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by Brerlappin » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:00 pm

Shite here. Been sick for 2 weeks. Got a flu, which then turned into a chest infection. Its finally cleared up but I still have an awful cough. Havent been able to do anything for 2 weeks, and probably wont be able to do much at all next week. Been eating terribly too to cap it all. FML

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by Rubix » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:41 pm

Hate being ill, only just back at the gym in four weeks and have gone from 9.2% Body Fat to 10%

Doesn't sound much but it is to me and I can tell :shifty:

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by That's not a growth » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:21 pm

Rocsteady wrote:How are folk getting on?

Does anyone else struggle with volume on their lower back? My current program calls for 2 days of back squats and a day of deadlifts, but even skipping the second session of back squats I feel as though I'm permanently on the verge of becoming a cripple


I find it's such a tricky balance. Also, apparently your lower back heals roughly has as fast as your abs, so you have to keep this in consideration too. I found a lot of what I thought was my back being too tight was in fact my legs, they must have been shifting me in an odd way since stretching and foam rolling did help a bit.

I took it easy the first two weeks after my failed tri, but I'm slowly getting back into things now. My main priority right now is to lose weight, and this is going well. Down a few Kg in a couple of weeks. I'm slowly getting back into cardio now and once I get close to my goal weight I'll introduce weights again too, which shouldn't be too long at this rate.

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by Rocksleddy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:28 pm

Rubix wrote:Hate being ill, only just back at the gym in four weeks and have gone from 9.2% Body Fat to 10%

Doesn't sound much but it is to me and I can tell :shifty:

Where's your photos?

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by Grumpy David » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:46 am

3 weeks ago, I did 100KG bench press 1RM and it was tough AF.

Friday, I did bench press for a very easy 100KG 3x2. No lift off, no spot. Filmed in 4K. :datass:

I've also since my last post managed to do 10 strict pull ups. Super happy with that.


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by Mini E » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:31 pm

Had hypoxic training this morning as part of a friend's research study. Our lab rules instruct you to stop testing if O2 sats get below 80%. Mine dropped to 71% without him noticing :lol: :dread: I've not gone that low before. Quite the experience. Don't think I recommend though.

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by Rocksleddy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:51 pm

Grumpy David wrote:3 weeks ago, I did 100KG bench press 1RM and it was tough AF.

Friday, I did bench press for a very easy 100KG 3x2. No lift off, no spot. Filmed in 4K. :datass:

I've also since my last post managed to do 10 strict pull ups. Super happy with that.


So many benches, got me salivating

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by Grumpy David » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:47 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Grumpy David wrote:3 weeks ago, I did 100KG bench press 1RM and it was tough AF.

Friday, I did bench press for a very easy 100KG 3x2. No lift off, no spot. Filmed in 4K. :datass:

I've also since my last post managed to do 10 strict pull ups. Super happy with that.


So many benches, got me salivating


It's an amazing gym!

Look at how many power racks it has! You can have 12 people doing squats at once. Plus there's usually enough rolling benches to bring them to the racks and use as a bench press in case the 4 proper ones are all in use.

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by Rocksleddy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:57 pm

Jesus, that is a sight to behold. Never seen the likes

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:01 pm

I literally just joined an easyGym yesterday. They're excellent!

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by ITSMILNER » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:34 am

Silly question but does anyone know how much these weigh?

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Are they 2kg?

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by That's not a growth » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:01 pm

Normally half a plate of the machine they go on, I think I've seen at least 2 different variants before.

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by blackoutHERO » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:45 pm

What are they for? Always saw them lying around my last gym?

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by That's not a growth » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:01 pm

You can place them on top of the weights on machines like the lat pull down to have a weight in between two regular weights, making the incremental increase more manageable.

Say normal you could originally have to go in increments of 7kg, the free weight would be 3.5kg so you can place it on top and have 24.5kg.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:04 pm

Okay, I partially take back my love for easyGym. I went during peak hours today and it was obscenely busy. There were literally hundreds of people. I can never normally go during off-peak hours except for weekends, so... bollocks! :(

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by Grumpy David » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:17 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Okay, I partially take back my love for easyGym. I went during peak hours today and it was obscenely busy. There were literally hundreds of people. I can never normally go during off-peak hours except for weekends, so... bollocks! :(


What times are you going? I go Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Saturday is around 6pm and Monday/Wednesday is around 8.15PM. Never have to wait for the equipment I want.

Although there is a Pure Gym and Virgin Active are 2 minutes walk away whilst a local leisure gym and "The Gym" are about 7-8 minutes drive away. Could help make easyGym less busy.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:18 am

Grumpy David wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Okay, I partially take back my love for easyGym. I went during peak hours today and it was obscenely busy. There were literally hundreds of people. I can never normally go during off-peak hours except for weekends, so... bollocks! :(


What times are you going? I go Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Saturday is around 6pm and Monday/Wednesday is around 8.15PM. Never have to wait for the equipment I want.

Although there is a Pure Gym and Virgin Active are 2 minutes walk away whilst a local leisure gym and "The Gym" are about 7-8 minutes drive away. Could help make easyGym less busy.

During the week I'll be there between around 5.15pm-7.00pm, so couldn't be much worse really :fp:. There are plenty of other gyms around, but I'm in a very highly populated area.

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by Grumpy David » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:59 pm

105KG 1RM bench press. Quite easy too. :D

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by blackoutHERO » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:27 pm

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by That's not a growth » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:15 pm

Nice one grump!

Joined a new gym today, a total fitness. Mainly because I want one with a pool because I've really enjoyed swimming and it's cheaper this way if I swim twice a week, but it's also a bit easier to get to which is nice.

Free weight section is pretty good, but my last gym spoilt me by having 6 squat racks two of each kind of bench press. Got a 200m indoor track, a rotating climbing wall, a pretty cool body weight section and I couldn't think of anything it seems to be missing.

It's also well ventilated and had cold showers, which will help in the summer.

Only thing I'm worried about is how busy it might get, so time will tell on that.


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