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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 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!
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« Reply #3 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).
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« Reply #4 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. Smiley
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 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. Cool

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
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« Reply #7 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.
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« Reply #8 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/
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« Reply #9 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!
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« Reply #10 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? Wink
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 02:15:14 AM »

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

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 02:17:09 AM »

This thread needs more Ronnie Coleman!

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 02:39:51 AM »

This thread needs more Ronnie Coleman!



Met him a few months ago!
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 03:13:35 AM »

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



I love this thumb headed meme, and yes I do.
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« Reply #15 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? Wink
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« Reply #16 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?
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 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.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2012, 09:23:29 PM »

My favorite weightlifting has to be deadlifts.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 09:24:03 PM »

My favorite weightlifting has to be deadlifts.
My favorite is sqauts. Weird, I know.
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2012, 09:24:30 PM »

Really, why is that?
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« Reply #22 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
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« Reply #23 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
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« Reply #24 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.
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« Reply #25 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

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« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2012, 09:59:37 PM »

Met him a few months ago!

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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
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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2012, 09:25:35 PM »

Everyone wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't no one want to lift ... etc.
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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2012, 09:43:32 PM »

What's going on next weekend with you guys?

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The description makes me want to see it...
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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2012, 10:29:14 AM »

What's better, more weight and less reps or more reps and less weight?
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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 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.  
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« Reply #34 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.
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« Reply #35 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. Wink
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« Reply #37 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.
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« Reply #38 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.
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« Reply #39 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

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« Reply #40 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? Smiley
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« Reply #41 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.

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« Reply #42 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.
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« Reply #43 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.

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« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2012, 10:22:23 PM »

I do reverse wrist curls till I can't do them no more.
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« Reply #45 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.
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« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2012, 10:18:34 AM »

Im really big into lifting.  In fact, I do 16 oz curls every day...

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« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2012, 11:38:37 AM »

Im really big into lifting.  In fact, I do 16 oz curls every day...

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« Reply #48 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
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« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2012, 10:26:33 PM »

Olympia webcast...

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« Reply #50 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
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« Reply #51 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? Smiley

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« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2012, 01:27:42 AM »

yeah yeah.. steroids..

Not sure if joking (or just dumb as a brick)...  Cool
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« Reply #53 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
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1) Phil Heath

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« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2012, 02:52:03 AM »

yeah yeah.. steroids..

Art no one getting near me bosom...
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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2012, 02:54:45 AM »

Mr. Olympia final results...

10) Lionel Beyeke
9) Johnnie Jackson
Cool 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.
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« Reply #56 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
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« Reply #57 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

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.


(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.

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« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2012, 05:18:03 PM »

Dude. Do you even lift?
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« Reply #59 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.
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« Reply #60 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.
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Moderation?  What's that?  I'm drunk now!



Wait looks like Asteriktos beat me to it  Sad
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« Reply #63 on: October 07, 2012, 08:23:32 PM »

Wait looks like Asteriktos beat me to it  Sad

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« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2012, 08:36:07 PM »

My new gym opens tomorrow. Smiley
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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  Grin
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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  Grin

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« Reply #67 on: October 10, 2012, 08:22:31 PM »

Heath also won in India... yea buddy!
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« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2012, 07:49:56 PM »

Zottman Curls FTW!
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« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2012, 12:22:48 AM »

Kai: Greene A Day in the Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1pjY1mDAa8
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« Reply #70 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
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« Reply #71 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  Smiley
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« Reply #72 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
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« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2013, 11:07:46 AM »

Jay Cutler was on PBW this past Monday for the Arnold preview...
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« Reply #75 on: March 02, 2013, 03:12:20 PM »

Currently watching the prejudging at the Arnold...
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« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2013, 03:37:08 PM »

All the big bellies is sad... even Dex is a bit bigger than usual  Undecided
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« Reply #77 on: March 02, 2013, 03:43:50 PM »

My girlfriend wants to know if I'm looking at their butts  Huh Can't a guy admire the striated glutes on another man without it being sexual?  Tongue

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ah! to un-see somethings.
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ah! to un-see somethings.

Currently on:

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hehehe do you sir know what ' cruel and unusual punishment' means?
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« Reply #81 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.
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It hurts me on a special place to see pretty girls all muscled up. What a waste.

you said it.
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« Reply #83 on: March 02, 2013, 09:43:26 PM »

Except the one I showed has very little muscle; she's a bikini competitor Smiley
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Except the one I showed has very little muscle; she's a bikini competitor Smiley
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.
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« Reply #85 on: March 02, 2013, 10:56:18 PM »

This thread makes me happy I'm fat.

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Though I also like soft and even curvy women, and don't find the bodybuilding types attractive at all...
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« Reply #87 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...
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« Reply #88 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
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« Reply #89 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...



OR



I chose the latter... which saved money and also will turn out to be a bit healthier  Grin
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« Reply #91 on: June 13, 2013, 01:37:47 AM »

Musclemag (and related magazines) apparently went bankrupt and is shutting down, at least for now...
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« Reply #92 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?
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« Reply #93 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.
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Asteriktos, will you be my trainer?
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« Reply #95 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.
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« Reply #96 on: June 23, 2013, 10:01:27 PM »

I can't even train myself to do things right  Grin  police
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Major respect for this dog! Incredible transformation in only 2 years! All natural as well from what I hear!


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I can't even train myself to do things right  Grin  police

I'm 140, 5-11, need to get up to 165ish. Wanna work on pecs especially.
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« Reply #99 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...
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« Reply #100 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?  Cool Though at least I kept some more explicit ones to myself.
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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!
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« Reply #102 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...

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« Reply #103 on: July 12, 2013, 05:23:34 PM »

Don't average Joes with moderately sized muscles look sorta silly a lot of the time?
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« Reply #105 on: July 19, 2013, 12:48:19 AM »

How to Skip Leg Day

"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."
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« Reply #106 on: July 20, 2013, 03:34:00 PM »



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"?
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« Reply #107 on: July 20, 2013, 03:35:24 PM »

Asteriktos, will you be my trainer?

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I'm sure if I was European I would find that pic quite amusing  police
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« Reply #109 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.
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William doesn't understand.
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« Reply #111 on: July 21, 2013, 01:04:46 PM »

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- 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
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« Reply #113 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.
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« Reply #114 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.
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« Reply #115 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.
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« Reply #117 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 is for you. Very entertaining. I started on page 1 earlier this afternoon and am on page 38 now...
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« Reply #119 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! Grin 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.
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« Reply #120 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! Grin 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.
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« Reply #121 on: August 04, 2013, 02:34:08 AM »

Wanna race?  angel


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Wanna race?  angel

Okay.
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« Reply #123 on: August 04, 2013, 11:21:26 AM »

Geez William, 180? What's your height?
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« Reply #124 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! Grin 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. Smiley
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Geez William, 180? What's your height?

Taller than you, shorty.
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« Reply #126 on: August 05, 2013, 12:57:19 AM »

Geez William, 180? What's your height?

Taller than you, shorty.

LOL!
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« Reply #127 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!

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWvIu7s-vIM
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« Reply #128 on: August 09, 2013, 08:10:57 AM »

Ok, which one of you guys is this a video of? And what are you reading? Ladder of Divine Ascent? Philokalia, Vol 1? Sayings of the Desert Fathers?
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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.
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« Reply #130 on: August 14, 2013, 11:06:07 PM »

^If it's awkward, flashy, and largely useless, a cross-fitter somewhere has certainly mastered it  Cool 
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^If it's awkward, flashy, and largely useless, a cross-fitter somewhere has certainly mastered it  Cool 

U jelly?
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« Reply #132 on: August 14, 2013, 11:10:11 PM »

Lol, nah, just perpetuating the meathead vs. crossfit argument/fighting stuff Grin 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.
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Lol, nah, just perpetuating the meathead vs. crossfit argument/fighting stuff Grin 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?
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« Reply #134 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.

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« Reply #135 on: August 15, 2013, 04:07:05 AM »

In all compound exercises (deadlifts, squats, bench press, military press etc) the bar-bell travels straight up and straight down, which keeps the muscles under constant tension as there is a constant vertical pull from gravity.

Isolation exercises such as bicep curls or tricep extensions do not provide continuous tension on the muscle as the bar- or dumb-bell travels in an arc where only the middle phase of the movement generates maximum tension.
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« Reply #136 on: August 15, 2013, 01:54:31 PM »

As of this morning I was down to 192 lbs...  I'm celebrated by eating a bunch of cookies! Grin The reason that particular number means something to me is that that's 50 pounds less than my heaviest weight (several years ago). I've lost about 10 lbs. over the last 6 weeks, since I've been caring somewhat again. My goal is 180, though I'm not sure what I'll do once I get there.

Eat more cookies?
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5'9 150-155lbs

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

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

160lb x 10 benchpress, never my strong point.

18 consecutive strict forum chin ups.


Your next goal: bench two plates.
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« Reply #138 on: August 15, 2013, 06:49:13 PM »

I bench plates all the time. Usually, they have food on them.

Badump-bump-twish!  Wink
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I went to the gym last night and the power was out when I got there. I could barely see anything, and all I heard were clanking noises and some guy yelling "Light weight baby" and "Nothin' to it but to do it!"

tl;dr I think I lifted in the dark next to Ronnie Coleman
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I went to the gym last night and the power was out when I got there. I could barely see anything, and all I heard were clanking noises and some guy yelling "Light weight baby" and "Nothin' to it but to do it!"

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

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« Reply #142 on: August 25, 2013, 07:55:55 PM »

Punch has been hitting the weights!

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« Reply #143 on: August 29, 2013, 09:50:37 AM »

My picks for the 2013 Mr. Olympia...

1) Kai Greene
2) Phil Heath
3) Jay Cutler
4) Mamdouh Elssbiay
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7) Dennis Wolf
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« Reply #144 on: August 29, 2013, 10:16:25 AM »

 Kiss Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
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« Reply #145 on: August 29, 2013, 10:17:59 AM »

Functional strength. Must be a crossfitter.  Angry  Grin
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« Reply #146 on: August 30, 2013, 02:07:19 PM »

I weighed in today at 147, so I'll say 145 since I had eaten a few hours previously. Yay, I guess. Still 35 pounds to go.
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« Reply #147 on: August 30, 2013, 02:09:51 PM »

Kiss Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
What a pro laugh
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LOL!!!
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Kiss Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
What a pro laugh

Is your glass of Bushmills lighter than my glass of Kilbeggan?
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« Reply #150 on: August 30, 2013, 03:27:08 PM »

I weighed in today at 147, so I'll say 145 since I had eaten a few hours previously. Yay, I guess. Still 35 pounds to go.

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

And related to our race... I'm worse off, so you're probably well ahead now. I got down to 191 at some point, but am temporarily back up to about 200 atm. Thing will improve IN THE FUTURE!
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Kiss Now I can lift a glass of Bushmills to my mouth without either tension or spilling a drop, should the need arise. And I'm still a dab hand with a long handled shovel.
What a pro laugh

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

Tricky, are we talking about the glass or the contents?  laugh
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Kiss 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. Wink Wink
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« Reply #153 on: September 01, 2013, 11:31:36 PM »

I don't even...

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

Now we're talkin'!
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« Reply #156 on: September 03, 2013, 04:42:04 PM »

Pick your poiso...er, medicine.  Medicine!  I said medicine, guys. Tongue
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Pick your poiso...er, medicine.  Medicine!  I said medicine, guys. Tongue

Much medicine is just poison used cautiously and judiciously.  (Sometimes.) 
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« Reply #158 on: September 08, 2013, 10:09:14 PM »

Ok which one of you guys did thisCool
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« Reply #159 on: September 09, 2013, 02:29:07 AM »

In all compound exercises (deadlifts, squats, bench press, military press etc) the bar-bell travels straight up and straight down, which keeps the muscles under constant tension as there is a constant vertical pull from gravity.

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

Not my stuff, but I agree with it completely. Ladies, you know how to PM me.

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« Reply #162 on: September 10, 2013, 08:38:01 PM »

Nautilus

Speaking of, Casey Viator passed away last week.
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« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2013, 07:13:58 PM »

Proof that girls do get bulky if they lift weights...

LINK

And all she wanted was to be "toned," poor thing!
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Because it's been too long...

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« Reply #165 on: September 19, 2013, 02:38:29 PM »

Review: 'Generation Iron' an intimate portrait of bodybuilders

Ain't no way this is going to get in a theater where I live, but I look forward to getting it on DVD.
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« Reply #166 on: September 21, 2013, 05:52:21 PM »

Generation Iron seems to be getting decent reviews. And in a strange turn, I think reviewers understand the film better than some of the bodybuilding fans. Or at least parts of it.
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« Reply #167 on: September 21, 2013, 05:52:51 PM »

Planet Fitness

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« Reply #168 on: September 24, 2013, 05:56:45 PM »

The Mr. Olympia contest is this weekend. Prepare yourselves. This is going to be awesome. I'll probably be watching it on bodybuilding.com, but then who can tell with this...

Also:

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

I will provide some pics, just for you  Grin
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« Reply #169 on: September 25, 2013, 02:03:57 AM »

My picks for the 2013 Mr. Olympia...

...

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

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

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

Also, since Wolf was born in Russia does that make him the token Orthodox favorite?
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« Reply #171 on: September 26, 2013, 09:57:33 PM »

"It's hard to appear as if you are inside the character of yourself."

I have no idea what this means.

Apparently Kai Greene said it at the press conference today, in response to a question about being filmed by a documentary crew.
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« Reply #172 on: September 26, 2013, 11:23:04 PM »

2013 Pre-Olympia Press Conference
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LOL. So at about the 50 minute mark one of the bodybuilders is being interviewed, but he's one of two guys who don't speak English. Here's how it goes:

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

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« Reply #174 on: September 28, 2013, 07:16:32 PM »

While the forum was down the Olympia prejudging happened. Looks good for Phil, but tonight's the night we'll know for sure. Starts at 9pm EST. Google for a stream or just go to bodybuilding.com.
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« Reply #175 on: September 28, 2013, 11:17:18 PM »

Kai Greene from the Mr. Olympia tonight:

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« Reply #176 on: September 28, 2013, 11:18:54 PM »

How's William coming along?
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« Reply #177 on: September 29, 2013, 12:58:27 AM »

Cheesy At the Mr. Olympia right now they're doing the final pose down. And they're playing Master of Puppets by Metallica as the posing music. I wonder if they realize that that song is about drug abuse, ROFL.
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Cheesy At the Mr. Olympia right now they're doing the final pose down. And they're playing Master of Puppets by Metallica as the posing music. I wonder if they realize that that song is about drug abuse, ROFL.
Not irony, Alanis...
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« Reply #179 on: September 29, 2013, 01:25:15 AM »

Top 10 ended up being...

1) Phil Heath
2) Kai Greene
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4) Shawn Rhoden
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6) Jay Cutler
7) Roelly Winklaar
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Kai Greene from the Mr. Olympia tonight:



I never not find this absurdly hilarious. And then I vomit a little into my mouth.
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How's William coming along?

I got sick and went down to 140. Maybe I'll just stay as a hungry skeleton.
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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.
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Here's me, Alex, James and Sander at the 2013 annual OC.net meetup.

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« Reply #185 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.
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That caption.

Are they trolling us, or for serious?

I don't know if I can go on in a world like this...
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« Reply #187 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.
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« Reply #188 on: November 27, 2013, 11:19:25 PM »

In case anyone needs a last minute dessert idea, Dom comes through 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...]
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« Reply #189 on: November 27, 2013, 11:31:45 PM »

Pffft. I warm up with his max.
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« Reply #190 on: November 28, 2013, 02:48:56 PM »

Pffft. I warm up with his max.

Your husband is a lucky man!
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I do have to add though that that Jager-Apple-Crumble he shows you is delicious!
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« Reply #192 on: November 28, 2013, 07:41:35 PM »



Justin Bieber is looking just like me and it is scary.
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« Reply #193 on: November 28, 2013, 11:38:11 PM »

Some people are saying that this is photoshopped. They just jealous.

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« Reply #194 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:

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« Reply #195 on: November 30, 2013, 07:31:19 PM »

So no  asking "do you even lift?" to you...  angel  Grin
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« Reply #196 on: November 30, 2013, 10:28:53 PM »

Exactly.

(The reality is so far from that picture it makes me lol.)
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« Reply #197 on: December 04, 2013, 09:54:07 PM »

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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...

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Do not neglect your equipment: think about it, analyze it, develop a relationship with it!

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« Reply #199 on: December 08, 2013, 01:01:11 AM »



You're done, dude. Go home now.
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« Reply #201 on: December 08, 2013, 10:06:53 AM »

Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.

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Pffft. I warm up with his max.

Your husband is a lucky man!

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


You got like Batman The Animated Series kinda abs, girrrrrl.
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Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.

This is inaccurate.
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« Reply #204 on: December 08, 2013, 04:01:05 PM »

Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.


LOL
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Eat right. Exercise. Die anyways.



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I just found out that I don't even lift...  Undecided
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Multivitamins are a waste of money for healthy people, according to physicians

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Multivitamins are a waste of money for healthy people, according to physicians

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Interesting. Or dangerous? Well either way, good luck!  Cool
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We're only about 6 weeks away from the Arnold Classic!
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Multivitamins are a waste of money for healthy people, according to physicians

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 If you must take them, then take the liquid multi's.  I've read you flush a lot of the pill form stuff away.
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I lift things up and put them down.
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« Reply #219 on: January 20, 2014, 09:40:57 PM »

I lift things up and put them down.

So did Bill Clinton Smiley

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« Reply #220 on: January 20, 2014, 09:58:20 PM »

Did he take that photo after relieving himself in the pool behind him? 
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« Reply #221 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.

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« Reply #222 on: January 30, 2014, 02:32:30 AM »

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« Reply #226 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."
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« Reply #227 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.
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« Reply #228 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.
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« Reply #229 on: March 09, 2014, 09:17:57 PM »

Be bold!

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