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  1. Thread: chest pains

    by Saint Nick
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    Rib strain. Anti-inflammatory...

    Rib strain.

    Anti-inflammatory (aspirin/ibuprofen) and rest for a week or so...depending how serious it is. And better stretching and warming up before working pecs next time.
  2. My "favorite" is the dude who rolls his sleeves,...

    My "favorite" is the dude who rolls his sleeves, attempting to make his small caliber guns look bigger. You see this guy at gym, maybe at work, at Wal-Mart, etc. Typically, the shirt might have...
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    I consider myself "body building." I've been...

    I consider myself "body building." I've been back at it for eleven months now. The goal...get big in all the right places and smaller in all the others. And I've accomplished more than just...
  4. Thread: Squats

    by Saint Nick
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    If someone can't do a proper squat, ie too much...

    If someone can't do a proper squat, ie too much back, heels coming up, etc., they need to reduce the weight and work on their form.
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    I'm trying! But so far, nada. There aren't any...

    I'm trying! But so far, nada. There aren't any Academy Sports in NC. Google searches for the manufacturer, Exertec, aren't turning up anything except some gym somewhere.

    After an hour or so on...
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    Academy Sports here in TX had 'em. I got mine...

    Academy Sports here in TX had 'em. I got mine about three weeks ago.
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    I used to have pullup bar in a doorway, but I...

    I used to have pullup bar in a doorway, but I hated it not being higher up. Sure you bend your legs to do pullups, but I had to bend them too much. Just messed with my schtick.

    For about $80,...
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    I had forgotten about pullovers! Great idea. ...

    I had forgotten about pullovers! Great idea.

    What I'm looking for mostly is a change of pace exercise and I understand the mental aspect of focusing on the targeted muscles. Honestly, I'm bored...
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    Lat training and isolating

    I want to train my upper back without using my biceps. Years and years ago, I visited a gym that had this machine in which the arm pads went under your elbows and essentially allowed you do do the...
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    You never heard of the saying about 'believing...

    You never heard of the saying about 'believing before you're seeing'? Imagining you're huge...believing that you're huge...and then achieving hugeness? Like those self-help gurus...a positive...
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    Ok. Cool. One question...why is it called a...

    Ok. Cool.

    One question...why is it called a "machine" if there aren't any moving parts? And why do we park on the "driveway" and drive on a "parkway?" And why's it called "rush hour" when...
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    "Flexing"-which sounds like what you're...

    "Flexing"-which sounds like what you're describing-is an exercise that is used to further sculpt muscles and, most importantly, teaches the nervous system how to control the muscle or muscle groups....
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    How come these ain't getting any props? I...

    How come these ain't getting any props?

    I mentioned this in another thread, but this may be the best $80 I've ever spent...
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    I have a power rack that allows for all the bench...

    I have a power rack that allows for all the bench presses, squats, and has a lat tower. It cost under $300 at Academy. The bar was another $30. And 200 lbs of weights to get started was somewhere...
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    I've always been of the opinion that the only...

    I've always been of the opinion that the only supplements that someone just getting started should consider are multivitamins and perhaps protein powder. Try going as far as possible without some of...
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    Starting "light" is fine and is certainly common...

    Starting "light" is fine and is certainly common sense when starting out.

    But kids aren't dumb. It doesn't take them long to start wondering why they're spending an hour or so four or five days a...
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    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&...

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31245

    My son and I train together and he started when he was 11. He's 12 now. There have been absolutely no problems whatsoever. I...
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    It's been his decision. At first it was hard to...

    It's been his decision. At first it was hard to tell and I suspect that spending time with his dad was what was important.

    But over time, I think he's caught onto the importance of weight...
  19. Thread: Adrenalin

    by Saint Nick
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    Yeah, but $$$ can get you laid.

    Yeah, but $$$ can get you laid.
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    Thanks, Mr. Webb. As far as diets go, my son's...

    Thanks, Mr. Webb.

    As far as diets go, my son's got it rough. School lunches in the US are horrible crap and on really crappy days ('Frito Pie'-Frito corn chips with chili poured over it), he'll...
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