The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread

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by Rocsteady » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:34 pm

Nah I'm not quite that mental! :lol: was a French bloke instead, figured that'd be a bit easier :shifty:

It was a heavy first day's introduction to muay thai for real though, my nose still feels out of joint.

That is rough man, I find personally that eating well and sufficient amounts cuts crazy amounts into my budget too. Definitely not always the cheapest of hobbies to stay in shape. Like you though training long term's not an option, training/food is basically the last thing I cut back on when rough on money.

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by Hime » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:59 am

What have you done to your chest Brer?

Unfortunately I finely hurt my back doing deadifts. I've been making done great progress but I got lazy and went straight in at a reasonably heavy weight (for me, obvs). Thankfully though the strength training has helped my back no end, 5 years ago this would have stopped me doing anything for at least a week but after stretching and some anti inflammatory's I'll be good to go today.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:08 pm

Ah man that sucks. Ditto the gym moving. Hopefully the Judo joint will pique your interest.

My workouts have been going a-okay but I have also been eating all sorts of crap this past week :lol: and so also feel like a bit of a oinker. Hopefully new month new/old attitude of sticking to mostly healthy diet will kick in for rest of April. A big help to that would keep not taking too much money with me to work and so not being able to splurge on lunch and "walking home meals" :lol: (Seriously though, working regular office hours brings on the hungies like crazy at 5 PM!)

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by Rocsteady » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:33 pm

I’m only using dumbbells for a few months to cure my muscular imbalances once and for all. Not put a massive effort into diet since Thailand so I’m down almost a stone in weight in the last month, means my arms aren’t popping but my abs are next level from what they’ve ever been before. Feel quite sprightly too, it’s nice.

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by Hime » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:01 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Hime wrote:What have you done to your chest Brer?

Unfortunately I finely hurt my back doing deadifts. I've been making done great progress but I got lazy and went straight in at a reasonably heavy weight (for me, obvs). Thankfully though the strength training has helped my back no end, 5 years ago this would have stopped me doing anything for at least a week but after stretching and some anti inflammatory's I'll be good to go today.


Just had bad asthma issues for the last few months. Means I cant do any cardio at all of my chest feels like its on fire.

That sucks man, is there anything you can do it do you just have to wait for it to pass?

Rocsteady wrote:I’m only using dumbbells for a few months to cure my muscular imbalances once and for all. Not put a massive effort into diet since Thailand so I’m down almost a stone in weight in the last month, means my arms aren’t popping but my abs are next level from what they’ve ever been before. Feel quite sprightly too, it’s nice.

Having put weight out trying to increase upper body mass and strength I do miss having really defined abs. I have a lot of respect for people who can get big and cut but I know I don't have the discipline for that.

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by Grumpy David » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:13 am


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by Rax » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:19 am

Ive recently been trying to get into a better routine with my life, this has meant doing a gym session here and there and just trying to move a bit more in general, the end goal being to drop the weight and just feel better in myself. The gym session was with the rugby club I coach for, I was basically going to be jumping in with some of the players when they were doing their stuff, what I didnt realise was it was with the underage players and they were just learning to lift properly. It actually worked out well as myself and 1 of the other coaches in the club were able to do our own stuff while the lads were being shown things by the S&C coach and we could then supervise them a bit.

Anyway, I hadnt lifted properly in a long time so I gave myself the short term goal of getting back to my PB in bench, deadlift and squat. After 2 months Im now lifting more than I ever did before, Ive beaten my 5RM, 3RM and 1RM in all 3 lifts, including lifting 200kg in the deadlift, which was always something I wanted to do. I havent really dropped any weight but my wife has said I look like I have so Im guessing any fat loss has been replaced by muscle gain, I still have a long way to go, I still dont eat as well as I should but the success in the gym has inspired me to push on a bit and be better with that. Ive also signed up for a Pilates class at work and that gooseberry fool is tough, I thought it would be some stretches and poses and youd come out feeling relaxed, turns out its a serious workout and some of it is near impossible for me right now. Gonna stick with it though, only have 4 weeks of it left but Ill see how far I can go in that time.

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by Rax » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:40 pm

Brerlappin wrote:haha yeah ive not done Pilates but i imagine its a strawberry float ton of core work and that gooseberry fool will wreck you alright. Congrats on the lifting, esp 200kg DL is awesome man.
I did 135kg squat on Sunday, but it was rough going. So i just did 130 last night 5x5. I still cant get great depth on the squats but i do my best. Like even with an empty bar i still cant go as low as some people i see in the gym. I wonder if its just the way im built. Didnt go to Judo this week either, still mulling over whether i want to join it fully.

It starts off nice and easy but before you know it youre doing crunches with your legs in the air, your hands bouncing up and down beside you and your brain wondering why the strawberry float you ever thought this was a good idea!

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by Grumpy David » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:11 pm

Took this photo this morning. Excuse the bed hair.

Got the PornHub themed vest for free. I don't wear it in public. :lol:

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Had a few people (women only) say I was losing weight too fast. Whilst I think I'm making good gainz. Gonna send them this pic and see if they change their minds. :datass:

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by Mini E » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:07 pm

Doing the three peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdonia) in 24 hours challenge in june. Has anyone done this in the past/any tips?

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by Hime » Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm

Mini E wrote:Doing the three peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdonia) in 24 hours challenge in june. Has anyone done this in the past/any tips?

I work with people who did that and they all got gooseberry fool tattoos, don't do that.

Seriously though good luck man, do you do any sort of endurance training/mountain climbing at the moment?

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by Mini E » Wed May 23, 2018 4:16 am

Hime wrote:
Mini E wrote:Doing the three peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdonia) in 24 hours challenge in june. Has anyone done this in the past/any tips?

I work with people who did that and they all got gooseberry fool tattoos, don't do that.

Seriously though good luck man, do you do any sort of endurance training/mountain climbing at the moment?


Thanks mate - do not intend to get a tattoo of any kind in my life, never mind a gooseberry fool three peaks one :lol: I’m fairly fit - run a decent amount and have climbed of much tougher mountains than these three which have involved climbing almost sheer faces off track - it’s just the back-to-back nature which will be the challenge.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 pm

Anyone in here take supplements? The difference between the rest of my workouts this week and today's are stark. Today I actually remembered to take my Essential Amino Energy drink and I just felt more focused and "with it" during the workout, and I wasn't knackered at the end of it (quite the opposite, actually), even though I spent the first half of the day on my feet at work. It could of course just be a placebo effect, but I think I'm gonna continue to take it for as long as I feel it's of benefit.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon May 28, 2018 9:49 am

Took the supplement for my morning workout (just to see I wasn't imagining things on Saturday) and once again, compared to when I'm off it, I had stacks more energy, concentration and next to no lethargic thinking or movements. Yup, I think I've turned into a supplement split :lol: :oops:

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by Grumpy David » Mon May 28, 2018 10:09 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Took the supplement for my morning workout (just to see I wasn't imagining things on Saturday) and once again, compared to when I'm off it, I had stacks more energy, concentration and next to no lethargic thinking or movements. Yup, I think I've turned into a supplement split :lol: :oops:


Try Creatine. Cheap and absolutely works. Makes the recovery between work sets so much easier.

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by <]:^D » Tue May 29, 2018 2:27 pm

creatine is great. +1
dont bother with that loading bollocks - 1-2tsp a day with a flavoured drink to wash it down (tastes disgusting).

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by Grumpy David » Tue May 29, 2018 3:07 pm

<]:^D wrote:creatine is great. +1
dont bother with that loading bollocks - 1-2tsp a day with a flavoured drink to wash it down (tastes disgusting).


It has no flavour whatsoever?

I load it up in a tea spoon and dunk it in my mouth like some cinnamon challenge and then sip of water and mix in my mouth that way. :slol:

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by <]:^D » Tue May 29, 2018 3:21 pm

id like to know what creatine youre having that isnt bitter nastiness? always mix it with something!

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by Grumpy David » Tue May 29, 2018 5:09 pm

<]:^D wrote:id like to know what creatine youre having that isnt bitter nastiness? always mix it with something!


Creatine monohydrate. Maybe you're using CEE?

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by <]:^D » Tue May 29, 2018 8:14 pm

no im using mono too - from bulkpowders


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