great post I really apreciate it. On the supplement question, my official public policy is that I just eat a lot of hamburgers, but between bro's I have done 3 cycles, though the 2nd was cut short by a near death experience this last September.
I will test clean if tested in March. I will without a doubt go over 500 in the bench under 220 this year. My new "legal" shirt is not as effective as my open back, and I am coming to grips with the fact that 500 may be a few pounds out of reach in March. But in July, I can wear an open back shirt and will without any shadow of a doubt go over 5 bills.
I am bustin balls trying to get my arms up to snuff, and I have been pretty pleased with the progress thus far. I have been kicking myself for not discovering Westside 10 years ago, but there is nothing I can do about that now, but train hard, eat plenty and make a few trips to the GNC, in Guadalajara.
I have a monster of a friend who I lift with on occasion. Like 5 foot 10, 330 or so, and 23 or 24 inch arms, and he is stronger now than ever and he is 42 years old. He has been powerlifting since he was younger than us, and tells me he got bigger and stronger every year. Don't ever worry about breaking things to me, I am hip to the game, and even if I wasn't, I would still rather hear it as it is.
Thanks again. You have been a big help as always. I need to get my head right for this meet coming up. I am having nightmares about bombing in front of my hometown crowd. Need to shake that .