|01-17-2013, 10:17 AM||#21 (permalink)|
is plotting World Domination from the Phantom Zone
Six Million Dollar Man
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Legion of Doom
Training Exp: 2-3
Training Type: General Fitness
Fav Exercise: Posing
I'm 240# and not as strong as I look (Although I might be stronger than I think I am). My back is complete shit and my right forearm and bicep rebel on me now even with rows.
As such, I haven't pushed hard for more strength in over 8 months because every time I feel better and do, I re-injure something. Surprisingly, I also haven't grown much recently, although I have done a decent job of maintaining my size.
So at this point, for me, it's all about how hard can I train to maintain what I've built this far and whether and to what degree, I can add any additional mass with a moderate weight/higher rep approach.
I'm not saying someone should begin training like this, just that this approach is where time and injuries have placed me.
"Look son, there comes a time in every man's life when he has to make a decision. Do you want to be big, powerful, jacked, yoked-up, have women everywhere want you and men fear you . . . or do you want to do crossfit?"
|01-17-2013, 11:36 AM||#22 (permalink)|
wants a 800lb Total
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hastings, Florida
Training Exp: 1yr-6mo stupid, 6mo smart
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: DEADS
Fav Supp: BCAA's
I agree with Jay and Mike...I started out looking to lose weight and get bigger muscles....then, I also liked the feeling when I lifted heavy (for me anyway) weights, I have since taken a "get stronger" approach. The fact that I am still getting bigger muscles is a pleaseant side effect!!!
I will say more people comment on my increased muscle size than do about how much stronger I am.
I am now leaning to try to find the best combo of both strength and size....not only do I want to look like I can pick up a fridge, I want to be able to do it!
Now, that being said, strength gains will ALWAYS be my top priority!
Best Gym Lifts...Dosen't matter....they don't count!
Best Meet Lifts:
Squat = 237 lbs
Bench = 193
Dead = 270
Total = 700
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|01-29-2013, 02:49 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Some people just can't let sleepingdogs lie
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Training Exp: 3
Training Type: Starting Strength
Fav Exercise: Heavy bar work
Fav Supp: Steak
Environment may play a factor in it as well. Call it weak will if you want, but if you're the only PLer in a gym full of BB types, you don't think you'll look over sometime and think, damn, those traps (or other) are insane, maybe someday I'll shift my focus for a little while...
I've got back envy. I'm a small guy, but I carry most of my BF as a spare tire. I'll probably never compete in a BB comp, but I would love to get some PL meets under my belt. That said, I secretly would like someone to envy the product of my hard work, and the aesthetic results require no bragging.
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