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(Guardian)   Joe Weider, a pioneer of bodybuilding who helped mentor Arnold Schwarzenegger, heads to the big gym in the sky at age 93   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 54
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2013-03-24 02:58:22 PM  
Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?
 
2013-03-24 03:19:58 PM  

Therion: Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?


Probably not.  He was the professional asshole of a little guy (relatively speaking) on the sidelines, screaming at the big guys to do the drugs and get bigger.  He shafted athletes by pretending to be their coach and signing them to bad contracts, he sold bullshiat substances, and he made tons of money guaranteeing impossible strength and fitness through his overpriced products.  He hitched his wagon to Arnold Schwarenegger's star, and he parlayed Arnold's fame into a multi-billion-dollar empire.  He did more to start and promote the unrealistic ideals of body - unnaturally thin women, men with unnaturally low body fat and six-packs - that have farked up people for decades trying to attain the body composition and shape that only a few elite models and athletes can ever get to.  All based on taking advantage of people's ignorance, selling false promises of success, and preying on the insecurities he created.

Schwarzenegger also said Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing him off to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor.

This should give you an idea of the kind of guy Joe Weider was.  A con man.  A Shyster.

Good riddance.
 
2013-03-24 04:17:06 PM  
The first powerlifting record I ever broke was one that Weider held from back in his days in powerlifting (versus bodybuilding).

Say what you want about the man, he stands among the biggest promoters of using resistance training for fitness and appearance in modern memory. Joe Weider, Dave Draper, and Jack LaLanne all left big impressions on what we consider "fit" and "strong" today.
 
2013-03-24 04:45:23 PM  
a.espncdn.com

RIP Brandon Weeden
 
2013-03-24 04:48:14 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Therion: Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?

Probably not.  He was the professional asshole of a little guy (relatively speaking) on the sidelines, screaming at the big guys to do the drugs and get bigger.  He shafted athletes by pretending to be their coach and signing them to bad contracts, he sold bullshiat substances, and he made tons of money guaranteeing impossible strength and fitness through his overpriced products.  He hitched his wagon to Arnold Schwarenegger's star, and he parlayed Arnold's fame into a multi-billion-dollar empire.  He did more to start and promote the unrealistic ideals of body - unnaturally thin women, men with unnaturally low body fat and six-packs - that have farked up people for decades trying to attain the body composition and shape that only a few elite models and athletes can ever get to.  All based on taking advantage of people's ignorance, selling false promises of success, and preying on the insecurities he created.

Schwarzenegger also said Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing him off to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor.

This should give you an idea of the kind of guy Joe Weider was.  A con man.  A Shyster.

Good riddance.


But seriously, what do you really think?
 
2013-03-24 04:54:44 PM  
Atlas shrugged . . .
 
2013-03-24 05:03:11 PM  
Weider was the Col. Tom Parker to Ahnuld's Elvis.
 
2013-03-24 05:07:35 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Therion: Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?

Probably not.  He was the professional asshole of a little guy (relatively speaking) on the sidelines, screaming at the big guys to do the drugs and get bigger.  He shafted athletes by pretending to be their coach and signing them to bad contracts, he sold bullshiat substances, and he made tons of money guaranteeing impossible strength and fitness through his overpriced products.  He hitched his wagon to Arnold Schwarenegger's star, and he parlayed Arnold's fame into a multi-billion-dollar empire.  He did more to start and promote the unrealistic ideals of body - unnaturally thin women, men with unnaturally low body fat and six-packs - that have farked up people for decades trying to attain the body composition and shape that only a few elite models and athletes can ever get to.  All based on taking advantage of people's ignorance, selling false promises of success, and preying on the insecurities he created.

Schwarzenegger also said Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing him off to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor.

This should give you an idea of the kind of guy Joe Weider was.  A con man.  A Shyster.

Good riddance.


This, but he did propel the sport to what it is today. The supplement empire he helped "build" and the shady practices they do is not good, though
 
2013-03-24 05:42:22 PM  

machoprogrammer: but he did propel the sport to what it is today.


Ah.  A steroid-ridden, disproportionate, body-dysmorphic set of walking endcrinology experiments?
 
2013-03-24 05:47:41 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: machoprogrammer: but he did propel the sport to what it is today.

Ah.  A steroid-ridden, disproportionate, body-dysmorphic set of walking endcrinology experiments?


Yeah, I suppose you could say that.
 
2013-03-24 05:49:03 PM  
He was farking 93. Death contributed to steroid abuse? Get real. The man might have popularized some bullshiat but he also helped make lifting and weight training mainstream.

Next set's for you, big guy.
 
2013-03-24 05:52:27 PM  
 
2013-03-24 05:53:20 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Therion: Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?

Probably not.  He was the professional asshole of a little guy (relatively speaking) on the sidelines, screaming at the big guys to do the drugs and get bigger.  He shafted athletes by pretending to be their coach and signing them to bad contracts, he sold bullshiat substances, and he made tons of money guaranteeing impossible strength and fitness through his overpriced products.  He hitched his wagon to Arnold Schwarenegger's star, and he parlayed Arnold's fame into a multi-billion-dollar empire.  He did more to start and promote the unrealistic ideals of body - unnaturally thin women, men with unnaturally low body fat and six-packs - that have farked up people for decades trying to attain the body composition and shape that only a few elite models and athletes can ever get to.  All based on taking advantage of people's ignorance, selling false promises of success, and preying on the insecurities he created.

Schwarzenegger also said Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing him off to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor.

This should give you an idea of the kind of guy Joe Weider was.  A con man.  A Shyster.

Good riddance.


You sound like a pencil-necked nerd.
 
2013-03-24 07:32:51 PM  
I read a lot of this guy's magazines when I was a teenager, used his protein powders etc too. No matter what you think of him, you can't deny what he did to make fitness popular.

/Pouring a protein drink on the ground in his honor.
 
2013-03-24 07:45:49 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Benevolent Misanthrope: Therion: Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?

Probably not.  He was the professional asshole of a little guy (relatively speaking) on the sidelines, screaming at the big guys to do the drugs and get bigger.  He shafted athletes by pretending to be their coach and signing them to bad contracts, he sold bullshiat substances, and he made tons of money guaranteeing impossible strength and fitness through his overpriced products.  He hitched his wagon to Arnold Schwarenegger's star, and he parlayed Arnold's fame into a multi-billion-dollar empire.  He did more to start and promote the unrealistic ideals of body - unnaturally thin women, men with unnaturally low body fat and six-packs - that have farked up people for decades trying to attain the body composition and shape that only a few elite models and athletes can ever get to.  All based on taking advantage of people's ignorance, selling false promises of success, and preying on the insecurities he created.

Schwarzenegger also said Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing him off to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor.

This should give you an idea of the kind of guy Joe Weider was.  A con man.  A Shyster.

Good riddance.

You sound like a pencil-necked nerd.


Power Lifter.  Natural and raw.  But thank you for playing.  Johnny, tell him what he's won.

HEY, The Googles do nothing -you've won a year's subscription to Joe Weider's Muscle and Fitness, YOUR source for every ad for a guaranteed growth and muscle gain supplement miracle cure there is!  And a year's supply of Turtle Wax.
 
2013-03-24 08:07:13 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:Power Lifter.  Natural and raw.  But thank you for playing.  Johnny, tell him what he's won.

HEY, The Googles do nothing -you've won a year's subscription to Joe Weider's Muscle and Fitness, YOUR source for every ad for a guaranteed growth and muscle gain supplement miracle cure there is!  And a year's supply of Turtle Wax.


I remember buying a few Muscle and Fitness magazines many years ago when I went to a gym - some good stories, but filled with all their supplement ads.  Also amusing was the occasional story about how "drugs are bad for you, take our supplements instead" in the same magazine as pictures of all their steriod-riddled bodybuilders.

And then there were the pictures of the women bodybuilders on steroids..  they were scary!
http://www.girlswithmuscle.com/pictures/Kim+Chizevsky
 
2013-03-24 08:11:22 PM  
Jesus.jpg

He's gonna raise him up!
 
2013-03-24 08:30:26 PM  
21-gun salute!
www.ifbb.com
/alright, 12-gun salute, but it'll do.
 
2013-03-24 08:49:57 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The Googles Do Nothing: Benevolent Misanthrope: Therion: Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?

Probably not.  He was the professional asshole of a little guy (relatively speaking) on the sidelines, screaming at the big guys to do the drugs and get bigger.  He shafted athletes by pretending to be their coach and signing them to bad contracts, he sold bullshiat substances, and he made tons of money guaranteeing impossible strength and fitness through his overpriced products.  He hitched his wagon to Arnold Schwarenegger's star, and he parlayed Arnold's fame into a multi-billion-dollar empire.  He did more to start and promote the unrealistic ideals of body - unnaturally thin women, men with unnaturally low body fat and six-packs - that have farked up people for decades trying to attain the body composition and shape that only a few elite models and athletes can ever get to.  All based on taking advantage of people's ignorance, selling false promises of success, and preying on the insecurities he created.

Schwarzenegger also said Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing him off to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor.

This should give you an idea of the kind of guy Joe Weider was.  A con man.  A Shyster.

Good riddance.

You sound like a pencil-necked nerd.

Power Lifter.  Natural and raw.  But thank you for playing.  Johnny, tell him what he's won.

HEY, The Googles do nothing -you've won a year's subscription to Joe Weider's Muscle and Fitness, YOUR source for every ad for a guaranteed growth and muscle gain supplement miracle cure there is!  And a year's supply of Turtle Wax.


Bodybuilding is where it's at.  We get the ladies because of our sensible diets.  Power lifters eat too much McDonald's and have back acne.  Now excuse me while I get back to doing curls in the squat rack.
 
2013-03-24 08:52:29 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: machoprogrammer: but he did propel the sport to what it is today.

Ah.  A steroid-ridden, disproportionate, body-dysmorphic set of walking endcrinology experiments?


I only remember him telling people to push their body to its maximum potential and not promoting using so much.

Bad contracts were par the course back then, just ask the Beatles......
 
2013-03-24 08:54:22 PM  

GilRuiz1: 21-gun salute!
[www.ifbb.com image 800x600]
/alright, 12-gun salute, but it'll do.


Why must all bodybuilders look like they've been in an oven on 350 for two hours prior to competition?
 
2013-03-24 08:59:47 PM  

FriarReb98: GilRuiz1: 21-gun salute!
[www.ifbb.com image 800x600]
/alright, 12-gun salute, but it'll do.

Why must all bodybuilders look like they've been in an oven on 350 for two hours prior to competition?


Never understood that at all, we have a couple at our gym like that but still use some kind of broonzer to get darker before competitions.
 
2013-03-24 09:33:41 PM  

FriarReb98: GilRuiz1: 21-gun salute!
[www.ifbb.com image 800x600]
/alright, 12-gun salute, but it'll do.

Why must all bodybuilders look like they've been in an oven on 350 for two hours prior to competition?


Darker skin makes your muscles show up better. That is why you rarely see a shredded pasty white guy
 
2013-03-24 09:35:59 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: HEY, The Googles do nothing -you've won a year's subscription to Joe Weider's Muscle and Fitness, YOUR source for every ad for a guaranteed growth and muscle gain supplement miracle cure there is! And a year's supply of Turtle Wax.


Yeah, always get a kick out of those magazines. The advice columns are the best..

Dear roided up guy, how do I get huge biceps?
Sincerely, skinny dude

Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.
 
2013-03-24 10:38:07 PM  

machoprogrammer: Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.


For one brief period, androstendione was available over the counter. The FDA said, "Hey, you can't sell something that actually works."
 
2013-03-24 10:45:26 PM  
I'm guessing he won't be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-03-24 10:58:37 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

R.I.P. California Steroid Shrunken Raisins
 
2013-03-24 11:04:18 PM  

Harry_Seldon: machoprogrammer: Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.

For one brief period, androstendione was available over the counter. The FDA said, "Hey, you can't sell something that actually works."


Haha, it worked for Mark McGwire!

But yeah, supplements are junk. Protein powder is not a supplement, it is a food. And there is even nothing magical about that; it is just protein
 
2013-03-24 11:17:34 PM  

machoprogrammer: But yeah, supplements are junk. Protein powder is not a supplement, it is a food. And there is even nothing magical about that; it is just protein


Do you mean these didn't work?

t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-24 11:46:26 PM  
93? Wow, didn't realize he was that old. But all the old bodybuilders are getting up there (the ones still alive). Here's Frank Zane at the most recent Arnold show. Kinda looks like Weider did 20 years ago.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-03-25 12:24:46 AM  

Harry_Seldon: machoprogrammer: But yeah, supplements are junk. Protein powder is not a supplement, it is a food. And there is even nothing magical about that; it is just protein

Do you mean these didn't work?

[t1.gstatic.com image 259x194]


Holy fark, I forgot about those. I remember buying a box of those when I was fifteen or so. I think they were mostly vitamins and stuff like ginseng and herbs. They cost forty five bucks and didn't do a damn thing.

His Muscle Builder powder sucked too. No matter how long you blended it, it tasted like drinking sand.
 
2013-03-25 12:36:10 AM  

machoprogrammer: FriarReb98: GilRuiz1: 21-gun salute!
[www.ifbb.com image 800x600]
/alright, 12-gun salute, but it'll do.

Why must all bodybuilders look like they've been in an oven on 350 for two hours prior to competition?

Darker skin makes your muscles show up better. That is why you rarely see a shredded pasty white guy


i155.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-25 12:39:40 AM  
img651.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-25 03:39:37 AM  

TwistedIvory: The first powerlifting record I ever broke was one that Weider held from back in his days in powerlifting (versus bodybuilding).

Say what you want about the man, he stands among the biggest promoters of using resistance training for fitness and appearance in modern memory. Joe Weider, Dave Draper, and Jack LaLanne all left big impressions on what we consider "fit" and "strong" today.


Powerlifter? on fark? Don't you have like, 26 minutes to get to the gym? No but seriously, as a huge fan of powerlifting, bbing, and the like, i hadn't thought to find other fans on fark. Fanfarkingtastic!
 
2013-03-25 03:50:31 AM  

Harry_Seldon: machoprogrammer: Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.

For one brief period, androstendione was available over the counter. The FDA said, "Hey, you can't sell something that actually works."


I remember buying some in I believe my sophmore year of high school, from GNC. It was around 50 bucks  a bottle, but it ended up being the same exact brand and dosage that Big Mack was claiming he was using during his record homerun year with Mr. Sosa. Creatine, also good stuff. And protein powder if you're always on the run.
 
2013-03-25 06:01:46 AM  

Therion:


I don't know why, but that is funny.
 
2013-03-25 06:02:36 AM  

Bippal: Harry_Seldon: machoprogrammer: Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.

For one brief period, androstendione was available over the counter. The FDA said, "Hey, you can't sell something that actually works."

I remember buying some in I believe my sophmore year of high school, from GNC. It was around 50 bucks  a bottle, but it ended up being the same exact brand and dosage that Big Mack was claiming he was using during his record homerun year with Mr. Sosa. Creatine, also good stuff. And protein powder if you're always on the run.


Androstenedione didn't work, or barely worked. McGwire was using actual, illegal-for-athletes-at-the-time  steroids and lying about it.
 
2013-03-25 06:22:47 AM  

machoprogrammer: Harry_Seldon: machoprogrammer: Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.

For one brief period, androstendione was available over the counter. The FDA said, "Hey, you can't sell something that actually works."

Haha, it worked for Mark McGwire!

But yeah, supplements are junk. Protein powder is not a supplement, it is a food. And there is even nothing magical about that; it is just protein


If you're eating enough to make it to the gym and actually pick up the weight, and you aren't doing anything silly like veganism, you almost certainly already consume all the protein you need, anyway. Supplementation is just beating on your kidneys and making expensive urine. The protein powders may have a place in contest prep, where people are seeking to drive their bodies to insanely low fat levels through keratosis. It's not a particularly healthy thing, though, and in a perfect world, people wouldn't do it.
 
2013-03-25 06:32:05 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: Bippal: Harry_Seldon: machoprogrammer: Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.

For one brief period, androstendione was available over the counter. The FDA said, "Hey, you can't sell something that actually works."

I remember buying some in I believe my sophmore year of high school, from GNC. It was around 50 bucks  a bottle, but it ended up being the same exact brand and dosage that Big Mack was claiming he was using during his record homerun year with Mr. Sosa. Creatine, also good stuff. And protein powder if you're always on the run.

Androstenedione didn't work, or barely worked. McGwire was using actual, illegal-for-athletes-at-the-time  steroids and lying about it.



Oh yea, he was roided up, but if I remember, andro did work, it just only worked to give you the estrogen like side effects of taking steroids, with none of the positive strength effects. I do not recal exactly, hoever.
 
2013-03-25 07:55:54 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Therion: Can we attribute his death to steroid abuse?

Probably not.  He was the professional asshole of a little guy (relatively speaking) on the sidelines, screaming at the big guys to do the drugs and get bigger.  He shafted athletes by pretending to be their coach and signing them to bad contracts, he sold bullshiat substances, and he made tons of money guaranteeing impossible strength and fitness through his overpriced products.  He hitched his wagon to Arnold Schwarenegger's star, and he parlayed Arnold's fame into a multi-billion-dollar empire.  He did more to start and promote the unrealistic ideals of body - unnaturally thin women, men with unnaturally low body fat and six-packs - that have farked up people for decades trying to attain the body composition and shape that only a few elite models and athletes can ever get to.  All based on taking advantage of people's ignorance, selling false promises of success, and preying on the insecurities he created.

Schwarzenegger also said Weider helped land him his first movie role, in the forgettable film Hercules in New York, by passing him off to the producers as a German Shakespearean actor.

This should give you an idea of the kind of guy Joe Weider was.  A con man.  A Shyster.

Good riddance.



I'm co-signing this post
 
2013-03-25 07:57:17 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: Bippal: Harry_Seldon: machoprogrammer: Dear skinny dude,

Do this ridiculously overtraining set while taking these overpriced supplements that actually do nothing for you.

For one brief period, androstendione was available over the counter. The FDA said, "Hey, you can't sell something that actually works."

I remember buying some in I believe my sophmore year of high school, from GNC. It was around 50 bucks  a bottle, but it ended up being the same exact brand and dosage that Big Mack was claiming he was using during his record homerun year with Mr. Sosa. Creatine, also good stuff. And protein powder if you're always on the run.

Androstenedione didn't work, or barely worked. McGwire was using actual, illegal-for-athletes-at-the-time  steroids and lying about it.


Brands with actual andro did work, after taking that stuff I gained a ton of muscle, there were tons who just incorporated the name with none of the boost.
 
2013-03-25 09:35:13 AM  
Well, you can't just lump all supplements into one category.  There are vitamin supplements, protein supplements, and a plethora of fat burners, testosterone boosters, energy supplements, etc.

I like sampling some stuff here and there, but I don't take any of it very seriously.  What I do like are quality protein supplements to regulate protein intake after exercise, but good quality protein supplements are expensive.  I've been using Hemp Force lately.  It's by far the most digestible protein shake I've ever had, but it costs quite a bit.

You can't really call it supplementing, but what I've been doing for about the past year and a half is juicing.  I juice an apple, a carrot, cucumber, and celery, then throw it in a blender with kale and raw garlic.  It's disgusting, but after you drink that shiat you feel like superman.  I take zinc and magnesium vitamins at breakfast.  I'm not claiming it's related, but it's been a year and a half since I've even gotten a cold.  I used to get one or two per year.
 
2013-03-25 09:51:26 AM  

Bippal: Powerlifter? on fark? Don't you have like, 26 minutes to get to the gym? No but seriously, as a huge fan of powerlifting, bbing, and the like, i hadn't thought to find other fans on fark. Fanfarkingtastic!


I find myself having to frequently inform people about the difference between powerlifting and bodybuilding. I'm a powerlifter -- I lift immensely heavy weights, but I don't look good in a Speedo.

Benevolent Misanthrope: Power Lifter. Natural and raw.


Cool! Another! What's your preferred federation/weight?

I tend to compete largely in NASA unequipped these days, though I still hold a ton of records in 100% Raw in the 242 and 275 classes (and 220 in APA/WPA).
 
2013-03-25 10:49:37 AM  
Ah yes, old Joe. Taught Charles Poliquin everything he knows about shystery.

Supplements worth the money:

Creatine Monohydrate
The end.
 
2013-03-25 11:01:13 AM  
This guy's K-Mart quality exercise equipment is garbage.

Just finished my two scoop PROnom shake.  Controlled Labs products for the win.
 
2013-03-25 12:00:46 PM  

TwistedIvory: Bippal: Powerlifter? on fark? Don't you have like, 26 minutes to get to the gym? No but seriously, as a huge fan of powerlifting, bbing, and the like, i hadn't thought to find other fans on fark. Fanfarkingtastic!

I find myself having to frequently inform people about the difference between powerlifting and bodybuilding. I'm a powerlifter -- I lift immensely heavy weights, but I don't look good in a Speedo.

Benevolent Misanthrope: Power Lifter. Natural and raw.

Cool! Another! What's your preferred federation/weight?

I tend to compete largely in NASA unequipped these days, though I still hold a ton of records in 100% Raw in the 242 and 275 classes (and 220 in APA/WPA).


I like both, but I tend toward PL, Jim Wendler, Ed Coan, Bill Kazmaier, Captain Kirk. Love watching Kirks interview on the starting strength website.  And Jim Wendler is always an interesting read, but he doesn't lift for competition anymore, just writes, but hes still fun to read.
 
2013-03-25 02:54:44 PM  

Bippal: TwistedIvory: Bippal: Powerlifter? on fark? Don't you have like, 26 minutes to get to the gym? No but seriously, as a huge fan of powerlifting, bbing, and the like, i hadn't thought to find other fans on fark. Fanfarkingtastic!

I find myself having to frequently inform people about the difference between powerlifting and bodybuilding. I'm a powerlifter -- I lift immensely heavy weights, but I don't look good in a Speedo.

Benevolent Misanthrope: Power Lifter. Natural and raw.

Cool! Another! What's your preferred federation/weight?

I tend to compete largely in NASA unequipped these days, though I still hold a ton of records in 100% Raw in the 242 and 275 classes (and 220 in APA/WPA).

I like both, but I tend toward PL, Jim Wendler, Ed Coan, Bill Kazmaier, Captain Kirk. Love watching Kirks interview on the starting strength website.  And Jim Wendler is always an interesting read, but he doesn't lift for competition anymore, just writes, but hes still fun to read.


Mark Rippetoe.  Very basic, very matter of fact, and makes total sense.  Kicks my butt on a regular basis, though I'm lifting smaller amounts right now in order to help take off tonnage rather than build up.  I've had to change my mindset from "grow" to "shrink" - but I still do my normal Rippetoe workouts of Squats/Deads/Bench/Abs or Squats/Pendlay Rows/ MilPresses/Abs every other day.  Best. Plan. EVAR, IMHO.
 
2013-03-25 02:56:10 PM  
Oh - and I used to compete in USAWA/IAWA.  I think some of my records are still out there - one-arm dead, Steinborn, Hip Lift, and possibly Trap Bar dead.
 
2013-03-25 03:04:33 PM  
Read people's review of Starting Strength, seems pretty solid.  For the moment, I'll continue the plan I'm on, but is the Rippetoe program worth all the hype?
 
2013-03-25 04:29:23 PM  
Starting strength is a great pickup and a great value. Mark knows his shiat for sure. His website is awesome as well.
 
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