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post #5416 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

I had membership a Gold's gym and all I did was the stairmaster or something. I was too intimidated to go over to the weight lifting section. Them dudes were pumped up. 
Now, what is this rowing exercise with dumbbells you speak of? Any youtube links?

I can't endorse the website one way or another, but this seems to capture the idea:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/one-arm-dumbbell-row

I believe you can also do it without a bench but have never tried it.
post #5417 of 37395

Pull ups are the best move for your back, biceps and even your core, doodals. It doesn't matter if you can't do one now. If you don't train to complete a set of 10 you never will be able to do one. So start training yurself to do pull ups, start with assited pull ups, and so on. Sooner than later you will be making 10-12 without any help. :slayer:

post #5418 of 37395
^ More importantly, don't be intimidated at the gym. Most of those guys were not born with huge muscles; they worked out a lot to get there. I'm far from the most fit guy ever, but I went from a 37S to a 40S by working out. Currently am trying to keep the muscle and slim down. It's a process.
post #5419 of 37395
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


aka, 2 formosas from NMWA. teacha.gif

I thank SF (and Claghorn) for helping me return that $4,000 mistake suit. TTL! 

post #5420 of 37395
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I can't endorse the website one way or another, but this seems to capture the idea:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/one-arm-dumbbell-row

I believe you can also do it without a bench but have never tried it.

Oh...I didn't know that helped with building muscles to allow you to do pull ups. Thanks!

post #5421 of 37395

hello everyone,

This is a great thread Rudals :)

If you have never trained properly, this is probably the most time-efficient way to start. 30 minutes three times a week.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP2g3Sj3qSw

 

/Calypso

post #5422 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Oh...I didn't know that helped with building muscles to allow you to do pull ups. Thanks!

That was more of a suggestion to make sure you are doing some back exercises to balance out your chest workouts. A stronger back does generally make pull ups either, but a pull up and a row are different exercises. There's definitely overlap in the muscles they work, though. That said, I'd be surprised if you did back exercises for a couple months and were not better at pull ups.
post #5423 of 37395

In the mean time, try roped shoulders for the next few years.  And nice to see you too, Noodles.  Been busy starting, losing, and now working on starting again, a new job.

post #5424 of 37395
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

In the mean time, try roped shoulders for the next few years.  And nice to see you too, Noodles.  Been busy starting, losing, and now working on starting again, a new job.

Congrats on the new job. 

Hope to see you around more now!

 

What the heck is this roped shoulders that everyone is talking about?

post #5425 of 37395
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


I can't endorse the website one way or another, but this seems to capture the idea:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/one-arm-dumbbell-row

I believe you can also do it without a bench but have never tried it.

 

You should try it as it will engage more of your core muscles and give you a more full body workout.  Try standing with your feet shoulder width apart and step forward with your left foot with the dumbell in your right hand.  Bend at the waist to get in the appropriate position to do a one-arm row with your right hand and extend the left arm out to the side for balance.  You'll have to decrease the weight of the dumbell, but will feel the difference right away.

 

I also echo the suggestion to use the weighted assist machines for pull-ups.  Those are awesome for pull-ups and dips.

post #5426 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Congrats on the new job.

Hope to see you around more now!

 

What the heck is this roped shoulders that everyone is talking about?

 

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post #5427 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

 

What the heck is this roped shoulders that everyone is talking about?

 

See my post of 3 hours and 10 minutes ago ;) 

 

Edit: sorry, that wasn't very helpful. Here it is...

post #5428 of 37395

Lots of great workout advice here by SeaJen, Betel, Archibald, Calypso, New Shoes and others! This thread really gives good natured advice on every single aspect, no matter how distantly related to menswear. Having said that, staying in shape is somewhat necessary if you want to fit in your suits down the line.

post #5429 of 37395
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post
The cuts (Formosa and Liverano-ish) actually look similar or is it my eyes?
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'd say the Formosa is a bit stiffer whereas Liverano/B&T seems a bit more relaxed. Different strokes for different folks, but both are world's better than the wrapped like a sausage shrunken lapel shite they sell at high end department stores.

 

I don't see that personally, but everyone gets their own impression on things.   The main differences between the cuts are that L&L has a very particular shape from gorge to quarters:  very rounded and very symmetrical between top and bottom of buttoning point; the buttoning point is also often higher and the lapels are more isocel and less elongated. You can that lapel shape reasonably well on the Ethan picture.   The Formosa cut is not symmetrical above/below the buttoning point : the lapels are elongated and plunging to a lower buttoning point.  The quarters are not as open and rounded.   In a nutshell : L&L cut =  ϽC  while Formosa =  )(      Also, Liverano has a voiced distaste for extended front darts (which are common in Neapolitan tailoring from Rubinacci to Formosa) so their coats don't have any.  

post #5430 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

2-3 years.

Probably the most important part. It takes a really long time to make significant gains, and thus a lot of patience.
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

 
What the heck is this roped shoulders that everyone is talking about?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/245858/shoulder-expression/0_50
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