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by Halfbreed
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 11553

Re: Gym Wish List...

Stu, I'm looking to buy the building, not lease it, and I've been working my ass off to make sure I have the money to make it happen, I know what it's going to cost me to operate, including averaged water/electricity bills to compare, as this one is about the same size as i would be operating, what ...
by Halfbreed
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 11553

Re: Gym Wish List...

lol, thanks for the ideas...I had tossed around the idea of having a seperate room to kind of hang out and maybe cool down in, but largely to keep kids there to keep them out of trouble, as like I said, I intend to work largely towards youth development, and not just in terms of muscular development...
by Halfbreed
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 11553

Re: Gym Wish List...

Ive considered the option of leasing out a small space to a supplement store, but ultimately I'm looking for a wish list, what you would prefer, what you would like to see. It's just things for me to consider that I may not have already in terms of additions or features that other gyms might be miss...
by Halfbreed
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 11553

Re: Gym Wish List...

Thanks for the responses, and to address many of those ideas at once, some of the elements that I had intended to include were a space just for the strongman stuff, and an indoor space so it can be used during the winter, as it snows here and is cold. the space I'm gunning for is a 10,000 sq. ft. wa...
by Halfbreed
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder training
Replies: 27
Views: 8297

Re: Shoulder training

I've got big shoulders naturally, but what I've really seen improvements doing is doing upright rows both with a barbell, and with heavy dumbells, alternating hands each rep. Also, try doing dumbbell snatches...do just one arm at a time, and perform sets of 8-12 with heavy dumbbells...Also, pull-ups...
by Halfbreed
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 11553

Gym Wish List...

Ok, so I know at some point all of you have joined gyms. I also know that at some point, for guys who lift often, you've said, "I wish my gym had (x)." I'm building a gym, which in addition to catering to the serious lifter with items such as 100lbs plates, heavy rated bars, chains, and strongman eq...
by Halfbreed
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neck Training
Replies: 9
Views: 2862

Re: Neck Training

Wow, Stu, extremely throrough post, lol. The long and the short of it is, as long as it doesn't impede your flexibility, having balanced strength and finding a reason to strengthen all the parts of your body seem worth while to me. Sometimes it's what makes the difference between being the strongest...
by Halfbreed
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Competition

I was thinking the same thing stu, and I think I'm going to I am going to do the USAPL, because it also grants me the opportunity to compete in the world cup as well. I like the idea of doing natural powerlifting competitions raw.
by Halfbreed
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Competition

Ok, so understanding my situation, obviously I have never competed. I was going to do one school-run competition last year, but I ended up leaving the school gym because it was too expensive for not enough gym. It wouldn't have been much of a competition anyway, from what I heard. Now, with all of t...
by Halfbreed
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Posting Again After Long Hiatus
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Posting Again After Long Hiatus

lol, no, no 1000lbs squat, unfortunately. During the last year, I completed the first year of law school, was coaching two kids hockey teams, playing hockey, teaching classes to at risk kids at a local high school, buying a house, handling renters, and doing some remodel work to the house at the sam...
by Halfbreed
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Posting Again After Long Hiatus
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Posting Again After Long Hiatus

Well, hopefully all of you old schoolers remember me, putting out an update that I've been doing well, finished the first year of law school, and I'm opening a powerlifting gym next spring/summer. Still hitting the weights hard, haven't yet competed, but I'm going to start competing and promoting th...
by Halfbreed
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: About shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

I either use Oasic Tai Chi's, or Pumas that have flat bottoms, i forget which kind they are.
by Halfbreed
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat issues as weight goes up
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

Not any kind of a scheduled lift, no...I listen to my body and test the metal. Typically I'll start with sets of 10 @550, then until I hit 675, I push it pretty hard. Once I hit 675, whether I can hit 4, or 1, I hit ones until failure, and if I'm feeling ok, always push until failure. I always lift ...
by Halfbreed
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat issues as weight goes up
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

oh, and I weigh close to 250 now. I'm on my way back up...going to start cutting it back down once I hit 275. And no, not an example. 735 PB squat. Feel stronger now, but haven't tried it out. Maybe I'll shoot for a new personal best in a couple of weeks, and use that as my vid for you guys.
by Halfbreed
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat issues as weight goes up
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

I'll have to get some new ones from the new gyms I'm at....I was doing this primarily in prison...so no, no bodybuilding or competitive powerlifting of any formal sort. I don't think I should post any of the ones i had from prison, because I'm not sure how the state of "x" would feel about me doing ...