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    Top ten signs im becoming a powerlifter


    10. I cant remember the last time i went over 5 reps in squat bench or deads
    9. I havent had a ARMS day for a year
    8. Fast Food is part of my daily diet
    7. Have to have plates handed to me for hyper extentions
    6. I dont know where the cardio center is in my gym
    5. The pins is at the bottom of every pulldown station
    4. My triceps start right at the elbow
    3. I get weird looks when i go from repping 225 on floor bnch to 15 pounds, H-rolls
    2. When i floor bench, the bars still coming down to my chest
    1. My entire workout is at the power rack

    i wanna hear some of urs lol

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    Chalk and more chalk and some more chalk all over my clothes
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    I destroy the toilet every time I go to the rest room.

    I lift more then guys twice my size.

    I get pissed when I don't hit parallel.

    I have big arms and I don't train biceps. lol
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    the toliets a good one!

    and yes i get pissed about parallel too i needa learn how to attempt max squat tries tho

    and i feel u on the arms sometimes i walk by the dumbells do a quick set of hammer curls but thats about it
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    what are h rolls?
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    my calluses are so thick I have to use a belt sander once a week
    when I DL, guys get pissed trying to find plates to bench with
    somedays my workout is DL...thats it, then I'm toast
    there are more reps in my warm up set than the entire rest of my workout
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    fast food isnt good for any type of lifter lol
    Bench - 355
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    ^ it gives me extra calories protien and taste damn good and i still am pretty lean in so i dont care lol
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    i tried to get pants today and nothing would fit me. ended up having to buy some levis size 36x30 lol i know im not that thick, and im pretty lean... i just have a massive bubble butt from deads
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    dude i got a fat ass too from deads haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    dude i got a fat ass too from deads haha
    what size are your pants?
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    Just as an aside number 1 is my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    Just as an aside number 1 is my favorite.
    haha dont it feel like ur own lil place in the gym? i do Deads, Squats, Good Mornings, Pin Press Rack Pulls and such and all my workout takes place there haha... i feel bad if anyone else needs it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    Just as an aside number 1 is my favorite.
    32 my waist are like fitted well but my ass is so tight and then the rest of its loose especially with my calves that i dont have lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    haha dont it feel like ur own lil place in the gym? i do Deads, Squats, Good Mornings, Pin Press Rack Pulls and such and all my workout takes place there haha... i feel bad if anyone else needs it lol
    Cerain days its the only place I go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    haha dont it feel like ur own lil place in the gym? i do Deads, Squats, Good Mornings, Pin Press Rack Pulls and such and all my workout takes place there haha... i feel bad if anyone else needs it lol
    I don't, because they usually need it for curls!
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    at my gym a big thing is using the lil bar across the top in the power rack to do pullups? they cant use the 6 other pullup stations
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    Ha!


    Quote Originally Posted by goldenroll View Post
    I destroy the toilet every time I go to the rest room.

    I lift more then guys twice my size.

    I get pissed when I don't hit parallel.

    I have big arms and I don't train biceps. lol
    I ate my last girlfriend.

    Last time I went to the zoo, they tried to keep me.
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    -you consider anything over 10 reps cardio...
    -people keep asking you why you squat "so low"....
    -you bring food to the gym with you and eat it during sets,(oreos are the sh*t)
    -you never work your traps yet they almost touch your ears...
    -it is a workout in its self just gathering,loading,and unloading the bar for your squat/DL workout...
    -you put in more effort into 1 set 3 reps than most people do into their entire workout...
    -blood, it happens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamr9 View Post
    -you consider anything over 10 reps cardio...
    -people keep asking you why you squat "so low"....
    -you bring food to the gym with you and eat it during sets,(oreos are the sh*t)
    -you never work your traps yet they almost touch your ears...
    -it is a workout in its self just gathering,loading,and unloading the bar for your squat/DL workout...
    -you put in more effort into 1 set 3 reps than most people do into their entire workout...
    -blood, it happens...
    amen on the traps, and that loading and unloading the bar is a workout also on the 1 or 3 rep max is harder then most ppls workout
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    you put in less time than everyone else in the gym, yet you're the biggest/strongest

    people always come to you for advice on bench, squat, & DL's

    people ask you to write out workouts for them

    people ask you if they can work out with you for the day

    you hate seeing people curl at the squat rack

    you never work arms, yet yours are bigger then most - if not - everyone's at the gym

    chalk is the only reason your hands aren't completely annhilated with callous

    sadly, your ass has better shape to it then the chicks at the gym do

    people are quick to say that you use roids

    you dread the idea of doing more then 6 reps

    oh and your shins have a line of scar tissue down the middle from DL's
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitsquaddd View Post
    sadly, your ass has better shape to it then the chicks at the gym do
    or your ass is bigger than all your girlfriends and every girl your friends with lets you know its huge... the rest just stare...
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    1) eat as many calories in a day that is possable
    2) extra large shirts fit tight on me even though im 5 7
    3) the bar bends over my back when i squat
    4) do tons of wrist curls so i can actually hold the amount of weight im deadlifting
    5) bench hurts my palms more than my chest
    6) chains are a must have at my gym
    7) all i talk about and recomend are power cleans and deadlifts and other powerlifts to people
    8) it is impossable for me to cry, except when my cat died
    9) eggs every day for breakfast
    10) i eat a small meal every 2 hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by buster0371 View Post
    1) eat as many calories in a day that is possable
    2) extra large shirts fit tight on me even though im 5 7
    3) the bar bends over my back when i squat
    4) do tons of wrist curls so i can actually hold the amount of weight im deadlifting
    5) bench hurts my palms more than my chest
    6) chains are a must have at my gym
    7) all i talk about and recomend are power cleans and deadlifts and other powerlifts to people
    8) it is impossable for me to cry, except when my cat died
    9) eggs every day for breakfast
    10) i eat a small meal every 2 hours
    i gotta another one...

    when once a month i decide i wanna curl, i row so heavy and deadlift so heavy that my bicep are already pumped up!
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    TNUBS-I agree about the ass part I bodybuild but still squat deep
    deadlift- in your experience do girls like guys with big asses ?

    wow that sounded so ****ing gay
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    No homo of course, but all the girls I talk to said they like guys with big asses and small asses, as long as they are shaped and toned and not flat looking...
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    I got one.....
    warm up sets can't be more than three reps despite the weight.....because I loose my breathe.....even with just the bar
    Maybe Im just unhealthy
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    me and my wrkout partner were doing these spinning DB bench presses and i was doing less reps but when we got to the 85s i could get em he couldnt lol
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    personally,

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    people grab up the 45lb plates when you come in because they know you are going to hog them all. (i am from a small town/small gym we only have 12 45lb plates total)

    people stare...(again maybe just a small town thing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamr9 View Post
    people grab up the 45lb plates when you come in because they know you are going to hog them all. (i am from a small town/small gym we only have 12 45lb plates total)

    people stare...(again maybe just a small town thing)
    when i get the weird looks of adding 50lbs to the bar at a time lol
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    10 - You run out of breath when you tie your shoes.
    9 - The first question people ask you is what you do for traps.
    8 - You consider anything over five reps "high volume."
    7 - You ever order two extra value meals from McDonald's at the same time.
    6 - When you talk about "gear" you're making reference to briefs, bench shirts, wraps, etc, not juice.
    5 - You laugh at people who don't touch their chest when they bench and then brag about how much they can bench.
    4 - You're idea of cardio is to see how many times you can go through the buffet line at Golden Corral.
    3 - You feel awkward if you don't have scabs on your shins from deadlifting.
    2 - You would rather take a beating than be called for squatting high.
    1 - You think ammonia caps and Nose Tork are staples in your daily supplement plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhyde View Post
    10 - You run out of breath when you tie your shoes.
    9 - The first question people ask you is what you do for traps.
    8 - You consider anything over five reps "high volume."
    7 - You ever order two extra value meals from McDonald's at the same time.
    6 - When you talk about "gear" you're making reference to briefs, bench shirts, wraps, etc, not juice.
    5 - You laugh at people who don't touch their chest when they bench and then brag about how much they can bench.
    4 - You're idea of cardio is to see how many times you can go through the buffet line at Golden Corral.
    3 - You feel awkward if you don't have scabs on your shins from deadlifting.
    2 - You would rather take a beating than be called for squatting high.
    1 - You think ammonia caps and Nose Tork are staples in your daily supplement plan.

    5. haha the half benching ****e like no i dont give a **** touch ur god damn chest
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    people also, give you odd looks when you are warming up while eating pop-tarts and drinking OJ in the gym... I even made a lady do a double take when I rolled up next to her eating and warming up on the stepper, PRICELESS!

    (I was hungry and didnt want to head home first, one of my better squat sessions though...my secret weapon is now OJ and pop-tarts!!!)


    LOL: 9 - The first question people ask you is what you do for traps.
    then you say Deadlifts and they look at you like you just spit in thier water bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamr9 View Post
    people also, give you odd looks when you are warming up while eating pop-tarts and drinking OJ in the gym... I even made a lady do a double take when I rolled up next to her eating and warming up on the stepper, PRICELESS!

    (I was hungry and didnt want to head home first, one of my better squat sessions though...my secret weapon is now OJ and pop-tarts!!!)


    LOL: 9 - The first question people ask you is what you do for traps.
    then you say Deadlifts and they look at you like you just spit in thier water bottle.
    haha over here i eat 3-5 pancakes with sugar free syrup and low fat butter.. and a isopure protien shake that way i get protien with the pancakes for carbs... and then i drink a jolt while working out haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    haha over here i eat 3-5 pancakes with sugar free syrup and low fat butter.. and a isopure protien shake that way i get protien with the pancakes for carbs... and then i drink a jolt while working out haha
    Spike is better. That **** is liquid crack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rckvl7 View Post
    Spike is better. That **** is liquid crack.
    Spike from biotest? yes that stuff is amazing!
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    The half benching gets me EVERY TIME. NO ONE in my gym touches their chest... i dont get it, but i hate it. It's my pet peeve, especially when they talk about how much weight they 'bench'
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    We are having a PL event at my gym in about a month, and the owner who is judging said he doesnt mind if the competitors dont touch their chest.
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