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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What would YOU pay for a list... on: Today at 12:48:27 PM
Talk about disappointing never to see that particular light form...

Better power would be to be able to "manipulate" so that you could make that light form/make that interest appear out of nowhere, even from people that hate you originally Cheesy


That's true. Could be curse. Kwon, you're a wise man!

Imagine seeing a woman you really like, and not seeing the light. Probably wouldn't matter if it lit up for the next 8 women...you'd torture yourself trying to get the light to turn on for that one woman and turn yourself inside out, changing yourself, trying to get even a glimmer.

On second though, ignorance is bliss. I retract my wish.

I will go back to narcissism. It's far easier...I just assume everyone thinks I'm great.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Underrated Toney Freeman on: Today at 12:45:11 PM
I actually liked these videos, and usually, I find them extremely dull.

Here's a guy who has a plan, is able to speak to it coherently, and executes what his plan is.

We can all dispute his methods, but I find his approach to be far more refreshing than a video of some guy going in and mindlessly doing exercises.

At least with Freeman, you might learn something. If nothing else, you see how a man can tailor a plan to his body.

3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What would YOU pay for a list... on: Today at 11:29:38 AM
I'd pay $500/month to have a very special skill.

I think it would be fascinating to have the power to see a light form over someone's head if they find you attractive. A light only you could see.

It would give you a tremendous amount of power in the world.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Jeremy Piven on tiptoes, ashamed of being a Manlet on: Today at 04:09:07 AM
to half squat like "whuddupp?" or just walk around like this repping og manlet status baby



Check the O.R.

You like it so far?
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lesukov looking thick!! on: Today at 04:05:48 AM
From Russia with lats

This got me. Lol'd.
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Does getbig still has the ferocious reputation like before? on: Today at 04:05:06 AM
I think it does. Plenty of serious outings have happened here as of late. It's quieted down in the past couple of weeks, but only a month or two ago, this place was on fire.

This is still a forum with capable men posting about a great many significant things.

And make no mistake; there are things.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Suicide - would you ever consider it? on: April 23, 2014, 10:06:32 PM
Agreed. My mother tried to kill herself in so many ways unsuccessfully. It was all about the drama and getting attention. Her chest was a spiderweb of scars from all the times she superficially stabbed herself over the years.

One time she called me on the phone and asked me to hold the line while she stabbed herself in the chest with a Hari-Kari style letter opener. In the background I could hear her screaming at my preteen sisters to get something for the blood....and then the phone went dead. My wife and I drove across the San Fernando valley in L.A. in record time only to discover the neighbor had called an ambulance and she had been taken to Encino hospital. When we arrived at the hospital and entered the front doors we could hear her yelling not to call the police. The hospital staff already had called them. I walked into her hospital room and just glared at her in disgust.

Though out most of my childhood I lived with this crazy woman who was my mother and who I loved dearly. I cannot tell you here how many harrowing experiences I endured as a kid growing up where she was bent on killing herself. There were times when she was drunk out of her mind and driving 90 mph on surface streets while ranting that her life was too hard to endure, while I sat in the passenger seat scared shitless that this was the end for me too.

I know first hand how devastating it is to live with someone who suffers from narcissistic personality disorder. What fascinates me today is how when she was dying from emphysema as a result of smoking endless packs of cigarettes every day since her teenage years, she fought like hell to stay alive. The will to live is a powerful thing. My mother came back from the dead several times in the last three years of her life. She ended up committing suicide by cigarettes when she was only 61 years old. Although I miss her, I was so well prepared over a lifetime of false attempts to end her own live, that I felt a sense of relief when she finally succeeded in accomplishing what she had for so long tried to accomplish.

Wow. Sorry I missed this the first time.

Prime - that's a hell of an upbringing.

For better or worse, our parents shape us in interesting ways, no?

Glad you're here, all the same.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: I keep getting asked if I am taking steroids! Gonna be a fake natty! on: April 23, 2014, 10:14:22 AM
Won't someone talk about how children are affected by all this?
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Suicide - would you ever consider it? on: April 23, 2014, 10:11:18 AM
NEVER

Life is able to give us a very rough ride at times, just suck it up and keep going, whats fixable try and fix, whats not try and forget.

Only time I would consider suicide is if I catch a terminal illness and it gets to that point where I see a shitty short/medium term future ahead and being dependent, in pain...etc. I would choose to bow out and quit whilst Im ahead.....I would be called a cruel person if I let my dog die in pain for days and weeks on end when he has no hope of recovery...why should I not award myself the same dignified and humane outcome for this situation.

Agreed.

Euthanasia, for all it's conjecture, has a place in society.

Was it not honorable for the Samurai to commit seppuku? Of course it was, rather than bring dishonor and shame to their house.

In that vein, it should be a man's choice to take an honorable death in the way he sees fit.

And if it were a physical illness, then I would like to bow out gracefully on my own dime, in my own time.

I would like to think I would have my family's support on this one.

But I can honestly say, if I had a terminal illness that was crippling my body with unbridled pain, and my daughter said to me "daddy, I just want you to stay alive as long as you can", then I would grit my teeth through every last one of my agonizing days to fulfill her wish and give her every minute I could. It would only be with full support of those I love and care about, that I would then consider euthanasia. In this way, I can stick handle around the idea of selfishness. Those who I did not consult, were people whose opinion did not matter to me enough to tip a life-and-death decision. They can rant and rave all they like. I'll be dead, and I won't care when I'm buried and gone. And my family will have understood the risks in supporting the decision, if it were to be so. This is something we would most definitely discuss and take our time with.

If even one person decides they don't like it, then I'm going to live out whatever days my broken body will give me.

10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Steroids Tolerance at 60+ on: April 23, 2014, 06:29:13 AM
I'll take a physique half as good as his when I'm 65. Guy looks great.

Shit, I'd like to look like that now.

Minus the Kenny Rogers circa "everyday-is-Dolly-Parton-duet-day" beard and 'do.
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Going on a date with 20yr when mid thirties on: April 23, 2014, 06:27:01 AM
30 and single/no kids... unless she's VP at a bank or doing very well in medicine, there are MAJOR red flags on this one.

She will be the MASTER at highlighting her strengths and hiding the crazy by this point.  Look out for things like "I'm a 3-hole girl" after 2 beers and a "confession" that she's into girls and loves 3-ways too, once she's comfortable in her relationship.  Gentlemen, this is the ol' bait-and-switch.  You make her follow thru now, or you run.  No other way about it.

To be fair, when you say "single", you mean "never married".

Because there's lots of technically single women in their early 30s who are recently divorced, without kids. Happens a lot. Him and her spend their 20s building legacies in the corporate world (for whatever that's worth), only to realize they've grown apart, had a tryst or two in the office, or one refuses to put their career on hold or change it so the other can (i.e. he gets re-located from SF to Cleveland, and she refuses to drop her six figure job just so he can become Sr VP of Supply Chain for P&G out in Cincinnatti.)

So she stays in SF, they divorce (possibly acrimoniously) and she's embittered and looking for something new. She spends too much time at work, just lost half her potential 401K (her husband and her split it 50/50), and needs to live a little.

She's not crazy. She just works too much. She is also not ready to repeat the mistakes she made with hubby #1. That can be good (i.e. more adventurous) or bad (i.e. more demanding). Tough to say.

But there are lots of near-wealthy recently divorced 30-something women out there without kids. But some of them want kids bad. Doesn't matter what your job is...the biological clock ignores no woman.


This, by the way, is not my personaly experience. I showed this thread to the wife last night Rob, and this is what she told me. Beats me if she's right. But she says she has lots of co-workers at the office who are like this. Probably hyperbole, but you never know.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 3 weeks into my diet on: April 22, 2014, 09:13:22 PM
Not sure if this is suppose to happen but I look like shit.. Ultra flat and holding tons of subq water.. Upped my water to about 1 1/2 gallons and it she's to just sit under the skin.. I'm guessing when I add carbs it will draw all that water in to the mucsle and I'll tighten up considerable.  But as of right now I feel awful and sitting at 202lbs

Hey Mike,

How you look right now doesn't matter.

If you're following Wes' plan, you're losing fat. That's most important.

The water stuff is just a game come show day.


We have eerily similar builds and responses to supplements near show day.

All I can tell you (because frankly, you don't need multiple people's advice - just Wes and you'll be fine) is that you will look just fine on show day. There are tricks to fix your water, and it's absolutely nothing to worry about. Certainly not now. Your way too far out.

I repeat: it doesn't matter a lick what you look like now. Stay the course, don't ever doubt your plan (too late now), and just go into cruise control. Stop thinking; it won't help. Just plod methodically.

If you don't stray, don't waver, and just do what Wes tells you to do, you will look your best.

To guys who've competed, your look is all too familiar. It's nothing to get freaked out about, though I know why you are. Just listen to your coach; you are right where you need to be. Stay focused and you'll be fine.
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: So...did you guys enjoy the fight? Werdum vs Browne. on: April 22, 2014, 06:51:05 PM
I think it's multi-factorial.

Werdum landed very strategic body kicks to the lateral abdomen, which most likely was behind the rib fracture that Browne suffered early during the fight.

Considering how "painful" it can be to inhale fully while having a fractured rib, one can assume that Browne was getting a limited supply of oxygen throughout those 5 rounds.

Werdum, furthermore, laying on top of him and making Browne exhausted only added to Browne's lack of energy.

Leg kicks to the body > Fractured Rib > reduce oxygenation by way of painful inhalation > Browne having to support Werdum's body weight (while Werdum had side control, back and full mount) for extended period = severe exhaustion.

All that taken into account, you have to then realize that Werdum's striking accuracy was on point, which only made matters worse for Browne.

I think Browne will be back and improved in 6-8 months.

"1"

Very good points OMR. Especially about Werdum's BJJ skills and his "smash", which I feel, is underappreciated.

If you haven't rolled before and had someone smash down on you in side control...an especially big and powerful guy who knows how to really smash properly in side control...then you have no idea how tiring it can be to try and shrimp out of it.

You get a big man go knee-on-belly on you, and see how fast you want to gas. It is not pleasant and you quickly realize you're going to have a shitty day at the office.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: THE ONLY POSE THAT REALLY MATTERS on: April 22, 2014, 01:48:37 PM
I'm shocked! Nay, dare I say appalled, that not a single one of you louts has had the good grace to mention the only pose that matters on getbig.

Pose of Cancer


Am I so olden in my getbig years that I'm the only one left to remember this?

Christ on a cracker and judas doing jumping jacks...is the entire world going to absolute pot? Have we all lost our minds?

I'm not going to take this any more!
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Is beer a good source of carbs and nutrients for bodybuilding? on: April 22, 2014, 01:45:30 PM
I like this dedicated and disciplined regimen. I think I'll try it this summer, but it'll be tough to not imbibe in summer beers by the river. Maybe I'll allot myself some alcohol cheat days every now and again.

I admire your discipline, snx. Cool

It's all about discipline. That said, IIFYAC (if it fits your alcohol consumption) then a few cheat drinks during the odd week can stoke the metabolic fires, so to speak.

Your words found their mark, my friend: I like to think I'm a bastion of regulation and control in an otherwise seemingly topsy-turvy world hell-bent on entropy, anarchy and general nihilism. I do what I can. 
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Is beer a good source of carbs and nutrients for bodybuilding? on: April 22, 2014, 11:55:11 AM
Can I abstain for a week, and then super-nutrient/carb up?   

I follow a modified beer version of Bodyopus.

Zero alcohol content monday thru Friday, until 8 pm Friday, when I begin my re-feed on alcohol. The refeed ends with my last cesar around noon on Sunday.

I find this keeps the muscles guessing.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Is beer a good source of carbs and nutrients for bodybuilding? on: April 22, 2014, 10:57:32 AM
Finally. Shizzo now has 'science' on his (drinking) side. 

C'mon.

Like you weren't hoping, just a teensy bit, that there's validity to this.

You know I am!

See you at the pub.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Have your wife/gf take this test, or take for her, see how hot she really is on: April 22, 2014, 10:48:23 AM
There's a guy version of this test too.

It's not very good.

Too many points given on how a man scores based on how he approaches in a bar. For example, if I leave a woman in a bar to go pee without telling her I'm going pee, it's worth "+1", which is the same amount of points one earns for making over $200K/year.

Not even a single point earned for endowment (or lack thereof).

Who makes these quizzes? Destitute teenage boys that are hung like matchsticks, yet fancy their approach skills in a discotheque?
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Three Amigos on: April 22, 2014, 05:45:03 AM
Do they have a plethora of schmoes?

Goddamn it...beat me to it.  Grin
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Successful bulk? on: April 21, 2014, 12:22:36 PM
From jan this year, 337 pounds



He's not fat in that pic - he's within striking distance.

Who is this guy? Good genetics for shape...just needs to not go hog wild at the dinner table.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The top three books on lifting on: April 20, 2014, 06:33:09 AM
World Anabolic Review

Anabolic Reference Guide


BodyOpus
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Requests are Through the Roof on: April 17, 2014, 10:29:51 AM
oh ya,......my 2 favorite songs  Cheesy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUXBCdt5IPg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUXBCdt5IPg</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3tiz7oyX5A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3tiz7oyX5A</a>

Excellent taste in music. Which is obviously a self-serving comment, since I love the same two songs you posted.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Street Thug VS German Shepherd (Who Would Win?) on: April 17, 2014, 08:28:35 AM
Good dogs.
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: advise: guys who been there or the science behind it on: April 17, 2014, 08:20:25 AM
I rely, generally speaking, on science.

One individual's genetic make-up makes it near impossible to apply their methods to me and hope for similar results. They may in fact be an outlier, and outliers are of no use to the average person.

I use average results, over large populations, to extrapolate what my results will be.

For example, on average, people with post-secondary education make $X,XXX more than those who only have high school education. I know high school educated friends who make far more than I do. To have emulated their methods hoping for their results may have proven disastrous for me.

So instead, I rely on the law of averages over large populations. I went and got post-secondary education because if I'm the average guy, then on average, I should expect average results. And lets face it, we're all pretty average, even though society and our moms keep telling us we're all very, very special unique butterflies.

So, when it comes to how I eat, I follow the general average results that average people can expect with the average diet. Nothing special. I'm probably quite average.

When it comes to response to supplements, I generally tend to assume I'm average, and look to what the average results are with supplements. And I expect I'll be around there.

In fact, I may or may not be an outlier. But I can't assume I will be. But I must assume that a single person, does not a statistically significant average result make.

I like to idolize those who achieve the results I desire. But I would never fool myself into believing that doing what they do will work in any way, shape, or form for me. I err on the side of caution; what are the majority of bodybuilders doing, most of the time, and how to do most of them look? I will then do what most of them do, most of the time, and expect to look like most of them do.

Chances are I'm not going to find any sort of secret on my own. Or by watching another person do it.

But that's just my opinion. And I'm one guy. So you'd be foolhardy to base your approach on what one man said, if you believe anything I've written above. How ironic...
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Worst muscle receptors than ESFitness on: April 16, 2014, 10:17:10 AM
This guy was kicked out from the Tour De France for steroid usage. He admitted to the following usage for many years:

Growth hormone, Testosterone, DHEA, Insulin, IGF-1, EPO, Cortisone

Anabolics of peace




That's the color my arms take on when I fall asleep in the boat on my fishing trips for pickerel.
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