The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread

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Rocksleddy
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by Rocksleddy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:16 pm

Grumpy David wrote:Returned to the gym 2 weeks earlier than I officially should do.

Bench press 60kg 5x10. That's some light weight but no pain to chest cavity / abdominal wall. Need to get back to 120KG 1rm.

The super strong painkillers worked a treat especially with a glass of red wine. Would recommend.

Tramadol? I've still got some left from tearing my shoulder.

Nice work brer, I'm getting back into it properly now. Aiming for 5 days this week, trying to get my cardio back to reasonable levels before returning to boxing.

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by Brerlappin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:49 pm

Saigon Slick wrote:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
CuriousOyster wrote:What is it with these people who walk about with straps on or belts and don't do anything that moderately even requires either :roll:


I noticed this last night - went to the PureGym on Bath Street for the first time since I ruined my finger there in 2014 and there was a t-shirt muscles sort running about with a belt doing absolutely nothing that required it. :lol:


Maybe he was wearing lifting pants that required a lifting belt :lol:

Hit a PR on my squat this week, 102.5kg :D


Nice! I’d love to be squatting up at 100kg again - managed to get there regularly twice, in 2012 and 2015, but have lost so much strength that squatting 5x6 at 50kg did my back in before Christmas. :lol:


Im sure youll be back at it in no time. Im not doing lifting very long but ive already noticed that squatting anything below about 80kg is an absolute breeze for me now whereas maybe a month or two ago id have a hard time doing it.

Rocksleddy wrote:
Grumpy David wrote:Returned to the gym 2 weeks earlier than I officially should do.

Bench press 60kg 5x10. That's some light weight but no pain to chest cavity / abdominal wall. Need to get back to 120KG 1rm.

The super strong painkillers worked a treat especially with a glass of red wine. Would recommend.

Tramadol? I've still got some left from tearing my shoulder.

Nice work brer, I'm getting back into it properly now. Aiming for 5 days this week, trying to get my cardio back to reasonable levels before returning to boxing.


Cheers! Id love to be getting back to cardio myself tho. I still cant do any cardio now since November. I thought i might have been able to get back to BJJ/Cardio stuff in January, then i got a cold in December, and its brought all my respiratory issues roaring back. I have to go get strawberry floating tests done in the hospital, hopefully they can figure it out. I was thinking about going back to training and just not sparring but the thoughts of constantly having to explain to everyone that i cant spar cause i have some mysterious chest/trachea/lungs/sinus/who-the-fuck-knows breathing issues just makes me feel like a pussy :lol: Im so glad i can at least do weights. If i didnt have that id go insane.

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by Rocksleddy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:24 am

Planning to head to my first contemporary dance class tomorrow 8-)

Don't want it interfering with my current exercise routine though so will still be hitting the gym before work tomorrow - gonna be strawberry floating dead by the end of the day.

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by Hime » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:07 pm

What weight do you guys lift for dumbbell curls and presd?

I joined at the end off last year as after 2 years of T25 I've reached my limit with constant high impact training and I've always wanted to get more into resistance training. I'm really happy with how the strength training is coming on with the exception of a few upper body exercises with curls being pretty embarrassing at 3x8 at 8-10kg and dumbbell press at 3x8 12kg. There are no machines to try out heavier weights with curls but I can bench much more on the Smith machine to try and increase the weight which is encouraging.

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by Rocksleddy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:12 pm

IMO it's all about the form rather than weight with bicep curls, I do 3x15 for 12.5kg, 10kg and 8kg (superset) and have better arms than some folk who lift near double but swing like maniacs.

Never do db press although I should start as my right arm is getting considerably bigger than my left, is there no normal barbell bench to use rather than the Smith?

Personally I'd stay well away from the Smith, you can build up incremental strength without them. By using one it's not gonna properly translate as you're not using any stabiliser muscles, which is half the battle with db press.

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by CuriousOyster » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:47 pm

Rocksleddy wrote:IMO it's all about the form rather than weight with bicep curls, I do 3x15 for 12.5kg, 10kg and 8kg (superset) and have better arms than some folk who lift near double but swing like maniacs.

Never do db press although I should start as my right arm is getting considerably bigger than my left, is there no normal barbell bench to use rather than the Smith?

Personally I'd stay well away from the Smith, you can build up incremental strength without them. By using one it's not gonna properly translate as you're not using any stabiliser muscles, which is half the battle with db press.


That's why I much prefer DB press to benchpress too, need to steady yourself more and feels like almost using all over your body and far greater range of movement.

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by Hime » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:53 pm

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Rocksleddy wrote:IMO it's all about the form rather than weight with bicep curls, I do 3x15 for 12.5kg, 10kg and 8kg (superset) and have better arms than some folk who lift near double but swing like maniacs.

Never do db press although I should start as my right arm is getting considerably bigger than my left, is there no normal barbell bench to use rather than the Smith?

Personally I'd stay well away from the Smith, you can build up incremental strength without them. By using one it's not gonna properly translate as you're not using any stabiliser muscles, which is half the battle with db press.

That's good to hear, thanks. T25 promotes very slow focused reps so I've carried that on too. It's just frustrating to do a good set of wide bar pull ups that most people would find very difficult yet struggle with quite a basic technique.

Unfortunately there is no normal barbell bench, I do flat bench on the incline and a set of incline dumbell press. It might just be a confidence thing but the Smith is helping me increase weight with the dumbbell press.

Slightly unrelated but do people do a lot of cardio or do you use purely resistance training? I still do quite a bit of cardio but it's starting to get a bit time consuming and I'm worried that I'm hampering my progression with strength training. I've done some research and it seems that good resistance training will burn all the calories you need for strength and aesthetically pleasing results but cardio obviously has other health benefits.

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by Rocksleddy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:20 pm

Cardio won't hamper gains unless you're going absolutely mental with it. I've found it can even help as it gives me a massive appetite so can pile in crazy amounts of carbs and protein easier. The time consumption is a problem though.

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