Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 06 @ 9:52am
Contemplation yard.


Le Duncan says:
How are you in a t-shirt in Chicago, when I am bundled up in Knoxville?
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 9:55am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
@LeDuncan - it his a bit nippy out, but I had just come home from exercising about an hour before I took this shot, so my body was still pumping heat like a furnace. Plus, I can tolerate the cold very well -- I often wear nothing but a hoodie and stretchy gloves during Chicago's icy/blizzard-like winters. Born and raised in Chicagoland -- the cold doesn't bother me.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 10:09am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
brilliant colors in contemplation yard.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 10:10am -
jason says:
looks like a nice day for december in chicago.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 10:41am -
Philly says:
Contemplating the snow coming your way.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:14am -
Birch Beard says:
The shadow of the tree is awesome as well as your beard.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:36am -
Moses Marion says:
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:41am -
Yogi Beard says:
A specific yard for contemplation!? Wow, you've got your stuff together.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:46am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
@MosesMarion, don't let the sunshine and t-shirt fool you... it's 35 degrees out there.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:46am -
Gavin says:
sunday is a good day to contemplate stuff
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 11:54am -
HiImTerry says:
Awesome hat/chucks combination.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 12:01pm -
flainez says:
Love the colors!
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 12:14pm -
stephen says:
that beard will keep you warm in your contemplation.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 12:24pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Those jeans are technicolor. I love it
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 12:42pm -
Brian says:
Diggin' the hat.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 3:49pm -
David W. says:
Oh yeah I'm feeling this.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 4:17pm -
DogCowHair says:
I wish my neighborhood looked like that! All green & warm, oh, wait. I see, you've got on a hat, it must be a little chilly.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 4:43pm -
Shanks Keating says:
I mostly wish I lived in Chicago. But then I walked from the bean to the Merchandise Mart yesterday and thought, man, it is cold maybe it's okay. Then I got back to Fort Wayne and thought, man it's cold, and stiff. Yep, Chicago would still be better.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 5:01pm -
The Despot says:
dig those neon pants in that yard.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 5:26pm -
Freshie says:
Hey man, thanks for the good comment. It made me really happy to be there.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 5:46pm -
Andrew says:
So it's obvious you're a lifter. You prepping for anything or is it just for health/recreation?
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:08pm -
bananaknuckles says:
nice yard man, i cant believe your grass is still green
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:09pm -
James A. Polk says:
that beard is kickin'
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:20pm -
Just Jamey says:
That is a very nice hat. And a nice backyard.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 7:27pm -
Chally says:
These kinds of beanies are the best
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 9:16pm -
David W. says:
Maybe it's me, but you look pretty stoned here??
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 9:40pm -
Ned Kelly says:
T shirts and hats, one of my faves like tshirts and scarfs.
Posted: Dec 6th, 2009 - 9:54pm -
revgoomba says:
Just look at that red beard! TREMENDOUS!
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 1:24am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
@Andrew, years back I was heavily into bodybuilding and was looking at getting into competitions. Then, about 5 years ago I had bad shoulder and back injuries (both of which needed to be corrected surgically), and I had to take years off from training. I just got back into the grind about 6 months ago, but I'm really just lifting to (a) first and foremost stay healthy and (b) to follow my back surgeon's instructions -- I was told to continue to workout for the remainder of my life to remedy/prevent more back pain from returning. On the days I don't exercise, I'm stiff and and in nagging pain -- on the days I show some physicality, I get around much better. So really, exercise is a necessity nowadays.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 3:47am -
Andrew says:
yeah I thought about getting into contest prep and going for a card. but.

1: I don't have the money to be eating a ton of food right now
2: I have a hereditary neuromuscular condition (clame) that makes it extremely hard for me to bear additional upper body weight even if my lower body is massive too.
3: I don't really want to have to be so disciplined it ruins my relationships with everybody except other bodybuilders.

I lift 3 days/week currently, doing a 5x5 routine and do cardio on off days. I'm addicted to it and eat clean 90% of the time. Good enough for now, I figure. I know what it takes to get to that point but yeah... I know some retired BBers whose bodies are messed up now from all the overly intense training and on/off eating habits. Definitely don't want to go that route.
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:16am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
thankyou dude. :)

great colours in this shot, lots to contemplate in its radiance! :)
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 9:48am -
sariebell says:
Thanks for the birthday cheer!
Posted: Dec 7th, 2009 - 1:59pm -
Andrew says:
ack I messed that clame up. anyway here it is. clame.
Posted: Dec 9th, 2009 - 10:00am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
@Andrew, thanks for redoing that clame - I was going to ask you to do so, but you beat me to it. So although I'm happy you reclamed, I'm very sorry to read of your condition, and I sincerely hope it isn't getting progressively worse and that it doesn't cause you too much trouble/discomfort. And I can only guess, as with any condition, that your diet and exercise regimen helps you out quite a bit. How long, may I ask, have you had this condition -- when did the symptoms first start?

Oh, and as far as the discipline factor goes with bodybuilding -- you're absolutely right about it ruining relationships. When I was heavily, heavily into it, I ruined every single relationship I was in (family, friends, girlfriend), because I was eating, sleeping, reading, thinking about exercise and nutrition 24 hours a day. The only healthy friendships I had were with other bodybuilders. Take it from me: the strict and obsessive lifestyle of a bodybuilder just isn't worth it. I'm so glad I'm no longer like that.

So, I just want to say that you're very smart to not go that route. Just continue what you're doing -- stay health-conscious with the ability to maintain strong, healthy and loving relationships. That's how life truly should be.
Posted: Dec 9th, 2009 - 3:49pm -
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