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by Brerlappin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:28 pm

Still looking damn good Ian, no homo. Wont take you long to get back to peak form id say.

Cora, TNAG, i hear you guys. I have a small bit of belly fat left that i just cant shift. Tho tbh its probably alot to do with my diet. I cant shift it no matter how much work i put in. But i do find when i look at myself i tend to only focus on that and think "gah you havent improved a bit in ages", despite the fact that overall i look about a million percent better than i did this time 3 years ago. But really you should jsut focus on the gains you have made and be proud of it :D

Speaking of i managed to get up to 140KG on the prowler on Friday. (pulling the prowler with a rope towards me and then pushing it back down the runway style) I was shocked to find out thats like 308lbs :lol: Almost killed me tho but felt strawberry floating good afterwards!
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by Rocsteady » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:36 pm

Brerlappin wrote:Still looking damn good Ian, no homo. Wont take you long to get back to peak form id say.

Thanks man, good work with the prowler weight.

As long as my wrists don't play up again I should manage to pull most of it back fairly rapid I'd say, maybe not wholly for now as I'm having to avoid certain really good lifts to make sure I don't strawberry float them, but in time.

Went better than I expected although i lifted light. Wrist was a bit sore coming out but nothing too bad, is still hurting now though -more so than before - and it's a few hours on. Covered it in ibruprofen gel and gonna rest it the rest of the day and hope the pain's gone tomorrow. Felt real good to be back! So much more energy right now.

Belly fat is a real nightmare. Bulked hard by drinking a load of olive oil at one point and didn't quite realise how much effort stomach weight takes to shift.
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by gamerforever » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:58 pm

I guess weight comes off in the order we put it on, so we can't specifically target an area to lose weight in can we?

I've had 3 sessions at the gym since coming back from holiday last week and it feels good to be doing something. I do feel like i have ages to go until i start seeing differences and feel my diet needs to change. I tend to love toast in the mornings, but don't eat so much at lunch time. I've noticed that if i don't eat decently i feel tired at the gym after work and never push myself too hard. I guess the next week is just about me getting used to going to the gym.
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by Rocsteady » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:16 pm

Cuban Pete wrote:Looking good, Ian.


Ps what weird lips?!?!

Cheers, IIRC you had some weird pout thing going on in one photo at the time - wasn't meaning anything offensive by it!
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by gamerforever » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:18 pm

Just saw the pics ian, thats incredible, well done. How long did it take to get from the first to the second picture?
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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:09 am

My other post sounds harsh reading it back Ian, you still look like the kind of sexy man I one day dream of being. :lol:

That's not a growth wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:but as long as I have this ridiculous paunch it's all largely meaningless.


I think like this a lot, and it's bollocks. While yes, I would like a six pack, using my stomach as my main source of accomplishment is my greatest downfall, because when it comes back you can just suck it in a bit when you look in the mirror and lie to your self.

You're made great progress cora, and I hope to one day congratulate you one day when you post here full of joy saying you see definition for the first time, but don't dismiss what you've done so far just because you're not at the end. Like you said, you're almost in the healthy range for the first time in your life, that's massive and you should be strawberry floating proud.

Great job, lad. Really.


Ah I know, I just need constant validation. It's not that I'm especially looking for definition, but I am really tired of having a beer belly and I definitely have unrealistic expectations of when it will go away.
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by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:14 am

Yeah, I know that feeling. But you're still making progress, which means what you're doing is working. I haven't been to the gym in over a month since I cancelled my membership. I was thinking of doing some body weight stuff at home but I can't figure out anywhere to do dips, and my house is pretty small so awkward. Maybe I'll just concentrate on fat loss and flexibility until I can afford a membership again.
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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:20 pm

Finding a place to do dips is surprisingly difficult I've found - the odds of me flipping a table are spectacularly high and like you, there's no damn space in my house. I guess just do cardio work and focus on weight loss just now until things pick up and you can get back to the gym.

Anyway, here's two pictures of my face to compare. First is from late 2011, when I was nearly 19 stone, that I found this morning. Second is from last Sunday night when I met my greatest hero, Big Ben. I think there's a noticeable difference, not least that I'm not wearing a strawberry floating horrible shirt. Certainly was good for reminding me that I look a hell of a lot better than I used to, which is the important thing!

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by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:27 pm

You look more than 5 years younger in the more recent pic. :lol:
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by Brerlappin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:45 pm

Damn Cora your face looks a damn sight slimmer. First pic you have the classic "moon face" (Tha I had too when I was about 16st) and its totally gone in the 2nd. Good work man. For dips could you not just use 2 kitchen chairs to hold you up? I used to do all of bodyweight stuff at home just using a chair. Incline pushups, or resting my feet on the chair for elevation while doing pushups etc
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by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:50 pm

I don't have kitchen chairs or table, that's how small my place is.
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by <]:^D » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:50 pm

home workouts you can do:

squats
lunges
split squats
various pressups
chins/rows (on trees or bars in parks etc.)

also get some resistance bands and you can even more stuff.
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by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:52 pm

I've got a chin up bar. The main things I'm trying to figure out are dips, and rows. I think if I hang some rope from my chin up bar I could do rows, but I'm stumped about dips.
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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:57 pm

Dude you look waaaay slimmer, awesome work
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by <]:^D » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:58 pm

dips are pretty good but diamond pressups are an OK replacement - you are limited so you have to make it work.
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by Brerlappin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:16 pm

<]:^D wrote:dips are pretty good but diamond pressups are an OK replacement - you are limited so you have to make it work.


strawberry float me i hate diamond pushups so much. Did them all the time as warmups in the boxing class, every time they would strawberry floating kill my arms without fail
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by Fatal Exception » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:00 pm

Actually started hammering myself at the gym now. Didn't realise how much further I could push. Deadlifts went well and my grip held. Will up to 130 next time. I found letting the weights hit the ground just a bit harder lets my grip reset without upsetting my tempo.
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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:02 pm

Im doing a de-load this week. Max lifts etc are plateauing a bit now and Im feeling pretty tired, so going to go lighter and longer and come back for some stronger numbers next week.
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by Rocsteady » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:50 pm

Do look so much better cora, like tnag said you look strawberry floating well younger too.

Was gonna hit the gym again tonight but my wrists are still slightly sore so think I'll try force myself to stay in and watch the Barca game instead.

Cheers gf, took 2 years and.. 8 months. In between that was me being hospitalised, twice, once for a serious blood clot that almost killed me and took me out the game for a few months. With the following few months also recovery based.

Plus throughout that time I drank like a fish and was still caining the drugs for a fair bit of it, particularly at the start. Would say it's easily doable in a year and a half if you really put the effort in at the gym and in the kitchen.
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by gamerforever » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:45 pm

Wow thats fantastic. Not looking to get as defined as you are - just an overall decent build.

I lost 9 stone and had 4 rounds of plastic surgery and although i am slimmer, my overall body shape is not the best, but much better than before. I just want to feel and look more solid so my body looks 'normal' and i have an even distribution of fat/ muscle around my body.

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