The plight of the ex curl monkey (long)

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Kryos, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Kryos

    Kryos Blue Belt

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    A Gift and a curse: It was all so simple. Going to the gym didn
     
  2. takeahnase

    takeahnase watching the swarm

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    yeah, I know. sorry.
     
  4. brad_mn

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    I read it. At least you were smart enough to be open to new ideas or else you might be one of those guys trying to RNC the Smith machine.
     
  5. big_john127

    big_john127 Profess¡onal Lurker

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    Nothing goos is ever easy. GJ on getting on the right path.
     
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    I disagree. Sluts are easy.
     
  7. CZMuayThai11

    CZMuayThai11 Purple Belt

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    I'm still laughing my ass off at this as I type. And TS, great post, as a fellow Sac area native, I'm proud you've reformed your curl monkey ways.
     
  8. Lorenz

    Lorenz Banned Banned

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    Keep working hard TS. Powerlifting (In the short time I've been doing it), has transcended working hard well just lifting. I find all things I do feel a bit better when you really work hard to accomplish them (read: goals).
     
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    You've seen the light, yet you long to be in the dark? You are like Cypher from The Matrix.

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  10. Mumrik

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    Laugh at them as you slab on the pounds.

    45 minutes as a curl monkey? That seems a bit odd, when I was a machine freak at least I was mostly 2+ hours.
     
  11. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der Übermensch

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    Lifting heavy weights is hard work, but it's definitely well worth it.
     
  12. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    Hey, now. If the shirley machine is good for one thing, it's to practice flyin' armbars...
     
  13. Jumpingknees

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    Nice post TS! Keep working man....remember some variety is good too.

    If you really feel frustrated....do some gym *** moves like Cable crossovers and alternating bicep curls and you will realize that you have found the right path.
     
  14. Psych300

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    i don't know why you'd be jealous of them when you know you're the one making progress and they aren't.
     
  15. graedy

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    Once you got the form for all the important exercises down a phase of "I just go to the gym and do whatever I feel like" for some weeks in the year won't hurt.
    Hell... even a pumping curlmonkey session here and there won't hurt your progress.
    Many of the best powerlifters just have an idea of what to do once they enter the gym and not an exact layed out plan.
    As long as the biggest part oif your training consists of making progress in the big compound exercises you are fine.
    A set of curl burnouts or other stupid stuff is ok if you have fun with it.
     
  16. DEVILsSON

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    Good post and good luck bro. Keep pushing the limits.
     
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    Zerocrew1984 Banned Banned

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    haha good post. i like the salt analogy.
     
  18. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    That was funny. I was a curl monkey too as well until I saw the light...and man was it the biggest light. I feel so much better and my athleticism has gone up ever since coming to this forum. I still do the curls once in awhile at the end of a workout but nothing big like carrot top's routine, lol! I love to push, pull and squat man. The strength and power I get from it feels damn good.
     
  19. Gold182

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    Yup i was the same was never a massive curl monkey but i had curl monkey tendancies.

    Now it 5x5 and PLing all the way. My training is alot better and see much better gains. If i feel like it i will throw some bicep curls in at the end after ive done all my compound stuff.

    However squats + deadlift = pain in the ass to buy jeans that fit properly.
     
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    Good post, TS. I've often been told by wiser people that nothing easy is worth it, and if I achieve something I want the satisfaction of that success coming from my sweat and blood and not sheer dumb luck. Unless of course it is a lottery ticket.
     

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