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  1. I guess I don't get how after 6+ national shows...

    I guess I don't get how after 6+ national shows and a couple of pro shows, the NPC and IFBB can't make up their minds on what constitutes the ideal womens physique class winner. I'm still seeing...
  2. Thread: Done!

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    Done!

    I'm through with this hypocrital site! Besides no sense of humor, it's obvious that admin has no love for me. I'm done coming here. No sense in staying where you're not appreciated!
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    Looking lean enough, Matt. Just water control...

    Looking lean enough, Matt. Just water control now. I wouldn't drop anymore weight. Try to hold your present shape because even in doing that, you'll still drop weight. Let me know how you're set up...
  4. Thread: SERMs

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    Nolvadex also competes with estrogen receptors on...

    Nolvadex also competes with estrogen receptors on the hypothalamus, fooling it into believing there's a shortage of estrogen. In response, it cycles out LH and FSH to create more testosterone to...
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    Your estradiol is high. The high norm is 25pg/ml....

    Your estradiol is high. The high norm is 25pg/ml. I think it would behove you to use exemastane (aromasin) at 5-10mg/day. You'll blow a lot of water and increase your free test quite a bit.
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    Hammer, I can relate! 5 months after reattachment...

    Hammer, I can relate! 5 months after reattachment surgery and slowly working the legs a little heavier each week, the predominant thing in my mind is two-fold: gotta squat to build thighs and will I...
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    No more this year. I'll have a couple of clients...

    No more this year. I'll have a couple of clients in the Muscle Mayhem, so we'll see you there. Laurel is definitely doing the Nationals and may do the USA next year. For me, it depends on whether or...
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    Thanks Joe. Everyone was shocked that the HW won!...

    Thanks Joe. Everyone was shocked that the HW won! You shoulda told me you were on Rx!!!
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    Read the "48 hours" thread to see her competition...

    Read the "48 hours" thread to see her competition pics.
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    She bulked to 160 by January this year. That 315...

    She bulked to 160 by January this year. That 315 squat was a personal best but she regularly squatted 275 for 6 in her leg workouts leading up to that PR. She benched 225 for 3 the week before her PR...
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    Come on, Ax...you saw me at the MN's! The fact...

    Come on, Ax...you saw me at the MN's! The fact that I was a foot taller than you didn't stick out? LOL!

    And my legs look skinny even at 28" because they're four fucking feet long!

    You know, I...
  12. Thread: 48 hours

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    We polled the judges who said they really wanted...

    We polled the judges who said they really wanted Laurel to win the whole thing but her legs were not granite hard like her upper body. If that was the case, then the MW gal should've won because she...
  13. Thread: 48 hours

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    And the full body pic above doesn't do this?...

    And the full body pic above doesn't do this? :dunno:
  14. Thread: 48 hours

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    The wife won the lightweight class (125lb or...

    The wife won the lightweight class (125lb or less, she was 124) with 6 women in that class. These pics are the overall, and the HW on the right won that.
  15. Thread: 48 hours

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    Laurel. The pics with others is the overall...

    Laurel. The pics with others is the overall poswdown. The HW on the right won the overall. Laurel is on the left.
  16. Thread: 48 hours

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    Here are a few candid shots from the Hotel room....

    Here are a few candid shots from the Hotel room. Still waiting on professional pics.
  17. Thread: 48 hours

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    Competition pics are due in tomorrow. I have some...

    Competition pics are due in tomorrow. I have some candid shots at the hotel room I can put up in the morning while I wait on the professional pics.
  18. Thread: 48 hours

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    Got pics coming in. I'll get them posted as I get...

    Got pics coming in. I'll get them posted as I get them.
  19. Thread: 48 hours

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    Laurel won the LW class! She got second in...

    Laurel won the LW class! She got second in Masters to the overall (HW) open winner. It was a close contest with 13 outstanding fbbers. All thought she should do the Nationals next week but her work...
  20. Thread: 48 hours

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    Prejudging is over. The story is about Gunz, who...

    Prejudging is over. The story is about Gunz, who will likely win lightweight and masters bbing, and we'll see for the overall open. Tough competition.

    I likely got 4th or 5th out of 5 SHW's in...
  21. Thread: 48 hours

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    48 hours

    2 days to showtime. Gunz and I are ready to do this! Started carb-up this morning with the most delicious 1 cup of sweet potato I've ever eaten! Weight at 240 for me and 126 for Gunz. We're ripped...
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    53, 6'-4", 246 1 week from show. Upper arm:...

    53, 6'-4", 246 1 week from show.

    Upper arm: 19 3/4"
    Chest: 57"
    Waist: 34"
    Thighs (upper) 28" sad, I know...
    Calves: 17 1/4
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    Well, unknown to my naysayers and comedians, I...

    Well, unknown to my naysayers and comedians, I actually had big legs in my 20's and early 30's. In fact, they were my best body part. I used to squat 500lbs ass to the floor then. I had a 14 yr...
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    Phew! Glad the attention isn't directed to me!

    Phew! Glad the attention isn't directed to me!
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    There's respect there, believe me!

    There's respect there, believe me!
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    Good question. Always assumed you were a dominant...

    Good question. Always assumed you were a dominant bottom...
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    Red River in Norman, Ok Oct. 9th. She's looking...

    Red River in Norman, Ok Oct. 9th. She's looking incredible!
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    Now that you're into girls, might be hard to...

    Now that you're into girls, might be hard to find....:yep:
  29. My wife (taken today) 47 yrs. old....

    My wife (taken today) 47 yrs. old....
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    Esp's wife Gunz at 3 weeks out

    47 yrs old, 128lbs (today), 5'-2", 3 weeks out from competition (bbing).

    BTW, she doubled 315lbs on squats this week and benched 225lbs the next day on Chest day....while consuming 900 cals/day...
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    I have 2 sons, 31 and 26. I can't imagine losing...

    I have 2 sons, 31 and 26. I can't imagine losing one of them. This big man would be crushed beyond repair. Condolences, my friend. I can't fathom the pain.
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    Another consideration is how efficient one's...

    Another consideration is how efficient one's metabolism is. As you reduce calories and your VO2 improves, your basal metabolic rate decreases significantly. My wife, who at the beginning of a cutting...
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    Brain fart.....I meant what I first...

    Brain fart.....I meant what I first posted....grams. Gotta stop waking up from sleep and checking this site.

    Most bbers don't eat enough fat, especially during cutting phase. Carbs are the enemy...
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    Yep. Supposed to be mg.....good catch!

    Yep. Supposed to be mg.....good catch!
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    Bulking: 2g protein per pound of lean mass...

    Bulking:

    2g protein per pound of lean mass per day
    200g EFA's/day
    Carbs as needed to grow (ave. 2lbs/week gain)

    Cutting:

    1.5g protein per pound of lean mass/day
    150g EFA's/day
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    No homo, right? :hypno: But I work it hard...

    No homo, right? :hypno:
    But I work it hard...
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    Legs, taken same time as above photos:

    Legs, taken same time as above photos:
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    Oh, I plan to win the over 50. The wheels aren't...

    Oh, I plan to win the over 50. The wheels aren't pegs, just not symmetrical to the upper body. And yes, I'm doing this to flip the proverbial finger to those close to me for saying the injury had me...
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    Protein-fats all the way. No veggies.

    Protein-fats all the way. No veggies.
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    I'm 250 naked this a.m. Weight fluctuates...

    I'm 250 naked this a.m. Weight fluctuates between 255-248 day to day this last week. I hope to be 245 on stage, although the right carb-up could take me to 250+

    I have carb cycled the whole way....
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    Esplendido 4 weeks out

    Well, as some of you know, I decided to compete in October, even after tearing the quad tendons loose from both knees in May. The show is the Red River Bbing Classic in Norman, OK on Oct. 9th. I'll...
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    If you can time your therapeutic insulin dose to...

    If you can time your therapeutic insulin dose to immediately following your workout, following that with a post workout meal/drink of 40g/whey and 40g simple carb, you'll maximize your recovery and...
  43. Who the f++k recommended that you drop into the...

    Who the f++k recommended that you drop into the light heavies??? LOL! You still had a top 5 physique. How the hell could you know that the judges were all schmoes for lardasses? And who's to say the...
  44. Deadlifts don't build the lats. You need thicker,...

    Deadlifts don't build the lats. You need thicker, wider lats and extremely heavy pulldowns and seated rows/bent over rows are how you build a wider back.
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    That all sounds good...but take into...

    That all sounds good...but take into consideration that nearly all the pros blew way up in the off-season on their way to the top. Once there, and at their genetic max, no need for the massive...
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