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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Thank you all, you guys are awesome! If anyone knows a good photographer you should try setting up a shoot like this, it's a blast! The battle scene was especially fun because we did a few funny shots that looked great.

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Both of you should definitely compete! And Derek, I think you're obviously at the same level as our other proud vegan BB champions! I hope you enter that contest with your trainer, it seems like it would be a shame for you to NOT compete!



Thank you for your faith! I should really keep telling everyone here I'm going to compete so I'll be forced to... I hear that works right?

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Holy crap!!!!!

I freakin love these pics!

I'll be posting links on Twitter and FB for sure!

Great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks Robert! Spread them around and show everyone what a good diet can do :). Thank you for the tri/thigh compliments too. Tri's are my easiest muscle to get awesome so I don't even worry about them, but I really hammered my thighs to get those lines, and I'm doing even more to them now. Just yesterday did squats at 315lbs for sets of 20 and supersetted with leg extensions... brutal. If you or anyone else has tips on giving decent but flat bi's an awesome peak I'd love to hear them.

As for my lifts, my squats have probably gone way up since I last put my numbers on table 2.0, but I don't know about the other two. My best deadlift set is 405x6, best squat is 405x12, and best bench is my old 300lb one rep max. Been a while on bench though.

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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 2:05 am 
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good stuff, how deep are you going with the squats?


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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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good stuff, how deep are you going with the squats?


I always try to go full depth (somewhere between 90 degrees and parallel thighs to the floor) unless my bad knee is acting up, in which case I do about 3/4 of the way down. My limiting factor actually seems to be my lower back more than my legs because that is what seems to get tired first, and I can leg press quite a bit even after squatting.

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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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Really amazing pics !

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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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WOW :shock:

Hot stuff!!


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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 11:31 am 
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Thanks guys! I'll add more soon, and I'm working out hard so that whenever my next shoot is I'll look even better :)

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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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Beautifull photos! Really beautifull!


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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Btw your abs are absolutely nuts. Very few natural people have the kinda of ab size i want and your one of them. What kinda of stuff are you doing for them? besides the stuff that hits them by default(deads, squats ect.) mostly heavy movements i assume?


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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Thanks everyone!

Couture547 wrote:
Btw your abs are absolutely nuts. Very few natural people have the kinda of ab size i want and your one of them. What kinda of stuff are you doing for them? besides the stuff that hits them by default(deads, squats ect.) mostly heavy movements i assume?


The abs are mostly genetic I think. Even when I don't train them too much they stay pretty big, but while I'm doing heavy training on everything else I do things like leg raises with a weight between my feet or medicine crunches etc. When I'm trying to lean up though I do only high volume stuff like bicycle crunches. And I rarely train obliques and never use weight for them so I don't increase my waist.

BTW to everyone here, our pictures were just posted on a big local magazine's website! http://rvamag.com/articles/full/8098/in ... f-frazetta

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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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k, I'm doing like a thousand push ups tomorrow. Hot.


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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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So cool! I'm sharing the link!

I've also been posting this thread on Twitter and Facebook. Everyone is super impressed!

Great story about how you met too...I didn't know that :) Cool!

Man, what an inspiration. Your physique is incredible!

Are you near DC? Will you be at the Animal Rights Conference this July in DC? Let me know!

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"They are married, muscled up vegans that met while playing World Of Warcraft, and these pictures are a part of their wedding set. "

Awesome!

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incredible!!!
i know meat eating, AAS taking guys who've trained for years who still don't look as good as you. incredible condition on those abs!


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 Post subject: Re: My Barbarian Shoot Pictures
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Haha, I'm glad you guys like our awesomely dorky love story. We're pretty fond of it ourselves :). We're even having our World of Warcraft characters as cake toppers at our wedding!

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So cool! I'm sharing the link!

I've also been posting this thread on Twitter and Facebook. Everyone is super impressed!

Great story about how you met too...I didn't know that :) Cool!

Man, what an inspiration. Your physique is incredible!

Are you near DC? Will you be at the Animal Rights Conference this July in DC? Let me know!

Robert


Thank you so much for the praise, I don't really know what to say, but I always hope to sway peoples opinions about veganism by setting an example. Thanks for spreading the links around too, the more people that start reading about what we all do the better. As for the conference, what are the dates? WE are about an hour from DC, but I hadn't planned on attending because July is a pretty busy month. I'd love to try and come and possibly meet up though!

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