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  1. I think I still out-deadlift you, Mr. A, but I...

    I think I still out-deadlift you, Mr. A, but I have no hope of competing with you on epic eating.

    In any case, I'll be following the progress closely. This is something that really meshes nicely...
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    Good point. Unless he's living off whey shakes...

    Good point. Unless he's living off whey shakes and barely any food, I find the numbers hard to reconcile. Not saying it's wrong, but it's worth asking the question.
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    My training would go completely to hell on 1500...

    My training would go completely to hell on 1500 kCal/day. I don't count calories, but my post-workout meal alone probably approaches or surpasses that. How much protein are you getting?
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    Well, "bulking" is probably an exaggeration. I'm...

    Well, "bulking" is probably an exaggeration. I'm trying to grow some muscles slow and steady (1lb/week of bodyweight, hoping to skew towards fat-free mass as much as possible)
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    If you can upload the picture to Imgur: The most...

    If you can upload the picture to Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet, it gives you the url to post "for message boards and forums"

    Just copy and paste it here, and Voila
    ...
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    I'm glad somebody appreciated that. I thought it...

    I'm glad somebody appreciated that. I thought it was very clever of me. :)
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    Sounds like this is your golden opportunity to...

    Sounds like this is your golden opportunity to get good at them.
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    What, like trekking around the arctic circle?...

    What, like trekking around the arctic circle? There are gyms everywhere. I find one that has the bare bones minimum equipment I need for my program and pay the ridiculous walk-in fees.



    Well,...
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    Because that's when the animals bloom.

    Because that's when the animals bloom.
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    8/31: Squat: 8's (340, 325, 315) Bench: 8's...

    8/31:
    Squat: 8's (340, 325, 315)
    Bench: 8's (205, 200, 195)
    Incline Bench: 135 x 8
    Chin-ups: +75 x 6,5, +50 x 7, +0 x 15

    The squats took a ton out of me. Vacillating wildly between 156 and...
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    Well, they have weight classes, so they do what...

    Well, they have weight classes, so they do what they can to maximize strength at a given size. WSM competitors would be the counter-example. Look at Zydrunas Savickas or Hafthor Bjornsson. Bigger is...
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    That's anecdote, not data. What about the 132...

    That's anecdote, not data. What about the 132 pound powerlifters? Are they hyooge?
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    Not quite. Size doesn't "wait" for neuromuscular...

    Not quite. Size doesn't "wait" for neuromuscular efficiency, neruomuscular efficiency just reaches a point of diminishing returns much more quickly than muscular size.



    Are you saying that wild...
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    The conventional wisdom as I understand it is...

    The conventional wisdom as I understand it is more like:

    High reps low weight = cardio
    Moderate reps moderate weight = "sarcoplasmic" muscle hypertrophy
    Low reps very heavy weights =...
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    I don't mean to be overly Socratic, but I really...

    I don't mean to be overly Socratic, but I really don't get why you'd assume that. Why would you assume that? It seems contrary to both legitimate science and broscience alike.
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    How big have they gotten? What do you mean by "go...

    How big have they gotten? What do you mean by "go for tone?" You mean lean out? Because "toning" muscle isn't a possibility in the way that it's often used.
  17. End of the rainbow, next to the Leprechaun's pot...

    End of the rainbow, next to the Leprechaun's pot of gold. Ask directions from any Sasquatches riding Unicorns you find on the way.

    How dressy do the shoes need to be? Real dress shoes?
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    Eh, you have some points. What I'm clearly...

    Eh, you have some points. What I'm clearly failing to get across is that guard-sitting is not something we train, except perhaps for a few weeks leading up to a competition (and usually not then...
  19. Great explanation, John.

    Great explanation, John.
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    And I'm saying I think you're mistakenly under...

    And I'm saying I think you're mistakenly under the impression that BJJ doesn't include sufficient stand-up, or sufficient work on transitioning from stand-up to the ground, and that we teach that the...
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    You could use some weightlifting shoes. Stay...

    You could use some weightlifting shoes. Stay tight rather than relaxing at the bottom. And don't stop! Stretch reflex is your friend.
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    For the most part, this is damn close to what I'd...

    For the most part, this is damn close to what I'd say in answer to your post, TQP. Remember that paying off high interest debt is a guaranteed return on your "investment" of whatever the interest...
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    I'm sure that situation will correct itself if...

    I'm sure that situation will correct itself if you keep at it. My bench press is mediocre at best, while my deadlifts and squats are decent for my size. However, I actually look somewhat like I "even...
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    Please find me a Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy that...

    Please find me a Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy that advocates pulling guard in a street situation...

    <cough>strawman<cough>

    I'll admit that BJJ places exist that are sport-centric to the point that...
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    8/26: Squat: 310 x 10 2-count paused squat: 310...

    8/26:
    Squat: 310 x 10
    2-count paused squat: 310 x 3 x 2

    Press: 175 x 2 (PR), 165 x 3 x 2, 145 x 7, 137.5 x 8

    Deadlift: 455 x 2, 335 x 5 as fast as possible. Managed to DOH-grip all 5 @ 335.
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