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1  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Positive Bodybuilding Discussion & Talk / Team Scivation Podcast on: June 14, 2010, 11:00:30 AM
Team Scivation Podcast, talking with Lobliner, Charlebois and Moran:
2  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / IFBB - NPC Info / Interview - Ronnie Coleman Talks Comeback on: April 12, 2010, 12:46:31 PM
"Ronnie Coleman talks about the possibility of a comeback, speaks about his lengthy layoffs from training, and reveals the possibility of a new supplement line."
3  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Anaconda Stack by Biotest on: November 28, 2009, 08:11:37 AM
4  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Interview with HIT proponent Gordon LaVelle on: September 13, 2009, 06:32:27 AM
I recently wrapped up an interview with a proponent of High Intensity Training (HIT), Gordon LaVelle. I wanted to share a few of Gordon's thoughts. Gordon is a published HIT author (Training for Mass), and has articles on as well.

Gordona LaVelle's approach to HIT looks more like a Dorian Yates style workout then a Mike Mentzer workout.

Interview with Gordon LaVelle

Please understand that these are not my words or views. I interview a wide spectrum of lifters, from Powerlifting fed presidents to natural Mr. Olympians.


Quotes from the Interview, Part 1.....

"The big change came in the mid-to-late 80ís when I read an interview of Mike Mentzer in one of the bodybuilding magazines. I canít recall which magazine it was. Of course he didnít outline the entire high-intensity training theory in the interview, but he mentioned a few reasons why a single set, performed with the highest level of intensity, will produce the same or better results than the typical volume-oriented bodybuilding workout. His rationale was too compelling for me to ignore. As a result, I began to ease into it. Because I had gotten decent results from doing lots of sets, I had a hard time letting go of that approach."

"I definitely belong more to the Yates school. His resembled more of a traditional bodybuilding workout: visiting the gym several times per week, training a few body parts each day, and performing two or more exercises per part."

"I seem to recall someone mentioning that HIT was put forth as a ripoff money-making scheme, and nothing more. I donít know where this big flow of money is, and I donít seem to recall ever spending any money on any HIT-related enterprise. I had a Mentzer book once that someone loaned me. As for my own book, I wrote it not expecting to make a red cent. What Iíve gotten out of using HIT, however, has been of immeasurable value: Better results, in less time, with no burnout and no injury."

"One thing you want to do with HIT is make each and every set as difficult as possible. You can accomplish this without using excessively heavy weights. Going slow and making every rep count, really feeling the weight, is important. If I were to name a single most-important beyond-failure technique, Iím inclined to say a slow negative rep at the end of a set."

"Regarding HITís detractors, the majority do not even know what the theory is. They just know theyíre against it. This makes the whole issue rather interesting. For example, Iíd be willing to bet most of these people couldnít describe what string theory is either. But you probably donít see them in Internet forums, railing against string theory and calling its supporters names. So obviously this touches a nerve. But why? No one is forcing them to do it. If someone goes in the gym, trains a certain way, and gets a certain result, why would you even care?"
5  Getbig Misc Too Board / 2009 NPC Contests Info, Competitors & Discussion / Re: Anyone have 2009 Palemtto Cup results? on: May 27, 2009, 12:42:21 PM
Lee Haney won it  yrs   and yrs    and yrs ago!!!! Smiley

I did not know that
6  Getbig Misc Too Board / 2009 NPC Contests Info, Competitors & Discussion / Anyone have 2009 Palemtto Cup results? on: May 21, 2009, 12:42:08 PM
Anyone have 2009 Palemtto Cup results from this weekend?
7  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Forum Tragedy on: November 20, 2008, 07:39:32 PM
This is serious. The man is dead.
8  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Forum Tragedy on: November 20, 2008, 07:16:36 PM
Forum Tragedy

On Thursday, November 2oth, bodybuilding.comís notoriously unmoderated MISC forum taunted a 19 year old member to commit suicide via webcam.
9  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / On Working Your Back on: November 09, 2008, 03:10:19 PM
How can you tell if you are using too much weight for back exercises?

If you can't hold the weight for a split second during peak contraction, you are using too much weight. Many times, you will see lifters master the ability to swing or leverage a weight up to position for DB Rows, etc., without truly gaining the strength to lift it and/or hold it without swinging it up.

When performing back exercises, concentrate on first pulling your shoulder back, then pulling your elbow back. These motions should be smooth and continuous. Lastly, concentrate on contracting your lats tightly as you finish the rep, holding the weight for a small, split second.
10  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / New Wallpaper on: November 09, 2008, 02:43:29 PM
I just put up some new wallpaper.

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