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PowerManDL
02-10-2003, 02:10 PM
Basically, my goal right now is to hit a 500 DL.

Rack pulls are a dead duck after the third week of doing them; so I'm just trying to decide if I should include another "max-effort" move, the high box squats, or just go back to a hypertrophy-oriented approach of doing 6's twice a week.

ElPietro
02-10-2003, 02:25 PM
I would just squat heavy two weeks a month, followed by a week of less stress type assistance exercises and then max out on your dead. You could probably put 10lbs to your max each time easily with this method.

Two things I noticed with my last two deadlift PRs, which may not be indicative of anything:

1) I hadn't done a deadlift in at least a week or so.
2) It was after a night of added cardio such as hockey, which taxes the lower back. So I came in with a tired out back and deadlifted anyway, which resulted in PRs both times.

Not sure if either of those hold any meaning, but thought I'd add them here so you can do what you will with them.

I think you are wasting your time with rack pulls though. Might as well train the entire movement. You COULD have someone maybe help spot you through a sticking point if that's the problem, although, that might be gay as I've never seen anyone spot someone else on deads before. Or if you have then use chains and heavy bands, not sure how much you got into westside type crap, so that would be a way to keep the weight down for the beginning but make it harder on lockout.

PowerManDL
02-10-2003, 02:30 PM
I agree about the rack pulls.....I was only intending to do them for a few weeks to get some heavier weights in my hand anyway.

As far as the PR's go-- I notice that as well. It seems easier to bust a squat PR if you've done deads (case in point), and vice versa.

It seems those two weeks of HST-style 10's did wonders for my dead all over, so I wanted to do an experiment with 6's twice a week to see if I could get a similar effect.

I think the plan now is to do 6's for two or three weeks, twice a week, then start throwing some high box squats in the rotation after that.

ElPietro
02-10-2003, 02:34 PM
I found good increases from following HST as well. It seems this program is better for what it isn't specifically targeted to rather than what it actually is targeted for. Although, many of the exercises I used where new to me, so rapid progression would be expected.

PowerManDL
02-10-2003, 02:39 PM
Aye......I was completely amazed at how the low-intensity/high-frequency work paid off after just two weeks-- my grip shot through the ceiling, and I'm sure my max dead gained some weight also.

I'm not wanting to do 3x a week with 6's though-- that'd completely wear my ass out; so I'll stick to the 2x/week I'm doing and just go from there. I'm going to shoot for 3 weeks that way before re-evaluating.

Relentless
02-10-2003, 02:45 PM
the only complaint I have about HST is that it lacks the FEELING of intensity that I associate with weight training

But it works.

ElPietro
02-10-2003, 02:48 PM
It will feel more intense as you get to the end of the 5s. Other than that it was pretty boring. But the frequency kept me pretty interested in training and kept things consistent, which in and of itself is probably the number one benefit of this program.

PowerManDL
02-10-2003, 02:54 PM
Well, also remember that I'm not doing it orthodox.

If all goes as planned, it'll look like this:

Mon 2/17 - 365x6
Thurs 2/20 - 375x6

Mon 2/24 - 385x6
Thurs 2/27 - 375x6

Mon 3/3 - 385x6
Thurs 3/6 - 395x6

Though that last week could suffer a bit (due to Mardi Gras, not training :cool: ), but we'll see.

fuzz
02-10-2003, 03:12 PM
Power: Did you follow a HST cycle all the way through? Or did you just do a shortened cycle and then start the current stuff you are doing?

Chris Rodgers
02-10-2003, 03:21 PM
Knee wraps on a high box=gay.

No wraps on the box. tuttut


How do you do your deadlift reps? Do you hang onto the bar the whole time? Resetting each time makes it forty times harder, but when it comes to reps I just don't really see what would be better. The other day I finished with 4 reps @405 and after each rep I put it down, stood back up and then went back down and got the next one. Much harder than doing straight reps. What's your take on that?

PowerManDL
02-10-2003, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by LATMAN
Knee wraps on a high box=gay.

No wraps on the box. tuttut

Latty, when I say high box, I'm only talking 1-2" above parallel here-- so close that a gym-rat wouldn't know it. I do those as a maximal squat movement because it puts me right at the hole without dropping me all the way in; if I were to do them, I'd want to put on serious poundage, in the 360-400 range. No way I'm doing that w/o being wrapped up.

How do you do your deadlift reps? Do you hang onto the bar the whole time? Resetting each time makes it forty times harder, but when it comes to reps I just don't really see what would be better. The other day I finished with 4 reps @405 and after each rep I put it down, stood back up and then went back down and got the next one. Much harder than doing straight reps. What's your take on that?

When I rep, I generally set it down, pause for a split sec resetting grip if needed, then pull.

I've actually been putting some thought into it, and my thinking is this: the first rep of a dead is so hard because there's no eccentric contraction. The successive lifts are easier because you've built up some energy to work with via the stretch-shortening cycle. Now as a powerlifter on a competition cycle, this is going to be of little use, since all you're after is that max pull. However, for off-season, or somebody like me that's just dicking around, it could be exploited.

It also fits, too-- the times I've made the most improvement on my deads are when I've done reps with them, or done squats instead. Training for singles at high intensities does about jack for my pull after about a week.

My idea here is that, if you're peaking for a max attempt, your best bet is to train with single and squats; but if you're just looking to bump it up in general, do 2-6 reps and exploit the stretch reflex to build up your speed on the successive reps.

Chris Rodgers
02-10-2003, 03:51 PM
I used to progress very well when doing deads for reps, but it was my deads for reps that progressed, not my 1RM. Like you said, not ideal for the powerlifter.


I remember reading in an article about box squats the reason for not needing wraps. When you perform a proper box squat, your shin should stay sraight up and down, if not it should actually bring your knees towards your heels. Something that isn't possible with free squats because you can't sit back as far.

Louie:

"Safety is always important. In powerlifting as in all other sports, injuries occur. I suffered a complete rupture of the patella tendon in 1991. At that time my best squat was 821 at 242. Rehabbing myself, I gained full range of motion and came back to squat 900 in two meets at 52 years old. I have never used knee wraps in training. I have used bands and bar weight combined at the top to equal over a grand with the weight on the box around 800 with no knee problems at all. How? I sit back for enough on the box where there is no pressure on my patella tendons."


Just something to think about.

chris mason
02-10-2003, 06:01 PM
Powerman, I have only looked at this page, but tell, ohhhh please tell me, you have not gone to HST...;)


Anyway, about the deads, I find that really low rep works best for my 1RM. When I perform more than 1 rep on my heavy sets, I pause for a few seconds between reps. Basically like a set of singles. I find this to be much harder. I think I agree with your thoughts behind why no pause deads are easier, but don't forget the "equal and opposite reaction". When hundreds of pounds hit the floor with some speed, the floor generates an opposite force of that created by the crashing weights, thus making the subsequent reps much easier. Performing deads without a pause is akin to performing racks pulls. The resistance is effectively decreased for the first few inches of the movement.

PowerManDL
02-10-2003, 07:24 PM
Yeah, exactly.

It'd be unloading the weight for a brief instant, enough to help with the initial impulse.

You guys have definitely given me some more info to consider; I think for the moment I'll play with the 6's, for the simple reason of wanting to use these last weeks of the bulk to their fullest. I think the 6's will do a better job of causing growth than the stuff I'd have to do to work on the 1RM directly.

I'll start focusing on that the first week of March.

PowerManDL
02-11-2003, 03:39 PM
Rack Press: 135x5, 225x3, 275x1, 285x1

BP: 225x7, 205x8
-Hell of a PB with 225; I didn't push too hard, but failure would have been around rep 8 or 9

Db Flyes: 50x8

Pulldowns: 180x6, 220x6, 240x6

Pullups: +45x8

Weighed in at 185. :angel:

chris mason
02-11-2003, 03:47 PM
Wow, you have really gained some weight! To what do you attribute it? In other words, you have tried adding weight in the past and seemed to have trouble. This is a good 10 lbs more than you have weighed since you have posted here, no? Are you just eating more? I'm glad to see you finally putting on some weight.

PowerManDL
02-11-2003, 03:49 PM
Yah, basically its a matter of having the time to eat now, due to school and a lighter work schedule, and just forcing myself to be consistent with the eating. The 1000-calorie NLarge shakes twice a day haven't been hurting either. :D

I'm fully expecting to be 190 or higher by the time I start to lean out, which will be in about three weeks.

the doc
02-11-2003, 05:15 PM
have you had to buy some new pants yet (of course of a larger waist size)?

PowerManDL
02-11-2003, 05:25 PM
Honestly, not yet.....everything is *tight* and a few of my khakis are at the point of not fitting, but I have no problems wearing jeans or shorts.

PowerManDL
02-12-2003, 04:44 PM
Just a little bump so I don't end up on page 4 by tomorrow.

Been kinda sleepy today, and I think I've bulked myself sick. I've had almost zero appetite today. It was all I could do to eat a pound of beef for lunch.

Oh, but I got my hair cut.

And I'm planning to take a fat-ass shot at the peak of the bulk, probably the weekend I go to New Orleans. I'd like to have some comparison shots for after the lean-out.

I suppose I'll put them up here.

xraygirl
02-12-2003, 04:46 PM
*checks pulse*
Dude, you sound totally lethargic.

PowerManDL
02-12-2003, 04:52 PM
Yes. Yes I am.

Miss Rezza
02-12-2003, 04:59 PM
Matty, me thinks you should get an early night shut eye tonight!! :nod: What d'ya reckon??

....Hopefully that might help with yer appetite too!! :)

Congratulations on the haircut dude!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

And finally, yes i definitely think you should post some pics very soon!!

please note: I have not made fun of Matt even once in this post... gotta be a first!! :D

Miss Rezza
02-12-2003, 05:00 PM
Oh I forgot!! Nice sig fat-ass!! ;)

PowerManDL
02-12-2003, 05:00 PM
I agree. Especially since I have a test tomorrow in a class that I'm always late for.

xraygirl
02-12-2003, 05:23 PM
Yep. Catch some zzz's You may need to back down from you bulk for a day or two. That's what it sounds like to me. You're putting too much crap into your body. I know that's probably not what you want to hear, or rather...read. But someone had to say it.

PowerManDL
02-12-2003, 05:31 PM
You mean gaining 20 lbs in 6 weeks has negative effects?

PowerManDL
02-12-2003, 06:02 PM
*eats Diana's car*

xraygirl
02-12-2003, 06:03 PM
Hope you have a big appetite because I have a 4-runner.

WillKuenzel
02-12-2003, 08:56 PM
4runners give me the runs. I prefer explorers.

xraygirl
02-12-2003, 09:07 PM
I prefer Tahoes. But when on Okinawa...

Franjipani
02-13-2003, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by Miss Rezza
And finally, yes i definitely think you should post some pics very soon!!

:withstupi

When are you going to New Orleans?? A special occasion??

xraygirl
02-13-2003, 04:27 AM
Mardi Gras. General merriment and debauchery. Of course, Matt has to be there.

PowerManDL
02-13-2003, 08:05 AM
Pretty much what Diana said. :D

I'll be going down on the 28th of this month, for the weekend.

That also coincides with the time I'd previously chosen to end the bulk and start leaning out; so I figure I'll take the shots before I get wrecked in New Orleans.

PowerManDL
02-13-2003, 03:49 PM
Speed DL: 135x5, 225x2 (5), 315x1 (3)
-MUCH better speed here. Stuff was flying around and ****.

Cleans: 155x2, 185x2, 190x1, 195x1, and what the hell, 205x1

Low Squats: 135x5, 205x3, 225x3, 275x6

Reverse Hypers: 90x8, 160x8 (2)

Pieces of Clothing Ripped: 1 pair of shorts (while squatting)

Weighed 186 :eek: I'm going to let my hair grow out and change my name to Groggg. Perhaps while wearing animal skins of some kind.

xraygirl
02-13-2003, 03:51 PM
So Groggg, gonna grow out the facial hair around that gotee too?

PowerManDL
02-13-2003, 03:53 PM
Yes, I will. And it will be peppered with pieces of meat and small animals.

xraygirl
02-13-2003, 03:55 PM
Of course you'll have to replace the crowbar with a club.
But on a more positive note, you will no longer have to worry about splitting shorts.

galileo
02-13-2003, 04:21 PM
two words: lawn mower.

bradley
02-14-2003, 03:10 AM
Has your gym been very crowded lately? I hear advertisements for it all the time and was wondering if there were many new folks running around in there? New Orleans, huh? Sounds like a good time.

PowerManDL
02-14-2003, 12:42 PM
gal: :swear:

brad: It was for like two weeks after New Years, but since I go at off-peak times anyway, it didn't matter. Its dropped back to normal levels now. And yes, NO will be in shambles after we leave. :D

PowerManDL
02-14-2003, 12:47 PM
Happy Blowjob and Steak Day!

Bench Throws: 1Px5 (5)
-done in the Smith

HS Row: 135x8, 180x6 (2)

Db OH: 50x6, 60x5, 65x10, 70x6

EZ Curl: 80x5, 90x6

Db Skulls: 35x5, 50x5

Weighed 186.

Nothing much to brag about today except the overhead db's, but everything's improving nicely.

kimpy225
02-16-2003, 11:42 AM
:strong:

Franjipani
02-16-2003, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
Pieces of Clothing Ripped: 1 pair of shorts (while squatting)

Heehee...I'd have loved to see that.....I would've been cracking up forever:D :D.

Great news though....somebody is getting Hyyyyyooooogge ;)

PowerManDL
02-16-2003, 08:36 PM
LOL yeah.....I went down for the 5th rep and I hear "rrrrriiiip"

I thought it was my boxers at first, cause I've ripped several pair that way, but it was the shorts. Fortunately the tear wasn't that big, so I finished the workout.

And who might that be, getting Hyyyyooooooggggeee?

PowerManDL
02-16-2003, 09:08 PM
Speaking of which.....I've got a dilemma now.

This whole being-a-fatass thing has kinda got me hooked. I'm debating as to whether I should cut off in two weeks as I'd planned, or keep going (albeit slower) to 220 or so.

If I do keep going, I'm still going to add in the HIIT work (and maybe that glucophage/ALA thing I keep hearing about) to help manage the body fat, but I'll keep eating like a madman.

There went any shot of being ripped for the warm months :D

kimpy225
02-16-2003, 09:11 PM
can you um.. mail me those shorts??
just so i can patch them up of course

carolinagirl
02-16-2003, 09:13 PM
I vote for hyoooooooge-er.

PowerManDL
02-17-2003, 12:00 PM
werd.

Bulk it is. I ordered 6 lbs of Cytogainer last night to replace my ailing bucket of NLarge.

As for today:

OH Squat: bar x5, 95x3, 120x3, 140x3
-These are movin' on up like the Jeffersons.

SQUATS: 135x5, 205x3, 225x3, 275x2, 315x2, 355x1, 365x1, 315x4
-I wrapped my knees for the two heaviest sets (355 & 365). Did these the same way I have been for the past few weeks, with the close(r than normal) stance and going a few inches below parallel. I had a double with 365 easy.

Rack SLDL: 225x8, 315x6, 365x6, 405x6
-Did these out of the rack just to save energy for my grip. The bar was resting just below where I normally take these, so it was cool.

Weight was 186, which is good considering I haven't eaten a damn thing since Friday.

BennettBoy
02-17-2003, 12:02 PM
Dang Matt, you are really putting on the weight now. Is this the most you have ever weighed?

PowerManDL
02-17-2003, 12:06 PM
Yeah, by far-- I had gotten up to 175, 176 back in May, but that was mostly due to excessive beer and fast-food consumption. My bodyfat is actually lower now, 10 lbs heavier, than it was then.

I'm curious to see how 200+ will suit me :)

shredder
02-17-2003, 05:24 PM
powerman, can those "start off at the bottom" bench presses be done without a power rack somehow?

PowerManDL
02-17-2003, 05:35 PM
The only ways I can think of are to get a couple of boxes to reach the desired height, or to find two *good* spotters. Since even one good spotter doesn't exist, I think the box idea would be most appropriate.

Power rack is the best way though.

Pup
02-17-2003, 05:38 PM
good work matt...:cool:

PowerManDL
02-18-2003, 10:58 AM
I think I'm rediscovering my latent ninja-anger.

Not sure why but for about the last two weeks I've had the shortest fuse, and its about stupid stuff-- like dealing with every mother****ing asshole cocklicker on the Interstate every day.

I also find that I have little to no patience with people in face-to-face situations also.

Not sure what's up with that. I've been trying to let it fuel me in the gym, but that's the place it really seems to subside.

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-18-2003, 11:04 AM
200lbs by summer, yeah?

PowerManDL
02-18-2003, 11:06 AM
The way I'm going, it'll be 200 lbs by March.........

PowerManDL
02-18-2003, 03:24 PM
Rack Press: 135x5, 205x3, 225x3, 275x1
-Close-grip, bottom-up, at the sticking point

BP: 235x6
-Moderately hard set here; I might have had one more rep in me.

Pulldowns: 180x6, 220x4, 250x6

Tricep Giant Set:
-Skulls: 105x8
-Pushdowns: 75x8

Pushdowns: 25x20

Bicep Giant Set:
-Preacher Curl: 75x8
-BB Curl: 60x8

Db Curl: 60x2 (eccentric only)

Weighed 187. I threw in the Armz work because I ****ing felt like it. Now my arms are all bloated and ready to pop.

What can I do tomorrow when all my size and feeling strong goes away? Should I do more curlz and pushupz?

Chris Rodgers
02-18-2003, 07:08 PM
You gotta pump those gunz son!! For real yo!

PowerManDL
02-18-2003, 08:01 PM
I even had on my clown pants and doo-rag.

rookiebldr
02-18-2003, 09:16 PM
:omg: @ the 186, @ the squats @ the SLDLs.

Franjipani
02-19-2003, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by carolinagirl
I vote for hyoooooooge-er.

:withstupi

I second that !!!!

Ohh and get a grip with that patience thing......play nice Matt;)

PowerManDL
02-19-2003, 08:02 AM
I do play nice*





*"nice" is defined as not completely flipping out and lighting some asshole up, either literally or in a colloquially metaphoric sense.

xraygirl
02-19-2003, 04:03 PM
Noooo...not the clown pants and the do-rag! The gym fashion police are gonna get you.

PowerManDL
02-19-2003, 04:18 PM
I ate the fashion police.

xraygirl
02-19-2003, 04:20 PM
This bulking business is getting a little out of hand boyo.

PowerManDL
02-19-2003, 04:22 PM
I agree. Too bad I still want another 10-15 lbs.......

xraygirl
02-19-2003, 04:27 PM
hmmm...the Fashion Police was obviously too lean for you. Something with a higher calorie count is in order. Have you tried any couch potatoes yet? The fat content should help with your bulk.

PowerManDL
02-19-2003, 05:18 PM
I dunno, I've eaten just about everything else.

Except a Frenchman. I think the BO stench would overwhelm me.

xraygirl
02-19-2003, 05:28 PM
Not to mention the vast quatities of cologne they wear :D

carolinagirl
02-19-2003, 07:08 PM
All that rich foreign food isn't good for you, you know.

carolinagirl
02-19-2003, 07:21 PM
And I really don't see how the French can be included in a "clean diet".

PowerManDL
02-19-2003, 07:21 PM
I've been trying to keep domestic. But frankly, there's only so many underage girls I can eat in a day.*






*PowerMan claims no legal responsibility for this statement.

Frozenmoses
02-19-2003, 07:37 PM
*in the best Mexican laugh ever*

Jejejejejejeje.

xraygirl
02-19-2003, 09:54 PM
That's messed up Matt.
How much has your BF percentage gone up since you started this bulk?

PowerManDL
02-19-2003, 09:59 PM
Its gone up some, for sure.....but not nearly so much as I'd have expected here, to be sitting just under 190.

My face has only just now started to show it, and my arms and quads still have veins. My abdomen, on the other hand.......we don't have to talk about that.

All in all, its not that bad though.

xraygirl
02-19-2003, 10:04 PM
Cool! Did you take any pre-bulk photos to compare to once you've completed your cutting phase? The changes should be very noticeable since in sounds like you've had a pretty clean bulk.

PowerManDL
02-19-2003, 11:22 PM
I wish I had, but to be honest, I didn't expect this weight gain to happen till it literally had crept up on me.

Clean.....well.....LOL I'm drinking a "high-calorie" shake right now, after finishing off a plate of pasta-- I'm also still hungry, and its 12:15 AM.

As far as body comp, I've been worse than this, but the added LBM seems to be offsetting the fat gains; so at least I look somewhat decent in clothes.

Now if I can just burn it off without losing the LBM, I'll be gold. And I've got plans for that, oh yesssssss............

xraygirl
02-20-2003, 02:14 AM
Oh noooo....does it involve cadio till you puke and 12 rep sets?

PowerManDL
02-20-2003, 09:27 AM
Bah.....it involves the miracle of lactic acid.

ElPietro
02-20-2003, 09:32 AM
Haha, get toning foo!

*throws Richard Simmons book at Matt's head*

PowerManDL
02-20-2003, 11:23 AM
Hey, who do you think I am? John Collins? :p

PowerManDL
02-20-2003, 04:17 PM
Look what I did:

Speed DL: 135x5, 225x2 (4), 315x1 (2)

Cleans: 155x2, 185x1, 195x2 (4)

Reverse Hypers: 90x8, 180x8 (2)

Decline Crunches: x12, 10x8, 25x6

Weighed 189.

This was the first time I've done direct ab work in many moons, and I'm surely feelin it in mah innards massa, yessuh ah is!

Not too bad on the rest, but nothing special either.

PowerManDL
02-21-2003, 12:43 PM
Speed BP: 135x5, 165x3 (4), 205x2, 225x2, 245x1
-All these flew up like girl's shirts at Mardi Gras.

HS Hi Row: 135x6, 170x7, 180x6

HS OH Press: 45x8, 80x6, 90x6, 100x5

EZ Curl: 70x4, 100x8 - 80x6 - 60x8

Db Extension: 30x5, 50x6 - 40x6 - 30x8

Weighed 189.

Meh. That describes today, despite the carb-caffeine-endorphin rush I'm having right now.

PowerManDL
02-22-2003, 09:09 AM
Well it seems like Round 2 of my seasonal allergies are starting to flare up.

I went to bed at like 10pm last night, woke up at 9 this morning, and I still feel like I was out partying till God knows when.

Bleh! That's all I have to say to you.

Now where's my caffeine?

PowerManDL
02-22-2003, 09:11 AM
sux0rz!!!!!!!1

Maki Riddington
02-22-2003, 08:45 PM
Did I read that correctly?? 189?
You go son!

Saturday Fever
02-23-2003, 10:15 AM
*loads PowerMan into the wheelbarrow for transport*

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 05:15 PM
Yes Maki, that's correct-- tubby's heading for 200, and not gonna stop till he gets it. At which point I will consider a lean-out, but I don't want to let myself get below 195. Sooooooooooo. :D

Wheelbarrows are nice. I hear such good things about them. I feel like I got run over by one.

The allergies.....I hate my allergies like I hate clowns. **** a clown.

What else can I bitch about......Oh yes. My knees are officially teh suck. Not sure what's making them act up specifically, but the right one is being a total man-whore, and not the good kind.

I'm gonna go eat something that was once alive.

xraygirl
02-23-2003, 06:14 PM
What are you taking for your allergies?
I had back to back sinus infections for my 1st 2 years here. Talking about teh suck...Started using Nasal-Crom and Flonase every morning and haven't had one since last Aug.
Anyhoo, my recommendation is the above, Motrin or Naproxen & Deconomine.

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 06:24 PM
I never bother with drugs.....it usually hits me bad for a day or two, then tapers off, so I normally just plow through it till it subsides.

xraygirl
02-23-2003, 06:32 PM
The last time I tried that, I ended up with a fever of 102 and a 21 day course of mega-dose antibiotics. That's when I started with the daily Nasal-Crom/Flonase routine.
Good luck.

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 06:38 PM
I've got a ninja-based immune system. No disease can /pwn me!

Pup
02-23-2003, 08:24 PM
Be careful of that pirate virus though majt...my ninja sense was taking a nap and the virus jumped up and bit me on the crowbar...i was down for a week.

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 08:30 PM
Damn dirty pirates!

rookiebldr
02-23-2003, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
I never bother with drugs.....it usually hits me bad for a day or two, then tapers off, so I normally just plow through it till it subsides.

Sounds like this friend of mine. We call him a temple since he refuses to take any drugs (well except wine). I will /pwn him some day!

Lizzie
02-23-2003, 08:35 PM
arrrrrrrrr its one of the pirate ways of getting rid of ninjas!

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 08:41 PM
Pirates can't /pwn me!

You can't fade dis!

Lizzie
02-23-2003, 08:46 PM
we have the ultimate virus to put down a ninja at 20 paces.

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 08:55 PM
You wish!

ninj4s /pwn j00!!!!!!!!!1

AnyJoe
02-23-2003, 08:58 PM
Is there some game I am missing out on here?

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 08:59 PM
Yes. The game is that Ninjas Rock.

AnyJoe
02-23-2003, 09:00 PM
Okie Dokie

rookiebldr
02-23-2003, 09:02 PM
Absolutely, rock on!

PowerManDL
02-23-2003, 09:48 PM
Ninj4s rock so hard that.......THEY ROCK!!

*flips out on axe*

Miss Rezza
02-24-2003, 05:56 AM
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/waffen/violent-smiley-085.gif

PowerManDL
02-24-2003, 12:10 PM
That's the first time I've ever been spammed by a short cartoon movie.

FYI-- a coin thrown off a high building wouldn't have enough energy to hurt someone because the acceleration of gravity isn't strong enough.

That was your science lesson for today.

Miss Rezza
02-24-2003, 05:14 PM
Wanna run an experiment to prove your hypothesis Mattyboy???

I'll be the one throwin' tha coin, while you wait at the bottom of the building!! :thumbup:

The_Chicken_Daddy
02-24-2003, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
FYI-- a coin thrown off a high building wouldn't have enough energy to hurt someone because the acceleration of gravity isn't strong enough.


You're joking, right?

FFeJ
02-24-2003, 05:44 PM
the acceleration of gravity is about 9.81 m/s^2, i'd say somebody could get hurt from a coin thrown off a skyscraper

Lizzie
02-24-2003, 05:57 PM
I always thought the coin would hurt because of the velocity of speed with the drop of the coin. hmmmm maybe im wrong but i wouldnt want to be the test subject. And hey thats a cute kittie
FFeJ!

ryan1117
02-24-2003, 06:13 PM
I agree with Powerman. The coin would eventually hit terminal velocity and the momentum likely wouldn't be enough to kill someone. I'm sure it would hurt, but it is not likely to kill you.

DoubleGulp
02-24-2003, 06:28 PM
I'd rather throw a burrito off of a skyscraper.

carolinagirl
02-24-2003, 06:37 PM
I'd rather get hit by a burrito than a coin.

FFeJ
02-24-2003, 06:46 PM
yeah it'd hurt, but probably won't kill you. just think about getting hit by hail in bad weather, it falls from the sky pretty high but won't necessarily kill a person, even if it reaches a reasonable size.

PowerManDL
02-24-2003, 08:32 PM
Yeah, well.....when you factor in wind (both resistance and lateral gusts), the coin won't reach the ground at any major velocity anyway. So nah! Oh yes, and burritos rock at any altitude or velocity.

Anyways, for todays session; that allergy flare-up took quite a bit out of me. I was down to 186 at the gym, and just generally felt crappy in the head. Still, I managed to do this:

OH Squat: bar x5, 95x3, 115x3, 145xFail
-Was NOT feeling these tonight. Without critical focus, these boys just don't work. The sets with 95 and 115 were shaky, and 145 just wasn't happening once I got it over my head. Oh well; try again next week.

DL: 135x6, 225x5, 315x3, 365x1, 405x1, 425x1
-These didn't fare much better, but I managed to wake up Mr. Furious long enough to get a 425, albeit slow as hell. I knew it wasn't going to be any record-breaking performance when the triple with 315 felt awkward and slow. Ah well; try again next week.

And that's about it. I feel somewhat better, and I think this brain-fog will be gone by tomorrow, so its cool.

PowerManDL
02-24-2003, 10:25 PM
Oh, and before I forget.....I had the weirdest damn dream last night.

There was this bum that was harassing me on the street, so I told him to **** off like I always tell bums, but suddendly he had Al Sharpton hair, full pimp-gear c. 1970's (complete with rings), and grew like 6 inches.

Then he completely pimp-slapped me, and caught my punch when I tried to sock his ass. Then I woke up, with ring-prints on my cheek!

I got /pwned in my own dream, by some damn pimp!

PowerManDL
02-25-2003, 03:04 PM
Rack Press: 135x8, 205x3, 225x2, 285x1
-Ow. 285 was slow as hell, and I almost didn't budge it from the bottom. Set at the 2" sticking point as usual.

BP: 225x8
-Ow.

Pulldowns: 180x6, 220x4, 260x6
-Ow.

Giant Set:
-Skulls: 110x8
-Pushdowns: 75x7
Pushdowns: 25x25

Giant Set:
-Preacher Curl: 70x10
-EZ Curl: 60x8
Db Negatives: 60x3

Weight was like 186 if I remember.

BTW, Cytogainer tastes good than a muuuuh-fukka.

Hercule
02-25-2003, 03:16 PM
About the damn coin, watch the Urban Myth show on MTV. It has that very same thing in it. And the answer is, No, it will not kill a person.

Franco
02-25-2003, 03:25 PM
For god sakes if it bothers you all that much about a sodding coin write a thesis on it!!!

PowerManDL
02-26-2003, 04:30 PM
Toying with my lean-up workouts:

Mon: Heavy Lower Body

Tues: Heavy Upper Body

Wed: Sprints (Duration)

Thurs: HIIT Lower Body

Fri: HIIT Upper Body

Sat: Off

Sun: Sprints (Intensive)

Diet's gonna revolve around heavy eating, esp carbs, from Sunday PM through Tuesday PM (like I'm doing now). The rest of the week is going to be a lower-carb (not keto) diet, based around well-thought meal combinations and timing.

None of this will likely involve any major calorie deficit if any at all, however.

We'll see how it goes.

Saturday Fever
02-26-2003, 05:16 PM
Sunday sprints will be in the AM, I assume?

PowerManDL
02-26-2003, 05:21 PM
Yup, mainly because I have work during the afternoon, but it'll work out because I'll have a few hours to marinate before I start to carb up for Monday and Tuesday.

PowerManDL
02-26-2003, 05:22 PM
Also, since I'm going cold-turkey off alcohol after this weekend, I shouldn't be worrying about hangovers and such, so its good.

Saturday Fever
02-26-2003, 05:40 PM
Quitting alcohol was one of the best thing I ever did. It doesn't take me 4 hours to wake up anymore and I don't need 12 bottles of water to get my body halfway regulated. Good luck with it.

PowerManDL
02-26-2003, 05:42 PM
Oh I've only been nipping at it here and there since I "officially" quit back in August.....I've had some beer here and there since New Years, basically.

I do plan to get wasted out of the frame this weekend, being Mardi Gras and all, but after that I'm gonna quit even the weekend beers till I reach a weight and body comp I like.

PowerManDL
02-27-2003, 08:49 PM
No workout today.....I've been feeling creepy-weepy strange. The posterior chain's a bit sore anyway, so I said **** it. I'll do some upper body tomorrow before the trip.

Oh, I also bought Master of Orion 3 today, so I'll be busy conquering all kinds of galaxies with my bad-ass starfleet that will reduce my enemies to rubble.

Lizzie
02-27-2003, 08:54 PM
Maybe if you quit playing computer games for 3 hours you'd get your butt in gear!:D

PowerManDL
02-27-2003, 09:05 PM
Galaxies aren't going to conquer themselves.

_-_v_-_
02-27-2003, 10:30 PM
Sweet! You bought MOO3? How is it?

I have fond memories of the original Orion.

That, and my horde of 35,000 tiny starships, each armed with one beam weapon. That was fun to watch.

PowerManDL
02-27-2003, 11:58 PM
It lives up to its two predecessors, in that it will make you stay up entirely past your bed time.

Its got some new features that I'm getting used to and deciding if I like or want to bitch about, but at the core, its still MOO.

It does seem to be a bit more realistic, in that I've yet to find a way to build up a fleet of 10K ships. You no longer scoff at seeing "only" 15 ships around an enemy's planet.

Also, there's a nice means of building up planets and specializing them for use that I'm quite fond of.

The only real complaint I have is that I can't blow up planets (yet) and that I haven't yet gotten the technology to make rabid interstellar conquest occur fast enough.

BTW-- when it gives you the option of a "Huge" galaxy, it means HUGE.

Miss Rezza
02-28-2003, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL

I do plan to get wasted out of the frame this weekend, being Mardi Gras and all

Geez, that came around quick!! :eek:

Gettin' excited for your colourful weekend Matt?? Nothin' beats a good ol' fashioned Mardi Gras..... nothin!!! :cool:

Saint Patrick
02-28-2003, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
Galaxies aren't going to conquer themselves.

he's got a point.

PowerManDL
03-03-2003, 06:50 PM
Oh damn I'm insane right now.

New Orleans was freakin' nutzoid, and apparently there's a such thing as "liver memory" because that joker still knew how to handle his liquor.....

I'll post any decent shots I have when I get them developed tomorrow.

Franjipani
03-05-2003, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
I'll post any decent shots I have when I get them developed tomorrow.

*ahem*

As for the other pics, I reckon I'd better moderate them :p

Welcome back you cheeky buggar :D

kAiXuan
03-08-2003, 01:51 AM
keep up the non-drinking matj, you will reach your goals faster :thumbup:

PowerManDL
03-09-2003, 08:20 PM
Damn....its been a week and I think I'm still legally insane.

I went to class like three times last week, and as for training, LOL

I think I caught some kinda bug or something, or my allergies are mad acting a donkey

Either way, I need to get my brain re-wired back to normal for tomorrow.

Gym's on whether I'm insane or not.

PowerManDL
03-10-2003, 08:07 PM
Wow. A week of not eating and allergy-induced sickness didn't let me fare too well.

Squat: 135x8, 205x3, 225x3, 275x1, 315x1, 365xDamn
-Lost 365 a few inches out of the hole.

Good Mornings: bar x8, 135x8, 205x6, 225x6
-Got a better feel for these; not as bad as I remember them being.

Weighed in about 185 :(

I was moving pretty damn fast between the sets of squats, and didn't have my MP3 player on, which I think attributed to missing 365. 315 flew up like 225, so I think it was a combination of piss-poor diet and being sick last week (which I'm still not entirely over), along with inter-set fatigue.

I'm not terribly pissed off, all said.

PowerManDL
03-11-2003, 08:34 PM
Well damn. Here goes day 2 of (suck-ass) post-recovery workouts:

BP: 135x8, 205x3, 225x2, 255x1, 275xAlmost, 185x14
-255 went up like nothing, so I figured I was good for 275. Well, I f*cked up when I lowered the bar, and it went back up, but stopped right at that damn sticking point. Fortunately I had the safety rails up in the rack so it didn't squash me.

Dips: +90x6, x4
-blah. BLAH!!

Db Flyes: 40x8, 50x6
-BLAH!!

Tricep Pushdowns: (reverse grip) 80x6, 70x8 (regular grip) 80x6

Weight was just a smidge under 186.

I need to eat more; I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of this is lack of creatine/glycogen/other ****ing substrates due to last week's debacle.

Now I'm off to try ULTRATURBONINJASHAKE!!!!!!11

PowerManDL
03-12-2003, 12:06 PM
I just want to say that cookies ****ing r00l.

I got some peanut butter cookies with some old bitch on the front, and they are goodalicious.

galileo
03-12-2003, 12:10 PM
Mmmm...old bitch.

ectx
03-12-2003, 12:12 PM
Old Bitch® Peanutbutter cookies rule.

PowerManDL
03-12-2003, 04:11 PM
Damn right they do.

PowerManDL
03-13-2003, 08:35 PM
Tra la la la lallalalallala

Hang Cleans + Jerk: 95x3, 135x3, 155x2, 185x1

Power Cleans: 185x3, 205x3, 225x1

Shrugs: 225x8, 315x6, 385x6

HS OH: 45x8, 90x7, 80x7, 70x6
-Not true dropsets here, but very short rest periods, and took these bastiches to failure with a *slow* negative on the last rep.

Db Laterals: 20x10 (2)

Weight was back up to 187.

Good session all in all; first good one since I got back to it. Not sure where that 225 clean came from, but it wasn't that hard despite being ugly.....ugly like Chigs on Sunday morning. I almost tipped forward dropping under the bar, but I recovered it. I may actually be good for another 10-20 lbs here.

Franjipani
03-14-2003, 06:11 AM
*peeks in to check out pictures of Mardi Gras*

*leaves disappointed* :(

PowerManDL
03-14-2003, 07:57 AM
I know, I know.......I've been terribly lazy or busy the past few days and haven't done it yet.

I'll see what I can do this weekend.

galileo
03-14-2003, 10:49 AM
Homorific.

PowerManDL
03-14-2003, 12:45 PM
LOL....I totally got pulled over a minute ago on the way home, and my license was 4 days expired. Oh, I also had no proof of insurance. It was funny. Ok not really.

Anyways:

BB Row: 135x10, 185x6, 225x5
-I still hate these. I hate them like.....something I really hate.

Pullups: x8, +45x6, +90x2
-blah.

Cable Row: 200x8, 240x6
-bl

Concentration CurL: 40x6 (2)

Hammer Curl: 50x10

Blah.

Its Friday, Spring is finally here, and all I have to say to you is BLAH!

Mystic Eric
03-15-2003, 04:52 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
I know, I know.......I've been terribly lazy or busy the past few days and haven't done it yet.

I'll see what I can do this weekend.

Yes... really busy conquering computer based galaxies.

rookiebldr
03-15-2003, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
Blah.

Its Friday, Spring is finally here, and all I have to say to you is BLAH!

It will definitely feel a bit like spring here too. FINALLY. The snow is about to say goodbye.

blah! blah! blah! :)

chris mason
03-15-2003, 07:34 PM
Power, if you hate the rows, pick something else, they are hardly indispensible.

PowerManDL
03-16-2003, 07:11 PM
Yeah Chris, I think you're right.....I prefer t-bars a whole lot more.

Oh, btw....who wants to see Mardi Gras pics????!?!!?!?

I've only got one roll of film scanned so far, since my friend has the other two-- and this is the only shot I can really post publicly off it--

From left to right is one of the girls we met from Jersey, me, my friend Lee, and the drunkass in the back is Stick.

PowerManDL
03-16-2003, 07:12 PM
Here's a bum that passed out in front of Coyote Ugly:

PowerManDL
03-16-2003, 07:13 PM
Here is an incredibly nasty woman that thought she and her buddy would be cool to go topless and wear just body paint. Why we snapped this shot I'll never know:

kimpy225
03-16-2003, 07:38 PM
OH DEAR!
looks like a crazy place!
id probably be sleeping next to that bum.. or maybe just in my room cause im not a partay gal!

DoubleGulp
03-16-2003, 08:17 PM
I hope St. Patty's Day isn't like that chick tomorrow! :bash:

Lizzie
03-16-2003, 09:27 PM
Great pics!!!!:cool:

Miss Rezza
03-16-2003, 11:14 PM
:withstupi

Damn Matt, you sure have grown!! ....... all that eating must of really paid off huh? :thumbup:

Franjipani
03-17-2003, 04:20 AM
Ohhhh errrr Matt, ditto on what Rezzy said.....you look terrific
:nod: ;).

You look so happy there too, its great to see those pearly whites:D :D

PowerManDL
03-17-2003, 08:06 AM
That's my Drinking Smile.

carolinagirl
03-17-2003, 04:36 PM
You sure it's not your Hugging A Girl From Jersey Smile?

PowerManDL
03-17-2003, 07:35 PM
Yes.

PowerManDL
03-17-2003, 07:41 PM
Squats: 135x8, 205x3, 225x3, 275x2, 315x2, x5 (wrapped)
-All sets up to 275 were done ass on the floor.

GM: 135x8, 225x6, 245x6

Leg Press: 5Px12, 7Px10
-I switched to a different leg press that has a slightly lower angle than the 45 degree I'd been using.

Pros: It doesn't kill my knees.

Cons: I have to use about 20% more weight than I did to get the same effect. I hate moving 45's.

Calf Raises: 500x10 - 400x8 - 300x6 (drop set)
-Lactate is a bitch-queen from Hell.

Weight's still holding out around 186. Time to go back to Psycho-Eating (TM).

Boxers ripped: 1 pair :(

I also may have a new workout partner. A (female) friend of mine has been begging me to go lift with her the past few weeks, and she happened to be there the same time I was today.

She was using ugly words like "tone" but fear not....she'll meet Mr. Deadlift soon enough.

Budiak
03-17-2003, 08:21 PM
PM, you gotta get that bitch doing front squats and then clean and press.


Anyways. How big are your calves? You seem to be moving lots of weight. My calves are pretty big, proportional to my body and all, I think they're either 16.5 or 17 inches, and all I do is romanian deads and the regular squats, push presses, cleans, etc. And not with a ****load of weight.
What other leg exercises do you do? I noticed you dont do much for the leg biceps.


BTW should I buy knee wraps? I was fine even squatting 315 (PR is 315x3, parallel which was hard as hell brimming with androgens). I suppose I'd have to take them off for my cleans, etc...what is the point at which I should start using them?

PowerManDL
03-17-2003, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Budiak
Anyways. How big are your calves? You seem to be moving lots of weight. My calves are pretty big, proportional to my body and all, I think they're either 16.5 or 17 inches, and all I do is romanian deads and the regular squats, push presses, cleans, etc. And not with a ****load of weight.
What other leg exercises do you do? I noticed you dont do much for the leg biceps.

My calves are a bit bigger than my upper arms, and those are about 15.5 inches around-- I'd say they're no larger than 16, maybe 16.5. They're tiny.

I don't do any direct hamstring work because after heavy squats and the supplemental exercise, they don't *need* it. They're fried right now.

BTW should I buy knee wraps? I was fine even squatting 315 (PR is 315x3, parallel which was hard as hell brimming with androgens). I suppose I'd have to take them off for my cleans, etc...what is the point at which I should start using them?

I like them. They add a nice little push out of the bottom, and as you can see that made a pretty big difference in the reps I could do.

I'd say if you're interested in bumping up your squat, by all means get a pair. I love them.

Chris Rodgers
03-18-2003, 03:12 PM
You are going to introduce this girl to me??


Knee wraps= ACE!!

PowerManDL
03-18-2003, 08:31 PM
Sucky night.

BP: 135x8, 185x6, 205x4, 235x3
-Geh. Going to start doing these in the rack. Probably close-grip, bottom-up again.

Dips: +90x7, +115x5

Db Flyes: 30x6, 55x7

Skulls: 100x8, 115x6

Db Skulls: 35x16

Weight was a smidge over 188. Though I'm attributing that to the massive amount of food I've shoved down today.

I'm totally freaking pissed about that bench, btw. I should have had that for at least 5 reps. I haven't had a good pressing workout since I got back from NO.

PowerManDL
03-19-2003, 08:23 PM
No lifting today.

Except for a FORK!

Ha! HAHA!!!

/pwned.

Franco
03-20-2003, 05:39 AM
Oh dear, and there was me thinking that you crammed all the food into your gob soley using your hands.

PowerManDL
03-20-2003, 09:21 AM
I do that sometimes. But only when I'm horny.

Miss Rezza
03-20-2003, 03:18 PM
kgjdin3336ls

PowerManDL
03-20-2003, 03:18 PM
Stop that!

Relentless
03-20-2003, 03:23 PM
gotta get more flex in the forearm when posing for pics

marisa looks like a cutie

PowerManDL
03-20-2003, 03:28 PM
I was piss-drunk when that was taken. I can't be flexin' for yall like that!

Relentless
03-20-2003, 03:30 PM
screw that! you should be able to flex drunk, flex stoned, flex while nauseated, flex while sleeping, flex ALL the TIME!

:D

PowerManDL
03-20-2003, 08:20 PM
Hang Clean & Jerk: 135x3, 155x2, 185x1

Clean: 185x3, 210x2

HS OH: 45x8, 100x6.5, 90x6.5, 45x15

Weight was I don't care.

Did I mention that I hate everything? Because I do.

Budiak
03-21-2003, 03:50 AM
Hang Clean & Jerk

Yeah um...I've been having problems..with my jerk. I cant seem to get the (snicker) grip right(giggle)...
Maybe if I had some kind of chalk(giggle)...or some special powerlifting lotion...


Anyways. Those are nice cleans you're doin, boy.


About that hate. What are you doing about your hate, friend? Unless you take an active role in your hate community, can you truly hate? You have got a lot to learn, dude.
All kinds of people hate. Whites, blacks, all kindsa Chinese. All have one thing in common.

Hate.

Embrace it, friend, and thus the door and quarterpanels of ye olde automobile shall be emblazoned with the single-worded verse. Thus is borne the Hate mobile.

Spread the word, sinner!

PowerManDL
03-21-2003, 10:16 AM
Dude, I'm so on the hate mobile! I'm still liking the idea of the 76 Caddy El Dorado (droptop), but I'm open to options as long as it has "hate" on the side, and we can scream profanity at people.

Budiak
03-21-2003, 01:45 PM
Here are some good car ideas for the hate mobile.


'73 El Camino SS
'56 Chevy Bel Air Convirtable
'64 Impala SS Convertible
'77 Jeep CJ7-raised 16"

or HARLEYS!

Could you imagine two old, ill kept Harley davidsons belching thick choking black smoke roaring 120db 1200cc engines, tearing peels out of the asphalt while dripping caustic black much oil all over the road, flying enormous white flags with the word HAET smeared into it with dark red paint.


Tis the life.

PowerManDL
03-21-2003, 07:49 PM
That would be sweet. Though, now that you done went and brought up the El Camino SS, it seems there's a choice to make.

PowerManDL
03-21-2003, 07:54 PM
What I did today:

Pullups: Matt x8, Matt+45 x6, Matt+90 x2 + 3 shrug-ups
-The sets with +90 were cheat as hell.

Pulldowns: 200x7, 250x4, x6

HS Hi Row: 135x8, 170x6, 200x5 (unilateral), 180x8 (unilateral)

Concentration Curl: 40x6, x8

Hammer Curl: 50x12

Weight was 189.5. I could sneeze and hit 190. BITCH!

Lizzie
03-21-2003, 08:09 PM
:eek:

Manveet
03-22-2003, 11:04 AM
190!, post another pic.

PowerManDL
03-23-2003, 09:19 PM
I'll post a pic when I'm not having fat day(/week/month).

Weekend was decent, and things are looking up for me, at least in my own head. So that's a good thing.

bradley
03-24-2003, 05:57 AM
Here are some good car ideas for the hate mobile.


'73 El Camino SS
'56 Chevy Bel Air Convirtable
'64 Impala SS Convertible
'77 Jeep CJ7-raised 16"

or HARLEYS!

Well the CJ7 is already to common around here, but the Impala or El Camino would be sweet.

PowerManDL
03-24-2003, 05:59 AM
LOL.....our pic is up on beadwhore now.....we're on the right side, second pic up from the very bottom:

http://www.beadwhore.com/gallery/mg2003-3.htm

galileo
03-24-2003, 11:39 AM
You've got mail.

PowerManDL
03-24-2003, 11:56 AM
Fabulous.

galileo
03-24-2003, 05:33 PM
Get on MSN, douche sackeroo.

PowerManDL
03-24-2003, 05:35 PM
I'm at school, whore. I'm about to go lift then I'll be home.

galileo
03-24-2003, 05:39 PM
Oh ok. Shoot me an email or some ****. w0rd.

PowerManDL
03-24-2003, 07:28 PM
Squats: (ATF) 135x6, 205x3, 225x5, 275x1
-Took these kinda easy tonight. I'd considered wrapping up and seeing what I could hit with 315 to the floor, but I decided against it.

SLDL: 225x6, 315x5, 405x6

Calf Raises: 520x17 - 400x7 - 300x7 dropset

Finally broke the 190 barrier....191 to be exact.

I didn't push the squats tonight, and I dropped the leg presses completely because I wasn't feeling 100%. I was dragging all day, really groggy and drowsy, and my legs weren't feeling totally recovered either. I'll knock 'em out next week.

the doc
03-24-2003, 08:56 PM
lol nice pics majt!

John0101
03-25-2003, 10:53 AM
You remind me of a frat boy

PowerManDL
03-25-2003, 03:06 PM
Actually, I hate frat boys. In fact, I hAet them.

Pup
03-25-2003, 03:13 PM
405x6 on sldl...damn you!

carolinagirl
03-25-2003, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
Actually, I hate frat boys. In fact, I hAet them.


Oh, I thought you ate them.


If you grind them up pretty fine, you don't notice the gristle.

Narcissus
03-25-2003, 03:31 PM
that is pretty funny. me, alex, anthony (evolu2art), and jonathan (escape01) all have shirts that say "I HATE FRAT BOYS" very large on them.

Pup
03-25-2003, 03:36 PM
i need one of those shirts...but do you have a medium, my 180lb ass would drown in your clothes.

Narcissus
03-25-2003, 03:50 PM
no mediums. but i am almost 100% positive that we are getting more made, because they have been such a hit around campus.

Pup
03-25-2003, 03:51 PM
hmm...seriously, i would be interested in one of those, keep me posted

Narcissus
03-25-2003, 03:59 PM
np. i will see if i can get a picture of it, if my roommate with the digital camera ever comes home. basically, it is a black heavyweight t-shirt, and says

I HATE
FRAT BOYS

the pink was chosen because frat boys are, of course, cocksuckers.

PowerManDL
03-25-2003, 04:20 PM
LOL ace

We should start a gang.

carolinagirl
03-25-2003, 04:21 PM
maybe the gang could be the enforcement arm of the cult of Ackshmee.


Ackshmee hates frat boys, too.

PowerManDL
03-25-2003, 04:22 PM
Ah, a merger. Excellent idea.

Someone should call the ninjas too.

carolinagirl
03-25-2003, 04:23 PM
It would be....unstoppable.

Narcissus
03-25-2003, 04:24 PM
we could have cheerleaders in black boyshorts and white lightweight cotton camisol tops.

PowerManDL
03-25-2003, 04:24 PM
Yes.....unstoppable......


muahahahahahahahhahahHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHhkdhjsarew;hREL:EDL:HGDL

John0101
03-25-2003, 10:41 PM
A frat is a brotherhood
A gang is a brotherhood

a gang is a frat

Budiak
03-25-2003, 11:05 PM
gay people have buttsex
fratboys are gay


John0101 is a bitch ass trick!


ANYWAYS


I want in.

PowerManDL
03-26-2003, 08:11 AM
Ok.

But no bitch ass tricks.

Unless they put out. In the good way.

galileo
03-26-2003, 10:23 AM
We are almost ready to take over the world.

...almost.

PowerManDL
03-26-2003, 01:02 PM
Yesssss......almost......

Anyways, did a chest/shoulder/tricep thingy:

Rack Press, close-grip: 135x6, 205x3, 225x3, 275xMiss like a Bitch

Speed BP: 135x3, 205x2, 135x5

OH Press, from chin-level: 95x5, 135x3, 155xMiss like a Bitch

Skulls: 100x8, 120x6

Weighed right at 190.

I attribute the Miss like a Bitch's to trying to use too much weight.

/pwne6

PowerManDL
03-27-2003, 07:21 PM
I've got two words for you:

Cardio sukz

I did what was supposed to be a 20 minute HIIT session in just ten minutes, because I'm just that good/out of shape.

Note to self: When your aerobic endurance capacity is detrained by 6, 7 months, don't try to step headfirst into HIIT.

Budiak
03-27-2003, 07:59 PM
Hey crapface, you suck!


Hey Powern, being Southern, I can only assume that a lot of people ahve some idea that all southerners are inherently racist. Is that true?
I mean, why you gotta 'keep darky down'? You should really stop it.

PowerManDL
03-27-2003, 08:22 PM
I had typed up a clever reply, but then Clough broke the site so it got lost.

So now I'll just say, Screw you hippie!

rookiebldr
03-27-2003, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Narcissus
we could have cheerleaders in black boyshorts and white lightweight cotton camisol tops.

:nod:



Originally posted by Galileo
We are almost ready to take over the world.

...almost.


Count me in.

PowerManDL
03-28-2003, 11:20 AM
SPRING BREAKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

won't start till Monday for me because of *********** work.

Anyways, had a good back session:

Pullups: Matt x8, +45x5, +90x5 + 6 shrug-downs
-All reps with +90 done with major toe assist-- I just wanted the reps at this point.

Pulldowns: 200x6, 250x5 (2)

HS Hi Row: 135x6, 205x5 (uni), 180x8 (uni)

Rear-Delt Flyes: 50x12, 80x8, 100x6

Conc. Curls: 40x8, 45x6

Hammer Curls: 55x12

Weighted at 191.5.

Both my shoulders are in serious need of cortizone shots.

Narcissus
03-28-2003, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by John0101
A frat is a brotherhood
A gang is a brotherhood

a gang is a frat

you are an imbecile.

gang conjures up images of random violence, death, mayhem, slaughtering, raping, pillaging, destruction, gore, hate, and anger.

frat conjures up horrific images of gay sex, tossing salads, reach-arounds, teabagging, and f@ggots in general.

john0101 tosses salads.
john0101's mom tosses salads.

john0101 and his mom both toss salads.

PowerManDL
03-28-2003, 11:48 AM
He's probably a goat-blower too.

Miss Rezza
03-28-2003, 09:12 PM
It's been a while........

http://www.clicksmilie.de/sammlung/waffen/violent-smiley-056.gif

carolinagirl
03-28-2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Narcissus
gang conjures up images of random violence, death, mayhem, slaughtering, raping, pillaging, destruction, gore, hate, and anger.

This is why gangs are rad.




Originally posted by Narcissus
frat conjures up horrific images of gay sex, tossing salads, reach-arounds, teabagging, and f@ggots in general.


And this is why frats are not.





Insightful analysis, Narc. As always.

Narcissus
03-28-2003, 09:35 PM
i thought it was very thought provoking.

PowerManDL
03-31-2003, 01:51 PM
DL: 135x8, 225x6, 315x3, 405x1, 445xMiss
-Had 445 about 2" off the ground and it just stopped.

Leg Press: 5Px8, 8Px6, 8P+25 x6

Calves: 540x15 - 400x10 - 300x8

Leg Curl (single leg): 90x8, 140x7

Weighed a smidge under 192.

Those deads need some work; I think I lost 445 because of grip because 405 came up fast.

John0101
03-31-2003, 02:58 PM
I think that my arguement was a sound arguement. But of course with my defination of a "frat" and a "gang" could be very different from yours.
and of course their are expections to rules. The army is a brotherhood (yes i know many females serve in the army, but forget that for a minute), but are they homosexual? :(
a bloody thirsty gang? :mad:
But yet all three of these have very different missions and purposes. They do share many similiar qualities of being united. Sorry about the :spam: Powerman.

PowerManDL
03-31-2003, 03:00 PM
*eats :spam:*

galileo
03-31-2003, 05:53 PM
You are teh suck!

PowerManDL
03-31-2003, 06:01 PM
teh 5ux0r i5 me? Oh noes!!!!!!!11

Pup
03-31-2003, 07:43 PM
pfft...teh suxorz is dem...wez cannot be tehz suxorz for we iz teh ninjaz which roolz za wrold!

carolinagirl
03-31-2003, 08:10 PM
Y'all are teh silly.

_-_v_-_
03-31-2003, 08:29 PM
Y'all are teh silly.

No, that would be me.

Oh, wait, you said, "silly." I thought you said, "moron."

Carry on.

Franjipani
04-01-2003, 05:20 AM
Errrm yeah, just chimed in to say hello but your journal is in another language:eek: ;)

:hello:

PowerManDL
04-01-2003, 11:13 AM
LOL.....we switched over to 1337 speak with a Southern twang.

H1 Fr4nn13!!

PowerManDL
04-01-2003, 02:52 PM
Oh man I benched three plates today!!!!

April Fools.

Close-Grip Rack Press: 135x6, 205x3, 225x3, 255x2

Db Flyes: 35x6, 60x8

HS Incline: 90x6, 135x7, 115x8

Skulls: 95x6, 125x4, x3 (ugly form)

Pushdowns: 60x8, 75x15

Weighed 190.

PowerManDL
04-01-2003, 11:48 PM
.....because this journal can't be on page 2.

rookiebldr
04-02-2003, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
.....because this journal can't be on page 2.

:nod:

Ritzol
04-06-2003, 07:32 PM
Hi Matt!!!!!! I've missed you...... how have you been?

When are you coming to see Rob and I? We've been waiting.......

How're you?

I just wanted to say hi!!

:D

PowerManDL
04-06-2003, 07:36 PM
Wow, what tha?

Somebody read my journal?

Damn.......I've been like insane-weird the past coupla days. Not sure why.

Let's see Ritz....I've got bounty hun....I mean collection agencies after me right now, and my bank account is at -$150.

Once I kill all the non-believers, a trip may be in order.

Right now.......the blood of sinners calls me and the Bushmaster!

http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/Images/pcwa2x16sl.jpg

Ritzol
04-06-2003, 07:45 PM
Uh-oh.....


Matty... i've been insane-weird too! We can be it together.. if it makes you feel better.

Ritzol
04-06-2003, 07:46 PM
and u know what else...... robby and rachie, and larry should take a road trip to alabama...... to see matty!

PowerManDL
04-06-2003, 07:50 PM
Yeah.....I think my schizophrenia's flaring up.

I've learned to enjoy it though. I relish living life through a broken crystal.

Pup
04-06-2003, 08:26 PM
bloop!

Franjipani
04-07-2003, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
Yeah.....I think my schizophrenia's flaring up.


*gulp*

*backs slowly out of journal*

Relentless
04-07-2003, 06:48 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
Right now.......the blood of sinners calls me and the Bushmaster!

http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/Images/pcwa2x16sl.jpg

That folding stock is a liability. Get it replaced with solid walnut!

PowerManDL
04-07-2003, 10:39 AM
That's actually not folding........all the post-ban assault weapons can't have them.

I can *get* one, but that baby's fixed.

Relentless
04-07-2003, 11:39 AM
replace it anyway

with walnut

better for when you butt-stroke some victim!

(butt-stroke in the sense of hitting someone with the butt of a rifle, not in the ghey way that I know certain members read that phrase and then imagined. Sickos.)

PowerManDL
04-07-2003, 11:49 AM
I dunno.....I just enjoy the rugged look of it.

I may get walnut on the .308 I plan to get at some point.

PowerManDL
04-07-2003, 02:40 PM
Well, its about a month overdue, but its finally here.....

P-Daddy's Cutting!

No, you can't ask me how many calories I'm eating, or cutting out. Because I don't know. Nor do I care.

One of the nice things about my bulk was that I developed a structured back-bone of "clean" foods and meals; the 4-5000 calories came from portions and from adding "excess" foods to those meals.

Basically what I'm doing now is removing those excess foods, and leaving the clean diet in place. Carbs are going to be concentrated in the mornings and around the workout window.

I already hate it. But whatever.

Today's workout:

High Box Squats: 135x8, 225x5, 275x3, 315x2, 335x1, 365x1, 385x1
-Coupla inches above parallel. I probably had a 4-plater in me, but I didn't care to try it.

Bottom-up GM's: 135x8, 225x3, 315x1, 365x1
-Short ROM here, only about 6-8"

Interval Leg Press: 6Px6 (7)
-I was averaging 20-30 second rests between the sets.

Decline Crunches: x10, 25x6 (2)

Reverse Hypers: 90x8, 180x8

-20 minutes of moderate intervals on the bike.

Weighed 192.

carolinagirl
04-07-2003, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by PowerManDL
I already hate it. But whatever.


:withstupi



(Um, my cut. Not yours. But I feel for you.)

PowerManDL
04-07-2003, 03:17 PM
Guns I like:

http://www.hecklerkoch-usa.com/pages/fabarm/images/semi_tact_pix.gif

http://www.hecklerkoch-usa.com/pages/military/images/mp5a3_2_r3_c2.gif

http://www.benelliusa.com/law_enforcement/images/m4_super90.gif

http://www.smith-wesson.com/products/firearms/images/standard/sw163606.jpg

http://www.remington.com/images/2001/710.jpg