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Thank you for putting your money on me.Mattedhead:
there is no substitute for a strong mind. I would put my money on someone of below average fitness with a strong mind over your ironman triathlete with the wrong mental attitude any day of the week.
now, did you mean "years" and just slipped a letter?I think that a greater impact is made with the build between the ears
Originally posted by TMcKee
Absolutely right! a muscle at rest is a muscle at rest. Now, if you are competing for Mr. Universe, these guys can lose up to 4 lbs in a day, just from standing around flexing for the show. This is a freaky metabolism. Lou Ferigno, the incredible hulk, used to start his day with 30 egg whites, two tomatos with cottage cheese, and other things, and be starved by lunch.
There is a body builder by the name of Lee Haney, a big black fella who used to do chest cavity expansion exercises to give himself a barrel chest. All you need is a weight, something you are going to be able to hold over your head and a small bench.
A bench is pretty low so you will have to lean your back against it just below the shoulder blades. Take the weight and extend your arms over your head and hold it with both hands. Your arms should be in line with the rest of your body. Now, arch your back backwards as far as you can go then come up. I can't seem to find any pictures concerning this, so if any of you know of any, or know what im speaking of, do not hesitate to chime in.
You can do this in many positions, you may try standing, but you will probably arch at your lower back and not the upper-middle where it will be most effective.
I think that a greater impact is made with the build between the ears, than the build in the body. But don't look to me as an example, as I'm lacking in both areas currently. sven