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1476  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Getbig experiment. Training photo at 69. on: November 12, 2011, 03:49:12 PM
Triceps pushdowns were good for me when I could get to a gym, train at home these days
Triceps pressdowns are safe for the elbows. Warm up with high reps on light weights for a few sets to pump the arms up. When pumped you can then train the triceps heavier. Most barbell work lying supine on a bench are dangerous exercises. So called skull crunchers will destroy the elbows. If you have previous tender elbows from throwing javelin or footballs or baseballs you will aggravate the tenderness when you train triceps. If you do the lying triceps exercise as shown in this thread you will be okay. That seems weird because it is also an isolation exercise. Lots of high rep light sets are required here. Make sure you don't rub the elbow on the pads. Avoid contact when doing biceps curls on benches, too, because the sheath will be damaged. Most biceps machines are badly designed because the pads are under the elbow joint. No one puts pads under the knees on the leg curl machines so should avoid doing a similar thing with the elbows on triceps and biceps machines. If more designers were experienced bodybuilders we wouldn't have these problems.
1477  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Getbig experiment. Training photo at 69. on: November 12, 2011, 03:10:17 PM
Got to agree, triceps are a tough one. For a while I was doing seated triceps extension variations frequently, they hit my tri's well and the aching next day was intense so they had zoned in on the required muscle.
But I gained alot of pain in my elbows too. I was constantly aware of a dull ache all the time and they were so sensitive if I knocked them the pain was unbelievable.
I've laid off those kind of movements for months now and I'm pain free, never going back.
I also started to get pointier elbows, Chris Dickerson syndrome.
Ropo makes a lot of statements about the effectiveness or otherwise of various machines. Listen, I am a designer of gym equipment. If you think it is easy then have a go at designing something original and new. Talk about 2% difference is pure speculation.....in polite terms you don't know what you are talking about.

Things might look similar but could be substantially different if compared properly. You don't want to mess around with dangerous exercises for the triceps because it is too easy to damage the connective tissue and you can end up with sore elbows that is more or less permanent. I can tell you variations of tennis elbow is no joke. If you do standing French presses with a barbell you can get sore elbows. Experience will tell you which exercises to avoid and which are okay. Sometimes okay exercises get to be dangerous if heavy weights are used. Little things like arm pads and side pads can make all the difference in the world. Why? Well, believe it or not almost all people cheat doing exercises in the gym. There are two things fuelling the lack of good form in exercises. One is the ego which sees just about everyone trying to use big weights so they look strong. The other is the belief that using heavier weights will result in larger muscles. This is only partly true. The requirement is that the target muscle is actually lifting the resistance.

Two days ago in my gym I found 2 young guys doing the lying triceps extensions. The shorter bloke was using 10 X 5kg plates. He wasn't a huge guy so I told him there was no way he could use that amount of weight. So he proceeded to show me that he could. Fair dinkum, the guy was doing 1/3 range reps and his elbows were sliding sideways. Also, his shoulders were rising up. His body wasn't in a strong position, either. So I got him to reduce the load to 6 plates and have another go. He was struggling to do the reps. Eventually, after several adjustments on the machine, he was successfully doing 5 plates! He could feel the difference and now appreciates how to use the machine and get some results. His mate was taller and he ended up using 4 plates instead of 7. I told both that if they could genuinely lift 10 plates for 10 reps they would have much bigger arms.....18" cold.

I solved the problem of the body rising during triceps pressdowns by installing a bar that allows the user to put his foot under and that keeps him from rising. Made that in the early 1980s. Previously we used a heavy dumbbell to do the same thing.

1478  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Getbig experiment. Training photo at 69. on: November 12, 2011, 02:39:59 PM
you look familiar
My current workout routine is basically one muscle group per day with one complete cycle taking six days. For example: I work arms, biceps, triceps and forearms on Monday, Tuesday I work hams and calves, Wednesday I work back, Thursday shoulders, traps and abs, Friday chest and Saturday quads and calves. I limit my routine to what I can accomplish in about 45 minutes and never more than an hour. If I do cardio, that time is added time. Therefore longest workout would last 1 1/2 hours. I do a warm-up set and two to four work sets for each exercise. Usually, I do about three or four exercises for each muscle worked. Rest time between sets is never less then a minute and up to three minutes for larger muscles like quads. Every six to eight weeks I take a week off and just swim laps or do something different that requires some exercise. This routine allows a maximum recovery time which is more important the older one is. My body responds well to this.

I am fairly lean normally. I eat a normal healthy diet with an eye to protein intake. I am not a big junk food person, so that isn't an issue for me. My height is 5'11" and I weigh around 209 presently. I would guess that my body fat is about 12%. My arms and my neck both measure about 17" (no double chin). My waist is 34-35".

When I was a teenager, I was exceptionally skinny. Same approximate height as today, but weighed 126 lbs. This is what got me started weight training. I have trained most all of my adult life with very few breaks. I train to be fit and not to be a competitive bodybuilder or a muscle freak (don't believe I have the genetics for that). The most I ever weighed was 225 lbs. This was when I was twenty-nine. When I am not lifting, I eat less and generally drop some weight. My base weight most of my adult life has been 185-195 lbs. Over the last two years I've added some lean muscle mass arms a result of being on TRT (testosterone replacement therapy). This is due to my being treated by my doctor for low testosterone levels.

When I do take a block of time off from the gym and return to working out, I drop the poundages down, going light the first week back. It is all about how I feel. I am not looking to break any records or prove anything. I can generally gauge how I am doing by how sore I am. A little sore for a couple of days seems about right for me. More than that is a sure sign I am overdoing it.  Given my laid back nature, that isn't usually a problem. LOL.

The saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words....here is two thousand words worth. Both are recent. The headless one is about two months old and the other one is maybe a year ago.
1479  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Vince Basile - 2 inch arm gain in UNDER TWO MONTHS. Time to give props.. on: November 12, 2011, 01:59:15 PM
the frustrating thing is Vince didn't actually measure his arm at the start so he just thinks they are bigger. They may well be but there is still no actual evidence.
1480  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Phil heath vs Ronnie coolman on: November 11, 2011, 02:04:25 PM
it maybe different side by side but I think they look pretty similar in that comparison
1481  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: This guy claims NATURAL - 7 year progress on: November 11, 2011, 07:23:52 AM
I think you look good mate, big arms and chest with some vascularity. I believe your natural, there's alot of bullshitters about but you seem genuine.
It's hard for some to believe that many have good natural builds and can put on a good amount of size with no help.
I take that as a compliment, and you're entitled to your opinion bro! Grin
1482  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Getbig experiment. Training photo at 69. on: November 11, 2011, 07:01:19 AM
definitely look thicker but the angle of the arm is different also.
Vince did you measure your arm at the very start of your experiment?
1483  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Ronnie Coleman's new clothing line on: November 10, 2011, 12:23:27 PM
nasty, that pic of him in the gold dress his calves barely resemble a 12 year olds, let alone former olympia
1484  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Mickey Rourke's Face Looks Bad. on: November 10, 2011, 10:16:00 AM
definitely, I can't think of any pro boxers active or retired with a face like that
If you watch his films in order of release, you will see he kept adding and adding more plastic surgery.  I do not believe boxing injuries were the cause.  I think he just went too far and it all went bad as it does for so many sad plastic surgery victims. 
1485  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Getbig experiment. Training photo at 69. on: November 10, 2011, 06:25:08 AM
looking a bit thicker round the forearms.
Have you anymore pics from your competition days Vince? I saw someone else asked, be interesting to see....
1486  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: JCVD training hard for Expendables 2 on: November 09, 2011, 03:20:42 PM
pushed back, Van Damme couldn't say no to expendables 2
Is he training hard for his kickboxing bout too, or has that been put on indefinite hold?
1487  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: JCVD training hard for Expendables 2 on: November 09, 2011, 02:46:40 PM
should think so, he hadn't lost any flexibility in his documentary
the key question is:
CAN HE STILL DO THE SPLITS?!!
1488  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Rare video for UFC fans - young Brock's only bodybuilding contest on: November 07, 2011, 02:03:22 PM
wow lesner looks so different there, like a completely different person Grin
1489  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: rate vin diesels physique...! on: November 07, 2011, 02:00:58 PM
only seen a clip of that scene but his conditioning did look very good
He comes off as very believable in his fight scenes, especially in the one where he gives the "500" speech.

IMO, his physique suits him perfectly for his roles, as does Jason Stathams.


Jason looks fucking badass in Death race when he is in his prison cell chinning (from the back) insane that he doesnt get more attention for his conditioning and fighting (fight scene) skills.
1490  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: WYHI? - Thunder Thighs on: November 07, 2011, 01:40:46 PM
nice big arse to slap but not an obese lump. I'd definitely like hanging out the back of her
1491  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: world championsip photos on: November 07, 2011, 05:04:37 AM
some of the ugliest looking bastards I've ever seen in this competition
1492  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: would big show be a force in mma? on: November 06, 2011, 01:37:44 PM
I can't imagine Show having any speed in his punches, no explosiveness. He's all for show really, watching that Tank vid I reckon he'd tear Show a new arsehole.
1493  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: world championsip photos on: November 06, 2011, 10:41:12 AM
wtf is going on with this arm?
very funny


1494  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Nothing Gay at all about this..... on: November 05, 2011, 12:33:47 PM
YES!
As i said before. Football is gay. I never understood what was with all this butt slapping and overbearing daddy syndrome "ball" game.
1495  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Russian bodybuilder Alexander Nevsky crowned Mr. Universe on: November 03, 2011, 04:45:51 PM
what did his competition look like... Undecided
1496  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: List Some of your favorite TV shows on: November 03, 2011, 04:40:21 PM
the walking dead, best show I've seen in years.
1497  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Hit it ? a hard one tonight guys and booty! on: November 02, 2011, 05:42:54 PM
holy shit thats vile
1498  Getbig Alternative Boards / Relationship Talk, Questions, Pictures & More! (18+) / Re: Eating ass vs. Eating pussy.. which do you prefer? on: November 02, 2011, 04:52:51 PM
I lick and suck everything on my mrs
1499  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY GARY STRYDOM on: October 30, 2011, 02:02:10 PM
Maybe Chick should ask another more personal question....
1500  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: post what would you hit right now on: October 29, 2011, 01:41:51 PM
some nice flange on this page Tongue
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