wAXhjtaWb4
@filkerdave Nah, the spirit is hiding behind the label.
@Jvxta Finished my bottle of Corry just two weeks ago. Still sad.png
Weapon of choice. http://t.co/rCRXI3mFPu
@jay_ebooks Can’t hurry rehab. Good luck though!
@mamasnark That’s a nice thing to say, thank you!
I’m my own enabler.
Tomorrow is deadlift day. I feel a small hangover makes you stupid enough to lift heavy shit.
Total broscience, but it allows me to drink.
I will spend a couple of ours now talking with you guys. And smoking a cigar. And drinking.
To be honest, mainly smoking and drinking.
@Tessa_A76 Tack and bock!
@jitterbug212 I aim not to please.
@katzchenkitty I frown upon people doing tricks in my presence.
This is me and Ronja. The selfie was taken last summer, at Nopalito in San Francisco. (Great restaurant. Look it up.) http://t.co/KW8ExzHso5
(She’s way smarter than me. And stronger, pound for pound.)
What else have I yet to tell you? You know, key facts. Like that I’m married. To this super smart, bad ass judge names Ronja.
@na1xz 188 cm.
(I go to sleep at nine on workdays, and I wake up at five in the morning. 8 hours of sleep is my religion. Eat, sleep and barbell.)
This is me in a good mood, btw. I’m ready for my first night as President of Sweden. Unfortunately I have to go to bed at 9 pm. But still.
Weighing in at around 120 kg/265 lbs sure has it advantages in crowded spaces. Like having strangers stuck in your armpits.
@OpposingThumb If only!
Heading for the metro. Yaay, people during rush hour. It’s not like they suck or anything.
My workday is finally over. http://t.co/eBEIlyi6MN
@NicoPerez96 I’m hungry now.
A lot of Swedes are confusing low-fat quark with food. This is nothing but a cry for help. So help us, world. Send foie gras ASAP!
@henrikviberg Also correct.
@abelyalov Good one!
I like gifs. You have been warned. http://t.co/Gp2tNGiJ6v
@OAJonsson Good man.
@OAJonsson You are correct, sir.
@truenorthman But not until you’ve finished your deadlifts, young man.
@truenorthman I also want you to smoke and get drunk, so there’s that.
@maytrestar 50 burpees for you.
@Jvxta Could be true, but didn’t try.
I once was asked about my burpees pr, btw. It’s zero, if you must know. Only fools mistake burpees for exercise.
50 burpees if you guess wrong.
Three more hours, then we can finally get this show on the road. Extra credits if you can guess why I chose a pic with a licorice pipe.
@olaforsstrom Thank you, Ola. Will try not to disappoint.
@jizzyklitz The Flexasaurus, of course.
Lunch is over for me. For you it’s time to shut up and squat.
Tell me later how you did.
@sandranicoles Looked at that one! So many restaurants, so little time. :(
@Loukas_RS Yeah, good one.
@sandranicoles When is your trip? I’ll be there April 16–19.
Dinner by Heston, Bar Boulud, Zucca, St John, HKK and Gymkhana. @sandranicoles
For instance, I’m heading to London in April. Six restaurants in three days. Then Copenhagen and Noma in June.
But make no mistake, we will talk fine dining soon.
Lunch today was no big deal, just a shitload of chicken to fuel recovery – a.k.a. The Gain Train.
Btw, I live in Stockholm. If you’ve never been, take a look at this video made by some friends of mine: https://t.co/M2TJzC0Lr3
@attack_frank Yes, the store I went to today even has one. Framcigarr Lounge at Kungsgatan in Stockholm.
@weRIndonesian Never seen one, no.
Here’s a video of the lift: http://t.co/UtR9mWME4C
I actually hit a nice pr this morning, in one of my worst lifts: military press. 93 kg/205 lbs for one rep, after one hour of bench press.
I lift, therefore I even.
@axelsampieri Send me a plane ticket and I’ll be there!
@emretsson Framcigarr at Kungsgatan. You should ask for a mild Dominican.
Picked up my favorite Cuban, a Partagas Serie E No. 2. Will share it with you tonight.
@popfarfar67 Framcigarr at Kungsgatan.
@ArmutSanchez You too!
The most important part of part of any meal: cigars! Stopping by my favorite store. http://t.co/MIc7qQd1xR
I’m back! Off to an early lunch since I went to the gym at six in the morning. http://t.co/byDTc90tQh
@mattnworb Powerlifting is a sport.
@floresco nkel.se in Stockholm.
I’ll check in with you during lunch. In the meantime, please enjoy a photo of me squatting 240,5 kg/530 lbs. http://t.co/9JLIbUVTYY
Alrighty then. I’m actually at work right now so I don’t have the time for you guys. Gotta pay the bills and whatnot.
And liberty, we’ll definitely talk about liberty. A subject Swedes tend to know a lot about in theory, but less in practice.
Instead we’ll talk about gourmet food, wine, whisky, cigars, strength training, and powerlifting.
I’m soon-to-be 34 years old and a copywriter by trade, but I won’t talk much about the latter unless you ask me.
Listen up. I’m @Wildenstam and I’ll be your life coach this week. Take my hand and we’ll journey into a world of grown ups.