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#40669 - anon
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(12/10/2015) [-]
Can someone explain why some men's chests look different? As in why some look like they are part of their overall musculature vs popping out? See Jason Statham or Brad Pitt vs Chris Evan or Bradley Cooper. I know it could be a size thing but it seems to me like there is more going on. Please don't just say genetics.
#40670 to #40669 - marinepenguin
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(12/10/2015) [-]
Their chests are just more developed.

Genetics are involved though, some people have chests that "pop" a lot more then others with less muscle mass, but most people can still acquire a chest like that with enough work.
#40658 - dreygur
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(12/10/2015) [-]
In a hypothetical case of wanting to go for a run, but the person hates treadmills and the weather is dreadful, what is a decent alternative?

Actually, less hypothetical and more realistic, as that's the case today.
#40659 to #40658 - marinepenguin
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(12/10/2015) [-]
You could try swimming laps. Or just do walking lunges until you puke.

Personally my choice would be running outside anyways because running in inclement weather makes me feel like a real man like in the old settlers days.
#40661 to #40659 - dreygur
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(12/10/2015) [-]
I'd still go if it were just rain or snow, but the wind is so bad currently that it could probably send my dog flying.

I'll probably stick to the lunges for now and see if it gets better tomorrow.
#40663 to #40661 - marinepenguin
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(12/10/2015) [-]
>Tie small parachute behind you
>go for a walk
>ultimate cardio/leg day
#40664 to #40663 - dreygur
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(12/10/2015) [-]
Grab my helmet; I'm going.
#40635 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Oh, I don't think I mentioned this, but I tore a callus on Saturday. It's still not healed, and today was back day. S you wanna know what I did? I threw some tape on it and did what I normally do - a shitton of pulling work, no straps, no excuses.

Moral of the story: Don't be a bitch.
#40665 to #40635 - dehumanizer
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(12/10/2015) [-]
>actualy noticing you have calluses
#40660 to #40635 - loomiss
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(12/10/2015) [-]
I tore two calluses at the same time.
Then poured some pure alcohol on them to sterilize.
You think you're tough boy
#40667 to #40660 - studbeefpile
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(12/10/2015) [-]
I pour alcohol on mine too, bud.
#40662 to #40660 - marinepenguin
Reply 0
(12/10/2015) [-]
Hes a big boy
#40636 to #40635 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Woah we got a badass over here.
#40637 to #40636 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Hey bud, you ever torn a callus?
#40638 to #40637 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Plenty of times. Calluses and small pains are just realities of lifting weights.
#40641 to #40638 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
The only reason I reiterate the question is because it's something that very rarely happens to me, and I lift heavy pretty much all the time - whereas your training doesn't dictate as much heavy lifting - especially since you don't deadlift a whole lot, but you say you've torn calluses a bunch.

Although it could just be that I have better hand genetics, lol.
#40642 to #40641 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
I've completely torn a callus maybe twice. Once while deadlifting, the other was during power cleans.

You don't have to necessarily be going super heavy to do it. Just have the bar catch your hand in the wrong spot.
#40643 to #40642 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Right, that makes sense. You gotten back into deadlifting now?
#40644 to #40643 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Nah. Been happy with my RDLs. Been doing 255 for sets of 3 past couples leg days.

I just hate having to choose between the squat and deadlift. Especially now that I want to experiment with low bar after reading it's easier on taller guys.

When I go to tech school and won't be able to lift with as much frequency I'll train the deadlift more, but for now I'm not.
#40645 to #40644 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Choose between the squat and deadlift? What the fuck?

Also, sets of 3 on RDLs? You mean

NOGAINS
O
G
A
I
N
S

Really though, why would you train an accessory in such a low rep range?
#40646 to #40645 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
When I try to improve squat and deadlifts at the same time, I get beat up and feel like shit. Whether I train deadlifts once a week, once every two weeks, low volume, high volume, doesn't matter. If I'm pushing both hard it takes a toll on me.

And that doesn't matter to me, RDLs are a compound movement and I've been treating it as a main lift for some time. Plus the way I've been doing RDLs, I do a few sets for 3, then a few sets for 6-8. Increasing weight or reps every week, until eventually I'm doing my weights for triples on my sets for 6-8 reps instead. So in a couple weeks I'll be trying for 255 for 6 instead of 3.

I like to treat "accessory" movements as priority lifts every now and then, especially compound movements.
#40648 to #40646 - the one and only
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(12/10/2015) [-]
I feel deadlifts takenl so much.so i just made a day dedicated for deadlifts.
#40647 to #40646 - studbeefpile
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(12/10/2015) [-]
If that's the case there's something wrong with your programming. There are toooons of lifters that increase their squat and deadlift at the same time, it's not big feat.
#40653 to #40647 - marinepenguin
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(12/10/2015) [-]
If I wanted to make a program that incorporated both squat and deadlift, and my only goal was to increase the weight that I used in those lifts, absolutely I could. But on the current style I'm running it's quite a bit harder.

I still incorporate hinge and lunge movements in my program so I'm not losing out on that too much anyways.
#40655 to #40653 - studbeefpile
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(12/10/2015) [-]
Have you ever run a long term cycle focusing on increasing your deadlift? I think it'd be a good change of pace for you, and I also think you'd be surprised by how much it does for your back.
#40657 to #40655 - marinepenguin
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(12/10/2015) [-]
I do occasionally. I'll spend 2 or 3 months specifically where I lower my squatting volume and switch to front squats, then go HAM on deadlifts. Remember when I was doing that wave program or something? I've put 30-40 pounds on my deadlift every time I've done so. Last time I worked up to a 4 plate pull as my max before stopping.

I was planning on starting something similar when I go to Tech school like I said. I won't have as much time to be in the gym except for on weekends. So I'll probably lift 3-4 times a week and focus on big compounds for strength while doing more volume on the weekends or something.
#40639 to #40638 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Hm, I mean actually tore the callus off. I'm not talking about a little dead skin break, I'm talking about actually tearing your hand.
#40640 to #40639 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Yes. I know what you mean. I have torn my callus off to where I saw beneath my skin. You just wrap it and move on. Anyone who's played high school sports has had to deal with small injuries and work around then.
#40626 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Today my one set of bench press with myo reps lasted 5 minutes. Fucking kill me.
#40649 to #40626 - myo
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(12/10/2015) [-]
Whatchu want?
#40654 to #40649 - marinepenguin
Reply 0
(12/10/2015) [-]
Your love and affection.
#40656 to #40654 - myo
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(12/10/2015) [-]
<3
#40632 to #40626 - marinepenguin
Reply +1
(12/09/2015) [-]
Also did 100 reps on tricep pushdowns for my last set as a finisher. Used weight I'd normally do for 15 and just didn't let go of the bar until I repped out 100, was pretty intense.
#40633 to #40632 - the one and only
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(12/09/2015) [-]
I use to do 7 sets 15 reps for tricep pulldowns, 15 second rest, mininal of 8 to max of 15 reps, any lower than 8 go down a weight, would kill the tris.
#40634 to #40633 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
I usually do 4-5 sets of 15. But I figured I'd challenge myself and make it more fun this time around.
#40630 to #40626 - the one and only
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(12/09/2015) [-]
These are good, havent done them in so long though since my gym partner moved.
#40631 to #40630 - marinepenguin
Reply +1
(12/09/2015) [-]
They're so mentally debilitating though.
#40627 to #40626 - studbeefpile
Reply 0
(12/09/2015) [-]
myo?
#40650 to #40627 - myo
Reply 0
(12/10/2015) [-]
Whatchu want?
#40651 to #40650 - studbeefpile
Reply 0
(12/10/2015) [-]
Well then.

While you're here, do you have a moment to talk about why anime belongs in the trash?
#40652 to #40651 - myo
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(12/10/2015) [-]
Sure. Why anime though?
#40628 to #40627 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
thinkmuscle.com/community/threads/myo-reps-explained-in-plain-english.42192/

Basically it's a method of using a maximum amount of muscle fibers for a maximum amount of time to stimulate hypertrophy.
#40622 - smartythechicken
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(12/09/2015) [-]
i found this on FJ a while back. hope it helps
#40621 - europe
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(12/09/2015) [-]
>favorite brand of protein powder is changing their product or some shit
>the only flavor available for the moment was peanutbutter

God this shit is disgusting
#40623 to #40621 - envinite
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(12/09/2015) [-]
At least it's not banana
#40624 to #40623 - europe
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(12/09/2015) [-]
I'd prefer that
#40620 - hiddenmastermind
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#40616 - anon
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Wait couldn't I just walk on a treadmill while watching TV and movies and shit

are there powerless treadmills or something that I'd imagine are way cheaper
like id guess they're up hill and use your weight
#40629 to #40616 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
The gym at my guard base has these green treadmills that are powered by you running on them. They're pretty cool but hard to get used to at first.
#40619 to #40616 - cptmongtard
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Yeah, there are mechanism powered treadmills
#40609 - marinepenguin
Reply 0
(12/09/2015) [-]
www.t-nation.com/training/how-tall-guys-get-jacked

Most of this article describes me almost perfectly, and I already do many of these things. I'll definitely have to tryout low bar squats to see how they feel, because my squats have always struggled. Same with my bench and elbow flare.
#40666 to #40609 - leal ONLINE
Reply 0
(12/10/2015) [-]
&gt;vertically challenged   
   
   
How are we supposed to take the article seriously after this?
>vertically challenged


How are we supposed to take the article seriously after this?
#40668 to #40666 - marinepenguin
Reply +1
(12/10/2015) [-]
Because, you know, it was a joke.
#40601 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I have a very important message for everyone here at the start of this video. Please take a moment to watch. it was done in one take, so it isn't perfect, whatever.

Tried some Rest Pause Intervals today. Hit 225 for two sets of 9 (in 3s, ~15 sec. breaks), followed up with some light incline bench, hit 135 for 4x12. Nothing special, just getting back into things.
#40611 to #40601 - asotil
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(12/09/2015) [-]
>Roasts marinepenguin for not benching lmao2pl8
>135 incline bench

You are both personally invited to my home to enjoy a meal consisting of milk, bread, milk, american cheese, ramen noodles, bread, milk, chicken, Gold Standard Double Chocolate Whey, milk, fish, mushrooms, milk, and whatever other shit I have in my fridge. I will train you like glorious sumo so you may one day bench above APl8 also, go to Google Images and look up lmao2pl8. Tell me what you see

Also I signed you both up for unicef, no need to thank me
#40618 to #40611 - the one and only
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(12/09/2015) [-]
I got a picture of stud beef pile shown.
#40613 to #40611 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
But brohiem, I've repped out 205 on incline no problem. This was just a light day coming back from my meet.

Also, that google images thing. What.
#40614 to #40613 - asotil
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(12/09/2015) [-]
>"I've repped out 205 on incline"

I repeat, I will train you like glorious sumo so you may one day bench lmao2pl8 did you look up the google images thing or nah. If nah answer is in top right
#40617 to #40614 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
I can bench 225 incline, I just don't train with it. I don't train incline for strength, so that'd be silly. And yeah, I saw it, I'm just so confused as to why that'd be there.
#40612 to #40611 - marinepenguin
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(12/09/2015) [-]
lol
#40610 to #40601 - asotil
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(12/09/2015) [-]
f
#40606 to #40601 - Draigor
Reply 0
(12/08/2015) [-]
How can I donate?
#40607 to #40606 - studbeefpile
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(12/09/2015) [-]
Dude I gave shipping instructions. Come on.
#40608 to #40607 - anon
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(12/09/2015) [-]
shit
#40603 to #40601 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
This was hilarious.
#40604 to #40603 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
But I'll offer my excuse, my priority hasn't necessarily been adding weight to my bench press. It's been more dips, which btw I'm doing sets of 8 with a 45 pound plate now. I haven't even attempted a two plate bench since before summer.
#40600 - cptmongtard
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(12/08/2015) [-]
>2015
>Not joining your country's military and being paid to take part in the best cut you'll ever do
#40602 to #40600 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Yup. Lost 25 pounds there and came back lean as fuuuck. A lot of it was running before breakfast too.
#40605 to #40602 - cptmongtard
Reply 0
(12/08/2015) [-]
Can't wait to come back cut and be able to bulk without feeling like a fat fuck
#40598 - europe
Reply 0
(12/08/2015) [-]
How's using a punching bag for burning calories when it comes to calories:intensity ratio?
#40625 to #40598 - ieatbengay
Reply 0
(12/09/2015) [-]
hard to say, you can add in a lot of footwork, combinations, kicks, speed/power, etc
#40599 to #40598 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Chances are youll burn a lot cause its just fun and you dont take notice of time.
#40587 - machiavellianhumor ONLINE
Reply 0
(12/08/2015) [-]
ok i still gotta learn diet properly cause that's the reason i haven't made gains in weight loss like i wanted. i just had a can of spinach can you guys tell me if (without any individual details other than the numbers) is this good or bad food


servings per container - 3
calories - 20
calroies from fat - 0
saturated and trans fat - 0
cholesterol - 0
Sodium -100mg (so 300mg for 3 servings)
Total carbs - 3g (9g)
dietary fiber - 2g (6g)
sugars - 1g (3g)
protein - 2g
#40588 to #40587 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
It's good because its spinach. It's not quite as good because its a canned spinach.
#40590 to #40588 - machiavellianhumor ONLINE
Reply 0
(12/08/2015) [-]
it's low sodium spinach. idk the amount of sodium and sugar kinda bugs me. idk if that's good or bad
#40591 to #40590 - marinepenguin
Reply 0
(12/08/2015) [-]
Fruits and veggies are usually higher in sugar, no worries. And the sodium is just because of it being canned to help preserve it.
#40592 to #40591 - machiavellianhumor ONLINE
Reply 0
(12/08/2015) [-]
yeah that's what i was worried about. i know fruits have sugars. bananas especially. i didn't know veggies did. im only eating canned cause it's what's available to me.
#40570 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Today's my first day back to lifting since the meet. Gonna fuck up some bench, we'll see how it goes.
#40574 to #40570 - asotil
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(12/08/2015) [-]
You should do some chin-ups too
#40576 to #40574 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
all chin ur up.
#40577 to #40576 - asotil
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(12/08/2015) [-]
y-you to
#40562 - iliekcereal
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(12/08/2015) [-]
are machines worth using? the only machines i regularly use are rowing and lat pull downs. idk if they're worth it or a waste of time. not trying to get big, more along the lines of slim and toned, with extra emphasis on endurance
#40566 to #40562 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Fixed track machines are silly. Cables are good. Free weights are best.
#40565 to #40562 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Machines are good if you're focusing on free weight movements as well. Doing only machines isn't something I'd advise.
#40593 to #40565 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Theres one dude at my work, doing use free weights, just machines and some cables, really huge fella, it surprises me that im actually stronger than him and i dont look buff at all. Machines are great if you want size or looks ye, but if you look that big and dont havr the strenght to back it up, its like ehhhh.
#40594 to #40593 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Meh there's likely far more to the story with that guy then what was shown.

But machines are good for hypertrophy and isolation, but neglect the stabilizing musculature that you get from free weights and cables. Though it's better for people with joint injuries or older aged individuals to maintain activity and muscle mass.
#40595 to #40594 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
He is quite older, but yeah he doesnt do free weights except for shrugs annnnd.... lateral raises.

Very big guy, bulked and looks like a rugby player, it just surprised me that he wasnt stronger than he looked is all.
#40596 to #40595 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I'd be willing to bet that he lifted with free weights when he was younger, but as he's aged he's moved towards machines. You could always ask him.
#40597 to #40596 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Most likely since he played rugby when he was young. But he reckons he was build naturally when he was young and doing the coaches routines, ill have to properly ask him.
#40556 - asotil
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Hit the gym and got kicked out by police half way through my workout because the building behind us is on fire

Pinch Press started 40lbs warm up, 60lbx5 was too easy, ended up doing 80lbs for 4x5
Bench worked up to 225x5 paused, 4 sets. Literally butter
Last exercise was 185 bench, 7 reps for 3 sets, with 2 second pauses

Was gonna do Log Press and Skullcrushers but police/fire came in and told everyone they need to leave now. Was tossed outside into 30° weather without my jacket or keys, so 7 large sweaty men piled into the one persone who lifts with their car keys' car and threw on the heat

All in all pretty ok session, skipping tomorrow for Finals then hitting some sumo deadlift and squat on Wednesday

I'm on mobile with exactly dick in my Recents so here's some math with a hidden joke
#40558 to #40556 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Doing pinch press after my video?

And I don't get the math joke but x=12
#40559 to #40558 - asotil
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Yes

Yes/No

Meme'd
#40560 to #40559 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Oh goddamnit those are so inconspicuous.
#40561 to #40560 - asotil
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(12/08/2015) [-]
#40551 - nwbballplayer
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(12/08/2015) [-]
>When the witcher 3 and chicken are calling you but you still have the rest of leg day
#40535 - silasersej ONLINE
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Who wants to do some biceps/triceps with me? Just a little warm up
nevermind the picture, it's a snap from my crush
#40540 to #40535 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I don't usually train just arms. But they get plenty of work on their own through my push and pull days.

Are you her crush as well or are you just pining for her over snapchat?
#40541 to #40540 - silasersej ONLINE
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Yeah me neither, but this is just warm up. Then v-cut, abs and core, then finishing off with some nasty cardio to fire up the afterburn.

nah there's some mutual flirting going on, gonna exploit that to the fullest at the next party
#40542 to #40541 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Gotcha. Just lifting to stay in shape and look good or what?

Atta boy, good luck with that. She's a good one it looks like.
#40543 to #40542 - silasersej ONLINE
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Precisely. I should really quit smoking too though, to complete the circle.

i will man, keep throwing subtle hints and look good on snapchat
#40544 to #40543 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
That'd be a good plan I'd say. I lift mostly for size/physique and athleticism.

Stick around and let us know how you're progressing and if you have any questions.
#40545 to #40544 - silasersej ONLINE
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Thanks man
This was taken 3 weeks ago. My biceps and triceps, as well as abs look leaner and more toned now, but I don't have a progress pic of that yet.
no judge pls
#40546 to #40545 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Honestly you'd see better results if you hopped on a program that focused on full body development, you don't see many guys who are smaller with big arms. Especially as a beginner you'd see arm growth when getting stronger on stuff like squats and bench press. Not saying you have to if you're content with what you're doing currently, but you'd see larger muscle growth overall and look better in the long run.

And this is me. I'm about 6'3 206-208 right now. Been losing a little weight these past couple weeks.
#40547 to #40546 - silasersej ONLINE
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I actually do have a full body program, I'm just taking it a little slow because of a back injury. I'll probably be back on it within a month at most

6+ foot master race
#40548 to #40547 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Ah well then never mind.

Anything below 6'1 is manlet status
#40553 to #40548 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
:c

le al rubbed off on you i see.
#40555 to #40553 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I'm just playing bruh. The manlet status thing always increases in height whenever I see it.
#40563 to #40555 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Well at least you not saying i cant nench 80 because of my height
#40564 to #40563 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
That guy doesn't have a clue. When you're shorter you actually have an advantage as shorter limbs mean better leverage and more weight moved. Longer limbs equals larger ROM and more difficult bench pressing.

Even if you have super long arms you can still bench 3 plates given some time.
#40549 to #40548 - silasersej ONLINE
Reply +1
(12/08/2015) [-]
Haha I know right, I'm totally over 6 foot 1
#40537 to #40535 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Too much chest days for her.
#40538 to #40537 - silasersej ONLINE
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Oh no, the tits are great actually. I don't think she does chest, more like running and some shoulder/back workouts
#40552 to #40538 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Alot of girls tend to do that.
#40557 to #40552 - silasersej ONLINE
Reply +1
(12/08/2015) [-]
And bless them for that
#40528 - marinepenguin
Reply 0
(12/07/2015) [-]
So I decided I'd had enough rest and worked out tonight because I was getting pretty itchy to get back into the gym instead of waiting until tomorrow, and I'm glad I did. I felt damn near superhuman today and was making my set weights for my push workout feel like a warmup. Went a little like this.

Bench:
175x10
190x8 (easy)
195x6 (easy)
210x5, last one was a grinder, but the first 4 went up so fast it had to go for 5.

Incline bench DRM
145x8+4+4
145x8+4+4
I was only supposed to do doubles after the sets of 8 instead of 4 reps, but it was so light feeling that 4 felt like nothing. 145 usually almost buries me on the last double on the second set.

I also managed to work up to a behind the neck press of 115 for 6, which is two more reps then I've gotten in the past. 135 for a single rep is probably possible at this point, but I'm gonna limit my heavy overhead pressing to once a week since I'm starting to do a lot more shoulder work.

Tomorrow is my pull day and I couldn't be more pumped to see how it goes.
#40567 to #40528 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
what the piss is DRM?
#40569 to #40567 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I have explained to you the Double Rep method like 4 times.
#40571 to #40569 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
And I have explained to you that I have Alzheimer's like 4 times.

Now that you say Double Rep Method I think I remember what you're talking about, I just didn't recognize the letters.
#40572 to #40571 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Well maybe you should git gud.
#40573 to #40572 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]


I think I'm gonna try some Rest Pause Intervals with bench today. You should be proud.
#40575 to #40573 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
WHAT

STUDBEEFPILE DOING TIMED REST INTERVALS IN A SEEMINGLY HIGH INTENSITY FASHION?

This is not the board I fell in love with.
#40578 to #40575 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I'm just gonna see how many triples I can bang out with 225 with like 15 second rests or some shit.
#40579 to #40578 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
There ya go. Usually you'd start off with a set to near failure with that weight before starting the triples, but let me know how that goes.
#40580 to #40579 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I mostly just want to see how many quality triples I get. Still more focused on speed and power than I am the pump or whatever.
#40581 to #40580 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I see. Really what its best for is stimulating a maximum amount of muscle fibers, which is a key part of hypertrophy.

But you could also use it for strength as well, I've gotten stronger doing it so far.
#40582 to #40581 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Right. I figure it's a good tool for increasing work capacity. Increased work capacity = increased volume = increased stimulation = increased results, etc. etc.
#40583 to #40582 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Plus increasing workout density is another form of progress. For example my home gym only has 65 pound dumbbells. So now that I'm doing 4 sets of 15 dumbbell rows pretty easily, I started doing timed rest periods, started off with a minute, and now I'm down to 45 seconds. Not sure what I'll do when I hit 15 seconds or so, May have to wear those 20 pound leg weights on my arms or something haha.
#40584 to #40583 - studbeefpile
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Right right.

But you need more weight son. 65 for dumbbell rows isn't enough. Gotta get to them HUNDOS.

Adjustable dumbbells are a good investment.
#40586 to #40584 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
But if I had the cash available I'd have already bought a ton of shit like that. 100 pounders would be so great.
#40585 to #40584 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I do them as a chest supported variation which makes it much harder then if I were just doing bent over dumbbell rows. And I have one adjustable dumbbell with maybe 150 pounds of weight for it, but I don't use that much.

Honestly not too worried about it, I'm moving out of my house in the next month or so, then I leave for Texas again in early February and I'll have access to a full gym for free. Though I won't be able to do the workouts I am now most of the time.
#40533 to #40528 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
When you have a good push day you feel your chest is 2 times as big.
#40534 to #40533 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Absolutely. I'm having a sick pull day as we speak.
#40536 to #40534 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
I absolutely love workijg backs, recently ended my strenght training and moved back to hypertrophy, my back aches with sensational pain, i love it.
#40539 to #40536 - marinepenguin
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Hypertrophy training is far harder for me mentally, squeezing out a couple more reps, pushing through fatigue and feeling that pump are amazing feelings.
#40554 to #40539 - the one and only
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(12/08/2015) [-]
Everything feels good ahahaha.
#40532 to #40528 - asotil
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(12/07/2015) [-]
>Not even 2pl8
#40529 to #40528 - marinepenguin
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(12/07/2015) [-]
Pinch press

Also here's a chest movement that's really easy on your shoulders if they're feeling bad. Gotta really squeeze that weight as hard as possible and feel that contraction in your chest. Love these.
#40522 - gameboyblue
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(12/07/2015) [-]
I need some cheaper calorie packed food options. I'd do a mass gainer but all the good ones are dairy and I'm trying to keep my acne down.

I eat peanut butter bagel a lot but I don't want them to get old
#40525 to #40522 - nwbballplayer
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(12/07/2015) [-]
Milk is my go to. Also, I eat a ton of pasta and rice. As for protein, along with the milk, eggs are cheap as hell. Other than that, look at the gainer that marinepenguin suggested. Everything I posted can be bought cheap and really helps hitting macros.
#40524 to #40522 - marinepenguin
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(12/07/2015) [-]
Aftershock Critical mass is a shake I take and it's has almost 700 calories and no lactose. It's not even a mass gainer, just a protein shake. I get a big bucket for maybe 50 bucks and it lasts me a couple months.

A simple meal I make is a tortilla with a chicken breast and cheese. Usually about 500 calories and I can eat two or three pretty easily.
#40523 to #40522 - gameboyblue
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(12/07/2015) [-]
I'm also trying to stay away from sugar