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kickboy 02-09-2010 11:37 AM

Arnold Classic
 
Some of you may remember me posting a picture of a friend on squat day.

http://forum.illpumpyouup.com/photoplog/index.php?n=93

http://forum.illpumpyouup.com/photop...1_big_Mike.jpg

Well Mike is going to the Arnold this year to compete in PL. He did 1960lbs (raw) for squat dead and bench 2 years ago and I think he won it, Heavy weight division that is. Mike feels he is not in top form but feels 1900 will win it and that is his goal. He plans to drive out this year and depending on my schedule I want to ask if I can ride along and split rooms and gas. He flew out last time but said they were giving so much stuff away that you needed a truck to bring the stuff home.
Mike is fresh off a big win in VA and he hit 680 on squat this morning (raw). He finished with some 5's @540 which looked real strong. Every time I watch him lift I realize I know nothing about power lifting. I'll try to get some video of his training up to the classic and if I get to go I'll take some pictures.

RoaringMad Mac 02-09-2010 11:47 AM

awesome. I wish I could go.

onetiredkris 02-09-2010 01:37 PM

I REMEMBER THAT BEAST!!
i think i stared at his quads for an hour or so.


Ware is the 'classic at?

kickboy 02-09-2010 05:04 PM

Columbus Oh
http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/

The more I think about it the more I want to go, some vendors give gym bags away and you can fill them with samples every day. Mike said it was like if you were willing to carry it they were giving it away.
I have never seen a big show and this one has so much.

Fed372 02-09-2010 05:09 PM

im contemplateing going. its like 5 weeks away isn't it?

RickB 02-09-2010 05:36 PM

The guy looks like a tree trunk! ;) Best of luck to him!!!

http://forum.illpumpyouup.com/photop...1_big_Mike.jpg

wsuguy28 02-16-2010 12:50 PM

I'll be there :)

kickboy 02-16-2010 01:48 PM

15 days and counting. March 5,6,and 7 Fed.

wsuguy hope to see you there. I'm not sure I'm going but Big Mike is getting ready. Another friend from the gym plans to go too. I am sure hoping to make it.

RickB 02-16-2010 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wsuguy28 (Post 106167)
I'll be there :)

Dude! Where ya been? Good to see you stop in! :thumbup:

kickboy 02-17-2010 09:20 AM

If you scroll down to SHW for Heavy Weight results You will see Mike Neal with a total of 1962 raw total. Thease are the results of Mike's juorney to the 2008 Arnold which BTW he never told me. I mean I see this guy at the gym all the time and never knew he did this compitition. Mike was in Nursing School at the time working full time as a prison guard and raising 2 kids with his wife.
I wish Big Mike the best and will try to post some of his training as we run into each other at the gym.

To add Mike's father was a state Champ lifter and had one of the first gyms in the area in the late 60's and early 70's.
Arnold results
http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/7453

kickboy 02-17-2010 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickB (Post 105947)
The guy looks like a tree trunk! ;) Best of luck to him!!!

http://forum.illpumpyouup.com/photop...1_big_Mike.jpg

I'll get a picture of us standing side by side so you can compare him to a 5'9'' 180 pounder. It's like a small child and a grown up LOL

I think I should say that along with Getstrong that Mike has helped me with my lifting more than anyone else. His squat advice lead me to tape this video several months ago.
http://forum.illpumpyouup.com/showthread.php?t=12537

and then this one
http://forum.illpumpyouup.com/showthread.php?t=13050

kickboy 02-18-2010 09:28 AM

I talked with Mike at the gym this am when I was doing my cardio. He plans to deadlift tomorrow and I will try to tape it. I should have rolled the video this morning as it was like an interview. He gave me his plans for the contest. Based on the people who plan to attend Mike thinks 1900 will win the raw compitition in the heavy weight division, and that is his goal although he is doing better in the gym right now than he was in 2008 when he hit 1962 for a three lift total and won the event. He is just hoping there is prize money involved this year to help offset the cost of the trip. There was last year but there has been no talk of prizes just yet.

RickB 02-18-2010 09:33 AM

Cool Kick! I hope you get it and if he doesn't mind you asking the same questions over, that would be awesome on tape too! ;)

kickboy 02-18-2010 09:43 AM

I'll try to get it :thumbup:

wsuguy28 02-22-2010 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickB (Post 106171)
Dude! Where ya been? Good to see you stop in! :thumbup:

lol man I've just been busy with school. I pop in and out but I just haven't posted anything for a while. But I'm pumped!! Free samples, cheap samples, Fitness everywhere, models.... its going to be a good time :)

RickB 02-23-2010 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wsuguy28 (Post 106415)
lol man I've just been busy with school. I pop in and out but I just haven't posted anything for a while. But I'm pumped!! Free samples, cheap samples, Fitness everywhere, models.... its going to be a good time :)

I'm jealous since I can't go. But hey, don't be such a stranger! :[][]:

recarp82 02-23-2010 09:40 AM

im guessing branch or kai as 1 and 2.not sure which is which.

RickB 02-23-2010 10:33 AM

Kai....wow what wonders HGH and a lotta gear does ;) Look at those legs!

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs114...._7195732_n.jpg

onetiredkris 02-23-2010 12:21 PM

i just cant take those boots seriously........

RickB 02-23-2010 12:38 PM

What? These boots....why they are fly man :D Seriously though I agree. WT*?!?

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._3324400_n.jpg


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