Armed Forces Bodybuilding show in Iraq

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  1. No kidding. That's cool. Lifting is such a good way to get in shape and pass the time here.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I'm a vet myself, and spent a tour in Saudi..I understand how much working out comes to mean in that environment.


  2. geez.. sarge dean.. if i help you out can i get some of the goodies too.. jus kiddin.. but really... if you want some help im sure i can pull myself away from the XBox to give you a hand.
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  3. You can talk to the XO, he's the one running the show.


    Quote Originally Posted by wrkn4bigrmusles View Post
    geez.. sarge dean.. if i help you out can i get some of the goodies too.. jus kiddin.. but really... if you want some help im sure i can pull myself away from the XBox to give you a hand.

  4. Thank you very much for your support. As for internet, it's amazing some of the comforts we have here, it still kind of sucks being away from our families for 15 months. You have to find a good hobby here to keep your sanity.

    Kelly
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    I consider people serving in the military as heros/heroine. Hope you can get some supplements over there. I'm amazed you have internet access over there. Is it Satalite or what?. Good luck and God Bless.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I'm a vet myself, and spent a tour in Saudi..I understand how much working out comes to mean in that environment.
    Very true. When I was in Iraq working 14-16 hours a day, I still found the time everyday to hit the gym. I had to get up at 3a.m. but it damn sure was worth it.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    I consider people serving in the military as heros/heroine. Hope you can get some supplements over there. I'm amazed you have internet access over there. Is it Satalite or what?. Good luck and God Bless.
    Some of the bigger bases in the "desert" are hooked up pretty nice. I was at Balad/Anaconda in Iraq and we had a damn near full size gym, a Burger King, Pizza Hut, and a Taco Bell.izza:

  7. Quote Originally Posted by AFJON View Post
    Very true. When I was in Iraq working 14-16 hours a day, I still found the time everyday to hit the gym. I had to get up at 3a.m. but it damn sure was worth it.
    Ours was open 24 hours a day (Prince Sultan Airbase, outside of Riyadh) and there is nothing like some late night cardio and a HEAVY chest workout, then walking out into an 85 degree 2 a.m. ultra clear, starry evening, with the peaceful serenity a stark contrast to the complete chaos so close by.
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  8. Oh yeah. I know it sound cheezy.. but totally maxamizing my time here. I'm for the gym at 4AM then I try to get some college work, then I'm work on another personal trainer cert. I keep pretty busy while I'm here.
    Quote Originally Posted by AFJON View Post
    Very true. When I was in Iraq working 14-16 hours a day, I still found the time everyday to hit the gym. I had to get up at 3a.m. but it damn sure was worth it.

  9. Yep. It's just starting to get hot here. This heat is killer, it's even worse in Kuwait.. no breeze there.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Ours was open 24 hours a day (Prince Sultan Airbase, outside of Riyadh) and there is nothing like some late night cardio and a HEAVY chest workout, then walking out into an 85 degree 2 a.m. ultra clear, starry evening, with the peaceful serenity a stark contrast to the complete chaos so close by.

  10. I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea
    toes-on-the-nose.blogspot.com Deployed blogging

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Rabeca View Post
    Oh yeah. I know it sound cheezy.. but totally maxamizing my time here. I'm for the gym at 4AM then I try to get some college work, then I'm work on another personal trainer cert. I keep pretty busy while I'm here.
    Thats funny, I did the exact same things while I was there

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea
    I've been to both and I don't think either were too bad. I know a lot of people hated Osan, but I really enjoyed my time there. If you get away from Songtan theres a lot of stuff to do in Korea. Plus, traveling is crazy cheap there.

  13. I just came back from Balad. It's huge! They have a pretty nice chow hall.
    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea

    i'da taken the balad trip. i did korea back in 99 and i was an alcoholic at 19. back then they sold budweiser in the vending machines for a dollar a can. deployments is what got me into the gym and loving how it made me look and feel. plus its the only thing that keeps me from whoopin ass on my junk-ass warrant officer(working out that is)

  15. Quote Originally Posted by stryder View Post
    NutraPlanet would be honored to join in as well...will be sending you an email shortly
    sams going to whip out the nutraplanet hoodie,tshirts, and pimp the package with a pound(s) of samples and shaker cups.

  16. That's awesome. There's so many of us that are so excited about the show! We are greatly appreciate your support!
    Please contact me at [email protected] or [email protected] for the mailing address.

    Thank you again

    Kelly Rabeca

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellardude View Post
    sams going to whip out the nutraplanet hoodie,tshirts, and pimp the package with a pound(s) of samples and shaker cups.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Rabeca View Post
    That's awesome. There's so many of us that are so excited about the show! We are greatly appreciate your support!
    Please contact me at [email protected] or [email protected] for the mailing address.

    Thank you again

    Kelly Rabeca
    I hope he does at least. I always seem to get that type of gratitude from nutra in my orders.

  18. Trying to decide between GUTHealth and NOxidant. Any preferences?
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  19. I just tried checking them out on the Nutraplanet website. Where can I read more about them?
    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Trying to decide between GUTHealth and NOxidant. Any preferences?

  20. i like korea, i hate osan

    i wouldnt let the supervision here run my sons daycare


    they truly do ruin a great experience

    plus being away from the wife and kid has taken its toll
    toes-on-the-nose.blogspot.com Deployed blogging

  21. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Trying to decide between GUTHealth and NOxidant. Any preferences?
    GUTHealth for me

  22. I thought they started doing accomanied tours now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    i like korea, i hate osan

    i wouldnt let the supervision here run my sons daycare


    they truly do ruin a great experience

    plus being away from the wife and kid has taken its toll

  23. Damn.. this was a great idea looking for sponsors on here. I wish I would have thought of that when I setup a powerlifting competition in the green zone.

    Ah good times.

    Adams
    The Historic PES Legend

  24. Thanks I'm just hoping to get some supporters. Everyone like a little incentives every now and then. I think this might be a way to keep everyone going if that makes any sense.
    Kelly

    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Damn.. this was a great idea looking for sponsors on here. I wish I would have thought of that when I setup a powerlifting competition in the green zone.

    Ah good times.

    Adams

  25. Man, they didnt have anything like this set up over there back in early to mid 03. Haha.

    Awesome that you guys are setting this up, and that some of the companies are willing to help out.

    Dsade, Id say go with the guthealth! I can still remember those 2-1/2 tons rolling up with buckets of food, and as bad as it was, you are still stoked because it means you can put away that MRE. Haha, nah, I know they have nice chow halls set up over there now and all, but it cant be all that good anyway. Help em out with some GUTHealth.
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