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by Saint of Killers » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:38 am

While I'm still eating *actual foods* for breakfast, the supplement (and the fact I lost half a stone in May which has me even more motivated) has helped me get rid of my fear of not taking on board enough food in the morning and so I've cut my breakfast by about half. I'm kind of fearing that's too drastic a calorie cut, but the fact is I've not felt it hamper my morning workouts, nor do I feel extra hungry post-workout and so I'm not overeating then, either.

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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.


<]:^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).


Ta for the tips! :wub:

Could you link me to a specific one, please?

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by <]:^D » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:51 am

just go for creatine monohydrate from any of the big names (bulkpowders, myprotein,)
heres the bulkpowders link: https://www.bulkpowders.co.uk/creatine-monohydrate.html

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by Hime » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:39 pm

I spoke with some buff bloke who works in Holland and Barrett and got an all in one powder. It's fairly expensive but has protein, creatine monohydrate, BCAA's among a load of other stuff.

Also, are you just skipping breakfast to lose weight?

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:50 pm

Nope. When I'm working away from home I'll have a cup of oats and a large can of tuna. When working from home I'll have half a cup of oats and a small can of tuna.

<]:^D wrote:just go for creatine monohydrate from any of the big names (bulkpowders, myprotein,)
heres the bulkpowders link: https://www.bulkpowders.co.uk/creatine-monohydrate.html


Ta.

Hime wrote:I spoke with some buff bloke who works in Holland and Barrett and got an all in one powder. It's fairly expensive but has protein, creatine monohydrate, BCAA's among a load of other stuff.

Also, are you just skipping breakfast to lose weight?


I strawberry floating bet it is.

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by <]:^D » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:23 pm

problem with all in ones is you cant adjust ratios etc and they normally cost a load. convenient yes but not by much.

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by Hime » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:29 pm

<]:^D wrote:problem with all in ones is you cant adjust ratios etc and they normally cost a load. convenient yes but not by much.

What will you typically buy?

Also I finished the 4 day workout that I posted. I'm not sure I like it as much as the heavy weight, low rep plan I was doing but I'm in a lot of pain. The burn sets make it feel more like the interval training I was doing without all the high impact exercises.

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by <]:^D » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:36 pm

protein, creatine mono, eaas, cluster dextrin

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by BTB » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:38 am

I've heard creatine can cause hair loss/thining, and given the evidence of one person I went to school with, I am likely to believe this...

Have any of you guys had issues with creatine like that?

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by <]:^D » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:30 pm

what? :lol: no chance
the only correlation would be that increased testosterone may lead to an increase in DHT which may lead to thinning or balding, but if youre worried about that then dont try anything that will raise your testosterone levels, i.e. lifting weights and gaining muscle

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by Brerlappin » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:09 am

I just buy a giant tub of protien powder from Holland and Barrett when its buy one get one. No idea the brand, all i know is it has creatine in it and im already bald, so it doesnt matter to me :lol:
My work moved into a new building last week, and it has a fitness room. Theres basically nothing in it but some yoga mats and kettlebells, but it means im able to get in a small workout in between proper sessions. Did some jump rope and kettlebell circuits on my lunchbreak, which was pretty cool :D

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by Hime » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:31 pm

Do any of you lot get tendinitis in your elbows? If so do you just rest? Stretch more? Do different exercises?

I'm almost certain it's golfers elbow as it usually comes on after playing golf but I'm really not sure what brings it on so it's difficult to change up my workout.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:10 pm

I had a bit of a shock the other day when I measured myself using these fancy scales. Around 2-3 years ago I was something like:

75kg
13% body fat

I am now:

73kg
23% body fat

strawberry float :lol: :fp:

I spend too much time working and when I'm not working I spend too much time out drinking and eating disgraceful food.

I sort of think I just need to accept that life has got in the way and won't be moving aside any time soon. But also I don't want to be a fat gooseberry fool.

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by Hime » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:40 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I had a bit of a shock the other day when I measured myself using these fancy scales. Around 2-3 years ago I was something like:

75kg
13% body fat

I am now:

73kg
23% body fat

strawberry float :lol: :fp:

I spend too much time working and when I'm not working I spend too much time out drinking and eating disgraceful food.

I sort of think I just need to accept that life has got in the way and won't be moving aside any time soon. But also I don't want to be a fat gooseberry fool.

Are you still training? Don't be too hard on yourself, being crushed at work makes it difficult to stay healthy.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:44 am

Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I had a bit of a shock the other day when I measured myself using these fancy scales. Around 2-3 years ago I was something like:

75kg
13% body fat

I am now:

73kg
23% body fat

strawberry float :lol: :fp:

I spend too much time working and when I'm not working I spend too much time out drinking and eating disgraceful food.

I sort of think I just need to accept that life has got in the way and won't be moving aside any time soon. But also I don't want to be a fat gooseberry fool.

Are you still training? Don't be too hard on yourself, being crushed at work makes it difficult to stay healthy.

Forgot I posted that.

It has got to me a bit. In fact it wasn't even just 23%, it was 23.9% :fp: I've trained hard this week and tried to eat more sensibly.

Just going to measure myself again...

72.25kg
23.5% body fat

Possibly a small improvement, although I'd prefer to get my ~7kg of muscle back :(.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by <]:^D » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:46 am

resistance training in the gym 2-3 times a week, have a walk on the weekends or two, eat less!

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50 am

I'm trying to keep it up. Who would have thought that getting married, starting a new job, selling one home and buying another all within 4 months of each other would be so distracting :shifty:. It's the alcohol I really need to cut down on.

Just checked the stats on my first and most recent measurements. Apparently 0.3kg of the loss is muscle, with 0.45kg of it being fat. Can't say I'm exactly thrilled to be losing muscle at two thirds the rate I'm losing the fat :|.

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by Hime » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:52 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I had a bit of a shock the other day when I measured myself using these fancy scales. Around 2-3 years ago I was something like:

75kg
13% body fat

I am now:

73kg
23% body fat

strawberry float :lol: :fp:

I spend too much time working and when I'm not working I spend too much time out drinking and eating disgraceful food.

I sort of think I just need to accept that life has got in the way and won't be moving aside any time soon. But also I don't want to be a fat gooseberry fool.

Are you still training? Don't be too hard on yourself, being crushed at work makes it difficult to stay healthy.

Forgot I posted that.

It has got to me a bit. In fact it wasn't even just 23%, it was 23.9% :fp: I've trained hard this week and tried to eat more sensibly.

Just going to measure myself again...

72.25kg
23.5% body fat

Possibly a small improvement, although I'd prefer to get my ~7kg of muscle back :(.

Yeah I think it's worse when you've gotten to where you want to be and you let yourself slip. It must make it easier knowing that you can get back there though?

We have a well being machine at work at the moment so I decided to give it a go. I used it in when it was here in October and was 80kg with 19.8% body fat, I'm now 83Kg 17.3% body fat. Pretty chuffed with that, I'm going to just ignore BMI though :slol:

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:56 am

Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I had a bit of a shock the other day when I measured myself using these fancy scales. Around 2-3 years ago I was something like:

75kg
13% body fat

I am now:

73kg
23% body fat

strawberry float :lol: :fp:

I spend too much time working and when I'm not working I spend too much time out drinking and eating disgraceful food.

I sort of think I just need to accept that life has got in the way and won't be moving aside any time soon. But also I don't want to be a fat gooseberry fool.

Are you still training? Don't be too hard on yourself, being crushed at work makes it difficult to stay healthy.

Forgot I posted that.

It has got to me a bit. In fact it wasn't even just 23%, it was 23.9% :fp: I've trained hard this week and tried to eat more sensibly.

Just going to measure myself again...

72.25kg
23.5% body fat

Possibly a small improvement, although I'd prefer to get my ~7kg of muscle back :(.

Yeah I think it's worse when you've gotten to where you want to be and you let yourself slip. It must make it easier knowing that you can get back there though?

We have a well being machine at work at the moment so I decided to give it a go. I used it in when it was here in October and was 80kg with 19.8% body fat, I'm now 83Kg 17.3% body fat. Pretty chuffed with that, I'm going to just ignore BMI though :slol:

That's the dream, increase weight, decrease body fat. Congrats!

You can absolutely ignore BMI if your body fat is under ~20% IMO.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by That's not a growth » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm

I'm in a similar position. While I don't know the exact numbers, work has got in the way and I've certainly put on weight. Been back on it for almost 6 weeks now, so starting to see a bit of progress. Just give it a few weeks OB, you'll be making headway soon enough.

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PostRe: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread
by Grumpy David » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:42 pm

Unless you get a DEXA scan done, ignore the body fat percentage weighing scales.

Those are widely inaccurate and fluctuate based on various factors like how hydrated you are.


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