Page 48 of 76

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:01 am
by Grumpy David
Corazon de Leon wrote:Good work! how did you lose the 17kg?


Testosterone E, Tren and DNP

Cocaine. Lots and lots of cocaine.

:shifty:

I went from doing zero exercise to swimming 3x a week and I'm a good enough swimmer that I can burn a huge amount of calories from it, I still have a decent amount of muscle from my powerlifting days too. I eat essentially the same size breakfast, lunch and dinner that I normally would have, but no snacks whatsoever inbetween or desert after dinner.

Half tempted to post before and after pictures.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:11 am
by Rocsteady
Get on it, not enough pics of half naked men in here :shifty:

It is good to see progress pics though, already wishing I'd taken some in May when I'd had months off thanks to my shoulder. Can see plenty of noticeable improvements already, staying steady at 85kg but definitely increasing muscle mass and lowering body fat.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:22 am
by Corazon de Leon
I'm sitting at just under 90kg, according to my slightly dodgy scales ( :slol: ). I'd like to be around 85kg by the end of the year, but with a good amount of muscle on me. That's the goal.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:34 am
by Rocsteady
How tall are you? I'm actually looking to go the other way, I want to be over 90 by the end of the year with a low body fat %

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:08 pm
by BTB
Upped my bench to 65kg yesterday, progress on bench always seems so slow for me. Any tips/variations that people have found helpful?

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:42 pm
by Rocsteady
How often do you bench?

Do dips on the days you don't bench (eg. do chest 3 times a week, bench twice, dips once in between) which help to strengthen and develop your chest and shoulders.

One way I found helpful to overcome plataeus was to do heavy bench eg. Monday 3x6, then take off five kilos and hit split reps up to 30 on the Friday, or do eg. 3x12 with the lighter weight. Then the following Monday try up it by either 2.5 or 5kg.

Beyond that the usual - eat more carbs and protein, sleep lots.

Hit 70kg 3x10 on the bench today, pretty happy with that. Shoulder wasn't too sore. Going to try 3x6 75kg on Monday although I'm partying a lot this weekend so might not work out.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:54 pm
by Cuban Pete
I'm an even 100kg at the minute! Need a bit less fat

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:16 pm
by BTB
Rocsteady wrote:How often do you bench?

Do dips on the days you don't bench (eg. do chest 3 times a week, bench twice, dips once in between) which help to strengthen and develop your chest and shoulders.

One way I found helpful to overcome plataeus was to do heavy bench eg. Monday 3x6, then take off five kilos and hit split reps up to 30 on the Friday, or do eg. 3x12 with the lighter weight. Then the following Monday try up it by either 2.5 or 5kg.

Beyond that the usual - eat more carbs and protein, sleep lots.

Hit 70kg 3x10 on the bench today, pretty happy with that. Shoulder wasn't too sore. Going to try 3x6 75kg on Monday although I'm partying a lot this weekend so might not work out.

Cheers!

Generally do bench once and dips once a week (going 4 times a week, two upper body, two lower body).

I'll try the heavy then drop you suggested. Sometimes I think it is a mental part as well as I go to the gym on my own now (used to have a gym buddy before), so spotting and that extra motivation is lacking.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:43 pm
by Grumpy David
Rocsteady wrote:Get on it, not enough pics of half naked men in here :shifty:

It is good to see progress pics though, already wishing I'd taken some in May when I'd had months off thanks to my shoulder. Can see plenty of noticeable improvements already, staying steady at 85kg but definitely increasing muscle mass and lowering body fat.


So this was taken earlier today, just after my first weightlifting session in over 4 years:

Image


This was taken in Florence a month ago:

Image


Bonus back pic from Saturday 9th July:

Image


This was taken July 2015:

Image

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:37 pm
by Brerlappin
Damn awesome work grumpy Dave!! That's a great improvement over 2015

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:00 pm
by Knoyleo
I know you're probably diving in the third picture, but it does look like you're just slithering down the rockface like a seal. :lol:

I went out and tried some hill sprints for the first time this evening, as I wanted to try some HIIT cardio rather than the usual boring 5km jog. Absolutely knackered myself, and felt pretty rough by the end of it, but it was good fun, and having recovered, I feel pretty good for it. Definitely more of a pumped up feeling than you get after a steady, longer, run.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:22 am
by CuriousOyster
Some work David, looking good 8-)

Also like HIIT when I can be arsed :slol: 20 secs sprints 40 secs off for 20 mins is awesone.

Think need to push myself more, can do more than think. Managed PB bench of 100kg 2 x 2 on a whim after doing about 6 sets before it of 80kg × 10 x 3, 90kg x 5 x 2, 95kg x 5 (bit random but kept seeing how much could go up)

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:57 am
by Corazon de Leon
Rocsteady wrote:How tall are you? I'm actually looking to go the other way, I want to be over 90 by the end of the year with a low body fat %


I'm 188cm(6ft1.8 or something). Outside of the belly, which doesn't want to go anywhere, I'm pretty solid. Don't need to get any bigger, just want the belly away really.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:47 am
by That's not a growth
[tweet][/tweet]
Knoyleo wrote:I know you're probably diving in the third picture, but it does look like you're just slithering down the rockface like a seal. :lol:

I went out and tried some hill sprints for the first time this evening, as I wanted to try some HIIT cardio rather than the usual boring 5km jog. Absolutely knackered myself, and felt pretty rough by the end of it, but it was good fun, and having recovered, I feel pretty good for it. Definitely more of a pumped up feeling than you get after a steady, longer, run.


I did hill sprints the other day too, tiring but enjoyable in its own way. A woman was walking her dog and called me crazy. :lol:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:14 pm
by Knoyleo
Second day of hill sprints.

In this heat.

Kill me.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:27 pm
by That's not a growth
I heard about a lifting tracking app on android called progress. Just been looking at it and it seems really good, like a customiseable strong lifts app.

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:37 pm
by Brerlappin
I just finished a class of full Gi BJJ, in that strawberry floating heat. People on the bus avoiding me cause I look like a sweaty red faced heavy breathing pervert

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:01 pm
by Corazon de Leon
Gym in the heat this morning was strawberry floating disgusting. There was apparently no aircon whatsoever either. :dread:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:24 am
by Mini E
Conversely our gym is strawberry floating freezing. It's glorious :wub:

Re: The New Fitness & Martial Arts Thread - Post 2016 Goals for OP!

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:32 pm
by Fatal Exception
I put my squat up to 120kg yesterday and managed 4x5 :datass: I was shocked, I wasn't expecting to knock it out of the park. I managed 3 sets of 5 @ 160 for my deadlift straight after, and 4 reps on my last set.