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Forum: General Board 04-12-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
He only has four posts to his name so I read them...

He only has four posts to his name so I read them all.



I never saw him give a one rep max or anything like that.

I only saw him ask how many times he should be able to bench press his...
Forum: General Board 04-11-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I saw where he stated his age. i didn't see...

I saw where he stated his age.

i didn't see where he said age is preventing gains.

Also, I saw him asking how many reps he should be able to get with his body weight (180 lbs).

He didn't...
Forum: General Board 04-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I think the most important thing is progression....

I think the most important thing is progression. Do as many reps as you can now, then try to add more later. Sooner or later you might wanna add weight to the bar though.

Is there any real point...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 04-07-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Your post prompted me to Google the phrase "abs...

Your post prompted me to Google the phrase "abs are overrated" and I found this. Never heard of this guy until now but I like what he says here. IMO Most people (men especially) need to spend...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-05-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Basically, yeah. I don't always go that crazy...

Basically, yeah. I don't always go that crazy with volume. But the point seem to hold no matter what.

In that example, I went insane with the volume and got the fifth rep the following week.
...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-05-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
But what about regressing every other week? ...

But what about regressing every other week?

In other words, my pattern seems to be one step forward this week, then two steps backward the next.

Or do I maybe need to periodize (I think that's...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-04-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
That's the idea, but I'd like to be blasting out...

That's the idea, but I'd like to be blasting out a good 6-8 reps consistently with 225 before bumping up the weight.

That's the progression scheme I used and it seems to have worked up to this...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-04-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
4-day split training the big lifts once a week. ...

4-day split training the big lifts once a week.

Basically this (http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/4-day-power-muscle-burn-workout-split.html)

Tried full body, tried upper lower, but...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Gaining Reps, Then Losing Them

Over the past four months or so, I've found a distinct pattern with my training.

The thing is I break a PR (adding a rep or two) and the following week I lose a rep or two.

The most...
Forum: General Board 03-18-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Honestly they're both fine. I chose the top one...

Honestly they're both fine. I chose the top one but that's just my preference.
Forum: General Board 03-16-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Looks great. Personally I think the "&"...

Looks great.

Personally I think the "&" symbol is perfect. Keeps it simple and saves space.
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-14-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Here's my over-simplified analysis. On the...

Here's my over-simplified analysis.

On the internet, there are basically two ways to gain notoriety:

1. Knowing what you're talking about and putting out extremely useful information (e.g....
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-13-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
http://i.imgur.com/FQU7Ewa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FQU7Ewa.jpg
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Saw the title of this thread and first thought to...

Saw the title of this thread and first thought to enter my head was "Shit. Not this guy again."
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-08-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Yeah I've had those same thoughts and kicking...

Yeah I've had those same thoughts and kicking that idea around.

Just experimenting using trial and error.

When I got that 5th rep on flat bench I got a lot more gutsy when I moved to incline...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Thanks guys. Dunno what it is about 225... I've...

Thanks guys. Dunno what it is about 225... I've progressed with the lighter poundages in the same way- adding reps along the way with 175, 185, and 205, but 225 just felt like a different animal. ...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-08-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Finally got the 5th Rep...

My squats and dead lifts have been steadily creeping upward but my bench press has been stuck at 4 reps at 225 for about a month. Last week I actually lost a rep and got just three.

After losing...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 03-04-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
My impression is that this video IS NOT aimed at...

My impression is that this video IS NOT aimed at competitive power lifters training for a meet.

I doubt that it's aimed at any type of advanced lifter (such as yourself).
Forum: General Fitness & Health 03-03-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Steve Pulcinella on Deloading

I like this guy. :)

Quote from the vid: "If you're de-loading every 4th week, that's three months out of the year you're growing a vagina and not growing muscle."
...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 02-24-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Ah, you're talking and thinking like someone who...

Ah, you're talking and thinking like someone who understands the game lol.

I was just talking and thinking like a Kiss/ Tebow fan.
Forum: General Fitness & Health 02-24-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I woulda like to have seen him play for LA KISS...

I woulda like to have seen him play for LA KISS (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/23563205/la-kiss-offer-tim-tebow-contract-to-play-arena-football) (arena footbal team). I'm KISS fan...
Forum: General Board 02-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Bingo. My impression is that the average...

Bingo.

My impression is that the average commercial "gym rat" (who takes steroids) has no clue about how or when do use them.

Now, for the record, I am not advocating using them at all, nor am...
Forum: General Board 02-18-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Yeah that's what I'm getting at. I know...

Yeah that's what I'm getting at.

I know plenty of people who can lift 300 pounds and not one of them is taking anything.

The one guy who I know for a fact is taking steroids?

He doesn't...
Forum: General Board 02-18-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
And I won't argue your point about the little...

And I won't argue your point about the little guys!

I guess my real point is that many guys accused of being on juice are amazingly clean. And guys who are ACTUALLY TAKING steroids are often...
Forum: General Board 02-18-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Truth be told, the biggest strongest guys at my...

Truth be told, the biggest strongest guys at my gym have the largest bone structures. I'm pretty sure they are natural.

There's another guy who I know is on steroids because he has admitted...
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