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#3329807 Job interview advice

Posted by bigpoppa on 22 April 2015 - 08:59 AM

I would agree. It's amazing how small the world really is. Someone at this place might know someone at your current place.


The interviews that impress me the most are those who can tell the story of what they have done. Don't just talk about the projects but how you solved the problems. Put yourself in the shoes of the person interviewing you and try to think of what problems they face in their role. Try to articulate how you have solved those types of problems before. I have to hire very technical people but I will hire someone with less experience that has a knack for solving needs and a desire to learn and grow.

#3313787 downloadable (for free?) graphic design programs

Posted by bigpoppa on 06 April 2015 - 04:31 PM

There is something called paint.net which is pretty good for the free price tag.


Also, Photoshop effects has most if not all of what you would need in full blown photoshop for about $99

#3309842 Workout Question

Posted by bigpoppa on 02 April 2015 - 11:02 AM

It takes years of concentrated effort, lifting, nutrition, sleep, repeat over and over and over again to get even remotely close to having the size that you are talking about you are talking about that you don't want to get to. But even to get where you are talking about you still have to lift and lift heavy. Only do the weight that allows you to do 6-8 reps and rest for a minute but no longer than 2 minutes for each rep.


Don't forget inclines. Your upper chest is really what gives the definition and so many people ignore it. Inclines and flat, once you get going add declines. Do chest at least twice a week, at 165 I would try to put at least 150g of protein away every day, take some creatine, plenty of water and get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. 


#3309799 Workout Question

Posted by bigpoppa on 02 April 2015 - 10:32 AM

One thing to consider when doing bench press. Even with perfect form some people get alot of shoulder pain because of the way it rotates your shoulder socket. If this happens, switch to dumbells. They often don't cause the same shoulder pain and have the added bonus of almost guaranteeing symmetry.


I've been lifting for awhile and whenever I try to add back in the bench my shoulder starts killing me and I can't do chest more than twice in a week. I just do dumbells for the press.


Also, at your height you might want to consider something different. With your arms likely being long you will most likely wear out your delts and triceps before really wearing out your chest. If you try for a few days and don't feel you are getting a good pump in your chest, try doing flys or cables first to isolate your chest and then move to a press.