Hello, thank you all for reading, and if you so kind, for helping. Kind regards to all from Colombia (although the people running the website hate latinos for they reduce us to being mexican or brazilian or argentinian in nationality) and I hope you are all starting a nice 2011.
*******ciao from Italy, hermano.
I have been going to the gym for 2 years now, but I have gotten big from doing dips, pushups,pull ups and chin ups in various ways (Kipping pulls/dips, clapping pushups, etc) with added weight. The gym doesn't work for me.
****well, dips&chinz are good for developing size and strenght,if you don't like to lift weights this is way to go.
buy a big diameter rope,roll innertube on it,knot it to the waist and add some iron disk.
the more disks you add -wih good form- the stronger (and big) you become...
The thing is that I was fat, like, chubby wobbly fat, like a Sumo, and dropped 65 pounds (34 kilos) since I began training. I have gotten confidence and I do not look bad, I look good, with strong arms and so, but not like I wish, with defined, chiseled pecs and abs and muscles.
I cannot go slow, I can at best count 1 second going up and 1 second going down and not do pauses, at least not at the bottom going from eccentric to concentric phase. I like hitting more than 12 reps, more between 15 and 20, and I do it using a backp[ack with 35-45 pounds, no other load and rep range or speed helps and gets me the pump feeling, or growth and I have tried.
*********mmmmm, nothing against high rep except for legs,forearms and calves...
you could have way more improvement wih a reps range from 4 to 10 and with a very slow eccentric phase (5sec) IMO
I want to ask if you can hit a certain figure tyupe with bars. I don;t want to be lik a Dorian yates or so, but more like a Van Damme figure, more of a fitness or a gymnast or thos ripped, muscular heavy middleweight to light heavyweight boxers.....
*******manito,bar is just a tool,we are the Master.
with a bar you can do everythibg you want LOL you can become stronger but not bigger, bigger a/o stronger , faster and bigger.
all depends from training protocolZ.......
it is not so easy to look like Dorian; BIG genetic, decades of HARD training (very motivated)and -finally- A LOT of "supplements"
kind of food eaten also plays a big role in looking "like VanDamme", my view is;
1/ add as lean muscle mass as possibile ( so; train as hard you can and eat genuine food in large amount)
2/as soon you become big enough (the size is up to your taste) you could start a slow dieting to become ripped NOT changing your training.
Can that be done with bars or not ? If not, should I take the offer to use creatine, oxandrolone and others to get that big ? What is the most big you can get with bars ?
******don't know,never used any supplements (both natural than sinthetic).
down in Italy food is still very good so i don' feel to need supplements
Hope I can get some good help...peace and God bless you all....