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Forum: General Fitness & Health Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Why trust a guy who bears the name of a scam...

Why trust a guy who bears the name of a scam artist in a child's fairy tale?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyCCJ6B2WE
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 01-15-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,549
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Makes a lot of sense, actually.

Makes a lot of sense, actually.
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 01-15-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,549
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
And as I said in my original post, real world...

And as I said in my original post, real world experiences seem to be suggesting the polar opposite of what you're saying.

I've spoken to guys who train body parts twice a week, and they are on...
Forum: Nutrition, Diet and Supplements 01-14-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Nothing really to add here. As others have said,...

Nothing really to add here. As others have said, Myfitnesspal and a food scale are helpful.
Forum: Mind and Motivation 01-06-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Yes. In 2008 I had two operations to repair...

Yes.

In 2008 I had two operations to repair ear drum ruptures.

One in January and the other in November.

Each time Dr. ordered a six-week layoff from lifting, for a grand total of 3 months...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 01-03-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,000
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
That's not the message I intended, though maybe...

That's not the message I intended, though maybe it came across that way.

I understand there's a degree of risk, which is why I get annual blood work/ physicals and recommend that anyone do the...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 01-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,000
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Well I didn't mean to suggest that in my previous...

Well I didn't mean to suggest that in my previous post.

Or I wasn't suggesting anything quite that extreme.

I was just speaking honestly from (limited) personal experience.

The OP's...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 12-31-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jchaDJ7QHoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jchaDJ7QHoc
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12-31-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,000
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
That's what I'm getting at. I feel like a...

That's what I'm getting at.

I feel like a lot of diet and nutritional advice is written for people who are sedentary and/ or engage in only very low intensity exercise.

My personal...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12-31-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,000
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I see your point and think that it's valid. ...

I see your point and think that it's valid.

Basically, I consume meat and dairy products because it seems helpful to my goals.

I realize that purely from a health standpoint, some of my...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12-31-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,000
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
This X 2. This is one of my favorite Steve...

This X 2.

This is one of my favorite Steve Shaw vids.

Basic point of vid: consistency and progression are top priority.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD0gu2QMX2I
Forum: General Board 12-25-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 963
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
225 bench press for ten legit reps. I can...

225 bench press for ten legit reps.

I can do 3-4 reps with 225 right now- completely unassisted, no spotter, no one's hand touching the bar (except or mine).

I want to do 10 reps like that-...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I didn't think that training did it. ...

I didn't think that training did it.

Looking back, I think I manage to catch some bug around this time almost every year.

Oh well.

It is what it is, I guess.
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
My current training schedule gives me the weekend...

My current training schedule gives me the weekend off. I hit everything I needed to hit this week and didn't miss any workouts.

I'll probably be fine by Monday.

Was just wondering if anyone...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12-12-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Don't care to watch it really, but I know a lot...

Don't care to watch it really, but I know a lot of diet advice from bodybuilders is a product of the drug culture.

A guy on gear has actually told me this.

Basically, some bodybuilding...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 12-12-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Progress... Then Illness

So M,T, and Th I managed to add reps on all my big lifts. I'm cruising along, and feelin' good.

Friday rolls around and I'm sick.

I go to the gym anyway, and slog through my leg workout.
...
Forum: General Board 12-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I thought he grew up to be Marilyn Manson? (Rock...

I thought he grew up to be Marilyn Manson? (Rock star).

http://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/t_article_image/bwxfjk6jlafgnqw3l2ek.jpg

Okay, so that's an urban legend, but couldn't...
Forum: General Board 12-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
To be fair, he kinda brought this on himself....

To be fair, he kinda brought this on himself. He's been beating the same drum for many years on a handful of subjects. One of those subjects is the supplement industry. Intentional or not, he has...
Forum: Video Compilations 12-05-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 28,828
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Dude seriously, this is a great vid and great...

Dude seriously, this is a great vid and great advice.

For the past year or so, I've been obsessing over macros, training program, etc. but I was missing the most important element: a simple plan...
Forum: General Board 12-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I assume it's this one. Pretty funny and on...

I assume it's this one.

Pretty funny and on obvious jab and Planet Fitness.

I'm wondering who he is as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBRG4RkE51Q
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 11-29-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,549
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Big lifts are a priority for me. I just...

Big lifts are a priority for me.

I just find it hard to progress on them when I do several in one session and/ or perform them multiple times a week.

Brooks Kubik has extolled the virtues of...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 11-28-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I understand that to an extent. But I would...

I understand that to an extent.

But I would think that there is a limit to how much water weight you could possibly gain.

Just a range, at typical minimum and maximum amount.
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 11-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,549
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Oh yeah they know their bodies and know what...

Oh yeah they know their bodies and know what they're doing.

They're doing splits and hitting body parts once a week and getting great results.

I'm just saying they are personal their...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 11-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,549
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
My natty friends who are stronger than me and do...

My natty friends who are stronger than me and do splits have been lifting a long time- they are in the over 35 age bracket.

I'd like to think most guys in that age bracket are old enough to know...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 11-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,549
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I appreciate it. And you've had good...

I appreciate it.

And you've had good experience with training parts once a week, right?

That's how I understood your previous post.

Most successful natural trainees I know hit body parts...
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