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51  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 12, 2014, 02:16:07 PM
I hear ya,,,I like that u have that nice home gym,i go to gym but I have a home set up which is enough if I tax myself with supersets or pump type rep sets I can get by ,I have 3 kids and wife that works nites if I have no sitter or she's on schedule I have to train at home ,otherwise 4 days at gym no problem.i work around it and never get stale so its working

I hear you on having difficultly with work and family. I had a lot of obstacles such as working revolving shifts. Working steady nights. Driving 105 miles to work at 3:30AM. With my 4 kids it wasn't always easy getting the workouts in. Luckily my job in quite few locations have gyms that I would hit when work allowed. Combining that with my home gym I always got the workouts in. I think the most difficult was the night shift. I always felt exhausted and sleep deprived.

Now that I'm retired I find I have all the time in the world but sometimes when you are the most busy you can paradoxically get the most productive workouts in. Larry Scott once wrote in effect, "During my prime I worked a 8 hour shift. I then hit the gym for two hours then went to night school." He said they were the most productive workouts he ever had.
52  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Logs and Info / Re: JPM101 current training on: August 12, 2014, 04:34:32 AM
Did I read that right? 10 x 10 with 315lbs with 90 seconds of rest between sets for good mornings? Calling complete bull shit on that or maybe you're doing some kind of completely corrupted limited range form.
53  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 12, 2014, 04:12:47 AM
i like to throw in some cycling too with running.  really works the muscles around the knee. I think it helps prevent joint pain. well it helps me. so tonight i will do legs..

i think i will try a stevo Giant set tonight as i will be working out fairly late before we close so will need to work fast. training Antagonistic muscles.

Seated Leg Curls
Leg Press
stiff legged Dead lifts

Calves i will do time permitting and the Giant set might also include leg extensions. sets at least 3 if time permits 4-5 per exercise.

This type of Giant set is not so intense as training a single muscle group but i like working opposite muscles together at times. Legs, arms, chest/back perfect.

I think this is the first summer I didn't throw in some bike riding. Never injured myself on a bike unless I crashed.  Grin  Great form of cardio. I'm not a very good cyclist but I if I go out for an hour ride I try to never coast but keep pedaling the entire way. I never feel the weakness from cycling that can feel sometimes from a hard distance run. Don't understand the underlining reasons why.  I use to ride a racing type bike but the comfort for me was terrible. Now I use a really nice hybrid bike. I go a lot slower with the thicker tires and upright seating position but I am working out with the same effort so the comfort is worth it to me.
54  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 12, 2014, 04:04:04 AM
chest/tri/abs @home..
warmed then went right to work sets like oldtimer..
chest press seated wide grip x2 sets 10

inner side grip x2x10

inc db press x2 x10

db flye flat supeset with db pullover x2

fdb press turn hands in at palms face supeset decline pushups x2

pushdowns x3

superset incline close grip skull cushers with close grip press

kick backs x2

old school bench feet propped up dips x3

floor crunches superset with lying leg raises x3

Like I said before I haven't got all the answers. I just find if I hit two work sets with one non taxing warm up set and no warm up  as I hit the second exercise for a body part I can use heavier weight than spinning my wheels with two or three sets of sub maximal sets before pyramiding to that top weight. Of course something like leg presses and squats might take more than one warm up set. Tell me what you think about it Njflex. We all know there is no one way to train or optimal way to train for everyone or we would all be on the same program.
55  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Kamali: "For those that "think" you are in shape and ready for the IFBB ranks" on: August 12, 2014, 03:51:10 AM
What is that growth on his rear delt? Looks like oil injections. Thighs look fantastic from that one shot. These pros have to stop insulin, growth hormone and oil injections. The physiques just all look the same like soft water retention bloat.
56  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Random pics on: August 11, 2014, 02:42:38 PM
Where the hell I life? Pay more attention, I just wrote that  Roll Eyes
You might think that the whole world is paved with huge stadiums? Do you even travel outside the US?  Roll Eyes
I can bike here, but not at a constant speed for 30-60 minutes.
Geez, you're living in a box Roll Eyes

I can't pay attention when you type, "Where the hell I life." Yes, where I live almost every high school has stairs around the bleachers at the football fields. In the urban areas high rises have stairs to climb too. If you think the US is a box I suggest you check the size of your country. I can go for bike rides for hours with few stops and I live in the most densely populated state. Considering Europe is where the majority of elite road bike racers come from I would think there are many places to ride in all countries there. You are an argumentative ass but I like you.

57  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 11, 2014, 02:29:41 PM
Trained entire body again. Just going to run a short two miles tomorrow on my off day. Really felt broken down last week. Way to much running when combined with lifting left me feeling horrible. Just going to see how 2 miles feels on my off day. I should take a complete break for a week but I'm too nuts to do that.

58  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: UFC 178 - Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier brawl (at media day) on: August 11, 2014, 12:51:18 PM
I never doubted Jones and his athleticism but that block head Cormier seems to be a ground and pound machine. I really wonder about the out come of this fight. 
59  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Random pics on: August 11, 2014, 12:45:57 PM
Stairs: how many stairs are a 30-60 min climb?
Bikes: you can't cycle almost anywhere at a certain speed without kissing the front of a car or a truck.

"Back in my day" Roll Eyes

Stadiums are perfect for doing stairs. Were you ever part of a team? Where the hell do you live where you can't ride a bike? I suggest you move.  Grin
60  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Which pros have you learned the most from about training on: August 11, 2014, 09:23:05 AM
My biggest influence was Arthur Jones and Mike Mentzer. Trained for  4 decades with low sets and what for me was heavy weight. Now in my mid 50's and I have a lot of joint problems. Wished I exhausted the muscles through volume instead of piling on the iron for one or two sets.
61  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Which pros have you learned the most from about training on: August 11, 2014, 09:13:44 AM
Norb Schmansky -


Taught me that the best way to get better at the thing, is to actually go and do the thing. That is more or less the universal truth of any sport or activity.

He was one crazy strong guy. Worked all day many hours and then worked out. If I got the story right one boss wouldn't let him have off for the National championships. He used that old fashion split technique in the clean and snatch. With modern training and using the squat technique I wonder what he could have done?
62  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Baby smooth hands... on: August 11, 2014, 09:06:33 AM
They are called gloves. They are really cheap, and work great.
Any real man has at least one pair.

A man's hands should be manly and not soft like a girl. Real men don't wear lifting gloves. A man's hands should be able to fix cars, do carpentry, and haul stuff. Nothing more effeminate than a man with soft hands.
63  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Random pics on: August 11, 2014, 08:59:35 AM
Back in my day if you wanted to work out climbing stairs you'd climbs stairs. If you wanted to ride a bike, you rode a bike. If you wanted to run, you get the picture. Now you have to pay for a gym to get on a machine that's plugged into an outlet.

64  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 11, 2014, 08:49:57 AM
Those South Carolina Babes look great to me  Grin

A friend of mine is a big fan of the South Carolina cocks football team. I know some of you are from England and Scotland. The Cock refers to fighting male chickens.  It's there mascot. My friend is always talking about the cocks. I really try not to burst out laughing.
65  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 10, 2014, 04:44:42 PM
Went to a roof top bar on the beach with a great dj. So many girls dancing in their bikinis it looked like a rapper video on MTV. I did get a compliment. A twenty something girl with a 230 lb juiced to the gills bodybuilder told my wife kudos on your husband. My wife told me after. Maybe my little 180lbs is working for me. LOL.

Going to tone down the cardio for two weeks. Donny made a suggestion that maybe I was over doing it. Going to let my running injuries heal up a bit. I'll hit the weights hard for two weeks then I'm going on vacation to South Carolina. I know I'm nuts in that I live by a beach and I'm driving 600 miles to another beach but change is good for the soul.

66  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: finding a nice basement on: August 10, 2014, 08:03:55 AM
Great basement Oldtimer - would love to post from there  Tongue
Are you a drummer or is this some kind of Ben Hur apparatus to emulate a "hortator" effect when the wife keeps getting slower during cardio....

I play the drums while my wife dances. Just tired of tipping all those singles.
67  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 09, 2014, 12:24:21 PM
yeah...I tried that what ur saying example warmed and did not count fb press 50/60 then jumped right to 80's instead building to it and foe a few chest workouts I pressed them easier amd mor ereps and then go up 85/90 max then I get hurt and back to struggling with 80's

I just find it better when I do flat dumbbell bench presses to do one warm up set of 8 reps with 45 pounds. Then two real work sets of 8 reps with 70 to 90 pounds. If I do 4 or 5 sets I feel like I'm just wasting time doing sub maximal sets. Since I'm 55 with a lot of joint issues I know it's only a matter of time before I become a true volume guy where I use the same weight for every set and through exhaustion the last set of 4 or 5 sets becomes failure. I'm still on a quest to find the optimal way for me to work out. Today my bad shoulder made grinding noises through my sets. My one elbow screamed with every lock out. My left Achilles was sore. I never had knee issues in my life but surprise now I have one. Decades upon decade of lifting heavy is catching up with me. Ask any dedicated  trainer who is a life time lifter if they have major joint issues in their 50's. If they say they don't they never trained heavy.
68  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 09, 2014, 12:14:54 PM
interesting is you are on one side a runner with endurance and with your weight training not so. It could be that you expend too much energy on your running.

Absolutely possible. I would never call myself a bodybuilder. I'm into being in shape and being an athlete. Yes, my running is for endurance and the weights are for strength. No, I haven't got it all figured out after lifting for decades. 
69  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Front squat pain on: August 09, 2014, 12:10:52 PM
I do the arms crossed style of front squats, flexibility sucks in my wrists. Only time I have any pain in setting the weight down, picking up is not an issue.

I realize you didn't ask about a lack of wrist, shoulder or elbow flexibility concerning front squats. If you try the strap version as opposed to the arms crossed it might take the cramps and pain out of your lats. 
70  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: finding a nice basement on: August 09, 2014, 09:02:43 AM
i grew up in newark,NEW JERSEY but moved to delaware 6 yrs ago oldtimer,we live in a decent neirborhood but theres always a rotten apple no matter where u live,man your gym is awesome. dyfuss n the state of delaware came n took the kid away n he got adopted,but heres the kicker oldtimer,hes had this happen 7 times before this,friggin pathetic cause him n his wife r junkies. im not gonna lie,ive snorted coke n heroin befor n smoked alot of weed BUT i never stole of no one to do it,i always made sure my bills where paid n then id have alittle fun,if i can call it fun cause towards the end it was a nightmare

I live in NJ. Newark used to be half way decent. It had some old school Italian mob influence back in the day but now it's mostly a hell hole. The medical school and dental school are shining source of pride there. I do love the Iron bound district. Best restaurants on earth.  Still try to get out there once a year. Use to know an Angelo Iuspa from Newark that had an incredible collection of bodybuilding books and magazines that I use to buy stuff from. Lost contact and bet he's dead from old age.
71  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Breaking News: The crusades never ended. on: August 09, 2014, 08:53:55 AM
Muslims were acting up then and they are acting up now.
72  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 09, 2014, 08:52:38 AM
I did 4 sets an exercise for delt and arms. The only unusual thing for me is that I pyramided  but kept the reps the same. So for an exercise I might have did 4 sets of 8 reps but every set I upped the weight.

I'm becoming convinced that doing a lot of sets for an exercise isn't for me.  I just can't stand repeating an exercise too many times. I want to do a set or two to failure and be done. Doing 4 sets of an exercise seems like I'm spinning my wheels doing too many sub maximal sets. It also takes a lot of time unless you are rushing through your sets with light weight.  
73  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: The Mature thread on: August 09, 2014, 06:47:39 AM
I always train to a pre written script. I then write down the reps completed and the work out time. I'm very rigid in my structure. Today I'm training delts and arms. Just going to wing it. Do what ever I feel like it. Complete instinct. This is a complete deviation from what I normally do. It's going to feel strange.
74  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Front squat pain on: August 09, 2014, 06:40:03 AM
Straps for front squats
75  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Training Q&A / Re: Front squat pain on: August 09, 2014, 06:38:46 AM
This is what the oldtimers use to do for front squats. If you are a bodybuilder you can just use them all the time. If you want to get better flexibility to olympic clean squat you can from work out to work out move your hands closer to the bar until you can get rid of the straps. The straps used are just common wrist straps that are opened and wrapped around the bar.

 Many good Olympic lifters don't have the flexibility to keep their hand closed around the bar and actually open their hands once the bar is cleaned. If the elbows are up the bar has a resting spot.

I suspect you have trouble keeping your elbows up and your lats are almost isometrically contracted. Try using the straps.
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