The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread

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by shadow202 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:47 am

I joined a gym about seven weeks ago and realised I had no idea what I was doing when it came it weight training, so I got a personal trainer and six weeks later it's all going well, feeling more confident working out, gaining muscle and eating/sleeping better. My gym has Muay Thai classes that I was to start in six weeks after I've finished with my PT, so for the next six weeks I've ask him to put me on a strength and conditioning training program. Another other advice?

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:06 am

shadow202 wrote:I joined a gym about seven weeks ago and realised I had no idea what I was doing when it came it weight training, so I got a personal trainer and six weeks later it's all going well, feeling more confident working out, gaining muscle and eating/sleeping better. My gym has Muay Thai classes that I was to start in six weeks after I've finished with my PT, so for the next six weeks I've ask him to put me on a strength and conditioning training program. Another other advice?


Fair play, most people would muddle about the weights for a few weeks before finally giving up. Sounds like youre doing it the right way. Sounds like there isnt much more you need, a good S&C program, with a focus on cardio would really help with doing MT.

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Saint of Killers wrote:Re sugar: had a cold the other day and took some pills to help with the sore throat. "Hmm. These taste unusually sweet. *reads ingredients* First ingredient: Caster sugar." FFFFFFFFUUUUU, etc.

I'm glad you're finally back on some sugar Brer. Saw you were cutting it and carbs out and was like "WHAAAT?!" I never got headaches when I was (mistakenly) going low on sugar or carbs but the split second dizzy spells were mad. Surprised I never once fell arse over tit.
I only go nuts on sugar on my once monthly cheat meals. Don't miss it the rest of the time at all. (I guess partly because I don't mind the taste of fakey fake sugar on my oats.)


Oh I'm not back on the sugar yet! Few more days to go. I'm gonna reintroduce them very slowly, ive actually enjoyed the eating regime for the most part. I miss sweets like strawberry floatin crazy but weve been eating some really nice dinners/lunches etc. Hopefully lots of food ideas I can carry forward :D Also discovered nakd bars, great substitute for actual chocolate bars, they only have dates and nuts and stuff in them but theyre gorgeous!


You're having fruit and Nakd bars, aye? Natural sugars. I recently started on fruit as well, but avoid the tropical stuff as it's supposedly more sugar packed than stuff like strawberries, cherries and apples.

I had this a while back.

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Similar to a Nakd bar but costs a bomb. (£2+ a good chunk of 50p!) I only have 'em when I can't have usual lunch because of work, so the cost isn't too bad. They sell the Nakd bars round our way too but never thought to try 'em...


Yeah plenty of fruit and the nakd bars, so still getting "good" sugars, just no processed shite. The nakd bars are great, definitely recommend them! They are expensive too tho, its like €1.50 per bar :(

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:33 am

Brerlappin wrote:Yeah plenty of fruit and the nakd bars, so still getting "good" sugars, just no processed shite. The nakd bars are great, definitely recommend them! They are expensive too tho, its like €1.50 per bar :(


:x Yup, gotta fork over that health food premium. I may have go at making 'em myself seeing as there's no actual cooking involved. (I just hate pitting dates.)

Processed shite can go swing, imo. I don't miss it *at all*. I mean, I do have some once a month as a treat, but for the rest of the month I feel zero sugar/chocolate pangs. Ditto other junk foods.

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:25 pm

Well myself and the wife finally finished our month of Whole 30. We copped out and skipped the last 2 or 3 days just because wed both had about enough by that point (we were going out to see Chris Rock and we both just said strawberry float it and got a starbucks pumpkin spice latte while we waited). I dont know if id recommend it overall. Like, my stomach does feel a bit healthier now, and i lost 5 or 6 KG in the month. Those are about the only 2 benefits. It felt good to be eating clean, but really the food prep is a pain in the strawberry floating balls, eating eggs every morning gets to be a pain in the balls, and while my sugar cravings stopped eventually, its not like im "cured" of wanting junk food (which some who did it claimed), by week 2 i still wouldve slit someones throat for a donut :lol:
It was a good experience, not life changing or anything, and were definitely going to eat cleaner now going forward, now that we know how to meal prep etc, but honestly if i had to live my life without being able to have some cheese, or even bloody tomato sauce (cause its got sugar in it, see), id kill myself.

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:47 pm

I finally made it back to BJJ last night too. Jesus christ, It was like my first night all over again, i was all over the place. My chest is still not good, and this was the first cardio ive done in a while because of that. I was gassed hard early on. I only did a couple minutes worth of positional sparring and i forgot strawberry floating everything i ever learned :lol: I spent the entire minute trying to secure a collar choke all the while ignoring the absolutely obvious armbar i couldve gone for or a triangle setup. Then when it was my turn to defend i failed miserably to escape guard, and just did the old lay n' pray for a bit. Still as dreadful as i was it felt good to finally get back to it. Although i strained something in my groin last night so clearly my jiu jitsu journey is going supoibly :lol:

Also some progress from the beginning and end of the diet:

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left pic is beginning of sept, right pic end of sept. Not much difference realy, but i think doing stronglifts has definitely beefed up my arms a bit.

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by Rocksleddy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:40 am

It's crazy how quickly you forget it isn't it, couldn't believe the state I was in on my first day back at boxing. Moving like bambi on ice.

Well played on that change, considering you were already in shape that's rapid as strawberry float to get more arm and chest definition while losing torso weight.

I'm in decent shape just now, not too far from my best, still hoping it'll be my before shot as once I'm settled in my new role I'll be looking to train heavy as strawberry float over winter and properly max out my genetic potential by about the end of March. Will have to avoid any stupid moves that result in muscle tears again though.

Main problem I'm having now is with muscular imbalances, it's very noticeable at times that my right arm is larger than left which only gets more pronounced as i rely on my right side to get the last couple of reps out.

Would upload an image but cba setting up an imgr account or whatever

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:31 am

Rocsteady wrote:It's crazy how quickly you forget it isn't it, couldn't believe the state I was in on my first day back at boxing. Moving like bambi on ice.

Well played on that change, considering you were already in shape that's rapid as strawberry float to get more arm and chest definition while losing torso weight.

I'm in decent shape just now, not too far from my best, still hoping it'll be my before shot as once I'm settled in my new role I'll be looking to train heavy as strawberry float over winter and properly max out my genetic potential by about the end of March. Will have to avoid any stupid moves that result in muscle tears again though.

Main problem I'm having now is with muscular imbalances, it's very noticeable at times that my right arm is larger than left which only gets more pronounced as i rely on my right side to get the last couple of reps out.

Would upload an image but cba setting up an imgr account or whatever


Just PM me the nudes bro, no need to use imgur.. :nod:

Haha yeah its crazy how fast you forget this stuff, cause in my head i still know what to do, like if someone asked me "okay how do you get out of closed guard", i could give you a pretty detailed, fairly useful description of what to do, but when i had to actually do it my brain just went "uhh, act like a retard and see if that works?" :lol:

Ive really enjoyed doing stronglifts 5x5, and for the first time in ages ive actually seen decent gains, even my wife said my arms look bigger, so i really dont want to start slacking on it. Yeah my left arm is bigger than my right by a bit too, just cause im left handed so obviously rely on that side for most things. Its annoying but i think stronglifts has helped it a bit

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:22 pm

Brerlappin wrote:Well myself and the wife finally finished our month of Whole 30. We copped out and skipped the last 2 or 3 days just because wed both had about enough by that point (we were going out to see Chris Rock and we both just said strawberry float it and got a starbucks pumpkin spice latte while we waited). I dont know if id recommend it overall. Like, my stomach does feel a bit healthier now, and i lost 5 or 6 KG in the month. Those are about the only 2 benefits. It felt good to be eating clean, but really the food prep is a pain in the strawberry floating balls, eating eggs every morning gets to be a pain in the balls, and while my sugar cravings stopped eventually, its not like im "cured" of wanting junk food (which some who did it claimed), by week 2 i still wouldve slit someones throat for a donut :lol:
It was a good experience, not life changing or anything, and were definitely going to eat cleaner now going forward, now that we know how to meal prep etc, but honestly if i had to live my life without being able to have some cheese, or even bloody tomato sauce (cause its got sugar in it, see), id kill myself.


Did you see any difference in your poops (types of poop and how often) and passing wind? That's one of the biggest draws of going without junk food the vast majority of the time; my stools and poop times are regular and I'm not ruining local air quality every other minute. I feel sorry for people who're "cured" of junk food, though. (The ones who're being honest about it anyway.)

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:47 pm

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Brerlappin wrote:Well myself and the wife finally finished our month of Whole 30. We copped out and skipped the last 2 or 3 days just because wed both had about enough by that point (we were going out to see Chris Rock and we both just said strawberry float it and got a starbucks pumpkin spice latte while we waited). I dont know if id recommend it overall. Like, my stomach does feel a bit healthier now, and i lost 5 or 6 KG in the month. Those are about the only 2 benefits. It felt good to be eating clean, but really the food prep is a pain in the strawberry floating balls, eating eggs every morning gets to be a pain in the balls, and while my sugar cravings stopped eventually, its not like im "cured" of wanting junk food (which some who did it claimed), by week 2 i still wouldve slit someones throat for a donut :lol:
It was a good experience, not life changing or anything, and were definitely going to eat cleaner now going forward, now that we know how to meal prep etc, but honestly if i had to live my life without being able to have some cheese, or even bloody tomato sauce (cause its got sugar in it, see), id kill myself.


Did you see any difference in your poops (types of poop and how often) and passing wind? That's one of the biggest draws of going without junk food the vast majority of the time; my stools and poop times are regular and I'm not ruining local air quality every other minute. I feel sorry for people who're "cured" of junk food, though. (The ones who're being honest about it anyway.)

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Yeah i found i was going to the toilet less overall. My stomach was a lot less gassy too, like i remember right before we started it, we had a pizza, and i got stomach pain from what i can only assume was trapped wind so bad i was in agony all night with it. But for the whole month my stomach was perfect. Im not sure if its adding dairy back in, (ive had porridge with milk each morning this week) or the stuffed peppers i had last night (they had some cheese and jalapenos in them), but it got really bad again yesterday. So my stomach is definitely unhappy with one of those foods for sure. Probably the jalapenos!!

I hope im never cured of my love of junk food to be honest. I couldnt live my life without cheat meals. Who wants to eat clean forever?? strawberry float that :lol:

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by abcd » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:01 pm

chocolate.

That completely plays havoc with my stomach. So I rarely eat it any more. It's amazing what one piece of chocolate can do when you haven't eaten it in months.

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:Well myself and the wife finally finished our month of Whole 30. We copped out and skipped the last 2 or 3 days just because wed both had about enough by that point (we were going out to see Chris Rock and we both just said strawberry float it and got a starbucks pumpkin spice latte while we waited). I dont know if id recommend it overall. Like, my stomach does feel a bit healthier now, and i lost 5 or 6 KG in the month. Those are about the only 2 benefits. It felt good to be eating clean, but really the food prep is a pain in the strawberry floating balls, eating eggs every morning gets to be a pain in the balls, and while my sugar cravings stopped eventually, its not like im "cured" of wanting junk food (which some who did it claimed), by week 2 i still wouldve slit someones throat for a donut :lol:
It was a good experience, not life changing or anything, and were definitely going to eat cleaner now going forward, now that we know how to meal prep etc, but honestly if i had to live my life without being able to have some cheese, or even bloody tomato sauce (cause its got sugar in it, see), id kill myself.


Did you see any difference in your poops (types of poop and how often) and passing wind? That's one of the biggest draws of going without junk food the vast majority of the time; my stools and poop times are regular and I'm not ruining local air quality every other minute. I feel sorry for people who're "cured" of junk food, though. (The ones who're being honest about it anyway.)

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Yeah i found i was going to the toilet less overall. My stomach was a lot less gassy too, like i remember right before we started it, we had a pizza, and i got stomach pain from what i can only assume was trapped wind so bad i was in agony all night with it. But for the whole month my stomach was perfect. Im not sure if its adding dairy back in, (ive had porridge with milk each morning this week) or the stuffed peppers i had last night (they had some cheese and jalapenos in them), but it got really bad again yesterday. So my stomach is definitely unhappy with one of those foods for sure. Probably the jalapenos!!

I hope im never cured of my love of junk food to be honest. I couldnt live my life without cheat meals. Who wants to eat clean forever?? strawberry float that :lol:


Maybe it's just a false assumption on my part, but I bet people who just cut it out completely are more likely to go right off the rails when their willpower finally fails.

Hmm. Good luck figuring out what's giving you jip :P Condolences if it's the dairy.

abcd wrote:chocolate.

That completely plays havoc with my stomach. So I rarely eat it any more. It's amazing what one piece of chocolate can do when you haven't eaten it in months.


Have you tried those chocolates which are high in cocoa content? Like the 70/85%, etc stuff?

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by Mini E » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Switching gyms as the opening hours of my current one don't really suit my job (and the computer glitch causing my membership to have extended itself for 12 months for free has fixed itself). Has anyone used Anytime gyms?

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by Johnny Ryall » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:27 pm

As of this morning I have a BMI of 24.9. :toot: In march it was 36...

I know it's not the accurate way to measure especially when I have muscly runners legs with love handles and moobs up top but I like to game ify progress and achievement unlocked!

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by Rocksleddy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:47 pm

Mine is 24.7 apparently, just shy of 25 unite :toot:

Finding my weight so much easier to handle now that I'm a bit older as an extreme ectomorph, can stay between13 and 13 and a half stone with relative ease. Which is where i've found my sweet spot to be so that I'm not too light to be weak and look overly skinny but amn't sluggish or feel unhealthy.

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by Johnny Ryall » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:16 pm

You must be taller than me cos I'm 12st 6 right now ha. I'm gonna keep going. Just went a run while the weather is still mild.

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by souljahsstory » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:10 am

I’m down almost 20kg since July after going vegan and learning to track what I eat and following the macrolean training plan. Currently on a mission to get lean before packing on the muscle. My waist is down almost 4 inches and all my clothes just hang off me didn’t realise there was such a difference between XL and L! I’m also in constant fear of my trousers just falling down as I walk to work.

Only doing weights, no cardio and my diet hasn’t got me wanting the odd cheat day etc. I haven’t felt this healthy both mentally and physically since I was in my early 20s.

This fitness lark is pretty fun!

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:30 am

souljahsstory wrote:I’m down almost 20kg since July after going vegan and learning to track what I eat and following the macrolean training plan. Currently on a mission to get lean before packing on the muscle. My waist is down almost 4 inches and all my clothes just hang off me didn’t realise there was such a difference between XL and L! I’m also in constant fear of my trousers just falling down as I walk to work.

Only doing weights, no cardio and my diet hasn’t got me wanting the odd cheat day etc. I haven’t felt this healthy both mentally and physically since I was in my early 20s.

This fitness lark is pretty fun!


Congrats! Good work!! Fitness really is addictive. You start working out, you lose weight, start getting compliments, start feeling better in general, which just makes you want to work out more!

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:44 am

My drilling partner for BJJ last night was a girl who i would honestly say i outweighed by about 100lbs, and had maybe a foot and a half in height on her. I felt so bad, like when people were pairing up i was sitting next to her and she gave me the look like "wanna pair up?", i didn't have the heart to say no but jesus i felt like everything i did was going to shatter the poor girls skeletal system :lol: We were supposed to be working on our top pressure and doing head and arm chokes, but i just couldnt do it. I honestly thought she might die if i applied half the pressure i would on someone my size :lol:

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by Lotus » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:02 pm

When I used to do MMA there were generally about 15-20 of us in the class, and only one of them was a girl. Generally if we paired up for something we'd rotate every few minutes, and so whether it was sparring or ground work, it'd inevitably be an awkward mismatch of height, weight, and an exercise in trying to stop her massive tits getting in the way of everything. She was genuinely a foot shorter than me and she must've only weighed about 8 stone or something. But yeah, totally get you Brer, couldn't do anything 'properly' for fear of hurting her.

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:41 pm

Lotus wrote:When I used to do MMA there were generally about 15-20 of us in the class, and only one of them was a girl. Generally if we paired up for something we'd rotate every few minutes, and so whether it was sparring or ground work, it'd inevitably be an awkward mismatch of height, weight, and an exercise in trying to stop her massive tits getting in the way of everything. She was genuinely a foot shorter than me and she must've only weighed about 8 stone or something. But yeah, totally get you Brer, couldn't do anything 'properly' for fear of hurting her.


yeah, its like i didnt want to treat her differently to the guys cause thats kinda shitty, like shes there to learn too and if you go easy on her its just setting her up to get rekt cause she wont expect that level of intensity when she does finally spar (she was brand new as well as being tiny). But there was no way in hell this girl was going to have a good class if i was drilling like how i would with someone my size so i just had to go as easy as possible, the size discrepancy was just way too much. Rolling with women can be weird. Like im always just afraid of either going too light and being accused of giving women an easy time because im a sexist pig who views them as weak puny girls, or going too hard and being that strawberry floating asshole who goes way too hard with female partners

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