1. Post #921
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    October 2006
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    Just got back to the gym after being a bit dormant the last year or so. Feels good already! I have to get a schedule though, so I don't screw it up again..
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  2. Post #922
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    July 2007
    1,038 Posts
    I went to the doctor last Thursday, second week, and the diagnosis was that it was bronchitis.
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  3. Post #923
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    I went to the doctor last Thursday, second week, and the diagnosis was that it was bronchitis.
    Shit, I've had bronchitis twice. First time when I was really young, I was out for 3 weeks. Second time, I was 14 and I was out for 2 months.
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  4. Post #924
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    January 2008
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    i love going to the gym instead of just working out at home. the people there are amazing. i think i've seen people do 15 different kinds of curls.
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  5. Post #925
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    i love going to the gym instead of just working out at home. the people there are amazing. i think i've seen people do 15 different kinds of curls.
    I once saw someone do curls with an easy bar with no collars, doing as much as half a squat to bounce the bar up, as fast as he possibly could.
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  6. Post #926
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    January 2008
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    i can barely even explain some of the things i've seen
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  7. Post #927
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    June 2011
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    I've seen someone bench with a ez bar before. I was like "bro you're doing it wrong" and he called me scrub and started to bench 60 with the bar. What the fuck.
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  8. Post #928
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    August 2008
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    I've seen a dude put 3-plate on and squat, but he only bent his knees a teeny bit. I can't believe he thought he was squatting. Also some crossfit douche told me I was doing pull-ups the hard way, and started doing these fast spastic pull ups, kicking with his legs like a mackerel.
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  9. Post #929
    Dennab
    January 2012
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    My jimmies get rustled every time I see a guy doing kipping pullups at the gym.
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  10. Post #930
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    April 2012
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    IS there even a benefit to doing kipping pullups?
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  11. Post #931
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    May 2010
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    i love going to the gym instead of just working out at home. the people there are amazing. i think i've seen people do 15 different kinds of curls.
    I'm guessing this post is sarcastic but going to the gym is actually 10x more awesome than working out at home for sort of this reason. I mean I DO enjoy the occasional shirtless at home workout but going to the gym is great, the atmosphere is a huge part of bodybuilding and at the same time you learn how to (or how not to) do things simply by observing others. yay people

    Edited:

    My jimmies get rustled every time I see a guy doing kipping pullups at the gym.
    crossfit is for beta phaggots/10 SRS

    99% of them suck dick at everything they do, and their form is shit yet they think they are part of some ultra exclusive tree house club and walk around like they own the place
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  12. Post #932
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    June 2011
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    Nobody rustles my jimmies after i started lifting.

    Shits great mang.

    I'm at 140 13% BF

    Started around 110 with 8.8% BF
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  13. Post #933
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    August 2006
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    IS there even a benefit to doing kipping pullups?
    Nope, on the contrary; It damages tendons and ligaments and you obviously use momentum instead of a full range of motion which decreases the stimuli needed for muscles to grow.
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  14. Post #934
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    January 2008
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    I'm guessing this post is sarcastic but going to the gym is actually 10x more awesome than working out at home for sort of this reason. I mean I DO enjoy the occasional shirtless at home workout but going to the gym is great, the atmosphere is a huge part of bodybuilding and at the same time you learn how to (or how not to) do things simply by observing others. yay people
    it's not sarcastic, i really do enjoy watching people do all kinds of crazy shit.

    Edited:

    IS there even a benefit to doing kipping pullups?
    it's easier and people think you're epileptic
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  15. Post #935
    NotMeh works out at home.
    Perfumly's Avatar
    June 2009
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    I've been switching to weighted pullups.
    Can do a pullup with 2 45lb plates on myself

    Edited:

    lmao 2plate pullup
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  16. Post #936
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    August 2007
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    I've been switching to weighted pullups.
    Can do a pullup with 2 45lb plates on myself

    lmao 2plate pullup
    What's your 5-7 rep weight? I've done 6 rep chin-up sets with 25kg+the chain. I like the weird tingling sensation I get during the last reps on chip-up. Feels like little muscle fibers are breaking or something.
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  17. Post #937
    NotMeh works out at home.
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    June 2009
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    What's your 5-7 rep weight? I've done 6 rep chin-up sets with 25kg+the chain. I like the weird tingling sensation I get during the last reps on chip-up. Feels like little muscle fibers are breaking or something.
    My 5-6 rep weight for my sets on pull-ups is 180lb BW + a 45lb pl8 + whatever the weight belt+chain weighs.
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  18. Post #938
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  19. Post #939
    Bleach Qeef's Avatar
    June 2007
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    My boy Tyrone put up 425lbs on bench today. No one really cares, a few dams ect


    then we go squat, warming up with 315 and we had kids shitting there pants. notsureifsrs
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  20. Post #940
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    July 2009
    724 Posts
    Whats the best way to get an 8pack? I just want my abs to be really damn fucking good and so far a lot of people say they are but I want more. I do swimming and in the weight room, I do 3 sets 30 reps of incline sit-up (arms crossed) with 25 pounds about 2-3 days a week. I do 3 sets of 1:20 minutes of planks 3-5 times a week. 2-3 times of week I'll just try to do 100+ crunches on a crunch machine (no weight). I feel like I should be doing more and I have been cutting on some foods but any other exercises that are really good?
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  21. Post #941
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    January 2012
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    1x1 trigger pulls @ forehead works
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  22. Post #942
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    May 2010
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    Whats the best way to get an 8pack? I just want my abs to be really damn fucking good and so far a lot of people say they are but I want more. I do swimming and in the weight room, I do 3 sets 30 reps of incline sit-up (arms crossed) with 25 pounds about 2-3 days a week. I do 3 sets of 1:20 minutes of planks 3-5 times a week. 2-3 times of week I'll just try to do 100+ crunches on a crunch machine (no weight). I feel like I should be doing more and I have been cutting on some foods but any other exercises that are really good?

    weighted ab exercises (lots of them out there, i.e. using the rope on the cable machine)
    lower bodyfat

    Edited:

    My 5-6 rep weight for my sets on pull-ups is 180lb BW + a 45lb pl8 + whatever the weight belt+chain weighs.
    my BW is 150 right now and i can do 8-10 with a 45 plate GET AT ME
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  23. Post #943
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    August 2006
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    Whats the best way to get an 8pack? I just want my abs to be really damn fucking good and so far a lot of people say they are but I want more. I do swimming and in the weight room, I do 3 sets 30 reps of incline sit-up (arms crossed) with 25 pounds about 2-3 days a week. I do 3 sets of 1:20 minutes of planks 3-5 times a week. 2-3 times of week I'll just try to do 100+ crunches on a crunch machine (no weight). I feel like I should be doing more and I have been cutting on some foods but any other exercises that are really good?
    http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Artic...Tips_For_.aspx
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  24. Post #944
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    April 2008
    142 Posts
    First time using straps for deadlifts, not sure if I'm using it right.

    Do the straps help by grabbing on the wrists to help pull it up? After doing some reps, my wrist was red from the straps pulling on them.
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  25. Post #945
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    May 2010
    3,141 Posts
    First time using straps for deadlifts, not sure if I'm using it right.

    Do the straps help by grabbing on the wrists to help pull it up? After doing some reps, my wrist was red from the straps pulling on them.
    fuck straps unless you're doing A LOT of weight or 1rm

    imo
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  26. Post #946
    EggWhite's Avatar
    April 2008
    142 Posts
    I'm using them because my grip fails before my back does so I need them for the worksets I'm getting to. I prefer them over using mixed grip.

    I am slowly working on my grip doing kroc rows.
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  27. Post #947
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    May 2010
    3,141 Posts
    I'm using them because my grip fails before my back does so I need them for the worksets I'm getting to. I prefer them over using mixed grip.

    I am slowly working on my grip doing kroc rows.
    strong username to avatar correlation

    they won't get any stronger if you keep using those straps, you'll just get used to them and end up doing the opposite of what you want

    how much are you doing exactly? and how come your wrists can't support it??
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  28. Post #948
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    April 2008
    142 Posts
    I'm only using them on my very last set, I do it without straps till it fails (usually 2-3 reps) then I use straps to do 4-5 with the same weight. After a few reps I can't grasp a firm hold around the bar and when I go to pick it up, I can feel my fingers slowly unravel.

    My current workset is at 235.
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  29. Post #949
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    May 2010
    3,141 Posts
    I'm only using them on my very last set, I do it without straps till it fails (usually 2-3 reps) then I use straps to do 4-5 with the same weight. After a few reps I can't grasp a firm hold around the bar and when I go to pick it up, I can feel my fingers slowly unravel.

    My current workset is at 235.
    alright well if it works for you and if you use them as little as possible then I guess it's not too bad, how come you don't do mixed grip? I know it has the risk of bicep tear but with proper warm up, good form, and not doing 1rm's 24/7 it's not that bad..

    Edited:

    holy fuaaark can't wait for arnold's new book yayy shit's gonna be so cash
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  30. Post #950
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    August 2006
    3,195 Posts
    I'm only using them on my very last set, I do it without straps till it fails (usually 2-3 reps) then I use straps to do 4-5 with the same weight. After a few reps I can't grasp a firm hold around the bar and when I go to pick it up, I can feel my fingers slowly unravel.

    My current workset is at 235.
    Kroc rows is a great addition. Keep at it and remove the straps. Unnecessary at your level.
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  31. Post #951
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    August 2007
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    Soo how much of epa do you get per day? I get one can of omega capsules per month for free from my father. That makes it 500 mg of epa per day. Enough?
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  32. Post #952
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    Soo how much of epa do you get per day? I get one can of omega capsules per month for free from my father. That makes it 500 mg of epa per day. Enough?
    "The best balance is EPA to DHA at 3 to 2 ratio with GLA at 50% of the total dose
    of DHA + EPA. The gamma delta tocopherol dose is about 100 mg per 1000 mg of DHA and EPA. EFA SIRT Supreme 4 to 6 capsules twice per day is the ideal dose."

    EFA SIRT SUPREME CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING EPA DHA GLA DOSAGES:



    check what yours says, and do the math.
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  33. Post #953
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    August 2008
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    Whats the best way to get an 8pack? I just want my abs to be really damn fucking good and so far a lot of people say they are but I want more. I do swimming and in the weight room, I do 3 sets 30 reps of incline sit-up (arms crossed) with 25 pounds about 2-3 days a week. I do 3 sets of 1:20 minutes of planks 3-5 times a week. 2-3 times of week I'll just try to do 100+ crunches on a crunch machine (no weight). I feel like I should be doing more and I have been cutting on some foods but any other exercises that are really good?
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  34. Post #954
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    Anyone got some neato recipes you wanna share?
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  35. Post #955
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    October 2008
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    I'm thinking about sorting myself out a workout routine, anyone know if 3 day a week workout routine on maximuscle is any good for a beginner?
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  37. Post #957
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    October 2006
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    Am I doing this right?

    My workout plan at the moment:

    Monday - Chest, shoulders, back and arms
    Tuesday - Lower back, abs and legs
    Wednesday - Same as monday
    Thursday - Same as Tuesday

    Days may vary between 3 or 4 days, depending on my schedule at work.


    Nutrition:
    Protein shake after workout
    Multivitamin
    Omega 3 capsules

    2 complete meals and breakfast


    I'm only on my 2nd week and I make adjustments here and there, but this is basically what I have so far.
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  38. Post #958
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    July 2006
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    How many calories are you eating each day?

    You should consider SS or SL instead of what you're doing now, unless you're a godlike adonis.


    (trying to predict the usual responses to that kinda of inquiry here)
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  39. Post #959
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    How many calories are you eating each day?

    You should consider SS or SL instead of what you're doing now, unless you're a godlike adonis.


    (trying to predict the usual responses to that kinda of inquiry here)
    I haven't gotten around to make a real calculation, but I avoid sweets and soda. My guess would be around 2000-2500 calories, more or less.

    I've thought about 5x5 eventually, but since I'm only in my 2nd week so far, I kind of want to build a basic ground before I start squatting and all.

    My length/weight/age:

    Weight: Around 90kg
    Length: 180cm
    Age: 22
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  40. Post #960
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    The squatting and such is exactly the thing you need to build up for the OTHER excercises, not the other way around. If you're aiming to build muscle, you need to increase your calorie (especially protein) intake, but if you're aiming to lose weigh, then you might want to drop your calorie intake some.

    I'll let someone more knowledgeable with handy links and such to prove why and how.
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