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brandonA
10-18-07, 2:50 pm
I'm down in Tucson, along with Tucsondog and a few others...I know there are some of you up in the Phoenix area...Want to get together and slam some iron?

-Brandon

krazyassmexican
10-18-07, 2:51 pm
good luck on this one brandon!

brandonA
10-18-07, 2:51 pm
good luck on this one brandon!

Thanks bro, we shall see how much intrest we can drum up here....

-B

mikedfromaz
10-18-07, 3:01 pm
mesa az representin here

brandonA
10-18-07, 3:02 pm
mesa az representin here

Cool, well that makes two....LOL....

-B

MDur8
10-18-07, 5:29 pm
Im about 20 min west of phoenix...little town called Goodyear. Im down to train whenever/wherever

brandonA
10-18-07, 6:24 pm
Sweet, I think that there are more members in the Phoenix area, than Tucson, so the gathering may take place up there...so start tossing around Ideas for places and such....Im sure I could work something at my gym, it's a bit small, but never crowed and we have all the good toys....

Oh and I rock my UofA gear when in Phoenix....just so you know....

-B

brandonA
10-18-07, 7:04 pm
I hit up the search function and dug up some names, PM's will go out later tonight...here is who I found....

Buckeye
Tucsondog
MDur8
ROBLOU
semperfisc
Aengus
Fokus
mikefromaz
alecto42c

I will keep digging and see who elas I can dig up..Let me know if you guys know of anyone elas....

-B

MDur8
10-18-07, 8:06 pm
Oh and I rock my UofA gear when in Phoenix....just so you know....

-B

LOL alright i might have to wear my asu shirt...hey um whats your guy's record again? lol

brandonA
10-19-07, 3:37 pm
Alright I sent out some PM's, if you guys know of anyothers on the board here, let'em know, the more the better....lets get this going...

-B

semperfisc
10-19-07, 4:03 pm
I'm down in Tucson, along with Tucsondog and a few others...I know there are some of you up in the Phoenix area...Want to get together and slam some iron?

-Brandon

Brandon,
I'm moving out to the Tempe/Gilbert area in early February to attend an audio engineering school. I've never been to Arizona and don't know much about the area where the school is located. With that said, I was already searching for places to workout to stay in shape while I'm at school and if you guys are still interested when February rolls around, I'd really like to come workout with you guys.

Thanks,
D.J.

Tucsondog
10-19-07, 4:14 pm
Brandon,
I'm moving out to the Tempe/Gilbert area in early February to attend an audio engineering school. I've never been to Arizona and don't know much about the area where the school is located. With that said, I was already searching for places to workout to stay in shape while I'm at school and if you guys are still interested when February rolls around, I'd really like to come workout with you guys.

Thanks,
D.J.

D.J., I think my brother-in-law went to that school, if it's the same one. If it is, it's one of the best in the country for sound engineering from what he told me. Also, I used to live in that area. Lotsa gyms up there. LA, 24hour, Lifetime, etc, etc, etc. You won't have to look far.

Ok Brandon, et al, I'm in. Just let me know when and where and how much caffiene to consume before we get started!

brandonA
10-19-07, 4:24 pm
Cool fellas, we will see what happens..Thanks for the interst, cant wait to toss some iron with you all...
-B

semperfisc
10-19-07, 4:50 pm
D.J., I think my brother-in-law went to that school, if it's the same one. If it is, it's one of the best in the country for sound engineering from what he told me. Also, I used to live in that area. Lotsa gyms up there. LA, 24hour, Lifetime, etc, etc, etc. You won't have to look far.


Hey, thanks for the info! Yeah, it's the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Hope to see you guys when i get out there.

alecto42
10-19-07, 8:11 pm
I live in tucson as well, off of St. Mary's and Anklam, work out @ Gold's Downtown, be more than happy to get together and share some knowledge

MDur8
10-20-07, 2:47 am
man i cant wait for this session..this is going to be awesome

Fokus
10-20-07, 4:46 pm
Im up here in Peoria... always looking to toss some iron.

Aengus
10-20-07, 10:49 pm
ASU: Tempe, AZ.

Just let me know when and where, and I will do what it takes.

MDur8
10-21-07, 1:10 am
ASU: Tempe, AZ.

Just let me know when and where, and I will do what it takes.

where do you train at bro?

IRN-NML
10-21-07, 2:26 am
After seeing the NorCal pics I wouldn't mind an east Mesa Sat. or Sun. AM session if you don't mind an old guy who's not real big. Anything in Apache Junction or far east Mesa?

brandonA
10-22-07, 1:42 pm
Lets see what we can do in the Phoenix area, I dont know my way around up there, so I am going to ask for help from you Phoenix area bros to let me know where will be a good place to throw down, if we can find someplace in Mesa so IRM can join us that will be cool....Tucson guys, we will get togther and try to carpool up there...then maybe the next on can be down here....How's that sound?

-B

MDur8
10-22-07, 1:54 pm
I know there is a Gold's in Mesa..

brandonA
10-22-07, 1:56 pm
I know there is a Gold's in Mesa..

Cool, any Gold's members that can get passes?

-B

MDur8
10-22-07, 2:02 pm
Cool, any Gold's members that can get passes?

-B

I on their website right now and they offer a free two week pass online...

brandonA
10-22-07, 2:08 pm
I on their website right now and they offer a free two week pass online...

very cool, may be an option.....

-B

IRN-NML
10-22-07, 2:23 pm
I've heard good stuff about the Golds; on Country Club in Mesa. Doable for me much more than Phx.

The casino; about 8 miles north or so has a pretty good buffet too.

If it's more convenient for MDur8 & most of you guy to be in phx; go for it.

MDur8
10-22-07, 8:05 pm
I've heard good stuff about the Golds; on Country Club in Mesa. Doable for me much more than Phx.

The casino; about 8 miles north or so has a pretty good buffet too.

If it's more convenient for MDur8 & most of you guy to be in phx; go for it.

Yeah ive been to the Golds on country club and i liked it a lot...lots of big guys there too!

Mesa is just as convienent for me as phx cause im out there every weekend...I really have no problem with where it is..

brandonA
10-25-07, 12:36 pm
ARIZONA ANIMALS!!!!!!!!....Where the fuck are you all at? Lets get this going..Looks like we have location. How about a date and time? I am training for a powerliting meet in December, but I can move heavy weight anywhere....Looking for ideas.....Lets get this going.....

-B

Tucsondog
10-25-07, 1:16 pm
Tucsondog is ready - willing - and able. I'd suggest Mesa as we can easily get there from I-10 north, to Pecos 202 east (the southern half), to 101 north, to 60 east. Brandon, if it's just us from Tucson I'll drive. Can't fit any big guys in the back of my mustang though. Unless you can fold your legs up in half. So if there's more than just us I'll need to pass on the driving. Or maybe I can borrow the wifey's suv for the day...that could happen if there's 3 of us.

I know the Phoenix area well, so we won't get lost. Lived in the east valley for years.

So, I think we know the "where", now we need to find the "when" and the "who"?

MDur8
10-25-07, 2:17 pm
Im definately down whenever...I work Sat mornings till like noon but other than that im free on the weekends...Oh and i called the Golds up and they said a day pass was $15

IRN-NML
10-25-07, 2:28 pm
I have a feeling I'll be the oldest and smallest guy & not the strongest but I'd be game. Sun. am; say 10 or 11 am would be best for me; and at $15/day I'd sure want to get my $'s worth! But make it convenient for you guys in Tucson.

Aengus
10-25-07, 9:55 pm
I got shit this weekend. But I am down for any time through finals weekend. Sunday at 10am sounds good. Maybe hit up a local restaurant afterwards. I suggest we pick a bodypart next...

MDur8
10-25-07, 10:45 pm
I suggest we pick a bodypart next...

Im down for whatever you guys are working out that day...

IRN-NML
10-25-07, 11:48 pm
Never have trained in a big chain gym so I'd probably like to chest, tris stuff for starters and try out some of the different stuff & maybe get some tips, spots forced reps etc. from you guys and support whatever you guys were doing. Draw the line at anything with the Swiss ball though lol.

brandonA
10-26-07, 4:31 pm
How does saturday Nov 10th work for everyone? Give us a chance to get the details locked down, and time for G to work his magic.

As for body parts??? I will take a de-load week that week so anything goes, We have one vote for chest, which is cool with me....Probley chest/tris or bis...

We are looking at the Golds in Mesa, food after? still up in the air....heard mention of a buffett.......

Let me know what you guys think...also need a roll call soon as well...and if you are brining a buddy, we need to know that too.

-B

IRN-NML
10-26-07, 4:59 pm
1oth sounds good. The McKellips Casino Az (closest to Golds) only has Sat. night buffet. Sunday is champaigne brunch; they probably serve turkey at least. Animals in sweats and drunk on champaigne and stuffed with food; might get some 'looks'...of fear. j/k

brandonA
10-26-07, 5:05 pm
1oth sounds good. The McKellips Casino Az (closest to Golds) only has Sat. night buffet. Sunday is champaigne brunch; they probably serve turkey at least. Animals in sweats and drunk on champaigne and stuffed with food; might get some 'looks'...of fear. j/k

Mix up the Torrent with some bubbly...LOL.....nice....I will eat what ever...in and out sounds good....subway, shit i dont care....

-B

Tucsondog
10-26-07, 5:26 pm
Saturday the 10th works for me. That would normally be my back day - deads, smith rows, one arm dumbell rows, also Bi's, Trap's, and Forearms. Killer day, 60 minutes (plus chit-chat I'm sure it'll turn into 90 - 120). Or, as said before, I can work my stuff into whatever. Hell, if there's enough of us, I'm sure we'll break off to different stations. It's not like we'll have 10 guys rotating on one bench.

As for food, there is a Jason's Deli nearby. Like $6 for all you can eat salad, and an extra buck gets you a grilled chicken breast (and a decent amount at that). Plus they have other stuff for those not eating for a contest. Or, whatever. I can cheat one day...

MDur8
10-26-07, 7:42 pm
the 10th is good for me but i do have to work till noon so if we can make it afternoon that would be great...Im down for the bodyparts tuscondog mentioned

Tucsondog
10-26-07, 9:28 pm
Stay for the show?

Hey IRN-NML pointed out to me that there's a show in Phoenix that day as well (NPC MAX MUSCLE WESTERN REGIONAL). It's possible that we could hit that show that night? Anyone game???

IRN-NML
10-26-07, 9:40 pm
TD, you & anyone should go fior it if possible. Sent you a pm.

Aengus
10-27-07, 1:23 pm
I had actually planned to hit that show. Got a friend competing.

I vote for Saturday November 10th, Back day, around 1pm at the Gold's gym in mesa. Followed by lunch and a bodybuilding show.

MDur8
10-27-07, 10:30 pm
I had actually planned to hit that show. Got a friend competing.

I vote for Saturday November 10th, Back day, around 1pm at the Gold's gym in mesa. Followed by lunch and a bodybuilding show.

Sounds good to me...i might be a little late but ill be there for sure

Tucsondog
10-28-07, 3:26 pm
Sound sgreat guys. Hey, can we tally the Tucson animals so we can lock down the car-pooling?

BTW: Back day sounds great, but I'm actually also looking forward to have someone watch me, and critique, my squatting. I suck at squats but really want to incorporate more into my routine, with higher weights. I'm not "afraid" to squat, I just never ever feel "comfortable" that I'm balanced. Same old story I guess. I'm hoping a few reps with 135 and someone can say, "hey just move the bar a little this or that, or point your toes this way and move your legs out that way", and I'm on my way to squatting up some big wheels.

Oh an Aengus, I'm interested in talking with your bud who'se competing. Need some pointers on routines, contest diet, and such. Gracias.

IRN-NML
10-28-07, 7:12 pm
Guys, I tried to get info on tickets for the Phx show the 10th. They're $38 bucks for the evening and the guy couldn't say for certain if any would be sold at the door. Didn't ask about the Am prejudging.

Sounds like you can get them at the MaxMuscle stores in Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler; if they have them.

I was pissed that I couldn't get any straight answers. Thought I'd just pass this info along to you.

brandonA
10-29-07, 11:58 am
Alright we got a plan...

Sat Nov. 10th, Gold's in Mesa...around 1pm - Back session is on the menu..Tucson, I would love to give you the help you need on your squats...

Lunch to follow and for those that can make it the NPC show....


so for I got the following roll call

TucsonDog
IRN-MIL
Aengus
Murd8
BrandonA

Anyone elas?

I wont be able to make the NPC show and my girfriend may be making the trip with me...I will get that nailed down soon....I will need a solid head count soon...Who whats to take pics? I have a camara that I can bring down...

-B

IRN-NML
10-29-07, 12:28 pm
I'll feel like I'm entering a comp I'm not ready for but I'll plan on coming.
Will try to remember to bring the camera too; I'll shoot & you guys WORK!

No NPC here either; maybe another one another time.

IRN-NML
10-29-07, 4:52 pm
Just saw the Chicago Animal pics. Great stuff! Now I"m even more fired up for the 10th or earlier!

Aengus
10-30-07, 2:04 am
FUCK YES.

I will have an extra set of straps, and unlimited chalk. Willing to share, but anyone using will owe me a set.




Alright we got a plan...

Sat Nov. 10th, Gold's in Mesa...around 1pm - Back session is on the menu..Tucson, I would love to give you the help you need on your squats...

Lunch to follow and for those that can make it the NPC show....


so for I got the following roll call

TucsonDog
IRN-MIL
Aengus
Murd8
BrandonA

Anyone elas?

I wont be able to make the NPC show and my girfriend may be making the trip with me...I will get that nailed down soon....I will need a solid head count soon...Who whats to take pics? I have a camara that I can bring down...

-B

G Diesel
10-30-07, 2:10 pm
Alright we got a plan...

Sat Nov. 10th, Gold's in Mesa...around 1pm - Back session is on the menu..Tucson, I would love to give you the help you need on your squats...

Lunch to follow and for those that can make it the NPC show....


so for I got the following roll call

TucsonDog
IRN-MIL
Aengus
Murd8
BrandonA

Anyone elas?

I wont be able to make the NPC show and my girfriend may be making the trip with me...I will get that nailed down soon....I will need a solid head count soon...Who whats to take pics? I have a camara that I can bring down...

-B

Just need that address and all details confirmed when you have it all set in stone Big Bran. Peace, G

Tucsondog
10-30-07, 2:14 pm
Brandon,

Let's get a rollcall on who is going ,or wants to go, to the show so we can figure out the tickets.

I just called Max Muscle in Chandler (950 East Pecos Road, Suite #104, Chandler, AZ 85225
phone# (480) 855-4MAX) and they have plenty of tickets for the night show. I think the guy said 7th row.

The Tucson carpool can stop on the way to the gym that morning.

Who is going to the show? And who needs tickets?

brandonA
10-30-07, 2:45 pm
Ok, need two rock solid roll calls....

One for those killing the iron....


and one for those doing to the NPC show....

Also if we are getting a carpool going from Tucson to Mesa, lets get that ironed out as well....

Need this info asap so I can let G know what is going down....

-B

MDur8
10-30-07, 2:58 pm
how much for the tickets and what time is the show?

IRN-NML
10-30-07, 3:13 pm
MDur8, I was told $38/tkt & starts at 6pm - evening.

No on the show
Yes on the iron - want to try a few things other than back.
Will bring a camera
Going to make a note to throw in a cooler & blue ice in case anyone's got somethng that needs to chill.
There's a chance the Golds will be pretty busy; that area is major congestion retail & cars & fwiw, photo radar.

The Max Muscle on Pecos (east/west) TD mentioned is near Arizona Ave; (north/south) AZ Ave is the SAME as Country Club.

That deli mentioned earlier sounds good.

Going to train for the next week and rest up for this.

Tucsondog
10-30-07, 3:15 pm
how much for the tickets and what time is the show?

The show starts at 6:00pm and the tickets are $36 each.

I'm in for the workout.

I'm in for the show.

I can drive the Tucson to Phoenix carpool pending how many animals are going north.

MDur8
10-30-07, 3:31 pm
Well im definately down for the workout but i wont be able to make it to the show

Aengus
10-31-07, 11:04 am
down for the workout

down for the show

Down for eating like I am fresh out of hibernation.


Fuck Yes

brandonA
10-31-07, 12:21 pm
Alright fellas, I am going to post up the date in the calander, setting it in stone. I need the final roll call by friday morning so I can let G know what's going down...

TucsonDog, I may be able to make the show after all and thus my be able to car pool with ya. I will let you know asap.....

Getting itchy bros, cant wait....

-B

IRN-NML
10-31-07, 3:38 pm
I might forget this, but if one of you guys will demonstrate a Dog Crap set of any lift, at the AABC I'll appreciate it.

whatnow5
10-31-07, 6:20 pm
I wish I could make it. If I would organize one up here in peoria in december, would you guys come?

Tucsondog
11-01-07, 7:12 pm
I might forget this, but if one of you guys will demonstrate a Dog Crap set of any lift, at the AABC I'll appreciate it.

IRN-NML - I did the DoggCrappe for a while. I can show you a "rest-pause" set fur sure. I might go back to that training style after my competition.



I wish I could make it. If I would organize one up here in peoria in december, would you guys come?

I'll go in December as well. Any chance to run with the fellow Animals is welcome!


Brandona - I can drive on the 10th with any number of Animals. I'll just take the wifey's SUV... We need a ticket count if we're all gonna sit togetha...

MDur8
11-01-07, 8:59 pm
I wish I could make it. If I would organize one up here in peoria in december, would you guys come?

Im down for a december meeting in peoria...

Aengus
11-01-07, 9:33 pm
So what will this entail? Will we have animalpak peeps coming out from Corporate? Will we have a planned workout or just an ad-hoc thing once we get there?

I only ask because I know some people, and may be able to provide time with some good trainers. But if we have someone like G coming down, that would be unnecessary. I would like to know what to expect so I can do whatever it takes to help out.

I will be bringing 1lb of chalk and an extra set of straps, as well as a nasty hatred for iron.

IRN-NML
11-01-07, 10:47 pm
I'm coming for hands on iron information, give and take tips, suggestions, motivation. I'm coming, the ego isn't; if I'm meeting the Desert Fantastic Four or Five, there may be a U-Turn. j/k. There are some things I want to try besides back; I may feel like a kid in an iron store with all the equipment.

I'm looking forward; I expect to be even more motivated afterwards.

brandonA
11-02-07, 12:15 pm
Tucsondog called the gym and we are good to go. As far as I know there will not be an reps from Universal, other than us local boys. There is no set workout other than back, we will have some DC expamples and some squat work with Tucsondog...

On back day I usally do deads and lat work, I am a powerlifter so I do shit a bit differnt...But I am taking a de-load week so I am down for what every....

Maybe...

Deads
BOR
Lat work (pullups, pull downs, ect.)
Machine rows, db rows....

What ever you guys want to do....

As for December, we will see how this one goes and then see how many we can get going for December, it might be best to wait till after the new year, depends on you youngans and your school'n....LOL.....

Need a head count for a ride share up to Phoenix from Tucson and how many are going to the NPC show?

-B

brandonA
11-02-07, 1:56 pm
The Chairman has issued a Decree. Rules to live by when Attending an ABC Gathering....(I added a few, but he should not mind)

1. - You must wear your OWN Animal gear to the event. Those who have plenty to share should do so if you dont mind.

2. - Carry yourself with pride, be a gentlemen. Repersent yourself, your family and the "A" to the fullest.

3. - As a guest in a new gym, be sure to leave it BETTER than you found it. Clean off that bar, rack that dumbell, show others in the gym how an Animal does it.

4. - Leave it all in the gym. Make every rep, every set, count.

5. - Do your best to enlighten others on everything Animal. Invite them to the FORVM, exchange info so that they can join us at the next Gathering. This is a movement and movements need brave souls, not afraid to give it all...

Do these simple things and you will be rewarded (more info to follow). But do not just do it for free swag, do it because it is the right thing, fuck that, the ONLY thing to do...

Animal Banner and magic box of goddies to be provided before the Gathering. All attending members are to sign the banner so it can be returened to Corporate..

All attending gathering MUST take a group photo to be proudly displayed on the FORVM...

We are making the movement that much stronger brothers, cant wait till the 10th...

-B

Universal Rep
11-02-07, 1:58 pm
Well said B...

brandonA
11-02-07, 2:00 pm
Well said B...

Thanks Cuz..

-B

IRN-NML
11-02-07, 2:25 pm
I've got the Skullie; thx to the Animal Logo promo. I'll have to see if the shop a couple doors down from Golds still has the Animal shirts in stock.

brandonA
11-02-07, 2:34 pm
I have a beanie, Pak shirt, forvm shirt, "not here to talk" shirt....think that is it.....

-B

MDur8
11-02-07, 10:29 pm
We are making the movement that much stronger brothers, cant wait till the 10th...

-B

Well said bro im so excited for this..

By the way i got an animal hat, "not here to talk" shirt, and an animal skullie in case any one needs it...

G Diesel
11-05-07, 4:41 pm
Brandona- There are two Gold's in Mesa, AZ according to Google. What is the street address for interested ABC Members? Thanks bro. Peace, G

*edit: Got it... 1046 S Country Club Dr, Mesa AZ

brandonA
11-06-07, 10:33 am
Sorry bros,
Spent the weekend on the couch curled up on the fetal position, hopeing to get to the bath room before I exploded...fun stuff....Feeling a bit better, saving my strenght for Saturday. I would say lets try to get to Gold's by 12:30-12:45, lets meet up front by the front desk. If we are doing back, than maybe we should get a work out put together so we can set up maybe 2-3 stations in the gym and be able to rotate and hit everything...but if there is only 5 of us then the work out wont take too long if we all do the same thing.....

-B

IRN-NML
11-06-07, 11:12 am
Not fun, I know the feeling. Nuff said.

I'll probably be an hour early at least; one of the best used bookstores in the country is right next door next to a supps store that carries Animal/Universal and a used sporting good store that has lots of commercial iron equipment; bars etc. Pretty much a froo froo free zone.

Pulled a lower back muscle last night; seems to be getting better. Lifting today & tomorrow and then rest Thurs. & Fri.

Tucsondog
11-06-07, 1:23 pm
Not fun, I know the feeling. Nuff said.

I'll probably be an hour early at least; one of the best used bookstores in the country is right next door next to a supps store that carries Animal/Universal and a used sporting good store that has lots of commercial iron equipment; bars etc. Pretty much a froo froo free zone.

Pulled a lower back muscle last night; seems to be getting better. Lifting today & tomorrow and then rest Thurs. & Fri.

Hey I wouldn't mind hitting that supps store and also that used sporting goods store. I'm a hyperspender! Just ask the wifey. Not that I could fit anything more into my gym, but there is alllllways a new cable attachment or something-something that catches my eye! HA!


Sorry bros,
Spent the weekend on the couch curled up on the fetal position, hopeing to get to the bath room before I exploded...fun stuff....Feeling a bit better, saving my strenght for Saturday. I would say lets try to get to Gold's by 12:30-12:45, lets meet up front by the front desk. If we are doing back, than maybe we should get a work out put together so we can set up maybe 2-3 stations in the gym and be able to rotate and hit everything...but if there is only 5 of us then the work out wont take too long if we all do the same thing.....

-B

Ouch. Glad ur feeling better.

Purely as a suggestion on the back workout, but I'm open to ANYthing that day.

Barbell rows x 4
Deads x 4
Close grip seated cable rows x 4
One arm dumbell rows x 4

That should pretty much toast the back. I also like those Nautilus upright pull over machines.

Oh and a couple sets of squats to teach this old dog a new trick!

Looking forward to it gentlemen!!

brandonA
11-06-07, 1:49 pm
I saw some fellas at my gym doing the low cable rows with the tricept rope, looked like fun, may want to give that a try, I will go fairly light and pound out the volume....

Cant wait, will be a blast, and looking foward to the show, will be my 1st....

-B

MDur8
11-06-07, 2:03 pm
Purely as a suggestion on the back workout, but I'm open to ANYthing that day.

Barbell rows x 4
Deads x 4
Close grip seated cable rows x 4
One arm dumbell rows x 4


Sounds good to me but how about some pullups?

Also im always nervous with deads since i messed up my back a couple of years ago so if you guys can help me with proper form that would be great

Tucsondog
11-06-07, 2:04 pm
I saw some fellas at my gym doing the low cable rows with the tricept rope, looked like fun, may want to give that a try, I will go fairly light and pound out the volume....

Cant wait, will be a blast, and looking foward to the show, will be my 1st....

-B

I've done rows that way and while you can't hit nearly the load you can with the D-handles, you can get a crazy good contraction by pinning your shoulder blades together. Definately a good way to do them.

First show huh? My first was just a few months ago when I convinced the wifey to hit Vegas with me for the USA's. I was BLOWN away. Just walking around the front of the auditorium and rubbin elbows with Charles Glass, Bob Chicarillo, Hidetada Yamagishi, Troy Alves, just to name a few. Met and am now friends with Peter Putnam and his lovely wife Jessica (she's the blond in the ON ads). And, of course, that's where I met Rage and his lovely wife. In fact, hitting the Animal booth provided me with the 13 Animal posters I now have in my gym!

Tucsondog
11-06-07, 2:08 pm
Sounds good to me but how about some pullups?

Also im always nervous with deads since i messed up my back a couple of years ago so if you guys can help me with proper form that would be great

Ditto brother - I am hoping to LEARN a LOT from all of you. I wouldn't say my dead form is good so I'm looking forward to having some help there as well! Hell I'll be lucky to do 315 on deads on a good day!

Pull ups are good. I like to superset them with the low cable rows just to burn out whatever is left! Let's do it!

(Oh, and bro, I might need to borrow one of those hats for the Animal wear...thx!)

brandonA
11-06-07, 2:09 pm
Sounds good to me but how about some pullups?

Also im always nervous with deads since i messed up my back a couple of years ago so if you guys can help me with proper form that would be great

To be honest, I am not even sure if we will be allowed to do deads at this gym, some frown on them...If I do them, I will just hit light, speed sets, no heavier than 315. May hit some GM's as well, we shall see where the day take us...Pullus are always great...

-B

MDur8
11-06-07, 2:11 pm
Pull ups are good. I like to superset them with the low cable rows just to burn out whatever is left! Let's do it!

(Oh, and bro, I might need to borrow one of those hats for the Animal wear...thx!)

Sounds like a great superset....

No prob with the headwear bro...the hat is all funky with sweat so I will be wearing that lol, you can def wear the skullie if you want

Tucsondog
11-06-07, 2:14 pm
To be honest, I am not even sure if we will be allowed to do deads at this gym, some frown on them...If I do them, I will just hit light, speed sets, no heavier than 315. May hit some GM's as well, we shall see where the day take us...Pullus are always great...

-B

Sounds good bro. Hey what's a "GM"??

We can do rack-deads and I don't think we'll have any problems so long as we're not dropping/slamming it when we're done.


Sounds like a great superset....

No prob with the headwear bro...the hat is all funky with sweat so I will be wearing that lol, you can def wear the skullie if you want

LOL! Yes YOU wear the hat! I'll take the skullie! Hey does Animal make a bandana? Nothing like Guns-n-Roses looking at the gym! HA!

brandonA
11-06-07, 2:17 pm
GM = Good mornings. bending at the waist with the bar in the squat position. Works the lower back, which I need..LOL....Sure we can do rack pulls, if they have a rack...LOL....Cant wait...

-B

IRN-NML
11-06-07, 2:23 pm
I've heard good stuff about this particular Golds; hard to say if it will be busy in the free weights area or mainly cardio in the afternoon.

I'd be up for some rack dead pointers, and go at the T-bar; including a strip set or two. Plus, I can think of some tricep work that will require help from one of your guys.

TD, I think I pm'ed you the supp site. I know you're going to be getting tkts to the evening comp. (damn, would like to go!) but maybe if you guys arrive early I'll find you. Most likely I'll have to cut short the feeding frenzy afterwards although I'm really looking fwd to chewing the fat (allowed?) as much as possible. How often do guys get a chance to 'talk lifting' in person? Not often.

BTW, Animal shirt required or will an Animal skullie do?

Aengus
11-06-07, 3:09 pm
To be honest, I am not even sure if we will be allowed to do deads at this gym, some frown on them...If I do them, I will just hit light, speed sets, no heavier than 315. May hit some GM's as well, we shall see where the day take us...Pullus are always great...

-B


I have trained here before, they were cool with me, and I am a chalk-abuser and far from quiet. As long as we are kind and considerate, we should be chill.

As for the night show: My sources say that tickets are 40$, and the attire is Business Casual at minimum. Does anyone have an Animal polo?


Just thought you may want those details.

brandonA
11-06-07, 3:15 pm
I have trained here before, they were cool with me, and I am a chalk-abuser and far from quiet. As long as we are kind and considerate, we should be chill.

As for the night show: My sources say that tickets are 40$, and the attire is Business Casual at minimum. Does anyone have an Animal polo?


Just thought you may want those details.

Bidness Casual? Shit. I will have to dig up my slacks and a polo. That kinda sucks...Oh well...I hope black on black is cool, cause that is the only way I roll....

-B

brandonA
11-06-07, 3:34 pm
Hope my chuck taylor's are cool, cause I really dont want to drag my boots all the way up there...

-B

Aengus
11-06-07, 4:00 pm
I doubt anyone would criticize the shabby sheik chucks.

brandonA
11-06-07, 4:02 pm
I doubt anyone would criticize the shabby sheik chucks.

LOL...good..I dont want to smell up Tucson's ride with the steel toes....

-B

Tucsondog
11-06-07, 4:29 pm
LOL...good..I dont want to smell up Tucson's ride with the steel toes....

-B

LOL! Remember bro it's the wifeys ride and NO you don't want to piss HER off!! HA!

Business Casual for a BB show? Gentlemen, at both the USA's and the Mr Olympia I saw plenty of fine dressed gentlemen, as well as plenty of wife-beaters with ripped shorts and sandles. I wouldn't stress about the dress! Oh and the guy at Max Muscle said tics are $35 and they have 7th row.

Aengus
11-06-07, 6:14 pm
LOL! Remember bro it's the wifeys ride and NO you don't want to piss HER off!! HA!

Business Casual for a BB show? Gentlemen, at both the USA's and the Mr Olympia I saw plenty of fine dressed gentlemen, as well as plenty of wife-beaters with ripped shorts and sandles. I wouldn't stress about the dress! Oh and the guy at Max Muscle said tics are $35 and they have 7th row.

I will have to poke the people who passed me the info. Thanks TDog.

brandonA
11-06-07, 7:19 pm
Stacy just let me know that our care package from the Chairman has arrived...Saturday will be cool as hell....cant wait fellas

-B

Aengus
11-06-07, 7:57 pm
I bet it has ammonia capsules.

I have a forum shirt, but it doesn't fit right, and seems to want to strangle me. I will try to be creative...

eDub
11-07-07, 4:36 pm
not only do i go to asu/live in mesa, but that gold's is two blocks from my house. see you guys there.

brandonA
11-07-07, 4:39 pm
not only do i go to asu/live in mesa, but that gold's is two blocks from my house. see you guys there.

Did the email find ya? Great to hear we will be there around 12:30ish...Meet ya at the front counter...

-B

alecto42
11-07-07, 4:41 pm
i'd like to attend, but dont know if ill be able to get out of tucson, considering i have a paper and 2 tests coming up this week at the U.

brandonA
11-07-07, 4:45 pm
i'd like to attend, but dont know if ill be able to get out of tucson, considering i have a paper and 2 tests coming up this week at the U.

School 1st bro....but if you can find the time, the Tucson car pool...Tucsondog and I, are leaving at 9:30am from Grant and I-10. Tucsondog is driving and we are staying for the NPC show after we lift, so it will be a late return. You can lock your car up in the yard here at the shop if you wish...

I am hoping to get a Tucson Gathering going for the next one, maybe switch back and forth between the two. We have some talk of a Peoria meeting in December...

-B

eDub
11-07-07, 4:45 pm
yea the email got me. good looks.

by the way, i'll be going to the show as well.

brandonA
11-07-07, 4:46 pm
yea the email got me. good looks.

by the way, i'll be going to the show as well.

Very cool...Chow at the Jason's Deli after the lifting....See ya there..

-B

alecto42
11-07-07, 4:51 pm
appreciate it, hopefully us guys in Tucson can all get a lift in in the next month or so. I'm going to the Dr.'s today to hopefully schedule an MRI on my right shoulder for an AC joint injury... Great.. but I'm up for some legs and once i heal for sure we can get on it.

CarpeDiem
11-07-07, 6:58 pm
Wuts up AZ brothers!? I just got an e-mail about the AZ chapter, I didn't even know it existed! Cool shit, glad to see the AZ brothers representin. Anyways as I've read through some of the posts, as I see it now it's in Mesa Gold's on the 10th at around 1 P.M. I know I'm putting this suggestion in just a little bit late, but the Gold's in Gilbert (which is only like 10 minutes from the Gold's in Mesa) is a lot bigger and in my opinion a better gym. Also, the guys who work the counter at Gold's Gilbert are a lot nicer and more leaneant on guests then the Mesa gym. I don't usually go around 1 to the Gold's in Gilbert, but usually Saturday's are pretty empty especially being that a lot of the people from that gym are competing in the Western Regional. Just throwin my opinion out there, doesn't really matter to me, cause a gym is a gym. I’m hopin I can make it this Saturday, but anyways letme know what u guys are thinking….
- CarpeDiem

brandonA
11-07-07, 7:14 pm
Wuts up AZ brothers!? I just got an e-mail about the AZ chapter, I didn't even know it existed! Cool shit, glad to see the AZ brothers representin. Anyways as I've read through some of the posts, as I see it now it's in Mesa Gold's on the 10th at around 1 P.M. I know I'm putting this suggestion in just a little bit late, but the Gold's in Gilbert (which is only like 10 minutes from the Gold's in Mesa) is a lot bigger and in my opinion a better gym. Also, the guys who work the counter at Gold's Gilbert are a lot nicer and more leaneant on guests then the Mesa gym. I don't usually go around 1 to the Gold's in Gilbert, but usually Saturday's are pretty empty especially being that a lot of the people from that gym are competing in the Western Regional. Just throwin my opinion out there, doesn't really matter to me, cause a gym is a gym. I’m hopin I can make it this Saturday, but anyways letme know what u guys are thinking….
- CarpeDiem

Hey bro, glad the email is working so well. We are already cleared with the management in the Gold's in Mesa, but maybe next time we can do the on in Gilbert...Hope to see you on Saturday..

-B

MAUI BOY
11-07-07, 10:05 pm
wassup fellas, been out of the board scene for a whileand i just received this message.. count me in fellas i will be at the golds gym in mesa....

brandonA
11-08-07, 11:11 am
wassup fellas, been out of the board scene for a whileand i just received this message.. count me in fellas i will be at the golds gym in mesa....

Cool see ya there....Remember to rock some Animal gear...

-B

IRN-NML
11-08-07, 6:06 pm
CarpeDiem,

I'd forgotten about that Golds; down from Trader Joes. Since the only chain I've trained in was a Powerhouse in Tempe I'm looking forward to trying the Golds iron. Probably would be up for a non official Animal iron session some weekend at the Baseline Golds.

Never heard of it til looking online, what's this 'Snap Fitness'? Thumbs up or down?

eDub
11-09-07, 4:27 am
is snap fitness the place on alma school and baseline?
i train at 24 hour on baseline and the 101.

p.s. can't wait for saturday gents, i'm really stoked :D

Tucsondog
11-09-07, 10:51 am
Ok gents,

To make SURE we're all showing up at the same time and place:

Where: GOLD's Gym at 1046 S Country Club, in Mesa (480-833-0099)
When: Meet at the front desk at 12:30ish Saturday morning, 11/10/07 - yes tomorrow
What: Insane workout for probably 2 hours, then food at Jason's Deli down the street, and finally NPC show downtown Phoenix after that.
NPC Tickets: MaxMuscle 930 E Pecos Rd, Chandler (480-855-4MAX)

The "workout":

BACK:
Barbell rows x 3
Deads x 3
Seated low cable rows x3 Superset w/ chins
Dumbell row x 3

(I also suggest...)

TRAPS:
Barbell shrugs x 4
Dumbell shrugs x 2

BI's:
Dumbell curls x 3
Preacher dumbell curls x 3
Preacher machine one arm curls x 2

FOREARMS:
dumbell wrist curl x 2
reverse barbell curl x 2

HA! Who'se up for THIS?????? This is my normal Saturday routine...in the words of Ronnie Coleman - "light weight"!! 30 sets !!

brandonA
11-09-07, 10:54 am
Ok gents,

To make SURE we're all showing up at the same time and place:

Where: GOLD's Gym at 1046 S Country Club, in Mesa (480-833-0099)
When: Meet at the front desk at 12:30ish Saturday morning, 11/10/07 - yes tomorrow
What: Insane workout for probably 2 hours, then food at Jason's Deli down the street, and finally NPC show downtown Phoenix after that.
NPC Tickets: MaxMuscle 930 E Pecos Rd, Chandler (480-855-4MAX)

The "workout":

BACK:
Barbell rows x 3
Deads x 3
Seated low cable rows x3 Superset w/ chins
Dumbell row x 3

(I also suggest...)

TRAPS:
Barbell shrugs x 4
Dumbell shrugs x 2

BI's:
Dumbell curls x 3
Preacher dumbell curls x 3
Preacher machine one arm curls x 2

FOREARMS:
dumbell wrist curl x 2
reverse barbell curl x 2

HA! Who'se up for THIS?????? This is my normal Saturday routine...in the words of Ronnie Coleman - "light weight"!! 30 sets !!

Sounds good to me bro, I hit some bi's last night, so I may lay off them, but I only did some preachers, so who knows....but that sounds like a plan to me..

-B

eDub
11-09-07, 11:22 am
i hit bi's last night as well, but i'm down to do everything else.

MDur8
11-09-07, 1:30 pm
That workout sounds good to me TD

IRN-NML
11-09-07, 2:11 pm
Doesn't sound bad TD, though I may have to go with preacher ez or machine for bi's or barbell for bi's - !@#%^ elbow tendonitis doesn't like dumbbels now. Broke a strap last night doing dead hangs; have to stop at Sports Authority when I get in & get a new pair.

If it's possible, I may want one of you to help with a T-bar dropset & also a triceps set.
Got the camera ready & going to bring some bottled H2o. If anyone wouldn't mind bringing an xtra A shirt or else I'm going to try to buy one there. May be around the area by 11 & will poke around.

brandonA
11-09-07, 2:26 pm
Doesn't sound bad TD, though I may have to go with preacher ez or machine for bi's or barbell for bi's - !@#%^ elbow tendonitis doesn't like dumbbels now. Broke a strap last night doing dead hangs; have to stop at Sports Authority when I get in & get a new pair.

If it's possible, I may want one of you to help with a T-bar dropset & also a triceps set.
Got the camera ready & going to bring some bottled H2o. If anyone wouldn't mind bringing an xtra A shirt or else I'm going to try to buy one there. May be around the area by 11 & will poke around.

Any help ya need bro, just let us know.. I will bring a few extra shirts...they are all xxl...

-B

Tucsondog
11-09-07, 2:42 pm
Doesn't sound bad TD, though I may have to go with preacher ez or machine for bi's or barbell for bi's - !@#%^ elbow tendonitis doesn't like dumbbels now. Broke a strap last night doing dead hangs; have to stop at Sports Authority when I get in & get a new pair.

If it's possible, I may want one of you to help with a T-bar dropset & also a triceps set.
Got the camera ready & going to bring some bottled H2o. If anyone wouldn't mind bringing an xtra A shirt or else I'm going to try to buy one there. May be around the area by 11 & will poke around.

I know what you mean about the elbows. Keeps me from heavy tricep work all the time. And, for bi's I have a tough time with my wrists on straight bars, but dumbells and machines are ok. Us old guys are feeling the stresses of growing better with age! HA!

IRN-NML
11-09-07, 3:32 pm
TD, Getting older means you get to be more creative with the iron to make something work.
Brandon, Thx. I'll have to start an 18 hour bulk now or else it'll look like I'm wearing a burka but I'll show up :D

brandonA
11-09-07, 5:22 pm
Rember that it is NASCAR weekend in Phoenix this weekend bro..Everyone be carefull....

-B

Universal Rep
11-09-07, 5:56 pm
You fellas are on tomorrow... Crush the iron brothers, crush the iron...

Elite
11-09-07, 8:30 pm
I'd love to hit that place someday soon, just reminds me of long roads through sandy strips with the sun setting in the foreground. Roof down, one arm on the wheel and the other on your lady who's cuddling you from the passenger seat.........awwwwww................

Errr, anyway, this meet is gonna rock the foundations and i cant wait to see the pics, enjoy bro's!

Elite
11-10-07, 7:39 pm
6 Hours later, still no sign of the Arizona crew..........

Shit, that must be one heavy meet!

MDur8
11-10-07, 7:49 pm
6 Hours later, still no sign of the Arizona crew..........

Shit, that must be one heavy meet!

just got done eating bro! lol...pics should be up soon

eDub
11-10-07, 8:06 pm
good time at gold's. glad i met all you guys. those pics are gonna be great.

IRN-NML
11-10-07, 9:37 pm
Back home, had a great time. Wanted to try a test pic in the Gallery but doesn't look like I can post pics. Will await for further info on this. (says ' you can not post attatchments')

eDub
11-10-07, 9:39 pm
try uploading them to a photobucket account and post links.
www.photobucket.com

widdlewade44
11-10-07, 10:03 pm
Back home, had a great time. Wanted to try a test pic in the Gallery but doesn't look like I can post pics. Will await for further info on this. (says ' you can not post attatchments')


Open a photobucket.com account (it's free) if you don't already have one. Upload your pics and post the url link in your FORVM post.

Looking forward to viewing the damage, peace.

Kevin
widdlewade44

IRN-NML
11-10-07, 10:09 pm
Got Photobucket; working on that now. Will test a pic.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/ABCAZ1.jpg

Works. Any others will be in the ABC Gallery. Have 10 out of 60 pics done. It'll take a little time.

eDub
11-10-07, 10:12 pm
http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/?action=view&current=ABCAZ4.jpg
good god look at that sexy animal :D
i can't wait till the rest are done irn-nml, thanks so much for bringing that camera dude!

IRN-NML
11-10-07, 10:13 pm
ok, test pic 2 & 3. Some are good, some are so so.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/ABCAZ3.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/ABCAZ2.jpg

Giant Killer
11-10-07, 10:17 pm
Looking good brother, just load 'em all up.

Geek
11-10-07, 10:32 pm
IRN-NML-

any way you can post a link directly to your photobucket page? i wanna bookmark it

eDub
11-10-07, 10:34 pm
here ya go dude:
http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/

MDur8
11-10-07, 10:36 pm
Had a great time today training and eating with everybody...and i want to give a big thanks to universal for all of the goodies we got

widdlewade44
11-10-07, 10:39 pm
Looks like a solid, intense session Arizona Chapter, and that's just the first 10 photos! Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to the rest. Peace.

Kevin
widdlewade44

eDub
11-10-07, 10:42 pm
i want to give a big thanks to universal for all of the goodies we got

for real, i'm diggin my new posters and i definitely like the real gains samples :D

MDur8
11-10-07, 10:44 pm
that "shut up and train" poster with machine is awesome...his legs are sick

Geek
11-10-07, 11:02 pm
here ya go dude:
http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/

thanks man

BAD ASS MARTIN
11-10-07, 11:13 pm
Yo fellas,

How did it all go today? Get the pics up I want to see!

B.A.M.

Pizzalamp
11-10-07, 11:13 pm
i saw some beasts throwing around the iron in those photos
great job guys looked awesome!

IRN-NML
11-10-07, 11:43 pm
First group of pics are in the Gallery.

Aengus
11-11-07, 2:57 am
It was great meeting you all, and the workout was intense.

Went to the show with Steve and brandon: Also fucking great.

More details later...food now.

PS: Lee Priest is huge in person. I swear, I think they might have to cut his shirt off of him when he gets home.

Tucsondog
11-11-07, 5:27 pm
First of all thanks to Brandona for getting this gig together. We're forever in your debt fellow warrior.

Next thanks goes to IRN_NML who not only took some great pics (can't wait to see more bro!) but has that "Animal" artistic eye. Hell, the one of yours truly in the mirror, with the dumbell curl, looks like an Animal poster in the making!

Aengus, my brutha! Ya gotta grow that beard into a point and you'll look just like the guy from 300 my man!

Everybody was rocking the iron, and the thunder in our corner of Golds was crashing like only an Animal event could generate. Was great meeting all of you in person. And - looking forward to the next one!!

For those who missed the NPC show, you missed some fun there also. Some great stuff going on, on stage, and then my "icing on the cake" was talking with Will Harris outside. Dude is a monster. Told him the recent pics in Flex CLEARLY show him as the winner to Silvio Samual at the Europa, when in fact he took 2nd to Silvio. He thanked me for the support, and we talked the iron for another 10 minutes. BTW: He was the guest poser, and this guy, even a month after the Olympia looked like he could have taken 1st in a pro show last night.

Then I also managed to get 1 on 1 time with Lee Priest. So, I'm a big Priest fan from when he started. Classic superman looking dude. In fact I got his bobble-head statue right next to my keyboard (although I do flick it in the head a couple times a day for a laugh), and a big ass poster of him doing a double bi shot in my home gym. Asked him the status on his getting back into the IFBB, and he said the politics are still what they are, and it aint happening yet. I told him they should let him back in - hell he's a huge ticket draw, if not a world class bber. He now resides in Scottsdale, and in fact he told me, in his great Austrailian accent, "yeah, there's a lot of snobs in Scottsdale, and I like fuckin with em"! Gave him a high five, wished him the best and our continued support of him, and went on my way.

So, I'm heading back into the venue, and happen to spot Rusty Jeffers. He lives in the Phoenix area as well. If you haven't heard that name before, he was just in the October issue of Flex (pgs 140-150). Classic IFBB pro, who at 43 just got his pro card a mere 2 years ago (after 4 decades of competing). Anyhow, told him I was prepping for a show in March and he flipped out his biz card and said to give him a call, where he'd give me a hand with posing, diet, training and all things in between. How cool was that?

All three of these guys, Will, Lee and Rusty are top class guys, and I mean in both the sense of their bodybuilding as well as just plain old hospitality. In fact on the way out of the venue, when we were finally leaving, Will was just hangin out and we shook hands again, I wished him luck at his next show (Feb 08) and he said again "thanks for the support, and it was great to meet you Steve". I mean how many celeb bbers would remember your name after a couple hours of meeting dozens of peeps? Like I said, all 3 are class acts.

My daugher joined us for the show, and it was her first time seeing anything like this. She just started working at a gym in Chandler (she's only 16), and loved the look of all the Figure competitors (I think we ALL did...<wink>), to the point that she thinks she wants to get up there and compete herself! Now how cool is that?! She's 5' 9" so she'll be hitting the teen and the tall class. And with her tenacity and good looks she'll be sure to make a big splash when it's time.

Evening ended with dropping her off, and then the 2 hour drive back to the "Ol Pueblo" with Brandon. Didn't get to sleep until 1:30am. Way past this old mans bedtime! HA!

Brothers who were there - ok lemme tell ya how sore my f_cking traps are today. That's IT bros. 405 is the ONLY starting weight for shrugs now! HA!

That's the recap for now warriors. More in my journey as the weeks are now going to be counting down to contest time...time to start thinking about shredding...and winning!

Tucsondog a.k.a. "Steve"

eDub
11-11-07, 6:40 pm
That's IT bros. 405 is the ONLY starting weight for shrugs now! HA!



ya god damn right it is. aren't you glad i made us do that extra set, lol.

IRN-NML
11-11-07, 8:55 pm
Don't know about the rest of you guys but I was impressed with Jason's Deli. I'd easily do that again with more time to eat more.

TDog, I think credit for that pic goes to one of the other guys; can't say I remember taking it. Thx though. Plenty of Animal images all around!

Tucsondog
11-11-07, 9:23 pm
ya god damn right it is. aren't you glad i made us do that extra set, lol.


You know it brother. And now you know the "well I'll do it if you do it" will ALWAYS get me to do another set! HA! I'll train with you anytime bro!



Don't know about the rest of you guys but I was impressed with Jason's Deli. I'd easily do that again with more time to eat more.

TDog, I think credit for that pic goes to one of the other guys; can't say I remember taking it. Thx though. Plenty of Animal images all around!


Yep, gotta love Jasons. Go there in Tucson with the wifey at least once a month.

And IRN_NML I think you are truly the inspiration, and all of us are motivated to still be as strong as you are when we're up in your age territory! Rock on Patriarch of ABC!

IRN-NML
11-11-07, 9:32 pm
If I do this again, I sure as hell am going to be better than yesterday & have a tank on as I should have yesterday instead of looking like the irongnome. Got to plan on your comp TD as my first BB show. Keep me posted. Lol 'my age territory'; plenty of space to pump 'n grow!

So now the resolution is to come in better for ABC AZ ANIMAL in '08.

MDur8
11-11-07, 10:53 pm
And IRN_NML I think you are truly the inspiration, and all of us are motivated to still be as strong as you are when we're up in your age territory! Rock on Patriarch of ABC!

I second this....

Tucsondog
11-11-07, 11:08 pm
I second this....

Hey bro, forgot to thank you for the "skullie for the day". Sorry for the sweat!

MDur8
11-11-07, 11:21 pm
Hey bro, forgot to thank you for the "skullie for the day". Sorry for the sweat!

lol no problem bro

eDub
11-12-07, 12:03 am
so i'm thinking of entering the comp this march, what do you guys think?

MDur8
11-12-07, 1:50 am
so i'm thinking of entering the comp this march, what do you guys think?

dude you would dominate....just get your diet in check and it would be game over lol....give me a call if you need any support or advice

eDub
11-12-07, 6:06 am
thanks for the encouragement. i'm pretty sure my gym is having a guest special this month, so if you're down you should try and swing by tempe a few times this next week and lift with me.

Universal Rep
11-12-07, 11:50 am
Looks like there was some sick lifting... Nice job fellas. Did Animal proud. So when's the next one?

MDur8
11-12-07, 1:32 pm
thanks for the encouragement. i'm pretty sure my gym is having a guest special this month, so if you're down you should try and swing by tempe a few times this next week and lift with me.

hell yeah im down...hit me up whenever

MDur8
11-12-07, 1:33 pm
Looks like there was some sick lifting... Nice job fellas. Did Animal proud. So when's the next one?

Not too sure U....But im hoping we can get another one in before the year is over

IRN-NML
11-12-07, 6:19 pm
Ok guys, these are just some fun pics; shouldn't offend anyone.

You've got to hand it to ANIMAL & Universal; the ABC has brought universally ANIMAL motivated cyber lifters together, in person, in real time & iron. Thanks!

The ANIMAL Salad BAR - Load the plates!
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/Adeli.jpg

The BIG GUN!
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/bluegunsBigA.jpg

Fast Twitch
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/Thisissuperslow.jpg

BrandonA
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/brandonnbarbellANIMAL.jpg

No comment
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/abcgotlucky.jpg

Says a lot!
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/INTENSEINVLOLVED.jpg

TDog
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/tdANIMALANIMAL.jpg

What's wrong here?? The ANIMAL has 6 pies on the T-bar. The photographer is watching the 4 posers in the mirror! So much for 'Support Your Brother' :-D
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/Whosworkinhere6p.jpg

Yep, we[re done.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd227/irn_nml/weredone.jpg

eDub
11-12-07, 7:14 pm
lol 6 pies, 4 posers.

CageUrielkin
11-21-07, 2:39 pm
Wats going on guys, Im Cage.
New to the forums here, introduced myself on the other page and got directed here.
Dont feel like re-typing it all though. Im located in the ahwatukee/tempe area.
Too bad I missed the meet, woulda liked to lift.

Tucsondog
11-21-07, 2:54 pm
so i'm thinking of entering the comp this march, what do you guys think?

eDub - when and where brother? I'll be there to give my bro support!



Ok guys, these are just some fun pics; shouldn't offend anyone.

You've got to hand it to ANIMAL & Universal; the ABC has brought universally ANIMAL motivated cyber lifters together, in person, in real time & iron. Thanks!



IRN_NML - nice job bro. Hey, maybe Animal will want tha T-Dog poster for their ads! LOL! Looks great. Ur an Ar-tee-st.



Wats going on guys, Im Cage.
New to the forums here, introduced myself on the other page and got directed here.
Dont feel like re-typing it all though. Im located in the ahwatukee/tempe area.
Too bad I missed the meet, woulda liked to lift.

CageU - welcome bro. I'm sure we'll get together b4 year end. Just keep an eye on this thread. Tucson might be the next meet...

IRN-NML
11-21-07, 3:12 pm
Any AZ Animal that's maybe up for an unofficial ABC session for a Sat. or Sun. morning session at an East Valley location & close to Jason's I'd be up for that; I feel the need to prove a little more iron and foodwise!

Good to see you back TD

Tucsondog
11-21-07, 3:14 pm
Thanks bro. I've been checked out for a little while. Was in Boston for biz all last week, and still catching up from all the work I couldn't do while out there.

MDur8
12-02-07, 2:07 am
Hey bros we need another session soon...I dont care if its in tuscon or phoenix...I think we should definately have another soon tho....

brandonA
12-03-07, 2:41 pm
Hey bros we need another session soon...I dont care if its in tuscon or phoenix...I think we should definately have another soon tho....

I was thinking the same thing, when are you school guys out for the winter? When would be a good time to get together another session?...Let me know what you all think and we will get the ball rolling...

Also head over to the Indiana ABC thread and give them some love, new chapter trying to get it's feet off the ground and can use all the encourgament we can muster...

http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?p=231980&posted=1#post231980

Im thinking sometime in January....

-B

Aengus
12-04-07, 3:29 am
I get out December 14th, but I may have a business trip somewhere in there.

MDur8
12-04-07, 12:46 pm
Next week is finals week for me...Im taking a trip January 3-5 but other than that Im free

littlebig
12-07-07, 1:20 pm
Need somethin' to charge me up. I thought about doing some all day shit when UofA closes down here for Xmas (Yea, I work there). Like old skool Arnold stuff. But hooking up with this group would be a sweet deal. I lift at Golds - East usually in the early AM... when you all getting together again? The photos from Nov were great!

Peace.

brandonA
12-07-07, 1:24 pm
Need somethin' to charge me up. I thought about doing some all day shit when UofA closes down here for Xmas (Yea, I work there). Like old skool Arnold stuff. But hooking up with this group would be a sweet deal. I lift at Golds - East usually in the early AM... when you all getting together again? The photos from Nov were great!

Peace.

Yo...We are still working on the date for the next one.....Tucsondog works out at that Golds sometimes....Shoot him a PM, maybe you two can hook up sometime...Keep your eyes on this thread....we will get the details ironed out...Im thinking some time in January...

-B

MDur8
12-09-07, 6:12 pm
Hey bro I got your PM but it says that you cant receive them...
Anyways I live in Goodyear which is like 15 min west of Phoenix. But I am out in Mesa every weekend so if you wanna get together for training sometime that would be great. Jav (edub here on the boards) lives in that area so we can probably get him in on this too

Kron_
12-13-07, 5:01 pm
Hey AZ brothers! New to the scene and wanted to say whats up. I checked out the last event; the talks, the planning, the lifting, the photos, Bad Ass fellas! Wish I could have been there but I came in on the day it was actually happening, but really looking forward to getting to the next one! Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Tucson, Dont matter where, I'm in. Im from the prescott area and was looking for some guys to hit the iron with/share knowlege/motivate. Good to be here gentlemen.

brandonA
12-13-07, 5:15 pm
Hey AZ brothers! New to the scene and wanted to say whats up. I checked out the last event; the talks, the planning, the lifting, the photos, Bad Ass fellas! Wish I could have been there but I came in on the day it was actually happening, but really looking forward to getting to the next one! Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Tucson, Dont matter where, I'm in. Im from the prescott area and was looking for some guys to hit the iron with/share knowlege/motivate. Good to be here gentlemen.

Haha...There you are...glad to have you on board bro....welcome


-B

brandonA
12-13-07, 5:16 pm
Fellas, to all that attended that last Gathering, send my your shirt size and addy so I can get you some shirts....ASAP....

-B

MDur8
12-13-07, 7:24 pm
Fellas, to all that attended that last Gathering, send my your shirt size and addy so I can get you some shirts....ASAP....

-B

SWEET!

Kron_
12-13-07, 7:30 pm
Haha...There you are...glad to have you on board bro....welcome


-B

Thanks man, now has there been any more talk on the place of this next event? Ive heard probably in jan. for when, but just wondering on a possible location... any suggestions yet?

hicks92
12-13-07, 7:36 pm
hey do we got anybody on in the flagstaff area?

MDur8
12-13-07, 7:50 pm
has there been any more talk on the place of this next event? Ive heard probably in jan. for when, but just wondering on a possible location... any suggestions yet?

I think were going down to tuscon this time right B?...

MAUI BOY
12-17-07, 2:09 pm
wassup fellas. I'm new to the board and I'm just wondering where in Az. is everyone located and which gym do you train in?

MDur8
12-17-07, 2:13 pm
wassup fellas. I'm new to the board and I'm just wondering where in Az. is everyone located and which gym do you train in?

Im in Goodyear and I train at the YMCA that I work at

MAUI BOY
12-17-07, 2:16 pm
Im in Goodyear and I train at the YMCA that I work at

I live in Gilbert. train at golds gym gilbert or mesa

Aengus
12-18-07, 8:13 pm
I live in Tempe, and train at the ASU src.

brandonA
12-20-07, 11:09 am
Fellas...I need a Recuiritor, a head hunter if you will....someone willing to help gather more members for the Arizona Chapter....Who is up for the challange?

Also, a reminder, I need shirt sizes and addys from all you guys, only have 3 so far....

When are we kicking off the next Gathering?......

-B

Kron_
12-22-07, 6:18 am
Fellas...I need a Recuiritor, a head hunter if you will....someone willing to help gather more members for the Arizona Chapter....Who is up for the challange?

-B

Hell ya man. Been telling everyone I know, who lifts, about ABC. I want to see a REALLY good turnout for the next event... more people=more motivation=more iron moved. Lookin' forward to it!

MDur8
12-22-07, 2:06 pm
When are we kicking off the next Gathering?......

-B

Yo B Im down for a lift sometime in January

eDub
12-24-07, 5:12 pm
jav here, sup fellas, long time no talk. i'll be back from break when the new semester starts, around jan 13th. any time after that i am ready to meet for another gathering.

o and brandon i can definitely help get some people to sign up for the forum and show up for events.

EXUB
12-24-07, 5:49 pm
Its the jav mang

AnthonyB
12-24-07, 6:23 pm
I can't wait until i move to AZ in a few months

futurepro
01-08-08, 7:25 pm
Are there any plans for a Tucson lift? I workout at Golds on the northside.

eDub
01-21-08, 10:01 pm
my az boys where you at?
gathering soon?

holla exub.

MDur8
01-21-08, 11:26 pm
my az boys where you at?
gathering soon?

holla exub.

x2 its been awhile...Yo Jav are you still doing the competition march 15?

eDub
01-22-08, 12:44 am
dunno if i got the time now. might have to wait till next year. plus i dunno if my calves and chest are developed enough yet.

Tucsondog
01-22-08, 4:13 pm
dunno if i got the time now. might have to wait till next year. plus i dunno if my calves and chest are developed enough yet.

Hey bro wassup? Been a while. Looks like MDur8 and me are doing the Sierra Vista show March 15. Glad I'm in the "Masters" division and not going up against you young dudes! You should join us! Can't hurt to do a show to see what it's like right? Talk to some judges and see what needs improvement from their eyes?

And what's up with the subbed threads? I haven't gotten anything new for weeks and weeks until today?

Bombboy
02-06-08, 9:13 am
Hey fellas, yeah it has been awhile but I'm home. Over my knee injury and back, gonna try to make it down to Sierra Vista give you guys some support in March.

brandonA
02-07-08, 1:17 pm
whats up fellas? are we going to get another session going or what? let me know what's up..

-B

Bombboy
02-11-08, 4:00 pm
Brandona, when and where?

brandonA
02-11-08, 4:02 pm
Brandona, when and where?

That's what Ive been asking...Im thinking down in Tucson, maybe late Feb, or late March..trying to get some feed back...not sure where the rest of the guys are...sleeping threw class I guess...lol...

got any ideas?

-B

Bombboy
02-11-08, 4:10 pm
That's what Ive been asking...Im thinking down in Tucson, maybe late Feb, or late March..trying to get some feed back...not sure where the rest of the guys are...sleeping threw class I guess...lol...

got any ideas?

-B

Sounds good to me, maybe late Feb, since it sounds like a couple of the guys have that show in Sierra Vista in March.

Bombboy
02-11-08, 5:20 pm
Whats everyone think about getting together the last week of Feb or the first weekend in March? Going to get ahold of the Golds gym on the east side, see if we can work a deal.

BB

brandonA
02-11-08, 5:31 pm
Whats everyone think about getting together the last week of Feb or the first weekend in March? Going to get ahold of the Golds gym on the east side, see if we can work a deal.

BB

Im down for that..I know that Tucsondog trains there some times...

-B

MDur8
02-11-08, 5:52 pm
Im down for whenever...

Bombboy
02-12-08, 11:23 am
Does anyone lift at the Golds on the north side? I figure this would be an easier site for the fellas from Phoenix to get to with I-10 being torn up. More details to follow.

BB

eDub
02-12-08, 1:01 pm
brandona weren't you supposed to mail out something? i remember giving you my address but i don't remember why.

brandonA
02-12-08, 1:14 pm
brandona weren't you supposed to mail out something? i remember giving you my address but i don't remember why.

oh yea...tshirts...sorry guys I will get on that by the end of the day....damn dont belive I forgot that....they will come from Corporate....

-B

futurepro
02-13-08, 9:59 am
I'm lifting at Gold's on the Northside. Anytime you guys can set it up would be awesome.

eDub
02-13-08, 3:48 pm
oh yea...tshirts...sorry guys I will get on that by the end of the day....damn dont belive I forgot that....they will come from Corporate....

-B

no problem dude. don't mean to rush you, was just wondering.

Bombboy
02-13-08, 5:54 pm
The details are getting ironed out, need some inputs on what people would like to lift that day.

BB

Moh0120
02-14-08, 2:00 pm
How about shoulders? Thats pretty much my weak point.

brandonA
02-14-08, 2:06 pm
depends on my templete....have to stick to the plan...but all I may need is a spot or two...so dont worry about me..hahah.....got a comp sometime in April.....

-B

Bombboy
02-14-08, 6:38 pm
Fellas,
Everything is together, workout planned for 8 Mar around noon. Gold's has offered us a discount at $5 a piece. Gold's north is located just north of Ina Rd. on Oracle Rd. Hope to see everyone there. Please let us know if you will be able to make it.

BB

brandonA
02-14-08, 6:53 pm
Fellas,
Everything is together, workout planned for 8 Mar around noon. Gold's has offered us a discount at $5 a piece. Gold's north is located just north of Ina Rd. on Oracle Rd. Hope to see everyone there. Please let us know if you will be able to make it.

BB

Need a head count fellas...

-B

MDur8
02-14-08, 7:57 pm
Need a head count fellas...

-B

Yo B Do you have a address for Golds?

Bombboy
02-14-08, 8:00 pm
Yo B Do you have a address for Golds?

7315 N Oracle Rd # 203, Tucson, AZ
(520) 297-8000‎

BB

MDur8
02-14-08, 8:08 pm
7315 N Oracle Rd # 203, Tucson, AZ
(520) 297-8000‎

BB

Cool thanks...Ill be a week out from my show but I will be there

Moh0120
02-14-08, 11:47 pm
Need a head count fellas...

-B

I'm in.

futurepro
02-15-08, 10:23 am
I'll be there.

eDub
02-25-08, 1:10 am
ill try and make it over there, assuming work will allow it.

Bombboy
02-25-08, 8:02 pm
If anyone is planning on doing deads or cleans be advised Golds does not have any rubber mats so we made want to get our hands on a couple.

BB

futurepro
02-27-08, 10:07 am
If we are lifting at Golds North, then they do have mats.

brandonA
03-03-08, 2:46 pm
We still doing this? lets get a final head count...This close to the Arnold, I doubt we will get a goodie pack from corporate...dont need it anyway.....have iron, will lift...

-B

Bombboy
03-03-08, 3:12 pm
Its still on I know MOH0120 and myself will be there lifting shoulders.

BB

Tucsondog
03-03-08, 3:34 pm
Its still on I know MOH0120 and myself will be there lifting shoulders.

BB

Brandona, et al, I'll try to get there as well. Shouldn't be a problem at all.

I really just want to see what condition the MDur8 man is in!

(Fella's for some reason, and it doesn't appear to be a SPAM issue, I'm just not getting the emails from this and other subbed threads. At least not consistantly. That's why if it seems like I dissapear sometimes - it aint me! Sorry bro's!!)

MDur8
03-04-08, 1:01 am
Brandona, et al, I'll try to get there as well. Shouldn't be a problem at all.

I really just want to see what condition the MDur8 man is in!

(Fella's for some reason, and it doesn't appear to be a SPAM issue, I'm just not getting the emails from this and other subbed threads. At least not consistantly. That's why if it seems like I dissapear sometimes - it aint me! Sorry bro's!!)

I will definately be there Steve! Did we decide on a time yet? Is the I-10 still fucked up?

Tucsondog
03-04-08, 11:12 am
I will definately be there Steve! Did we decide on a time yet? Is the I-10 still fucked up?

I-10 = Just take the Ina exit (go east) and keep going until you hit Oracle. It's in the north-west corner of Oracle and Ina. Probably take you 20 minutes to get from the I-10 exit to that intersection.

Didn't someone say 12:00 noon?

Looking forward to it Matt!

MDur8
03-04-08, 11:58 am
I-10 = Just take the Ina exit (go east) and keep going until you hit Oracle. It's in the north-west corner of Oracle and Ina. Probably take you 20 minutes to get from the I-10 exit to that intersection.

Didn't someone say 12:00 noon?

Looking forward to it Matt!

Thanks for the directions Steve...Lookin forward to seeing you too bro...Keep working hard!

Bombboy
03-04-08, 11:59 am
Yeah fellas, noon for the lift

MDur8
03-04-08, 12:09 pm
Yeah fellas, noon for the lift

Alright sounds good...I will be there

brandonA
03-04-08, 12:38 pm
Cool, I should be there, not sure what I will be doing, maybe just some grip shit, we shall see....I have to get a baby sitter all lined up...

-B

brandonA
03-05-08, 11:30 am
Momma Bear is off on Saturday, so I will be there...I may just do half of my sunday workout, which would be speed squats and some abs maybe.....I will see you all there.....

-B

Lowdown5
03-05-08, 11:37 am
Momma Bear is off on Saturday, so I will be there...I may just do half of my sunday workout, which would be speed squats and some abs maybe.....I will see you all there.....

-B


You Animals kick ass in there, enjoy the hell out of the day!

brandonA
03-07-08, 12:21 pm
Bros, I am sorry to flip/flop on ya, but some shit has gone down that requires my attention on Saturday. So I will not be able to join you fellas....Have a blast and shoot some good pics and we will get another Session in the works soon....Lets make it a blow out...

-B

MDur8
03-07-08, 10:15 pm
Bros, I am sorry to flip/flop on ya, but some shit has gone down that requires my attention on Saturday. So I will not be able to join you fellas....Have a blast and shoot some good pics and we will get another Session in the works soon....Lets make it a blow out...

-B

Sorry to hear that B...Everyone else is still in right?

Bombboy
03-08-08, 12:02 pm
All.... Today is the day, hope to see you all there. Sorry to hear you can't make it Brandona, MOH and I will be there around 1130, looking forward to the lift.

BB

Elite
03-08-08, 12:19 pm
No B! What a shame. Have a blast fella's!!

MDur8
03-09-08, 5:49 pm
It was a pleasure lifting with you guys yesterday...all of you definately are some big boys!

Steve: 6 weeks out baby...cant wait to see what your back looks like shredded! Your gonna dominate the Masters

Bomboy and Moh0120: Very nice to meet you guys...It was definately and honor to meet you two and thank you so much for serving our country

Sorry fellas no pics as no one brought cameras...Next time tho we will be sure to take pics

brandonA
03-10-08, 12:02 pm
No Pics???????....You are all fired...!!!!!...HAHAHHAH...

Sorry I could not make it fellas, sounds like you guys had a blast and one serious workout....Lets start planning the next one and lets make it HUGE!!!!!

-B

fatboystick
03-23-08, 1:43 pm
Hey fellas, what up? Just chimming in....checking to see how we are representin' ANIMAL here in AZ. I ma in Queen Creek but work in MESA. One of the routes at the post offive i work at services GOLDS GYM in mesa. My route is right across the road. Maybe i can meet up with ya some Saturday on my lunch break or some shit. I work out at home some but mostly at the GOLD's GYM in Gilbert (on my way to work). Talk to ya all later. take care.

brandonA
04-15-08, 6:12 pm
AZ ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!

Where are ya all at????

We throwing down again or what???

-B

MDur8
04-16-08, 2:05 am
AZ ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!

Where are ya all at????

We throwing down again or what???

-B

Im down for another meet again B...back in mesa this time?

ATCmarine2009
04-17-08, 11:44 am
Hey guys, im from scottsdale but im currently in Iraq, i see this thread has been dead for a little while. When i get back id be down to hit up the gym, havnt been home in over 4 years. So i dont know what gyms are still there or which ones popped up while ive been roaming the world putting foot to ass. Hit me up if anyone is interested, ill be back October, off season bulking time boys. "Led by the meanest, trained by the leanest, you want some come get some, KILL KILL KILL"

Aune
04-24-08, 7:10 pm
Do enough people live in the North Valley(deer valley, anthem, etc.) to set up an event?

brandonA
04-24-08, 9:22 pm
Im down for another meet again B...back in mesa this time?

Meas sounds good to me...


Hey guys, im from scottsdale but im currently in Iraq, i see this thread has been dead for a little while. When i get back id be down to hit up the gym, havnt been home in over 4 years. So i dont know what gyms are still there or which ones popped up while ive been roaming the world putting foot to ass. Hit me up if anyone is interested, ill be back October, off season bulking time boys. "Led by the meanest, trained by the leanest, you want some come get some, KILL KILL KILL"

Bro it would be an honor, we will deffently have a throw down in Oct when you get back, as far as the gyms, cant help ya, from Tucson...Any info fellas?


Do enough people live in the North Valley(deer valley, anthem, etc.) to set up an event?

Not sure bro, we all met in Mesa for the 1st one...

-B

Aune
04-25-08, 3:53 am
Not sure bro, we all met in Mesa for the 1st one...

-B


I know, thats a far freckin drive from where im at.(Wickenburg). Thats why i was asking, but hey I would love to be part of the ABC. Hell I guess Mesa aint that far lol

eDub
05-13-08, 6:45 pm
so when we meeting up again? :D

SamoanWarrior661
05-29-08, 6:45 am
Hey Guys. I just joined the FORVM and came across the Arizona ABC Chapter. Just wanted tl let you guys know that I live in Gilbert , AZ. I would be down to lift with ya guys some time

DrewskiPHX
06-18-08, 10:51 am
hey guys,

I'm down here in the ASU Tempe area. I go up to North Phoenix every weekend (paradise valley, deer valley, union hills and 7th ave, happy valley and 67th ave) and I am looking for some people to lift with outside of ABC meetup's if anyone is interested. I have an ASU pass and LA Fitness too. Let me know if there is already something set up where I can meet with a few of you or If anyone is interested.

Glad to meet you all

DrewskiPHX
06-25-08, 9:49 pm
is anyone active on the az abc forum?

JimmyZ
08-17-08, 1:28 pm
Brandon, lets get something going here. Somewhere in AZ is fine. I mean I prefer Phx but whatever....:) Do your part ABC coordinater!!!

Tucsondog
08-17-08, 3:51 pm
Wow, life has changed for this dog. Haven't had 2 seconds on this forum since my show in April. Ok, so I'm giving it a couple minutes here and now. Kill me for being out of touch.

After 27 years in information technology, I am finally realizing my dream of being in the fitness business. In a BIG way.

First of all I'm moving to Phoenix 4 years sooner than we expected. Working on that whole scenario right now, to settle in the east valley.

Secondly, I got a new job. Has nothing to do with IT any longer. Deep breath in, and out. Ok dudes, I'm the Fitness Director at Pure Fitness Mesa, which is on Southern and Gilbert (north east corner). It's a 35,000 sq ft club, with free weight room, machines, cardio galore on 2 levels, huge aerobics room, olympic pool, jacuzzi, sauna, racket ball, and more.

I've got 12 personal trainers that work for me, and I'm always looking for a few more Animals to join my team.

MDur8 call me bro - I'd love to have you working at Pure Fitness. You have the ethics, passion for helping people, and integrity we're always looking for.

I'm driving to Phoenix Monday mornings and back home to Tucson Friday afternoons for now, until I get the whole family moved up. Trying to sell my Tucson house, and renting for now in Chandler.

Ok guys, that's all the time I have for now. Life has changed in a big way for the Tucsondog, and in fact I'm going to have to rename myself! HA! We'll keep it TD for now though!

Looking forward to seeing you guys in my club. If you're going to stop by lemme know beforehand so I'm sure to be there. I'm there from 9:00am to 9:30pm, with a couple hours break around 12:00-2:00ish.

Once I move the family, and thus don't travel back to Tucson on the weekends, I'm more than happy to be the host location for any Animal events you guys want on the weekends. Just got to keep the supps in the parking lot, little conflict of club interest. I can explain to anyone who cares to listen, but surely can't explain on this board! I do have a trainer that is putting together a multi-week Spartan workout with tire flipping, and other "strong man" events. Should be pretty cool. You guys might want to check it out.

Ok guys, have a great weekend! Back to packing the house!!

T-GUN
10-03-08, 11:07 am
Congrats on the new job bro, well done! Ill be seeing you shortly since im moving to gilbert in late november.

martycz
10-06-08, 12:08 am
I'm down in Tucson too, where do y'all train?

C.Coronato
01-14-09, 1:23 pm
dog -- how was the change over out of IT? I recently got out of my profession to persue fitness as well? How are you liking it!

Ruben
03-08-09, 4:19 pm
I'm down in Tucson too, where do y'all train? Chandler in da house when is the next get together??

charlievanriper
05-01-09, 6:00 pm
I'm all in if thiers anyone in North Phoenix, I'm just north of Metrocenter.

charlievanriper
05-13-09, 11:00 pm
I'm up in North Phoenix anyone else up here by Metrocenter.

Aggression
05-14-09, 10:37 am
What's cracking here in the Arizona chapter? Anything going down soon?