Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. dutchpuppy2

    dutchpuppy2 said, over 1 year ago

    Gil resurfaces!!! It’s about time. Looks like Kaz kept him under a pile of lead and Gil is having to lift himself out from under it…and it’s giving him several zits.

  2. grshprnh

    grshprnh said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve never seen a spotter for someone lifting dumbbells.

  3. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, over 1 year ago

    I was going to say – spotting for handweights? Those can’t be more than 40# each . . . if that. I mean, I knew Gil was getting long in the tooth but if he’s sweating 40# dumbells . . . And who says “taking a meeting with” anyway?

  4. wmac8898

    wmac8898 said, over 1 year ago

    Why does Gil have a generic coffee cup in P3? After being absent so much lately, if we want to recognize him, we need the “Gil” cup more than ever.

  5. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 1 year ago

    @wmac8898

    Maybe he’s got the “GIL” pointed towards Doyle so the kid knows who he’s talking with. I’m not sure the kids have seen the old man around school, so they might not even know who this alleged coach is.

  6. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 1 year ago

    P1- The 1995 barb wire tat seems to be losing its luster. But Kaz’s mullet is perfect. Doyle Doofus is suffering the effects of the Shamrock Shake.

  7. Jf714

    Jf714 said, over 1 year ago

    Doyle needs to be put in charge of being a tackilng dummy.

  8. thejudge

    thejudge said, over 1 year ago

    Gil is buying into all this nonsense and sets a meeting with Doyle….grow up Gil!

  9. LngJhnAg

    LngJhnAg said, over 1 year ago

    Spotting for dumbells is done to ensure proper form rather than protection. It’s not the number of reps alone that is important; it’s the number of reps peformed correctly. Lousy form prevents proper isolation of muscle groups.

    Additionally, a spotter can “bump” a bent elbow to enable the lifter to get through a sticking spot in his or her lift and thereby increase his or her number of reps. Give it try the next time you’re lifting with a partner during bench presses and military presses.

  10. LngJhnAg

    LngJhnAg said, over 1 year ago

    Oops – and one other thng. 40# weights aren’t much unless you are lifting to exhaustion. Try burning out the next time you lift. Start with 40’s and curl until you can do it properly any more. Then drop to 30’s and repeat the process. Then drop to 20’s, and finish out with 10’s. The burn out will give you a much better workout for your bi’s. Do the same for your tri’s. The results will be much better than just quitting at your max weights.

  11. Graden Thompson

    Graden Thompson said, over 1 year ago

    @dutchpuppy2

    That’s Sweat not Zits. Zits is another strip.

  12. Graden Thompson

    Graden Thompson said, over 1 year ago

    @grshprnh

    Not spotting, checking for proper form.

  13. Cliff1911

    Cliff1911 said, over 1 year ago

    Gil’s also despondent over lookalike Mitt Romney’s loss.

  14. Ellisburkes

    Ellisburkes said, over 1 year ago

    Quasimodo had great biceps thanks to the arm actiion he used to pull the bell ropes at Notre Dame. Since bells are, by nature, noisy, the same result can be achieved quietly by flexing free weights, hence the term dumb bells.

  15. flyintheweb

    flyintheweb GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    don’t assume with the dumbbells. I used to use 100s, and they had 140s at the gym. Dumbbells assure even effort

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