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post #976 of 46365
Sly at 64... da-yum.... that's sixty-effin-four years old, boys and girls... he looks 20 years younger... I guess the GH really helps slow down the aging process..

post #977 of 46365
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Originally Posted by Scrumhalf View Post
Sly at 64... da-yum.... that's sixty-effin-four years old, boys and girls... he looks 20 years younger... I guess the GH really helps slow down the aging process..


goddamn look at those veins.
post #978 of 46365
Sly looks surreal. My wardrobe is a powerful motivation tool that ensures I don't slack off in my workouts or eating habits. I would rather be dead than reassemble a suitable wardrobe because I gained weight. Am I the only one? Of course, the pic above is prompting me to look into HGH.
post #979 of 46365
Stallone looks phenomenal for a guy his age; hope I look the same at his age. Rant: Just got back from the gym (squats); there was an older guy "training" about 5 teenagers, probably in the 13-15 age range. Of course they did curls, extensions, leg press machine; he then took them over and had them perform the worst looking cleans I have ever seen. Not one part of the movement was correct, he just stood there watching silently, and the worst part was he didn't put any collars on the bar. No shit, the plates almost fell off several times and would have if the other kids hadn't caught them before they slid right off. I never get involved in someone else's workout unless they're a friend, but I couldn't watch this shit happen just knowing the plates were gonna slip off the bar and it would go sailing out of their hands. So I grabbed a couple clips, walked over to the guy watching them and said "put these on or someone's gonna get hurt" and walked away. The guy gave me a nasty look and slid the collars on: while the kid was holding the bar in the finished position! I just shook my head and went back to my squats. Fucking morons. /rant
post #980 of 46365
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Originally Posted by Rikkar501 View Post
The guy gave me a nasty look and slid the collars on: while the kid was holding the bar in the finished position! I just shook my head and went back to my squats. Fucking morons. /rant

A guy at my gym did something similar once. He actually added/removed weights for his younger cousins he was "teaching" how to work out, while they were at the top of their bench press...

That's a fucked rotator cuff waiting to happen.
post #981 of 46365
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Originally Posted by PipPip View Post
Having just returned from the UK to my home town of Paris, I observed that British people are becoming very fat indeed. French people, however, seem to be rather thin in comparison.

from something i read recently, brits are just right behind americans in terms of obesity (something like high 20% of population, if i remember correctly). what astonished me was that this study had the french as being around 15% of total population. having spent some time there, i cannot imagine this being the case--unless perhaps this is mostly a trend in rural france?
post #982 of 46365
Veiny forearms are veiny... god damn!

Gear or no gear, thats an impressive physique for a guy pushing 60. Come to think of it, he's probably in way better shape than most dudes half his age.
post #983 of 46365
Fuuuuck crazy active day today. Glamour muscle day today... Took a scoop of 1MR pre-workout mix in the morning, 1.5 hours at the gym blasting my delts/tri's/bis... Then did a bit of work on my deadlift form. Had a protein shake with glutamine with a juice to wash it down. Then dominated for 2 hours of 2-on-2 basketball, won all 3 games. Just had another protein shake with some Chlorella to wind things down. Awesome day.
post #984 of 46365
Deadlift q: Are rack pulls useful in breaking dead plateaus?

Case-in-point: Was working out today, heavy back day, carb-up yesterday so strength was up and feeling pretty pumped. Did my usual deads, ending w/ 3 x 308 - then, as I was alone in the gym I thought I could "ego it up" a bit and try for my 1RM. put 320 on the bar and psyched myself up for the lift.

I set up on the bar, grip it like a motherfucker, pull the flex out of it... and couldn't raise it past mid-shin. Now I don't know whether it was my form that was breaking up or just me being weak, but I definitely felt that was a sticking point for me, as I usually have more trouble getting the bar moving than with locking it out.

So, rack pulls at mid shin-level, yay or nay?
post #985 of 46365
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Originally Posted by TrH View Post
Deadlift q: Are rack pulls useful in breaking dead plateaus?

Case-in-point: Was working out today, heavy back day, carb-up yesterday so strength was up and feeling pretty pumped. Did my usual deads, ending w/ 3 x 308 - then, as I was alone in the gym I thought I could "ego it up" a bit and try for my 1RM. put 320 on the bar and psyched myself up for the lift.

I set up on the bar, grip it like a motherfucker, pull the flex out of it... and couldn't raise it past mid-shin. Now I don't know whether it was my form that was breaking up or just me being weak, but I definitely felt that was a sticking point for me, as I usually have more trouble getting the bar moving than with locking it out.

So, rack pulls at mid shin-level, yay or nay?

I am not sure you hit a plateau, per se. You tried for a 1RM after heavily fatiguing yourself with what is probably close to your 3RM.


The usefulness of rack pulls comes not as an accessory lift to supplement a sticking point in the deadlift, but rather as a replacement for the conventional deadlift when programmed in combination with halting deadlifts.

How often are you deadlifting now? When your dead gets heavy enough, you will reach a point where you can't recover from it in a single week. That is when you can start alternating rack pull and haltings every other week.


Also, with a sticking point below the knees, nothing will help more than getting your squat up.
post #986 of 46365
Usually do deads once per wk, so far it's been working pretty good for me. I don't think I'm yet at that level (poundage) where it would take me 1wk+ to recover, so I guess won't be adding in the rack pulls. Thanks for clearing that up

Everyone loves big wheels anyways, so more squatting it is.
post #987 of 46365
TrH, it sounds like you were just too worn out to perform a 1RM. I really wouldn't suggest pulling your 1RM anyways, because you're not competing (taking a guess) so there's no point taking the risk of injury pulling a 1RM which could set you back a long ways. It sounds like you might need to work on explosiveness off the floor. Speed deadlifts with 55-60% of your 3RM and bands are a great way to build explosiveness. Bring up your hamstrings as well, as they are very important to getting the weight moving as well as locking out. One more thing; according to my calculations your 1RM is around 340lbs. I use the (weight x reps) x .0333 + original weight formula. (308x3)x.0333+308 = 338.8
post #988 of 46365
Had a donut this morning for the first time in a couple of years. I also had ice cream a couple hours later. But the best tasting thing I had all day was a chicken breast with adobo seasoning, hot chilis, and yellow and red peppers. Cot damn.
post #989 of 46365
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post
I am not sure you hit a plateau, per se. You tried for a 1RM after heavily fatiguing yourself with what is probably close to your 3RM.


The usefulness of rack pulls comes not as an accessory lift to supplement a sticking point in the deadlift, but rather as a replacement for the conventional deadlift when programmed in combination with halting deadlifts.

How often are you deadlifting now? When your dead gets heavy enough, you will reach a point where you can't recover from it in a single week. That is when you can start alternating rack pull and haltings every other week.


Also, with a sticking point below the knees, nothing will help more than getting your squat up.

Nice post.
post #990 of 46365
Hi Mate

There are different standard indexes such as body to weight ratio , Height to weight ratio.I suggest you to check your ratio's with any physician . And based on that try to do some exercises at the gym to keep your body healthy.
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