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Title: Serious thread for advice on training and diet after surgery
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 01:32:29 PM
I'm now 53 and 90% recovered from achilles tendon surgery On June 1.

I used to compete from 1978 to 1993 in aprox 40 contests in those 15 yrs ,  mostly as a Lt Hvy ( 195 ish at 5' 9"). I am considering getting on stage again by next summer ( 10 months). I currently weigh 250 lbs at aprox 19% body fat but  have  20" arms. I figure I need to LOSE a good 40 lbs at this point.

My diet has been pretty crappy and I have been diagnosed with osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/lowback. I use androgel, prescribed by my doc to keep my testoserone levels in the ideal range. I won't use any steroids , HGH or slin for personal reasons , so don't suggest it.

I have access to excellent gyms and a decent career as a physics teacher. My personal life is going quite well , and I'm getting married (again) this fall. I would welcome any suggestions or unique ideas to help my training and diet.

Not sure how this thread will fly  on here, but what the hell?


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: BikiniSlut on August 26, 2012, 01:39:51 PM
Isn't this sort of a broad question?? If you want to compete next year than compete...you've done the diet and training before. Competing in over 40 contests means you should know your body pretty well by now.

My advice...just fucking do it and quit humming and hawwing and looking for reassurance.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: booty on August 26, 2012, 01:42:14 PM
Isn't this sort of a broad question?? If you want to compete next year than compete...you've done the diet and training before. Competing in over 40 contests means you should know your body pretty well by now.

My advice...just fucking do it and quit humming and hawwing and looking for reassurance.
Pretty much this! 


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 01:52:00 PM
My advice, bodybuilding lifestyle and prepping for a contest suck.  Plus, you've got an injury and arhtritis.  You're 53 years old.  Jog, bike, do some light weight lifting, and enjoy your life.  You're getting married, start taking regular vacations and enjoy yourself.  Seriously, to be competitive at your age would be a lot of work, and you're really not going to get much out of it.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: BB on August 26, 2012, 01:55:21 PM
Drop a few weight classes, compete every once and a while for fun. And stop worrying about this stuff.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 01:57:41 PM
its fina and all being natural, but,lol, dont compete as a natty, youll experience embarassment and humiliation

LOL, maybe that was why I quit back in 1995, haha.
Nah, I did just fine as a Lt Hvy on little or no drugs in regional shows


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: BikiniSlut on August 26, 2012, 01:58:29 PM
its fina and all being natural, but,lol, dont compete as a natty, youll experience embarassment and humiliation

This is just stupid.

If you want to compete natty Howard than do it. After 40 shows I'm sure you've come onto stage in all different types of shape.

After the age of 50 people just respect the fact you got on stage no matter what shape you come in.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:00:52 PM
Drop a few weight classes, compete every once and a while for fun. And stop worrying about this stuff.
You and Twaddle's post are right on.
At this point the only that makes sense is to drop wt, do cardio and compete under 200 lbs in a local show for my own satisfaction.
That makes me motivated and feels "right" thanks.

It would be silly and frustrating to get "too serious" with my arthritis  and overall wholesome  lifestyle.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: orion on August 26, 2012, 02:01:18 PM
My only advice is don't get married. ;D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 02:01:42 PM
I'm now 53 and 90% recovered from achilles tendon surgery On June 1.
I used to compete from 1978 to 1993 in aprox 40 contests in those 15 yrs ,  mostly as
a Lt Hvy ( 195 ish at 5' 9")
I am considering getting on stage again by next summer ( 10 months)
I currently weigh 250 lbs at aprox 19% body fat but  have  20" arms.
I figure I need to LOSE a good 40 lbs at this point.
My diet has been pretty crappy and I have been diagnosed with osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/lowback .
I use androgel, prescribed by my doc to keep my testoserone levels in the ideal range .
I won't use any steroids , HGH or slin for personal reasons , so don't suggest it.
I have access to excellent gyms and a decent career as a physics teacher.
My personal life is going quite well , and I'm getting married (again) this fall.
I would welcome any suggestions or unique ideas to help my training and diet.
Not sure how this thread will fly  on here, but what the hell?
2000-2500 calories every single day.  Done.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Big N on August 26, 2012, 02:02:17 PM
Lol @ BikiniSlut letting Howard have it


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:02:27 PM
This is just stupid.

If you want to compete natty Howard than do it. After 40 shows I'm sure you've come onto stage in all different types of shape.

After the age of 50 people just respect the fact you got on stage no matter what shape you come in.

Good points Bikinislut!

That is a useful insight/reality that helps motivate me. Thanks


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:03:19 PM
2000-2500 calories every single day.  Done.

One the best overall diet tips that really works. Thanks TA.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 02:04:03 PM
One the best overall diet tips that really works. Thanks TA.
People REALLY want it to be more difficult than that, but its not. 


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:05:23 PM
My only advice is don't get married. ;D

LOL, oh trust me I was ready to  quit  marriage after wife #3 crashed and burned in 2006.
I'm pretty happy with this one , like me she is older and more stable then in younger yrs.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 02:06:05 PM
LOL, oh trust me I was ready to  quit  marriage after wife #3 crashed and burned in 2006.
I'm pretty happy with this one , like me she is older and more stable then in younger yrs.
Post a lineup of your wives with pics!



Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:07:41 PM
People REALLY want it to be more difficult than that, but its not. 

Most of the regional shows I did good in were when I followed that basic cal diet plan and did 4 x a 75 min HIT workout each week.
When I get all "serious" and complicate things I burn out and don't do jack shit.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:11:09 PM
Post a lineup of your wives with pics!



Here is Beth my current fiance from a past meet I judged ( she appears around 2 min/half way pt)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY6m1LKt9G8


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 02:15:00 PM
Here is Beth my current fiance from a past meet I judged ( she appears around 2 min/half way pt)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY6m1LKt9G8
You know, if you died your hair blonde and got the 90s butt cut, you could pass for a slightly older Jay Cuter with the accent and all.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:16:50 PM
You know, if you died your hair blonde and got the 90s butt cut, you could pass for a slightly older Jay Cuter with the accent and all.

Sounds like a possible game plan  :-\


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 02:18:46 PM
You don`t look 53 at all. 


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 02:24:35 PM
 ::)

(http://ezrahub.com/board/img/1341530292825.jpg)


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 02:33:01 PM
::)

(http://ezrahub.com/board/img/1341530292825.jpg)

I sense some tension between you and howard.  What's your beef with him?   :D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:33:19 PM
::)

(http://ezrahub.com/board/img/1341530292825.jpg)

...followed by this same kind of reply, go figure 'eh  ;)


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:34:36 PM
I sense some tension between you and howard.  What's your beef with him?   :D

He is an ex lover who couldn't quit me when we worked as ranch hands on the Mountain.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 02:46:09 PM
He is an ex lover who couldn't quit me when we worked as ranch hands on the Mountain.

So, bearlovers.com was wrong about you guys then?   :D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 26, 2012, 02:52:41 PM
So, bearlovers.com was wrong about you guys then?   :D

Painful breakup, I still can't talk about it, sorry. :'(


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: POB on August 26, 2012, 03:14:11 PM
You don`t look 53 at all. 

Agree


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: BikiniSlut on August 26, 2012, 03:39:21 PM
Since we have you here Howard.....question..... why do you encourage the mayor of bodybuilding over at MD. Trust me....don't even address that guy...he's scary creepy.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Marty Champions on August 26, 2012, 03:42:04 PM
congrats howard

youve attained

Hemochromatosis Symptoms

Probably the greatest difficulty in diagnosing early hemochromatosis is that it is non-specific and symptoms are vague. Many sufferers are often diagnosed with the "flu" or "chronic fatigue syndrome". If the correct tests are not done sufferers may even be given iron tablets which further worsen their symptoms.

The earliest symptoms of hemochromatosis are fatigue and aching joints. Once iron has begun to accumulate in body tissues the liver may be affected. In the past it has not been uncommon for sufferers to be suspected or being secret drinkers when abnormal liver function tests are found.

As iron continues to accumulate the condition of the liver may worsen and other organs may be affected.

Other organs which may be involved include the skin, pancreas, ovaries, testes, heart, digestive system, thyroid and joints.

Annoying skin rashes, palpitations, impotence and diabetes may be a consequence of too much iron.

Many patients suffer from recurrent infections and may decide to take "immune boosters" which are metabolized by the liver. This can make their condition worse.

Patients with severe hemochromatosis may present with blood poisoning, heart failure, failure of the reproductive organs and severe arthritis where joint replacement is necessary. In the worst cases liver transplant may be necessary. Men over 55 years of age with severe hemochromatosis have 200 times the chance of developing liver cancer.

Disabled World - Disability News for all the Family: http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_664.shtml#ixzz24hLjprvO


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: jaejonna on August 26, 2012, 03:44:00 PM
jesus christ this attention whore still post here ... ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 04:33:12 PM
I`ve known Howard from the www for ten years....no tension between us,he`s a good guy who used to have an awesome physique and he still loves bodybuilding.


But,for 10 of those 10 years he has posted this same type of thread a zillion times.

Shit or get off the pot Howie you can do it,you used to look fantastic,better than most amateur bodybuilders in your day.


Peace and good luck until the next time you post this same thread again !  :D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Marty Champions on August 26, 2012, 04:40:14 PM
I`ve known Howard from the www for ten years....no tension between us,he`s a good guy who used to have an awesome physique and he still loves bodybuilding.


But,for 10 of those 10 years he has posted this same type of thread a zillion times.

Shit or get off the pot Howie you can do it,you used to look fantastic,better than most amateur bodybuilders in your day.


Peace and good luck until the next time you post this same thread again !  :D

hes got too much iron in his blood wes, hes acting like a vagina because the answers right in front of him, women have always had a hard time understanding some of the most simplistic things


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 04:44:43 PM
I`ve known Howard from the www for ten years

World Wide Wrestling?  Did you guys used to wrestle each other back in the day?   :D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 04:53:21 PM
World Wide Wrestling?  Did you guys used to wrestle each other back in the day?   :D
OK Twaddle!
::)


LOL ;D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 04:54:12 PM
hes got too much iron in his blood wes, hes acting like a vagina because the answers right in front of him, women have always had a hard time understanding some of the most simplistic things
LOL  ;D


You`re cracking me up lately buddy!  :D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Marty Champions on August 26, 2012, 04:54:24 PM
howard just do adonis' diet and be tired as fuck and maybe get better cause you wont be doing anything or actually try and solve the problem by eliminating meat and eggs

if you dont do anything about it than your and idiot, because its your life dude


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 05:14:06 PM
howard just do adonis' diet and be tired as fuck and maybe get better cause you wont be doing anything or actually try and solve the problem by eliminating meat and eggs

if you dont do anything about it than your and idiot, because its your life dude
???

I`m never "tired as fuck" and am extremely busy physically and mentally. 


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 05:15:47 PM
I Smoked a Shoulder again and made Pulled Pork.  Johnny is gonna kill me.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 05:17:25 PM
???

I`m never "tired as fuck" and am extremely busy physically and mentally. 

I'm beginning to feel that your freindship with Johnny is starting to deteriorate.   :o


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 26, 2012, 05:20:33 PM
I'm beginning to feel that your freindship with Johnny is starting to deteriorate.   :o
I won`t let something as silly as meat come between us.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 05:25:54 PM
I won`t let something as silly as meat come between us.

Is that prison code?   :-\


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: POB on August 26, 2012, 05:27:31 PM
^ :D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Natural Man on August 26, 2012, 05:49:26 PM
I sense some tension between you and howard.  What's your beef with him?   :D
howard the old lonely attnetion whoring fart is stealing the attention from ...wes, the old lonely attention whoring fart.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: polychronopolous on August 26, 2012, 06:00:18 PM
I heard that Howard was looking to get back in shape and do another bodybuilding competition.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Hulkotron on August 26, 2012, 06:07:24 PM
I've been posting on Getbig for four years I think and Howard's been talking about "getting back on stage" the entire time.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 06:22:14 PM
howard the old lonely attnetion whoring fart is stealing the attention from ...wes, the old lonely attention whoring fart.
I bet you`re the loneliest fuck on the planet....completely friendless.


Anyway,blow me fuckface!


HTH 


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 06:23:07 PM
I heard that Howard was looking to get back in shape and do another bodybuilding competition.
No shit ?

That would be awesome!!

I wonder what contest he`s planning on doing?
::)





LOL  ;D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: DanielPaul on August 26, 2012, 06:24:36 PM
Good luck to ya man try to have as much fun with it as you can, I must agree with one of the other guys in saying are you sure you wanna focus on something so time consuming just as your getting married though.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 06:25:10 PM
I`d love to see TA dig up some info on the gaylord uberman.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 06:31:27 PM
I`d love to see TA dig up some info on the gaylord uberman.


Give me his name, and forgetta bout it.  Seriously, what's his name, and i'll get you whatever you want.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 26, 2012, 06:35:27 PM
Give me his name, and forgetta bout it.  Seriously, what's his name, and i'll get you whatever you want.
Most people know him as asshole!


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Twaddle on August 26, 2012, 06:38:09 PM
Most people know him as asshole!

There's well over 1 million people in the US that go by asshole, you're not helping.   ;D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Primemuscle on August 26, 2012, 06:39:10 PM
I would welcome any suggestions or unique ideas to help my training and diet.
Not sure how this thread will fly  on here, but what the hell?

Clearly this tread is flying all over the place. Anyway, realistic goals are a positive thing which everyone should have. Without goals, one is usually going nowhere. Good luck with all you want to do in life. Obviously, you are persistent considering after three marriages, you are ready to try this again.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: booty on August 26, 2012, 07:27:13 PM
There's well over 1 million people in the US that go by asshole, you're not helping.   ;D
HAHA   ;D  There's alot worldwide. 


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Vince B on August 26, 2012, 11:01:40 PM
Hi Howard. When you hit the fifties you start worrying about old age. The so-called mid-life crisis is actually about fearing old age. One way to avoid feeling old is to look buff and fit. In addition

those contemplating marriage want to look good in the wedding photos so do something about excess weight, etc.

250 pounds isn't that big but if you used to compete at 195 you probably should keep your weight about 210 and no more than 220. You can then easily reduce 20 pounds to compete.

The problem about competing at your age is that things have changed a lot in the last 20 years. Competitors win who are usually ripped and that takes a lot to get into such lean condition.

When and if you do get lean you will have lost too much size to make it worthwhile. I recommend that you set yourself a goal and then take some photos to post here on Getbig. That is

sufficient incentive to look good. In the end, titles and trophies mean almost nothing. Having another go doesn't mean much, either. If you need to win a trophy to feel good then you are

never going to feel satisfied. Keep your arms big but don't let the waist get too big and you should be fine.

Beth seems like a nice woman. Good luck to both of you.

Vince


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: wes on August 27, 2012, 01:34:24 AM
Hi Howard. When you hit the fifties you start worrying about old age. The so-called mid-life crisis is actually about fearing old age. One way to avoid feeling old is to look buff and fit. In addition

those contemplating marriage want to look good in the wedding photos so do something about excess weight, etc.

250 pounds isn't that big but if you used to compete at 195 you probably should keep your weight about 210 and no more than 220. You can then easily reduce 20 pounds to compete.

The problem about competing at your age is that things have changed a lot in the last 20 years. Competitors win who are usually ripped and that takes a lot to get into such lean condition.

When and if you do get lean you will have lost too much size to make it worthwhile. I recommend that you set yourself a goal and then take some photos to post here on Getbig. That is

sufficient incentive to look good. In the end, titles and trophies mean almost nothing. Having another go doesn't mean much, either. If you need to win a trophy to feel good then you are

never going to feel satisfied. Keep your arms big but don't let the waist get too big and you should be fine.

Beth seems like a nice woman. Good luck to both of you.

Vince

Worst advice I`ve ever read...............the bodybuilding portion of it anyway.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: dr.chimps on August 27, 2012, 03:17:19 AM
Worst advice I`ve ever read...............the bodybuilding portion of it anyway.
I was thinking about the Vince-giving-'setting-goals'-advice. 'Cause if there's anyone around here who sets clear goals and reaches them, it's Vince.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: WillGrant on August 27, 2012, 03:20:07 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7m33j0INY1rvcputo1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: WillGrant on August 27, 2012, 03:22:07 AM
HAHA   ;D  There's alot worldwide.  
What comes out your mouth and what you type is usely what comes out of Assholes to HAHA  ;D  ::)


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Rhomboids on August 27, 2012, 04:52:32 AM
I'm now 53 and 90% recovered from achilles tendon surgery On June 1.

My personal life is going quite well , and I'm getting married (again) this fall.
I would welcome any suggestions or unique ideas to help my training and diet.
Not sure how this thread will fly  on here, but what the hell?

Why get married again?  I think i'd never marry again if i ever became single.  Don't you know how that story ends, given your advanced age?

So far as 'the comeback' is concerned...shit, i don't even understand what the question is.  Why not start training again, get back on the diet and see how close you can get to competition shape.  If you'd live in my borough i'd partner up with you in the gym and what not.  Do you have a training partner?  That might put you on the fast track to getting in shape.



Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Hulkotron on August 27, 2012, 05:10:04 AM
One way to avoid feeling old is to look buff and fit.

What would you know about this ???


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: orion on August 27, 2012, 05:41:00 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7m33j0INY1rvcputo1_1280.jpg)

Girl is no stranger to the squat rack. ;D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 01:58:53 PM
Since we have you here Howard.....question..... why do you encourage the mayor of bodybuilding over at MD. Trust me....don't even address that guy...he's scary creepy.

The Mayor is a great guy and if you knew his real background you would agree.
Suffice to say he is dedicated to raising his son with some special needs.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 02:04:24 PM
I`ve known Howard from the www for ten years....no tension between us,he`s a good guy who used to have an awesome physique and he still loves bodybuilding.


But,for 10 of those 10 years he has posted this same type of thread a zillion times.

Shit or get off the pot Howie you can do it,you used to look fantastic,better than most amateur bodybuilders in your day.


Peace and good luck until the next time you post this same thread again !  :D

LOL, no offense here and I understand why anyone would rip me at this point.
1. I was looking for some insights in staying motivated t follow thru and NOT pack it in this time.
*  think lowering my expectations and just doing the best I can to get on stage with the over 50 masters might just work.
I felt discouraged and set the bar too high in the past . The lower goal is keeping it fun and real.
That's different this time.

2. On another unrelated area, I have been married ad divorced 3 x. I'm optimistic this one might last for life now.
I don't quit or give up on things I believe in...like bodybuilding and marriage.
BOTH can be dysfunctional, but when they work, nothing is better.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 02:05:39 PM
hes got too much iron in his blood wes, hes acting like a vagina because the answers right in front of him, women have always had a hard time understanding some of the most simplistic things

...and to think I wore my knock me down and fuk me pumps on our last night. ???


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 02:06:43 PM
World Wide Wrestling?  Did you guys used to wrestle each other back in the day?   :D

No , we didn't wrestle eachother . We did get abused by a large amazon of a shebeast a few times  ;)


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 02:08:24 PM
I heard that Howard was looking to get back in shape and do another bodybuilding competition.
Really? That fat fuk will never diet


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: booty on August 28, 2012, 02:10:08 PM
The Mayor is a great guy and if you knew his real background you would agree.
Suffice to say he is dedicated to raising his son with some special needs.

Agreed, I have met the Mayor and he is a nice person in real life. 


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: polychronopolous on August 28, 2012, 02:10:52 PM
No , we didn't wrestle eachother . We did get abused by a large amazon of a shebeast a few times  ;)

No better time on earth.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 02:11:23 PM
Hi Howard. When you hit the fifties you start worrying about old age. The so-called mid-life crisis is actually about fearing old age. One way to avoid feeling old is to look buff and fit. In addition

those contemplating marriage want to look good in the wedding photos so do something about excess weight, etc.

250 pounds isn't that big but if you used to compete at 195 you probably should keep your weight about 210 and no more than 220. You can then easily reduce 20 pounds to compete.

The problem about competing at your age is that things have changed a lot in the last 20 years. Competitors win who are usually ripped and that takes a lot to get into such lean condition.

When and if you do get lean you will have lost too much size to make it worthwhile. I recommend that you set yourself a goal and then take some photos to post here on Getbig. That is

sufficient incentive to look good. In the end, titles and trophies mean almost nothing. Having another go doesn't mean much, either. If you need to win a trophy to feel good then you are

never going to feel satisfied. Keep your arms big but don't let the waist get too big and you should be fine.

Beth seems like a nice woman. Good luck to both of you.

Vince

Good reply and realistic goals to go for.
I'm going to get in shape for some get big pics and do a smaller contest in the over 50 class next summer.
I will suck down under 200 to 199 for the 1st time in many years.
Beth is a real doll.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 02:12:00 PM
Clearly this tread is flying all over the place. Anyway, realistic goals are a positive thing which everyone should have. Without goals, one is usually going nowhere. Good luck with all you want to do in life. Obviously, you are persistent considering after three marriages, you are ready to try this again.
Bingo!


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 28, 2012, 02:14:53 PM
Good luck to ya man try to have as much fun with it as you can, I must agree with one of the other guys in saying are you sure you wanna focus on something so time consuming just as your getting married though.

I agree and if it wasn't fun , at this point I wouldn't consider it.
being with Beth has made my life more relaxed and stable.
The wedding will be nice but low key and in the mountains.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 29, 2012, 02:58:23 PM
I won`t let something as silly as meat come between us.

The line you don't want to hear from a dude behind you in the gym shower ;D


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: kyomu on August 30, 2012, 01:36:15 AM
Sorry howard. No offence at all bro. But i have never seen even one picture of your past contest. Can you upload one? Thanx!


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Vince B on August 30, 2012, 03:50:47 AM
Btw Howard, you are a funny guy. You make a nice couple.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: CalvinH on August 30, 2012, 04:06:40 AM
Good to know that Howard is a teacher of America's youth...


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 30, 2012, 12:28:57 PM
Sorry howard. No offence at all bro. But i have never seen even one picture of your past contest. Can you upload one? Thanx!


I recently sold my house and moved in with fiance'. During the move I found a lot of old pics which I am putting on disc.
That should be done by this weekend. I will post what I have from the good ol' days and let everyone ridicule me haha.

Hey Vince, being funny aka funny looking like me made life tough growing up.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: evandatp on August 30, 2012, 06:16:26 PM
I've been posting on Getbig for four years I think and Howard's been talking about "getting back on stage" the entire time.
I, too, need the stability of Howard's posts in mi vida loca.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: snx on August 30, 2012, 06:57:31 PM
i HATE your threads Howard. I mean really HATE them. I wish you would die and never come back. At least Basile, in his attention whoring ways, brought some humor and fodder to the boards due to the inanity of his threads. You, I fear, try too hard to curry favor. I loathe you.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: The True Adonis on August 30, 2012, 07:26:16 PM
Sorry howard. No offence at all bro. But i have never seen even one picture of your past contest. Can you upload one? Thanx!


(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101156.0;attach=109468;image)

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101156.0;attach=109469;image)

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101156.0;attach=109473;image)


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: WillGrant on August 30, 2012, 07:47:58 PM
Howie looks good there


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 31, 2012, 12:21:50 PM
Thanks , the middle Zane pose and the bottom line up  pic of me with red trunks doing a side chest shot,was from the Lt Hvy class judging at the 1987 NPC Jr USA. The top blue side chest was the 1993 AAU Louisiana ( drug tested show) that I won.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 31, 2012, 12:27:09 PM
i HATE your threads Howard. I mean really HATE them. I wish you would die and never come back. At least Basile, in his attention whoring ways, brought some humor and fodder to the boards due to the inanity of his threads. You, I fear, try too hard to curry favor. I loathe you.

Sooooooo, you are going to pass on my lecture series, now on DVD?


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: njflex on August 31, 2012, 12:47:44 PM
NICE JOB HOWIE,,,


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Big Chiro Flex on August 31, 2012, 12:51:33 PM
He is an ex lover who couldn't quit me when we worked as ranch hands on the Mountain.
L O L


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: snx on August 31, 2012, 12:51:43 PM
Sooooooo, you are going to pass on my lecture series, now on DVD?

Yes. Unless I get a groupon deal on it.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Big Chiro Flex on August 31, 2012, 12:55:30 PM
howard the old lonely attnetion whoring fart is stealing the attention from ...wes, the old lonely attention whoring fart.
Pick on someone your own level of Gay, please. Also, your GPS coordinates sir, post them.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on August 31, 2012, 04:52:33 PM
Sorry howard. No offence at all bro. But i have never seen even one picture of your past contest. Can you upload one? Thanx!


TA had a couple somehow, he just put up and want to say thanks to him for that. I need to get my old pics on 1 good CD disc.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: cephissus on August 31, 2012, 09:03:28 PM
howard have you ever used steroids?


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: kyomu on August 31, 2012, 11:48:29 PM
I recently sold my house and moved in with fiance'. During the move I found a lot of old pics which I am putting on disc.
That should be done by this weekend. I will post what I have from the good ol' days and let everyone ridicule me haha.

Hey Vince, being funny aka funny looking like me made life tough growing up.
I havent been on stage that much like you. So i dont think that you had that bad physic.
The  experience makes athlete better.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: BikiniSlut on August 31, 2012, 11:51:36 PM
Fuck Howard....great pics from the past!


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: 99 Bananas on September 01, 2012, 12:12:10 AM
God damn Osteo arthritis?! Shit just got real. No big deal the body is just deteriorating in areas that can't be regenerated or repaired! Epic mortality. Good luck with fixing the rest. I just recommend keeping the eye of the tiger. Without it your efforts become tiresome. With the eye of the tiger you have no preference in the world. You simply do everything you KNOW to do when you KNOW to do it everytime it comes up. Whatever IT might be! When you work with the universe, you harness the power of the universe at the same time. Just don't demand it do anymore that it told you it would. From here you may do anything howard. Eat protein and lift weights too.What else?! The question is the answer and you know well that it's as easy as doing it. There's no more need for anyone elses input.  You work full time to make it the best it can be without an attachment to whether or not it's finished.


Title: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Howard on September 10, 2012, 02:26:19 PM
I was  listening to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber which got me hyped for the ol' gym.
Then reality hit me like a stinky, wet fart  , right in the face :o
Fantasy mindset - I could lean out and be the Jay Cutler of the NPC masters division.
Reality check - I'm a chunky 53 yr old who hasn't competed since the yr before Clinton's re-election.
I have osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/sacro ( low back).

My most fit years are now seen clearly  in the rear view mirror. The poontang  I can get is like me, older and smells musky.
On the good side , I can still get around without a walker and don't need to wear Depends. I still have most of the hair on my head, despite more nose and butt hair. I'm getting married again for the 4th time and my fiance' still likes to "do it" ( or at least pretends to).
I can stand naked in the gym locker room  now with 1 foot up on the bench and say ;" Back in my day..."

Aaaaa screw it, I'm going to the gym  but I might not lift. I can at least ride the exercise bike for 30 min while I watch some cable news show.
I can mutter and mumble abut how the country is going to hell while I ride. Then I can go sit in the hot tub and do my best to look like the creepy older guy , waiting to hit on some poor female.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: BB on September 10, 2012, 02:39:54 PM
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/26516075.jpg).


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Iceman1981 on September 10, 2012, 02:41:14 PM
I was  listening to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber which got me hyped for the ol' gym.
Then reality hit me like a stinky, wet fart  , right in the face :o
Fantasy mindset - I could lean out and be the Jay Cutler of the NPC masters division.
Reality check - I'm a chunky 53 yr old who hasn't competed since the yr before Clinton's re-election.
I have osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/sacro ( low back).

My most fit years are now seen clearly  in the rear view mirror. The poontang  I can get is like me, older and smells musky.
On the good side , I can still get around without a walker and don't need to wear Depends. I still have most of the hair on my head, despite more nose and butt hair. I'm getting married again for the 4th time and my finance' still likes to "do it" ( or at least pretends to).
I can stand naked in the gym locker room  now with 1 foot up on the bench and say ;" Back in my day..."

Aaaaa screw it, I'm going to the gym  but I might not lift. I can at least ride the exercise bike for 30 min while I watch some cable news show.
I can mutter and mumble abut how the country is going to hell while I ride. Then I can go sit in the hot tub and do my best to look like the creepy older guy , waiting to hit on some poor female.

Your finance still likes to do it? Yeah Yeah, I know, "fiance"


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: the trainer on September 10, 2012, 02:42:40 PM
I was  listening to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber which got me hyped for the ol' gym.
Then reality hit me like a stinky, wet fart  , right in the face :o
Fantasy mindset - I could lean out and be the Jay Cutler of the NPC masters division.
Reality check - I'm a chunky 53 yr old who hasn't competed since the yr before Clinton's re-election.
I have osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/sacro ( low back).

My most fit years are now seen clearly  in the rear view mirror. The poontang  I can get is like me, older and smells musky.
On the good side , I can still get around without a walker and don't need to wear Depends. I still have most of the hair on my head, despite more nose and butt hair. I'm getting married again for the 4th time and my finance' still likes to "do it" ( or at least pretends to).
I can stand naked in the gym locker room  now with 1 foot up on the bench and say ;" Back in my day..."

Aaaaa screw it, I'm going to the gym  but I might not lift. I can at least ride the exercise bike for 30 min while I watch some cable news show.
I can mutter and mumble abut how the country is going to hell while I ride. Then I can go sit in the hot tub and do my best to look like the creepy older guy , waiting to hit on some poor female.

whats wrong with you, you dont have to lift heavy weights and just use some gh and you will look good and bang some 18 year olds.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: polychronopolous on September 10, 2012, 02:43:50 PM
I heard that Howard was looking to get back in shape and do another bodybuilding competition.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: dr.chimps on September 10, 2012, 02:50:01 PM

Now, he's just that 'guy' who corners you and tells you how he was in better shape than you at your age, and you look at him in all his delusion and fatness and just nod and walk away.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: polychronopolous on September 10, 2012, 03:20:39 PM
Now, he's just that 'guy' who corners you and tells you how he was in better shape than you at your age, and you look at him in all his delusion and fatness and just nod and walk away.

You just smile and nod knowingly until you see that little glimmer of hope in his eyes while slowly backing away towards the nearest escape route. But that is only the beginning isn't it? Because it is only at that point after escaping that you log into a site like getbig.com only to see his handle and thereby become forced to ingest a never ending sequence of regurgitated and interminable "butt" and "fart" jokes that seemingly have no connotation nor sliver of gaiety about them.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: wes on September 10, 2012, 05:12:19 PM
I told you guys!

::)


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Big Chiro Flex on September 10, 2012, 06:58:44 PM
I told you guys!

::)
It's true...

Howard you need some of that drive and determination that your fellow age-bracket member "Wes" has. Take your vitamins and tren, pull yourself up by your bootstraps, and get out there and win that plastic trophy man. Dozens on GetBig are counting on you to stick with this and be a man of your word posts. Do it, before Wes takes a pass at your gal and impresses her with his 10 pack and offers to take her for an early-bird special steak dinner.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: chaos on September 10, 2012, 07:02:29 PM
I told you guys!

::)
Aren't you doing a sausage smuggling event soon?


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: andyshawads on September 10, 2012, 07:34:51 PM
The duck


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Vince B on September 10, 2012, 07:35:53 PM
Howard, back in the day....1971....I remember going to the Coogee Gym and looking forward to a good workout. I picked up the latest copy of Ironman with Casey Viator on the cover and Sergio Oliva inside. I thought to myself, 'what is the point?' No matter how hard I trained I was never going to get as big as those two giants. So that day I took a walk along the beach at Coogee and drove home without working out.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Hypertrophy on September 10, 2012, 07:38:04 PM
I was  listening to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber which got me hyped for the ol' gym.
Then reality hit me like a stinky, wet fart  , right in the face :o
Fantasy mindset - I could lean out and be the Jay Cutler of the NPC masters division.
Reality check - I'm a chunky 53 yr old who hasn't competed since the yr before Clinton's re-election.
I have osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/sacro ( low back).

My most fit years are now seen clearly  in the rear view mirror. The poontang  I can get is like me, older and smells musky.
On the good side , I can still get around without a walker and don't need to wear Depends. I still have most of the hair on my head, despite more nose and butt hair. I'm getting married again for the 4th time and my finance' still likes to "do it" ( or at least pretends to).
I can stand naked in the gym locker room  now with 1 foot up on the bench and say ;" Back in my day..."

Aaaaa screw it, I'm going to the gym  but I might not lift. I can at least ride the exercise bike for 30 min while I watch some cable news show.
I can mutter and mumble abut how the country is going to hell while I ride. Then I can go sit in the hot tub and do my best to look like the creepy older guy , waiting to hit on some poor female.

Howard, you are suffering from the mild depression that sets in when you realize that there is no point in getting big and strong anymore. Age has a way of doing that to you. So back off on the weights and enjoy life. One heavy workout a week will maintain your muscle mass. Life is too short to worry about things which dont matter in the grand scheme of things.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: wes on September 11, 2012, 01:51:02 AM
Aren't you doing a sausage smuggling event soon?
I will look like a veritable god at 57 years old...............body under construction as we speak,not farting in a hot tub waiting to grow old dead!


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: BigCyp on September 11, 2012, 01:59:26 AM
I'm sure Howard was funnyish about 8 years ago?


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Dreadlifter on September 11, 2012, 02:25:56 AM
I will look like a veritable god at 57 years old...............body under construction as we speak,not farting in a hot tub waiting to grow old dead!

57 Wes? Come on now bro.  ;D

And Wes isn't waiting to grow old, old is waiting to grow Wes.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: snx on September 11, 2012, 05:13:48 AM
Lots of self-loathing in this thread.

Take a page from Michael Smiriglio's book. Buy a gun, and shoot your dick off. You don't need it anyway.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: booty on September 11, 2012, 05:29:21 AM
Lots of self-loathing in this thread.

Take a page from Michael Smiriglio's book. Buy a gun, and shoot your dick off. You don't need it anyway.
Howard does need his dick, he's getting married to Beth soon. 


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Parker on September 11, 2012, 05:35:54 AM
Howard, you are suffering from the mild depression that sets in when you realize that there is no point in getting big and strong anymore. Age has a way of doing that to you. So back off on the weights and enjoy life. One heavy workout a week will maintain your muscle mass. Life is too short to worry about things which dont matter in the grand scheme of things.
After 3-4 marriages, being a high school teacher, and seeing the guys you taught come back and be bigger than you'll ever be, I think it's high time he take up another hobby, like fishing, wood-work, painting (Bob Ross Style), drawing, law school, buy a Porsche, fix up an old car, learn to dance salsa or samba with the wife (women get in shape from that)...
Or sit on the couch and watch the Oprah Channel.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: chaos on September 11, 2012, 06:06:28 AM
I will look like a veritable god at 57 years old...............body under construction as we speak,not farting in a hot tub waiting to grow old dead!
Must be all that legit kigtropona!! ;D


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Rhomboids on September 11, 2012, 06:31:58 AM
You're the same loser that posted the thread about wanting advice for getting in shape?  So the people saying this is you M.O. were right.  Look at you, you're pathetic.  At your age and still acting like a 15yr old. 

Get a grip you old coot. 

I was  listening to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber which got me hyped for the ol' gym.
Then reality hit me like a stinky, wet fart  , right in the face :o
Fantasy mindset - I could lean out and be the Jay Cutler of the NPC masters division.
Reality check - I'm a chunky 53 yr old who hasn't competed since the yr before Clinton's re-election.
I have osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/sacro ( low back).

My most fit years are now seen clearly  in the rear view mirror. The poontang  I can get is like me, older and smells musky.
On the good side , I can still get around without a walker and don't need to wear Depends. I still have most of the hair on my head, despite more nose and butt hair. I'm getting married again for the 4th time and my finance' still likes to "do it" ( or at least pretends to).
I can stand naked in the gym locker room  now with 1 foot up on the bench and say ;" Back in my day..."

Aaaaa screw it, I'm going to the gym  but I might not lift. I can at least ride the exercise bike for 30 min while I watch some cable news show.
I can mutter and mumble abut how the country is going to hell while I ride. Then I can go sit in the hot tub and do my best to look like the creepy older guy , waiting to hit on some poor female.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Swollen_Powell on September 11, 2012, 06:39:35 AM
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/26516075.jpg).

stop using them big ass words or im just going to take them as disrespect


@howard, you get in shape and 18-25 yr old hoes are in your vision with ya old ass, trust me I know old dudes from the gym that are ripped and pinning bitches down to the bed like brett hart no homo


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: CalvinH on September 11, 2012, 06:57:38 AM
I'm sure Howard was funnyish about 8 years ago?


Are you saying he should lift more and post a hell of a lot less?


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Howard on September 11, 2012, 08:09:07 AM
You just smile and nod knowingly until you see that little glimmer of hope in his eyes while slowly backing away towards the nearest escape route. But that is only the beginning isn't it? Because it is only at that point after escaping that you log into a site like getbig.com only to see his handle and thereby become forced to ingest a never ending sequence of regurgitated and interminable "butt" and "fart" jokes that seemingly have no connotation nor sliver of gaiety about them.

LOL, you nailed it! ;D  Now that's a smartass , getbig style reply.
Well played sir!


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: bigmikecox on September 11, 2012, 08:10:47 AM
I was  listening to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber which got me hyped for the ol' gym.
Then reality hit me like a stinky, wet fart  , right in the face :o
Fantasy mindset - I could lean out and be the Jay Cutler of the NPC masters division.
Reality check - I'm a chunky 53 yr old who hasn't competed since the yr before Clinton's re-election.
I have osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/sacro ( low back).

My most fit years are now seen clearly  in the rear view mirror. The poontang  I can get is like me, older and smells musky.
On the good side , I can still get around without a walker and don't need to wear Depends. I still have most of the hair on my head, despite more nose and butt hair. I'm getting married again for the 4th time and my fiance' still likes to "do it" ( or at least pretends to).
I can stand naked in the gym locker room  now with 1 foot up on the bench and say ;" Back in my day..."

Aaaaa screw it, I'm going to the gym  but I might not lift. I can at least ride the exercise bike for 30 min while I watch some cable news show.
I can mutter and mumble abut how the country is going to hell while I ride. Then I can go sit in the hot tub and do my best to look like the creepy older guy , waiting to hit on some poor female.

With a little test and GH you COULD win the Jay Cutler Classic!!


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Howard on September 11, 2012, 08:11:00 AM
Howard, back in the day....1971....I remember going to the Coogee Gym and looking forward to a good workout. I picked up the latest copy of Ironman with Casey Viator on the cover and Sergio Oliva inside. I thought to myself, 'what is the point?' No matter how hard I trained I was never going to get as big as those two giants. So that day I took a walk along the beach at Coogee and drove home without working out.

I'm just glad I wasn't walking near a beach when that happens to me.
I might just keep walking out into the ocean.... :D


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Fortress on September 11, 2012, 11:18:00 AM
The estrogen is strong in this thread.

You might as well buy a teddy bear and curl up in the fetal position, farting yourself to sleep/death.

 



Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Voice of Doom on September 11, 2012, 11:37:50 AM
I stopped reading after Lady Gaga......


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Viking11 on September 11, 2012, 06:13:27 PM
Jesus, Howard. You have more mindset changes than a menopausal prostitute.  Grow a sack, lift some heavy weights and get that proper eating going. You know how to do this. Do it!


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Howard on September 17, 2012, 02:03:31 PM
The estrogen is strong in this thread.

You might as well buy a teddy bear and curl up in the fetal position, farting yourself to sleep/death.

 



Good idea!


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Howard on September 17, 2012, 02:05:11 PM
Jesus, Howard. You have more mindset changes than a menopausal prostitute.  Grow a sack, lift some heavy weights and get that proper eating going. You know how to do this. Do it!
You know I'm training to be a cagefighter . Try comming over here and saying THAT and see what happens Napoleon. :o


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Viking11 on September 18, 2012, 01:59:00 PM
You know I'm training to be a cagefighter . Try comming over here and saying THAT and see what happens Napoleon. :o
See?  What happened to the renewed passion for bodybuilding?  It's like ADDDDDD..  Except I know you're a physics teacher, and you can't get ANYWHERE in physics being scatterbrained- which is why I failed to get anywhere in physics. So I am confused.  PS - was trying to motivate you, you big lug!  Signing off in search of therapy and inner peace..


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Nails on September 18, 2012, 02:09:18 PM
That must have broken your sweet old 68yr old heart Vince  :'(


(http://i53.tinypic.com/2i06xib.jpg)


Howard, back in the day....1971....I remember going to the Coogee Gym and looking forward to a good workout. I picked up the latest copy of Ironman with Casey Viator on the cover and Sergio Oliva inside. I thought to myself, 'what is the point?' No matter how hard I trained I was never going to get as big as those two giants. So that day I took a walk along the beach at Coogee and drove home without working out.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Kwon_2 on September 18, 2012, 07:53:37 PM
Howie at his best! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY6m1LKt9G8


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Howard on September 19, 2012, 03:02:26 PM
At around the 2 min mark , my fianace' Beth appears. We are getting married Oct 21.


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: polychronopolous on September 19, 2012, 03:06:34 PM
At around the 2 min mark , my fianace' Beth appears. We are getting married Oct 21.


Yeah you were pretty entertaining and funny in that video. Congrats on the marriage, she seems like a real nice girl.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on September 19, 2012, 03:16:07 PM
Fuck Howard....great pics from the past!

Thanks a bunch. I miss contest prep and being on stage despite what a pain in the stinkhole it can be hahaha.
I gotta hit the ol gym and do a chest ,tris and a routine.
How goes your training?


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: booty on September 19, 2012, 03:50:10 PM
Fuck Howard....great pics from the past!

X 2  I am really impressed Howard.  Those pics should be motivation enough for you to train your ass off and get back up onstage.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: BIG AL MCKECHNIE on September 19, 2012, 04:08:09 PM
You looked fukin good Howard. Got to give credit where it's  due.
I think you might just have shut a few fukers up who like to bust your balls.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: kyomu on September 20, 2012, 07:35:36 AM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101156.0;attach=109468;image)

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101156.0;attach=109469;image)

(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101156.0;attach=109473;image)
Waw! Very good. Classic line! Earned great respect!
Thanx Adonis!


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: michael arvilla on September 20, 2012, 07:56:29 AM
I`ve known Howard from the www for ten years....no tension between us,he`s a good guy who used to have an awesome physique and he still loves bodybuilding.


But,for 10 of those 10 years he has posted this same type of thread a zillion times.

Shit or get off the pot Howie you can do it,you used to look fantastic,better than most amateur bodybuilders in your day.


Peace and good luck until the next time you post this same thread again !  :D
  this!  (and i truly like Howie!)   


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: orion on September 20, 2012, 12:01:24 PM
I was  listening to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber which got me hyped for the ol' gym.
Then reality hit me like a stinky, wet fart  , right in the face :o
Fantasy mindset - I could lean out and be the Jay Cutler of the NPC masters division.
Reality check - I'm a chunky 53 yr old who hasn't competed since the yr before Clinton's re-election.
I have osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/sacro ( low back).

My most fit years are now seen clearly  in the rear view mirror. The poontang  I can get is like me, older and smells musky.
On the good side , I can still get around without a walker and don't need to wear Depends. I still have most of the hair on my head, despite more nose and butt hair. I'm getting married again for the 4th time and my fiance' still likes to "do it" ( or at least pretends to).
I can stand naked in the gym locker room  now with 1 foot up on the bench and say ;" Back in my day..."

Aaaaa screw it, I'm going to the gym  but I might not lift. I can at least ride the exercise bike for 30 min while I watch some cable news show.
I can mutter and mumble abut how the country is going to hell while I ride. Then I can go sit in the hot tub and do my best to look like the creepy older guy , waiting to hit on some poor female.

Well, I see no other option for you but to take the 333 route and post on GB 100 times a day.  Get cracking man, it will give your life meaning.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: arce1988 on September 20, 2012, 01:21:59 PM
  Go Howie


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on September 20, 2012, 04:04:25 PM
You looked fukin good Howard. Got to give credit where it's  due.
I think you might just have shut a few fukers up who like to bust your balls.


Thanks and yeah I get some level of satisifaction by having some getbiggers seeing my old pics and realizing I walked the walk , NOT just talked the talk. Did just over 40 shows from 1978-1995.


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on September 20, 2012, 04:20:23 PM
 this!  (and i truly like Howie!)  

Ya know Mike you are 100% right to point out my waffling over the past 10 plus yrs.
I last competed at a drug tested show in Texas in 1995.
In all modesty I got shredded and the most ripped look, I ever had on stage.
After the show, one judge  told me , I looked like  I was going to explode when I hit my most muscular pose.
To get like THAT,( without any drugs) I had to suffer thru some serious diet and contest prep.
Ok, this will sound odd, but right after the finals and looking at my trophy, I felt something "break" deep inside me.
No, nothing physical broke, it was something emotional or spritual or whatever?
After 17 yrs and over 40 shows, this last contest prep broke me. I knew ,deep inside, I couldn't suffer thru any more contest prep.
I simply wanted to train and ENJOY bodybuilding as a fun hobby.

Since that last show, I have judged , trained, attended shows and posted on various forums.
It has been fun, but sometimes I miss the feeling of being ripped  on stage.
I start thinking of doing a contest, but I just can't bring myself to stay the course and quickly abort .
Now, at 53 and several years removed from that last show, I am at a different place.
I am nearly recovered from my achilles heel tendon surgery from last June and am training hard again.
Who knows what the future will hold for the Howardbeast.

Hey Big Mike, how's your training and life after Laura.??????? ???


Title: Re: Serious thread for advice on training and diet after surgery
Post by: calfzilla on September 20, 2012, 11:41:12 PM
Didn't read all of this crappy thread but I will say this. Bob Paris in his book Flawless, says "be as perfect as you can be." meaning don't compare yourself to others just achieve what you can and be at YOUR best. Your best is better than your worst or avg right?


Title: Re: I was thinking of working out, but why bother?
Post by: Howard on September 21, 2012, 05:22:18 AM
Well, I see no other option for you but to take the 333 route and post on GB 100 times a day.  Get cracking man, it will give your life meaning.

I'm already on it!


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: bigmikecox on September 21, 2012, 06:04:09 AM
Thanks a bunch. I miss contest prep and being on stage despite what a pain in the stinkhole it can be hahaha.
I gotta hit the ol gym and do a chest ,tris and a routine.
How goes your training?

Contest prep sucks for me! The training becomes like a job and I feel like a pin cushion, but its a labor of love


Title: Re: thread for advice, believe it or not , I'm serious
Post by: Howard on September 21, 2012, 06:19:09 AM
Contest prep sucks for me! The training becomes like a job and I feel like a pin cushion, but its a labor of love

Yeah Mike, that g4p can make your butt feel like a dartboard hahaha.
It hurts when it first goes in, but we take it as a labor of love  ;)


Title: Re: Serious thread for advice on training and diet after surgery
Post by: Tito24 on September 21, 2012, 06:38:00 AM
crash course in brain surgery


Title: Re: Serious thread for advice on training and diet after surgery
Post by: Howard on September 22, 2012, 08:24:01 AM
crash course in brain surgery

huh?