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Old 08-09-2008, 06:17 PM   #41
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At least you know what I mean. I am sure I will eventually reach an impasse, but my goal isn’t to have arms that balance my chest and or quads that match up to my hamstring. Right now I want to be big... thats it.


I used to measure my progress based on my weight gain or aesthetics, but that was a while ago. Measuring that is a very slow process. So I prefer to gauge progress based on strength alone and the stronger I get, the more I eat and the bigger I get. For the past 2 years I have only been focusing on my big lifts, and the mass just follows. So I am not exactly hovering between both worlds. What I feel is I am trying to find equilibrium of being strong and looking strong.



What I look forward to when I train is just hitting the big lifts. Obviously I am never going to stop trying to load up the bars. The powerlifting side does have a strong appeal, I love going heavy, but what I don’t like is often you sacrifice all aesthetics to eat big and lift big. I love the hardcore style of power lifting, over the lame symmetry side of bbing.I am not found of the bbing style training. I don’t like going to the gym doing flyes or light weight quad extensions. I am not drawn to the conventional training style you see at the gyms or read in the magazines.


I want to be as strong as I can get while maintaining a balance.Right now I still want to pack on the mass, and keep increasing the weights. I am sure I still have a couple years to go before I have to make up my mind.




I do want to compete in PL for sure.

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Old 08-10-2008, 04:46 PM   #42
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Training: Chest
Incline Bench 5x5: 2 plates plus 7.5/side
- Used a heavier bar, but did the same weight, managed 4 on my last set.

Dips 4-8 ^: Bodyweight, 45, 65, 75
-Bumped it up by 10lbs, pretty easy.

Flyes: 35

Lateral Raises 35

Thoughts: Im just finishing up with school this week, so sleep isnt greatest. I am still keeping up with strength which is fantastic.


Diet: I got steaks on sale so thats pretty much my diet until I have time to go to my butcher to buy some chicken.

The parents are coming to Canada on the 13th so I will squeeze a nice posh meal from them. Dont worry I will also eat for all you guys as well. The last time they saw me I was around 185... now I am 220, so im probably going to be in big big trouble.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:49 PM   #43
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my mom yells at me every time she sees me eating....you eat too much, it's going to catch up with you....blah blah blah.

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Old 08-10-2008, 07:35 PM   #44
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my mom yells at me every time she sees me eating....you eat too much, it's going to catch up with you....blah blah blah.

Plus its the whole "why do you need to be so big"
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:23 AM   #45
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Just tell them that you could be drinking every night and eating like shit and being 220lbs of fat.

Sure will be a nice shock for them , I think moms always have a hard time with it , but dad's understand and like it.

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My mom semi supports it. She likes the part of it that I'm trying to be healthy and I'm doing something for my body etc. But she is a phsyiotherapist so she always warns me about getting injured etc. Oh well, she has my best interests in mind and it is a valid point. Right now I'm not that big but maybe when I start hitting the 200+ she'll start wondering.

I'm like you Slayer, I love to get strong. I don't want to just train to be big, I think its boring doing the BB workouts. I love lifting as heavy as possible and smashing PRs as often as possible. Thats what keeps me going. Which I guess may one day hold me back from being as big as possible but oh well I guess. I've got a long road ahead before I reach that point I think.

Keep up the awesome work man. I am always amazed at your diet. Makes me want to crack down and really get at er.

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Old 08-11-2008, 01:19 PM   #47
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I just explained to my mom about what powerlifting is and she reminded me about my knee surgery I had LOL. BUT, I did convince her to get me 11 DVD's of westside/elitefts!

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I always loved the "You aren't going to look like that (pointing to Mr. Olympia in a bodybuilding magazine) are you?"

...yes mom, I am going to defy god and genetics to put on 100+ lbs of muscle so I can be in a magazine preferred by skinny kids and gay men. *rolleyes*

If I'm getting in a magazine it will be for closing the #3 Captains of Crush gripper.
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They get worried when they see me it. I only see them once a year, so they always get a bit of a shock. I do eat clean 90% of the time, but I have the feeling they think I eat for pleasure.

Lol its great to have a physio mom! My mom was the one that suggested I get a personal traininer when I was 15 and getting all into lifting. I bet she regrets it now. lol

I love to get strong as well. The whole BBing side doesnt really appeal to me anymore, its not as hardcore as I thought it would be.

Lets talk when we are about to cross that road! haha.
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I just explained to my mom about what powerlifting is and she reminded me about my knee surgery I had LOL. BUT, I did convince her to get me 11 DVD's of westside/elitefts!

I might ask her to get me that for my b'day
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