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Old 10-16-2013, 04:18 AM   #951
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What is your height and weight?

Weight in and of itself is meaningless. There are flabby 180 pound guys, and jacked 180 pound guys. Body composition is most important.
6ft and 150 lb, and physically larger when standing next to guys my own age who are 160-180 lb & skinny. I personally am not the one to care, but others have noticed.

I started off 15 years old at 56 kilos & (123lb) and have increased my weight to 70kg in the last 2 years.
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6ft and 150 lb, and physically larger when standing next to guys my own age who are 160-180 lb & skinny. I personally am not the one to care, but others have noticed.

I started off 15 years old at 56 kilos & (123lb) and have increased my weight to 70kg in the last 2 years.
Nice work on the weight gain. Keep pushing for progression and aim to reach 170-180 within 2 years. You should see some nice muscle gains.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #953
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Hey BBOD love your youtube videos. I had a question about the behind the neck press. Do you think it's more effective then the front press for developing the middle delts? I've read so many different things on it being dangerous and wondered if it's worth including.
Thanks Renton!

I only take the BTN to the point where arms are parallel to the ground. I know several other lifters who use this standard, and have not heard of anyone having an issue with it.

With pressing exercises, the further back or down your elbows go, the greater the amount of stress placed upon the shoulders.

In this video i am doing rest-paused work with 230 on the BTN. Notice that I limit how deep my arms go. I take the bar to about ear level, or to the back of my head.


Now, are they more effective for middle delts? I think so. With the bar in front the lift is a little more front delt focused.
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Nice work on the weight gain. Keep pushing for progression and aim to reach 170-180 within 2 years. You should see some nice muscle gains.
Thanks Heaps BBOD, that really means a lot coming from someone like yourself
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I keep messing my back up on dead lift day and can't max it out. Last year I was pulling almost 600 now when I'm working up to my max sets I can't pull more then 450. What are some good ways I can help my dead lifting with out dead lifting.
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I wanted to touch on your bearding experience. My beard is well on its way. Do you have any tips for making sure I have the greatest beard possible? I'll attach a pic of my one month beard progress.

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I wanted to touch on your bearding experience. My beard is well on its way. Do you have any tips for making sure I have the greatest beard possible? I'll attach a pic of my one month beard progress.

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That's nice growth for 1 month.
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I keep messing my back up on dead lift day and can't max it out. Last year I was pulling almost 600 now when I'm working up to my max sets I can't pull more then 450. What are some good ways I can help my dead lifting with out dead lifting.
First and foremost I would stop deadliting over 90%. Second, I would consider reducing your floor pulling. Perhaps a 3 week cycle:

Week one - 3" block deadlifts
Week two - Low rack pulls and power shrug combo
Week three - Floor deadlifts up to around 90%

When your week 3 deadlift feels manageable, add 5 pounds the next time. This seems like slow progression, but it's not for the stage you are at. It focuses you to add weight when it feels appropriate.

I would try this and see how your back feels.
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Your beard is exceptional. It is naturally full and rich. My only advice is to trim the mustache every 2 weeks.

You are closing in on stage 2, where it goes from beard to lengthy beard. There will be a period of time where your wife revolts, but them starts to love it.

If she does not "turn", then I would get it trimmed and keep it that length.
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Dear BBOD ,
What is your opinion of the RPE scale? Is it useful for progression? I saw this video by Ice Cream Fitness where he basically details how he trains and how others can train for there strength and aesthetic goals without a program.
also how would progression work if you did his kind of training? ( I think a video on the RPE scale would be very interesting)
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