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Title: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 13, 2012, 11:10:47 PM
Post your numbers and regiment.

I am 5'11" 240 lbs. I play Soccer-Football (as my (as now) part-time money maker), Rugby Union, MMA, Kung Fu, some Aussie Rules Football, and some Cricket.

I weight train M, T, W, F, Sat and I run M, T, W, F, Sat, Sun.

I take in 250g of Protein on days I train. 200g on just run days, and 150g on off days.

For the ones I remember off the top of my head, I do 345 lb Bench, 550 lb Squat, 240 lb Power Clean.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: orthonorm on September 13, 2012, 11:33:05 PM
As I've said, you are a beast. Congrats.

Don't do anything much anymore due to injury. And won't depress myself by revisiting days past.

Srsly. You obviously have the genetics and discipline down. Each nearly as hard as the other to achieve.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: vamrat on September 14, 2012, 12:39:20 AM
I am too embarassed to post.  Give me a few months and I will say something.  I'm conditioning to start now.  I just can't give up the beer to keep the weight on me down!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 14, 2012, 01:04:18 AM
I lift Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and do cardio after lifting. Nothing too spectacular as far as numbers go. I have back problems, which limits what I can do, so I stick to moderate weights on anything that will strain the lower back, though the only thing I avoid entirely are good mornings. No other major injuries (at 33), but my elbows do get fried pretty quickly, especially from skull crushers and the like. I generally can't afford supplements, or for that matter a lot of protein. However, when my grandmother died last month she left me a bit of money, so I've been using creatine, beta alanine, and a multi, and will do so until I can't afford to any longer. I'm 5'9"  200 lbs. at the moment, goal is to cut to about 180, and then add slowly from there (I don't plan on doing endless bulk/cut cycles).
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 14, 2012, 01:09:25 AM
As I've said, you are a beast. Congrats.

Don't do anything much anymore due to injury. And won't depress myself by revisiting days past.

Srsly. You obviously have the genetics and discipline down. Each nearly as hard as the other to achieve.

Haha thank you. I am not a beast, just lucky I have the time and materials to do it. This is just what you get from hard work and (outside of Church and my fiancee) no social life.

I won't stop trying to get better though. :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 14, 2012, 01:10:25 AM
I am too embarassed to post.  Give me a few months and I will say something.  I'm conditioning to start now.  I just can't give up the beer to keep the weight on me down!

If you drink the beer in moderation you'll be fine. The "beer belly" thing is just a myth. :laugh:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 14, 2012, 01:16:20 AM
I lift Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and do cardio after lifting. Nothing too spectacular as far as numbers go. I have back problems, which limits what I can do, so I stick to moderate weights on anything that will strain the lower back, though the only thing I avoid entirely are good mornings. No other major injuries (at 33), but my elbows do get fried pretty quickly, especially from skull crushers and the like. I generally can't afford supplements, or for that matter a lot of protein. However, when my grandmother died last month she left me a bit of money, so I've been using creatine, beta alanine, and a multi, and will do so until I can't afford to any longer. I'm 5'9"  200 lbs. at the moment, goal is to cut to about 180, and then add slowly from there (I don't plan on doing endless bulk/cut cycles).

You look like a lifter from your pictures. 8)

What brands of supplements do you use?

I'd recommend smaller weights, and more reps first (keep on the protein especially) to aid with running to drop the weight. If you can, use those supplements on days of, they won't hurt your weight loss, as long as you do a rough calorie count. Do you stretch everyday, including non-lift days?

Running in hoodies, the number one way to lose weight, I don't care what anyone says. :laugh:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 14, 2012, 01:48:48 AM
I'd add more protein if I could, but then what little money I have would run out, and I'd like to keep some back for when my car will inevitably break down, so I'm trying to spend wisely. Ahh well, along those lines, I picked the supplement source that seemed cheapest, lol... bodybuilding.com brand from their site. I would prefer something like optimum nutrition, but I just can't swing it right now.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 14, 2012, 01:51:09 AM
I'd add more protein if I could, but then what little money I have would run out, and I'd like to keep some back for when my car will inevitably break down, so I'm trying to spend wisely. Ahh well, along those lines, I picked the supplement source that seemed cheapest, lol... bodybuilding.com brand from their site. I would prefer something like optimum nutrition, but I just can't swing it right now.

Have you looked at DPS? It is quality stuff for relatively low prices.

http://www.dpsnutrition.net/
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: vamrat on September 14, 2012, 01:53:38 AM
I am too embarassed to post.  Give me a few months and I will say something.  I'm conditioning to start now.  I just can't give up the beer to keep the weight on me down!

If you drink the beer in moderation you'll be fine. The "beer belly" thing is just a myth. :laugh:

Moderation?  What's that?  I'm drunk now!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 14, 2012, 01:59:09 AM
I am too embarassed to post.  Give me a few months and I will say something.  I'm conditioning to start now.  I just can't give up the beer to keep the weight on me down!

If you drink the beer in moderation you'll be fine. The "beer belly" thing is just a myth. :laugh:

Moderation?  What's that?  I'm drunk now!

Drunk, you don't know drunk son. You are from 'Braska. Drinking fermented corn? ;)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 14, 2012, 02:15:14 AM
Moderation?  What's that?  I'm drunk now!

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/278/559/8ea.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 14, 2012, 02:17:09 AM
This thread needs more Ronnie Coleman!

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1804/ronniehu.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 14, 2012, 02:39:51 AM
This thread needs more Ronnie Coleman!

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1804/ronniehu.jpg)

Met him a few months ago!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: vamrat on September 14, 2012, 03:13:35 AM
Moderation?  What's that?  I'm drunk now!

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/278/559/8ea.jpg)

I love this thumb headed meme, and yes I do.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: vamrat on September 14, 2012, 03:14:27 AM
I am too embarassed to post.  Give me a few months and I will say something.  I'm conditioning to start now.  I just can't give up the beer to keep the weight on me down!

If you drink the beer in moderation you'll be fine. The "beer belly" thing is just a myth. :laugh:

Moderation?  What's that?  I'm drunk now!

Nope, a miller, several blueberry lagers, a gin, and a vodka..

Drunk, you don't know drunk son. You are from 'Braska. Drinking fermented corn? ;)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 19, 2012, 08:37:56 PM
Met him a few months ago!

Was he as nice and down to earth as I imagine him to be?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on September 19, 2012, 09:03:50 PM
See I would never offer to take Ronnie Coleman out to eat and pay, considering he'd probably go through 3 steak dinners.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Papist on September 19, 2012, 09:20:43 PM
Post your numbers and regiment.

I am 5'11" 240 lbs. I play Soccer-Football (as my (as now) part-time money maker), Rugby Union, MMA, Kung Fu, some Aussie Rules Football, and some Cricket.

I weight train M, T, W, F, Sat and I run M, T, W, F, Sat, Sun.

I take in 250g of Protein on days I train. 200g on just run days, and 150g on off days.

For the ones I remember off the top of my head, I do 345 lb Bench, 550 lb Squat, 240 lb Power Clean.
Pretty impressive. I'm nowhere near that.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on September 19, 2012, 09:23:29 PM
My favorite weightlifting has to be deadlifts.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Papist on September 19, 2012, 09:24:03 PM
My favorite weightlifting has to be deadlifts.
My favorite is sqauts. Weird, I know.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on September 19, 2012, 09:24:30 PM
Really, why is that?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 19, 2012, 09:39:01 PM
Met him a few months ago!

Was he as nice and down to earth as I imagine him to be?

Yeah, he smiled more than a teenage girl lol
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 19, 2012, 09:42:09 PM
My favorite weightlifting has to be deadlifts.
My favorite is sqauts. Weird, I know.

Mine too, but mostly because I have really, strong (and huge) thighs and butt. :laugh:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 19, 2012, 09:43:12 PM
My favorite weightlifting has to be deadlifts.

I like them too. Probably my 2nd or 3rd favourite.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on September 19, 2012, 09:46:13 PM
Met him a few months ago!

Was he as nice and down to earth as I imagine him to be?

Yeah, he smiled more than a teenage girl lol
I would be hounding him all day with:

LIGHTWEIGHT BABY

AINT NOTHING BUT A PEANUT

YO YO YO
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 19, 2012, 09:59:37 PM
Met him a few months ago!

Was he as nice and down to earth as I imagine him to be?

Yeah, he smiled more than a teenage girl lol
I would be hounding him all day with:

LIGHTWEIGHT BABY

AINT NOTHING BUT A PEANUT

YO YO YO

I don't have the peanuts. :laugh:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 20, 2012, 09:25:35 PM
Everyone wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't no one want to lift ... etc.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 20, 2012, 09:37:27 PM
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Do+you+even+thrift+.+Do+you_3d3957_3970285.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 20, 2012, 09:43:32 PM
What's going on next weekend with you guys?

(http://i.imgur.com/Bw9oz.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 20, 2012, 10:35:02 PM
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Do+you+even+thrift+.+Do+you_3d3957_3970285.jpg)

The description makes me want to see it...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: vamrat on September 26, 2012, 10:29:14 AM
What's better, more weight and less reps or more reps and less weight?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 26, 2012, 10:52:33 AM
What's better, more weight and less reps or more reps and less weight?

For weight loss? More reps, just get a comfortable weight and just go up when it gets easy.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: elephant on September 26, 2012, 11:01:49 AM
My best competitive lifts were 265 sq, 165 bn, 315 dl @ 154 lbs  (am a girl elephant)
But now I'm old and a little ill,  over 125 lbs off that total though only 5lbs off the bodyweight.
Be careful of overtraining, that holds younger lifters back from reaching their best strength, and is the cause of many injuries.  I was strongest weight training 3 days a week.  
I don't get the jokes about peanuts, but don't enlighten me please.
Love, elephant
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: vamrat on September 26, 2012, 11:45:34 AM
What's better, more weight and less reps or more reps and less weight?

For weight loss? More reps, just get a comfortable weight and just go up when it gets easy.

A mixture of weight loss as well as muscle growth with which to impress da wimminzes.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ZealousZeal on September 26, 2012, 11:46:19 AM
Elephant! You are my hero. I am so weak it's ridiculous, but I will not humiliate myself with details. I will just stand near elephant from now on. ;)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: elephant on September 26, 2012, 12:00:51 PM
And I shall be careful not to trample on your delicate self

Love, elephant

Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 26, 2012, 12:13:30 PM
What's better, more weight and less reps or more reps and less weight?

For weight loss? More reps, just get a comfortable weight and just go up when it gets easy.

A mixture of weight loss as well as muscle growth with which to impress da wimminzes.

Well I'd do that until you get to you lose your designated fat, then up the weights and start taking supplements.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: JamesR on September 26, 2012, 03:03:24 PM
More of a runner than a weight lifter. I run about two to four miles (depending on how I feel) six days a week and that is about it. I cut soda out of my diet because it is supposed to be bad for runners, but coffee is something that has remained with me.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Manalive on September 26, 2012, 03:29:49 PM
5'9 148 lbs

Tennis and rock climbing any given occasion

Fast on Wed and Fri

Drink beer and eat what's on my plate

Manual labor when my job requires it

Class type: Average Joe
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Azul on September 26, 2012, 04:29:08 PM
Post your numbers and regiment.

I am 5'11" 240 lbs. I play Soccer-Football (as my (as now) part-time money maker), Rugby Union, MMA, Kung Fu, some Aussie Rules Football, and some Cricket.

I weight train M, T, W, F, Sat and I run M, T, W, F, Sat, Sun.

I take in 250g of Protein on days I train. 200g on just run days, and 150g on off days.

For the ones I remember off the top of my head, I do 345 lb Bench, 550 lb Squat, 240 lb Power Clean.

what protein are u eating? :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 27, 2012, 08:40:24 PM
Post your numbers and regiment.

I am 5'11" 240 lbs. I play Soccer-Football (as my (as now) part-time money maker), Rugby Union, MMA, Kung Fu, some Aussie Rules Football, and some Cricket.

I weight train M, T, W, F, Sat and I run M, T, W, F, Sat, Sun.

I take in 250g of Protein on days I train. 200g on just run days, and 150g on off days.

For the ones I remember off the top of my head, I do 345 lb Bench, 550 lb Squat, 240 lb Power Clean.

what protein are u eating? :)

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Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Orthodox11 on September 27, 2012, 09:03:56 PM
5"10, 180lbs. The only weightlifting I've done recently are bicep workouts: lifting 0.5kg glasses of beer from the table up to my face.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 27, 2012, 09:57:08 PM
5"10, 180lbs. The only weightlifting I've done recently are bicep workouts: lifting 0.5kg glasses of beer from the table up to my face.

Skål!

(http://konstantmagasin.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/cheers.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on September 27, 2012, 10:22:23 PM
I do reverse wrist curls till I can't do them no more.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Ignatius II on September 28, 2012, 07:13:31 AM
These days I am no longer into carrying excessive mass or going for single rep lifts.  Today, at 6'4" I will maintain pretty lean at 210 to 220 lbs., occasionally slipping up to around 230 lbs.  I usually lift M, W, F. Most of the time,I keep my upper body lifts in the 8-12 reps range.  Sometimes for short periods I will drop in the 5-8 range to appease my desire for some heavier weights.  I typically use  a range of 12-15 reps for most lower body exercises and sometimes drop in the 8-12 range.  I generally keep my rest periods between sets short.  Every now and then I will do 6 weeks of German Volume training for a change of pace.  In about 45 yrs of training I have been fortunate to not not have many injuries and genrally stay away from ballistic lift movements.  I am recently coming off a rotator cuff injury (that wasn't caused by lifting}. This has been the most limiting injury I have had in my 45 yrs of lifting.  I am about back to normal and I am handling pretty close to my old workout poundages.

I usually do cardio work on T, Th, Sa.  I stretch for about 1/2 hr everyday.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Timon on September 28, 2012, 10:18:34 AM
Im really big into lifting.  In fact, I do 16 oz curls every day...

(http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/19/90/32/0007199032000_500X500.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 28, 2012, 11:38:37 AM
Im really big into lifting.  In fact, I do 16 oz curls every day...

You're a powder puff!  ;D
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 28, 2012, 11:40:10 AM
Well this is the big weekend! I'm going with...

1) Phil Heath
2) Dennis Wolf
3) Kai Green
4) Branch Warren
5) Ben Pakulski
6) Dexter Jackson
7) Evan Centopani
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 28, 2012, 10:26:33 PM
Olympia webcast...

http://streaming.bodybuilding.com/2012-olympia-webcast/ (http://streaming.bodybuilding.com/2012-olympia-webcast/)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: WPM on September 29, 2012, 06:05:34 AM
Hitting the gym?...here's a tip - just do full stretching exercises with the standard weight bar.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Azul on September 29, 2012, 06:15:16 PM
Post your numbers and regiment.

I am 5'11" 240 lbs. I play Soccer-Football (as my (as now) part-time money maker), Rugby Union, MMA, Kung Fu, some Aussie Rules Football, and some Cricket.

I weight train M, T, W, F, Sat and I run M, T, W, F, Sat, Sun.

I take in 250g of Protein on days I train. 200g on just run days, and 150g on off days.

For the ones I remember off the top of my head, I do 345 lb Bench, 550 lb Squat, 240 lb Power Clean.

what protein are u eating? :)

BSN - TRUE-MASS®; SYNTHA-6™ and EAS Myoplex® Original

http://www.bsnonline.net/details/truemass.html
http://www.bsnonline.net/details/syntha6.html
http://eas.com/product/myoplex-original-ready-to-drink

yeah yeah.. steroids..
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 30, 2012, 01:27:42 AM
yeah yeah.. steroids..

Not sure if joking (or just dumb as a brick)...  8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 30, 2012, 01:29:58 AM
Mr. Olympia final results...

10) Lionel Beyeke
9) Johnnie Jackson
8) Evan Centapani
7) Tony Freeman
6) Dennis Wolf
5) Branch Warren
4) Dexter Jackson
3) Shawn Rhoden
2) Kai Greene
1) Phil Heath

Phils good man.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 02, 2012, 02:52:03 AM
yeah yeah.. steroids..

Art no one getting near me bosom...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 02, 2012, 02:54:45 AM
Mr. Olympia final results...

10) Lionel Beyeke
9) Johnnie Jackson
8) Evan Centapani
7) Tony Freeman
6) Dennis Wolf
5) Branch Warren
4) Dexter Jackson
3) Shawn Rhoden
2) Kai Greene
1) Phil Heath

Phils good man.

I was hoping Wolf would win, he, Jay Cutler, Ronny Rockel, and Michael Kefalianos were the ones I was rooting for.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 02, 2012, 02:56:50 AM
Thinking about going on a slightly modified version (heavier weights and more supplements) of the workout and routine of Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo workout routine and exercises
http://www.ronaldo7.net/extra/training/cristiano-ronaldo-training.html

What does Cristiano Ronaldo eat?
http://www.ronaldo7.net/faq/what-does-cristiano-ronaldo-eat.html
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: xariskai on October 03, 2012, 02:23:17 AM
Have been the same weight -my personal target weight- for about 30 years, 200lbs/ 6'2"[1] -varying only about 2.5lbs in either direction aiming for slightly bigger "Bruce Lee" rather than "Arnold," and have done essentially the same routine all my years of training, e.g. I usually do 10-reps of 210-220lb lat pulldowns,
10-reps of *wide* flys with two 95s
(http://i.imgur.com/gW2ND.png)
followed as fast as I can possibly grab them ("super-sets") by wider flies (bringing the weight backwards all the way to the ground with arms completely straight -i.e. like a cross) with 25s -not so much weight, but right after the 95s with no rest between will burn.

(http://i.imgur.com/w5HEm.png)
(like this, but *all the way* down backwards to the floor! -I do everything with as hyper-extended as possible range of motion, almost combining weight lifting with a sort of "weight stretching")

I have never done bench press, just superset flys! (and cable crossovers/110lbs per side, and machines).
and I also don't do squats, though I do machine presses and wide lunges (back and forth across the gym), the latter with 135lbs down to about 110lbs, and various other leg exercises, shoulder press, triceps, dips, & etc. I try never to miss more than one day without working out (but usually do something most every day). As mentioned elsewhere I use the SunWarrior Vegan Protein but other than that eat pretty much whatever, except I rarely eat anything with much sugar at all.

Tip: most important over the long haul is what you do at least every other day or so over decades, not what you do on a binge or burst of activity that is not sustained (e.g. "New Year's Resolutions").
_________
[1]oddly enough I discovered at the doctor's office a few years ago that I had grown an inch taller; most of my adult life I was 6'1"!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on October 03, 2012, 05:18:03 PM
Dude. Do you even lift?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: xariskai on October 03, 2012, 09:21:56 PM
Dude. Do you even lift?
Whatever do you mean, and why do you ask? I have lifted for over 3 decades.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on October 03, 2012, 11:27:03 PM
Dude. Do you even lift?
Whatever do you mean, and why do you ask? I have lifted for over 3 decades.

It's an internet meme. I figured it needed to be included in this thread.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: xariskai on October 03, 2012, 11:36:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XqXrf.png)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on October 03, 2012, 11:47:13 PM
Moderation?  What's that?  I'm drunk now!

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/278/559/8ea.jpg)

Wait looks like Asteriktos beat me to it  :(
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 08:23:32 PM
Wait looks like Asteriktos beat me to it  :(

I lift things up and put them down!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: biro on October 07, 2012, 08:36:07 PM
My new gym opens tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 08:48:16 PM
Cool, a local mom-and-pop one, or part of a chain we'd know?

Which reminds me, mine opened this past January and I never went in for my free hydromassage session yet  ;D
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: biro on October 07, 2012, 09:56:48 PM
Cool, a local mom-and-pop one, or part of a chain we'd know?

Which reminds me, mine opened this past January and I never went in for my free hydromassage session yet  ;D

Planet Fitness.  :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 10, 2012, 08:22:31 PM
Heath also won in India... yea buddy!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 11, 2012, 07:49:56 PM
Zottman Curls FTW!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 12, 2012, 12:22:48 AM
Kai: Greene A Day in the Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1pjY1mDAa8
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 13, 2012, 10:51:59 PM
Results from the Arnold Classic Europe:

1. Shawn Rhoden
2. Dennis Wolf
3. Roelly Winklaar
4. Robert Piotrkowicz
5. Toney Freeman
6. Ronny Rockel
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 16, 2012, 12:50:05 AM
Kai: Greene A Day in the Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1pjY1mDAa8

Finally got to watch this tonight... thanks for posting it! Bodybuilding vids are hit and miss for me, but that one was great  :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on February 24, 2013, 11:38:09 AM
The Arnold Classic is less than a week away. It's a weak line up, but here's my prediction for how it'll play out:

1) Dexter Jackson (for his 4th Arnold title)
2) Ben Pakulski
3) Toney Freeman
4) Fouad Abiad
5) Johnnie Jackson
6) Hidetada Yamagishi (would be higher but he injured his hand/wrist a while back)
7) Ronny Rockel
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on February 25, 2013, 10:47:32 AM
(http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5358223&d=1360017487)

More... (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=151637203)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on February 26, 2013, 11:07:46 AM
Jay Cutler was on PBW this past Monday for the Arnold preview...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 02, 2013, 03:12:20 PM
Currently watching the prejudging at the Arnold...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 02, 2013, 03:37:08 PM
All the big bellies is sad... even Dex is a bit bigger than usual  :-\
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 02, 2013, 03:43:50 PM
My girlfriend wants to know if I'm looking at their butts  ??? Can't a guy admire the striated glutes on another man without it being sexual?  :P

(http://i.imgur.com/e6J8AK9.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Hiwot on March 02, 2013, 03:48:25 PM
ah! to un-see somethings.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 02, 2013, 04:02:38 PM
ah! to un-see somethings.

Currently on:

(http://i.imgur.com/fud3ALJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Hiwot on March 02, 2013, 04:10:55 PM
hehehe do you sir know what ' cruel and unusual punishment' means?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Aindriú on March 02, 2013, 09:27:28 PM
It hurts me on a special place to see pretty girls all muscled up. What a waste.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Hiwot on March 02, 2013, 09:38:09 PM
It hurts me on a special place to see pretty girls all muscled up. What a waste.

you said it.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 02, 2013, 09:43:26 PM
Except the one I showed has very little muscle; she's a bikini competitor :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Hiwot on March 02, 2013, 09:54:31 PM
Except the one I showed has very little muscle; she's a bikini competitor :)
she is not as bad as others who are...difficult to comprehend at least to me... but I happen to think soft is beautiful on a woman, just a personal preference.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: dzheremi on March 02, 2013, 10:56:18 PM
This thread makes me happy I'm fat.

(http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/event/609/480/90856452-happy-fat.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 03, 2013, 12:54:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/h1Bvmgz.jpg)

Though I also like soft and even curvy women, and don't find the bodybuilding types attractive at all...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: dzheremi on March 03, 2013, 01:10:32 AM
Yeah, um...we're all God's children and everything, but there is no way that she's a 7...I'm sorry...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 03, 2013, 03:57:51 AM
The Arnold Classic is less than a week away. It's a weak line up, but here's my prediction for how it'll play out:

1) Dexter Jackson (for his 4th Arnold title)
2) Ben Pakulski
3) Toney Freeman
4) Fouad Abiad
5) Johnnie Jackson
6) Hidetada Yamagishi (would be higher but he injured his hand/wrist a while back)
7) Ronny Rockel


Final placings:

1) Dexter Jackson
2) Ben Pakulski
3) Toney Freeman
4) Johnnie Jackson
5) Hidetada Yamagishi
6) Cedric McMillan
7) Fred Smalls
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 06, 2013, 09:46:59 AM
Got my tax refund yesterday and had to decide what trivial thing(s) to splurge somewhat on. Alcohol or dietary supplements? My options were...

(http://i.imgur.com/i9u4qZg.jpg)

OR

(http://images.iherb.com/l/MSF-05237-1.jpg)

I chose the latter... which saved money and also will turn out to be a bit healthier  ;D
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 22, 2013, 10:40:40 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/549796_529988250386491_385404717_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 13, 2013, 01:37:47 AM
Musclemag (and related magazines) apparently went bankrupt and is shutting down, at least for now...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Michael David on June 13, 2013, 05:00:06 AM
Musclemag (and related magazines) apparently went bankrupt and is shutting down, at least for now...

I read about Robert Kennedy Publishing going bankrupt. My girlfriend told me about it because she follows Tosca Reno on Facebook. It's a shame because I really liked Musclemag. Do you have any other magazine recommendations? Doesn't Flex have Arnold as an editor now? Is that any good?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 13, 2013, 04:32:11 PM
Not sure... I've bought less and less as the years have rolled on. I never found the info in them overly helpful, it was mostly just nice to have some light reading around while I waited 10 minutes till a ballgame came on or something. Still, fwiw, here are my impressions of the non-Robert-Kennedy mags...

Iron Man - I've only ever bought maybe 5-6 of these, and didn't really think much of them, but don't really remember enough to give a fair assessment.

Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness - Again, I've only bought these maybe 5-6 times over the years. This may only come out quarterly, because I don't see it that often, I'm not sure. Either way, I never really saw a reason to keep my eye out, and usually bought it on a whim. Two main things going against it, for me anyway, from what little I remember: it is tied to one of the countless natural bbing organizations, so it's that one organization that gets the focus; and two, frankly, I don't much like the way the guys looked. I love that Frank Zane look, but the guys in this mag just looked scrawny. Maybe that's because I've seen too many of the mass monsters and am now conditioned to expect a certain look from modern bodybuilders, I dunno.

Flex - They have Heath under contract, among others. Though it seems like both Flex and MD run articles with pics from the various big stars, regardless of who they're signed with, so there isn't as much exclusivity as perhaps there once was. They seem more mainstream, more commercialized. I think Arnold did return as "executive editor" or some such title like that. I don't think he ever went totally away, it's just that instead of being a "consultant" or whatever he's now going to be more visibly active.

Muscular Development - They have a lot of guys, including Yates, Coleman, Haney, Cutler, etc. They tend to be less mainstream, going into history a bit more for example. The main reason I like MD is that they seem more honest about the industry, even having articles in every issue about steroids and the like. On the one hand, since I don't use that kinda stuff, it sort of does me no good and just takes up space. On the other hand, I like that approach more than some of the other mags, who act like PEDs aren't part of the sport at the pro level, and probably even in many "natural" shows.

I think all the magazines are self-serving or self-promoting to a large degree (they're a business, after all), but I'll say that I've also seen articles in some of the mags, particularly MD, that are honest about the potential dangers of bodybuilding/lifting, even when publicizing it could hurt their bottom line. For example, in the May 2013 issue of MD they have an article titled "What's good for bodybuilding may be bad for your health," in which they discuss what you'd expect from a title like that. Not exactly an article they wanted to advertise on the cover--but it at least shows that they have some sliver of honesty. Sometimes.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents. I've found that going to bodybuilding.com every once in a while and listening to the Pro Bodybuilding Worldwide show once a week (in addition to watching the Arnold and Olympia net-casts) is enough to keep me happy. I still pick up a magazine every once in a while though.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on June 13, 2013, 04:57:04 PM
Asteriktos, will you be my trainer?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Michael David on June 13, 2013, 09:53:15 PM
Thank you for the great magazine breakdown! I only ever read MuscleMag. I've looked at Iron Man but was not too impressed. Flex looks pretty good, but I'll have to look out for Muscular Development and give that a read sometime. I like magazines since they provide updates on completitions, have some nice workout plans, nutrition research, etc. But, keeping up with everything in other ways (especially Bodybuilding.com, what a great resource) is just as good.

I've got two hulking "encyclopedias" (Arnold and a MuscleMag one) on bodybuilding that have given me more than enough info to ever work through.

Frank Zane is about as "lean" as I find still muscularly aesthetic, but he was certainly still muscular. A lot of the "natural" people just seem too lean to really have shape and distinguish too much. That said, there are some really, really massive modern bodybuilders now, but sometimes its a bit too much. Still, I prefer having the mass.

I didn't know all that about the sponsorship with the magazines and bodybuilders. I saw Phil Heath on the cover of Flex but didn't think it had anything to do with that.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 23, 2013, 10:01:27 PM
I can't even train myself to do things right  ;D  :police:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 23, 2013, 10:02:29 PM
Major respect for this dog! Incredible transformation in only 2 years! All natural as well from what I hear!


(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1044864_166296793543433_1064402901_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on June 23, 2013, 10:36:19 PM
I can't even train myself to do things right  ;D  :police:

I'm 140, 5-11, need to get up to 165ish. Wanna work on pecs especially.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 30, 2013, 11:57:40 PM
If you are still working on this, I would definitely PM orthonorm about it, as I believe he has had similar planned shifts in weight before. Since age age 15/16 I have only ever tried to cut down, so I'm really out of my element with that...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 01, 2013, 12:15:26 AM
Do a lot of curls and you'll get a lot of girls.
Work out pecs to have great sex.
Guys with big quads get girls with great bods.
Build your back to perform better in the sack.
Well developed arms = effective sexual charms.
Work on tris to increase intimate highs
Well molded traps for laying on silky smooth laps

Yes I'm bored. Yes they're corny. Yes they're inaccurate. So what?  8) Though at least I kept some more explicit ones to myself.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on July 01, 2013, 02:44:26 AM
If you are still working on this, I would definitely PM orthonorm about it, as I believe he has had similar planned shifts in weight before. Since age age 15/16 I have only ever tried to cut down, so I'm really out of my element with that...

I must be the very best, not just academically but physically!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 02, 2013, 02:37:45 AM
If you are still working on this, I would definitely PM orthonorm about it, as I believe he has had similar planned shifts in weight before. Since age age 15/16 I have only ever tried to cut down, so I'm really out of my element with that...

I must be the very best, not just academically but physically!

If you have any questions you could always ask the brofessor (http://youtu.be/PNO2yxuzm04). He taught me everything I know.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 12, 2013, 05:23:34 PM
Don't average Joes with moderately sized muscles look sorta silly a lot of the time?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 18, 2013, 05:35:01 PM
(http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/refreshersk/000Hlava/anigif_enhanced-buzz-6728-1373928498-41_zps53a40758.gif)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 19, 2013, 12:48:19 AM
How to Skip Leg Day (http://youtu.be/BS-oRydlnCE)

"Apply the priority principle. Your arms are looking small today, your legs are small every day. Which is more urgent? This is an emergency. It's an ARMergency. Legs can wait."
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 20, 2013, 03:34:00 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1002994_482713468483659_837834132_n.jpg)

Another one, from the comments on that pic on facebook:

"So in a way , i knew how your friends lifted better then you ever did ..... Would you like to know which one of them had chicken legs"?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Alpo on July 20, 2013, 03:35:24 PM
Asteriktos, will you be my trainer?

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/12/archersPA_468x711.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 20, 2013, 03:36:43 PM
I'm sure if I was European I would find that pic quite amusing  :police:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Alpo on July 20, 2013, 03:39:29 PM
I must admit I was thinking how many cross-cultural taboos I break by posting that picture. I'm fairly sure though most of the Europeans too would be disgusted by that.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on July 21, 2013, 12:39:34 AM
William doesn't understand.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 21, 2013, 01:04:46 PM
So apparently Scooby is shutting down his youtube channel and site. Cliffs, as far as I can tell:

- Scooby started posting on 4chan, and after a while cut down significantly on posting or stopped
- Someone figured out Scooby's personal info (name, address, work address, etc.)
- 4chan people started calling his home and work, yelling "faggot" into the phone, and started harassing and possibly threatening people he knows, including his partner
- Scooby says in his video that he is shutting everything down and starting a new website for people over 40, and it will be secure
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2013, 01:31:01 AM
(https://sphotos-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1002553_484964338258572_628202439_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: AV on July 25, 2013, 02:58:45 PM
This one got derailed a tad, but I like it anyway.  :laugh:

I have lost 40 lbs in the past year, and joined the YMCA yesterday. I am going specifically to do the program "Starting Strength" by Rippetoe. It is essentially basic power lifting movements and is progression purposed. Empty bar to forever. Several people I know are using it to great effect, and I need the strength improvements for sure.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2013, 04:34:19 PM
This one got derailed a tad, but I like it anyway.  :laugh:

I have lost 40 lbs in the past year, and joined the YMCA yesterday. I am going specifically to do the program "Starting Strength" by Rippetoe. It is essentially basic power lifting movements and is progression purposed. Empty bar to forever. Several people I know are using it to great effect, and I need the strength improvements for sure.

Good luck! I have also heard people rave about it, though I've not used it myself.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2013, 04:36:01 PM
Why did God/nature/parents leave me with almost no lats? It's so embarrassing. I almost feel like I have to fake ILS just to compensate.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2013, 09:37:54 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/995950_485727551515584_290749508_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 28, 2013, 03:34:25 PM
For anyone wanting to know all the dirty drug/sex/etc. secrets of pro bodybuilding... or some of them anyway... this thread (http://forums.blackstonelabs.co/showthread.php?1173-Who-Am-I) is for you. Very entertaining. I started on page 1 earlier this afternoon and am on page 38 now...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 01, 2013, 01:24:12 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/548882_488807571207582_607817422_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 04, 2013, 01:00:03 AM
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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on August 04, 2013, 01:07:21 AM
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.

We have the same goal weight.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 04, 2013, 02:34:08 AM
Wanna race?  :angel:


Also, while I'm here, a dumb joke:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/312386_599386690112380_1566927304_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on August 04, 2013, 02:39:30 AM
Wanna race?  :angel:

Okay.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on August 04, 2013, 11:21:26 AM
Geez William, 180? What's your height?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: biro on August 04, 2013, 01:43:16 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.

Good news. :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on August 04, 2013, 06:04:00 PM
Geez William, 180? What's your height?

Taller than you, shorty.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on August 05, 2013, 12:57:19 AM
Geez William, 180? What's your height?

Taller than you, shorty.

LOL!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on August 05, 2013, 06:57:13 PM
If you are still working on this, I would definitely PM orthonorm about it, as I believe he has had similar planned shifts in weight before. Since age age 15/16 I have only ever tried to cut down, so I'm really out of my element with that...

I must be the very best, not just academically but physically!

If you have any questions you could always ask the brofessor (http://youtu.be/PNO2yxuzm04). He taught me everything I know.

Sorry Asteriktos, if I skip leg day I'll never be able to do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWvIu7s-vIM
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 09, 2013, 08:10:57 AM
Ok, which one of you guys is this a video of (http://youtu.be/f-HqpLxSQcI)? And what are you reading? Ladder of Divine Ascent? Philokalia, Vol 1? Sayings of the Desert Fathers?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on August 14, 2013, 11:03:51 PM
So after extensive googling as to whether a one arm handstand push up is possible for a human, I have come up with this definite conclusion: maybe.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 14, 2013, 11:06:07 PM
^If it's awkward, flashy, and largely useless, a cross-fitter somewhere has certainly mastered it  8) 
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on August 14, 2013, 11:07:30 PM
^If it's awkward, flashy, and largely useless, a cross-fitter somewhere has certainly mastered it  8) 

U jelly?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 14, 2013, 11:10:11 PM
Lol, nah, just perpetuating the meathead vs. crossfit argument/fighting stuff ;D I really don't care either way. As far as I'm concerned, if you're content with what you're doing, whether powerlifting, crossfit, or KFC, then have at it.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on August 14, 2013, 11:15:57 PM
Lol, nah, just perpetuating the meathead vs. crossfit argument/fighting stuff ;D I really don't care either way. As far as I'm concerned, if you're content with what you're doing, whether powerlifting, crossfit, or KFC, then have at it.

What is CrossFit? Is that like bodyweight exercises?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Keelin on August 15, 2013, 01:20:43 AM
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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: emilysmith 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: J Michael 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?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: biro on August 15, 2013, 06:49:13 PM
I bench plates all the time. Usually, they have food on them.

Badump-bump-twish!  ;)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: wynd 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
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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

 ;D  Ain't nuttin but a peanut!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 25, 2013, 01:42:57 PM
(https://sphotos-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551074_506944186041221_1650368023_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 25, 2013, 07:55:55 PM
Punch has been hitting the weights!

(https://sphotos-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1004622_10151510360962724_1912549210_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Santagranddad 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 29, 2013, 10:17:59 AM
Functional strength. Must be a crossfitter.  >:(  ;D
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 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:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: J Michael on August 30, 2013, 02:15:55 PM
(https://sphotos-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551074_506944186041221_1650368023_n.jpg)

LOL!!!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: J Michael 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?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Santagranddad 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:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: J Michael 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. ;) ;)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 01, 2013, 11:31:36 PM
I don't even...

Husband secretly fed wife steroids so she would pile on weight and stay at home to look after the children (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056537/Dalwara-Singh-secretly-fed-wife-steroids-shed-stay-home-look-children.html)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 on September 03, 2013, 04:25:18 PM
(http://sacfs.asn.au/images/humour/glass_of_wine.jpg)

One glass a day...doctor's orders.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: J Michael on September 03, 2013, 04:28:05 PM
(http://sacfs.asn.au/images/humour/glass_of_wine.jpg)

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

Now we're talkin'!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 on September 03, 2013, 04:42:04 PM
Pick your poiso...er, medicine.  Medicine!  I said medicine, guys. :P
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: J Michael 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.) 
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 08, 2013, 10:09:14 PM
Ok which one of you guys did this (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=579041728799737&set=vb.394897053880873&type=2&theater)?  8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: PeterTheAleut 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 09, 2013, 02:07:27 PM
Not my stuff, but I agree with it completely. Ladies, you know how to PM me.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1240373_579511752086068_1318870158_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 10, 2013, 07:40:47 AM
(https://sphotos-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1229881_225509190938776_1095856937_n.png)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 10, 2013, 08:38:01 PM
Nautilus

Speaking of, Casey Viator passed away last week.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 14, 2013, 07:13:58 PM
Proof that girls do get bulky if they lift weights...

LINK (https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1011547_514199405335065_159990821_n.jpg)

And all she wanted was to be "toned," poor thing!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2013, 09:19:33 PM
Because it's been too long...

(http://i56.tinypic.com/op1glj.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 19, 2013, 02:38:29 PM
Review: 'Generation Iron' an intimate portrait of bodybuilders (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-generation-iron-review-20130920,0,6422274.story)

Ain't no way this is going to get in a theater where I live, but I look forward to getting it on DVD.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 21, 2013, 05:52:51 PM
Planet Fitness

No.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 25, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/x6Pre8r.gif)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 26, 2013, 11:23:04 PM
2013 Pre-Olympia Press Conference (http://www.musculardevelopment.com/contests/olympia-weekend/10377-olympia-weekend-2013/12163-2013-mr-olympia-press-conference-part-2.html#.UkT1eT_-tec/)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 27, 2013, 12:25:29 AM
2013 Pre-Olympia Press Conference (http://www.musculardevelopment.com/contests/olympia-weekend/10377-olympia-weekend-2013/12163-2013-mr-olympia-press-conference-part-2.html#.UkT1eT_-tec/)

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

 ;D
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 28, 2013, 11:17:18 PM
Kai Greene from the Mr. Olympia tonight:

(http://i.imgur.com/xZXo6JC.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on September 28, 2013, 11:18:54 PM
How's William coming along?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny 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...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos 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
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: orthonorm on September 29, 2013, 02:13:36 AM
Kai Greene from the Mr. Olympia tonight:

(http://i.imgur.com/xZXo6JC.jpg)

I never not find this absurdly hilarious. And then I vomit a little into my mouth.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on October 03, 2013, 09:44:01 PM
How's William coming along?

I got sick and went down to 140. Maybe I'll just stay as a hungry skeleton.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on October 03, 2013, 09:50:24 PM
How's William coming along?

I got sick and went down to 140. Maybe I'll just stay as a hungry skeleton.
I'd Hi-5 you but we might break a bone.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on October 03, 2013, 09:52:59 PM
Here's me, Alex, James and Sander at the 2013 annual OC.net meetup.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__8tv2laMEBk/SXUbqltWNYI/AAAAAAAADP4/cjTwOxnLA6Q/s400/SkeletonDance07.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 03, 2013, 09:55:48 PM
You guys meet annually to dance in cemeteries? 
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ilyazhito on October 03, 2013, 11:01:29 PM
In the Russian Кот Леопольд cartoons, the mice and the cat actually look like skeletons. The mice try to disrupt the x-ray screening, and that is what the dancing skeletons made me think of. Anyhow, remember that too much weight lifting makes you look ugly and will hurt, but if you do it up to 4 times a week, with days of rest after every 2 days of work, you should be OK. That is how the Arlington (NY) High School football team did conditioning.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 23, 2013, 12:53:50 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q77/s720x720/1466208_620123988024844_592359805_n.jpg)

That caption.

Are they trolling us, or for serious?

I don't know if I can go on in a world like this...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ZealousZeal on November 23, 2013, 12:59:28 AM
"Inspiring" isn't the word I'd use to describe anything about Justin Beiber, let alone his muscles.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 27, 2013, 11:19:25 PM
In case anyone needs a last minute dessert idea, Dom comes through (http://youtu.be/RLtZZtZwl7Y) with an awesome muffin buffin recipe for you! Make a half dozen of these bad boys and you'll be all set..

[I probably should have put a warning on this...]
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ZealousZeal on November 27, 2013, 11:31:45 PM
Pffft. I warm up with his max.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 28, 2013, 02:48:56 PM
Pffft. I warm up with his max.

Your husband is a lucky man!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 28, 2013, 02:49:22 PM
I do have to add though that that Jager-Apple-Crumble he shows you is delicious!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on November 28, 2013, 07:41:35 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q77/s720x720/1466208_620123988024844_592359805_n.jpg)

Justin Bieber is looking just like me and it is scary.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 28, 2013, 11:38:11 PM
Some people are saying that this is photoshopped. They just jealous.

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1463423_554357564652582_269718761_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ZealousZeal on November 29, 2013, 12:01:07 AM
Pffft. I warm up with his max.

Your husband is a lucky man!

I don't like to brag, but he is:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img12/861/r3jb.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 30, 2013, 07:31:19 PM
So no  asking "do you even lift?" to you...  :angel:  ;D
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ZealousZeal on November 30, 2013, 10:28:53 PM
Exactly.

(The reality is so far from that picture it makes me lol.)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2013, 09:54:07 PM
The Cleaner Wiener (http://youtu.be/jAwemDM2INo)

Ok. I admit, that's a funny one compared to most.

Still, I do wonder about the guys who do these ads. More so other ones I've seen*, but even with something like this. Why are bodybuilders willing to reinforce these stereotypes and encourage discrimination and rudeness? Just to be in a commercial? Make a few bucks? Hope they are "discovered" like Arnold?

I mean, I want to have a sense of humor about it. It's just frustrating sometimes. I guess they know what they're getting themselves into when they decide to pursue this...

BUMP


*Don't even get me started on Planet Fitness again
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 08, 2013, 12:02:10 AM
Do not neglect your equipment: think about it, analyze it, develop a relationship with it!

(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p457/gatomjp/shutupanddrive.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ZealousZeal on December 08, 2013, 01:01:11 AM
(http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p457/gatomjp/shutupanddrive.jpg)

You're done, dude. Go home now.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 08, 2013, 03:35:59 AM
(http://www.crossfitkoolaid.com/images/Crossfit-Random-Oct-3-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ialmisry on December 08, 2013, 10:06:53 AM
Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.

Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on December 08, 2013, 11:39:22 AM
Pffft. I warm up with his max.

Your husband is a lucky man!

I don't like to brag, but he is:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img12/861/r3jb.jpg)
You got like Batman The Animated Series kinda abs, girrrrrl.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 08, 2013, 01:31:05 PM
Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.

This is inaccurate.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Shiny on December 08, 2013, 04:01:05 PM
Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.


LOL
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 10, 2013, 02:42:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/nU15Z.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 15, 2013, 11:13:38 AM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1465160_630855813643061_767030886_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: J Michael on December 15, 2013, 02:17:01 PM
Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.



It is of the utmost importance to look fit, strong, and trim, preferably with a decent tan, in one's coffin.   8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 15, 2013, 02:20:56 PM
"Live large, die large, leave a giant coffin." - Dom Mazzetti
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 16, 2013, 06:35:49 AM
I just found out that I don't even lift (http://youtu.be/OloLS5kTrVs)...  :-\
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 18, 2013, 06:46:29 PM
Multivitamins are a waste of money for healthy people, according to physicians (http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/multivitamins-are-waste-money-healthy-people-according-physicians#overlay-context=health-and-medicine/multivitamins-are-waste-money-healthy-people-according-physicians)

Use of multivitamin supplements in the United States has never been higher, but unless someone has a severe nutritional deficiency there’s a good chance those supplements aren’t doing any good. Not only are they ineffective, but may also bring unintended harmful side effects. The editorial comes from Edgar Miller, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, along with a panel of other physicians and was published in Annals of Internal Medicine this week....
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: primuspilus on December 19, 2013, 09:11:44 AM
Multivitamins are a waste of money for healthy people, according to physicians (http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/multivitamins-are-waste-money-healthy-people-according-physicians#overlay-context=health-and-medicine/multivitamins-are-waste-money-healthy-people-according-physicians)

Use of multivitamin supplements in the United States has never been higher, but unless someone has a severe nutritional deficiency there’s a good chance those supplements aren’t doing any good. Not only are they ineffective, but may also bring unintended harmful side effects. The editorial comes from Edgar Miller, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, along with a panel of other physicians and was published in Annals of Internal Medicine this week....
My grandmother made me take them when I was young...they tasted horrible. Hopefully they'll all go away for giving me the one negative memory of going to my grandmother's house on the weekends :)

In other news, I've decided to return to competitive wrestling. By the time my weight is down I'll be 35 and competing in the "golden" division...Lord have mercy I feel old now :)

PP
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 19, 2013, 02:46:28 PM
Interesting. Or dangerous? Well either way, good luck!  8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 19, 2013, 02:47:49 PM
"Russians do not use steroids, steroids use Russians."
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 11, 2014, 07:47:49 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1506447_577497285671943_1793590384_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 19, 2014, 06:52:04 PM
We're only about 6 weeks away from the Arnold Classic!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on January 19, 2014, 08:18:54 PM
Multivitamins are a waste of money for healthy people, according to physicians (http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/multivitamins-are-waste-money-healthy-people-according-physicians#overlay-context=health-and-medicine/multivitamins-are-waste-money-healthy-people-according-physicians)

Use of multivitamin supplements in the United States has never been higher, but unless someone has a severe nutritional deficiency there’s a good chance those supplements aren’t doing any good. Not only are they ineffective, but may also bring unintended harmful side effects. The editorial comes from Edgar Miller, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, along with a panel of other physicians and was published in Annals of Internal Medicine this week....

 If you must take them, then take the liquid multi's.  I've read you flush a lot of the pill form stuff away.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 20, 2014, 08:49:32 PM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1607117_582628545158817_942040214_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Jetavan on January 20, 2014, 09:33:48 PM
I lift things up and put them down.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 20, 2014, 09:40:57 PM
I lift things up and put them down.

So did Bill Clinton :)

(http://i.imgur.com/TPKWFNF.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Mor Ephrem on January 20, 2014, 09:58:20 PM
Did he take that photo after relieving himself in the pool behind him? 
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 20, 2014, 10:10:44 PM
Yes, actually... it was quite embarrassing for all involved.  See what happened was, they invited Obama and all the living former presidents down to the Bush Library for a fund raiser. Well, once they all got there the Bush family, who are big fitness buffs, challenged everyone to a flexing contest, thinking that they would win easily, not knowing that Clinton had been doing some amateur bodybuilding in his spare time over the last few years. Well when Clinton showed up the Bush family (and you can see, in the picture below, that while he is in shape, Bush wasn't good enough to beat Clinton) a lot of politics came into play, and they were saying that Bush couldn't lose because it was their library, and all sorts of stuff like that, so the judges said Clinton lost. Well you know as well as I do that Clinton can't always control himself, so he went down and took a pee in the water. Then he turned around, stripped his clothes off (control problems again...), and posed in front of the pool, like he had marked his territory and was declaring victory. It made all the local papers, but the Bush Industrial Complex was able to suppress the story before it made it over the TX lines. Somehow some pics leaked out onto the interwebs though, probably because of the connection Clinton has with Gore.

(http://i.imgur.com/oztDAj6.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 30, 2014, 02:32:30 AM
Dex and Kai
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/58463_10152155623808901_60928038_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on February 03, 2014, 11:35:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TN8nW2U.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on February 04, 2014, 12:59:39 PM
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1/1690417_399895703489352_1493339678_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on February 23, 2014, 10:45:36 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1912250_604243876320856_710193683_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Ferd Berfel on February 24, 2014, 04:31:55 AM
That reminds me of Dave Tate's method of gaining weight for supposed "hard gainers". He said that at the end of the day, you should order an extra large pizza with everything on it. Then, open the box and pour half a bottle of olive oil on it. After that, eat the whole pizza.

He said, "If you don't eat the whole pizza, you don't care enough about gaining weight."
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 02, 2014, 04:03:59 AM
Arnold Classic results...

1) Dennis Wolf
2) Shawn Rhoden
3) Cedric McMillan
4) Victor Martinez
5) Evan Centopani
6) Branch Warren

I'm glad that, after years of ups and downs, Wolf got a big win. Having said that, the dude had a pretty unsightly gut. I hope this doesn't continue.

But that Kathleen Tesori... cute as a button.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Ferd Berfel on March 04, 2014, 02:27:31 AM
Dat HGH gut. Lots of modern elite bodybuilders have the HGH gut now. With steroid use becoming more and more prevalent, it's become necessary to use gear to reach that level. Unfortunately, HGH enlarges some of the organs in the abdomen, resulting in big pregnant abs.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 09, 2014, 09:17:57 PM
Be bold!

(http://i.imgur.com/dKRYaDF.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: biro on March 10, 2014, 07:44:43 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18346128

Yes, this video is from 2012, but she's fun.  :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: xariskai on March 11, 2014, 12:32:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/A9h14J4.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 11, 2014, 12:37:29 AM
This doesn't make any sense. Why would you go to the gym except to be able to talk about it on the internet?  ???

Btw, nice story, Biro!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 12, 2014, 02:52:47 AM
The noticeable imbalance between my calves has recently started to leave me feeling miserable and frightened. The left one is about 3/8" larger than the right, and there is a shape difference as well. It seems near impossible to make much progress in this area without the help of chemical aids or implants. I bow before you, my fellow oc.netizens, and humbly ask you: what do?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: elephant on March 12, 2014, 07:09:18 AM
Dear Asterikos,

I found the quickest way to improve my body image was to lower my expectations.

Love, elephant


Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 12, 2014, 11:24:11 PM
Dear Asterikos,

I found the quickest way to improve my body image was to lower my expectations.

Love, elephant

Body dysmorphic disorder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder) can be treated, but it cannot be (completely) cured (in everyone)!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 14, 2014, 08:36:56 PM
(http://markus-ruehl.de/fileadmin/bilder/2006/0606bbq3.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 29, 2014, 05:30:34 AM
"Choose this day whom you will serve! As for me and my house: we will serve the iron!" - Maxims of Solomon 14:5
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on April 06, 2014, 06:58:36 AM
... My goal is 180...

We have the same goal weight.

How's William coming along?

I got sick and went down to 140. Maybe I'll just stay as a hungry skeleton.

Still working on this?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: William on April 06, 2014, 07:43:13 AM
Yes, but just as I cannot discipline my soul, likewise my body is unrestrained and undisciplined. I did recently download an app, though, called MyFitnessPal, which allows you to have an actual calorie goal and count the calories that you eat throughout the day. I think it's helped, because before I would simply eat as I pleased thinking generally "eat more" without knowing how much was enough. I haven't weighed myself in a while. Last time it was at an appalling 135. I will post in the thread when I have made some real progress.

My goal isn't 180 anymore, though, because 185 is considered too fat to be in the U.S. military for my height range. I'm thinking 160.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on April 06, 2014, 08:00:01 AM
Well good luck! :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on April 22, 2014, 05:46:52 AM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10290703_634696439942266_6440401544040779506_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 08, 2014, 12:50:24 AM
I know I've neglected this thread, and some of you have been upset about that. I will try to post here more! For now, here is a pic of Mamdouh Elssbiay, who recently won the NY Pro.

(http://musculardevelopment.com/contests/1813-new-york-pro/2014/41262-mamdouh-elsbbiay/41262-mamdouh-elsbbiay-231_final.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2014, 09:17:35 PM
        (http://www.exrx.net/Images/Site/Runner.gif)
                   (http://www.exrx.net/Images/Site/Runner.gif)
   
   (http://www.exrx.net/Images/Site/Runner.gif)
                          (http://www.exrx.net/Images/Site/Runner.gif)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ZealousZeal on June 10, 2014, 09:20:44 PM
I know I've neglected this thread, and some of you have been upset about that. I will try to post here more! For now, here is a pic of Mamdouh Elssbiay, who recently won the NY Pro.

(http://musculardevelopment.com/contests/1813-new-york-pro/2014/41262-mamdouh-elsbbiay/41262-mamdouh-elsbbiay-231_final.jpg)

Clearly he never skips leg day.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 16, 2014, 05:29:46 PM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10418882_663693263709250_4194007009607668111_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 16, 2014, 10:13:31 PM
NBC Sports to Televise Mr. Olympia Competition. Sort of. (http://mrolympia.com/2014/node/55)

American Media, Inc. (AMI) and NBC Sports Group today announced a partnership to televise the 2014 Mr. Olympia contest on NBCSN. The partnership will feature two 90-minute telecasts of the 50th annual Mr. Olympia where three-time champion Phil Heath will defend his title at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas...

The partnership brings the Mr. Olympia back to TV for the first time since 1984, when Lee Haney won his first of eight titles. NBCSN will televise two 90-minute specials around the event, the first on October 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET and the second on October 25 at 5:30 pm ET...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 19, 2014, 09:26:48 PM
NBC Sports to Televise Mr. Olympia Competition. Sort of. (http://mrolympia.com/2014/node/55)

As I've thought about this I like the idea more and more. The NPC/IFBB have been in the technological stone age for a long while now. Until recently the web presence looked like something out of 2001. They only show broadcasts of the two biggest events they do, and that's a crappy looking stream on the internet. PPV is not financially viable for them, but I never understood why they are just so hopelessly behind the times. I figured they knew that it'd always be a niche thing, and people like me would take what little we got, so why spend more money? Finally they seem to be making some progress though.

And really, two 90 minutes specials seems like the best route. Even for casual fans of bodybuilding--that is, they bodybuild themselves and are casually interested in the pros--watching the competitions can be like watching paint dry. Now make that competition 6 hours long, with 8-10 different classes of participants. Most bodybuilding fans, even the hardcores, don't watch all of it, why would the general public ever care?  Something slick, introducing the people, talking "storylines," etc., and then some clips of the best stuff will work just fine.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: SolEX01 on June 19, 2014, 10:07:09 PM
Bodybuilding used to be on TV.  ESPN televised Mr. Olympia competitions in the late 1980's, early 1990's.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 19, 2014, 10:21:35 PM
I've heard it was on, but not specifics of what exactly was shown. I wonder if it was taken off because of drugs, or no one caring. Probably both.  >:( :angel:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 20, 2014, 09:37:52 PM
So the movie Pumping Iron. I enjoy it, and get why so many people into weight lifting or bodybuilding like it, especially since there aren't exactly a lot of other films to choose from along the same lines (most of the others are competition DVDs or training DVDs). Having said that, I never understood why bodybuilders think it's some kind of shining beacon that "showed a popular audience what bodybuilding was really about" or some such thing. To me it seems like the worst movie to show your average Joe or Jane, since it reinforces just about every stereotype there is about bodybuilding. For example...

- Bodybuilders are just making up for feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. That's what a lot of the Mike Katz part was about. He got picked on terribly as a kid and he was going to show them! He wasn't a loser like they said he was, just wait and see! So while other kids were having fun at dances he was running and lifting weights. Then he played football and he had to be the biggest and baddest. And so forth throughout his life.

- Bodybuilders are gay. Look, I have nothing wrong with homosexuality, but nothing says 'gay' to most straight American men like standing naked in a shower with another dude and flexing your muscles for each other to admire, like Arnold did in the film.

- Bodybuilders are full of themselves, or only care about themselves. See the interviews with Arnold. Pick any line at random if you like. Admittedly he now says he was playing a character to make the film more interesting, but that doesn't necessarily make things better for the purposes of what I'm arguing in this post. For example, Arnold tells a story in the film about not going home for his Father's funeral because there is a competition a couple months later, and 'he's dead, nothing can be done.' That didn't actually happen, but someone just watching the film wouldn't know that Arnold was fibbing.

- Bodybuilders aren't very smart. Lou Ferrigno and Mike Katz getting tricked and falling prey to mind games so easily doesn't exactly speak well for them (though the Katz thing was staged/contrived). Ferrigno's Dad basically telling him what to do even though he was hardly a bodybuilder or weight lifter also came off poorly (though again staged).

- Bodybuilders are obsessed with their bodies. This comes off especially poorly because a lot of the film, at least for those in California, show them either barely dressed in the gym or barely dressed on the beach. They are shown flexing their muscles in the mirror, or for each other, on the beach, doing photo shoots, etc. It seems like their physiques are nearly everything there is to their identity, taking not only what is seen but also what is said in the movie.

Anyway, guess what movie I have playing in the background?  ;D
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 23, 2014, 08:24:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0DBsgCN.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 23, 2014, 09:33:11 PM
Pro bodybuilder Fouad Abiad grabbing a light breakfast...

(http://i.imgur.com/qLhkKR9.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 24, 2014, 03:16:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rVBYFZw.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: vamrat on June 24, 2014, 03:31:50 PM
Be bold!

(http://i.imgur.com/dKRYaDF.jpg)

How many disco balls had to die to make that shirt?  Vanity knows no bounds.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 24, 2014, 03:38:51 PM
Be bold!

(http://i.imgur.com/dKRYaDF.jpg)

How many disco balls had to die to make that shirt?  Vanity knows no bounds.

If only you knew about...  :angel: 
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Papist on June 24, 2014, 09:43:51 PM
Why is it that after I get on a workout routine for a few weeks, I start to feel achy? Not sore (that is to be expected), but I just start aching everywhere.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 24, 2014, 09:49:42 PM
Huh, I don't know. Achy in the muscles all over? Or even/also somewhat 'deeper,' so to speak, and possibly overtaxing the nervous system?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 01, 2014, 06:19:35 PM
Toney Freeman in March 2014...

(http://www.muscle-munch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-arnold-classic-toney-freeman.jpg)

Guy turns 48 in August. I wonder what I'll look like at that age.

(http://www.lowcarblearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Fat-Guy-on-a-Beach-Fail003-300x206.jpg)

I mean, I don't have to be completely realistic with my vision of the future, right?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: SolEX01 on July 01, 2014, 06:26:33 PM
You could find middle ground and be happy with it.   :)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 01, 2014, 06:29:53 PM
I will... hopefully...  8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: genesisone on July 02, 2014, 09:47:59 AM
Toney Freeman in March 2014...

(http://www.muscle-munch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-arnold-classic-toney-freeman.jpg)

Guy turns 48 in August. I wonder what I'll look like at that age.

(http://www.lowcarblearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Fat-Guy-on-a-Beach-Fail003-300x206.jpg)

I mean, I don't have to be completely realistic with my vision of the future, right?
Notice who's got not one but two attractive and attentive girls?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 02, 2014, 08:26:11 PM
But who has forged a lasting and healthy relationship with the iron? It's a difficult choice we all have to make...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: SolEX01 on July 02, 2014, 10:27:57 PM
But who has forged a lasting and healthy relationship with the iron? It's a difficult choice we all have to make...

The last time I lifted the iron was during a trip to Las Vegas in 2010.  I miss it; however, I started to gain muscle mass and weight towards the end of my workout binge back in 2004.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 on July 03, 2014, 12:55:19 AM
Round is a shape.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 29, 2014, 05:49:00 PM
I wasn't sure where to put this, whether the beard thread, or the metal thread, or perhaps the redhead thread. Eventually I decided that a physique like this needed to be showcased in the weight lifting thread, so here it is for your motivational pleasure.

(http://i1.wp.com/www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Brent-Hinds.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 19, 2014, 08:21:16 PM
Don't forget that the first night of the 2014 Mr. Olympia competition is tonight.

http://streaming.bodybuilding.com/2014-olympia-webcast/

Webcast starts at 9:30 EST, so the Men's prejudging should be on by, I dunno, 2am?  8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 20, 2014, 01:59:00 AM
You gonna lie and tell me Kai doesn't deserve to win this? I double dog dare you to try.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 20, 2014, 06:25:41 PM
Tonight's the finals. It's supposed to start at 9:30 EST.

From prejudging last night...

(http://i.imgur.com/I9NLUAT.png)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 23, 2014, 07:31:46 PM
NBC decided to not run the Olympia stuff they recorded, and ran a car show instead. That was the universe paying the IFBB back for robbing Kai. Phils bad man.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 23, 2014, 09:16:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/c1A3xza.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: SolEX01 on November 23, 2014, 10:11:11 PM
Did you enter any body building contests and/or strong man competitions while you were away from the forum?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 23, 2014, 10:26:00 PM
Ha... I am neither bodybuilder-like nor strongman-like. ;D I haven't even had a gym membership since this past summer, and I've just been working out at home.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 18, 2015, 03:23:21 PM
Greg Plitt killed by train... (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/17/man-struck-killed-by-metrolink-train-in-burbank/)

Fitness model and reality TV star George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr. was struck and killed by a Metrolink train just north of the station in Burbank on Saturday afternoon, authorities said...

Plitt was walking on the tracks in an area where pedestrians are not allowed to cross, near Front Street in downtown Burbank, when he was struck by Metrolink Train 268, which was heading south from Lancaster on the Antelope Valley Line. Officials said Plitt was with friends, videotaping and taking photos of passing trains...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: biro on January 18, 2015, 04:08:46 PM
Greg Plitt killed by train... (http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/01/17/man-struck-killed-by-metrolink-train-in-burbank/)

Fitness model and reality TV star George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr. was struck and killed by a Metrolink train just north of the station in Burbank on Saturday afternoon, authorities said...

Plitt was walking on the tracks in an area where pedestrians are not allowed to cross, near Front Street in downtown Burbank, when he was struck by Metrolink Train 268, which was heading south from Lancaster on the Antelope Valley Line. Officials said Plitt was with friends, videotaping and taking photos of passing trains...

Rest in peace. :(
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 04, 2015, 07:16:46 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10475846_10153056871655049_5133619253871003709_n.jpg?oh=e814c442038f1b7c96fbb27e629b8507&oe=5590BCA3&__gda__=1434575094_287013cff1263a4b353920996fcd32b8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 06, 2015, 03:24:10 AM
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11014703_1072552782758383_48505696544188250_n.jpg?oh=a0e51ed92a182438f3892d0da7c43d94&oe=557A9859&__gda__=1435160728_069d677602a6a4a20182bbaabc66f363)

(ATTN: Mods; the guy on the right is not naked, you just can't see his posing trunks; the guy on the left is pointing at his quads, not his... trunks. Honest.  :laugh:  )
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 06, 2015, 03:25:12 AM
Oh, and don't forget the Arnold Classic is this weekend, and to catch the crappy live stream wherever you normally do.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 08, 2015, 06:12:17 PM
Dex won the Arnold this weekend, his 5th win there (a new record). Guy is 45 years old.  8)

(http://storage.sfd.pl/ObrazkiSFD/ZdjeciaSFD3_large/f7a08cd13941417c84caee06202589fc.jpg)


Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 08, 2015, 06:19:53 PM
His chest and torso look like a cobra ready to strike. 
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Theophania on March 08, 2015, 06:35:08 PM
His chest and torso look like a cobra ready to strike.

So you're wanting to charm it?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 08, 2015, 06:41:40 PM
His chest and torso look like a cobra ready to strike.

So you're wanting to charm it?

(http://cdn1.smosh.com/sites/default/files/ftpuploads/bloguploads/1113/sidekicks-star-hadji.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Maria on March 08, 2015, 06:46:52 PM
His chest and torso look like a cobra ready to strike.

Indeed.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 08, 2015, 07:04:01 PM
His chest and torso look like a cobra ready to strike.

I like this (because I like Dexter). This is good. Usually he gets compared to a Ninja Turtle  >:(  :P

(http://www.professionalmuscle.com/forums/attachments/professional-muscle-forum/4485d1115433206-dexter-jackson-ninja-turtle-dex.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Maria on March 08, 2015, 07:12:23 PM
His chest and torso look like a cobra ready to strike.

I like this (because I like Dexter). This is good. Usually he gets compared to a Ninja Turtle  >:(  :P

(http://www.professionalmuscle.com/forums/attachments/professional-muscle-forum/4485d1115433206-dexter-jackson-ninja-turtle-dex.jpg)

With those pitch folks, he could be compared to a demon.

Is he wearing only body paint?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 08, 2015, 07:16:20 PM
Those are Sai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai_(weapon)), but the color/weapons/etc. is photoshopped onto him.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 09, 2015, 10:01:56 AM
Completely apart from bodybuilding, I love the idea for the front of this site (https://officialkaigreene.com/). An 'enter' screen that is actually cool, who could have predicted? Ok, ok, you probably don't like big beasts like that... well imagine it's something else; what if it was a bunch of monks on Athos walking in a procession? I just like the idea in general.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: TheTrisagion on March 09, 2015, 10:41:10 AM
I picked up a couple of 5lb weights my wife uses in her exercise routine and carried them to the other side of the room. I was pretty worn out after all that, but I'm pretty proud of my accomplishment.  For you Europeans, that is about 2 1/4 kilograms, so yeah...
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 09, 2015, 02:19:31 PM
I see now that the site I linked to is different (and 78% less cool) when viewing with a mobile device--or at least mine, anyway.

But I am proud of your accomplishment with the weights Broseph. Inch up from there! Pretty soon you'll be lifting more than anyone else on your block. You'll get invited to all the parties, get modeling offers, be given gifts for no reason in particular--it's the best, truly!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: TheTrisagion on March 09, 2015, 02:23:20 PM
I'm concerned that all that adultation might go to my head. I shall have to petition Abba Hezekiah for his intercessions.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on March 09, 2015, 03:23:25 PM
Abba Hezekiah is against weight lifting :( He says so much focus on the body is acidic, and ultimately leads to spiritual accidie.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Arachne on March 09, 2015, 03:27:49 PM
I'm concerned that all that adultation might go to my head. I shall have to petition Abba Hezekiah for his intercessions.

I'm sure your wife will be only too happy to whoop your hiney bring your budding pride down a peg or five.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Rhinosaur on March 13, 2015, 01:57:02 PM
Any advice on how to maintain a reasonable weight lifting routine during the Lenten Fast?  I've been losing muscle mass due to it and while my priest sees little wrong with protein shakes (I use whey), I certainly can't live on them.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on April 08, 2015, 06:02:04 AM
Argh! Too late to respond now... but other fasting times will come around I suppose... I'm guessing there are at least a few vegan bodybuilders/competitors, or pro/sem-pro athletes, they must have some ideas that'd work..
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on May 28, 2015, 04:49:37 PM
The Labels That Actually Tell You If Food Is Healthy (http://vitals.lifehacker.com/the-labels-that-actually-tell-you-if-food-is-healthy-1707435536)

One of the most balanced articles I've read in the last few years.

The only thing I remember disagreeing with--(I read this while out and am posting a link now that I'm home)--was the casual recommendation of checking (for example) macronutrient numbers on labels. I think those numbers get way too much hype--I say that partly because people rarely do things (even if measuring) in such a way as to line up with the numbers anyway; but more importantly because, as lab experiments have shown, the numbers they put on the labels can often (without intending to lie) diverge from what you get in the food, and sometimes to a substantial degree. So let's say you want to keep track of calories, and spent half an hour of your day weighing, measuring, counting, checking online for the calories in this and that, etc., and figured out exactly when you hit your goal of 1900 calories. Great! And let's even suppose you measure everything so that what you take in matches almost perfectly with the serving sizes and such you are using for your data (very rare, but possible). Great! Problem is, unbeknownst to you and despite your measuring accuracy, the calories listed on the food labels and internet do not match the particular food you ate, and you actually had 2250 calories. Now, 350 calories isn't a big deal in the grand scheme of things. I don't think people should be fussing over that kinda thing... but that's exactly my point. The whole reason for being anal about keeping track was, for most people, so you could be precise and know exactly where you were... except you don't know, no matter how hard you try, because some things are out of your control, and it's near impossible to know if they're wrong unless you have a personal team of scientists checking/verifying stuff every day for you. And this is even before we get into the more complex issues such as digestion/absorption, which varies from individual to individual and is probably even harder to nail down.

Um.... but yeah, aside from that mini-rant, which had more to do with certain individuals, and not the article, I liked it.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 20, 2015, 10:52:13 PM
The IFBB are putting in place a new mandatory pose starting at the 2015 Olympia: "Which way to the beach?"

(http://www.pickmeupmagazine.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/matt1-225x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on July 26, 2015, 01:56:45 PM
52 days till the Olympia. Here's how I expect it to play out:

Phil Heath
Kai Greene
Shawn Rhoden
Dexter Jackson
Dennis Wolf
Roelly Winklaar
Mamdouh Elssbiay
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 01, 2015, 11:34:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CjRY88r.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 19, 2015, 04:37:37 PM
Can't believe that stuff with Kai. Anyway, if Rhoden doesn't take this I will be disappoint.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 19, 2015, 04:42:45 PM
2013 Pre-Olympia Press Conference (http://www.musculardevelopment.com/contests/olympia-weekend/10377-olympia-weekend-2013/12163-2013-mr-olympia-press-conference-part-2.html#.UkT1eT_-tec/)

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

 ;D

*doesn't
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: genesisone on September 19, 2015, 06:28:56 PM
2013 Pre-Olympia Press Conference (http://www.musculardevelopment.com/contests/olympia-weekend/10377-olympia-weekend-2013/12163-2013-mr-olympia-press-conference-part-2.html#.UkT1eT_-tec/)

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

 ;D

*doesn't
Your former life spoke correctly  :).

"...he's one of (two guys who don't speak English)" - you do mean that there are two guys who don't speak English, right? He is one of them.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 30, 2015, 06:48:10 PM
Oh, yes I see  :-[  8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 30, 2015, 07:01:50 PM
Three fundamentals of bro science, by dom:

flex ability > flexibility
fitness is 98% lighting
support the abolition of sleevery
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Agabus on December 30, 2015, 07:04:47 PM
Abba Hezekiah is against weight lifting :(

True ascesis is found through convict conditioning.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: JamesR on December 31, 2015, 12:24:10 AM
I always feel intimidated at the gym as I see these huge guys capable of benching nearly 200 as if it were nothing while I agonizingly struggle to bench 40-50.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: TheTrisagion on December 31, 2015, 09:48:12 AM
I always feel intimidated at the gym as I see these huge guys capable of benching nearly 200 as if it were nothing while I agonizingly struggle to bench 40-50.
The fact that you are at the gym means you are miles above me.  :P
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 31, 2015, 10:24:44 AM
I always feel intimidated at the gym as I see these huge guys capable of benching nearly 200 as if it were nothing while I agonizingly struggle to bench 40-50.

I know that feeling as well... if it helps, and you can't consider the opinions of just about everybody irrelevant insofar as they aren't helpful, then at least tell yourself that most people don't care, and if they do care then so what? Arnold wasn't built in a day (it took at least 4 or 5 days, even with the then-legal steroids :P ) If it really gets to you though, there's nothing wrong with doing pushups, pullups, and the like until you feel ready to go (fwiw, there's a prominent guy named Scooby--or at least the was, I assume he's still around--on youtube and elsewhere, who advocated sticking with bodyweight stuff).
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on December 31, 2015, 10:34:45 AM
(https://dsquaremania.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gym-meme.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 04, 2016, 05:43:58 PM
I joined a Planet Fitness. I feel so... like I have betrayed all that is good in this world. Like unto Esau with his soup, I have given away my dignity for a cheap gym membership.

Overall it was a very nice place though. Should be great to work out there.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: ilyazhito on January 12, 2016, 09:02:20 PM
What is so bad about Planet Fitness? Granted, I don't really understand how good/bad different gyms are. I was briefly a member of a Gold's Gym, but even so, I don't know how the stuff compares.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 13, 2016, 02:55:38 AM
Some people don't like the way they have tootsie rolls on the front counter or give you pizza once a week, seeing it as  absurd, patronizing or devious ("go to gym, burn off 100 calories, eat 300 calories, repeat process"). Others don't like that, at least in some locations, they have limited equipment, sometimes exclude certain equipment favored by more 'hardcore' gym people, and sometimes go so far as to have equipment altered to make it less useful to hardcore types. The main criticism, and my issue with them as well, is that they try to attract people by claiming to be a 'judgment free zone,' and yet their national marketing is mostly based around how they discriminate against people. In one commercial you'll see a big bodybuilder portrayed as an idiot, saying 'I life things up and put them down,' and Planet Fitness will tell you about their 'lunk alarm' (this is a real life 'alarm' in their gyms, in case someone is being a 'lunk'); in another commercial you'll see three snobby women standing around talking like fictional snobby girls do, with someone who is supposed to be a 'regular' woman sitting in the background and feeling out of place. The message is: regular folks can feel comfortable here, because we aren't like other places, and we make sure the undesirables are excluded. In this case those undesired, at least in the ads, are bodybuilders, stuck up fitness bunnies, etc. I have no problem with a gym* excluding people (I think Curves--for only women members--is a great idea, for example), I just wish they'd stop being so hypocritical about it. Though apparently how things actually are in their gyms isn't really much related to what is going on in their commercials, and it's mostly like any other national chain and varies from location to location.

Compilation of some of their commercials (https://youtu.be/hPwG7Rd9oHU)
Joke bit from Comedy Central (https://youtu.be/SbK3wWpWNto)


*Though they also say that "we're not a gym, we're Planet Fitness"
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on January 22, 2016, 03:42:30 AM
Gym Wildlife (https://youtu.be/n1GUQVo1Lps)

A humorous look at the gym done in the style of a wildlife documentary.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: WPM on January 22, 2016, 05:59:39 AM
I prefer stretching and natural body movements.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: wynd on January 22, 2016, 12:22:53 PM
Gym Wildlife (https://youtu.be/n1GUQVo1Lps)

A humorous look at the gym done in the style of a wildlife documentary.

Bearded Olympic weightlifting guy checking in.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on October 02, 2016, 01:51:13 AM
A link Asteriktos will appreciate (bodybuilders then and now).

http://www.roasted.com/article/31049234/see-what-these-former-bodybuilders-look-like-today?param4=roa-ysa-us-de-lifestyle&param1=352841874
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2016, 10:01:39 PM
A link Asteriktos will appreciate (bodybuilders then and now).

http://www.roasted.com/article/31049234/see-what-these-former-bodybuilders-look-like-today?param4=roa-ysa-us-de-lifestyle&param1=352841874

That Tom Prince 'after' pic... does he even lift chemically-enhance anymore?  :police: Seriously though, I'm sure people are much healthier after retiring, especially outside the multiple-times-a-year cycles of huge weight gain and loss. I'm unsure about the details on some of the pics though... that 'Flex Wheeler' image, for example, I seem to remember it being from after he was in a car accident in the mid-90s, and before he returned to the sport, which would be 20 years before 'now.' But maybe I am just misremembering.  Anyway, may the God of your fathers bless you for resurrecting this worthy thread.

Unrelatedly, I didn't watch more than 10 minutes of the Olympia this year. Without Kai as a major challenge, I just didn't care. Or maybe just in general I didn't care.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Svartzorn on October 07, 2016, 11:01:51 PM
Just came back from it.  I spent a couple months out of the gym, tried boxing, currently solely going to the gym.
I'm not getting that much bigger since I stopped caring about all the dieting psychosis that usually affect people who want to build bodies.
Plus, there's fasting, even though I'm not very competent at it.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on October 12, 2016, 09:33:37 PM
(http://i.giphy.com/dj2bAQ9C6A8JW.gif)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on November 01, 2016, 02:18:48 AM
I wonder if bodybuilders like Jay Cutler and Victor Martinez ever get excited thinking an online news story or trending term might be about them, only to be let down when it's someone with that name in football or baseball. I also wonder how many times they do guest appearance gigs at GNCs or wherever, and people are let down because they thought it was going to be 'that other Jay Cutler.'
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on June 08, 2017, 04:33:36 PM
Was trying to lose a few pounds I put on last year. I did almost everything "correctly" for three months and stayed the same weight. Then for three days this week I stopped worrying and bought some chocolate, chips, etc... and I lost 5 pounds. Because of course  8)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Ainnir on June 09, 2017, 04:34:20 PM
The Universal Law of Irony, my favorite of laws.   :laugh:

Reading this thread has been...strange, yet inspiring.  I'll keep my numbers to myself, though.  ;)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 on June 10, 2017, 12:50:36 AM
I made some pretty good gains since January.  I have gained fat.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 10, 2017, 10:35:26 AM
I made some pretty good gains since January.  I have gained fat.

Leviticus 3.16b.  #theosis
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Ainnir on June 10, 2017, 11:29:28 AM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 06, 2017, 10:15:36 AM
(https://cdn-media.threadless.com/submissions_wm/657789-15d146d70a2bcd0041beca551dacd877.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 06, 2017, 03:02:07 PM
(https://cdn-media.threadless.com/submissions_wm/657789-15d146d70a2bcd0041beca551dacd877.jpg)

I miss Robert.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 11, 2017, 07:22:26 AM
Anyone looking to take my 'Dad Bod Master Class' should sign up now. There are only a few spots left!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 on August 11, 2017, 07:27:00 AM
Do I have to be a "Dad"?
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 11, 2017, 07:54:58 AM
Absolutely not! Any guy can have a 'dad bod' if he wants one, it just takes a little bit of gutsiness.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 on August 12, 2017, 12:49:05 AM
I'll sign up for a one week trial period, but not show up, if that's ok.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 12, 2017, 12:57:44 AM
Of course! The workout that works best for you is whatever it is that works out best for you. We've had millions sign up for the free trial period and not show up. We like to assume that they enjoyed their time not attending, and either way we still get to include them in our statistics (to date we have helped over 23 million people achieve their body goals).
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: hecma925 on August 12, 2017, 01:15:49 AM
What a fantastic program!  I'm pleased with the results already.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 18, 2017, 04:33:05 PM
(http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-everybody-wants-to-be-a-bodybuilder-but-don-t-nobody-wanna-lift-no-heavy-ass-weight-ronnie-coleman-54-84-64.jpg)
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on August 23, 2017, 12:27:39 PM
Dad bod pro tip: it's not the shirt that makes you look fat, it's the fat that makes you look fat. Stop fretting about people seeing your belly. Embrace your cuddle-pouch and thousands around you will want to do the same.
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 23, 2017, 01:48:29 PM
Dad bod pro tip: it's not the shirt that makes you look fat, it's the fat that makes you look fat. Stop fretting about people seeing your belly. Embrace your cuddle-pouch and thousands around you will want to do the same.

Through the prayers of the Thrice-Blessed Abba Hezekiah!!
Title: Re: Weight Lifting
Post by: Asteriktos on September 23, 2017, 08:59:41 PM
So Phil Heath won the Olympia again, zzzzzz.

Big Ramy came in second, which really needs more attention. His legal name is "Mamdouh Elssbiay" and this is clear proof that Muslims are not just coming for our womenz, jobz & freedomz, but also our body building trophiez. Oh no!

Seriously though, it's sad seeing their guts... they work so hard cutting their body fat percentage down to like 4-5%, so that the muscles are clearly visible just below the skin, but they can't just make the gut they get from hgh/steroid/other chemicals (deeper in, around the organs) go away.

Making an effort to suck the gut in:
(http://cdn-flex1.heartyhosting.com/sites/flexonline.com/files/styles/gallery_slide_612xany/public/media/2017%20Article%20Content/2017%20Olympia/Open%20Bodybuilding/_PB65606%20%C2%A9PERBERNAL.jpg?itok=vF676hlc)

Same contest and same person, now making no effort to suck the gut in:
(http://cdn-flex0.heartyhosting.com/sites/flexonline.com/files/styles/gallery_slide_612xany/public/media/2017%20Article%20Content/2017%20Olympia/Open%20Bodybuilding/_PB65534%20%C2%A9PERBERNAL.jpg?itok=WZfL38LN)

Still nice seeing Dexter Jackson out there though, just a couple months shy of his 48th birthday:
(http://cdn-flex1.heartyhosting.com/sites/flexonline.com/files/styles/gallery_slide_612xany/public/media/2017%20Article%20Content/2017%20Olympia/Open%20Bodybuilding/_PB66077%20%C2%A9PERBERNAL.jpg?itok=h1Ubh_bd)