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Dsquared Upholstery
12-20-2012, 07:57 PM
Goal for the year is to come in sliced and shredded at the Wbff worlds amateur in Vegas and earn my pro card. Hopefully pick up more sponsors as well.

Ill be competing in the muscle model class.

I'm coasting at 198 now until my next bulk cycle next month. Ill get to about 215 and stay there until about June when ill start dieting.

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Spec C
12-20-2012, 08:04 PM
Looking solid d. Good luck with your goals.

What are you trying to bring up?

Dsquared Upholstery
12-20-2012, 08:50 PM
Chest and calves. What do you see?


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Spec C
12-21-2012, 07:18 AM
Hams. It will make your legs thicker from the side.

I think getting up to 215-20 and staying there for a while is a good plan. Don't worry about body fat. Just grow.

Dsquared Upholstery
12-21-2012, 07:59 AM
I was thinking the same for weight. I don't eat junk plus my ecto genetics so even when bulking so I usually stay lean

I split hams and quads so leg growth has picked up speed. Especially those stubborn hammies.


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Spec C
12-21-2012, 08:16 AM
My goals for 2013 are mostly strength based, don't really care about aesthetics right now:
Bench 405+
SOHP 250+
Deadlift 575+

These are my most recent progress pics from about 3 weeks ago at 210:
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l585/Spec_C/IMG_2012110655309.jpg
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l585/Spec_C/IMG_0398.jpg

Dsquared Upholstery
12-21-2012, 08:27 AM
Quads are looking huge.

405 is absolutely instance strength.

Where are you at now?


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Spec C
12-21-2012, 08:48 AM
I'm not exactly sure because I haven't tested my 1rm in a long time and I'm in the beginning phase of 531

I think I benched 285 X 10 Monday and deadlifted 420 X 10 Tuesday. Based on that my "calculated 1rm" is probably close to 375-80.

Ill know more in the coming weeks as shit gets heavier.

gunsup0331
12-21-2012, 09:10 AM
My goals for 2013 are mostly strength based, don't really care about aesthetics right now:
Bench 405+
SOHP 250+
Deadlift 575+

These are my most recent progress pics from about 3 weeks ago at 210:
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l585/Spec_C/IMG_2012110655309.jpg
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l585/Spec_C/IMG_0398.jpg
raaawr. lookin good dudes

1badLst
12-21-2012, 03:31 PM
Good Job guys! I'll post up some pics later if I have some time!

clean4door
12-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Im hoping this year to mske solid gains and put up some good progress

intel
12-21-2012, 10:07 PM
SOHP 250+


my god. i feel like im dying with 135 alone! and ive worked up to that!

Spec C
12-22-2012, 08:52 AM
my god. i feel like im dying with 135 alone! and ive worked up to that!

My best is 245. I failed at 250 twice. This year I would like to break 250, and maybe hit 265..lol We will see.

It is a really hard lift, that is why you hardly EVER see anyone doing it...lol. It is also VERY technical. Just keep working on becoming more and more technical. I am sure if we caught a session one day I could help you out.

clean4door
12-22-2012, 09:20 AM
Thats one of my goals. To made some good gains in the over head. I stalled at 120 before I reset and hopdully this time I can pass that mark.

Also would love to find a good workout partner to help motivate and push me some.

SiR Mikey
12-22-2012, 04:40 PM
raaawr. lookin good dudes

Youre a tank man. Between you and Dsquared I feel like a bitch

I just want to get back to where I was last year. Starting a business+a baby was a quick way to put the gym on the back burner.

SiR Mikey
12-22-2012, 09:53 PM
Pic from last year. Haven't lost much size, but I'm a lot softer now. Aiming for a lean 180-185 by April

intel
12-22-2012, 10:47 PM
My best is 245. I failed at 250 twice. This year I would like to break 250, and maybe hit 265..lol We will see.

It is a really hard lift, that is why you hardly EVER see anyone doing it...lol. It is also VERY technical. Just keep working on becoming more and more technical. I am sure if we caught a session one day I could help you out.

yea it sounds good, ive been following your advice off and on and it works when im on for those 2-3 months but when i fall off and lose sight of goals at the gym it gets pretty bad. I'm definitely holding myself accountable for 2013 since it was only a part time gig for 2012



Pic from last year. Haven't lost much size, but I'm a lot softer now. Aiming for a lean 180-185 by April

and you came miles from your starting point man, keep up the good work

SiR Mikey
12-23-2012, 10:49 AM
and you came miles from your starting point man, keep up the good work

Thanks man. I haven't been on here in a couple years, seems quite a few people have really stuck with it since then. I'm still making my way through the 2012 goal thread trying to catch up right now

1badLst
12-23-2012, 02:12 PM
nothing special. Just a quick shot I took so I could be a cool kid and post a pic in this thread. Currently bulking back up
Current weight: 200lbs
Body fat: unknown

SiR Mikey
12-23-2012, 03:53 PM
You're a thick, lean machine man ^^. How tall are all of you?

1badLst
12-23-2012, 04:46 PM
6ft. I should be back up to 205+ shortly!

clean4door
12-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Looking good fellas. U guys are all a big inspiration to me being a beginner

gunsup0331
12-23-2012, 09:05 PM
Youre a tank man. Between you and Dsquared I feel like a bitch
nah thats specC i quoted his pics. I still have lil gurly muskels

SiR Mikey
12-23-2012, 09:57 PM
nah thats specC i quoted his pics. I still have lil gurly muskels

Oh shit, my bad lol. Azht on the phone got me.

bb4arson
12-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Hams. It will make your legs thicker from the side.

I think getting up to 215-20 and staying there for a while is a good plan. Don't worry about body fat. Just grow.

I was thinking the same for weight. I don't eat junk plus my ecto genetics so even when bulking so I usually stay lean

I split hams and quads so leg growth has picked up speed. Especially those stubborn hammies.


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Good Job guys! I'll post up some pics later if I have some time!

how old are you guys ?

Dsquared Upholstery
12-27-2012, 08:44 PM
24


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Nachooooosupreme
12-27-2012, 08:50 PM
You guys are beasts and I second the comment about you guys being an inspiration!

TucsonEuroCamry
12-27-2012, 08:51 PM
He lies....this is the thread he goes to to jack off

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Nachooooosupreme
12-27-2012, 08:56 PM
He lies....this is the thread he goes to to jack off

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Why don't I see you at the gym girl?:this-guy_2:

TucsonEuroCamry
12-27-2012, 08:57 PM
Why don't I see you at the gym girl?:this-guy_2:

Workout at home sissy girl

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Spec C
12-27-2012, 10:23 PM
how old are you guys ?

Just turned the big 3-0. eh

slwk20z
12-31-2012, 01:03 PM
currently im 5'11 @ 205lbs i wanna bulk up to about 225

Dsquared Upholstery
12-31-2012, 01:07 PM
He lies....this is the thread he goes to to jack off

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Lmao.


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bb4arson
01-01-2013, 03:43 PM
currently im 5'11 @ 205lbs i wanna bulk up to about 225

tank

1badLst
01-02-2013, 08:54 AM
tank

We'd kind of need to know BF% or see him to declare that

slwk20z
01-02-2013, 01:44 PM
back in 2008 when i was roughly around 215-220. im trying to get back up there again

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b285/jdr5911/BB%20Progress%20Pics/IMG_1042.jpg

Dsquared Upholstery
01-02-2013, 03:23 PM
back in 2008 when i was roughly around 215-220. im trying to get back up there again

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b285/jdr5911/BB%20Progress%20Pics/IMG_1042.jpg

Good size. Big shoulders and a smaller chest like me


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slwk20z
01-02-2013, 03:34 PM
yea need to work more on my legs they are my weak point

SiR Mikey
01-02-2013, 06:46 PM
Mother fucker there are some big dudes on azht

Dsquared Upholstery
01-02-2013, 09:41 PM
yea need to work more on my legs they are my weak point

They don't look bad. I'd be curious to see you leaned out


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bb4arson
01-03-2013, 10:38 PM
We'd kind of need to know BF% or see him to declare that

tanks section of azht lol

da_konig
01-04-2013, 02:52 PM
Just checking in saying whats up to all and keep all the good work. I use to be v8haha on here but never got a chance to post much while i was in Korea but im back now and ready to hit the gym harder then ever. I hit the body pod 2 weeks ago @237 I was 21% bodyfat :( but ill be leaning out to 205 in the next 12 weeks. Im lifting pretty heavy in this cuttrying to stay in the 1200lb club(squat, dead and bench. I keep you guys updated and if anyone wants to take a trip to the bod pod to get a real body fat measurement let me know. This is the pod I have access to
http://www.cosmed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1364&Itemid=420

Spec C
01-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Welcome back.

In my experience the bod pod is good until you get REALLY lean. For some reason it becomes very unreliable at that point.

I was actually talking to John Meadows about this and his experience mirrors mine. He said he was in contest shape, striated glutes/hams, and bod podded at like 10% lol Hydrostatic had him under 5% iirc.

da_konig
01-04-2013, 06:02 PM
Yeah I hear ya. The pod I use had Dave Henry @14% a week from Mr O 2012. He took 2nd @202lbs and was clearly less then 5%. The guy that operates the pod says bigger guys tend to get off readings because of the size of the pod. I barely fit in it lol but like a Dyno it should be used to measure success. I I'll be hitting it every 4 weeks as I cut to see where it has me.

Spec C
01-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Yeah I hear ya. The pod I use had Dave Henry @14% a week from Mr O 2012. He took 2nd @202lbs and was clearly less then 5%. The guy that operates the pod says bigger guys tend to get off readings because of the size of the pod. I barely fit in it lol but like a Dyno it should be used to measure success. I I'll be hitting it every 4 weeks as I cut to see where it has me.

Ya it definitely gets wonky. Lol

I have most of my clients do it like you said to check progress although once they get lean enough we just go by the mirror or calipers.

I'm going to be doing my training partners prep and he wants to get in the bodpod before we start. He's 6'5 310. I think he's going to have a panic attack in that fucking thing. Lol

Keep us updated man.

da_konig
01-05-2013, 05:56 AM
I will for sure. We are also having a Cross fit gym built right now and when it's done I'll get some pics of that up too.

540dude
01-07-2013, 11:58 PM
I will for sure. We are also having a Cross fit gym built right now and when it's done I'll get some pics of that up too.

http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k619/milone79/crossfit/431664_10150683756315087_665850086_11085833_182811 5164_n.jpg

Spec C
01-08-2013, 05:46 AM
Haha..

Bench yesterday. Switched to the powerlifting template of 531(351). Hit some triples at 90% of my training max. Really easy, nothing special and not a PR for mel. After working up I ended up doing 3 sets of 3 at 325lb. In two weeks I will take some heavy singles.

Bench:
bar x 10
95 x 10
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
255 x 3
290 x 3
325 x 3
325 x 3(video)
325 x 3

Neutral grip incline bench machine(20 sec rest):
150 x 20
150 x 15
150 x 10

Pushdown on lat pulldown(15 sec rest):
70 x 15
70 x 15
70 x 15

Bench width row to belly:
150 x 10
150 x 10
150 x 10

Scapular retraction:
180 x 20
180 x 20
180 x 20

Video:
325 x 3 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbJKPaBR2DM)

SiR Mikey
01-08-2013, 08:51 AM
I think any heavy lifting is over for me this year. I was deadlifting Sunday night and on the last rep of my last set my back shit out. Spent all yesterday in bed unable to move at all. Second time I've hurt my SI joint in 3 years :(. Last time it took over a year of light weight rehabbing to get full movement back with minimal pain

Dsquared Upholstery
01-08-2013, 08:56 AM
I think any heavy lifting is over for me this year. I was deadlifting Sunday night and on the last rep of my last set my back shit out. Spent all yesterday in bed unable to move at all. Second time I've hurt my SI joint in 3 years :(. Last time it took over a year of light weight rehabbing to get full movement back with minimal pain

Bummer. I hope things go better this time


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Spec C
01-08-2013, 09:06 AM
I think any heavy lifting is over for me this year. I was deadlifting Sunday night and on the last rep of my last set my back shit out. Spent all yesterday in bed unable to move at all. Second time I've hurt my SI joint in 3 years :(. Last time it took over a year of light weight rehabbing to get full movement back with minimal pain
Let me ask this. Are your hip flexors really tight? A lot of the time what you are describing is actually your hips, hip flexors, and hamstrings. It feels like it is in the lower back/upper butcheek but actually stems from the hips.

I did just this about 4 weeks ago. I could barely move. Intense pain from my low back(spine area) that radiated to the left almost into the very top of my ass.

Some aggressive rehab, and really working the prirformas, and psoas and I am good as new.

I would be doing some deep piriformis stretching. And start doing these with a tennis ball. Beyond that try and really open up your hips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWfnAUsYUTI

Do you have any thick bands?

SiR Mikey
01-08-2013, 09:46 AM
Bummer. I hope things go better this time


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Thanks man, I'm just boggled by it. It wasn't extremely heavy, and happened probably 5" from the floor as I was putting the weight down

Let me ask this. Are your hip flexors really tight? A lot of the time what you are describing is actually your hips, hip flexors, and hamstrings. It feels like it is in the lower back/upper butcheek but actually stems from the hips.

I did just this about 4 weeks ago. I could barely move. Intense pain from my low back(spine area) that radiated to the left almost into the very top of my ass.

Some aggressive rehab, and really working the prirformas, and psoas and I am good as new.

I would be doing some deep piriformis stretching. And start doing these with a tennis ball. Beyond that try and really open up your hips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWfnAUsYUTI

Do you have any thick bands?

Actually yes. I've had to switch to an extremely wide stance for squat because anything relatively narrow is unbarable on my back. It takes a while for my hips to loosen up and let me get deep, but it feels much better. I also switched to low bar squats which made a world of a difference. I'll grab a tennis ball today. My father in law actually recommended the same thing a couple days before I did this :retard:. As far as bands, I don't have any but I can buy some. I need to buy them either way.

How severe was your pain when it happened to you? It took everything I had to crawl 30 feet to the bath tub. I couldn't stand up right until mid day yesterday. Now that the pain has faded a bit, it feels like the pain is in my lower back, above my tail bone but to the left and right of my spine and shoots up my back. Thank you, I really appreciate the info

Spec C
01-08-2013, 10:06 AM
It was bad man. It hurt to breathe. I could not take my shoes/socks off. Putting my pants on was hard as hell for days after, I had to drop one side down to the floor and step my leg in, then drop the other side and step in because I could not bend at all, nor raise my leg.

The reason I ask about bands is because you can do some mobility drills like this to open the hips up. This works better than "stretching". For the time being though I would be doing piriformis stretches, and trying to work out that area with a ball.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEHaRvifuts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jO5UcevCD0

Tons of good mobility stuff on this dudes channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/sanfranciscocrossfit

Some stretches.
Keep back straight, head up
http://train.elitefts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/piriformis-stretch.jpg

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li6mdxr4MG1qfs0rm.jpg

Psoas
http://blog.corewalking.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/psoas-stretch.gif

Sometimes I do this one, but also put my knee ontop of the bench to really hit the psoas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_hQSJVIN3c

SiR Mikey
01-08-2013, 10:11 AM
I literally grinned as I read that because you described it to a T, down to the way you put your pants on. I'm going to get on the stretching asap. The times I have pain is when there is compression on my back (standing up for example), however if I hang from the power rack there is absolutely 0 pain whatsoever. Was this the case for you as well?

Spec C
01-08-2013, 10:22 AM
I literally grinned as I read that because you described it to a T, down to the way you put your pants on. I'm going to get on the stretching asap. The times I have pain is when there is compression on my back (standing up for example), however if I hang from the power rack there is absolutely 0 pain whatsoever. Was this the case for you as well?

I don't recall as I don't remember hanging. I thought it was fucked up really bad though. (actually now that I think more about it as soon as it happened I jumped up on a pull up station and just hung. It totally relieved the pain while hanging)

My hips/hams are very very tight and I neglected mobility work big time.

I still slack to a degree. After reading this it reminds me to keep hitting mobility work. Lol

Put it this way. After the injury I did that piriformis stretch on a bench, and where it was stretching/pulling was right where it hurt.

Let me ask this. When you dl for reps do you touch and go?
Hopefully if you're aggressive in your approach you'll make a speedy recovery. Ps advil/ibuprofen is your friend.

SiR Mikey
01-08-2013, 10:31 AM
Awesome, thanks again. Yes, I always touch and go. I always pause for a second though to make sure I'm tight before I pull again for fear of hurting myself. Like I said, the weird thing about this was I pulled my last rep, and it happened as I was putting the weight down.

Spec C
01-08-2013, 10:36 AM
Awesome, thanks again. Yes, I always touch and go. I always pause for a second though to make sure I'm tight before I pull again for fear of hurting myself. Like I said, the weird thing about this was I pulled my last rep, and it happened as I was putting the weight down.

I've been resetting every rep these days. Helps me keep my form in check. I tend to start stiff legging it(ie not dropping my hips).

I know a lot of guys who just do singles now. So instead of 10 you might do a single walk away for 10-15 seconds and pull another. Do 10 of those.

Shit if you're in your own home gym just slam/drop the weight.

SiR Mikey
01-08-2013, 10:49 AM
I've been resetting every rep these days. Helps me keep my form in check. I tend to start stiff legging it(ie not dropping my hips).

I know a lot of guys who just do singles now. So instead of 10 you might do a single walk away for 10-15 seconds and pull another. Do 10 of those.

Shit if you're in your own home gym just slam/drop the weight.

I'm a form nazi. Its to the point I think my form has hindered me from increasing my max. I'll overthink the lift rather than just lifting the weight up.

It wasn't until recently that I started doing reps. I used to do a few sets of lighter weight to warm up, and then do singles up until I maxxed out. I'm pulling with a cheap bar and steel plates, so dropping them would be a disaster right now. I was holding off on having the DL platform made, but after this I may bump it on the priority list.

Spec C
01-08-2013, 11:19 AM
It is good to be a form Nazi. Just remember a max effort lift is a max effort lift, and a lot of time those don't look too pretty..haha

When you are all healed up we should get a session in.

SiR Mikey
01-08-2013, 08:33 PM
That sounds like a plan to me, just go easy on me :hello:

Spec C
01-09-2013, 06:32 PM
How are ya feeling?

I did some banded Dl's today. First time. LOVE em.

KingDingaLing
01-09-2013, 08:17 PM
Mikey. I was just looking at the new years resolution thread from 2009 and seen my pics. FML!! Man have I gained a lot of weight and damn near have no more muscles in sight lol.

Junk food is the damn devil. I quit smoking almost 2 years ago after being a smoker 13 years. That shit is way easir to quit than junk food, junk food is a hell of a drug, I'm not scared to admit that I'm addicted to large portions of junk food. Too often my taste buds over power my mind. I'm currently at my heaviest I've ever been. 6'2 315 pounds.. Honestly it's depressing looking in a mirror.

I quit smoking because I wanted to be healthy for my daughter. Now my bad eating habits have gotten out of control and my health is turning for the worse. It's hard to admit but it is. I'm past a yearly goal. I'm not getting younger, starting this year i wanna get healthy and stay healthy for the rest of my life.

Spec C
01-09-2013, 08:31 PM
Try and take baby steps man. Unlike smoking sometimes people do better making small changes rather then all at once.

Try and make small attainable short term goals, with a long term goal in the background. Nothing motivates like progress.

If you are drinking soda or sugary drinks/juices. Maybe cut that first. For example.

Do you have access to a gym? Cardio equipment?

Maybe I could help you out. Shoot me a PM if it is something you are interested in, and are ready to commit 100%.

Some people like working with bodybuilders, and athletes, and while I enjoy that, what I enjoy more is the "avg joe". I enjoy seeing people make life altering changes to both their appearance and their health(bloodwork).

KingDingaLing
01-09-2013, 09:10 PM
im more than ready. i just need some guidance.

i cancelled my LA fitness to join golds. i walked in to golds and found out the GM at the location i would be going to is someone i wish to avoid because a altercation would go down. so i decided im going to rejoin at LA due to it being on my route to shop and i could easily make it a 8am routine every day.

ive never had the proper guidance to losing weight by eating healthy. its always been diet pills and eating once a day, wich i know is so unhealthy its ridiculous. the yoyo affect is insane. this time around i put on 55 pounds. diet pills is the only thing that works to curb my junk food intake. i try to take advice from "trainers" and they all seem full of shit and cant seem to provide a good example of someone they trained who was a success.

you however. have shown living proof on this forum of a guy you helped out..and it was affective. thats what i want.

Dsquared Upholstery
01-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Mikey. I was just looking at the new years resolution thread from 2009 and seen my pics. FML!! Man have I gained a lot of weight and damn near have no more muscles in sight lol.

Junk food is the damn devil. I quit smoking almost 2 years ago after being a smoker 13 years. That shit is way easir to quit than junk food, junk food is a hell of a drug, I'm not scared to admit that I'm addicted to large portions of junk food. Too often my taste buds over power my mind. I'm currently at my heaviest I've ever been. 6'2 315 pounds.. Honestly it's depressing looking in a mirror.

I quit smoking because I wanted to be healthy for my daughter. Now my bad eating habits have gotten out of control and my health is turning for the worse. It's hard to admit but it is. I'm past a yearly goal. I'm not getting younger, starting this year i wanna get healthy and stay healthy for the rest of my life.

Good for you. Don't talk about it, be about it.
We all start somewhere whether it is fat or skinny. Sticking to a plan is what gets the finished product you seek.


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KingDingaLing
01-09-2013, 09:30 PM
Good for you. Don't talk about it, be about it.
We all start somewhere whether it is fat or skinny. Sticking to a plan is what gets the finished product you seek.


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I was on a good path till that same month in 2009. That month I fractured my wrist in 3 places. Been in a slump ever since.

Spec C
01-09-2013, 09:32 PM
ive never had the proper guidance to losing weight by eating healthy. its always been diet pills and eating once a day, wich i know is so unhealthy its ridiculous. the yoyo affect is insane. this time around i put on 55 pounds. diet pills is the only thing that works to curb my junk food intake. i try to take advice from "trainers" and they all seem full of shit and cant seem to provide a good example of someone they trained who was a success.

.

IME the biggest hurdle is figuring out what makes you tick, and what it is going to take for you to STOP the junkfood binges(besides diet pills). You shouldn't have to kill your appetite in order to stop eating these things. There IS another way, and it is a matter of just figuring out what.

Let me tell you, I am a junkfood fiend. So I know where you are coming from. Sweets are my biggest weakness.

Let me ask you this. Does this sound like you. Go far too many hours without eating, then by the time you eat, you are so hungry, you don't give a fuck what you eat, eat shit, and far too much of it?

clean4door
01-09-2013, 09:51 PM
Ur in good hands with spec rc. Hes the one the helped me out tremendously and change my life. And now I actually enjoy working out and eating healthy.
U can do it bro im not much help but u know im down to help anyway I can

Spec C
01-09-2013, 09:53 PM
You got a PM RC.

SiR Mikey
01-09-2013, 09:57 PM
How are ya feeling?

I did some banded Dl's today. First time. LOVE em.

MUCH better. Went to work today and with my backpack on the pain was tolerable. As the pain subsides more I can pinpoint where it's stemming from and I'm 99.9% sure you were on the money. Thank you so much enough for the advice man, I can't begin to tell you how down I was.

Mikey. I was just looking at the new years resolution thread from 2009 and seen my pics. FML!! Man have I gained a lot of weight and damn near have no more muscles in sight lol.

Junk food is the damn devil. I quit smoking almost 2 years ago after being a smoker 13 years. That shit is way easir to quit than junk food, junk food is a hell of a drug, I'm not scared to admit that I'm addicted to large portions of junk food. Too often my taste buds over power my mind. I'm currently at my heaviest I've ever been. 6'2 315 pounds.. Honestly it's depressing looking in a mirror.

I quit smoking because I wanted to be healthy for my daughter. Now my bad eating habits have gotten out of control and my health is turning for the worse. It's hard to admit but it is. I'm past a yearly goal. I'm not getting younger, starting this year i wanna get healthy and stay healthy for the rest of my life.

Good luck man! We've got some quality lifters on AZHT who can help you. As Dsquared said, gotta stick to it. You can want it, and we can feed guidance, but without action its a lost cause. You've quit smoking and created a brand for yourself known not only in the Arizona import scene, but nation wide. No reason you can't do this.

I'm sure a lot, if not all of you have seen this video. I've watched it probably a hundred times and it still gets me going. They created an audio version of this with music I sometimes listen to when I'm lifting even
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fsm-QbN9r8

Spec C
01-09-2013, 10:00 PM
Ur in good hands with spec rc. Hes the one the helped me out tremendously and change my life. And now I actually enjoy working out and eating healthy.
U can do it bro im not much help but u know im down to help anyway I can
Glad you are sticking with it Mike. Feel free to check in from time to time.

MUCH better. Went to work today and with my backpack on the pain was tolerable. As the pain subsides more I can pinpoint where it's stemming from and I'm 99.9% sure you were on the money. Thank you so much enough for the advice man, I can't begin to tell you how down I was.


Good to hear man! Stay vigilant in your rehab. Beyond that keep those hips loose. I gotta take my own advice because I can feel my piriformis on my right side after today's DL session.

It is like we don't pay mobility any attention until we are fucked up..lol

SiR Mikey
01-09-2013, 10:23 PM
Ur in good hands with spec rc. Hes the one the helped me out tremendously and change my life. And now I actually enjoy working out and eating healthy.
U can do it bro im not much help but u know im down to help anyway I can
You have any recent pics??
Glad you are sticking with it Mike. Feel free to check in from time to time.



Good to hear man! Stay vigilant in your rehab. Beyond that keep those hips loose. I gotta take my own advice because I can feel my piriformis on my right side after today's DL session.

It is like we don't pay mobility any attention until we are fucked up..lol

Actually just got out of the shower, rolled around on the ball and got up with 0 pain. Still some tightness in my lower back, but I can't complain considering its only been 3 days.

I'm glad you showed me this because, like you, I had pain after every squat and DL day. I had even considered buying stock in ibuprofen at the rate I emptied bottles. I'm sure I'll slack off once I start feeling better until the almighty iron puts my ego and I in check. I think that's just our nature as men though. We're stubborn and think we're the exception...and just lazy. Stretching sucks lol

clean4door
01-10-2013, 06:10 AM
Actually no. I rarely take any pics. All said and done im down around 70lbs since march

Bodykit
01-11-2013, 07:54 AM
Damn Mikey u were right, there is some big dudes on here lol I started working out with Mikey just about a year ago starting at a solid 120lbs at 5'8 (fail I know) lol through the year I've slowly progressed with a few minor breaks in lifting but got to 160 this December for the first time! I have a few pics ill throw up of before and currently. My goal is 175lbs with around 7-8%bf. Any help is welcomed and appreciated.

Spec C
01-11-2013, 09:38 AM
That is great progress for a year, especially given you added what appears to be NO bodyfat.

SiR Mikey
01-11-2013, 09:54 AM
I think he's super human. We lived together for a while and ate competatively daily, and his bf still looked the same from day 1

Bodykit
01-11-2013, 09:56 AM
That is great progress for a year, especially given you added what appears to be NO bodyfat.

Thanks man. Ya in the beginning the bf measurement thing they used where u grip in like a remote read error for my bf and now it's roughly around 5-6%. My metabolism is just so high I have to eat so much it's stupid

Bodykit
01-11-2013, 09:59 AM
I think he's super human. We lived together for a while and ate competatively daily, and his bf still looked the same from day 1

Ya but u still put on more weight then I did and it pissed me off lol

SiR Mikey
01-11-2013, 10:01 AM
Ya but u still put on more weight then I did and it pissed me off lol

:biggrin:

Dsquared Upholstery
01-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Damn Mikey u were right, there is some big dudes on here lol I started working out with Mikey just about a year ago starting at a solid 120lbs at 5'8 (fail I know) lol through the year I've slowly progressed with a few minor breaks in lifting but got to 160 this December for the first time! I have a few pics ill throw up of before and currently. My goal is 175lbs with around 7-8%bf. Any help is welcomed and appreciated.

Big improvement. Another 20 pounds and you'll be set


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Theory
01-14-2013, 07:48 PM
I want to get to 200 lbs without riding bikes. This my current goal lol

skar1.0
01-14-2013, 10:46 PM
The goal for this year was to cut down to 185 by march but it's looking more like May now, but i plan on maintaining that weight for the year. Caloric intake is at 2000-2200 a day, increased cardio to one mile before lifting and three after lifting for a total of 20 miles a week, (fucking hate doing cardio the day after leg day lol). I'll post pics once i reach my goal weight, i see myself leaning down already but still have allot of work to do.

Dsquared Upholstery
01-15-2013, 07:54 AM
Starting a bulk phase, weighed in at 198 yesterday and planning to bulk from now til the end of march.


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Spec C
01-15-2013, 08:51 AM
Good luck D. Goal weight is 210-215?

Dsquared Upholstery
01-15-2013, 09:01 AM
Good luck D. Goal weight is 210-215?

I think 215 is pretty realistic


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SiR Mikey
01-19-2013, 10:26 PM
D, I might have missed it but how tall are you?

Dsquared Upholstery
01-19-2013, 10:28 PM
D, I might have missed it but how tall are you?

5'10


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jdmrex1
01-20-2013, 03:24 PM
Man I gotta say. Looking and reading thru the goal threads really motivates me more. I just started working out the beginning of this year. I gotta say I couldnt go 1/4 miles without loosing my breath. Since I started working out and doind cardio im up to 1.5 miles in 18min.. Man does that feel great. The lifting im still a noob.
I honestly dont know my max but its not a lot. I really want to stay at my current weight but with a lot less bf. Im 190 lbs but I dont know my bf. I hear diet is key but honestly I have no idea wat kind of diet or wat plan to use. I cut all the junk and soda.
If anybody can help me on finding out wat kind of diet I would need to get lean I would greatly appreciate it.

skar1.0
01-22-2013, 02:25 AM
I'm sure one of these guys can give you advice ^^^
I know what you mean i started posting my progress and reading these guys' progress has really helped to keep me motivated, good luck with your goals man

1badLst
01-22-2013, 08:13 AM
Started cutting this week for an upcoming event. I'll post some more pics when I'm done.

Spec C
01-22-2013, 10:36 AM
Solid as always. Looking forward to the progress.

1badLst
01-22-2013, 10:51 AM
thanks man. Switched up my lifting patterns as well as diet. So I'm already seeing and feeling the results.

Spec C
01-22-2013, 08:49 PM
Highlight from yesterdays workout. First truly heavy bench day in about 4 months.
Bench:
bar x 10
95 x 10
135 x 10
185 x 5
225 x 1
275 x 1
Press Commands:
315 x 1
340 x 1(very fast)
365 x 0(I told my training partner I think I bitched out on this lift, and wanted it again hadn't felt any real weight in a LONG time)
365 x 1(got refocused and more explosive)- PR with press command.




Highlights from today's workout. Belt-less deadlift PR.

Deadlift(no belt):
135 x 10
225 x 5
315 x 3
405 x 1
455 x 1
495 x 1
525 x 1(Beltless PR)

1badLst
01-23-2013, 07:06 AM
nice!!!!!!!

jdmrex1
01-23-2013, 07:15 AM
Holy shit Spec. Im sure the more frequent posters in this section can do about the same weight but dam. Thats some big numbers. Some day I will hit the 300 mark lol.
Been going hiking to echo trail these past few days. What a work out. Also been doing some research on diet plans and food groups. I had no idea how much tought and science goes into getting a lean body. So much work almost feels like a part time job lol.

Dsquared Upholstery
01-23-2013, 07:31 AM
Weight is coming on. ~200, pushing for about 215 but with some sort of definition.
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SiR Mikey
01-23-2013, 12:54 PM
Highlight from yesterdays workout. First truly heavy bench day in about 4 months.
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:icon_eek: I'm out of here! Most I've pulled was 405, and benched was 335 off a 3 board
Weight is coming on. ~200, pushing for about 215 but with some sort of definition.
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Dude...your forearms look huge in that first pic

Spec C
01-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Good work D. 10-15 more lbs to go..
nice!!!!!!!
Thanks!
Holy shit Spec. Im sure the more frequent posters in this section can do about the same weight but dam. Thats some big numbers. Some day I will hit the 300 mark lol.
Been going hiking to echo trail these past few days. What a work out. Also been doing some research on diet plans and food groups. I had no idea how much tought and science goes into getting a lean body. So much work almost feels like a part time job lol.
You'll get there. Just keep plugging away. Just remember if you are trying to lean out your strength is probably not going to shoot through the roof.

:icon_eek: I'm out of here! Most I've pulled was 405, and benched was 335 off a 3 board


Most I pulled was 550, and benched 375. However 375 was touch and go, where as this 365 was paused, and I waited for the "press" command from my partner.

525 was the most I pulled without a belt however.

I have a little aggravation in the area that got injured. I have been trying to stretch it out today.

SiR Mikey
01-23-2013, 01:20 PM
Most I pulled was 550, and benched 375. However 375 was touch and go, where as this 365 was paused, and I waited for the "press" command from my partner.

525 was the most I pulled without a belt however.

I have a little aggravation in the area that got injured. I have been trying to stretch it out today.

Do you ever use boards? And I can definitely relate on the back issue, I still haven't deadlifted

Spec C
01-23-2013, 01:27 PM
Do you ever use boards? And I can definitely relate on the back issue, I still haven't deadlifted

I never have, up until Monday. I did some 3 board presses after that 365 set. Ended up doing 335 x 5. The first set I did 315 x 5 to get a feel for the boards, but I was bringing the bar WAY high(ie. towards my upper chest instead of lower chest) because I couldn't gauge my normal bar path with the boards there.. After that set, I corrected things, and it felt much better.

Going to do some speedwork tomorrow.

SiR Mikey
01-23-2013, 02:09 PM
I never have, up until Monday. I did some 3 board presses after that 365 set. Ended up doing 335 x 5. The first set I did 315 x 5 to get a feel for the boards, but I was bringing the bar WAY high(ie. towards my upper chest instead of lower chest) because I couldn't gauge my normal bar path with the boards there.. After that set, I corrected things, and it felt much better.

Going to do some speedwork tomorrow.

Right on. They definitely take some getting used to. The first time I used them I had a SLIGHT bounce and shot the weight up and out rather than back. Fortunately I had a good spotter lol

Spec C
01-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Get your gym setup man. I am very curious what I can bench on a real bench. My partner Chris says a good competition bench is probably worth every bit of 10-20lbs over these ridiculous benches at LA Fitness.

clean4door
01-23-2013, 02:29 PM
I plan on posting some current pics within the week. Wont be much but I wanna start traking by my looks rsther than the scale. Been too worried on what it reads as of late. Plus I could use some constructive criticism atm

SiR Mikey
01-23-2013, 03:53 PM
Get your gym setup man. I am very curious what I can bench on a real bench. My partner Chris says a good competition bench is probably worth every bit of 10-20lbs over these ridiculous benches at LA Fitness.
I'm working on it man. It's warming up, now I'm impatiently waiting for the bugs to start infesting lol
I plan on posting some current pics within the week. Wont be much but I wanna start traking by my looks rsther than the scale. Been too worried on what it reads as of late. Plus I could use some constructive criticism atm
Do it man! I'm anxious to see you now

jdmrex1
01-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Man I been reading the Scivation book you can download from their website. Its a great read. Ill rocommend it for starters looking to get into shape.

clean4door
02-01-2013, 06:21 PM
Might not be very impressive but I dead lift 215x8 today. Could have squeezed out a couple more. I feel like I'm finally getting back into the grove to start upong the weights

Spec C
02-01-2013, 07:21 PM
Might not be very impressive but I dead lift 215x8 today. Could have squeezed out a couple more. I feel like I'm finally getting back into the grove to start upong the weights

Good job man. That's really a good deadlift.

I got in a huge fight with some piece of shit salesman at la fitness today because I was deadlifting too loud. Said he was going to revoke my membership.

Mikey come out here and I'll throw down on a gym. Lol

clean4door
02-01-2013, 07:31 PM
Thanks. I really enjoy deadlifting.
Lol thats crazy

clean4door
02-01-2013, 07:32 PM
I'm finally feeling like I'm back to we're I was before I missd the month. Gonna start adding weight little by little.

jdmrex1
02-01-2013, 07:37 PM
^Man thats real good. I still havent done a deadlift lol. I weighed myself since I started. Dropped 10lbs im at 190.. I still dont know my bf tho.

clean4door
02-01-2013, 07:40 PM
Nice keep it up

Thanks. Ive never checked my bf. I know I should one of these days. I've actually stopped looking at the scale last week, I've been too focused on what it says

Spec C
02-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Thanks. I really enjoy deadlifting.
Lol thats crazy
Yea I love deadlifting.

I got in a huge yelling match with this guy. Really pissed me off. He only did it because I was by myself. Never says shit when I am training with one of my partners.
I'm finally feeling like I'm back to we're I was before I missd the month. Gonna start adding weight little by little.
Glad to hear man.
^Man thats real good. I still havent done a deadlift lol. I weighed myself since I started. Dropped 10lbs im at 190.. I still dont know my bf tho.
You better start deadlifting..lol


Thanks. Ive never checked my bf. I know I should one of these days. I've actually stopped looking at the scale last week, I've been too focused on what it says

The scale is a tool. Don't obsess over it. it is like a dyno.

clean4door
02-01-2013, 07:55 PM
I bet. People like that make me dislike the gym greatly.

And ya I know that, but sometimes it's easy to forget that and focus on it a tad too much

Spec C
02-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Just email me if you start getting in your own head, I will help snap you out of it..haha

clean4door
02-01-2013, 07:58 PM
Will do thank u sir. After I get back on track some more I'd love to hit full session with u, if that's possible

SiR Mikey
02-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Might not be very impressive but I dead lift 215x8 today. Could have squeezed out a couple more. I feel like I'm finally getting back into the grove to start upong the weights
That's awesome man. Quick way to build some mass for sure. Still waiting on those pics!

Good job man. That's really a good deadlift.

I got in a huge fight with some piece of shit salesman at la fitness today because I was deadlifting too loud. Said he was going to revoke my membership.

Mikey come out here and I'll throw down on a gym. Lol
I'm working on it man, believe me. This baby threw a curve ball at me. It's gonna come squirting out at the busiest time of the year, and she's the one that handles all the office work.

Weighed myself Monday and came in at a sloppy 180 :thumbsdown:. Gonna see if I can't clean myself up and put on a little weight over the next few months. I'll try and get pics up soon.

clean4door
02-01-2013, 08:58 PM
I know mikey. Still real uneasy on posting pics lol. Such a girl I know. I'll have some up no ater than Tuesday morning for ya

SiR Mikey
02-01-2013, 09:59 PM
I know mikey. Still real uneasy on posting pics lol. Such a girl I know. I'll have some up no ater than Tuesday morning for ya

Nah I understand. The internet just isn't ready for the mass amounts of sexy that will radiate from your pictures :cownana:

Dsquared Upholstery
02-02-2013, 06:58 AM
I know mikey. Still real uneasy on posting pics lol. Such a girl I know. I'll have some up no ater than Tuesday morning for ya

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clean4door
02-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Nah I understand. The internet just isn't ready for the mass amounts of sexy that will radiate from your pictures :cownana:

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Oh wow. :lmao: you guy's crack me up

clean4door
02-02-2013, 07:07 PM
Here ya go, still got a long way to go. But im down round 70lbs in 7 months and ive maintained it for past 3.
http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/xx180/clean4door/20130202_200400.jpg

skar1.0
02-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Good job man 70 lbs is allot, does it weird you out when you see your reflection sometimes? I used to trip out at first lol i was so used to the bigger me

clean4door
02-02-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks
Honestly. I still don't completely see the difference. I guess u can say I still see the old me majority of the time

skar1.0
02-02-2013, 08:47 PM
Yeah i know what you mean people will give me compliments but i still see myself with allot of work ahead, you've motivated me to post pics I'll try to get the early ones off my old phone now. Again, great job man

AZTEG95
02-03-2013, 01:25 PM
I run. So if anyone want to train with me hmu.

Dsquared Upholstery
02-03-2013, 03:24 PM
I run. So if anyone want to train with me hmu.

I run a lot of stuff too.


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1badLst
02-04-2013, 10:20 AM
I pick things up and put them down. sometimes I do that with people....on their heads

SiR Mikey
02-04-2013, 09:55 PM
Here ya go, still got a long way to go. But im down round 70lbs in 7 months and ive maintained it for past 3.

Thats god damn impressive man! Just imagine where you'll be next year...
I run a lot of stuff too.


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LOL

skar1.0
02-05-2013, 04:11 AM
So here it is, its been almost two years since i began trying to live a healthier life, this is my progress so far but i still am not satisfied, greatest accomplishment so far? Getting rid of the cankles lol.
Hope the pics come out in order I'm doing this from my phone.
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/skar1/photo-12.jpg
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/skar1/photo-11.jpg
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/skar1/photo-6.jpg
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/skar1/photo-7.jpg
http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/skar1/photo-4-1.jpg

clean4door
02-05-2013, 07:55 AM
Thats god damn impressive man! Just imagine where you'll be next year...


LOL

Thanks mikey, now I just gotta keep it up this year

SiR Mikey
02-05-2013, 12:01 PM
So here it is, its been almost two years since i began trying to live a healthier life, this is my progress so far but i still am not satisfied, greatest accomplishment so far? Getting rid of the cankles lol.
Hope the pics come out in order I'm doing this from my phone.

Very impressive man. What kind of time span is between the first and last pic?
Thanks mikey, now I just gotta keep it up this year
It become habit man. First year is always the hardest. The compliments, which I'm sure you get a lot of, will be enough to keep you in line lol

Recent picture. Put on a layer of fat over the past 6 months and lost a little mass

skar1.0
02-05-2013, 12:28 PM
Very impressive man. What kind of time span is between the first and last pic?
Thanks man, about 14-18 months hard to tell because my old phone didn't date the pics lol

Spec C
02-05-2013, 12:35 PM
Good work everyone.

Mikey, how tall are you? Should have some updated progress pics in a couple months no?

jdmrex1
02-05-2013, 01:59 PM
[QUOTE=skar1.0;3025690]So here it is, its been almost two years since i began trying to live a healthier life, this is my progress so far but i still am not satisfied, greatest accomplishment so far? Getting rid of the cankles lol.
Hope the pics come out in order I'm doing this from my phone[quote]

Nice job man. You can really tell the change. Have you been following the same diet plan since you started? Are you going for a bulk look or just lean out?

skar1.0
02-05-2013, 03:20 PM
Nice job man. You can really tell the change. Have you been following the same diet plan since you started? Are you going for a bulk look or just lean out?

Thank you, no i haven't the first year i was counting every calorie and doing insanity, last year i joined the gym and was really weak so i raised my calorie intake by about 500 calories a day and an extra protein shake a day trying to get my strength up. The second to last pic was when i had about a month into lifting, i gained allot of fat as well but currently I'm cutting down.

SiR Mikey
02-05-2013, 03:34 PM
Good work everyone.

Mikey, how tall are you? Should have some updated progress pics in a couple months no?

5'8-9. And absolutely, dead set on hitting this goal

KingDingaLing
02-05-2013, 07:47 PM
big and sexy. just before i started my diet and working out. here i was 312 pounds. about a month ago. currently in the high 280s

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/fatshlong/20130111_093458.jpg

clean4door
02-05-2013, 07:50 PM
Aww shit. Getting there buddy

Thanks mikey. I've only been in the gym lifting for 6 months. Everything before was just cardio. So ya it's hard to keep it up, especially since I'm still a big gym noob

jdmrex1
02-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Ha tell me about a gym noob. I just started a month ago. Ive done a ton of research on just about everything. From eating healthy, counting calories, and gym ecxercises.. I feel like a weakling compared to alot of people at the gym. But that just motivates me to hitting my goals. From the cardio side I hit 1.5 miles in 12minutes, I lost 10lbs since I started and ive noticed my strength getting better. My max at BenchPress was 1/2 a plate lol.. Now I can do 1 1/2 plates 5X..
It really feels great.

Spec C
02-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Stay safe. Get your form down, and get technically proficient before worrying too much about weight.

If need be film yourself on the big lifts(bench, dead, overhead press, squat) and post up for critique. Even better get someone who knows what they are doing, to help train you for a few sessions. And I can't stress KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING enough. There are plenty of "big" guys who have no clue about proper technical form.

RC. Stay on track man, and you wont even recognize yourself in a few months.

PhxKid92
02-07-2013, 11:26 PM
wish i had the motivation to get into shape :/ im in the worst shape iv ever been. i was 180 2 months ago now im 168-170, i have no idea how i lost over ten pounds by doing the same thing i always do lol ?? it would be nice to have a personal trainer, i would like to stay around the same weight but tighten everything up and get some muscle tone

Bodykit
02-08-2013, 07:35 AM
Good shit Rc! And Mikey stfu with ur layer of fat shit lol I should probably watch what I say seeing how ill be working out with u later lol:031:

Dsquared Upholstery
02-08-2013, 08:07 AM
[QUOTE=Spec C;3026435]Stay safe. Get your form down, and get technically proficient before worrying too much about weight.

X2 on this part especially. Control is sooo essential. I see it day after day, guys grab these big ass weights and have sloppy form. Take the ego out of the lift and focus on the movement, the muscle, the pump.

You should be squeezing each contraction and really focus on not bouncing the weight around.

A good video to watch is the training with Kai series on youtube, he's all of controlled movements.


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Spec C
02-08-2013, 09:21 AM
Take the ego out of the lift and focus on the movement, the muscle, the pump.

You should be squeezing each contraction and really focus on not bouncing the weight around.


I'm not so much referring to that more so the technical side of things. You can have slow controlled movements and still be technically challenged. For example myself. I always lifted with super controlled negatives on bench press, very tight form, but from a technical standpoint I was a mess. Not until I had someone who was truly a technician watching me and coaching my form did I realize how bad it was(technically). It was slow, controlled, and looked pretty to the average person but get around people who know what to look for and it was not good.

Bench pressing is more than lying on a bench and pressing, for example.

The pump, and all that is not really a factor in strength training and especially shouldn't really be a factor on big compound lifts. For instance "the pump" is the last thing on my mind on a deadlift. Or say any of the Olympic lifts, these are impossible to do slow, or for a pump. Bicep curl, and more isolation oriented lifts sure pump away.

Being fast on the concentric portion of the lift is important for force generation. The more speed, and explosiveness, the better. If I asked someone to jump onto a picnic table it would be an explosive movement. In Westside Bb training(regarded as the strongest gym in the world) they focus two days a week to "dynamic effort" which is basically moving the weights as fast as possible, and working on speed/force generation.

There is a place for pump training, and for explosive fast movements, just depends on the lift and your goals.

(not all this is directed at you D as I know you know this, just clarifying what I meant)

Spec C
02-08-2013, 09:39 AM
Here is a decent video showing some really explosive deadlifts. Crazy how fast/easy they make it look. Hope to one day have half of that speed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USPBqDYdHBc

PhxKid92
02-08-2013, 09:53 AM
spec youre hired to be my personal trainer congratulations :)

Dsquared Upholstery
02-08-2013, 11:46 AM
I'm not so much referring to that more so the technical side of things. You can have slow controlled movements and still be technically challenged. For example myself. I always lifted with super controlled negatives on bench press, very tight form, but from a technical standpoint I was a mess. Not until I had someone who was truly a technician watching me and coaching my form did I realize how bad it was(technically). It was slow, controlled, and looked pretty to the average person but get around people who know what to look for and it was not good.

Bench pressing is more than lying on a bench and pressing, for example.

The pump, and all that is not really a factor in strength training and especially shouldn't really be a factor on big compound lifts. For instance "the pump" is the last thing on my mind on a deadlift. Or say any of the Olympic lifts, these are impossible to do slow, or for a pump. Bicep curl, and more isolation oriented lifts sure pump away.

Being fast on the concentric portion of the lift is important for force generation. The more speed, and explosiveness, the better. If I asked someone to jump onto a picnic table it would be an explosive movement. In Westside Bb training(regarded as the strongest gym in the world) they focus two days a week to "dynamic effort" which is basically moving the weights as fast as possible, and working on speed/force generation.

There is a place for pump training, and for explosive fast movements, just depends on the lift and your goals.

(not all this is directed at you D as I know you know this, just clarifying what I meant)

Yes well said. It's about the goal. Spec is a power lifter, I am a bodybuilder. The training is different in some parts of the movements like the focus on concentric and eccentric phases.

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Spec C
02-08-2013, 12:19 PM
Honestly he's not really going all that slow in that video. His curling is pretty damn quick. I think he got a bit more fanatical with the super slow shit lately.

I'm sure even there though he's super focused in his head on what he's training.

Also consider the lifts. Going slow on isolation movements is one thing but watch him bench here. He's fairly explosive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVUJxOSyQgw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-zKPDT6n7Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Dsquared Upholstery
02-08-2013, 12:26 PM
Honestly he's not really going all that slow in that video. His curling is pretty damn quick. I think he got a bit more fanatical with the super slow shit lately.

I'm sure even there though he's super focused in his head on what he's training.

Also consider the lifts. Going slow on isolation movements is one thing but watch him bench here. He's fairly explosive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVUJxOSyQgw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-zKPDT6n7Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I dont recall mentioning anything about going slow however on most movements I do start slower and accelerate throughout the set on a lot of lifts.


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Spec C
02-08-2013, 03:12 PM
Oh ok. Thought that is what you meant by "focusing on the eccentric/concentric phase" or the bouncing the weight around. Typically when someone says "focus on the negative" it means to slow the lift down. Guess I miss read it.

My bad.

Dsquared Upholstery
02-08-2013, 06:27 PM
Oh ok. Thought that is what you meant by "focusing on the eccentric/concentric phase" or the bouncing the weight around. Typically when someone says "focus on the negative" it means to slow the lift down. Guess I miss read it.

My bad.

How's the gains coming along for you lately? Still at La?


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Spec C
02-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Going good. Can't complain. Kinda sucks that after taking a good 4 months off strength training to do meadows stuff I'm just now getting back to my peak strength where I left off.

Still there lol. Wish there was a real gym out east.

Dsquared Upholstery
02-09-2013, 09:25 AM
Going good. Can't complain. Kinda sucks that after taking a good 4 months off strength training to do meadows stuff I'm just now getting back to my peak strength where I left off.

Still there lol. Wish there was a real gym out east.

Me too, there Metroflex and other good gyms up North but nothing decent out here.


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jdmrex1
02-09-2013, 11:34 AM
I see you big guys talk a lot about LA being a sorry gym. Is it just for real body builders, or just in general?
I also have a question. I started drinking 100% whey protein shakes. I have a lot of people tell me to drink one after and before my work out. Then I have other people saying I can substitute the protein for a meal. Who do I listen to? I see a lot of contradictions between the both.

skar1.0
02-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Idk about the big guys up there ^^^ lol but i try to eat an hour our two before i workout and have a shake after I'm done.

Spec C
02-09-2013, 01:01 PM
I see you big guys talk a lot about LA being a sorry gym. Is it just for real body builders, or just in general?
I also have a question. I started drinking 100% whey protein shakes. I have a lot of people tell me to drink one after and before my work out. Then I have other people saying I can substitute the protein for a meal. Who do I listen to? I see a lot of contradictions between the both.

Not really a right or wrong way. Many lines of thinking when it comes to pre/post workout nutrition. I wouldn't over think it at this point. One thing I'd avoid is anything that's going to impact your workout negatively. Stick to things easily digested.

As far as why commercial gyms like LA suck so bad is not only for "bodybuilders" or advanced lifters. It's hard to push yourself in an environment like that. Plus the sheer lack of speciality equipment (reverse hyper, glute ham raise, deadlift platform, real benches, db's that go above 125, various bars, etc).

I'd much rather lift in an environment that pushes me. I'm lucky enough however to have two training partners who are both much stronger than me so that pushes me.

SiR Mikey
02-09-2013, 02:19 PM
Not really a right or wrong way. Many lines of thinking when it comes to pre/post workout nutrition. I wouldn't over think it at this point. One thing I'd avoid is anything that's going to impact your workout negatively. Stick to things easily digested.

As far as why commercial gyms like LA suck so bad is not only for "bodybuilders" or advanced lifters. It's hard to push yourself in an environment like that. Plus the sheer lack of speciality equipment (reverse hyper, glute ham raise, deadlift platform, real benches, db's that go above 125, various bars, etc).

I'd much rather lift in an environment that pushes me. I'm lucky enough however to have two training partners who are both much stronger than me so that pushes me.

"Hey bro, I know you just sat down but you almost done with that bench?"

skar1.0
02-09-2013, 03:26 PM
"Hey bro, I know you just sat down but you almost done with that bench?"

Lmao I've had that happen, or starting conversions in the middle of reps smh that's more annoying.

Dirt McGirk
02-09-2013, 07:43 PM
"Hey bro, I know you just sat down but you almost done with that bench?"

That's my specialty, thanks for the gift card man!

jdmrex1
02-09-2013, 09:56 PM
Not really a right or wrong way. Many lines of thinking when it comes to pre/post workout nutrition. I wouldn't over think it at this point. One thing I'd avoid is anything that's going to impact your workout negatively. Stick to things easily digested.

As far as why commercial gyms like LA suck so bad is not only for "bodybuilders" or advanced lifters. It's hard to push yourself in an environment like that. Plus the sheer lack of speciality equipment (reverse hyper, glute ham raise, deadlift platform, real benches, db's that go above 125, various bars, etc).

I'd much rather lift in an environment that pushes me. I'm lucky enough however to have two training partners who are both much stronger than me so that pushes me.
Ahh I see. Thank you C.
"Hey bro, I know you just sat down but you almost done with that bench?"

Lmao I've had that happen, or starting conversions in the middle of reps smh that's more annoying.

Ha this always happens. Cant concentrate with so many people annoying you.

SiR Mikey
02-10-2013, 01:57 PM
That's my specialty, thanks for the gift card man!

Lol, it checked out I take it?

Boosted_EK4
02-10-2013, 04:58 PM
Lol, it checked out I take it?

Aye is the old gym progress pics still floating around? I wanna see if my old pics are still up

Dirt McGirk
02-12-2013, 06:29 AM
Lol, it checked out I take it?

Yes sir. Bought 50$ worth of 5 hour energy. Time to rage!

SiR Mikey
02-13-2013, 10:19 AM
Aye is the old gym progress pics still floating around? I wanna see if my old pics are still up
Yea i just unstickied it, check a few pages back
Yes sir. Bought 50$ worth of 5 hour energy. Time to rage!
Thats a lot of 5 hour energies man lol

Phillie
02-13-2013, 10:27 AM
The golds gym is finally opening on the west side and its 24 hours. Itll be nice because the time i get off work all the douches will be sleeping and i wont have to deal with the crap.

bb4arson
02-14-2013, 11:39 AM
The golds gym is finally opening on the west side and its 24 hours. Itll be nice because the time i get off work all the douches will be sleeping and i wont have to deal with the crap.

Where on the west side is this golds gym?

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Phillie
02-14-2013, 11:45 AM
Dysart and Thomas. They were suppose to open in 2006 or 07 but a construction crew member died and had to delay any building. They opened a small office next door with signs of opening. Also sent out flyers. I stopped in and got a membership. They have some smoking deals right now. I'm also less then a mile away!

Spec C
02-14-2013, 12:40 PM
Dysart and Thomas. They were suppose to open in 2006 or 07 but a construction crew member died and had to delay any building. They opened a small office next door with signs of opening. Also sent out flyers. I stopped in and got a membership. They have some smoking deals right now. I'm also less then a mile away!

Is it $10/month like the one out here? I think for $20/month you can bring a guest every day, plus go to any golds.

Phillie
02-15-2013, 09:52 AM
$10 a month but their special is $15 for a guest every day, plus go to any golds except the one in downtown. There is an annual fee that makes it just about $20 a month.

KingDingaLing
02-20-2013, 10:11 AM
so been on this diet. lol. cuz i was getting super fat and none of my homies could tell me to put down the cupcake lol.

started at 313 pounds on 1-12-2013. should of took a side pic but i didnt. thats where i can tell the most that i have lost weight

313 pounds

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/fatshlong/2013-02-20105217.jpg


and now currently at 280pounds 2-20-2013. to me noticable loss is in my face and side view, my back. my legs are more tone(not picturing those lol). my size 44 dickies were REALLY tight and now fit loose lol

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/fatshlong/2013-02-20104937.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/fatshlong/2013-02-20105047.jpg

Dsquared Upholstery
02-20-2013, 11:25 AM
so been on this diet. lol. cuz i was getting super fat and none of my homies could tell me to put down the cupcake lol.

started at 313 pounds on 1-12-2013. should of took a side pic but i didnt. thats where i can tell the most that i have lost weight

313 pounds

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/fatshlong/2013-02-20105217.jpg


and now currently at 280pounds 2-20-2013. to me noticable loss is in my face and side view, my back. my legs are more tone(not picturing those lol). my size 44 dickies were REALLY tight and now fit loose lol

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/fatshlong/2013-02-20104937.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee199/fatshlong/2013-02-20105047.jpg

Nice


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Spec C
02-20-2013, 12:26 PM
Good work so far RC. Face, chest, midsection are all coming in.

Keep up the good work.

SiR Mikey
02-26-2013, 03:03 PM
More recent pic at 192. Would be nice to see 200 some day

Theory
02-27-2013, 08:24 PM
Mirin' bro

Phillie
02-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Great job Mikey!

jdmrex1
02-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Dam RC looking good man..
Good job mikey gl on your 200 goal.
I been slacking the gym the last few days lol. With me moving and all. But been hitting it hard since monday hoping to stay at the 185-190 dont want to loose too much weight. But I havea lot of work on my stomach.. I need to loose that belly fat..
Any tips on targetting just belly fat? Ive gone from 200lbs currently at 190.. But I dont see my stomach getting smaller lol.

jakellama123
02-27-2013, 09:31 PM
Mirin' bro

lol

Spec C
02-28-2013, 07:57 AM
Awesome work Mikey. 10+ lbs and leaner is no joke.

SiR Mikey
02-28-2013, 10:18 AM
Thanks guys. On the hunt for a new gym now

skar1.0
03-08-2013, 05:51 PM
Recommendations on belts anyone? Its time i start wearing one apparently, hurt my back :-/ haven't had an issue before but this morning i pulled something dead lifting, luckily its not hurting much anymore, been doing stretches all day, but i'd definitely like to avoid this.

Spec C
03-08-2013, 06:02 PM
Recommendations on belts anyone? Its time i start wearing one apparently, hurt my back :-/ haven't had an issue before but this morning i pulled something dead lifting, luckily its not hurting much anymore, been doing stretches all day, but i'd definitely like to avoid this.

Probably less that you weren't wearing a belt, and more your form.

What is your budget for a belt? That will dictate my recommendation, but if you want a good belt plan to spend about $100.

SiR Mikey
03-08-2013, 06:16 PM
Recommendations on belts anyone? Its time i start wearing one apparently, hurt my back :-/ haven't had an issue before but this morning i pulled something dead lifting, luckily its not hurting much anymore, been doing stretches all day, but i'd definitely like to avoid this.

Ironically, I was wearing a belt when I hurt myself recently lol.

Spec C
03-08-2013, 06:18 PM
Since this thread got dug up.. Here is a video from today. Today is a lighter/speed day but after my speed work I wanted to work up a little bit. Nothing too heavy, just an easy and fast 405 + bands. Band tension is about 100lb at the top.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDAvrFwTMg8

SiR Mikey
03-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Hey, thanks for making me feel like a bitch. Just sayin'

Lol

Spec C
03-08-2013, 06:46 PM
Hey, thanks for making me feel like a bitch. Just sayin'

Lol

heh. I am sure your're just being hard on yourself.

I am trying to get used to wearing knee wraps. I wore them for the first time Tuesday, and it is going to take some getting used to.

I am really hoping to squat 500 at that meet.

clean4door
03-08-2013, 07:15 PM
Spec ur such a beast
Awesome squat bro

skar1.0
03-09-2013, 12:06 AM
Yeah it was definitely my form i leaned back at the top of the lift, i went to flex my chesr and legs and went back, shame on me i know, as far as budget idc if i can keep from getting hurt plus I'd like one for weighted dips and pull-ups.
Spec you're a damn monster

bb4arson
03-09-2013, 12:29 AM
Yeah it was definitely my form i leaned back at the top of the lift, i went to flex my chesr and legs and went back, shame on me i know, as far as budget idc if i can keep from getting hurt plus I'd like one for weighted dips and pull-ups.
Spec you're a damn monster

how much do you weigh skar ? or what is your hip size i have a brand new belt that doesn't fit me . It probably would fit a size 30 waist ..

skar1.0
03-09-2013, 12:48 AM
I wear a size 36 man, i weigh 210 atm, thanks though good looking out

bb4arson
03-09-2013, 08:23 AM
No problem

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Spec C
03-09-2013, 08:38 AM
Yeah it was definitely my form i leaned back at the top of the lift, i went to flex my chesr and legs and went back, shame on me i know, as far as budget idc if i can keep from getting hurt plus I'd like one for weighted dips and pull-ups.
Spec you're a damn monster

Yea try not to hyper extend at the top.

As for a belt I would go with one of these options.

Inzer lever. I have one of these in 13mm(thickness), but imo 10mm is fine. These are cool because they are easy on/off. Downside is if you need to change the size you need a screwdriver. However that is only if you go up/down in waist size considerably.
http://www.houseofpain.com/product/powerlifting-belts/lever-belt-10mm.html

Inzer single prong.
http://www.houseofpain.com/product/powerlifting-belts/1-prong-forever-belt-10mm.html

Elite FTS p2 belt. This one you can get in either 13mm or 6.5mm. Just depends on your goals. The 6.5mm belt is great for everyday training, etc. If you think you are going to do powerlifting one day then the 13mm might be better. HOWEVER if you decide down the road you want to do PL then you could always just buy another belt specifically for a competition.

6.5mm
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=5853

13mm
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=5653


I think my preference for you would be the 10mm Inzer single prong, or 6.5mm p2 belt. Probably would be more comfortable than a lever.

Make sure when you measure for a belt you DO NOT GO BY YOUR PANT SIZE. You need to measure where the belt is going to go, around your belly button. And don't suck in your stomach.

Hope that helps.

Spec C
03-09-2013, 08:55 AM
I almost forgot this belt. This is a great belt for deadlifting. You can use it for squatting as well, but isn't as rigid as say a 10mm belt. Definitely a good option for deadlifting, and should be good enough for squatting until you get up in weight.

You'd want the 3ply
http://www.liftinglarge.com/Spud-Deadift-Belt

skar1.0
03-09-2013, 09:12 AM
Dude you're freaking awesome, thank you!

Spec C
03-09-2013, 10:16 AM
No problem. let me know what you decide on.

Also once you get it we can go over how to actually USE it correctly.. A lot of people have no clue how to use a belt.

SiR Mikey
03-09-2013, 10:47 AM
heh. I am sure your're just being hard on yourself.

I am trying to get used to wearing knee wraps. I wore them for the first time Tuesday, and it is going to take some getting used to.

I am really hoping to squat 500 at that meet.

You squat super wide like me. I've never wore wraps before, and only used a belt maybe a dozen times. I've always been afraid that using wraps/belt, my body will become dependent on it and neglect areas of growth/strength. I guess it's kind of a neccessary evil when it comes to high weight max lifts though and I'll have to accept it.

When is your meet? April?

Spec C
03-09-2013, 11:42 AM
You squat super wide like me. I've never wore wraps before, and only used a belt maybe a dozen times. I've always been afraid that using wraps/belt, my body will become dependent on it and neglect areas of growth/strength. I guess it's kind of a neccessary evil when it comes to high weight max lifts though and I'll have to accept it.

When is your meet? April?

I have a bad habit of not wearing my belt. Honestly I am probably going to buy one of the above mentioned belts because I HATE deadlifting in my 13mm lever belt.

Even so just don't put the belt on until you get up in weight for example, or set "belt and beltless PR's) etc. Mix it up.

I will usually do something like this if working up to a single:
135 x 10
225 x 5
315 x 3-5
365 x 3
405 x 1
455 x 1(add belt)
495 x 1
525 x 1

So you still get a lot of work in with no belt. And also like I said you can do "beltless lifts", and just count them different. I think 525 is my best beltless DL.

Wraps I need to get used to ASAP. Once the meet is past I will likely only use them here and there on heavy max effort type lifts.

It is April 27

skar1.0
03-09-2013, 11:50 AM
Yeah i just want one for the days i test my maximum on the big lifts which is maybe once a month but I'd like to be able to push myself a little more with less fear, i think I'm going to go with the single prong 10mm belt, as far as for adding weights do i just buy a second belt? A "dip belt"? Sorry if its a stupid question I've only ever bought gloves before so I'm not sure if there's attachments for these belts to add plates or if they're separate belts.

SiR Mikey
03-09-2013, 11:55 AM
I have a bad habit of not wearing my belt. Honestly I am probably going to buy one of the above mentioned belts because I HATE deadlifting in my 13mm lever belt.

Even so just don't put the belt on until you get up in weight for example, or set "belt and beltless PR's) etc. Mix it up.

I will usually do something like this if working up to a single:
135 x 10
225 x 5
315 x 3-5
365 x 3
405 x 1
455 x 1(add belt)
495 x 1
525 x 1

So you still get a lot of work in with no belt. And also like I said you can do "beltless lifts", and just count them different. I think 525 is my best beltless DL.

Wraps I need to get used to ASAP. Once the meet is past I will likely only use them here and there on heavy max effort type lifts.

It is April 27

Same here man. I think it's because I see so many people wearing belts, wraps and straps the minute they walk in, to the minute they leave, I don't want to be "that guy". You still have quite a bit of time man, no reason at all you can't hit a 500 squat at the meet. I think your biggest challenge will be mental given it's a completely different environment from what you're used to.

Off topic, but how tall is you're training partner? He looks like hes going to just pick that entire rack up like a toothpick and walk away

SiR Mikey
03-09-2013, 11:57 AM
Yeah i just want one for the days i test my maximum on the big lifts which is maybe once a month but I'd like to be able to push myself a little more with less fear, i think I'm going to go with the single prong 10mm belt, as far as for adding weights do i just buy a second belt? A "dip belt"? Sorry if its a stupid question I've only ever bought gloves before so I'm not sure if there's attachments for these belts to add plates or if they're separate belts.

Yea you need a dip belt

Spec C
03-09-2013, 11:58 AM
Yea a dip belt is a completely different thing.
http://www.roguefitness.com/dip-belt.php

BTW I just talked to my training partner and he said this is a great belt. It is a little cheaper than the inzer, and comes already much more broken in. My inzer is over a year old and still stiff as fuck.

Plus you can get it sized right to you. which is better because you will have more adjustments as you gain/loose weight.
http://www.bestbelts.net/Powerlifting-Belts/Athlete.aspx

Spec C
03-09-2013, 12:00 PM
Off topic, but how tall is you're training partner? He looks like hes going to just pick that entire rack up like a toothpick and walk away

He is like 6'4/5 300lb..hah

The mental thing is what I am worried about. I want to put 500 on my back before the meet so that is one less mental barrier I need to break in that environment.

skar1.0
03-09-2013, 12:02 PM
Yea a dip belt is a completely different thing.
http://www.roguefitness.com/dip-belt.php

BTW I just talked to my training partner and he said this is a great belt. It is a little cheaper than the inzer, and comes already much more broken in. My inzer is over a year old and still stiff as fuck.

Plus you can get it sized right to you.
http://www.bestbelts.net/Powerlifting-Belts/Athlete.aspx

Thanks for all the help I'll order them tonight and let you know when i get them

SiR Mikey
03-09-2013, 12:06 PM
He is like 6'4/5 300lb..hah

The mental thing is what I am worried about. I want to put 500 on my back before the meet so that is one less mental barrier I need to break in that environment.

What a fucking monster

I wish I had advice for you in that regard but I've never competed. I'm anxious for you though, I'll be living vicariously through you

Spec C
03-09-2013, 12:11 PM
Thanks for all the help I'll order them tonight and let you know when i get them
Not a problem!

What a fucking monster

I wish I had advice for you in that regard but I've never competed. I'm anxious for you though, I'll be living vicariously through you
Yea he is quite large. He is cutting to the 275's so he should do some damage.

I will for sure let you know how it goes. I am extremely anti-social so this will be an interesting experience for me..lol

SiR Mikey
03-09-2013, 12:18 PM
Not a problem!


Yea he is quite large. He is cutting to the 275's so he should do some damage.

I will for sure let you know how it goes. I am extremely anti-social so this will be an interesting experience for me..lol

That's unreal lol. Like I told you before, I'm the same way. I probably look like a dick at the gym because I want nothing to do with anyone.

On another note, I ended up joining Fitness 1 again. They bought back their old gym off 35th and union hills(metro gym) and opened it on Monday. Worked out perfectly because after my experience with the owner of metroflex, I refused to give him a dime of my money. I don't think I could ask for a better gym given the circumstances. They have a GHR (the kind that sit on the floor), reverse hyper, fat bar, fat grip db's, safety squat bar and a ton of other shit you wouldn't expect a gym to have. Plus everything is old, beat up, and has character. No pretty silver spaceship looking equipment with rubber coated everything

clean4door
03-09-2013, 12:31 PM
Nice glad u found a new gym Mikey.

Good luck spec. U got this

Spec C
03-09-2013, 12:43 PM
That's unreal lol. Like I told you before, I'm the same way. I probably look like a dick at the gym because I want nothing to do with anyone.

Yea I went to the same gym for like 5 years and never said one word to anyone..LOL I just avoid any eye contact and never take out my headphones..

Congrats on getting back into a gym.

Nice glad u found a new gym Mikey.

Good luck spec. U got this

Thanks man!

SiR Mikey
03-09-2013, 12:49 PM
Yea I went to the same gym for like 5 years and never said one word to anyone..LOL I just avoid any eye contact and never take out my headphones..

Congrats on getting back into a gym.



Thanks man!

Lol, I hate the unavoidable "ay bro, can you spot me?". Had it happen yesterday, dude needed a spot on the....seated calf machine :hithead:

Spec C
03-09-2013, 12:50 PM
I actually never had anyone ask me for shit. Probably because I look miserable all the time.

Spot on the seated calf? That sounds awkward.

SiR Mikey
03-09-2013, 12:53 PM
I actually never had anyone ask me for shit. Probably because I look miserable all the time.

Spot on the seated calf? That sounds awkward.

lol. Yea, couldn't tap the lever himself. Apparently the seated calf machine is an entire body workout

skar1.0
03-09-2013, 02:07 PM
How the hell can you even spot that? That's weird lol

Phillie
03-10-2013, 12:23 PM
My belt.
70705

skar1.0
03-19-2013, 12:48 PM
I'm jealous of your gym phillie, my belt should be coming in today, its out for delivery, last couple of days I've been feeling allot better (i was taking it easy for awhile making sure not to make things worse) but last night i went back into the gym and had a pretty good workout. Just did compounds and body weight exercises but everything felt good kept looking at my form in the mirrors so tonight should be fun :goodjob:

Bodykit
03-19-2013, 01:42 PM
Lol, I hate the unavoidable "ay bro, can you spot me?". Had it happen yesterday, dude needed a spot on the....seated calf machine :hithead:

Hahaha that's awesome. Btw fuck u, my chest and tris still hurt lol

SiR Mikey
03-19-2013, 06:39 PM
You're welcome

bmxican
03-20-2013, 12:18 PM
the typical selfie pic. Ill post an almost nudie pic of myself here soon...

SiR Mikey
03-20-2013, 12:44 PM
In for nudes

What's your height/weight? You probably posted it earlier but I'm too lazy to search

bmxican
03-20-2013, 12:48 PM
6ft full of fat. I don't weigh myself no more... its disheartening to me..... I just go by my clothes.

bb4arson
03-20-2013, 05:00 PM
I actually never had anyone ask me for shit. Probably because I look miserable all the time.

Spot on the seated calf? That sounds awkward.

spot on seated calf raises basically ,helping them get to the tippy toes for full calf flex ..

that is how i was spotted one calf raises .

SiR Mikey
03-21-2013, 08:19 AM
6ft full of fat. I don't weigh myself no more... its disheartening to me..... I just go by my clothes.
Lol serious? You look pretty lean man
spot on seated calf raises basically ,helping them get to the tippy toes for full calf flex ..

that is how i was spotted one calf raises .
Not this fella. He stacked the machine full of plates and was grabbing the handles, jerking his whole body back to get the weight up. It was a joke. All I had to do was tap the lever under the arm when he was done

Spec C
03-21-2013, 09:54 AM
Aside from some forced reps at the end, if you can't get on your tippy toes, then you have too much weight on there.

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 01:21 PM
Well the belt i ordered hasn't shipped apparently the package i was tracking was the free beanie lol so I'm still waiting on thatlast couple workouts were good, I've been allot more careful watching my form and staying consistent every single rep. Got some groceries and a George Foreman grill today I'm not much of a chef so feel free to share recipes.

SiR Mikey
03-21-2013, 01:43 PM
My main protein sources are pretty simple

1. 1/2 bag thawed boneless skinless chicken thighs
2. Slap on George Foreman
3. Cook
4. Eat throughout the day with franks red hot

1. 1 can tuna
2. Open and strain
3. Choke down

I eat a lot of shit though too, Del taco, Donuts, Doritos, chips ahoy, etc.

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 01:48 PM
I love tuna, when i started lifting I'd have a can in a cup of ramen an hour or so before the gym that was my power food lol, with veggies and other stuff of course

Spec C
03-21-2013, 01:54 PM
Well the belt i ordered hasn't shipped apparently the package i was tracking was the free beanie lol so I'm still waiting on thatlast couple workouts were good, I've been allot more careful watching my form and staying consistent every single rep. Got some groceries and a George Foreman grill today I'm not much of a chef so feel free to share recipes.

Which belt did you go with? The bestbelt?

I just literally ordered this one. I can't fucking deadlift in my 13mm inzer anymore. Just too stiff.
https://www.roguefitness.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=belt

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 02:00 PM
I went with the 6.5mm single prong inzer only because of sizing, i was only a couple inches into the large size on the 10mm so if i lost a few inches I'd have to buy another belt, figured I'd get more use out of that one and like you said if i do decide to compete i could get another one later although I'm not looking that far ahead at this time i still consider myself a noob

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 02:07 PM
Edit: Elite fts P2 not the inzer

Spec C
03-21-2013, 02:08 PM
I went with the 6.5mm single prong inzer only because of sizing, i was only a couple inches into the large size on the 10mm so if i lost a few inches I'd have to buy another belt, figured I'd get more use out of that one and like you said if i do decide to compete i could get another one later although I'm not looking that far ahead at this time i still consider myself a noob

Wait 6.5mm EFS? This one? I don't think Inzer makes a 6.5mm
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=5853

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 02:20 PM
Correct that one sir

Spec C
03-21-2013, 02:33 PM
Cool.actually got to check it out in person the other day at the gym. Guy I know just got it and said he loved it.looked nice and thin but still supportive.

When you use a belt you want it snug but not super tight because you want to take a huge breath into your belly and push out super hard into the belt. That creates inter-abdominal pressure which stabilizes everything. If your shoulders rise when you take the breath you're not breathing correctly.

Couple videos that might help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dirIBu_5R-Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDAgQV7PrNE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

SiR Mikey
03-21-2013, 02:38 PM
Spec, this ones for you

Spec C
03-21-2013, 02:43 PM
When are you trying that? Lol

I notice with shit like this it's more mental than anything. Gotta put out of your mind what it is.

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 02:46 PM
Cool.actually got to check it out in person the other day at the gym. Guy I know just got it and said he loved it.looked nice and thin but still supportive.

When you use a belt you want it snug but not super tight because you want to take a huge breath into your belly and push out super hard into the belt. That creates inter-abdominal pressure which stabilizes everything. If your shoulders rise when you take the breath you're not breathing correctly.

Couple videos that might help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dirIBu_5R-Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDAgQV7PrNE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Thanks man appreciate all the help

SiR Mikey
03-21-2013, 02:51 PM
When are you trying that? Lol

I notice with shit like this it's more mental than anything. Gotta put out of your mind what it is.

About 5 minutes ago lol. Minus the terribly dry texture of the tuna it's not bad (provided you have a ton of OJ in there)

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 02:56 PM
About 5 minutes ago lol. Minus the terribly dry texture of the tuna it's not bad (provided you have a ton of OJ in there)

Tuna/OJ smoothie?

SiR Mikey
03-21-2013, 03:00 PM
Yea

skar1.0
03-21-2013, 03:06 PM
Mmmmmm lol you guys sure are creative

Spec C
03-21-2013, 04:27 PM
I bet my blender would completely liquify that.

Spec C
03-22-2013, 10:29 AM
Big DL PR for me today 515 x 5. Wish I had my workout partner video it, but I got so focused, I forgot.

Felt awesome.

bb4arson
03-22-2013, 12:50 PM
Great job man. That's awesome.

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Spec C
03-22-2013, 12:52 PM
Great job man. That's awesome.

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Thanks. 2 seconds later my training partner pulled 650 x 4. Made me feel like shit..haha

theAngryMarmot
03-22-2013, 12:55 PM
I should have never clicked in here.

Before this thread, I though my carrying around 100lb bags of sand made me Mr. Universe.

Dammit.

skar1.0
03-22-2013, 01:42 PM
Big DL PR for me today 515 x 5. Wish I had my workout partner video it, but I got so focused, I forgot.

Felt awesome.

Damn man, that's impressive

skar1.0
03-22-2013, 01:44 PM
I should have never clicked in here.

Before this thread, I though my carrying around 100lb bags of sand made me Mr. Universe.

Dammit.

Time to start carrying around 150lb bags of sand lol

theAngryMarmot
03-22-2013, 01:47 PM
I weigh 150.

Therefore, the level of lazy and complacency I achieve by being able to handle 100 lbs is comfortable. I figure that is an acceptable power to weight ratio for my activities lol.

Fix.it.again.Tony
03-22-2013, 02:07 PM
power to weight is acceptable argument/reasoning on a Honda forum :)

Spec C
03-22-2013, 03:36 PM
I should have never clicked in here.

Before this thread, I though my carrying around 100lb bags of sand made me Mr. Universe.

Dammit.
Surprisingly, that is impressive to me. It is weird, as I have gotten stronger, my ability to do normal stuff like that only marginally improved. I mean I am stronger than I was before most likely, but it really doesn't apply the same.

I surely don't want to be carrying 100lb bags of sand..hah

I will help my dad move shit from time to time and he is just manhandling something, and I am like "damn how is he doing that, this feels heavy as hell."lol


Now something like wrestling/grappling it translates to quite a bit.


Damn man, that's impressive

Thanks, I was pretty happy about that.

Fix.it.again.Tony
03-22-2013, 04:27 PM
Big DL PR for me today 515 x 5. Wish I had my workout partner video it, but I got so focused, I forgot.

Felt awesome.

Bring me to some training, I'll never miss a vid lol

Spec C
03-22-2013, 05:02 PM
Bring me to some training, I'll never miss a vid lol

haha.. Will do. Once this meet is over we will get some training in. I know Mikey is down too.

I however did get his lift on video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMgLye3abh0

bb4arson
03-22-2013, 05:09 PM
Thanks. 2 seconds later my training partner pulled 650 x 4. Made me feel like shit..haha

Hey it only pushes you to do better :thumbup:

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