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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #315 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.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #316 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.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #317 on: October 12, 2016, 09:33:37 PM »
"The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you." (Isa. 28:20)

"For because they wronged the simple, they shall be slain; and an inquisition shall ruin the ungodly." (Prov. 1:32 LXX)

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #318 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.'
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"The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you." (Isa. 28:20)

"For because they wronged the simple, they shall be slain; and an inquisition shall ruin the ungodly." (Prov. 1:32 LXX)

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #319 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)
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"For because they wronged the simple, they shall be slain; and an inquisition shall ruin the ungodly." (Prov. 1:32 LXX)

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #320 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.  ;)
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #321 on: June 10, 2017, 12:50:36 AM »
I made some pretty good gains since January.  I have gained fat.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #322 on: June 10, 2017, 10:35:26 AM »
I made some pretty good gains since January.  I have gained fat.

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #323 on: June 10, 2017, 11:29:28 AM »
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #324 on: August 06, 2017, 10:15:36 AM »
"The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you." (Isa. 28:20)

"For because they wronged the simple, they shall be slain; and an inquisition shall ruin the ungodly." (Prov. 1:32 LXX)

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #325 on: August 06, 2017, 03:02:07 PM »
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #326 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!
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #327 on: August 11, 2017, 07:27:00 AM »
Do I have to be a "Dad"?
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #328 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.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #329 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.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #330 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).
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #331 on: August 12, 2017, 01:15:49 AM »
What a fantastic program!  I'm pleased with the results already.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #332 on: August 18, 2017, 04:33:05 PM »
"The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you." (Isa. 28:20)

"For because they wronged the simple, they shall be slain; and an inquisition shall ruin the ungodly." (Prov. 1:32 LXX)

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #333 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.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #334 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.

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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #335 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:


Same contest and same person, now making no effort to suck the gut in:


Still nice seeing Dexter Jackson out there though, just a couple months shy of his 48th birthday:
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"For because they wronged the simple, they shall be slain; and an inquisition shall ruin the ungodly." (Prov. 1:32 LXX)