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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lagging body part (question for serious trainers) on: June 06, 2012, 02:30:20 PM
So what you're saying is, you haven't trained calves and now because the rest of you has grown, they stick out even more.  Grin

Who doesn't train calves?
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lagging body part (question for serious trainers) on: June 06, 2012, 02:10:39 PM
"inner/outer thighs"

That's "code" for the abduction/adduction machine. Laugh all you want, but I train everything. My wife is my training partner, so you can laugh at that too.
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lagging body part (question for serious trainers) on: June 06, 2012, 02:07:36 PM
Wow, you just revealed the secret, "Bill Loguidice"................ Roll Eyes

Just answering the question and making no claims. Goodness knows what would work for someone else... Thanks for the misguided snark, though, it's appreciated.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lagging body part (question for serious trainers) on: June 06, 2012, 02:03:52 PM
the way i train cant do it 7 days a wek body would never recover
tak arms for insnce they get pounded when you hit back chest and shoulders, hitting them an additional 2 exclusive times a week... when would they rest and recover?

I train every other day, so it's only up to four times a week.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lagging body part (question for serious trainers) on: June 06, 2012, 01:56:46 PM
thanks for the response... whats your split

Basically a workout every other day, around an hour total with everything. 5 minute warm-up, bodypart or bodyparts, followed by abs and cardio.

   1. Biceps, Triceps
   2. Quads, Butt, Inner/Outer Thighs
   3. Back, Forearms
   4. Shoulders, Traps
   5. Biceps, Triceps
   6. Chest
   7. Hamstrings, Calves

Again, that's designed to focus on my particular lagging bodyparts in relation to my more responsive bodyparts. I want to keep everything in balance. Honestly, I'm still trying to find the right mix for my chest, as it's VERY responsive to training, but I find it difficult psychologically to cut back too much...

Also, approaching 40 this year and working out well over 20 years (always natural), I find I function best and get the best muscle building results with the extra rest such a split affords me.

6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lagging body part (question for serious trainers) on: June 06, 2012, 01:39:06 PM
I guess it all depends on how you train, particularly schedule-wise. My arms have lagged behind my chest and legs, so I put a second session for arms into my schedule. I've kept the rest periods the same. I've definitely noticed significant improvements in my arms in that time. I think most of us are genetically predispositioned to having certain body parts respond extremely well to less work, while other body parts need more stimulation.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Leg mass without squats? on: March 08, 2012, 02:17:35 PM
Yeah, I had to drop squats too except occasionally very light with a barbell or with dumbbells because my back can't take the compression anymore. Luckily legs are one of my better body parts so they've responded well to alternatives. Honestly, I don't think any exercise is MUST do, and there are always alternatives. It may just mean more or a different type of work...
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Lou Ferrigno at Arnold Classic 2011 (video) on: March 08, 2011, 02:14:56 PM
Lou and Arnold are the same thing: 2 asshole!
The only difference is that Arnold became a lot more succesful than Lou.
And please do not ever put Ali inthe same sentence with Arnold . Ali went to jail for a noble cause :his stand against the Vietnam war and became a an idol and exemple not only for black peoples around the world but for everyone that believe in just cause.
Beside that watch the movie" Facing Ali"  and see what kind of regard his former adversary speak about Ali (including Frazier  and Foreman)

You aren't seriously holding up Ali as a shining example of humanity in comparison to Arnold and Lou are you? He did some pretty awful things to people in his life too, including verbally humiliating and racially de-humanizing Frasier, a man who loaned a down-and-out Ali money...
9  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / History - Stories - and Memories / Re: Tom Platz on: January 07, 2011, 02:29:49 PM
wasnt tom planning a comeback recently,what happened did he compete again

Pretty sure that was many years ago, but he tore I think his biceps (or was it his pec?) and that finished him off for good. His final brush with greatness was definitely '81. After that he just wasn't the same and began to be plagued by injuries.
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Describe your lifestyle : home, job, relationship, gym, etc on: November 19, 2010, 02:15:51 PM
- Happily married with two daughters, 6 and 4; located in New Jersey
- I've been working out for over 20 years
- Writer, both as a corporate writer and freelance writer (I've had a few books published)
- I also co-founded a videogame Website back in late 2003 that's still going
- My wife and I workout in our basement gym, as well as at the local YMCA
- I've always liked to follow professional bodybuilding, even though I'm a lifetime natural (I also don't drink soda, coffee or alcohol, and never tried drugs)
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold was so bad in 80 that... on: October 27, 2010, 12:34:16 PM
In some shots, Arnold looks well off his prime, but in others he looks pretty good. Where I think Arnold wins it is in the comparisons. He's just much larger than the other guys and very conditioned, and coming off three years of Zane wins, I think that might have also worked in his favor along with the whole "it's Arnold" factor. In short, I think it's a fair argument to say that, though controversial, he probably should have won a close decision. The other rankings seem off, but again, that may have been due to quirks of the scoring system.

Where we probably had the greatest travesty in the Olympia was Columbu in '81, followed by Dorian's last win, followed by a few Coleman victories. Guys with obviously damaged bodyparts should not win it all.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: WTF happened to Monica Brant? on: October 06, 2010, 01:09:25 PM
Whether the first picture was real or not is irrelevant, what is real is that she had way too much work done to her face, and at her relatively young age (even though she's been around forever) and given the way she used to look, that's inexcusable. So whatever she was doing to wreck her face enough to already require heavy duty face work was obviously too much.
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Is Dexter Doing the Olympia? Freeman Said No on: March 16, 2010, 12:58:21 PM
Dexter probably needs to do something freaky with his body to stand out these days. He's competing against well conditioned freaks. He's definitely still top 10 in the world, but I have trouble envisioning him beating the usual suspects now, and his recent placings - even at or near his best form - indicate that.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Scenario: If Lee Haney competed in the 1990's, NOT the 1980's on: December 14, 2009, 01:24:38 PM
You can't take a guy out of his era and just plop him into another era. You don't know what that era's supplements/training techniques/etc. would necessarily do to his body. Bottom line, a few shaky Olympia wins aside, Haney did everything necessary to win against his peers, and even stepped up his game in his final Olympia. The other key factor is that Haney RETIRED at an age when most guys today are just starting out in the pro ranks. Who knows how Haney would have looked doing the pro thing into his late 30's/early 40's. He certainly had weaknesses, but they all do.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Someone fetch this guy a bigger bar...... on: December 02, 2009, 02:49:16 PM
Absolutely amazing. I hate the exercise because the bar digs into me. I was thinking about getting a "sting ray" device, but it's not a particularly critical movement for me.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Peter Putnam: The next big thing or lucky to be a *pro* with a contract? on: September 17, 2009, 11:53:10 AM
I don't get the whole AMI/media fascination with Peter Putnam. The whole eye thing is disconcerting. Comparatively, his physique is mediocre and by my best guess he'll be a middle-of-the-pack pro in the 202 and unders and out of the top 10 in any decent open lineup. He has structural issues and a relatively weak back. At his age he probably has only a few years to make some radical, radical improvements.  It's been done before, but that's quite rare. My only thinking to him getting a contract and getting so much coverage is because his wife is extremely marketable and they seem to come as a package deal more or less.

Of course I'm speaking "professionally" with all of this, the public figure aspect, not the personal aspect.  I'm sure he's a great guy outside of my strictly professional aspects critique.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: US Manned Space Flight In Doubt 40 Years After Moon Walk... on: July 07, 2009, 11:58:34 AM
Just answer my questions...

There's nothing to answer.  Every possible bit of "evidence" that it was faked has been debunked 100x over.  The moon landing was real.  All of them were.  Case closed.  Get over it.  Move on to the next crack pot conspiracy theory. The only reason why we haven't gone back is for the simplest and most blatantly obvious of reasons, money. NASA hardly has a budget to do anything these days, and it's certainly no longer of cold war importance or any other importance to get our asses personally to the moon rather than by proxy.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: US Manned Space Flight In Doubt 40 Years After Moon Walk... on: July 07, 2009, 11:38:14 AM
I seriously hope whoever in this topic thinks the moon landing was faked is joking or just trying to get a rise out of everyone, otherwise I'm afraid you're just embarrassingly stupid. Congratulations either way.
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Stallone shows off ripped physique in Brazil ! on: April 09, 2009, 01:58:06 PM
I never said he was the first. I just said he was exceptional. Whether he's busy or not -- you don't get to where he is life by sitting on your ass. And you can think anything you want. You can criticise him all you want. Bottom line is: he is where he is and you are where you are. Everyone knows Stallone. He's made something of himself. He's made an impact. Nobody knows you. Stallone dies tomorrow it's front page news. You die tomorrow it's a foot note in some obscure local newspaper destined to be bird cage lining.

It's not worship, my jealous friend, it's recognizing and appreciating accomplishment.

Epic jealously and sour grapes in this thread.

He DOES have every possible advantage - time, money, resources, experience, etc. - but that doesn't change the fact that he still has to put the effort in and is motivated to keep at it after all these decades, which is a lot more than can be said for many, many others, even those with similar circumstances.  When you reach the top and have all the money in the world and everlasting fame and all that, it's very easy to take it easy.

I've personally been working out for 20+ years at this point and don't envision myself ever stopping (it's terribly important to me and helps define part of who I am) and I look to someone like a Stallone - who really doesn't have to keep at it as intensely as he does - as a like-minded individual.  For that, I have the utmost respect.

With all that said, I was terribly disappointed when he was busted for "drugs" as I truly hoped he was all natural, but that's more a personal bias/hope from my own beliefs than something I can particularly or specifically knock him for.  The guy has inspired me since I was a little kid and continues to do so (loved Rocky Balboa and Rambo and looking forward to this new one). He's one of those guys like an Arnold who is multi-dimensional and again relateable from my personal standpoint as I in turn always strive to improve myself in all ways and am terribly ambitious with what I strive for.  To me, that's the greatest way to live one's life along with just being a generally good person and putting your family first.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Stallone shows off ripped physique in Brazil ! on: April 09, 2009, 12:56:12 PM
He's not a bodybuilder. Not everyone strives for a massive physique. In fact, most don't. It just doesn't look good and isn't functional. And you act like he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. What he accomplished in life he did himself. He was not particularly talented, nor good looking, or even naturally well built (Rocky 1). That's why I respect him and think he's a good example of hard work and determination. He earned what he's achieved.

I have to agree completely, except for the part about him not being a bodybuilder.  To me, a bodybuilder is not just someone who competes in a physique competition, just someone who lifts weights to alter their physique.  By that definition, he's most certainly a bodybuilder.

Personally, as I've gotten older (36 now), I no longer strive for the most size I can get (I peaked at 214 at 5'9", naturally of course, and am now hovering around 191, which feels and looks much better), but still very much consider myself a bodybuilder.  It's all about making the body look the best it can, regardless of out and out mass (and of course dependent upon your personal goals).
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 1983 Mr. Olympia Posedown on: December 17, 2008, 05:34:51 PM
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That video is depressing.  I hate to say it, but that's how bodybuilders should look.  The waists are incredible.  The vacuum during a front double biceps pose is a lost art.  As much as I personally dislike steroids as a lifetime natural (obviously), I have to say that they really hit the best mix at that time.  If bodybuilding had stayed with that look it might still have had some non periphery coverage like it used to.
22  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / History - Stories - and Memories / Re: Reg Park and aas on: December 15, 2008, 12:11:56 PM
Is the question did he ever take AAS or what would he have been like versus Arnold if he did?  I think it's a pretty big assumption he never tried the former at some point in his long career.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: At what age is it not cool for a guy to play computer games? on: December 15, 2008, 12:02:18 PM
Regardless of what you do, it's best to be well balanced.  Also, taking pride in yourself to make yourself a better person or the type of person you want to be is all that matters, not what others think.  If someone has a problem with something that you do, it's their problem, not yours. 

With all that said, for me personally, my three primary passions are my wife and kids, videogames and computers, and working out.  I don't expect any of that to ever change no matter how old I get.
24  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / E-Board - Movies, Music, TV, Videogames, Comics / Re: Happy Birthday Kirk Douglas, 92 years old today! on: December 09, 2008, 02:03:36 PM
I always had respect for the fact that he hit the weights right up until having a stroke (it's obviously rare for an actor of his time to have gotten into weights). Since that's been so many years ago, anyone know if he was ever able to get back into training?
25  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Is It important to get a pump? on: December 01, 2008, 01:32:05 PM
Based on the way my body reacts, I always feel some "fullness" in the muscle(s) I've worked, but not always what I would consider a true pump.  I'm one of those people who are often flat or feel flat in my muscles, while other times I'm walking around truly pumped from nothing.  With that in mind, I'd personally say that the pump is not critical to having a great workout, it's just as much a side effect of what's going on in your body at the time as it is the training.  In other words, depending upon what's going on in your body, it really won't matter what you do training wise, as you simply won't get a great pump regardless.  That of course doesn't mean that the muscle has not been broken down from training though and won't grow.  So, I think they're likely two separate things, though of course getting a good pump is always preferred over not getting one.

I think Arnold said once that he could get pumped from swimming, but swimming wasn't going to build his muscles, so you can't go by the pump.  There's probably something to that idea.
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