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About timovdrow

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  • Birthday 06/13/1993


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  • What are your interests?
    Films, manga, fiction novels, power/olympic lifting, lookin dapper
  • What are your stats?
    5'9, 180lbs
  • What are you seeking?
    people who are interested in talking about weightroom stuff. or exploring the implications of what it means to peruse this website

    PS I cam on BC4M

    Profile is http://www.bc4m.club/profile/user/Raami
  • What are your dream stats?
    at least 200lbs for now. I'd like to join the 1000lb club before hitting aesthetic goals though. 100lbs to go!
  • Got Any Fetishes?
    muscle's a given. beefy muscle is an elaboration. domination and appreciation is another.

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  1. timovdrow

    Advise on my workout plan

    I think the exercises you chose are fine, but I would organize them according to a Push/Pull dynamic if you are interesting in hitting more than 1 muscle group per session. Doing a chest press and a back row in the same day engages opposing muscles -- while both upper body. Based off your routine, you'd be doing deadlifts the following day, which engages your entire posterior chain, even your upper back. You'd do best to rest up a bit here. You can separate this into a simple 3-day routine: Push/Pull/Accessory-Abs Push: Chest and shoulder presses Squats and leg exercises (i'd maybe try front squats since they engage your anterior chain) Some ab work Pull: Deads Rows and latwork Accessory: bicep and tricep work calves I'm not gonna list out the exercises and reps, but definitely be cognizant of what muscle groups are being used in the exercise and that you'd be giving said groups proper rest.
  2. timovdrow

    Shirtless Workout

    Each gym/gym chain has its own culture. More commercial and general gyms like 24 Hour Fitness and LA fitness here in the US enforce broader rules probably for safety, hygiene as well as liability. Working out shirtless can be a slippery slope for sexual harassment, I imagine. While very hot, many people may find it uncomfortable. I used to go to this one hybrid gym, UFC, that embodied crossfit as well as commercial gym environments. I'd regularly see guys and women alike show more skin there. Definitely more body conscious gym there, since more folk were into fitness and bodybuilding. Al in all, while it is VERY VERY VERY hot, in practice I think I'd be mainly annoyed. If the fella is too busy flexing and flaunting, not minding others' comfort, needs and space, then nah. Plus, if i can't touch then whats the point!
  3. timovdrow

    Big Guys into Small Guys?

    This threads rather hot. I'm not a monster myself yet but I've had a couple of experiences that affirmed my inclination to be dominated/used by smaller guys. For instance, I hit a beefy 230 at 5'9 winter of '15/16 and had a romp with a fella who was 5'6 and 130lbs. He spent the afternoon not only admiring my size but subjugating me as a hunk of meat for his pleasure, which -- to my surprise -- had me reeling. This extended outside the bedroom into our hangouts. He'd cop a feel whenever he wanted or embarrassed me with public comments of my size. If we'd be eating, he enjoyed watching me eat -- to him -- an inordinate amount of food. I ended up training him for a bit too, and well... that became a fevered endeavor. All in all, I think its just about finding a muscle guy who enjoys getting into a submissive head space (which is exemplified by beastpup.tumblr.com)
  4. timovdrow

    Academic Article - University of Sussex

    The abstract itself seems bloated. Sifting through its words, I hope that the points they're making are clearer once expanded unto a whole essay it'd be interesting to read, for sure, if anyone has access. I think the appeal in psychoanalyzing bodybuilding compared to other sports is that bodybuilding has more degrees of separation from the mundane. Marathoners and rock climbers have more ties to general culture than bodybuilding, which is the emergent activity of weightlifting taken to an artistic extreme. Considering how fitness has become a larger phenomenon via bodybuilding (and vice versa), I think it's a reasonable subject of study to understand our relation between culture and body.
  5. timovdrow

    Gym and Injuries

    its uncanny you just wrote this because I mentioned it in my response. I usually take this into account when lifting because i started with a powerlifting style -- so risk was something I was more cognizant of.
  6. timovdrow

    Gym and Injuries

    My intuition and basic understanding of bio-mechanics really set off alarms when I was about to emulate the exercise that i saw some big boy bodybuilder do online. But monkey see, monkey do, monkey dies or gets fucked up. To continue off @AlMacArthur, Smith presses can be potentially harmful fundamentally because the barbell motion is set on a track. There is some variation within smith machines as to the angle of the track sometimes but regardless of the angle, your position to the bar is crucial to how much strain you are putting on your shoulders, back, etc. When you do a standing barbell press, the barbell should be moved in a straight line while your body adjust to stay beneath the bar while keeping good posture. You can't move your body beneath the bar on a smith machine as easily, so any errors in positions will only exacerbate unnatural positions. If you were to do barbell, you should stick to standing as long as you can practice good posture. The problem with seated barbell was that I did not have the freedom to let go of the bar or move away from it in an emergency. Knowing how to properly fall out of an exercise is important too. Seated barbell is a good option as said above. I also prefer it because it work on your shoulder stabilizers --- but like any exercise, proper form is foundational. Even in a seated exercise, you can end up curving your back when you're pushing really hard and have it give out.
  7. timovdrow

    Gym and Injuries

    That final line seems like a very great personal achievement. I imagine I have to go through my trials and realizations to come to that conclusion and believe it. I acknowledge that I have my limitations as well as set backs, but still dawdle too much in fantasy. Thank you for the advice, however. I have begun to test the waters and see what exercises I can incorporate without troubling my shoulder so I can return to exercising my neglected muscle groups. Beside that I have focused on my lower body like never before with different styles of lifting -- nothing radical yet, since most lifting styles incorporate the entire body. At least the more dynamic styles like the examples you mentioned. My shoulder is still regaining functional strength even in the most passive positions. The fun now is figuring out a steady routine consisting of legs, legs, legs and, legs. I guess now some back and arms too. My recovery is steadily picking up speed, but I am being cognizant that my subjective experiencing of recovery probably outpaces the objective healing. So nothing too crazy. I've somewhat resigned myself to this, which is good. But boy was it a psychological roller coaster i did not sign up for that dumb dumb dumb Thursday afternoon.
  8. timovdrow

    Gym and Injuries

    Well, what'd I would give to be able to go back in time to that fateful February afternoon and spot myself. A few months back i had a complete anterior dislocation doing a seated overhead press (which i had no business doing) when I was gassed and had sweaty hands. Dangerous combo, as it turned out. Fast forward to early May and the doc opened up my shoulder to fix all the torn ligament up. Now I'm working on my arm's mobility with the short term goal of being able to do a kneeling push up -- much less bench 2 plates again. In short, this has made me kind of depressed. I was alright with it at first -- trying to keep from regressing in growth by lifting what I can without injury, eating well and doing cardio. But after my surgery, it all seemed kind a moot. The post-recovery week's relaxed, comforting eating came to undo my strict habits of diet -- cardio stopped after I got out of the routine. Lifting, well.... that's been a complete drag. Going from lifting like a lil beastie to short, half-assed workouts that breakdown and spreadout my leg muscle groups over 5 days.... not fun. I acknowledge that everyone's journey to growth is unique. Mine just happens to have a hiccup now -- a hiccup I best respect to avoid complications. It's just hard to get back to doing what I know is what I should: eating, lifting and doing cardio within my limits. Considering that my upper body is what I am most conscious about and have put the most effort into growing, now that I can't do squat about it... it's disheartening. Looking in the mirror, I first pacified my concern over lost size by attributing it to some dysmorphic subjectivity, but I can objectively say my composition has changed. Coupled with my insistent observation of others (of the buff guys my age, of those who seem to casually balloon without as much as batting an eye lash), it's really knocked me into a spiral. I'm usually a fairly independent guy. But I figured to write on here for some advice and support. Everyone around me knows me as a fitness buff and continue to see me as one, but I sure don't. I apologize for my rambling. I didn't have a cohesive thought when writing this thread. Maybe I'll end it with these questions: How have you dealt with your injuries, especially in relation to our obsession (not fancy) with growth? What would you recommend to kick it back into gear?
  9. meal prepping away. Gosh, this curry batch came out good.

    1. SeaMusc


      Mmmmm.  Curry.  Gives me a good idea for meal prep tomorrow.

  10. BC4M flex cam profile: http://www.bc4m.club/profile/user/Raami

    watch me cam sometime. I'm new at this, so constructive criticism would be great. 

  11. Stuck at 395 deadlift. One of those days where lifting makes me feel worse, not better.

    1. blowingupmassive


      Nutrition may be holding you back. Use good form and up your caloric intake, hopefully you will get over your plateau.

  12. timovdrow

    Powerlifting roommate

    I'm sure its archived in the old forum, but the search function isn't working and my google search skills are subpar.... oh well
  13. timovdrow

    Powerlifting roommate

    Vague description, but the story's essentially about a guy's roomate who takes up a powerlifting club and gets yoked.
  14. 375 deadlift PR today. Wooot

    1. ThickRick


      You mean wood, which is what that gave me.

  15. timovdrow

    "Big" vs. "Muscular"

    I hold myself to a different standard that I do my objects of lust. I prefer beefier guys -- lunks with thick muscle hanging off em, even if they got some fat around their bellies. Though, for myself, I don't feel as comfortable carrying a lot of fat. Maybe it's a fat boy syndrome of sorts, but I prefer the leaner look -- looks and feels more powerful. Over the past few months, I've gone from about 170lbs to 198; some is muscle, but I feel that a lot of it is fat. I have to admit the size feels great, but it feels like I'm cheating my way up to my weight goals.

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