alb_tex

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  1. Welcome back NavDoc. The reason for the change is due to the previous site provider having an issue with "steroids" being in the title of the web address. There was also an issue with the type of content we discussed here, so the owner made the decision to change the name and the provider.
  2. Jeebus! 6'5"... you could be a monster with that frame! Now get after it!
  3. I have to wear suits on a weekly basis, especially when negotiating contracts or presenting out company. Unfortunately, I'm "that" guy who lifts hard from October through March, gains 15 pounds, then drops it over the summer. Let's just say I have a winter and summer wardrobe. With that said, suit separates are going to be your best option. There are several options at Macy's, Bloomingdales or any other department store. There are a few brands (Bar III, Alfani, Hugo Boss) that use material that gives you a little 'stretch' if you need it. I go with athletic cuts and typically don't need a lot of tailoring. Same call with shirts. Several clothiers are making their dress shirts with theatre stretchy fabric. I actually love the look and feel of a fitted shirt, so this is right down my alley. Again, athletic cuts are the way to go. (And don't shy away from slim cuts either. Depending on brand, slim might mean athletic.) Jeans - Buffalo is the only brand I've found that fits and looks like I want jeans to fit. There are a couple of cuts that are too large around the waist, but there are plenty that fit just right as well.
  4. This has been a great thread thus far. Great advice and a good lookout for those who cruise the 200-250ml weekly test injections.
  5. Fire away!
  6. Is this 16 sets of one exercise or muscle group? If it's one exercise (say, flat bench) I'd agree that 16 sets is too much. If it's a muscle group and you do 1 to 2 warm up sets followed by 3 or 4 different exercises with 3 to 4 sets, I think you're good.
  7. Yesterday was a holiday in the US, and the unofficial "Oh yeah, I joined a gym" day. It was crazy busy at the place I go. Luckily, my bench was next to a big Samoan guy who motivated me to push a little harder. I quit trying to keep up with him when he pressed out 325 for six.
  8. Very true, Siggs. Yesterday was arms and I still can't remember any workout I've done that burns the biceps as much as GVT. Even my wife mentioned that my arms looked pumped nine hours after I worked out yesterday.
  9. Yah, you know me. I'm back in the GVT (German Volume Training) train for my off season. I started two weeks ago and I'm liking the results. I modify from Polquin's beginner and intermediate plans, but keep the basic concept of 10 X 10 on most exercises, and 12 X 6 on others. Today I was in my 4th set of flat bench and had 205 on the rack. I bigger guy grabbed the bench next to me and (nicely) offered a spot if I needed it. Three sets later (still at 205) within roughly five minutes, he offered a spot in case I wanted to increase the weight. I declined and kept hitting my ten reps for the next set and I could tell he was confused. He finished up and watched me finish my last ten... arms shaking and all. He was trying to be complimentary, but could not fathom why anyone would stay at the same weight for so long. When I explained the concept and shared previous results, he was floored and vowed to give it a go next month. I also invited him to check out the site. So if you see a new member who can barely type his name next month, give him a big ole welcome Iron Style.
  10. I completely agree. I wonder how someone who completely dominated the scene could lose so badly back to back. And why she's choosing to stand up and trade punches blows me away.
  11. Hah! It's only the middle of January. I can't wait until February and see less faces at the gym.
  12. Make it a good one, gents.
  13. Thanks for the link. Glad I didn't drop the cash on this one!
  14. Well... that didn't go like I thought it would.
  15. Rousy returns to the ring tonight and I watched the weigh in. I've never seen her look more fit or focused. Nunez is good, but I'd be surprised if this fight goes more than two rounds.