February 1st 2013

Oh My Oh my Oh My.

Are my boys in for it today!

I’ve discovered the solution to all their energy problems (That being them having excess)

I introduce a simple but effective Cross-fit construct called: Angie!

However, since we are just starting out I’ll be making them do 1/4th Angie

Simply because a full Angie at this stage is ridiculous.

Complete 5 rounds for time:

25 pull ups(assisted)

25 Push-ups (Chest to the ground)

25 Sit-ups (Shoulders to the ground)

25 Air Squats (Weight-less)


And that’s it.

I’ve designated Friday’s as Cross-Fit days! Shock up the CNS a bit, letting them adapt better to the heavier lifts as well as build their core and hit up some rigidity in their bodies.

Fun fun fun!




January 30th 2013-Gym Report!

Я дышу воздухом гордый человек

Basically, today was ultra-successful!

Besides having a bit of scare with Phil being late due to a doctor checking up some manner of foot injury, having to change the original plan for him to better suit the time. Everything flowed nicely.

Ben and Lucas have been extremely dedicated, when Phil showed up he joined them right away!

I’m extremely proud of all of them, they are pushing and applying themselves now.

I’m especially proud of Lucas, who has stopped giving up so easily. His effort and trying to push each set is paying off for him, both strength and self-confidence wise.

Ben is starting to enjoy the gym, which is a great sign! He doesn’t back down from a challenge easily, matter of fact he will push himself until its done.

Phil has the potential to be a wicked gym powerhouse, I’m just worried about his dedication.


I’ve learned a few things today, firstly I should trust my trainees alittle more. They are strong, confident guys and I just worry they will break themselves doing it.

I need to look at it objectively, not from a friend point of view but as a trainer.

Secondly, lifting is a 80% a mind game. If I can’t instill a good gym ethic and a unrelenting attitude in my trainees, then when I am not there they can easily hurt themselves.

Speaking of mind games, I have to keep them from insulting each other. I know its all in the fun, but even a little blow to your psyche can mess up a lift and potentially hurt you.


We were all trying something new, I had to work collaboratively with my trainees to make sure they understood what I was saying and that they were confident enough to go about it on their own. I am also learning new skills myself, learning to effectively spot a bench and squat as well as psyching up my trainees to have the energy to go to they gym.

Получить себе в спортзал.

If you are trying to go to the gym, pretty much the entire battle is getting there. I will be bringing extra kits and bottles, just in case any of my trainees try to back out.

I’m proud of you three, seriously.

30th of January 2013

This will be the first time I will be taking my trainees to the gym.

The focus today is form for Compound exercises.

The main exercises:

Bench Press

Military Press

Squats (For Phil)

Auxiliary exercises:

Dumbell Flies

Dumbell Bench



As for me: I’ll be doing the regular High-bar Squat and Dead lift today


Meet the Trainees

Mah BudsWell this is them 😀

Lucas Gade, Benjamin Cullis-Watson, Me and Phillipe Chazee (From left to right)

Each of these guys has a goal, I want to help them achieve it, faster!

They will all be undertaking extreme challenges, I’ll be flinging new things at them constantly and  be pushing them mercilessly.

However, because this is also my first time being a dedicated trainer I’ll be learning new things constantly too! I have to pursue the knowledge aspect, work on my technique and make sure none of my trainees lose heart.

So it shall be 😀 I’ll throw up Bios of each one soon!

By the way, I’m not that short :'(. Perceptions lines and what what.

I’m the same height as Lucas.

Getting Started

Well, I guess I should start by introducing what 3skinnywhiteguys(3SWG).

But before I do that, I’ll introduce myself.

I am Upamanyu Kashyap, an amateur competitive powerlifter. At the moment I am writing this I have a 220 pound Powerlifting Squat, a 143 Arc Bench Press and a 176 Deadlift. Pretty cute apron right?

In the world of weightlifting, this really isn’t that much 😀 But I’m starting out.

I am inspired by my older brother who is also a competitive weightlifter, but hold 3 Pennsylvania State Records.

That’s him 😀

Recently, I gathered a few friends and started training them at the gym. This Blog is both a testament to my efforts as a trainer and their toils as learners!

I’m hoping that people, who are also just starting out can get the courage to start lifting!