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by Rik-Blades
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: 31 looking to join gym
Replies: 13
Views: 5387

Hi LePetomane, welcome to the site. I'm with helena on this. I joined my first gym 10 years ago and had quite the opposite problem. I'm 6ft 2in and I weighed only 10 stone (140Lbs or 65 Kgs). Totally unfit and struggled to bench press the olympic bar with no weights! I had the same concerns as yours...
by Rik-Blades
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to get rid of 'man boobs'
Replies: 33
Views: 19289

:lol: okay, okay Let me put what I said in context. It's not that I disagree with brook (sorry brook, I didn't mean to yank your chain) but he highlighted the fact he wont go to the gym to be the reason he has manboobs. Thats what I meant by unfair. 99% of guy's I know dont go to the gym and they do...
by Rik-Blades
Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Hints and Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 9483

I like the sound of that, thanks, cant wait to try it.

It's exactly what i'm looking for, something a bit un-orthodox
by Rik-Blades
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to get rid of 'man boobs'
Replies: 33
Views: 19289

If you look at his post, he states he wants to lose the fat on his chest. You dont need to lift to do this. He can acheive this in his living room if he wants to. The guy probably has his reasons for not attending the gym. We should ask him why he doesn't want to go? In my experience, if he goes to ...
by Rik-Blades
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to get rid of 'man boobs'
Replies: 33
Views: 19289

Thats maybe a bit unfair brook! I would imagine the thought of going to the gym with manboobs would be a major hurdle. Plus, he's a college student, so I would guess money might be an issue too. If you want rid of the manboobs, take the advice here, but you will have to be committed to the task in h...
by Rik-Blades
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: how to get rid of 'man boobs'
Replies: 33
Views: 19289

Dont be fooled into thinking you can just remove the extra fat on your chest alone. You will need to lose ALL your extra fat on your body. Your body will decide when it's time to devour the fat on your chest. See this link: http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Myths.html If you dont want to go to the ...
by Rik-Blades
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Hints and Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 9483

Cool, thanks for that pdellorto, at least I know im not alone and going mad!

Will check out the thread, cheers.

Will go heavy then, invest in some straps for the grip.

Does anyone know if the upper trap can be divided into two, i.e. front and back? Should I shrug in front as well as behind back?
by Rik-Blades
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: ~Bulking and Cutting advice needed~
Replies: 11
Views: 8335

Ironman, maybe this will help?

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/users-c ... is-server/

Regards,

Rik
by Rik-Blades
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bulking up and sleeping??
Replies: 9
Views: 4263

When I first started lifting 10 years ago I soon noticed I couldn't sleep on my sides anymore, my shoulders and arms would just go dead. I ended up sleeping on my front with my arms practically under my torso, then they were fine. I stopped lifting two years later and the problem slowly went away. S...
by Rik-Blades
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Hints and Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 9483

Weight is not an issue here, I have excellent bars and enough plates to sink the Titanic! :lol: I stopped loading the bar at 100Kg because something just didn't seem right. Surely my traps are not that strong. The extra weight MUST be forcing bad form. This is why i'm asking what weight other lifter...
by Rik-Blades
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: The lesser of two evils?
Replies: 8
Views: 5499

I live in the U.K. and my local ASDA do BodyXsupreme Whey Powder for less than [1 million dollars].00 for 1Kg. Find it in the Medicine Isle.

I'm not sure this is the best, but ASDA is real handy. I dont know about you, but i dont have a sports food shop anywhere close by.
by Rik-Blades
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Hints and Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 9483

Shrug Hints and Tips

Hi All, I have a problem with shoulder shrugs, that is i'm confused about what weight i should be using and what technique. I workout at home and therefore dont really have anyone around me to compare technique and possibly get a reference for what weight seems right for growth. When i started doing...
by Rik-Blades
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Building strength/power without weights
Replies: 15
Views: 13517

Try looking into Dynamic Tention, no weights needed.

If all that fails. try getting bitten by a radioactive spider, worked for Peter Parker overnight!
by Rik-Blades
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Diet itinerary?
Replies: 5
Views: 5055

I've not seen any, but a quick google revealed the link below http://www.istekuk.com/Fitfilenew/fitfile%20software.htm Do a search and look around, doubt it will be free though! Making a speadsheet in Excel can be rewarding, thats what i do and it monitors my weights, growth and i've added a meals s...
by Rik-Blades
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Question regarding metabolism
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

Thanks guy's, i'm taking all this in. I was going to adjust the % of fat down for the reasons below, at the moment i'm on average 30% fat. Going back to the original question thou..how long does before the metabolism increases? weeks? or does the body snap out of starvation mode quicker? The reason ...