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#353259 - 08/18/11 07:46 AM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: grunt]
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Originally Posted By: grunt
I just had to retire my medium T-shirts and switch to large...

Pffft.

I wear an extra large, and eating cake is SOOO much easier.
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#353260 - 08/18/11 07:48 AM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Today I buy XXL, and by the time I wash them a few times, they become XL and L.

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#353261 - 08/18/11 07:50 AM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: CatBrat]
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See? We're BOTH smarter than Dean, with all his fancy-pants routines to increase shirt size!
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#353269 - 08/18/11 12:38 PM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Ok I finally got over (well somewhat) the comfortableness of feeling all “emo” about taking a self-portrait in the mirror so I could post an actual picture of the progress I’m making. I took this picture from while standing inside my power rack after doing some weighted Triceps Dips. Sorry it’s so blurry but if I use the flash I look like Casper the Friendly Ghost.



P.S. I prefer cupcakes. wink
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#353278 - 08/18/11 03:01 PM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: grunt]
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#353281 - 08/18/11 05:05 PM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: grunt]
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Thanks for sharing the pic, muscle man!

I printed out the HST material and am going to give it a whirl.
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#353300 - 08/19/11 01:32 AM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: medic8r]
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Cool to hear that Doc! If you have any questions I’m more than happy to help. Also, though it’s not a very active forum over at HST we all try to be helpful.

Don’t get too caught up in some of the details of the 15s, 10s, 5s, which are just a way of organizing things. Some people who think the 15s are too easy but want to stick the general template do 12s, 8s, 3s instead.

I’ve dumped all of that and just shoot for a number of target reps generally between 40-60 per body part and get there however I think is best for that body part and amount of weight. I’ve really seen some great benefits from using techniques called M-Time (heavy timed singles), any Myo-reps (a lighter “pre-exhaust” style where all the follow on groups of reps after the first are done in a certain amount of time). Both are great for getting the maximum out of each rep, though you might want to stick with a more vanilla scheme first time through.

Since you’re trying HST I’m guess that building muscle is your priority. It also sounds like functional strength, like moving furniture is also important, as such I agree with and would suggest the following:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/hardgainer18.htm

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I believe the following are the best basic free-weight movements: deadlift, squat, chin (supinated grip), press, dip, row (with a dumbbell), shrug and bench press. Beyond this are the best assistance movements: side bend, crunch sit-up, back extension and L-fly-these help protect the back and shoulders. The order these exercises are written in, in my opinion, is the order of their importance in building strength.

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#353307 - 08/19/11 08:14 AM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
You health nuts drive me crazy.

How, exactly, does your post help me to eat more chocolate and cheese cake?


This might help you. True story. I went biking (cycling) on the Confederation Trail last week and there is one spot where you pass by an old farm where the yard is full of chickens, ducks goats, you name it. They are all free range and there isn't even a fence. The trail is old railway line so it's built up on a hill above the lower farmland but for some reason a chicken was up by the trail. When we spooked it, it acted like a dumb deer and jumped into the trail instead of away from it and I ended up hitting it with my bike.

I didn't run it over but there was a light impact and feathers were flying. It seemed fine and walked back to the farm at an amusingly casual pace.

The lesson here is that exercise is dangerous to wildlife. If you love nature, you should remain home with your cheesecake!

Always trying to help a friend,
Murph
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#353312 - 08/19/11 08:34 AM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: Murph]
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Murph, I'm printing this to show to my doctor! Thanks!
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#353313 - 08/19/11 09:26 AM Re: Fitness Thread [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I knew it. I knew it.

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