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by el_flaco
Wed May 18, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Cheapest Places to Lift?
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Cheapest Places to Lift?

We get spoiled rotten at the weightlifting club. You pay £10 for the year, and £1 everytime you go. For me, that's about £13/month. Average gym membership here is prob about £25-30. We had the same pricing scheme at the gym I used to run. Must be a Scottish thing. Lefty socialists at work most like...
by el_flaco
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: I don't know what else to eat, I had some news from my doc!
Replies: 14
Views: 2034

Re: I don't know what else to eat, I had some news from my d

Doctors reading blood work and deciding you can't eat pinto beans?

Sounds really dodgy to me. I'd be tempted to ignore it.
by el_flaco
Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your Squat Pics!
Replies: 29
Views: 4339

Re: Post your Squat Pics!

Octopussoir wrote:I dont like the feeling of me not having my own natural support system.

AKA the smith machine.
by el_flaco
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Bear Complex Workout?
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: Bear Complex Workout?

Just don't go to heavy I think that answers your question. I don't see complexes are replacing the powerlifting in your weekly routine, they're just a (decent) form of conditioning. In that particular complex most people will be so limited by the overhead press that they wont get much out of the sq...
by el_flaco
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we need heavier moderation here?
Replies: 91
Views: 6040

Re: Do we need heavier moderation here?

I take it this thread is fairly representative of the quality across this forum? If so, yes, you need better moderation. It isn't a question of rights. The banjos are still free to post their nonsense online. The community has the right not to give them a platform. The problems are compounded if the...
by el_flaco
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most influential Books you've read
Replies: 202
Views: 72565

Re: Most influential Books you've read

For the "God Delusion" to be influential to someone I'd argue that it must have changed the path of their life. If you don't believe in religion and have never felt any kind of religious calling, what influence does reading it have? Surely it's just a warm feeling of confirmation, nothing ...
by el_flaco
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: 80/10/10 diet
Replies: 126
Views: 92252

Re: 80/10/10 diet

Duncan_Idaho wrote:The Earth was flat before the 16th century and that was a fact you could not argue with.

I'm not interested in b12 in the slightest, but:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eratosthenes
by el_flaco
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Good lifting shoes?????
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: Good lifting shoes?????

I thought the point in deadlift slippers was that the rules state you have to be wearing shoes, so competitive powerlifters go with the thinnest shoes possible. I don't think there's any advantage or any particular suitability to them outside of fulfilling the rules. Buying a pair to train in seems ...
by el_flaco
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Proper pull-ups technique. Expert's opinion needed!
Replies: 14
Views: 3139

Re: Proper pull-ups technique. Expert's opinion needed!

vege wrote:My head seems to be dropped down between shoulders too much, I hope you know what I mean.

I think you are right with this. You need to pull your shoulders down, not back. You could do this before you even start to bend the arms, it's kind of like shrugging in reverse.
by el_flaco
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Any Vegan's since birth?
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: Any Vegan's since birth?

2097 wrote:Would you say that for certain people that don't want to live anymore; thats when they develop cancer?

No.
by el_flaco
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Am I a bodybuilder or a powerlifter or what?
Replies: 15
Views: 2007

Re: Am I a bodybuilder or a powerlifter or what?

I dont go around telling people im a bodybuilder. Others do it for me That is first response that actually makes sense on a spiritual level Seems a bit perverse to me. If a bodybuilder is what you are why can't it be admitted? It's not like it's any kind of boast. Apply it to any other pastime and ...
by el_flaco
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Am I a bodybuilder or a powerlifter or what?
Replies: 15
Views: 2007

Re: Am I a bodybuilder or a powerlifter or what?

Yeah, bodybuilder and powerlifter are terms that seem to apply to people who actually compete...it's like calling someone a marathoner if they just run for fun and exercise. I completely disagree with this. While it's true that you wouldn't call someone a marathoner unless they run marathons, the p...
by el_flaco
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succeeding
Replies: 78
Views: 13785

Re: I am really sick of trying to gain muscle and not succee

Last monday I felt good, wasn't suffering much pain and did not feel limited. I was doing 225 for about 10 reps with strict form. For me, someone who never did any serious squatting, was pretty good. I could see where this could go. I hit 225 in no time in a matter of weeks on my first ever consist...
by el_flaco
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Am I a bodybuilder or a powerlifter or what?
Replies: 15
Views: 2007

Re: Am I a bodybuilder or a powerlifter or what?

Baby Hercules wrote:I don't do squat, bench, or deadlift but rather adjusted squats, dumbbell chest presses (and machine), and I have no interest in deadlift

Sounds like a bodybuilder to me.

Just not ready to admit it yet :wink:
by el_flaco
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: Online Training Journals & Blogs
Topic: Chewy's Strength Log
Replies: 1241
Views: 215732

Re: Chewy's Log

Hey man Just a quick suggestion - do the technical part of your workout before the strength part. For this one it'd be hang cleans before deadlifts. It won't take much out of your deadlifts, might help you warm up. Done the other way around I think deadlifting will kill your cleans. I'm not going to...

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