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by BTB » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:15 pm

Tried a home workout but struggled in back/pull exercises, so ended up ordering a pull up bar from Aldi, should arrive between 3-12 days. Really hoping it is nearer 3 but fear it will be 12.

Will give the video/GIFs posted a go (thanks for the gif version TNAG!) and see how it goes. A lot of exercises/variations in there I haven't done before.

Done more running and can spend more time on core/abs, which I usually don't spend much time on. But damn I'm going to miss the gym.

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by Hime » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:39 am

When you look at buying your own equipment you realise how good value gyms are.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:53 pm

Crisis averted. I sort of forgot that I'd left my Olympic barbell with 100kg worth of plates and squat rack at my parents' house when I moved into my flat :slol:. I moved into a house a while back so I've just picked up the gear and brought it back home.

Deadlifts maxed at 120kg is barely even a limitation for me these days so it's no problem.

No bench so just going to have to get good at overhead press instead.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:48 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Crisis averted. I sort of forgot that I'd left my Olympic barbell with 100kg worth of plates and squat rack at my parents' house when I moved into my flat :slol:. I moved into a house a while back so I've just picked up the gear and brought it back home.

Deadlifts maxed at 120kg is barely even a limitation for me these days so it's no problem.

No bench so just going to have to get good at overhead press instead.

gooseberry fool man, that's awesome.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:55 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Crisis averted. I sort of forgot that I'd left my Olympic barbell with 100kg worth of plates and squat rack at my parents' house when I moved into my flat :slol:. I moved into a house a while back so I've just picked up the gear and brought it back home.

Deadlifts maxed at 120kg is barely even a limitation for me these days so it's no problem.

No bench so just going to have to get good at overhead press instead.

gooseberry fool man, that's awesome.

Yeah it's a fortunate situation and has certainly made me feel a lot better!

You'd be welcome to join me but, you know... hundreds of miles, social isolation and all that.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:29 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
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Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Crisis averted. I sort of forgot that I'd left my Olympic barbell with 100kg worth of plates and squat rack at my parents' house when I moved into my flat :slol:. I moved into a house a while back so I've just picked up the gear and brought it back home.

Deadlifts maxed at 120kg is barely even a limitation for me these days so it's no problem.

No bench so just going to have to get good at overhead press instead.

gooseberry fool man, that's awesome.

Yeah it's a fortunate situation and has certainly made me feel a lot better!

You'd be welcome to join me but, you know... hundreds of miles, social isolation and all that.

Pretty sure gatherings of 2 folk are still allowed :shifty: :toot:

I am stuck in Poland though so that could pose quite the issue.

Just completed the workout B routine on the previous page, some of those are ridiculous. Hitting a full set of the black widow one with perfect form is strawberry floating impossible :lol:

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by Hime » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:44 am

Good find OB. I've been planning to build a home gym for a couple of years but Strength Shop have sold out of everything.

Did this workout yesterday:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9z01wxJppm/?igshid=1xm5e4hyx09ca

Harder than it looks, I wanted to get the most out of the few bits of equipment I have so 3 of the 5 movements using a pull up bar is a good for me. Tempted to buy his home workout plan, if nothing else just to have something to aim for over the next 12 weeks.

How do you lot find pistol squats? I don't like them for the same reason I don't like 'jumping lunges', I feel like my joints are getting more of a battering than my muscles.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:09 am

Hime wrote:How do you lot find pistol squats? I don't like them for the same reason I don't like 'jumping lunges', I feel like my joints are getting more of a battering than my muscles.

I'd be really apprehensive about something like that. Lunges already present a stability risk — the pistol squat takes away even more control, which you should have for that type of movement. There's nothing to be gained that you can't get from doing a safer version of the movement.

When you do a regular barbell squat, press or pull, you set yourself with firm grounding (always at least two parts of you are in balanced contact with the ground) and you still give yourself a very thorough 'stability' workout when compared with using a fixed weight/Smith machine or something like that.

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by Hime » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:17 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:How do you lot find pistol squats? I don't like them for the same reason I don't like 'jumping lunges', I feel like my joints are getting more of a battering than my muscles.

I'd be really apprehensive about something like that. Lunges already present a stability risk — the pistol squat takes away even more control, which you should have for that type of movement. There's nothing to be gained that you can't get from doing a safer version of the movement.

When you do a regular barbell squat, press or pull, you set yourself with firm grounding (always at least two parts of you are in balanced contact with the ground) and you still give yourself a very thorough 'stability' workout when compared with using a fixed weight/Smith machine or something like that.

Yeah I totally agree, I think pistol squats are more of an Instagram exercise. Don't get me wrong I'm sure you have to be strong but as I have flat feet I feel like I'm fighting my ankles rolling more than anything. Same with single leg variations of SLDL or RDL.

What are you doing to train legs? I think I'll just send up doing split squats, waking lunges if the weather is nice, air squats and some sort of deadlift if I can find something heavy to hold.

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by That's not a growth » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:39 am

I figured since Monday and Friday were normally my rest days, but I still wanted to do something, it would be a good opportunity to try some yoga. strawberry floating hell that was humbling.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:23 am

Hime wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:How do you lot find pistol squats? I don't like them for the same reason I don't like 'jumping lunges', I feel like my joints are getting more of a battering than my muscles.

I'd be really apprehensive about something like that. Lunges already present a stability risk — the pistol squat takes away even more control, which you should have for that type of movement. There's nothing to be gained that you can't get from doing a safer version of the movement.

When you do a regular barbell squat, press or pull, you set yourself with firm grounding (always at least two parts of you are in balanced contact with the ground) and you still give yourself a very thorough 'stability' workout when compared with using a fixed weight/Smith machine or something like that.

Yeah I totally agree, I think pistol squats are more of an Instagram exercise. Don't get me wrong I'm sure you have to be strong but as I have flat feet I feel like I'm fighting my ankles rolling more than anything. Same with single leg variations of SLDL or RDL.

What are you doing to train legs? I think I'll just send up doing split squats, waking lunges if the weather is nice, air squats and some sort of deadlift if I can find something heavy to hold.

I've got my barbell set up now so will be able to stick with front and back squats.

That's not a growth wrote:I figured since Monday and Friday were normally my rest days, but I still wanted to do something, it would be a good opportunity to try some yoga. strawberry floating hell that was humbling.


I refuse to do yoga because I am bloody awful at it and it hurts so much!

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by Knoyleo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:How do you lot find pistol squats? I don't like them for the same reason I don't like 'jumping lunges', I feel like my joints are getting more of a battering than my muscles.

I'd be really apprehensive about something like that. Lunges already present a stability risk — the pistol squat takes away even more control, which you should have for that type of movement. There's nothing to be gained that you can't get from doing a safer version of the movement.

When you do a regular barbell squat, press or pull, you set yourself with firm grounding (always at least two parts of you are in balanced contact with the ground) and you still give yourself a very thorough 'stability' workout when compared with using a fixed weight/Smith machine or something like that.

I think pistol squats absolutely have their place, but people treat them the wrong way by looking at them purely as a strength progression that makes bodyweight squats harder. They're as much a stability exercise as a strength one, and really require a very good level a stability before you start them. There's a reason they feature in gymnastic based strength and conditioning routines, and I doubt there are many gymnasts on here.

Shrimp squats are easier to do, as they keep your body mass more central through the movement, but are a good way of improving your stability. They do have a reduced range of motion compared to pistols, though.

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by BTB » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:58 am

Did set A of the workout posted on here a page or two back. Some exercises I've never done before... which were a struggle and no pull up bar yet. Did one circuit as I ran out of time/did get very tired. Will give B a go then will try doing 2 circuits and see how it goes. May need to check back to the video and look at the non advanced variations of some moves.

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by Hime » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Hime wrote:How do you lot find pistol squats? I don't like them for the same reason I don't like 'jumping lunges', I feel like my joints are getting more of a battering than my muscles.

I'd be really apprehensive about something like that. Lunges already present a stability risk — the pistol squat takes away even more control, which you should have for that type of movement. There's nothing to be gained that you can't get from doing a safer version of the movement.

When you do a regular barbell squat, press or pull, you set yourself with firm grounding (always at least two parts of you are in balanced contact with the ground) and you still give yourself a very thorough 'stability' workout when compared with using a fixed weight/Smith machine or something like that.

I think pistol squats absolutely have their place, but people treat them the wrong way by looking at them purely as a strength progression that makes bodyweight squats harder. They're as much a stability exercise as a strength one, and really require a very good level a stability before you start them. There's a reason they feature in gymnastic based strength and conditioning routines, and I doubt there are many gymnasts on here.

Shrimp squats are easier to do, as they keep your body mass more central through the movement, but are a good way of improving your stability. They do have a reduced range of motion compared to pistols, though.

But as someone who primarily trains for strength and aesthetics I don't think the risks of doing them are worthwhile when I could just do split squats. My gym bag is strawberry floating massive, going to try filling it with stuff and doing leg day with that on my back.

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by That's not a growth » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:22 pm

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That's not a growth wrote:On the handstand push-ups, they're there because I could only be bothered doing the extreme version. In the video he does show an alternative for that one.

That's just one example mate, I just think Jeff chooses obscure exercises at times when there are better alternatives.

I think something like this is more beneficial for most people



Simple exercises that you can add weight by just filling a bag with something or filling water bottles.


Thanks for that, I found this really useful for ideas, so I've broken it down into gifs for people.

01. Bulgarian Split Squat
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02. SLDL One Legged
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03. Side to Side Pushups
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04. One Arm Water Row
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05. Decline Paused Push Up
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06. Pull Ups
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07. Lateral / Front Raises
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08. Reverse Water Fly
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09. Seated Water Curls
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10. Overhead Water Extension
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Today I did chest, shoulders and triceps. My routine was:

Incline push ups – 3x12
Side to side push up – 3x3 (You might considered this 3x9, as I was considering 'left, centre, right' a rep. But turns out I'm really bad at this.)
Front Raises 3x12
Lateral Raises 3x12
One armed OHP 3x12
Overhead extensions 3x12
Dips on Chairs 3x8
7.5km run with sprints

I've got a load of filled up water bottles that I took out of the recycling, but they're not quite watertight, so I've been putting them in a bucket and lifting the bucket from the handle. Thankfully they're almost all 1 litre, so 1kg, so I can easily know how much I'm doing, and add more weight in the weeks to come as needed.

I just made something up for the OHP, and it wasn't great, so might look at that. Also, I didn't go heavy enough on the overhead extensions, but overall it was an alright work out.

Back and biceps on Thurs, so need to think of what I'm doing for that.

EDIT: I also tried a handstand push up and almost broke half the room. strawberry float that noise.

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by Grumpy David » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 pm

I knew I was fooling myself but treadmill running is really ridiculously easy compared to actual outdoor running on grass. :slol:

I have DOMS from cardio. Weirdly even my biceps felt sore! :fp:

Did flat out sprinting, then a gentle jog and repeat on Saturday and still feeling it now although managed to motivate myself to go again this evening.

Wish I could be picking heavy gooseberry fool up and then putting it down again but at least with the nice weather, it makes the forced change more tolerable.

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by BTB » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:56 am

Did 2 rounds of workout B (of the exercises I could manage with equipment/furniture I have). Will give the other videos posted in here a look as well, pull up bar has been dispatched which is good.

Also doing more running, hoping to make some progress as I've basically ignored running since doing a 10k last year, apart from the odd run here or there. First run the other day was a bit of a shock to the system :lol:

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by That's not a growth » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:48 am

Grumpy David wrote:I knew I was fooling myself but treadmill running is really ridiculously easy compared to actual outdoor running on grass. :slol:


That's interesting, I find I'm worse at running on a treadmill. I don't mind running on a treadmill, but I can't go as fast for as long a period of time compared to being outdoors (hello no context). I think the hills help, as they mean I'm not just using the same muscles over and over, like on a treadmill.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:51 am

I find treadmill running easier in a physical sense but christ it's boring.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:36 am

Treadmill should be harder as you have to stay disciplined to the speed at all times. When outdoor you can easily give yourself a little break by easing off slightly, you might not even realise you're doing it.

If the treadmill is too easy, ramp up the speed!

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