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#16 Postby Richard » Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:12 pm

Hey dude, welcome to my team. I mean the team. Thanks for your compliments :o This site is the daddy, people know what time it is

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#17 Postby robert » Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:24 am

Welcome Gorilla!

Great to have you here. I agree Richard rules and everyone else here rules too! We have a lot of fun and many of us are planning on hanging out next summer, probably in the Caribbean somewhere.

I'm sure I'll get to know you soon. I'm out of the US right now but I return home in a couple of days and I'll be in touch more often.

Have a great day! And nice pics from both you and VeganMomma!

-Robert

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#18 Postby Daywalker » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:21 am

Hey, hardcore squatting weight! :shock:

I can't help but wonder what form you use, or if you are already strong from previous sports. You'll soon be squat master if you continue to gain strength at that rate!!

robert wrote:I agree Richard rules and everyone else here rules too!

Yeah, we have a kind of democracy here :lol: Everyone may rule by permission of the other rulers :D
No one said it would be easy.

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#19 Postby Gorilla » Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:55 am

Cheers guys :D

Yes so as a student at Oxford University I've been lucky enough to do some hardcore rowing!

You might have heard of rowers doing leg circuits to develop the power in the legs that you need.

Back squats, front squats, leg presses, split squats, lunges...

Since the beginning of this year I've been having one-to-one training sessions with a former commonwealth weightlifting champion.

He is the real master of the squat.

He's made sure that I've kept good form as I've increased the weight.

Really tensing abs, lower back, thighs, hamstrings and calves.

Keeping the weight on heels.

Head up, eyes looking forward.

Lowering slowly then as soon as the thighs are parallel to the floor UP UP UP UP UP UP UP UP, squeezing abs like crazy and pushing heels into the floor to drive the weight up.

On the leg press machine I'm up to 120kg for 8 reps, 160kg for 4 reps.


So Daywalker I don't know if you said. Do you live anywhere near Bonn?

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#20 Postby Daywalker » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:02 am

Hey, that sounds like you do it right ;)

I was just astonished by 120kg on the squat and only 45 on the bench ;)

Nein, ich wohne nicht in der Nähe von Bonn :( Ich wohne bei Frankfurt.
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#21 Postby Gorilla » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:54 am

Yeah you often find that with people who have done a lot of rowing training.

I really need to work on my bench press.

Schade. Naja, Frankfurt ist auch schoen. Ich habe meinen 19. Geburtstag dort gefeiert. Das war ein Urlaub mit meinen Freunden. Einer davon kommt auch nach Bonn fuer sein "Auslandsjahr". Er ist eigentlich schon da.

Ich komme naechste Woche in Deutschland an. Leider habe ich noch keine Unterkunft arrangiert. Es ist sehr schwierig, wenn man nicht dort ist. Also habe ich vor, ein paar Tage in der Jugendherberge zu verbringen, waehrend ich WGs besichtige. Das Studentenwerk konnte kein Zimmer in den Studentenwohnheimen fuer mich finden.

Ich will ein gutes Fitnesszentrum in Bonn finden und nette Menschen kennenlernen :wink:

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#22 Postby lelle » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:12 am

dude, your german is more than awesome! :shock:

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#23 Postby Daywalker » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:56 am

lelle wrote:dude, your german is more than awesome! :shock:

:!:

Sei froh, Gorilla, dass Du nicht in einem Studentenwohnheim wohnst ;)
Ich finde, die sind zu teuer für ein Zimmer und Gemeinschaftskueche und -bad.
Eine WG ist besser :)
Viel Glück und Erfolg beim Suchen bzw. Finden! :D
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#24 Postby Gorilla » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:50 am

Cheers dudes :D

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That gives me confidence.

Ja, ich glaube eine WG wird besser sein, besonders wenn es awesome Menschen wie ihr gibt :!:

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#25 Postby Gorilla » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:13 pm

Daywalker wrote:Gorillas rule!

You have to work on your favorite bodybuilders, though. They should be you, Rob, Topher, Big Ben, Robbie and me ;) And Gorillas :D

Enjoy the site,
love and peace,
Daywalker 8)


Hey I've been looking around on the site and found this article:

http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/article/724

Name: Alexander Dargatz
Age: 28
Height: 186cm (6’1”)
Weight: approx. 86kg at the moment (190lbs)
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Current Residence: Frankfurt, Germany

Well I've put two and two together. I know I'm slow, sorry.

But what I wanted to say is WOW what a physique! I am so so so inspired. And what you say in the interview is, like, SO spot on.

Nuff respect

:D

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#26 Postby Gorilla » Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:37 pm

Daywalker wrote:Hey, that sounds like you do it right ;)

I was just astonished by 120kg on the squat and only 45 on the bench ;)

Nein, ich wohne nicht in der Nähe von Bonn :( Ich wohne bei Frankfurt.


Hey dudes. I'm just mentioning this in case anybody has been doing the same thing as me:

For my chest routine I've been leaving the BB bench press late in the routine, when my muscles are already pretty fatigued.

I usually do bodyweight press ups, DB incline press, parallel bar dips, then either DB or BB flat bench.

Anyway, today I started with the BB flat bench, which allowed me to move more weight than ever before.

:D

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#27 Postby Corey » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:27 pm

Welcome, Gorilla! (Sorry I'm a little late). But I hope that you find this site useful. There are lots of great people on here - you've already seen that. I wish I could understand your convos in German. I spent some time in Germany this past summer, but could unfortunately understand very little. :oops: I took French in high school. Oh well. Anyway, look forward to talking to you on the boards! :)

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#28 Postby Gorilla » Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:08 am

Hey Corey. Thanks. Yes, it's a wonderful community. I'm just getting everything together for Germany now. I'm flying out there next Wednesday. Reading about your travelling on your website is a real inspiration. Sounded like an amazing experience :D

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#29 Postby brendan » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:51 pm

Wow, a student at Oxford. Impressive. Welcome!

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#30 Postby SeaSiren » Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:22 pm

Welcome!


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