I'm 5'11, 194 right now. I'm currently cutting down to 175 or thereabouts, while keeping what strength I can. I can currently squat 300 odd pounds for reps, which is horrible for powerlifter standards at my weight, but I have no interest in powerlifting or bodybuilding. I like going to the gym because it's fun. I had a goal of being able to squat 315 for reps, and now I can do that. I have no inclination to go much higher.
We had a Zayres in addition to K-Mart, Wal Mart, et al.
The one thing that stands out in my mind about Zayres...I remember going there once as a kid, after Atari had fizzled out, and they had all their Atari games on sale for like $2 a piece, marked down from like $40 or $50, or whatever they were previously. I remember seeing that and begging my parents to buy them. I think they let me buy five or six of them that night.
Ironically those cartridges are probably worth more now than they were then.
Yeah. I haven't even downloaded any yet, but I've read that's all you have to do. If you're on a rooted device (and you are,) you just have to make sure that "allow unofficial apps" thing is clicked on, which it probably is. It's probably on by default on your new ROM.
The cocksuckers at AT&T make it impossible to use unofficial apps in their stock ROMS.
I've had an iPhone for years now. I bought a refurb 2G months after they were released, and then a 3GS. My upgrade was up this week, and I got an HTC Inspire. I never bothered upgrading to an iPhone 4, because I didn't think it was worth it.
I've never owned an Android phone before, but I really like this one...it's 2 years newer than the 3GS, so it's not really a fair comparison. Obviously, it's a far better phone than the 3GS is. The screen is amazing (far better colors, 1 inch bigger,) it's faster, 8 megapixel camera, and so forth.
For my use, one phone really isn't any better than the other. I rooted my Inspire yesterday, and installed a recooked ROM from xda-developers. My iPhone was, of course, unlocked.
All I do is:
Talk on the phone.
Look at the internet if I'm out somewhere / check e-mail.
Listen to Pandora at the gym.
Tether to a netbook via wifi for work (rarely anymore.)
Being that's all I do, both phones do them pretty damn equally, aside from the fact this Inspire has a lot bigger and better screen. All the customization and the control of the Android is great, for people into that. Being that I only use a handful of apps regularly anyway, it doesn't mean much to me, but it's nice I have the option. It's nice to know you're in full control of the operating system and file system if you want to be.
It's a requirement for me to have a phone that can be unlocked / rooted, able to "steal" tethering without paying AT&T's ridiculous fees, and can install downloaded (i.e. pirated) apps. This Inspire can do all that in a nicer package than my 3GS did, so, I'm happy with it. Whether or not it's nicer than the iPhone 5 will be, who knows...it really can't be much better or worse for my use.
I'm aware anything "can" happen, but I don't see it as being evident in the people I see at the gym.
I'm in my early 30's. There are 55 to 70 year old men at the gym I go to (yes, 70 year old men) who are absolutely stronger than me in every way.
There is a now 82 year old guy at the gym who was, 10 years ago, still deadlifting somewhere around 500, and was doing 600 in his 60's. There are a number of 60 year old guys still benching 350+. There are 45 to 60 year old guys who rep good quality, ATG squats at 315.
These guys didn't just start doing deadlifts and squats yesterday. They're still walking.
The 82 year old guy I'm talking about DID hurt himself severely doing heavy rack pulls a few years ago without warming up first...but to be fair, he was like 75 at the time.
I can squat 1.5 times my weight. I can (slightly over) deadlift 2x my weight. You can find videos on Youtube of 155 pound little fucks deadlifting like 455, and they're just, like...non-competing college kids.
I can't bench press 300, nor can I press 200.
Pressing your weight is a fairly tall order for most people. I can do 135 x 5 or 6 times with good form. I don't know where that'd put me for a max, but it isn't anywhere near 200...and my strength isn't going up on anything, nor has it in the past year (I eat a maintenance diet of around 2000 calories.)
My flat bench is bad. I workout by myself, so I can't really push myself on freeweight barbells. I use dumbbells most of the time.
I saw her at an airport in Orlando in the late 90's, at the height of her whole wrestling thing. She was actually a lot shorter than I expected her to be. There was a small crowd following her around. I thought she was going to be like 6'4 or something, but she was actually shorter than me.