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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #135 on: August 15, 2013, 04:07:05 AM »
In all compound exercises (deadlifts, squats, bench press, military press etc) the bar-bell travels straight up and straight down, which keeps the muscles under constant tension as there is a constant vertical pull from gravity.

Isolation exercises such as bicep curls or tricep extensions do not provide continuous tension on the muscle as the bar- or dumb-bell travels in an arc where only the middle phase of the movement generates maximum tension.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #136 on: August 15, 2013, 01:54:31 PM »
As of this morning I was down to 192 lbs...  I'm celebrated by eating a bunch of cookies! ;D The reason that particular number means something to me is that that's 50 pounds less than my heaviest weight (several years ago). I've lost about 10 lbs. over the last 6 weeks, since I've been caring somewhat again. My goal is 180, though I'm not sure what I'll do once I get there.

Eat more cookies?
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #137 on: August 15, 2013, 05:41:43 PM »
5'9 150-155lbs

300lb x 3 deadlift, very excited to hit twice my bodyweight.

280 x 5 squat, again excited to hit twice bodyweight.

160lb x 10 benchpress, never my strong point.

18 consecutive strict forum chin ups.


Your next goal: bench two plates.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #138 on: August 15, 2013, 06:49:13 PM »
I bench plates all the time. Usually, they have food on them.

Badump-bump-twish!  ;)

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #139 on: August 15, 2013, 10:33:38 PM »
I went to the gym last night and the power was out when I got there. I could barely see anything, and all I heard were clanking noises and some guy yelling "Light weight baby" and "Nothin' to it but to do it!"

tl;dr I think I lifted in the dark next to Ronnie Coleman

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« Reply #140 on: August 15, 2013, 11:17:25 PM »
I went to the gym last night and the power was out when I got there. I could barely see anything, and all I heard were clanking noises and some guy yelling "Light weight baby" and "Nothin' to it but to do it!"

tl;dr I think I lifted in the dark next to Ronnie Coleman

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« Reply #142 on: August 25, 2013, 07:55:55 PM »
Punch has been hitting the weights!


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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #143 on: August 29, 2013, 09:50:37 AM »
My picks for the 2013 Mr. Olympia...

1) Kai Greene
2) Phil Heath
3) Jay Cutler
4) Mamdouh Elssbiay
5) Branch Warren
6) Dexter Jackson
7) Dennis Wolf
8) Shawn Rhoden
9) Victory Martinez
10) Evan Centopani
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #144 on: August 29, 2013, 10:16:25 AM »
 :-* Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.

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« Reply #145 on: August 29, 2013, 10:17:59 AM »
Functional strength. Must be a crossfitter.  >:(  ;D

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #146 on: August 30, 2013, 02:07:19 PM »
I weighed in today at 147, so I'll say 145 since I had eaten a few hours previously. Yay, I guess. Still 35 pounds to go.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #147 on: August 30, 2013, 02:09:51 PM »
:-* Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
What a pro :laugh:
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« Reply #148 on: August 30, 2013, 02:15:55 PM »
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #149 on: August 30, 2013, 02:17:31 PM »
:-* Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
What a pro :laugh:

Is your glass of Bushmills lighter than my glass of Kilbeggan?
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« Reply #150 on: August 30, 2013, 03:27:08 PM »
I weighed in today at 147, so I'll say 145 since I had eaten a few hours previously. Yay, I guess. Still 35 pounds to go.

So that's... about 5-7 pounds since the last page. GJDM!  :)

And related to our race... I'm worse off, so you're probably well ahead now. I got down to 191 at some point, but am temporarily back up to about 200 atm. Thing will improve IN THE FUTURE!

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #151 on: August 30, 2013, 04:00:46 PM »
:-* Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
What a pro :laugh:

Is your glass of Bushmills lighter than my glass of Kilbeggan?

Tricky, are we talking about the glass or the contents?  :laugh:

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #152 on: August 30, 2013, 04:09:43 PM »
:-* Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
What a pro :laugh:

Is your glass of Bushmills lighter than my glass of Kilbeggan?

Tricky, are we talking about the glass or the contents?  :laugh:

Indeed!  A number of variables need to be taken into consideration to make that determination. ;) ;)
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #154 on: September 03, 2013, 04:25:18 PM »


One glass a day...doctor's orders.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #155 on: September 03, 2013, 04:28:05 PM »


One glass a day...doctor's orders.

Now we're talkin'!
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #156 on: September 03, 2013, 04:42:04 PM »
Pick your poiso...er, medicine.  Medicine!  I said medicine, guys. :P
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #157 on: September 04, 2013, 08:57:28 PM »
Pick your poiso...er, medicine.  Medicine!  I said medicine, guys. :P

Much medicine is just poison used cautiously and judiciously.  (Sometimes.) 
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« Reply #158 on: September 08, 2013, 10:09:14 PM »
Ok which one of you guys did this8)

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #159 on: September 09, 2013, 02:29:07 AM »
In all compound exercises (deadlifts, squats, bench press, military press etc) the bar-bell travels straight up and straight down, which keeps the muscles under constant tension as there is a constant vertical pull from gravity.

Isolation exercises such as bicep curls or tricep extensions do not provide continuous tension on the muscle as the bar- or dumb-bell travels in an arc where only the middle phase of the movement generates maximum tension.
That's only true of free-weight exercises. With cable-and-pulley machines, particularly the sophisticated machines made by Nautilus, that problem is eliminated.
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« Reply #160 on: September 09, 2013, 02:07:27 PM »
Not my stuff, but I agree with it completely. Ladies, you know how to PM me.


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« Reply #162 on: September 10, 2013, 08:38:01 PM »
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« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2013, 07:13:58 PM »
Proof that girls do get bulky if they lift weights...

LINK

And all she wanted was to be "toned," poor thing!
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« Reply #164 on: September 18, 2013, 09:19:33 PM »
Because it's been too long...


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« Reply #165 on: September 19, 2013, 02:38:29 PM »
Review: 'Generation Iron' an intimate portrait of bodybuilders

Ain't no way this is going to get in a theater where I live, but I look forward to getting it on DVD.

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« Reply #166 on: September 21, 2013, 05:52:21 PM »
Generation Iron seems to be getting decent reviews. And in a strange turn, I think reviewers understand the film better than some of the bodybuilding fans. Or at least parts of it.

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« Reply #167 on: September 21, 2013, 05:52:51 PM »
Planet Fitness

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« Reply #168 on: September 24, 2013, 05:56:45 PM »
The Mr. Olympia contest is this weekend. Prepare yourselves. This is going to be awesome. I'll probably be watching it on bodybuilding.com, but then who can tell with this...

Also:

I think it is creepy when a guy starts admiring another guy's masculinity.

I will provide some pics, just for you  ;D

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« Reply #169 on: September 25, 2013, 02:03:57 AM »
My picks for the 2013 Mr. Olympia...

...

Gonna change up my prediction from a month ago a bit...

1) Phil Heath
2) Kai Greene
3) Jay Cutler
4) Mamdouh Elssbiay
5) Dexter Jackson
6) Shawn Rhoden
7) Branch Warren
8) Dennis Wolf

I'd like to see Kai win, but from reports I've heard over the last week I'm not sure that he's going to. Putting Dex in 5th is probably wishful thinking, but I'd like to see him get at least one more top 6 finish before it's over.

Also, since Wolf was born in Russia does that make him the token Orthodox favorite?
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« Reply #171 on: September 26, 2013, 09:57:33 PM »
"It's hard to appear as if you are inside the character of yourself."

I have no idea what this means.

Apparently Kai Greene said it at the press conference today, in response to a question about being filmed by a documentary crew.

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« Reply #173 on: September 27, 2013, 12:25:29 AM »
2013 Pre-Olympia Press Conference

LOL. So at about the 50 minute mark one of the bodybuilders is being interviewed, but he's one of two guys who don't speak English. Here's how it goes:

- The co-host tells us what the question is in English
- Then the co-host relates the same question to the translator in German
- Then the translator translates it from German to Persian for the bodybuilder
- Then the bodybuilder gives his answer in Persian
- Then the translator translates the Persian to German
- Then the co-host translates the German to English and tells us what the bodybuilder said

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« Reply #174 on: September 28, 2013, 07:16:32 PM »
While the forum was down the Olympia prejudging happened. Looks good for Phil, but tonight's the night we'll know for sure. Starts at 9pm EST. Google for a stream or just go to bodybuilding.com.

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« Reply #175 on: September 28, 2013, 11:17:18 PM »
Kai Greene from the Mr. Olympia tonight:


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« Reply #176 on: September 28, 2013, 11:18:54 PM »
How's William coming along?
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« Reply #177 on: September 29, 2013, 12:58:27 AM »
:D At the Mr. Olympia right now they're doing the final pose down. And they're playing Master of Puppets by Metallica as the posing music. I wonder if they realize that that song is about drug abuse, ROFL.
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« Reply #178 on: September 29, 2013, 01:00:42 AM »
:D At the Mr. Olympia right now they're doing the final pose down. And they're playing Master of Puppets by Metallica as the posing music. I wonder if they realize that that song is about drug abuse, ROFL.
Not irony, Alanis...
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« Reply #179 on: September 29, 2013, 01:25:15 AM »
Top 10 ended up being...

1) Phil Heath
2) Kai Greene
3) Dennis Wolf
4) Shawn Rhoden
5) Dexter Jackson
6) Jay Cutler
7) Roelly Winklaar
8) Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy)
9) Branch Warren
10) Lionel Beyeke