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1  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: July 21, 2014, 04:53:54 PM
For us older guys all you have to do is look at what 99.9% of most 55 year olds look like as motivation to train.  Most guys around that age can't run a mile at any speed. If they can it's a crawl. Many go to the gym and their whole work out revolves around benching and curls. If they have a decent bench they think that shows they are strong and in shape. If I become a trainer I won't let most guys bench so they will direct their energy into the 200 other weight exercises.

Today's work out was back. I caned the workout after 2 sets of power cleans. I just upped the weight to much. On the jerk on the last rep I nearly crashed and burned because I got out of position. Dropped the weight and watched it bounce due to the bumper plates. Just sat there pissed off.  Put on my running shoes and ran a really decent 5 miles.

My two plus weeks of one set to failure is over for now. Going back to multiple sets. One set to failure works but it's psychologically very hard. It's also really hard to load up a bar for that one insane set on the body.

As we get older you have a fine line between training the body and destroying it. Emil Zatopek the greatest distance runner in Olympic history who won Gold in the same Olympics in the 5K, 10K and the marathon said in effect, " The body is like a spring. You push it as in training and it springs back. You have to be careful to not damage the spring."
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: I've decided to stop with supplements, am I making the right choice? on: July 21, 2014, 04:25:07 PM
If anyone can show me a true scientific study on nitrogen retention that shows you need protein shakes to make optimal progress please show me the study. I will not accept a clinical study from an unknown lab in Europe. 
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: First female to complete American Ninja Warrior course on: July 20, 2014, 05:52:11 PM
I can't get over how impressed I am with her. Is she competing on this coming Monday's episode? 
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: First female to complete American Ninja Warrior course on: July 20, 2014, 05:03:48 AM
Just an incredible performance.
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Muscle gallery on: July 20, 2014, 05:02:00 AM
Just got around to seeing this thread. Fantastic pictures of the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Except for the constant negative comments by the contrary miserable attention whore this thread should be preserved and pinned.
6  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: July 19, 2014, 08:31:33 PM
I've done this style of training and while I like it and it can be productive it is brutal.  I am sore for more than a week after doing just two or three sets.    My son refused to train with me when I did Heavy Duty/H.I.T. because of the sheer intensity or as  you say, it is scary.  I would literally collapse after a session of just three sets.  Fun times indeed.

I didn't just do three sets. I did one set of each of the following exercises to failure. This is what I did today. A variation of what Yates did.

Leg press 1 set of 15 reps (felt I was going to pass out)
squat 1 x 9 reps (not as deep as usual. Leg presses did me in)
lunges 1 x 20 reps
dumbbell squats 1 x 12 (completely bending my legs)
leg extensions 1 x 20
seated leg curls 1 x 16
standing leg curls 1 x 14

hanging leg raises 1 x 15 (weights on ankles)
hip reverse crunches 1 x 24 (weights on ankles)
machine pulley crunches 1 x 30

leg press calf raise 1 x 25
standing calf raise 1 x 15
seated calf raise 1 x 17

neck work: one set per side

Training with one set to failure is absolutely brutal. I'm taking a day off tomorrow to do cardio. Then on Monday it's back day.

On a side note there use to be a pure HIT gym near me in NJ. A dinosaur  of a gym paying tribute to the spirit of Arthur Jones. It has a full compliment of Med X, Nautilus and even some old plate loading Nautilus relics. The owner is a crazed HIT follower. My job sent me and a couple of guys to work out there because of the owners reputation in the HIT field. He put me through a work out that was so ridiculous many years ago that I questioned how anyone could workout like that on a regular basis? The first exercise he put me on was the leg press. After failing at around 15 he had me do about 5 more forced reps with him assisting. I staggered to my feet and he put me on an exercise bicycle immediately for 2 minutes of sprinting. Next with no rest was Nautilus pullovers. Again after failure there were many forced reps. No rest onto the exercise bike for a 2 minute sprint. I think he had me do 4 weight exercises. At the end he told me to lie down because he thought I was about to faint. When I recovered I told him no one could work out like that on a regular basis. I was a college 440 yard sprinter and I knew what hard work was. The whole work out took about 17 minutes. He said to take 4 days off and to come back. I never went back. I wonder if the place is still there?
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Best spirits and premium mixers on: July 19, 2014, 06:33:40 PM
If you are mixing with juices or soda don't use premium liquor. Premium liquor should be enjoyed straight. Never understood when I see a college kid ask for a $175 dollar bottle of whiskey and ask it the bartender to mix it with Coca Cola. The $20 dollar of whiskey will due for that.
8  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: July 19, 2014, 06:22:30 PM
If it helps drink it .. I can´t take all that stuff because of my illness , Colitis Ulcerosa. i would pass it straight out. I can´t even Keep in a protein shake Sad My oldest son buys supplements. me i´ll stick to good old solid Food. The only fruit i can hold in is Banana but lucky i can drink milk. so it´s old School for  Banana and milk.

Donny in no way I'm I comparing your health issues with mine but I can understand somewhat. I went through 6 months of stomach issues. Pain and the runs every day. Had upper and lower scopes. MRI and other scans. Blood tests and many doctor visits.  One doctor thought it was a gall bladder issue that the tests weren't picking up. Most of the doctors were useless all prescribing the same drug. Then after six months of losing weight and looking gaunt it went away. Many don't understand how horrible chronic stomach problems are. The awful pain just doesn't seem to go away. For me it seemed I developed a hyper sensitivity to lactose and milk products. How this hyper sensitivity happened is a mystery. Maybe age has something to do with it. By the way the doctors never discovered this but my wife did. She noticed on two different vacations when I stopped protein powder, yogurt and milk my stomach got better. I wish you the best and hope an answer to your issue occurs.

If I could transition into another topic I trained legs today with my one set to failure protocol. In about 5 days after this cycle I'm done with it I think. It's just too brutal. I don't know how anyone can pick 4 exercises a body part and do it to the ragged end of exhaustion and keep doing the program. It's just to mentally and physically draining and even scary. Try it for even a small body part. Warm up with a set of barbell curls with a light weight. Then load up the bar for your real set. Don't stop until you feel like you are going to die doing your reps. Now do three other exercises like that for biceps. It's a sick way to train. Now do it with legs. I thought today I was going to pass out trying to get one more rep in deep full range leg presses with the back board low for a greater range.
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Markus Rühl's update - Legs Workout on: July 19, 2014, 01:04:15 PM
I just can't believe how people are duped that those shakes do anything for you. Whey is in effect powdered cheese. Where's the magic?
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New Capt America is black and Thor becomes a woman. Thanks Marvel. on: July 19, 2014, 01:00:00 PM
Disney bought Marvel I believe. When they did the Green Lantern came out of the closet. Is it surprising that the owner of one the most liberal news services ABC News is making politically correct changes to comic book characters?
11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: the art of dp. on: July 18, 2014, 04:44:35 PM
I thought it was a thread about double, oh well, never mind.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: America's Finest... on: July 18, 2014, 04:38:41 PM
he resisted, he was dealt with...end of story

his health problems are not the problems of NYPD..tragic..but thats it


Quoted for truth. If a cop wants to arrest you then you let him. You don't wave your hands around. You don't hold court in the street. You don't resist. You let him arrest you and if you are innocent you take care of that in court. A cop is not obligated to back off because you don't want to get arrested. He is allowed to use force to arrest you and not back off because you don't want to get arrested. Why do you think they carry night sticks, pepper spray, stun guns and hand guns? Every dope thinks if you don't want to get arrested then you should resist because the cops legally have to back off and let you go.
13  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: July 18, 2014, 02:48:23 PM
Trained chest and bicep today. I just upped the weight for chest. My shoulder was grinding and popping but the pain was manageable. I felt good about the workout. I then finished with a 2 mile run on a trial by my house. I didn't see a soul on the trail.
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Remembering the Myth, Sergio Oliva on: July 18, 2014, 05:51:47 AM
Incredible picture! At his peak he was an amazing sight.
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Getting a DUI for riding a bike while drunk? on: July 17, 2014, 06:28:08 PM
Retired LE( ok go ahead cheese balls let me have it..17 years in south Bronx,NYC. 5 years undercover)  in the penal law it states operating a motor vehicle while does not fit statute of a motor vehicle,although don't know how tolerant other places are of public intoxication( this could be of concern of some lame yahoo cop)

No, believe it or not a bike is federally Department of Transportation classified as a vehicle when operated on a roadway as strange as that sounds. Therefore it has to comply with all state motor vehicle laws including DWI or DUI depending upon state. Yes, in you can arrest a guy for operating a bike while being under the influence of an intoxicating beverage or drugs.

That chart above in my opinion is wrong and misleading.
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Obama is clearly pussing out on: July 17, 2014, 06:10:54 PM
Why should Obama or the USA do anything about it?

What business is that of ours?

Besides, what money is there to gain for the US getting involved with this? If it's the middle east, at least we know that we can establish military bases strategically surrounding large oil reserves that we can then negotiate deals for.

If Russian and the Ukraine go at it civil war style, why should we risk nuclear war with Putin? What would the US gain out of it?

I stand on the fence, but I'd like to hear your thoughts.

I think the USA should stay out of matters around the world that does not concern them or the safety of their citizens. If we do get involved in stopping terrorism across the Ukraine and Russia, we also need to get into:

Africa and stop the 40,000+ deaths that are occurring every month within the Congo.
North Korea and disarm their Nukes
China to stop the child slave labor and communist regime still present in certain regions
Iran and have them disarm today, not in however long they desire


What oil deals have we negotiated by putting a military bases by a middle east oil fields?

We should have demanded every drop of oil out of Iraq but we didn't demand an ounce.  

I do agree with you that we have to stop being involved in others conflicts. We also shouldn't be the world's police men. We tried to pick a winner with Eqypt and got the Muslim Brotherhood in charge after the government  that was friendly with the US over thrown.  The Muslim Brother hood then went on a killing mission against Christian Egyptians. We provided arms to Libya rebels trying to pick a winner and those arms were suspected in Benghazi. Now we provided arms to Syrian rebels and those arms are showing up in Iraq. When both sides are no good we shouldn't be trying to pick a winner. Putin said in effect the same thing about Syria.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: I made $15 million before I was 30, and it wasn't as awesome as you'd think on: July 17, 2014, 03:03:22 PM
15 million before age 30. Calling BS on this one. Just buying real estate and businesses you would be set for life.

I always felt if you got a roof over your head and all the food you can eat then you are already rich. I was in New York City last night. I saw at least 15 people sleeping on the side walk. Be grateful for what you have. Can't afford a gym membership? Run and do body weight exercise. You will be able to kick most of the gym membership crowd's asses just by doing this.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The thing about natural bodybuilding on: July 17, 2014, 02:52:24 PM
I remember when I emailed the owner of a magazine about a subscription problem I had. I was shocked when he replied. A couple of weeks later I got group email from him and my address was included in it. I guess he's not too computer savvy. He wrote something about the growth hormone shipment is in. I thought, WTF I wasn't supposed to be included in that email.  There are a lot of supposed natural bodybuilders in his magazine. 
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Officer Oliva meet Officer Coleman on: July 17, 2014, 10:41:09 AM
Oliva was a full time regular cop. Coleman was a special auxiliary type II cop. Oliva did 25 plus years as a cop.  Oliva won his Olympia titles before he was a cop. He worked manual labor jobs for long hours prior to hitting the gym. I doubt any pro today could do that.
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 17, 2014, 10:30:43 AM
You haven't got a fucking clue,a 130lb woman doesnot just "get down" and sub a male outweighing her whos an elite athlete.

You don't have a clue. I bet you have zero experience on the mat. I've seen guys like you time after time strut into the dojo thinking you can roll with the twink who has been rolling for years. You all leave and never come back. In jui jitsu it's common to find 130lbs guys taking down and submitting 230lbs plus guys.  He's an elite boxer. He wouldn't have an answer to her many chokes, arm bars and the rest.  Now if you want to have them box he would knock her out very quickly.

Just for the record. I have had 5 fights in the boxing ring. I have been involved in Judo and Jui jitsu so I have mat time even though I stink at the grappling arts compared to many. One last point. They are about the same weight.
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 17, 2014, 10:24:21 AM
There is No way in hell that she'd be able to hold him down.

Are you kidding? A world class Judo competitor couldn't hold down a guy who never wrestled before.

22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dana White: Ronda Rousey can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in a street fight on: July 17, 2014, 05:59:55 AM
In a boxing ring he would knock her out quick. In a the octagon she would get him down and submit him. He would have no defense. Two different sports.
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Hiding hrt from wife/gf on: July 17, 2014, 05:55:34 AM
Anybody see anything wrong with having to hide steroid use from your girlfriend?  What is the reason for that? You want her to think your physique is only because of your hard work and you want the credit instead of the drugs? Maybe because you feel embarrassed that you so desperately want to be seen as a man that you will use a syringe to achieve that perception? Is it because if word gets out that guys will no longer think you physique is an achievement but something bought out of the trunk of a drug dealer? I forgot everyone uses steroids in sport.  Roll Eyes
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: No gym bags allowed in the gym ?? on: July 16, 2014, 03:25:43 PM
I use to carry stuff like wrist straps, neck strap harness, dipping belt and a workout journal.

25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Recovery from Hernia Surgery on: July 15, 2014, 04:48:31 AM
At 54 you want to make sure you don't have a heart attack in the gym. With all the law suits flying from Hormone Replacement Therapy regarding heart attacks and strokes from how the low dose testosterone thickens the blood how could you consider bodybuilding drugs at your age? You have muscle but you don't look like a young 54. Concentrate on fitness which includes lifting and a lot of cardio.  Forget about posing to music in a speedo all grease up. It does sound like Prime said you had a major hernia repair. Exhaust your muscles with reps, form and shorten the rest between sets instead of the amount of weight. If there is a way to do an exercise harder do it instead of shortening the range of motion to make it easier. It will have you lifting lighter weights but with better results. You are exercising the muscle not to impress anyone including yourself.
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