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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: How much do you bench? on: Today at 02:15:01 PM
http://www.criticalbench.com/Scott-Mendelson.htm

Big chests do not make big bench presses.


I disagree, especially if you are a raw bencher.  An equipped bencher would be more worried about lats, rear delts, and especially triceps since in equipped benching the chest plays very little role and triceps and stabilizing muscles like lats, rear delts etc play a bigger role.  If you bench without a shirt, you are going to be using your chest a whole lot unless you use a narrow grip and even then you are going to be using your chest somewhat.  Scott knows this as he tore his pec pretty good trying to best his raw bench press record. 
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: How much do you bench? on: Today at 01:05:20 PM
bench press doesnt build chest

it build ego

Said no on with a good bench press ever.     Wink
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: How much do you bench? on: Today at 10:39:06 AM
Best ever was 3 plates. Today I'd be lucky if I can put up 2.

315 is a sold bench.   When consider how many people do the bench press as a whole and how many can actually ever get 315, I would bet it is only about 3-4%.

4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Random pics on: April 19, 2014, 09:54:32 AM
lol!   Classy girl!

Yes for sure.  I'm especially disappointed she doesn't know the difference between your and you're.


5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: get a load of this asshole (eliot huls) - "how to use roids" on: April 18, 2014, 11:29:18 AM
they both look like shit, hope this helps




seriously look at that beer belly


and his wife is a train wreck with misplace old womans tits and ugly lesbian face & haircut

Is it really necessary to go after someone's wife like that?  I've watched several of his videos and while I don't agree with everything he says, he seems pretty straight forward and better than a lot of the crappy motivators and or so called experts. 
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: get a load of this asshole (eliot huls) - "how to use roids" on: April 18, 2014, 11:05:28 AM
What about him?
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High school kid squatting 615lbs!! on: April 17, 2014, 06:19:55 PM
Wilks Formula sounds as bad as the Anti-GMO crowd justification for wanting to ban perfectly good food.  Cheesy

Ha, I agree mostly.  I mean I do understand the general purpose of it which is two fold.  1. If they didn't have that, the lighter weight classes would generally always be winning the overalls in powerlifting if they went strictly by a pure # per # formula which is technically the fairest way.  2.  They say which I don't entirely agree with "no one wants to see an ant lift a potato chip."  I think it needs a bit of adjusting and not give the heavier classes such an advantage.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High school kid squatting 615lbs!! on: April 17, 2014, 06:02:49 PM
to put in in perspective.

That fat sloppy mess is squatting 615 at 300 plus lbs is like someone 180 doing 369 lbs.
 Undecided



On a pure pound for pound level yes, they are about equal.  However if you are using powerlifting rules, they use one of several scales to determine the strongest # for #.  Wilks being the most common and gives a bonus for the more you lift and is not a strict # for # formual .  The Wilks value for the 300/615 kid would be 156.575 and for the 180/369 112.811 so if there were going for an overall in a PL meet, the fat kid would win by a lot. 
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ground Beef: 80% or 90% on: April 17, 2014, 11:43:53 AM
If you press the meat with paper towels when it is done cooking, you can pretty much make the fat content very similar supposedly. 
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 3 weeks into my diet on: April 17, 2014, 10:11:01 AM
Looking good Mike.  Keep it up.
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High school kid squatting 615lbs!! on: April 16, 2014, 02:47:13 PM
Although the spotter could have done a better job and not touched him, he went VERY deep and he didn't even have any knee wraps or sleeves that I could see and looked like he was good for a tad more.  Very impressive for this young man.  
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Worst muscle receptors than ESFitness on: April 16, 2014, 10:39:59 AM
He just over-dieted a bit and didn't carb up enough and came in too flat.  A couple stacks of pancakes and butter he'll be good to go. 
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anyone following the Pistorius trial? on: April 11, 2014, 01:20:36 PM
Makes perfect sense to me.  Wake up because you hear sounds in the bathroom and think there is an intruder.  Don't bother to check if your GF is in the bed, get up and shoot through the door several times because you hear the "intruder" inside.  Guy should be let off, obviously an innocent mistake.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Almost a 4 x Bodyweight Bench - on: April 09, 2014, 05:11:21 PM
1. why is he laying down flat

2. why did the judge frisk him  Huh

1.He supposedly has limited use of his legs.  Kind of disappointing considering many of the others have no use at all.  I don't know exactly what makes you qualify or not.

2. Yes actually he is checking him for any hidden supportive equipment. 
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Almost a 4 x Bodyweight Bench - on: April 09, 2014, 05:02:08 PM
The paraplegic lifters are quite impressive.  One of the strongest raw benchers in the world happens to be one of them.  They basically all bench very similar to a flat back bencher "duh" but without the bit of stability the legs give.  For obvious reasons though, the pound for pound formula is a little twisted with them due to the fact they basically lack any leg development which even if someone never trained their legs would be much more.  Props to them though for being able to compete at a high level in a strength based sport without the use of their legs and proving that you don't need strong legs to have a good bench. Smiley
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What is the worst tasting supplement you've had? on: April 09, 2014, 11:06:50 AM
Clenbuterex.  Stuff was dark brown and came with a measuring syringe.  Beyond nasty. 
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Brad Castleberry is at it again on: April 09, 2014, 09:46:48 AM
There isn't a weight in any of these videos that isn't 45 pounds.
There isn't a lift in any of these videos that would pass in a powerlifting meet.
The kid is astronomically strong but uses a spotter in all of his lifts. He can dunk a basketball no problem at 5'9", Ive seen him military press 405lbs on the smith machine...there are 2 videos around of that...and again its with a spotter.... again non of these weights are fake....in most of the vids its in the very same gym dusty hanshaw and I did that Flex Magazine training shoot....they are 45 pound plates. Are we not done with that argument after one of getbigs very own went in that very gym and weighed the weights? What did they weigh..... 45 pounds.

    Way back in the day (way back) he was smaller everyone around him and he himself said he was clean. 18-19-20.......I think he is 28 now.....he aint clean....but if you ever talked to him I don't think he really gives a crap about this whole world you guys live and die in....and surely doesn't take things as seriously as you guys. I don't know why he said he was lifetime natural on facebook...probably to piss you guys off....which it did.

    What I find more astonishing is 40 year old bench press specialist Ryan Dewitt is on here complaining to a bunch of 20 year olds about a 28 year old guy in his gym and is cruising Bradley Castleberry's facebook page. Be a man and go up to him yourself instead of complaining about it to a bunch of anomynous guys on a message board. Tell him you got a problem with his claims and his videos. I set him straight all the time when I have disagree with him buts that's the way I do things. I told him in the past none of his lifts are legit because of help. He does his own thing....and if people knew him they would laugh and just say "that's bradley being Bradley".....Didn't he beat you pretty soundly (I think you got 5th) at the SD show a couple years back? Are you pissed at that? I don't understand going on a message board and bitching to people when the guy goes to your gym and you can tell him straight to his face his lifts wouldn't pass. I've heard him twice compliment you on your strength at Vista LA Fitness.... guess its not reciprocated.

The problem Dante, isn't with the lifts passing or not passing.  I simply have an issue with for lack of a better term "Narcissism."  Those in the fitness industry would say narcissism is as common as people taking protein shakes "BTW, I do use your companies protein shakes Smiley "to which I would fully agree.  We all scroll through post day in and day out on FB and message boards of "look how big my arms are" or look how good I look today you name it.  You have to let some stuff slide.  However in Brads case, anyone even you can see that it is gone way beyond most to the point where it is just plain silly.  It sure just isn't me saying that.  My philosophy has always been if you are really good at something, you don't need to keep trying to remind people of how good you are.  I almost never brag about any of my lifts, don't ever make a sound in the gym, don't do a scream and victory dance after I complete a lift "I pretty much show no emotion at all in failure or success" don't post pictures, and if any videos are posted, they are almost always someone else doing it.  I sure as heck would never post anything I knew was not legit as it would be very embarrassed to do so.  Brad is at the very opposite end of that scale.  I do have extreme doubts about his natural claims but obviously that is a mute point because I cannot prove it.  However generally there is no need to scream out always that you are natural.  

Yes I have talked to him before and despite him doing things the exact opposite way I do them, I don't have any problem with him personally as he has never done anything to make me have a problem with him as a person.  Yes, without a doubt in the world 100% he is built much more for bodybuilding than me and for sure is the better bodybuilder.  That is why I do powerlifting only now as that is what I am 1000x better than and unlike many people, I know what I am good at and what I am not and don't bother to pursue things that I don't have the genetics for.  I've only know Bradly to do one powerlifting type meet many, many years ago I believe it was when they still had the Harbor day bench press contest for charity.  I beat him there pretty easy if I remember correctly he hit 455 but missed 475 and I hit 585, so obviously we have our own strengths.  He is very strong especially for how lean he is no doubt whatsoever and I admire strength in all forms.  I ignored all the other silly videos and I even would have ignored this one seriously had he used lets say 585 with the spotter.  However lets be honest 675 goes way beyond silly even for Brad and you can see a lot of people called him out on it as it was just too much to post LOOK HOW STRONG I AM NATURAL JUST HIT 675 yada yada.  You're a smart guy that knows the business Dante, you got to know that you do stuff like that you're going to be called out.  Heck that "hulk" guy has been called out a couple of times already now and his lifts are no where near as extreme as Brads are.  I guess you can disagree with the post which is your opinion, but in this sport, when you put yourself out there in such a way, you are going to be called on it.  Especially when you do it the way that is done, Brad being Brad or not.  
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Brad Castleberry is at it again on: April 08, 2014, 04:00:23 PM
Hi Brad. 
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That's gayer than your original post.. I don't know who the fuck Brad is and don't care... He may be a total homo like you but the point is a grown man doesn't point fingers and bitch.. You are truly the type of bitch that sips his whine and gossips like a "real housewife".

Sorry I hurt your feelings bro.  I didn't know my post didn't meet your approval.  Perhaps if Bradly didn't try to insult peoples intelligence so much, and not have such extreme narcissism he wouldn't be called out. 
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Brad Castleberry is at it again on: April 08, 2014, 03:47:57 PM
OH - ok - I bet he is shitting his pants worried that you have had enough!! Haha

Hey - stop being such a PUSSY and acting like some lil bitch that is concerned with what someone else is doing. If you didn't look pathetic you wouldn't care I promise - so do something to improve yourself

Hi Brad. 
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Brad Castleberry is at it again on: April 08, 2014, 03:23:01 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1478510395698079 there is only so much bullshit I will take before I say enough is enough.  I don't know which is worse, the all natural claims, or trying to convince the "low information lifter" that this kind of shit is legit.  It appears though that others have had enough as well lol.   
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Breaking News: Peaches Geldoff Found Dead Aged 25! on: April 07, 2014, 11:37:32 AM
Never heard of her.  Also, exactly what the hell is a "socialite?" 
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Live Thread: Reports coming from Fort Hood, Texas of active shooting on: April 02, 2014, 03:55:15 PM
Every report I have seen involving many different shooting they always say multiple shooters when it turns out it was only one.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Women's world BJJ champ fails PED test and stripped of placing on: March 27, 2014, 11:41:32 AM
She looks like she likes to indulge herself in the GH as well. 
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: David Blaine "real" magician? on: March 26, 2014, 01:45:45 PM
Hate to break it to you, but real magic does not exist.
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: HighSchool POwerlifter outlifts GB on: March 26, 2014, 10:50:10 AM
That's still beastly for a 16 year old kid, even with equipment.

How many of us could have bench 420 in a shirt as a 16 year old?

I was starting D-line in high school, weighed 255lbs, and my best bench was 285lbs when I was 16 (started training at 16, mind you, but all the same). In a shirt, maybe I would have got 315lbs? This kid only weighs 198lbs, and already owned state records as a sophomore.

He's a real freak.

We'll see if powerlifting ends his running back career. That kind of stuff wears the knees and hips and shoulders out long before their time, and it's not like being a running back in D1 helps that. I'd quit that stuff if I were him, and save the joints for the NCAA and NFL if he's lucky enough to get a shot.

Getting stronger than he is now won't do much for his game. It's not like there's a lot of linebackers who lift more than he does. He should focus on getting faster and staying injury free for the next 12 years. Last I heard, the NFL pays a wee bit more than powerlifting, but I'll let the pro agent billionaires on getbig chime in here.


Well, I think NFL would be a better choice that powerlifting.  A "tad" more financial incentive.   Shocked  Plus one wrong shift while squatting "I was there and saw what happened to Brandon Lilly just a couple of months ago" and your career could be over.  Kid probably should slow down on the powerlifting if he thinks he has a shot at the NFL, that is a no brainer. 
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