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#48460 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Been doing Kroc rows recently, alternating between straps and strapless on a weekly basis and getting at least final set of 20 or more on a PR weight. Grip is getting better, but RIP the rest of my back day after those.
#48474 to #48460 - mendelevium
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(09/02/2016) [-]
You shouldn't really need straps ever for kroc rows unless you are straight up doing them for back and back only.
I've always been under the impression that you do them like that BECAUSE you want to train forearms. Plus most dumbells go up to like 150lbs max at commercial gyms, that's an ez hold for like 15 reps.
#48481 to #48474 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
He also recommends doing at LEAST 20 reps, unless you're doing Max weight.
#48480 to #48474 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Kroc actually recommends switching between straps and no straps. Straps for back, no straps for grip. Plus my gym has up to 205 pound dumbbells.
#48462 to #48460 - Draigor
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(09/02/2016) [-]
you mean tranny rows?
#48464 to #48462 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Janae rows*

My apologies.
#48461 to #48460 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Is there a discernible difference between Kroc Rows and regular Dumbbell rows?
#48463 to #48461 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Larger ROM, and greater body English. It's also meant for heavy weight with high reps.

It's just a dumbbell row variation if you want to talk semantics.
#48465 to #48463 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
THATS MY KINDA ROW.

Real talk, cheater rows (specifically barbell) a have such a tremendous transfer to the deadlift. I'd venture to say the row is one of the only movements that yields better results with cheater form.
#48467 to #48465 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
And almost every movement can benefit from cheater form in the right circumstances, but I'd definitely agree that pulling movements are especially beneficial.
#48466 to #48465 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Yeah when Kroc talks about it he says that the only time he failed a deadlift attempt due to grip was after he removed dumbbell rows, and that Kroc rows made his lockout never be an issue ever again.

My only issue with it is that with my long limbs I feel an almost uncomfortable amount of stress on my biceps while doing this, they're always incredibly sore and it's giving me some noticeable changes, but I am afraid that if I start using more weight I'll tear my biceps tendon or something.
#48468 to #48466 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Make sure you're stretching your biceps well, along with plenty of direct work to build them up. In addition to that, you may want to invest in some Compression Cuffs as well. You can get a pair for around 30-40$ I think, and of course Slingshot is gonna be the way to go.
#48469 to #48468 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
It doesn't really have much to do with me having weak biceps. And I have a ton of direct work with them already anyways. I've just always felt pulling movements more in my biceps and grip due to my longer limbs. I just think it may be the specific movement, since I don't feel it in any other heavy pulling movements.

Might look into some compression cuffs though just for good measure.
#48471 to #48469 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Better safe than sorry.
#48444 - anon
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(09/02/2016) [-]
I'm thinking of getting a personal trainer. Anything I should know before hand?
#48547 to #48444 - loonquawl
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(09/05/2016) [-]
I think they're good if you're clueless/new to working out in a gym. They'll show you/make sure you know how to use all the machines properly, and also give you a bit of a kick start by pushing you harder than you'd probably start out on your own.
If you're not brand new though, there's not much reason for one unless you just want someone there bossing you around your entire workout.
#48449 to #48444 - mendelevium
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Google and youtube is free and you'll appreciate the knowledge and yourself a lot more if you research on your own and push yourself.

Sure a personal trainer could tell you how to bench press, but learning on your own makes you better and makes you enjoy lifting more.
#48457 to #48449 - anon
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(09/02/2016) [-]
i hate agreeing with the meme but he has a point
#48445 to #48444 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
If he says squatting deep is bad for your knees, fire him immediately.

If he says deadlifts are bad for your back, fire him immediately.

If he does crossfit for his own training, fire him immediately.

If he tells you that you MUST have a protein supplement within an "anabolic window" relative to your workout, fire him immediately.

If you're trying to lose weight, and he both reduces your calories dramatically, and increases your cardio, you need to punch him in the throat.
(Credit for that^ one goes to Stan Efferding.)
#48442 - FuckYouFatBen
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(09/02/2016) [-]
First of all, I love this thread. THank you all for helping me ease into this.

So who can help me understand Macros better. What are they? How to determine them? Things I should know.
#48450 to #48442 - mendelevium
Reply +6
(09/02/2016) [-]
You got 3

Fat
Carbs
Protein

All of them important, all of them needed for a healthy good looking body.

Protein the most important for mass and building muscle, you should always try to get it through your diet but you can supplement through shakes. You want 1g of protein MINIMUM for every lb of bodyweight, 2 if you're trying to gain and you're bulking and add on 1g of protein of every lb you are away from your goal weight. Its got 4 cal for every gram.

Carbs are the feel good macro imo, take them to feel good and lift heavy ass shit, they pump your muscles up to give a fuller look, they give you fast energy, they taste good, mostly used in bulking but have 4 calories per gram so thats why alot of people cut them in diets. I usually go for 1-1.5g carbs for every 1g protein, IE 300g of protein you can have 450g of carbs, try not go over 2g for every 1g of protein though.

Fat is a bit tricky, some people (like myself) cut it out entirely, but its GREAT for reaching your cal minimum when bulking, it also makes you feel good if you eat the right kind, and lets be honest it tastes fucking amazing, but try to have as little as possible IMO. Some people are different, everyone counts different. Its got 9 cal for every gram.


To give you an example here's my bulking macro goal.

300g protein (1200cal)

450g carbs (1800cal)

0-50g fat (450cal)

So all in all I usually eat about 3000cal on the ideal day. Gives me a nice calorie surplus and I feel good and I gain muscle.

However counting macros is all completely different from person to person, this is just what I use. Some people have no carbs at all, some people have less then a gram of protein per lb, some people do no fat (like I do in cuts). But most bulks look about like mine, my protein is a bit high but I'm also on steroids so you could prob drop a bit on the protein and be good.
#48820 to #48450 - FuckYouFatBen
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(09/10/2016) [-]
Sorry for the long wait but I finally did it.

So I weigh 187lbs (I know that's overweight. My goal is to be down to 179lbs so that I can match my BMI of 5'11). I want to consume 382g's of protein (2 for every pound plus the 8 pounds I'm away from my goal). So around 400g's of carbs (That one I had issues with). ANd keep it 0g-50g's a fat a day.

How's that?
#48828 to #48820 - mendelevium
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(09/10/2016) [-]
Well if you're 5'11 and 187lbs then eatins 3100 cal a day is not going to make you lose any weight.

If your goal is to LOSE weight, then I'd go.

150g protein
200g carbs
50 fat

In fact you could even cut it down even more with the protein.

The only reason I eat more than 300g protein is because I'm bulking, on steroids, train 2 hours a day 7 days a week, and am just getting out of being super lean.

If you are trying to cut down on weight you just need enough protein to maintain, so go for 150-200 if you can, but then you'd have to cut carbs accordingly.
#48842 to #48828 - FuckYouFatBen
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(09/11/2016) [-]
I think my mistake is using the weight chart provided by Google. I have to figure out how much I have to weigh without body fat. Since I do want muscle and to make gains.
#48840 to #48828 - FuckYouFatBen
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(09/11/2016) [-]
Okay I see what you mean. What if my goal is to mainly lose day but also gain more muscle? Not trying to be like Spartacus but perhaps lean with a nice tone and cut?
#48841 to #48840 - FuckYouFatBen
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(09/11/2016) [-]
Weight* not day.
#48488 to #48450 - FuckYouFatBen
Reply 0
(09/03/2016) [-]
Okay, this is fucking helpful as fuck.

So before I do the calculations, does this have to match my gym activity? LIke I go to the gym everyday for about an hour or 2, does this increase or decrease my goal?
#48494 to #48488 - baglesbites
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(09/03/2016) [-]
Don't worry about it unless you're doing 2 a days and cardio. Keep it simple and life is easier.
#48819 to #48494 - FuckYouFatBen
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(09/10/2016) [-]
I see.
#48454 to #48450 - baglesbites
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Fat is actually really important for testosterone levels and hormone balance in general, and late teen or adult males should probably eat no less than 60 grams a day. Now, you can get away with lower fat diets since you cycle during diets but that's not the case for many.
#48456 to #48454 - mendelevium
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(09/02/2016) [-]
True dat, though thats 500 cal I could be having in my protein...
If you on that natty life hit 60g then. But thats alot of extra calories a week.

#48538 to #48456 - martip
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(09/04/2016) [-]
You really don't need that much protein. Your body can only use a certain amount, and your advice on eating more protein when bulking as opposed to cutting is not really a good approach. When you're cutting you actually need more protein than when you're bulking to try to minimize muscle loss. You only need 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per ibs of bodyweight, and you should really eat your fats. Your fats should not be lower than 20% at any time .
#48441 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Close Grip Spoto Press...

This is the 5th set of 20 reps.

I'm sure it'll all pay off...
#48506 to #48441 - Betabox
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(09/03/2016) [-]
Them disco lights though
#48452 to #48441 - mendelevium
Reply 0
(09/02/2016) [-]
your music reminds me of what a 12 year old girl would listen to when her 5th boyfriend that week didn't text back within 10 minutes.
#48453 to #48452 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Hah, I can see how you might come to that conclusion, if you don't know what it's about.

But forget that, I un-ironically listen to and enjoy Coheed and Cambria.
#48438 - nwbballplayer
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(09/01/2016) [-]
Belts for squatting and deadlifting. At what point is it a good idea to wear a belt for safety purposes? I've rarely used a belt while squatting (my first 405 squat was beltless) and I didn't start deadlifting with a belt till I got around the 405 mark. Never had back or leg problems, but I'm guessinginvesting in a belt would probably be a good long term idea.
#48458 to #48438 - Draigor
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Ill usually throw my belt on 1 or 2 warm up sets before my working weight. A good belt investment can last a long time. One of the best brands Ive used is called Brahma, I believe jonnie candito uses one as well.
#48439 to #48438 - marinepenguin
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(09/01/2016) [-]
Belts are a must in my opinion, not necessarily because of the safety bonus, but because you are able to lift a substantial amount more of weight and it allows longer and faster progress. More weight or more reps will lead to greater hypertrophy and strength gains, obviously.
#48443 to #48439 - nwbballplayer
Reply 0
(09/02/2016) [-]
Well said. Any brand or type of belt you recommend?
#48446 to #48443 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
Mark Bell's new STrong Belts cost a pretty penny, but they're the highest quality belts I've seen.

However since you're not specifically a Powerlifter, and don't typically use belts, you may not want that type of heavy duty support. Alternatively, Harbinger belts that you can pick up from Academy Sports are decent as well.

Generally speaking, most leather belts will do the job. NEVER get belts with Velcro, or those flimsy fabric belts, or anything like that.
#48447 to #48446 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
I actually really like velcro belts. What's wrong with them in comparison to leather belts? It's true they're not as heavy duty or sturdy, but I've never had an issue with them.
#48448 to #48447 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(09/02/2016) [-]
What's wrong with it? it's fucking velcro.

I don't trust velcro to hold up against the forces against a belt during heavy lifting. And hell, if it does, it won't be long term. Velcro wears out, and not very slowly, either. And yes I know, most wrist wraps use velcro, but they don't have to stand up to nearly the same amount of punishment. Besides, even if a wrist wrap fails, you'll still be fine. If a belt fails, that could mean hernias and bulging discs.
#48459 to #48448 - marinepenguin
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(09/02/2016) [-]
I've never had a problem with my velcro belts giving out, or wearing out, and they tend to fit me far better than leather ones do.

I would definitely agree that leather or latch belts are superior, but I've never had any issues with a good quality velcro belt.
#48437 - asotil
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(09/01/2016) [-]
I am Osiris. Fragmented, torn asunder, my crown and lands taken from me

But I shall reign eternal this is actually the second time I did this because the first rep where I had a seizure didn't fucking record
#48455 to #48437 - baglesbites
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(09/02/2016) [-]
HE HAS RETURNED
#48451 to #48437 - mendelevium
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(09/02/2016) [-]
God I know you're dieing and all but you really gotta stop working your obliques mid squat, I can hear your spine snapping.

Maybe the angle is just makeing it look bad but idk bruv
#48436 - asotil
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(09/01/2016) [-]
Repent for the return of a fallen God
#48432 - ohmeghon
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(09/01/2016) [-]
so, /fit/ on halfchan is full of bullshit. Should I expect MORE or LESS bullshit on my FJ equivalent?
#48435 to #48432 - studbeefpile ONLINE
Reply +1
(09/01/2016) [-]
There's a lot of variety here as far as preference, goals, mentality, and that type of thing, however most of us agree on the basics, such as touching your chest when you bench, squatting to depth, etc.

That being said, there is still a lot of bullshit on here - mostly from young Yolo types and kids that think they're experts because they got their hands on some gear.
#48440 to #48435 - marinepenguin
Reply +1
(09/01/2016) [-]
Touching your chest on bench leads to elbow cancer bro
#48434 to #48432 - nwbballplayer
Reply 0
(09/01/2016) [-]
Less people, more or less autism depending on who you ask, better memes.
#48433 to #48432 - marinepenguin
Reply 0
(09/01/2016) [-]
I'd less of everything in general probably.
#48376 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/31/2016) [-]
How much semen would I need to uhh theoretically ingest to get 60g of protein
#48430 to #48376 - Draigor
Reply +4
(09/01/2016) [-]
This is what the fj fitness board has come to.
#48431 to #48430 - baglesbites
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(09/01/2016) [-]
It's been a slow decent to madness, I think all fitness forums slowly become a semi homo erotic hell hole eventually.
#48429 to #48376 - mendelevium
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Depends on his diet.

Sometimes just a few loads hits my protein goal for the day.

And sometimes you gotta work for it.
#48423 to #48376 - asotil
Reply +5
(08/31/2016) [-]
Call me
#48401 to #48376 - anon
Reply +2
(08/31/2016) [-]
"theoretically"
#48396 to #48376 - kober
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Roughly 1.2 liters.
#48397 to #48396 - loomiss ONLINE
Reply +1
(08/31/2016) [-]
What other thing off my own body give me some good protein? my fingernails? my hair? can i eat any of this shit
WHATEVER IT FUCKING TAKES
#48398 to #48397 - kober
Reply +1
(08/31/2016) [-]
Consume your own flesh. The average 200lb human should have around 18,000g of protein.
#48382 to #48376 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Sorry leal hacked my account
#48385 to #48382 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Nothing wrong with sucking yourself off for extra protein, it's efficient.
#48375 - baglesbites
Reply +1
(08/31/2016) [-]
Click to show spoiler
I have a bonus game for everyone tonight since the last one was so easy. What car do you actually drive? Let's see how your personalities compare to your vehicle! I'll start with mine- 2011 Subaru WRX
#48418 to #48375 - cptmongtard
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I don't
#48425 to #48418 - marinepenguin
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Fucking Europeans and their old cities built around pedestrian travel.
#48426 to #48425 - cptmongtard
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Birmingham is just the greatest city on Earth, deal with it
#48427 to #48426 - marinepenguin
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Unless you want to make fun of migrants and have actual guns :^]
#48428 to #48427 - cptmongtard
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(08/31/2016) [-]
We make fun of migrants. Just not the guns thing
#48419 to #48418 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Umbrellas and chimney sweep it is
#48420 to #48419 - cptmongtard
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I droive a hoss arund town on orll the islands and that
#48406 to #48375 - KMD
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(08/31/2016) [-]
The beautiful 2010 cobalt also manual.
#48415 to #48406 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I always pictures you as a diesel guy.
#48421 to #48415 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
So is that an SS? Can't see the badges on the side
#48405 to #48375 - asotil
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(08/31/2016) [-]
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, soon to be a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
#48410 to #48405 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/31/2016) [-]
My mechanic brother says used Pontiacs are pretty much the worst cars you can get. Something about how most of the time, the previous owners are black not good at taking care of the car.

Be careful, bud.
#48416 to #48410 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
It's an acronym. "Poor old nigga thinks it's a Cadillac"can real talk, Pontiac had some awesome cars throughout its lifetime
#48412 to #48410 - asotil
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Dad bough it new in 06 and I'm buying it from him
#48413 to #48412 - studbeefpile ONLINE
Reply +1
(08/31/2016) [-]
u might be fine bud
#48402 to #48375 - the one and only
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(08/31/2016) [-]
A toyota celica sx.
#48417 to #48402 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
The celiac was a pretty good looking car. Too bad Toyota axed like all of their sports cars until the collaboration with Subaru that put out a slow as fuck k car from the factory
#48424 to #48417 - the one and only
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(08/31/2016) [-]
The gt86 or brz still look nice, i wouldnt mind owning one, nissan designs got a little weird, evo is dead, rotaries arent as reliable, subbies ehhh everyone has them as much as i like them, honda type r's im leaning towards unless they make a new silvia and it looks okay.
#48403 to #48402 - the one and only
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Manual i should add.
#48390 to #48375 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I drive a red 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Also, Manual Master Race.
#48393 to #48390 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Never pictured you in an import, or bothering to shift. Good stuff! I just taught myself stick, it's so fun
#48399 to #48393 - studbeefpile ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
Hell yeah, stick is the only way to go, as far as I'm concerned. I've actually gotten pretty damn good at it, too. Honestly If I wasn't so preoccupied with Powerlifting, I might've taken up stunt driving or something like that.
#48392 to #48390 - studbeefpile ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
That's a stock photo btw, but mine is in just as good condition.
#48379 to #48375 - loomiss ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
I need one of those I'm from Duluth Minnesota and its pretty much like just one big hill every direction is down and it's northern minnesota so winter turns these roads into to sons of bitches. I heard those things can eat weather like that, never driven one just word of mouth.

#48380 to #48379 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
My cousin has a beer model and he says they're great with winter tires. Haven't had it for winter yet, but the AWD was part of why wanted it besides the fact that they're sexy, fast and well built I'm from Pennsylvania and understand the winter struggle
#48381 to #48380 - loomiss ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
How much was yours?
#48383 to #48381 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Roughly 20k with 70 thousand miles. Subies hold their value so long it's crazy.
#48404 to #48383 - the one and only
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Anything sports sedan with an awd setup will have good value.
#48414 to #48404 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I'm talking about people still selling stock or mostly stock cars from 05 for 18k... and someone will buy it
#48386 to #48383 - loomiss ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
Good stuff, I've always wanted a car like that. Broke college problems, only this year and next until I graduate with a bachelor's in computer science so I should make money hopefully
#48377 to #48375 - marinepenguin
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I drive a 2009 Buick LaCrosse. My next goal car will be a Dodge Challenger SRT.
#48384 to #48377 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Do you want the muscle car to compensate forthe lack of something?
#48388 to #48384 - marinepenguin
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I just like muscle cars, and I can more realistically afford a newer challenger before a 1st gen camaro or something similar.

It's either that or a truck, because I'm from the country.
#48391 to #48388 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Buy a truck now, save up for a 70' GTO
#48408 to #48391 - marinepenguin
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I don't like the older Mustangs too much.
#48409 to #48408 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Pontiac GTO... as in the goat muscle car. That's not even close to a mustang.
#48411 to #48409 - marinepenguin
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(08/31/2016) [-]
I misunderstood. Pontiac's are pretty great.
#48389 to #48388 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/31/2016) [-]
My older brother has a 2012 5.0 mustang, things roars man. 30k
I got that thing up to 130 once, fucking scary..
#48394 to #48389 - baglesbites
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(08/31/2016) [-]
My car has an aftermarket exhaust and sounds awesome, but NOTHING beats a big v8 with a cat back. The Ford 5.0s and ls in particular
#48395 to #48394 - loomiss ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
yeah he took the governor off or whatever and got some minor modifications, one of which being after market exhaust which is absurdly loud at this point
#48387 to #48384 - loomiss ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
BACK THE FUCK OFF THE SRT
#48378 to #48377 - marinepenguin
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(08/31/2016) [-]
Forgot photo
#48400 to #48378 - studbeefpile ONLINE
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
Did you double park like a jackass?
#48407 to #48400 - marinepenguin
Reply 0
(08/31/2016) [-]
That's not my literal car. Though it looks exactly the same.
#48370 - alphagex
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(08/30/2016) [-]
I got a question..please don't laugh i admit i know nothing in this board..but if i do gym now i'm in my 20s... and not that fit or muscular..but if i do gym and get fit when i be old like 60 will my body be more durable and tolerate more? like less pain less back pain and stuff like that?
#48372 to #48370 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Barbell training with good form and programming is the fountain of youth. The earlier you start, the better.
#48373 to #48372 - alphagex
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Okay thank you so much.. i decided to hit the gym cuz since yesterday i started school i just walk and my legs hurt..while back then i could do 30 push up with only 1 hand using my fist.....so ye is pretty sad
#48355 - nwbballplayer
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Well I'm back, not that anyone noticed, but long story short, I've had a good amount of problems ranging from money to school to injuries to personal life, and I just decided to get away from FJ until I could get everything back on track. From what I can tell, this is what I've missed:

-Trendelevium has been meming his way into the history books
- Asotil can't deadlift heavy shit due to the whole "chance he could die" thing
- Studly is still verifiably strong, with the recent competition to prove it
- MP is still UNIFEF's mascot, but he still looks better than most people here
- Cptmongtard is going full on Mayweather
- And baglesbites has turned into the gamemaster

As for me, weight is hanging at around 205, bench dropped to around 245 and deadlift dropped to around 440, but my squat is still hanging around the 405 mark fucking somehow.
#48365 to #48355 - mendelevium
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Your boi the Trenster.
#48361 to #48355 - cptmongtard
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(08/30/2016) [-]
You've about covered it to be fair. KMD has mostly disappeared too.
#48363 to #48361 - KMD
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(08/30/2016) [-]
I just creep now.
#48364 to #48363 - cptmongtard
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Ah okay
#48358 to #48355 - baglesbites
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(08/30/2016) [-]
I like games
#48368 to #48358 - marinepenguin
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(08/30/2016) [-]
I'd say you're more like the riddler.
#48351 - baglesbites
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(08/30/2016) [-]
It's this stupid game again! Tonight's board member is represented by the.... Mazda Miata! The latest generation of them to be exact. They're a well balanced individual, like the Miata having perfect weight distribution while not carrying too much mass. This means the individual has a lean, well balanced build while not being huve- but sufficient development that allows it to play in the big leagues. It's also not represented by the first generation of car, as it is not nearly as feminine in appearance. Pic of gen 1 for those interested [spoiler ] rallyways.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/mazda_miata_na_red.jpg [/spoiler]
#48374 to #48351 - anon
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(08/31/2016) [-]
these cars do make amazing sleepers though and lethal road rockets if you can afford to upgrade the whole thing to handle a turbocharged v8
#48366 to #48351 - mendelevium
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Car looks fucking gay so I was gana say mendelevium.
#48367 to #48366 - baglesbites
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(08/30/2016) [-]
I made sure to specify it was the least feminine body style to hint that it wasn't you or le al. Be glad I didn't make yours a carboard cutout like asotil wanted
#48369 to #48367 - asotil
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(08/30/2016) [-]
>Feminine body
>It isn't Mendelevium

What is this scent hiding game you're playing
#48371 to #48369 - cptmongtard
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(08/30/2016) [-]
The least feminine meaning the other was more feminine
#48356 to #48351 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/30/2016) [-]
The car reminds me of KungFu, but that might just be because I'm medicating.
#48357 to #48356 - baglesbites
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(08/30/2016) [-]
U fucking cunt give these other leeches time to guess before you get the right answer. I mean, yeah... that's right
#48359 to #48357 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/30/2016) [-]
I am so sorry, and I hope that you'll forgive me. I didn't think I would be right, the car just visually reminded me of the guy for some odd reason.
#48352 to #48351 - baglesbites
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Also should o start a mention lost for these or something?
#48345 - mendelevium
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Story time with my routine today.

Did some B-Day today (like D day but for biceps cuz I'm fucking killin em before they get a chance to fight) The cable machine is being used by a group of 16-17 year olds. Ask em to work in with them, one of them says sure. I start prepping for my set and this 17 year old guy asks me
"hey how long you been lifting here?"
"Bout 2-ish years, maybe more." I say
"Damn, you got huge dude."
"Thanks, do I know you from somewhere?"
"No I just been going here for like 6 months or so and have seen you around, lost 70lbs and now I'm trying to look like.. Well trying to look like you."
I just jokingly say "Yeah, but once you look like me you're gana wana look like the next guy or the next guy haha." We both laughed and that was about it
First time I've ever been complemented by someone I don't know about gainz, thought I'd share. You guys have any first time stories like that? def made me lift longer and heavier. Kinda feel bad cuz I got big by taking steroids but I don't want to ruin some kid's motivation to lift by telling him that.

tl;dr: not even an instagram model or ifbb-pro and already ruining natty dreams

Also here was my bicep routine today lots of volume and variety

Chin ups 5x12
Iso-metric curls 5x8
curls 5x8
hammer curls 5x12
Decline curls 5x8
easy bar curls 5x10
Row machine easy bar curls 5x12
Lat pull down easy bar curls 5x12
rope curls 5x12
cross curls 5x12
Machine curls 5xfailure
easy bar curls 5xfailure
isometric bicep curls 5xfailure

30-60sec rest times

You're probably thinking "that's not humanly possible" and to that I have to say "50mg of dbol" and it took me 3~ hours and tbh I don't think I'll even be sore. But if you ever want to have THE GREATEST BICEP PUMP TO EXIST you should fucking try this, couldn't even get within 5 inches of my head because my arms were so fucking juicy.
#48340 - anon
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(08/30/2016) [-]
Does anyone have the link to the website that rates your lifts and calculates how much you should be able to lift based on your weight?
#48332 - mendelevium
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(08/29/2016) [-]
tfw you're main boi Kia Greene is in the best shape of his life but hasn't said he was going to go into the olympia vs Phil Heath yet.
He might have been the only one to even challenge Phil this year but Dexter Jackson came out of nowhere and has been lookin fuckin top this year so who knows, maybe.

I still think Phil is gonna be number one tbh.

You guys here about this fuckin crazy ass 24 year old who is entering though? He doesn't look bad either, like could be top 5. Most of these fuckin pros are in their 30s and 40s and this 24 year old is making it up there already.
#48333 to #48332 - marinepenguin
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Are you talking about Cody Montgomery? I've heard a ton about him this past year. I don't think he's 24 though, he might be even younger.
#48338 to #48333 - mendelevium
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Nah dallas mccarver is who I'm talking about.

Cody isnt really olympia worthy imo.
#48334 to #48333 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Cody is 20
#48335 to #48334 - marinepenguin
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(08/29/2016) [-]
He's younger than me? Jesus Fuck. Maybe I should get on gear.
#48337 to #48335 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Cody at age 16
fucking
six
teen
#48336 to #48335 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
That's what google is tellin me, seems unbelievable but what do i know
Yeah he's 5'7 though
so does it really even count
#48339 to #48336 - anon
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(08/29/2016) [-]
It's cause manlet mode, they always look big cause the body is more compact
#48309 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
All this volume shit has got me feeling like a pussy for using less than 200lbs for...any reason at all...

I'm sure it'll be worth it.
#48318 to #48309 - marinepenguin
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(08/29/2016) [-]
>hypertrophy
>using more than 200 pounds
#48320 to #48318 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
One day, such a thing will happen.

As it is, it looks like I could hit 200lbs for 20 reps on pause bench. Started with 185x20 without any real issues, adding 5lbs to that a week, so we'll see what happens when I get there.
#48323 to #48320 - marinepenguin
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(08/29/2016) [-]
I've been doing a lot of dumbbell pressing, used 70s for sets of 15 today on flat bench. I'm considering using heavier weights and doing a lot of rest pause sets for 3-5 reps to get a lot more volume in with heavier weight. Eventually I'll have to start barbell pressing again if not just to see how well dumbbell pressing has helped me.
#48312 to #48309 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
whatever it takes babe
#48319 to #48312 - studbeefpile ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
RIGHT BA-.... oh right.
#48322 to #48319 - marinepenguin
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Sad Piano
#48292 - ishallsmiteyou
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Fucking skeletor here, no cash at all, eating calorie deficit daily because good food is non existent. Wat do?
#48321 to #48292 - mendelevium
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(08/29/2016) [-]
16k cal of bulking powder will run you 50 bucks.

16,000 extra calories to add on to whatever you want. Some chinese places in ghetto towns around where I live will also give you like 40grams of protein and enough rice to kill you for like 10 bucks, mexican markets will also sell crazy good white meat and tortillas for cheap.
#48331 to #48321 - ishallsmiteyou
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Never thought about that, thanks for the tip. There are a couple mexican stands at a market downtown in my city, I'll go check em out.
#48295 to #48292 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
No cash? cant you buy like a 5lb bag of rice for like $5 and get some frozen chicken breasts or something?
#48296 to #48295 - ishallsmiteyou
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(08/29/2016) [-]
this is all I have until next thursday, and after thursday I'll have $40 for the next 4 weeks.
#48297 to #48296 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
That sucks, what do you do for a living?
#48298 to #48297 - ishallsmiteyou
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Jack shit. I've been having to deliver the fucking paper because I've sent out probably 70 resumes (I've been counting) over the last month and haven't even got a callback yet.
#48299 to #48298 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Well I don't know where exactly you live besides canada flag but during warmer times here its pretty eays to dumpster dive i guess, a lot of restaurants and stuff have to throw out perfeclty good food because of strict food laws and if youre in irght time right place you can get some like unopened good food if you need

but I would say get your life together in terms of financial stuff before anything else man, keep at it.
If you get a job at a food place tleast you can get discounted or free food
#48286 - tsoper
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(08/29/2016) [-]
I made a food plan, anyone wanna add on or improve on it? I've been sticking to it everyday and its been working good for me. Keep in mind, it disregards taste and only focuses on the nutritional aspect and budget.

-Fat free cottage cheese &/or plain greek yogurt
-Egg whites pasteurized carton
-Multivitamins/fish oils
-Protein powder
-Creatine

Thats all you need daily
#48324 to #48286 - mendelevium
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(08/29/2016) [-]
wtf, how are you alive?
Maybe I'm missing something but unless you are eating pounds of that fat free cottage cheese you're getting in like 500 cals a day.

Depending on your goals I'd add more protein, but at the very least switch out that protein powder with grilled white meat or fish, protein powder should be a "well I can't possibly get 200 grams of protein in a day so I need this shake" kinda deal. Also add some good carbs in their like brown rice or some breads if you can. Fruits and veg never hurt either.
#48328 to #48324 - tsoper
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(08/29/2016) [-]
tryna cut here brah
#48330 to #48328 - mendelevium
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Cutting is great and all.
But even with ephedrin, steridos, caffien, and asprin I was struggling to hit 750-1000cal a day without blowing my brains out.

You have to make your cut sustainable for long periods of time or else you will lose muscle mass, strength, and fuck your metabolism up and instantly rebound as soon as you stop dieting.
#48314 to #48286 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
fukin egg whites m8? missing out on the yellow heaven that is egg yolk
anyway yeah get some oats or rice, rice is super cheap
#48316 to #48314 - tsoper
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(08/29/2016) [-]
yellow heaven has cholestoral
#48317 to #48316 - loomiss ONLINE
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(08/29/2016) [-]
just dont eat 30 a day
2-3 eggs a day for breakfast with toast, potatoes and milk are usually how i rock my shit out
#48287 to #48286 - the one and only
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Oats is good.
#48277 - darkelephant
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Is there a certain way to target upper chest and lower chest? I heard chest is chest and all chest exercises work the same parts.
#48281 to #48277 - baglesbites
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(08/29/2016) [-]
What mp said x2. I did 12, 10, 8, 6, increasing the weight a little each set with dumbbells on a slight inclide, and the pump was great. I also had a sore chest for the first time in a while for the following 2 days.
#48278 to #48277 - marinepenguin
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Any flat bench variation will target the main portion of the chest.

For a great upper chest pump try barbell or dumbbell bench presses on a slight incline, and use maybe 10% less ROM to where you don't quite lock out and don't quite hit chest. Keep constant tension and try to really isolate the upper chest. 12-15 straight reps.
#48325 to #48278 - mendelevium
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Nah bruh you gotta hit the chest on incline for sure. Same with overhead press.
#48329 to #48325 - marinepenguin
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(08/29/2016) [-]
Overhead presses are ALWAYS done standing for me.

And I mentioned incline bench for upper chest in that comment.