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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: "Pro Secrets" to Anal Steroid Use on: April 17, 2014, 09:45:27 PM
This thread is threatening to go down a slippery slope
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Women who lift...are they insane? on: April 14, 2014, 08:07:48 PM
Women in general are insane. Some are just less obvious than others.
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Now I am a fatass but wide wide wide! on: April 06, 2014, 02:02:38 PM
I am all natural too. No cyborg implants.
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Are female newsreaders and journalists just glorified prostitutes? on: April 06, 2014, 01:57:04 PM
Honestly, that's one job I don't enjoy seeing women in. Yes there have been a few outstanding ones, but many are just too perky and lack any gravitas appropriate to the more serious news. That and during an emergency, crises or similiar situation, such as the last earthquake in LA- which was really nothing- their emotionalism seemed to make it worse- a couple on channel 9 were babbling on, sounding on the edge of panic and not saying anything substantial. Would have begged to have Walter Cronkite or even Jerry Dumphrey anchoring that night.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Who Do You Follow On Instagram? on: April 03, 2014, 10:39:14 AM
Is all pictures, right?  I hate selfies, have all those people "unfollowed" on my FB. I have mostly groups and news engaged. Turned it into a kind of personalized living newspaper. I even unfollowed Dina, because the pregnant selfies were annoying and lame
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Men's 'Blooddrenched Reign is Over' Because of Birth Control Pill on: April 02, 2014, 10:49:19 AM
What the hell does blooddrenched even mean?  It applies more to females doesn't it? I mean they're the ones who bleed for a week every month and don't die.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie worst opening ever on: March 31, 2014, 07:34:34 PM
Arnie may be finished, but I really didn't think Escape Plan was a bad movie.

I just saw this movie. I thought it was really good. Yeah both stars looked old but they carried the action.  Plot was pretty clever.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: "Grazing" for bodybuilder eating... does it work? on: March 30, 2014, 11:49:57 AM
The age old bodybuilding question about how much protein our bodies can absorb in a single meal.

Ultimately, homeostasis rules the day. Total protein consumption over the course of a day (or a few days or a week) is what matters. Millions of years of evolution has saw to it that our bodies can adapt to use the fuel and nutrients we consume appropriately.

Everyone's body has a protein demand i.e. daily requirement of X grams of protein - this is determined by muscle mass, training status, injury, stress/illness etc. You meet that daily demand by consuming protein - your body will take and use what it needs, whether you eat all your protein in 1 or 8 meals per day. Excess protein is de-aminated (the nitrogen is removed and converted into urea for excretion - most expensive piss on the planet).

Following the removal of the amino-group, it is converted into a fuel molecule (just like a carb or fat). This fuel molecule is either burned or stored as fat depending on the state of your energy balance (i.e. calories in vs calories out). Because of the extra steps involved in converting an amino acid into a fuel source, protein is an inefficient fuel source for the body, hence its preference to burn carbs first, then fat, then protein last.

 
Best explanation I have seen on this. Thank you!
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Who had better competiton? Arnold, Haney, Yates or Coleman? on: March 29, 2014, 08:57:01 PM
Arnold beat
 Zane: 3 Olympia titles
 Olivia: 3 Olympia titles
Dickerson: 1 Olympia title
 Franco: 2 Olympia titles

If you go by titles and wins its Arnold.
Well then Yates is tied

Beat
Coleman 8 Olympia Titles
Bannout 1 Olympia Title
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Could this happen in pro bbing (hypothetical) on: March 29, 2014, 11:50:18 AM
I posit that a Sergio clone / ie 1/100000000 genetics/ working class/ great work ethic could come along and even without chemical excess destroy all regional competition, win the Nationals or USA or both and get a good hard look at Pro shows. Wouldn't lack mass noticiably and would have much smaller waist/hips, silhouette would look much better. Conceivably could affect future judging. Lacking huge ass/glutes the current judges probably wont go that way though.
11  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: The prophecies in The Book Of Daniel are exploding on the world stage on: March 29, 2014, 11:05:39 AM
Meteor or small asteroid or even a comet will strike the Earth at some point and cause a mass species extinction. With religious zealotry holding back scientific and other advancement, our species will be one of the masses wiped out.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 28, 2014, 01:36:05 PM
If you run as hard as you can for 400 meters you will be so exhausted you will have trouble standing up. That one lap will be brutal. If you're not running then your quarter miles will improved by this crazy method. Your one mile time will improve from doing that brutal lap.  That one lap will be so hard that you probably couldn't do it ever day. Is this the optimal time way to train to improve your running? Absolutely no. It's as intense as it gets though.

A better approach would be to do 8 or 10 x 400 meters. You will push each 400 meters hard but not to the ragged edge until latter sets. This is one of the standard workouts for milers.

What am I trying to convey? Muscle fibers, the general consensus is that they are completely on or off. They aren't capable of variable pulling. If you need for the sake of this conversation 50 fibers then 50 fibers will turn on. If you are doing one set to failure when you fail there will be unused fibers. You will now this because if you failed at 10 reps and took a rest and tried it again you might get 8 reps.  If you truly failed and stimulated all fibers you wouldn't be able to do any reps or just a few a minute later.  This is obviously a simplification of what's happening.  

HIT vs volume will never be settled. Going to failure is a tool. It shouldn't be a training protocol. Olympic lifters and Powerlifters don't train to failure every training session. Why do HIT guys say it's mandatory for strength and size gains? I believe getting stronger increases the size and density of a muscle but something else in play too. What increases a muscle size the most is it's adaptation to muscular endurance training and that is what volume training is.
If the stimulus for disparate resultant goals was the same, then that would be true.
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 27, 2014, 05:28:30 PM
Having trained at Temple Gym for about 15 years I grew up on HIT but after I left and tried volume training I've made so much more progress. Just got to find what works for you, all that heavy duty 6-8 reps a set stuff just doesn't do it for me.
You can do HIT with higher reps. Indeed, the protocol suggested by Jones,Darden, et al was to do 8 to 12 reps. Upper body, 15-20 lower body.  That's BEFORE any forced or negative reps. Mentzer dropped the rep range because that worked better for him- Mr White Fiber.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 27, 2014, 12:41:03 PM
I dont keep track of poundage. I mean I know how strong I am but it's not the reason I'm there and I am not trying to hit certain reps/poundages.

For example on a lat pulldown I'll just put the pin in somewhere near the bottom and just rep it out. It's all about exertion and effort.

Machines, free weights....preacher curl machine, dumbell curls, your muscles dont know the difference between a square weight attached to a cable or a circular one on a straight bar.

The one constant in my training is I work out very hard and I think about the kineseology of my body and what hits the target muscle most effectively

PS   you can't just remember what weights you used ? I thought you were a smart guy....LOL  Grin
. Just use the stack on everything. Nothing to remember that way.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 27, 2014, 07:07:38 AM
You must be a monster at 262lbs of solid muscle.  Care to post a picture to show us what HIT can do for one's body?
At 6'2" with big bones and 30 years of HARD training- with HRT the last 10 years and a starting weight of 185, what's the surprise?  I wouldn't bother lifting for no results.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 27, 2014, 06:58:31 AM
FIXED
Glad you are. Would hate for you to reproduce.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The #1 most Anabolic Food you can eat! on: March 27, 2014, 06:31:21 AM
Where do you find this list?  Ps I'm starving now!
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 27, 2014, 06:26:45 AM
And I bet you haven't changed the size of your muscles, either. Why not try something different. Like training arms every 3rd day for about an hour. See if you can gain an inch on your arms. If you can then apply what you know to other body parts but don't do too many parts on the same day.


Ok haven't done high volume since 1979. Didn't grow on it then. Stopped at 185 lbs. currently sitting at 262 lbs. You do the math Smiley
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 27, 2014, 06:23:43 AM
Depend of what is for You  High Volume and HIT.

For example Chest

Incline Barbell Press: 4 sets x 10-6 reps
Flat Dumbbell Press: 4 sets x 12-8 reps
Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 4 sets x 12-8 reps
Dumbbell Pullovers: 4 sets x 12-10 reps
Cable Crossovers: 4 sets x 15-12 reps

1/2 sets per exercises to positive failure, in isolation exercises drop sets, slow reps, etc. Is it for You High Volume or HIT type of training?  Wink
.  To my mind thats high volume. I did legs, chest and abs yesterday. Did 2 more sets than you have listed. Total. Warmups  with lighter weights included.  Will go again in 2 to 4 days. To me thats HIT/ low volume.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: High Volume vs HIT on: March 26, 2014, 06:46:31 PM
I get much better workouts and results from more intense, heavier, less frequent training. Note- this may have a considerable genetic component. Apparently have genes for explosive strength and almost none for long term endurance.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Let's talk about Noah's ark. on: March 26, 2014, 04:20:58 PM
But can modern ships carry two of every species + dinosaurs? Check mate atheist Angry
The pterodactyls clearly lifted the ship up over the waves until they calmed down....  Jeeeez...
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Just Bought and Built a Huge BBQ on: March 26, 2014, 04:16:23 PM
only 6 bolts and 2 washers left over--i deem it a total success

just in time for the 3 worst winter in our history as its a balmy minus 10 celcius with 3 feet of snow still on the ground

i figure bbq'd steaks at my place by august
.  Just in time to watch the oncoming winter storms as you eat your steak.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Yoga - any straight guys here do yoga? on: March 24, 2014, 10:20:07 AM
Are you saying the West has perverted yogas initial intent and turned it into another ego feeding activity done by spoiled narcissistic materialistic Westerners?
. Well, yes.
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Absolutely PERFECT Female Bodybuilder look on: March 24, 2014, 10:09:43 AM

Kai Greene is NOT a female! 
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Not enough weight on machine stack on: March 24, 2014, 10:06:26 AM
Teleport yourself and the machines to Jupiter. The weight will increase six told thus rendering that weight stack more than sufficient resistance..
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