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2013-08-21 01:22:10 PM  
I follow a simple 5x5 routine. 3 lifts, 3 days a week. I watch the other guys in the gym do lots of curls, chest and back work, who are much bigger than me never put a barbell on their back. I am in and out in about 45-60 minutes each day and I don't stand around like a brorilla looking at the weights and shooting shiat. I just want to be strong and lose fat.

I seriously want to 'roid rage out on the guys who do curls in the power rack, the assholes who don't rerack their weights, and the assholes who do both.
 
2013-08-21 01:25:58 PM  
APPROVES!!!

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2013-08-21 01:45:15 PM  

dr_blasto: Carth: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.

So do anorexics. If they're doing serious short term or long term damage to their health maybe it is time for someone to step in and help them be healthy.

Lifting for hypertrophy doesn't put you at risk for short- or long-term damage to your health. Sitting on a couch all day eating crap food puts your health at risk. Depriving yourself of nutrition through starvation puts you at risk.


I didn't realize the body wanted to process 32 eggs, 5 pounds of whey and 3 gallons of milk every day along with whatever test regiment they are doing.
 
2013-08-21 02:11:53 PM  
Manorexia
 
2013-08-21 02:16:12 PM  

cybrwzrd: I follow a simple 5x5 routine. 3 lifts, 3 days a week. I watch the other guys in the gym do lots of curls, chest and back work, who are much bigger than me never put a barbell on their back. I am in and out in about 45-60 minutes each day and I don't stand around like a brorilla looking at the weights and shooting shiat. I just want to be strong and lose fat.

I seriously want to 'roid rage out on the guys who do curls in the power rack, the assholes who don't rerack their weights, and the assholes who do both.


^^This. I'm not super muscle bound freak but I like to keep in shape and started hitting the gym a few times a week earlier this year. My routine is 50 minutes 3 days a week with occasional cardio on the weekends. Yep, I do whey protein, have used creatine as well and never had dizzy whatever bs they talk about. Never considered roids as I have no intention of being an aggro all muscle nutjob. A bit of muscle, some good definition, and feeling healthier than the last 20 years of sitting on my lazy ass doing nothing. I'm 5'8 and have gone from 170 to 158 and feel better everday as I lost some fat and put on some muscle mass instead. Also my wife goes to the gym with me and it's time we get to spend together...away from the kids.

Not re-racking and leaving their nasty sweat on everything is what irks me. I watched a guy blow his nose into his hand and then go straight to lifting, didn't wipe the bar when he was done either. Disgusting.
 
2013-08-21 02:24:41 PM  

abhorrent1: It already had a name. It's called OCD


It's actually called "muscle dysmorphia", and it happens.  There's no end game for men wanting to get bigger, so you keep trying anything to get more muscle and more definition.

No matter how big and cut you get, there's always more you can pack on.
 
2013-08-21 02:34:49 PM  

cybrwzrd: I follow a simple 5x5 routine. 3 lifts, 3 days a week. I watch the other guys in the gym do lots of curls, chest and back work, who are much bigger than me never put a barbell on their back. I am in and out in about 45-60 minutes each day and I don't stand around like a brorilla looking at the weights and shooting shiat. I just want to be strong and lose fat.

I seriously want to 'roid rage out on the guys who do curls in the power rack, the assholes who don't rerack their weights, and the assholes who do both.


Speaking of power rack abuse, just this week I saw a guy doing barbell WRIST CURLS in the power rack.  I really should have taken a video of that.
 
2013-08-21 02:36:13 PM  

Carth: Qellaqan: If you have to lift 3 hours a day to keep your look, that's three hours a day that person doesn't spend reading, or socializing, or on a prospective partner.

A good lifting routine should take between 30-60 minutes. Anything else and the person probably has a case of farkarounditis. Unless you're training for a sport or competition there is no reason for a normal person to be in the gym longer than that.


I agree. My numbers come from a friend who had a thing for meatheads, and they would work out that much a day. I don't know what they did, but they did. For swimming, an hour a day is like minimum, though, so maybe they were cross training with cardio stuff?

No idea, but I think dedicated people can waste unlimited time on whatever their fetish is, whether it's lifting, personal grooming, farking, or working. Productivity isn't always the goal.
 
2013-08-21 02:40:34 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: dr_blasto: Carth: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.

So do anorexics. If they're doing serious short term or long term damage to their health maybe it is time for someone to step in and help them be healthy.

Lifting for hypertrophy doesn't put you at risk for short- or long-term damage to your health. Sitting on a couch all day eating crap food puts your health at risk. Depriving yourself of nutrition through starvation puts you at risk.

I didn't realize the body wanted to process 32 eggs, 5 pounds of whey and 3 gallons of milk every day along with whatever test regiment they are doing.


Consuming .8g to 1g of protein per pound of lean body mass a day isn't that hard.  No need to resort to a scoop of whey protein if you're eating a good balance of whole foods.  Chicken, beef, fish, nuts, beans, avocados, etc...protein sources are out there and can be covered in your daily meals/snacks.
 
2013-08-21 02:53:34 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Cyclonic Cooking Action: dr_blasto: Carth: The Stealth Hippopotamus: How about we just call it what it is? Dedication. They have an ideal and they're going for it. As along as they're not doing anything illegal I say live and let live.

So do anorexics. If they're doing serious short term or long term damage to their health maybe it is time for someone to step in and help them be healthy.

Lifting for hypertrophy doesn't put you at risk for short- or long-term damage to your health. Sitting on a couch all day eating crap food puts your health at risk. Depriving yourself of nutrition through starvation puts you at risk.

I didn't realize the body wanted to process 32 eggs, 5 pounds of whey and 3 gallons of milk every day along with whatever test regiment they are doing.

Consuming .8g to 1g of protein per pound of lean body mass a day isn't that hard.  No need to resort to a scoop of whey protein if you're eating a good balance of whole foods.  Chicken, beef, fish, nuts, beans, avocados, etc...protein sources are out there and can be covered in your daily meals/snacks.


My point here is, do their livers, kidneys, heart and everything else grow in proportion to the quantities of food they ingest?  A lot of these guys look worn out.
 
2013-08-21 03:00:39 PM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: My point here is, do their livers, kidneys, heart and everything else grow in proportion to the quantities of food they ingest?  A lot of these guys look worn out.


That's true.  Most lifters know that muscles need to rest and recover, but give no thought to allowing their internal organs recovery.  Also, many people follow the protein, protein, protein, mantra while forgetting that without healthy carbs, vitamins and fats, they're not only hurting their progress, but slowly killing themselves.
 
2013-08-21 03:10:53 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: I follow a simple 5x5 routine. 3 lifts, 3 days a week. I watch the other guys in the gym do lots of curls, chest and back work, who are much bigger than me never put a barbell on their back. I am in and out in about 45-60 minutes each day and I don't stand around like a brorilla looking at the weights and shooting shiat. I just want to be strong and lose fat.

I seriously want to 'roid rage out on the guys who do curls in the power rack, the assholes who don't rerack their weights, and the assholes who do both.

Speaking of power rack abuse, just this week I saw a guy doing barbell WRIST CURLS in the power rack.  I really should have taken a video of that.


why the fark would someone do that?
 
2013-08-21 03:22:03 PM  

dr_blasto: BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: I follow a simple 5x5 routine. 3 lifts, 3 days a week. I watch the other guys in the gym do lots of curls, chest and back work, who are much bigger than me never put a barbell on their back. I am in and out in about 45-60 minutes each day and I don't stand around like a brorilla looking at the weights and shooting shiat. I just want to be strong and lose fat.

I seriously want to 'roid rage out on the guys who do curls in the power rack, the assholes who don't rerack their weights, and the assholes who do both.

Speaking of power rack abuse, just this week I saw a guy doing barbell WRIST CURLS in the power rack.  I really should have taken a video of that.

why the fark would someone do that?


I can only think of 2 valid reasons. No other barbells available in the gym, or you are in your own house and you only have one barbell that is on your power rack.
 
2013-08-21 03:36:41 PM  

cybrwzrd: I can only think of 2 valid reasons. No other barbells available in the gym, or you are in your own house and you only have one barbell that is on your power rack.


There were maybe 4 people in the entire gym.  All the dumbbells were free, plenty of other barbells, about 8 benches.  Yeah, there was no reason for him to be taking up the power rack.  Not only that, but I think he was curling 65lbs, including the bar.

I do love my gym because every time I go, there's almost nobody there to get in my way, but I guarantee if someone gets in my way, 100% of the time, they're doing insanely stupid shiat like this.
 
2013-08-21 03:39:00 PM  

Qellaqan: Carth: Qellaqan: If you have to lift 3 hours a day to keep your look, that's three hours a day that person doesn't spend reading, or socializing, or on a prospective partner.

A good lifting routine should take between 30-60 minutes. Anything else and the person probably has a case of farkarounditis. Unless you're training for a sport or competition there is no reason for a normal person to be in the gym longer than that.

I agree. My numbers come from a friend who had a thing for meatheads, and they would work out that much a day. I don't know what they did, but they did. For swimming, an hour a day is like minimum, though, so maybe they were cross training with cardio stuff?

No idea, but I think dedicated people can waste unlimited time on whatever their fetish is, whether it's lifting, personal grooming, farking, or working. Productivity isn't always the goal.


That comment is a lot more amusing if I assume it got filtered.

Sure you can spend as much time as you want working out as long as it doesn't affect other aspects of your life and you're enjoying it why not. Just people should realize that the benefits for resistance training drop off considerable after 60 minutes.
 
2013-08-21 03:53:27 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: I can only think of 2 valid reasons. No other barbells available in the gym, or you are in your own house and you only have one barbell that is on your power rack.

There were maybe 4 people in the entire gym.  All the dumbbells were free, plenty of other barbells, about 8 benches.  Yeah, there was no reason for him to be taking up the power rack.  Not only that, but I think he was curling 65lbs, including the bar.

I do love my gym because every time I go, there's almost nobody there to get in my way, but I guarantee if someone gets in my way, 100% of the time, they're doing insanely stupid shiat like this.


I will admit, I am not perfect. I do OHP in the power rack at my gym, but that is because the power rack is the only place in my gym with the bumper pads for Dead lifts/cleans and ever other bar is paired with a bench.
 
2013-08-21 04:22:50 PM  

cybrwzrd: but that is because the power rack is the only place in my gym with the bumper pads for Dead lifts/cleans and ever other bar is paired with a bench.


Well, if that's the only section of padded floor, that's you gym owner's fault.  We have padding in the entire free weight area, but no legitimate bumper pads or plates, which is kind of nice in a way because we don't ever have anyone drop weights on purpose.

Btw, I think some of you will enjoy this.   How not to bench press.
 
2013-08-21 04:26:34 PM  

freewill: This is absolutely true. My own CSB: it started simple. I wanted to a lose a little weight, so I started a calorie deficit, reduced my carbs, gave up soda, hit the treadmill. Then I read about the weight loss benefits of resistance training, and before I knew it, adding a variety of bodyweight exercises to my routine, I'd lost more weight than I'd intended, gone down two sizes, and thought I had better start packing on lean muscle to avoid becoming "skinny fat".

The bodyweight exercises, with my reduced bodyweight, were too easy. I needed weights. As I started seeing results, I started with the protein supplements. A breakfast of whey powder in my oatmeal evolved into oatmeal in my whey powder. Protein powder in my coffee. Protein powder in Greek Yogurt. Protein powder in homemade ice cream. What began with sets of 5 reps turned into 12. I bought a power cage.

I never thought it could happen to me, but now I'm leading a gang of homosexuals across the wasteland, killing settlers for their gasoline. I don't know how to stop. Warn your children before it's too late.


Holy crap, seriously. How long have you been saving this in your arsenal waiting to use it. My god man, I almost threw up alittle. Thanks!
 
2013-08-21 04:36:46 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: but that is because the power rack is the only place in my gym with the bumper pads for Dead lifts/cleans and ever other bar is paired with a bench.

Well, if that's the only section of padded floor, that's you gym owner's fault.  We have padding in the entire free weight area, but no legitimate bumper pads or plates, which is kind of nice in a way because we don't ever have anyone drop weights on purpose.

Btw, I think some of you will enjoy this.   How not to bench press.


O_o
 
2013-08-21 05:01:49 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: but that is because the power rack is the only place in my gym with the bumper pads for Dead lifts/cleans and ever other bar is paired with a bench.

Well, if that's the only section of padded floor, that's you gym owner's fault.  We have padding in the entire free weight area, but no legitimate bumper pads or plates, which is kind of nice in a way because we don't ever have anyone drop weights on purpose.

Btw, I think some of you will enjoy this.   How not to bench press.


Oh, and also   cable rows
 
2013-08-21 05:26:37 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: but that is because the power rack is the only place in my gym with the bumper pads for Dead lifts/cleans and ever other bar is paired with a bench.

Well, if that's the only section of padded floor, that's you gym owner's fault.  We have padding in the entire free weight area, but no legitimate bumper pads or plates, which is kind of nice in a way because we don't ever have anyone drop weights on purpose.

Btw, I think some of you will enjoy this.   How not to bench press.


Thank you so much for that.  Gold!
 
2013-08-21 06:36:44 PM  

dr_blasto: BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: I follow a simple 5x5 routine. 3 lifts, 3 days a week. I watch the other guys in the gym do lots of curls, chest and back work, who are much bigger than me never put a barbell on their back. I am in and out in about 45-60 minutes each day and I don't stand around like a brorilla looking at the weights and shooting shiat. I just want to be strong and lose fat.

I seriously want to 'roid rage out on the guys who do curls in the power rack, the assholes who don't rerack their weights, and the assholes who do both.

Speaking of power rack abuse, just this week I saw a guy doing barbell WRIST CURLS in the power rack.  I really should have taken a video of that.

why the fark would someone do that?


At the gym now, and people are in the rack doing barbell rows... Been there for half an hour.
 
2013-08-21 06:41:46 PM  

C. Hines: Holy crap, seriously. How long have you been saving this in your arsenal waiting to use it. My god man, I almost threw up alittle. Thanks!


Nobody ignores the Humungus. Nobody. Nobody.
 
2013-08-21 07:05:34 PM  

cybrwzrd: At the gym now, and people are in the rack doing barbell rows... Been there for half an hour.


I don't even know what to say, that's even worse than wrist curl guy.
 
2013-08-21 07:48:45 PM  
In weightlifting circles the pretty boy bodybuilders are commonly referred to as "bottoms" and the big, fat, hairy powerlifters are referred to as "tops" or "bears".

thamooryooknow.tiff
 
2013-08-21 08:04:44 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: At the gym now, and people are in the rack doing barbell rows... Been there for half an hour.

I don't even know what to say, that's even worse than wrist curl guy.


They were using the barbell hooks to hold the barbell on the front of the rack just high enough so that 45s don't touch the ground for easy removal between sets... They were not even inside the rack.
 
2013-08-21 10:11:27 PM  

cybrwzrd: BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: At the gym now, and people are in the rack doing barbell rows... Been there for half an hour.

I don't even know what to say, that's even worse than wrist curl guy.

They were using the barbell hooks to hold the barbell on the front of the rack just high enough so that 45s don't touch the ground for easy removal between sets... They were not even inside the rack.


So, they're too farking lazy to pick up one side at a time and take the plate(s) off? Did they ride an escalator up to the gym entrance?
 
2013-08-21 10:32:50 PM  

cybrwzrd: BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: At the gym now, and people are in the rack doing barbell rows... Been there for half an hour.

I don't even know what to say, that's even worse than wrist curl guy.

They were using the barbell hooks to hold the barbell on the front of the rack just high enough so that 45s don't touch the ground for easy removal between sets... They were not even inside the rack.


So.. they're taking up the power rack for something that could be accomplished with a single 5lb plate?  Brilliant!
 
2013-08-22 12:21:49 AM  
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2013-08-22 12:25:40 AM  

dr_blasto: BraveNewCheneyWorld: cybrwzrd: I follow a simple 5x5 routine. 3 lifts, 3 days a week. I watch the other guys in the gym do lots of curls, chest and back work, who are much bigger than me never put a barbell on their back. I am in and out in about 45-60 minutes each day and I don't stand around like a brorilla looking at the weights and shooting shiat. I just want to be strong and lose fat.

I seriously want to 'roid rage out on the guys who do curls in the power rack, the assholes who don't rerack their weights, and the assholes who do both.

Speaking of power rack abuse, just this week I saw a guy doing barbell WRIST CURLS in the power rack.  I really should have taken a video of that.

why the fark would someone do that?


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2013-08-22 06:43:49 AM  
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