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  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Sigourney Weaver?

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    Steam: weavermatic
  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Did lower body today. Deadlifts were fucking brutal. I barely made it through the first set of 330 lbs. The second set was a total grind, the bar was all swinging out away from my legs and I was using every muscle I had to get the damn bar up.

    Squats went ok, but then again I'm only doing 190 lbs.

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  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    my back, after back day
    Spoiler:

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  • xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Props Celandine getting some good definition going.

    I think I will take some progress pics after I work out tonight.

    Spoiler:
  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'd take pictures but I have no definition like Celandine and I might scare you guys.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    pics are a great way to determine progress

    do it, faggot.

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Probably the only halfway decent looking part of me:
    Spoiler:

    You get no back pictures because you can't even tell I have muscles there besides my traps.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    big arms

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    all I do is curls brah

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm gonna do some curls on Wednesday, I think.

    Should I do back/bi's on Wednesday, or legs/shoulders?

    I'd rather not do squats after donating plasma on friday, but I'm not doing deadlifts whenever I do back this week, so it's up in the air.

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  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Nice, Mastman & Gafoto.

    I know curls are much maligned, but I started last week just for kicks, and since a.) I can't curl very much, and b.) the numbers are going up quickly, I think I'll keep on. Anyone know how heavy those wavy preacher-curl bars are? (Less than a barbell bar, but I don't know how much less.)

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    http://numberblog.wordpress.com/
  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I think they're generally 25 lbs.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    they vary from 15 - 25 lbs

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  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Look, curls aren't intrinsically bad. Depends on your goals. They have their place.

    It's just great to laugh at the people who make curls an integral part of "becoming massive brah".

  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i don't do curls more because i am physically unable to do them after doing ten sets of deads, rows, lat pulldowns, etc.

    seeing as i won't be doing deadlifts the next time i lift (to see if that's what's fucking with my scapulae), i can incorporate them.

    i would also like to be able to curl 135lbs for reps again someday.

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  • pinenut_canarypinenut_canary Registered User
    edited April 2009
    i don't do curls more because i am physically unable to do them after doing ten sets of deads, rows, lat pulldowns, etc.

    seeing as i won't be doing deadlifts the next time i lift (to see if that's what's fucking with my scapulae), i can incorporate them.

    i would also like to be able to curl 135lbs for reps again someday.

    Hey me too. I tried doing curls after a hard workout once and I could barely curl 20 pounds.

  • TheRealBadgerTheRealBadger Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i don't do curls more because i am physically unable to do them after doing ten sets of deads, rows, lat pulldowns, etc.

    seeing as i won't be doing deadlifts the next time i lift (to see if that's what's fucking with my scapulae), i can incorporate them.

    i would also like to be able to curl 135lbs for reps again someday.

    That is a hell of a curl DL. Is that standing with a curved bar?

  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    it was standing with an ezbar, yes.

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    My max curl is 115 right now on the straight bar. I tied a friend for max on curls. He curls all the time and I wanted to show that lat pulldowns/pull-ups were a better way to stronger biceps.

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  • xeroismygodxeroismygod Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I do curls but only maybe 3 or 4 exercises. I have no idea how much I bar curl but I use the 60-65lbs dumbbells by the end for sets of 8.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Jay Cutler at the grocery store
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15q1q_jay-cutler-at-the-grocery-store_sport

    5 pounds of fish a day.

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  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Gafoto wrote: »
    Probably the only halfway decent looking part of me:
    Spoiler:

    You get no back pictures because you can't even tell I have muscles there besides my traps.

    nice beard

    will you convert to islam and rename yourself 'Mahmut' or 'Yussuf'?

  • TubeTube Says some shit Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited April 2009
    MikeRyu wrote: »
    I guess it depends on if they're actually motivated because otherwise it can be a drag.

    It was a fucking horrendous drag. I didn't actually realise it for a while but all he did was annoy me. It's completely killed any desire I have to lift, which is actually a good thing right now because I don't have the money to be buying a lot of food or supplements.


    Tube

    really man

    I can't afford sups so I'm not going to lift?

    That's not you talking.

    ...I can't afford food.

  • TubeTube Says some shit Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited April 2009
    Gafoto wrote: »
    all I do is curls brah

    Lose the beard somewhere you will never find it again

  • StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    do you have a blender tube?
    canned tuna
    a case of diet coke

    i'm just sayin'


    and i got the heavy bag in my garage. attached it to the same beam as the garage door opener.
    so now, i have a heavy bag, a jump rope and a 75lb sandbag. i'm rollin it old school style.

    jackfaces
    "If you're going to play tiddly winks, play it with man hole covers."
    - John McCallum
  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I finally decided I'd had enough and ordered some chalk. Sweet relief is in the mail.

    Also -- is it pretty much a given that front squats are going to bite your neck? I feel like I'm limited more by how much my neck hurts than by how much weight I can actually lift. Well, I'll try to be stoic, and not wear low-necked shirts again.

    Edit: I'm a fan of the beard. But then I'm also a fan of Iron and Wine, so take all my style advice with a grain of salt.

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    http://numberblog.wordpress.com/
  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    tube's gonna die

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    tube's gonna die

    You'd think so, considering how often he gets debilitating diseases.

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  • StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    raise your arms into the folded position you would use when doing front squats
    feel you collarbone at your neck and then where the ball of your shoulder and collarbone meet?
    that's roughly the ditch the bar will be resting on
    once you get more flexibility in your wrists and can get your elbows higher, you won't be choking yourself too much.

    make no mistake though, you'll probably choke yourself when you first start, just don't pass out

    jackfaces
    "If you're going to play tiddly winks, play it with man hole covers."
    - John McCallum
  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    i've never hit my neck in front squats. i think i've got the perfect body shape to do them though, there is a perfect little valley in the collarbone/shoulder area that the bar just fits right in.

    now the bruising is another story.

    So i have to completely strip my room of furniture due to a roof leak completely destroying the drywall in my room. I haven't been able to make it to the gym this week, and probably wont, and i'm kinda pissed. Also, i've been sleeping on the couch so the rest i'm getting is pretty crap. so annoyed...

  • SpherickSpherick Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So I drink anywhere from 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day. I just bring a big old jug with me to work and go through it as I work.

    Is this too much water? Is my body retaining more water?

    Some say that the Blood Angels are tainted: that they harbour a dark secret. I know this to be true. I have seen the infamous Death Company: wild-eyed and foam-mouthed berserkers who tear their enemies limb from limb, crush skulls with a single blow, snap spines and rip out inner organs. I have seen the Sanguinary Priests: the passing of blood filled chalices from lip to lip, heard their wracking lamentations of Sanguinus's death. I have watched their rituals: mighty warriors daubing their armour in the blood of their foes, heard them crying for vengeance against the enemies of the Emperor.
  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    No i think the only danger in drinking too much water is the possibility of washing out your electrolytes(or something), effectively making you very sick/dead. But you have to drink A LOT of water to do that. otherwise, chug away. i drink about that much as well, and i think water retention depends on your diet more than the amount of water you drink.

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Retaining water is only a problem if you're trying to fit into your prom dress.

  • SpherickSpherick Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Retaining water is only a problem if you're trying to fit into your prom dress.

    Well, I do want to be the prettiest belle at the ball.

    Also, how does your diet affect water rentention? More sodium = more water retained?

    Some say that the Blood Angels are tainted: that they harbour a dark secret. I know this to be true. I have seen the infamous Death Company: wild-eyed and foam-mouthed berserkers who tear their enemies limb from limb, crush skulls with a single blow, snap spines and rip out inner organs. I have seen the Sanguinary Priests: the passing of blood filled chalices from lip to lip, heard their wracking lamentations of Sanguinus's death. I have watched their rituals: mighty warriors daubing their armour in the blood of their foes, heard them crying for vengeance against the enemies of the Emperor.
  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Spherick wrote: »
    Retaining water is only a problem if you're trying to fit into your prom dress.

    Well, I do want to be the prettiest belle at the ball.

    Also, how does your diet affect water rentention? More sodium = more water retained?

    yeah i think that's a factor. i'm sure there's more to it than that though.

  • mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Carbs intake will effect your water retention as well. Carbs will pull some water into muscles.

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Man, you guys are all so pretty. I'll have to take some pics when I'm all cut up.
    Spoiler:

    So I did four reps at 180 on the chest press machine yesterday. I know, Tube and chorus, that it's an invalid number because machines are for pussies. But dammit, there were 18 10 pound plates moving and I was moving them and I felt good about me. So pbthhhh.

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    MikeRyu wrote: »
    I guess it depends on if they're actually motivated because otherwise it can be a drag.

    It was a fucking horrendous drag. I didn't actually realise it for a while but all he did was annoy me. It's completely killed any desire I have to lift, which is actually a good thing right now because I don't have the money to be buying a lot of food or supplements.


    Tube

    really man

    I can't afford sups so I'm not going to lift?

    That's not you talking.

    ...I can't afford food.


    I could send you a copy of atlas shrugged to motivate you

    and get a copy out of this fucking country

    seriously I can't imagine a world where someone as glib as you would be broke for long

    get out there and hustle, young blood

    I tried a set of those renegade row things before my nose was fully healed

    oh man I almost passed out and I almost shit myself it was like giving nasal birth. There was a girl in the room and I had to fake it out, too. Word to the wise: Don't strain hard with massive amounts of stitches in your nose.
    celandine wrote: »

    I'm confused... "female shape" meaning bad or good? (I'm always willing to work.)

    Tomorrow I learn front squats.

    cel I was making a humor based on the notion that there are no girls on the internet

    Gafoto: Holy shit, dude, I haven't seen a picture of you since a fashion thread like a year ago, the change is gi-normous. good job.

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