Originally Posted by aleeboy
To Lefty, good job on pulling 2.5 times your BW. That's an impressive deadlift.
I saw your infamous picture and I too am curious as to why you think you won't be able to fit your shirts? You would need 16+ arms to start to strain them. You don't look anywhere near this size. But good lifting stats you have.
I don't have a need for bicep work so I don't do it. I don't like the look very much either. In all honesty I'd rather be a bit smaller because I fit into clothes much better that way. I'm talking designer sizing with 15" sleeves and such. It's a matter of the sleeves no looking too tight and pulling at the shoulders more than anything. The big arms look is a bit apeish and I don't like to do vanity exercises.
If you don't like my deadlift form you don't have to, but it's pretty common for PRs. It's near PR level so my form won't be perfect. Most people who go for PRs have form similar to that. It's a strong joint angle, but it's just not optimal for training since the lower back tires of well before the hamstrings, quads, and glutes. It's the reason a lot of powerlifters rarely train deadlift directly -- too much fatigue for the strength gain.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9P_yYBtkBshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meYpoutb4KM
Originally Posted by adversity04
For all intensive purposes it does - you're not going to digest huge amounts during a workout and it just sits there which is why some people can't exercise on a full stomach. Blood flow in the body in the body increases during exercise with the digestive organs getting the same amount per unit time as it did prior to activity. I don't have my notes from last year here with me else I'd try and give some numbers.
I said bloodstream, though, not the stomach. I can work out either way. It doesn't matter much.