Pittspeed Fitness & Nutrition thread update:


#1241

x10 on the water. i drink a gallon from 7-3 while at work, the only bad thing is the 15 pissbreaks i have to take.


#1242

i still cant get my 500 lb. military press…im so close, it sucks.


#1243

Good luck on the 500!

As for the water comments, yes!

I use water at 1x body weight (in lbs.) as ounces and it has helped greatly. 2000 mg Vitamin C, a great generic multi, Twinlab Glucosamine Chondroitin and Twinlab Multi-Mineral seems to be a great supplement as well for an ol’ guy like me.


#1244

thanx, tommorrow is shoulders…i’ll see if i can get it


#1245

500 for a military press would have to be some kind of record. To stand with 500 pounds and press it above your head id crazy. Now if you are seated I can see it…but I would be willing to bet the back would be arched and the ROM wouldn’t be from bottom to top. When the back is arched it almost turns into a incline bench press with an arched back. I only say this b/c everytime I see someone go heavy on any kind of shoulder press this is what I see…never keeping their back perfectly straight and a full ROM. Either way any 500 lbs press is some serious weight and I wish you good luck and hope you don’t get hurt.


#1246

thanx, your kinda right. i always have done shoulders seated, standing presses are good, but you can push more weight sitting. i use an adj. bench, 1 click from straight up, so my back doesnt arch. i come down to parallel…you should never break parellel when doing shoulders, it puts more stress on your rotator cuff then anything when you come all the way down. i go slow, and control the weight, and let the bar touch my nose. keeping the bench like i do works the shoulders great, try it. you’'ll like it.

a bodybuilder named greg kovacs does 500lb. free weight behind the neck presses…umm yeah, he is not natural

…and i use a smith machine, it keeps the bar from floating forward.


#1247

I agree on only going to parallel with shoulder presses…I was just saying I see a lot of people not going to parallel and not going all the way up. If you truely keep you back straight then that is very impressive. I still think it is the oddest thing you can SP more than you can flat bench…I have never heard of that.


#1248

yeah, but i do it on a smith machine, so its a different feel then free weight. i can do 315x8 with free weight on military presses, i dont like how if you move or slip 1 inch you can dop a lot of weight on yourself, so i do it on a smith machine. it keeps me more stable, and i can bench more on a smith also, but i dont like how it feels


#1249

I refuse to use a smith. Sort of how going past parallel can be bad for the rotator cuff…a smith can be bad for your joints as well. It keeps you in a fixed range of motion and takes away a more natural range of motion…in the long run this can do some damage to your joints.


#1250

Just an update, I’m down 25 lbs now and rather irritated that Dom lost 17 lbs without even trying :finger2:


#1251

x2

I can’t stand the smith machines. I can never seem to get comfortable on them.


#1252

I have stopped drinking mt. dew and pop for about a year now, only drink propel and water now.
but since Im no longer working with the moving company I have gained weight…

I think im gonna go on my slimfast & beer diet again.


#1253

^^^ Great Post!!!


#1254

well, i finally did it, i got my military press of 500lb. it was a good rep, it was real heavy, even on a smith machine. im not gonna do it for a long time, my elbows are sore 4 days later…


#1255

nice man…that’s some serious weight. Not that it really matters, but on the smith the bar is counter balanced to weigh about 10 pounds…did you factor that in?


#1256

Amazing press, congrats!


#1257

well figured I would share this with everyone, heres a email I got today…I have a weightloss thread on a forum thats the #1 in views…

Hi, Dan I’m a Producer at MTV Networks, currently working on True Life – the long-running, award-winning documentary series that allows young people to share their stories, in their own words. One of the themes we’re currently exploring is a young person’s struggle with body acceptance after extreme weight loss.

I saw your pictures in this thread - amazing!!! If you’re interested in learning more about the show, please email mes at: **** or call at *********. Give your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.

Thanks,
Claresa

So I spent almost 45 mins talking to this lady over the phone in new york, they have to bring it up at the producer meeting and theres a possibility that I will get to be on true life next season hahaha!!! that would be awesome!


#1258

Sounds somewhat cool. It would be exciting to have a chance to be on TV having a short documentary about yourself. I would like to know how the whole process is for making a show and if they compensate you at all. I guess the subject of the show is pretty legit. I bet they will have a fat girl that got skinny and hot who turned into a slut because she can’t handle having guys offering her the cock on a regular basis. For you I guess it would just be the pressure to keep the weight off and keep looking good. But did you have a problem where your genetics didn’t allow you to lose weight or gain weight too easily…or was it just I eat like shit and am lazy… this is the end result…now I want to change that and eat good and stay active. Not only to look good but to be healthy as well???


#1259

the 2nd one…

and on a side note. i hope i can hook up with the new skinny girl that is a slut


#1260

good job man… thats some weight gettin pushed around for sure