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1  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Knee Wraps on: June 05, 2012, 09:56:32 AM
I'm sure this will end up being a highly individualized responce, however...
What is your opinion on knee wraps?  And, if you use them, once you wrap do you keep them on or rewrap each set?  Do you use them on JUST certain leg exercises or for your whole workout?
2  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: underhand/overhand deadlifts & bicep tears on: October 08, 2011, 05:50:09 AM
What always bothers me about under/over grip on deadlifts is the fact that it's uneven on your body.  Sure, you can switch back and forth, but rarely do people do that once they find a grip that's comfortable.  If it's for competetive powerlifting it's a no brainer.  For a bodybuilder, what are you trying to accomplish?  Build the muscles that the exercise is intended for...use straps and an overhand grip.  Overhand is safer for the bi's and shoulders.  What do you need to prove by gripping the bar without straps and sacrificing the extra reps you could be accomplishing using straps?
3  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Deadlifts 4 Legs on: August 18, 2011, 12:21:36 PM
I'm going to start everyother leg workout with deadlifts.
I'm not looking for a judgement on my workout, but wondering if anyone has used deads on leg day (I know generally people talk about them for back) and if it was effective for you?
Thanks
4  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Training Partner? on: August 17, 2011, 04:01:01 PM
I don't like and haven't had a training partner in YEARS for many of the reasons already stated here, and then some!
As far as being motivated, if the love of lifting and your own self competition isn't enough (and sometimes let's face it, it isn't), I use the thought that, "Somebody else is working their ass off while I'm slacking?  I won't be outworked!"  I don't compete, and don't compare my workouts to other's but it's still a great motivational tool for me...
5  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Hemroids on: August 06, 2011, 09:50:35 AM
We may not talk about them much but they scream out to us...
Any advise, either natural or not, on helping these things out?
6  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Hammer Strength Chest Press on: July 30, 2011, 08:32:14 AM
IMO...machines are great when you have an injury or an area that is prone to injury for you.  Otherwise, your body has a natural range of motion and angle of motion that a machine can't duplicate...because...ev eryone is different.  Free weights allow your body to take it's natural motion contours and hopefully make a better development and possibly less chance of injury due to unnatural stresses.
7  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Pullovers on: July 28, 2011, 03:20:50 PM
the old school way on the moon bench. not many of these benches around anymore.

My gym is an old key club that started in the early '60s and we have one of these...it collects a lot of dust because unfortunately none of us have the flexability to use it!
8  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Forearms give way before larger muscles on large compound exercises... on: June 18, 2011, 04:18:36 AM
Are your hands/fingers so small they cannot fit around a standard Olympic bar? or a handle for the cable attachments?

This is a question from an ignorant viewpoint.  Even Bill Kazmier (sp?) states often in strongman events the importance of hand size...and these people have MORE than large enough hands to fit the bars/attachments you're mentioning.
A parallel question would be:  Are your back muscles so weak you only want/can use the weight your hands/grip can hold?
The simple fact is, if you're working a muscle, there's no need to be hindered by the weakest link.  If you have options to be able to take yourself to higher levels lifting, you do so.  Obviously, this is from a muscle building/bodybuilding stand point...not a strength athlete.

In the muscle building/bodybuilding game, if you want to gain the most possible, there's no place for the "be a man" mentality...
9  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Forearms give way before larger muscles on large compound exercises... on: June 11, 2011, 01:00:46 PM
where does he say hes going to failure? his grip is giving out before he can exhaust the muscle, typical of people that rely on straps


Wait a minute...it's not ALL just "grip strength" that can be corrected.  Some people have small hands, fingers aren't long, giving them a grip disadvantage.  There's absolutely nothing wrong with using straps to help work the target muscle without having a "weak link" interfere.  Leave the strengthening of the grip, hands, forearms for the end...
10  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Injury and Rehabilitation / Partial Biceps Tendon Tear on: December 11, 2009, 12:30:43 PM
Just found out I have a partial biceps tendon tear...
Anyone with experience?  Rehab ideas?  Supplements for faster healing?
Thanks
11  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Pec training. Is it possible to train upper/lower pecs? on: November 22, 2008, 02:44:23 PM
Here's just my opinion...  I can flex my chest and make the muscles work and seemingly roll from bottom to top.  If you can do that then although you cannot completely isolate the pec muscles you definitely can emphasize different areas...and develop those areas.
12  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Taking a couple days... on: November 22, 2008, 02:38:15 PM
I just took a couple of "unplanned" days off.  I know it's a good thing that if your mind is stale, and you're feeling a bit used up that you should take a little break.  However, I feel like a friggin PUNK when I do.  And it's funny, but I'll have nearly 300 workouts this year.  Am I alone in this?
13  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Sometimes, This Board Is Scary! on: January 17, 2008, 12:59:39 PM
got any pictures of yourself posted?

Ok Squad...I'll post a picture so you can use it when you wrap a hand around yourself!
To anticipate further questions, I'll just answer them:
No...I don't know my measurements I haven't ever put a tape to myself.
No...I've never competed and don't plan to...I love the process and don't need the competition.
I won't list weights for lifts because they don't matter as long as they work for me. 
I'm 5'10", 233# (weighed in today for you Squad!) and will be 44 in March.
And, sorry Squad...I like innies and not outties so you'll have to look elsewhere! Smiley
14  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Sometimes, This Board Is Scary! on: January 17, 2008, 09:48:39 AM
Faust you're probably correct in my percentages...
I guess what the biggest thing I have a concern with is I thought this was a Training Q&A board...and ALOT of the time it reads like a JackAss board...with smartassed answers and things that are waaaaay off base.  There are other places for this type of stuff...
It's not hard for someone who is "lost" and trying to figure things out to read bad or "jackass" information and get confused or worse yet:  frustrated.
I don't know it all and never will, so I don't post my opinions unless I'm pretty damn sure that what I'm saying will work for "the masses" not for what someone else does just because...plus, sometimes there has been so much crap written that good advise that I've read can get lost.
My history in the gym goes back to 1976...does that mean I'm a monster, perfect or know it all?  No.  And, I'm assuming that other's are the same.
I'm done with this because frankly it's just all BS by people who think the more they say the better they are...
To all the people with good information:  Carry on and thanks for the good insights.
15  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Sometimes, This Board Is Scary! on: January 17, 2008, 06:45:50 AM
I'm curious, show us some "dangerous" advice that has been given out here.
If 66,6% of the posts here are bad, you should have no trouble finding something.

If you have only been lifting for a year, you are worried far too much about details that don't matter.

Squat 500+ pounds, then worry about your chest.

**Here's another...do I really NEED to go on? 
Do people not read what is written or is it SO ridiculous to all the "experts" that they think the newbies (asking for help) will understand how ridiculous the advise is and not do it?
16  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Sometimes, This Board Is Scary! on: January 17, 2008, 06:41:54 AM
I'm curious, show us some "dangerous" advice that has been given out here.
If 66,6% of the posts here are bad, you should have no trouble finding something.

Your arms grow as you grow.

Curls do not make you grow.

squats, presses, rows, pulls, and food make you grow.

When people stop and stare at you on the street because you are that jacked, when you are competing at a national level, worry about a 'bicep routine'.

Until then, you need to worry about your entire routine.

**How's this statement for dangerous?  Not training the weakest link WILL cause injury...thus dangerous.  Someone was asking a question and wanted REAL advise...
17  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Sometimes, This Board Is Scary! on: January 17, 2008, 04:09:51 AM
The responces here are just classic!  I wish I could man-up like you all...
Personal attacks for a "be careful" warning to newbies???  Come on! 
18  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Sometimes, This Board Is Scary! on: January 14, 2008, 04:05:08 PM
i love how these douchebags know everything about training yet won't let anyone know what they know or don't have a picture posted. Smiley

I guess I hit a hot button with some "experts".
I post when I feel I have something I want to input...once I've read what other's have said and I get a feel for what is really wanted.
I don't have time to live on here when the gym is my training ground for bodybuilding...not a forum.
I don't hate on getbig at all...the whole idea behind the post was to warn beginners to be careful of the information.
If I were to name all the names and actual bad information I've read (considering who they are giving it to), no one else would have time or space to prove me correct.
My picture has nothing to do with what I know and as far as letting people know what I know...I just don't blow hot air at every subject.
19  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Sometimes, This Board Is Scary! on: January 14, 2008, 12:30:33 PM
I know there's alot of good info on this board, but from what I read, unfortunately, it's only 33% of the info that's correct and/or good. 
To beginners and/or those who really want help:
Take the advise here with a gain of salt!  Some things will get you discouraged, hurt or just plain waste your time...
20  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: How can i get my squat up??? on: January 10, 2008, 02:16:32 PM
I'd be careful with any kind of box squat because if they're not done correctly, the compression on your spine could be severe...I know I'd rather fail and toss the weight (or have spotters!!!), then have that box under me at that point.
Question:  Do you KNOW what the rules for squats in powerlifting competition are?  If not, they are vital to your success...
On to training for it...
Once you learn how you are to squat in competition, practice, practice, practice...and try to increase weight of course.  Triples, doubles and singles are what you NEED to do!
Add this in:  Pick a weight that isn't reasonable...make it heavier than you think you can accomplish.  In a power rack, unrack and squat it 2 inches for reps...do a couple sets.  The next workout, 3 inches...and so on.  It really is a great techinque...
21  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Chest Training Without putting pressure on your upper Back on: January 05, 2008, 07:02:16 AM
what the hell are you talking about untamed first of all this isnt just some little tattoo on my arm this a half back piece that i am paying a good amount to get by a great tattoo artist so therefore it does take priority over a couple of days of working out....thanks anyways for your advice untamed really appreciated?

You're probably right...the tattoo will last alot longer than you're workout results...MY bad!
22  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Chest Training Without putting pressure on your upper Back on: January 05, 2008, 06:23:12 AM
Hey bros in a couple of weeks here im going to be getting a tattoo on my back which will be about a little under my shoulder blades about all the way up and the width of my back...can i get some suggestions for a good chest workout without getting on a bench that will irritate the tattoo if at all possible...?  help is much appreciated..

I can't believe I haven't read this:  Suck it up and do your routine!  A friggin tattoo taking priority or a workout?  Sorry...not even on my radar!
23  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: bicep stats and routine on: January 05, 2008, 06:20:12 AM
Personally, I do biceps like i do every other body part...on their own day:  That's the only body part I do that day.
My routine rotates each week between:

Concentration curls
Preacher Dumbell Curls
Incline Hammer Curls

   -And-

E-Z Curls
Reverse Curls
Overhead Cable Curls

The number of sets vary depending on how I and the exercise feels.  And I believe the weight should be HEAVY and reps made to build muscle, which means they do get low (even on Concentration Curls which I do for MASS).  I'm just not a believer that higher reps (although good for variation) is great for building muscle...the body adapts to what you give it...the more (heavier) you give the more (size) you get.  Of course that depends on nutrition, rest, etc.
As I'm writing this, biceps cold measure a little over 17 3/4" at 5'10", 230# and almost 44 years old.  Not great, but not too bad...
24  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: ANY OF YOU GUYS DO OVERHEAD PUSH PRESSES????? on: January 03, 2008, 01:19:39 PM
Everyother workout I change my presses, but they are ALWAYS done standing:  Military Press and Standing Dumbell Press.  Trying to stay as strict as possible on both...
25  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: how many people dont pyramid their weights up? on: December 19, 2007, 05:27:40 PM
I like volume training and I'll choose one exercise per workout and do a "true pyramid".  I increase weight up to where I can only do a single rep, then I will reduce the weight by the same rate I increased, and try to add reps.
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