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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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« Reply #317 on: October 12, 2016, 09:33:37 PM »
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« 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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« 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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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 »
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #324 on: August 06, 2017, 10:15:36 AM »
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« 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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« Reply #327 on: August 11, 2017, 07:27:00 AM »
Do I have to be a "Dad"?
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #332 on: August 18, 2017, 04:33:05 PM »
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« 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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« 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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« Reply #336 on: January 08, 2018, 12:18:17 AM »
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« Reply #337 on: February 26, 2018, 10:49:03 PM »
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« Reply #338 on: July 15, 2018, 11:34:33 PM »
Being thin isn't the same thing as being fit, and vice versa.  :police:
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« Reply #339 on: July 15, 2018, 11:36:08 PM »
I recently attempted the estimated bench press of Jesus (based on the infamous thread thereabouts) and I could not do it.  Man, Jesus is strong!
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« Reply #340 on: July 15, 2018, 11:37:27 PM »
That's probably why the yoke is light, because he's doing most of the work!
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« Reply #341 on: August 09, 2018, 08:37:14 PM »
I just prefer McDonalds to the gym, leave me alone with my failures fries.
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« Reply #342 on: August 09, 2018, 08:48:57 PM »
I just prefer McDonalds to the gym, leave me alone with my failures fries.

Bro, if you don't even lift the large fries, don't even talk to me.
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« Reply #343 on: August 09, 2018, 08:53:50 PM »
I do two at a time until finished, which is like 100 reps. I'm so sorry.
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« Reply #344 on: August 09, 2018, 08:59:12 PM »
I do two at a time until finished, which is like 100 reps. I'm so sorry.

Nice, bro.  Do you alternate with some dips (in ketchup)?
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« Reply #345 on: August 09, 2018, 09:04:52 PM »
Oh yeah, I live in Western PA so I'm culturally obligated to use at least 20 oz. of Heinz Ketchup a month.
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Re: Weight Lifting
« Reply #346 on: August 09, 2018, 09:09:04 PM »
New routine: 16 lb underhand tosses at least 36 reps once a week...though only with one hand  :P

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« Reply #347 on: August 09, 2018, 09:10:50 PM »
Remember, for endurance, no more than 30-45 seconds of rest between sets.  Then start the next exercise:

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« Reply #348 on: August 09, 2018, 09:11:22 PM »
New routine: 16 lb underhand tosses at least 36 reps once a week...though only with one hand  :P

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Bowling?
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« Reply #349 on: August 09, 2018, 09:53:32 PM »
New routine: 16 lb underhand tosses at least 36 reps once a week...though only with one hand  :P

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Yep  ;) League for the first time in 22 years.
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« Reply #350 on: August 09, 2018, 09:56:56 PM »
New routine: 16 lb underhand tosses at least 36 reps once a week...though only with one hand  :P

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Bowling?
Yep  ;) League for the first time in 22 years.

Nice!

The other hand has a beer in it, I hope.
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« Reply #351 on: August 09, 2018, 10:11:16 PM »
New routine: 16 lb underhand tosses at least 36 reps once a week...though only with one hand  :P

 ;)

Bowling?
Yep  ;) League for the first time in 22 years.

Nice!

The other hand has a beer in it, I hope.
Alcohol-free bowling centers are a thing now, specifically in the Bible Belt :o That would never fly around Chicago, though they did crack down on smoking regardless  :laugh:
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« Reply #352 on: August 10, 2018, 11:04:49 PM »
Smoke-free, I can understand.  But no beer?!
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« Reply #353 on: August 11, 2018, 09:12:50 AM »
I prefer stretching and walking
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« Reply #354 on: August 11, 2018, 09:26:41 AM »
I prefer stretching and walking

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« Reply #355 on: August 22, 2018, 10:19:03 AM »
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« Reply #356 on: September 12, 2018, 04:03:53 PM »
Mr. Olympia contest is this weekend...
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« Reply #357 on: September 14, 2018, 09:50:44 PM »
It'll start before long... probably...

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« Reply #358 on: September 16, 2018, 12:24:28 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.

They're playing MOP again. Please no one ever tell them what this song is about  :laugh:
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« Reply #359 on: September 16, 2018, 03:52:36 PM »


Last night Shawn Rhoden (#4 in the image) won the Olympia for the first time, knocking off Phil Heath (#19) who had won it the last 7 years (tying Arnold with 7 titles)
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