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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-25-2008, 07:20 PM
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I remember seeing a guy that looked like a bodybuilder once. He used to play on the Calgary Stampeders football team, he was a tank. His forehead got a huge gash on it, must have been 4 inches long, it was disgusting. By the way, I wouldn't equivocate strength with bodybuilding. The strongest guys who are powerlifters generally don't look that jacked.
That would be Marvin Eastman you are reffering too, and as Joe Rogan said "that cut looked like a goats vagina" on air nonetheless lol.

I bet GSP would be a lot more focused on squats and such instead of upper body for his explosiveness.
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I am small, this is a picture of my last week: http://ioj.com/u/get_file.php?id=293...1858f9c0ce.jpg

I am keeping a photo journal for the past 3 months so I can keep track. I def got a tiny bit bigger and I also lost a bunch of fat. I also take protein and creatine. I just thought I'd be bigger by now ;[
As long as you keep working out, and working out hard(very important)you will see results. It might take a couple more months or even a year to gain more muscle mass, but if you keep at it, you will see results. Make sure you eat right and continue to take your supplements and protein.
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yeah, expecting big results in a short period of time will always disappoint you. for me i shoot for small goals in the gym and i'm never disappointed. its a process that takes hard work and determination but most importantly, time. you'll get where you wanna be in time, just stay determined
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lol u might see ur pic on 4chan ...
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Besides for being able to "show off" with your friends, I don't think how much you bench press is relevant.
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lol u might see ur pic on 4chan ...
I was just on /b/ browsing around ;\
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So lifting less weight with high reps will do what exactly, besides help endurance? Will it make you look better?

I've been going to the gym for 3 months and I'm moving up very good on all my weights, getting at least 2x as strong in the 3months, but I'm not getting bigger or gaining weight. I don't get it ;\
What is your goal? Are you training BJJ or Muay Thai or are you just looking to “get bigger”???

If you’re training and want to get better at BJJ, wrestling or some form of striking I wouldn’t make weight lifting my only means of improving my strength/stamina.

From what I’ve seen from different fighters workouts most fighters don’t do allot of heavy weight lifting as part of their training.
Sure some fighters like say a Phil Baroni like to have a “bodybuilder” physique but most top level fighters only do heavy lifting to build explosive power and not for aesthetics.

Few of the competitive BJJ guys at my school (Gracie-Barra) do much weight lifting knowing that there are other ways of building power/stamina.
Fighters with a wrestling background seem to do some basic heavy lifting like clean and jerk, dead lift, shrugs, etc but you can do some basic calisthenics, medicine ball core work, etc to get good core strength.

I lift but not heavy anymore, I don’t really need to I’m naturally big and at 44 lifting heavy causes more joint damage than I can justify.
I do mostly circuit training with medium weights and medicine ball/calisthenics for core and cardio.

I know in some endurance sports like cycling, athletes choose a time of year when they’re not competing and do heavy weights for about 3 months to build a good power base before they start putting in their base miles and building endurance. I’m not sure if fighters do this, could make sense giving that many fighters have up to 6 months in between fights.
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