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Johnny Ginter



Member since 22 August 2010 | Blog

Have ever found yourself in bed on a sleepless night, wondering to yourself, 'How does he do it? How does Johnny maintain his position at the top of the blogging world with such style and panache? What can I do to be just like him?'

Of course you have, and you'll be happy to know it's a simple three step process.

Step one: live in Ohio your entire life, save for one insane year in the far east, and obtain both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from the finest university in the world.

Step two: become a mediocre writer. And I mean REALLY mediocre.

Step three: harass and annoy the creators of a semi-popular OSU blog until they give you a writing position out of pity. Coast forever.



  • SPORTS MOMENT: on a school bus after a swim meet, surrounded by my teammates as we watched the 2002-2003 championship game on a 3 inch portable tv screen.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: three way tie between krenzel, yao smith, and brian rolle
  • NFL TEAM: the bengals. i make poor life decisions.
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ. i can name more than three players now!
  • NBA TEAM: nooooope
  • MLB TEAM: reds

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Nov 2015

on the dubcast it's literally all we talk about. im not QUITE a big enough nerd to tattoo joel and the bots on my forehead but i kind of wish i was

best episode: space mutiny

Comment 23 Nov 2015

this is a very good series with some recurring flaws, so in that way it's pretty similar to daredevil. killgrave is an excellent villain, maybe the best marvel has ever put out there, and ritter plus her supporting cast is also great. it's also an interesting show in that it is purposefully a feminist work, and the concepts of rape and survivor's guilt are addressed with a lot of frankness and honesty. i like that aspect of it a lot, even if it does get heavy handed at times.

the biggest flaw of jessica jones is that while it's a story that can really only be told by introducing superpowered people into the plotline, the writers/directors have a hard time integrating those elements into the show. the action scenes are generally bad, abilities aren't consistent and even change over the course of an episode (with the exception of the villain, who's powers are handled pretty well), and the more comic book-y ideas and themes don't really work smoothly with the rest of what they're trying to do.

but to me that's a pretty small part of the show; overall it's really good and definitely worth a watch. i think i still like daredevil better, but it's pretty close and mostly just on the strength of DD's individual action and performances.

Comment 15 Nov 2015

oh man, i know that life. i played soccer for a long, long time and was completely godawful, but i loved it. once i got into college i realized that i needed another way to stay in shape, and even though i was a competitive swimmer for about as long (and was way better at that), lifting just made more sense as something that i could do on a regular basis.

good luck with your routine! i find that it's helpful that my gym is literally two minutes from where i work, harder to make excuses for missing a workout

Comment 15 Nov 2015

thank you dude, and yeah, there are other estimations as to the record i guess, but frankly i get salty about UM fans crowing about wins from the mckinley administration

Comment 15 Nov 2015

i didn't include ties, which is why i specified "wins." at the end of this season, ohio state will have played 101 games against illinois, and 99 against michigan.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

Ginter all about the gainz?  I would'nt have thought that.  

yeah it's probably not something people would assume about me, but i came back from japan about 5 years ago weighing like 160 on a 6 foot 2 frame, realized how weak and out of shape i was, and said that things had to change. im not in incredible shape, but at 205 i'm stronger than i've ever been and i like that. anyway, good luck dude, the diet part is the hardest to nail down for some people, but it sounds like you're on your way!

Comment 12 Nov 2015

Westside, Elite FTS, or Lexen (truly three of the strongest gyms in the entire world and all in or near Columbus)

isn't that crazy? i love how that worked out

Comment 12 Nov 2015

rest time is something that's interesting to me, my rest time is exactly the same as what you described. i wonder at what point the rest time becomes detrimental to the workout, though. like, if i rest 5 minutes between a heavy set instead of 3, does that negatively effect my precious, precious gainz? or does it not matter at all as long as i keep it under an hour between sets?

Comment 12 Nov 2015

thanks for all the advice, man! my current routine STARTED out as a pretty basic PHAT routine, and then i kept tinkering with it until it became the weird whatever the hell it is right now. for a while i did a progression based on the percentages in the 5/3/1 program, but i just don't eat/sleep enough for that approach to really work for me. now i'm basically doing hypertrophy for most exercises, except for 4 or 5 "key" compound exercises that i'm doing a pyramid scheme on (12/6/3/12, and i do one or two of the exercises per workout) and im happy with it... for now. for instance, after recovering from an injury in september my OHP was like 115 and now it's like 140, but how much of that is legit growth and how much of it is just me getting back into from i don't know.

 In general, stay consistent, and assuming good form, increase your training weight on each lift by 5% every 4 weeks or so.

i'm tracking my lifts and i will definitely make this my goal for those major exercises. thanks again dude

Comment 12 Nov 2015

yeah, time in general is a huge issue for me. i work 9-11 hour days five days a week, and then another 3-5 hours on sundays, and that's not including my 11W time commitments. realistically i've got about an hour and a half after work to get shit done, and as much as i'd like to train for a half or full marathon, i feel like i'd have to drop lifting to do that. OR not be a lazy asshole and start running in the mornings haha

Comment 11 Nov 2015

creatine dude. that and protein are the only things even remotely proven to help you lift heavy shit (and you can get protein just by eating more). get a bottle of creatine monohydrate from GNC for 16 bucks, take a 5 grams a day with water/juice/whatever and it will give you a modest boost in workload capacity in workouts. it's not some miracle drug (and some people don't respond to it at all), but it can help, especially if you're trying to gain muscle. it's basically useless for aerobic exercise though.