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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNer47g9ZF8&list=UUCc6Qk94Pxc3C-ls7QEdLJQ


Cannot tell if klokov is trolling in recommending people jump across the room whilst holding weight in a full overhead squat.
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Ignore - subs were still there.
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Pics or negs

where am i gonna find pictures of some broad i had a ONS with dawg?
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ugh, the dirty bulk eating freedom bliss period has passed and it is now an obligation. sigh, time to load up the toast with nutella i suppose

what a great problem to have smile.gif
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

ugh, the dirty bulk eating freedom bliss period has passed and it is now an obligation. sigh, time to load up the toast with nutella i suppose

for me it's peanut butter on toast. loads and loads of peanut butter on toast.

and eggs.

I don't dislike it, but it's getting annoying organising it all.
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yeah, i'll do toast with peanut butter/nutella drizzled in caramel sauce a lot of the time. that plus a few glasses of milk is an easy 1000 cals.

i have a ton of confidence in my training right now... everything is running smoothly. getting stronger, getting bigger, staying lean-ish, people are noticing, and i feel good. what a great place to be in.

also, someone offered me 400 for the smith yesterday and 100 for my crappy weider bench. not sure whether to hold out for more for the smith or just dump it.
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What do you have to do to become a personal trainer at a big box gym anyway? Like what is the certification process, I vaguely looked into it before but came away even more confused cause there seem to be so many certifying authorities and certificates you can get.

Would be a cool gig to do part time while in school, put everybody on a starting strength routine with some accessory work haha

missed this yesterday. i briefly looked into it, and... no. seems cool, but it isnt.

for a big-box chain in canada, you have to pay for their in-house cert. you have to go out on a limb and get it done before your hired, so if they don't like you, you've wasted your cash. if you're hired, you're stuck working shit hours/split shifts and are entirely dependent on commission. 90% of the job is aggressive sales/cold calling. most of your day involves sitting down with prospective clients and trying to sell them training session packages worth thousands of dollars, and when you do "train" people, you're only allowed to run them through a gym-certified machine circuit. evidently when you move up in the ranks you're allowed to roam the floor and you're directed to approach people for the sake of selling them training. unsurprisingly, there's huge turnover - the chain makes up for this by charging enough for the certification that they've covered their losses for the average trainer who joins and quits, and the sales superstars end up making them big money. this also makes for a pretty hostile environment since the existing trainers will resent any fresh blood coming into their territory and stealing new clients away from them. the training packages are so stupidly expensive (up to 5000) that they can just do a brute-force approach on hiring trainers with huge turnover since its just a numbers game... all it takes is one or two big packages to sell and the gym is golden.

its not training, its sales. this explains why most trainers know shit about fuck... they give complete idiots just enough knowledge to understand what sets x reps means, and then its all sales from there. i was willing to swallow a lot of this crap to do something on the side but its so offensive to my sensibilities i think i would go postal within a week.
Edited by jarude - 7/9/13 at 4:10am
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where am i gonna find pictures of some broad i had a ONS with dawg?

It's 2013 -- your phone has a camera on it.
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Does anybody here just really loath exercising, eating right and in moderation, and not having four alcoholic drinks a day?
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Originally Posted by babygreenspots View Post

Does anybody here just really loath exercising, eating right and in moderation, and not having four alcoholic drinks a day?

Yes, that's why this is called the "Random I Hate Health and Exercise Thoughts"..
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post


for a big-box chain in canada, you have to pay for their in-house cert. you have to go out on a limb and get it done before your hired, so if they don't like you, you've wasted your cash. if you're hired, you're stuck working shit hours/split shifts and are entirely dependent on commission. 90% of the job is aggressive sales/cold calling. most of your day involves sitting down with prospective clients and trying to sell them training session packages worth thousands of dollars, and when you do "train" people, you're only allowed to run them through a gym-certified machine circuit. evidently when you move up in the ranks you're allowed to roam the floor and you're directed to approach people for the sake of selling them training. unsurprisingly, there's huge turnover - the chain makes up for this by charging enough for the certification that they've covered their losses for the average trainer who joins and quits, and the sales superstars end up making them big money. this also makes for a pretty hostile environment since the existing trainers will resent any fresh blood coming into their territory and stealing new clients away from them. the training packages are so stupidly expensive (up to 5000) that they can just do a brute-force approach on hiring trainers with huge turnover since its just a numbers game... all it takes is one or two big packages to sell and the gym is golden.

its not training, its sales. this explains why most trainers know shit about fuck... they give complete idiots just enough knowledge to understand what sets x reps means, and then its all sales from there. i was willing to swallow a lot of this crap to do something on the side but its so offensive to my sensibilities i think i would go postal within a week.

Is this Goodlife? The manager at my gym approached me and asked if i was interested in being a trainer--I asked if I could do it part time and he said no, so I asked what a trainer makes and he told me i could make UP TO $35k in my first year so i LOLed in his face and said no thanks jeff.

The trainers they have there all suck anyway, they used to have one big provincially ranked powerlifter but he left to do something else and now its just DYEL twinks and people who know fuck all about lifting or training. Their "level 4 certified trainer" told me that belts were dangerous and useless as they don't actually support your spine. I had to explain to him how a belt was supposed to be used and what it does teacha.gif.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

for me it's peanut butter on toast. loads and loads of peanut butter on toast.
and eggs.
I don't dislike it, but it's getting annoying organising it all.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

yeah, i'll do toast with peanut butter/nutella drizzled in caramel sauce a lot of the time. that plus a few glasses of milk is an easy 1000 cals.

i have a ton of confidence in my training right now... everything is running smoothly. getting stronger, getting bigger, staying lean-ish, people are noticing, and i feel good. what a great place to be in.

I feel so sorry for you guys plain.gif Cereal day turned out ~4400cal, 530c, 131f, 270p, oh damn.... now I must repent.

What are your lifts at jarude? And I hope you sold that bench at least.
Edited by VLSI - 7/9/13 at 8:28am
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Weekend jacked me up in the best way possible. Ate what I wanted with a mindful eye on how much, didn't just gorge, took off a full ~4 days or so off from the gym, and went back in yesterday fresh. Felt really good.

Done with SS, happy with the results despite my decision to cut towards the end of the program. Ended up getting back to most current PRs despite losing ~10lbs or so thus far.

Now I'm on a 5/3/1 which day one was a nice change of pace. Not squatting 3 times a week is gonna feel weird, but I figured squat day + front squat will satisfy my squat tooth. Was so close to buying a prowler to push around, but realized the closest field is a church and they prob aren't gonna like me tearing up the field. I'm looking pretty DYEL, but hopefully I can start the slow bulk soon and it'll all be worth it.
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The only big-box gyms I've had a membership to has been Bally's. Trainers at my location are really nice, but oddly enough it's only the women who seem to actually be in shape and interested in actual fitness. The men are on the opposite end of the spectrum. It pains me to hear things like "You honestly don't need to squat if you just hit the leg press. Pretty much the same thing." or "9 times out of 10 people end up hurting their backs doing deadlifts. It can cause permanent damage. Avoid those."

I paraphrased and left out the bro talk, but wow man. I kinda just rolled my eyes and kept quiet, but what's more sad than the trainers is people going into the gym looking for actual advice and listening to these goons. There's no way in hell any of these guys are certified and it's more like they Google random articles online and regurgitate information they found on BB.
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A couple months ago there was a big discussion about supplementing Zinc and Magnesium ITT. Curious if the guys who started it at that time have seen...*cough*...results.
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What was it supposed to do? I've been taking 100mg zinc per day since low t reading. Havent gotten new bloodwork yet though.
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